The Scale of Perfection, Book 2, Part 1 – Chapter 4

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That through the Sacrament of Baptism (which is grounded in the Passion of Christ) this Image is reformed from Original Sin

This is chapter 6 of The Scale of Perfection – Book 2 in Middle English:
That thorugh the sacrament of baptym that is groundid in the passioun of Crist this image is reformed fro the original synne.

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"What is Truth?" - Pilate

jnwarren, as well as I can understand you, you seem to be saying the same thing that I am, namely that in the realms of religion and mysticism, language isn't an adequate tool. My watering down of your position was to show that, if we follow your logic, we're not left with much we can say without your objections. Faith and love go much further in these realms than comprehension and logic.

I'm admittedly not as intelligent as you are, and so not as comfortable in complex abstract thought. But that's precicely why mysticism has such an appeal to me, my intellectual limitations aren't the handicap they would be in philosophy or, say, theology or the "hard" sciences. Our authors that we're studying here seem to be telling us to relax our attempts to understand, and instead to love, to feel, to believe.

I have no objection to what you're saying, as far as I understand it. It's just that you seem to me to be objecting to things that don't matter much in mysticism. It's pointless to seek to comprehend the incomprehensible. Rather, seek to experience the presence of God and bask in His love, and let these experiences transform you into a person closer to the ideal represented by His Son. You seem to me to be relying too much on authors who haven't as much to contribute to the development along the mystic path we're interested in here as do the authors we're studying.

Bill B.