Monday, November 2, 2015

All Saints Day

Bernadette Roberts
“In heaven we do not speak of souls, we only speak of saints, thus there may be no souls in heaven; I don't know. But if to be a saint in the next life means losing your soul in this life, then it follows that we should all lose our souls. But isn't this what Christ would have us do – to lose our very life (our souls) that we might have eternal life?

“In new translation this saying turns into: "He who seeks only himself brings himself to ruin, whereas he who brings himself to naught for me discovers who he is." (Mt. 10:39). To this I would add that in coming to naught he will not only discover who he is, but ''what" he is, for in God these cannot be separated. That he is, what he is, who he is, where he is, in God these are One, and outside this One, nothing is.”
The Experience of No-Self, page 204

(From Patricia: This quotation was posted for yesterday, All Saints' Day - but it did not show up as usual on Sunday - not sure why. So I'm re-posting it today because it is so worth reading. I fear you may get two copies of it.)

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