A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Belief"
T1B11A "The use of miracles as a spectacle to INDUCE belief is wrong."
T1B30J "Atonement is the knowledge that the belief that angels can fall is false."
T1B36O "Death is a human affirmation of a belief in hate."
T1B36X "Your witnessing DEMONSTRATES your belief, and thus strengthens it."
T1B41S "If he creates a miracle, he will be equally strong in his belief in that."
T1B41S "The strength of his conviction will then sustain the belief of the miracle receiver."
T1B41AR "The concept is really one of space-time BELIEF."
T1B41AZ "It IS a magic belief to engage in ANY form of body image activity at all."
T1B41BC "All creation rests on belief, and the belief in the creation produces its existence."
T1C11 "When these solutions have been invested with extreme belief, 1) leads to sex crimes, and 2) to stealing."
T1C17 "Both attitudes stem from the same false belief."
T2A5 "Third, the belief that man can distort the Creations of God (including himself) has arisen, and is tolerated."
T2B4 "You can and should deny any belief that error can hurt you."
T2B41 "Acts were not necessary before the Separation, because the time-space belief did not exist."
T2B45 "The Atonement was built into the space-time belief in order to set a limit on the need for the belief, and ultimately to make learning complete."
T2B63 "The main error in both is the belief that the body can be used as a means for attaining Atonement."
T2C5 "The body cannot create, and the belief that it CAN, a fundamental error responsible for most of the fallacies already referred to, produces all physical symptoms."
T2C6 "All physical illness represents a belief in magic."
T2C6 "The whole distortion which created magic rested on the belief that there is a creative ability in matter, which can control the mind."
T2C9 "In this case, one may be wise to utilize a compromise approach to mind and body, in which something from the OUTSIDE is temporarily given healing belief."
T2C9 "This is particularly likely to occur when upside down perception has induced the belief that miracles are frightening."
T2C19 "Corrective learning always begins with awakening the spiritual eye, and turning away from belief in physical sight."
T2C21 "Like all aspects of the space-time belief, healing ability is temporary."
T2E10 "It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power-surge that can literally move mountains."
T2E37 "Nothing but level-confusion can result as long as this belief is held in ANY form."
T2E38 "Both the idea that both kinds MUST exist, and the belief that ONE kind is amenable for use or misuse, are real distortions."
T2E44 "He is apt to forget this when he becomes egocentric, and this places him in a position where belief in magic is virtually inevitable."
T2E47 "His belief in it renders it out of his control by definition."
T2E57 "He is apt to forget this when he becomes egocentric, and this places him in a position where belief in magic is virtually inevitable."
T2F3 "The mind will inevitably disown its miscreations, and having withdrawn belief from them, they will no longer exist."
T3A18 "He thought he took care of it by holding the door of a cab which did come for that lady, but he was misguided in this belief."
T3D4 "Whenever you lack confidence in what someone else will do, you are attesting to your belief that he is not in his Right Mind."
T3E3 "It is an attribute of the space-time belief, and is therefore subject to fear or love."
T3G12 "Perception is impossible WITHOUT a belief in "more" and "less.""
T3G34 "This belief is extremely dangerous to your perception, and wholly destructive of your knowledge."
T3G35 "His belief in himself is a constant, unless it rests on perceptual acuity rather than knowledge of what he is."
T3G46 "It is this belief which has confused you about your own reality."
T3H3 "Either way, you are placing your belief in the unreal."
T3H3 "This cannot be avoided in any type of judgment, because it IMPLIES the belief that reality is yours to choose FROM."
T3H4 "All uncertainty comes from a totally fallacious belief that you are under the coercion of judgment."
T3H8 "To whatever extent it IS used against you, it is due ONLY to your belief in its efficacy as a weapon of defense for your own authority."
T3H10 "The belief is very frightening to them, but hardly troubles God at all."
T3I1 "Both are cornerstones for systems of belief by which men live."
T3I8 "The belief that they ARE is implicit in the "self concept," a concept now made acceptable by its WEAKNESS, and explained by a tendency of the self to create an IMAGE of itself."
T3I9 "But until then, the belief that you CAN is the central foundation-stone in your thought-system, and all your defenses are used to attack ideas which would bring it to light."
T3I12 "The mind can make the belief in Separation VERY real and VERY fearful."
T3I12 "And this belief IS the devil."
T3I14 "There IS no death, but there IS a belief in death."
T4C8 "Again, belief is an ego-function, and as long as your origin is open to belief at all, you ARE regarding it from an ego viewpoint."
T4C8 "Belief DOES apply to me, because I am the teacher of the ego."
T4C9 "Belief that there IS another way is the loftiest idea of which ego-thinking is capable."
T4C19 "The ego IS the belief of the mind that it is completely on its own."
T4D9 "The ego arose from the Separation, and its continued existence depends on your continuing belief in the Separation."
T4D9 "Reducing the Soul impulses to the unconscious, the ego has to offer you some sort of reward for maintaining this belief."
T4D13 "It is necessary to repeat that your belief in darkness and in hiding IS why the light cannot enter."
T4D22 "Who but the insane would undertake to believe what is not true, and then protect this belief at the cost of Truth?"
T4E11 "Your problem is not concentration: it is a belief that nobody, including yourself, is WORTH consistent effort."
T4E12 "Do not permit this shabby belief to pull you back."
T4F5 "This is the belief that it sponsors eagerly."
T4G7 "The ego is nothing more than a PART of your belief about yourselves."
T4G13 "The ego is a device for maintaining this belief, but it is still only YOUR willingness to use the device that enables it to endure."
T4I5 "Those with broken bodies are often looked down on by the ego, because of its belief that nothing but a perfect body is worthy as its OWN temple."
T5B4 "If you can accept the concept that the world IS one of ideas, the whole belief in the false association which the ego has made between giving and LOSING is gone."
T5D2 "You ARE the Kingdom of Heaven, but you have let the belief in darkness enter your minds, and so you need a new light."
T5D15 "The power of our joint motivation is beyond belief, but NOT beyond accomplishment."
T5E8 "Time is a belief of the ego, so the lower mind, which IS the ego's domain, accepts it without question."
T5G3 "This is a totally meaningless concept EXCEPT to the ego, but do not underestimate the power of the ego's belief in it."
T5G3 "This is the belief from which ALL guilt really stems."
T5G7 "Perverted thinking will ALWAYS be attended with guilt, because it IS the belief in sin."
T5H2 "You have elected to be in time rather than in eternity, and have therefore changed your belief in your status."
T5H3 "This IS the ego's continuity, and gives it a false sense of security through the belief that you cannot escape from it."
T5I6 "This clearly could have been a means toward real release from the time belief, had Freud pursued it with an open mind."
T5I9 "The knowledge plagued his belief in his own thought-system at every turn, because he was both an honest man and a healer."
T6C1 "Any split in will MUST involve a rejection of part of it, and this IS the belief in separation."
T6C3 "It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its ONLY purpose is to KEEP THE SEPARATION GOING."
T6C6 "It is NOT a belief, but a fact."
T6E11 "This would demonstrate that the perfect were inadequate to bring THEMSELVES to the awareness of their perfection, and thus side with the belief that those who have everything need help, and are therefore helpless."
T6F10 "You cannot perform miracles without believing it, because it is a belief in perfect equality."
T6H5 "As long as you must be vigilant against ANYTHING, however, you are not recognizing this, and are holding the belief that you can CHOOSE EITHER ONE."
T6H8 "But you have believed that you are WITHOUT the Kingdom, and have therefore excluded yourself FROM it in your belief."
T6H8 "It is therefore essential to teach you that YOU must be INCLUDED, and the BELIEF THAT YOU ARE NOT is the ONLY thing that you must exclude."
T6H9 "We have already said that altars are BELIEFS, but God and His creations are BEYOND belief because they are beyond question."
T6H9 "The Voice FOR God speaks only for BELIEF beyond question, but this IS the preparation for BEING without question."
T6H10 "As long as belief in God and His Kingdom is assailed by ANY doubts in your minds, His perfect Accomplishment is NOT apparent to you."
T6H10 "You cannot go BEYOND belief UNTIL you believe wholly."
T7C6 "IN the Kingdom, there is no teaching OR learning, because there is no BELIEF."
T7E3 "It IS the belief that conflicting interests are possible, and therefore means that you have accepted the IMpossible as true."
T7E11 "Healing IS the way to undo the belief in differences, because it is the ONLY way of perceiving the Sonship WITHOUT this belief."
T7F3 "This fact, too, can be used either for healing or for magic, but you must realize that magic is ALWAYS the belief that healing is HARMFUL."
T7F5 "This is co-incidental, because the healer may NOT be experiencing HIMSELF as truly helpful at the time, and the belief that he IS, in the mind of ANOTHER, HELPS HIM."
T7G2 "If you do not believe you can do this, you have DENIED the power of your thought, and thus rendered it powerLESS in your belief."
T7G8 "Belief does not require vigilance UNLESS it is conflicted."
T7G12 "ANY belief that you accept which is APART from this WILL obscure God's voice in you, and will therefore obscure God TO you."
T7H10 "Projecting its insane belief that YOU have been treacherous to YOUR Creator, it believes that your brothers, who are as incapable of this as you are, are out to TAKE GOD FROM YOU."
T7I5 "The belief that by giving it OUT you have excluded it from WITHIN is a complete distortion of the power of EXTENSION."
T7I7 "The belief that it CAN, a fallacy which the ego ALWAYS makes, underlies its whole use of projection."
T7I7 "Yet ITS existence IS dependent on your mind, because it is a BELIEF."
T7I8 "It DOES depend on your mind, and as you made it by believing in it, so you can dispel it by withdrawing belief FROM it."
T7I8 "Do NOT project the responsibility for your belief in it onto ANYONE else, or you will PRESERVE the belief."
T7I8 "He will teach you to perceive BEYOND belief, because truth IS beyond belief and His perception IS true."
T7I9 "The ego can be completely forgotten at ANY time, because it was always a belief that is totally incredible."
T7I9 "No-one can KEEP a belief he has judged to be unbelievable."
T7I9 "The utter meaninglessness of ALL perception which comes from the unbelievable MUST be apparent, but it is NOT beyond belief because it was made BY belief."
T7I10 "By accepting the Atonement for YOURSELF, you are deciding AGAINST the belief that you can BE alone, thus dispelling the idea of separation and affirming your true identification with the whole Kingdom as literally PART OF YOU."
T7I10 "This identification is as beyond doubt as it is beyond belief."
T7K5 "However, this, too, is merely a matter of his own belief."
T8E5 "The world MUST despise and reject me, because the world IS the belief that love is impossible."
T8F10 "Given this belief YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING."
T8G1 "You do not have to ATTACK physically to accept this interpretation; you ARE accepting it simply by the belief that attack can GET YOU SOMETHING YOU WANT."
T8G6 "Do not ALLOW him to belittle himself in YOUR mind, but give him freedom from his belief in littleness, and escape from YOURS."
T8G8 "Thought cannot be MADE into flesh except by belief, because thought is NOT physical."
T8G11 "ALL mind is whole, and the belief that part of it is physical or NOT MIND is a fragmented (or sick) interpretation."
T8G19 "Free your minds from the belief that this is possible."
T8H4 "It has been particularly difficult to overcome the ego's belief in the body as an end because this is synonymous with ATTACK AS AN END."
T8H4 "If you are sick, how can you object to the ego's firm belief that you are NOT invulnerable?"
T8I1 "For this would merely be to accept the ego's belief that the body is the proper aim for healing."
T8J7 "The separation is nothing more than the belief that it is DIFFERENT."
T8J12 "The belief that you MUST HAVE THE IMPOSSIBLE in order to be happy is totally at variance with the principle of Creation."
T8J13 "The fact that God is love does not require belief, but it DOES require ACCEPTANCE."
T8K9 "Believe in your brothers BECAUSE I believe in you, and you will learn that my belief in you is justified."
T9C1 "Atonement is for all, because it is the way to UNDO the belief that ANYTHING is for you ALONE."
T9C6 "Do not let any belief in its realness enter your minds AT ALL, or you will also believe that you must UNDO what you have made, in order to BE forgiven."
T9F7 "You cannot evaluate an insane belief system from WITHIN it."
T9F9 "The Holy Spirit judges every belief you hold in terms of where it comes from."
T9G2 "It is an attempt to COUNTERACT your littleness, based on the belief THAT THE LITTLENESS IS REAL."
T9G2 "WITHOUT this belief, the grandiosity is meaningless, and you could not possibly WANT it."
T9G7 "Perhaps it is the belief in littleness; perhaps it is the belief in grandiosity."
T9G12 "He would have you replace the ego's belief in littleness with His own exalted answer to the question of your being, so that you can cease to question it, and KNOW it for what it IS."
T9I11 "Sickness is idolatry, because it is the belief that POWER CAN BE TAKEN FROM YOU."
T9I19 "He is the belief that YOU CAN CHOOSE WHICH GOD IS REAL."
T9J9 "Because the miracle-worker has heard Him, he strengthens His Voice in a sick brother by weakening his belief in sickness, which he does NOT share."
T10B12 "This belief is your whole sickness, and your whole fear."
T10B12 "Every symptom of sickness and fear arises here, because this is the belief that makes you want not to know."
T10F3 ""Dynamics" implies the power to DO something, and the whole separation fallacy lies in the belief that the ego HAS the power to do ANYTHING."
T10F5 "Everything that stems from the ego is the natural outcome of its central belief, and the way to undo its RESULTS, is merely to recognize that their SOURCE is NOT natural, being out of accord with your TRUE nature."
T10F7 "The belief in EGO autonomy is costing you the knowledge of your dependence on God, IN WHICH YOUR FREEDOM LIES."
T10F8 "Without THIS belief, you would not listen to it at all."
T10F14 "And to ESTABLISH this belief it MUST attack."
T10F14 "Unaware that the belief cannot BE established, and obsessed with the conviction that separation IS salvation, the ego attacks everything it perceives, by breaking it up into small and disconnected parts, without meaningful relationships, and thus without meaning."
T10G2 "And if belief determines perception, you do NOT perceive what it means and therefore do not ACCEPT it."
T11C1 "One is false, for it was made out of denial, and denial DEPENDS on the real belief in what is denied for its OWN existence."
T11C2 "By interpreting fear correctly, as a POSITIVE AFFIRMATION OF THE UNDERLYING BELIEF IT MASKS, you are undermining its perceived usefulness by rendering it useless."
T11D3 "If HE attacks, you are agreeing with this belief, and if YOU attack, you are reinforcing it."
T11H5 "For this belief is the DESTRUCTION of peace, a goal in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit's purpose."
T11J2 "They appear to lose what they love, perhaps the most insane belief of all."
T11J3 "For it is in THAT belief that knowledge of the Father was lost, for it is only those who do not understand Him that COULD believe it."
T11J10 "For the IDEA of guilt brings a belief of condemnation of one by another, projecting separation in place of unity."
T12B1 "The darkest of your hidden cornerstones holds your belief in guilt from your own awareness."
T12C5 "You have built your whole insane belief system, because you think you would be HELPLESS in God's Presence."
T13C2 "And faith can be rewarded only in terms of the belief in which the faith was placed."
T13C2 "Faith MAKES the power of belief, and WHERE it is invested, determines its reward."
T13C5 "For sin and condemnation are the same, and the belief in one is faith in the other, calling for punishment INSTEAD of love."
T13D13 "Like you, my faith and my belief are centered on what I treasure."
T13D13 "And all my faith and my belief I offer unto it."
T13E6 "You may believe you WANT it broken, and this belief DOES interfere with the deep peace, in which the sweet and constant communication which God would SHARE with you, is known."
T13F4 "The thoughts he shares with God are BEYOND his belief, but those HE made ARE his beliefs."
T13H7 "Therefore, make your INVULNERABILITY manifest to everyone, and teach him that, WHATEVER he may try to do to you, your perfect freedom from the belief that you can BE harmed, shows him HE is guiltless."
T13H8 "Do not attest to it, and do not foster belief in it in any mind."
T14C4 "Keep not guilt and guiltlessness APART, for your belief that you can HAVE THEM BOTH, is meaningless."
T14D2 "Under each cornerstone of fear, on which you have erected your insane system of belief, THE TRUTH LIES HIDDEN."
