Part Twenty-Four - Study Questions with Answers

  1. Upon what principle does the theory and practice of every system of Metaphysics in existence depend?
    Upon a knowledge of the Truth concerning yourself and the world in which you live.
  2. What is the Truth concerning yourself?
    The real I or ego is spiritual and is therefore always perfect.
  3. What is the method of creating any form of Truth?
    To absolutely convince yourself of the Truth concerning the condition which you wish to see manifested.
  4. Can we do this for others?
    The Universal Mind in which we live and move and have our being is one and indivisible, it is therefore just as possible to help others as to help ourselves.
  5. What is the Universal Mind?
    The totality of all mind in existence.
  6. Where is the Universal Mind?
    The Universal Mind is omnipresent, it exists everywhere. There is no place where it is not. It is therefore within us. It is The World within. It is our spirit, our life.
  7. What is the nature of the Universal Mind?
    It is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.
  8. How may we act on the Universal Mind?
    Our ability to think is our ability to act on the Universal Mind and bring it into manifestation for the benefit of ourselves or others.
  9. What is meant by thinking?
    Clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.
  10. What will be the result?
    You will also be able to say, It is the ‘Universal’ that dwells within me that does the work. You will come to know that the Universal Mind does really and truly dwell within you, in other words, you will come to know that the wonderful promises made here are fact, and can be demonstrated by anyone having sufficient understanding.
The ideas and images in our minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them; and to these they all pay universally a ready submission.
- Inspired by Jonathan Edwards

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  1. When the truth of this statement is realized, understood, and appreciated, you will have come into possession of the Master-Key, but remember that only those who are wise enough to understand, broad enough to weigh the evidence, firm enough to follow their own judgment, and strong enough to make the sacrifice exacted, may enter and partake.
  2. This week, try to realize that this is truly a wonderful world in which we live, that you are a wonderful being, that many are awakening to a knowledge of the Truth, and as fast as they awake and come into a knowledge of the things which have been prepared for them they, too, realize that the splendors which exist for those who find themselves in the land that is only good is beyond sight, beyond hearing, beyond feeling. They have crossed the river of judgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination between the true and the not true, and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed, was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality.
Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, knowledge and wisdom are earned. The wealthy person may pay others for doing their work for them, but they do their own thinking and have their own self-culture.
- Inspired by S. Smiles

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  1. The conditions with which you meet in the world without are invariably the result of the conditions obtaining in the world within, therefore it follows with scientific accuracy that by holding the perfect ideal in mind you can bring about ideal conditions in your environment.
  2. If you see only the complete, the perfect, the absolute, the free, these conditions will manifest in your life; and if you train your mind to see and realize the spiritual ego, the I which is forever perfect and complete, harmonious; wholesome, and healthful conditions only will be manifested.
  3. As thought is creative, and the truth is the highest and most perfect thought which anyone can think, it is self-evident that to think the truth is to create that which is true and it is again evident that when truth comes into being that which is not true must cease to be.
  4. The Universal Mind is the totality of all mind which is in existence. Spirit is Mind, because spirit is intelligent. The words are, therefore, synonymous.
  5. Realize that mind is universal. It is omnipresent. It exists everywhere. In other words, there is no place where it is not. It is, therefore, Universal.
  6. People are, now, generally using the word Universal to indicate this Universal, creative principle; and the word Universal does convey the right meaning. Most people understand this word to mean something inside of themselves; this is exactly the case. It is our very life. With it we are alive. We come to exist. The minute the spirit enters the body, we are as the Universal. Therefore, spirit is really, all there is of us.
  7. Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others.

