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By Joel S. Goldsmith

Goldsmith explains the Circle of Eternity--the foundation of his method of mysticism--and tells easy methods to go beyond the "parenthesis'' of our daily lives that falls among beginning and dying.

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But that is really a trap into which we are leading him, for when he believes that there is a God and that God is within him, then afterward, when he is ripe, we tell him, "Now, RELEASE GOD 25 throw it away. " "No, that is not what I mean. " That is all—just be still and know, but we are not to know anything because anything we know will be incorrect, only an object of sense, an object in mind. God is: that is enough to know. No images! No concepts! In the moment of not knowing, of unknowing—not in a moment of blankness, dullness, or of falling asleep—in a vibrant aliveness, God is experienced.

That was not a man speaking: that was God speaking, and at such times the man Jesus was temporarily absent from the body. " That was God speaking when Jesus was absent from himself and only the Spirit of the Lord was present. There is a Presence that is as real as we are real to one another, and once It is felt and experienced, there is a relaxing from personal effort. When this Presence is realized, we shall find that It takes form as new organs and functions of the body, as our home, family, supply, and as our human relationships, even as a parking space.

If they could but know positively what the goal is, they might reach it more directly and quickly. The things of God are such foolishness to the man of earth that even if he were told what the truth is, it would appear so ridiculous to him that he could not accept it, and for this reason alone he would be led into all kinds of bypaths, trying to find ways that seemed more sensible and reasonable to him. To the "man, whose breath is in his nostrils," the spiritual path is absolutely impractical and unreasonable.

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