Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 15: NONMATERIAL THINGS

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NONMATERIAL THINGS

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memorize a poem

friends also memorize poem

when shared, is greater

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shared love is greater

love is no zero-sum game

sharing makes it grow

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NOTE: Nonmaterial, and especially spiritual, things, when shared, become greater. For example: Instead of owning a valuable and rare edition of a good book, suppose you and a friend both read an inexpensive edition of that good book. What you would share would be an appreciation and knowledge of the book. This is something that can be shared by all the people who read that book. When that is shared, it becomes greater, not lesser. Love, when shared, becomes greater. One way to avoid envy is to pursue good nonmaterial things, not material things.

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https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/dantes-purgatory-canto-15-retelling-third-ledge-anger/

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