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so next time i got today we can finish or subject like an adequate coverage of conversation and a and pepper their experience of the new testament next time go on to merton section number four on the kinds of contemplation of sex
a number for the experience which you could read that before next time
whether our best fee on tuesday we hope for on wednesday or whatever next week or next birthday okay gonna go as planet for wednesday
best name i think is
steps their lives such as great as ideas what is the computer or his other son it's over now but it's not a semi know with the eucharist
okay well we could start a little earlier are going to start at nine thirty say they give people time
when's this by on had a variation of work

okay so we dove into the ocean of a new testament where with this idea of compensation tied in a little hands
we'd find it good
that's significant that it doesn't quite correspond with what noticed it said there's something else happening in the noticed time their dynamism there's hate there's a kind of expansiveness there's a kind of convexity
there's just something bulging out and an adjustment which
doesn't remain within the notion that the rather crystal and notion of contemplation that we have like from the greek tradition from the classical tradition show and this is quite exciting
we made one faces which i like to keep in the back of our minds were studying this another testament and that is that the a core of the word and particularly with the new testament is the unity of divine reality that's communicated in other words it's as if the new testament that word is the shell of this gift which has been
given to humanity which itself is what the holy spirit is divine wisdom is the unity of divine reality itself which becomes one with us and dwells within us and the word of a new testament the words themselves or a kind of commentary i'm just going to exit jesus of this one great gift for jesus came to give which is
himself put himself as as ourselves and for the contemplative experience with be some kind of glimmers i'm kind of of breaking into consciousness or awakening to this unity which we have him jesus oh jesus which is a very one of god
hear o israel lord your god is one
and then it is expressed in love you see it moves from the ontological know being that we have of a oneness which is simply one or it's more one that are wrong one dutch and someone peers are things you can they don't really come into language barrier with but then it expresses itself in work and you shall love the lord your god with you wholeheartedly and online and
old strength and on so you don't find a pre figuration division in the old testament i think especially and wisdom looks like wisdom on com chapter
so we're talking about penetrating into the core of the new testament as the now but
first i'd like to run through the introduction you haven't panned out number six and then look at a period of texts that are listed and i may add a couple more but we don't have time to go through all that and i leave that to you and i'd recommend it as a worthwhile exercise to look at those texts and the light of the idea of
contemplation and some are more appropriate than others
but what you're finding as a kind of wild
proliferation of this notion of contemplation and know all different directions and the direction of knowledge and the direction of the understanding of the mystery in the direction of love in the direction or
chameleon kind of me at all these things as being the various expressions of that one central in reality central railway not being kind of place in contemplation and just a word
which more or less corresponds to experience but the central reality being that at one reality of god as it becomes one with us and as we awaken to it as are ongoing been
okay the general idea hand six a part a there
has expressed in that number one and i've just that's what i've just been shamed for and will say that that the word that was incarnate and jesus is the visible of the invisible which is good and so another father because the invisible of jesus and jesus another word is the visible of the father
and father doesn't mean they're of what we usually think of when we hear the word father and in christianity father and it's been almost unendurable god other this the the hypothetically conceived
reality beyond all of our names all of our images from never sort dionysius but that's already in the new testament with the father of the unnamed about an unspeakable invisible got the mystery as karl rahner them and it's a wonderful revivals a name for god where they needed know
time the mystery
is expressed an experienced through word and through spirit through the word which is the visible through the spirit which is the emotive communication of good so that and this is what martin says that the spirit becomes out some our own spirit and it comes out on like our own show and it's almost unattainable it's
for that reason it's the divine reality as participated known only through participation known only as you are one with it and what a marvellous thing that is to know god only in so far as you are one with gut
the that goes a lot farther than possession we talk about possessing the only script but it goes far deeper possession
to the point of identity identity which are not static on just of same that's just to an acquisition or or a state but a participated life the dynamism
okay number two this experience initially in the initiation that his baptism it's extremely important and it's way behind this in a modern christianity and way out of touch with an initiation the charismatic movement to some extent we covers this experience but tends to recover
it than a narrow and sometimes a theological vacuum sometimes i'm very narrow cultural setting which basically fundamentalism but it is it is a recovery and these partial of the vectors from experience
so it happens first and baptism and consequently baptism as degraded nomination and photos photojournalist the explosion of the divine light the uncreated light experienced in the luminosity of one's on self now there's something else but as if the sun were to arise within you as you come out of the waters
