for [His] unconditioned Being is above God and all distinctions.
i want to surrender to your silence which peels me. -
The Ocean is as Still as The Silence which Peels me this morning.
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Patience and faith.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
& i walk through
stillness like a knife.
Full Arif K poem Notes to The Beloved on
Watch and see with what endless variety of beautiful forms
He plays the play of his maya, with Himself alone.
The lila of the All Pervading One goes on and on in this way,
in infinite diversity.
- Anandamayi Ma
“I pray God to make me free of God, for [His] unconditioned Being is above God and all distinctions.”
“The authorities say that God is a being, an intelligent being who knows everything.
But I say that God is neither a being nor intelligent and He doesn’t ‘know’ either this or that.
God is free of everything and therefore He is everything.”
“If I had a God I could understand, I would no longer consider him God.”
Eckhart’s mystic teachings were already suspect to non-mystics who heard or read his works out of context.
“He seems to have delighted in shocking his listeners into attention to the divine presence within and in the world outside by outrageous comparisons, puns, and comic examples….
By adopting the role of trickster, Eckhart irritated the official guardians of pious sobriety and cautious expression…. Eckhart’s playful but profound assaults on conventional God-talk [were thought by some to be] mad and dangerous.” (Woods)
Meister Eckhart was clearly a man of great piety himself, and urged this in others. Yet he was also ahead of his time, psychologically quite free, it seems, of that morbid penitential religiosity that weighed so heavily upon the West during the Middle Ages. In this, he was actually like Jesus 2,000 years ago, who taught the simple Our Father prayer, not a complex regimen of penance-practices. Listen, for instance, to Eckhart’s words on “sin” from one of his earliest writings:
“Love knows nothing of sin—not that man has not sinned--
but sins are blotted out at once by love and they vanish as if they had not been.
This is because whatever God does he does completely, like the cup running over.
Whom he forgives, he forgives utterly and at once.”
For Noon Photos June 22, 2014: