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1 0, 49 | be their having as little understanding as I have ability in these 2 1 | benefit which comes from understanding it and being aware of the 3 1, 1 | comprehension of this than to an understanding of God; for, as He Himself 4 1, 3 | Majesty should bestow an understanding of His greatness upon anyone 5 2, 10 | from self towards God, our understanding and our will become nobler 6 2, 11 | also upon His saints. Our understanding, as I have said, will then 7 2, 11 | learning to know themselves and understanding his ways. ~ 8 2, 13 | through our not properly understanding this matter of humility 9 2, 16 | about their misdeeds and not understanding the excellence of her intentions, 10 1, 4 | gaining the victory. Here the understanding is keener and the faculties 11 1, 5 | life and being. Then the understanding comes forward and makes 12 1, 9 | we have no knowledge or understanding, our entire welfare is to 13 1 | different thought is from understanding. This chapter is very profitable 14 1, 2 | appreciated in them that the understanding is incapable of describing 15 1, 7 | for they labour with the understanding almost continuously, and 16 1, 9 | is not the same thing as understanding. I asked a learned man about 17 1, 9 | satisfaction. For, as the understanding is one of the faculties 18 1, 14 | neither the will nor the understanding must cease working. ~ 19 2, 3 | created things and fatigue the understanding; and when at last, by means 20 3, 3 | Do not suppose that the understanding can attain to Him, merely 21 3, 5 | striving not to labour with the understanding -- provided, I mean, that 22 3, 5 | when it has stilled the understanding; if it did nothing more 23 3, 6 | even stir, or allow his understanding and desires to stir, even 24 3, 6 | wishes the working of the understanding to cease, He employs it 25 3, 7 | yet not to suspend the understanding, nor to cease from all thought, 26 3, 8 | and the activities of the understanding. When, instead of coming 27 3, 8 | directly from its source, the understanding checks its activity, or 28 3, 8 | disturbed condition of the understanding causes it great distress; 29 1, 1 | one can describe them, the understanding is unable to comprehend 30 1, 3 | occupy itself wholly in understanding something of what it feels, 31 1, 4 | imagination nor memory nor understanding can be an obstacle to the 32 1, 4(115)| Gracián substitutes "understanding" for "thoughts" and adds 33 1, 4(115)| understood of acts of the understanding and the will, for the thoughts 34 1, 4(115)| he altered "thoughts" to "understanding". ~ 35 1, 9 | until God granted him an understanding of it he knew as little 36 1, 9 | why they happened; if our understanding cannot grasp them, why should 37 1, 9 | try to become capable of understanding it either. ~ 38 2, 13 | His will is that, without understanding how, the soul shall go thence 39 4, 7 | by little he darkens its understanding, and weakens its will, and 40 1, 9 | it is of no use. For her understanding is so dim that it is incapable 41 1, 9 | imagination (now mistress of the understanding) presents to it and the 42 1, 10 | known her alphabet; her understanding was not capable of taking 43 3, 1(159)| and in the faculty of the understanding, and as this is not corporeal, 44 3, 5 | aridity and darkness of the understanding. A single word of this kind -- 45 3, 7 | or not, and although our understanding may hesitate about it, yet 46 3, 7 | incomprehensible to our understanding. ~ 47 3, 16 | world of meaning such as the understanding alone could never put rapidly 48 3, 17 | utterance. Of this way of understanding I shall say more elsewhere; 49 3, 17 | dubious about this way of understanding locutions and about the 50 3, 19 | and occupy his thought and understanding with something else. In 51 4, 7 | not seek out reasons for understanding the hidden things of God; 52 4, 14 | completely absorbed and the understanding so completely transported -- 53 6, 10 | this happiness, without understanding what it is that they are 54 7, 8 | experience in such cases for the understanding to be less apt for meditation. 55 7, 8 | attempting it, for the aid of the understanding is often needed for the 56 7, 8(192)| I.e., the understanding.] ~ 57 7, 11 | thing to reason with the understanding and quite another for the 58 7, 11 | represent truths to the understanding. You will say, perhaps, 59 7, 11 | prolonged reasoning with the understanding, in this way. We begin by 60 7, 12 | not be apprehended by the understanding: the soul will understand 61 7, 12 | perfect way. First, the understanding will picture them to itself, 62 7, 12 | in which both memory and understanding will have a place. This, 63 8, 6 | nature is, when it comes to understanding the great wonders of God, 64 8, 6 | for we are not capable of understanding these but can only marvel 65 9, 5 | that our imagination and understanding can compass, its presence 66 9, 9 | imagination is so weak, or their understanding is so nimble, or for some 67 11, 3 | feeling of distress. The understanding is keenly on the alert to 68 1, 9 | that the shutters of the understanding shall be opened. Great is 69 3, 11 | is no reason now for the understanding to stir, or to seek out 70 4, 20 | that is due to my lack of understanding, for in all things I submit


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