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202. In the Sweat of Thy Face Shalt Thou Eat Bread

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Diminishing the Light is its correction. This means that nothing is achieved without effort. And because it is impossible to achieve the complete Light in utter clarity, the advice is to diminish the Light. In this way it is possible to attain it with the little effort that the lower one can give.

This is similar to one who wishes to move a large building; of course this is impossible. So what does he do? He takes the building apart into small bricks, and he can move each piece. So it is here: through diminishing the Light, one can make a little effort.

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