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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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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 páginas
...thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, of that inspiration of man which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism....in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth,...
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 páginas
...sort of humanism was it and what creative responsibility did it give to man, when Emerson could say, We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity.2 In another mood, equally reassuring, he says something exactly different. Nature is thoroughly...
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Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

Lawrence F. Rhu - 2006 - 248 páginas
...should not raise a finger." And why is this so surprising? Elsewhere in the same essay, Emerson writes, "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." Our surprise at such sentences comes from having accepted an idea of Emerson as himself a later prophet...
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Creating the Culture of Reform in Antebellum America

T. Gregory Garvey - 2006 - 280 páginas
...of spirit, submissively allowing the spirit to pass through a transparent medium. As Emerson posits: "When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves," but allow a passage to the "beams" of spirit (CW 2:37). Yet even this mode of submission marks a form of communicative action...
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The Faithful Parent: Discovering the Spirit of Purposeful Parenting

Seamus Carey - 2007 - 169 páginas
...and of thought," Emerson writes. "Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity" (Emerson, 1984, p. 187). The higher self is primarily a receiver of intelligence. It listens for the...
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Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine

William James - 2007 - 84 páginas
...transcendentalism. Emerson, for exam* pie, writes : ** We Me IB the lap of immense intellfc gence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of...discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of our$ehre?s but allow a passage to its be,anas." [Self-Keltsn£tt p. |6.] But it is aot necessary to...
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Tomorrow Magazine

1905
...but consulted the symbols appearing and disappearing in his own mind, saying, by way of explanation : "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which...receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." In scorn of the idle man he said : "He knew not what to do and so he read." Another aspect appears...
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