Emanuel Swedenborg, born Emanujel Swedberg

Swedenborg, born Emanujel Swedberg

Swedish Scientist, Theologian, Philosopher and Christian Mystic

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And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.

God is at home; it is we who have gone for a walk.

Man, before he is being regenerated, does not even know that any internal man exists, much less is he acquainted with its nature and quality.

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.

There is granted to everyone after death the opportunity of amending his life, if it is at all possible.

Angelic happiness is in service, from service, and according to service.

Goodness and love mould the form into their own image, and cause the joy and beauty of love to shine forth from every part of the face.

Marriages on earth--because they are the seminaries of the human race and of the angels of heaven also; because, likewise, they proceed from a spiritual origin, that is, from the marriage of good and truth; and since, in addition, the Lord's divine proceeding principally flows into conjugal love--are most holy in the estimation of the angels.

The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded, is because man was last created, and that which is last created is the basis of all that precedes.

This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love.

Angels from the Lord lead and protect us every moment and every moment of every moment.

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.

Men live a moral life, either from regard to the Diving Being, or from regard to the opinion of the people in the world; and when a moral life is practised out of regard to the Divine Being, it is a spiritual life. Both appear alike in their outward form; but in their inward, they are completely different. The one saves a man, but the other does not; for he that leads a moral life out of regard to the Divine Being is led by him, but he who does so from regard to the opinion of people in the world is led by himself.

The human race is the seminary of heaven, will appear from a subsequent article, in which it will be shown, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race, and that therefore the human race is the seminary of heaven.

To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.

Angels from their wisdom go still further. They say that not only every thing good and true is from the Lord, but every thing of life as well.

I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections.

Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body.

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.

Angels never attack, as infernal spirits do. Angels only ward off and defend.

If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself.

One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books.

The Lord withdraws no one from their hell unless they see that they are in hell and wish to be led out.

Two consorts in heaven are not two, but one angel.

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Swedish Scientist, Theologian, Philosopher and Christian Mystic