essence of the soul

reservoirsunsetYes, love… but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. I knew that feeling of love which is the essence of the soul for which no object is needed. And I know that blissful feeling now too. To love one’s neighbors; to love one’s enemies. To love everything -to Love God in all His manifestations.

~ Leo Tolstoy

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