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Joel S. Goldsmith
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Good morning.
You have probably begun to suspect that I am trying to present another step in the
unfoldment of The Infinite Way message that one era has closed and another one opened. It
isnt possible that many of you will grasp what is being given in these sessions, but it may be that
if there be fertile soil, that this series will be like the planting of a seed which may break open
within you and take root, and eventually come forth as spiritual fruitage. If it does that, we will
be 1,000 years ahead of the rest of the world.
The message of The Infinite Way had to be presented in the form of books and personal
instruction. Books through which to present the letter of truth. Personal instruction to develop
consciousness to the point of receptivity of that letterof the word of truth. Let me explain that.
The letter of truth, it is said, killeth. The letter of truth by itself can destroy more than it can
build. A great oh, legions of people throughout the world have had their whole spiritual
careers wrecked, their whole spiritual unfoldment destroyed, through books on truth. And not
because there wasnt truth in those books, but because there wasnt the necessary spiritual
ground to rightly interpret truth.
You see, the Master says, I and the Father are one. Thou seest me thou seest the Father that
sent me. And he repeats the age old teaching of Moses, I Am. I am that I Am. And you would be
surprised if you knew how many have interpreted that to mean, that they in their stupid
humanhood are God, or godly, or godlike, or spiritual, instead of understanding that this is the
spiritual truth of our true identity, but that it is only made manifest as we die daily to our
humanhoodto our personal selves, to our animosities and greeds and lusts and ambitions and
personal sense of glory.
Many have interpreted scripture and spiritual writing to mean that there is some kind of a
God or spirit that they can get hold of and use. And they can use it to glorify their pocketbooks or
glorify their names or fames or even the health of their bodies. They have wrongly interpreted
the word because they have interpreted the word through the mind instead of through the soul.
The reason is that their souls have not been developed. The spiritual consciousness has not been
developedtheir soul faculties have not been developed. They have so many centuries been
divorced from the source of their true being that they havent even left the faculties of their true
selfhood through which to live, and man has come to live by bread instead of by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Men live by inventions and discoveries. Men live by gadgets. Men live by every kind of
premise, mental and physicalexcept the word of God. And it is the word of God that is life
eternal. It is the word of God that since time immemorial has been revealed as the very soul of
individual being, and it has been neglected.
In presenting this message through the books, the call quickly came for personal instruction,
and that in turn led to this very wonderful discoverythat these tapes, through some electronic
process, are able to catch not only the words of the message, but actually the consciousness of
the speaker. They convey to the hearer much more than the message itself, but actually the spirit
between the lines of the message. In other words, it would seem that a tape recorder plays about
the same function of a personal teacher in a persons life. I dont understand it because I know
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my human understanding and knowledge. We were catapulted into the use of tape recorders and
several times when we were on the verge of giving up the use of them because of the difficulties
that presented themselves in bringing out such workthat each time something other than
ourselves took over and forced us another step.
And now that these are out, it probably wont surprise you to know that in the States, in
Canada, in England, in Sweden, in Holland, Germany, down into Africa and Australia and India,
these tapes are being heard with as much interest as any of our students over here hear them, and
they seem to be conveying not only the letter but the very spirit itself. I dont know how many
places there are around the globeseveral hundredwhere these recorders are and where these
tapes are being heard by groups, from small groups of two, three or five, up to groups of fifty and
sixty and seventy at a time.
Now, the purpose of the letter of truth, whether presented in the writings or in the tapes, is
really to serve only in such a way that it will make the mind give itself up. In other words, not
develop the mind, and not develop ones knowledgeabove all that is dangerousdeveloping
ones knowledge of truth. The most tragic experience that we have in traveling the world is to
meet students trying to impress me with how much truth they understand. That is tragic, because
there is no truth to be understood. And those who believe they understand truth are going about
the very activity of wrecking themselves. Truth cannot be understood. Truth cannot be known as
a knowledge, and no one can store up truth. The manna has to fall day by day. What you knew
yesterday you have to forget as you go into meditation and open your consciousness and receive
new light, new illumination, new grace for today.
The manna that we take in today is fine for today and it may serve a purpose. You would be
surprised in my healing work how many wonderful truths have revealed themselves to me that
have resulted in marvelous healings. And then when I try to bring them back again in the next
case of that kindhow far it failed. And you would be surprised how many wonderful
statements of truth have come to me in hours of desperate need, and how futile those same
statements were a week later or a month later in some other need.
