187. XIV. TEMPTATION.
Those only who are being regenerated, undergo spiritual temptations; for spiritual temptations are pains of mind induced by evil spirits, with those who are in goods and truths. While those spirits excite the evils which are with them, there arises the anxiety of temptation. Man does not know whence this anxiety comes, because he does not know his* origin.
* The Latin is "hanc." It probably should be translated "its" or "this."