Category Archives: Spirituality

Examining One’s Distinctive Characteristic

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All spirits in the other life are distinguished in the following manner: • those who desire evil against others are infernal or diabolical spirits • those who desire good to others are good … Continue reading

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Grief on Account of Deprived Truths

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The state of desolation of truth, and also of removal from truths with those who are becoming spiritual Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but … Continue reading

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The Mule of the Wilderness

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Representative of one who is endowed with such a rational In the Word there is frequent mention of horses, horsemen, mules, and asses; and as yet no one has known that these signify … Continue reading

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Love Makes the Life of Man

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man. For such as the love and wisdom are, such are the will and understanding, since the will … Continue reading

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The Conjunction of Good and Truth in the Genuine Rational

Selection from Arcana Coelesita ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is to be known concerning the rational man in general that it is said to receive life, to be in the womb, and to be born, when the man begins to think that … Continue reading

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First in End is that To Which All Things Look

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Every man individually is the neighbor who is to be loved, but according to the quality of his good. Man is born not for the sake of himself but for the sake … Continue reading

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The Priority Belongs to Good and Not to Truth

Excerpt from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [W]hen man draws a conclusion from natural perception, he believes that faith, insofar as it is truth of doctrine, is prior to charity insofar as this is good of life, because he perceives … Continue reading

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