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Top 100 Quotes About Mysticism

#1. Love is the essence of all religion, mysticism, and philosophy, and for the one who has learned this, love fulfills the purpose of religion, ethics, and philosophy, and the lover is raised above all diversities of faiths and beliefs. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#2. He who has no light in his heart, what will he gain from the festival of lamps. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#3. The Catholic Church is a weird church. Much mysticism is sown broadspread from its ritual mysteries till it extends into the very lives of its constituents and parishoners. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#4. I love my nation, I cannot see you degraded, weakened any more than you are now. Therefore I am bound for your sake and for truth's to cry, "Hold!" and to raise my voice against this degradation of my race. Give up these weakening mysticism and be strong ... - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#5. In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#6. The business and method of mysticism is love. - Author: Evelyn Underhill
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#7. Do not destroy anybody's peace. You will find peace. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#8. There is a kind of mysticism to writing. - Author: Irvine Welsh
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#9. Happiness cannot be owned.
It is in living in the spiritual experience of living every breath, that lets us taste a moment of it. - Author: Mimi Novic
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#10. The secret of mysticism, therefore, is to feel, think, speak, and act at the same time, for then all that is said, or felt, or done, becomes perfect. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#11. I must confess that most modern mysticism seems to me to be simply a method of imparting useless knowledge in a form that no one can understand - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#12. When the child is ill, the mother will know how to pray. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#13. I'll tell you what: I believe mysticism is a very serious endeavor. One must be equipped for it. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#14. This life is but a dream. A state of sleep but how unfortunate that man's eyes open only when they are about to be closed (forever). - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#15. For the most part, what we think of as 'I' is nothing more than a whole heap of conditioning. - Author: Etienne De L'Amour
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#16. Things don't have significance: they only have existence.
Things are the only hidden meaning of things. - Author: Alberto Caeiro
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#17. Nourish yourself so you can feed others. - Author: Doobie Shemer
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#18. For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance. - Author: Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike
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#19. Think of God and not religion, of ecstasy and not mysticism. The difference between the theoretician of faith and the believer is as great as between the psychiatrist and the psychotic. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#20. Experience God, don't raise a wall of dogmas between you and Him. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#21. Mysticism is concerned primarily with moving our awareness field from the beginning of the band of perception, the human band, up to the enlightened bands of perception. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#22. Sleep is a mirror of life in which can be seen the reflection of death. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#23. Intuition is not a different dimension of perception, as people usually try to make out. Intuition is just a quicker way of arriving at the same answer. Intuition is just a way of making use of the data and jumping the steps. - Author: Sadhguru
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#24. Any profound view of the world is mysticism. It has, of course, to deal with life and the world, both of which are nonrational entities. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#25. Faith is the door to the full inner life of the Church, a life which includes not only access to an authoritative teaching but above all to a deep personal experience which is at once unique and yet shared by the whole Body of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#26. I am Sama Veda among the Vedas; I am Indra among the Devas; I am the mind among the senses; I am the consciousness in living beings. - Author: Anonymous
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#27. I teach Zen, tantric mysticism, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, Tibetan mysticism, occultism and psychic development. I also teach poetry and literature, film and many other different things. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#28. The basic urge toward mysticism is never, in the unaltered man, clear enough to be recognized for what it is. - Author: Idries Shah
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#29. All social life is essentially practical. All mysterious which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of the practice. - Author: Karl Marx
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#30. Come out, O lions, and shake off the ancient mysticism and prejudices. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#31. Questioner: One question comes to my mind: if everybody looked inward, what would happen? Sadhguru: You would have a sensible world. (Laughs) Is that a danger? - Author: Sadhguru
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#32. Whatever is in your hands, you keep that in perfect condition; then what is beyond you will anyway happen. But people are always trying to work at what is beyond them, not taking care of what is in their hands. - Author: Sadhguru
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#33. It's strange to be here, the mystery never leaves you alone. - Author: John O'Donohue
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#34. The locus of Francis's "mysticism," his belief that he could have direct contact with God, was in the Mass, not in nature or even in service to the poor. - Author: Augustine Thompson
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#35. The deepest realization of meditation is that your being is a non-being. It is a nothing, a vast emptiness without boundaries. It is a no-self. The feeling of self, of "I" is false. - Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
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#36. The argument is made that naming God is never really naming God but only naming our understanding of God. To take our ideas of the divine and hold them as if they correspond to the reality of God is thus to construct a conceptual idol built from the materials of our mind. - Author: Peter Rollins
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#37. Spirituality wants to know and experience higher states of mind and being. It wants to wrestle with angels and look the Creator in the eye. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#38. Now is the time that we make conscientious efforts towards becoming a real wise species, free from all sorts of bigotry, mysticism and sectarianism. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#39. Poetry is sane because it floats easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion. To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything a strain. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#40. If they want me to have mysticism, okay, I've got it.