In other words, true wisdom consists in accepting graciously, lovingly, what the Father
unfolds to us today in the way of truth, and then going back tomorrow and letting that infinite
source reveal Itself in some new way or fresh way, new impartation, fresh impartation. Never
believe for a moment that youre learning more truth, because no matter how deep and how vital
and how wonderful the truth is that reveals Itself to you at any time, youll have the experience I
have of picking up a book a thousand years old and finding it in there.
I have told this story of the Hebrew rabbi who introduced me to the work of Maimonides,
and it was just after a time when I had received a most wonderful illumination on the fact that all
this that we think we know about God is nonsense. That there is only one thing that can be
known about God, that is that God Is. And imagine my surprise to open a book of Maimonides
written in the year 1100 or about 1100 and to read in there that nothing that we can know about
God is true, and if we were to say that God is love or God is life or God is wisdom or God is
infinite or God is gracewe would be saying nothing more than if we said God Is. And so it is, I
have never had a spiritual unfoldmentand Ive had hundreds of them, deep, deep vital ones
that have produced lasting effects in the worldbut I have never had one that I havent
afterward discovered all the way back in India or China or Japan or the Holy Lands or
somewhere else where an illumined soul has come in.
I had the pleasure of meeting a doctor, a colonel in the Indian army in India, who is indeed a
mystic, a doctor who uses no medicines and no surgery, although he is a doctor in military

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service. And he asked about my religious convictions and wanted to know if I believed in God.
And I said, Well, I dont think that I could use a word like beliefIve experienced God. And
he said, Would you tell me, what is God? And I said No Im sorry, thats the one thing that I
cant do. Maybe its my inexperience, Ive only been 25 years on this path, and it may be that my
experience doesnt warrant it. Some day I may be able to, but at the present time I have no way
of telling you what God is. I can tell you that God IsIve experienced It.
And he smiled and he said I think youre a disciple of my Master, and then he brought out a
book from the 15th century, a book of Nanak, and showed me the opening passage in which it
says thatall we can know of God is that God Is and he who thinks he knows God, knows but a
concept of God, an opinion and a belief about God.
And so you see, there is no such thing as having a deep understanding of God, there is no
such thing as having a knowledge of God, there is no such thing as knowing something about
God that hasnt been known before you. And so theres no way to take pride in the depth of your
understanding. Be assured of thisevery mystic has experienced God and can tell you that God
Is, and that God is in the midst of you, closer than breathing and nearer than hands and feet. And
these can tell you what the presence and power of God can do in your life, for you and for those
who contact you, who become a part of your consciousness. Thats as far as knowledge goes,
thats as far as wisdom goesbut through prayer and meditation, God imparts Himself to us to
fulfill the need of every given moment in our experience.
And so it is, that if you keep yourself clear of what you think you know about God, or think
you believe, or someone has told you, and turn to GodGod will reveal Itself. And it may be in
some passage of scripture, it can be Hebrew scripture or Christian, or if youre familiar with it, it
can be some of the more ancient wisdoms. And even if youre not familiar with it, it can come to
you in words that you will believe completely original to you, and it may be years later that
youll find that statement was known 2,000 or 5,000 years ago.
In one of my experiences, through which a fine healing took place, the passage revealed
itself to me, That which I am seeking I am. And, you know it just never dawned on me that that
could be an original thing. I was sure that it was something I read somewhere. And so for years I
never used that statement without quotation marks, but I have never come across it in print, and
so I use it now without feeling that it may have been a direct impartation from within that had
never appeared before in just those words. And yet, I certainly will not be surprised if I get a
letter someday telling me Im plagiarizing and that it was said two, three, five or eight thousand
years ago or even fifty years ago.
For that is the way truth has, if you can be humble enough. You see I use the word humility
not in the human sense, but in a spiritual senseif you can be humble enough to understand not
only that you know nothing, but that youre not very anxious to know anything except to develop
the ability to be God taught at any and every minute of your day and your night. And youre
willing to give up whatever it is that God gave you yesterday in exchange for something that can
come through you today.
