But this is, instead, an exploration into the deep substance of life, from the frivolous games of college fraternity life. He wrote more than seventy books, including his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. You will learn why your ego resists change and growth, what is useful about popular ideas such as the law of attraction, what Jesus, the first mythical leader in the West, can teach you. Merton is one of those writers who speaks to the mystical tradition and feels passionately about the Love of God. The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. The Seven Storey Mountain - Thomas Merton audio book torrent free download, 125947. The enlightenment you seek in other religions has been present in Christianity from the beginning. Please try again. The Wisdom of the Desert (New York, New Directions). Why or why not? I don't know if I can convince anyone that I have good reason for my resistance against Catholicism. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. If you could sum up The Seven Storey Mountain in three words, what would they be? 8.mp3 52.05 MBs: 14 The Seven Storey Mountain, Vol. Reviews There are no reviews yet. By: It took until 2018 for me to read some Merton for myself. To have a knee jerk reaction against Catholicism, just shows what wounds I have, but it is not healthy to write off an amazing writer like Merton due to his religious difference any more than I would wish to have someone come and try to convert me from spiritual secularism to atheism. God bless. By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's. The translated version of this book is available in Spanish, English, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Portuguese, Indonesian / Malaysian, French, Japanese, German and many others for free download. If you are looking for some of the primary teachings of Merton, I wouldn't read this book. The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of twenty-six, takes vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. A beautiful, eloquent story of a man's search for God. The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. In the words of renowned theologian Fr. Many of the students were reading and referring to Merton, but I wrote it off as their religiosity. Merton treats the “basic verities on which the spiritual life depends”. 8. He was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Feel cheated. Greg Chun, Narrated by: Overall a good story but the reading kept putting me to sleep. Topics Autobiography Thomas Merton Language English. 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