Tag: Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Eckhart von Hochheim
Function: 
Mystic
Traditions: 
Christianity
Main Countries of Activity: 
Germany
Date of Birth: 
circa 1260
Place of Birth: 
Tambach, Thuringia State, Germany
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
circa 1328


Meister Eckhart

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A question arises regarding the angels who dwell with us, serve us and protect us, whether their joys are equal to those of the angels in heaven, or whether they are diminished by the fact that they protect and serve us. No, they are certainly not; for the work of the angels is the will of God, and the will of God is the work of the angels; their service to us does not hinder their joy nor their working. If God told an angel to go to a tree and pluck caterpillars off it, the angel would be quite ready to do so, and it would be his happiness, if it were the will of God.

— Meister Eckhart



Meister Eckhart

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God wants nothing of you but the gift of a peaceful heart.

— Meister Eckhart



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Only those who have dared to let go can dare to reenter.

— Meister Eckhart



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The quieter the mind the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the prayer is.

— Meister Eckhart



Meister Eckhart

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Truth is something so noble that if God could turn aside from it, I could keep the truth and let God go.

— Meister Eckhart



Meister Eckhart

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Love God, and do as you like, say the Free Spirits. Yes; but as long as you like anything contrary to God's will, you do not love Him

— Meister Eckhart



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A man may go into the field and say his prayer and be aware of God, or, he may be in Church and be aware of God; but, if he is more aware of Him because he is in a quiet place, that is his own deficiency and not due to God, Who is alike present in all things and places, and is willing to give Himself everywhere so far as lies in Him. He knows God rightly who knows Him everywhere.

— 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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We shall find God in everything alike, and find God always alike in everything.

— Meister Eckhart