I'm a mystic, but only in my body,
My soul is simple and doesn't think. - Author: Alberto Caeiro
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#41. Writing reflects life and life is a mystery. All any of us can do is press the fleet footed beauty of life close to our flesh and use whatever instruments are within our grasp to express the evanescent spark of mysticism that resides within us. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#42. The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. - Author: Joseph Campbell
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#43. The shadow of scepticism is dispelled in the light of real knowledge. - Author: Etienne De L'Amour
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#44. Mystical experiences do not necessarily supply new ideas to the mind, rather, they transform what one believes into what one knows, converting abstract concepts, such as divine love, into vivid, personal, realities. - Author: R.M. Jones
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#45. I was raised in a heavily Catholic family. Early and consistent encounters with mysticism. - Author: Nic Pizzolatto
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#46. Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#47. When you consider all saints and prophets as legitimate and no longer differentiate between religions, you have reached the stage of true mysticism. - Author: Ostad Elahi
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#48. Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science but man needs both. - Author: Fritjof Capra
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#49. The mystic sees God in everything; the scientist, atoms; the poet, poetry. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#50. The light of our souls is never extinguished, it can never be, as the eternal one abides within each and every heart forever - Author: Mimi Novic
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#51. The universe is a gigantic amusement park in which we can have a ride or two. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#52. Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things , which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#53. Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great. - Author: Andre Gide
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#54. Man without mysticism is a monster. - Author: Whittaker Chambers
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#55. Sufis aim to refine human consciousness. This is Sufi mysticism: not mystification or magic, but a specific Path. - Author: Idries Shah
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#56. Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#57. Sex is the mysticism of a materialistic society - in the beginning was the Flesh, and the Flesh became Word ... [it has] its own mysteries - this is my birth [control] pill; swallow it in remembrance of me! - Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
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#58. Awaken your mind from the deep sleep of ancient mysticism and make it self-conscious - power will come, glory will come, goodness will come and everything that is excellent will come. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#59. I don't believe in astrology. It's a lot of crap. I just think that's another thing you should throw out the window. Mysticism. Cheap. It's amazing that people still hang on to that after all these years. - Author: Mick Jagger
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#60. What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, "Teach me mysticism." It's a joke. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#61. Mysticism and the supernatural are embedded in the show - it's called 'Da Vinci's Demons' for a reason, and it's not just metaphorical. - Author: David S.Goyer
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#62. As a dialectical teacher, I have had many lives where I have taught Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and mysticism. I teach in many different modalites. But the theme that unites them - is love. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#63. In the first place, the ideas of people who are not intellectually free are always in a muddle, and it's extremely difficult to talk to them; and, secondly, they usually love no one, and have nothing to do with women, and their mysticism has an unpleasant effect on sensitive people. I - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#64. When you come to a place where you have to left or right,' says Sister Ruth, 'go straight ahead. - Author: Kathleen Norris
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#65. Every single phenomenon in the world, has a physical explanation underneath it. Finding the explanation depends on how far you are willing to go. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#66. In the bosom of success lie not delights but deprivations - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#67. For the New Age community, 'ancient' knowledge is always considered unimpeachable and unimprovable, just as a diverse range of beliefs from Eastern mysticism to UFOs, energy dowsing to cryptozoology, are - though mutually contradictory - unquestionably accepted in the name of open-mindedness. - Author: Mark Crutchfield
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#68. A mystic is a man who separates heaven and earth even if he enjoys them both. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#69. One has to recognize that science is not metaphysics, and certainly not mysticism; it can never bring us the illumination and the satisfaction experienced by one enraptured in ecstasy. Science is sobriety and clarity of conception, not intoxicated vision. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#70. The idea that I could work wonders as the Lord flutters through my mind like a glamorous butterfly. I hasten to catch it, but it escapes into the depths of my mind. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#71. When I play sports, when I dance, when I teach mysticism, I cannot explain, even to myself, how I do what I do. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#72. As his (C. S. Lewis's) good friend Owen Barfield once remarked, Lewis radiated a sense that the spiritual world is home, that we are always coming back to a place we have never yet reached. - Author: David C. Downing
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#73. God is as real as a station wagon. - Author: Peggy Payne
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#74. Enlightenment is the unfolding of the divinity within. - Author: Michael Sharp
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#75. The ocean sleeps. The ocean wakes. And the waking of the ocean is the waking of the soul. At midnight wakefulness springs from within the ocean. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#76. They don't think up questions like that on the basis of what might be true; they concoct the questions on the basis of what might be sensational if it just happened to be true. - Author: Walter M. Miller Jr.
