By Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings—on problems with religion, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality—reflect his highbrow look for fact and a faith firmly grounded in truth. the choice features a Confession," "Religion and Morality," "What Is faith, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?," and "The legislation of affection and the legislation of Violence."
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And that is why it is so long-lasting and so successful. All of a sudden through the kremlin gates rode some daredevil He bore himself with importance and no one laughed at him. Wlio was it and why was he on a goat? This astride a goat. was Degtyaryov. ^ He had asked for a horse, but there were few horses on Solovki, so they gave him a goat. What had he done to deserve the honor? Because he had been a cowboy? No, not at all, because he was the manager of the Dendrological Nursery. He grew exotic trees.
Despite the opportunity to sleep whenever they pleased, they kept vigil nights on end, and (in that same small monastery) day long, year long, and in perpetuity read the Psalter around the clock and prayed for all Orthodox Christians, living and dead. TheSolovetskykremlin 2. The Herring Gates The Archipelago Rises from the Sea \ 27 howled under the wind and was covered with an and in places froze; the northern lights blazed across half tlie sky; and it grew bright once again and wann once again, and the fir trees grew and thickened, and the birds cackled and called, and the young deer trumpeted and the planet circled through all world history, and kingdoms fell and rose, and here there were still no beasts of prey and no human being.
The monks worked, and their herring, which was astonishing in its flavor, and which they had been able to catch because of their special knowledge of where and when to cast nets, was shipped off to Moscow to be used for the Kremlin tables. , their ow/i), these valuables lay there as a dead religious burden. ** But without even conducting an investigation, what is our it revolutionary sense of justice (sense of smell) going to hint to 6. And the antireligious "germ" also referred to this fire, explaining the difnowadays material proofs of the former prison cells and tor- ficulty in finding ture apparatus.
A Confession and Other Religious Writings by Leo Tolstoy