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501 1, 3 | Majesty well knows that I can count only upon His Mercy, and, 502 3, 10 | this sublime favour may be counterfeited by the devil but retains 503 3, 10 | counterfeit these favours. Such counterfeits, however, will be recognizable 504 1, 7 | gives us being, without counting ourselves fortunate in being 505 6, 11 | as he was going about the countryside crying aloud and he told 506 4, 15 | whatever penance it does it counts as very little, for its 507 6, 5 | seems impossible it can be courageous enough to do anything whatsoever. 508 0, 20 | reptiles which infest the courtyard of the castle, but its powers 509 3, 12(144)| Encapotadas: lit., covering their faces with a cloak, 510 2, 10 | themselves from the slough of cowardice, pusillanimity and fear. 511 6, 5 | trifling matters the soul feels cowardly, and is so fearful and devoid 512 4, 5 | with great subtlety and craft, has won back to himself. 513 2, 11 | farther. Terrible are the crafts and wiles which the devil 514 5, 5 | nothing with which to pay, it craves the compassion and mercy 515 2, 9 | how can it be content to crawl along slowly when it is 516 2, 7 | occasions the devil may create fancies of the kind, but 517 9, 8 | that some striking idea creates a picture in the imagination: 518 1, 14 | noticeable extent. Is it credible that she will be able to 519 0, 49 | me. Their only excuse for crediting me with it could be their 520 2, 11(35) | Ratero: creeping, flying low, content with 521 3, 9 | have climbed towards the crest of the mountain. It must 522 5, 3 | the pilot nor any of the crew has any power over it, when 523 1, 13 | consolations would be like telling criminals condemned to death about 524 0, 35 | he wrote to M. María de Cristo, Vicaress of the Carmelite 525 4, 16 | be made an occasion for criticism instead of for glorifying 526 1, 7(43) | Gracián in the margin, crossing out the words "I forget 527 2, 10 | refrain from following the crowd?" "For extremes are not 528 3, 10 | the fine plans which come crowding into our minds when we are 529 2, 8 | tested and there is no better crucible for doing so than this. 530 7, 11 | follow until we come to the Crucifixion. Or we take one episode 531 1, 4 | Would it not be extremely cruel to stand looking at such 532 2, 9(97) | the verb means to squeeze, crush or press hard, or to extract 533 2, 4 | as though he had not a crust of bread left to eat, how 534 6, 11 | going about the countryside crying aloud and he told them that 535 3, 9(238) | Teresa wrote at this point: "Cuando dice aquí: os pide, léase 536 4, 2(163) | interpolates two clauses, con cuanto veis, u que nos está bien, 537 2, 9 | you never to relax your cultivation of it; so long as we are 538 1, 6 | last words of the verse are Cum dilatasti cor meum.83 To 539 1, 8 | the will of God. It is a curious thing: here we are, meeting 540 1, 7 | sake of finishing their customary meditation. ~ 541 10, 5(204) | Psalm cxv, 11 [: "I said in my excess: ' 542 10, 5(204) | liar,'" Cf. A.V., Psalm cxvi. 11.] ~ 543 2, 5(31) | Psalm cxxvi, 2 [AV., cxxvii, 1]. ~ 544 2, 5(31) | Psalm cxxvi, 2 [AV., cxxvii, 1]. ~ 545 0, 2 | D.V. -- Douai Version of the 546 1, 9 | to use strange jargon or dabble in things of which we have 547 9, 13(203)| Dar higas. Cf. note on this 548 5, 10 | Creator of such greatness, has dared to offend Him and dares 549 3, 15 | like the Publican, without daring to lift up their eyes.244 550 2, 14 | they are to some extent darkened, so that they cannot be 551 4, 7 | wrong; little by little he darkens its understanding, and weakens 552 0, 9(3) | Silverio, II, 490-505] is dated September 4, 1588. The anecdote 553 0, 39 | in 1617, this gentleman's daughter Catalina took the habit 554 1, 5 | is fortified rather than daunted by censure, for experience 555 11, 11 | There are two deadly perils, it seems to me, 556 1, 4 | Mansions; for there it was deaf and dumb, or at least it 557 3, 12 | revelation of His secret dealings with such souls, for His 558 0, 29 | perfection there has been a dearth of persons qualified to 559 1, 7 | deeply do we remain in His debt. What can we do for so generous 560 7, 3 | ingratitude to One to Whom her debts were so great. She thought 561 4, 5 | imagination or from the deceit of the devil. Do you imagine 562 1, 9 | her confessor and has been deceiving him; and, although when 563 1, 7 | each of these favours and decide which is the better of the 564 1, 10 | If she decides to take up the matter