User talk:Vouthon

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Hello, Vouthon, and welcome to English Wikiquote.

Enjoy! -- Mdd (talk) 20:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Jan Van Ruusbroec[edit]

Thanks for this article. I have one request, if you can add more source to the article? For example what edition of "The Sparkling Stone" are you using? And from what pages do those quotes come from? -- Mdd (talk) 21:00, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

px specs[edit]

I noted you had recently added px specifications to some images at Angelus Silesius and further large px specs to more images, and have stripped those out. Though I myself once normally used "144px" as a standard, and very rarely, usually on pages with very few images "244px", the growing consensus is that for the sake of people who need to use smaller ones, or wish larger ones, px specs should not be used, except in relatively rare cases, and for most images simply an addition of "|thumb|Quote-caption]]" should be used. ~ Kalki·· 12:57, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thank you for letting me know this Kalki! I appreciate all your contributions to the pages on various mystics. Fantastic work ;)

As I believe has become increasingly apparent, I have long had a strong fondness for mystics of many diverse traditions, especially those who can reconcile broad ranges of ideologies within wide-compassing forms of awareness and appreciation. I am grateful that more people are adding material on the mystics lately. ~ Kalki·· 13:04, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I've just added a quote from a book by the modern Sufi theorist Seyd Hoseein Nasr on the Angelus Silesius page. I think you'll like it!

Thanks for that. I also appreciate the addition of the Jorge Luis Borges quote — another very interesting author. ~ Kalki·· 13:40, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment about my Cusa article! Have you ever heard of him before? As well as being a phenomenal mystic and interreligious thinker, his scientific speculations were well ahead of his time. Dig this:

"Life, as it exists on Earth in the form of men, animals and plants, is to be found, let us suppose in a high form in the solar and stellar regions. Rather than think that so many stars and parts of the heavens are uninhabited and that this earth of ours alone is peopled – and that with beings perhaps of an inferior type – we will suppose that in every region there are inhabitants, differing in nature by rank and all owing their origin to God, who is the center and circumference of all stellar regions" (De docta ignorantia)

In the 15th century :)

I was aware of Nicholas of Cusa, and had examined some of his statements in the past, primarily because he was an influence on one of my long-time heroes Giordano Bruno. I had intended to create such an article on him myself a couple years ago, but lost track of that intention (and many others). I don't recall right now if I had gathered any material for it or not, and I thank you again for starting his article today. I am just briefly back, have a couple things to do, and have to be leaving soon, but might not be gone too long, before I do a few more things here. Blessings. ~ Kalki·· 19:29, 12 April 2014 (UTC)