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BOOKS
The_Bible
The_Divine_Comedy
The_Ladder_of_Divine_Ascent

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.okym_-_70_-_Indeed,_indeed,_Repentance_oft_before
1.ww_-_Repentance

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
01.07_-_Blaise_Pascal_(1623-1662)
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
05.26_-_The_Soul_in_Anguish
10.01_-_A_Dream
1.00_-_Main
1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.06_-_On_remembrance_of_death.
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.09_-_On_remembrance_of_wrongs.
1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self
1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.25_-_On_the_destroyer_of_the_passions,_most_sublime_humility,_which_is_rooted_in_spiritual_feeling.
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
14.06_-_Liberty,_Self-Control_and_Friendship
19.22_-_Of_Hell
1951-05-03_-_Money_and_its_use_for_the_divine_work_-_problems_-_Mastery_over_desire-_individual_and_collective_change
1.ac_-_The_Twins
1.fs_-_Fantasie_--_To_Laura
1.fs_-_Hymn_To_Joy
1.fs_-_Ode_To_Joy
1.fs_-_The_Celebrated_Woman_-_An_Epistle_By_A_Married_Man
1.fs_-_The_Cranes_Of_Ibycus
1.fs_-_The_Lay_Of_The_Bell
1.he_-_Hakuins_Song_of_Zazen
1.hs_-_The_Rose_Has_Flushed_Red
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_III
1.okym_-_70_-_Indeed,_indeed,_Repentance_oft_before
1.okym_-_7_-_Come,_fill_the_Cup,_and_in_the_Fire_of_Spring
1.pbs_-_Ginevra
1.pbs_-_Lines_Written_Among_The_Euganean_Hills
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_IV.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Stanzas._--_April,_1814
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.shvb_-_O_ignee_Spiritus_-_Hymn_to_the_Holy_Spirit
1.tm_-_A_Practical_Program_for_Monks
1.wby_-_Stream_And_Sun_At_Glendalough
1.ww_-_Repentance
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_Upon_Perusing_The_Forgoing_Epistle_Thirty_Years_After_Its_Composition
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.04_-_ON_PRIESTS
2.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
30.02_-_Greek_Drama
3.12_-_ON_OLD_AND_NEW_TABLETS
3.2.03_-_Conservation_and_Progress
33.10_-_Pondicherry_I
33.11_-_Pondicherry_II
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.0_-_NOTES_TO_ZARATHUSTRA
4.2.3.02_-_Signs_of_the_Psychic's_Coming_Forward
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.6_-_The_Book_of_the_Chieftains
5.1.03_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_Hostile_Beings
7.08_-_Sincerity
A_Secret_Miracle
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attri_buted_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
ENNEAD_02.01_-_Of_the_Heaven.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Talks_051-075
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_Golden_Sentences_of_Democrates
The_Golden_Verses_of_Pythagoras
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Gospel_According_to_Mark
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Pilgrims_Progress
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text

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element_in_the_yoga
SEE ALSO

SIMILAR TITLES
Repentance

DEFINITIONS

Repentance ::: A term used especially in protestant Christianity to indicate the subjective state of sorrow and concern over sin, on the way to salvation.

Repentance In theology, a change of mental and spiritual habit respecting sin, involving a hatred of and sorrow because of it, and a genuine abandonment of it in conduct of life. The frequent reference made by Christians with regard to death-bed repentance, however distorted, nevertheless is based upon a truth. However, a person must always face the causes he has set in motion — which will appear as effects in some subsequent life, these lives being linked together with the present one by and through the skandhas.

repentance, etc.

repentance ::: n. --> The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin.



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   1 The Mother
   1 Sri Aurobindo
   1 Saint John Climacus
   1 Omar Khayyam
   1 John the Baptist

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   33 Anonymous
   13 Charles Spurgeon
   9 R C Sproul
   9 C S Lewis
   8 Timothy J Keller
   8 J D Greear
   7 James MacDonald
   6 Sinclair B Ferguson
   6 Charles Haddon Spurgeon
   5 Timothy Keller
   5 J I Packer
   5 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
   5 Dan B Allender
   4 Thomas Watson
   4 Neal A Maxwell
   4 Michel de Montaigne
   4 Martin Luther
   4 Mahatma Gandhi
   4 John Calvin
   4 Henry Ward Beecher

1:Repentance: the first step towards rectifying mistakes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T5],
2:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
3:Come Fill The Cup :::

Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling.
The bird of time has but a little way
To flutter - and the bird is on the wing. ~ Omar Khayyam,
4:I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire
   ~ John the Baptist, speaking of Jesus, in Matthew 3:11. Luke 3:16 has an almost identical line.,
5:"The lessening of evil breeds abstinence from evil; and
abstinence from evil is the beginning of repentance; and
the beginning of repentance is the beginning of salvation; and
the beginning of salvation is a good resolve; and
a good resolve is the mother of labors. And
the beginning of labors is the virtues; and
the beginning of the virtues is a flowering, and
the flowering of virtue is the beginning of activity. And
the offspring of virtue is perseverance; and
the fruit and offspring of persevering practice is habit, and
the child of habit is character. And
good character is the mother of fear; and
fear gives birth to the keeping of commandments in which I include both Heavenly and earthly. And
the keeping of the commandments is a sign of love; and
the beginning of love is an abundance of humility; and
an abundance of humility is the daughter of dispassion; and
the acquisition of the latter is the fullness of love, that is to say, the perfect indwelling of God in those who through dispassion are pure in heart, for they shall see God.
And to Him the glory for all eternity. Amen" ~ Saint John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent,

