Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Excerpt: ... LESSON VIII. FREEDOM FROM DELUSIONS AND DECEPTIONS. HE laws of the Kingdom of Heaven are the true laws, and the only ones that govern us in reality. It is because of ignorance that men feel themselves under the limitations and control of evil influences and laws. The truth, that Good is the only real presence and power, sets man free from the deceptions of evil and the delusions of matter. Universal statements of Truth are often too abstract to be grasped by the mind that is struggling for freedom. Therefore we need to be specific in dealing with the errors that appear to face the stu- ^g true dent daily in his journey out of ig- laws. norance into the realm of the true. For there seem to be beliefs in evil that are held to unconsciously until attention is called to them, and measures taken to undeceive the mind that has been so falsely trained. The true Mind is not deceived by evil appearances nor deluded by material laws, but the claim-to-intelligence, called the "carnal mind," is the one in error which needs to be undeceived, and freed from delusions. It is saved from its own false imaginings by giving up its claim and letting the divine Mind be its thinking. 95 The race, starting with the erroneous premise that Man is fleshly and mortal, and that materiality is true substance, seems to have involved itself in a maze of false conclusions. From childhood humanity is taught to believe in the evil influences of climate, the likelihood of accidents, the contagion of diseases, the contamination of associates, the limitations of physical laws. Fears, anxieties, distrust of men and animals, dread of future punishment, preparations and provisions for sickness, death, and old age--these have all been considered legitimate states of mind by deluded mortals, and such errors must not be ente...
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