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Eternal Nature.
4.  It shines in them and also from them;   that
is, it kindles the forms of Nature, so that they all
obtain the Light's will, and unite themselves and
give themselves up wholly to the Light; that is,
they sink down from their own essence and become
as if they had no might in themselves, and desire
only the Light's  power and might.     The  Light
accordingly takes their power and might into itself,
and shines from this same power.    And thus all the
forms of Nature attain to the Light, and the Light
together with Nature is but one will, and the Light
remains lord.
5.  Else, if the wills in the stern forms of Nature
will be lord, there is a separation and an eternal
enmity.    For one form is always at enmity with the
other ; each elevates itself.    And therefrom comes
contrariety, that a creature is so evil, wrathful and
hostile, that often life is at strife in itself.
6.  And as we know that the Light comes to the
aid of the stern life of Nature, of the properties of
the essences,  so that a   joyous   life   arises,  and
is thus changed in the Light;  so also we know
that the life of dark wrathfulness is the enemy of
the Light, for it  cannot catch the Light.     The
eternal Light shines through the darkness, and the
darkness cannot comprehend it; for the plurality
of wills in the dark Nature are all shut up in death ;
the Light shines not in them, but through them ;
they seize not, nor do they see the Light.    Never-
theless, the Light is in the dark world, but it fills
not the darkness;   and therefore the essences of