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>I have the so-called 'Bhagavad Gita' in my house and some writings of Rene Guenon on Hinduism

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Any Christian clergy lurking on /lit?
Which literature and books help you get through the day?

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There once was king who could provide no heir. He searched the whole of his country and found a suitable young lad to succeed him who was humble in origin and found to possess a high degree of intelligence. Unbeknownst to the boy, he was to become king if upon reaching maturity he was found to be endowed with all manner of virtue and entrusted with the crown and scepter. If however, he turned out to be the meanest sort of man, he was to be thrown into the galleys with all ignominy and disgrace. Now, the boy was given to a professor who took great diligence to raise him. He would teach him a lesson and then leave assigning him books and homework for study. Whereupon his return, the books and all studies were cast to the furthest corner of the room and the boy would be building little pottery houses. The professor world rebuke him and overturn with his foot the little pottery houses he had built, saying to him "Oh, if you only knew what you were forfeiting by these childish games". The boy would cry but would forget these thrashing by next day and do it again. The boy being all boy learned little from his time with the professor and soon became a man and was thrown into the stinking dungeon for the rest of his days. You may take it from me he grieved bitterly enough at this but I wager he felt much more grief from having squandered his chance to be king all for the sake of idle play. My dear people, so too is it with the Lord on high. He overturns and confounds our designs and knocks down whatever little mud houses and machinations we have. Not because he hates us, but because he dearly loves us and wishes to take away the impediments of this world.

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Just finished "The Practical Stoic", will start Robinson Crusoe tonight

life is good, esp now that winter is here. Post-covid will go out and talk with more people, like >>16898829

nothing, vidya is detracting from reading

working and reading tbqh, sometimes exercising and outdoors stuff

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It is necessary to know that men have been created for God, and that nature draws them to love him. In this life, the darkness of sin, and the earthly affections which reign in their hearts, stifle their natural tendency and inclination to a union with God, their sovereign good; and therefore the thought of being separated from him does not produce much pain. But when the soul leaves the body, and is freed from the senses, which keeps her in darkness, she then clearly sees that she has been created for God, and that he is the only good which can make her happy.

”But,” says St. Antonine, ”the soul separated from the body understands that God is her sovereign good, and that she has been created for him.” Hence, as soon as she is loosed from the bondage of the body, she rushes forward to embrace her supreme good: but because she is in sin, and his enemy, God will cast her off. Though driven back and chased away, she retains her invincible tendency and inclination to a union with God; and her hell shall consist in seeing herself always drawn to God, and always banished from him.

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God punished Dilbert man for his fornications by making his son die of an opioid overdose. This hardened his heart and rather than accept the consequences of his sin and ths sins of his son, as their own fault, he, like Eve, blamed external factors. He will be met with an unhappy eternity if he remains blinded. As Fr. Phillip once said, it is harder for an impure man to see the light of God again than it is to raise a dead man back to life.

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There was once an ass which was tied. It was one day loosed by the disciples and brought to Christ. He then rode this donkey into Jerusalem whereupon arriving, there was no shortage of applause, flowers, wreaths and other ornaments to be found. In the midst of all this, do you know what was going through that donkeys mind? "I did this."

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Sacrilegious confessions are without profit. St. John Chrysistdom states the road to hell is paved with the skulls of priests. He's right. God is not mocked.

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I'm going to delete your life and condemn you to hell.

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>Right, there is no point in desiring an "afterlife" if that is simply another impermanent rebirth to be gone through all over again. If one is to be reborn one is going to have to work at becoming liberated again or slip further into the cycle.
Exactly, which is why the best religion is christianity, because Jesus paid the price for our sins and delivers us from suffering. It's better then Buddhism because 80 IQ retards are saved as well, not only the top 1% of IQchads

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I could not have said it better myself.

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Genesis 6:6 and 6:7, my son.

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>It's not supposed to be a fucking chore.
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
>God created man and woman so that together they can enter into the mystery of the inner life of the Trinity through marriage, which as a Sacrament is, a symbol of the Love of God and the Eucharist (in that like marriage, it binds one soul to God and through grace, produces faith and good works along with the Eucharist being the Real Presence of the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ) .
Wrong. Man, was created for God. Period. Full stop. End of story.

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"When it is all over, you will not regret having suffered; rather, you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly." - Blessed Fr. Sebastian Valfre, b. 1639 A.D. d. 1710 A.D.

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Wrong. He's exactly the same. You were raised Catholic in name only and your misunderstanding is not dogma. The grace of God and is continent upon repentance. Where there is none, God holds the sinner in hatred. Moreover, the New Testamant precludes any shimmer of hope for the obstinately wicked and promises the ultimate chastisement, eternal torment.

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It is worse,” says St, John Chrysostom, “to become like, than to be born, a senseless beast; for, to be naturally without reason is tolerable.” The saint says, that to want reason by nature is not disgraceful; but, to be born with the gift of reason, and afterwards to live like a beast, obeying the lusts of the flesh, is degrading to man, and makes him worse than a senseless brute. What would you say if you saw a man who would, of his own accord, live in a stable with horses, feed with them on hay and oats, and sleep, as they do, on dung? The man who submits to the tyranny of any passion, does what is far worse in the eyes of God.

It was thus the Gentiles lived, who, because the darkness of their understanding prevented them from discerning between good and evil, went wherever their sensual appetite led them. ”That you walk not,” says St. Paul, ”as also the Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having their understanding darkened.” (Ephes. iv. 17, 18.)

Hence they were abandoned to their vices to impurity and avarice, and blindly obeyed the commands of their passions. ”Who, despairing, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness.” (verse 19.) To this miserable state are reduced all Christians who, despising reason and God, follow the dictates of passion.

In punishment of their sins God abandons them, as he abandoned the Gentiles, to their own wicked desires. ”Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their own heart.” (Rom. i. 24.) This is the greatest of all chastisements.

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Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.

Christianity isn't the problem here. The problem is, that she is not a Christian.

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>A 1689 work claimed Jesuits took a secret oath that stated
>'I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus. In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all corporal powers, and with the dagger which I now receive I will subscribe my name written in my blood in testimony thereof; and should I prove false, or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet and my throat from ear to ear, my belly be opened and sulphur burned therein with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul shall be tortured by demons in eternal hell forever.'[2][3] — Foxes and Firebrands, 1689 by Robert Ware

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Genesis 6:6 to 6:7. As Noa did not have recourse to the divine aid, neither do I.

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never going to make it.

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good question, ask theologians.

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The loss of the highest good brings with it the loss of all other good things as well - St. Robert Bellermine

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Are there any books that can explain Thomistic philosophy to a midwit?

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And do you not know that you are (each) an Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must of necessity live too. You are the devil's gateway: you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God's image, man. On account of your desert--that is, death--even the Son of God had to die.

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