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Introduction - Intellect - Mental Science's Divisions - Intellect's Divisions and Perceptions - The Understanding - The Reason - The Dynamics of the Intellect - Physical Feelings - Intellectual Feelings - Spiritual Feelings - Dynamics of Feelings - The Will - The Nervous System - Nervous System of Man - Executive Volition - Primary Volition, or Choice - Dynamics of the Will and the Mind - The Relations of the Systems Here Offered to Prevalent Forms of Philosophy - Index - Contents -

the mind, either to pass into the blind passion of avarice, or to suffer abatement from the limited character of the good wealth can confer. The desires for truth, for virtue, on the other hand, grow under success with a normal, rational growth. Each acquisition is a stimulus to further acquisition, and the satisfaction of possession increases every moment with possession. The mind more and more justifies its choice to itself, and congratulates itself on that which it has accomplished. The desire for wealth is like a stream that at length finds a precipice so high that in its leap it is lost in air, dissolved again in mist, and never resumes a peaceful flow; while the love of truth and virtue, more tranquil currents, swell in volume, and roll on increasing waters to the ocean.

Lesson 73 - 2. Feelings dependent on desires On success - p.329

2. On either hand, the desires give rise to a large class of feelings dependent upon them. We will speak first of those pleasurable ones which accompany success, and thus stimulate effort. They fall into four classes, those which arise from success as being achieved; those which arise from success as achieved by ourselves; those which arise from success as achieved by the aid of others; and those which arise from success as achieved by others. Immediately consequent on a state of desire, are the feelings of hope and joy in view of the prospect of obtaining the object sought. Indeed, hope is resolved in analysis into the feeling, desire, and the intellectual condition, expectation. We would rather regard these as the occasion of the emotion than the very emotion, hope. Joy accompanies success, and passes through various stages lying between tranquil satisfaction and triumphant exaltation. These feelings spring immediately from a free flow of the activities called forth by a successful desire, and, in turn, greatly quicken their action. The emotional state thus becomes instantly complex, consisting of the immediate effect of anticipated

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