Part Nineteen - Page 2

  1. In the Moral World we again find the same law; we speak of good and a single word that means not good, but Good is a reality, something tangible, while the single word is found to be simply a non positive condition, the absence of Good. The single word is sometimes thought to be a very real condition, but it is empty; we know this because it can always be destroyed by Good; just as Truth destroys non truth and light destroys the dark, so the single word vanishes when Good appears; there is therefore but one principle in the Moral World.
  2. We find exactly the same law obtaining in the Spiritual world; we speak of Mind and Matter as two separate entities, but clearer insight makes it evident that there is but one operative principle and that is Mind.
  3. Mind is the real and the eternal. Matter is forever changing; we know that in the eons of time a hundred years is but as a day. If we stand in any large city and let the eye rest on the innumerable large and magnificent buildings, the vast array of modern automobiles, telephones, the electric lights, and all the other conveniences of modern civilization, we may remember that not one of them was there just over two centuries ago, and if we could stand on the same spot in a hundred years from now, in all probability we should find that but few of them remained exactly the same.
  4. In the animal kingdom we find the same law of change. The millions and millions of animals come and go, a few years constituting their span of life. In the plant world the change is still more rapid. Many plants and nearly all grasses come and go in a single year. When we pass to the inorganic, we expect to find something more substantial, but as we gaze on the apparently solid continent, we are told that it arose from the ocean; we see the giant mountain and are told that the place where it now stands was once a lake; and as we stand in awe before the great cliffs in the Yosemite Valley we can easily trace the path of the glaciers which carried all before them.

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