THE FOURTH POINT
HOW THE HOLY AND GOOD TREE OF ETERNAL
LIFE GROWS THROUGH AND OUT OF ALL THE
GROWTHS OF THE THREE PRINCIPLES, AND IS
LAID HOLD OF BY NONE.
1. A thing that dwells in itself can be grasped by
nothing, for it dwells in nothing ; there is nothing
before it that can hold it in check, and it is free also
from the thing without it.
2. And thus we give you to understand concern-
ing the divine power and light, which dwells in
itself and is comprehended in nothing; nothing
touches it, unless it be of the property thereof.
It is everywhere in Nature, yet Nature touches it
not (understand, the outer Nature of the world).
It shines therein as the sun in the elements. The
sun shines in water, also in fire and through the
air, and yet is not seized or held by any of them.
It gives to all beings power, and makes the essential
spirits lovely and joyous. It draws by its power
essence out of the earth, and not only essence, but
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