“No, Be sure of this: absolute stillness for as long as possible is best of all for you.”
(German sermon 4, trans M. O’C. Walshe)

Introducing Eckhart

Eckhart von Hochheim

Meister Eckhart (c. 1260 – 1327/8) is one of the great Christian mystics. He was born near Erfurt in Thuringia and in his distinguished career became a Parisian Professor of Theology and took a leading pastoral and organisational role in the Dominican Order.

In the language of the Christian tradition Eckhart expounds the eternal mysteries in a style that is fresh and original in the best sense. Through the vividness of his use of imagery (alluding to the mysteries of the spark of the soul, the Abyss, the desert, the birth of the Word in the heart, etc.) Eckhart paradoxically directs us to that which lies beyond image.

The depth and universality of Eckhart’s teaching has drawn seekers of truth Christian and non-Christian alike. His radical and penetrating insight makes him a natural point of reference for a genuinely ecumenical understanding.

Introducing Eckhart
Eckhart: The man
His Teachings
Some of Eckharts sayings
Section Highlights
His Teachings
Almost seven hundred years ago a man began spreading word and seed that have meaning and relevance today
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