it's very important to read the baptism of jesus and there's an update gospels from that perspective
and it's intended that's where the baptism of jesus is kind of inauguration and kind of overture and some of the gospel and implicitly in john's gospel in the prologue and in the first chapter because that's your own experience the gospel is a great out she was saying look this torture and if you have been baptized this baptism of jesus
and everything that follows it is simply that what would you call it a projection and images in a history and a narrative and in words of that which is within you but that which you will receive and pull the turkish in that language of course what you have received
and then it's present in every aspect of life but especially in some critical aspect of right and the life of the fellowship that is in love and the kind of nia of the community and and they probably call it in a pinch of of persecution that is in the winter
i'd also ensure efficient and his father thomas that related to mercury and the agony at one time
both of which come out of the kind of new show the fundamental experience with the community and in monasticism we be sure to have these two experiences of the unity of expressed in a solitary life from the community like and kind of neha of the brethren member of the communists and check magnetic well as directly been track but he's interested in is this is this kind
and air this communion of love which has been given and then we have the contemplative experience in the depths of a personal
a being which is represented by solitude represented presented by the media the hummingbird so the commandments have the advantage of the rainbow their lives together and doing that between m generating for what we call the unrest and attention to drive us back to the stores to find out what their real
madrid have a beginning is and what the totality is now we don't speak much here at the moment of contemplation and adjustment doesn't vary much because that's not what's important what's important is not so much the the particular circumscribed experience the peak experience what's important is the
change ontological change there's no being and the new life with fresh from it what's important is not the moment when you experience it what's important is that reality which is beneath the skin of your whole life which is pulsing and shining and burning beneath the surface of all of our life and trying to express it up in our own
own behavior and our own relationships that's what's important and so that's what the new testament now so it's not like you have a a gold mine here or there were an oil well here are there the whole earth is full of goal of the whole earth is full of oil
so it's the change it's the no name and baptism represents them
but there are others been moments in your product restaurants and expressed by same cooperation as i remember i was carried to the third haven't heard words which cannot be edited but notice that a lot of the heather experience which we might consider
particular experience and our visions and revelations and things like that and the new testament they seem to be something else but i'm willing to bet that at all of those experiences are accompanied by what we're talking about as unity of experience in other words the mark of the touch of god mark of the epiphany of the the appearance of
presents are coming or advent of god is that you weren't have experience with the center of your being has touched and so every one of those experiences no matter if they're expressed in and very dramatic terms you know that the angel comes there's nothing like that for being carried to dessert heaven are hearing words are seeing something as well all through revelation that
book of revelation well are those are implicitly accompanied by the kind of experience we're talking about the image of experience that is the opening and awakening and activation in kindling of the center of your being the unit itself
the number of five there
the contemplative saying becomes presupposed after a while it's it's as if
it's as if the pool has been filled with me and you're just fish swimming around and this pool you don't talk about the water anymore you talking about something else the water becomes presuppose the light becomes presupposed and you talk about what you see in the like your vision is presupposed you don't talk about our vision much we've got a problem with what you what we talk about what we see me
don't talk about so much about the life we don't comment usually on the quality of the light unless we have it on aesthetic no inclination or a particular experience of like a change of like let us say the constant light in which we see the constant light in which we understand and which we live we know that's not an object of attention good
and consequently the new testament is so loaded with this contemplative experiments that are just disappears that becomes the normal medium of the christian life it becomes the water in which the the new person swept from lives
okay now where to look for in the new testament for this expression to this contemplative experience first of all baptism and we keep returning to the because i think it's very important for us
it's the key to understanding and the first place where where this contemplation as interest you find it everywhere but took the door into that realization is the understanding of what baptism for the christians for the early christian community it was moving from darkness into light simply that and eliza good to describe show
mp the like compound what do you say when the light comes on having to describe that when a blind man in john's gospel says i was blind and now i see what more can he say what can you say about what can you say about life after the lightest and especially when you get to the intellectual life by the spiritual like the divine like the m created like but can you say about them