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1:Bad men are full of repentance. ~ Aristotle
2:Repentance is belief in action. ~ J D Greear
3:An arrogant laughs at repentance. ~ Toba Beta
4:True repentance is to cease from sin. ~ Ambrose
5:Repentance is an internal shift ~ Dan B Allender
6:to enable true repentance and faith. ~ Anonymous
7:Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. ~ Anonymous
8:Repentance is for little children. ~ Adolf Eichmann
9:Repentance follows hasty counsels. ~ Publilius Syrus
10:True repentance also involves reform. ~ Hosea Ballou
11:But with morning cool repentance came. ~ Walter Scott
12:Repentance is but want of power to sin. ~ John Dryden
13:Repentance is the virtue of weak minds. ~ John Dryden
14:Repentance is a lifetime self-improvement. ~ Toba Beta
15:True repentance always involves reform. ~ Hosea Ballou
16:before his coming the baptism of repentance ~ Anonymous
17:The dream is short, repentance long. ~ Friedrich Schiller
18:Repentance is a gift of God's grace. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
19:To do so no more is the truest repentance. ~ Martin Luther
20:Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance. ~ Pythagoras
21:Repentance is difficult when you resent it. ~ Melissa Brown
22:Jonah’s repentance saved his life. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
23:Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. ~ Anatole France
24:Hasty conclusions lead to speedy repentance. ~ Publilius Syrus
25:All of a Christian’s life is one of repentance. ~ Mark Driscoll
26:All of a Christian's life is one of repentance. ~ Martin Luther
27:Illusion is brief, but repentance is long. ~ Friedrich Schiller
28:Repentance is another name for aspiration. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
29:Repentance is a rescuing, not a dour, doctrine. ~ Neal A Maxwell
30:Sins cause harm and repentance removes the cause ~ Ibn Taymiyyah
31:Every revolution, like a repentance, is a return. ~ G K Chesterton
32:Self-justification is the enemy of repentance. ~ Spencer W Kimball
33:The biblical word for personal change is repentance. ~ Rick Warren
34:Where error is irreparable, repentance is useless. ~ Edward Gibbon
35:Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance. ~ Ovid
36:power of God, and many were brought to repentance, ~ Joseph Smith Jr
37:repentance and remorse. The one calls us forward. ~ S ren Kierkegaard
38:The proof of true repentance is immediate restitution. ~ Mike Murdock
39:As long as one lives he will have need of repentance. ~ Samuel Johnson
40:There is no true gospel fruit without faith and repentance. ~ John Owen
41:They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance ~ Oscar Wilde
42:God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. ~ Paul the Apostle
43:It is both a time for repentance and a time for thanks, ~ Suzanne Collins
44:Repentance is the word that gives us a second chance. ~ Fred A Hartley Jr
45:None but the guilty know the withering pains of repentance. ~ Hosea Ballou
46:Life changing repentance begins where blame shifting ends. ~ Timothy Keller
47:Repentance and desires after holiness never be separated. ~ Charles Spurgeon
48:God has accepted your repentance. He gives his forgiveness freely. ~ Glenn Beck
49:he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.* ~ Eric Metaxas
50:I decline to buy repentance at the cost of ten thousand drachmas. ~ Demosthenes
51:Sin is followed by shame. Repentance is followed by boldness. ~ John Chrysostom
52:What the pundits call wishy-washiness, the Bible calls repentance. ~ David Dark
53:It is better to feel repentance, than to be able to define it. ~ Thomas a Kempis
54:ROMA 11.29. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. ~ Anonymous
55:The call to repentance is a call to return, a call to go back home. ~ R C Sproul
56:Who with repentance is not satisfied, is not of heaven, nor earth. ~ George Eliot
57:I do not buy repentance at so heavy a cost as a thousand drachmae. ~ Aulus Gellius
58:It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. ~ Benjamin Franklin
59:Prayer is a sign of repentance, a desire to become better, purer. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
60:Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. ~ Charles Spurgeon
61:Repentance is a one-faced Janus, ever looking to the past. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon
62:Sin is followed by shame. Repentance is followed by boldness. ~ Saint John Chrysostom
63:Couples don't fall out of love so much as they fall out of repentance. ~ Gary L Thomas
64:The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival. ~ Frank Bartleman
65:Even our tears of repentance need to be washed in the blood of the Lamb. ~ Jerry Bridges
66:True repentance says, “I cannot,” and true faith adds, “But God, You can! ~ W Ian Thomas
67:True repentance never leads to despair. Its leads home. It leads to grace. ~ John Ortberg
68:We do not accept the repentance of heretics because we do not believe them. ~ Shulem Deen
69:Repentance is not just a turning to something, it's a turning from something. ~ R C Sproul
70:repentance is of such importance, that there is no being saved without it. ~ Thomas Watson
71:You, mad to expect repentance,Tear your robe all you want;I will never repent! ~ Abu Nuwas
72:The preaching of grace can only be protected by the preaching of repentance. ~ Eric Metaxas
73:Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and conduct. ~ Theodore L Cuyler
74:The repentance we are called to is about choosing one audience over another. ~ Donald Miller
75:They weren’t really looking for repentance; postmodern irony would do. When ~ Douglas Wilson
76:Where there is no repentance, forgiveness is only permission by another name. I ~ Gene Wolfe
77:…Repentance is ever the key to a better, happier life. All of us need it. ~ Spencer W Kimball
78:Repentance Is Not the Absence of Struggle; It Is the Absence of Settled Defiance ~ J D Greear
79:The more grievous the sin, the greater the repentance, God was bidding His time. ~ mile Zola
80:Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. ~ Anonymous
81:Either sin must drown in the tears of repentance—or the soul must burn in hell. ~ Thomas Watson
82:Repentance is not the price tag for salvation; it is a first fruit of salvation. ~ John Crowder
83:The first letter of “anger” represents audacity and the last letter, repentance. ~ Shubha Vilas
84:Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless. ~ Bryan Davis
85:Remember the man who truly repents is never satisfied with his own repentance. ~ Charles Spurgeon
86:Repentance keeps sin from condemning us because Jesus died and scorned the shame. ~ Mark Driscoll
87:Children will imitate their fathers in their vices, seldom in their repentance. ~ Charles Spurgeon
88:Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change. ~ J I Packer
89:Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies. ~ Michel de Montaigne
90:The preaching of grace can only be protected by the preaching of repentance. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
91:Repentance: the first step towards rectifying mistakes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T5],
92:True faith begins with true repentance for whatever we have been doing that is wrong. ~ Rick Joyner
93:Let us be quick to repent of injuries while repentance may not be a barren anguish. ~ Samuel Johnson
94:Repentance lifts a man up. Mourning knocks at heaven's gate. Holy humility opens it. ~ John Climacus
95:The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. ~ Billy Graham
96:Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
97:and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. ~ Anonymous
98:O my Saviour, who am I, that Thou shouldst have so long awaited my repentance! ~ Margaret Mary Alacoque
99:Repentance will not make you see Christ; but to see Christ will give you repentance. ~ Charles Spurgeon
100:There is no original sin. You don't have to pay repentance to anything or anybody. ~ Desmond Harrington
101:Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life. ~ Khurram Murad
102:Shame without repentance doesn’t lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval. ~ Shannon L Alder
103:Dependence, sorrow, repentance, a longing to change—these are the gates to God's kingdom. ~ Philip Yancey
104:What consoles one nowadays is not repentance but pleasure. Repentance is quite out of date. ~ Oscar Wilde
105:Remorse is impotence; it will sin again. Only repentance is strong - it can end everything. ~ Henry Miller
106:Repentance for past crimes is just and easy; but sin-no-more's a task too hard for mortals ~ John Vanbrugh
107:Repentance is a change of willing, of feeling and of living, in respect to God. ~ Charles Grandison Finney
108:Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin. ~ Timothy Keller
109:The depth of revival will be determined exactly by the depth of the spirit of repentance. ~ Frank Bartleman
110:Confession designed to restore lost blessings is a management technique, it is not repentance. ~ Larry Crabb
111:repentance, the response would be, “What do I have to repent for?” Everyone thought of ~ Svetlana Alexievich
112:Suicide is the worst form of murder, because it leaves no opportunity for repentance. ~ John Churton Collins
113:The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration. ~ Edwin Louis Cole
114:A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame. ~ William Shakespeare
115:Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin. ~ Timothy J Keller
116:God will snatch away the forgiveness which our repentance, humility, and obedience made possible. ~ Chad Bird
117:Remember that the man who truly repents is never satisfied with his own repentance. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
118:Repentance is the key that unlocks the door to all that God has for us, but it is not easy. ~ James MacDonald
119:The tears of anguish irritate and excite; but those of repentance are the ones that wash. ~ Miguel de Unamuno
120:8Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart]; ~ Anonymous
121:Remorse is impotence, impotence which sins again. Repentance alone is powerful; it ends all. ~ Honore de Balzac
122:Repentance rituals in the Old Testament often included a call for fasting during a solemn assembly ~ R C Sproul
123:Repentance is something that is brought about in the human heart by the work of God the Holy Spirit. ~ R C Sproul
124:If Shaytan(Demon) defeated me yesterday, I will defeat him today with repentance and good deeds ~ Sufyan al Thawri
125:In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15 (NIV) ~ Beth Moore
126:It is to overlook the culture that has focused, down the centuries, on the business of repentance. ~ Roger Scruton
127:The biblical summation of a saving response toward Christ is “repentance” and “belief” in the gospel. ~ J D Greear
128:Legalistic remorse says, "I broke God's rules," while real repentance says, "I broke God's heart." ~ Timothy Keller
129:Repentance is the turning of the soul from the way of midnight to the point of the coming sun. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
130:Repentance leads to eternal life only when it is accompanied by faith in Christ. Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15. ~ Anonymous
131:Sleep with clean hands, either kept clean all day by integrity or washed clean at night by repentance. ~ John Donne
132:There's nothing so favourable for repentance as to think of the past with feelings of remorse! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
133:God's grace comes first. His love is prevenient to our response;his forgiveness awakens our repentance. ~ James Runcie
134:Repentance (Greek, metanoia) means "change of mind." So as we get to know God, we get to know ourselves. ~ R T Kendall
135:Like most of those who are full of pride, he had no concept of repentance and apologizing to God. ~ Benjamin L Reynolds
136:Real repentance means coming not only to be sorry for the consequences of sin but to hate sin itself. ~ William Barclay
137:Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
138:As long as he doesn't convert it into action, it does not matter how much a man thinks about his repentance. ~ C S Lewis
139:It is only the Lord who is able to give [unbelievers] repentance and recover them out of Satan's snare. ~ Roger Williams
140:Retreat might give us a moment of respite but years of repentance at our weakness would, I believe, follow. ~ Tony Blair
141:The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. ~ William Hazlitt
142:women who can merely define repentance. Rather, the church needs people who hate sin and love righteousness. ~ Anonymous
143:Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. ~ Anonymous
144:He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
145:Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. ~ Thomas Carlyle
146:Repentance is like antiseptic. You pour antiseptic onto a wound and, at first, it stings. Then it heals. ~ Timothy Keller
147:The stool of repentance and the foot of the cross are the favorite positions of instructed Christians. ~ Charles Spurgeon
148:As long as he does not convert it into action, it does not matter how much he thinks about this new repentance. ~ C S Lewis
149:Christians aren't people who never sin or always do the right thing. We're people who live in continual repentance. ~ LeCrae
150:God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. ~ Saint Augustine
151:After faith comes repentance, or, rather, repentance is faith's twin brother and is born at the same time. ~ Charles Spurgeon
152:A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance. ~ Diogenes La rtius
153:Better the discomfort that leads to repentance and restoration than temporal comfort and eternal damnation. ~ Francine Rivers
154:But consider, you may actually put to death an innocent man, and then repentance will one day visit you too late. ~ Anonymous
155:And here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment. ~ Herman Melville
156:It may be doubted whether any repentance is genuine which is not repentance for sin rather than sins ~ Augustus Hopkins Strong
157:Conviction is not repentance; conviction leads to repentance. But you can be convicted without repentance. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones
158:God hath promised pardon to him that repenteth, but he hath not promised repentance to him that sinneth. ~ Anselm of Canterbury
159:Sometimes, not handing out the punishment when it is most expected is the best way to bring lasting repentance. ~ Subroto Bagchi
160:Three, Christians who practice repentance should be the only ones allowed into church membership and leadership. ~ Mark Driscoll
161:Remorse is impotent; it will repeat its faults. Repentance only is a true force; it puts an end to everything. ~ Honore de Balzac
162:To fill the hour; that is happiness to fill the hour, and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
163:To fill the hour - that is happiness, to fill the hour and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
164:How easily a fathers tenderness is recalled, and how quickly a son's offenses vanish at the slightest word of repentance! ~ Moliere
165:Salvation, the prophets tell us, is preconditioned by repentance. The redeeming act of God waits upon man's initiative. ~ Abba Eban
166:Sincere repentance is continual. Believers repent until their dying day. This dropping well is not intermittent. ~ Charles Spurgeon
167:Whatever stress some may lay upon it, a death-bed repentance is but a weak and slender plank to trust our all on. ~ Laurence Sterne
168:Don’t wrest from me my repentance. A whoremonger, a haunter of stews, a hypocrite, a wretch and a maker of strife. ~ Dorothy Dunnett
169:Someone who seeks to travel the path of Allah should begin with a sound repentance from all his sins. ~ Abdullah ibn Alawi al Haddad
170:God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
171:When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, 'Repent,' he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. ~ Martin Luther
172:Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness. ~ Billy Graham
173:Repentance is a rich biblical term that signifies an elemental transformation in someone's mind, heart, heart, and life. ~ David Platt
174:There are ministers who never speak of repentance or self-denial. Naturally they are popular, but they are false prophets. ~ J I Packer
175:To turn God’s wrath away, everyone would go without food for a particular period of time as a national sign of repentance. ~ R C Sproul
176:ACT20.21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Anonymous
177:There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it. ~ Charles Spurgeon
178:Critic, relent!Your hope for repentanceWill meet with disapppointment.For this is the life,Not desert tents,Not camel's milk! ~ Abu Nuwas
179:Mind is basically indecisive, and awareness is basically decisive. So any act out of awareness is total, full, without repentance. ~ Osho
180:Nothing erases the past. There is repentance, there is atonement, and there is forgiveness. That is all, but that is enough. ~ Ted Chiang
181:Until you start thinking right, you will never start behaving right. Repentance always deals with the changing of the mind. ~ Johnny Hunt
182:Can true repentance exist without faith? By no means. But although they cannot be separated, they ought to be distinguished. ~ John Calvin
183:The deepest repentance and humility and our own frailty and weakness must be realized before we can know God's strength. ~ Frank Bartleman
184:True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. ~ Robert Smith
185:Confession should be a daily activity for the Christian, whose entire pilgrimage is characterized by the spirit of repentance. ~ R C Sproul
186:According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment. ~ Naguib Mahfouz
187:And it is not repentance that saves me — repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus. ~ Oswald Chambers
188:God is justified. God is blameless. If God casts David into hell, God will be innocent. This is radical, God-centered repentance. ~ John Piper
189:It [repentance] is not so much to endear us to Christ as to endear Christ to us. Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet. ~ Thomas Watson
190:Repentance is no other than a recanting of the will, and opposition to our fancies, which lead us which way they please. ~ Michel de Montaigne
191:]and that q repentance and [3] forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed r in his name s to all nations, t beginning from Jerusalem. ~ Anonymous
192:Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. ~ Ambrose Bierce
193:I truly believe that we cannot come to a place of reconciliation until there is individual repentance and corporate repentance. ~ David Oyelowo
194:The judgment of God against this nation will not be turned by a more conservative President, but by the repentance of its people. ~ Paul Washer
195:There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
196:Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.” “Repentance is said to be its cure, sir. ~ Charlotte Bront
197:Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done as fear of what might happen to us because of it. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD ~ A C Grayling
198:When a man's instincts are evil, repentance has a short lease and brief is his gratitude towards those who have done him good. ~ Khushwant Singh
199:Enthusiasm, n. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. ~ Ambrose Bierce
200:Godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 ~ Beth Moore
201:Likewise, we continue to follow Jesus as we struggle with sin. Repentance ushers us into a life of greater struggle, not out of one. ~ J D Greear
202:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
203:Faith and repentance are not static, the decision of a moment; they are the lifelong realities of a new heart (8:10; 10:16). ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
204:Repentance brings an intense desire for God, deep gratitude, and a growth in self-awareness that increases our freedom to love. ~ Anthony de Mello
205:RESCUE DOCTRINE Repentance must be something more than mere remorse for sins; it comprehends a change of nature befitting heaven. ~ Elizabeth Marx
206:There is a day coming when there will be a religion without repentance, a salvation without the Holy Ghost, a Heaven without Hell. ~ William Booth
207:All spiritual acts well-pleasing unto God, as faith, repentance, obedience, are supernatural; flesh and blood revealeth not these things. ~ John Owen
208:Only as we bow in contrition, confession, and repentance at the foot of the cross, can we find forgiveness. There is the grace of God. ~ Billy Graham
209:Repentance in Greek means something much closer to “thinking differently afterward” than it does “changing your cheating ways.” Of ~ Nadia Bolz Weber
210:Repentance is suffused with faith; otherwise it is legal. But then without repentance, faith would be no more than imagination. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
211:There's a difference between remorse and repentance. Remorse is being sorry for being caught. Repentance is being sorry enough to stop. ~ Greg Laurie
212:Life is a slate where all our sins are written; from time to time we rub the sponge of repentance over it so we can begin sinning again. ~ George Sand
213:Of all the acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults . . . is to be conscious of none." (Thomas Carlyle) ~ Thomas Carlyle
214:Sincere biblical repentance is as much a work of grace as not sinning in the first place. To err is human, to make progress is divine. ~ Kevin DeYoung
215:The experience of Jesus’s grace makes it possible to practice the two most important skills in marriage: forgiveness and repentance. ~ Timothy J Keller
216:What is unhealthy is every wallowing in guilt which does not lead to confession, repentance, faith in Jesus Christ and so forgiveness. ~ John R W Stott
217:Then Adam received some words [of prayer] from his Lord and He accepted his repentance. He is the Forgiving One, the Merciful. ~ Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
218:Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
219:With repentance comes a change of mind that effects a change of direction, since one’s orientation of life is directed in faith to God. ~ Darrell L Bock
220:He didn't make me pay all that I owed, but maybe I had to be willing to pay the full price. That's how repentance is different from regret. ~ Brent Weeks
221:and in that one night's wickedness I drowned all my repentance,all my reflections upon my past conduct,and all my resolution for the future. ~ Daniel Defoe
222:repentance. Not a onetime event for the forgiveness of sin and gift of eternal life but a lifetime pattern of humility before a holy God. ~ James MacDonald
223:Yes, transformation is often more about unlearning than learning, which is why the religious traditions call it “conversion” or “repentance. ~ Richard Rohr
224:If thou hast sinned, lie not down without repentance; for the want of repentance, after one has sinned, makes the heart yet harder and harder. ~ John Bunyan
225:Let your repentance salt my shoe leather," I said presently, "and then, as I lately sheathed my blade of anger, so sheath you my blade of love. ~ John Barth
