"As tension cannot occur without the chain, so can temptation not be felt without desire." https://youtu.be/Ni75-fCcL6w The fettered man What is temptation? Imagine a man wakes up and finds himself chained to a wall by invisible steel fetters. But who, making no effort to leave the wall, hardly notices the chains and thus cannot experience … Continue reading Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?
Nothing physical can be the source of temptation. For temptation is the "pull" that operates at the level of inner desires and concepts. Ex 1: a man sees a woman and thinks, "her physique is tempting me". But that is not so. It is only his inner desire that, like a magnet, releases the ability … Continue reading Reflections about temptation
I am convinced temptation is not a fixed concept, but rather a relative idea. Two people can face the same opportunity, but only person A is tempted. Yet the same people could face a different opportunity, but now only person B is tempted. If the appeal is relative and the situations were the same, what … Continue reading The message of temptation