with 565 0, 38 | Encarnación, for example, declares that she saw St. Teresa 566 0, 39 | been duly read to him and declaring that they were entirely 567 1, 10 | melancholy, and their health declines, and they even abandon prayer 568 2, 7 | others which are can be deduced from them, though it is 569 3, 7 | and it would have died in defence of their veracity. But, 570 1, 11 | weapons with which it could defend itself were in the hands 571 2, 12 | have little strength for defending themselves. In reality it 572 11, 12 | have need of it, and He defends these souls in every way 573 1, 11 | of difference, and a very definite one, between the soul and 574 1, 1(77) | Cf. St. Teresa's definition of supernatural prayer in 575 4, 2 | slightest move which may deflect it from its resolve. This, 576 6, 6 | oppressive, the thoughts may be deflected from them. For, as such 577 4, 10 | everything is cloying and degrading by comparison with these 578 3, 13 | described in the above-mentioned degrees of prayer, when the soul 579 4, 10 | sufficient reason is there for delaying even a short time instead 580 4, 10 | us in Heaven, without the delays and trials and perils incident 581 2, 2 | conscious of having been most delectably wounded, but cannot say 582 2, 2(129) | Gracián, interlineally, deleting the bracketed sentence which 583 1, 4 | has beside him the most delicious things to eat, but because 584 0, 27 | Mansions -- where, as she delightfully puts it, they can go as 585 2, 13 | here. That soul has now delivered itself into His hands and 586 3, 8 | all over the place, like a demented creature, and can settle 587 6, 5 | which He has been pleased to demonstrate to it in so small a matter. 588 6, 5 | any opportunity occurs of demonstrating the fact, it becomes evident 589 1, 4 | reason why they should be denied entrance to the very last 590 2, 12 | just, and what His Majesty denies you in this way He will 591 4, 16 | yet they seem to me to denote a lack of humility; for 592 1, 4 | Mansions; nor will the Lord deny them this if they desire 593 3, 1 | closing the eyes, nor is it dependent upon anything exterior. 594 1, 9 | is not in her power; it depends on when Our Lord is pleased 595 0, 38 | the Mansions at Toledo," deposed M. María del Nacimiento, " 596 1, 3 | mine? And do not let it depress you to realize that I am 597 0, 24 | wholly from within -- and the depression which can afflict the soul 598 9, 14 | been ordered to adopt this derisive remedy. I do not know who 599 2, 2 | shortcomings, and sometimes they derive more pain from finding that, 600 9, 15 | The soul derives great profit from this favour 601 4, 5 | story is found, without my deriving a special consolation from 602 1, 2 | Order and because we are descendent upon the line of those holy 603 4, 6 | ladder on which angels were descending and ascending. ~ 604 1, 16 | be so, and far beyond its deservings. This severe distress comes 605 2, 3(158) | The verb used is deshacerse, "to undo oneself", implying 606 4, 16 | person really desires to be despitefully treated, how can she mind 607 1, 14 | becomes outwardly upset and despondent, to a very noticeable extent. 608 3, 9 | that Ninive was not to be destroyed.161 Of course, as the locutions 609 0, 12 | splendour of grace, which sin destroys and changes into such hideousness 610 9, 12 | devil hoped to bring you to destruction. For, as you will suppose 611 3, 9 | but the fountain had a device ensuring that, the more 612 1, 3 | is no need now for it to devise any method of suspending 613 8, 7 | is to please Him and to devote its whole life to His honour 614 3, 12 | of devotion; if we see a devotional image or hear a sermon, 615 2, 5 | not like those of other devotions whose genuineness we doubt 616 3, 6 | which becomes peacefully and devoutly recollected, and ready to 617 3, 9(238) | wrote at this point: "Cuando dice aquí: os pide, léase luego 618 0, 14 | objections, all of them dictated by her humility. "Why do 619 1, 9 | lead us just as our fancy dictates, how can this building possibly 620 6, 9 | water, we tire ourselves by digging for it, and the water we 621 1, 4 | been indulging in a long digression. Whenever I think of myself 622 3, 12 | greatly strengthened and dilated and equipped the soul, or 623 1, 9 | himself with all possible diligence to bring his will into conformity 624 3, 12 | When I see people very diligently trying to discover what 625 0, 14(6) | Dilucidario del verdadero espíritu, 626 4, 12 | and His riches are not diminished by