Arcana Coelestia #8857

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8857. It is similar with love to the Lord. When that love is dominant it is present in every aspect of his life, as when he loves his monarch or loves his parent. While he is in their presence love towards them shines from every part of his face, is heard in every syllable of his speech, and is apparent in every one of his gestures. This is how to understand the command 1 to have the Lord unceasingly before one's eyes and to love Him above all, with all one's soul and all one's heart.

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1Deuteronomy 6:5, 8

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From Swedenborg's Works

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Arcana Coelestia 8865, 8886, 9286, 9394, 9410, 9832

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 183, 276


References from Swedenborg's drafts, indexes & diaries:

Apocalypse Explained 904


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