28 Inspirational Quotes From Meister Eckhart

Zen Lessons From A Christian Mystic

Pathless Pilgrim
5 min readDec 30, 2021


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If Truth is eternal and God is omnipresent, then the Divine cannot be restricted or confined to one single religion or spiritual path.

For much of my adult life I have considered myself Buddhist with an affinity for Zen Buddhism in particular. Yet, I am aware that what might be called the mystic experience, apprehension of the Divine, or enlightenment has been echoed from countless minds across widely different religions throughout the world.

Within Buddhism, Hinduism, Advaita Vedanta, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and more, extraordinary voices have echoed the same realisations throughout the millennia. Different words have been used to communicate the same Truth.

One of the most sublime messengers of that Truth was the Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart, a fourteenth century German Catholic whose words and teachings have touched countless hearts around the world.

Here, I wanted to simply share some quotes from Meister Eckhart, offered in love, peace and reverence, in the hope that some spirit of his words might echo down through the centuries, maybe to touch our own hearts and reawaken some sense of the immanence of God.

Ultimately, there is no path to the Divine. for God is within us, and we in God, without separation, always.

“Know that when you seek anything of your own, you will never find God, because you do not seek God purely. You are seeking something along with God, and you are acting just as if you were to make a candle out of God in order to look for something with it. Once one finds the things one is looking for, one throws the candle away. This is what you are doing.”

“There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.”

“All God wants of…



Pathless Pilgrim

Many things to many people... A complete enigma to myself.