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Author Quoted 
Title QuotedCloud of Unknowing
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/05/19
QuotationRereading The Cloud-working over the essay on the English Mystics. Why? I hardly know. At first I thought it was for the Reader. (Much trouble with the Reader.) "Instead you should sit completely still as though you had fallen asleep, worn out by crying and sunken in your sorrow. This is true sorrow. This is perfect sorrow. To achieve this sorrow is a very great thing." p 161, Cloud of Unknowing
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. 219
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