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A Different Perspective on Booing

“It is only a comparison–so long as we are buried in the wretchedness of our earthly nature these streams of ours will never disengage themselves from the slough of cowardice, pusillanimity, and fear. We shall always be glancing around and

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The Gulf: Self-knowledge Part IV

As I see it, we shall never succeed in knowing ourselves unless we seek to know God: let us think of His greatest and then come back to our own baseness; by looking at His purity we shall see our

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Self-knowledge and Knowing God

As I see it, we shall never succeed in knowing ourselves unless we seek to know God: let us think of His greatness and then come back to our own baseness; by looking at His purity we shall see our

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Self-knowledge Part II: Humility

“I have said a great deal elsewhere, daughters, about the harm which comes to us through our not properly understanding this matter of humility and self-knowledge . . . it is a matter of the greatest importance to us.” (Teresa

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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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