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Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer

Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer

1997 ·
·4.39·86 Ratings ·526 Pages
“ Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. ” ― Roy T. Bennett
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