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Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 12

Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 12

Why is it unwise for one individual to dominate another?

12. It is unwise for one individual to dominate another because the one who dominates is cultivating an unyielding personal will, and the one who is being dominated is weakening his own use of the will faculty.

In a situation of domination of one person by another, there is always a sense of injustice on the part of the one being dominated. However, there has to be some yielding or fear on the part of that one before another can dominate him.

The Christ within each person is expressed through thinking and feeling, but unless there is freedom of expression, there can be no complete development of the individual's powers (faculties). Thus when one dominates another, his thinking and feeling are obsessed with this and he closes himself to the expression of his Christ Self; when another allows himself to be dominated, he is so taken up with the frustration of being dominated that he is a closed channel. As with the one who dominates, the Christ nature is prevented free expression through the mind (conscious and subconscious). Both individuals suffer because of inability to express their true nature.

Preceding Entry: How should children be taught in their formative years to use will and understanding?
Following Entry: What has free will to do with expression?