'The Reality‘ Which Has No Image
In ecstasy the apprehension
by Genova Maaa my mother
is perhaps more definitely
‚beatific‘ than in the orison of union.
of his feeling-states
brings back with him
an exultant certainty.
This certainty is a conviction
that he has known for once
‚The Reality‘ which has no image,
and solved the paradox of life,
than the meek self-loss
in that Cloud of Unknowing
where the contemplative
in union is content
to meet his Beloved.
„(Cloud of Unknowing documents techniques used by the medieval monastic community to build and maintain that contemplative knowledge of God. Scholars date the anonymous authorship of Cloud of Unknowing to 1375, during the height of European monasticism. Written as a primer for the young monastic, the work is instructional, but does not have an austere didactic tone. Rather, the work embraces the reader with a maternal call to grow closer to God through meditation and prayer'.Andrew Hanson)
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