The ultimate and highest leave
taking is leaving God for GOD,
leaving your notion of God for
which transcends all
I were alone in a desert and feeling afraid,
I would want a child to be with me.
my fear would disappear and
I would be made strong.
This is what
life in itself can do because it is so noble,
so full of pleasure and
But if I could not have a
child with me
I would like to have an animal at my side to comfort me.
Therefore, let those who bring about
their big, dark
books take an animal to help
The life within the animal will give
them strength in turn.
For equality gives strength, in all things and
at all times.
"If you see the
Buddha on your way,
"Lin Chi means you have an idea of
Buddha that prevents
you from having a direct
experience of Buddha. You are caught by
an object of perception, and the
only way for you to free yourself and experience the
Buddha is to kill your
notion of the Buddha."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Eckhart von Hochheim
"Whether you like it or not, if you know it or
not, secretly,Meister Eckhart of
Hochheim, was condemned by the
Roman Catholic church
for expressing heretical opinions
concerning theology. Only in this 21st
century was the bull in agro domini, in which Meister Eckhart was
severely attacked on a number of
expressed in his sermons, officially withdrawn.
from within, the
whole of nature reaches after
God."- Meister Eckhart
This was worse for
humanity than the
condemnation of Galileo Galilei.
In Meister Eckhart we find religion expressed in its purest
form, a form which goes
back in its spiritual experience to
the mystical roots of
The Roman Catholic church could have
compared Meister Eckhart theology with the
writings of the early church fathers, especially with the
Unfortunately some of
fathers were branded heretics
during certain periods by the Roman Catholic church as
The Roman Catholic
church condemned Meister Eckhart because his
mysticism was a threat to the very
survival of the Roman
Catholic church. Meister Eckhart's taught
communion with the
Creator and Sustainer. The
Roman Catholic church believed Meister Eckhart 's mysticism alienated the
Roman Catholic believer from the hierarchy of the
Roman Catholic church,
because in Meister Eckhart's theology
redemption was not
dependent on Roman Catholic
church membership and rituals, but on the desire of the believer to enter
a close relationship with
the Creator and Sustainer.
Without the need of intercessors their
would be no need of the Roman
Meister Eckhart never attacked
the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church, unlike yours truly.
Meister Eckhart considered his
teachings to be wholly in tune
with the teachings of Jesus.
Meister Eckhart must be given credit for having seen
the ancient wisdom of Jesus,
which has been obliterated
through the centuries.
Meister Eckhart, like
Jesus, was a mystic by nature, who wanted
mankind to find the Creator
and Sustainer in themselves.
Everyone who can realize
this becomes a son or a daughter of the Creator and Sustainer.
To Meister Eckhart the Creator
and Sustainer emanates compassion and beauty into Creation, because the Creator
and Sustainer cannot do otherwise. The Creator and Sustainer is
God is the Word that must be spoken.
The Word of God emanates
and yet remains changeless.
The Word of God is
such a great wonder.
All creatures emanate from
God and yet remain within God. God is in all things. God is within, yet God
The mystic feels the Creator
and Sustainer within himself . The Creator and Sustainer is felt to be
blissful, apart and yet not
apart from all.
The mystic feels the Creator and Sustainer is
the essence of the
mystery. For the Creator and Sustainer
lives in the depth of the mystic's
soul, a soul which is of substance and yet not of substance.
This is a personal
experience in the mystic's consciousness about the relationship between his
substance, his soul and the Creator and Sustainer.
mystic sees this same relationship in
all creatures and in all creation, because he sees that all things are of
'substance and soul', of matter and
All things emanate from
the Creator and Sustainer and all things wish to return to their
Source. The ultimate
goal of all creation is to
rest again in the arms of the Creator and Sustainer.
is given to the individual who makes fusion with the Creator and Sustainer his
goal. Fusion rests on
the fact that the human soul is part of creation, comes from the Creator and
Sustainer and has the Creator and Sustainer as its innermost kernel, a
The Creator and Sustainer, prominently
enlightens the human soul
through the divine
The task of man
is not to search without
himself for happiness but to search
within where this
lives. Meister Eckhart suggests man leave his senses behind and grasp
the divine spark,
the source of all goodness and happiness.
Eternal Soul is the most
glorious part of the Creator
and Sustainer's creation as it is conscious of the knowledge that the
Creator and Sustainer rests within it. The soul's search is answered when the
soul becomes conscious of the
Creator and Sustainer, desire that God is all powerful, feels the
blissful force of God residing
in the self's soul. Not only does the soul know this, but it feels and
This can only be because the innermost kernel,
the divine spark
of the Creator and Sustainer is a part of the soul. Realization of the
Creator and Sustainer can only grow from the
divine spark into
setting the whole soul into a
divine glow, if
the soul is entirely free and unconditioned.
The soul can only be free and
unconditioned if it is not enslaved by the senses and the outside world. In
the soul's spiritual growth the soul must become detached from all
outward conditions. It
does so by spiritual exercises, which train the soul to look
not mean that the soul can block all external
impressions and stimuli, the
natural condition of the Eternal
Soul will not allow it to do so, but it learns to be unmoved and unshaken
The soul becomes invulnerable and unconquerable by the
Nothing from outside can
Eternal Soul anymore, because
contact with the
within is supplying
regenerative energy all the time.
In the center is divine
calmness, so the soul will regain this calmness every time.
Eckhart claimed that spiritual perfection can only be reached by
surrendering the self to
God. This is the most important step to take.
Only after surrendering our own
will completely to God will we be able to attain
fusion with God. If
we let God's divine
spark become a divine fire in our
soul then the great undescribable glory of the One without comparison
fills our whole
We start to laugh with
We feel complete,
We know that now at last
we do know.
We have finally reached our
destiny, because now we
Now we have come again to were we came from.
is giving birth constantly. Not only physically in nature which surrounds
us, but also spiritually, in the inner soul of
everything alive. The Creator and
Sustainer does not stop being the Creator after physical birth.
Creator and Sustainer goes on and on in renewal.
beginning the mystical aspirant will feel pain when he tries to tear himself
away from the physical world of desire, because he is so
conditioned by it. At
the end of the mystical path he
becomes like a rock unshaken by the raging blasts of the
The most difficult thing for
the soul is to separate itself from is
its own self-consciousness.
In the words of Meister Eckhart this means that a
person must be
free from the physical world of desire
in order to live in the kingdom of God.
After being granted a
professorship in Cologne, Meister Eckhart was accused of being a
heretic. During the investigative
process Meister Eckhart was ordered to the papal court at Avignon were he
Creator and Sustainer is to be found deep in the
Eternal Soul has its roots in the
Creator and Sustainer and is being born innocent and fresh constantly.
Every human must become like Jesus to fulfil the
mission of Jesus.
Creator and Sustainer is a force residing in the
heart of the
universe and is so
transcendent that the Creator and
Sustainer can never be defined in our limited modes of thinking and perceiving.
The Creator and Sustainer has a living dynamic counterpart which
evolves in history and lets Himself
be known in the Eternal Soul. The
Creator and Sustainer sent Jesus the
Tekton, as an Avatar,
to light the path
mystic way of 'seeing'
the Creator and Sustainer offers the same
knowledge to every human
knowledge not affected by time, place and culture.
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