Das Böse ( The Evil) The Temptation.

Lovis Corinth    La Tentation de St Antoine

You dread the depths; it should horrify you since the way of what is to come leads through it. You must endure the temptation of fear and doubt and, at the same time, acknowledge to the bone that your fear is justified and your doubt is reasonable. How otherwise / could it be a true temptation and a true overcome?
Christ totally overcomes the temptation of evil, but not the temptation of God to good and reason. Christ thus succumbs to cursing.
You still have to learn this, to succumb to no temptation, but to do everything of your own will; then, you will be free and beyond Christianity.

Carl Jung; The Red Book: On The Service Of The Soul, P. 139 -Lieber Primus fol. ii{v}

6 thoughts on “Das Böse ( The Evil) The Temptation.

  1. Oh, I’ve only just seen this post! Thank you Aladin for sharing more of Carl Jung’s wisdom with us. I love this painting! I was just thinking how important it is to find the balance between “resisting” temptation and “denying” temptation … hmm, a difficult choice at times for all of us. Love and light, Deborah.

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    • Oh dear, that’s a difficult task, first to define and then to understand. You know that well, my lovely Deborah. No wonder you haven’t seen this one as I posted it Monday (very unusual from me!) Anyway, heartfelt thanks, my dear Angel.

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