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Best Meister Eckhart Quotes and Sayings

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: November 22, 2021


Best Meister Eckhart Quotes and Sayings

In this article, we present to you some of the famous Meister Eckhart Quotes with their meaning.

Meister Eckhart's full name was Eckhart von Hochheim. He was commonly known as Meister Eckhart or Eckehart. He was born in 1260 near Gotha, Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire (Germany). He was a theologian, philosopher and mystic who belonged to the country of Germany. He is widely known as a philosopher whose quotes have impacted the whole world. He had a deep inside towards life and in God's work. His main interests were theology.

He has influenced several world-known people like Martin Luther, Henry VIII, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, John Tauler, Henry Suso, Nicholas of Cusa, Erasmus, Eckhart Tolle, Gustav Landauer etc. Eckhart was a pious man who believed in n the divinity of a human being and his deep connection with the divine force. Eckhart was schooled in medieval scholasticism and was well-acquainted with Aristotelianism, Augustinianism, and Neoplatonism. He belongs to the era of mediaeval philosophy. He was deeply focused on spiritual philosophy.

His practical spiritual philosophy gained him a popular following, but a local inquisition also caused him to try for heresy. His whole life, he explained the divine force and a connection that connects a person with the almighty. He was a deeply spiritual man who relied upon nature and its working. He has a deep connection with God, which can be seen with the help of his quotes.

Below are some of the famous Meister Eckhart quotes.

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

God is great. He is humble, compassionate and loving. He has bestowed several gifts on us, and we must be thankful to him for all the blessings he has showered on us. We all must be thankful to him and feel bliss under him.

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.

Making mistakes is an essential part of life because it helps us in growing. But if a person does not act, then he is bound to lack behind. Inactivity is more costly than making errors because one will never learn in life and prosper by inactivity.

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

Our actions are directly proportional to the fruits we bear. Whatever we do in our life must be done with full grit and determination so that it turns out to be a good thing in life.

Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

When we are in deep sorrow, we look for some light. The pain of sorrow or regret touches our hearts, and to come out of that, we need someone to help us. At this time, God guides us and helps us to come out of such things so that we can move forward in life.

God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.

Those people who think that God resides in temples, mosques or churches is wrong. God resides in our home or our hearts. We must not find him here and there but rather look in our own hearts because it is the only place where he likes to live.

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A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your ground and learn to know yourself there.

A person has many dimensions in life. He hides several types of skins or has many faces. We must shed all these types of things and return to our true nature which is the real essence of ourselves. Being true to yourself is the true picture of our self.

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.

Love is embedded in all of us. What a man takes out of contemplation, he will take out in the form of love in everything he perceives. Love is present all around us. We just need to experience it to feel its presence.

Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.

Do what feels the most secure to you. If a person is at ease with something, he must pursue it further to rejoice in life.

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.

The one person who knows how to make mistakes can truly improve in life. This quote explains that the hands which can erase can truly write something great because they know how to improve and perform further in the next level.

The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.

God resides everywhere. He is omnipresent, his presence can be felt everywhere. We can feel his blessing everywhere. Only those people who are attached to such things in life can feel the blessings of the almighty everywhere.

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The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

Meister Eckhart was a deeply spiritual man. He felt the presence of God everywhere. Since he was a holy man, so he found the blessings of the almighty wherever he went. He says that God is the source of true knowledge who imparts his knowledge to the world. He is the known one who knows everything and makes people aware of his knowledge.

When you are thwarted, it is your attitude that is out of order.

Whenever we feel displeased in life or are in any kind of problem, we must not change our attitude and perform accordingly. Properly conducting oneself can handle the situations properly and even improve the situation.

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.

God is the source of everything. He is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. He is full of love and goodness. But the one thing which can truly describe him is compassion. He is a Lord full of kindness and restores his love on everyone irrespective of gender, religion, caste, creed or nationality.

The more we have the less we own.

The more we have can result in greediness. We must be satisfied with whatever we have in our lives and must not long for more. Having a love for such things can disturb our minds and peace in our life.

There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.

Meister Eckhart was an optimistic man and a deeply spiritual one. He focuses more on being present in the present moment. Focusing more on the past or the future will only destroy the peace of mind. So we must not worry about it and be present at the moment and take proper cognizance of it.

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Every creature is a word of God.

God is the creator of everything in life. He is the master. He has created the world universe and every creature which is present on the earth.

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.

A person who loves material things can never come close to God and will be involved in such things for his whole life. And a person who does not have a love for the material world and wants to take refuge under God will be full of spirituality and will have the lord's blessing on him.

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.

If a person wants peacefulness in his life and wants to remain pure, then only one thing he must follow is detachment. By being detached, one remains free from everything, and nothing can bound him.

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.

Spirituality is the most important dimension of life. It defines the spiritual process of a man. By being spiritual, one will never have any problems in life, and one can properly deal with everything that comes his way.

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.

Meister Eckhart wants to say that a person who loves justice will not do badly in life. He will try to be good with everyone and impart justice wherever he goes.


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