German Teutonic Philosopher, Christian Mystic, Father of German Philosophy
Where the way is hardest, there go thou; and what the world casteth away, that take thou up. What the world doth, that do thou not; but in all things walk thou contrary to the world. So thou comest the nearest way to that which thou art seeking.
The superficial reasoner believes that there exists no faculty of seeing except by the exterior eye, and that if that sight has departed there will be an end of seeing. It is very unfortunate if the soul can only see through the external mirror of the eye. What will such a soul see if that mirror is broken?
A man’s heaven exists for him not outside of himself. If heaven is in him, then will he be in heaven, wherever he may be. Heaven is throughout the whole world and outside of it; it is nothing but a manifestation of the Eternal One.
When thou standest still from thinking and willing of self, the eternal hearing, seeing, and speaking will be revealed to thee, and so God heareth and seeth through thee. Thine own hearing, willing, and seeing hindereth thee, that thou dost not see nor hear God.
For according to the outward man, we are in this world, and according to the inward man, we are in the inward world.... Since then we are generated out of both worlds, we speak in two languages, and we must be understood also by two languages
In 'Yes' and 'No' all things consist
You are at enmity with yourself.
Spiritual knowledge cannot be communicated from one intellect to another, but must be sought for in the spirit of God.