Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Huston Smith Is Writing His Memoirs --
Via the Los Angeles Times:

It should be worth a read for anecdotes like the following:

And he recalled the time he asked Christian mystic Thomas Merton to explain what the life of a monk was like.

"It's very nice," Merton responded.

"I'm surprised by your response," Smith said, "given what I know about the three vows."

"Oh, those," Merton said. "Poverty is a snap. Chastity more difficult, but manageable. But obedience — obedience is a bugger."
(7:59 AM)


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