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Destruction of Hell and Its Restoration by Leo Tolstoy

(A Legend)

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It was at the time when Christ opened to people his teaching. That teaching was so clear, and it was so easy and was so obviously going to liberate people from the evil that it was impossible not to accept it, and nothing could keep it from spreading around the whole world. And Beelzebub, the father and Lord of all devils, was alarmed. Continue reading Destruction of Hell and Its Restoration by Leo Tolstoy

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Love Each Other – by Leo Tolstoy

The video above is just an illustration of Leo Tolstoy's will - for us to love each other, everybody.
And below is the wonderful Leo Tolstoy's book called "Love Each Other". Enjoy your reading! We love you all!

I would like, before I go, (as in my age every meeting with people is a farewell) briefly tell you how, in my understanding, people should live, so that our life would not be an evil and grief as it seems to the most people now, but it would be what God wants and what we all want, that is a blessing and joy, which it should be. Continue reading Love Each Other – by Leo Tolstoy

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Too Expensive by Leo Tolstoy

 The True Story, Based on a Tale by Guy de Maupassant

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There is a little, tiny, kingdom called Monaco between France and Italy, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. There are less inhabitants in this kingdom than in some big village – only seven thousand. And the land, if divided among the citizens, wouldn’t exceed an acre per soul. But the king in this kingdom is real. And he has a palace, and courtiers, and ministers, and bishops, and generals, and an army. Continue reading Too Expensive by Leo Tolstoy

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To God or to Mammon? – by Leo Tolstoy

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”—Luke xvi. 13.

“He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not for me scatters abroad.”—Matthew xii. 30.

Enormous areas of the very best lands – by which millions of now poverty-stricken families might be fed – are taken with tobacco, vineyards, barley, hemp, and especially rye and potatoes, – grown to produce intoxicating beverages: wine, beer, and especially vodka. Continue reading To God or to Mammon? – by Leo Tolstoy

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Flow of Water – A Parable by Leo Tolstoy

Once students found Confucius by the river. The teacher was sitting on the shore and was looking closely at the water, observing how it ran.

Students were surprised and asked:

  • “Teacher, what’s the use to observe how water flows? There’s nothing special in it, that’s how it always was and will be”.

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Leo Tolstoy – Five Tricks of Religious Deception

Truth needs no external justification and is readily accepted by all to whom it is presented; but deception requires special tricks to influence and to get adopted by people; and so to deceive people by faiths they always use the same tricks.

There are five such tricks:

  1. Misinterpreting of the Truth.
  2. Belief in miracles.
  3. Instilling mediators between people and God.
  4. Influencing peoples’ feelings.
  5. Indoctrinating children with false beliefs.

1. The first trick of religious deception consists in Continue reading Leo Tolstoy – Five Tricks of Religious Deception

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Leo Tolstoy – Time to Come to Your Senses!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol ruins physical health of people, deteriorates mental capacities, devastates prosperity of the families, but what’s worse, kills the spirit of people and their offspring, and in spite of all this, the consumption of alcohol spreads wider and wider and consequently the numbers of drunkards and alcoholics increase dramatically. Continue reading Leo Tolstoy – Time to Come to Your Senses!

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Leo Tolstoy – Response to the Synod and to Letters Received in Regards to Their Edict

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” Coleridge.

The following is Leo Tolstoy’s response to “Resolution of Their Holiness Synod in Regards to Leo Tolstoy, February 20-22, 1901“, review that document before continuing. Continue reading Leo Tolstoy – Response to the Synod and to Letters Received in Regards to Their Edict

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