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have food to feed upon. Now, no fire-source can
subsist in the free fire; for it attains not that,
inasmuch as it is only a self-thing.
12. All that is to subsist in God must be freed
from its own will. It must have no individual
fire burning in it; but God's fire must be its fire.
Its will must be united to God, that God and the
will and spirit of man may be but one.
13. For that which is one is not at enmity with
itself, for it has only one will. Wherever it goes,
or whatever it does, that is all one with it.
14. One will has only one imagination; and the
imagination makes or desires only that which
assimilates with it. And so in like manner we are
to understand concerning the contrary will.
15. God dwells in all things; and nothing com-
prehends him, unless it be one with him. But
if it go out from the One, it goes out of God into
itself, and is another than God, which separates
itself. And here it is that law arises, that it
should proceed again out of itself into the One,
or else remain separated from the One*
16. And thus it may be known what is sin,
or how it is sin. Namely, when the human will
separates itself from God into an existence of its
own, and awakens its own self, and burns in its
own fire, which is not capable of the divine fire.
17. For all into which the will enters, and will
have as its own, is something foreign in the one
will of God. For all is God's, and to man's own
will belongs nothing. But if it be in God, then all
is its also.