Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 28: LETHE






drink from the Lethe

no longer feel sting of sins

you are forgiven


NOTE: Two streams are here in the Earthly Paradise. The first stream that saved sinners drink from is the Lethe, which means “oblivion.” Drinking from the Lethe erases sin’s sting. You will remember many of your sins, but you will not feel their sting. You will feel gratitude because you know that your sins have been forgiven. In the Land of the Living, you sometimes stay awake and feel bad while you remember the sins you have committed. Once you drink from the Lethe, that will no longer happen.




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