226:Repentance then is not the punctiliar decision of a moment but a radical heart transformation that reverses the whole direction of life. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
227:We always assume that there’s tomorrow to make things right. Maybe that’s why the Bible says to not procrastinate your day of repentance. ~ Richard Paul Evans
228:4 Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? ~ Anonymous
229:Grace doesn't lead us into destructive behavior. Sin does. And grace is the only remedy for sin. The kindness of God leads to repentance. ~ Tullian Tchividjian
230:It is not susceptible of repentance because it is incorporeal. For it is owing to the weakness of his body that man comes to have repentance. ~ John of Damascus
231:You cannot play the hypocrite before God; and to obtain pardon you must cease to sin, as well as to be exercised by a spirit of repentance. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
232:Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone. ~ Ravi Zacharias
233:Pleasure in itself is good, but hope and fear are bad, and so are humility and repentance: 'he who repents of an action is doubly wretched or infirm'. ~ Anonymous
234:Prayer is the burden of revival; repentance is the breakthrough of revival; evangelism is the blessing of revival; holiness is the bounty of revival. ~ Steve Camp
235:Though man comes from the dust, sin is not a part of his nature. Man can overcome sin, and through repentance attain to at-one-ment with his Maker. ~ Joseph Hertz
236:There is evil in the world, but it can be overcome through repentance ­and aspiration, and therein lies the true meaning and adventure of life. ~ Abba Hillel Silver
237:18When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life. ~ Anonymous
238:Christians do not wish to escape repentance, or chaos, if it is God’s will to bring it upon us. We must take this judgement as Christians.” Christians ~ Eric Metaxas
239:At the end of the day we cannot divide faith and repentance chronologically. The true Christian believes penitently, and he repents believingly. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
240:Nor yet be overeager in pursuit of any thing; for the mercurial too often happen to leave judgment behind them, and sometimes make work for repentance. ~ William Penn
241:Repentance is as much a mark of a Christian, as faith is. A very little sin, as the world calls it, is a very great sin to a true Christian. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
242:He had heard men talk of the unfairness of a death-bed repentance - as if it was an easy thing to break the habit of a life whether to do good or evil. ~ Graham Greene
243:The very words repentance, regeneration, the New Man, suggest something very different. Some tendencies in each natural man may have to be simply rejected. ~ C S Lewis
244:The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance. ~ Tim LaHaye
245:You cannot study Pleasure in the moment of the nuptial embrace, nor repentance while repenting, nor analyze the nature of humour while roaring with laughter. ~ C S Lewis
246:Rationalizing is the bringing of ideals down to the level of one's conduct. Repentance is the bringing of one's conduct up to the level of his ideals. ~ Spencer W Kimball
247:Preachers rarely proclaim the apostolic message that demanded that people “should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance” (Acts 26:20). ~ Paul David Washer
248:The idea of right and wrong, being righteous, acknowledging when you make a mistake, repentance - all these important things I got from my Catholic background. ~ Jon Voight
249:西方受犹太基督教传统影响,对于remorse反省, repentance忏悔要比对道歉apology更重视,因为这种罪文化culture of sin更看中内心感受。而亚洲文化更多的是”耻文化“,重视的是对外的宣示和对方的感受。日本跟中国一样是耻文化,重视道歉谢罪,正因如此日本对用”谢罪“特别吝啬,而用反省、后悔则多。 ~ Anonymous
250:Remorse is the punishment of crime; repentance, its expiation. The former appertains to a tormented conscience; the latter to a soul changed for the better. ~ Joseph Joubert
251:Repentance and faith are distasteful to the unregenerate; they would sooner repeat a thousand formal prayers than shed a solitary tear of true repentance. ~ Charles Spurgeon
252:Repentance pays for sin, not because of its innate qualities, but because it unites us to Christ and to the efficacy of his death and resurrection. ~ Vern Sheridan Poythress
253:There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There is no life without death. There is no believing without committing. ~ Kyle Idleman
254:There is one death bed repentance recorded in the Bible (the thief on the cross), so that no one despair, but there is ONLY one, so that no one will presume. ~ Matthew Henry
255:True repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people. ~ George Whitefield
256:The purpose of continuous repentance in the life of a quality man is not a return to the crisis of salvation but part of what the Bible calls sanctification ~ James MacDonald
257:The sovereign electing grace of God chooses us to repentance, to faith, and afterwards to holiness of living, to Christian service, to zeal, and to devotion. ~ Charles Spurgeon
258:Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring The Winter Garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To fly-and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing. ~ Omar Khayyam
259:Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring The Winter Garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To fly—and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing. ~ Omar Khayy m
260:The conscience is the tool that God the Holy Spirit uses to convict us, bring us to repentance, and to receive the healing of forgiveness that flows from the gospel. ~ R C Sproul
261:Clean hands and a pure heart com from knowing when we have failed our God's standards and repenting. Repentance brings a pure heart.~ Jill Eileen Smith pg. 294 ~ Jill Eileen Smith
262:Our repentances are generally not so much a concern and remorse for the harm we have done, as a fear of the harm we may have brought upon ourselves. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
263:Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind and heart, a new life of denying self and serving the Savior as king in self's place. ~ J I Packer
264:When we proclaim that someone is subhuman, we not only remove for them the possibility of change and repentance, we also remove from them moral responsibility. ~ Francis S Collins
265:Clean hands and a pure heart come from knowing when we have failed our God's standards and repenting. Repentance brings a pure heart. ~ Jill Eileen Smithpg. 294 ~ Jill Eileen Smith
266:For however deep the fall from righteousness, if but repentance holds the heart, there is a path—a stony and a cruel path—whereby the height may be climbed again. ~ H Rider Haggard
267:Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say "I am with you"), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us. ~ Ambrose
268:A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
269:Brooding about the past is so often fantasy of how one might have won and resentment that one didn’t. It is that resentment which one so often mistakes for repentance ~ Iris Murdoch
270:REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin. ~ Ambrose Bierce
271:If repentance is neglected for an instant, one can lose the power of the Resurrection as he lives with the weakness of tepidity and the potential of his fall. ~ Saint John Chrysostom
272:Repentance means unlearning all the self-conceit and self-will that we have been training ourselves into... It means killing part of yourself, undergoing a kind of death. ~ C S Lewis
273:Repentance, “thinking differently afterward,” is what happens to me when the truth of who I am and the truth of who God is scatter the darkness of competing ideas. ~ Nadia Bolz Weber
274:There is no positive action that we can attempt, there is no act of sharing, kindness, charity, or repentance, that the negative side will not attempt to corrupt. Doubt ~ Michael Berg
275:A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. I ~ Mahatma Gandhi
276:And the Lord added to their number is again an affirmation of God’s sovereignty in salvation, since he alone can change the human heart to enable true repentance and faith. ~ Anonymous
277:Come, fill the Cup, in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the Wing ~ Omar Khayy m
278:Repentance is not something God demands of you before He will take you back and which He could let you off if He chose; it is simply a description of what going back is like. ~ C S Lewis
279:[Repentance] means unlearning all the self-conceit and self -will that we have been training ourselves into... It means killing part of yourself, under-going a kind of death. ~ C S Lewis
280:Esoteric words neither make us holy nor righteous; only a virtuous life makes us beloved of God. I would rather experience repentance in my soul than know how to define it. ~ Thomas Kempis
281:Jesus cannot work effectively among the righteous because they sense no need for forgiveness and repentance; their conscience no longer accuses them but only justifies them. ~ Benedict XVI
282:True repentance isn't just saying, "I'm sorry". It's. saying "I'm sorry, I'll never, ever do that again because my relationship with you means more to me than anything". ~ Serita Ann Jakes
283:Yet only when we come to understand, in the light of the Cross, the evil we are capable of, and have even been a part of, can we experience true remorse and true repentance. ~ Pope Francis
284:Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. ~ Eric Zorn
285:Colossians 2:6 says, “As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him.” The path to salvation by faith travels down the way of repentance and we never leave that road. ~ James MacDonald
286:So the merman cannot belong to Agnes unless, after having made the infinite movement, the movement of repentance, he makes still one more movement by virtue of the absurd. ~ S ren Kierkegaard
287:Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God. (Heb. 6:1) ~ Matt Chandler
288:Expositing. John 14, the speaker explains that the Holy Spirit making His home with us involves Him exposing other areas of our lives for repentance, regeneration, and renewal. ~ Matt Chandler
289:Life is war, and marriage provides us with a close and intimate ally with whom we may wage this war. The battle requires bold love, forgiveness, confrontation, and repentance. ~ Dan B Allender
290:Men are born to sin…What does matter most, is not that we err, it is that we do benefit from our mistakes, that we are capable of sincere repentance, of genuine contrition. ~ Sharon Kay Penman
291:Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. ~ William Drummond
292:Revival is a renewed conviction of sin and repentance, followed by an intense desire to live in obedience to God. It is giving up one's will to God in deep humility. ~ Charles Grandison Finney
293:The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else. ~ John Bunyan
294:It is very wrong for people to feel deeply sad when they lose some money, yet when they waste the precious moments of their lives they do not have the slightest feeling of repentance. ~ Dalai Lama
295:J. I. Packer has written, “The repentance that Christ requires of His people consists in a settled refusal to set any limit to the claims which He may make on their lives.”17 ~ John F MacArthur Jr
296:MAR2.17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. ~ Anonymous
297:For to pretend that men may live habitually sinful lives without any attempt by the Spirit to mortify sin in them, nor with any desire for repentance, is to deny the Christian religion. ~ John Owen
298:Repentance means turning toward other human beings, our own flesh and blood, whenever they’re oppressed, hungry, or imprisoned; it means acting with compassion instead of indifference. ~ Sara Miles
299:When someone we love goes rogue and shows no signs of repentance, we feel lost. Few things crush the life out of us more than experiencing the remorseless rejection of someone we love. ~ Dave Harvey
300:And didst thou imbibe mighty potions from the fruit of the grape (...)? And hast thou one Ache, this morning (...) appertaining unto Head, and much repentance in thy Soul forsooth? ~ Patrick Hamilton
301:God has witnessed everything done to you. Those that love God will feel shame for what they did. Those that don't ....do not know God or have a concept of repentance or forgiveness. ~ Shannon L Alder
302:God, who might have directed the assassin's dagger so as to end your career in a moment, has given you this quarter of an hour for repentance. Reflect, then, wretched man, and repent. ~ Alexandre Dumas
303:If we do not pursue the Lord “with fear and trembling,” our desires will dishonor Him in some way. We will be tempted to forget that even sinful thoughts require repentance (Matt. 5:21–30). ~ Anonymous
304:I truly believe that one of the things that has been lacking in the USA is a spirit of repentance about the injustices of slavery and the injustices of segregation and racism generally. ~ David Oyelowo
305:Therefore if we lack the feeling of repentance but nevertheless want to repent; if we choose repentance with the will; we are then repenting, since repentance is that choice of the will. ~ Peter Kreeft
306:2PE3.9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ~ Anonymous
307:As to remedying our personal mistakes, we face no hindering traffic jams on the road of repentance. It is a toll road, not a freeway, and applying Christ’s Atonement will speed us along. ~ Neal A Maxwell
308:A vision of God high and lifted up reveals to me my sin and increases my love for him. Grief and love lead to genuine repentance, and I begin to be conformed to the image of the One I behold. ~ Jen Wilkin
309:The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices. The physician does not preach repentance; he offers absolution. ~ H L Mencken
310:We are approaching again the Great Lent—the time of repentance, the time of our reconciliation with God. Repentance is the beginning and also the condition of a truly Christian life. ~ Alexander Schmemann
311:A good marriage is good because one or both of them have learned to overlook the other's faults, to love the other as they are and to not attempt to change them or bring them to repentance. ~ Michael Pearl
312:Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit. ~ John Calvin
313:God will call; they won’t answer. Stubbornness of the heart is a terminal sickness. There is no solution for that condition apart from repentance and God’s work of grace to break the heart. ~ James MacDonald
314:Just as real repentance begins only where blame shifting ends, so it also begins where self-pity ends, and we start to turn from our sin out of love for God rather than mere self-interest. ~ Timothy J Keller
315:Salvation is not a prayer you pray in a one-time ceremony and then move on from; salvation is a posture of repentance and faith that you begin in a moment and maintain for the rest of your life. ~ J D Greear
316:This idea is a great idea, and a Christian idea could not have found fuller expression. Repentance can go no further than the astonishing heroic deed that you have contemplated, if only… ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
317:I want every one of our members to grow into maturity more quickly than they seem to, but the Lord has taught me to shepherd people, call them to repentance and let Matthew 18:12­–14 play out. ~ Matt Chandler
318:Jehovah* is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. ~ Anonymous
319:Repentance is simply giving up to stop fighting against God and to stop attempting to gain your own salvation through your own works; to literally give up and fall upon Christ. That is salvation. ~ Paul Washer
320:The repentance that really changes your heart and your relationship with God begins when you recognize that your main sin, the sin under the rest of your sins, is your self-salvation project. ~ Timothy J Keller
321:When the Idea, of any Pleasure strikes your Imagination... let that time be employed in making a just Computation between, the duration of the Pleasure, and that of the Repentance sure to follow it. ~ Epictetus
322:I am told that the proximity of punishment arouses real repentance in the criminal and sometimes awakens a feeling of genuine remorse in the most hardened heart; I am told this is due to fear. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
323:Those are not the tears of repentance!... Self-loathing is not sorrow. Yet it is good, for it marks a step in the way home, and in the father's arms the prodigal forgets the self he abominates. ~ George MacDonald
324:When sins are dear to us we are too prone to slide into them again. The act of repentance itself is often sweetened with the thought that it clears our account for a repetition of the same sin. ~ Thomas Jefferson
325:God has no interest in violating our boundaries so that he can relate to us. He understands that this would cause injuries of trust. It is our responsibility to open up to him in need and repentance. ~ Henry Cloud
326:I am told that the proximity of punishment arouses real repentance in the criminal and sometimes awakens a feeling of genuine remorse in the most hardened heart; I am told this is due to fear. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
327:Flee laziness which while it produces an immediate delight, ends in the sorrow of repentance. And know that nature without exercise is a seed shut up in the pod, and art without practice is nothing. ~ Pietro Aretino
328:If another believer[*] sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. 4 Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive. ~ Anonymous
329:Rejoicing and repentance must go together. Repentance without rejoicing will lead to despair. Rejoicing without repentance is shallow and will only provide passing inspiration instead of deep change. ~ Timothy Keller
330:Faith and repentance are as much benefits of the covenant of grace as justification . . . . faith and repentance themselves . . . . are components of the gospel, not the workings or fruits of the law. ~ Herman Bavinck
331:Repentance means to change your mind. To turn and walk the other way. Repentance means being so deeply sorry for what you have done that you will do whatever it takes to keep it from happening again. ~ Stormie Omartian
332:The truth is that we all need repentance. If we are capable of reason and past the age of eight, we all need the cleansing that comes through applying the full effects of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. ~ Henry B Eyring
333:Vice leaves repentance in the soul, like an ulcer in the flesh, which is always scratching and lacerating itself; for reason effaces all other griefs and sorrows, but it begets that of repentance. ~ Michel de Montaigne
334:Repentance, contrary to popular misconception, is not a heroic first step I make toward Christ, nor is it a feeling-sorry-for my sins. It is the divine gift of being turned toward truth. William Willimon ~ Gary L Thomas
335:Holiness does not consist in never having erred or sinned. Holiness increases the capacity for conversion, for repentance, for willingness to start again and, especially, for reconciliation and forgiveness. ~ Benedict XVI
336:It will require more than a few hours of fasting and prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, worldliness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct. ~ Theodore L Cuyler
337:Repentance, however difficult to be practiced, is, if it be explained without superstition, easily understood. Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. ~ Samuel Johnson
338:The most miserable mortals are they that deliver themselves up to their palates, or to their lusts; the pleasure is short, and turns presently nauseous, and the end of it is either shame or repentance. ~ Seneca the Younger
339:We rarely mention the radical depravity of man and the heinous nature of his sin or expound it to wound the conscience. We have replaced the call to repentance and faith with the repetition of a prayer. ~ Paul David Washer
340:Now repentance is no fun at all. It is something much harder than merely eating humble pie. It means unlearning all the self-conceit and self-will that we have been training ourselves into for thousands of years. ~ C S Lewis
341:Repentance is shockingly beautiful when we see it not as "I sinned again, I need to repent," but as "I sinned against my God again, but He is calling me back so He can lavish me with His love and forgiveness. ~ James MacDonald
342:There will be no guilt, no repentance, because these things never change people. People remain the same; they just go on changing their outer garb, their form. Substantially, nothing changes through guilt, through fear, ~ Osho
343:And if only fate would have sent him repentance - burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging and drowning! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
344:John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded. ~ Kenneth Scott Latourette
345:The greatest chastisement that a man may receive who hath outraged another, is to have done the outrage; and there is no man who is so rudely punished as he that is subject to the whip of his own repentance. ~ Seneca the Younger
346:We have to transpose ourselves into this impressionability of mind, into this sensitivity to tears and spiritual repentance, intothis susceptibility, before we can judge how colorful and intensive life was then. ~ Johan Huizinga
347:Repentance prepares the way and makes the road of our hearts straight. Repentance builds up every low place and takes down every high place in our lives and church families. Repentance prepares us for His presence. ~ Tommy Tenney
348:I was being called to surrender the very citadel of my self. I was completely in the dark. I did not really know what repentance was or what I was required to repent of. It was indeed the turning point of my life. ~ Bede Griffiths
349:When scholars examine the Old Testament understanding of repentance, they often make a distinction between two kinds of repentance. The first is cultic or ritualistic repentance and the second is prophetic repentance. ~ R C Sproul
350:Remorse is as the heart in which it grows; If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy, It is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost, Weeps only tears of poison. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
351:The entrance into the Kingdom is through the panging pains of repentance crashing into a man's respectable goodness; then the Holy Ghost, who produces these agonies begins the formation of the Son God in the life. ~ Oswald Chambers
352:Any man who by repentance and a sincere return to God will break himself out of the mold in which he has been held, and will go to the Bible itself for his spiritual standards, will be delighted with what he finds there. ~ A W Tozer
353:Why did you act in this way, you pitiable ones? Make a bow of repentance, recognize your fault, be sorry for your nakedness. Neither one of them could blame himself, neither of them had the least bit of humility. ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
354:Conversion is not completing a ritual, it is commencing a relationship. The assurance of ritual is based on accurate words and memory. The assurance of relationship is based on a present posture of repentance and belief. ~ J D Greear
355:Come Fill The Cup :::

Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling.
The bird of time has but a little way
To flutter - and the bird is on the wing. ~ Omar Khayyam,
356:Our main doctrines, which include all the rest, are three: That of repentance, of faith, and of holiness. The first of these we account, as it were, the porch of religion; the next, the door; the third, religion itself. ~ John Wesley
357:To conform to the laws of nature is scientific repentance. Faith in science or religion is a high form of intelligence and is opposed to ignorance. Repentance is the use of this intelligence for the benefit of man. In ~ John A Widtsoe
358:We may justify or minimize it by blaming circumstances and other people. However, real repentance first admits sin as sin and takes full responsibility. True confession and repentance begins when blame shifting ends. ~ Timothy J Keller
359:fruit in keeping with repentance” (Luke 3:8). To continue to open yourself up emotionally to an abusive or addicted person without seeing true change is foolish. Forgive, but guard your heart until you see sustained change. ~ Henry Cloud
360:It is not enough to be a member of the Church of Christ, one needs to be a living member, in spirit and in truth, i.e., living in the state of grace and in the presence of God, either in innocence or in sincere repentance. ~ Pope Pius XI
361:The opportunity of making happy is more scarce than we imagine; the punishment of missing it is, never to meet with it again; and the use we make of it leaves us an eternal sentiment of satisfaction or repentance. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
362:Holiness does not consist in not making mistakes or never sinning. Holiness grows with capacity for conversion, repentance, willingness to begin again, and above all with the capacity for reconciliation and forgiveness. ~ Pope Benedict XVI
363:Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it. ~ Matthew Henry
364:So two things, on our part, are required to receive God’s saving grace: repentance from sin and faith in God Who saves us (by grace, in Christ). Both are free choices, and both are necessary to allow grace to enter our souls. ~ Peter Kreeft
365:Because you have messed up, many of you believe your calling has been annulled. The devil is a liar, for “the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Rom. 11:29). That is, they are irrevocable—He’s not taking them back. ~ T D Jakes
366:Now what is Love, I pray thee tell?
It is that fountain and that well
Where pleasure and repentance dwell.
It is perhaps that saucy bell
That tolls all into heaven or hell-
And this is Love, as I hear tell. ~ Rosalind Miles
367:Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will be flooded with the joy of the Lord. ~ David Wilkerson
368:This sin precludes pardon because by its very nature it precludes repentance. A sin of which one may repent is not the unpardonable sin. Therefore, those who are most worried that they may have committed the unpardonable sin have not. ~ Anonymous
369:Don't punish people who repent; heal them. I don't believe that private sin requires public rebuke or removal from office if repentance is taking place. However, when no evidence of true repentance exists, then discipline is in order. ~ Ted Haggard
370:Scripture points out this difference between believers and unbelievers; the latter, as old slaves of their incurable perversity, cannot endure the rod; but the former, like children of noble birth, profit by repentance and correction. ~ John Calvin
371:There is no 'love of God' for you unless you have repented or unless you do repent. Make no mistake about this. Do not rely or bank on God's love. It is only for the penitent; there is no entry into the kingdom of God except by repentance. ~ Martyn
372:Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged. ~ J I Packer
373:15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one asoul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
374:Allah wanted the people who have made sins to turn from their sins and make up for them in order to be near to Allah through gaining His satisfaction, for He has promised to accept their repentance and forgive the sinner. ~ Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
375:Chapter 8 Alma preaches and baptizes in Melek—He is rejected in Ammonihah and leaves—An angel commands him to return and cry repentance unto the people—He is received by Amulek, and the two of them preach in Ammonihah. About 82 B.C. ~ Joseph Smith Jr
376:Change from the inside out involves a steadfast gaze upon our Lord that's life changing because it reflects a deep turning from a commitment to self-sufficiency. Without repentance, a look at Christ provides only the illusion of comfort. ~ Larry Crabb
377:Real conversion is an experience of repentance and forgiveness before God. It is not merely praying a prayer, joining a Christian church, or receiving a sacrament. It is being brought to our knees by the conviction of God the Holy Spirit. ~ R C Sproul
378:In "Mormonism" the second principle of action for the individual is repentance. If faith in God has been attained and his laws have been made clear, the believer will no longer violate those laws; he will obey them. That is repentance. ~ John A Widtsoe
379:When we enter the presence of the Lord, we must remember that we are sinners and have merited only the righteous wrath of our Creator. Thus, we should come before Him in a spirit of repentance, with sorrow for sin and longing for His mercy. ~ Anonymous
380:Dominus et magister nī Jesus Chrs̄ dicendo, Penitentiam agite etc, omnē vitam fidelium penitentiam esse voluit.

