The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Citation of Books Detail

Click here to return to the main list

Author Quoted 
Title QuotedPrajna paramita Sutra
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/01/07
Imprint 
QuotationIn the afternoon, musing on the Prajna paramita Sutra, out at the top of the hay field, really saw it (instead of simply understanding that there was something in it to see). And really laughed! It means exactly what it says, and yet one does not break through. To break through everything! With whom does emptiness shake hands when it shakes hands with itself?
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 17-18
Link to Merton's Copy