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  1. To train the mind to see Truth only is to express true conditions only, our ability to do this will be an indication as to the progress we are making.
  2. The absolute truth is that the I is perfect and complete; the real I is spiritual and is therefore always perfect; it is always abundant, free, and healthy. The flash of genius does have origin in the spiritual; it is inspired by the ego, the spiritual I which is one with the Universal Mind, and it is our ability to recognize this Unity which is the cause of all inspiration, all genius. These results are far reaching and have effect upon generations yet to come; they are the pillars of fire which mark the path that millions follow.
  3. Truth is not the result of logical training or of experimentation, or even of observation; it is the product of a developed consciousness. Truth within a Caesar, manifests in a Caesar's deportment, in Caesar's life and Caesar's action; Caesar's influence upon social forms and progress. Your life and your actions and your influence in the world will depend upon the degree of truth which you are enabled to perceive, for truth will manifest in conduct only.
  4. Truth manifests in character, and the character of a person, should be the interpretation of what to them is truth, and this will in turn be evidenced in the character of their possession. If a person is grateful for the drift of their fortune they are just as just to themselves as if they should allow rational truth, when it stands patent and irrefutable.
  5. Our environment and the innumerable circumstances and accidents of our lives already exist in the subconscious personality which attracts to itself the mental and physical material which is congenial to its nature. Thus our future being determined from our present, and if there should be justice in any feature or phase of our personal life, we must look within for the cause, try to discover the mental fact which is responsible for the outward manifestation.
  6. It is this truth which makes you free and it is the conscious knowledge of this truth which will enable you to achieve every blessing.

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  1. Remember, and this is one of the most wonderful statements to grasp.... remember that no matter what the situation is, no matter where it is, no matter who is affected, you have no patient but yourself; you have nothing to do but to convince yourself of the truth which you desire to see manifested.
  2. This is an exact scientific statement in accordance with every system of Metaphysics in existence, and no permanent results are ever secured in any other way.
  3. Every form of concentration, forming Mental Images, Argument, and Auto-Suggestion are all simply methods by which you are enabled to realize the Truth.
  4. If you desire to help someone, to create some form of abundance, freedom or success, the correct method is to intend to help the person; the intention to help them is entirely sufficient, as this puts you in mental touch with the person. Then bring into your own mind any belief of abundance, freedom, health, well-being, success and whatever the need might be. As soon as you have succeeded in doing this the result will have been accomplished, and the person will be free.
  5. But remember that thought is creative and consequently every time you allow your thought to rest on any harmonious condition, you must realize that such conditions are real, they have a reality, that spirit is the only reality and it is always perfect.
  6. All thought is a form of energy, a rate of vibration, but a thought of the Truth is the highest rate of vibration known and consequently destroys every form of non truth in exactly the same way that light destroys darkness; no form of non truth can exist when the Truth appears, so that your entire mental work consists in coming into an understanding of the Truth. This will enable you to create every form of abundance, freedom and health of any kind.
  7. We can get an understanding of the truth only from the world within; the world within is absolute; Truth is absolute. We must therefore find it in the world within.

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  1. The whole range then of the theory and practice of any system of metaphysics consists in knowing the Truth concerning yourself and the world in which you live; in knowing that in order to express harmony, you must think harmony; in order to express health you must think health; and in order to express abundance you must think abundance; to do this you must analyse the evidence of the senses.
  2. When you come to know that every form of health, well being, abundance and freedom is simply the result of right thinking, you will have come to know the Truth which shall make you free. You will see how mountains may be climbed. If these mountains consist only of certainty, love, trust or other forms of encouragement, they are none the less real, and they need only to be climbed.
  3. Your real work consists in convincing yourself of the truth of these statements. When you have succeeded in doing this you will easily be able to think the truth, and as has been shown, the truth contains a vital principle and will manifest itself.
  4. Those who heal by mental methods have come to know this truth, they demonstrate it in their lives and the lives of others daily. They know that life, health and abundance are Omnipresent, filling all space, and they know that those who allow health and abundance of any kind to manifest, have come into an understanding of this great law.
  5. As all conditions are thought creations and therefore entirely mental, health or abundance are simply mental conditions in which the person perceives the truth; as soon as the truth is seen, the condition is manifested.
  6. The method for seeing the Truth is to go into the Silence and know the Truth; as all mind is one mind, you can do this for yourself or anyone else. If you have learned to form mental images of the conditions desired, this will be the easiest and quickest way to secure results; if not, results can be accomplished by argument, by the process of convincing yourself absolutely of the truth of your statement.

