And the truth is that if instead of being shut up in the narrow limits of their little person, they could so widen their consciousness as to be able not only to identify themselves with others in their narrow limits, but to come out of these limits, pass beyond, spread out everywhere, unite with the one Consciousness and become all things, then, at that moment the narrow limits will vanish, but not before.
= Fear and Religion =
The '''fear''' of the Gods is the beginning of religion. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/24/the-motives-of-devotion#p3</ref> '''Fear''' of the gods arose from man's ignorance of God and his ignorance of the laws that govern the world. The idea of the divine in the form of judge, king exaggerates the importance of the sense of sin and thereby prolongs and increases the soul's '''fear''' and self-distrust and weakness. The fear of god is useful only when the soul has not yet grown sufficiently to follow good for its own sake and needs an authority above it whose judgment it can '''fear''' and found upon that '''fear''' its fidelity to virtue.
= Courage =