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Henrique Suso

Data de nascimento: 21. Março 1295
Data de falecimento: 25. Janeiro 1366

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Heinrich Seuse , também chamado Amandus, que adotou nos seus escritos, e Heinrich Suso em alemão, Henrique Suso em português foi um místico e teólogo germânico, declarado beato em 1831 pelo Papa Gregório XVI.

Suso e o seu amigo dominicano Johann Tauler eram discípulos de Mestre Eckhart, também dominicano que formaram Os amigos de Deus, núcleo da que veio a ser conhecida como escola de misticismo renano. Como poeta lírico e trovador da sabedoria divina, Suso explorou com intensidade psicológica as verdade espirituais da filosofia mística de Eckart. As suas obras devotas foram imensamente populares nos finais da Idade Média.

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„Eternity is life that is beyond time but includes within itself all time but without a before or after. And whoever is taken into the Eternal Nothing possesses all in all and has no 'before or after'. Indeed a person taken within today would not have been there for a shorter period from the point of view of eternity than someone who had been taken“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Little Book of Truth, Context: Eternity is life that is beyond time but includes within itself all time but without a before or after. And whoever is taken into the Eternal Nothing possesses all in all and has no 'before or after'. Indeed a person taken within today would not have been there for a shorter period from the point of view of eternity than someone who had been taken Whoever is taken into the Eternal Nothing possesses all in all and has no 'before or after' within a thousand years ago.

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„Here in this region beyond thought the human spirit actively soars.“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant, Here in this region beyond thought the human spirit actively soars

„Here to lose oneself forever is eternal happiness.“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant, Context: In the darkness beyond distinct manner of existing, all multiplicity disappears and the spirit loses what is its own. It disappears with regard to its own activity. This is the highest goal and the 'where' beyond boundaries. In this the spirituality of all spirits ends. Here to lose oneself forever is eternal happiness. To lose oneself forever is eternal happiness

„One knows it by experiencing it.“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant, Context: No one can explain this to another just In this wild mountain region of the 'where' beyond God there is an abyss full of play and feeling for all pure spirits with words. No one can explain this to another just with words. One knows it by experiencing it One knows it by experiencing it.

„No one can explain this to another just“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Life of the Servant, Context: No one can explain this to another just In this wild mountain region of the 'where' beyond God there is an abyss full of play and feeling for all pure spirits with words. No one can explain this to another just with words. One knows it by experiencing it One knows it by experiencing it.

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„Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is no quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.“

—  Henry Suso
Quoted in Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness (1912), p. 152

„Question: Does a detached person remain unoccupied all the time, or what does he or she do?
Answer: The activity of really detached people lies in their becoming detached, and their achievement is to remain unoccupied because they remain calm in action and unconcerned about their achievements.
Question: What is their conduct toward their fellow human beings?
Answer: They enjoy the companionship of people, but without being compromised by them. They love them without attachment, and they show them sympathy without anxious concern - all in true freedom.
Question: Is such a person required to go to confession?
Answer: The confession that is motivated by love is nobler than one motivated by necessity.
Question: What is such people’s prayer like? Are they supposed to pray, too?
Answer: Their prayer is effective because they forestall the influence of the senses. God is spirit and knows whether this person has put an obstacle in the way or whether he or she has acted from selfish impulses. And then a light is enkindled in their highest power, which makes clear that God is the being, life and activity within them and that they are merely instruments.
Question: What are such a person's eating, drinking and sleeping like?
Answer: Externally, and in keeping with their sensuous nature, the outward person eats. Internally, however, they are as if not eating; otherwise, One does not arrive at the goal by asking questions. It is rather through detachment that one comes to this hidden truth they would be enjoying food and rest like an animal. This is also the case in other things pertaining to human existence.“

—  Henry Suso
The Exemplar, The Little Book of Truth

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