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It would remain as unlike the phenomena we know under the names of matter and motion as it is now. , p. ) " Looking at the matter from the most rigidly the assumption that, amidst the of worlds scattered myriads through endless space, there can be no intelligence as much greater than man's as his is greater than a blackbeetle's no being endowed with (e) scientific point of view, ; powers of influencing the course of nature as much greater than his as his is greater than a snail's, seems to me not merely baseless, but impertinent.
Then at last I saw Thy invisible things understood by means of the things that are made, but I my gaze my weakness was dashed could not sustain back, and I bearing with cherishing, as I ; was relegated to my ordinary experience, nothing but a loving remembrance, were, the fragrance of those viands which me it was not yet able to feed upon/' St. " (Chap. ) Augustine. (S. 2, p. ) And so we came to our own minds, and passed into the region of unfailing plenty, where them beyond Thou feedest Israel for ever with the food of truth, where and Life is Wisdom by which all these things come to be the Life itself never comes to be, but is, as it was and shall (e) ; be evermore, because in present only, for eternal.
C. 2, p. ) consciousness of the true mystic in but in two apparently opposite not one, developed but really complementary directions on the one hand he (k) full spiritual is : intensely aware of, and knows himself to be at one with the active world of Becoming, that deep and primal life of the All, from which his own life takes its rise. Hence, though he has broken for ever with the bondage of the senses, he perceives in every manifestation of life a sacraa loveliness, a wonder, a heightened mental meaning is hidden from other men.