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Author QuotedWilliam Johnston S.J.
Title QuotedMysticism of the Cloud of Unknowing
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/05/29
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1966
QuotationThanks for your letter of the 13th. Your project on The Cloud and Zen sounds interesting, and so, though I have made all kinds of resolutions to refuse this kind of thing, I want to make an exception and at least glance at your ms. The rest is up to the Holy Ghost: and time. I will send whatever comment is possible in the circumstances, long or short, and you will have to take your chance on it being either intelligent or idiotic. At present I am reading Fr. Enomiye Lasalle's book in German with very great interest. Naturally I enjoyed Fr. Dumoulin's book as you and he know. I wrote a rather longer and more detailed article published in a more or less unknown new magazine, and I will send it along. I felt that Fr. Dumoulin had been a little unreceptive to Hui Neng, but I think that goes naturally with his instinctive preference for Soto Zen (The Cloud, too, is more like Soto).
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. 440
Letter toWilliam Johnston
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