"All is Mind"

THERE is to be found on page 492 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, one of the most profound, scientific statements ever written. Mrs. Eddy's words are: "God is Mind, and God is infinite; hence all is Mind. On this statement rests the Science of being, and the Principle of this Science is divine, demonstrating harmony and immortality." It is a declaration of Truth without parallel in its sublimity, setting at naught all the cherished material theories of men, and announcing to the world the entirely spiritual nature of being. The so-called material universe is swept away by it; and in its place is made to appear the eternal spiritual creation of ideas,—Mind's creation.

When the great truth of the allness of God, divine Mind, is brought to men, while tacitly admitting God's infinitude, many are prone to resist the logical inference that so-called matter is unreal. In nearly every instance there is a certain amount of resistance to Truth to begin with. But this is nothing more than the opposition of what Mrs. Eddy calls mortal mind, a supposititious mentality claiming to be universal in its activity and always seeming to oppose omnipresent divine Mind. The fact is, however, that divine Mind alone exists, alone is real, and therefore, alone has power. Mind is everywhere expressed through its spiritual ideas; and because Mind is everywhere thus expressed, the wonderful truth becomes revealed that the entire spiritual universe of Mind is omnipresent, that all the ideas of Mind are omnipresent. And as Mind alone exists, Mind is the only real power, and so must be omnipotent.

It is from the basis of these incontrovertible spiritual truths that the Christian Scientist makes his demonstrations over the erroneous beliefs of mortal existence. The belief that matter is real, or that a power other than Mind exists, constitutes the whole human problem. But matter is only another name for mortal mind. So that the human problem in its seeming diversity and complexity is due to the false claimant, mortal mind, striving for place and power. Mortal mind's claims confront every one without exception. It urges its false beliefs upon all. And all must overcome these errors of belief here or hereafter, through the understanding of divine Mind. All must arrive at the point where the Master, Christ Jesus, stood when he said to his disciples before he left them, "The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me."

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