ITS ON THE DIVINE INTUITION help, and brings itself into pleasure of its will, and holds that for its kingdom of heaven. But when for it the outer light is extinguished in death, it then stands in eternal despair, and neither sees any deliverer about nor within it. 41. But the wise man becomes in this time to himself a fool, and learns to hate his folly (which folly Reason regards as prudence). Accordingly his wisdom (which the world regards as folly) must be a foolishness to Reason, at which it is scandalized. And so also God in the wise man hates the foolish mortal life, just as the wise man hates it himself, in order that the true divine life may rule in him with the understanding. And therefore 'with God there is no regret for the mortal body of the wise man ; for he comprehends his divine Ens in him in his spirit and will, and lets the body of folly with the foolish descend into its grave, till the day of the separation of all beings. 42. And Reason understands not this ; there- fore it is foolish. And a man should be a man, not according to folly, but according to God's Spirit; and judge what is divine, not according to image-like [creaturely] Reason, for it is written: He that builds on the flesh (viz. on the mortal Reason of his own will) shall of the flesh inherit corruption; but he that builds on the spirit (viz. on the divine will), and places his will in the hope of the divine promise, shall of the spirit inherit eternal life (Gal. vi. 8).