Thomas Merton the Buddhist


Okay, can anyone help me understand the thinking of Thomas Merton? I ran across a web site last night that claimed Merton as the most influential New Age thinker. They also quoted him supposedly saying “I want to be the best Buddhist I can.”

Over Christmas, I read his Seven-Storey Mountain and did not pick up on any such attitude. What’s the truth behind this?


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The 7-Story Mountain details Merton’s conversion to the Catholic Church, and is one of his earliest published writings.
But like so many others, he went downhill in the 60’s.

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