Three simple words perhaps summing up the pinnacle of much spiritual seeking, especially if once reached, it spills over with positive energy.  Or call it love, Dante did, and George Herbert would have.

‘So sweetly the well-ordered spirit swells

With love…’ (Paradise, Canto 10)

See also our illustrated quote-rich celebration of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Clive James’ superb translation. 

Source: Dante, The Divine Comedy, trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 402


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