Meister Eckhart Quotes.
What good is it to me that Mary gave birth to the son of God fourteen hundred years ago, and I do not also give birth to the Son of God in my time and in my culture? We are all meant to be mothers of God. God is always needing to be born.
To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
Words derive their power from the original word.
If you love yourself, you love everybody else as you do yourself. As long as you love another person less than you love yourself, you will not really succeed in loving yourself but if you love all alike, including yourself, you will love them as one person and that person is both God and man.
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.
When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.
The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.
The soul does not grow by addition but by subtraction.
There is nothing so much like God in all the universe as silence.
Whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not, secretly all nature seeks God and works toward [God].
Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.