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Although no act of thinking can take hold of That which is utterly beyond thinking--for it is the holy of holies--he may, by pushing attention deeply enough, stand as Moses stood and view the Promised Land as from afar. Or, by being still, in body and in mind, he may do the same. This effect is called a Glimpse. But if the Grace is to wrap itself around him and end his quest then . . . alas! I may write no more. Why is the pen stopped? Because for each person the answer is different, personal, and to be given by God alone, for He is the real giver, not another man.


-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 8: Glimpses and Permanent Illumination > # 81






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