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Title QuotedWay of the Pilgrim
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/06/02
QuotationYes, I know the Way of the Pilgrim very well. It is a fine book. The Russian mystics are too little known. I believe that the "Jesus Prayer" has parallels with certain Sufist methods of prayer: I have read about this somewhere. I would be grateful for any information that occurs to you about Sufist ways of prayer and contemplation.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 54
Letter toAbdul Aziz
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