Gandhi on Non-Violence –Thomas Merton

“Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious programs gestated in the smoke of confabulation. There can be no peace on earth without the kind of inner change that brings man back to his right mind. ”
― Thomas Merton, Gandhi on Non-Violence p. 31

The You of Five years ago–Thomas Merton

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The person who sweats under their mask, whose role makes them itch with discomfort, who hates the division in themselves, is already beginning to be free. If the you of five years ago, doesn’t think the you of today is a heretic, there is no spiritual growth.

Thomas Merton