you can only talk about things you see in that light light itself is beyond are divided language it's beyond have managed to your words okay so it's only silence somehow the silence of enter and reload and then the light itself has its own kind of speech
secondly the kind of the year that word kind of is very very important
and that's you know this whole issue of of what's the church for this issue of the models of the church our idea of the church opened up after vatican two and the center of gravity that the basic model changes from the institution the kind of a perfect society where the perfect institutional structure changed
us from that to the clan in the kind of have which is not only the gift of god but as god's own shelf until my god on life for it out to be the what would you got the medium to be the the common possession of of these people
and the love which is a it's expression and which in some ways it done is identical with it but i like to make a little distinction and because the gift is not only to give to god love that it's it's somehow substantial at some other gift of god's being that's what going and an image and the love witch
we express one to another is an expression that is a kind of what would you call it incarnation of that something like that it's like at some point to talk about remember the reality of his arguments they talk about
the the red is that what is your london
reza sacramento it gets too complicated what i mean as on one level you've got the grace and on the another level you've got the expression which is love
so i want to talk about the kind of andrographis is this basic level as deeper primordial level of the grace which has given out which then expressing yourself that you'll say an axe or manifestations of low
but it's a unit is no being which has given which is not as deeply personal
and you may seem a garden it's not just a kind of the second movement or same level that the deepest mountain yes this said very limited sharing the new contracts know when john has gotta love that really neat so i don't want to keep the word of an upper level but it goes all the way down so you think
so i can't say that kind of is different and love that they both go to the bottom
they're identical i'm just a different a different political nuances of expression
a third place is the knowledge of god analogy of christ or of the mystery that christ mystery that in the language of for now when you find that talked about it presupposes and carries with it the sense of a contemplative knowledge of a unitard mouth
that's not explicit very often and yet the a mystery itself is it is a mystery of unity when paul talks about industry talking about the jews magenta has been brought together which is a kind of would you call it algebra for the whole of creation being but together in jesus on the cross and resurrection of jesus
so the what you're looking at the object the mystery itself as unity but your experience of a in so far as you as you know it in false terms is a partition the participation of that lestrade it's a knowledge of that mystery which is a unit of experience in which as i said is accompanied but some kind of unity of grace i think
you can presume that wherever these things are being talked about
number for participation haryana to relationship in christ in the one body that yes
the you understand that this tree salaries unique keep asking the idea of history sell i pills of all creation i'm thinking more of the christ mystery at this point because we can talk about mystery on different levels and maybe the deepest level it would simply be that
divine mystery god as mystery but that's not what i mean here what i mean here is cause to misteri on calls mystery of crows yeah and then he say the your family at precisely is coming up all things and the cracks and integrates and graph here so we i include petra the an executive
three natura and usually it talks about of times are jews and gentiles nother he lays it out along a historical line that for salvation was can a the jews now it's it's open to the gentiles but actually i remember that advantage
people that
new method years over here
and the jumper over there
and here
and creation out of little over a good and the appropriation and i think this is the pictures and for my teach them the bringing of the and and of the that means that near and afar name's the the first people that god takes to be his arm and everybody jumped as
an automatic impulses big with alcohol so it from the center you can repeat it here have called married to somebody if doing it another way and hate that gotten in that creation everything is rarely get to heaven and earth jews and gentiles all pulled together
ideas and enjoys on the book it's not only the desiccated seven resurrection
it seems to be well that would you vote the paradigm of the history post-industrial of mine and this let's say and them all i might have and consumption

now he uses this language in christ in him constantly okay and every time he uses it he's referring to this unit to mr
and there's also a kind of what would you call up experience you'll aura around this this is not something that could cause talks about this is something and experience out of which it comes to talk about it and which he presupposes is also your experience the experience of being encouraged
five the sacramento that as eucharistic participation rate talks about and he doesn't talk about the hookers draft and i wish they for and john talk about it at all explicitly or implicitly there's a lot of it
i think the last supper it's like a translation of the eucharistic experience and to another level other words of wisdom chef antral cars
but i fall when he talks about this one breads overall lunch on because there's one bread and for will and that kind of it's another angle into the same reality
checks now we get to language there are words which seem to be simply synonyms for the same central united reality and i've listed a few of them there so there's a centripetal movement among words and the new testament so that say truth and grace and glory
and and the power of god and all of these things seem to be pulled together so that they simply represent the shame one thing