(Our Lord and teacher, Jesus Christ, in saying, "repent," wanted the entire life life of a believer to be repentance.) ~ Martin Luther
381:Repentance means to have a hearty, thorough, change of mind and it includes the idea of rejecting and renouncing the sinful, filthy lifestyle you've been living. And for the most part, fags cannot repent because they're proud of their sin. ~ Fred Phelps
382:Bible Christianity is what I love … a Christianity practical and pure, which teaches holiness, humility, repentance and faith in Christ; and which after summing up all the Evangelical graces, declares that the greatest of these is charity . ~ Hannah More
383:My brothers, seek counsel of one another, for therein lies the way out of error and futile repentance. The wisdom of the many is your shield against tyranny. For when we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. ~ Khalil Gibran
384:When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom. ~ Horace Mann
385:Prayer for revival will prevail when it is accompanied by radical amendment of life; not before. All-night prayer meetings that are not preceded by practical repentance may actually be displeasing to God. "To obey is better than sacrifice." We ~ A W Tozer
386:Most of our suffering comes from sin and stupidity; it is, nevertheless, very real, and growth can occur with real repentance. But the highest source of suffering appears to be reserved for the innocent who undergo divine tutorial training. ~ Neal A Maxwell
387:One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors for to dwell long upon them is to add to the offense, and repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by somewhat better, and which is as free and original as if they had not been. ~ Henry David Thoreau
388:There is little hope of the repentance and redemption of certain some until they have committed one or another of the many wrong things of which they are daily, through a course of unrestrained selfishness, becoming more and more capable. ~ George MacDonald
389:NOMINAL REPENTANCE. [Job 34:31–33] “Suppose someone says to God, ‘I am guilty but will offend no more. Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’ Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent? ~ Anonymous
390:The author of the Mahabharata has not established the necessity of physical warfare; on the contrary he has proved its futility. He has made the victors shed tears of sorrow and repentance, and has left them nothing but a legacy of miseries. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
391:From its earliest days, the church blessed its sick and commissioned its leaders with the laying on of hands, a practice so central to the Christian faith the writer of Hebrews likens it to baptism and repentance (Acts 28:8; Hebrews 6:1–3). ~ Rachel Held Evans
392:At Sunday worship, as in every dimension of our existence, many of us pretend to believe we are sinners. Consequently, all we can do is pretend we have been forgiven. As a result, our whole spiritual life is pseudo-repentance and pseudo-bliss. ~ Brennan Manning
393:Submitted to the Sec. of War. On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter. ~ Abraham Lincoln
394:I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell. ~ William Booth
395:It is possible to merely assent that something is a sin without getting the new perspective on it and experiencing the new inward aversion to it that gives you the power and freedom to change. Put another way, there is a false kind of repentance ~ Timothy J Keller
396:Reconciliation is not to be withheld when repentance—that is, deep, heart‐changing acknowledgement of sin and a radical redirection of life—takes place in the one being rebuked. Nor is reconciliation to be extended to someone who has not repented. ~ Dan B Allender
397:The path to scandal is indulgence. The path through scandal is repentance. And the path to renewal is obedience. Distraught Christians shouldn’t look to the world for inspiration. It has nothing to offer but the very misery we presently endure. ~ Milo Yiannopoulos
398:The real Christian life, they said, is not a solitary life of prayer and repentance. It is a life of sacrificial service, which involves practical solidarity with the poor and membership in a larger movement working to repair God’s kingdom on earth. ~ David Brooks
399:5:3 Beatitudes constitute a common literary form (e.g., Ps 1:1). See note on Lk 6:20. 5:4 those who mourn. Repentance, whether over one’s own sins or those of one’s society, was often expressed in mourning. God promised future comfort to his people (Isa ~ Anonymous
400:He who has lived and thought can't help
despising people in his soul;
him who has felt disturbs
the ghost of irrecoverable days;
for him there are no more enchantments;
him does the snake of memories,
him does repentance bite. ~ Alexander Pushkin
401:He who has lived and thought can't help
despising people in his soul;
him who has felt disturbs
the ghost of irrecoverable days;
for him there are no more enchantments;
him does the snake of memories,
him does repentance bite. ~ Alexander Pushkin
402:Another proof of the conquest of a soul for Christ will be found in a real change of life. If the man does not live differently from what he did before, both at home and abroad, his repentance needs to be repented of and his conversion is a fiction ~ Charles Spurgeon
403:Any man who would change the World in a significant way must have showmanship, a genial willingness to shed other people’s blood, and a plausible new religion to introduce during the brief period of repentance and horror that usually follows bloodshed. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
404:If the Bible is the whole counsel of God, the whole people of God need the whole Bible. And if the gospel is good news for sinners, then every sin must be called to repentance and every sin must be offered the merciful covering of the blood of Christ. ~ Russell D Moore
405:Remember, this repentance, this willing submission to humiliation and a kind of death, is not something God demands of you before He will take you back and which He could let you off if He chose: it is simply a description of what going back to Him is like. ~ C S Lewis
406:The saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings. ~ Silouan the Athonite
407:From God’s perspective, one hidden act of repentance, one little gesture of selfless love, one moment of true forgiveness is all that is needed to bring God from his throne to run to his returning son and to fill the heavens with sounds of divine joy. ~ Henri J M Nouwen
408:At Sunday worship, as in every dimension of our existence, many of us pretend to believe we are sinners. Consequently, all we can do is pretend to believe we have been forgiven. As a result, our whole spiritual life is pseudo-repentance and pseudo-bliss. ~ Brennan Manning
409:Pride keeps you from dealing with truth. It distorts your vision. You never change when you think everything is fine. Pride hardens your heart and dims the eyes of your understanding. It keeps you from the change of heart--repentance--that will set you free. ~ John Bevere
410:The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth (2 Tim. 2:24-25). ~ Gene A Getz
411:What we have to go through to commit sin distances us from God—we change in the very act of rebellion—and there is no guarantee we will ever come back. You ask me about forgiveness now, but will you even want it later, especially if it involves repentance? ~ Philip Yancey
412:I want you and your generation to know that repentance should not be self-torture. Regret should not overwhelm you and force you into another form of intensity. Intensity distorts reality. And Islam in its essence is against the distortions of intensity. ~ Omar Saif Ghobash
413:By the mercy of Allah Paradise has eight doors one of those is the door of repentance, child. All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut, but the door of repentance is never closed. Come seize the opportunity: the door is open; carry your baggage there at once. ~ Rumi
414:It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it. ~ Thomas Jefferson
415:Repentance is not securing a pardon before God so that we can go on sinning with impunity; it is a choice to submit to God and to seek ceasing from sin entirely.6 Repentance doesn’t mean we amend our behavior, it means we begin to pursue God’s will with abandon. ~ J D Greear
416:There are many ways to cover up our sin. We may justify or minimize it by blaming circumstances and other people. However, real repentance first admits sin as sin and takes full responsibility. True confession and repentance begins when blame shifting ends. ~ Timothy J Keller
417:Repentance always brings a person to the point of saying, “I have sinned.” The surest sign that God is at work in his life is when he says that and means it. Anything less is simply sorrow for having made foolish mistakes-a reflex action caused by self-disgust. ~ Oswald Chambers
418:It is not necessary that faith and repentance should always precede baptism. They are only required from those whose age makes them capable of both. It will be sufficient, then, if, after infants have grown up, they exhibit the power of their baptism." - John Calvin ~ John Calvin
419:The devil wishes to assure some people that there’s no need for repentance, and others that there’s no hope for mercy. Some people are deceived into thinking they are too good for the gospel while others are accused into thinking they are too bad for the gospel. ~ Russell D Moore
420:This is a key point which the secularists are missing: they think that stressing God's mercy means that sins are no longer sins. On the contrary, God's mercy is a great gift of grace precisely because sins are sins and they call for repentance and forgiveness. ~ Thomas J Paprocki
421:When I repent, here is where it starts. I try to name my sin as honestly and as specifically as possible. Here is what repenting is not. It is not excusing my sin, minimizing my sin, it's not rationalizing my sin ... Repentance is getting painfully honest with God. ~ John Ortberg
422:Faith and repentance are the same; they are not two separate decisions. One cannot trust Christ as Savior without repenting or changing his mind. The very fact that he trusts Christ for salvation shows that he has changed his mind regarding sin, salvation, and God. ~ Curtis Hutson
423:You'll know when your heart is starting to get well. It will hurt so badly with throbbing pangs of repentance, you'll think you're going to die. And you will. Then God will raise you from the very thing that has been the death of you. He really will give you a future. ~ Beth Moore
424:Oh Thou that givest both the beginning and the completion, give Thou victory in the day of need so that what neither a man's burning wish nor his determined resolution may attain to, may be granted unto him in the sorrowing of repentance: to will only one thing. ~ S ren Kierkegaard
425:Great is repentance, because for the sake of one that truly repenteth the whole world is pardoned; as it is written (Hosea xiv. 4), 'I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for mine anger is turned away from him.'" It is not said, "from them," but "from him. ~ Various
426:The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center, where flawed people place their faith in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he designed. ~ Paul David Tripp
427:When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion: he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins. ~ Pope Francis
428:Forgetting offences is a sign of sincere repentance. If you keep the memory of them, you may believe you have repented but you are like someone running in his sleep. Let no one consider it a minor defect, this darkness that often clouds the eyes even of spiritual people. ~ John Climacus
429:I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire
   ~ John the Baptist, speaking of Jesus, in Matthew 3:11. Luke 3:16 has an almost identical line.,
430:If we rebuke our heart by a calm, mild remonstrance, with more compassion for it than passion against it and encourage it to make amendment, then repentance conceived in this way will sink far deeper and penetrate more effectually than fretful, angry, stormy repentance. ~ Francis de Sales
431:No part of walking by faith is more difficult than walking the road of repentance. However, with 'faith unto repentance', we can push the roadblock of pride away and beg God for mercy. One simply surrenders, worrying only about what God thinks, not about what 'they' think. ~ Neal A Maxwell
432:The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness, and sanctification center, where flawed people place their trust in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he has designed. ~ Paul David Tripp
433:True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Forgiveness in turn depends on repentance, which has to be based on an acknowledgment of what was done wrong, and therefore on disclosure of the truth. You cannot forgive what you do not know. ~ Desmond Tutu
434:Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life; yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul. ~ Franklin Graham
435:Though you wear your fingers to the bone with service, weep your eyes out with repentance, make your knees hard with kneeling, and dry your throat with shouting, if your heart does not beat with love, your religion falls to the ground like a withered leaf in autumn. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
436:Before we can begin to see the cross as something done FOR us, leading us to faith and worship, we have to see it as something done BY us, leading us to repentance. Only the man or woman who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross may claim his share in its grace. ~ C J Mahaney
437:In Judaism, that’s called teshuvah. It means ‘turning away from evil.’ It’s not a one-time deal, either. It’s a course of action. A single act of repentance is something that makes the person who committed the evil feel better, but not the person against whom evil was committed. ~ Jodi Picoult
438:Perpetually is the servant either the recipient of a blessing from Allaah, in which case he is need of gratitude; or he is the perpetrator of sin, in which case he is in need of repentance; he is always moving from one blessing to another and is always is in need of repentance. ~ Ibn Taymiyyah
439:If we rebuke our heart by a calm, mild remonstrance, with more compassion for it than passion against it and encourage it to make amendment, then repentance conceived in this way will sink far deeper and penetrate more effectually than fretful, angry, stormy repentance. ~ Saint Francis de Sales
440:Repentance, turning from sin, and degrees of conviction of sin do not constitute the grounds on which Christ is offered to us. They may constitute ways in which the Spirit works as the gospel makes its impact on us. But they never form the warrant for repentance and faith. ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
441:Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God's near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic outflow. ~ J I Packer
442:Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, 'This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ~ Anonymous
443:Erkel’s fate will be lightened. From the moment of his arrest he either maintained silence or did his best to pervert the truth. Not one word of repentance has been extracted from him so far. And yet even in the most severe judges he has awakened a certain sympathy for himself ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
444:So in case someone left it out or forgot to mention it when they explained what it meant to be a Christian, let me be clear: There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There is no life without death. There is no believing without committing. ~ Kyle Idleman
445:We should not interpret this to mean that repentance is another thing a person has to do to receive salvation in addition to faith. Rather, genuine faith includes repentance. Faith that doesn’t include repentance is false faith, for those who truly believe turn away from evil. ~ Thomas R Schreiner
446:Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted. Spicy court-memoirs, the lives of gallant ladies, recollections of an ex-nun, a monk's confession, an atheist's repentance, true-to-life accounts of prostitution and bastardy gave our ancestors a penny peep into the forbidden room. ~ Mary McCarthy
447:When a man is delivered from all the dispositions of his heart which turn towards evil and not towards good and which can be extinguished, let him uproot them like the stock of a palm-tree, so that they shall be destroyed and have no power to sprout again. That I call a true repentance. ~ Mahavagga
448:Repentance is not a foreboding word. It is, after faith, the most encouraging word in the Christian vocabulary. Repentance is simply the scriptural invitation for growth and improvement and progress and renewal. You can change! You can be anything you want to be in righteousness. ~ Jeffrey R Holland
449:True belief and true repentance are twins: it would be idle to attempt to say which is born first. All the spokes of a wheel move at once when the wheel moves, and so all the graces commence action when regeneration is wrought by the Holy Ghost. Repentance, however, there must be. ~ Charles Spurgeon
450:Being conscious of having done a wicked action leaves stings of remorse behind it, which, like an ulcer in the flesh, makes the mind smart with perpetual wounds; for reason, which chases away all other pains, creates repentance, shames the soul with confusion, and punishes it with torment. ~ Plutarch
451:Each life is unique. But for all, repentance will surely include passing through the portal of humble prayer. Our Father in Heaven can allow us to feel fully the conviction of our sins. He knows the depths of our remorse. He can then direct what we must do to qualify for forgiveness. ~ Henry B Eyring
452:Low self-esteem causes me to believe that I have so little worth that my response does not matter. With repentance, however, I understand that being worth so much to God is why my response is so important. Repentance is remedial work to mend our minds and hearts, which get bent by sin. ~ John Ortberg
453:The church is not a booster organization. We’re telling people a serious message about their condition before God, and about the tremendous news of the new life God is offering them in Christ. And we’re inviting them to enter into that life by dire and desperate means—repentance and faith. ~ Anonymous
454:Working diligently to straighten up our actions without understanding either what it means to deeply repent or what it is that needs to be scrubbed away by repentance will make us more smug than penetrating. We'll pressure others to do right rather than draw them to want to do right. P195 ~ Larry Crabb
455:It is baffling to me why so many people find it difficult to say, "I was wrong." The words, when spoken with repentance, always turn away wrath. But those who cling to their absolute lightness, despite any evidence to the contrary, will always arouse anger in their comrades or superiors. ~ David Gemmell
456:Low self-esteem causes me to believe that I have so little worth that my response does not matter. With repentance, however, I understand that being worth so much to God is why my response is so important. Repentance is remedial work to mend our minds and hearts, which get bent by sin. ~ John Ortberg Jr
457:You can always somebody who is worse than you are to make you feel virtuous. It's a cheap shot: those awful terrorists, perverts, communists--they are the ones who need to repent! Yes, indeed they do, and for them repentance will be a full-time job, exactly as it is for all the rest of us. ~ Hugh Nibley
458:The fallacy here? The subtle movement from seeing forsaking sin as the fruit of grace that is rooted in election, to making the forsaking of sin the necessary precursor for experiencing that grace. Repentance, which is the fruit of grace, thus becomes a qualification for grace. This ~ Sinclair B Ferguson
459:The foods that prolong life and increase purity, vigour, health, cheerfulness, and happiness are those that are delicious, soothing, substantial and agreeable... Foods that are bitter, sour, salt, over-hot, pungent, dry and burning produce unhappiness, repentance and disease. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
460:Although they never can fall from the state of justification, yet they may, by their sins, fall under God’s fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of His countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance. ~ Wayne Grudem
461:Modern people, for example, may come to the Bible looking for answers to the question “How do I build up my self-esteem and feel better about myself?” Yet in the biblical passages on sin and repentance, they will discover that the more basic human problem is too high a view of ourselves. ~ Timothy J Keller
462:Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant. ~ Saint Basil
463:God is under no manner of obligation to show mercy to any natural man, whose heart is not turned to God: and that a man can challenge nothing either in absolute justice, or by free promise, from any thing he does before he has believed on Jesus Christ, or has true repentance begun in him. ~ Jonathan Edwards
464:The serious thoughts of our short stay here would be a great means of promoting godliness. What if death should come before we are ready? What if our life should breathe out before God's Spirit has breathed in? Whoever considers how flitting and winged his life is, will hasten his repentance! ~ Thomas Watson
465:And we are coming to see that this repentance and conversion do not express infidelity to Christ, but fidelity, because we are coming to see in the life and teaching of Christ, and especially in the cross and resurrection of Christ, a radical rejection of dominating supremacy in all its forms. ~ Brian D McLaren
466:Like certain devotees, who think they can fool God and wrest a pardon by paying lip-service to prayer and adopting the humble attitude of the penitent, Therese humiliated herself, beat her chest, found words of repentance, without having anything in the bottom of her heart except fear and cowardice. ~ mile Zola
467:Yet rather than confessing our sins, and rather than dismantling the systems that perpetuate them, many Christians shrug it off as part of an irrelevant past or spin out religious-sounding rhetoric about peace and reconciliation without engaging in the hard work of repentance and restitution. ~ Rachel Held Evans
468:No one can be saved, and attain eternal joy, without all of the following: (1) a morally honest acceptance of the demands of virtue, (2) a serious effort to practice it, (3) an intellectually honest confession of failure, (4) repentance, and (5) at least an implicit faith and hope in God as Savior. ~ Peter Kreeft
469:The page on which I wrote is the second page in section 19 of the Doctrine and Covenants, in the old edition of the triple combination. On the bottom of the page, in capital letters, is written the word REPENTANCE. And then an arrow leads to a notation that reads: "Greek word. To have a new mind. ~ Henry B Eyring
470:That has to be one of the dumbest phrases Christians use: “finding God’s will.” We don’t have to “find” God’s will, because it’s not lost. “The Lord . . . is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV). His will is that we be involved in that mission. ~ J D Greear
471:Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past. ~ Shannon L Alder
472:Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
473:I think there is little doubt that the teaching of salvation without repentance has lowered the moral standards of the Church and produced a multitude of deceived religious professors who erroneously believe themselves to be saved when in fact they are still in the gall of bitterness and the bond of iniquity. ~ A W Tozer
474:Liminal space is always an experience of displacement in the hope of a new point of view. No wonder Jesus called it “turning around.” Unfortunately, the Greek word meta-noia, which literally means to move “beyond the mind,” is usually translated “repentance” and no longer points to its much deeper meaning. ~ Richard Rohr
475:The solution to staying on the right side of the fine line between using and abusing grace is repentance. The road to repentance is godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10). Godly sorrow is developed when we focus on the true nature of sin as an offense against God rather than something that makes us feel guilty. ~ Jerry Bridges
476:The forgiveness of the Father doesn’t wait for us to demonstrate adequate, sincere repentance. It doesn’t let us humbly accept a servant position in the household, or a chance gradually to earn our Father’s favor again through a life of obedience. Christ’s forgiveness precedes our repentance—and calls it forth. ~ Chad Bird
477:The thought of the future of the unredeemed makes me shiver. I have no desire for anyone to go there. Not even the vilest sinner. I pray for all to repent! If God was willing to save me, He is willing to save anyone who asks. He does not want “anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9). ~ Beth Moore
478:O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful." Quran The Rooms 49 : 12. ~ Anonymous
479:They also have at that critical point of death the opportunity to be converted to God through repentance. And if they are so obstinate that even at the point of death their heart does not draw back from malice, it is possible to make a quite probable judgment that they would never come away from evil. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
480:[Biblical counseling] Must insist that the image of God is central to developing a solid view of personality; that our sinfulness, not how we've been sinned against, is our biggest problem; that forgiveness, not wholeness, is our greatest need; that repentance, not insight, is the dynamic in all real change. ~ Dan B Allender
481:Some thinkers related physical purifications to spiritual or intellectual ones. Writing for a largely Gentile audience, Josephus noted that John the Baptist required inward purification by righteousness (what the Gospel writers call repentance) before the outward purification he administered (Antiquities 18.117). ~ Anonymous
482:Calamity, war, famine, plague, death, adversity, disease, injury do not necessarily produce repentance. We may become better in a calamity but it does not necessarily make us repent. The essence of repentance is that we cannot be repentant until we confront our own self righteousness with God's righteousness. ~ Fulton J Sheen
483:Repentance is replete with radical implications for a fundamental change of mind not only turns us from the sinful past, but also transforms our life plan, ethics, and actions as we begin to see the world through God's eyes rather than ours. That kind of transformation requires the ultimate surrender of self. ~ Charles Colson
484:YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU WON’T” —THE SECRETS OF SLACK “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is LONGSUFFERING to us ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE” (II Peter 3:9). “My people are destroyed for a lack of Knowledge.” —Hosea 4:6 ~ J R Bob Dobbs
485:Again, the moment a person calls on the Lord he is saved. But the evidence is not that one time in their life they were sincere when they prayed a prayer. The evidence of their salvation is ... is there genuine repentance? Is there faith? And do both those evangelical graces continue on in their life and grow? ~ Paul Washer
486:Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
487:I want to flee toward a perpetual dawn with a swiftness and relentlessness that leaves no room for remorse, regret, or repentance. I want to outstrip the inventive man who is a curse to the earth in order to stand once again before an impassable deep which not even the strongest wings will enable me to traverse. ~ Henry Miller
488:I truly believe that one of the things that has been lacking in America is a spirit of repentance about the injustices of slavery and the injustices of segregation and racism generally. I truly believe that we cannot come to a place of reconciliation until there is individual repentance and corporate repentance. ~ David Oyelowo
489:Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
490:Of course repentance can look like a prostitute becoming a librarian, but it can also look like a prostitute simply saying, “OK, I’m a sex worker and I don’t know how to change that, but I can come here and receive bread and wine and I can hold onto the love of God without being deemed worthy of it by anyone but God. ~ Anonymous
491:There is hope for the sinner! Salvation is there for the unbelief! The saved don’t need salvation; they only need to be strengthened for the rescue work! Absolute repentance, a true faith and hope in Jesus Christ are the most important things the sinner and the unbelief need for a true salvation in Christ! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
492:direct, so bright and clear of eye and manner, that he found it hard to believe she was any man’s game. But even if she were, the Biblical analogy that had occurred to him in the mine that day still held good. But how to bring her to repentance? How make a person aware of sin when their unawareness was so complete? It ~ Winston Graham
493:Religion gives to virtue the sweetest hopes, to unrepenting vice just alarms, to true repentance the most powerful consolations; but she endeavors above all things to inspire in men love, meekness, and piety. ~ Charles de Montesquieu, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 502
494:Repentance must dig the foundations, but holiness shall erect the structure, and bring forth the top-stone. Repentance is the clearing away of the rubbish of the past temple of sin; holiness builds the new temple which the Lord our God shall inherit. Repentance and desires after holiness never can be separated. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
495:To be forgiven, the person has to be sorry. In Judaism, that’s called teshuvah. It means ‘turning away from evil.’ It’s not a one-time deal, either. It’s a course of action. A single act of repentance is something that makes the person who committed the evil feel better, but not the person against whom evil was committed. ~ Jodi Picoult
496:All change begins with a change of mind the Bible calls repentance. Repentance is detecting and destroying the rationalizations that led to me checking the sinful choice box in the first place. Repentance is what every biblical prophet was calling for because that is where a man begins to move from depravity to quality. ~ James MacDonald
497:For Ehrman as for Schweitzer, Jesus must be acknowledged to have been a failed apocalyptic seer, whipping up excitement about the imminent end of the world and predicating upon that false prophecy his demand for repentance. Both Jesus scholars showed great courage in refusing to euphemize or sugarcoat the shocking truth. ~ Robert M Price
498:Go and learn what this [Scripture] means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION [for those in distress], AND NOT [animal] SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call [to repentance] the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to change], but sinners [those who recognize their sin and actively seek forgiveness].” [Hos 6:6; Mark 2:17; Luke 5:32] ~ Anonymous
499:One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us and whereto our passions transport us. But those which by long habit are rooted in a strong and anchored in a powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies, which diverts us here and there. ~ Michel de Montaigne
500:To admit we are foolish, weak, and in need of repentance gives the vindictive and self-righteous camp plenty of ammunition to turn against us and to turn others against our leadership. But the alternatives to living in and living out truth are far worse: we either hide from truth or we choose to spin our sin and our story. ~ Dan B Allender

