God is not external to anyone,
but is present with all things,
though they are ignorant that he is so.

–Plotinus

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And if it is true that we acquired our knowledge
before our birth, and lost it at the moment of our
birth, but afterward, by the exercise of our senses
upon sensible objects, recover the knowledge
we had once before, I suppose that what we call
learning will be the recovery of our own knowledge…

–Plato

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Man has a soul and…
there is a buried treasure in the field

–cg jung

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This morning when I was saying Prime under the
pine trees in front of the hermitage, I saw a wounded
deer limping along in the field, one leg incapacitated.
I was terribly sad at this and began weeping bitterly.
And something extraordinary happened.  I will never
forget standing there weeping and looking at the deer
standing still looking at me questioningly for a long time,
a minute or so.  The deer bounded off without any sign of trouble.

–Thomas Merton

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Jesus said: The kingdom is like a man who had in his
field a hidden treasure, of which he knew nothing.
And [after] he died he left it to his son. The son also
did not know; he took the field and sold it.
The man who bought it came and as he was ploughing
found the treasure. He began to lend money at
interest to whomever he wished.

–gospel of thomas (109)

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