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Meister Eckhart - Selected writings - The ego is bound up with fasting, holding vigil and ascetic practises

Identifier

002691

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Eckhart was supremely conscious of how subtle is the concept of a desire or objective and how strong is the will as a result.  He condemned all ascetic practises simply because they showed such strong egotism - willfullness.

A description of the experience

Meister Eckhart selected writings – edited and translated by Oliver Davies

……All those whose ego is bound up with prayer, fasting, holding vigil and all kinds of external observances and ascetic  practises … I mean every kind of ego attachment to any work, which removes our freedom to be at God’s [via the Higher spirit] disposal

The source of the experience

Meister Eckhart

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Squash the big I am

Commonsteps

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