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The Kingdom of God is Within You

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(1894)


Translated by Constance Black Garnett


"The Kingdom of God is within you"--Christianity not as a Mystic Religion but as a new Theory of Life.

Searching for "utopia" can it exist or not ? lets take a look at the eternity of Man existence here on earth and the longing for something not touched ever since the creation of man, as we take a look at the meaning of "The kingdom of God is within you".--Submitted by Anonymous


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Work with Love!

Work with the Love Tolstoy speaks about: to be prepared to leave everything, to be prepared to serve everybody without expecting to be paid for this. This is Love to put on everything and to be a servant everywhere. If you can do this, you have Love; if you cant do this, you still have love, but your love cannot elevate people. If you can do this, the problem is immediately solved in an intelligent way. When you are a servant in Love, you wont bargain, you will be free, you will work for free, you should not feel obliged, and you should not be accountable. You will do what Love demands voluntarily. This Love demands both the king and the servant to give up what is theirs, to become servants. This Love says, I recognize no masters! And having worked for a long time for Loves sake, it says, You deserve to be a master of your rest, but the moment you have had enough rest, you should immediately get to work!

Christian anarchism

As far as I know, the socio-philosophical stand of Tolstoy is labeled Christian anarchism, largely based on this work. Radical thought is indeed evident/ up to the point I have read it/, but there are some essential differences for example between his propositions/ mainly because of non-agressive approach, which actually influences Ghandi/ and Bachunin as an exponent of the revolutionary current...I am asking where exactly is the revolutionary line in Tolstoy- in his rejection of the state dominance/ I have not yet explicitly met rejection of the state itself/...or in his Christian nonconformist standpoint? What do you think about this? Are we to throw Tolstoy's humanistic ideas in the hyenic dominance of idealogies?

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