This vexed and grieved me very much that he (a minister) wanted to bind the bliss of God to his congregation alone. Buber, Ecstatic Confessions, P.130.
(...) I was like a woman with child who is about to give birth. (...) whatever I read immediately became clear and shining in my heart (...). For some time after that I could no longer read, because the inner work was so great; (...). This grace became greater and greater the longer it lasted. (...) The exalted working that was taking place in my spirit made it impossible for me to sleep. (...) I said, "Because I now know and understand how a person can come to God and that it does not depend on the sect, but only on seeking God with one's whole heart. (...)." I went home and constantly enjoyed a sweet communion with God. (...) I considered the great things and contrasted my smallness with them. Ibid., P.133-134.
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