different aspects different facets perhaps different experiences of the same reality but often it seems almost to be the same experience with the samaria said a recent trip at all
dynamism going on among the word in the new testament and the number seven is a centrifugal that's that were not so good at this point but i mean as a word tends to to explode so that it opens up and becomes inclusive so that it swallows on the other words so
that it seems to itself express the central mystery and then the exchangeable with a bunch of other words these are probably just two sides of the same process but in the mark that we study that were a paradise is a or handing over and you see it here you see if their changed me in two different things but it's the same word and somehow that's express
xing a theological unity between those two different spheres between us two different events let it slip let us say the betrayal of jesus and jesus handing himself over and the eucharist or paul saying this was handed down to me and i handed over to you and he's talking about the you because and that one word pulled the whole
of all the sides of the ministry together and made you just staring into the center of it
and there are other words like that
then unit of symbolism and there i speak especially of the paradise envelope and because at least in john's gospel he uses the parent my symbolism of the the to creation accounts for the first and second chapters of genesis as a means of pulling the whole new testament to get it pulling the whole mystery together now why is it
it is because when you talk about adam and eve or usually just a pattern and adam corresponding to christ okay the first person and the last person had on the father of all the progenitor of all human beings and jesus the son of man who is the last one who collect
to them all into i'm so so there's the kind of this a key as okay to create your identity secular university and holds it all together in a very simple way now remember also that you are adam and i am at and your sister is that a trip with adam is is not it's not a mentor the agenda word know it's the one humanity that
prime on of primordial a human person who was also the last human person jesus as on the gang in the end
and when you when you get into that symbolism therefore you're pulling everything together and relating it immediately to the individual as well as we are in adams so we are also in christ
so very powerful means you can judge for gosport pulling it all together especially in chapter twenty towards the end of count gospel
but in other but now there's a writer on mark's gospel that we circled and says that the title son of man which jesus uses for himself always as this adam reference to it
so that money should we he's referring to himself as this not of manager frank to himself as this
primordial this primal human being who contains all humanity within himself and therefore as he walks around among you you see him as the central point which is attracting everything i think ourselves and everything else to a job to bring them all together into got uk
so that languages she is accompanied by her soaked in this unit of sense so and you find a lot of the symbolism of
the garden or the place the special place for get hebrews you know chapters three and four am and the sabbath is another
creation turn your another genesis term and the tree the tree of life often it's it's just another tree and gooding across
and the the central place or that and was going into this first place the place of the of the creation as it was from the place which is in got before the eviction before the the separation and division and the river of living waters
if you read john with an attention to that kind of symbolism you'll be amazed at what have what comes out
also the symbolism of the city and of the template of the holy of holies those are all centers successive centers
which are often associated with the paradise shimbun and the promised land and the sabbath rest
never mind i'm sorry to takes you along with this especially if was already read terrible irony and paradox i put them all together even though they're especially powerful as something different but these are places where obscurity is used in order to communicate it's a kind of for me to call the violent use of the epoch
tadic where obscurity is used in order to as it were forced here to to an identity of insight which make the zen cart
where the difficulty the obscurity opaqueness of the text is exactly that which the it put darkness before you it darkens your mind so that the of like may flesh
so they can i have a perception and awakening of the whole knowledge of the one dollar
you don't have to agree with that but i think you'll find that and verifies hm this would of parables and mercy look like the prodigal son now so eminently to we are no samaritan for the reading this week coming up the scar on luke acts such as
lousy you do become the some just christological tail switch can have your logical and center
the sense of humor their of christ is born at the consumer mind your net show she high the good shepherd a trend also the messiah especially the messiah that christ remember christos because the anointed one to say and i didn't want to night of with his anointed with holy spirit which makes you one with him that with with makes you the child of god in him okay so here
anointing and member were
was it somewhere it's an act where they say and that's one the the faithful were called christians for the first time cristianos and the word christian carries a word anointing whether it carries christos with it or messianic whatever able to the hero it carried the anointing with it so the christian as the anointed one just as the crime
just is the and i didn't on and the anointing is this very intuitive and i think of the holy spirit that is of the divine unity of being so activity and it to type a number of them i think
what human beings crisis you on and were casting her in its own situation says separators views will become christ and natural and they tend to people together into the one what would you call it healing of the resurrection
