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Author QuotedKitaro Nishida
Title QuotedIntelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness: Three Philosophical Essays / Kitaro Nishida ; transl. and introd. by Robert Schinzinger in collaboration with I. Koyama and T. Kojima.
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/01/10
ImprintTokyo : Maruzen. 1958
QuotationI was surprised and delighted to get the Shinzinger book on Nishida the other day, and am already well into it. It is really excellent. I am more convinced than ever that Nishida makes an excellent bridge builder between East and West. Thank you so much for taking so much trouble, and I am most grateful to Prof. Shinzinger. Is there something I can send him? Did you get my Chuang Tzu book? I might send him a copy of that. I hope you got one. And I hope you were not offended by a facetious remark I made about such and such a thing being "Jesuitical" in the introduction. I did not of course mean it seriously at all, I was just fooling, and using the popular idea ironically.
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. 441
Letter toWilliam Johnston
Link to Merton's Copy 52254 

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