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Meister Eckhart

Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (c. 1260 – c. 1327), commonly known as Meister Eckhart [], was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire.

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The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if h...
To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”-Meister Eckhart.
All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at han...
I tell you the truth, any object you have in your mind, however good, will be a barrier between you and the inmost Truth. - Meister Eckhart
When you are thwarted, it is your own that is out of order. - Meister Eckhart.
And suddenly you know. It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart. Pic Weggen http…
I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart. Meister Eckhart. Pic iD's
There’s a place in the soul where you’ve never been wounded. Meister Eckhart. Pic M Adamus
Amen ... "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.". -- Meister Eckhart
"The eye with which I see God is the...
Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us ~ Meister Eckhart
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. - Meister Eckhart .
The influence of Meister Eckhart is stronger today than it has been in hundreds of years Eckhart met the problems of contingency
... we must learn an inner solitude wherever we may be. ―Meister Eckhart. peace
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“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” . -Meister Eckhart
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so man...
One must learn an inner solitude, wherever one may be. — Meister Eckhart
All beings. are words of God,. His music, His . art. . -Meister Eckhart
"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion."…
Another great quote!!! You are the only other person I know who is familiar with Meister Eckhart.
you should be as empty as the Nothing is empty, which is neither here nor there. - Meister Eckhart
“We are all meant to be mothers of God...for God is always needing to be born.” - Meister Eckhart
If the only prayer you say in your life is, "Thank You", that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
"It is in darkness that one finds the Meister Eckhart.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart
“Let God work in you, give the work to God, and have peace.". ~ Meister Eckhart
"God is at home; it is we who have gone for a walk." -Meister Eckhart
What happens to another, whether it be joy or sorrow, happens to me. -Meister Eckhart
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“The Cosmic Christ is about healing and compassion. And ‘compassion means justice,’ as Meister Eckhart (cont)
"Meister Eckhart, a mystical German Catholic Christian priest of the 14th century, preached that “The eye with...
God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God. Meister Eckhart
In preparation for that radical, upending, revolutionary Christmas story, from the mystic Meister Eckhart.
"Only the hand that erases can write the true thing." Meister Eckhart
Jesus might have said "I became man for you. If you do not become God for me you wrong me.". - Meister Eckhart
Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. Meister Eckhart
The eye through which I see God is the same eye though which God sees me…one seeing, one knowing, one love—Meister Eckhart
"We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are.". ~ Meister Eckhart
If you truly have God and only God, nothing will disturb you. - Meister Eckhart
The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity: with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time ~…
The hook of God is love. The more you are caught,. the more you are freed. ~Meister Eckhart via
"If you want the kernel, you must break the shell." Meister Eckhart
God waits on human history and suffers as She waits. Meister Eckhart
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Meister Eckhart
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"Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. – Meister Eckhart"
However devoted you are to God, you may be sure that he is immeasurably more devoted to you. - Meister Eckhart
I've a bk by Meister Eckhart fr long ago.Thx4 follow,Michael.I work with Creatives;I'm one too & dad's cousin is Arthur Miller
God wants nothing of you but the gift of a peaceful heart. —Meister Eckhart
A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice. - Meister Eckhart
Be willing to be a every single morning - Meister Eckhart- Good morning
Meister Eckhart In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity. :-D
“An artist is not a special kind of person. Rather every person is a special kind of artist.” –Meister Eckhart
All creatures are gladly doing the best they can to express God- Meister Eckhart
We must become as clear glass through. which God can shine. ~ Meister Eckhart ~
For the person who has learned to let go and let be, nothing can ever get in the way again. . -Meister Eckhart
Every creature is a word of God. Meister Eckhart. See more here
People who have let go of themselves are so pure that the world cannot harm them. ~Meister Eckhart
The art of letting things happen...letting go of oneself, as taught by Meister Eckhart became for me the key opening the door.. . -
God is the sigh in the soul. Meister Eckhart
Introducing the novitiate mascot...Meister Eckhart! He's studying the Summa with Sr. Marie Dominic!... One of...
"The seed of God is in us. Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God seeds into God." ~Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart: "The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great."
