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DEATH: is the departure of the conscious self in the body from its fleshly residence, the snapping or severance of the fine elastic silvery thread that connects the breath-form with the body. The severance is caused by the willing or with the consent of oneself to have its body die. With the breaking of the thread, resuscitation is impossible.

DEFINITION: is that composition of related words which expresses the meaning of a subject or thing and, by thinking on which, knowledge is available.

DESCENT OF MAN: has been variously and figuratively told in ancient scriptures, as in the Bible story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; their temptation, their fall, their original sin and expulsion from Eden. This is shown as the four stages in the departure of the doer-in-the-body from the Realm of Permanence. The descent from the Realm of Permanence into this world of birth and death, was by variation, division, modification and degeneration. Variation began when the doer of desire-and-feeling extended a part of its perfect body and saw feeling in the extended part. Division was the doer's seeing its desire in the male body and its feeling in the female body and thinking of itself as two instead of one, and its departure from permanence. Modification was the descending or extending from the interior and finer to the outer and lower state of matter and change in structure of body. Degeneration was coming on the outside crust of the earth, the development of sexual organs and generation of sexual bodies.

DESIRE: is conscious power within; it brings about changes in itself and causes change in other things. Desire is the active side of the doer-in-the-body, the passive side of which is feeling; but desire cannot act without its other inseparable side, feeling. Desire is indivisible but appears to be divided; it is to be
distinguished as: the desire for knowledge and the desire for sex. It is, with feeling, the cause of the production and reproduction of all things known or sensed by the human. As the desire for sex it remains obscure, but manifests through its four branches: the desire for food, the desire for possessions, the desire for
a name, and the desire for power, and their innumerable offshoots, such as hunger, love, hate, affection, cruelty, strife, greed, ambition, adventure, discovery, and accomplishment. The desire for knowledge will not be changed; it is constant as the desire for Self-knowledge.

DESIRE FOR A NAME, (FAME): is a cluster of impressions of indeterminate attributes for a personality, which are as empty and evanescent as a bubble.

DESIRE FOR POWER: is the illusion created which is the offspring and adversary of the desire for Selfknowledge-(the desire for sex).

DESIRE FOR SELF-KNOWLEDGE: is the determined and unyielding desire of the doer to be in conscious relation or union with the knower of its Triune Self.

DESIRE FOR SEX: is selfishness grounded in ignorance concerning itself; the desire that is expressed by the sex of the body in which it is, and which seeks to unite with its suppressed and unexpressed side, by union with a body of the opposite sex.

DESPAIR: is the surrender to fear; the unreserved resignation to let happen what may.

DESTINY: is necessity; that which must be or happen, as the result of what has been thought and said or done.

DESTINY, PHYSICAL: includes everything concerning the heredity and constitution of the human physical body; the senses, sex, form, and features; the health, position in life, family, and human relations; the span of life and manner of death. The body and all concerning the body is the budget of credit and debit which has come over from one's past lives as the result of what one thought and did in those lives, and with which one has to deal in the present life. One cannot escape what the body is and represents. One must accept that and continue to act as in the past, or one may change that past into what one thinks and wills to be, to do, and to have.

DESTINY, PSYCHIC: is all that has to do with feeling-and-desire as one's conscious self in the body; it is the result of what in the past one has desired and thought and done, and of that which in the future will result from what one now desires and thinks and does and which will affect one's feeling-and-desire.

DESTINY, MENTAL: is determined as what, of what, and for what the desire and feeling of the doer-in-thebody think. Three minds-the body-mind, desire-mind, and feeling-mind-are put at the service of the doer, by the thinker of its Triune Self. The thinking which the doer does with these three minds is its mental destiny. Its mental destiny is in its mental atmosphere and includes its mental character, mental attitudes, intellectual attainments and other mental endowments.

DESTINY, NOETIC: is the amount or degree of Self-knowledge that one has of oneself as feeling and desire, which is available, is in that part of the noetic atmosphere which is in one's psychic atmosphere. This is the result of one's thinking and use of one's creative and generative force; it manifests as one's knowledge of humanity and human relations on the one hand, and on the other through physical destiny, as troubles, afflictions, diseases, or infirmities. Self-knowledge is shown by self-control, the control of one's feelings and desires. One's noetic destiny may be seen in time of crisis, when one knows just what should be done for oneself and others. It may also come as intuition for enlightenment on a subject.

DEVIL, THE: is one's own chief evil desire. It tempts, goads and drives one to wrong action in physical life, and it torments that one during a part of its after-death states.