okay that is jesus going into doesn't coming out of again and are coming out of it in him the healings tend to be reflections of that and the exorcism the guessing out of lemon for instance in which there's so many and market for i think implicitly or the the the purifying of the house so that the unit of spirit of god can come into
the to number about the gun was leaking feel that what's your name he says my name is legion for with many a courage thing one and many of the same time so jesus cast him out and thus queens that house which is a human being and it's not just one demoniac it's everybody interested to the one humanity to
one have infringement as it were which is cleansing so that the one the unity of spirit can connect to it and bring it together in the unity which has got so
so without forcing a lot of those text too much the the gonna get think it's fairly close to the surface
even in places where you have a member of the the servant in the vineyard the vineyard capers who come at the first hour and a third hour and nine eleven for and they all get the you'll get the same this encourage pay
so what's the panic
what's the generics for everyone
and all of the banquet change and the parallels with a wedding back on one of their wedding connect because the wedding banquet is the unity of being a god open to participation and were wrong we all get married and we all drink of that pine which is the intuitive and you're working after
the elder son and the parable of your product of hundred and want to go in so that's how refusal of that hobby god for that sharing the feast of very being the one day god
okay then the recognition and conversion change and the gospel when you see the woman come up and touch jesus and of jesus cloak or something like vanish you know she filled with and mm and suddenly you know she's filled with with face and wonder what's happening here it's that at that
at one thing that one reality show this whole business are looking for them aside when you look at where you looking for the one we've been waiting for the one we've had we've got a lot and got a lot of people preach to and where's the real one which declares that one hundred and so that recognition which accompanies sometimes healing sometimes just encountered jesus
when that when the light comes on and recognition of what that is what that has appeared in the middle of the world this one reality that just loaded with that kind of experience and and it's an invitation to watch to enter into that experience with the recognition lunch again
our own encounter with jesus through the the figure cases on the gospels see that's that's trying to happen to us again and again and again whenever that power that light flashes out of jesus it's an invitation to us once again to experience that whatever it is now but whatever it is with the going into being a guy
it's the only thing it's the only reality the one thing the light the light of their what like the only like there's only one nine and it's the same like that lights up inside of
so the rational an interesting and to work like that know it's it's not telling you about science of not telling you about contemplation abstractly or didn't like about them does that experience with the spirit and it's not showing you one person who had just had a contemplative experiences something like that it's
somehow drawing you in through the luminosity of what it contains and what it presents which is all centered in the figure of jesus drawing you into that experience which is an ignorant of recognition but the recognition and jesus is actually the awakening yourself with the same thing
no word you to john etymology is that i'am expression was it mean for a human being for a man to say i am is the only saying that so that we will fall down at his feet of as saying that so that we will realize whenever we reflect on her own identity whatever we say i am so that we'll feel with vintage that residents that so
surge of the of the imf got of the divine being which has given to us and him so when he says that he saying that for us in some way the i am a jesus becomes in some way around which say not into a confession of faith but or affirmation or amen if it were are very
so affirmation becomes what would you call it a residence that an expression a container of the of the being of gut
okay then they're a bunch of text here i put the first letter john of the beginning because africa there's anything else and the new testament which shows so i loaded with a military experience
but before taking a few examples from that father joseph brought up the fact that peace and africa for from lifting have which it is an unforgivable be established and show
and he mentioned one or two most part one wonderful on is a place where it says it is exalted in the holy spirit and that i thank you father for having hidden this from the the wide and you can just see kinda the point just filled within the that experience that that experience of the one i'm talking about the the smart
ones who can't somehow
can't receive that because they know too much good light and darkness comes from way because i checked out the emitted light we have to ask us what kind of knowledge that if you checked out the real not
so that's him
look ten
twenty-one in two thousand and four and then you've got matthew eleven twenty five to thirty which
which corresponds to that and which adds something as well
another place i think that had a patient with robin oh yeah yeah the execution of
the see group and
their votes a wonderful the detection and what is that come from me now i'm
and all you were are heavy laden and are salivating for inviting him heavily loaded like like martha berry and i was busy about things that he's inviting it into that place and the yoke the yoke which joins you know invites you to take on my yoke and it's ironic because the yoga something heavy but this year because the very discovery of political will
divine one in which burden simply become going to call it irrelevant
