Meister Eckhart

Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (c. 1260 – c. 1328), commonly known as Meister Eckhart [ˈmaɪ̯stɐ ˈɛkʰaʀt], was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire. Eckhart came into prominence during the Avignon Papacy, at a time of increased tensions between monastic orders, diocesan clergy, the Franciscan Order, and Eckhart's Dominican Order of Preachers. In later life, he was accused of heresy and brought up before the local Franciscan-led Inquisition, and tried as a heretic by Pope John XXII. He seems to have died before his verdict was received. He was well known for his work with pious lay groups such as the Friends of God and was succeeded by his more circumspect disciples John Tauler and Henry Suso. Since the 19th century, he has received renewed attention. He has acquired a status as a great mystic within contempor... More

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Meister Eckhart Quotes

Meister Eckhart #Attitude

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
Meister Eckhart #Best #God

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
Meister Eckhart #God

Every creature is a word of God.
Meister Eckhart #God #Home

God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.
Meister Eckhart #God

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
Meister Eckhart #God

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
Meister Eckhart #God

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
Meister Eckhart #God

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.
Meister Eckhart #God

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.
Meister Eckhart #Inspirational

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 #Knowledge

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.
Meister Eckhart #Life #Religion

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart #Power

Words derive their power from the original word.
Meister Eckhart #Sympathy

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Meister Eckhart #God

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
Meister Eckhart #Work

The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.