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But, after all, these qualities are only the negative prerequisites of spiritual realization. They are not realization itself. Their attainment is to free oneself from defects that hinder the attainment of higher consciousness, not to possess oneself of true consciousness.

-- Notebooks Category 6: Emotions and Ethics > Chapter 1: Uplift Character > # 54

-- Perspectives > Chapter 6: Emotions and Ethics > # 12

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