and this experience of the divine being experience with the provide one that is the multiplicity and so i'm going to ways this town on the division but to find the meaning which goes all the way down to the centers of the court which is this one was regarded to find the arrests that he talks to them
and after of course also the voice of lady wisdom and the artist management reflected their come to me that language of the language the fear
another place and grab you as matthew sixteen at the the when jesus says to be a part of the could good him and say that i am that will you said and bitter on said you're going to dissent of the living god and is a not flesh and blood haven't revealed this day and my father lives in it so there you got content of
you've gotta
you've gotta kind of recognition that there's a lot more than just like factual recognition just that that coming of the title not my happening and i think it's one certainly one and mark you've got the baptism of jesus from especially where the heavens are open and shop once again you've got content and they will that's not it is not put
jeanette and if in an aura that is the content they the expression of they knew that heaven are openly the holy spirit comes down in a visible from one of the gunman shot are nearly on would you call it external or concrete particular realization of the central thing that's happening
and i visited the great harm and other hand and then also of course the transfiguration in old age and have to catch book on an amateur whether she jason filled with the display especially as it interpreted that as a catch tradition of the uncreated like the
and being seen a human being which means that what you're really experiencing their with the disciples are really experiencing is that same light within their own destiny within their own self as it's going to blossom neck after the resurrection
could have now not to be to i'm thinking that without a cat work creating an attitude now if if you know if you aren't worth fear he won't enter the kingdom of heaven and last year purifier on the way want to be on a with click can we do
limerick usually like this
the your yummy
now collecting car and drive and be my god the nine percent of caught you can imagine it mounted nothing is the him milan that the now at her and said
and you can get imagine i'm sitting there around again to say i'm always on a map
and didn't deserve the separate and then watching him and i and new droids in this magnitude is opening up
the this realization less that are now and they experience
that very good
i think you can you can find that very generally the testament that it's impossible to say where it began to work statue
the better bless are you
and we tend to decipher whether you could try to reconvene in religion
i kind of
the question now out correct you select them how to skip it but get a just a taste of that which better account because it gets very important

and here we may seem to be stretching things that i don't think so

first of all the first chapter right at the beginning and this prologue on the first letter of non-cash management provider the gospel of john to okay it's a similar kind of form of peace that there with a similar content at first he talks about that which was from the beginning which we averted we have seen as
i meeting your and see that which was from the beginning it doesn't just mean the beginning of jesus' posture at the beginning of their knowing him because remember you've got the same expression at the beginning of the prologue of john's gospel so that means what really was from the beginning that means that the life that was from the beginning the one who from the big
getting the additive being of god we have seen with our eyes which is incredible and heard with areas which was impossible and touched her their hands even warm up and we tell you about the the only important thing that ever happened in the world for then take them
so that you may have fellowship with us
and our fellowship is with him and the godfather now the fellowship sounds like a bond there does not town like a transaction it's not like them from between have been transmitted but it's not the word is going on here and what it is is this very word of life which has been poured out now and which is within us we thought we heard it
we found we heard it outside of our smoking in a word and now we experience it in ourselves and uniting ourselves among ourselves in the spirit and that's the sequel that's the way it goes from the revelation to the unit is being in this one reality
so that's kind of overture to the letter which is just to have filled with the same kind of experience
for instance anniversary just following god's light and in him is no darkness if we say we have fellowship not as same word economy with him while we walk into is a question of having fellowship with his life another way to participating in this life which is got the divine light john is not stingy of
the keeping boundaries and you know
maintaining order to quality the separateness of the creature from them from god
god is light and we are numerous light that for was somehow that's one of the ways in which we share the meaning of go
they said if you claim to share the being of god and a light and you don't share that being a gun and love and you're alive okay he said some other to continuity
an absolute continuity between the light and a lot because got it light and gotta love or say later in the same in the same letter and you can't have one really without having another and i think there's a kind of a history and the protocol because it is a sequence there and notice the sequence from the the word of life that we've seen and heard to the fellowship and
now from the light to the love of the same sequence
and you'll find that everywhere in the nutrition with referred to encounter moving from a baptismal mama to the eucharistic mom
no expression for the very first names the red shift you know there's that and physics
randy will be aware of it
as you move away from let's say you're moving away from a star from a white start and as you move away from it since you're moving the life that you'd get from the start with change in its frequency and wavelength so it moves from white toward read
