A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, salvation, passions, habits, traps, suffering, evil, hell, delusion, and truth

Believe me, brethren, even if someone has just one passion as a habit, he will be subject to hell.  Even if we do ten good deeds and one bad one, the bad one outweighs the good.  It is like the eagle that is not captured by the snare, but only his claw is caught.  Because of this he is captured and loses all his strength.  Even if his whole body is outside the snare except just his claw can we say he has escaped?  Anytime he so desires, the person who has placed the trap can take him.  It is the same with the soul.  If it has one passion hardened into a habit, the enemy can cast it down anytime he wishes because he controls it through that passion.  It is for this reason that I will always tell you not to allow any passion to become a habit.

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by John Milton on mind, heaven, and hell

The mind is it's own place, and of itself can make a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by Rabbi Rami Shapiro on hell


I understand hell in two ways. First, there is the this-worldly hell I make for myself and others when I fail to act justly and with compassion. Second, there is the other-worldly hell invented by bullies who delight in sadistic fantasies of endless torture and use these fantasies to frighten others into yielding to their will. I take both hells very seriously.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Source: Rabbi Rami's Blog - http://www.spirituality-health.com/spirit/content/i-am-troubled-all-talk-hell-my-church-what-do-you-think-hell

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy, hell, and heart

If there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Kedar on hell, devil, god, and satan

In hell, the Devil is God.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by Shundo Aoyama on heaven, hell, suffering, compassion, help, share, sharing, and harmony

I once heard a story about a visit to heaven and hell. In both places the visitor saw many people seated at a table on which many delicious foods were laid out. In both places chopsticks over a meter long were tied to their right hands, while their left hands were tied to their chairs.

In hell, however much they stretched out their arms, the chopsticks were too long for them to get food into their mouths. They grew impatient and got their hands and chopsticks tangled with one another's. The delicacies were scattered here and there.

In heaven, on the other hand, people happily used the long chopsticks to pick out someone else's favorite food and feed it to him, and in turn they were being fed by others. They all enjoyed their meal in harmony.

Shundo Aoyama

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A Quote by Mr. on hell, itch, scratch, and salve

Hell is a never ending itch with no salve to heal it and no appendages to scratch it.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet speaks

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A Quote by Mr. on hell


   Hell is a matter of perception

Mr. Prophet

Source: The Path

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A Quote by Mr. on hell, existance, human experience, and mr prophet

In the human experience, one person's hell is another person's existance.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

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A Quote by Mr. on hell and expectation

  The Hell you expect is the hell you get.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

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