T14D3 "It is therefore not a point of view at all, but merely a belief in something that does not exist."
T14D3 "It is only this BELIEF that the unknowing have, and BY it, they are wrong about themselves."
T14D4 "Dissociation is a distorted process of thinking, whereby two systems of belief, which CANNOT coexist, are BOTH MAINTAINED."
T14D5 "Apart, this fact is lost from sight, for each, in a SEPARATE place, CAN be endowed with firm belief."
T15A2 "One of the sources of perceived discouragement from which you suffer, is your belief that THIS TAKES TIME, and that the results of the Holy Spirit's teaching are far in the future."
T15A2 "But all the waste that time seems to bring with it, is due but to your identification with the ego, who uses time to support ITS belief in destruction."
T15B2 "The belief in hell is inescapable to those who identify with the ego."
T15B5 "But the belief in guilt MUST lead to the BELIEF IN HELL, and ALWAYS DOES."
T15B6 "The BELIEF in hell is what PREVENTS you from UNDERSTANDING the present, because YOU ARE AFRAID OF IT."
T15D1 "Everything in this world is little, because it is a world made out of littleness, in the strange belief that littleness CAN content you."
T15D1 "When you strive for anything in the world, WITH THE BELIEF THAT IT WILL BRING YOU PEACE, you are belittling yourself, and blinding yourself to glory."
T15D7 "For littleness, and the belief that you can be CONTENT with littleness, are the decisions YOU have made about yourself."
T15F3 "To believe that SPECIAL relationships, with SPECIAL love, can offer you salvation, IS the belief that separation is salvation."
T15H4 "But its survival DEPENDS on your belief that YOU are exempt from its evil intentions."
T15I12 "For his belief in limits HAS imprisoned him."
T15K5 "Yet how could you accomplish this yourselves, when the basis of your attempts is the belief in the REALITY OF THE DEPRIVATION?"
T15K5 "For deprivation breeds attack, BEING the belief that attack IS justified."
T16H6 "The holy instant is the OPPOSITE of the ego's fixed belief in salvation through vengeance for the past."
T17B3 "When you try to bring TRUTH to illusions, you are trying to MAKE THEM REAL, and KEEP them by JUSTIFYING your belief in them."
T18E9 "The whole belief in orders of difficulty in miracles is centered on this."
T18G2 "The belief that you could give AND GET something, else, something OUTSIDE yourself, has cost you the awareness of Heaven, and the loss of knowledge of your identity."
T18I1 "The belief in limited love was its origin, and it was MADE to limit the UNlimited."
T19B4 "The INEVITABLE compromise is the belief that the BODY must be healed, and NOT the mind."
T19C1 "The belief in sin is necessarily based on the firm conviction that minds, NOT bodies, can attack."
T19C1 "And the belief that punishment IS correction, is clearly insane."
T19D7 "But sin is the belief that YOUR perception is UNCHANGEABLE, and that the MIND must ACCEPT AS TRUE what it is told THROUGH it."
T19D9 "For the belief that bodies LIMIT the mind leads to a perception of the world in which the PROOF of separation seems to be everywhere."
T19D11 "Heaven has smiled upon it, and the belief in sin has been uprooted in its smile of love."
T19D12 "And you will HELP each other overcome MISTAKES, by joyously RELEASING one another from the belief in sin."
T19E9 "This feather of a wish, this tiny illusion, this microscopic remnant of the belief in sin, is all that remains of what once SEEMED to be the world."
T19G1 "The second obstacle that peace must flow across, and closely related to the first, is the belief that the body is valuable FOR WHAT IT OFFERS."
T19G2 "What has the body REALLY given you, that justifies your strange belief that in it lies salvation?"
T19G2 "Do you not see that this is the belief in DEATH?"
T19G8 "Where can guilt be, when the belief in sin is gone?"
T19H8 "ego's messages are ALWAYS sent AWAY from you, in the belief that, for your message of attack and guilt, will someone OTHER than yourself suffer."
T19K3 "This is the darkest veil, -- upheld by the belief in death, and protected by its attraction."
T19K4 "See how the belief in death would seem to 'save' you."
T20D1 "The belief in sin is an ADJUSTMENT."
T20D1 "And an adjustment is a CHANGE, a shift in perception, or a belief that what was so before has been made DIFFERENT."
T20D2 "For it is the ego's fixed belief that all relationships DEPEND upon adjustments, to make of them what it would have them be."
T20D7 "The world BELIEVES in sin, but the belief that made it as you see it, is NOT outside you."
T20G11 "The body is the ego's idol; the belief in sin made flesh, and then projected outward."
T21C7 "Think not that you are faithless, for your belief and trust in THIS is strong indeed."
T21D4 "Faith and belief and vision are the means by which the goal of holiness is reached."
T21D4 "HIS faith and HIS belief and vision, are all for you."
T21D4 "For faith and vision and belief are meaningful only BEFORE the state of certainty is reached."
T21D5 "For faith, perception, and belief YOU made, as means for LOSING certainty, and finding sin."
T21D7 "Faith and belief become ATTACHED to vision, as all the means that once served sin are REDIRECTED now toward holiness."
T21D7 "And so the BODY has your faith and your belief."
T21D8 "Desiring to look upon their brothers in holiness, the power of belief and faith goes far BEYOND the body, SUPPORTING vision, NOT obstructing it."
T21D10 "Thus is the JOINING of mind and body an INESCAPABLE belief of those who value sin."
T21D12 "The faith and the belief you gave it BELONG beyond."
T21D12 "You gave perception and belief and faith from mind TO body."
T21E1 "It doubts not your belief and faith in sin."
T21E3 "Those who have joined their brothers HAVE detached themselves from their belief that their identity lies in the ego."
T21E3 "And your belief in sin has been ALREADY shaken, nor are you now ENTIRELY unwilling to look within and see it NOT."
T21F2 "For, on the voice you choose to hear, and on the sights you choose to see, depends ENTIRELY your whole belief of what you ARE."
T21F10 "Faith and perception and belief can be misplaced, and serve the great deceiver's needs, as well as truth."
T21F10 "Faith and belief are STRONG in madness, guiding perception toward what the mind has valued."
T21F12 "Faith and belief have shifted, and you HAVE asked the question that the ego will NEVER ask."
T21F12 "Faith and belief, upheld by reason, CANNOT fail to lead to changed perception."
T21G1 "And so you WILL not give it, thus MAINTAINING the belief."
T21G1 "And, if he SHARES this same belief, you BOTH will think that you are damned."
T21H1 "Do you not see that all your misery comes from the strange belief that you are powerless?"
T21H7 "And this imagined difference attests to your belief that TRUTH may be the enemy you yet may find."
T22A4 "Here is BELIEF in differences undone."
T22C4 "Such is the power of belief."
T22C4 "And faith in innocence IS faith in sin, if the belief excludes ONE living thing, and holds it out, APART from its forgiveness."
T22C5 "And, if THIS vision is the ONLY means by which ESCAPE from guilt can be attained, then the belief in sin must be eternal."
T22C7 "Faith and belief can fall to either side, but reason tells you that misery lies ONLY on one side, and joy upon the other."
T22C9 "This is the SAME belief that CAUSED the separation."
T22D2 "The ego's whole continuance depends on its belief you cannot learn this course."
T22D2 "SHARE this belief, and reason will be unable to SEE your errors, and make way for their correction."
T22D2 "The ego's OPPOSITION to correction leads to its fixed belief in sin, and DISREGARD of errors."
T22F2 "Belief in sin needs GREAT defense, and at ENORMOUS cost."
T22F6 "Not one but rests on the belief that you are separate."
T22G11 "You do not see what this belief has done."
T22G14 "And this belief, you WANT."
T23A1 "Belief in enemies is therefore the belief in WEAKNESS."
T23B1 "War is impossible unless belief in VICTORY is cherished."
T23B1 "But just as certain is its fixed belief it has an enemy that it MUST overcome, and WILL SUCCEED."
T23B2 "Only the mad belief the Will of God can be attacked and overthrown."
T23B2 "You may IDENTIFY with this belief, but never will it be more than madness."
T23B6 "The war against yourself is but the battle of two illusions, struggling to make them DIFFERENT from each other, in the belief the one which conquers will be true."
T23B10 "Open the doors of His most holy home, and let forgiveness sweep away all trace of the belief in sin that keeps God homeless, and His Son with Him."
T23C2 "This principle evolves from the belief there is a hierarchy of illusions; some are MORE valuable, and THEREFORE true."
T23C4 "Sin cannot BE remitted, being the belief the Son of God can make mistakes for which his own destruction becomes inevitable."
T23C6 "It is not seen as even necessary that He be asked about the truth of what has been established for His belief."
T23C7 "This leads directly to the third preposterous belief that seems to make chaos eternal."
T23C7 "For, if God cannot BE mistaken, then He must accept His Son's belief in what he is, and HATE him for it."
T23C9 "This seeming law is the belief you HAVE what you have taken."
T23C15 "What PROTECTS madness is the belief THAT IT IS TRUE."
T23C17 "No law of chaos COULD compel belief, but for the emphasis on form, AND DISREGARD OF CONTENT."
T23C21 "Yet each one rests as surely on the belief the laws of chaos ARE the laws of order, as do the others."
T23C22 "From the belief in sin, the faith in chaos MUST follow."
T23D3 "For compromise is the belief SALVATION is impossible."
T23D4 "Yet it is certain the belief that salvation is impossible can NOT uphold a quiet, calm assurance it has come."
T23D5 "Could they ACCEPT forgiveness side by side with the belief that murder takes some forms by which their peace is SAVED?"
T24A2 "NO belief is neutral; every one has power to dictate each decision you make."
T24A2 "It is the OUTCOME of belief, and follows it as surely as does suffering follow guilt, and freedom sinlessness."
T24B1 "Hold back but ONE belief, ONE offering, and love is gone, because you asked a substitute to take its place."
T24B1 "But an UNRECOGNIZED belief is a decision to war in secret, where the results of conflict are kept unknown and NEVER brought to reason, to be considered sensible or not."
T24B3 "All that is ever cherished as a hidden belief, to be defended though unrecognized, is FAITH IN SPECIALNESS."
T24B7 "Is it not ALWAYS your belief your specialness is LIMITED by your relationship?"
T24B8 "The fear of God and of each other comes from each unrecognized belief in specialness."
T24G4 "Yet it is GIVEN you to be BEYOND its laws in ALL respects, in EVERY way, and EVERY circumstance; in ALL temptation to perceive what is NOT there, and ALL belief God's Son can suffer pain because he sees himself as he is not."
T25C3 "Can it make sense to hold the fixed belief that there IS reason to uphold pursuit of what has ALWAYS failed, on grounds that it will suddenly succeed, and bring what it has NEVER brought before?"
T25D2 "ONLY because His Son BELIEVES it is, and from His Son's belief He COULD not let Himself be separate entirely."
T25D4 "There is another Maker of the world, the simultaneous Corrector of the mad belief that ANYTHING could be established and maintained without some link that kept it still within the Laws of God."
T25D8 "For it is SEEING them as one that brings release from the belief there are two ways to see."
T25D9 "Sin is the fixed belief perception CANNOT change."
T25F6 "In each of you, you see the picture of your OWN belief of what the Will of God MUST be for you."
T25H4 "If ONE belief so deeply valued here were true, then every Thought God ever had is an illusion."
T25H5 "Think not that this belief depends upon the form it takes."
T25H12 "The whole belief that someone loses but reflects the underlying tenet God must be insane."
T25H12 "But what IS this belief, except a form of the more basic tenet, "Sin is real, and rules the world?""
T25H14 "Remember ALL temptation is but this; a mad belief that God's insanity would make YOU sane, and GIVE you what you want."
T25I6 "They believe He shares their OWN confusion, and can NOT avoid the vengeance that their own belief in justice MUST entail."
T26B5 "Make not his holiness a sacrifice to your belief in sin."
T26F5 "Yet, in each unforgiving act or thought, in every judgment, and in all belief in sin is that one instant still called back, as if it could be made again in time."
T26F6 "In the extreme, he can delude himself that this is true, and pass from mere imagining into belief and into madness, quite convinced that where he would prefer to be, he IS."
T26F12 "And ALL of time is but the mad belief that what is over is still here and now."
T26G1 "All belief in sin, in power of attack, in hurt and harm, in sacrifice and death, has come to you."
T26H3 "God's Answer lies where the belief in sin MUST be, for only there can its effects be utterly undone, and without cause."
T26H5 "Yet the belief that it is real has made some errors seem forever PAST the hope of healing, and the lasting grounds for hell."
T26H11 "Sin is belief attack can be projected OUTSIDE the mind where the belief arose."
T26I4 "Belief in sin arouses fear, and like its cause, is looking forward; looking back, but OVERLOOKING what is here and now."
T26K3 "The belief you ARE is but another form of the idea you are deprived by someone NOT yourself."
T27B2 "The power of witness is beyond belief, because it brings conviction in its wake."
T27B7 "These are NOT sins, but witnesses unto the strange belief that sin and death are real, and innocence and sin will end alike, within the termination of the grave."
T27C5 "The power of witness COMES from your belief."
T27D2 "What CAN interfere with the awareness of reality is the belief that there is SOMETHING THERE."
T27F2 "Only when DEMONSTRATED has it BEEN proved, and MUST compel belief."
T28D3 "Thus are you JOINED in sickness, to preserve the little gap unhealed, where sickness is kept carefully protected, cherished, and upheld by firm belief, lest God should come to bridge the little gap that leads to Him."
T28E9 "The seeds of sickness come from the belief that there is JOY in separation, and its giving up WOULD BE A SACRIFICE."
T29C7 "And this but means the mind remains unchanged in its belief of what the PURPOSE of the body is."
T29I5 "It does not NEED belief to be Itself, for It HAS BEEN created, so It IS."
T29I5 "An idol is ESTABLISHED by belief, and when it is withdrawn, the idol "dies.""
T30B7 "Its PURPOSE has no longer been obscured by the insane belief you want it for the goal of being RIGHT when you are WRONG."
T30D1 "Idols are LIMITS; they are the belief that there are FORMS which will bring happiness, and that, BY limiting, is all attained."
T30D3 "This is the purpose of an idol; that you will not look BEYOND it, to the source of your belief that you ARE incomplete."
T30F2 "And no-one stands outside this hope, because the world has been united in belief the purpose of the world is one which all must SHARE, if hope be more than just a dream."
T30G6 "There is no surer proof idolatry is what you wish than a belief there are some forms of sickness and of joylessness forgiveness CANNOT cure."
T30G6 "Be not deceived about the MEANING of a fixed belief that SOME appearances are harder to look past than others are."
T30I4 "The cost of the belief there must be some appearances BEYOND the hope of change is that the miracle cannot come forth from you consistently."
T31F1 "On this one choice does all your world depend, for here have you established what you are, as flesh or Spirit in your own belief."
W16L1 "The idea for today is a beginning step in dispelling the belief that your thoughts have no effect."
W21L3 "It is merely an example of the belief that some forms of attack are more justified than others."
W26L3 "If attack thoughts must entail the belief that you are vulnerable, their effect is to weaken you in your own eyes."
W50L4 "It is a declaration of release from the belief in idols."
W53L3 "I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it."
W53L3 "Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality."
W57L2 "I was bitterly mistaken in this belief, which I no longer want."
W72L5 "It reinforces your belief that he is a body, and condemns him for it."
W72L6 "This is the universal belief of the world you see."
W73L1 "Its wishes are not idle in the sense that they can make a world of illusions in which your belief can be very strong."
W73L8 "And end forever the insane belief that it is hell in place of Heaven that you choose."
W74L1 "The belief that conflict is possible has gone."
W76L11 "About His yearning for His only Son, created as His channel for creation; denied to Him by his belief in hell."
W88L5 "I suffer only because of my belief in them."
W91L6 "What you think you are is a belief to be undone."
W91L6 "The belief you are a body calls for correction, being a mistake."
W91L9 "Remember that all sense of weakness is associated with the belief you are a body, a belief that is mistaken and deserves no faith."
W97L9 "Use them against temptation, and escape its sorry consequences if you yield to the belief that you are something else."
