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Author Quoted 
Title QuotedBhagavad Gita
Date (Year/Month/Day)1950/05/20
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QuotationSomebody sent me the Bhagavad-Gita and I am very interested in it. I think the trouble with Hinduism is not in the great original texts but in all the interpretations of those texts in later centuries - hence their screwy metaphysics etc. But the spiritual wisdom of the Gita is tremendous - and fits in very well with Christianity in itis practical statements about detachment etc.
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 71
Letter toJames Laughlin
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