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Author QuotedJoseph Jean Lanza del Vasto
Title QuotedPeleinage aux Sources
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/06/05
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1943I
QuotationYesterday, under pressure, finished the galleys of Disputed Questions with my eyes stinging. Hot, I took a cold shower and went out and read a little of Paul Landsperg on Personalism and Lanza del Vasto on his pilgrimage to the sources of the Ganges. (How much better and more serious than Paul Brunton - Del Vasto's seriousness springs from the fact that he is a Christian, and this permits him to go deeper into yoga, get closer to it, and to the people who understand it. Del Vasto, as a religious man, is one of them. Brunton, an agnostic, remains comparatively a tourist.) Landsperg too is excellent.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 6-7
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