ON THE DIVINE INTUITION 189 0. But if such a fire-source can again attain and jive in itself divine love, viz. the essential light Sod, then this fire-source of the soul becomes isformed into a kingdom of joy, into praise to 1. But without will that has turned round, fc stands still from its own impression and tting-in, this is not possible. For the light the sun cannot so work in a hard stone as in bs and trees, for the water is compacted and gulated in the stone into a hard impression. 1. And thus it is to be understood with regard the soul's false own will and divine gentleness, that in such a covetous, envious fire-greed the ine gentleness accomplishes no working. Hence ist truly said (John vi. 53): The life of man ich should not eat the bread that is come from ven to give life to the world, has no life in it. ireby he indicates the essential love which God manifested in him (in Christ) by a new foun- i for refreshment of the poor withered soul. The 1 that should not eat thereof cannot attain the ine Light, and were without divine life. And eed he calls himself (John viii. 12) the Light of world. Item, in the Psalms: A Light that aes in the darkness, which changes the darkness 3 light (Ps. cxii. 4).