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Meister Eckhart - Selected writings - The egotistical are far far from God and are not in union with him

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000691

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Meister Eckhart selected writings – edited and translated by Oliver Davies

Now some people are of the opinion that they are altogether holy and perfect and go around the place with big deeds and big words and yet they strive for and desire so many things, they wish to possess so much and are so concerned both with themselves and with this thing and that.

They assert that they are seeking great piety and devotion and yet they cannot accept a single word of reproval without answering back.  Be certain of this – they are far far from God and are not in union with him.

The source of the experience

Meister Eckhart

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Humility

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Humility

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