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Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mysticism: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Friday, September 29, 2017 What is life? God’s being is my life. —Meister Eckhart [1] Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “Let us pray to God that we may… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part II

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mysticism: Week 1 Meister Eckhart: Part I Thursday, September 28, 2017 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for his Dominican Order. James Finley suggests Eckhart’s engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings more accessible to us all, since there’s no requirement… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part I

In God’s Eyes

True Self/False Self: Week 1 In God’s Eyes Thursday, August 4, 2016 Yesterday, we looked at Thomas Merton’s explanation of the false self. What follows is part of his description of the True Self. Merton wrote this shortly after his transformative experience at the corner of Fourth and Walnut in Louisville (now Muhammad Ali Boulevard).… Continue Reading In God’s Eyes

We Are Two-Way Mirrors

Paul: Week 1 We Are Two-Way Mirrors Wednesday, March 9, 2016 There is only one thing you must definitely answer for yourself: “Who am I?”  Or, restated, “Where do I abide?” If you can get that right, the rest largely takes care of itself. Paul answers the questions directly: “You are hidden with Christ in… Continue Reading We Are Two-Way Mirrors

Meister Eckhart, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part II Thursday, July 16, 2015 Meister Eckhart illustrates the height of western non-dualism. This is why he is largely impossible to understand with our usual dualistic mind. When Eckhart says, “I pray God to rid me of God,” our logical mind would see this as nonsense!… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part II

Meister Eckhart, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Meister Eckhart, Part I Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), a German friar, priest, mystic, and renowned preacher, was also an administrator—prior, vicar, and provincial—for several Dominican houses. My fellow Living School faculty member, James Finley, suggests this engagement in the “ways of the world” makes his teachings… Continue Reading Meister Eckhart, Part I

Every Creature Is a Word of God

Nature as the First Bible Every Creature Is a Word of God Thursday, January 22, 2015 God brought things into being in order that his [sic] goodness might be communicated to creatures, and be represented by them; and because his goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, he produced many and diverse… Continue Reading Every Creature Is a Word of God

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