God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk. Meister Eckhart
"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.". -- Meister Eckhart
"If the only PRAYER you said was 'Thank You',..that would be enough." -Meister Eckhart.
London: Retreat on Meister Eckhart led by Richard Woods OP - Independent Catholic News
Be willing to be beginner every single morning - Meister Eckhart .
"Though we are God's sons & daughters, we do not realize it yet." ~ Meister Eckhart
Meet Meister Eckhart. Johannes "Meister" Eckhart (c. 1260 - 1327/8) is one of the great Christian mystics. He was...
"Even stones have a love, a love that seeks the ground." - Meister Eckhart von Hochheim, a German theologian, philosopher …
“What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.” . Meister Eckhart.
God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction. Meister Eckhart
At Bellarmine College 2-nite & Matthew Fox's lecture on Meister Eckhart & the call to be a "Mystic Warrior."
Divine Truth is already alive and dynamically present at the core of one’s being. ~ Meister Eckhart. photo: B. Flicker
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1329: In a Papal Bull, John XXII condemns the writings of the German mystic Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1329 – Pope John XXII issued a papal bull declaring that some of the works of German theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart were heretical.
becoming less, we become more… "In the words of Meister Eckhart, “Cease to be this or that, and to have this and ...
1329: Pope JohnXXII condemns some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical. Eckhart:
3/27/1329 - Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
I was once spiritually ill - we all pass through that- but one day the intelligence of my soul cured me. -Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart - what a heretic. Here's to 686 years of Agro Domini! May Pope John XXII rest in peace
This is how described the religion of those who love God out of egoistic motives:
Was lucky enough to chat with when he rode Meister Eckhart at 2012. A true gentleman of the sport.
"All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself - and let God be God in you" -Meister Eckhart
To know himself a man must ever be on the watch over himself... 'What I say unto you I say unto all, be awake.'-Meister Eckhart.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Meister Eckhart
“When the Soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it.” ― Meister Eckhart
In which God loves himself, he also loves all creatures, not as creatures but he loves the creatures as God. -Meister Eckhart
if u wish to receive divine joy& God, first pour out your clinging to things. Everything that is to receive empty. . Meister Eckhart
If you learn one prayer your entire life, let it be "Thank You" and that will be enough. - Meister Eckhart
“. God is at home. We are in the far country. ~ Meister Eckhart”. There and back again. A hobbit's journey. ~ J…
This I know, that the only way to live is like the rose which lives without a why. . - Meister Eckhart
'Blessed are the poor in spirit', which is to say those who are poor in will. Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart How true and how simple can it be to create a world of respect and sharing!
It does not matter that Christ was born long ago in Bethlehem unless he is born in you today. – Meister Eckhart
We rarely find people who achieve great things without first going astray. - Meister Eckhart
My journey to the desert wisdom of the mystics with Meister Eckhart and the Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox.
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I return from a forty day journey to the desert to meet the mystic Meister Eckhart guided by
Journey to Desert Wisdom: Review of Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for our Times by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox
"All creatures seek Repose(divine nature) from their efforts, whether they know it or not."--Meister Eckhart
When we empty ourselves of created things, we become full of God. When full of God, we're empty of created things. Meister Eckhart
The contemporary significance of Meister Eckhart's teaching:
"As God can only be seen by His own light, so He can only be loved by His own love." Meister Eckhart
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Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language. . ~ Meister Eckhart
"The most powerful prayer, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of the quiet mind." Meister Eckhart
If the inner work is puny, the outer work will not be great. Meister Eckhart. MT "
Whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not, secretly all nature seeks God and works toward him.--Meister Eckhart
“I may err but I am not a heretic, for the first has to do with the mind and the second with the will!” . ― Meister Eckhart
Therefore if a heart is to be ready for him, it must be emptied out to nothingness... . -Meister Eckhart
Only the hand that erases can the true thing. - Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart said, “Do not think that saintliness comes from occupation; it depends rather on what one is. The...
Only the hand that erases can write the thing. -Meister Eckhart
“The eyes with which we look back at God are the very same eyes with which God first looked at us.” –Meister Eckhart
"The kind of work we do does not make us holy, but we may make it holy.” - Meister Eckhart
People ought to think less about what they should do and more about what they are. Meister Eckhart
The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. Meister Eckhart
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You will have peace to the extent that you have God, and the further you are away from God the less you will be at peace... Thus you may measure your progress with God by measuring your peace or the lack of it. —Meister Eckhart
THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE "It is permissible to take life's blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away... As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content." -- Meister Eckhart Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold. Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing. "Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is ...
