Meister Eckhart

POETRY: Mustard Seed by Meister Eckhart

June 14, 2017

I. In the Beginning High above understanding Is ever the Word. O rich treasure, There the Beginning always bore the Beginning. O Father’s Breast, From thy delight The Word ever flows! Yet the bosom Retains the Word, truly. II. From the two as one source, The fire of love. The bond of both, Known to both, Flows the All-Sweet Spirit Co-equal, Undivided The Three are One. Do you understand why? No. It best understands itself. III. The bond of three Causes deep fear. Of this circle There is no understanding. Here is a depth without ground. Check and mate To time, forms, place! The wondrous circle Is the Principle, Its point never moves. IV. The mountain of this point Ascend without activity. O intellect! The road leads you Into a [...]

POETRY: Meister Eckhart—Five Poems

December 5, 2012

When I Was The Forest When I was the stream, when I was the forest, when I was still the field when I was every hoof, foot, fin and wing, when I was the sky itself, no one ever asked me did I have a purpose, no one ever wondered was there anything I might need, for there was nothing I could not love. It was when I left all we once were that the agony began, the fear and questions came, and I wept, I wept. And tears I had never known before. So I returned to the river, I returned to the mountains. I asked for their hand in marriage again, I begged—I begged to wed every object and creature, and when they accepted, God was ever present in my arms. And He did not say, “Where have you been?” For then I knew my soul—every soul— has [...]

ADVENT SERMON: Where God Enters by Meister Eckhart

December 1, 2012

For while all things were in quiet silence and the night was in the midst of her course. (Wisdom of Solomon 18:14-15) Here in time we make holiday because the eternal birth which God the father bore and bears unceasingly in eternity is now born in time, in human nature.  Saint Augustine says this birth is always happening.  But if it does not happen in me, what does it profit me?  What matters is that it shall happen in me. We intend therefore to speak of this birth as taking place in us, as being consummated in the virtuous soul, for it is in the perfect soul that God speaks his word.  What I shall say is true only of the devout man, of him who has walked and is still walking in the way of God, not of the natural undisciplined man [...]