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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: First Series - Page 57
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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Leaving Japan: Observations on the Dysfunctional U.S.-Japan Relationship

Mike Millard - 2001 - 198 pages
..."Self-Reliance" that 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...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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John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community, and Self-development

Daniel Savage, Daniel M. Savage - 2002 - 219 pages
...intuitive faculties. "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...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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Coleridge and Emerson: A Complex Affinity

Sanja Sostaric - 2003 - 364 pages
...as its medium: We lie in the lap of immence intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. ("Self-Reliance," SE: 187) Emerson frequently portrayed holy submission in waterimages, as in the passage...
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - 2004 - 144 pages
...pre-existing univcrsals: "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...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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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...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, we...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 pages
...lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. ... If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into...at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm.9 Emerson plausibly understood that human freedom required a suprarational affirmation. But...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - 2005 - 496 pages
...grounded? ... 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...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. The relations of the Soul to the divine spirit are so pure that it is profane to seek to interpose...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - 2005 - 496 pages
...grounded? ... 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...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. The relations of the Soul to the divine spirit are so pure that it is profane to seek to interpose...
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Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

Lawrence F. Rhu - 2006 - 248 pages
...Emerson writes, "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...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 pages
...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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