DIMENSIONS: are of matter, not of space; space has no dimensions, space is not dimensional. Dimensions are of units; units are indivisible constituents of mass matter; so that matter is a make-up, composed of or as indivisible units related to and distinguished from each other by their particular kinds of matter, as
dimensions. Matter is of four dimensions: on-ness, or surface matter; in-ness, or angle matter; throughness, or line matter; and presence, or point matter. The numbering is from the apparent and familiar to the remote. The first dimension of the units, on-ness or surface units, has no perceptible depth or thickness or solidity; it depends on and particularly needs the second and third dimensions to make it visible, tangible, solid. The second dimension of the units is in-ness or angle matter; it depends on the third dimension for it to compact surfaces onto surfaces as mass. The third dimension of the units is throughness or line matter; it depends on the fourth dimension for it to carry, conduct, transmit, transport, import and export matter from the unmanifested non-dimensional matter into in-ness and fix surfaces onto surfaces and so body out and stabilize surfaces as solid surface matter. The fourth dimension of the units is presence or point matter, a succession of points as the basic matter line of points, along which or through which the next dimension of line matter is built and developed. Thus it will be seen that unmanifested undimensional matter manifests as or through or by means of a point, and as a succession of points as a matter line of point units, by means of which the next dimension of units as line matter is developed, and by means of which is in-ness or angle matter, which compacts surfaces on surfaces until visible tangible solid matter is shown as the acts, objects and events of this objective physical world.

DISEASE: A disease results from the cumulative action of a thought as it continues to pass through the part or body to be affected, and eventually the exteriorization of such thought is the disease.

DISHONESTY: is the thinking or acting against what is known to be right, and the thinking and doing of what is known to be wrong. The one so thinking and doing may eventually make himself believe that what is right is wrong, and that what is wrong is right.

DOER: That conscious and inseparable part of the Triune Self which periodically re-exists in the man body or woman body, and which usually identifies itself as the body and by the name of the body. It is of twelve portions, six of which are its active side as desire and six are its passive side as feeling. The six active portions of desire re-exist successively in man bodies and the six passive portions of feeling re-exist successively in woman bodies. But desire and feeling are never separate; desire in the man body caused the body to be male and dominates its feeling side; and feeling in the woman body caused its body to be female and dominates its desire side.

DOUBT: is a condition of mental darkness as the result of not enough clear thinking to know what to do and what not to do in a situation.

DREAMS: are of the objective and the subjective. The objective dream is the waking state or state of being awake; nevertheless it is the waking dream. The subjective dream is the sleeping dream. The difference is that in the waking dream all objects or sounds that are seen or heard and which seem so real are the exteriorizations of one's own or other's thoughts on the background of the objective world; and, that the things that we see or hear in the sleeping dream are the reflections on the background of the subjective world of the projections of the objective world. While we are dreaming in sleep the reflections are just as real to us as are the projections in the waking world now. But, of course, when we are awake we cannot remember how real the sleeping dream then was, because from the waking world the dream world seems shadowy and unreal. However, all that we see or hear or do in dream while asleep are the more or less distorted reflections of the things that happen to us and the things we think about while we are in the waking state. The sleeping dream may be likened to a mirror which reflects the things held before it. By meditating on the happenings in the sleeping dream one may interpret much about himself, his thoughts and his motives, that he did not before realize. Dream life is another world, vast and varied. Dreams have not been, but should be, classified, at least into kinds and varieties. The after-death states are related to earth life somewhat as is the sleeping dream to the waking state.

DUTY: is what one owes to oneself or to others, which must be paid, willingly or unwillingly, in such performance as that duty calls for. Duties bind the doer-in-the-body to repeated lives on earth, until the doer frees itself by performance of all duties, willingly and gladly, without hope of praise or fear of blame, and being unattached to the results well done.

"DWELLER": is a term used to signify a vicious desire from a former life of the doer in the present human body, which dwells in the psychic atmosphere and tries to enter the body and influence the doer to acts of violence, or to indulge in practices harmful to doer and body. The doer is responsible for its desires, as
dweller or as cloak of vices; its desires cannot be destroyed; they must eventually be changed by thinking and by the will.

DYING: is the sudden or long drawn out process of the breath-form of gathering its fine form from the extremities to the heart and then puffing itself out through the mouth with the last gasp of the breath, usually causing a gurgle or rattle in the throat. At death the doer leaves the body with the breath.

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