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Author QuotedMeister Eckhart
Title QuotedBeati pauperes spiritus. English. Meister Eckhart's sermon on Beati pauperes spiritu / (Eckhart von Hochheim) ; transl. by Raymond Bernard Blakney
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/06/30
ImprintPawlet. [VT] : Fredericks, 1960
Quotation"Blessed are the pure in heart who leave everything to God now as they did before theyever existed." Eckhart [from the tractate Von der Abgeschiedenheit]. This is what I have to get back to. It is coming to the surface again. As Eckhart was my life-raft in the hospital, so now also he seems the best link to restore continuity: my obedience to God begetting His love in me (which has never stopped!).
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 92
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