Sunday, January 22, 2012

Collage 656

This is one of my favorite passages.

"Life is everything. Life is God. Everything shifts and moves, and this movement is God. And while there is life, there is delight in the self-awareness of the divinity. To love life is to love God. The hardest and the most blissful thing is to love this life in one's suffering, in the guiltlessness of suffering."

Pierre is in an altered state and hears these words spoken. This book is peppered throughout with mystical passages. And of course there is also Princess Marya, my favorite character with her luminous eyes and deep spiritual devotion. -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 567-568, volume 2 of original text
made 10/14/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1063-1065

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