A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"

“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

October 24, 2008

October 24, 1968

Merton visits the Ramakrishna mission in Calcutta on October 24, 1968. He is touched by the warmth of the Ramakrishna monks. He doesn't attend the conference today, "much talking yesterday", but does take in a social evening with conference hosts, the Birla's. He meets and has a wonderful conversation with Vatsala Amin, a young Jain woman who had presented at the conference.

Merton has received a telegram from Tenzin Geshe, secretary of the Dalai Lama, setting up a meeting for November 4th in Dharamsala.

Another very full day...

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