Thomas Merton was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the twentieth century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of our lady of Gethsemani, in the American State of Kentucky.

You have to see your will and Godís will dualistically for a long time. You have to experience duality for a long time until you see itís not there. In this respect I am a Hindu. Ramakrishna has the solution. Donít consider dualistic prayer on a lower level. ... There are no levels. Any moment you can break through to the underlying unity which is Godís gift in Christ. In the end, praises. Thanksgiving gives thanks. Jesus prays. Openness is all.64