Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 2476

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2476. So far as his exterior memory is concerned, though he retains every single part of it he is not allowed to use it, only the interior memory. The reasons for this are many. The first, which has been stated already, is that from his interior memory he is enabled in the next life to speak and mix universally with everyone. The second is that this memory belongs properly to the spirit and is suited to its state at that time. For exterior things, that is to say, facts, worldly things, and bodily things, are suited to man and correspond to his state while he is in the world and in the body. But interior things, that is to say, those that are rational, spiritual, and celestial, are suited to and correspond to his spirit.

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