His readiness to give. ~ 627 1, 1 | in these combats, and by dint of perseverance have entered 628 1, 4 | previously it saw itself in dire poverty and plunged deep 629 1, 10 | was wandering about in all directions seeking her Beloved.126 630 8, 9 | If your director, though a man of prayer, 631 6, 10 | Our Lord, to which end it directs its whole activity. Oh, 632 9, 10 | senses are thrown into the direst fear and confusion, and 633 5, 9 | has seen, they seem like dirt to it. Thenceforward to 634 0, 37 | of Nuncios which was so disastrous for the Reform, the transference 635 4, 8 | light, we shall at once discern whether we have gained or 636 9, 11 | granted him the gift of discerning spirits. If he has this 637 2, 1 | nose and produce similar disconcerting symptoms. About this I can 638 1, 4 | favour, sisters, nor be disconsolate, even though you have not 639 2, 11 | and contentment. The very discontent caused by the things of 640 2, 11 | they will feel an inward discouragement -- quite unnecessarily, 641 3, 4 | powers, but to be intent upon discovering what the Lord is working 642 4, 18 | the favour itself becomes discredited, so that those to whom the 643 3, 7 | turmoil, to put a stop to all discursive reasoning, yet not to suspend 644 2, 10 | streams of ours will never disengage themselves from the slough 645 1, 1(41) | dress") is a homely one: "dished up" would hardly be too 646 10, 3 | these abominations and dishonourable actions and evil deeds which 647 1, 4 | cares little about being dishonoured itself, provided that it 648 11, 4 | it leaves the limbs quite disjointed, and, for as long as it 649 1, 4 | comparison with the many who dislike us! In any case, to be well 650 11, 4 | notwithstanding such a dislocation of the limbs that for two 651 0, 14 | and falls into that "sweet disorder" which in St. Teresa's other 652 11, 9 | possibly find any means of dispelling the distress until the Lord 653 11, 9 | distress until the Lord Himself dispels it for her. This He does, 654 3, 3 | always better for them to dispense with such things at first, 655 3, 3 | for, if they are of God, dispensing with them will help us all 656 3, 1 | solitude; and, without the display of any human skill there 657 6, 4 | pity on her, my God; and dispose things so that she may be 658 3, 9 | thus fitting and gradually disposing it to retain all that He 659 3, 3 | allowed to become depressed or disquieted, for it really cannot help 660 3, 6 | wills it to do, completely disregarding its own advantage and resigning 661 1, 2 | other spouse; but the Spouse disregards its yearnings for the conclusion 662 6, 11 | expected to keep silence and dissemble: it would find this no light 663 2, 10 | we do ourselves a great disservice. We were saying just now 664 1, 10 | harm we do to ourselves by dissipating our desires, this war which 665 6, 8 | hard my heart may be, it distils as if in an alembic. You 666 3, 13 | clear and the words less distinct, they will be like something 667 3, 3(101) | contraction"; it should be distinguished from recogimiento, a word 668 2, 11 | self-knowledge. We get a distorted idea of our own nature, 669 0, 14 | are clearly traced and the distribution of its several parts is 670 3, 5 | restless, unquiet passion which disturbs the soul and lasts for a 671 0, 26 | mystics, there are various divergences on points of detail. She 672 1, 9 | with this -- only with His Divinity. How, you will ask, can 673 1, 11 | both one. So subtle is the division perceptible between them 674 0, 7 | Saint John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, translated 675 0, 33 | none of them has any great doctrinal significance. It is a striking 676 0, 30 | scrutiny by himself and a Dominican theologian, P. Yanguas, 677 1, 4 | mind: Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum.64~And now I forget what 678 0, 2 | D.V. -- Douai Version of the Bible (1609). ~ 679 1, 11 | rivers came suddenly rushing downward; and a host of little birds 680 3, 8 | however great, never travel downwards, but always upwards, so 681 0, 39 | manuscript as part of her dowry. Thus by a strange concatenation 682 0, 13 | discuss the matter with Dr. Velázquez, who used sometimes 683 1, 3 | ruined their own lives and dragged good people down with them", 684 0, 27 | enter the Interior Castle, drawing a picturesque contrast between 685 4, 3 | The contract is already drawn up and the soul has been 686 1, 2 | times over and constant dread at the possibility of losing 687 10, 3 | against