„I am able to approach the Buddhas barefoot and undisturbed, my feet in wet grass, wet sand.“

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton (1975) Part One : Ceylon / November 29 - December 6.
Kontext: I am able to approach the Buddhas barefoot and undisturbed, my feet in wet grass, wet sand. Then the silence of the extraordinary faces. The great smiles. Huge and yet subtle. Filled with every possibility, questioning nothing, knowing everything, rejecting nothing, the peace not of emotional resignation but of Madhyamika, of sunyata, that has seen through every question without trying to discredit anyone or anything — without refutation — without establishing some other argument. For the doctrinaire, the mind that needs well-established positions, such peace, such silence, can be frightening.

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