1.122 From birth to death – people believe and insist
that their five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste,
correctly predicate the reality of themselves
and the universe around them.
1.122.1 Therefore, because they draw their mind power direct
from Divine Creative Power, it is done to them according to their beliefs.
1.122.2 Each thong represents a persons habitual thoughts,
responses to people and events, prejudices, hates, animosities,
anxieties, sorrows, all of which bind him down and shut out the Light
from his inner vision drawn from the Creative Power.
1.122.3 Thus he enters into darkness but does not know it.
1.122.4 He believes he is growing up and becoming mature
in the ways of the world which will enable him
to forge ahead and make good
– become successful – the aim of most people on earth.
1.122.5 In fact, the more mature he becomes and versed in worldly ways,
the more densely do his chains and thongs imprison him
within the grip of the twin IMPULSES of Bonding-Rejection.
greed, aggression, violence and rape.
1.122.7 These chains hang heavy around him and burden the psyche,
which is the creative consciousness power deep within him.
1.122.8 Chain and thong will bind him tighter with every passing year
126.96.36.199 until he realizes what he is doing to himself
188.8.131.52 and sincerely repents each thong and chain
184.108.40.206 and makes due restitution to others whom he has harmed.
1.124 Man himself is born with all the potential to make a beautiful life for himself
but he, himself, by indulging his selfish desires and hatreds,
creates a prison of misery for himself
from which there was no escape
until such times as he realizes the TRUTH OF EXISTENCE.