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QUOTES: On Losing Sight of God

In God, perception on April 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Tranquility

When modern philosophies pronounced God is dead, it was  divine in human that died, not God.

H. B.  Danesh (1997) in The Psychology of Spirituality.

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…experiences that are called “visions,” the whole so-called “spirit-world,” death, all those things that are so closely akin to us, have by daily parrying been so crowded out of life that the senses with which we could have grasped them are atrophied. To say nothing of God.

Rainer Maria Rilke

in Peter Matthiessen‘s (1978) The Snow Leopard.

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As the hand held before the eye conceals the greatest mountain, so the little earthly life hides from the glance the enormous lights and mysteries of which the world is full, and he who can draw it away from before his eyes, as one draws away a hand, beholds a great shining of the inner worlds.

Rabbi Nachmann of Bratzlav

in Peter Matthiessen‘s (1978) The Snow Leopard

sunset

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