as you move away from okay the red shift
and this has to do with movements and okay it's because you're not stationary if you are stationary and the thorough station and the white light would be like deal because the because you're moving and moving away it becomes red and making sure to connect fabric with what's happening here in the new testament but somehow this is it a general the general
dynamism and also when you're doing that kind of like to think of the neoplatonic a vague notion of kind of updated
and or or the the british notion especially have contributed extract
a kind of luminous emptiness
kind of quite like a
beyond all being assumptions and here on but doing violence to move to what they say life but a general idea i'd be the absolute voluminous absolute
also in early christianity and need somebody like of average particle that they were in touch with that theology of the knowledge of got the absolute knowledge of can
and then look to the new testament and you'll see the same kind of shit is and kind of movement from the the pure and they were transparency
which we've been talking about also are about israel toward something which is more effective which is more a matter of heart than the contemplative intellect which if they had mine which somehow becoming more human and is moving you might save from like to
fire from
light on knowledge to love and so on and i've been pretty clumsy about this is it's first got something to here even with our own history as we move that this is the sign of growth of the expanding universe is this redshift if you look at a distant galaxy the stars are they look rather
it because it's moving away from us and we're moving away from it at a rapid rate it's got something to do with the movement of history and the fact that spirituality itself when they go to that kind of question i'm not talking about getting a static context we're talking about in a context of movement of something parallel to an expanding universe the movement of history
hurry and that some has to do with this shift that we find whether we compared say critical contemplation the gooders contemplation or whether we can look at this movement inside the christian
britain economy of show from the light to the love which is it's necessary coalition and as fascinating to catch up right to with combination of who was come and it's not a few pupils to the country yet and funny tv as this people that you seven seconds aren't all of the same rent
the graphics hundred the eucharist and everything else is and function to the plant who comes first chronologically it's as preparation put the duty to be into you know you could be something like that of illumination that not to stay here that's right but see the light of
others dynamic like to go somewhere it doesn't want to stay at life it's like isaiah thirty five passenger remember has in the rain and snow come down from heaven and sink into the earth and come forth in the rain now there's no want to turn into something that when they have to do something they don't want to remain now somebody the light itself doesn't mean a life that's one of the other than
was not conducted like we think that it's kind of worked with greater and greater with illumination and then you get these stories talk to your people and they will i had enormous contributor he's currently working in a monastery and i never did again
and you begin to wonder whether in some not
it's partly i think because the light comes on every getting the illumination in the beginning of life and what comes afterwards is a kind of transformation in which the light of shellfish transform and which you will transform
we don't want from from illumination to illumination from splendor to splendor and on the level of the of experience show and i this is a big story if it will come back to it later on
necessary final movement of transformation into lot
it's like some kind of abortion of you touch the life which want to be continue be born in underway

i wanted especially to point out that a section on the anointing and chapter two
twenty two twenty seven
you have been anointed by the holy one and on how know where they know nothing in particular they just dropped they know every
cause there's a certain energy which is in charge of which knows every the
the the energy of the spirit as it were
which is which is somehow all wisdom everything else is just the notes for dutch the at the music
not because you don't acknowledge your food because you know it and know that no lies at the truth
that what you heard from the beginning abide in you now what is this that they try to mimic the gospel but it's also got to do with their baptism over to the in writing i'm convinced as the baptismal grace the anointing as the anointing you might share with the word with a light with the truth but especially thought of as the baptismal illumination in way
after they heard the catechesis after there are other words it's the baptism and so that a and which makes the words present as one thing within themselves which is identical with themselves in some way we talked about christ and uniting and christian and that's what this is about machine that an awning which
is the hurry annoying however with the wisdom of god police chases the word of god
the anointing which he received from him a by january and you have no need that anyone should teach you so he'll say at this point to the anointing of by and you and you must abide in the anointing and he'll say in another place abide in him and let him abide in here and then they'll say in another place or biden god's love and i love
abide in you and then switzer spirit dwells anyone soon as she it's all want not just expressions for the same one reality which lewd language because it's so big that it includes your language
as his anointing teaches you about everything and is true and has no lie just as it has taught you abide in him
so abide in the anointing it abides in new and the new abide in him she circular and frustrating languages until we realize that this one thing that it's trying to get across to i'm not really trying to get across to is trying to awaken within us because it belongs to us when he talks about the anointing it this is like that initiation
