It is currently Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:41 pm

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
 How One Should Sleep, The Third Spiritual Alphabet 
Author Message

Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 9:15 pm
Posts: 1
New post How One Should Sleep, The Third Spiritual Alphabet
p. 355

"Even though there is nothing less certain than dreams nor anything we should more promptly reject than fantasies we dream because they are uncertain, nevertheless, many good things can occur to recollected people while asleep.

The very capriciousness of our dreams demonstrates that often what may seem true in them actually is the height of falsehood, and so every person, no matter how naive, should know that, on awakening, he must push his dreams away and cast them out of his heart, as the wise man advised: "Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities." Ecccles. 5:6

Because the devil is so clever he can know what we dream and in fact often cause our dreams, he can make some of what we dream at night happen to us during the day for the purpose of making us believe our dreams. If you dream, for example that a house falls on you, it might happen that while walking along some street the wind blows off a tile; then you will say this was what you dreamed. Or you may dream that you are speaking with some person very far away from you, and the next day they bring you a letter from him or someone gives you news of his health; then you say your dream came true. To avoid these vanities and countless other snares set by the idle, malicious devil, the wise man cautioned: "Dreams caused many to go astray and those who trusted in them failed." Ecclus. 34:7

Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:52 am
Profile E-mail
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forums/DivisionCore.