It is a greater thing and a better prayer to live in Him Who is Infinite, and to rejoice that He is Infinite, than to strive always to press His infinity into the narrow space of our own hearts. As long as I am content to know that He is infinitely greater than I, and that I cannot know Him unless He shows Himself to me, I will have Peace, and He will be near me and in me, and I will rest in Him. But as soon as I desire to know and enjoy Him for myself, I reach out to do violence to Him Who evades me, and in so doing I do violence to myself and fall back upon myself in sorrow and anxiety, knowing that He has gone His way. Merton, Thomas. Thoughts In Solitude. P. 97. Submitted to L-Center Discussion Group by Gary Horn <>

Just How Brilliant is God? - an essay by Anand Singh.

When you are praying, do not shape within yourself any image of the Deity, and do not let your intellect be stamped with the impress of any form; but approach the Immaterial in an immaterial manner, and then you will understand. St. Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 C.E.), quoted in: The Philokalia, Vol. I., P.63.

Want the best. The highest happiness, the greatest freedom. Desirelessness is the highest bliss. (…) Only God’s energy is infinite – because he wants nothing for Himself. Be like Him and all your desires will be fulfilled. The higher your aims and vaster desires, the more energy you will have for their fulfillment. Desire the good of all and the universe will work for you. But if you want your own pleasure, you must earn it the hard way. Before desiring, deserve. Sri Maharaj Nisargadatta. (2005). I am That. P.49-50.

See the related subjects: Attributes, Beauty, Eternity, Grace, Holiness, Omnipotence, Omnipresence.

Last updated: 2013/05/20