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    To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and 18Standpoint revealedobey as God. If divine Love is becoming nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and 21the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show what we are winning.

    Mortal mind is the acknowledged seat of human mo24tives. It forms material concepts and produces every Antagonistic sourcesdiscordant action of the body. If action proceeds from the divine Mind, action is harmo27nious. If it comes from erring mortal mind, it is discordant and ends in sin, sickness, death. Those two opposite sources never mingle in fount or stream. The perfect 30Mind sends forth perfection, for God is Mind. Imperfect mortal mind sends forth its own resemblances, of which the wise man said, “All is vanity.”

240:1    Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love, but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions, 3Some lessons from naturesunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens, — all point to Mind, the spiritual 6intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons. The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns nat9urally towards the light.

    In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above what it reflects, all is one grand concord. Change this 12Perpetual motionstatement, suppose Mind to be governed by matter or Soul in body, and you lose the keynote of being, and there is continual discord. Mind is 15perpetual motion. Its symbol is the sphere. The rotations and revolutions of the universe of Mind go on eternally.

18    Mortals move onward towards good or evil as time glides on. If mortals are not progressive, past failures Progress demandedwill be repeated until all wrong work is ef21faced or rectified. If at present satisfied with wrong-doing, we must learn to loathe it. If at present content with idleness, we must become dissatisfied with 24it. Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome.

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