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" We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. "
Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle - Página 28
por Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
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Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets on Poetry

James McCorkle - 1990 - 596 páginas
...exist, and afterwards see them as appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. ... We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. What fascinates me in those lines is the assumption, in slow and equal iambs, of equal status among...
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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - 1993 - 170 páginas
...(FC, 223). From Emerson's "SelfReliance" he quotes a description of the self extending beyond one: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams" (FC, 227). "Today," Duncan says, "in 1979, reading that essay, I find again how Emersonian...
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Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

James Campbell - 1995 - 310 páginas
...Dewey was offered the position at the University of Chicago in 1894, in part at least, 3 Cf. Emerson: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity" ("Self-Reliance," Complete Works, vol. 2, 64). 4Cf. James Hayden Tufts: "Man without friendship, love,...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 páginas
...it is virtue; when it flows through his affections it is love." (Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication of truth is the highest event in nature,...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 páginas
...is virtue ; when it flows through his affections it is love." (Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of...When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothin-r of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication...
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Critical Responses to Josiah Royce, 1885-1916

Randall E. Auxier - 2000 - 953 páginas
...soul, to hear Emerson glorifying the Oversoul: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence," he says, "which makes us receivers of its truth and organs...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." (Self -Reliance, p. 56, quoted, too, by James in his Human Immortality.) There were no doubt two Emersons,...
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Raindrops in the Dust; Dreams, Memories and Reflections

Edward V. Tuttle - 2000 - 212 páginas
...Mind common to all men, and each is an outlet to it, and to all of it" and, "We lie in the lap of an Immense Intelligence which makes us receivers of Its Truth, and organs of Its Activity." Contemplating Emerson's words we might see that we are like individual computer terminals in a vast...
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John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community, and Self-development

Daniel Savage, Daniel M. Savage - 2002 - 219 páginas
...through different individuals who tap into its universal natural force through their intuitive faculties. "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow passage of its beams. "52 In this particular aspect of their thought, romanticists are reminiscent...
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Leaving Japan: Observations on the Dysfunctional U.S.-Japan Relationship

Mike Millard - 2001 - 198 páginas
...wouldn't they? The desire for justice seems to live within us all. Emerson wrote in "Self-Reliance" that we "lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow the passage of its beams." Yoshi has said as much. These are not Western values, but belong to everyone....
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Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and ...

Steven Meyer - 2003 - 480 páginas
...extracorporeal, terms. "Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom," he writes: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity" (EL, p. 269). Like the paradigmatically mystical experience recounted half a dozen years earlier in...
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