The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine #235

By Emanuel Swedenborg

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235. When man comes into the other life, which takes place immediately after death, it is evident whether heaven is in him or not; but not while he lives in the world. For in the world the external appears, and not the internal, but in the other life the internal is made manifest, because man then lives as to his spirit.

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