Eudaimonism, Teleology and the Pursuit of Happiness: Meister Eckhart on Living without a Why — John Connolly (2003)
Love is of such a nature that it changes us into the things we love. . ~ Meister Eckhart
via: Authentic Presence: The Healing Potential of Being Ourselves. I love Matthew Fox and am really looking...
Though he lived in the thirteenth century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings were in many ways modern. He taught about what we call ecology, championed artistic creativity, and advocated for social, economic, and gender justice. All these elements have inspired spiritual maveric...
I'm really looking forward to reading this book.
The very best and utmost of attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in thee. Meister Eckhart
Morning with the mystics. Thank u Meister Eckhart. Rain your kindness upon others.
Meister Eckhart: Mystic Warrior for our book by Dr. Matthew Fox. It's a gem!
“Whatever God does, the first outburst is always compassion.” ~ Meister Eckhart
Easter Saunday Echoing an ancient homily, Meister Eckhart said that it was because Mary Magdalene had nothing else to lose that she dared approach the tomb; the apostles had run away because, by implication, they were still trying to save themselves, or trying to save something for themselves. She had lost everything else, he said, "and so she was afraid that if she went away from the grave she would lose the grave as well. For if she had lost the grave she would have nothing left at all." She had come to the absolute poverty of the bereaved: she had nothing left but a grave. Yet it was in this state of utter deprivation that the Resurrection took place. It did not take place on the mountain-tops, or on a bright cloud, but in the heart of the grave, the 'degree zero' of human life. It was because Mary Magdalene had the heart to stay by the grave that she became the first bearer of the news of the Resurrection; she was the first Christian preacher. At first she could not see Jesus anywhere. Why? "B ...
By Michael J. Christensen, Pastor “God is a great underground river that no one can dam up and no one can stop.-- Meister Eckhart (13th c) During Sp
Very excited about upcoming continuing education at Mepkin Abbey for contemplative lectures on April 2. - Lecture 1: "Dreamwork" as a path for spiritual guidance, as illustrated from St. Jerome, St. Theresa of Lisieux, Dag Hammerskjold, Thomas Merton, Carl Jung and Victor Frankl - Lecture 2: Meister Eckhart in historical context from medieval period, Hildegard of Bingen, Dante, Thomas Aquinas and Jalai ad-Din Rumi. Eckhart in contemporary context: transpersonal psychology, contemplative Christianity, and the transcendental unity
Memories of Saturday and the libidinous rush of meditation in the North York Moors. First time in the hands of Meister Eckhart.
"Man's last and highest parting occurs when for God's sake he takes leave of god." -Meister Eckhart
I read this today and just wanted to share: We must become heaven on earth so that God can find a home here. (Meister Eckhart, Fourteenth Century Christian Mystic)
4 of 5 stars to Meister Eckhart, from Whom God Hid No... by Meister Eckhart
If you would be perfect, don't chatter about God. ~Meister Eckhart
“God is delighted to watch your soul enlarge. ” . - Meister Eckhart
Nothing external to you has any power over you - Ralph Waldo Emerson Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there - Meister Eckhart Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind - Norman Vincent Peale Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will - Mahatma Gandhi
Did you know that about 90% of all quotes attributed to Meister Eckhart are either false or loose paraphrases?
A few days ago, I mentioned a creation myth based on meditation experience. Here, the Great Beyond - whom we call "God" - was just about to "speak" a divine love-word. However, before he could utter that word - or even think it - he lost himself in ecstatic bliss, emptying himself out into the vast expanses of the universe as a sky-like universal awareness or ground of being. We discover his ecstatic presence in wilderness spaces and in the vastness of our own meditative awareness. However, even though his word was never spoken - SURPRISE ! - every species, individual and landscape feature somehow has managed to appear - through the processes of biological, geological, cultural and spiritual evolution - as though out of nowhere, as an echo of that never-spoken word! The amazing thing is this: even though that word is singular, all things echo it in their own unique and varied way. It is as though the word returns to the Creator in a billion different echoes, each of which has new words added on - words wh ...
