know me

If you know me, you know my Father too.

Have I been with you all this time and you still do not know me?

Sensible: perceptible by the senses.
The man, Jesus of Nazareth, was perceptible by the senses
to  those who walked and talked and lived with him.
Yet, they didn’t know him.

To have seen me is to have seen the Father.

Clearly, he does not identify with what they were seeing and knowing by the senses.
Yet, he expects to be seen and known.

In a short time the world will no longer see me;
but you will see me,
because I live and you will live.
On that day
you will understand that I am in my Father
and you in me and I in you.
(Jn 14:19-20)

You will see
because you will live
in me – in my Father

Participatory knowledge:
knowing through being
being in my Father

We shall come to him
and make our home with him. (Jn14:23)

Make your home in me,
as I make mine in you. (Jn 15:4)

May they all be one.
Father, may they be one in us,
as you are in me and I am in you. (Jn 17:21)

With me in them and you in me,
may they be so completely one (Jn 17:23)

I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am (Jn 17:24)

And know that I am with you always (Mt 28:20).

Know: be present
to That Which Is,
beyond the reach of the mind and senses.

We are discussing the union and transformation of the soul in God.1

In practise
we exchange the mutable and comprehensible
for the Immutable and Incomprehensible.1

The method:
– Strip bare:-  empty and deprive the faculties of their natural occupations                                                        to make  room for the inflow and illumination of the supernatural.
– Remain naked:- in a loving awareness and interior peace, silence and                                                                     stillness.
– Abide:-  in the general, limpid and simple light of the spirit.
.                     the serene, limpid light
.                     this pure and simple light.1

And know that I am with you always (Mt 28:20).

Know through being – so completely one.

Live in pure poverty and nakedness of spirit:
the pure and naked essence of the soul in the pure and naked essence of God

Self abandonment.
Abandonment of all familiar reference points in the mind and senses.
Dissolution in the clear light,
                          the naked essence of the soul,
                           pure nakedness of spirit. 1

Knowing is being,
through self abandonment,
so completely one

I am the way

the essence of practise
the supreme self giving

  1. St John of the Cross. The Ascent of Mount Carmel

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