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God is pure thought within itself, not the inarticulate stammering of the mystic.

Replying to the objections of those who make of Plotinus a mystical enthusiast,
Hegel says that for Plotinus ecstasy was ―pure thought which exists in itself [ 
bei sich) 
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Plotinus was a major Greek-speaking philosopher of the ancient world. In his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher was Ammonius Saccas and he is of the Platonic tradition. Wikipedia
Plotinus had the idea that the essence of God is thought itself and that the essence is present in thought…It follows from this that the One
is not, as one might think at first, the region where philosophic thought leaves off in order to be transformed into the inarticulate stammering of the mystic.

The reality of the One corresponds to the affirmation of the essential autonomy of the spiritual life when this life is comprehended in itself, not through isolated fragments but in its concrete fullness. That is why Hegel was right in saying that ―the thought of the Plotinian philosophy is an intellectualism or a lofty idealism.

Philosophy, and intellectual contemplation, which are for him peculiar to the Occident, and the desire for mystical union beyond thought, which
for him belongs to religion and is Oriental, be kept separate

 Hegel defined Islamic philosophy. He had written:
 We…see an utter inconstancy of everything; and this whirl of all things is essentially
Oriental. But at the same time, this is certainly also a complete dissolution of all that pertains to reasonableness, in harmony with the Eastern exaltation of spirit, which allows of nothing definite.

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