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Inner Light

n.
In Quaker doctrine, a divine presence in the human soul believed to be an enlightening and guiding force.

Inner Light

or

Inner Word

n
(Christian Churches, other) Quakerism the presence and inner working of God in the soul acting as a guiding spirit that is superior even to Scripture and unites man to Christ

In′ner Light′


n.
(in Quakerism) the light of God in the soul of every person, considered as a guiding force.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.Inner Light - a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soulInner Light - a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
References in classic literature ?
The rector's sermons had at first repelled her, and she had expressed a desire for "a more inward light," adding, "not so much for myself as for baby"
But these kinds of inspiration Lydgate regarded as rather vulgar and vinous compared with the imagination that reveals subtle actions inaccessible by any sort of lens, but tracked in that outer darkness through long pathways of necessary sequence by the inward light which is the last refinement of Energy, capable of bathing even the ethereal atoms in its ideally illuminated space.
Sherlock Holmes's eyes glistened, his pale cheeks took a warmer hue, and his whole eager face shone with an inward light when the call for work reached him.