beauty, truth, goodness

pinkspringBeauty will save the world.

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is an excellent explanation (by Vladimir Soloviev) of Dostoevsky’s meaning behind this quote which you can find here. 1. I need to check out this man’s site in greater detail because it looks amazing and 2. I need to purchase this book by Soloviev.

2 thoughts on “beauty, truth, goodness

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thank you for your link. I found your post very informative, though I side with the commenters who question the sunniness of Tolstoy’s writing. I especially liked the passage “Tolstoy got it halfway right: anything that makes me feel comfort with God’s moral standard, anything that makes me feel, ‘At last I have arrived,’ is a cruel deception. But Dostoyevsky got the other half right: anything that makes me feel discomfort with God’s forgiving love is also a cruel deception.” Letting one’s heart be open to the truth of that last sentence can be a life long challenge for some. My heart breaks for Tolstoy’s struggles with his faith, probably because I understand, deeply, the anguish connected to that struggle. I still struggle with my faith. Far more often than I’d like to admit.

      IF you check out one of my older posts https://ameliasplum.com/2015/01/15/faith/ about Tolstoy there is a link (the second ‘hot’ here in the third paragraph) that is a wonderful post by an Orthodox priest regarding Tolstoy. He gives a very detailed and incredibly compassionate view of Tolstoy’s struggles with faith.

      Take care & I wish you the best in your journeys!

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