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On law

Because people have formulated law to their own liking as precept for judges, with which they remove themselves from the true justice and of the soul that is connected with the body in eternity. They accuse eachother and are being accused, they practise mutual hatred instead of mutual love, peoples-hate instead of peoples-love, ignorance instead of knowledge, and because of that ignorance they breed misery and disaster, raised by their unability, because they are inexperienced with the truth and full of shrewdness. That is why the heavens are free of such laws.

Oxford Hermetica, fragment III

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