Quotation Explorer - 'Meister Eckhart'

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart
When God laughs at the soul and the soul laughs back at God, the persons of the Trinity are begotten. When the Father laughs at the Son and the Son laughs back at the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love, and that love is the Holy Spirit. - Meister Eckhart
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. - Meister Eckhart
The less theorizing you do about God, the more receptive you are to His inpouring. - Meister Eckhart
Alle Dinge müssen, der Mensch allein ist das Wesen, welches will. - Meister Eckhart
Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there. - Meister Eckhart
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. - Meister Eckhart
Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. - Meister Eckhart
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity. - Meister Eckhart
The eye by which I see God is the same as the eye by which God sees me. My eye and God's eye are one and the same-one in seeing, one in knowing, and one in loving. - Meister Eckhart
Whoever possesses God in their being has Him in a divine manner, and He shines out to them in all things; for them all things taste of God and in all things it is God's image that they see. - Meister Eckhart
I may err but I am not a heretic, for the first has to do with the mind and the second with the will! - Meister Eckhart
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. - Meister Eckhart
I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God. - Meister Eckhart
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