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Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition
Valentin Tomberg
The power of these meditations is that they reflect the author's personal spiritual journey into the depths of God's kingdom within...within the soul, within personal relations, within nature, within the cosmos.

1 "The state of the risen Jesus Christ is the goal and the hope of the path of destiny of mankind. It is the most perfect ideal of which one could ever think or dream."

2 Love is the foundation, the meaning, and the purpose of the world."

3 "Just as the self of the human being is the centerpoint of the plurality of manifestations of his life of soul, so is the ONE God, transcending the self, the centerpoint of the world."

4 "Faith is not simply a matter of holding something to be true but of experiencing the breath of eternal God, bestowing being."

5 "Love is and remains for all time the sanctuary of freedom."

6 "Intuition is the faculty of knowledge which results from instinct that is illumined by reason."

7 "The decade (10 Sephiroth) of existence out of nothing has its end linked to its beginning and its beginning linked to its end, just as the flame is wedded to the live coal; because the Lord is one and there is not a second one." The Sepher Yetzirah, the Book of Creation, L. H. Frank 1877, p. 16

8 "God is eternal Being. And the true self of man is eternally coming into being as the breath of life from eternal Being. The Self of man rests in the breath of the Godhead."

9 "Not only Genesis, but also the Bhagavad Gita, speaks of the law of repeated impulses of the divine spirit intervening in order to maintain the level of intensity of the original life-impuse of the world."

10 "From the very beginning, man was created as a bearer of love. He is not simply homo sapiens, but over and above this he is potentially homo amans."

11 "Moral logic, the logic of divine wisdom,…comes about in the human being from the union – or even fusion – of the thinking of head and heart."

12 "God…is the center of all selves."

13 "The solemn majesty of the starry heaven proclaims the presence – the all-pervading presence – of the holy Being underlying the universe."

14 "God wills it that man may fulfill his earthly experience and task, even when they have been interrupted by death."

15 "Justice represents the crown of Man's moral development – what might be called 'wisdom become flesh'."

16 "Just as the human being needs the air to breathe for his physical life, so he also has need of breathing in God – through prayer and meditation – for his soul life."

17 "The spiritual life of mankind is maintained through the breath of the Spirit…and the great religions of mankind are quite conscious of this fact."

18 "There are many levels of freedom. But the highest is that of love."

19 "Through the world of temporal existence there streams the breath of the presence of eternal being."

20 "God is not a phenomenon that exists alongside other phenomena. He is the very source of 'selfness', more intimate and more inward than the most intimate and most inward that we know."

21 "Love is the self's life element, its substance, and its power of growth."

22 ""It is impossible for a peaceful and concentrated reader (i.e., for a meditative reader) of the Gospels not to begin to love the person of Jesus Christ, and also not to sense him as a working and actual reality."

23 "Impulses of will are immersed in the streams of world-will-energy and are 'plugged in' to them."

24 "The moral law inscribed in the human soul – Kant's categorical imperative – signifies the reality of the presence in the human being of what the Bible calls the 'image and likeness of God', that is, the principal archetype of Man."

25 "The breathing of the breath of life is the kernel of the human being, eternally coming into being from God."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite