ACIM Quotes

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Quotes on "Course"

T1A1 "It is crucial to say first that this is a required course."
T1B15B "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Notes on this course have to be taken only under good learning conditions."
T1B16B "INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this course is integration."
T1B16B "After you have passed the course, you will accept it and keep it and use it."
T1B25G "This has been very apparent in the course of both of your recent developmental patterns.)"
T1B25H "Miracles are the essential course of ACTION for both of you."
T1B25I "This does NOT produce the more generalizeable quality which this course is aimed at."
T1B25I "Ask him later if this should be included in the written part of the course at all or whether you should keep these notes separately."
T1B37X "It is possible, of course, to use both, by establishing internal consistency AND stability over time."
T1B41AR "Ultimately, of course, space is as meaningless as time."
T2A25 "But remember the first point in this course, i.e.,"
T2A26 "The "DOING" aspect is, of course, much more important."
T2A28 "This is why this area is less constructive for most people than a course primarily devoted to mental health."
T2E16 "This would be in direct opposition to the purpose of this course."
T3A1 "This course is a MIND-TRAINING course."
T3A4 "You vaguely know that the course is intended for some sort of preparation."
T3A10 "The next part of this course rests too heavily on the earlier part not to REQUIRE its study."
T3A12 "So far, this course has had only indirect recourse to God, and rarely even refers to Him directly."
T3A15 "If this is a true course in mind-training, then the whole value of this section rests ONLY in showing you what NOT to do."
T3A15 "The more constructive emphasis is, of course, on the positive approach."
T3A34 "Actually, of course, it does not matter what you call him, but NOTE that you FELT FREE at that time to CHOOSE the name YOU preferred to use."
T3G6 "At the beginning of this course, we said that YOU are a miracle."
T3G9 "That is, of course, why the curve never rests on the line."
T3G36 "If you become concerned with totally irrelevant factors, such as the physical condition of a classroom, the number of students, the hour of the course, and the many elements which you may choose to select for emphasis as a basis for misperception, you have lost the knowledge of what ANY interpersonal relationship is for."
T3G43 "Bill was quite right in maintaining that this course is a prerequisite for his."
T3G43 "The purpose of this course IS to prepare you for knowledge."
T3G43 "So is the only real purpose of ANY legitimate course."
T3H16 "It is ESSENTIAL that this whole authority problem be voluntarily dismissed at once and for all before B's course."
T3I2 "It is absolutely essential that you realize this, because otherwise you will not understand why you have so much trouble with this course, and will be unable to escape from the prisons you have (made) created for yourselves."
T3I11 "You, Helen, are CONSTANTLY arguing about the authorship of this course."
T4B37 "B's course was very carefully chosen, because "abnormal psychology" IS ego psychology."
T4B37 "You, Bill, are particularly well suited to perceive this difference, and can therefore teach this course as it should be taught."
T4B37 "Most teachers have an unfortunate tendency to teach the COURSE abnormally, and many of the students are apt to suffer considerable perceptual distortion because of their own authority problem."
T4C4 "(Bill, remember that for your own course, and do not avoid the dramatic."
T4F5 "This, of course, is not only true, but perfectly obvious."
T4F11 "B has very intelligently suggested that you both should set yourself the goal of really studying for this course."
T4G19 "He does not need to go through the same course in repression that you did, because he will give up his major misdefense AFTER he has rid himself of the lesser ones."
T6B3 "This, of course, is impossible, and must be fully understood AS an impossibility."
T6G7 "This, of course, was a very good way for YOU to learn it."
T7D5 "You could not have a better example of the Holy Spirit's (this) unified purpose than this course."
T7D7 "That is why we once said that papers will be easy to write when you have learned THIS course."
T7I10 "The whole purpose of this course is to teach you that the ego is unbelievable and will forever BE unbelievable."
T8A1 "You cannot reasonably object to following instructions in a course FOR knowing, on the grounds that you do not know."
T8A1 "The need for the course is implicit in your objection."
T8A1 "Knowledge is not the motivation for learning this course."
T8I7 "You have begun to realize that this is a very practical course, because it means EXACTLY what it says."
T8J2 "If the purpose of this course is to learn what you are, and if you have ALREADY DECIDED that what you are is FEARFUL, then it MUST follow that you will NOT LEARN THIS COURSE."
T8J2 "But you might remember that the reason FOR the course is that you do NOT know who you are."
T8K1 "This is not only true in connection with specific things which might be harmful, but also in connection with requests which are strictly in line with this course."
T8K1 "The latter, in particular, might be incorrectly interpreted as "proof" that the course does not mean what it says."
T8K1 "But you must remember that the course does state, and REPEATEDLY, that its purpose is the ESCAPE FROM FEAR."
T9C4 "The EGO's plan, of course, MAKES NO SENSE and WILL NOT WORK."
T9D12 "This course is a guide to behavior."
T10G2 "This course is perfectly clear."
T10H5 "This is a very simple course."
T10H5 "Perhaps you do not feel that a course which, in the end, teaches nothing more than that only reality is true is necessary."
T10H8 "You complain that this course is not sufficiently specific for you to understand it AND USE IT."
T10H8 "This is not a course in the play of ideas, but in their PRACTICAL APPLICATION."
T11F9 "For the curriculum you have chosen is AGAINST love, and amounts to a course in HOW TO ATTACK YOURSELF."
T12B4 "You do not yet understand that ALL your fear of this course stems ultimately from this interpretation, but if you will consider your reactions TO it, you will become increasingly convinced that this is so."
T12B5 "This course has explicitly stated that its goal FOR YOU is happiness and peace."
T12B5 "You MUST, then, believe that, by NOT learning the course, YOU ARE PROTECTING YOURSELF."
T12D1 "And now the reason why you are afraid of this course should be apparent."
T12D1 "For this is a course on love, because it is about YOU."
T14F13 "Long ago we said this course will teach you what you are, restoring to you your identity."
T14G4 "You who have not yet brought ALL of the darkness you have taught yourselves unto the light in you, can hardly judge the truth and value of this course."
T15E1 "This course is not beyond IMMEDIATE learning, unless you prefer to believe that WHAT GOD WILLS TAKES TIME."
T15E6 "The reason why this course is simple, is that TRUTH is simple."
T16D4 "This is a course in how to KNOW yourself."
T16F16 "The decision whether or not to listen to this course and follow it, is but the choice between truth and illusion."
T17F4 "Set firmly in the unholy relationship, there IS no course except to CHANGE THE RELATIONSHIP to fit the goal."
T18B5 "Your little, senseless substitutions, touched with insanity, and swirling lightly off on a mad course like a feather dancing insanely in the wind, HAVE no substance."
T18B6 "Thus, He REVERSES the course of insanity, and restores you to reason."
T18B6 "In your relationship where He has taken charge of everything at your request, He has set the course inward, to the truth you SHARE."
T18H4 "This course does not attempt to teach more than they learned in time."
T18H7 "This is the special means this course is using, to save you time."
T18H8 "You are not making use of the course if you insist on using means that have served others well, neglecting what was made for YOU."
T18K1 "This course will LEAD to knowledge, but knowledge itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum."
T18K3 "From there it calls to you to follow the course it took, lifted high above the darkness, and gently placed before the gates of Heaven."
T19J4 "What better way to teach the first and fundamental principle in a course on miracles than by showing you the one that SEEMS to be the hardest can be accomplished FIRST?"
T20H1 "Being so simple and direct, this course has NOTHING in it that is not consistent."
T20H1 "This course requires almost NOTHING of you."
T21B3 "YOUR question is whether the means by which this course is learned WILL bring the joy it promises."
T21C1 "We have repeated how little is asked of you to learn this course."
T21H8 "This is a course in CAUSE, and NOT effect."
T22B4 "YOUR vision would, of course, render this quite unnecessary."
T22B6 "Of all the messages you have received and failed to understand, this course alone is OPEN to your understanding, and CAN be understood."
T22C6 "This is a crucial period in this course."
T22C7 "This course will be believed ENTIRELY, or not at all."
T22D2 "The ego's whole continuance depends on its belief you cannot learn this course."
T23C8 "THAT is the function of this course, which does NOT value what the ego cherishes."
T23D4 "This course is easy just BECAUSE it makes no compromise."
T24A1 "Forget not that the motivation for this course is the attainment and the KEEPING of the state of peace."
T24A2 "To learn this course requires willingness to question EVERY value that you hold."
T24B8 "You would oppose this course because it teaches you, YOU ARE ALIKE."
T24H8 "This course makes no attempt to teach what cannot easily be learned."
T24H10 "Its course is sure, when seen through its own eyes."
T25H3 "If you could realize NOTHING is changeless BUT the Will of God, this course would not be difficult for you."
T25J5 "The principle that justice MEANS no-one can lose is crucial to this course."
T26D5 "This difference is the learning goal this course has set."
T26F1 "But teaching that is what this course is FOR."
T26F9 "This course will teach you ONLY what is now."
T26H1 "This is a course in miracles."
T26H1 "And, as such, the laws of healing must be understood before the purpose of the course can be accomplished."
T28C12 "Beginning here, salvation will proceed to change the course of every step in the descent to separation, until all the steps have been retraced, the ladder gone, and ALL the dreaming of the world undone."
T31D6 "To you who seem to find this course to be too difficult to learn, let me repeat that, to achieve a goal, you must proceed in its direction, not AWAY from it."
T31D6 "If THIS be difficult to understand, then IS this course impossible to learn."
T31D7 "This course attempts to teach no more than that the power of decision cannot lie in choosing different forms of what is still the SAME illusion and the SAME mistake."
T31G15 "And what BUT this is what this course would teach?"
W1IN11 "It is the purpose of these exercises to train the mind to think along the lines which the course sets forth."
W8L1 "This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past."
W14L1 "The idea for today is, of course, the reason why a meaningless world is impossible."
W14L7 "The idea for today can, of course, be applied to anything that disturbs you during the day, aside from the practice periods."
W36L4 "All applications should, of course, be made quite slowly, as effortlessly and unhurriedly as possible."
W42L1 "It also sets forth a cause and effect relationship which explains why you cannot fail in your efforts to achieve the goal of the course."
W42L7 "The more often you repeat the idea during the day, the more often you will be reminding yourself that the goal of the course is important to you, and that you have not forgotten it."
W44L7 "It is merely taking its natural course."
W66L6 "This could be false, of course, but in order to be false it is necessary to define God as something He is not."
W71L1 "This sounds preposterous, of course."
W94L5 "Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and a milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth."
W95L10 "When you fail to comply with the requirements of this course you have merely made a mistake."
W105L3 "A major learning goal this course has set is to reverse your view of giving, so you can receive."
W110R31 "We understand, of course, that it may be impossible for you to undertake what is suggested here as optimal each day and every hour of the day."
W126L1 "Today's idea, completely alien to the ego and the thinking of the world, is crucial to the thought reversal which this course will bring about."
W127L4 "No course whose purpose is to teach you what you really are could fail to emphasize there is no difference in what you are and what love is."
W127L6 "Today we take the largest single step this course requests in your advance toward its established goal."
W132L6 "This is the central thought the course attempts to teach."
W132L7 "And some will find it in this course, and in the exercises that we do today."
W133L2 "This course does not attempt to take from you the little that you have."
W134L1 "In such a view, forgiveness must be seen as mere eccentric folly, and this course appears to rest salvation on a whim."
W135L16 "It overlooks the present, for it rests on the idea the past has taught enough to let the mind direct its future course."
W138L5 "But knowledge is beyond the goals we seek to teach within the framework of this course."
W153L6 "Perhaps you will recall the course maintains that choice is always made between His strength and your own weakness seen apart from Him."
W157L8 "Today we will embark upon a course you have not dreamed of."
W165L7 "This course removes all doubts which you have interposed between Him and your certainty of Him."
W167L3 "The emphasis this course has placed on that idea is due to its centrality in our attempts to change your mind about yourself."
W169L3 "Grace is not the goal this course aspires to attain."
W169L11 "Forgiveness is the central theme which runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed, and its outcome sure."
W170L9 "Let us remember what the course has stressed about the obstacles to peace."
W170R51 "Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth."
W170R55 "Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the Eternal Self we thought we lost."
W180L3 "It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth."
W181L4 "You have been quite preoccupied with how extremely different the goals this course is advocating are from those you held before."
W189L7 "Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God."
W193L12 "Let no one hour cast its shadow on the one that follows, and when that one goes let everything that happened in its course go with it."
W194L5 "For the past is gone, and what is present, freed from its bequest of grief and misery, of pain and loss, becomes the instant in which time escapes the bondage of illusions where it runs its pitiless, inevitable course."
W199L3 "It is essential for your progress in this course that you accept today's idea, and hold it very dear."
W220IN21 "Now we begin to reach the goal this course has set, and find the end toward which our practicing is geared."
W320W112 "What God has willed to be forever one will still be one when time is over; and will not be changed throughout the course of time, remaining as it was before the thought of time began."
W365EP1 "This course is a beginning, not an end."
W365EP2 "Indeed, your pathway is more certain still, for it can not be possible to change the course of those whom God has called to Him."
M1A1 "The course, on the other hand, emphasizes that to teach is to learn, so that teacher and learner are the same."
M1A2 "The purpose of the course might be said to provide you with a means of choosing what you want to teach on the basis of what you want to learn."
M2A3 "There is a course for every teacher of God."
