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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 - 128 pages
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John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community, and Self-development

Daniel M. Savage - Philosophy - 2002 - 219 pages
...individuals who tap into its universal natural force through their intuitive faculties. "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow passage of its beams. "52 In this particular aspect of their thought, romanticists are reminiscent...
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Leaving Japan: Observations on the Dysfunctional U.S.-Japan Relationship

Mike Millard - Business & Economics - 2001 - 198 pages
...desire for justice seems to live within us all. Emerson wrote in "Self-Reliance" that we "lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow the passage of its beams." Yoshi has said as much. These are not Western values, but belong to everyone....
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Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and ...

Steven Meyer - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 480 pages
...terms. "Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom," he writes: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity" (EL, p. 269). Like the paradigmatically mystical experience recounted half a dozen years earlier in...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents That Shaped the American Nation

Steven Mintz - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 160 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, therefore, a man claims to know and speak of God, and carries you backward to the phraseology...
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The Mist-Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers

Frank MacEowen - Religion - 2010 - 304 pages
...sacred. The same can be true for us now. CHAPTER 6 THE SHAPE OF THE SACRED WORLD We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. — RALPH WALDO EMERSON The foundation of druidic thought is the universal harmony of beings and things...
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Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide

Astrid Fitzgerald - Religion - 2002 - 383 pages
...natural connections, and finally that my duration be endless. — Imraanuel Kant We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I am my own first cause, both of my eternal being and of my temporal being....
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Nature and Selected Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fiction - 1982 - 415 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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Coleridge and Emerson: A Complex Affinity

Sanja Sostaric - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 364 pages
...desecrating it through contact with the individual mind as its medium: We lie in the lap of immence intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth...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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Emerson As Spiritual Guide

...that we "share the life by which all things exist." In solitude we discover that we "lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." In "The Over-Soul," Emerson describes this perception as an influx of the Divine mind into our mind:...
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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 280 pages
...Trustee?" A few lines later, he puts his central faith into deeply eloquent phrasing: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity." His very faith that the "magnetic" action ofthat intelligence will stabilize all dangerous excess is...
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