' If the soul was stripped '...

"If the soul were stripped of all her sheaths,

God would be discovered all naked to her view and would give himself to her,

withholding nothing.

As long as the soul has not thrown off all her veils,

however thin, she is unable to see God."

Meister Eckhart
in Franz Pfeiffer
Meister Eckhart
Translated by C. de B Evans
Leipzig, 1857, vol. 1, p. 114

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