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Why did Jesus say, "I and my Father are one," but yet a little later add, "The Father is greater than I"? The answer is that Jesus the man had attained complete harmony with his higher Self and felt himself one with it, but the universal Christ-principle will always be greater than the man himself; the Overself will always transcend the person.

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 355

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