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1 0, 19| First Mansions are in a state of grace, but are still 2 0, 23| FIFTH MANSIONS. This is the state described elsewhere as the 3 0, 23| psychological conditions of this state, in which, for the first 4 0, 25| perfect peace; no higher state is conceivable, save that 5 1, 8 | and they think about the state of their souls, though not 6 2, 1 | consider what will be the state of this castle, so beautiful 7 2, 1 | reflecting the sun. While in a state like this the soul will 8 2, 2 | for those who are in this state and who, with all their 9 2, 4 | soul deprived of it! What a state the poor rooms of the castle 10 2, 8 | Himself is! However high a state the soul may have attained, 11 2, 12| find themselves in this state need to take every opportunity 12 2, 12| it is necessary in every state of life for our help to 13 2, 14| as when the soul is in a state of sin, they are to some 14 2, 14| which, though not in a bad state, is so completely absorbed 15 2, 14| well advised, as far as his state of life permits, to try 16 2, 15| faults into this wretched state. We here, so far as outward 17 1 | of exile, however lofty a state we may reach, and of how 18 1, 4 | is certainly a desirable state and there seems no reason 19 1, 8 | are in rather a jumbled state, for I cannot explain them 20 2, 1 | souls who have reached this state -- I think I might even 21 2, 10| If we act thus, this state is a most excellent one, 22 2, 10| complete self-renunciation, the state is very arduous and oppressive, 23 2, 13| of the Lord, are in this state -- and, as I have said, 24 1, 3 | soul good. I think in this state of prayer it is much better 25 1, 3 | merit and be living in a state of permanent absorption. 26 1, 6 | stupid; I could explain this state if only I could understand 27 1, 7 | My own experience of this state -- I mean of these favours 28 1, 7 | difference between them. In the state I am now describing, the 29 1, 7 | our nature and from the state of preparedness we are in;86 30 2, 6 | of Divine wisdom. In this state the faculties are not, I 31 3, 6 | that He leads it into a state of absorption, in which, 32 3, 7 | this should lead it into a state of absorption, well and 33 3, 7 | to understand what this state is, because that is a gift 34 3, 10| find themselves in this state: namely, that they exert 35 3, 10| store by one soul in this state than by a great number of 36 3, 10| favours. For those in this state attract others, and so they 37 3, 11| described. Thinking the one state to be the same as the other, 38 3, 12| One person was in this state for eight hours; she was 39 3, 13| that although, when this state is something that really 40 1, 2 | can attain to this higher state and we must on no account 41 1, 3 | union. Do not think it is a state, like the last, in which 42 1, 4 | a great blessing is this state in which that accursed one 43 1, 8 | as such a soul is in this state, it can neither see nor 44 2, 1 | shall describe that soul's state. In order the better to 45 2, 8 | this. When it is in this state of prayer, and quite dead 46 2, 10| that after reaching this state he had enjoyed continual 47 2, 11| those who attain to this state have no peace: they do have 48 2, 13| reality, the soul in that state does no more than the wax 49 2, 14| does to the soul in this state so that it may know itself 50 3, 1 | what God gives her in this state. It must always be understood 51 3, 8 | may deserve to reach this state, as it is in our power to 52 4, 1 | my head is not in a fit state for me to read it through 53 4, 4 | sin -- for even in this state the soul is not strong enough 54 4, 5 | spirituality who have reached this state, and whom, notwithstanding, 55 1, 1 | is possible to one in its state, to renounce everything 56 1, 1 | repeat, is seen in this state of prayer which can be said 57 1, 3 | soul finding itself in this state might be very much comforted 58 1, 8 | of God, yet, as it is a state which passes quickly, and 59 1, 10| person who had been in this state of torment, after it had 60 1, 10| whenever she was in this state, to report to him; but this 61 3, 10| their senses are in such a state of slumber that they are 62 4, 4 | things that happen in this state -- I mean in these two Mansions, 63 4, 5 | When the soul is in this state of suspension and the Lord 64 4, 6 | the Lord grants it in this state, how can they bring it any 65 4, 9 | overcome nature and remain in a state of absorption, as I believe 66 5, 6 | Lord has brought to this state; and, to my thinking, if 67 5, 6 | necessary for this last state than for any other. May 68 6, 3 | God more; a woman in this state will be distressed at being 69 6, 11| That must have been the state of mind of Saint Francis, 70 7, 4 | themselves in as miserable a state as before. They have no 71 7, 5 | to forget the miserable state it was once in, for, distressing 72 7, 9 | the soul to remain in that state of aridity, hoping for fire 73 7, 14| given by the Lord in that state, and then think it would 74 7, 16| and would go about in that state of absorption, expecting 75 8, 3 | off to her confessor in a state of great perturbation.199 " 76 9, 10| then sink into that blessed state of peace. It is just as 77 11, 1 | she is in a much worse state than before; for, although 78 11, 4 | once saw a person in this state who I really believed was 79 11, 5 | her reason is in such a state that she is not her own 80 11, 7 | Him for bringing us to a state in which by His mercy we 81 11, 8 | affliction. It remains in this state only for a short time (three 82 11, 9 | when a person is in this state that you have been considering, 83 11, 10| which it can reach that state again until the Lord wills, 84 1, 2 | indeed I have been in a state of great confusion and have 85 2, 7 | and to leave the soul in a state of pure spirituality, so 86 2, 7 | understands them, for in this state it can actually see their 87 2, 8 | when the soul reaches the state in which God grants it this 88 2, 8 | it finds itself in this state, and even if the state has 89 2, 8 | this state, and even if the state has lasted for years, it 90 2, 9 | passions are always in this state of peace, though the soul 91 3, 2 | but lives in so strange a state of forgetfulness that, as 92 3, 5 | much more peace than in the state described above. They bear 93 3, 11| Lord teach the soul in this state and do it good that I am 94 3, 12| observe that, on reaching this state, the soul has no more raptures ( 95 4, 10| God has brought it to this state, nor did it realize how


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