Meister Eckhart’s “Grain of Mustard Seed”

One of the summits of European medieval mystical poetry, attributed to Meister Eckhart, presented here with three English translations.

Check and mate,
time, form, estate!
The wondrous ring
holds everything,
its central point stands motionless.

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With thanks to Erhard Meier for the audio recording, and to Prof. McGinn and Prof. Campbell for the English translations. For all the scholarly details, please visit the Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft page.