IN CHAPTERS



   30 Poetry
   19 Integral Yoga
   10 Philosophy
   10 Christianity
   6 Fiction
   1 Psychology
   1 Occultism


   10 Sri Aurobindo
   9 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   8 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   7 Saint John of Climacus
   6 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   6 Friedrich Schiller
   5 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 William Wordsworth
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 The Mother
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Plotinus
   2 Omar Khayyam


   7 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   7 City of God
   6 Shelley - Poems
   6 Schiller - Poems
   3 Wordsworth - Poems
   3 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 The Bible
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   3 Collected Poems
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 5.1.01 - Ilion


01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Man then, according to Pascal, is by nature a sinful thing. He can lay no claim to noble virtue as his own: all in him is vile, he is a lump of dirt and filth. Even the greatest has his full share of this taint. The greatest, the saintliest, and the meanest, the most sinful, all meet, all are equal on this common platform; all have the same feet of clay. Man is as miserable a creature as a beast, as much a part and product of Nature as a plant. Only there is this difference that an animal or a tree is unconscious, while man knows that he is miserable. This knowledge or perception makes him more miserable, but that is his real and only greatness there is no other. His thought, his self-consciousness, and his sorrow and Repentance and contrition for what he is that is the only good partMary's part that has been given to him. Here are Pascal's own words on the subject:
  

03.01 - The New Year Initiation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In the beginning, the sadhaka finds himself a divided personalityin his heart there is the awakening of aspiration, the divine touch, but with all its outward impulses, the physical consciousness remains subject to the control of old fixed habits under the sway of the lower nature. Ordinarily, man is an unconscious sinner, that is to say, he has no sense of the sins he commits. But he becomes a conscious sinner when he: reaches the level of which we are speaking. The conflicts, fears, agonies, compunctions in this stage have perhaps been nowhere more evident than in the life of the Christian seeker. In this state we know what to do but cannot do it the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. We want to do the right thing, we try to do it again and again, yet we fail every time. It is not that we fail only in respect of the movements of our heart and mind, in practice also we commit the same stupidities time and again. These stupiditiesand their name is legionare lust, anger, greed, ignorance, vanity, envy, distrust, disobedience, revolt; Repentance, constant Repentance and earnest supplication for the divine grace that is the remedy, says the devout Christian.
  
   But we, for ourselves, do not give any such supreme place to Repentance. For, after all, it is a lower impulse, a vital impulse: as we call it; it does not allow the memory of the sin to be: forgotten; rather by dwelling upon it constantly, it keeps it alive, makes the impression of the sin all the more lurid. And not unoften does it lead to luxuriating in sinfulness Behind the sense of Repentance is this consciousness, this idea that man is, by nature, corrupt, his sin is original. That is why the: Christian seeker has accepted sorrow and suffering, abasement and mortification as the indispensable conditions of his sadhana This calls to our mind a witty remark of Anatole France, that prince of humorists, that one could not be a lover of Christ unless one sinned the more one sinned, the more: could one grow in righteousness; the more the Repentance, in other words, the more the divine grace.
  

05.26 - The Soul in Anguish, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   A range of mystics and philosophers or philosopher-mystics from Kierkegaard to Sartre have made much of the sentiment of "anguish". Naturally, it is not the usual feeling of grief or sorrow due to disappointment or frustration that they refer to, nor is it the " Repentance" which is a cardinal virtue in the Christian spiritual discipline. Repentance or grief is for something amiss, for some wrong done, for some good not done. It has a definite cause that gives rise to it and determinate conditions that maintain and foster it: and therefore it has also an end, at least the possibility of an ending. It is not eternal and can be mastered and got over: it is of the category of the Sankhyan or Buddhistic dukhatrayabhighata for that matter even the lacrimae rerum(tears inherent in things) of Virgil1 are not eternal.
  

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  As soon as he finished muttering, the man saw that his dark room was flooded with a dazzling light. After a while the luminous waves faded and he found in front of him a charming boy of a dusky complexion standing with a lamp in his hand, and smiling sweetly without saying a word. Noticing the musical anklets round his feet and the peacock plume, the man understood that Shyamsundar had revealed himself. At first he was at a loss what to do; for a moment he thought of bowing at his feet, but looking at the boys smiling face no longer felt like making his obeisance. At last he burst out with the words, Hullo, Keshta,2 what makes you come here? The boy replied with a smile, Well, didnt you call me? Just now you had the desire to whip me! That is why I am surrendering myself to you. Come along, whip me. The man was now even more confounded than before, but not with any Repentance for the desire to whip the Divine: the idea of punishing instead of patting such a sweet youngster did not appeal to him. The boy spoke again, You see, Harimohon, those who, instead of fearing me, treat me as a friend, scold me out of affection and want to play with me, I love very much. I have created this world for my play only; I am always on the lookout for a suitable playmate. But, brother, I find no one. All are angry with me, make demands on me, want boons from me; they want honour, liberation, devotionnobody wants me. I give whatever they ask for. What am I to do? I have to please them; otherwise they will tear me to pieces. You too, I find, want something from me. You are vexed and want to whip some one. In order to satisfy that desire you have called me. Here I am, ready to be whipped. ye yath m prapadyante3, I accept whatever people offer me. But before you beat me, if you wish to know my ways, I shall explain them to you. Are you willing? Harimohon replied, Are you capable of that? I see that you can talk a good deal, but how am I to believe that a mere child like you can teach me something? The boy smiled again and said, Come, see whether I can or not.
  

1.00 - Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  
  The kissing of hands hath been forbidden in the Book. This practice is prohibited by God, the Lord of glory and command. To none is it permitted to seek absolution from another soul; let Repentance be between yourselves and God. He, verily, is the Pardoner, the Bounteous, the Gracious, the One Who absolveth the repentant.
  

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Kabbalah
  
  Good deeds, no matter how many you perform, need no Repentance. But evil deeds, even minor ones, are a cause of endless regret and heartache. According to what is written in the sutras, even if a person erects a pagoda twenty yojanas in height, adorns it with the seven precious gems, and enshrines Buddha relics in it, so that every arhat in the world comes to revere it, the arising in his mind of even a single angry thought becomes a fire that will at once turn into a great, all-consuming conflagration. The fires of wrath and anger consume entire forests of merit and virtue.
  

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  object:1.05 - On painstaking and true Repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison.
  subject:Christianity
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  On painstaking and true Repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison.
  
  Once John outran Peter;1 and now obedience precedes Repentance. For the one who came first is a symbol of obedience, and the other of Repentance.
  
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   Repentance is the renewal of baptism. Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer2 of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort. Repentance is self-condemning reflection, and carefree self-care. Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. A penitent is an undisgraced convict. Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the practice of good deeds contrary to the sins. Repentance is purification of conscience. Repentance is the voluntary endurance of all afflictions. A penitent is the inflicter of his own punishments. Repentance is a mighty persecution of the stomach, and a striking of the soul into vigorous awareness.
  Gather together and come near, all you who have angered God; come and listen to what I expound to you; assemble and see what He has revealed to my soul for your edification. Let us give first place and first honour to the story of the dishonoured yet honoured workers. Let all of us who have suffered an unexpected and inglorious fall listen, watch and act. Rise and be seated, you who through your falls are lying prostrate. Attend, my brothers, attend to my word. Incline your ears, you who wish to be reconciled afresh with God by a true conversion.
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  O Judge, open! We have shut ourselves out by our sins. Open to us. Others would say: Only show the light of Thy face, and we shall be saved.1 Another again: Give light to the humble sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death;2 and another: Let Thy mercies speedily forestall us, O Lord;3 we have perished, we have despaired; for we have utterly fallen away. Some would say: Will the Lord ever again show the light of His face to us?4 Others: Will our soul pass through the insupportable debt?5 Another said: Will the Lord at last be moved to mercy for us?6 Shall we ever hear Him say to us who are in unending bonds, Come forth,7 and to us who are in the hell of Repentance, Be forgiven? I our cry reached the ears of the Lord?
  
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  Often they applied to the great judge, I mean the shepherd, that angel among men, with requests and begged him to put irons and chains on their hands and neck, and to manacle their legs in the stocks, and not to set them free until the tomb received them, or not even the tomb.
  For I shall certainly not hide this most moving lowliness in these blessed men, and their contrite love for God and Repentance. When one of these good inhabitants of the land of Repentance was about to go to God and stand before the impartial tribunal, then as soon as he saw that his end was at hand, he would beg the great abbot through the superior set over them with adjurations not to give him human burial, but to fling him, like an irrational animal, into a river bed or to give him up to wild beasts in the fields. And this was often done by that lamp of discernment who would order the dead to be carried out without any psalmody or honour.
  Most terrible and pitiful was the sight of their last hour. When his fellow-defaulters learnt that one of their number was ready to precede them by finishing his course, they gathered round him while his mind was still active and with thirst, with tears, with love, with a tender look and sad voice, shaking their heads, they would ask the dying man, and would say to him, burning with compassion: How are you, brother and fellow criminal? What will you say? What do you hope? What do you expect? Have you accomplished what you sought with such labour or not? Has the door been opened to you, or are you still under judgment? Have you attained your object, or not yet? Have you received any sort of assurance, or is your hope still uncertain? Have you obtained freedom, or is your thought clouded with doubt? Have you felt any enlightenment in your heart or is it still dark and ashamed? Has any inner voice said: Behold thou art made whole,1 or: Thy sins are forgiven thee, 2or: Thy faith has saved thee?3 Or, have you heard a voice like this: Let the sinners be turned into hell,4 and: Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness,5 and again: Let the wicked man be removed that he may not see the glory of the Lord?6 What, quite simply, can you say, brother? Tell us, we beg you, that we too may know in what state we shall be. For your time is already closed, and you will never find another opportunity. To this some of the dying would reply: Blessed is God who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. 7Others again: Blessed is the Lord, who has not given us for a prey to their teeth.8 Others said dolefully: Will our soul pass through the impassable water9 of the spirits of the air?not having complete confidence, but looking to see what would happen in that rendering of accounts. Others still more dolefully would answer and say: Woe to the soul that has not kept its vow intact! In this hour, and in this only, it will know what is prepared for it.
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  And some prayed to become possessed by devils; others begged the Lord that they might fall into epilepsy;4 some wished to lose their eyes and present a pitiful spectacle; others, to become paralyzed, only that they might not experience sufferings hereafter. And I, my friends, found so much pleasure in their grief that I forgot myself, and was wholly rapt in mind, and could not contain myself.
  Having stayed for thirty days in the prison, impatient as I am, I returned to the great monastery and the great shepherd. And when he saw that I was quite changed and had not yet come to myself like a wise man he understood what this change meant and said: Well, Father John, did you see the struggles of those who labour at their task? I replied: I saw them, Father, and I was amazed; and I consider those fallen mourners more blessed than those who have not fallen and are not mourning over themselves; because as a result of their fall, they have risen by a sure resurrection. That is certainly so, he said; and his truthful tongue related to me this story: About ten years ago I had a brother here who was extremely zealous and active. And so, when I saw that he was so burning in spirit, I trembled for him lest the devil out of envy should trip his foot against a stone, as he sped along on his course as is apt to happen to those who walk swiftly. And that is just what happened. Late one evening he came to me, showed me the open wound, wanted plaster, asked for cauterization, and was very alarmed. Then, when he saw that the doctor did not wish to make too severe an incision (because he deserved sympathy), he flung himself on the ground, embraced my feet, moistened them with abundant tears, and asked to be shut in the prison which you saw. It is impossible for me not to go there, he cried. Finally a rare and most unusual thing among the sickhe urged the doctor to change his kindness to sternness, and with all haste he went to the penitents and became their companion and fellow sufferer. The grief that springs from the love of God pierced his heart as with a sword and on the eighth day, he departed to the Lord, asking that he should not be given burial. But I brought him here, and buried him among the fathers, as he deserved, be cause after his week of slavery, on the eighth day he was released as a free man.5 And there is one who knows for certain that he did not rise from my foul and wretched feet before he had won Gods favour. And no wonder! For having received in his heart the faith of the harlot in the Gospel, he moistened my lowly feet with the same assurance. All things are possible to him who believes, said the Lord.6 I have seen impure souls raving madly about physical love; but making their experience of carnal love a reason for Repentance, they transferred the same love to the Lord; and, over coming all fear, they spurted themselves insatiably into the love of God. That is why
  
