Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God seed into God

The Scriptures say of human beings that there is an outward man
and along with him an inner man. To the outward man belong those
things that depend on the soul, but are connected with the flesh
and are blended with it, and the co-operative functions of the several members,
such as the eye, the ear, the tongue, the hand and so on.
The Scripture speaks of all this as the old man, the earthy man,
the outward person, the enemy, the servant.
Within us all is the other person, the inner man, whom the
Scripture calls the new man, the heavenly man, the young person,
the friend, the aristocrat.

The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working
farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed it is ; and
accordingly its fruits will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into
pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God seed into God.

Eckhart

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