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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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On Emerson

Edwin Harrison Cady, Louis J. Budd - Literary Collections - 1988 - 282 pages
...whole tendency of thought known as Transcendentalism. Emerson, for example, writes: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...truth and organs of its activity. When we discern *3 William James, Principles of Psychology (New York, 1923), I, 582. " Ibid., II, 307. justice, when...
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Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets on Poetry

James McCorkle - Poetry - 1990 - 596 pages
...see them as appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. ... We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. What fascinates me in those lines is the assumption, in slow and equal iambs, of equal status among...
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Writings, 1878-1899

William James - Literary Collections - 1992 - 1212 pages
...whole tendency of thought known as transcendentalism. Emerson, for example, writes: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." [SelfReliance, p. 56.] But it is not necessary to identify the consciousness postulated It puts itself...
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Self-reliance, and Other Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Literary Collections - 1993 - 117 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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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 170 pages
Stephen Fredman asserts in his latest work that American poetry is groundless--that each generation of American poets faces the problem of identity anew and discovers for ...
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Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

James Campbell - Philosophy - 1995 - 310 pages
...position at the University of Chicago in 1894, in part at least, 3 Cf. Emerson: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity" ("Self-Reliance," Complete Works, vol. 2, 64). 4Cf. James Hayden Tufts: "Man without friendship, love,...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...it is virtue; when it flows through his affections it is love." (Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication of truth is the highest event in nature,...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...it is virtue; when it flows through his affections it is love." (Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication of truth is the highest event in nature,...
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The Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - Philosophy - 1999 - 325 pages
...inspiration 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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Critical Responses to Josiah Royce, 1885-1916, Volume 1

Randall E. Auxier - Philosophy - 2000 - 953 pages
...soul, to hear Emerson glorifying the Oversoul: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence," he says, "which makes us receivers of its truth and organs...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." (Self -Reliance, p. 56, quoted, too, by James in his Human Immortality.) There were no doubt two Emersons,...
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