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itself, and each quality occasions the other to
ng itself into desire to will to fight against the
icr, and to dominate it. In which desire, sense
1 the soul is brought into a natural and ereaturely
>und to a will of its own, viz. to a domination
its something, or by its centrum over all the
tira, as one sense of the soul over another.
21.  Hence struggle and anxiety,  also contrary
11, take their rise in the soul, so that the whole
il is thereby instigated to enter into a breaking:
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the senses, and of the self-will of the senses, as
the natural centra., and, passing out, of the pain
rebellion and strife, out of anxiety, to desire to
k into the eternal rest, as into God, from whence
22.  And therefrom arise faith and hope, so that
5 anxious soul hopes for a deliverance, and longs
return to its origin again, viz. to God.
23.  So have we likewise to understand the divine
inifestation.    For   all   things   have   their   first
ginning from the emanation of the divine will,
tether evil or good, love or sorrow ;   and yet the
[1 of God is not a thing, neither nature nor crea-
n, wherein is no pain, sorrow nor contrary will,
it from the efflux of the Word, as by the outgoing
the unfathomable mind (which is the wisdom of
id or the great Mystery, where the eternal under-
ending is in the temperament), has flowed under-
ending   and  knowledge;    and  this   efflux  is   a
ginning  of will,   when the   understanding   has
)arated itself into form.    Thus the forms, each
itself, became desirous to have also a eounter-
oke to its similarity. And this desire is a com-