Monthly Archives: June 2013

Self-Knowledge (Part I)

I do not know if I have explained this clearly: self-knowledge is so important that, even if you were raised right up to the heavens, I should like you never to relax your cultivation of it; so long as we

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More Toys

In speaking of the soul we must always think of it as spacious, ample and lofty; and this can be done without the least exaggeration, for the soul’s capacity is much greater than we can realize, and this Sun, Which

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Mystical Prayer

That person to whom I referred just now said that the favor which God had granted her had taught her two things: first, she learned to have the greatest fear of offending Him, for which reason she continually begged Him

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Omissions

“I once heard a spiritual man say that he was not so much astonished at the things done by a soul in mortal sin as the things not done by it.”┬áTeresa of Avila: First Mansions-Chapter Two ‘Take the pound from

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Can Rachel Wear White?

Tree of Life: Part Two I want you to consider what will be the state of this castle, so beautiful and resplendent this Orient pearl,┬áthis tree of life, planted in the living waters of life–namely, in God–when the soul falls

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