W99L5 "Yet it operates in time because of your belief that time is real."
W100L1 "Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies which lead separate lives and go their separate ways."
W100L7 "You have indeed been wrong in your belief that sacrifice is asked."
W101L5 "Accept atonement with an open mind which cherishes no lingering belief that you have made a devil of God's Son."
W101L7 "Give these five minutes gladly, to remove the heavy load you laid upon yourself with the insane belief that sin is real."
W102L1 "Yet this belief is surely shaken now, at least enough to let you question it, and to suspect it really makes no sense."
W103L1 "This strange belief would limit happiness by redefining love as limited, and introducing opposition in what has no limit and no opposite."
W103L2 "Begin your longer exercises for today with this association, which corrects the false belief that God is fear."
W106L2 "Be not deceived by voices of the dead which tell you they have found the source of life, and offer it to you for your belief."
W107L1 "They are gone because without belief they have no life, and so they disappear to nothingness, returning whence they came."
W116L1 "And I can suffer but from the belief There is another will apart from His."
W127L8 "And He Himself will place a spark of truth within your mind wherever you give up a false belief, a dark illusion of your own reality and what love means."
W132L1 "Belief is powerful indeed."
W133L7 "Who seeks to take away has been deceived by the belief that loss can offer gain."
W135L2 "You operate from the belief you must protect yourself from what is happening, because it must contain what threatens you."
W135L2 "A sense of threat is an acknowledgment of an inherent weakness; a belief that there is danger which has power to call on you to make appropriate defense."
W135L3 "The world is based on this insane belief."
W135L7 "Yet what endowed the body with the right to serve you thus except your own belief?"
W135L13 "A healed mind is relieved from the belief that it must plan, although it cannot know the outcome which is best, the means by which it is achieved, nor how to recognize the problem that the plan is made to solve."
W139L6 "Why share its madness in the sad belief that what is universal here is true?"
W139L9 "This does Atonement teach, and demonstrates the oneness of God's Son is unassailed by his belief he knows not what he is."
W140L1 "One belief in sickness takes another form, and so the patient now perceives himself as well."
W151L7 "Yet you must learn to doubt their evidence will clear the way to recognize yourself, and let the Voice for God alone be Judge of what is worthy of your own belief."
W154L12 "You have heard this said a hundred ways, and yet belief is lacking still."
W154L12 "But this is sure; until belief is given it, you will receive a thousand miracles and then receive a thousand more, but will not know that God Himself has left no gift beyond what you already have; nor has denied the tiniest of blessings to His Son."
W167L4 "It is the belief conditions change, emotions alternate because of causes you cannot control, you did not make, and you can never change."
W167L4 "It is the fixed belief ideas can leave their source, and take on qualities the source does not contain, becoming different from their own origin, apart from it in kind as well as distance, time, and form."
W170L10 "Where does the totally insane belief in gods of vengeance come from?"
W186L8 "We will accept the function God has given us, for all illusions rest upon the weird belief that we can make another for ourselves."
W189L7 "Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything."
W196L1 "You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself."
W196L5 "Yet it merely stood for the belief the fear of God is real."
W197L1 "Here is the second step we take to free your mind from the belief in outside force pitted against your own."
W197L6 "And with the end of this belief is fear forever over."
W264L1 "In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief."
W290L1 "Yet I would not allow my mind to be deceived by the belief the dream I made is real an instant longer."
W330W124 "To know Reality is not to know the ego and its thoughts, its works, its acts, its laws and its beliefs, its dreams, its hopes, its plans for its salvation, and the cost belief in it entails."
W360FL1 "For we would not return again to the belief in sin, which made the world seem ugly and unsafe, attacking and destroying, dangerous in all its ways and treacherous beyond the hope of trust and the escape from pain."
M9A1 "The belief in order of difficulties is the basis for the world's perception."
M9A5 "Is it harder to dispel the belief of the insane in a larger hallucination as opposed to a smaller one?"
M15A1 "The father of illusions is the belief that they have a purpose; that they serve a need or gratify a want."
M16A2 "One instant of complete belief in this, and you will go beyond belief to Certainty."
M17A11 "All belief in magic is maintained by just one simple-minded illusion; - that it works."
M18A1 "If a magic thought arouses anger in any form, God's teacher can be sure that he is strengthening his own belief in sin and has condemned himself."
M19A3 "Reality is blotted out as this insane belief is taken as replacement for God's Word."
M21A4 "Returning anger, in whatever form, will drop the heavy curtain once again, and the belief that peace cannot exist will certainly return."
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 "If there are aspects to any concept or belief that will be helpful, he will be told about it."
M25A5 "If he does believe in reincarnation, it would be a mistake for him to renounce the belief unless his Internal Teacher so advised."
M25A5 "He might be advised that he is misusing the belief in some way which is detrimental to his pupil's advance or his own."
M28A1 "It is the one fixed, unchangeable belief of the world that all things in it are born only to die."
M28A4 "The curious belief that there is part of dying things that may go on apart from what will die does not proclaim a loving God, nor re-establish any grounds for trust."
M28A5 "The "reality" of death is firmly rooted in the belief that God's Son is a body."
M30A4 "Yet, despite its obvious and complete ignorance, this image assumes it knows all things because you have given that belief to it."
U1A2 "Theological considerations as such are necessarily controversial, since they depend on belief and can therefore be accepted or rejected."
U5A7 "For where God's memory has come at last there is no journey, no belief in sin, no walls, no bodies, and the grim appeal of guilt and death is there snuffed out forever."
P3A1 "Its whole function, in the end, is to help the patient deal with one fundamental error; the belief that anger brings him something he really wants, and that by justifying attack he is protecting himself."
P3A2 "Their whole equilibrium rests on the insane belief that this is possible."
P3C4 "It would be unfair indeed if belief in God were necessary to psychotherapeutic success."
P3C4 "Nor is belief in God a really meaningful concept, for God can be but known."
P3C4 "Belief implies that unbelief is possible, but knowledge of God has no true opposite."
P3C4 "And without knowledge one can have only belief."
P3E5 "But their error lies in the belief that it can cure itself."
P3E8 "One of the illusions by which sickness is perceived as real is the belief that illness varies in intensity; that the degree of threat differs according to the form it takes."
P3E10 "This is the corollary of the "original sin"; the belief that guilt is real and fully justified."
P3F1 "In its wake comes the inevitable belief that, to be safe, one must control the unknown."
P3F1 "This strange belief relies on certain steps which never reach to consciousness."
P3F1 "First, it is ushered in by the belief that there are forces to be overcome to be alive at all."
S1C1 "In its asking form it need not, and often does not, make appeal to God, or even involve belief in Him."
S1C3 "Here, the asking may be addressed to God in honest belief, though not yet with understanding."
Quotes on "Beliefs"
T1B42B "It is an example of the "foolish consistency" his own false beliefs have engendered."
T1B43B "To whatever extent a man is willing to submit his beliefs to the real test of validity, to that extent are his perceptions healed (or corrected.)"
T2C21 "The way in which both of these beliefs are stated clearly implies their dependence on time, making it quite apparent that charity lies within the framework of human limitations, though toward the higher levels."
T3A15 "The kind of beliefs, and the fallacious premises involved in misthought are as well exemplified here as elsewhere."
T3A18 "Beliefs are THOUGHTS, and thus come under Christ-guidance, NOT control."
T3C32 "Being unable to apply his religion wholeheartedly to himself, he was forced to accept certain magical beliefs which were alien to his own Christianity."
T3G9 "This point requires clarification, because abilities are beliefs which are BASED on the scarcity fallacy, since they do not mean anything apart from within-group comparisons."
T3G28 "Bill has not retained his parents political beliefs, in spite of the particular kind of newspapers that constituted their own reading matter in this area."
T3I6 "All beliefs are real to the believer."
T4B11 "I never attack your egos (in spite of H's strange beliefs to the contrary), but I DO try to teach them how their thought-systems have arisen."
T4E14 "Watch your minds carefully for any beliefs that hinder its accomplishment, and step away from them."
T4H11 "This is impossible without being wholly harmless, because the two beliefs cannot coexist."
T5E9 "Its ability to deal with symbols enables it to work AGAINST the ego's beliefs in its own language."
T5E12 "Those which you accept are the foundations of your beliefs."
T6B18 "The behavior that results is a LESSON IN BLAME, just as all behavior teaches the beliefs that motivate it."
T6H2 "The ego's beliefs on this crucial issue vary, and that is why it promotes different moods."
T7G8 "It is necessary ONLY AGAINST beliefs which are NOT true, and would never have been called upon by the Holy Spirit if you had not believed the untrue yourselves."
T7J10 "Whatever these beliefs may be, they are the premises which will determine WHAT YOU ACCEPT INTO YOUR MINDS."
T8J1 "Fear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs that the human mind has ever made."
T9D2 "We have repeatedly stated that beliefs of the ego CANNOT be shared, and THIS IS WHY THEY ARE NOT REAL."
T9G3 "The ego does not know the difference between grandeur and grandiosity, because it does not know the difference between miracle-impulses and ego-alien beliefs of its own."
T10G1 "Perceptions are built up on the basis of experience, and experience leads to beliefs."
T10G1 "It is not until BELIEFS are fixed that perceptions stabilize."
T10G3 "Yet different experiences lead to different beliefs, and with them different perceptions."
T10G3 "For perceptions are learned WITH beliefs, and experience teaches."
T10G3 "Let the Christ in you interpret FOR you, and do not try to limit what you see by narrow little beliefs which are unworthy of God's Son."
T10H4 "You have made many ideas which you have placed between yourselves and your Creator, and these beliefs are the world as YOU perceive it."
T16D4 "Illusions are but beliefs in WHAT IS NOT THERE."
T23B3 "For your beliefs converge upon the body, the ego's chosen home, which you believe is YOURS."
T23C21 "Certain it is illusions will bring fear, because of the beliefs that they imply, NOT for their form."
T24A2 "And your decisions come from your beliefs as certainly as all creation rose in His Mind BECAUSE of what He knows."
T24B1 "Beliefs will never OPENLY attack each other, because conflicting outcomes ARE impossible."
T24B2 "And many senseless outcomes HAVE been reached, and meaningless decisions have been made and kept hidden, to become beliefs now GIVEN power to direct all subsequent decisions."
T25H4 "And if but ONE Thought of His is true, then ALL beliefs the world gives ANY meaning to are false, and make no sense at all."
T25H13 "Reason is satisfied, for ALL insane beliefs can be corrected here."
T25I2 "Nor is it necessary that your faith in it be strong, unswerving, and without attack from all beliefs opposed to it."
T26H7 "Perhaps you do not see the role forgiveness plays in ending death, and ALL beliefs that rise from mists of guilt."
T26H7 "Sins are beliefs which you impose between your brother and yourself."
T27E4 "It leaves no room to question its beliefs, except that what it states takes question's FORM."
W41L3 "It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real, and suffered out of its allegiance to these beliefs."
W45L4 "We will not let the thoughts of the world hold us back, and we will not let the beliefs of the world tell us that what God would have us do is impossible."
W76L10 "Dismiss all foolish magical beliefs today, and hold your mind in silent readiness to hear the Voice that speaks the truth to you."
W92L1 "These are among the many magical beliefs that come from the conviction you are a body, and the body's eyes can see."
W93L2 "These are beliefs so firmly fixed that it is difficult to help you see that they are based on nothing."
W93L3 "These weird beliefs He does not share with you."
W107L3 "Truth occupies your mind completely, liberating you from all beliefs in the ephemeral."
W126L10 "In silence close your eyes upon the world which does not understand forgiveness, and seek sanctuary in the quiet place where thoughts are changed and false beliefs laid by."
W132L1 "What keeps the world in chains but your beliefs?"
W132L3 "You have enslaved the world with all your fears, with doubts and miseries, your pain and tears, and all your sorrows press upon it, and keep it a prisoner to your beliefs."
W135L16 "Time becomes a future emphasis, to be controlled by learning and experience obtained from past events and previous beliefs."
W135L17 "And it does not see that here and now is everything it needs to guarantee a future quite unlike the past, without a continuity of any old ideas and sick beliefs."
W135L18 "Their aim is to select what you approve, and disregard what you consider incompatible with your beliefs of your reality."
W135L26 "What little plans or magical beliefs can still have value, when you have received your function from the Voice of God Himself?"
W138L8 "These mad beliefs can gain unconscious hold of great intensity, and grip the mind with terror and anxiety so strong that it will not relinquish its ideas about its own protection."
W140L9 "Here there are no degrees, and no beliefs that what does not exist is truer in some forms than others."
W166L3 "The gifts of God are not acceptable to anyone who holds such strange beliefs."
W181L5 "We do not look to past beliefs, and what we will believe will not intrude upon us now."
W189L10 "We have no thoughts we think apart from You, and cherish no beliefs of what we are or who created us."
W198L10 "Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God's Son, and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the Face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream."
W277L2 "He is not bound except by his beliefs."
M25A1 "Like many other beliefs, it can be bitterly misused."
M25A3 "Our course is not concerned with any concept that is not acceptable to anyone, regardless of his formal beliefs."
M25A6 "All beliefs will point to this if properly interpreted."
M25A6 "All beliefs that lead to progress should be honored."
U6A1 "But there is need for help beyond yourself as you are circumscribed by false beliefs about your Identity, Which God alone established in reality."
Quotes on "Believe"
T1B12B "One creates the physical, and the other the spiritual, and we believe in what we create."
T1B22I "(Tell Bill about the idea (which is still dim to Helen Schucman) that the reason is not that you (plural) distantiate, doubt, or cannot believe."
T1B24L "Man is free to believe what he chooses."
T1B36U "(Helen Schucman note: If you ask somebody what he believes before you tell him what you believe, then you are implying that you will say what he approves."
T1B36W "The quotation thus means that you represent or "witness for" the authority in whom you believe."
T1B41BC "This is why it is possible for a man to believe what is not true for anyone else."
T1B43D "Believe THIS and you WILL be free."
T2A10 "He does not have to continue to believe what is not true, unless he chooses to do so."
T2A31 "You insist on thinking that people CAN possess you, if you believe that their thoughts (or the external environment) can affect you, regardless of WHAT they think."
T2B1 "This means that you believe in what you VALUE."
T2B49 "They cannot believe that a defense which CANNOT attack also IS the best defense."
T2C9 "It was the first level of the error to believe that the body created its own illness."
T2D1 "You and Bill both believe that "being afraid" is involuntary."
T2D5 "You both believe that you ARE responsible for what you DO, but NOT for what you THINK."
T2D6 "It is pointless to believe that controlling the outcome of mis-Thought can result in real healing."
T2E10 "You do not expect to grow when you say it, because you don't really believe it."
T2E11 "It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is merely arrogant, but that is not the real reason why you don't believe it."
T2E12 "People prefer to believe that their thoughts cannot exert real control because they are literally AFRAID of them."
T2E14 "If you believe that what you think is ineffectual, you may cease to be overly afraid of it, but you are hardly likely to respect it, either."
T2E20 "This can only be because you have miscreated all of us, and believe in what you have created."
T2E28 "This led him to believe that his own mind-creation could stand only if the creation of another's fell."
T2E52 "If you believe that all of the Souls that God created ARE His Sons, and if you also believe that the Sonship is One, then every Soul MUST be a Son of God, or an integral part of the Sonship."
T2E54 "However, it is quite apparent that so to elect IS to believe in the existence of nothingness."
T2E55 "But the readiness at least is an indication that you believe this is possible."
T3C6 "Can you believe that the Father REALLY thinks this way?"
T3C8 "God does NOT believe in karmic retribution at all."
T3C35 "Having created them, he does believe in them."
T3C39 "This is what Cayce could NOT believe, because he could not see that, as a Son of God, he WAS invulnerable."
T3G2 "When you make something to fill a perceived lack, which is obviously why you would make anything, you are tacitly implying that you believe in the Separation."
T3G34 "It is still true that you believe they DID something to you."
T3G38 "Children have an authority problem ONLY if they believe that their image is influenced BY the authority."
T3H3 "He evidently does not believe this, or he would not have judged against it."
T3H8 "You will also use the term with considerable fear and believe that judgment will someday be used against you."
T3H9 "This is the fundamental error of all those who believe they have usurped the power of God."
