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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 -

imagery which influences passion, and the reasons which justify it, and through the other imparting a haste and momentum to action which at once clear the way of all ordinary obstacles, and render the onset easy and retreat difficult, is afforded by the moral nature, calming feeling, soliciting candor, and holding the will in the leash of duty.

Government in the mind is not then self-evolved, is not the spontaneous inter-action of forces graded to their tasks, but is found in the direct, authoritative claims of a law-giving power. The order of the mind is moral, not natural; one of command and obedience, and not of self-poised powers; one to be discerned and pursued, not one to be developed simply. The disorder of transgression discovers itself, not in faculties lost, not in addition to, or subtraction from the original powers of the mind, but in that disproportionate development among them which is the fruit of anarchy, of usurpation on the one side, and overthrow on the other.

Lesson 110 - 3. Control exercised by the will - p.428

3. If we look at the influences at work on any one character at any one time to make it what it is, there seems to be in it very little power of resistance or modification. The thoughts take such partial and justifying views of action, so blind themselves to the future results and even the immediate consequences of. conduct, so misrender and misinterpret facts; the feelings so reward and maintain indulgence, cast such disfavor and so repulsive an atmosphere over every form of restraint, choke up the path of reform with so many imaginary difficulties, and find the accustomed way so open, so easy, so inevitable; the will submits so easily where it is wont to submit, is so reluctant to open a new conflict, and so weak to resist the impatient, persistent and domineering passions and appetites, that swarm in troops around it at every suggestion of change, that much modification of character established in its springs and

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