Now there are people who believe that you can pass a written examination in truth and get a
diploma. If that were so, that shuts God off entirely from what God can reveal tomorrow or the
day after, or the day after because you cant pass an examination in what youre only going to
learn next week. The safest examination to pass through is self-examination. And come daily to
that place where you realize thisthere are a few fundamental truths that constitute the letter of
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that they have in your lives. But aside from that, the light on those few truths must be individual
and must be continuous in their flownew, fresh every day.
As an illustration of this, you know that in our Infinite Way work, we start from the premise
that God is one. Now this is more than just a clich or a Bible quotation, Hear O Israel the Lord
our God, the Lord is one, thats the statement. In its application that would mean then that God is
the one life, or God is the one law, or God is the one substance, or God is the one cause, or God
is the one presence. In other words, to accept God as one means to accept God as constituting the
oneness of all existence.
Now, in practical application we deal in human experience with physical laws and mental
laws and moral laws. But when you come to truth you find that none of these can be correct and
none of these can be true. Since if God is one, God must be the only law and God being spirit
all law is spiritual.
The moment you can be made to accept that within yourself, youd be surprised how quickly
you lose all fear of material law and mental law, psychological law and psychiatric law, and how
quickly youre able to prove that those things are really not law at all. They are only law for the
length of time that you can be made to accept them. They are not law from the moment that you
realize Gods oneness; because in the realization of Gods oneness, God becomes the only law.
Now, this develops within you a new state of consciousness because heretofore you have
feared or loved material law, or feared or loved mental law. And, now all of a sudden you find a
new state of consciousness developing in which you treat it as the Hebrew Master treated all of
those hoards of the enemy, Ha, they have the arm of flesh. And so you come to see that material
law and mental law is an arm of fleshnothingness, a belief. And, in that new consciousness
youll find these enemies fighting among themselves and destroying themselves. You are left
with the victory.
In the same way, as you begin to perceive God as one life, you will learn to look out in your
garden and see the banana tree growing and the coconut tree growing and the hibiscus growing
and all of these other things growing and it dawns on you that they have no life of their own,
there is no such thing as a banana life, or a coconut life or a hibiscus lifetheres only one life.
A naturalist would call it nature, but its life. Theres only one life in that ground, whether its in
the blade of grass or whether its in the banana, one lifeand that life is the self same life in
every case.
And so it is you begin to perceive then, that only one life functions in this room. There is no
such thing as a Joel life, Floyd life, Emma life, John lifetheres no such thing. There is only a
life, and that life is manifesting Itself in an individual way. Heres a banana, heres a coconut,
heres a palm, theres a blade of grass, heres a Jones and a Brown and a Smithbut it is that
same life manifesting Itself.
And so, you begin to drop your concern for all the Jones and Browns and Smiths in the
world. And you say, Why they have no life, no life of their own. Whatever life they have is that
one universal life which is the one life. It isnt finite; it had no birth date. You cant look up its
horoscope; it hasnt got any. It was never born, it will never die, it will never age, it will never
change. And, as you begin to perceive that, those in range of your consciousness begin to take
on that complexion and more nearly resemble that life, than heretofore they resembled their own
personal sense of life.
So it is that in this correct letter of truth, whatever degree we know it, it leads to further
unfoldments of truth through Itself. In other words, there again you remember all of our lessons
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world can get supplyit never has been done spirituallyand it has been done materially with
very sad effects to many people. But spiritually no one can demonstrate supply. Supply is
something that you can release from within yourself. You can push it out from within yourself
and the more you push out, the more youll find there.
And that principle was given to us in Hebrew scripture, in the case of the widow who was
asked, What have you in the house? And she might have answered, Nothing, Im a poor
widow, but she said A few drops of oil, and therein lie her infinite supply because the Hebrew
Master said, Well begin to pour. And as she released, and not only began to pour, but poured for
menot for you, for meand as she let loose of it, she found that the cruse of oil never ran dry.
Now, Christ Jesus used that same principle in the multiplication of loaves and fishes. There
was a multitude and they were anhungered, the disciples said We havent enough, but the
Master said What have we? he knew as well as they did what they had. But he asked What
have you? so that they could make answera few loaves and fishes. Well, begin to break, and
thats the answer. They had to do something, they had to break and then he said, begin to feed,
in other words, share. And so as they took what they had and broke it and shared it, started to
pass it out from themselves to others, they found it multiplied.