Do exactly what you would di If you felt most secure!:) Eckhart:)
Silence isn’t something we do, although we can still ourselves to receive its gifts. It is not a personal capacity, although we can cultivate practices of becoming more present. Meister Eckhart described silence as ‘the purest element of the soul, the soul’s most exalted place, the core, the essence of the soul.’ This is the inner monastery within each of our hearts, a place of absolute stillness, our soul’s deep essence.” --- Christine Valters Paintner (The Artist’s Rule) How do you receive and cultivate the practice of silence?
Excerpt from: Person and Eros by Christos Yannaras Chapter 1 Section 7: Apophaticism at the boundaries of the ontological problem: apophaticism of essence and apophaticism of person.      The ontological meaning which Greek patristic literature of the Byzantine period gave to the term prosôpon ("person") became the occasion of an ontology radically different from that which the Western theological and philosophical tradition represents in the course of its historical development. The West was trapped in a polarized view of Being as either analogically absolute and on tic or else mystical. This came about as the inevitable consequence of the priority Westerners gave, even in the first Christian centuries, to the intellectual definition of essence over the historical and existencial experience of personhood - in contrast to the Greek East, which always relied for its starting-point on the priority of person over essence.      The priority of the need to define essence within the context of the ontolo ...
Here is A.W. Tozer on Christian Leadership for January 7th. I also get these sent to my email and I especially loved this one. :) Personal Life: The Call of God Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.—Hebrews 12:11 "Your calling," said Meister Eckhart to the clergy of his day, "cannot make you holy; but you can make it holy. No matter how humble that calling may be, a holy man can make it a holy calling. A call to the ministry is not a call to be holy, as if the fact of his being a minister would sanctify a man; rather, the ministry is a calling for a holy man who has been made holy some other way than by the work he does. The true order is: God makes a man holy by blood and fire and sharp discipline. Then he calls the man to some special work, and the man being holy makes that work holy in turn. Every person should see to it that he is fully cleansed from all sin, enti ...
"Only those who have dared to let go can dare to reenter." - Meister Eckhart
What one takes in by contemplation, one pours out in love. Meister Eckhart
“The love of the cross must swallow up our personal grief.” Meister Eckhart Grief & Loss: How to Deal With a New Reality
The most important prayer in the world is just two words long: "Thank you". ~Meister Eckhart
Dear Friend of Creation Spirituality: A blessed Holiday Season to you all! I am sure we are all deeply yearning for the kind of peace with justice that the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons are all about. I hope these kind of miracles are in the works for all and through our dedicated inner and outer work. A few summaries of our goings on at FCS this year. I have been working on a new book on Meister Eckhart, my third, but my first in over thirty years. Called Meister Eckhart: Mystic Warrior for Our Times, it is due out from New World Library in July. I borrowed my methodology from my recent book on Hildegard when I put Eckhart in the room with twentieth (and twenty-first century) thinkers such as: Rabbi Heschel; Adrienne Rich (on the Divine Feminine); Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry (on the Cosmic Christ); Black Elk (on shamanism); Dorothy Soelle (on liberation); Carl Jung; Otto Rank; Biblical scholars Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan and Bruce Chilton, Karl Marx, David Korten and Anita Roddick (on e ...
Amok my friend thank you for Gertrude Stein, Jonathan Swift, Robert Frost, Meister Eckhart, Albert Schweitzer, and M.L. King, Jr
Thank you! I also am inspired by: Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, Emmet Fox, and Fulton J. Sheen.
Quote There must be more to life than having everything, -Maurice Sendak ould suffice,� � Meister Eckhart
There exists only the present instant a Now which always and without end is itself.. Meister Eckhart via
"I see God with the same eyes that God sees me." - Meister Eckhart
Just remember: very quietly in the hallways. . . ~ Meister Eckhart
The most important hour is always the present; the most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now; the most necessary work is always love. -Meister Eckhart
The German mystic Meister Eckhart said that if the only prayer you make is "thank you," that will suffice. THANK YOU for your commitment to fund God’s ministries at BUMC!!
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