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  1. This is actually an amazing phrase. The text is known from Grebenshchikov's performance. If by some miracle you don't know the history of the music and lyrics, be sure to check it out:

    wikipedia.orgSo, if you recall the Revelation of John the Theologian (Apocalypse) from the New Testament, it is there that these images are: a fire-maned lion, an ox “full of eyes”, an eagle of heaven.

    What do these apocalyptic beasts do? – And they periodically shout: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty!”

    “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face like a man, and the fourth beast like a flying eagle.

    And each of the four living creatures had six wings round about, and within they are full of eyes; and they have no rest day or night, crying out: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, is, and is to come.”

    Henri Volokhonsky introduces images of apocalyptic animals, and then shies the phrase you asked about: “he who loves is loved; he who is light is holy.” Referring to the lyrical heroine.

    Well, see the context for yourself:

    “…One is like a yellow fire-maned lion,

    Another is an ox full of eyes;

    With them is the golden eagle of heaven,

    Whose eyes are so bright and unforgettable.

    And in the blue sky one star is burning;

    It is yours, O my angel, it is yours always.

    He who loves is loved, he who is light is holy;

    Let the star lead you on the road to the wondrous garden.

    A fire-maned lion will meet you there…”

    The apocalyptic images are terrifying and startling, God “Holding the seven stars in His right hand,” the beasts shouting ” holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who was, is, and is to come.” And in the third stanza – ” and in the blue sky there is one star burning, it is yours, O my angel, it is yours always. He who loves is loved, he who is light is holy…”

    He sweeps God, the roaring God of the Apocalypse, off the throne, and in his place – his beloved.

    Easily, without distractions. He worships her. SHE is a saint. THEY are the Gods, but She is first and foremost.

    That's what this phrase is about.

    Well, I can't take it any other way.�

    And the power of the image is clear, just when you read the Apocalypse:


  2. Quite a true quote.�

    He who loves, who gives himself to others, is loved in return. Conversely, those who are loved learn to love themselves more easily.

    The second part is a repetition of the same thing. After all, holiness does not exist without love. It is of the same nature. A saint is someone who loves, who knows how to love, who gives himself to others. He who is light, with whom it is light to others, is a saint.

    Again Jesus spoke to the people and said to them, ” I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    John 8: 12

    And also, about the light, I really like these poems. When leaving, leave the light on. Poems by Pyotr Vegin performed by Alfred Talkovsky.

    • Leaving, I'll leave the light on

    • In a dilapidated little room,

    • Despite the ban

    • Fire safety regulations.

    • Love has no guarantees –

    • This is very bad, brothers,

    • When leaving, leave the light on

    • In those with whom it falls out to part!

    • It's a pity that death is inevitable,

    • But satisfaction is possible:

    • Leaving leave the light on –

    • It's more than staying.

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