Now that is the secret of supply as it is taught in the message of The Infinite Way. It applies
to our finances, I can assure you of that, from not only personal experience from those who have
learnt the principlethat from the moment you accept the fact that you have within yourself this
infinite storehouse of supply, you can take whatever you tangibly have and begin to pour or
break and share and watch how that flow continues.
But that isnt only true in our economic lifeour economic life is the smallest part of our
life, because youll find eventually how very little finances it takes to feed and cloth ones self.
But there are other vital things in which that law of supply operates, and the greatest of these in
that if you take the little bit of understanding of truth, the letter of truth that you have and begin
to apply it, pour it, break it and share itthat it multiplies itself.
So that, if you were called on for help and you were humble enough to realize that Gods
understanding is infinite, and you would sit down and try to bring to your conscious thought the
one or two or three statements of truth that you know, that youve learned, that youve read, that
you have some measure of conviction of, and just pour those fewyou would soon find that
another one would come, and another one and another one, and before you got through youd
say, I never realized I knew that much truth. And the experience would eventually come that
truth would come in forms that you never did read before and that no one else wrote, entirely
original with you; in other words, an impartation from the Father, absolutely exclusive and
individual with you and infinite in its nature.
Now, so it has been step by step with me that whatever truth I did learn in books, whatever
truth I did receive from teachers, by virtue of the fact that almost from the first day I began to
heal and share, these have increased until all of these books have appeared, but these books are
the very least of the truth that has unfolded to me. What has really unfolded to me couldnt be
embraced in a whole library of those books and Im trying as fast as I can to pour them out, but
there is something beyond that, that is aching to come into expression. And it is for this reason
that gradually the nature of the work has changed, and is changing, so that Emma has in her
hands the whole operation of The Infinite Way. Floyd is taking upon his shoulders more and
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tremendous amount of it; Mr. Eastman in England and groups in other places; so that this thing
that is aching to come into expression can have free play. And, it is this:
This is a threefold worldit is material and mental and spiritual. It had its start on the
highest level, which is Spirit or Consciousness or Soul, which we call God, and this revealed
Itself, expressed Itself, formed Itselfas a spiritual universe. In the first chapter of Genesis you
learn about that, how in the beginning, God revealed Himself as light, and as crops in the ground
before there was seed, light before there was sun, and man before there was woman. So there
was no conception and birth. In other words, the immaculate conception took placeof God
revealing Itself as individual identity. But individual identity that was human, animal, vegetable
and mineral. But still God revealing Itself as individual identity.
As was sent to me here the other day from one of the students of Einstein. He told his
classes that it is a mistake to think that the vegetable and mineral life is different than the human
lifethat even a stone has a soul, and indeed it hassoul is the very essence and substance of
stones, of rocks, of sand, of earth, of soil, just as much as that soul, Spirit or God is the nature of
our true identity.
Now, this spiritual universe becomes apparent to us through the instrument of the mind, and
it becomes apparent to us in proportion to the purity of our mind. Now Im not talking about
human sense of purity, I mean purity in the sense of freedom from superstition, ignorance and the
adulterations of religious belief.
There is one element that entered the mind almost from the beginning that has wrecked our
perception of truth, and it is the basic error, which constitutes humanhood. It has long been
sought and only recently discovered why it is and what it is that causes us to have a world of sin,
disease, death, lack and limitationwhat is it that makes us human beings, going from the cradle
to the grave with a little pleasure and a lot of trouble?
And the answer is given to us in this wise. When we lived in Eden, that is in harmony and
perfection, as pure offspring of Godwe were as gods, we were as angels, we were perfect. But
into that Eden crept a sin, and the sin was the belief in good and evilthat was the sin. Sin
wasnt an apple and sin wasnt sexual intercourse, sin was the acceptance of the belief of good
and evil. For when we began to eat or imbibe of the knowledge of good and evil we took upon
ourselves a dual universe, a universe of good and of evil, and no longer could it be said that we
were too pure to behold iniquity because we saw both good and evil.
