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Plotinus - The Enneads - What is evil in the single soul will stand a good thing in the universal system

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002852

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

There is no such thing as good and evil in the spiritual world – all things have their place, there has to be destruction to make way for construction

A description of the experience

Plotinus – The Enneads

 

What is evil in the single soul will stand a good thing in the universal system; what in the unit offends nature will serve nature in the total event – and still remains the weak and wrong tone it is, though its sounding takes nothing from the worth of the whole, just as, in another order of image, the executioner’s ugly office does not mar the well governed state; such an officer is a civic necessity; and the corresponding moral type is often serviceable; thus, even as things are, all is well

The source of the experience

Plotinus

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

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Inherited genes

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