The following words come from Martin Buber (1878-1965), a Jewish philosopher, educator, writer, and translator from Austria. Continue reading “Martin Buber’s “First Vision” Account”
The following account comes from Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) from Japan, founder of the martial art Aikido:
Crystal clear, sharp and bright,
my mind has no opening for evil to roost.
The morning sun shines in,
My mind, too, is clear and bright; Continue reading “Ueshiba’s “First Vision” Account”
St. Augustine, or Augustine of Hippo, was an early Christian theologian and philosopher, a Church Father, who was very influential in the development of Western Christian theology. This is from one of his most famous works, Confessions:
And being admonished by these books to return into myself, I entered into my inward soul, guided by thee… And I entered, and with the eye of my soul—such as it was—saw above the same eye of my soul and above my mind the Immutable Light. Continue reading “St. Augustine’s “First Vision” Account”
Ann Purcell relates the following short account from B. B. in England:
“Sometimes during meditation golden light pours into my head, as if squeezed through a cloth, filling my head with light. At times, I feel like a newborn baby entering a new dimension of reality made of infinite tenderness, purity, love, and divine wholeness, a heavenly domain.”
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Ann Purcell relates the following short account from U. in Mongolia:
“Sometimes in meditation I experience deep silence, being in an unbounded empty space. Sometimes I see light in that empty space like the sun.”
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Ann Purcell relates the following account from J.C. in England:
“One day during my [meditation] my head became full of light and the room was full of sunlight (and yet it was totally cloudy outside). It was beautiful. I felt healed, safe and full of nature’s forgiveness. After meditation I lay down for a few minutes and I felt as if I was lying gently in heaven’s cradle.” Continue reading “Heaven’s Cradle “First Vision” Account”
John 14 (KJV)
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.