is the means by which the mind is driven mad,
and seeks to let illusions take the place of
truth. And being mad, it sees illusions where
the truth should be, and where it really is.
gave the body eyes, for what is there the sinless
would behold? What need have they of sights
or sounds or touch? What would they hear or
reach to grasp? What would they sense at all?
To sense is not to know. And truth can be but
filled with knowledge, and with nothing else.
body is the instrument the mind made in its
efforts to deceive itself. Its purpose is to
is the home of all illusions...They
are the "proof" that what
has no reality is real.
can the goal of striving change. And now the
body serves a different aim for striving. What
it seeks for now is chosen by the aim the mind
has taken as replacement for the goal of self-deception.
can be its aim as well as lies. The senses then
will seek instead for witnesses to what is true.
is the home of all illusions, which but stand
for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that
are untrue. They are the "proof" that what has
no reality is real.
must have an end; eternal life must die.
God Himself has lost the Son He loves, with
but corruption to complete Himself, His Will
forever overcome by death, love slain by hate,
and peace to be no more.
madman's dreams are frightening, and sin appears
indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives
is but a childish game.
Son of God may play he has become a body, prey
to evil and to guilt, with but a little life
that ends in death. But all the while his Father
shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting
Love which his pretenses cannot change at all.
long, O Son of God, will you maintain the game
we not put away these sharp-edged children's
toys? How soon will you be ready to come home?
you still hold return to Heaven back?
long, O holy Son of God, how long?
For Students Special Topics - Part 2