T3H10 "Authority has been used for great cruelty, because, being uncertain of their true Authorship, men believe that their creation was anonymous."
T3I2 "It is a mistake to believe that a thought-system which is based on lies is weak."
T3I9 "Man can perceive himself as self-creating, but he CANNOT do more than BELIEVE it."
T3I10 "You and Bill still believe you are images of your own creation."
T3I10 "You are split with your own Souls on this point, and there is NO resolution, because you believe the one thing that is literally INCONCEIVABLE."
T3I11 "You, Bill, really believe that by teaching you are assuming a dominant or father role, and that the "father figure" will kill you."
T3I16 "To believe that THEY can be reconciled is to believe that God and man can NOT."
T4B5 "If a salesman must believe in the product he sells, how much more must a teacher believe in the ideas which he professes."
T4B5 "But he needs another condition; he must also believe in the students to whom he offers his ideas."
T4B12 "It is pointless to refuse to tolerate change or changing because you believe that you can demonstrate by doing so that the Separation never occurred."
T4B14 "This goal will not be achieved by those who believe that they will LOSE their child or pupil or patient if they succeed."
T4B15 "But it is NOT natural for YOU to want to obey its laws unless YOU believe in them."
T4B18 "You believe that their APPROVAL of your image will exalt it, but also that your separation anxiety will be increased."
T4B18 "You also believe that their DISAPPROVAL of it will lessen the separation anxiety, but at the cost of depression."
T4B23 "It will be doubtful forever, or better, as long as you believe in it."
T4B26 "DO NOT BELIEVE THE INCREDIBLE NOW."
T4B34 "I could not understand their importance to YOU if I had not once been tempted to believe them myself."
T4C8 "That is why the Bible quotes me as saying, "Ye believe in God, believe also in me.""
T4C9 "That is why you believe that you never had knowledge."
T4C14 "Even if you associate giving with sacrifice, you still give only because you believe you are somehow getting something better so that you can do without the thing you give."
T4C19 "The ego DOES believe it is completely on its own, which is merely another way of describing how it originated."
T4C22 "The religiously ego-oriented tend to believe that the Soul existed before, and will continue to exist afterwards, after a temporary lapse into ego-life."
T4C22 "Some actually believe that the Soul will be punished for this lapse, even though in reality it could not possibly know anything about it."
T4D10 "No one who has experienced the revelation of this can ever fully believe in the ego again."
T4D11 "You who identify with your egos cannot believe that God loves you."
T4E18 "YOURS is so distorted that you believe that I was mistaken in choosing you."
T4E21 "Why do you believe that it is harder for me to inspire the dis-spirited or to stabilize the unstable?"
T4E21 "I do not believe that there is an order of difficulty in miracles: YOU do."
T4F12 "All learners learn best when they believe that what they are trying to learn is of value to them."
T4G6 "But we cannot safely leave it at that, or you will regard yourselves as necessarily conflicted as long as you are here, or more properly, BELIEVE that you are here."
T4G7 "The ratio of repression and dissociation of truth varies with the individual ego-illusion (tell Bill that phrase is VERY good), but dissociation is always involved, or you would not believe that you ARE here."
T4G12 "You may believe that you have already accepted the difference, but you are by no means convinced as yet."
T4G13 "Having done this, it utilizes repression against all truly natural impulses, not because the EGO is a separate thing, but because you want to believe that YOU are."
T4G21 "You, Bill, will learn somewhat differently, because you are afraid of all complete involvements, and believe that they lessen YOU."
T5B4 "The more who BELIEVE in them, the STRONGER they become."
T5C4 "First, its universality is perfectly clear, and no-one who receives it could ever believe for one instant that sharing it involves anything BUT gain."
T5E11 "The ego becomes strong in strife because if you believe there is strife, you will react viciously because the idea of danger has entered your mind."
T5G5 "Listening to the ego's voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God."
T5G5 "You believe that a part of Him has been torn away by YOU."
T5G11 "Delusional ideas are NOT thought, but you CAN think that you believe in them."
T5G12 "They also show that you believe you CAN think apart from God, and WANT to."
T5G13 "Guilt is inescapable for those who believe that they order their OWN thought, and must therefore obey its orders."
T5H6 "Having made YOU afraid, you do not appeal to the higher court, because you believe its judgment would be AGAINST you."
T5H8 ""As ye sow, so shall ye reap" merely means that what you believe to be worth cultivating you will cultivate in yourself."
T5H14 "Appeal everything you believe gladly to God's own Higher Court, because it speaks for Him, and therefore speaks truly."
T5I11 "Do you REALLY believe you can make a voice that can drown out His?"
T5I11 "Do you REALLY believe that you can devise a thought-system which can separate you from His?"
T5I11 "Do you REALLY believe that you can plan for your safety and joy better than He can?"
T5I12 "Unless the healer heals HIMSELF, he does NOT believe that there is no order in miracles."
T5I16 "God weeps at the sacrifice of His children who believe they are lost to Him."
T6A1 "Anger cannot occur unless you believe that you have BEEN attacked; the attack was JUSTIFIED; and you are in no way responsible for it."
T6A2 "You cannot BE attacked, attack HAS no justification, and you ARE responsible for what you believe."
T6B4 "To the extent to which you believe it DOES, you MUST be accepting false premises and TEACHING THEM TO OTHERS."
T6B5 "If you will BELIEVE it, you will help me TEACH it."
T6B7 "Do not believe there is, and do not TEACH that there is."
T6B7 "Remember always that what you believe you WILL teach."
T6B7 "Believe with me, and we will become equal as teachers."
T6B7 "But first believe that it is true for you, or you will teach amiss."
T6B21 "As long as you teach this, YOU still believe it."
T6C2 "What you project you disown, and therefore DO NOT BELIEVE IS YOURS."
T6C8 "The ego prefers to believe that parallel lines do not meet, and conceives of their meeting as impossible."
T6C10 "The Holy Spirit USES time, but does NOT believe in it."
T6C10 "Coming from God, He uses EVERYTHING for good, but does not BELIEVE in what is not true."
T6C11 "Since the Holy Spirit IS in your minds, then your minds MUST be able to believe ONLY what is true."
T6D3 "From this, which YOU have made, you have taught yourselves to believe you ARE NOT WHAT YOU ARE."
T6D5 "What you project you BELIEVE."
T6E2 "You could not remain WITHIN the Kingdom without love, and since the Kingdom IS love, you believe you are WITHOUT it."
T6E4 "The ego believes that the best defense is attack, and WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THIS."
T6E4 "Unless you DO believe it, you will not side with it."
T6E5 "No-one in his right mind could POSSIBLY believe this, and no-one in his right mind DOES believe it."
T6E7 "When you awake, you will see the Truth around you and in you, and you will no longer believe in dreams, because they will have no reality for you."
T6F1 "YOU DID NOT BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN PERFECTION."
T6F3 "You do not inform them that the nightmares which frightened them so badly were not real, because children BELIEVE in magic."
T6G1 "This is because they BELIEVE in attack and rejection, so this is what they perceive and teach and LEARN."
T6G2 "Those who BELIEVE in it therefore perceive this as an ATTACK ON THEM."
T6G2 "This is because everyone identifies himself WITH his thought system, and EVERY thought system centers on WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE."
T6G5 "Still strongly aware of the ego in himself, and responding primarily TO the ego in others, he is being taught to react to BOTH as if what he DOES believe IS NOT TRUE."
T6G10 "But it MUST be insane to believe IT IS UP TO YOU to decide what God's Creations ARE."
T6H13 "But remember that those who will to teach the same thing MUST be in agreement about what they believe."
T6H14 "The third step, then, is a statement of what you WANT to believe, and entails a willingness to RELINQUISH EVERYTHING ELSE."
T7B2 "What you believe you are DETERMINES your gifts, and if God created you by extending HIMSELF AS you, you can only extend YOURSELF as He did."
T7C2 "WHAT YOU PROJECT YOU BELIEVE."
T7C4 "Those who are AGAINST freedom believe that its outcome will hurt them, which CANNOT be true."
T7C6 "OUTSIDE the Kingdom, the law which prevails INSIDE it is ADAPTED to "what you project you believe.""
T7C6 "This form of the law clearly implies that you will learn what YOU are from what you have projected onto others and therefore believe THEY are."
T7E4 "As long as you believe that you can ATTEND to what is NOT true, you are accepting conflict as your CHOICE."
T7E6 "The dis-spirited are depressed because they believe that they are literally "without the Spirit," which is an illusion."
T7E7 "To believe this is possible is to believe YOU CAN DO IT."
T7E10 "This is the way in which the ego tries to use ALL abilities, because its goal is ALWAYS to make YOU believe that YOU are in opposition."
T7F2 "This MUST be so, because you CAN act in accordance with what you do NOT believe."
T7F2 "But this will weaken you as teachers AND learners because, as has been repeatedly emphasized, you teach what you DO believe."
T7F4 "He may believe that this gift comes from God TO him, but it is quite evident that he does NOT understand God if he thinks HE has something that others DO NOT."
T7G4 "Knowledge is total, and the ego DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TOTALITY."
T7G6 "But it DOES follow that if it makes illusions it will BELIEVE in them, because THAT IS HOW IT MADE THEM."
T7G9 "But you CANNOT deny that when you BELIEVE something you HAVE made it true FOR YOU."
T7G9 "When YOU believe what God DOES NOT KNOW, your thought seems to CONTRADICT His, and this makes it appear AS IF YOU ARE ATTACKING HIM."
T7G9 "We have repeatedly emphasized that the ego DOES believe it can attack God, and tries to persuade you that YOU have done this."
T7G10 "While you believe that two totally contradictory thought systems SHARE truth, your need for vigilance is apparent."
T7G12 "If you dissociate your mind FROM it, you are perceiving the most powerful force in the universe of thought AS IF it were weak, because you do NOT believe YOU are part of it."
T7H8 "They attack BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE DEPRIVED."
T7H9 "This makes you feel DEPRIVED of it, and by projecting YOUR rejection, you believe that others are TAKING IT FROM YOU."
T7H10 "Being the part of your mind which does NOT believe it is responsible for ITSELF, and being without allegiance to God, it is incapable of trust."
T7H11 "Deny THIS and you WILL attack, because you believe you have BEEN attacked."
T7I6 "They DO believe they have blotted them out of their OWN minds, but they also believe they are trying to creep back INTO them."
T7J9 "But you do not really BELIEVE this, or you could not possibly maintain it."
T7J10 "But your state of mind and your recognition of WHAT IS IN YOUR MIND depends, at any given moment, on what you believe ABOUT your mind."
T7K3 "You REALLY believe that doing the opposite of God's will CAN be better for you."
T7K3 "You also believe that it is POSSIBLE to do the opposite of God's will."
T7K3 "Therefore, you believe that an impossible choice IS open to you, which is both very fearful and very desirable."
T8C6 "Can you ask the part of your mind that taught you to believe they ARE the same to teach you the DIFFERENCE?"
T8E1 "When you are not at peace, it can only be because you do not believe you are IN HIM."
T8E15 "The delusional believe that truth will ASSAIL them, and so they DO NOT SEE IT because they prefer the delusion."
T8G1 "If you did NOT believe this, the IDEA of attack would have no appeal to you."
T8G3 "But if you use it ONLY to reach the minds of those who believe they ARE bodies and teach them THROUGH the body that THIS IS NOT SO, you will begin to understand the power of the mind that is in both of you."
T8J7 "NO mind can believe that its will is STRONGER than God's."
T8J15 "As long as you believe that fear is possible, YOU WILL NOT CREATE."
T8K4 "If you would know God and His Answer, believe in me, whose faith in YOU cannot be shaken."
T8K4 "Believe his words are true, because of the truth which is in him."
T8K7 "You will not trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit, or believe that it is for YOU, unless you hear it in others."
T8K9 "Believe in me BY believing in them, for the sake of what God gave them."
T8K10 "To believe is to accept, and SIDE WITH."
T8K10 "To believe is not to be credulous, but to accept and APPRECIATE."
T8K10 "What you do NOT believe you do NOT APPRECIATE, and you CANNOT be grateful for what you do not VALUE."
T8K12 "To believe that it is possible to get much FOR little, is to believe that you can bargain with God."
T9B5 "ANY attempt you make to correct a brother, means that you believe correction by YOU is possible, and this can ONLY be the arrogance of the ego."
T9C1 "Look, then, BEYOND error, and do not let your perception rest UPON it, for you will believe what your perception HOLDS."
T9C12 "Children may believe them, and so, for a while, they ARE true for them."
T9D2 "The unhealed healer cannot DO this, because he does not BELIEVE it."
T9D4 "It is understandable that there has been a revolt against this concept, but to revolt AGAINST it, is still to BELIEVE in it."
T9G11 "To accept your littleness IS arrogant, because it means that you believe that YOUR evaluation of yourself is TRUER THAN GOD's."
T9H1 "You cannot do this, as long as you believe that ANYTHING that happens to you is caused by factors OUTSIDE yourself."
T9H4 "Believe this, and you will realize how much IS up to you."
T9I6 "You make it only because you still believe that it can GET YOU SOMETHING YOU WANT."
T9I9 "To believe that a Son of God can be sick is to believe that PART OF GOD CAN SUFFER."
T9I11 "To believe a Son of God is sick is to worship the same idol he does."
T9I16 "You would save them and serve them, because you believe that THEY MADE YOU."
T9I16 "Very simply, then, you may BELIEVE you are afraid of nothingNESS, but you are REALLY afraid of NOTHING."
T9J2 "If you believe you can be sick, you HAVE placed other gods before Him."
T9K1 "No-one can really DO this, but that you can THINK you can, and BELIEVE YOU HAVE, is beyond dispute."
T9K2 "Do not forget, however, that to deny God will inevitably result in projection, and you will believe that others, AND NOT YOURSELF, have done this TO you."
T9K2 "You may believe that you judge your brothers by the messages they give YOU, but you HAVE judged them by the message you give THEM."
T9K13 "You believe that the sick things which you have made are your real creations, because you believe that the sick images you perceive are the Sons of God."
T10B4 "Do you REALLY believe that part of God can be missing or lost to Him?"
T10B6 "You do not know this, simply because you have tried to limit what HE created, and so you believe that ALL creation is limited."
T10B6 "If you believe YOU are absent from God, you WILL believe He is absent from you."
T10B12 "You are afraid to know God's Will, because you believe it is NOT yours."
T10E6 "But come wholly without condemnation, for otherwise you will believe that the door is barred, and you cannot enter."
T10F4 "The ego is fearful BECAUSE you believe this."
T10F6 "Can YOU believe that autonomy is meaningful APART from Him?"
T10F13 "UPHELD by fear, this IS what the ego would have you believe."
T10F13 "Yet God's Son is not insane, and CANNOT believe it."
T10F13 "For only the insane would choose fear IN PLACE of love, and only the insane could believe that love can be gained by ATTACK."
T10G1 "It is impossible not to believe what you see, but it is equally impossible to see what you do NOT believe."
T10G1 "In effect, then, what you believe you DO see."
T10G1 "That is what I meant when I said, "Blessed are ye who have not seen and still believe," for those who believe in the resurrection WILL see it."
T10G2 "You do not see it clearly because you are interpreting AGAINST it, and therefore do not BELIEVE it."
T10G4 "Believe in the resurrection because it has BEEN accomplished, and it has been accomplished IN YOU."
T10G8 "And as long as you believe that YOU can crucify him you are only having nightmares."
T10G9 "Do not set limits on what you believe I can do THROUGH YOU, or you will not accept what I can do FOR you."
T10G10 "If you believe that YOURS is limited, YOU are limiting MINE."
T10H2 "If you believe in truth AND illusion you CANNOT TELL WHICH IS TRUE."
T10H4 "To believe that you can perceive the real world is to believe that you can know yourself."
T10H5 "BUT DO YOU BELIEVE IT?"
T10H5 "When you have perceived the real world, you will recognize that you did NOT believe it."
T10H9 "The Holy Spirit will answer EVERY specific problem, as long as you believe that problems ARE specific."
T10H9 "His answer is both many and one, as long as you believe that the One IS many."
T10H9 "You are refusing to ask, because you believe that asking is TAKING, and you do not perceive it as sharing."
