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Abdur Rahman's Corner

Peace, one and all…


In his sixth counsel on discernment, Meister Eckhart discusses detachment of the soul.

Counsel 6: Of detachment and of the possession of God

I was asked: ‘Since some people keep themselves much apart from others, and most all like to be alone, and since it is this and in being in church that they find peace, would that be the best thing to do?’  Then I said: ‘No! and see why not!’  If all is well with a man, then truly, wherever he may be, whomever he may be with, it is well with him.  But if things are not right with him, then everywhere and with everybody it is all wrong with him.  If it is well with him, truly he has God, he has him everywhere, in the street and in company with everyone, just as much as in church or in solitary places…

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