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5029Re: [neoplatonism] A text for meditation

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  • Empedotimos
    Sep 1, 2011
      1. We are rational soul (endowed with intellect) which is immortal.
      2.Death for the soul is to be born in the genesis realm.
          ("ἐπειδὴ θάνατός ἐστι ψυχῆς ἡ εἰς σῶμα πτῶσις·"
          Because death of the soul is the fall  in the body
          Hermias - In Phaedrum 135.8 )
      3. Birth is caused by an action due  to sexual desire.
      Hence the validity of the quote.



      From: Goya <goya@...>
      To: neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:32 PM
      Subject: [neoplatonism] A text for meditation


      ἑαυτὸν ὄντα
      ἀθάνατον, καὶ
      τὸν αἴτιον
      τοῦ θανάτου

      Poimandres (Corpus Hermeticum I), 18

      Let him who is endowed with intellect realize that he is immortal, and
      that the cause of death is sexual desire.

      Michael Chase
      CNRS UPR 76

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