us. It is the most dreadful thing in the world that 688 1, 4 | was no question here of dreaming, whereas as in the Mansion 689 2, 1(72) | Lit.: "drove me silly" -- "me traían 690 1, 3 | seems to be, as it were, drowsy, so that it neither seems 691 6, 9 | them. They will leave this dry ground of ours well watered 692 2, 2 | it and prevents it from drying up and causes it to produce 693 3, 17 | others also) have been very dubious about this way of understanding 694 4, 8 | kind in the house of the Duchess of Alba, where I was commanded 695 0, 39 | chapters in question had been duly read to him and declaring 696 1, 3 | to do this, it becomes so dumbfounded that, even if any consciousness 697 0, 23 | asleep". It is of short duration, but, while it lasts, the 698 0, 4 | Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D., Durgos, 1915-24, 9 vols. ~ 699 4, 9 | never grow to be more than dwarfs. God grant that nothing 700 4, 10 | that in which it is itself dwelling? Is it to send them to sleep? 701 1, 1(17) | than the English "room": dwellingplace, abode, apartment.] ~ 702 2, 9 | then, as do those who have dwelt in the Mansions already 703 0, 44 | The earliest of all the editions, Luis 704 4, 5 | was then that he had to earn his living247 I am very 705 9, 23 | cost of his own toil has earned much more merit. I know 706 4, 8 | variety of glassware, and earthenware, and all kinds of things, 707 3, 6 | ourselves and our own profit and ease and pleasure. And how can 708 2, 8(32) | common in the south and east of Spain, with thick layers 709 11, 8 | it was the last day of Eastertide, and all that Easter she 710 2, 8 | before the centre can be eaten. Just so around this central 711 1, 2 | arms even when sleeping or eating, and are always afraid of 712 1, 12(50) | Ecclesiasticus iii, 27. ~ 713 6, 6 | will of God, and you can echo the words of Saint Martin183; 714 2, 8(32) | leaves enclosing a succulent edible kernel. ~ 715 1, 4 | us than by our failing to edify those to whom God grants 716 0, 20 | advancement -- sermons, edifying conversations, good company 717 0, 4 | de Santa Teresa de Jesús, editadas y anotadas por el P. Silverio 718 3, 1 | awakening of the soul is effected by means of locutions, which 719 4, 14 | will then be all the more effective because you have the greater 720 3, 3 | where He is found more effectively and more profitably than 721 1 | method which has proved very efficacious. ~ 722 3, 5 | I cannot believe in the efficacy of human activity in matters 723 3, 12 | person was in this state for eight hours; she was not unconscious, 724 0, 42 | Tomás de Aquino, in the eighteenth century. One of these, used 725 3, 4(103) | presumably to the famous "Eighth Counsel" of the Treatise 726 0, 37 | less than six months which elapsed between the beginning of 727 [Title] | MANSIONS ~In which there are Eleven Chapters. ~ 728 2, 11 | great price, and any who can elude the reptiles which are to 729 2, 1 | in this task which I have embarked upon.94 I had quite forgotten 730 4, 17(174)| This is Luis de León's emendation of the sentence in the autograph, 731 4, 17(174)| Gracián, in the Córdoba copy, emends similarly, though not identically. 732 2, 8 | kill themselves: they are eminently reasonable folk! Their love 733 0, 11 | became as black as coal and emitted an insufferable odour, and 734 4, 15 | which He may be pleased to employ it! If such effects as have 735 3, 6 | understanding to cease, He employs it in another manner, and 736 2, 7 | quite certain that, when we empty ourselves of all that is 737 2, 13 | makes us feel that we may emulate their flights and venture 738 2, 12 | Him much more. If it only enables a single person to praise 739 3, 12(144)| Encapotadas: lit., covering their faces 740 0, 38 | always be trusted. Ana de la Encarnación, for example, declares that 741 11, 2 | existence: it instantaneously enchains the faculties in such a 742 2, 8(32) | with thick layers of leaves enclosing a succulent edible kernel. ~ 743 3, 3(101) | gentle interior shrinking": encogimiento, the noun used, means "shrinkage", " 744 0, 9 | was mutual delight at the encounter; and Fray Diego not only 745 6, 11 | spoken against,) but will be encouraged to praise Him the more. ~ 746 5, 6 | remembers it and it comforts and encourages her. There are several other 747 3, 7 | devil not do in this case by encouraging such misgivings? At the 748 11 | and impetuous that they endanger its life. Treats also of 749 1, 4 | which its health will be endangered by penances (which the soul 750 0, 14 | scientific rule without endangering its own spirit. Since God 751 0, 37 | Incarnation when the nuns endeavoured vainly to elect St. Teresa 752 3, 13 | and, if you use your best endeavours and strive after this in 753 2, 5 | as this, since it brings endless and eternal evils in its 754 9, 10 | becomes that he could never endow it with so many blessings -- 755 3, 9 | and realizes that, if he endures these trials for God's sake, 756 1, 11 | were in the hands of its enemy, and was thus clearly aware 757 2, 11 | more capacity. Whenever it engages in prayer, this is a grief 758 1, 4 | talking about God, continually engaging in prayer, withdrawing yourselves 759 2, 7 | and in which our image is engraved.235 ~ 760 2, 12 | absorbed in worldly affairs, engulfed in worldly pleasure and 761 11, 3 | have said, in ways which enhance this feeling of distress. 762 2, 10 | the effect of which was enhanced by physical weakness, and 763 8, 9 | the matter timorously and enjoins you to go and consult others. 764 7, 12 | living sparks which will enkindle the soul more and more in 765 2, 4 | reason it never completely enkindles the soul; for, just as the 766 7, 8 | is often needed for the enkindling of the will. ~ 767 2, 5 | speaks of the heart's being enlarged. I do not think that this 768 2, 10 | I seem to be enlarging on this subject and there 769 1, 1 | Heaven, my Lord, that I may enlighten these Thy servants, to some 770 1, 9(123) | Relations, LIV: Vol. I, p. 361.) enlightened her further on this point. 771 3, 5 | described above. They bear no enmity to those who ill-treat them, 772 2, 11 | have said, will then be ennobled, and self-knowledge will 773 4, 13 | enclosure. For when He means to enrapture this soul, it loses its 774 4, 9 | raptures; for when a person is enraptured you can be sure that God 775 11, 3 | indescribable. It is an enrapturing of the senses and faculties, 776 3, 5 | inseparable. The Lord can enrich souls in many ways and bring 777 5, 6 | was so much comforted and enriched by this experience that 778 4, 2 | and in the course of the ensuing turmoil, which as a rule 779 3, 9 | the fountain had a device ensuring that, the more freely the 780 2, 3 | advantage, and that in such an enterprise the poor little worm would 781 4, 12 | them, and they must not entertain Him badly and give Him nothing 782 1, 4 | secret that God will not even entrust our thoughts with it.116 783 0, 39 | was written, St. Teresa entrusted it to the keeping of P. 784 1, 7 | understand, the door of entry into this castle is prayer 785 4, 2 | Quiet kills them. I want to enumerate here some different kinds 786 1 | to endure greater trials. Enumerates some of these and describes 787 0, 27 | we find this conviction enunciated in the nineteenth chapter 788 6, 3 | other people, and greatly envies those who lived, or have 789 6, 3 | obstacle of sex and very envious of those who are free to 790 4, 1 | poisonous things in the environs and mansions of this castle 791 1, 2 | But that is no reason for envying those who do not hear, for 792 7, 11 | Crucifixion. Or we take one episode of the Passion -- Christ' 793 3, 12(241)| respect to these exterior epoch of the suspension of the 794 3, 12 | strengthened and dilated and equipped the soul, or it may be that, 795 3, 11(107)| are added to their English equivalents so as to make the phrase 796 1, 1(21) | Here the Saint erased several words and inserted 797 0, 34 | corrections, together with some erasures and marginal additions, 798 0, 31 | not because there was any erroneous teaching in them, but because 799 2, 8(33) | but if it is (Uh, que si es) in (the room of) self-knowledge!" 800 1, 11 | Then, like one who has escaped from a perilous battle and 801 11, 10 | is no way of resisting or escaping it when it comes. The soul 802 0, 42 | the "Biblioteca de Autores Españoles", contains a critical study 803 0, 14(6) | Dilucidario del verdadero espíritu, Chap. V. ~ 804 0, 23 | itself to receive what is essentially a gift from God. She also 805 2, 5 | says: Mihi vivere Christus est, mori lucrum.228 This, I 806 4, 2(163) | con cuanto veis, u que nos está bien, which, translated 807 0, 14 | spirit. Since God is free to establish an ineffable communion with 808 2, 9(97) | A very strong word, estrujarse. In its non-reflexive form, 809 4, 10 | treasures, which we shall enjoy eternally. And even these are nothing 810 0, 10 | from experience. On the eve of the festival of the Most 811 0, 9 | their own convent". In the