And in that day, symbolically it is said, that Adam hid because he was naked. And God said
to him, Who told you that you were naked? Therein do you have the whole of the essence of
human life. Who told you that something is good and something is bad? Who told you that its
better to be clothed than to be naked? Who told you that its more moral to cover up your body
than expose it? Who told you that there is sin? Who made this condition? And you see, God
implies that He didnt. He didnt say there was anything wrong about a naked body. He didnt
say there was anything wrong on the face of the earth.
Peter had to learn that same lesson in another waywhen through his Judaic background he
couldnt eat the meat of pig because it was vile, and through a dream he had to learn, Thou must
call nothing on this earth vile that God has made. And you know, even though he had been three
years with the Master, even though he had learned all that he had and had become so close to the
MasterPeter was still a Hebrew. Peter still was embraced in religious beliefs and doctrines, and
had never been able to enter Christianity until that moment in which he perceived that the meat
of pig isnt vile. If God made it, it is good, and in that moment he became a Christian. So it is
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become Christians because we join a Christian churchwe become Christians in proportion as


we accept the revelation that came through Christ Jesus lips.
Now, that teaching reveals that even Pilate has no power since God is the only power. That
teaching reveals that leprosy isnt a power since you can put your fingers right on it and not get
leprosy. That teaching reveals that there is neither Jew nor Greek, that ye are all one in spiritual
divine Sonship. In other words, nobodys a Christian until they literally have studied the New
Testament and found out how closely they measure up to what is revealed therein. Have you
stopped praying too much for your own family and friends, and learn to spend more time in
praying for the enemy? Thats what constitutes being Christian. It profiteth you nothing,
according to Christianity, to pray for your friendsyou must pray for your enemies. And the
forgiving of sin seventy times seven.
Now the greatest, the greatest of all steps that can come to us in our attaining spiritual
freedom, is when we come to the recognition that there is neither good nor evil. And be assured
of thismy having received this revelation doesnt free you, and my declaring it to you wont
free you. Until you take it so seriously that you are willing to sit down probably at first with a
bouquet of roses in front of you and look at themstraight in the faceand ask, Are you
beautiful? And wait and wait and wait until you begin to perceive, Why no, wait a minute, wait
a minuteI have been taught that there is no color in you at all, that no color takes place until
those vibrations touch my eyes and my mind interprets them and I say you are yellow. But you
arent yellow, you are colorless, colorless, youre not beautiful, youre not colorful. And as I
know that, I know another thingyou havent got beautiful perfume, theres no perfume in you,
no perfume takes place until that odor touches my nostrilsand then mind translates those
vibrations into perfume.
So it is youll find, that even the shape isnt beautiful for there are people on earth who
would never know those shapes or forms as beauty. They are made beautiful by my interpretation
of them. And so I finally come to say, Why roses, you are nothing, I create you in my own
image and likeness. I give you your color, your form, your beauty, your perfume. Oh, just think,
Joel cant do those things, so I must be God, and that part of me which is my true identity has
created you in my image and likeness and you are perfect. You are perfect by virtue of the grace,
which God has given. Of your self now I see, you are nothing.
And you go from there to animals, and youll find theres no such thing as a good dog or a
bad dog. You find theres no such thing as a beautiful dog or a faithful dog. You find theres no
such thingtheres only dogs, and what they are you bestow upon them by your reaction to
them.
Sooner or later you will perceive, in healing work, that it is literally true that there is no
good or evil in anybody or anybodys body. There is no good or evil out there. There is only that
which impinges itself upon your mind, and your mind translates for you. And if you sow to the
Spirit, youll reap life everlasting. And if you sow to the flesh, youll reap corruption. Which
means, that if by looking at you I perceive the one life which is God as your life, and if I
perceive that God or the Soul is really the essence of your being and of your bodyI bring out
health in you, and if you can just stick with me long enough, life eternal. Because my
consciousness of truth becomes a law of resurrection to your body, to your health, to your
pocketbook, to your family life, to everything concerning you.
And eventually, as you learn to go and do likewise, you become a law unto yourselfonly
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world and reenter Eden, the most wonderful world in the world where harmony really exists and
where you become aware of discords only in the degree of peoples ignorance of their own
identity and of this truth.