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  1. When the scientists first put the Sun in the center of the Solar System and sent the earth spinning around it, there was immense surprise and consternation. The whole idea was self-evidently false; nothing was more certain than the movement of the Sun across the sky, and anyone could see it descend behind the western hills and sink into the sea; scholars raged and scientists rejected the idea as absurd, yet the evidence has finally carried conviction in the minds of all.
  2. We speak of a bell as a sounding body, yet we know that all the bell can do is to produce vibrations in the air. When these vibrations come at the rate of sixteen per second, they cause a sound to be heard in the mind. It is also possible for the mind to hear vibrations up to the rate of 38,000 vibrations per second. When the number increases beyond this, all is silence again; so that we know that the sound is not in the bell, it is in our own mind.
  3. We speak and even think of the Sun as giving light. Yet we know it is simply giving forth energy which produces vibrations in space at the rate of four hundred trillion a second, causing what are termed light waves, so that we know that what we call light is simply a form of energy and that the only light there is, is the sensation caused in the mind by the motion of the waves. When the number increases, the light changes in color, each change in color being caused by shorter and more rapid vibrations; so that although we speak of the rose as being red, the grass as being green, or the sky as being blue, we know that the colors exist only in our minds, and are the sensations experienced by us as the result of the vibrations of light waves. When the vibrations are reduced below four hundred trillion a second, they no longer affect us as light, but we experience the sensation of heat. It is evident, therefore, that we need to look beyond our senses for our information concerning the realities of things; if we didn't we should believe that the sun moved around the earth instead of the earth moving around the sun, that the world was flat instead of round, that the stars were bits of light instead of vast suns.

Part Twenty-Four - Introduction

Enclosed you will find Part Twenty-four, your final lesson of this course.

If you have practiced each of the exercises a few minutes every day, as suggested, you will have found that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first putting into life that which you wish, and you will probably agree with the student who said: The thought is almost overwhelming, so vast, so available, so definite, so reasonable and so usable.

The fruit of this knowledge is, as it were, a gift of the Universal; it is the truth that makes people free, abundant, joyful, serene and peaceful, and, is it not wonderful to realize that this law works for all people, that it works for all habits of thought, the way has been prepared.

If you are inclined to be contemplative, the greatest contemplative teacher the world has ever known made the way so plain that all may follow. If your mental bias is toward physical science, the law will operate with mathematical certainty. If you are inclined to be philosophical, Plato or Emerson may be your teacher, but in either case, you may reach degrees of power to which it is impossible to assign any limit.

An understanding of this principle, I believe, is the secret for which the ancient Alchemists sought, because it explains how gold in the mind may be transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand.

Part Twenty-Three - Study Questions with Answers

  1. What is the first law of success?
  2. How may we be of the most service?
    Have an open mind; be interested in the race only, in the pursuit only.
  3. What is the result of a generous thought?
    It contains the seeds of growth.
  4. How will our greatest success be achieved?
    By a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as to receive.
  5. Why do financiers frequently meet with great success?
    Because they do their own thinking.
  6. Why do some people in every country become active and work towards more freedom for all?
    Because they do all their thinking for themselves.
  7. What is the effect of concentrating upon joy and abundance?
    More joy and more abundance.
  8. What is the effect of concentrating upon gain?
    More gain.
  9. Is this principle used in the business world?
    It is the only principle which is ever used, or ever can be used. Even though it may be used unconsciously.
  10. What is the practical application of this principle?
    The fact that success is an effect, and if we wish to secure the effect we must ascertain the cause, the idea or thought by which the effect is created.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Disraeli

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  1. This week concentrate on the fact that people are a spirit with a body, and that it is for this reason that their desires are capable of permanent satisfaction only in the spiritual realm. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire, and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply, so that if there appears to be any abundance, we have realized that the idea or soul of money is service, and as this thought takes form, channels of supply will be opened, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical.
We have discovered that premeditated, orderly thinking for a purpose matures that purpose into fixed form, so that we may be absolutely sure of the result of our dynamic experiment.
- Francis Larimer Warner

