Meister Eckhart - Selected writings - Withdraw the mind entirely from things
Type of Spiritual Experience
Interesting observation about how to achieve the detached state during contemplation
A description of the experience
Meister Eckhart selected writings – edited and translated by Oliver Davies
No one can experience this birth without a mighty effort. None can attain this birth unless he can withdraw his mind entirely from things. And it requires main force to drive back all the senses and inhibit them. Violence must be offered to them one and all or this cannot be done.