Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meister Eckhart - Empty Being

In that breaking-through, 
when I come to be free of my own will 
and of God's will and of all His works and of God Himself, 
then I am above all created things, 
and I am neither God nor creature, 
but I am what I was and what I shall remain, 
now and eternally.

... When I stood in my first cause, 
I 'then had no 'God,' and then I was my own cause. 
I wanted nothing, I longed for nothing, 
for I was empty Being and the only truth in which I rejoiced 
was in the knowledge of my Self. 
Then it was my Self I wanted and nothing else. 
What I wanted I was, and what I was I wanted 
and so I stood empty of God and every thing.


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