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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 Moral Picturesque: Studies in Hawthorne's Fiction

Darrel Abel - Literary Collections - 1988 - 324 pages
...Emerson's injunction "Trust thyself; for he did not believe, as Emerson wrote in "Self-Reliance," that "When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." Zenobia speaks for him in her final impassioned accusation of Hollingsworth: "Self, self, self! You...
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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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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 170 pages
...Emerson's "SelfReliance" he quotes a description of the self extending beyond one: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams" (FC, 227). "Today," Duncan says, "in 1979, reading that essay, I find again how Emersonian...
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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
...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...When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothin-r of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication...
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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

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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Raindrops in the Dust; Dreams, Memories and Reflections

Edward V. Tuttle - Self-Help - 2000 - 212 pages
...Mind common to all men, and each is an outlet to it, and to all of it" and, "We lie in the lap of an Immense Intelligence which makes us receivers of Its Truth, and organs of Its Activity." Contemplating Emerson's words we might see that we are like individual computer terminals in a vast...
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