You would be surprised that you could throw every worry off your mind in this one lesson
this morning and never again know a sleepless night, if you could leave this room agreeing
feeling within you that there is nothing good or evil. Therell be nothing to keep you awake
tonight, and not even to rejoice over. It is true that in this life you do lose some of the thrills of
human life, you enjoy flowers around you but you cant unduly thrill. You can enjoy music, but
you cant unduly thrill. You can enjoy living in nice surroundings, but it really doesnt disturb
you if you have to leave them and go down to the Waldorf Astoria in New York, it doesnt bother
you too much ten thousand people rushing up and down an elevator each one trying to grab a
sandwich off your plate.
No, you will find that you dont thrill as much as you formerly did, but you have no
concerns, for there is nothing evil but thinking makes it so, and you dont think so any more. You
have come to perceive that there is no quality of evil in a person or in a thing, that you have to
vest it with its qualities of good or evilor it hasnt any. It just becomes a blank in front of you
until you decide these are beautiful or these are colorful, until you decide that your dog out there
is faithful to you and beautiful. You vest it with those things. Your neighbor may think your dogs
a pest.
Now then, the soul is the reality of your being. The soul of man is really God, God is really
the soul of your individual being. And God permeates you, the fiber of your being and of your
body. God is your life; God is the essence of your nails and your hair and your skin and your
bloodas you perceive that. But, your mind has now become imbued with ignorance and
medical knowledge and psychological knowledge, until you are not viewing things as they are
you are viewing them as they appear to be, and youre judging by appearances and suffering
from it.
Now, the way to free your mind of ignorance and superstition and fear, is to be able to
accept thisgo back to Eden where they have no knowledge of good and evil and dont be
concerned whether youre naked or clothed. Dont be concerned whether youre rich or poor at
the moment. Dont be concerned whether youre a saint or a sinner. Dont be concerned whether
you still have human failings or havent. Dont be concerned with whether you dont know all
the things you want to know or youre not as happy as you want to be. Start from where you are
at this particular moment, and let your spiritual unfoldment begin with the understanding that
since God is the principle of this universe, it is perfect. It isnt good; its perfect. Its what it is
and what it should bea star is a star, and a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose, and a dog is
a dog is a dog is a dog, and a moon is a moon is a moon, moonbut dont call them good and
dont call them bad, call them by their namesun, moon, star. And you will find that God will
reveal their nature to you, but not as good or bad, but the functions that they are to perform in
your experience.
And so it is, dont look on people as good or bad, but just as people and then watch how they
will be reinterpreted in your experience and begin to take the place that they should take in your
life. You see God has brought us together, and you might say, How do you know that?
And I can tell you very quickly that I have definite positive proof of it. You arent going to
get anything from me and Im not going to get anything from you and yet were drawn together.
Only God could do that. The human race draws itself to where it thinks its going to get
something
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nothing of any visible or tangible nature, and it takes God to bring people together to share a God
truth. Do you see that?
If somebody were going to get something out of this, then I might question whether we were
drawn together by God. But nobodys going to get anything out of this at all, except an
awareness of their own identity and only those who are spiritually inclined care about that. The
others are concerned what theyre going to get tangibly, visibly and outwardly.
And so, you will remember that:
Mind forms its own conditions of matter, body, form. Mind forms and governs itself as
matter. Mind, free of theory, superstitions, beliefs and false conceptsgoverns matter or
material form harmoniously and eternally. Clouded by theory, superstition and false concepts
matter or form appears distorted, painful, ugly. When the mind receives the light of knowledge,
the appearances conform more nearly to minds pure form.
That is why we teach receptivity instead of giving treatments. Instead of sitting around
knowing all the truth you know and hoping to help somebody with it, dont waste time with that.
Sit down and become receptive and let your mind receive a pure impartation, and then your mind
receiving that will become a law of harmony unto the bodies or the business or the homes of
those who come within range of you.
As Soul governs its spiritual activity and form, so mindclear of hypnotism, the belief in
good and evilreceives the full light of Soul.
And you will find that as you sit here, convinced you are neither good nor evil, youre
neither beautiful nor ugly, youre neither colorful nor odorfulthat all of a sudden into that
vacuum will come the awareness of what this is, and then youll find that its a whole lot more
than a dish of roses. Then youll find that this is a very form of God Itself, in this room for some
miraculous purpose, not just the purpose of being pretty for a day, but its here as a part of the
allness and fullness and completeness of God in its beauty and essence.
