THE THIRD TEXT
1. Seeing then the eternal will is free from the
craving, but the craving is not free from the will
(for the will rules over the craving), we recognize
the will as the eternal Omnipotence. For it has
no parallel. The craving is indeed a movement
of attraction or desire, but without understanding ;
it has a life, but without knowledge.
2. Now the will governs the life of the craving,
and doth therewith what it will. And though
it doth somewhat, yet this is not known tUl the
same reveals itself through the will, so that it
becomes an entity in the life of the will; then it is
known what the will has wrought.
8. We recognize, therefore, the eternal Will-
spirit as God, and the moving life of the craving
as Nature. For there is nothing prior, and either
is without beginning, and each is a cause of the
other, and an eternal bond.
4. Thus the Will-spirit is an eternal knowing
of the unground, and the life of the craving an
eternal being [body] of the will.