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Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom Speech
Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom
Written by: 
James Finley
Narrated by: 
James Finley
Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom Speech

Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom: Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go

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Publisher's Summary

The 13th-century mystic Meister Eckhart was the most brilliant Christian scholar of his day, but he was also legendary for the way that 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 that 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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    joseph s. hill 08-21-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great, but dry!"
    If you could sum up Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom in three words, what would they be?

    Deep, Insightful, Boring


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way the author brings out the teachings of Eckhart!


    Any additional comments?

    The content is amazing, but because is so dry in presentation, it sometimes it's hard to stay engaged

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gabriel 04-13-15
    Gabriel 04-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "one hitter quitters"

    it makes my mind remember what hes talking about during the day in moments of life that shine out for no reason. also made me change from let go to let flow

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 08-14-14
    James 08-14-14 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy audio books and blogging.

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    "Flows beautifully."
    What made the experience of listening to Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom the most enjoyable?

    James Finleys' reflections.


    What other book might you compare Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom to and why?

    Practical Mysticism. Both of these books address the practical dimension of spirituality.


    Have you listened to any of James Finley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom?

    Studying and understanding "detachment"


    Any additional comments?

    James Finley's reading conveys a deep understanding and interest in the subject matter. I appreciate the references to related books and authors such as Schurmann, Walsh, Woods, Davies, McGinn, Forman, and Smith

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick 05-30-16
    Patrick 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A thoughtful and contemplative book on Ekhart"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    What Ekhart is saying is that all we've been given is God. We've been given God to give God to others. This "reciprocity of love" is the "birth of the Word in the soul". It is perceiving that all things have God as their ontological core.

    This is a thoughtful and contemplative book that ascends toward God intellectually, leaving the work of the heart to the reader. That is to say It leads with intellect and asks the heart to follow. It's a treatise on detachment as a way to empty ones self to an infinite God. The author makes fine use of metaphor to describe ineffable spiritual experiences such as detachment, surrender, and abiding with God


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    OneLight 04-15-16
    OneLight 04-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Utterly transformative"

    Perfect for a weekend alone in quiet solitude. I listened to it in such a circumstance, and made a retreat out of it. Then listened again and again. Every single section is a treasure grove of wisdom. Again, utterly transformative!
    Immensely grateful!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 08-10-15
    James 08-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Finley obviously walked it"

    I almost want to call it the thinking person's God -that's my intuition of it. Finley registers as someone with a depth of sincerity.

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    Sinead. 07-10-16
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    "Awesome!"

    If you are exploring spirituality, this is on open reflection worthy of your time. James Finely does not expect a denominational preference.

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    Debbie Kaba 05-30-16
    Debbie Kaba 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific !!"

    Very informative. I'll be listening to this audio again and again. The information is presented by James Finley in an informative manner. I felt like I was sitting at the feet of a master teacher. It was a wonderful introduction to Meister Eckhart's life and teachings.

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    Karen Robinson 09-20-15
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    "Pure inspiration."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of those books that stands out for me, among many wonderful books on the contemplative way. Dr. Finley brings alive the teachings of Eckhart in a way that is disarmingly personal and yet practical. It's almost more like a retreat than a book, to be experienced meditatively. It's not for everyone, but for anyone with an open heart to the mystical path, this is a gem.


    What other book might you compare Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom to and why?

    I'd recommend exploring other books by Dr. Finley.


    What about James Finley’s performance did you like?

    As the author is the narrator and obviously profoundly steeped in this material, the narration is seamless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur 11-17-14
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    "AVOID AT ALL COSTS"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This product was way too overpriced. Much of the content here is not special and you can get it from other products that are way cheaper. I purposely gave it one star rating to keep people from making the same mistake I made which was buying this overpriced woo woo crap.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Finley again?

    No, unless I got his products for free.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This product should be at 10 bucks or less. Not worth your money.

    0 of 23 people found this review helpful

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