Tuesday, July 24, 2007
In Dostoevsky's "Brothers Karamazoff" Ivan says to Alyosha, "Understand me right, it is not your God that I am not accepting, it is the world He has created I cannot accept and will not." (translated by Zoya) Dostoevsky was writing this outraged with the level of human suffering that he witnessed... And yet he was hopeful that "the beauty will save the world." Those who came after him questioned the very concept of beauty... By 'beauty' Dostoevsky meant purification of the human soul and love... It reminds me of John Lennon's words, 'Love is all we need.'