inmost nature

See: center, essence
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He was surprised at himself because he ceased to believe so easily, and, not knowing that he felt as he did on account of the subtle workings of his inmost nature, he ascribed the certainty he had reached to his own cleverness.
So Roos "entered into the inmost nature of a sheep." I knew a draughtsman employed in a public survey who found that he could not sketch the rocks until their geological structure was first explained to him.
Nothing could exceed the intentness with which this scientific gardener examined every shrub which grew in his path: it seemed as if he was looking into their inmost nature, making observations in regard to their creative essence, and discovering why one leaf grew in this shape and another in that, and wherefore such and such flowers differed among themselves in hue and perfume.
an innocent, and a search into her inmost nature is allowed.
Barbara Hepworth, A Pictorial Biography Art, in its inmost nature, is biological.
actually preserved and deepened [the Church's] inmost nature and true identity" (xiv).
He was repelled by organized religion; and there's a photo of him with his idealist friend Josiah Royce, snapped as James was saying--in jest and in earnest--"Damn the Absolute!" Much as he loathed determinism and thought any believable philosophy had to maintain that, "the inmost nature of ...
Catholics also are not just individuals but members of a religious community; we are deeply relational by our inmost nature and this is true of our religious life also; it is not surprising since we are made in the image of God, and God is not one Person but three, a divine society.
She says that "while love characterizes God as a whole, it is an especially apt term for that distinct manner of divine subsistence which is actually present and active in the world and which people call Spirit." Naming the Spirit as "love" and "gift" points to "both the inmost nature of divine mystery and the outermost reach of God's power freely streaming around creation to quicken and renew," empowering all creatures "to birth and rebirth in the midst of the antagonistic structures of reality" (142-43).
simply this: that each and all of them have said to the human being: |The inmost nature of the reality is congenial to powers which you possess.'" Are our powers "congenial" now to "the reality"?