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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. "
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine - Page 107
by William James - 1906 - 126 pages
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - American diaries - 2004 - 144 pages
...but a way of exposing oneself to receiving a glimpse of pre-existing univcrsals: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...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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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Literary Collections - 2004 - 392 pages
...which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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Voices of the Marketplace: American Thought and Culture, 1830-1860

Anne C. Rose - History - 2004 - 251 pages
...self-questioning, until speaker and readers came together in common experience: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity."95 For 117 Emerson, the sounds of language seemed to provide the vibrant human foreground...
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Religious Revolutionaries: The Rebels who Reshaped American Religion

Robert C. Fuller - Religion - 2004 - 226 pages
...a limitless supply of wisdom, spontaneity, and guidance. Emerson explained that "we lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity."10 REL1G1OUS REVOLUT1ONAR1ES The byproduct of such spiritual awareness is the capacity for...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Philosophy - 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...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - Religion - 2005
...tied to no individual, no culture, no tradition, but arises fresh in every person. "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." "Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away means, teachers,...
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Introducing Ken Wilber: Concepts for an Evolving World

Lew Howard - Religion - 2005
...tied to no individual, no culture, no tradition, but arises fresh in every person. "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." "Whenever a mind is simple and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away means, teachers,...
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Democratic Humanism and American Literature

Harold Kaplan - 1972 - 298 pages
...was it and what creative responsibility did it give to man, when Emerson could say, We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity.2 In another mood, equally reassuring, he says something exactly different. Nature is thoroughly...
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Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

Lawrence F. Rhu - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 248 pages
...finger." And why is this so surprising? Elsewhere in the same essay, Emerson writes, "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...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 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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