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#77. The Innocent Mage is come , and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything - Author: Karen Miller
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#78. Death is the protector of life and life is the process of death. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#79. The night! When the outside world is hiding in darkness, you have to turn on the light within in order to see where you put your steps. - Author: Irina Serban
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#80. Mysticism conceives something transcending experience; religion seeks glimpses of a better good or a worse evil than experience can give. Reincarnation need only extend experiences in the sense of repeating them. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#81. The Word and prayer are inseparable. When one engages in prayer without the Word, it can lead to mysticism; when the Word is used without prayer, it can lead to legalism, intellectualism and coldness of heart. - Author: Richard A. Burr
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#82. That was the trouble with formulating a system: what could you do but repeat it? - Author: Peter Washington
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#83. To see the beautiful and mystical in the other worlds, one first must see the beauty of one's soul - Author: Mimi Novic
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#84. In searching for himself, he had come to understand that he was defined by selflessness - Author: Soroosh Shahrivar
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#85. You cannot be a great writer in a shop where words are sold in tens and twenties. - Author: Rick Aster
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#86. No place is the same because everything is shifting always. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#87. When the eye becomes the heart, the heart becomes the eye. - Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
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#88. We use to think that we'll go to Heaven if we avoid sins or have our pastor remove them. To labor ourselves into paradise is a new and somewhat discouraging perspective. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#89. Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God ... It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin. - Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
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#90. Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#91. I don't think it's like eastern mysticism, which leaves the person whole. It's really another form of cancer, television. - Author: James Purdy
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#92. Mystic grimoirs, walking corpses ... I'm so far out of my wheelhouse that I might as well be on the moon. - Author: Mark Waid
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#93. The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism. - Author: Ferdinand Marcos
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#94. As a matter of fact, he was anxious and scared because of the complete senselessness and algorism of the situation, of slight but obvious sense of ominous mysteriousness and mysticism in all that. - Author: Sergey Mavreodi
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#95. You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#96. Zen is not, in my view, philosophy or mysticism. It is simply a practice of readjustment of nervous activity. That is, it restores the distorted nervous system to its normal functioning. - Author: Katsuki Sekida
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#97. Most people know that 30 to 40 percent of the world's Jews were killed during World War II, but not that 80 to 90 percent of the Orthodox community perished, among them many who had kept alive an ancient tradition of mysticism and meditation reaching back to the Old Testament world of the prophets. - Author: Diane Ackerman
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#98. One of the most important things to do in a church that wants to nurture and administrate prophetic ministry is to dial down the mysticism and the carnal desire to look superspiritual. We need to keep our eyes off people and remain focused on Jesus and His purpose for us. - Author: Mike Bickle
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#99. At a certain point talk about 'essence' and 'oneness' and the universal becomes more tautological than inquisitive. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#100. The fundamentalists of every faith remain blind to the truth that the "sigh within the prayer is the same in the heart of the Christian, the Muslim, and the Jew." I have seen this unity with my eyes, heard it with my ears, felt it with all my being. - Author: David James Duncan
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