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70. Quality of a Separated Soul

1. The soul, separated from its body, can no longerexercise the powers of sense, for these require the service ofbodily members. But the soul is still the root-principle ofsense-action and retains its fitness for activating sense-organs.Hence, we may say that the sentient powers belongradically (or in root )to the separated soul.

2. Certainly, sense-action itself is not within the powerof the separated soul.

3. Although the fire of hell be a bodily fire, it canafflict a spirit thus far at least, that it candetain it, and hinder its movement according to its ownwill.

"To think of oneself as nothing, and always to think well and highly of others is the best and most perfect wisdom. Wherefore, if you see another sin openly or commit a serious crime, do not consider yourself better, for you do not know how long you can remain in good estate. All men are frail, but you must admit that none is more frail than yourself. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."
Thomas á Kempis

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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