Prayer, Godís justice, temperance
1. Sometimes because of his anger, a person
sometimes involuntarily takes on the load of his neighbor. This is how it
happens: he who deprives his neighbor of something, himself receives the
temptations of the deprived person; also the slanderer ó temptations of the
slandered; the fraudster ó one defrauded by him, the fatiguer ó the fatigued,
the denouncer ó that of the denounced; the despiser ó that of the despised. So
as not to enumerate all of them separately, I will state briefly: everyone that
offends his neighbor accepts the temptations of the offended in proportion to
the inflicted hurt. The Gospel bears witness to this when it states:
"Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it
will return upon him" (Proverbs 26:27).
24. Donít give your body excessive food and you
will not visualize any harmful wishes in your dream; because just as water
extinguishes fire, so does hunger destroy indecent thoughts.
24. Eat bread in moderation and drink in measure,
and the spirit of lasciviousness will flee from you.
24. Prolonged sleep hardens the heart while
vigilance sharpens the mind.
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