evening, however, St. Teresa had 812 4, 1 | set on desiring to have ever-increasing fruition of its Spouse; 813 3, 8 | nothing but praise His Majesty everlastingly -- much more, however, because 814 2, 2 | in a pool of pitch-black, evil-smelling water, it produces nothing 815 2, 5 | brings endless and eternal evils in its train. It is of this, 816 2, 1 | which have been by no means exacting and they have become so 817 2, 8 | be done without the least exaggeration, for the soul's capacity 818 5 | gives an example of how God exalts the soul through flights 819 1, 7 | will not for the moment examine each of these favours and 820 0, 35 | work of this committee was examined by another critic, who took 821 9, 5 | its presence is of such exceeding majesty that it fills the 822 9, 5 | years, because it so far exceeds all that our imagination 823 3, 10 | he does so for some very exceptional reason, or unless he returns 824 2, 8(33) | impossible to translate her exclamation literally.] ~ 825 0, 26 | regard her description as excluding others. Each of the series 826 0, 49 | come from me. Their only excuse for crediting me with it 827 9, 23 | possible, they would have excused themselves from receiving. 828 0, 21 | description of these Mansions of Exemplary Life begins with stern exhortations 829 3, 5 | otherwise. Or it is greatly exercised because of some important 830 3, 10 | state: namely, that they exert the very greatest care to 831 2, 10 | because to do so would only exhaust them further. Our whole 832 3, 13 | strength, if it has become exhausted, comes back again. If their 833 2, 8 | for, believe me, it is an exhausting road -- we shall be very 834 3, 13 | if it consists of a long exhortation, the hearer notices the 835 0, 21 | Exemplary Life begins with stern exhortations on the dangers of trusting 836 3, 2 | though the soul no longer existed, because it is such that 837 3, 5 | down our eyes in humble expectation. When from the secret signs 838 7, 15 | His disciples that it was expedient for them that He should 839 2, 7 | He does, and give various explanations of them, it will be very 840 0, 18(7) | A fuller exposition, in English, will be found 841 7, 14 | longer exist. Any continuous exposure to it would be very bad 842 1, 9(89) | tan tortolito, an expressive phrase: "so like a little 843 3, 9(238) | This paper" is no longer extant, but Luis de León evidently 844 2, 6 | I have said, the effects extend even to the body. Observe -- 845 1, 2 | reveal it to us. As far as externals are concerned, we are on 846 2, 9(97) | crush or press hard, or to extract something by so doing. The 847 3, 12(144)| Encapotadas: lit., covering their faces with a cloak, muffled up. 848 0, 40 | the autographs. All these facts point to the conclusion 849 6, 1 | although the soul would fain be free from tears, these 850 0, 19 | within reach them only in a faint and diffused form, all is 851 3, 16 | like waves of the sea, and fair weather returns, and then 852 1, 5 | offended God, and, however faithfully we serve Him, it should 853 1, 3 | say of a person who has fallen into a swoon, it might be 854 10, 6 | simply that we must not tell falsehoods, for as far as that is concerned -- 855 7, 9 | itself, it needs someone to fan it into flame. Would it 856 3, 13 | locutions which are created fancifully by the imagination the voice 857 3, 10 | and if they are lost their fate is less remediable. You, 858 1, 2 | upon the line of those holy Fathers of ours from Mount Carmel 859 2, 5 | secrets which we cannot fathom. When I say "amounts to 860 2, 8 | walking along and getting fatigued all the time -- for, believe 861 2, 2 | is as dead. The silkworms feed on the mulberry-leaves until 862 2, 2 | sustenance, on which it feeds, it is as dead. The silkworms 863 4, 13 | perhaps alone, for her fervour was such that she cared 864 6, 10 | everybody and have great festivities because she sees her soul 865 6, 4 | butterfly, bound by so many fetters, which prevent you from 866 0, 35 | Ribera, whose concern for the fidelity with which her writings 867 1 | final Mansions and of the fierce war which the devil wages 868 2, 7 | not surprising, for almost fifteen years have passed since 869 1, 6(218) | species is not corporeal, nor figured in the imagination, the 870 3, 9(238) | though not in the autograph, figures in his edition. It is also 871 2, 16 | he works like a noiseless file, and we must be on the look-out 872 2, 2 | produces nothing but misery and filth. ~ 873 3, 10 | take no notice of all the fine plans which come crowding 874 1, 7 | reject it for the sake of finishing their customary meditation. ~ 875 0, 28 | there is no writer who has a firmer hold on reality than St. 876 1, 6 | it is possible for these first-named to have happened. ~ 877 8, 7 | occupation with God and its fixing of the thought on Him would 878 1, 9(89) | stupid, like an inexperienced fledgling.] ~ 879 4, 5 | how, when Saint Peter was fleeing from prison, Our Lord appeared 880 0, 15 | same time more natural and flexible, than the Way of perfection. 