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Meister Eckhart on "God"

Nov 20, 2004 08:39 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Here are some of my favorite quotes from 
Meister Eckhart (c.1260c.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 

"God works, the Godhead does no work."

[Short biographical sketch at: ]


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