Thomas Merton (1915–1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. He is best known for his autobiography, 'The Seven Storey Mountain', which has been translated into over twenty languages and sold over one million copies. Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice, and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. He was a prominent voice for civil rights and anti-war activism, and his work reflects a deep exploration of spirituality and the quest for personal meaning.
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This book is an autobiography of a man who, after a youth filled with worldly experiences and ambitions, converts to Catholicism and chooses to live his life in a Trappist monastery. His journey from a secular life to a deeply spiritual one is filled with introspection and profound insights about the nature of faith and the quest for a meaningful life. His story is a powerful testament to the pull of spiritual enlightenment and the peace that comes from dedicating one's life to a higher purpose.