The material is organized with an eye toward easing readers into Eckhart, beginning with short quotations then moving to table talk, sermons, and other longer pieces.
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“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort.
Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. They do not rightly love God, when they love Him for their own advantage.
We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” ― Meister Eckhart “Some people prefer solitude. ” ― Meister Eckhart “A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart.
If you look for nothing but God, nothing or no one can disturb you. Nor can we be.” ― Meister Eckhart “Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love a cow - for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them.
God is with you everywhere -- in the market place as well as in seclusion or in the church.We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves!Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul.This introduction to the writing and preaching of the greatest medieval European mystic contains selections from his sermons, treatises, and sayings, as well as Table Talk, the records of his informal advice to his spiritual children."Even though the Roman Catholic Church tried hard to suppress its German Dominican priest, Meister Eckhart, by excommunication and condemnation, his writings have remained influential.Eckhart has been especially important among those seeking ways to connect Eastern religious traditions to Christian ones.