Good, relation to evil


[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Good, relation to evil" (search under Inner Life/Evil, Negative Emotion, Vice)": source "Divine Providence": detail "Section 300"
All who are in heaven are nothing other than affections of good and thoughts thence of truth, and all who are in hell are nothing other than lusts of evil and imaginations thence of falsity. These are so arranged respectively that the lusts of evil and the imaginings of falsity in hell are precisely opposite to the affections of good and the thoughts of truth in heaven. Therefore hell is under heaven and diametrically opposite, that is, the two are like two men lying in opposite directions, or standing, invertedly, like men at the antipodes, only the soles of their feet meeting and their heels hitting.