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    Job said: “I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the 18ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee.” Mortals will echo The true senseJob’s thought, when the supposed pain and pleasure of matter cease to predominate. They 21will then drop the false estimate of life and happiness, of joy and sorrow, and attain the bliss of loving unselfishly, working patiently, and conquering all that is unlike God. 24Starting from a higher standpoint, one rises spontaneously, even as light emits light without effort; for “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

27    The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man’s origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every Mind the only causeconcept which seems to begin with the brain 30begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

263:1    Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privi3Human egotismleged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material. Immortal spiritual man 6alone represents the truth of creation.

    When mortal man blends his thoughts of existence with the spiritual and works only as God works, 9Mortal man a mis-creatorhe will no longer grope in the dark and cling to earth because he has not tasted heaven. Carnal beliefs defraud us. They make man an involun12tary hypocrite, — producing evil when he would create good, forming deformity when he would outline grace and beauty, injuring those whom he would bless. He 15becomes a general mis-creator, who believes he is a semi-god. His “touch turns hope to dust, the dust we all have trod.” He might say in Bible language: “The 18good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”

    There can be but one creator, who has created all. 21Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery No new creationof some distant idea of Truth; else it is a new multiplication or self-division of mor24tal thought, as when some finite sense peers from its cloister with amazement and attempts to pattern the infinite.

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