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Author QuotedDiadochos of Photike
Title QuotedCapita centum de perfectione spirituali
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/07/29
QuotationDiadochos-"the abyss of faith boils if you examine it, but if you look upon it with simplicity, it becomes once again calm. For being a river of Lethe in which evils are forgotten, the depths of faith do not bear to be looked upon with indiscreet reasonings. Let us therefore call upon the waters with simplicity of thought in order to reach thus the harbor of the divine Will." (Conferences-chap. 22) "No one can genuinely love or believe unless he has within himself his own answer." (id. [Conferences] 23)
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 59
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