Everything in this world has a spiritual significance, you will never know what it is by
referring to dictionaries and atlases and books. You will only know what these functions are as
you turn to God, as you turn to the vacuum. You make a vacuumThis is neither good nor evil,
this is not what it appears to be, now God what is it? And then will come the revelation and the
unfoldment of what it is.
In this letter that I have about Einstein, it is said that the scientists of America went to him to
receive the instruction in this nuclear fission secret, but they never told him to what use they
were going to put it. And when he found out that they were using it for bombs, it broke his heart
and he died.
You see, everything that there is emanates from God, but man has sought out may
inventions, man has twisted and turned these spiritual realities until even the glories of the atom
have become the horrors of the atom bomb. Man has done that, not God. God has given us the
principles, God has given us the principles through which we fly in the airbut man has turned
them into engines of destruction. But you see, once there is no trace of good or evil intent in your
mind, your mind becomes an instrument through which these principles pour in their purity, in
their harmony, and in their perfection.
Now remember, Soul is a complete state of pure being, as it comes through your mind, a
mind that does not accept good and evil. Soul appears out in this world as the harmonies of your
body and your business and your purse, your families and your homes. But, if it comes through
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the beauties of these God-given things that Einstein received become the tombs for millions of
men.
And so it is, if you keep your mindwell let me say in proportion as since nobody has
attained the ultimate of Christ perfectionin proportion as you can keep your mind free of
judgments of good or evil, beauty or not beauty, health or not health, purity or not purity, and let
your mind function without concepts so that when the law comes throughit comes through as
it did through Einstein, as pure law, as pure mathematics.
So when spiritual truth comes through the mind of our understanding practitioners who sit in
the silence with no judgment of good or evil, not trying to get rid of a disease, not trying to
overcome a sin, not trying to destroy a fear, but just sitting there in a vacuum of Gods grace
the truth comes through in its purity, and the patient says I feel better, or I have had a
healing. So it is.
Where we are at this moment of our Infinite Way development is that we have learned,
through the letter of truthof the oneness of God. Now we have learned that which created
humanhood and perpetuates humanhoodthe belief of good and evil. The belief that this is
good, but weeds are evil. The belief that our cardinals are good, but the bugs on the rose bushes
are evil. Thats what perpetuates those very conditions.
Whereas, not saying that evil is good, thats some of the old metaphysical clich business.
Not saying that an evil thing is bad, but saying that nothing is either good or badall that exists
is pure soul, infinitely expressing Itself. And abiding in that, then we soon find that even those
bugs on the roses find their rightful place and are not destructive. And we will begin to see that
even the evil people of the world begin to serve a good purpose. They either do or they get
moved from office.
Now, we are coming closer to the age in which evil people, thoughts or things will not be
able to find expression; they would be crowded right off the earth. Because the earth will be so
full of the knowledge of this no good or evil that they wont have any chance, theyll be lopped
off as fast as they show up their headsby this invisible spiritual power that permeates
consciousness.
And do you know what spiritual power is? Spiritual power is an individual who has stopped
judging, condemning, criticizing. Spiritual power is an individual who is no longer entertaining
good or evil. That doesnt mean that he isnt saying to the spiritual wickedness in high places,
Get out of this temple! It doesnt mean that he isnt saying to the moneychangers in the temple,
Come on, theres not much room left for you, I have a horsewhip, but the horsewhip that Ive
got is the knowledge of no good and evil, thats the exterminator of evil.
There is no great power anymore that can be used over lesser powers. Theres no great
power coming on earth to destroy evil. The power thats coming on earth is already hereits the
knowledge that there is no good or evil.
That I create good and evil, by my response to what is. There is no good or evil, there is no
absolute good or evil in this world, there is only pure being. And if I live in this inner vacuum,
which allows the spirit to manifest through me, I see this world perfectly. And in proportion as I
can be made to hold onto ideas of good and evil, then the world hits back at me with the image
and likeness of my own consciousness.
Now remember, my mindthat means your individual mindyou, each one of you, your
mind imbued with truth, no good or evilbecomes a vacuum, is the law of resurrection,
renewal, regeneration, restoration. Your very mind is that, you dont have to go out somewhere

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and get it. The mind that was in Christ Jesus is your mindin that very instant when you accept
this principle, and then your mind imbued with truth, is the mind of this world.
Thats it until Monday. Thank you.