T10H10 "You believe in a world that takes because you believe that you can get by taking."
T10H11 "Do you believe I would DECEIVE you?"
T10H11 "Believe that the truth is in me, for I KNOW that it is in YOU."
T11A1 "If you WANT to believe in error, you would HAVE to make it real, because it is not true."
T11A1 "But TRUTH is real in its OWN right, and to believe in truth, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING."
T11C11 "But you believe you DO know."
T11D5 "Never lose sight of this, and never allow yourself to believe, even for an instant, that there is another answer."
T11D11 "Do not believe it is outside of yourself, for only by recognizing WHERE it is, will you gain control over it."
T11E5 "If you believe it is OUTSIDE yourself, the search will be futile, for you will be seeking where it is NOT."
T11E5 "You do not know how to look within yourself, for you DO NOT BELIEVE YOUR HOME IS THERE."
T11E6 "And you will believe that you HAVE purchased it BECAUSE you have sold everything else."
T11F1 "You use attack to do so, because you believe that ATTACK WAS SUCCESSFUL IN WEAKENING YOU."
T11H5 "As long as you believe you have two functions, so long will you need correction."
T11H5 "For you will believe in what you MANIFEST, and as you look out so will you see in."
T11H6 "The mind always strives for integration, and if it is split, and WANTS TO KEEP THE SPLIT, it will believe it has ONE goal by MAKING IT ONE."
T11H8 "This gives it an illusion of integrity, and enables it to believe that IT is pursuing one goal."
T11H9 "But do not then believe that the witnesses FOR opposition are true for they attest only to your DECISION about reality, returning to you the message you GAVE them."
T11H15 "But it IS a traitor TO YOU who believe you have been treacherous to your Father."
T11H15 "You will think that death comes from Him, AND NOT FROM THE EGO, because, by confusing yourself WITH the ego, you believe that YOU want death."
T11I1 "Do you REALLY believe that you can kill the Son of God?"
T11J7 "As long as you believe the Son of God is guilty, you will walk along this carpet, believing that it leads to death."
T11J14 "And YOU who cherish guilt must ALSO believe it, for how else but by identifying WITH the ego, could you hold dear what you do not want?"
T12B3 "In the calm light of truth, let us recognize that YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE CRUCIFIED GOD'S SON."
T12B3 "For the ego DOES want to kill you, and if you identify WITH it, you MUST believe ITS GOAL IS YOURS."
T12B5 "You MUST, then, believe that, by NOT learning the course, YOU ARE PROTECTING YOURSELF."
T12B6 "YOU ARE AFRAID OF REDEMPTION, and YOU BELIEVE IT WILL KILL YOU."
T12B6 "For you believe that, in the presence of truth, you will turn on yourself and DESTROY yourself."
T12C2 "You could look even upon the ego's darkest cornerstone WITHOUT fear, if you did not believe that, WITHOUT THE EGO, you would find, within yourself, something you fear even more."
T12C3 "You would be willing to look upon your savage wish to kill God's Son, IF YOU DID NOT BELIEVE THAT IT SAVES YOU FROM LOVE."
T12C3 "You believe that attack is salvation, to PREVENT you from this."
T12C5 "For you believe that magnitude lies in defiance, and attack is grandeur."
T12C12 "For a darkened mind cannot live in the light, and it must seek a place of darkness, where it can believe it is where it is NOT."
T12D2 "If THEIR reality is questioned, you believe that YOURS is."
T12D2 "For you believe that ATTACK established your reality, and that your DESTRUCTION is the final proof THAT YOU WERE RIGHT."
T12F4 "But do not be deceived, and then believe that this is how it IS, for to believe that reality is what you would HAVE it be, according to YOUR use for it, IS delusional."
T13C1 "And those who follow them believe that THEY are guilty, and so they MUST condemn."
T13C4 "You do NOT believe the Son of God is guiltless, because you see the past, and see HIM not."
T13C5 "In ANY form, in ANYONE, BELIEVE THIS NOT."
T13C8 "Within you is NOT what you believe is there, and what YOU put your faith in."
T13D3 "It is inevitable that those who suffer guilt WILL attempt to displace it, because they DO believe in it."
T13D6 "As long as you believe that guilt is justified in ANY way, in ANYONE, WHATEVER he may do, you will not look within, where you would ALWAYS find Atonement."
T13D6 "The end of guilt will never come as long as you believe THERE IS A REASON FOR IT."
T13F5 "And while you think it possible to LEARN to do this, you will NOT believe all that IS possible to learn to do."
T13G1 "The Holy Spirit cannot teach WITHOUT this contrast, for you believe that misery IS happiness."
T13G2 "You will believe that NOTHING IS OF VALUE, and will VALUE it."
T13G8 "This simple lesson holds the key to the dark door, which you believe is locked forever."
T13H2 "You believe that guilt AND guiltlessness are BOTH of value, each representing an ESCAPE from what the other does NOT offer you."
T13H9 "But those who believe they are guilty, WILL respond to guilt, because THEY THINK IT IS SALVATION, and will NOT refuse to see it, and side WITH it."
T13H9 "They BELIEVE that INCREASING guilt is self-PROTECTION."
T13H10 "All this arises because they do NOT believe that WHAT THEY WANT IS GOOD."
T13I1 "You will not see the symbol of your brother's guiltlessness shining within him, while you still believe IT IS NOT THERE."
T14B10 "Believe not that you cannot teach His perfect peace."
T14D2 "Yet you cannot know this, for, by HIDING truth in fear, you see no reason to believe the more you LOOK at fear, the LESS you see it, and the clearer WHAT IT CONCEALS becomes."
T14F8 "You cannot safely make this division, for you are much too confused, either to recognize love, or to believe that EVERYTHING else is nothing but a NEED for love."
T14F9 "You who believe you understand something of the dynamics of the mind, let me assure you that you know NOTHING of it at all."
T14G5 "Never believe that ANY lesson you have learned, APART from Him, means ANYTHING."
T15B2 "For, although the ego aims at death and dissolution as an end, IT does not believe it."
T15B5 "The ego does not advertise its final threat, for it would have its worshippers still believe that IT can offer the ESCAPE from it."
T15B5 "For no-one who considers himself as DESERVING hell, can believe that punishment will end in peace."
T15D3 "Believe the little can content you, and, by LIMITING yourself, you will NOT be satisfied."
T15E1 "This course is not beyond IMMEDIATE learning, unless you prefer to believe that WHAT GOD WILLS TAKES TIME."
T15E7 "You BELIEVE that it is possible to harbor thoughts you would NOT share, and that Salvation lies in keeping your thoughts TO YOURSELF ALONE."
T15F1 "You are afraid of this, because you believe that, WITHOUT THE EGO, all would be chaos."
T15F2 "For separation IS the source of guilt, and to APPEAL to it for salvation IS TO BELIEVE YOU ARE ALONE."
T15G1 "If you seek for satisfaction in gratifying your needs as YOU perceive them, you MUST believe that strength comes from ANOTHER, and that WHAT YOU GAIN HE LOSES."
T15G2 "You do NOT find it difficult to believe that, when ANOTHER calls on God for love, YOUR call remains as strong."
T15H8 "What releases him FROM guilt is "bad," because he would no longer believe that BODIES communicate, and so he would be "gone.""
T15H9 "For they believe that this DECREASES it in them."
T15H11 "And how can He communicate with you, while you believe that, to communicate, is to MAKE YOURSELF ALONE?"
T15H11 "It is CLEARLY insane to believe that, by communicating, you will be abandoned."
T15H11 "And yet, you DO believe it."
T15H12 "As long as you believe that, to be with a body, is companionship, you will be COMPELLED to attempt to keep your brother IN his body, HELD THERE BY GUILT."
T15H13 "It is the Holy Spirit's teaching function to instruct those who believe that communication is damnation, that communication is salvation."
T15I5 "It is only YOU, who believe that it IS understandable."
T15J5 "The idea is simply this; you believe that it is possible to be host to the ego, or hostage to God."
T15J5 "This is the choice you think you have, and the decision that you believe that you must make."
T15J6 "As host to the ego, you believe that you can give ALL your guilt away, WHATEVER you think, and purchase peace."
T15J7 "How fearful, then, has God become to you, and how great a sacrifice do you believe His Love demands!"
T15K4 "You who believe that sacrifice IS love, must learn that sacrifice is separation FROM love."
T16C4 "It is impossible to convince you of the reality of what has clearly BEEN accomplished, through your willingness, as long as you believe that YOU must understand it, or else IT is not real."
T16C5 "You think your LACK of understanding is a LOSS to you, and so you are unwilling to believe that what HAS happened is true."
T16C5 "Yet can you REALLY believe that all that has happened, EVEN THOUGH you do NOT understand it, HAS NOT HAPPENED?"
T16D2 "And would you NOT have faith in what you have so diligently taught yourself to believe?"
T16D3 "You could never have taught freedom, unless you DID believe in it."
T16F2 "No-one considers it bizarre to love and hate together, and even those who believe that hate is "sin", merely feel guilty, but do NOT correct it."
T16F4 "And it is essential to the preservation of the ego, that you believe this specialness is NOT hell, but HEAVEN."
T17B1 "You believe that truth cannot deal with them, ONLY because YOU would keep them FROM truth."
T17C2 "The bridge between that world and this is SO little and SO easy to cross that you could not believe it is the meeting-place of worlds so different."
T17E9 "This gift is given you for your damnation, and if you TAKE it, you WILL believe that you are damned."
T17F6 "If you believed the Holy Spirit was THERE to ACCEPT the relationship, why would you now not STILL believe that He is there, to PURIFY what He has taken under His guidance?"
T17F10 "And take each other's hand, to walk together along a road far more familiar than you now believe."
T17G8 "They demonstrate that you did NOT believe that the solution AND THE PROBLEM were in the same place."
T17I6 "And you had faith in it, for no-one accepts what he does NOT believe is REAL."
T18B1 "You who believe that God is fear made but ONE substitution."
T18B4 "You but BELIEVE it is the other way; that truth is OUTSIDE, and error and guilt within."
T18D4 "Do you believe that I would LEAVE you in the darkness you agreed to leave with ME?"
T18E3 "And if you believe He cannot enter where He wills to be, you MUST be INTERFERING with His Will."
T18E4 "It is impossible to make arrogant preparations for holiness, and NOT believe that it is up to you to establish the conditions for peace."
T18E9 "What you believe to be impossible WILL BE, if God so wills it, but you will remain quite UNAWARE of it."
T18E9 "If you believe the holy instant is difficult FOR YOU, it is because YOU have become the arbiter of what is possible, and remain UNWILLING to give place to One Who KNOWS."
T18F5 "It will become the HAPPY dream through which He can spread joy to thousands on thousands who believe that love is fear, NOT happiness."
T18F6 "Never believe that this is necessary, or even possible."
T18H8 "Believe it for just one instant, and you will accomplish more than is given to a century of contemplation, or of struggle against temptation."
T18J6 "The body will remain guilt's messenger, and will act as it directs, as long as YOU believe that guilt is real."
T18J8 "And back and forth they go, as long as you would play the game of children's "make believe.""
T19D7 "But NOT while you believe in sin."
T19D8 "When you are tempted to believe that sin is real, remember this: If sin is real, both God AND YOU are not."
T19D8 "Is it not EASIER to believe that YOU have been mistaken, than to believe in this?"
T19D9 "While you believe that YOUR reality, OR YOUR BROTHER's, is bounded by a body, you will believe in sin."
T19D9 "While you believe that BODIES can unite, you will find guilt attractive, and believe that sin is precious."
T19F10 "The body DOES appear to be the symbol of sin, while you believe that it can get you what you want."
T19F10 "While you believe that it can give you pleasure, you will ALSO believe that it can bring you pain."
T19G2 "This is what you believe that it would dispossess, and leave YOU homeless."
T19H9 "Hear not its madness, and believe not the impossible is true."
T19H9 "Not one but MUST believe that YIELDING to the attraction of guilt is the ESCAPE from pain."
T19J3 "You who believe you have condemned the Son of God to this ARE arrogant."
T19K7 "Look upon it, open-eyed, and you will nevermore believe that you are at the mercy of things BEYOND you, forces you can NOT control, and thoughts that come to you AGAINST your will."
T20D5 "And TO this world must YOU adjust, as long as you believe this picture IS outside, and has you at its mercy."
T20D8 "And if you HAVE, would you BELIEVE the answer?"
T20I8 "Believe them not, and they ARE gone."
T21B4 "This they do NOT believe."
T21D5 "Faith given to illusions does NOT lack power, for, BY it, does the Son of God believe that he is powerless."
T21D9 "Those who believe in sin MUST think the Holy Spirit asks for sacrifice."
T21E2 "This you believe, and so you do NOT look."
T21F3 "You WILL believe that you are helpless prey to forces far beyond your own control, and far more powerful than you."
T21F3 "But never believe, because it is your faith, it makes REALITY."
T21G1 "But reason will also tell you when you THINK you sin you call for help, but if you will not ACCEPT the help you call for, you will not believe that it is yours to give."
T21G4 "For they BELIEVE they see the body, and LET their madness tell them it is real."
T21H1 "Only the helpless COULD believe in it."
T21H1 "And only those who FIRST believe that they are little, could SEE attraction there."
T21H2 "And those who see themselves as helpless MUST believe that they are NOT the Son of God."
T21H6 "Who that believes in sin would DARE believe he has NO enemy?"
T22B1 "Yet, if you ARE His Will, what you MUST then believe is that you are NOT yourself."
T22B1 "You can, indeed, believe this, and you DO."
T22B4 "Yet you believe that YOU have secrets."
T22C4 "To believe that one exception can exist, is to confuse what IS the same with what is different."
T22C10 "For ONLY if you would believe His Son COULD be His enemy, does it SEEM POSSIBLE that what YOU made is YOURS."
T22D4 "For here is its OWN stability, its heavy anchor in the shifting world it made; the rock on which its church is built, and where its worshippers are bound to bodies, and believe the body's freedom is their own."
T22D8 "What is there in him that you would attack, EXCEPT what you associate with his body, which YOU believe can sin?"
T22G1 "He will believe it possible of mind OR body, and he will make the other SERVE his choice, as means to find it."
T22G13 "But you will NOT remember this, while you believe attack of ANY kind means ANYTHING."
T23A2 "You will believe that EVERYTHING you use for sin can hurt you, AND BECOME YOUR ENEMY."
T23B1 "Conflict WITHIN you MUST imply that you believe the ego has the power TO BE VICTORIOUS."
T23B5 "It IS forgotten in the body's life, and, if you think you ARE a body, you will believe you HAVE forgotten it."
T23C14 "You who believe you walk in sanity, with feet on solid ground, and through a world where meaning CAN be found, consider this: These ARE the laws on which your "sanity" appears to rest."
T23C19 "You would maintain, and think it true, that you do NOT believe such senseless laws, nor act upon them."
T23C19 "Brothers, you DO believe them."
T23C19 "Yet you believe them FOR the forms they take, and DO NOT RECOGNIZE the content."
T23D4 "Yet it SEEMS difficult to those who still believe that compromise is possible."
T23D5 "Those who believe that peace can BE defended, and that attack is JUSTIFIED on its behalf, can NOT perceive it lies within them."
T23E3 "It is NOT sinful to believe the function of the Son is murder."
T24A1 "Can you believe a shadow can hold back the Will that holds the universe secure?"
T24A2 "For a decision is a CONCLUSION, based on EVERYTHING that you believe."
T24F5 "Yet IS it joy to look upon decay and madness, and believe this crumbling thing, with flesh already loosened from the bone and sightless holes for eyes, is like yourself?"
T24G13 "You who believe it easier to see your brother's body than his holiness, be sure you understand what made this judgment."
T25A2 "And, as long as they believe THEY are in bodies, where they think they are He CANNOT be."
T25B2 "Behold the body, and you WILL believe that you are there."
T25B5 "Since you believe that YOU are separate, Heaven presents itself to you as separate, too."
T25C10 "Nor believe that all His praise is given not to you."
T25D1 "This is in strict accord with vision's FUNDAMENTAL law: You see what you believe is there, and you believe it there because you WANT it there."