M2A3 "The form of the course varies greatly."
M2A3 "But the content of the course never changes."
M2A4 "This is a manual for a special curriculum, intended for teachers of a special form of the universal course."
M3A2 "In order to understand the teaching-learning plan of salvation, it is necessary to grasp the concept of time which the course sets forth."
M3A3 "As the course emphasizes, you are not free to choose the curriculum, or even the form in which you will learn it."
M3A5 "Those who would learn the same course share one interest and one goal."
M4A3 "It is difficult to understand that levels of teaching the universal course is a concept as meaningless in reality as is time."
M5A1 "Their specialness is, of course, only temporary; set in time as a means of leading out of time."
M8A2 "Now the teacher of God has only one course to follow."
M14A6 "You may believe this course requires sacrifice of all you really hold dear."
M14A6 "And it is the course's aim to set him free."
M14A8 "The world contains it not, but learn this course and it is yours."
M17A3 "He cannot claim that title until he has gone through the Workbook, since we are learning within the framework of our course."
M17A4 "This course is always practical."
M21A5 "In this one sentence is our course explained."
M24A7 "This course has come from him because his words have reached you in a language you can love and understand."
M25A1 "And that depends, of course, on what it is used for."
M25A3 "Our course is not concerned with any concept that is not acceptable to anyone, regardless of his formal beliefs."
M25A3 "Nor would there be an advantage in his premature acceptance of the course merely because it advocates a long-held belief of his own."
M25A4 "It cannot be too strongly emphasized that this course aims at a complete reversal of thought."
M25A6 "The emphasis of this course always remains the same; - it is at this moment that complete salvation is offered you, and it is at this moment that you can accept it."
M25A6 "This is the sole criterion this course requires."
M26A1 "There are, of course, no "unnatural" powers, and it is obviously merely an appeal to magic to make up a power that does not exist."
M26A2 "Certainly there are many "psychic" powers that are clearly in line with this course."
M30A4 "Here again is the paradox often referred to in the course."
M30A5 "That would hardly be practical, and it is the practical with which this course is most concerned."
U1A1 "This is not a course in theoretical philosophy, nor is it concerned with precise terminology in connection with origins."
U1A1 "And it is just this process of overlooking at which the course aims."
U1A2 "It is this experience toward which the course is directed."
U1A3 "This course remains within the ego framework, where it is needed."
U1A3 "The course merely gives another Answer, once a question has been raised."
U1A4 "The ego will demand many answers this course does not give."
U1A5 "You will notice that the emphasis on structural issues in the course is brief and early."
U2A2 "It is therefore described in the course AS IF it has two parts; spirit and ego."
U6A1 "Their names are legion, but we will not go beyond the names the course itself employs."
U7A2 "The Holy Spirit is described throughout the course as giving us the answer to the separation and bringing the plan of the Atonement to us, establishing our particular part in it and showing us exactly what it is."
P3E3 "The descent into hell follows step by step in an inevitable course, once the decision that guilt is real has been made."
P4B1 "These people need no special rules, of course, but they may be called upon to use special applications of the general principles of healing."

Quotes on "Curriculum"

T1A1 "Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum."
T7D5 "The Holy Spirit has taken very diversified areas of YOUR past learning, and has applied them to a UNIFIED curriculum."
T8B3 "The curriculum of the Atonement IS the opposite of the curriculum you have established for yourselves, but SO IS ITS OUTCOME."
T8B3 "If the outcome of yours has made you unhappy, and if you WANT a different outcome, a change in the curriculum is obviously necessary."
T8B4 "A meaningful curriculum CANNOT be inconsistent."
T8B4 "Their conflicted curriculum teaches them that ALL directions exist, and gives them no RATIONALE for choice."
T8B5 "The total senselessness of such a curriculum must be fully recognized before a real change in direction becomes possible."
T8B5 "Their joint curriculum presents an IMPOSSIBLE learning task."
T8C1 "If learning that is the PURPOSE of the curriculum, you MUST learn it of Him."
T8C4 "It is not, then, only the DIRECTION (of the curriculum?)"
T8D6 "The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF."
T8D8 "To achieve the goal of the curriculum, then, you CANNOT listen to the ego."
T8G8 "To use the body UNnaturally is to lose sight of the Holy Spirit's purpose, and thus to confuse the goal of His curriculum."
T8G9 "There is nothing so frustrating to a learner as to place him in a curriculum which he cannot learn."
T8G9 "The Holy Spirit's curriculum is NEVER depressing because it is a curriculum in joy."