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  1. Does this sound spiritual? I hope so; I do mean it to be so. Take away the implication of Personality, or Magnified Human Nature, from the conception of the The Infinite, and you have left the conception of an Infinite Presence-Power, the Quintessence of which is Consciousness -- in fact, at the last, Spirit. As this man, also, at the last, must be considered as a manifestation of Spirit; he, being Spirit, should so harmonize himself with his Origin and Source that he would be able to manifest at least a minor degree of its Power. All of us do this, more or less, when we use our minds in the direction of Creative Thought. This man did more, he went about it in an intensely practical manner.
  2. I have not consulted him about his method of procedure, though I intend doing so at the first opportunity, but, he not only drew upon the Infinite Supply for the ideas which he needed (and which formed the seed of his success), but that he also used the Creative Power of Thought in building up for himself an Idealistic Pattern of that which he hoped to manifest in material form, adding thereto, changing, improving its detail, from time to time -- proceeding from the general outline to the finished detail. I judge this to be the facts of the case, not alone from my recollection of the conversation a few years ago, but also because I have found the same thing to be true in the cases of other prominent people who have made similar manifestation of Creative Thought.
  3. Those who may grab onto this idea of employing the Infinite Power to aid one in their work in the material world, should remember that it will only work if the Infinite approved such a procedure. The Infinite is quite able to take care of Itself.
  4. Spirituality is quite practical, very practical, intensely practical. It teaches that Spirit is the Real Thing, the Whole Thing, and that Matter is but plastic stuff, which Spirit is able to create, mould, manipulate, and fashion to its will. Spirituality is the most practical thing in the world -- the only really and absolutely practical thing that there is!

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  1. He said to me, in substance: I know that all things that 'work out' in business are the result of Thought; anyone knows that. Just now, I seem to not have any thoughts or good ideas. But, if this 'All-Mind' teaching is correct, it should be possible for the individual to attain a 'direct connection' with Infinite Mind; and in Infinite Mind there must be the possibility of all kinds of good ideas which a man of my courage and experience could put to practical use in the business world, and make a big success thereof. It looks good to me; and I am going to look into it.
  2. This was several years ago. The other day I heard of this man again. Talking to a friend, I said: What has come of our old friend X? Has he ever gotten on his feet again? The friend looked at me in amazement. Why, said he, don't you know about X's great success? He is the Big Man in the '_________ Company' (naming a concern which has made a phenomenal success during the last eighteen months and is now well known, by reason of its advertisements, from one end of the country to another, and also abroad). He is the man who supplied the BIG IDEA for that concern. Why, he is about a half-million to the good and is moving rapidly toward the million mark; all in the space of eighteen months. I had not connected this man with the enterprise mentioned; although I knew of the wonderful success of the company in question. Investigation has shown that the story is true, and that the above stated facts are completely accurate.
  3. Now, what do you think of that? To me, it means that this man actually made the direct connection with Infinite Mind -- Spirit -- and, having found it, he set it to work for him. He used it in his business.

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  1. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason we must concentrate or think of only the things we desire. Some are constantly concentrating upon happiness, abundance and harmony of every kind; as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevitably leads to more abundance, more happiness and more harmony. It must be so. When we meet with success, abundance, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, and so it follows that much leads to more.
  2. How an understanding of this principle can be utilized in the business world is well told by an associate of mine:
  3. Spirit, whatever else it may or may not be, must be considered as the Essence of Consciousness, the Substance of Mind, the reality underlying Thought. And as all ideas are phases of the activity of Consciousness, Mind or Thought, it follows that in Spirit, and in it alone, is to be found the Ultimate Fact, the Real Thing, or Idea.
  4. This being admitted, does it not seem reasonable to hold that a true understanding of Spirit, and its laws of manifestation, would be about the most practical thing that a practical person can hope to find? Does it not seem certain that if the practical people of the world could but realize this fact, they would fall all over themselves in getting to the place in which they might obtain such knowledge of spiritual things and laws? These people are smart; they need only to grasp this fundamental fact in order to move in the direction of that which is the essence of all achievement.
  5. Let me give you a concrete example. I know a man in Chicago whom I had always considered to not be spiritual. He had made several successes in life; and also several not.
  6. The last time I had a talk with him he was not even close to successful as compared with his former business condition. It looked as if he had indeed reached no more chances, for he was well advanced into the stage of middle-age, and new ideas came not as quickly, and as frequently to him than in former years.