T25F1 "And no-one COULD believe in one unless the other were the truth, for each attests the other MUST be true."
T25F2 "And now you MUST believe you are not you, but something alien to yourself and "something else," a "something" to be feared instead of loved."
T25F6 "Through your ATTACK, believe He hates you, thinking Heaven must be hell."
T25H3 "For it is this that you do not believe."
T25H3 "Yet there is nothing ELSE you COULD believe, if you but looked at what it really IS."
T25H5 "And if he chooses to believe ONE thought OPPOSED to truth, he has decided he is NOT his Father's Son, because the Son is mad, and sanity must lie apart from both the Father AND the Son."
T25H5 "THIS YOU BELIEVE."
T25H7 "Test EVERYTHING that you believe against this ONE requirement."
T25H7 "Love is the basis for a world perceived as wholly mad to sinners, who believe theirs is the way to sanity."
T25H8 "The FORM is suited to your special needs, and to the special time and place in which you think you find yourself, and where you can be free of place and time, and ALL that you believe must limit you."
T25H12 "You who believe that God is mad, look carefully at this, and understand that it MUST be that EITHER God OR this must be insane, but hardly both."
T25I1 "For, if He did, you would believe He wrested it from you AGAINST your will."
T25I2 "What BUT a little faith remains to those who still believe in sin?"
T25I6 "It is extremely hard for those who still believe sin meaningful to understand the Holy Spirit's justice."
T25I6 "They DO believe that Heaven is hell, and ARE afraid of love."
T25I8 "Could He, in justice AND in love believe in your confusion you HAVE much to give?"
T25J8 "Not ONE right do YOU believe you have."
T26C4 "You who believe it safe to give but SOME mistakes to be corrected while you keep the others to yourself, remember this: Justice is total."
T26C5 "But YOU believe that some injustices ARE fair and good, and necessary to preserve yourself."
T26F2 "But since you DO believe in its reality, why should you waste it going nowhere, when it CAN be used to reach a goal as high as learning can achieve?"
T26F4 "To you who still believe you live in time, and know not it is gone, the Holy Spirit still guides you through the infinitely small and senseless maze you still perceive in time, though it has long since gone."
T26G1 "Anything in this world that you believe is good and valuable and worth striving for can hurt you, and will do so."
T26G1 "Who can believe illusions are the same, and still maintain that even one is best?"
T26H12 "And to believe ideas can leave their source is to invite illusions to be true, WITHOUT SUCCESS."
T26H14 "If you believe what is the same is different, you but deceive yourself."
T26I1 "And this space you see as time, because you still believe you are EXTERNAL to each other."
T26I1 "And you can NOT believe that trust would settle every problem NOW."
T26K4 "Is it not SAFER to believe that you are innocent of this, and victimized DESPITE your innocence?"
T27B6 "Are not the frail ENTITLED to believe that every stolen scrap of pleasure is their righteous payment for their little lives?"
T27C5 "What you would prove to him you will believe."
T27G4 "For NOTHING could contain what you believe it holds within."
T27I8 "The world but demonstrates an ancient truth; - you WILL believe that others do to you EXACTLY what you think you did to them."
T28B2 "You are so long accustomed to believe that memory holds only what is past, that it is hard for you to realize it is a skill that CAN remember NOW."
T28C3 "For this impossible desire, he does not believe that he is Love's EFFECTS, and must be cause BECAUSE of what he is."
T28E4 "Call not to him to meet you in the gap BETWEEN you, or you MUST believe that it is YOUR reality, as well as his."
T28F3 "Remember if you SHARE an evil dream, you will believe you ARE the dream you share."
T28F7 "You who believe there is a little gap between you do not understand that it is HERE that you are kept as prisoners in a world perceived to be EXISTING here."
T29A1 "All this do you BELIEVE, when you perceive a gap between your brother and yourself."
T29B1 "THE BODY SAVES YOU, for it gets away from total "sacrifice," and gives you time in which to build again your separate selves, which you believe DIMINISH as you meet."
T29C5 "And when you LOOK on them, you will believe His Presence MUST be there."
T29E1 "Do you believe that truth can be but SOME illusions?"
T29F5 "Believe him not."
T29H4 "For you believe that you can suffer lack, and lack IS death."
T29I2 "In some way you believe they will complete your little self, and let you walk in safety in a world perceived as dangerous, with forces massed against your confidence and peace of mind."
T29J1 "Hear, then, your story in the dream you made, and ask yourself if it be not the truth that you believe that it is NOT a dream."
T29J4 "For idols MUST be part of it, to save you from what you believe you have accomplished, and have done to make you sinful, and put out the Light within you."
T29J5 "This does the child believe BECAUSE he fears his thoughts, and gives them to his toys instead."
T29J9 "Whenever you feel fear in any form, - and you ARE fearful if you do not feel a deep content, a certainty of help, a calm assurance Heaven goes with you, - be sure you made an idol, and believe it will betray you."
T30B4 "For you have ALREADY gotten angry, and your fear of being answered in a different way from what YOUR version of the question asks will gain momentum until you believe the day you want is one in which you get YOUR answer to your question."
T30B7 "Until this point is reached, you will believe your happiness DEPENDS on being right."
T30D3 "To seek a special person or a thing to ADD to you to make yourself complete, can ONLY mean that you believe some FORM is missing."
T30E4 "All illusions that you believe about yourself obey NO laws."
T30E6 "But you WILL understand that mighty changes have been quickly brought about, when you decide one very simple thing; you do not WANT whatever you believe an idol gives."
T30H7 "It will shift in what it stands for, and you will believe the world is an uncertain place, in which you walk in danger and uncertainty."
T31A2 "For somehow you believe that what is TOTALLY confused is easier to learn and understand."
T31A11 "You are deceived if you believe you want disaster and disunity and pain."
T31C1 "Whatever form his sins appear to take, the form obscures the fact that you believe it to be yours, and THEREFORE meriting a just attack."
T31C2 "Why should his sins BE sins, if you did not believe they could not be forgiven in you?"
T31C2 "Why are they real in him, if you did not believe that they are YOUR reality?"
T31C2 "If you did not believe that you DESERVED attack, it never would occur to you to GIVE attack to anyone at all."
T31C6 "Let us be glad that you WILL see what you believe, and that it HAS been given you to CHANGE what you believe."
T31D4 "Its purpose is the ANSWER to the search that all must undertake who still believe there is another answer to be found."
T31E7 "For otherwise, you would be asked to make exchange of what you now believe for total loss of self."
T31F4 "It matters not where you believe you are, or what you think the truth about yourself must really be."
T31F5 "You who believe that you can choose to see the Son of God as you would have him be, forget not that no CONCEPT of yourself will stand against the truth of what you are."
T31H6 "Choose once again what you would have him be, remembering that every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it, and believe it IS."
W1IN15 "Some of the ideas you will find hard to believe, and others will seem quite startling."
W1IN15 "You are not asked to judge them, nor even to believe them."
W1IN15 "Remember only this; you need not believe them, you need not accept them, and you need not welcome them."
W5L1 "Apply it specifically to whatever you believe is the cause of your upset, using the description of the feeling in whatever term seems accurate to you."
W5L2 "But again, this should not be substituted for practice periods in which you first search your mind for "sources" of upset in which you believe, and forms of upset which you think result."
W7L1 "This idea is particularly difficult to believe at first."
W7L2 "Old ideas about time are very difficult to change, because everything you believe is rooted in time, and depends on your not learning these new ideas about it."
W9L2 "It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what seems to be pictured before it is not there."
W10L4 "Then add: "This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.""
W10L5 "Remember, however, to repeat the idea slowly before applying it specifically, and also to add: "This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.""
W13L5 "You are not expected to believe the statement at this point, and will probably try to dismiss it as preposterous."
W17L1 "It is always the thought that comes first, despite the temptation to believe that it is really the other way around."
W17L3 "As usual, it is essential to make no distinction between what you believe to be animate or inanimate; pleasant or unpleasant."
W17L3 "Regardless of what you may believe, you do not see anything which is really alive and really joyous."
W21L3 "Remember that you do not really recognize what really arouses anger in you, and nothing that you believe in this connection means anything."
W25L2 "When you believe this, you will try to withdraw the goals you have assigned to the world, instead of attempting to reinforce them."
W26L1 "That is because you believe that you can really attack."
W26L2 "And if you fear attack, you must believe that you are not invulnerable."
W26L3 "And because you believe in them, you can no longer believe in yourself."
W27L2 "There may be a great temptation to believe that some sort of sacrifice is being asked of you when you say you want to see above all else."
W35L1 "It is difficult for anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself."
W35L1 "Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it."
W35L2 "You will believe that you are part of where you think you are."
W35L2 "What you see while you believe you are in it is seen through the eyes of the image."
W39L2 "But do you believe that guilt is hell?"
W41L2 "The separated ones have invented many "cures" for what they believe to be the "ills of the world.""
W41L5 "We understand that you do not believe all this."
W41L8 "The way will open if you believe that it is possible."
W44L5 "While you practice in this form, you leave behind everything that you now believe, and all the thoughts which you have made up."
W44L6 "You might find it helpful to remind yourself from time to time that to reach light is to escape from darkness, whatever you may believe to the contrary."
W47L2 "To believe that you can is to put your trust where trust is unwarranted, and to justify fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and sorrow."
W47L5 "It is obvious that any situation which causes you concern is associated with feelings of inadequacy, since otherwise you would believe that you could deal with the situation successfully."
W48L1 "It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts."
W50L1 "In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God."
W55L5 "It is this that I believe the world is for."
W68L1 "It makes you believe that He is like what you think you have become, for no one can conceive of his Creator as unlike himself."
W68L7 "Try to believe, however briefly, that nothing can harm you in any way."
W69L4 "From where you stand, you can see no reason to believe there is a brilliant light hidden by the clouds."
W70L1 "All temptation is nothing more than some form of the basic temptation not to believe the idea for today."
W71L1 "It is this plan in which you believe."
W71L1 "Since it is the opposite of God's, you also believe that to accept God's plan in place of the ego's is to be damned."
W71L1 "Yet after we have considered just what the ego's plan is, perhaps you will realize that, however preposterous it may be, you do believe in it."
W71L2 "Each grievance you hold is a declaration, and an assertion in which you believe, that says, "If this were different, I would be saved.""
W72L2 "Yet the ego would have you believe that it is."
W75L6 "Believe He will not fail you now."
W76L8 "Think further; you believe in laws of friendship, of "good" relationships and reciprocity."
W87L5 "I can become afraid only when I believe that there is another will."
W87L5 "I try to attack only when I am afraid, and only when I try to attack can I believe that my eternal safety is threatened."
W88L6 "For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful: "My perception of this shows me I believe in laws which do not exist.""
W90L5 "I believe that the problem comes first, and time must elapse before it can be worked out."
W92L1 "This is why you believe that you can change what you see by keeping little bits of glass or other clear material before your eyes held in a frame or placed against the eye."
W92L2 "You also believe the body's brain can think."
W92L2 "Yet this is no more foolish than to believe the body's eyes can see; the brain can think."
W93L2 "That you have sought salvation in strange ways; have been deceived, deceiving and afraid of foolish fantasies and savage dreams; and have bowed down to idols made of dust; all this is true by what you now believe."
W95L1 "You do not accept this, and you fail to realize it must be so, only because you believe that you have changed yourself already."
W99L12 "If you are tempted to believe them true, remember that appearances can not withstand the truth these mighty words contain: "Salvation is my only function here."
W101L1 "You still believe it asks for suffering as penance for your "sins.""
W101L1 "Yet you must think it so while you believe that sin is real, and that God's Son can sin."
W101L5 "The exercises teach sin is not real, and all that you believe must come from sin will never happen, for it has no cause."
W102L1 "You may think it buys you something, and may still believe a little that it buys you what you want."
W121L9 "The unforgiving mind does not believe that giving and receiving are the same."
W124L9 "Your benefit will not be less if you believe that nothing happened."
W126L2 "Let us consider what you do believe in place of this idea."
W126L11 "And what you hear of Him you will believe, for what He gives will be received by you."
W127L2 "To believe these things of love is not to understand it."
W127L7 "For fifteen minutes twice today escape from every law in which you now believe."
W128L1 "Believe this thought, and you are saved from years of misery, from countless disappointments, and from hopes that turn to bitter ashes of despair."
W128L4 "Let nothing which relates to body thoughts delay your progress to salvation, nor permit temptation to believe the world has anything you want to hold you back."
W130L4 "All separation, all distinctions, and the multitude of differences you believe make up the world."
W133L9 "He will believe that he has served the ego's hidden goals."
W133L10 "This guidance teaches it is error to believe that sins are but mistakes, for who would suffer for his sins if this were so?"
W133L11 "And so we come to the criterion for choice which is the hardest to believe, because its obviousness is overlaid with many levels of obscurity."
W133L14 "Should you begin to let yourself collect some needless burdens, or believe you see some difficult decisions facing you, be quick to answer with this simple thought: "I will not value what is valueless, For what is valuable belongs to me.""
W134L3 "The major difficulty that you find in genuine forgiveness on your part is that you still believe you must forgive the truth and not illusions."
W134L4 "For it is impossible to think of sin as true and not believe forgiveness is a lie."
W135L27 "Try not to shape this day as you believe would benefit you most."
W136L3 "They are secret magic wands you wave when truth appears to threaten what you would believe."
W136L10 "And you believe that Heaven quails before such mad attacks as these, with God made blind by your illusions, truth turned into lies, and all the universe made slaves to laws which your defenses would impose on it."
W138L1 "In this world Heaven is a choice, because here we believe there are alternatives to choose between."
W139L3 "To be alive and not to know yourself is to believe that you are really dead."
W139L7 "It is so far beyond all doubt and question that to ask what it must be is all the proof you need to show that you believe the contradiction that you know not what you cannot fail to know."
W151L2 "Nor do you ask why you believe it, even though you learned a long while since your senses do deceive."
W151L2 "That you believe them to the last detail which they report is even stranger when you pause to recollect how frequently they have been faulty witnesses indeed!"
W151L4 "You merely can believe the ego's judgments, all of which are false."
W151L5 "And you believe that this is so with stubborn certainty."
W151L5 "Yet underneath remains the hidden doubt that what it shows you as reality with such conviction it does not believe."
W151L6 "You believe to doubt his vassals is to doubt yourself."
W152L2 "You may believe that this position is extreme, and too inclusive to be true."
W152L6 "Is it not strange that you believe to think you made the world you see is arrogance?"
W152L7 "To think you can is merely to believe you can perceive what God willed not to be."
W153L7 "What can save you now from your delusion of an angry god whose fearful image you believe you see at work in all the evils of the world?"
W154L1 "And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance."
W155L1 "Yet those who have not yet perceived the way will recognize you also, and believe that you are like them as you were before."
W160L1 "Who but a madman could believe he is what he is not, and judge against himself?"
W166L2 "Yet those who think it real must still believe there is another will, and one which leads to opposite effects from those He wills."
W166L3 "He must believe that to accept God's gifts, however evident they may become, however urgently he may be called to claim them as his own, is being pressed to treachery against himself."
W169L2 "By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real."
W170L1 "You mean that you believe to hurt another brings you freedom."
W170L9 "The final one, the hardest to believe is nothing, and a seeming obstacle with the appearance of a solid block, impenetrable, fearful and beyond surmounting, is the fear of God Himself."
W184L5 "Yet you believe this is what learning means; its one essential goal by which communication is achieved and concepts can be meaningfully shared."
W184L8 "His true identity is hidden from you by what you believe he really is."
W185L8 "Consider but what you believe will comfort you and bring you happiness."
W187L3 "But you will not believe that this is done until you see the miracles it brings to everyone you look upon."
W187L8 "Never believe that you can sacrifice."
W188L2 "Why wait to find it in the future, or believe it has been lost already or was never there?"
W191L4 "All else but this one thing is folly to believe."
W193L6 "Shall we not learn to say these words when we are tempted to believe that pain is real, and death becomes our choice instead of life?"
W196L3 "You will not believe you are a body to be crucified."
W196L5 "Who could believe his Father is his deadly enemy, separate from him, and waiting to destroy his life and blot him from the universe, without the fear of hell upon his heart?"
