THE THIRD POINT
OF THE OBIGIN OF CONTRARIETY IN GROWTH, IN
THAT LIFE BECOMES STRIFEFUL IN ITSELF.
1. A thing that is one, that has only one will,
contends not against itself. But where there are
many wills in a thing, they become contending,
for each would go its own conceived way. But if
one be lord of the other, and has entirely full
power over all the others, so that it can break
them if they obey it not; then the thing's multi-
plicity has its existence in one reality, for the
multitude of wills all give themselves to obedience
of their lord.
2. And thus we give you to understand life's
contrariety, for life consists of many wills. Every
essence may carry with it a will, and indeed does so.
For sour, bitter, anguish and acid is a contrarious
source, each having its own property, and wholly
adverse one to the other. So is fire the enemy of
all the others, for it puts each source into great
anguish, so that there is a great opposition between