Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels that you are afraid of him. And perhaps if he believed you are capable of loving him he would no longer be your enemy. — Thomas Merton
Merton is an artist, a Zen. — Thich Nhat Hanh
Thomas Merton is the saintly man who caused the Dalai Lama to come to admire Christianity as the equal of his beloved Buddhism. – Robert Thurman
More Christian contemplative prayer/meditation – Christianity too has a rich mystical tradition which is often not discovered these days.
Some books by Thomas Merton: