Third Soul Commandment

…Then Elijah turned back to the beam of light, raised his hand again, and said: “In the third commandment, the Creator told Moses that Man’s soul is pure and means no harm.” Elijah paused; he was still pointing at the light with one hand and holding me firmly by the arm with his other hand.
“No soul is evil; no soul is immoral. A man should not search elsewhere for truth other than inside himself, because the Creator is in Man’s own soul.” Elijah paused again, laid his right hand on his chest, his palm over his heart, then bowed his head and shut his eyes.
I froze. My head was heavy and my legs weak. If it hadn’t been for Elijah’s reassuring grip on my arm, I would have been unable to stand. I could neither think nor speak…


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