into the initiation you have received us now as it awakened within you are you aware of this have you forgotten are you still do you still know this is still living in the light of this which you'd have and when you have become
i think we probably shattered quit and instead of just trying to go on to that section for that spent one more section on as division for that is i want to shake up the baptismal thing explosively and
tried to show her baptism and contemplation and therefore baptism and the monastic life with its contemplative court
and this unit of self involved in that are directly and continuity they are all are all right there together so much as doesn't develop directly from baptism and this contemplative
awakening or knowledge like was right in the center
so lets you can read that section for anywhere we might get to start it or we might spend the whole next time just a concluding this christian and especially with the consideration of baptism and the contemplative experience the and a pinch i'll bring in another murky texture to target for that
merton takes that a pretty well here and the inner experience but i noticed a new man last two sections of the new man are entirely concerned with the baptismal experience the easter vigil and this new being
the next to last chapter is called sacramento illumination and what that's about as that baptismal elimination
and then the final chapter is called called out of darkness and where that image comes from is the easter vigil and the number the the fire that comes out of iraq and then the connection of that with baptism
so that's that's the core of the whole thing so much a precious resource last two chapters or for new man
there are also a couple of passes these conjectures that would device bystander or like to bring it to show the connection of the monastic life and it's a challenge how would you vote it's own affinity for the morning for the dawn for vigils and start with this baptismal thing and then would be conducted an experience itself the contemplative life
okay thank you
we'll the keeping to and all of you're saying is that there there comes a moment when were moments when all this all this is college campaign with them in batches and all that you're saying liturgy and easter vigil and i
we're always saying that offices with guinness
and he the key element in the awakening that's or and that happens even though it's all areas it's like wants to emerging on the white people want explode say i trust and move from the life of the breadline
and that happens for each person that different time
and if your battery
waiting for that well originally i think it was a lot more go a lot more predictable and that it usually accompany the baptismal experience now the first part i don't mean so much the the the redshift at this point with the initial illumination seems to have been further consistently we experienced in the baptismal them
which is an art and now it's not our experience we were baptized as infants and we may have never had an awakening or when they have not waking of which we never identified with baptism here we didn't make the connection nobody told us to make the connection because our tradition has been very much alienated from initiation that's beginning to be recovered now from several directions but
a lot of our our thing as rotarian so how do we get back into intimacy with that original initiation experience and the fullness that china you know and that that lightened to start again from the fullness of that life with the necessary that of dynamism of the light to move towards its on the tongue village and then it makes
sentiment it's not a matter of them from a reputation for communication for making a brother with the nation
the work that time now church and so the like disappears into the darkness and becomes fire transforming from within and that's that's even was going to happen in history and i'm twisting the individual i can put in the world itself you know as christianity and sense as each light may seem to go into eclipse the invitation as to
discover the fire and that's changing the whole the whole earth cousins
yes which brings it down on the humor yeah love is the key word i including point a piece of christ
the all understand
will we now mama like new and something i teach yourself standing army sure
the load needs to be eliminated the channel anything it's like they have to go back and forth just like we are the first moment in the eucharist where we are the
confession of center the beginning of new yorkers you know the penitential mom new yorkers it's likely have to put ourselves back in the light of the word and say am i really living in love and then we started over but gotten from back on track yeah so the the love it love is the point but without a light left engine
something else itself just as the like somehow turns into something else with it doesn't look like love love without the light will go bad the latest side of the salt that the again and again renews the love and it's non-essential true character the people have a negative impact on your i can not there yet
well just the holy spirit gods are a lot freer than we think and the thing is a gun doesn't doesn't make somebody and just leave them on the shelf and wearing a warehouse nine every everybody's everybody's somehow an intimate touch with god
even the people who have never heard of christ
they've gotta be you can you imagine a human life that has no relation to god that has no opportunity imaginable the man
and the to live in the all kinds of interrogation so that we attempt at a like previous knowledge or technical to know when she gets between you and then all kinds of variations of people rocker is exhibiting so the trick is to verify that in the ics
experience perhaps
the community community it's margin and then we come back to the word which is right and the word again and again logical it criticizes i love it
gauges levin says whether it's due to return
okay thank you