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Chapter III. On the spiritual rest ofthe perfect . . 46

Section I. On the beginning of the inclinations of perfection 46

Section II. On the progress of the inclinations of perfection 47

Section III. On the conclusive inclinations of perfection . 48

Section IV. On the unification of the mind 49

Section V. On the causes of love 51

Section VI. On the delight of knowledge 52

Section VII. On the augmentation of the love of God . . 53

Section VIII. On the knowledge of God 54

Section IX. On the varying states the perfect have to go

through 56

Section X. On the fall of the perfect 58

Chapter IV. A tale of the author's progress in teachings and some sentences commu-

nicated to him in revelations 60

ETHIKON, Book IV, Chapter XV. OntheloveofGod. 85

Section I. Sayings of the fathers concerning the love

unto God 85

Section II. The definition of love, its divisions and its causes.

Section III. On the love of God as being justified in view 87

of all causes mentioned 89

Section IV. On the delight of the knowledge of God being

greater than any other delight ....... 91

Section V. On the delight of the knowledge of God which

happens after rather than before departure . . 93

Section VI. On the causes corroborating the love of God. 94

Section VII. On the dinerent ranks of those who love God. 96

Section VIII. Why the creatures do not know the Creator. 97 Section IX. On the manners in which the soul longs

after God. 99

Section X. On the distinctive marks of those who love God. 100 Section XI. On consolation in God and freedom of speech

with Him 103

Section XII. On the troubles the Initiated bear through the

love of God 105

Section XIII. On the stages of the Initiated concerning

their love 107

Section XIV. On the varying states the perfect have to go

through II0

Section XV. A collection of scattered sayings concerning love. 113

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