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If the quest is to make little difference to his outer life, if he is to continue living, eating, and spending his time much as he did before, then it is still a theoretical matter with him. His intellect may be converted but his will and heart are still among the unbelievers and dwell apart. His position is spiritually still precarious. For that which ruled his conduct before conversion was the lower nature and the darkened mind, the body's miscalled natural appetites, and the ego's worldly desires, ambitions, or attachments.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 140

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