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Author QuotedEckhart
Title QuotedMeister Eckhart / Meister Eckhart ; a modern transl. by Raymond Bernard Blakney
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/08/06
ImprintNew York : Harper & Row. [c1941]
QuotationToday I read the wonderful sermon on the divine truth in which Eckhart says that as a person about to be struck by a thunderbolt turns toward it, and all the leaves of a tree about to be struck turn toward it, so one in whom the divine birth is to take place turns, without realizing, completely toward it.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 148
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