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Full text of "Akbar, The Emperor Of India"

182             ON THE DIVINE INTUITION
self-assumption it cannot recognize its ground and
original state, wherein its eternal rest stood; and
is rightly called foolish. For it has brought itself
out of the divine -Ens into an earthly (animal) ens,
and placed itself in a fragile being; and will rule
in that which nevertheless perishes for it, and
passes away quickly like a smoke.
10.  And when that breaks, over which it has
ruled for a while, then the life remains in its con-
trariety in the first principle, in darkness; and is
nothing else than an  everlasting,   unquenchable,
painful fire-source, / as the devils also are such.
11.  To the aid of this captive life came again
the great love of God;    and  immediately after
such downfall inbreathed itself again into the in-
ward ens, viz. into the deadened nature of divine
quality;   and gave itself to the life for an object,
introduced itself as a new fountain of divine unity,
love and rest into the faded divine Ens, and revealed
itself therein; from which the life is able to draw
and its pain and restlessness in the centra of ownness
to extinguish.
12.  Further, this new fountain of divine love and
unity has, by its outflow in Christ, embodied itself
in the true life of all the three principles of human
quality;    and   has   entered   into   the   image-like
senses,   viz.   into   life's   natural,   creaturely,   dis-
sentient, image-like will, and assumed humanity;
and  has  shattered  egoism  and  self-will  by  the
influence of the one love of God, as by the eternal
One;   and   turned   life's   will   inwards   again  to
the  eternal  One,  to  the  temperament,  whereby
the  devil's  introduced   will   was   destroyed,   and