IT is one of humanity's many paradoxes that while the quality of obedience is universally recognized as essential to moral, social, civil, political, and religious well-being, the practice of obedience is almost as commonly resisted, at one time or another, in some way or other, in individual experience. This is because the so-called human mind in its blind and perverse way desires the reward that flows from a spiritual quality, while it evades the application of that quality or attempts to make it operate in a way opposite to its real nature.
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