We’ve jumped down this mostly abandoned 700 years old rabbit hole, and it’s pretty interesting. But is anything here still useful today?
Of course not. Which is where we depart from our new age competitors who pretend Eckhart is good for something. I should only be so useless. Raccoons don’t know much, but we do know this: that the highest things are for their own sake.
the protean term everywhere at the center of Ekchart’s mysticism, which, paradoxically, vanishes from our grasp when we try to contain it in a definable scheme, or circumference, of speculation (italics mine).
a role in the practice of deconstructing the self and freeing it from all that pertains to the created world. Identity in the ground is a “wandering and playful” identity in the sense that we are unsure whether the language used is meant to refer to God, or the soul, or to both…
The language of the ground is meant to confuse in order to enlighten.
since God-Christ eternally dwells within the Father’s ground and I in him, one ground and the same Christ is the substrate of my humanity. It is as much mine as his in the one substrate of Eternal Being….