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Meister Eckhart on "God"

Nov 20, 2002 01:00 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Meister Eckhart on "God"


Here are some of my favorite quotes from Meister Eckhart (c.1260
c.1328, German mystic):

"God is exempt from all things and he is all things." 

"He who thinks that he sees God, if he see aught sees naught of God." 

"I do not find God outside myself nor conceive him excepting as my 
own and in me."

"If I were not, God would not be God."

"All creatures are pure nothingness. I do not say they are small or 
petty: they are pure nothingness." 

"The being [of things] is God." 

"The being and the nature of God are mine. . . . the spark in the 
soul is beyond time and space; the soul's light is uncreated and 
cannot be created, it takes possession of God with no mediation; the 
core of the soul and the core of God are one."

"Why I pray God to rid me of God is because conditionless being is 
above God and above distinction."

"God works, the Godhead does no work."

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