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  1. A generous thought is filled with strength and vitality, a generous thought contains the seeds of growth; it will grow and thrive. Great financiers are simply channels for the distribution of wealth; enormous amounts come and go, and it is as beneficial to have the outgo as the income; both ends must remain open; and so our greatest success will come as we recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get.
  2. If we recognize the Omnipotent power that is the source of all supply we will adjust our consciousness to this supply in such a way that it will constantly attract all that is necessary to itself and we shall find that the more we give the more we get. Giving in this sense implies service. The banker gives their money, the merchant gives their goods, the author gives their thought, the worker gives their skill; all have something to give, but the more they can give, the more they get, and the more they get the more they are enabled to give.
  3. The financier gets much because they give much; they think; they are a person that does their own thinking; they want to know how results are to be secured; you must show them; when you can do this they will furnish the means by which hundreds or thousands may profit, and in proportion as they are successful will the financier be successful. Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie and others got rich because they made money for other people; it is because they made money for other people that they became the wealthiest men in the wealthiest country on the globe.
  4. Some people are deep thinking; they analyse the ideas of others, and improve them, in very much the same way as evolution; this is readily seen when we understand the method which is used to form private knowledge, this active attitude on the part of some who seem perfectly willing to do all their thinking for themselves is what enables a few people in a great many countries to usurp all the avenues of power and free the millions. Creative thinking requires attention.

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  1. The money consciousness is an attitude of mind; it is the open door to the arteries of commerce. It is the receptive attitude. Desire is the attractive force which sets the current in motion and love is the great pipe by which the current is opened and flows completely straight, towards us.
  2. Love is just the same as money consciousness; it is wealth consciousness, and as the law is perfect we get exactly what we give; if we love we get what we loved. Money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; it engages the best thought of the best minds.
  3. We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first law of success then is service, and this in turn is built on integrity and justice. The person who at least is fair in their intention is simply intelligent; they have hit the fundamental law of all exchange; they are possible; they will win surely and certainly; they will know it; they will know they are winning, and they are destined to certain success. They can play fair with the Infinite. The law of compensation will demand of them a service for a service and a favor for a favor.
  4. The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are moulded into form; our task is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race only, for the pleasure is in the pursuit only.
  5. You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.

Part Twenty-Three - Introduction

In the part which I have the honor to transmit herewith you will find that money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.

We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can therefore give nothing of more practical value than our thought.

Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the power of the Super-human. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.

This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression. Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months. It is the labor of life. Go forward.

It is inevitable that the entertainment of positive, constructive and generous thoughts should have a far-reaching effect for good. Compensation is the key-note of the universe. Nature is constantly seeking to strike an equilibrium. Where something is sent out something must be received. By observance of this rule you will profit in such measure as to amply justify your effort along this line.

Part Twenty-Two - Study Questions with Answers

  1. How may health be maintained?
    By placing ourselves in harmony with Natural Law which is Omnipotent.
  2. What is the process?
    A realization that you are a spiritual being and that this spirit must necessarily be perfect.
  3. What is the result?
    A conscious recognition of this perfection - first intellectually, then emotionally - brings about a manifestation of this perfection.
  4. Why is this so?
    Because thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with its object and brings it into manifestation.
  5. What Natural Law is brought into operation?
    The Law of Vibration.
  6. Why does this govern?
    Because a higher rate of vibration governs, modifies, controls, changes, or destroys a lower rate of vibration.
  7. Is this system of mental therapeutics generally recognized?
    Yes, there are literally millions of people in this world who make use of it in one form or another.
  8. What is the result of this system of thought?
    For the first time in the world's history everyone's highest reasoning faculty can be satisfied by a demonstrable truth which is now fast flooding the world.
  9. Is this system applicable to other forms of supply?
    It will meet every human requirement or necessity.
  10. Is this system scientific?
    Yes. Any system that, over time, evolves closer to the truth is scientific.

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  1. Then let the thought rest on the fact that recently science has been learning about creation of the Universe, one who created beings capable of only being good and then allowed them to be eternally rewarded for such goodness. Of course the necessary outcome of such extraordinary intelligence is to create love, and so, after years of this kind of truth, science will be busily engaged in reality.
  2. You will then more readily appreciate the ideal person, the person made in the Universal, and you will more readily appreciate the all originating Mind that forms, upholds, sustains, originates, and creates all there is. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body nature is, and the Universal the soul. Opportunity follows perception, action follows inspiration, growth follows knowledge, eminence follows progress. Always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the always abundant possibilities of achievement.