philosophers would have us
first learn that there is a God, and
that His Providence directs the Universe.
How else does Creation work
so regularly if not by the admonishment of God?
Earthly things have a natural
agreement and union with heavenly things.
If God had made colors,
but had not made the faculty of seeing
them, what would have been the use?
None at all.
If God had made
the faculty of vision, but had not made objects such as to fall under that
faculty, what would have been the use of it?
None at all.
suppose that God had made both, but had not made light?
In that case,
also, they would have been of no use.
When God urges the plants to
flower, do they flower?
When God urges them to send forth shoots, do
they send forth shoots?
When God urges them to produce fruit, do they
When God urges the fruit to ripen, does it
How does the moon wax and
the wane? Does God urge it?
God has given the Seed of Life not only to
my father and grandfather, but to all life generated on the Earth, and
particularly to rational beings - for
only these are formed to have communion with
Being by means of reason conjoined with God - why should not such an individual call himself
a child of the Earth, why not a son or daughter of God, and why should he be
afraid of anything which happens among men?
Are we not in a manner
kinsmen of God, did we not come from God?
The man who would walk with
God must strive with all his might to imitate
If God is faithful, he also must be faithful; if free, he also
must be free; if beneficent, he also must be beneficent; if magnanimous, he
also must be magnanimous.
Thus as an imitator of God he must follow God in every deed
As our bodies are bound up and united with the whole is this
not even more so with our Eternal Soul?
carpenter becomes a
carpenter by learning certain things.
A philosopher, by
learning certain things, becomes a
present case the mere desire to be wise and good is not enough.
necessary to learn certain things. This
is then the object of our search.
philosophers suggest we
mention that God provides for all things and that we cannot conceal from God
our acts or intentions.
distinguishes between things that are and things that are not under our
individual finds freedom in limiting his
or her desires to things under his or her control.
individual God has granted this inward
freedom in dealing with outward things that he may falsely desire that are
neither his nor worth striving after.
Now are you able to think of the
divine administration, and about all things divine, and at the same time also
about human affairs, and to be moved by ten thousand things at the same time in
your senses and understanding, and to assent
to some, and to dissent from
others, and again as to some
things to suspend your judgement.
But do you retain in your Eternal
Soul so many impressions from so many various things, and being moved by them,
do you fall upon notions similar to those first impressed?
difficult to see those impressions in a new light?
How is it the Son is
able to Illuminate so large a part of everything previously hidden?
Corruption is of two sorts.
corruption of intellectual understanding.
This happens when a man
obstinately refuses to
acknowledge plain truths, and persists in
maintaining what is self-contradictory.
There is corruption of the
This happens when a man
obstinately refuses to
acknowledge True Reality and the Truth of
the Way of Life.
Nevertheless God has placed by every individual a
guardian, a guardian who never sleeps, is never
deceived - His Son.
have shut the doors and made darkness
within, remember never to say
that you are alone, for you are not as the Son is always with you!
are the principles that in a house create compassion, in a
city concord, among
nations peace, teaching a man
gratitude towards God with cheerful confidence.
When a man has this
contentment proclaimed by God through reason, is he
not at peace when he is alone?
He reflects, "Now no evil can happen to
me; for me there is no robber, no
earthquake, everything is full of
tranquillity: every way, every city, every meeting, neighbor, companion is
One person whose business it is, supplies me with food;
another with raiment; another with
perceptions and another
If I am not supplied with what is necessary, God
gives the signal for retreat, opens the door,
and says, 'Go.'
To nothing terrible, but to the
place from which you came, to your friends and kinsmen, to the elements: what
there was in you of fire goes to fire; of
earth, to earth; of air, to air; of water to
water when a man has such things to think
on, and sees the sun, the
stars, and enjoys
earth and sea, he is not solitary nor even
back to stacks
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