Part Seventeen - Page 1

  1. We are told that humanity has dominion over all things; this dominion is established through Mind. Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects and relation of everything with which it comes in contact.
  2. The vibrations of Mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence. To those who perceive the nature and transcendency of mental force, all physical power sinks into insignificance.
  3. We are accustomed to look upon the Universe with a lens of five senses, and from these experiences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate, but true conceptions are only secured by spiritual insight. This insight requires a quickening of the vibrations of the Mind, and is only secured when the mind is continuously concentrated in a given direction.
  4. Continuous concentration means an even, continuous flow of thought and is the result of a patient, persistent, persevering and well-regulated system.
  5. Great discoveries are the result of long-continued investigation. The science of mathematics requires years of concentrated effort to master it, and the greatest science -- that of the Mind -- is revealed only through concentrated effort.
  6. Concentration can be understood; it is necessary to be calm and still. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that they forget themselves in the portrayal of their character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of only it. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.

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