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Author QuotedJohannes Tauler
Title QuotedBook of the Poor in Spirit
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/04/15
QuotationOn the other hand I know where my roots really are - in the mystical tradition, not in the active and anxious secular city business. Not that I don't have any obligation to society. Etc. But - [am] reading Mircea Eliade and a book on Ibn al Arabi, and the Book of the Poor in Spirit again.
JournalLearning 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. 218
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