Merton And Sufism: The Untold Story – A Complete Compendium
Merton here explains the Sufi tradition for the spiritual seeker. This collection is comprised of essays, Merton’s Sufi poems, reviews of Sufi texts, and transcriptions of his Sufism lectures given to at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Also included is Merton’s famous correspondence with Abdul Aziz and Marco Pallis, and a photo essay depicting similarities among Sufi and Christian practices.
“I’m deeply impregnated with Sufism.”
– Thomas Merton, In ‘The Springs of Contemplation’
“I am the biggest Sufi in Kentucky though I admit there is not much competition”
– Thomas Merton, October 1966
“My prayer tends very much to what you (sufis) call fana.”
– In a letter to a Sufi master Abdul Aziz