Two commemorative events of landmark stature inspired the essay you are about to read: First, the year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s abrupt departure from our material vision. Second, 2018 is also the semicentennial celebration of a consequential publication: It was in 1968 that His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda released his unprecedentedly influential Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. As we shall see, the trailblazing Western visionary, Merton, and this particular edition of the Gītā engaged in productive conversation with each other.
Rosen, Steven J.
"VIEWPOINT: Fight or Flight: Thomas Merton and the Bhagavad Gītā1,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 30, Article 12.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1664