W196L6 "Such is the form of madness you believe, if you accept the fearful thought you can attack another and be free yourself."
W196L8 "You do not now believe that fear is caused without."
W198L7 "How foolish to believe that They could die!"
W198L7 "How foolish to believe you can attack!"
W199L7 "Be free today, and carry freedom as your gift to those who still believe they are enslaved within a body."
W226L1 "If I believe it has a value as I see it now, so will it still remain for me."
W228L1 "Shall I deny His knowledge, and believe in what His knowledge makes impossible?"
W246L1 "Let me not fail to recognize myself, and still believe that my awareness can contain my Father; or my mind conceive of all the love my Father has for me, and all the love which I return to Him."
W260W55 "Whatever it may be, you will believe that it is one with you."
W277L2 "Let us not worship idols, nor believe in any laws idolatry would make to hide the freedom of the Son of God."
W278L1 "And this do I believe, when I maintain the laws the world obeys must I obey; the frailties and the sins which I perceive are real, and cannot be escaped."
W331L1 ""How foolish, Father, to believe Your Son could cause himself to suffer!"
M1A2 "There are only two thought systems, and you demonstrate that you believe one or the other is true all the time."
M1A2 "Teaching is but a call to witnesses to attest to what you believe."
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."
M1A3 "Teaching but reinforces what you believe about yourself."
M2A1 "He has entered an agreement with God, even if he does not yet believe in Him."
M6D1 "On the contrary, they believe that sickness has chosen them."
M6D3 "They seek for God's Voice in this brother who would so deceive himself as to believe God's Son can suffer."
M12A3 "These problems are not true, but that is meaningless to those who believe in them."
M13A4 "The teachers of God appear to share the illusion of separation, but because of what they use the body for, they do not believe in the illusion despite appearances."
M14A6 "You may believe this course requires sacrifice of all you really hold dear."
M14A7 "Yet a split in which you surely will believe, because you have set up a situation that is impossible."
M16A2 "Do you believe that this is wholly true?"
M18A6 "How then can one believe in one's defenses?"
M18A6 "Believe that you have won it, but do not retain the slightest memory of Who your great "opponent" really is."
M18A9 "Remember then, teacher of God, that anger recognizes a reality that is not there; yet is the anger certain witness that you do believe in it as fact."
M21A3 "Who sees anger as justified in any way or any circumstance proclaims that peace is meaningless, and must believe that it cannot exist."
M23A4 "Nor would anyone actually believe he wants to be sick."
M23A6 "Not to believe this is to be unfair to God, and thus unfaithful to Him."
M25A2 "It is certain, however, that the way to salvation can be found by those who believe in reincarnation and by those who do not."
M25A3 "A teacher of God should be as helpful to those who believe in it as to those who do not."
M25A5 "Does this mean that the teacher of God should not believe in reincarnation himself, or discuss it with others who do?"
M28A7 "Do not believe in cruelty, nor let attack conceal the truth from you."
P3B1 "But psychotherapy begins with the realization that healing is of the mind, and in psychotherapy those have come together who believe this."
P3C1 "To be a Teacher of God, it is not necessary to be religious or even to believe in God to any recognizable extent."
P3C7 "They can succeed where many who believe they have found God will fail."
P3D4 "In a sense, the egoless psychotherapist is an abstraction that stands at the end of the process of healing, too advanced to believe in sickness and too near to God to keep his feet on earth."
P3E8 "But the insane believe it because they are insane."
P3E10 "It cannot be too strongly emphasized that the insane believe that sanity is threat."
P3F2 "What they believe will help can only harm; what they believe will harm alone can help."
P3G7 "Their patients can but be seen as the bringers of forgiveness, for it is they who come to demonstrate their sinlessness to eyes that still believe that sin is there to look upon."
P4C5 "If they believe they need anything from a brother, they will recognize him as a brother no longer."
S1C4 "While you believe you have enemies, you have limited prayer to the laws of this world, and limited your ability to receive and accept to the same narrow margins."
Quotes on "Believes"
T1B22B "Man believes that what he cannot see does not exist, and his physical eyes cannot see in the dark."
T1B24L "What he DOES attests to what he believes."
T1B41S "As was said before, man believes in what he creates."
T1B41AF "No kind of knowledge is acquired by anyone unless he wants it, or believes in some way he NEEDS it."
T1B41BC "Man can never control the effects of fear himself, because he has CREATED fear and believes in what he creates."
T2C13 "In one way, they are a more benign form, in that they do not entail the possession fallacy which DOES enter when a mind believes that it can possess another."
T2C20 "As long as a man believes in what his physical sight tells him, all his corrective behavior will be misdirected."
T2E36 "He BELIEVES in what he has created in his own unconscious and he naturally believes it is real BECAUSE he has created it."
T3A2 "He believes that, although he reads them over, they cannot REALLY help him until they are complete."
T3C12 "Man is released from ALL errors if he believes in this."
T3E6 "The unquestioning mind is closed merely because it believes the future and the present will be the same."
T3G42 "Any teacher who believes that teaching is fearful CANNOT learn because he is paralyzed."
T3H3 "This cannot be true, unless man also believes that what his judgment vetoes does not exist."
T3H5 "He believes that because he has refused to accept it, he has lost control over it."
T3H9 "When an individual has a "authority problem," it is ALWAYS because he believes he is the author of himself, and resents his own projection that you share his delusion in this respect."
T3H15 "However, no one really believes that what is wished is as real as what is willed."
T4A5 "Tell Bill that he cannot be embarrassed by his own words unless he believes that HE is responsible for them."
T4B6 "Bill could not be afraid to teach unless he still believes that interaction means loss, and that learning means separation."
T4B15 "But remember that laws are set up to protect the continuity of the system in which the law-maker believes."
T4C4 "I NEVER forget this myself, and a good teacher shares his own ideas, which he himself believes."
T4C8 "The question is not HOW man responds toward his ego, but only what he believes he IS."
T4H2 "The concrete part is the same part that believes in the ego, because the ego DEPENDS on the specific."
T4H2 "It is the part that believes your existence means you are SEPARATE."
T5G4 "The ego IS the part of the mind which believes in division."
T5G4 "The ego believes that this is what YOU did, because it believes it IS you."
T5G9 "The ego believes that by punishing ITSELF, it will mitigate the punishment of God."
T5G14 "But NO ONE believes that the symptoms can remain if the underlying CAUSE is removed."
T6D6 "Since you cannot NOT teach, your salvation lies in teaching exactly the opposite of EVERYTHING THE EGO BELIEVES."
T6E1 "This is because it believes, and correctly, that its maker may withdraw his support from it at any moment."
T6E2 "This enables the ego to regard itself as SEPARATE AND OUTSIDE ITS MAKER, thus speaking for the part of your mind that believes YOU are separate and outside the Mind of God."
T7E12 "The ego believes that it HAS this ability, and can offer this ability to YOU as a gift."
T7F4 "Magic ALWAYS sees something special in the healer, which he believes he can offer as a gift to someone who does NOT have it."
T7F12 "It literally believes that every time it deprives someone of something IT has increased."
T7G2 "This is because it believes that it can DESTROY love, and therefore does not understand what love IS."
T7G11 "The ego believes THIS totally, being fully committed TO it."
T7H9 "One MUST be fearful if he believes that his brother is attacking him to tear the Kingdom of Heaven from him."
T7H10 "Whenever a brother attacks another, THIS IS WHAT HE BELIEVES."
T7K5 "Believing that HE can betray, he believes that everything can betray HIM."
T8G12 "If the mind believes the body is its GOAL, it WILL distort its perception OF the body, and by blocking its own extension BEYOND it will INDUCE illness by FOSTERING SEPARATION."
T8H1 "The ego's definitions of ANYTHING are childish, and are ALWAYS based on what it believes a thing is FOR."
T8H1 "Equating YOU with the body, it teaches that YOU are to attack with, because THIS IS WHAT IT BELIEVES."
T8I6 "But the ego actually believes that it is PROTECTING it."
T8I6 "This is because it believes that MIND IS DANGEROUS, and that to MAKE MINDLESS is to heal."
T8J7 "If, then, a mind believes that ITS will is different FROM His, it can only decide either that there IS no God, or that GOD'S WILL IS FEARFUL."
T8J8 "Either basic type of insane decision will induce panic, because the atheist believes he is alone and the martyr believes that God is crucifying him."
T9C7 "The ego believes that ALL functions belong to IT, even though it has no idea what they ARE."
T9D1 "If he is a psychotherapist, he is more likely to start with the equally incredible idea that HE really believes in attack, and so does the patient, but it does not matter in EITHER case."
T9D6 "He believes that it is up to him to teach the patient what is REAL, but he does not know it HIMSELF."
T9D9 "His only MEANINGFUL contribution is to present an example of one whose direction has been changed FOR him, and who NO LONGER BELIEVES IN NIGHTMARES OF ANY KIND."
T9G1 "Though it does not understand this, the ego believes that its "enemy" has struck, and attempts to offer gifts to induce you to return to its protection."
T9G5 "It will tell you that you are insane, and argue that grandeur CANNOT be a real part of you, because of the littleness in which IT believes."
T9I10 "Do not side with sickness in the presence of a Son of God, even if HE believes in it, for YOUR acceptance of God in him ACKNOWLEDGES the love of God which he has forgotten."
T10F10 "And no one wills to learn what he believes would DESTROY him."
T10F12 "The ego believes that to accomplish ITS goal IS happiness."
T10F14 "Never forget that the ego believes that power, understanding AND TRUTH lie in separation."
T10H1 "They are still perceptions, because he still believes that he is separate, yet they are eternal, because they are loving."
T11C6 "Perceive in sickness but another call for love, and offer your brother what he believes he cannot offer HIMSELF."
T11D2 "The very fact of his insistence should tell you that HE BELIEVES SALVATION LIES IN IT."
T11D7 "EVERYTHING you perceive as the outside world, is merely your attempt to maintain your ego identification, for everyone believes that identification is salvation."
T11E1 "It never PUTS it this way; on the contrary, everyone who believes that the ego is salvation is intensely engaged in the SEARCH for love."
T11E2 "For it is your mind that BELIEVES in it, and gives existence TO it."
T11H14 "The death penalty is the ego's ultimate goal, for it fully believes that you are a criminal, as deserving of death as God knows you are deserving of life."
T11J8 "The retaliation which he fears, AND WHICH HE SEES, will never touch him, for although he BELIEVES in it, the Holy Spirit KNOWS it is not true."
T11J12 "No-one who believes this, can understand what ALWAYS means."
T11J14 "The ego believes in ATONEMENT THROUGH ATTACK, being fully committed to the insane notion that attack IS salvation."
T12D4 "The ego invests heavily in the past, and in the end, believes that the past is the ONLY aspect of time that is meaningful."
T12E3 "And no-one hears their answer save him who called upon them, and he ALONE believes they answered him."
T13D7 "The Son of God believes that he is lost in guilt, alone in a dark world, where pain is pressing everywhere upon him, FROM WITHOUT."
T13D15 "Yet no-one sees himself in conflict, and ravaged by a cruel war, unless he believes that BOTH "opponents" in the war are real."
T14D5 "Light cannot enter darkness, when a mind BELIEVES in darkness, and will not let it go."
T15H2 "It is impossible for the ego to enter into any relationship without anger, for the ego believes that ANGER MAKES FRIENDS."
T15H2 "For the ego REALLY BELIEVES that it can get, and KEEP, by MAKING GUILTY."
T15H3 "No-one would choose to let go what he believes has value."
T15H7 "He is NOT in love with the other at all; he merely believes he is IN LOVE WITH SACRIFICE."
T15H7 "Forgiveness becomes impossible, for the ego believes, that to forgive another, IS TO LOSE HIM."
T16H4 "For the ego holds the past AGAINST YOU, and, in your ESCAPE from it, it sees ITSELF deprived of the vengeance it believes that you so justly merit."
T17G5 "For the EGO believes the situation BRINGS the experience."
T17G6 "But this is so ONLY from the viewpoint of the ego, for the ego believes in 'solving' conflicts through FRAGMENTATION, and does NOT perceive the situation as a whole."
T18G3 "Unless the mind BELIEVES the body is ACTUALLY acting out ITS fantasies, it will attack the body by INCREASING the projection of its guilt upon it."
T18G4 "And this is ALL it does, when it believes it has attacked the body, It CAN project its guilt, but it will NOT lose it through projection."
T18G10 "This is NOT his reality, though he believes it IS."
T19F2 "And each believes that what the other looks upon does not exist."
T19L14 "And no-one undertakes to do what he believes is meaningless."
T21C9 "For everyone believes in what he wants."
T21D3 "For faith can keep the Son of God in chains, as long as he believes he IS in chains."
T21D3 "And, when he is RELEASED from them, it will be simply because he no longer BELIEVES in them, WITHDRAWING faith that they can hold him, and placing it in his freedom INSTEAD."
T21D10 "The INTENTION is in the mind, which tries to USE the body to carry out the means for sin, in which the MIND believes."
T21G5 "But madness has a purpose, and believes it also has the means to make its purpose real."
T21H2 "No-one believes the Son of God is powerless."
T21I3 "For no-one fails to ASK for his desire of SOMETHING he believes holds out some promise of the power of GIVING it."
T22C6 "But what you MADE believes it is not so."
T22G1 "No-one but yearns for freedom, and tries to find it, but he will seek for it where he believes it IS, and CAN be found."
T24F2 "In dreams effect and cause are interchanged, for here the maker of the dream believes that what he made is happening TO him."
T25D4 "But in some form adapted to the need the Son of God believes he has."
T25H3 "And NOTHING that the world believes as true has ANY meaning in His Mind at all."
T25H5 "Who thinks the world is sane in any way; is justified in ANYTHING it thinks, or is maintained by ANY form of reason, believes this to be true."
T26D4 "Nothing the Son of God believes can be destroyed."
T26E1 "No-one forgives unless he has believed in sin, and STILL believes that he has much to be forgiven."
T27C2 "Yet no-one CAN forgive a sin which he believes is real."
T27I5 "No-one believes there really was a time when he knew nothing of a body, and could never have conceived this world as real."
T29I2 "No-one believes in idols who has not enslaved himself to littleness and loss."
T29I8 "The world BELIEVES in idols."
T31E2 "It believes that it is good, within an evil world."
T31E13 "And everyone believes that he must find the answer to the riddle of himself."
W127L5 "What the world believes was made to hide love's meaning and to keep it dark and secret."
W130L1 "And no one can fail to look upon what he believes he wants."
W131L9 "He thinks he made a hell opposing Heaven, and believes that he abides in what does not exist, while Heaven is the place he cannot find."
W134L11 "They are not kept to swell and bluster and to terrify the foolish dreamer who believes in them."
W136L10 "Yet who believes illusions but the one who made them up?"
W139L6 "Nothing the world believes is true."
W159L1 "The world believes that to possess a thing it must be kept."
W166L2 "Impossible indeed; but every mind which looks upon the world and judges it as certain, solid, trustworthy and true believes in two creators; or in one, himself alone."
W166L4 "Here is the only safety he believes that he can find."
W167L7 "It is not its opposite in anything created, nor in what it seems to make when it believes it sleeps."
W193L2 "Yet His Son believes he sees them."
W200L6 "Is not the escape of God's beloved Son from evil dreams which he imagines, yet believes are true, a worthy purpose?"
W356L1 "It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become."
M6D3 "Not once do the advanced teachers of God consider the forms of sickness in which their brother believes."
M11A1 "At any time the student may disagree with what his would-be teacher says about it, and the teacher himself is inconsistent in what he believes they are."
M12A3 "And everyone believes in what he made, for it was made by his believing it."
M14A3 "For self-condemnation is a decision about identity, and no-one doubts what he believes he is."
M18A5 "It states, in the clearest form possible, that the mind which thinks it believes it has a separate will that can oppose the Will of God and succeed."
M23A6 "It is your function to recognize for him that what he believes about himself is not the truth."
U6A1 "But He creates all Helpers of His Son while he believes his fantasies are true."
P3A4 "Regardless of how advanced the therapist himself may be, he must want to change the patient's self-concept in some way that he believes is real."
P4B6 "Yet no patient can accept more than he is ready to receive, and no therapist can offer more than he believes he has."