881 2, 14 | one were to enter a place flooded by sunlight with his eyes 882 1, 8 | first rooms on the lowest floor, but so many reptiles get 883 1, 14 | and we must grind our own flour: neither the will nor the 884 3, 9 | the more freely the water flowed, the larger became the basin. 885 2, 3 | be made, for the water is flowing all the time. The difference 886 0, 22 | source and the water of life flows into it, not through an 887 4, 8 | that would simply be folly. But most of all we must 888 1, 8 | forward in aridity. We are fonder of spiritual sweetness than 889 1, 3 | pardon this wretched and foolhardy woman. But His Majesty well 890 3, 11 | But I call it abobamiento, foolishness;107 for they are doing nothing 891 2, 10 | not the same thing -- God forbid! It is only a comparison -- 892 5, 3 | sources of the waters and forbids the sea to move beyond its 893 2, 10 | enters this Mansion and forces the soul to leave it; and, 894 2, 1(72) | a typically homely and forcible expression. Cf. n. 91, below.] ~ 895 2, 6 | soul experiences them very forcibly. One can only say that this 896 3, 7 | said. Let it try, without forcing itself or causing any turmoil, 897 3, 2 | in so strange a state of forgetfulness that, as I say, she seems 898 7, 5 | reflect that Our Lord has forgiven and forgotten our sins; 899 0, 12 | morning remarked to me: 'How I forgot myself last night! I cannot 900 3, 1(159) | three kinds: successive, formal and substantial. ~ 901 | formerly 902 1, 13 | it is to see a soul thus forsaken, and how little, as I have 903 7, 14 | although sometimes we may be forsaking our own pleasures and consolations 904 7, 2 | when it remembers that it forsook so great a Majesty for things 905 1, 5 | absolutely true. The soul is fortified rather than daunted by censure, 906 1, 11 | Lord, for it is He Who has fought and enabled it to conquer. 907 0, 10 | palace limits everything was foul, dark and infested with 908 2, 9 | purity we shall see our foulness; by meditating upon His 909 0, 36 | kind with which the Mother Foundress was continually being assailed, 910 1, 1 | understood of the subject, about fourteen years ago.78 Although I 911 1, 1 | said now, for it is only a fraction of the things that still 912 2, 6 | where it dwells, but the fragrant smoke and the heat penetrate 913 0, 32 | well enough to be quite frank with them, and as her command 914 3, 11 | must have been due to some freak of the imagination. The 915 2, 8 | own nature, and it will be freer from the reptiles which 916 1, 6(118) | expression corresponding to the French un je ne sais quoi.] ~ 917 6, 6 | least, occurs with great frequency. ~ 918 2, 8 | the streams of water is fresher and gives more fruit,236 919 3, 12(144)| Metaphorically, the word can mean "frowning", "sullen". Here a less 920 0, 9 | little party of nuns, half frozen but still cheerful, reached 921 4, 2 | rests -- though it is always fruitful in doing good to itself 922 4, 5 | betrothal should not be frustrated through their fault? Oh, 923 4, 4(149) | No fué más de una vista. [Cf. n. 924 0, 14 | which it treats -- in the furnishing of the Mansions, as we might 925 4, 4 | this and the last might be fused in one: there is no closed 926 4, 19 | and around, with lovely gardens and fountains255 and things 927 1, 2 | men with enemies at their gates, who cannot lay aside their 928 2, 14 | of fact it would like to gaze at the castle and enjoy 929 1, 7(43) | Judges vii, 5. "With Gedeon in the Judges," adds P. 930 2, 10 | with just measure, and even generously, for He always gives us 931 0, 15 | that of so many works of genius, is extremely simple. After 932 5, 2 | this great and powerful Giant of ours can bear away the 933 6, 1 | complete fruition of their Giver that its life becomes sheer, 934 8, 3 | greatly strengthened and gladdened by such good companionship. 