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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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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

2003 - 342 páginas
...fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism....ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. . . . If, therefore, a man claims to know and speak of God, and carries you backward to the phraseology of some...
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Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide

Astrid Fitzgerald - 2002 - 383 páginas
...outside the system of natural connections, and finally that my duration be endless. — Imraanuel Kant We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I am my own first cause, both of my eternal being and of my temporal being....
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The Mist-Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers

Frank MacEowen - 2010 - 304 páginas
...relationship to the world as sacred. The same can be true for us now. CHAPTER 6 THE SHAPE OF THE SACRED WORLD We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. — RALPH WALDO EMERSON The foundation of druidic thought is the universal harmony of beings and things...
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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 páginas
...self-trust. Who is the Trustee?" A few lines later, he puts his central faith into deeply eloquent phrasing: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." His very faith that the "magnetic" action ofthat intelligence will stabilize all dangerous excess is...
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 páginas
...and by no means formal language? — It is true that when I hear Emerson saying (in "Self-Reliance"), "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity," I know that while others will take this "intelligence" to be an allusion to God or to the Over-Soul...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...isolated individuals, but that we "share the life by which all things exist." In solitude we discover that we "lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." In "The Over-Soul," Emerson describes this perception as an influx of the Divine mind into our mind:...
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - 2004 - 144 páginas
...search for self is but a way of exposing oneself to receiving a glimpse of pre-existing univcrsals: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams" (Emerson 1841). Emerson's insistence on the sheer fragility of the self and the fragility of its quest...
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Voices of the Marketplace: American Thought and Culture, 1830-1860

Anne C. Rose - 2004 - 251 páginas
...Emerson asked to provoke self-questioning, until speaker and readers came together in common experience: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity."95 For 117 Emerson, the sounds of language seemed to provide the vibrant human foreground...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - 2005 - 496 páginas
...Over-Soul, which is tied to no individual, no culture, no tradition, but arises fresh in every person. S "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." S "Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away — means, teachers,...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - 2005 - 496 páginas
...Over-Soul, which is tied to no individual, no culture, no tradition, but arises fresh in every person. S "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." S "Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away—means, teachers,...
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