Tag: soul

On Peter and the mysterious Russian soul.

A couple of weeks ago, I had another one of my regular spats with friends or acquaintances that happen whenever there’s something Russian or other I refuse to explain or declare untranslatable. As much as I protested and tried ineptly to describe my bi-lingual, bi-cultural dilemma, all was in vain: I was once again accused …

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On Hell. Part III: repentance and oblivion.

Continued from “On Hell. Part II.” Human beings—and the rest of Creation—are not perfect. Not at this point. But what makes us belong to each other, to humanity, to Creation, to its Source, is our basic need for and ability to love. We struggle with the balance of giving and taking, we lash out in anger, …

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