The strategy of motivating a person by God is as follows. First, through temptations, man becomes infected with desires and vices, and then, by limiting these desires, he receives the energy necessary for the service of life. Vice need then, to, limiting his, obtain energy.
It is dangerous to protect a person from Vice from the outside. You will protect him from the lesser evil, and he will be the victim of the greater one. The lesser evil protects man from the greater one. A person can save himself from Vice only, an attempt to save him from the outside and by force will only aggravate the situation.
The Kingdom of heaven is truth, but truth is a paradox. On the one hand, it is hell and a bait for stupid flies, and on the other hand, Paradise and a reward for the righteous. If you are a righteous man, your Kingdom of heaven is Paradise; if you are a sinner, your Kingdom is hell.
The essence of vices and sins is to make a person run along the circle of his vices, grow weak, fall and resign himself to reality, thus overcoming his arrogance. Where, having resigned himself to reality, the person falls on the ground, the grain of his soul will germinate and, finally, that person will start doing what he had to do from the very beginning, i.e., start growing.
From a pragmatic point of view, games and other vices separating the chaff from the grain are useful for the system. One less, more for the rest. God will punish those who have no love in them by taking time from them. On the other hand, everyone knows movies about zombie apocalypses, and these scenarios have nothing good about them. Some sound balance is needed.
All sins and virtues the closer to a person, the stronger and more significant. Love begins with love for yourself and your family and then to the far. Lying begins with lying to yourself and your loved ones. In other words, he who does not love himself and his loved ones, he who lies to himself and his loved ones, will be the first to go to hell, because his sin is the most terrible.
You can sin and indulge in Vice as much as you like, provided that you work and pay for your sins. As long as you're useful, we're willing to tolerate your piggery. However, if you refuse to pay for your sins and vices, it will be a mortal sin for which we will turn your life into hell.
The Montaigne Essays read that the mere pursuit of goodness with joy and inspires the soul. The chief virtues of the human soul are contempt for fear, contempt for suffering and pain, contempt for death.
Freedom of will is that one can choose whether there is humility in one's heart or not. Where there is humility, there is love. Where there is no humility, there is no love, but there are vices, fears and evil.
Judge not, lest ye be judged, this will save you from laziness, apathy, and depression. When an idealist judges reality, it always fails to live up to his ideal, fails to live up to his expectations and shatters his illusions. A mismatch between expectations of reality cause cognitive dissonance and 1000 of his sins and vices.
Insensitivity is not a given, but the result of great restraint on the part of consciousness. Such a tightness generates a lot of vices of the soul and body in a person. The extreme form of such restraint generates psychosis and schizophrenia.
In his pride and vanity one day he wanted to become a mission, he wanted to become an idol, he wanted to create a religion. The road will be overpowered going, mastered also it, but before I had to throw out all superfluous because the road was far and the cross was heavy. I abandoned all my vices, threw away fear, pride, despondency, vanity, all my money, friends and loved ones... and only when I had nothing left, I came to the edge of a bottomless abyss, in the center of which I could see my goal in the air. Rejoicing and filled with divine ease... I walked through the air.
A barrel of honey with a spoonful of tar in it is honest, and honesty is beautiful. The more horrible the vice, the more honest it all looks. The barrel of honey is a syrupy lie, and lies are not beautiful. Pure tar deprived of honey is snake venom - the incarnation of pure evil and vice.
I wondered what was the difference between Lolita Nabokov and Bread and salt. Why is one ugly and the other beautiful. I realized that they are distinguished by lies. Lolita is a lie that hides its Vice, and salt does not hide the fact that it is a poison in large quantities. There is another version that "lolita" heroes didn't keep a sense of proportion and overdone, but this is all speculation.
Faith generates inspiration and faith in yourself. Finding the truth and believing in it, man kills doubts and fear. Fear was a weight that pulled to the ground. Now, when there is no load, the angel in the soul of man spreads his wings and soars into heaven away from earthly sins and vices, pain and suffering. On the other hand, the cunning devil has learned to substitute lies for the truth, and his lies at first give the same effect. The difference is that the devil is an illusion and God is reality.
The devil builds Paradise in illusions, and God - in reality. But the devil invented a lie - a sham Paradise on earth, like cheese in a mousetrap, beckoning rats to his illusory Paradise. The problem with the Paradise of illusions is that he is afraid of time and inevitably plunges into the darkness of nothing. Millions of years of loneliness in the darkness alone with their vices are so terrible that the righteous always sympathize with sinful souls.
Stupidity perfectly overcomes fear, so living in fear is so stupid and they do not hear the voice of reason, and it is difficult to exhorting their calling to virtue, for fear is of the devil, and the meaning of the words stupid to understand hard great.