Marriage # 2

Написано Эмануэль Сведенборг
  
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2. Since truly conjugial love in origin is pure mental delight itself, and that is the fundamental of all loves; and since it is from love that the angels in heaven have all their beauty, for love or the affection of love forms each individual, which results in every angel's face being a likeness of his love or affection; therefore all the beauty of the angels in heaven comes from their conjugial love, for it is the source of the inmost part of their life, which shines through. I saw an angel who was in pure conjugial love; he was from the third heaven, and he was so beautiful that the by-standers were struck with wonder, saying that this was the essence of beauty itself.

  
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Thanks to the Swedenborg Society for the permission to use this translation.