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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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Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine

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

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...it that they mark the "last fact behind which analysis cannot go"? And is he right to also insist: "If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into...the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault" (CW2, 37)? I do not understand Emerson to be claiming that under no conditions can one analyze involuntary...
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Emerson

1927 - 409 pages
...exist and afterwards see them as appearances in nature and forget that we have shared their cause." But "if we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm" (11,64,65). Because of Emerson's so constant insistence upon this merely mystical point of view, especially...
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