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Single Idea 7998

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / e. Hell]

Full Idea

Three are the gates of this hell, the death of the soul: the gate of lust, the gate of wrath, and the gate of greed. Let a man shun the three.

Gist of Idea

The three gates of hell are lust, anger and greed


Anon (Bhag) (The Bhagavad Gita [c.500 BCE], 16.21)

Book Reference

'The Bhagavad Gita', ed/tr. Mascaro,Juan [Penguin 1962], p.111

A Reaction

Anyone who wishes to procreate, champion justice, and make a living, has to pursue all three. Wisdom consists of pursuing the three appropriately, not in shunning them. How did this bizarre puritanism ever come to grip the human race?