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Meister Eckhart Quotes

(1260-1326), German Mystic

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity.... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.

Category: Birth

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.

Category: Childhood

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.

Category: Compassion

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.

Category: Detachment

God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.

Category: God

Jesus might have said, ''I became man for you. If you do not become God for me, you wrong me.''

Category: God

Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.

Category: God

The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed it is; and accordingly its fruits will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God-seed into God.

Category: God

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.

Category: God

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.

Category: Heart

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

Category: Knowledge

The more we have the less we own.

Category: Possessions

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Category: Prayer

To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

Category: Prayer

To be right, a person must do one of two things: either he must learn to have God in his work and hold fast to him there, or he must give up his work altogether. Since, however, we cannot live without activities that are both human and various, we must learn to keep God I everything we do, and whatever the job or place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.

Category: Right And Rightness