March 23rd, 2015

Answer for question 4290.

If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
My future self will only be around for about seven to ten more years, twenty at the very most (i'm old). After that he will be dead and i will have all kinds of questions to ask about that. Assuming that he is still alive, i will ask him: "Do i ever find what i am looking for?"

Mechtild Of Magdeburg --Fragments from The Flowing Light Of The Godhead

It (prayer? meditation? contemplation? something else)
"...draws down the Great God into the little heart
it druves the hungry soul up into the fullness of God.
It brings together two lovers: God and the soul,
in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mechtild of Magdeburg

The day of my spiritual awakening
was the day i saw--
and knew i say--
all things in God and God in all things.

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How should one live?
Live welcoming to all.


When are we like God?  I will tell you.  Insofar as we love compassion and practice it steadfastly, to that extent we resemble the heavenly Creator, who practices these things ceaselessly in us,

Yuan Mei - Gone Again to Gaze on the Cascade

A whole life without speaking,
                    "a thunderous silence"
that was Wei-ma's*  Way.
And here is a place where no monk can preach.
I understand now what T'ao Ch'ien*, enlightened,
said, he couldn't say.
It's so clear, here, this water
                    my teacher.


-- from A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, Edited by J. P. Seaton / Edited by Dennis Maloney
Poetry Chaikhana | Yuan Mei - Gone Again to Gaze on the Cascade

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