Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Approach Of Midnight

To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,
You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know,
You must go by the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess,
You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not,
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know.
And what you own is what you do not own.
And where you are is where you are not.

The saint gives confession a certain quality that it receives only through him, a quality so precious that one might even believe the Lord had precisely this quality in mind when he instituted confession. Precisely the saint who has sinned the least could make the perfect confession: the confession of his distance from God, a confession that also includes all sinners. The confession of the saints, more than any other, is ecclesial and social. It is that confession in which the other sinners participate. It is indeed a fruit so pure that it may not be consumed by one person alone.

I entered into unknowing, and remained unknowing, transcending all knowledge. I entered into unknowing, yet when I saw myself there, without knowing where I was, I understood great things.

I will not say what I felt for I remained in unknowing.

Transcending all knowledge.

That perfect knowledge was of peace and holiness held at no remove in profound solitude; It was something so secret that I was left stammering, transcending all knowledge. So overwhelmed, so absorbed and withdrawn, that my senses were left deprived of all their sensing, and my spirit was given an understanding, while not understanding, transcending all knowledge.

He who truly arrives there cuts free from himself; all that he knew before now seems worthless, and his knowledge so soars that he is left in unknowing, transcending all knowledge. The higher he ascends the less he understands, because the cloud is dark which lit up the night; whoever knows this remains always in unknowing, transcending all knowledge.

This knowledge in unknowing is so overwhelming that wise men disputing can never overthrow it, for their knowledge does not reach to the understanding of not understanding, transcending all knowledge. And this supreme knowledge is so exalted that no power of man or learning can grasp it; he who masters himself will, with knowledge in unknowing, always be transcending. And if you should want to hear: this highest knowledge lies in the loftiest sense in the essence of God; this is a work of His mercy, to leave one without understanding, transcending all knowledge.

So people get ready there's a train a'comin' don't need no ticket you just get's a mystical train that leaves just before'll set your spirit free as it rolls steadily along the track to that place where you are not...a Special Streamline.

To travel wisely and rightly toward the highest destiny of your immortal soul you've got to have true power and dominion over the spirits. I'm doin' it once, and once is enough. Looking into things, the truth of things, is really seeing like seeing into metal and making it melt, seeing it for what it was and revealing it for what it was with hard words and vicious insight. I was born like this, I had no choice. I was born with the gift of a golden voice and twenty-seven angels from the great beyond.

They tied me to this table right here in the tower of song.

Now I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back

They're moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track

But you'll be hearin' from me baby long after I'm gone

I'll be speakin to you sweetly from my window in the tower of song


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