1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
4 yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,
5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hidden from its heat
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit
The word "single" that we see in "when thine eyes become single" comes from the Greek word "haplos" or "halpous" which literally means simple, focused, or single as to purpose. What this means is not literally "when your eyes become single" but it means when your "eyes" are focused onto one thing, and not all around. When you are focused on God and not focused on other things such as money, sex, drugs, and other sinful things you will be filled with Light, which is God. Spiritual people will insist that this verse makes even more sense because the "God" they believe in is energy, and light. Even though this is true, God is a Spirit and not some old white man in the clouds, this is a pretty poor defense. What Jesus is saying is that when you are good, and focused on God, you will be filled with Him.
If thy eye be single?
What does this truly inquire? You be the judge.
The translation of the 9th century which commence medieval Christian Mysticism.
⬅ Meister Eckhart, the famous Christian Mystic of the Middle-Ages
The Bhagavad Gita, ➡
translated to English
His and Our Glorious Kingdom
The Buddha's Path to Wisdom
Christian Mysticism <Audiobooks>: A Study of Spiritual Consciousness
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Meister Eckhart (Medieval Mystic) was the foremost universal figure in an early 14th century movement known as the Liberty of Spirit. He published much mystical-experience literature such as the, Book of Divine Consolation.
Eckhart stated that knowing God personally was detrimental to the church establishment. (not in the Protestant form, but truly knowing God). His works centered on an immediate experience with God, without the need of any mediation. He mentions the Father's given soul dwells in everything in nature; similar to Germanic Paganism. It's true everything, every tree in nature gives off its own electromagnetic signal and vibration. This is the overall oneness Plato spoke of. Could this be the Body of Christ?
The Catholic Church always taught the church was the Body of Christ. Some believe the Holy Spirit is the oneness we receive when opening our Pineal. However, this theory's up for debate. I believe it's very possible this place of oneness with all, is what's referred to as the Kingdom of God.
In Eckhart's lifetime, he often spoke to Dominican Nuns, like St. Hildegard; as they were highly spiritual in similar fashion. They inspired movements like the loosely associated Friends of God, which lead to published works such as the Imitation of Christ, Theologia Germanic, and Lights of the God.
Also another famous Mystic which books and videos speak a lot on is St. Teresa of Avila, a famous mystic commonly mentioned in the readings below. Remember, she lived her life hidden away from society. Their works aren't to be used when engulfed in the negative vibrations of modern society. Nevertheless, what I'm doing is opening people to the realism of the spiritual world and displaying Christ is the most powerful force to fight of Satan and get yourself into heaven upon death on earth.
Eckhart was a Dominican who placed much emphasis on intellect. e.g. St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican. They were opposed by the Franciscan monestaries who placed more emphasis on faith. The Catholic church typically chose the Franciscan side of the debate and eventually Eckhart was did-communicated, though this occurred shortly after his death; I don't think it prevented his entry into heaven.