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Who Was Meister Eckhart?

Who Was Meister Eckhart?

Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) is one of history’s great mystics. His religious writings were so eloquent that they helped evolve the German language. He was a Catholic monk and scholar who often presented his faith and spiritual understandings in sermons of stunning clarity, though the Catholic Church apparently feared Eckhart’s brilliance and was on the verge of bringing him before a kind of inquisition when he died. Excerpt from his writings: Having lunch in field one day, I troubled an ant with a question, I asked of him humbly,“have you ever been to Paris?”And he replied, “no, but I wouldn’t mind going.” And then he asked me if I had ever been to a famous ant city. And I regretted that I hadn’t , and was quick to add, “I wouldn’t mind, too!

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