|Chapter 2||Explanation of Scriptures|
9. For the difference between infertile and fruitful reading consists in:
10. Would someone for instance like to adjust and awaken by reading alone, he would be like one who would sow the seed on an unplowed, unfertilized field. Will not the birds soon come from the air and consume most of the seed in a short time?! And will a small part, which fell among the weeds of the field, not be suffocated by it at once, so that in the end, at the time of the harvest, not even a grain shot into a stalk will be seen anywhere?!
11. But when the sower or the reader sees no harvest for his trouble, does he not then become discouraged, and finally curses the field, and all the seed that was sown, which did not yield a harvest for him?!
12. Such people then become incredulous, fall away from the whole good thing and end up being a sheer fraud.
13. But it is quite different, if somebody formerly, through true love unto Me and his neighbor, freed his spirit, or rather out of Me, and thus properly fertilized and plowed his field; He then does not read the writings of My grace and mercy, so that he should first prepare himself a good field, but he then reads them for My sake, because I have awakened in his spirit the longing to see Me all the more face to face and thereby to possibly grow more and more in love for Me and through that, unto the neighbor.
14. In this case, will he not find every word of Me alive and eternally true, if he is already alive within himself?! But if he is not alive in himself beforehand, will not even the liveliest word in him be killed?!
15. Throw gold pieces into a stinking puddle, and the coarse sulphurous salt of the puddle will dissolve the gold pieces and turn them too, into dirty mud; On the contrary, if you throw more precious metals into a real gold tincture, they will all become like the noble gold in the end!
16. See, that is exactly the case here! By reading My Word, as by listening to it, every man can gain an immense profit for himself and his brethren, having previously converted himself to a gold tincture by observing the two laws; but if it is still a puddle, there are still so many pieces of gold thrown into it (the puddle) that will certainly not turn into a golden tincture.
17. Thus it is also said: "He who has, he will be given that he has in abundance; but he who does not have, will also lose what he has! "(Matthew 13:12) "having" here means: to be in the possession of a good, fertilized and plowed field, or to be in oneself a perfect vessel, full of the true golden tincture, which is a free-living spirit. By 'not having', however, is meant to sprinkle a seed on an unprocessed field, whereby the sower not only has no harvest to expect, but also loses the seed he has sowed; or it is also said to be in itself a puddle of coarse sulfuric salt, which not only cannot ever be transformed into a gold tincture by the gold thrown into it, but the gold which has been thrown into it, is also lost on top of that.
18. I think that should be pretty clear - or who does not yet see the truth in the light of this torch will probably never be released from his blindness! But since, as already stated, the blind man never has too much light, even with the gift of this sun. Finally, I want to draw the light of all the central suns to a point, so that, in the clearest light, can be clearly seen who is really completely blind! Next time, therefore, more of such reminiscences!
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