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|In the words of the Tao te ching, "what is most full seems to be empty.''" Or |
Eckhart on detachment (Abegesheidenheit): "to be full of things is to be empty of
God, while to be empty of things is to be full of God.''" This difference of senses
|Eckhart reasons that, as great as love is — it compels us to love God — |
detachment is even greater for it compels God to love us. "To be empty of all
created things is to be full of God."25 Eckhart speaks of detachment as "naked
Lois Malcolm - 2012 - 416 pages
|I, on the contrary, contend that nothing empty and void could have come forth |
from God, seeing that it is not put forth from ... How could He who is empty have
made things which are solid, and He who is void have made things which are full,
|In order for something to get full it needs to be empty. So before we go to God |
and get full of Him we need to empty ourselves out. So let's ... We empty
ourselves from those things by being honest with God and confessing those
things to Him.
|There Meister Eckhart, the father of German Idealism – a Dominican, a radical |
mystic, a man who preached in the vernacular with confounding eloquence –
taught that all creatures are nothing; that being empty of things is to be full of God;
|He became also the Son of God, and was begotten when He proceeded forth |
from Him. ... How could He who is empty have made things which are solid, and
He who is void have made things which are full, and He who is incorporeal have
|When they are full of anxieties, there is no room left for the peace of Christ. But |
the more you can empty that space out by transferring the hot potato of anxiety
over to God, the more you can be filled with ... the assurance of your personal
relationship with God, and the practice of trusting Him with all the things that
trouble you, ...
|The Bible tells us that the way God created man was different from the way He |
created all the other things in the universe. ... When we see an empty bottle with
the words Coca- Cola printed on it, we know what that bottle was created for.
|When our hands are full of our own things, we cannot possibly take possession of |
the things of God. Only empty hands can grasp a gift; only empty vessels can
receive the filling; and only the heart that is emptied of all its own things can ...
|In 2 Kings 2:1-17, Elisha was a man who had seen the power of God in the life of |
Elijah, and he wanted to experience the power of God himself. ... The only way
you can become full of God is by allowing God to empty you of that old stuff (sin).