Thursday, April 26, 2018

Viktor Frankl - the greatest secret

Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret
that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart:
The salvation of man is through love and in love.
I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still knows bliss,
be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.
In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action,
when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way
— an honorable way — in such a position man can, through loving contemplation
of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.
For the first time in my life I was able to understand the meaning of the words,
“The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.”


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