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Meister Eckhart - Selected writings - The soul in its highest and purest part has nothing whatsoever to do with time

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Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

the soul …. in its highest and purest part = immortal soul = higher spirit

A description of the experience

Meister Eckhart selected writings – edited and translated by Oliver Davies

God is not in any place. God is not here or there, not in time or place…..  God does not see in time............

…. the highest powers of the soul, whose nature and activity is wholly independent of the flesh and which are located in the purity of the soul, detached from all time and space and from all those things which look to time and space and have any taste for them..............

Nothing is as opposed to God as time.  Not only time is opposed to God, but even clinging to time, not only clinging to time but even having contact with time, not even having contact with time but even the smell or scent of time – just as a certain smell hangs in the air where an apple has lain; this is what is meant by contact with time……….. the soul …. in its highest and purest part has nothing whatsoever to do with time

The source of the experience

Meister Eckhart

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