T8G9 "Whenever the reaction to learning is depression, it is only because the goal of the curriculum has been lost sight of."
T8G14 "To confuse a learning device with a curriculum GOAL is a fundamental confusion."
T8G17 "He has accepted a learning goal in obvious contradiction to the unified purpose of the curriculum, and is interfering with his ability to accept it AS HIS OWN."
T11F5 "The learning situation in which you place yourself IS impossible, and IN this situation, you clearly require a special teacher, and a special curriculum."
T11F6 "You would hardly turn to THEM to establish the curriculum by which they can ESCAPE their limitations."
T11F6 "Do not attempt to teach YOURSELVES what you do not understand, and do not try to set up curriculum goals, where yours have clearly failed."
T11F8 "The result of this curriculum goal is obvious."
T11F8 "For they are all for learning FACILITATION, which this strange curriculum goal is AGAINST."
T11F8 "The CURRICULUM does not make any sense."
T11F9 "A necessary minor, supplementing this major curriculum goal, is in learning how NOT to overcome the split which made this goal believable."
T11F10 "For though the curriculum you set yourself is depressing indeed, it is merely ridiculous, IF YOU LOOK AT IT."
T11F12 "You can TEACH the way to Him AND learn it, if you will follow the Teacher Who knows it, and the curriculum for learning it."
T11F12 "The curriculum is totally unambiguous, because the goal is NOT divided, and the means and the end are in COMPLETE accord."
T14B7 "Teachers of innocence, each in his own way, have joined together, taking their part in the unified curriculum of the Atonement."
T14B7 "There is no conflict in this curriculum, which has ONE aim, however it is taught."
T26D2 "Yet is this magnitude beyond the scope of this curriculum."
T30A1 "The "new beginning" now becomes the focus of the curriculum."
W156L2 "We are not inconsistent in the thoughts that we present in our curriculum."
W157L2 "This is another crucial turning point in the curriculum."
W200R62 "Each contains the whole curriculum, if understood, practiced, accepted and applied to all the seeming happenings throughout the day."
M1A3 "The curriculum that you set up is therefore determined exclusively by what you think you are, and what you believe the relationship of others is to you."
M1A4 "Everyone who follows the world's curriculum, and everyone here does follow it until he changes his mind, teaches solely to convince himself that he is what he is not."
M1A4 "What else, then, would its curriculum be?"
M3A1 "They were chosen for him because the form of the universal curriculum that he will teach is best for them in view of their level of understanding."
M5E1 "It demonstrates the absence of God's curriculum and its replacement by insanity."
M5H1 "This has been emphasized throughout the text and the workbook, but it is perhaps more alien to the thinking of the world than many other ideas in our curriculum."
M5J1 "The extent of the teacher of God's faithfulness is the measure of his advancement in the curriculum."
M5K2 "Forgiveness is the final goal of the curriculum."
M5K2 "The curriculum makes no effort to exceed its legitimate goal."
M5K3 "What God has given is so far beyond our curriculum that learning but disappears in its presence."
M5K3 "Yet while its presence is obscured, the focus properly belongs on the curriculum."
M10A2 "The world's training is directed toward achieving a goal in direct opposition to that of our curriculum."
M10A2 "Our curriculum trains for the relinquishment of judgment as the necessary condition of salvation."
M11A3 "The aim of our curriculum, unlike the goal of the world's learning, is the recognition that judgment in the usual sense is impossible."
M15A5 "Do not be arrogant and say you cannot learn His Own curriculum."
M17A1 "There is no program, for the lessons in the curriculum change each day."
M21A5 "And in this the Holy Spirit's whole curriculum is specified exactly as it is."
M24A7 "Yet do we need a many-faceted curriculum, not because of content differences but because symbols must shift and change to suit the need."
M25A2 "The idea cannot, therefore, be regarded as essential to the curriculum."
M29A3 "Here the curriculum ends."
M29A3 "The goal of the curriculum has been achieved."
M30A2 "The curriculum is highly individualized."
M30A3 "It is the core of the curriculum."
P3C7 "On the contrary, he listens patiently to each one, and lets him formulate his own curriculum; not the curriculum's goal, but how he can best reach the aim it sets for him."
P4A4 "A holy therapist, an advanced Teacher of God, never forgets one thing; he did not make the curriculum of salvation, nor did he establish his part in it."
P4B2 "For this, however, he needs special training, because the curriculum by which he became a therapist probably taught him little or nothing about the real principles of healing."
P4B2 "Most of the world's training follows a curriculum in judgment, with the aim of making the therapist a judge."
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