Fyodor Dostoevsky

You will know the divine mystery

Love all the earth, every ray of God's light, every grain of sand or blade of grass, every living thing. If you love the Earth enough, you will know the divine mystery.

~ from THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed

The soul is healed by being with children.

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

The heavenly vault descended into his soul

Alyosha emerged from the dream transformed. Something burned in his heart, something suddenly filled him almost painfully, tears of rapture nearly burst from his soul. ...Over him the heavenly dome, full of quiet, shining stars, hung boundlessly. From the zenith to the horizon the still-dim Milky Way stretched its double strand. Night, fresh and quiet, almost unstirring, enveloped the earth. The silence of the earth seemed to merge with the silence of heavens, the mystery of the earth touched the mystery of the stars. ...Alyosha felt clearly and almost tangibly something as firm and immovable as the heavenly vault descend into his soul. ...Never in his life would he forget that moment.

~ from THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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