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Author QuotedThomas Aquinas
Title QuotedCommentary on Timothy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/03/04
Quotation"The secret which is hidden in the heart of the Father, has become Man." -St Thomas Comm[entary] On Tim[othy] That Christ is not a human nature conscious of Himself as (human) subject. To say He is natura humana sui conscia [human nature with self-consciousness] would be saying He was a Human Person (subject). Hence Nestorianism. So some distinguish two consciousnesses, divine and human, but there is only one (divine) subject. What does Buddhism attempt to do with the natura humana sui conscia? What happens to it in mysticism? Implications? Difficulties?
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. 207
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