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1. The great bond of all bonds is ignorance. How shall one be free to act if one knows not ones purpose?

Therefore first of all discover which star of all the stars you are, your relation to the other stars about you, and your relation to, and identity with the whole.

In the holy books there are sundry means of making this discovery and each must make it for ones self, attaining absolute conviction by direct experience not merely reasoning and calculating what is probable.


2. To each will come the knowledge of their finite will, also to each be the knowledge of their infinite will and the realisation of ones true self. Understand that in your self is a certain discontent.

Analyse well its nature: at the end is in every case one conclusion. The ill springs from the belief in two things, the self and the not self, and the conflict between them.

This also is a restriction of the will; one who is sick is in conflict with their own body. Ultimately therefore, the problem is how to destroy this perception of duality, to attain to the apprehension of unity.

3. In the holiest of books it is written, ‘Thou hast no right but to do thy will; do that and no other shall say nay’.

Write it also in your heart and in your brain: for this is the key of the whole matter.

Search yourself cunningly, analysing your innermost thoughts.

Here nature herself be your preacher; for in every phenomenon of force and motion doth she proclaim aloud this truth.

5. First you shall discard all those gross obvious hindrances to your will: next find the minimum of daily time which is in good sooth necessary to your natural life.

The rest you shall devote to the true means of your attainment.

Even these necessary hours you shall consecrate to the great work, saying consciously always while at these tasks, that you perform them only in order to preserve your body and mind in health for the right application to that sublime and single object; it shall not be long before you come to understand that such a life is the true Angi.

6. You will feel distractions from your will as being what they are.

They will no longer appear as pleasant and attractive, but as bonds, as shames, and when you have attained this point, know that you have passed the middle gate of this path, for you will have unified your will.

7. At first the habit of attention is hard to acquire.

Persevere and you will have spasms of revulsion periodically.

Reason itself will attack you saying: how can such a strict bondage be the path of freedom?

Persevere.

When the temptations are overcome, the voice of reason silenced, then will your soul bound forward unhampered upon its chosen course, and for the first time you will experience the extreme delight of being master of yourself, and therefore of the universe.

8. When this is fully attained, then you may also enjoy all those distractions which at first pleased you and then angered you.

Now then will do neither anymore: for they are your slaves and toys.

Until you have reached this point you are not wholly free.

You must kill out desire and kill out fear.

The end of all is the power to live according to your own nature without danger that one part may develop to the detriment of the whole, or concern lest that danger should arise.

9. This then is the law of Angi: you possess all Angi in your own right, but you must buttress right with might: you must win freedom for yourself in many a war.

Woe unto the children who sleep in the freedom that their forefathers won for them.

Nerve one self then to seek it and do it.

Nothing can satisfy you but the fulfilment of ones transcendent will that is hidden within you.

Win ones own freedom for oneself.

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