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Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom

Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go
Narrated by: James Finley
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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The Teachings of Meister Eckhart: An Invitation to Experience God in Every Moment

The 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart was the most brilliant Christian scholar of his day, but he was also legendary for the way he opened listeners to the direct experience of God during his public talks. Today, his written wisdom remains alive as ever, ready to illuminate us. With Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom, James Finley, one of today's best-known teachers of the Christian contemplative tradition, invites us into Eckhart's insights in the same way this luminary teacher delighted in sharing them - through the spoken word.

"The eye with which I see God is the eye with which God sees me."

If the Divine dwells in all things, including ourselves, then why do we experience His presence only in fleeting moments, if at all? How do we let go of the illusions that imprison us to discover direct and felt liberation - not conceptually or in the afterlife but right here and now? These were the questions that compelled Meister Eckhart to reflection, spiritual practice, and discovery.

In this in-depth learning program, James Finley guides us through teachings and meditations for bringing Meister Eckhart's wisdom into our daily lives - to find for ourselves "the indestructible joy that that transcends even death", and to experience God not as a separate being but as the loving eternal center that sustains and embraces each of us and all of creation.

©2014 James Finley (P)2014 James Finley

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demanding of total attention!

Where does Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This isn't an easy exploration, but its profundity repays careful and repeated listenings. It touches on one's own most significant insights and deepens them.

What does James Finley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

James Finlay is an understanding guide whose 'presence' through his voice is reassuring and has a lyrical quality that adds to the experience. One also feels in company rather than grappling with these challenging texts alone.

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In the way that a great actor who really understands a difficult or archaic play can help you to do the same, I think James Finlay's own insights help to express those of Meister Eckhart.

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  • Lynn Smith
  • 20-09-17

Love all of James Finley's works!

There is so much to receive from this book! 💗 And James Finley is the perfect soul to take you deeper!

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  • Kel R Walz
  • 02-05-18

Outstanding teaching!

Here Dr. James Finley brings the timeless contemplative traditional message to our generation, he brings the eternal to the day-by-day realities of our lives. This is the best teaching available to those called to the path of the contemplate tradition...the best, you will not be disappointed!

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  • margaretha
  • 17-11-17

insightfullness

amazing insights and guidance towards a new way of seeing and living life to the fullest.

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  • kaity
  • 18-06-18

Just Amazing

This is nothing short of magical. The reader's voice is so soothing. The content lifts you up to a calm, meditative place. I am so very happy with this purchase. It's like your own personal retreat.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 16-07-19

A profound entry

This was my intro into the teachings of Meister Eckhart. My spiritual journey has been in-route for quite sometime and upon listening to the audio I can see that grace landed me here. I very much enjoyed Mr Finley’s presentation and contemplations; truly from the heart.

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  • lucas
  • 20-06-19

Loved it.

The wisdom and reading of this book so resonates with me at the deepest level. Will listen to it many times through my life. Deep wisdom.

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  • Anne B. Walsh
  • 19-06-19

Breathtakingly beautiful!

This is, to me, one of loveliest and deeply stirring presentations of any I have experienced on any mystic and the contemplative path of love. It shimmers with a light beyond expression.

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  • Manu Puri
  • 09-05-19

A full experience!

Jim does a masterful job in bringing and sharing the very soul of Meister Eckhart in this amazing SoundsTrue audiobook, highly recommended!!

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  • Christopher Leary
  • 11-02-19

Wanted to like it

I’d like less interpretation of the original texts and more direct translation. While not an easy task, his effort to convey the underlying meaning was not effective for me. He seems to repeat the same phrases over and over as if to answer my “how come?” with “because I said so”. Now I’m thinking back to a quote in the first chapter about how you know if you’re speaking the truth, and it won’t be so much that you’re speaking it, as it is being spoken through you (paraphrasing). It did not seem to be the latter.

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  • Tlahuicole Calva Djaddah
  • 28-01-19

Enlightening, challenging, inspiring

Enlightening. The wisdom pours out of this book. James Finley does an extraordinary job explaining and giving images and examples on how to grasp the most difficult concepts.