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Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like. In particular, his "Emblems of a Season of Fury" shows how far his dialogue with Buddhism had led to a theology of "unknowing" and the insights of mystical experience where God is beyond knowing and how he was changing in what he understood was meant by "God" in Christianity and emptiness and nirvana in Buddhism. (I have analyzed that poetry in an article, �Thomas Merton�s Poetry: Emblems of a Sacred Season.� ) IN 1965, MERTON, EVER DESIROUS of more solitude (even while communicating with people all over the world), was granted the unusual permission to live as a hermit in a building separate from the monastic enclosure at Gethsemani, but still on the monastic grounds.

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