Quotes on "Believed"
T1B36T "She did not ask what YOU believed first, and afterwards merely added "and it's true, too.""
T1B42C "While the miscreation is NECESSARILY believed in by its own creator, it does not exist at all at the level of true Creation."
T2E49 "To whatever extent one is believed in, the other HAS BEEN abolished."
T3G28 "The reason why he could do this was because he believed he was free in this area."
T4B13 "You HAVE dreamed of a separated ego, and you HAVE believed in a world which rested upon it."
T4B19 "I would not be able to devote myself to teaching if I believed either of these ideas, and YOU will not be a devoted teacher yourself as long as you maintain them."
T6B6 "Do not protect it yourselves, or you have believed that it IS assailable."
T6B7 "I believed in it, and therefore made it forever true for me."
T6B16 "They could not have believed that I could have said, "Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?""
T6B16 "unless I BELIEVED IN BETRAYAL."
T6B18 "Bill is an outstanding example of this confusion, and has literally believed for years that teaching IS martyrdom."
T6E9 "But you must remember that when you put yourselves in an impossible situation, you believed that the impossible WAS possible."
T6F1 "This is because you had ALREADY taught wrong, having believed what was not true."
T6F16 "You, Helen, had taken this step, and because you believed in it, you taught it to Bill, who still believed in the solution of sleep."
T6H7 "And since it IS whole, you are teaching peace BECAUSE you have believed in it."
T7B2 "I gave ONLY love to the Kingdom, because I believed that was what I WAS."
T7C3 "This is because the laws have adapted to the circumstances of this world, in which diametrically opposed outcomes are BELIEVED in."
T7I9 "The more you learn ABOUT the ego, the more you realize that it cannot BE believed."
T7K2 "But if you BELIEVED this there would BE no conflict."
T8D9 "Having made this choice, you will begin to learn and understand why you have believed that when you met someone else, you have thought he WAS someone else."
T8J12 "What would YOU say of someone who PERSISTED in attempting the impossible, and believed that to ACHIEVE it is SUCCESS?"
T10A2 "Yet what would you say to someone who REALLY believed this question involves conflict?"
T10H10 "You have believed that to ask for guidance of the Holy Spirit, IS TO ASK FOR DEPRIVATION."
T11C15 "And what we can accomplish together MUST be believed, when you SEE it as accomplished."
T11E2 "The SEARCH is inevitable, because the ego is part of your mind, and because of its source, the ego is not wholly split off, or it could not be believed at all."
T11F1 "Because you had attacked yourself, and BELIEVED THAT THE ATTACK WAS EFFECTIVE, you behold yourself as weakened."
T11J3 "Adam's "sin" could have touched none of you, had you not believed that it was the FATHER Who drove him out of Paradise."
T12C12 "But you DEMANDED that it happen, and therefore believed that it was so."
T13D1 "And MUST BE FEARFUL, or you would not have displaced the guilt onto what you believed to be LESS fearful."
T13D10 "You CANNOT be as you believed you WERE."
T13G2 "For if you value ONE thing made of nothing, you HAVE believed that nothing CAN be precious, and that you CAN learn how to make the UNtrue true."
T13G6 "We said before, "Be not content with nothing," for you HAVE believed that nothing COULD content you."
T21B3 "If you BELIEVED it would, the LEARNING of it would be NO problem."
T21B3 "They learned it not through joyous lessons, but through the stern necessity of limits they believed they could not overcome."
T21H1 "Helplessness is sin's CONDITION; the ONE requirement that it demands, to be believed."
T22A1 "Sin is a strictly INDIVIDUAL perception, SEEN in the other, yet BELIEVED by each to be within HIMSELF."
T22A2 "The holiness of your relationship forgives you BOTH, undoing the effects of what you both believed AND saw."
T22B10 "Such did his reason tell him; such he believed BECAUSE it is the truth."
T22C7 "This course will be believed ENTIRELY, or not at all."
T22C7 "For it is wholly true or wholly false, and CANNOT be but partially believed."
T23C15 "It must be seen AS truth, to be believed."
T23C16 "To be believed, its SEEMING laws must be perceived as REAL."
T23C17 "And yet, how can it be that laws like these can BE believed?"
T23C19 "And, when you look at what they SAY, they CANNOT be believed."
T25F6 "Against the hatred that the Son of God may cherish toward himself is God believed to be without the power to save what He created from the pain of hell."
T26E3 "The holiest of altars is set where once was sin believed to be."
T27B2 "The witness is believed BECAUSE he points beyond himself, to what he REPRESENTS."
T27B3 "And everything that it has shown to him have you believed, BECAUSE it witnessed to the guilt in him, which you perceived and loved."
T27B5 "These are the witnesses that are called forth to be believed, and lend conviction to the system they speak for and represent."
T27I1 "There IS no dream without it, nor does it exist without the dream, in which it acts as if it were a person, to be seen and be believed."
T29I5 "It must be believed BEFORE it seems to come to life, and GIVEN power that it may be feared."
W10L1 "When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything."
W68L4 "Would you not be willing to relinquish your grievances if you believed all this were so?"
W76L8 "We will begin the longer practice periods today with a short review of the different kinds of "laws" we have believed we must obey."
W110L1 "For this one thought would be enough to save you and the world, if you believed that it is true."
W110L8 "For when you find Him you will understand how worthless are your idols, and how false the images which you believed were you."
W126L1 "If you believed this statement there would be no problem in complete forgiveness, certainty of goal, and sure direction."
W139L8 "We did not come to reinforce the madness which we once believed in."
W163L8 "If they saw that it is only this which they believed, they would be instantly released."
W196L10 "And this had been concealed while you believed attack could be directed outward, and returned from outside to within."
W198L1 "For you have believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against you, 'til you lay it down as valueless, unwanted and unreal."
W220IN210 "And we believed that our insane desires were the truth."
W310W103 "You who believed that God's Last Judgment would condemn the world to hell along with you, accept this holy truth: God's Judgment is the gift of the Correction He bestowed on all your errors, freeing you from them, and all effects they ever seemed to have."
M18A5 "Yet that it can be believed as fact is surely so."
G3A2 "No one would hesitate to leave a dream of shock and terror, merciless decay and sickening contortions, with despair always in sight and death not far behind, if he believed that it was but a dream."
Quotes on "Believing"
T1B40F ""Lead us not into Temptation" means "Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our brothers with ANYTHING external.""
T1B41AL "Believing that he COULD be "better off" is the reason why man has the mechanism for behavior at his disposal."
T2E21 "You persist in believing that when you do not consciously watch your mind, it is unmindful."
T2E54 "The Sonship has the unique faculty of believing in error, or incompleteness, if he so elects."
T3G46 "There is no point whatever in remaining in the prison of believing that this is up to you."
T5G4 "But how can part of God detach itself WITHOUT believing it is attacking Him?"
T7G13 "Do not TRY to understand it, because if you do you are believing that it CAN be understood, and therefore is capable of being appreciated and loved."
T7I10 "You who made the ego by BELIEVING the unbelievable CANNOT make this judgment alone."
T8B4 "If it is planned by two teachers, each believing in diametrically opposed ideas, it CANNOT be integrated."
T8C6 "Believing them to be the same, how can you tell them apart?"
T8E6 "I can tell you what to DO, but this will not really help you unless you collaborate by believing that I KNOW what to do."
T8G19 "Freedom from illusions lies only in not BELIEVING them."
T8I6 "Believing in the power of attack, it WANTS it."
T8J8 "The martyr, on the other hand, is more aware of guilt, and believing that punishment is inevitable, attempts to teach himself to LIKE it."
T10B12 "Believing this, you hide in darkness, denying that the Light is in YOU."
T10D2 "God's Son is indeed in need of comfort, for he knows not what he does, believing his will is not his own."
T10E2 "Can the Son deny the Father, WITHOUT believing that the Father has denied HIM?"
T10F7 "Believing it HAS the power to do this, it does nothing else, because its goal of autonomy IS nothing else."
T10F10 "By believing that you have successfully attacked truth, YOU ARE BELIEVING THAT ATTACK HAS POWER."
T10G5 "In his name they crucify THEMSELVES, believing that the power of the Son of God is born of sacrifice and pain."
T10H3 "To establish your PERSONAL autonomy, you tried to create UNLIKE your Father, BELIEVING what you made to be capable of BEING unlike Him."
T10H6 "Do not make the mistake of believing that YOU understand what YOU perceive, for its meaning IS lost to you."
T11D2 "If you insist on refusing, and experience a quick response of opposition, YOU are believing that YOUR salvation lies in NOT doing it."
T11D3 "Whenever you become angry with a brother, for WHATEVER reason, you are believing that the EGO is to be saved, AND TO BE SAVED BY ATTACK."
T11J1 "For the mind that judges, perceives itself as SEPARATE from the mind being judged, believing that by punishing ANOTHER, IT will escape punishment."
T12A2 "Believing you are no longer YOU, you do not realize that you are failing YOURSELF."
T12E5 "But fear ATTRACTS you, and believing it is love, you call it to yourself."
T12E9 "Yet this is what denial DOES, for BY it you ACCEPT insanity, believing you can make a private world, AND RULE YOUR OWN PERCEPTION."
T13D15 "Believing this, he must escape, for such a war would surely end his peace of mind, and so destroy him."
T13G1 "This has so confused you, that you have undertaken to learn to do what you can NEVER do, believing that, UNLESS you learn it, you will NOT be happy."
T13G3 "The simple and the obvious are NOT apparent to those who would make palaces and royal robes of nothing, believing they are kings with golden crowns BECAUSE of them."
T13G4 "To these unhappy learners, who would teach themselves nothing, and delude themselves into believing that it is NOT nothing, the Holy Spirit says, with steadfast quietness, "The truth is true."
T14D7 "You are merely asked to do the little He SUGGESTS you do, trusting Him only to the small extent of believing that, if He asks it, you can do it."
T15D7 "The power and the glory that lie in you, from God, are for all who, like you, perceive themselves as little, and have deceived themselves into believing that littleness can be blown up, BY THEM, into a sense of magnitude that can content them."
T17I4 "Before, the strain was there, but you attributed it TO SOMETHING ELSE, believing that the 'something else' PRODUCED it."
T18E5 "If you maintain you are unworthy of LEARNING this, you are INTERFERING with the lesson by believing that YOU MUST MAKE THE LEARNER DIFFERENT."
T20H3 "Remember this, for otherwise you will make the error of believing the MEANS are difficult."
T21B3 "And, STILL believing this, they hold those lessons dear, and cling to them BECAUSE they cannot see."
T21B4 "And so they keep the world they learned to "see" in their imagination, believing that their choice is that, or nothing."
T21B4 "And they ADJUST to loneliness, believing that to KEEP the body is to SAVE the little that they have."
T21B6 "You COULD remember, yet you are afraid, believing you would lose the world you learned since then."
T21C11 "And if you think what YOU have made can TELL you what you see and feel, and place your faith in its ability to do so, you ARE denying your Creator, and BELIEVING that you made yourself."
T21D7 "Then will you give your faith to holiness, desiring and BELIEVING in it, BECAUSE of your desire."
T23C6 "Here is a principle which would define what the CREATOR of reality must be; what He MUST think, and what He must believe; and how He must RESPOND, believing it."
T25E2 "It is your wish that MAKES it what it is in its effect on you, BECAUSE you chose it as a means to GAIN these same effects, believing them to be the bringers of rejoicing and of joy."
T25I10 "Yet God ensured that justice WOULD be done unto the Son He loves, and would protect from ALL unfairness you might seek to offer, believing vengeance IS his proper due."
T26I2 "Unless you so perceive it, you WILL be afraid of it, believing that the risk of loss is great between the time its PURPOSE is made yours, and its EFFECTS will come to you."
T29C4 "He NEEDS your help in giving them to all who walk apart, believing they are separate and alone."
T29H3 "And thus he wanders aimlessly about, in search of something that he cannot find, believing him to be what he is not."
T31G1 "Nor does he trust the "good" in anyone, believing that the "bad" must lurk behind."
W8L3 "Recognizing that your mind has been merely blank, rather than believing that it is filled with real ideas, is the first step to opening the way to vision."
W21L4 "You may, for example, focus your anger on a particular attribute of a particular person, believing that the anger is limited to this aspect."
W57L2 "I have deluded myself into believing it is possible to imprison the Son of God."
W66L6 "And it is this definition of Him which you are believing if you do not accept the first premise."
W103L1 "Yet can the mind deny that this is so, believing there are gaps in love where sin can enter, bringing pain instead of joy."
W130L1 "Your values are determiners of this, for what you value you must want to see, believing what you see is really there."
W155L4 "Many have chosen to renounce the world while still believing its reality, and they have suffered from a sense of loss and have not been released accordingly."
W163L6 "It is impossible to worship death in any form, and still select a few you would not cherish, and would yet avoid while still believing in the rest."
W163L7 "The idea of the death of God is so preposterous that even the insane have difficulty in believing it."
W332L1 "Without forgiveness is the mind in chains, believing in its own futility."
M7A1 "Yet what if the patient uses sickness as a way of life, believing healing is the way to death?"
M14A5 "It is the cost of believing in illusions."
M14A5 "And so he seeks it in a thousand ways and in a thousand places, each time believing it is there and each time disappointed in the end."
P3E9 "Thus, he will attack the one who tries to save him from them, believing that he is attacking him."
P3G1 "The unforgiving are sick, believing they are unforgiven."
Quotes on "Believable"
T6F10 "This is FAMILIAR enough to you by now, but it has not yet become believable."
T11F9 "A necessary minor, supplementing this major curriculum goal, is in learning how NOT to overcome the split which made this goal believable."
Quotes on "Believableness"
T4B26 "Any attempt to increase its believableness is merely to postpone the inevitable."
Quotes on "Believer"
T24C12 "Not one believer in its potency but seeks for bargains and for compromise that would establish sin as love's substitute, and serve it faithfully."
T29I5 "Its life and power are its believer's gift, and this is what the miracle restores to what HAS life and power worthy of the gift of Heaven and eternal peace."
Quotes on "Believers"
T1B11A "They are really used for and by believers."
T22C2 "Illusions carry ONLY guilt and suffering, sickness and death, to their believers."
Quotes on "Believeth"
T2E52 ""And God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son so that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Eternal Life" needs only one slight correction to be entirely meaningful in this context."
T11D9 "(that whosoever believeth on him should never see death)."
Quotes on "Disbelief"
T27I5 "And no-one can remember when they would have met with laughter and with disbelief."
Quotes on "Disbelieve"
T8K10 "To disbelieve is to side AGAINST, or to ATTACK."
Quotes on "Misbelief"
T2C4 "Illness, which is really "not Right Mindedness", is the result of level confusion in the sense that it always entails the misbelief that what is amiss in one level can adversely affect another."
T2C11 "Otherwise, they may unwittingly foster the misbelief that release is imprisonment, which is very prevalent."
T3C9 "This kind of error is responsible for a host of related fallacies, including the misbelief that God rejected man and forced him out of the Garden of Eden, or that I am misdirecting you."
T3G44 "If Bill is under the misbelief that he is coping with the fear problem by functioning as an administrator and as a teacher of interns, but NOT as a teacher of students, he is merely deceiving himself."
Quotes on "Misbeliefs"
T4G18 "We have only just about reached the point where dissociation means much to you, because it is so important to your misbeliefs."
Quotes on "Misbelieved"
T2C6 "it can be misbelieved either that the mind can miscreate IN the body, or that the body can miscreate in the mind."
Quotes on "Unbelief"
T1B41AR "The physical world exists only because man can use it to correct his UNBELIEF, which placed him in it originally."
T7G4 "This unbelief is its own origin, and while the ego does not love YOU, it IS faithful to its own antecedent, begetting as it was begotten."
Quotes on "Unbelievable"
T7I9 "The incredible cannot BE understood because it IS unbelievable."
T7I10 "The whole purpose of this course is to teach you that the ego is unbelievable and will forever BE unbelievable."
Quotes on "Unbelieving"
T10F9 "The ego can and does allow you to regard yourself as supercilious, unbelieving, "light hearted -," distant, emotionally shallow, callous, uninvolved, and even desperate, BUT NOT REALLY AFRAID."
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