Meister Eckhart Quotes

39 Meister Eckhart quotes:

"All God wants of man is a peaceful heart."
"Words derive their power from the original word."
"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action."
"When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order."
"One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God."
"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."
"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."
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."
"Every creature is a word of God."
"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 made and let God be God in you."
"There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence."
"God’s gifts are meted out according to the taker, not according to the giver."
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Gifts Quotes
"If you seek the kernel, then you must break the shell. An likewise, if you would know the reality of Nature, you must destroy the appearance, and the farther you go beyond the appearance, the nearer you will be to the essence."
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"It is a fair trade and an equal exchange: to the extent that you depart from things, thus far, no more and no less, God enters into you with all that is his, as far as you have stripped yourself of yourself in all things. It is here that you should b"
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time."
"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."
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Solitude Quotes
"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."
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Prayer Quotes
"[...] Cause in eternity there's no yesterday or tomorrow, but only Now."
Author: Eckhart Quotes Category: Time Quotes

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