"KNOW THYSELF"

Some four hundred years before Christ Jesus, the Greek philosopher Socrates tried to show that the greatest of all arts, the art of living a good life, called for knowledge of the right. The emphasis he placed on good as being the key to correct self-knowledge and action startled the sensuous age in which he lived. Despite the hatred this brought, he unflinchingly directed his efforts to correcting the problems of everyday morality. His strict adherence to his guiding ideal brought the hemlock cup. However, the good in his philosophy lived on and helped prepare the thought of men for spiritual revelations yet to come.

Going far beyond the limited view of Socrates, Jesus saw that man is the reflection of the supreme and only good, or God; that God is the only intelligence of the universe, including man; that He is the first and only cause, omnipotent, omniscient Mind, Life, Truth, and Love. He knew that the so-called opposite of good, named evil, is a mythical power and thus does not exist. He proved that the source of men's enslavement lay in the belief that there is evil called sin, disease, and death. When this belief was corrected by establishing the superiority of good in thought, the restoration of purity, health, and life was instant.

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