Science Of Being Great
First Person Adaptations With Word Clarifications...
by Darlene Hedrick-Sartore
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Science Of Being Great
written circa 1903 by Wallace Delois Wattles

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The Science of Being Great
Chapter 4: The Mind Of God

1. There is a Cosmic Intelligence that is in all things and through all things. This is the one real substance. From it all things proceed. It is Intelligent Substance or Mind Stuff. It is God. Where there is no substance there can be no intelligence; for where there is no substance there is nothing. Where there is thought there must be a substance which thinks. Thought cannot be a function; for function is motion, and it is inconceivable that mere motion should think. Thought cannot be vibration, for vibration is motion, and that motion should be intelligent is not thinkable. Motion is nothing but the moving of substance; if there be intelligence shown it must be in the substance and not in the motion. Thought cannot be the result of motions in the brain; if thought is in the brain it must be in the brain's substance and not in the motions which brain substance makes. But thought is not in the brain substance, for brain substance, without life, is quite unintelligent and dead. Thought is in the life-principle that animates the brain, in the spirit substance, which is the real Human Being. The brain does not think, the Human Being thinks and expresses his or her thought through the brain.

2. There is a spirit substance that thinks. Just as the spirit substance of a Human Being permeates the body, and thinks and knows in the body, so the Original Spirit Substance, God, permeates all nature and thinks and knows in nature. Nature is as intelligent as Human Beings, and knows more than Human Beings; nature knows all things. The All-Mind has been in touch with all things from the beginning; and it contains all knowledge. Human's experience covers a few things, and these things Human Beings know; but God's experience covers all the things that have happened since the creation, from the wreck of a planet or the passing of a comet to the fall of a sparrow. All that is and all that has been are present in the Intelligence that is wrapped about us and enfolds us and presses upon us from every side.

3. All the encyclopedias Human Beings have written are but trivial affairs compared to the vast knowledge held by the mind in which Human Beings live, move, and have our being. The truths Human Beings perceive by inspiration are thoughts held in this mind. If they were not thoughts Human Beings could not perceive them, for they would have no existence; and they could not exist as thoughts unless there is a mind for them to exist in; and a mind can be nothing else than a substance which thinks.

4. A Human Being is thinking substance, a portion of the Cosmic Substance; but each Human Being is limited, while the Cosmic Intelligence from which Human Beings sprang, which Jesus calls the Father, is unlimited. All intelligence, power, and force come from the Father. Jesus recognized this and stated it very plainly. Over and over again he ascribed all his wisdom and power to his unity with the Father, and to his perceiving the thoughts of God. "My Father and I are one."

5. This was the foundation of Jesus' knowledge and power. He showed the people the necessity of becoming spiritually awakened; of hearing his voice and becoming like him. He compared the unthinking person who is the prey and sport of circumstances, to the dead being in a tomb, and besought being heard and coming forth from the unawake condition.

6. "God is spirit," he said; "be born again, become spiritually awake, and you may see his kingdom. Hear my voice; see what I am and what I do, and come forth and live. The words I speak are spirit and life; accept them and they will cause a well of water to spring up within you. Then you will have life within yourself."

7. "I do what I see the Father do," he said, meaning that he read the thoughts of God. "The Father shows all things to the son." "If any man has the will to do the will of God, he shall know truth." "My teaching is not my own, but his that sent me." "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." "The spirit shall guide you into all truth."

8. We are immersed in mind and that mind contains all knowledge and all truth. It is seeking to give us this knowledge, for our Father delights to give good gifts to his children. The prophets and seers and great men and women, past and present, were made great by what they received from God, not by what they were taught by men. This limitless reservoir of wisdom and power is open to us; we can draw upon it, as each of us Will, according to each of our needs. You and I can make our self what is desired to be; you and I can do what we each wish to do; we can have what we desire. To accomplish this each of us must learn to become one with the Father so that we personally may perceive truth; have wisdom, know the right ends to seek and the right means to use to attain those ends, and secure power and ability to use the means. In closing this chapter resolve to NOW lay aside all else and concentrate upon the attainment of conscious unity with God.

9. "Oh, when I am safe in my sylvan home, I tread on the pride of Greece and Rome, and when I am stretched beneath the pines, where the evenings tar so holy shines, I laugh at the lore and pride of man, at the Sophist schools and the learned clan, for what are they all in their high conceit, when man in the bush with God may meet?" (quote of last paragraph of "Good-bye" a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. - Text of poem posted below)

"Good-bye" poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home
Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine.
Long through thy weary crowds I roam;
A river-ark on the ocean brine,
Long I've been tossed like the driven foam;
But now, proud world! I'm going home.

Good-bye to Flattery's fawning face;
To Grandeur with his wise grimace;
To upstart Wealth's averted eye;
To supple Office, low and high;
To crowded halls, to court and street;
To frozen hearts and hasting feet;
To those who go, and those who come;
Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home.

I am going to my own hearth-stone,
Bosomed in yon green hills alone,--
A secret nook in a pleasant land,
Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;
Where arches green, the livelong day,
Echo the blackbird's roundelay,
And vulgar feet have never trod
A spot that is sacred to thought and Cod.

O, when I am safe in my sylvan home,
I tread on the pride of Greece and Rome;
And when I am stretched beneath the pines,
Where the evening star so holy shines,
I laugh at the lore and the pride of man
At the sophist schools and the learned clan;
For what are they all, in their high conceit,
Where man in the bush with God may meet?

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