935 2, 10 | fear. We shall always be glancing around and saying: "Are 936 4, 8 | have an infinite variety of glassware, and earthenware, and all 937 1, 6(218) | senses and have a fleeting glimpse of the Divine Essence, as 938 0, 21 | is given only occasional glimpses into the Mansions beyond. ~ 939 0, 48 | be for ever blessed and glorified. Amen. ~ 940 4, 8 | things might lead one to glorify the Lord. It occurs to me 941 4, 16 | criticism instead of for glorifying the Lord. This distress 942 0, 40 | none of the corrections and glosses made by P. Gracián -- again, 943 1 | if we are to attain our goal, not to miss our way at 944 7, 6 | with matters concerning the Godhead and to flee from corporeal 945 4, 5(248) | he said: 'Lord, whither goest Thou?' 'I am going to Rome 946 4, 13 | everything else. Think how we gossip about people far less notorious 947 3, 7(142) | Jonas iv, 6-7 [The "gourd" of A.V.] ~ 948 0, 21 | self-surrender. Its love is still governed by reason, and so its progress 949 3, 19 | greater than itself, is governing that Castle and renders 950 1, 4 | speech and dress and in the government of their household if they 951 2, 4 | faculties, which are their governors and butlers and stewards -- 952 1, 4 | as though He were being gracious to a third person, and forgetting 953 2, 9 | worm -- that is, by its gradual weaving of the cocoon. It 954 4, 14 | soul seems incapable of grasping anything that does not awaken 955 1, 5 | and we trample upon their graves, and often, as we pass them, 956 8, 4 | know she sometimes felt the gravest misgivings, and at other 957 3, 5 | for a long time. They are griefs which pass quickly; for, 958 7, 2 | seem to it to have been so gross that it cannot stop grieving, 959 1, 5 | kind had to do with the grosser part of the body, and the 960 1, 10 | can lead them on from one group of Mansions to another and 961 4, 15 | day. We must not begin by growing weary; but during the whole 962 1, 8 | glory of His Son and the growth of the Catholic Church. 963 4, 6 | that even this does not guarantee our safety. ~ 964 4, 7 | no enclosure so strictly guarded that he cannot enter it, 965 1, 5 | the place occupied by the guards; they are not interested 966 1, 9(123) | asked him for theological guidance about it just before she 967 3 | such a case: we must not be guided by our own opinions. Sets 968 10, 3 | we could not possibly be guilty of such foolish presumption! 969 1, 1(41) | The word (guisar: "season", "dress") is a 970 2, 15 | lest he deceive us in the guise of an angel of light. For 971 5, 9 | quickly as a bullet leaves a gun when the trigger is pulled, 972 2, 1 | violent enough to make blood gush from the nose and produce 973 1, 3(62) | original is: Recia obediencia ha sido! Lit.: "Rigorous obedience ( 974 1, 3 | businesses and pleasures and hagglings, when we are falling into 975 4, 13 | and wiping them with her hair.252 And do you think it 976 3, 13 | like something heard in a half-dream. ~ 977 1, 11 | are not worthy to be the handmaidens of so great a Lord, since 978 3, 8 | despite all the unfortunate happenings which may persuade the soul 979 1, 11 | full of sunshine and far happier than it was before. Then, 980 1, 10 | where these beasts cannot harass or hurt them, for He will 981 1, 8 | But, when the poor soul, harassed by the same fear, goes to 982 6, 8 | emotional; on the contrary, my hardness of heart sometimes worries 983 1, 3 | they do, they prove quite harmless -- in fact they do the soul 984 4, 18 | effects of these last do not harmonize with the reception of this 985 3, 13 | fulfilled. Here to this wounded hart are given waters in abundance. 986 | hast 987 2, 7 | then, my daughters! Let us hasten to perform this task and 988 1, 7 | until I had a splitting headache; and the same thing happened 989 2, 7 | even though He tarry, to heal us. ~ 990 3, 3 | Both with infirm and with healthy souls there is invariably 991 10, 3 | and let us render Him the heartiest thanks and be ashamed of 992 4, 14 | ambitious desires into our hearts, so that, instead of setting 993 4, 8 | wish it to reach any great height: in fact, it is for your 994 1, 12 | realize that it is utterly helpless and that we are but miserable 995 0, 22 | acquiring what it gains. Henceforward the soul's part will become 996 6, 11 | told them that he was the herald of the great King. Other 997 9, 5 | accompanied by their suites, or heralds proclaim them. ~ 998 | hereafter 999 2, 11 | souls are lost, both of heretics and of Moors; although its 1000 2, 5 | somewhere that our life is hid in Christ, or in God (for


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