21. Every good that in itself is good proceeds from the interior will. From this will, evil is removed by repentance.
*The evil into which a man is born resides there also. Unless, therefore, he repents, evil remains in the interior will, and the good proceeds from the. exterior will, and so his condition is a perverted one. The interior qualifies the exterior, and not the exterior the interior. The Lord says : "Cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter."** * In the margin: "N.B." ** Matt. xxiii. 26.