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  We must carefully consider whether our conscience has ceased to accuse us, not as a result of purity, but because it is immersed in evil. A sign of deliverance from our falls is the continual acknowledgment of our indebtedness.
  Nothing equals or excels Gods mercies. Therefore he who despairs is committing suicide. A sign of true Repentance is the acknowledgement that we deserve all the troubles, visible and invisible, that come to us, and even greater ones. Moses, after seeing God in the bush, returned again to Egypt, that is to darkness and to the brick-making of Pharaoh, symbolical of the spiritual pharaoh. But he went back again to the bush, and not only to the bush but also up the mountain. Whoever has known contemplation will never despair of himself. Job became a beggar, but he became twice as rich again.
  In the case of cowardly and slothful people, the falls that occur after our call are hard to bear; they crush the hope of dispassion and persuade us to regard our rising from the pit of sin as a state of blessedness. Look, look! For certainly we do not return by the way we went astray, but by another shorter route.
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  Let all of us, and especially the fallen, beware lest we sicken in heart from the disease of the godless Origen.2 For this foul disease, by using Gods love for man as an excuse, is readily accepted by pleasure-lovers.
  In my meditation, or rather, in my Repentance, a fire of prayer will be kindled consuming the material.3 May the holy convicts mentioned above provide you with a rule, and a pattern, and a model, and a living picture of Repentance; and throughout your life you will need no book at all until Christ, the Son of God and God, enlightens you in the resurrection of true Repentance. Amen.
  
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  You who are repenting have now reached the fifth step. For by Repentance you have purified the five senses, and by voluntarily accepting retri bution and punishment, you have escaped the punishment which is everlasting.
  

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  O, then at last relent; is there no place
  Left for Repentance, none for pardon left?
  None left but by submission; and that word
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  self-definition. Frye states:
  The way of life is described as beginning in metanoia, a word translated Repentance by the
  [Authorized Version], which suggests a moralized inhibition of the stop doing everything you want to

1.06 - On remembrance of death., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Not every desire for death is good. Some, constantly sinning from force of habit, pray for death with humility. And some, who do not want to repent, invoke death out of despair. And some, out of self-esteem consider themselves dispassionate, and for a while have no fear of death. And some (if such can now be found) through the action of the Holy Spirit long for their departure.
  . Some inquire and wonder: Why, when the remembrance of death is so beneficial for us, has God hidden from us the know ledge of the hour of death?not knowing that in this way God wonderfully accomplishes our salvation. For no one who foreknew his death would at once proceed to baptism or the monastic life; but everyone would spend all his days in iniquities, and only on the day of his death would he approach baptism and Repentance. From long habit he would become confirmed in vice, and would remain utterly incorrigible.
  Never, when mourning for your sins accept that cur1 which suggests to you that God is tender hearted (this thought is useful only when you see yourself being dragged down to deep despair). For the aim of the enemy is to thrust from you your mourning and fearless fear.
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  Another who lived here in the place called Thola, often went into ecstasy at the thought of death; and the brothers who found him would lift him and carry him off scarcely breathing, like one who had fainted or had an epileptic fit.
  And I cannot be silent about the story of Hesychius the Horebite. He passed his life in complete negligence, without paying the least attention to his soul. Then he became extremely ill, and for an hour he left his body. And when he came to himself he begged us all to leave him immediately. And he built up the door of his cell, and he stayed in it for twelve years without ever uttering a word to anyone, and without eating anything but bread and water. And, always remaining motionless, he was so wrapt in spirit in what he had seen in his ecstasy that he never changed his place but was always as if out of his mind, and silently shed hot tears. But when he was about to die, we broke open the door and went in, and after many questions this alone was all we heard from him: Forgive me! No one who has acquired the remembrance of death will ever be able to sin. We were amazed to see that one who had before been so negligent was so suddenly transfigured by this blessed change and transformation. We reverently buried him in the cemetery near the fort1 and after some days we looked for his holy relics, but did not find them. So by his true and praiseworthy Repentance the Lord showed us that even after long negligence He accepts those who desire to amend.
  Just as some declare that the abyss is infinite, for they call it a bottomless place, so the thought of death brings chastity and activity to a state of incorruption. The above-mentioned saint confirms the truth of what has been said. For such men, unceasingly adding fear to fear, do not stop until the very strength of their bones is spent.

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  When I consider the actual nature of compunction I am amazed at how that which is called mourning and grief should contain joy and gladness interwoven within it like honey in the comb. What then are we to learn from this? That such compunction is in a special sense a gift of the Lord. There is then in the soul no pleasureless pleasure, for God consoles those who are contrite in heart in a secret way. But as an inducement to most splendid mourning and profitable sorrow, let us hear a soul-profiting and most pitiful story.
  There lived here a certain Stephen who had embraced an eremitic and solitary life, and had spent many years in the monastic training. His soul was especially adorned with tears and fasting, and was bedecked with other good achievements. He had a cell on the slope of this holy mountain where the holy prophet and seer Elijah once lived. But later this famous man resolved upon a more effective, austere and stricter Repentance, and went to a place of hermits called Siddim. There he spent several
  

1.09 - On remembrance of wrongs., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  17. The forgetting of wrongs is a sign of true Repentance. But he who dwells on them and thinks that he is repenting is like a man who thinks he is running while he is really asleep.
  

1.11 - Delight of Existence - The Problem, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  8:In truth, the difficulty thus sharply presented arises only if we assume the existence of an extra-cosmic personal God, not Himself the universe, one who has created good and evil, pain and suffering for His creatures, but Himself stands above and unaffected by them, watching, ruling, doing His will with a suffering and struggling world or, if not doing His will, if allowing the world to be driven by an inexorable law, unhelped by Him or inefficiently helped, then not God, not omnipotent, not allgood and all-loving. On no theory of an extra-cosmic moral God, can evil and suffering be explained, - the creation of evil and suffering, - except by an unsatisfactory subterfuge which avoids the question at issue instead of answering it or a plain or implied Manicheanism which practically annuls the Godhead in attempting to justify its ways or excuse its works. But such a God is not the Vedantic Sachchidananda. Sachchidananda of the Vedanta is one existence without a second; all that is, is He. If then evil and suffering exist, it is He that bears the evil and suffering in the creature in whom He has embodied Himself. The problem then changes entirely. The question is no longer how came God to create for His creatures a suffering and evil of which He is Himself incapable and therefore immune, but how came the sole and infinite Existence-Consciousness-Bliss to admit into itself that which is not bliss, that which seems to be its positive negation.
  9:Half of the moral difficulty - that difficulty in its one unanswerable form disappears. It no longer arises, can no longer be put. Cruelty to others, I remaining immune or even participating in their sufferings by subsequent Repentance or belated pity, is one thing; self-infliction of suffering, I being the sole existence, is quite another. Still the ethical difficulty may be brought back in a modified form; All-Delight being necessarily all-good and alllove, how can evil and suffering exist in Sachchidananda, since he is not mechanical existence, but free and conscious being, free to condemn and reject evil and suffering? We have to recognise that the issue so stated is also a false issue because it applies the terms of a partial statement as if they were applicable to the whole. For the ideas of good and of love which we thus bring into the concept of the All-Delight spring from a dualistic and divisional conception of things; they are based entirely on the relations between creature and creature, yet we persist in applying them to a problem which starts, on the contrary, from the assumption of One who is all. We have to see first how the problem appears or how it can be solved in its original purity, on the basis of unity in difference; only then can we safely deal with its parts and its developments, such as the relations between creature and creature on the basis of division and duality.
  10:We have to recognise, if we thus view the whole, not limiting ourselves to the human difficulty and the human standpoint, that we do not live in an ethical world. The attempt of human thought to force an ethical meaning into the whole of Nature is one of those acts of wilful and obstinate self-confusion, one of those pathetic attempts of the human being to read himself, his limited habitual human self into all things and judge them from the standpoint he has personally evolved, which most effectively prevent him from arriving at real knowledge and complete sight. Material Nature is not ethical; the law which governs it is a co-ordination of fixed habits which take no cognisance of good and evil, but only of force that creates, force that arranges and preserves, force that disturbs and destroys impartially, nonethically, according to the secret Will in it, according to the mute satisfaction of that Will in its own self-formations and self-dissolutions. Animal or vital Nature is also non-ethical, although as it progresses it manifests the crude material out of which the higher animal evolves the ethical impulse. We do not blame the tiger because it slays and devours its prey any more than we blame the storm because it destroys or the fire because it tortures and kills; neither does the conscious-force in the storm, the fire or the tiger blame or condemn itself. Blame and condemnation, or rather self-blame and self-condemnation, are the beginning of true ethics. When we blame others without applying the same law to ourselves, we are not speaking with a true ethical judgment, but only applying the language ethics has evolved for us to an emotional impulse of recoil from or dislike of that which displeases or hurts us.

1.12 - TIME AND ETERNITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  The Sufi, says Jalal-uddin Rumi, is the son of time present. Spiritual progress is a spiral advance. We start as infants in the animal eternity of life in the moment, without anxiety for the future or regret for the past; we grow up into the specifically human condition of those who look before and after, who live to a great extent, not in the present but in memory and anticipation, not spontaneously but by rule and with prudence, in Repentance and fear and hope; and we can continue, if we so desire, up and on in a returning sweep towards a point corresponding to our starting place in animality, but incommensurably above it. Once more life is lived in the moment the life now, not of a sub-human creature, but of a being in whom charity has cast out fear, vision has taken the place of hope, selflessness has put a stop to the positive egotism of complacent reminiscence and the negative egotism of remorse. The present moment is the only aperture through which the soul can pass out of time into eternity, through which grace can pass out of eternity into the soul, and through which charity can pass from one soul in time to another soul in time. That is why the Sufi and, along with him, every other practising exponent of the Perennial Philosophy is, or tries to be, a son of time present
  

1.13 - Gnostic Symbols of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  altoge ther too wretched, the fxerdvoia (transformation of mind)
  took on the moral character of Repentance of sins, with the result
  that the Vulgate could translate it as "poenitentiam agere." 21

1.13 - SALVATION, DELIVERANCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  In what does salvation consist? Not in any historic faith or knowledge of anything absent or distant, not in any variety of restraints, rules and methods of practising virtue, not in any formality of opinion about faith and works, Repentance, forgiveness of sins, or justification and sanctification, not in any truth or righteousness that you can have from yourself, from the best of men and books, but solely and wholly from the life of God, or Christ of God, quickened and born again in you, in other words in the restoration and perfect union of the first twofold life in humanity.
  

1.14 - The Secret, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  
  As we progress, the superconscious line recedes upward and the subconscious line downward. Everything widens, everything is illuminated, but everything also closes in and converges around a sharp point of darkness, increasingly acute, crucial and pressing, as if we had turned for years and years for lifetimes around the same Problem without ever having truly touched it. Then, suddenly, it is right there, at the bottom of the hole, wriggling beneath the Light all the evil of the world within one point. The time of the Secret is drawing near. For the law of descent is not a law of oppression, sin, or fall, any more than it is a law of Repentance or heavenward escape, but truly a Golden Law, an unfathomable Premeditation that draws us simultaneously upward and downward into the depths of the subconscient and inconscient, to that central point,241 that knot of life and death, shadow and light, where the Secret awaits us. The nearer we draw to the Summit, the more we touch the Depths.
  

