Tag Archives: Wisdom

God Alone is Life

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Love and wisdom, and will and understanding therefrom, make the very life of man. Scarcely any one knows what life is. When one thinks about life, it seems as if it … Continue reading

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When Man From Internal Becomes External

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Doctrine of Charity was the doctrine in the Ancient Churches, and that this doctrine conjoined all the churches, and so made one out of many; for they acknowledged as men of the … Continue reading

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Receiving Something of the Spiritual in the Natural.

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Every man may be reformed, and there is no such thing as predestination. Sound reason declares that all men were predestined to heaven, and no one to hell; for all are born men, … Continue reading

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Both Will and Understanding in Agreement

Selection from Doctrine of Life ~ Emanuel Swedenborg If a man has much knowledge and much wisdom, and does not shun evils as sins, he is nevertheless not wise.  The reason for this is: that he is wise from himself, … Continue reading

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Wisdom With Love Dwelling Together With Delights

Selection from Interaction of Soul and Body ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The understanding in a man can be elevated into the light, that is, into the wisdom in which the angels of heaven are, according to the cultivation of his reason; … Continue reading

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The Hinge of the Determinations

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are with man two determinations of the things of the understanding and of the will — one determination is outward toward the world, and the other is inward toward heaven. • With … Continue reading

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