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Author QuotedEckhart
Title QuotedMeister Eckhart / Meister Eckhart ; a modern transl. by Raymond Bernard Blakney
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/04/10
ImprintNew York : Harper & Row. [c1941]
QuotationThe best thing of all was lying reading Eckhart, or sitting up, when I finally could, copying sentences from the sermons that I can use if I write on him. It was this that saved me, and when I got back to the hermitage last evening to say the Easter offices everything else drained off and Eckhart remained as real. The rest was like something I had imagined.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 38
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