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When the feeling of pleasure or pain in the soul is most intense, all of us naturally suppose that the object of this intense feeling is then plainest and truest; but this is not the case. ...because each pleasure and pain is a sort of nail which nails and rivets the soul to the body, and engrosses her and makes her believe that to be true which the body affirms to be true; and from agreeing with the body and having the same delights she is obliged to have the same habits and ways, and is not likely ever to be pure at her departure to the world below, but is always saturated with the body; so that she soon [after death] sinks into another body and there germinates and grows, and has therefore no part in the communion of the divine and pure and simple.

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When the feeling of pleasure or pain in the soul is most intense all of us naturally suppose that the object of this intense feeling is then plainest and truest but this is not the case because each pleasure and pain is a sort of nail which nails and rivets the soul to the body and engrosses her and makes her believe that to be true which the body affirms to be true and from agreeing with the body and having the same delights she is obliged to have the same habits and ways and is not likely ever to be pure at her departure to the world below but is always saturated with the body so that she soon after death sinks into another body and there germinates and grows and has therefore no part in the communion of the divine and pure and simple

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