1.15 - On incorruptible purity and chastity to which the corruptible attain by toil and sweat., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The devil often has the habit, especially in warring against ascetics and those leading the solitary life, of using all his force, all his zeal, all his cunning, all his intrigue, all his ingenuity and purpose, to assail them by means of what is unnatural, and not by what is natural. Therefore, ascetics coming into contact with women, and not in any way tempted either by desire or thought, have sometimes regarded themselves as already blessed, not knowing, poor things, that where a worse downfall had been prepared for them, there was no need of the lesser one.
  I think that our wretched murderers have the habit of besetting and seducing us poor creatures with sins contrary to nature for the following two reasons: that we may have everywhere plenty of opportunity to fall, and that we may receive greater punishment. What we have just said, was learnt by personal experience by him who had previously commanded asses and had afterwards been given over to wild asses and pitifully disgraced; and though he had previously been nourished with heavenly bread he was afterwards deprived of this blessing. And what is most astonishing is that even after his Repentance, our founder Antony, grieving bitterly, said of him: A great pillar has fallen. But that wise man hid the manner of the fall, for he knew that bodily fornication is possible without intercourse with another body. There is in us a kind of death; there is in us a devastating sin, which is ever borne about with us, but especially in youth. But I have not dared to write about it because my hand is restrained by him who said: the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of, or to write or to hear.4
  This my beloved adversary (and yet not mine)the flesh was called death by Paul: Who, says he, will deliver me from this body of death?5 And another theologian6 calls it a passionate, slavish and nocturnal enemy. I used to long to know why it was given such names. If the flesh, as was said above, is death, who ever has conquered it undoubtedly does not die. But who is the man who will live and not see death7 in the impurity of his flesh ?8
  --
  
  1 Cf. P.G., 88; col. 912, Scholion 26: Heresy is a deviation of the mind from the truth and a sin of the mouth or tongue, whereas fornication is a sin of the whole body, which damages and depraves all the feelings and powers of body and soul, darkens the image and likeness of God in man, and is therefore called a fall. Heresy comes from presumption, while fornication comes from bodily comfort. Therefore heretics are corrected by humiliation, and sensualists by suffering. We add the gist of a Greek note in K. A. Vretoss edition of the Ladder (Constantinople, 1883, p. 91): Obviously heresy is the greatest of sins. But since the passion of fornication has a tyrannical power due to pleasure and attracts attention, it often causes men to fall after Repentance. Therefore, the fornicator is debarred for periods from the Holy Mysteries, that he may not return to his vomit and jeopardize his salvation. It also serves to put fear in all, and make them struggle against their passions and use the grace of the Holy Spirit. Heresy is a mental passion that springs from error and ignorance, or from ambition and vainglory. But when the evil is removed, it no longer causes conflict or trouble. Further, spiritual education aims at cutting out evil by the root. By the practice of a strict life, fornicators are trained to forget the pleasure of lust. For whereas the evil of heresy lies only in the mind, the passion of fornication also affects the body with corruption. The man who repents of heresy is at once cleansed by turning to God with his whole personality. But one who returns to God from fornication usually needs time and tears and fasting to get rid of the pleasure and heal the wound in his flesh and stabilize his mind. If, however, both remain unrepentant, they will certainly have the same condemnation.
  
  --
  
  the first is without sin, the second not always, but the third is sinful or sinless according to the state of the contestant. Struggle is the occasion of crowns or punishments. Captivity is judged differently, according to whether it occurs at the time of prayer, or at other times; it is judged one way in matters of little importance, and in another way in the case of evil thoughts. But passion is unequivocally condemned in every case, and demands either corresponding Repentance or future correction. Therefore he who regards the first attraction dispassionately cuts off at a single blow all the rest which follow.
  

1.22 - EMOTIONALISM, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  What is true of the sweet emotions is equally true of the bitter. For as some people enjoy bad health, so others enjoy a bad conscience. Repentance is metanoia, or change of mind; and without it there cannot be even a beginning of the spiritual life for the life of the spirit is incompatible with the life of that old man, whose acts, whose thoughts, whose very existence are the obstructing evils which have to be repented. This necessary change of mind is normally accompanied by sorrow and self-loathing. But these emotions are not to be persisted in and must never be allowed to become a settled habit of remorse. In Middle English remorse is rendered, with a literalness which to modern readers is at once startling and stimulating, as again-bite. In this cannibalistic encounter, who bites whom? Observation and self-analysis provide the answer: the creditable aspects of the self bite the discreditable and are themselves bitten, receiving wounds that fester with incurable shame and despair. But, in Fenelons words, it is mere self-love to be inconsolable at seeing ones own imperfections. Self-reproach is painful; but the very pain is a reassuring proof that the self is still intact; so long as attention is fixed on the delinquent ego, it cannot be fixed upon God and the ego (which lives upon attention and thes only when that sustenance is withheld) cannot be dissolved in the divine Light.
  

1.25 - On the destroyer of the passions, most sublime humility, which is rooted in spiritual feeling., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  
  6. Painstaking Repentance, mourning cleansed of all impurity, and holy humility in beginners, are as different and distinct from each other as yeast and flour from bread. By open Repentance the soul is broken and refined; it is brought to a certain unity, I will even say a commingling with God, by means of the water of genuine sorrow. Then, kindled by the fire of the Lord, blessed humility becomes bread and is made firm without the leaven of pride. Therefore when this holy three-fold cord or, rather, heavenly rainbow, unites into one power and activity, it acquires its own effects and properties. And whatever you name as a sign of one of them, is a token also of another. And so I shall try to prove what I have just said by a brief demonstration.
  
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  15. Repentance raises the fallen, mourning knocks at the gate of heaven, and holy humility opens it; but I affirm this and I worship Trinity in Unity, and Unity in Trinity.
  

1.26 - On discernment of thoughts, passions and virtues, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  There are courageous souls who with love and humility of heart throw themselves into tasks that are beyond them; and there are proud hearts who do the same. For our foes often intentionally suggest to us things beyond our powers so that these should cause us to lose heart and leave even what is within our power and make ourselves a great laughing-stock to our enemies.
  I have seen those who were sick in soul and body who, because of the multitude of their sins, engaged in battles that were beyond them and which they could not continue. I say to such as these that God judges our Repentance not by our labours but by our humility.
  Sometimes upbringing is the cause of great evils, and sometimes company. But often a warped soul is of itself sufficient for its ruin. He who is clear of the first two is free from the third as well. But whoever has the third defect is reprobate everywhere; for there is no place safer than heaven.1
  --
  The man who despairs of himself when he hears of the supernatural virtues of the saints is most unreasonable. On the contrary, they teach you supremely one of two things: either they rouse you to emulation by their holy courage, or they lead you by way of thrice-holy humility to deep self-contempt and realization of your inherent weakness.
  Amongst the impure evil demons, there are some more evil than others. They suggest to us that we should not commit sin alone, but they counsel us to have others as companions in evil in order to make our punishment more severe. I have seen one learning a bad habit from another, and although he who taught came to his senses and began to repent and gave up doing wrong, his Repentance was ineffectual on account of the influence of his pupil.
  Stupendous, truly stupendous and incomprehensible is the wickedness of the evil spirits. It is not seen by many, and I think that even those few see it only in part. Thus, how is it that while living in luxury and plenty we keep vigil and do not sleep, and why while fasting and exhausting ourselves with labours are we pitifully overpowered by drowsiness? Or why does our heart become hard while abiding in silence? And why, while sitting among our companions, do we come to compunction? When we are hungry why are we tempted by dreams? Yet when sated we do not experience these temptations. In poverty we become dark and incapable of compunction; but if we drink wine we are happy and easily come to compunction. He who can do so in the Lord, let him bring light to the unenlightened in this matter. For we are not enlightened about this. At least we can say that such a change does not always come from the demons. And this sometimes happens to me, I know not how,
  --
  We can take as an example two places in which mundane things are cleaned. Let us picture to ourselves by analogy two sublime institutions for those who set their mind on things above;2 a monastic community such as is pleasing to God is like the laundry in which uncleanness, grossness and deformity of soul are scoured out; and the dye-works will be the solitary life for those who have already laid aside lust, remembrance of wrongs and anger, and who are now passing from the monastery to solitude.
  Some say that we fall into the same sins because we have been unable to correct our former sins through the inadequacy of our Repentance. But it may be asked: Have all those who have not fallen into the same kind of sin really repented as they should? Some fall into the same sins either because they have sunk into a deep forgetfulness of their former sins, or because they imagine in their own pleasure-loving way that God is merciful, or they have lost all hope of their own salvation. I do not know whether anyone will blame me if I say that their trouble arises because they have not been strong enough to bind the foe who is dominating them through the tyranny of habit.
  We should inquire why the soul which is incorporeal does not see of what nature the spirits are that take up their abode with it. Is it not a result of its union with the flesh? This is known only to Him who joined them.
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  It is quite impossible, as I said in another place, suddenly to become perfectly free from gluttony and vainglory at the outset of the monastic life. But we should not fight vainglory with luxury, because victory over gluttony, I mean in beginners, gives rise to vainglory. Rather let us master it by frugality. For the hour will come, and is already here for those who desire it, when the Lord will also subdue this passion under our feet.
  When they enter monastic life the young and the aged are not afflicted by the same passions, because they often have quite opposite infirmities Therefore, blessed, truly blessed is humility, because it makes Repentance safe and effective for young and old alike.
  
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  Perhaps one aspect of love often consists in letting the neighbour who is a frequent visitor do what he likes, and in any case showing him all our kindness.
  It may be asked: How and to what extent, when and whether good is destroyed by a kind of Repentance1 in the same way as evil.
  We must use great discernment in order to know when to take our stand against sin, and in what cases and to what extent to struggle against the food of the passions, and when to withdraw from the fray. For, on account of our weakness, sometimes it is necessary to acknowledge that flight is better than death.

14.06 - Liberty, Self-Control and Friendship, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   I may remind you here of what Sri Krishna did in this line, something very similar. Sri Krishna, the Divine, became a very ordinary playmate of cowherd-boys and village maids and was one of them and with them, almost with no apparent difference. The Divine not merely as the Master, the Guru, the leader or the captain but as a loving playmate and comrade is a very extraordinary Indian conception of the Divine. Arjuna in his loving tenderness for his friend Krishna almost forgot to respect him and honour him, he could only embrace him. But one day revelation came to him as to who his intimate friend and comrade really was: he was dumbfounded and full of contrition and Repentance for his past lapses. I may tell you Arjuna's state of mind in his own wordsas stated in the Gita:
  

19.22 - Of Hell, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   It is better not to do a wrong thing; a wrong thing done brings Repentance. It is better to do the right thing; a right thing done brings no Repentance.
  

1951-05-03 - Money and its use for the divine work - problems - Mastery over desire- individual and collective change, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
   Sri Aurobindo has answered this question. He says that money in itself is an impersonal force: the way in which you acquire money concerns you alone personally. It may do you great harm, it may harm others also, but it does not in any way change the nature of the money which is an altoge ther impersonal force: money has no colour, no taste, no psychological consciousness. It is a force. It is like saying that the air breathed out by a scoundrel is more tainted than that breathed out by an honest man I dont think so. I think the result is the same. One may for reasons of a practical nature refuse money which has been stolen, but that is for altoge ther practical reasons, it is not because of divine reasons. This is a purely human idea. One may from a practical point of view say, Ah! No, the way in which you have acquired this money is disgusting and so I dont want to offer it to the Divine, because one has a human consciousness. But if you take someone (let us suppose the worst) who has killed and acquired money by the murder; if all of a sudden he is seized by terrible scruples and remorse and tells himself, I have only one thing to do with this money, give it where it can be utilised for the best, in the most impersonal way, it seems to me that this movement is preferable to utilising it for ones own satisfaction. I said that the reasons which could prevent one from receiving ill-gotten money may be reasons of a purely practical kind, but there may also be more profound reasons, of a (I do not want to say moral but) spiritual nature, from the point of view of tapasya; one may tell somebody, No, you cannot truly acquire merit with this fortune which you have obtained in such a terrible way; what you can do is to restore it, one may feel that a restitution, for instance, will help one to make more progress than simply passing the money on to any work whatever. One may see things in this wayone cant make rules. This is what I never stop telling you: it is impossible to make a rule. In every case it is different. But you must not think that the money is affected; money as a terrestrial force is not affected by the way in which it is obtained, that can in no way affect it. Money remains the same, your note remains the same, your piece of gold remains the same, and as it carries its force, its force remains there. It harms only the person who has done wrong, that is evident. Then the question remains: in what state of mind and for what reasons does your dishonest man want to pass on his money to a work he considers divine? Is it as a measure of safety, through prudence or to lay his heart at rest? Evidently this is not a very good motive and it cannot be encouraged, but if he feels a kind of Repentance and regret for what he has done and the feeling that there is but one thing to do and that is precisely to deprive himself of what he has wrongly acquired and utilise it for the general good as much as possible, then there is nothing to say against that. One cannot decide in a general wayit depends upon the instance. Only, if I understand well what you mean, if one knows that a man has acquired money by the most unnamable means, obviously, it would not be good to go and ask him for money for some divine work, because that would be like rehabilitating his way of gaining money. One cannot ask, that is not possible. If, spontaneously, for some reason, he gives it, there is no reason to refuse it. But it is quite impossible to go and ask him for it, because it is as though one legitimised his manner of acquiring money. That makes a great difference.
  

1.ac - The Twins, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  "HOOR and SET be TWINS."
  A fico for Repentance !
  

1.fs - Fantasie -- To Laura, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  
  Shame, Repentance, pair Eumenides-like,
   Weave round sin their fearful serpent-coils:

1.fs - Hymn To Joy, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  May our tears upbraid him never,
   No Repentance bring him low!
  

1.fs - Ode To Joy, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  Not a teardrop shall him dampen,
  No Repentance bring him low.
  

1.fs - The Celebrated Woman - An Epistle By A Married Man, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
   Can I conceive the woes that try men,
  When late Repentance racks the soul
   Ensnared into the toils of hymen?

1.fs - The Cranes Of Ibycus, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  Thus we pursue him, tiring ne'er,
   Our wrath Repentance cannot quell,
  On to the shadows, and e'en there

1.fs - The Lay Of The Bell, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  The heart to the heart flows in one, love-delighted;
   Illusion is brief, but Repentance is long.
  

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