Past – It never happened in reality. Only in your minds, which thought it did, is its undoing needful.

It is this that makes the holy instant so easy and so natural. You make it difficult because you insist there must be more that you need do. [You find it difficult to accept the idea that you need give so little to receive so much.] And it is very hard for you to realize […]

Peace and understanding go together and never can be found alone

Those who remember always that they know nothing, but who have become willing to learn everything, will learn it. But whenever they trust themselves, they will not learn. They have destroyed their motivation for learning by thinking they already know. Think not you understand anything until you pass the test of perfect peace, for peace […]

“all” and “nothing” are dichotomous, without a range

That is why “all” and “nothing” are dichotomous, without a range. This is perfectly clear in considering psychological tests of maximal performance. You cannot interpret the results at all unless you assume eithermaximal motivation or no motivation at all. Only in these two conditions can you validly compare responses, and you must assume the […]

The “nothing” is neither greater nor less because of what is absent.

It is true that if you put three apples on the table and then take them away, the three apples are not there. But it is not true that the table is now minus three apples. If there is nothing on the table, it does not matter what was there in terms of amount. The […]