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Plotinus - The Enneads - The Soul

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002862

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Plotinus – The Enneads

That Soul then, in us, will in its nature stand apart from all that can cause any of the evils which man does or suffers; for all such evil .. belongs only to the Animate, the Couplement.

When we have done evil it is because we have been worsted by our baser side – for a man is many – by desire or rage or some evil image; the misnamed reasoning that takes up with the false, in reality fancy, has not stayed for the judgement of the Reasoning Principle; we have acted at the call of the less worthy, just as in matters of the sense sphere we sometimes see falsely because we credit only the lower perception, that of the Couplement, without applying the test of the Reasoning Faculty

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Plotinus

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