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Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart

A 13th century philosopher, writer and theologian, Meister Eckhart was one of the leading mystics of the Middle Ages. Eckhart joined the Dominicans at the age of 15, receiving his master's degree in 1302. He taught for a time and also served as a preacher in Cologne. His teaching centered on the union of the soul with God. He was condemned for heresy by Pope John XXII. Of all his surviving…

Date of Birth: November 30, 1259
Date of Death: November 30, 1327


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"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action" Meister Eckhart
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"God is at home; it is we who have gone for a walk." Meister Eckhart
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"Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure." Meister Eckhart
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"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice" Meister Eckhart
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"Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us" Meister Eckhart
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"Jesus might have said, ''I became man for you. If you do not become God for me, you wrong me.''" Meister Eckhart
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"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion." Meister Eckhart
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Compassion    German Philosopher   

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"The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge." Meister Eckhart
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"God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being and let God be God in you." Meister Eckhart
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"What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love." Meister Eckhart
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"Only the hand that erases can write the true thing." Meister Eckhart
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"The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me" Meister Eckhart
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"People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works." Meister Eckhart
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"God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk." Meister Eckhart
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"All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself - and let God be God in you'? One could think that, in separating himself from creatures, the mystic leaves his brothers, humanity, behind. The same Eckhart affirms that, on the contrary," Meister Eckhart
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"If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself." Meister Eckhart
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Creation    German Philosopher   

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"No-one knows what the soul is.. But what we do know is, the soul is where God works compassion." Meister Eckhart
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"You must learn an inner solitude, wherever or with whomsoever you may be. You must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed in your mind." Meister Eckhart
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"Every creature is a word of God" Meister Eckhart
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"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake." Meister Eckhart
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"He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment." Meister Eckhart
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