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by sense. And therein is rightly understood a
paradise or working of divine powers, as a per-
petual formation of divine will. And by this
budding is to be understood the outgoing of the
good senses, whereby the divine wisdom formed
itself in figure in a divine manner, and by such
formation the divine understanding manifested
itself through the outgoing of the life of sense.
Hence it was rightly called an image of God, in
which the divine will revealed itself.
4.  But when this life in the first principle was
breathed upon in its image by the fierce wrathful
devil,   so  that   the   devil  whispered   it,  that   it
were good and profitable for it that the outgoing
of the senses from the life should break itself off
from the temperament,  and  should  bring  itself
into an image of its own according to the pro-
perties of plurality, to prove dissimilarity, viz. to
know and to be sensible of evil and good;
5.  Then   the   life's   own   will   consented,   and
brought the senses as the outgoing Desire there-
into;   it   has   introduced   itself   into   desire , for
ownness,   and impressed  or  comprehended  itself
in selfhood.
6.  And then immediately the life's understand-
ing    became   manifest   in   [separated]   qualities;
Nature has taken the life captive in dissimilarity,
and set up her rule.    Whence the life is become
painful, and the inward divine ground of the good
will and nature  has  been  extinguished, that  is,
has become inoperative as to the. creature.    For
the life's will broke itself off therefrom, and went
into  sensibility,  out  of unity into  plurality;    it