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Chapter 4 - The Mind Of God
THERE is a Cosmic Intelligence that is in all things and
through all things. This is the one real substance. From it all
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 man. The brain does
not think, the man thinks and expresses his thought through
There is a spirit substance that thinks. Just as the spirit
substance of man permeates his body, and thinks and
knows in the body, so the Original Spirit Substance, God,
permeates all nature and thinks and knows in nature. Nature
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