Spiritual Poverty bringing True Wealth

“Poverty prepares man’s spirit for that union with God to which it aspires. She strips off the clothing which he so often mistakes for himself. … ‘There are,’says Eckhart, ‘four ascending degrees of such spiritual poverty.’ “The same truth: the saving peace of utter detachment from everything but Divine Reality—a detachment which those who have…

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Higher Order of Reality in Spirit

“In transferring to bodies the powers of the unembodied, the school leaves nothing to that higher order. And yet that it is precisely in virtue of bodiless powers that bodies possess their efficiency. .. “It wil be admitted that quality and quantity are two different things, that body is always a thing of quantity but…

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Dreadful World that Hides Paradise

“What is this dreadful world that moves me and to what unknown land? “What is this earth that opens wide her jaw to swallow our bodies and prepares an everlasting shelter for greed? Who is this man who contents himself with the favors of Fortune and craves a kiss from the lips of Life while…

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Two Golden Birds of Matter and Spirit

“Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends the ego and the Self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life while the latter looks on in detachment. “As long as we think we are the ego, we feel attached and fall…

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