"Pure Mind"

Three times in one short article called "Truth-healing," Mary Baker Eddy refers to God, absolute Truth, as "pure Mind." For example, she says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 260), "The truth of Mind-healing uplifts mankind, by acknowledging pure Mind as absolute and entire, and that evil is naught, although it seems to be."

The word "pure" may be said to mean not only chaste, but clear, sound, absolute, unmixed, without taint or corruption. Therefore, "pure" is seen to be an excellent word with which to describe or denote the perfect nature of God, Spirit, Mind.

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Since "pure in heart" means pure in thought, and since all real consciousness inheres in God, "pure Mind," it is plain that one's ability to express purity of thought can be derived only from the divine source. Thus, to "see God" and to express absolute purity of thought are one and the same thing.

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