Maximus the Confessor on Theosis

Beyond mind and reflection and knowledge, [the soul] comes to be without thought, without knowledge, without words, and it simply rushes forward to throw itself into the embrace of God and to be one with him. It thinks no more, it imagines God no more. For God is not an object of knowledge, whom the soul can objectify by some pattern of behavior; rather, it knows him through simple union, without comparisons and beyond thought — in a way that cannot be uttered or explained, and which only he knows who shares this unspeakable gift with his chosen ones: God himself. (Quoted in Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cosmic Liturgy, pg. 93)

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