A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Meaning"
T1B22J "If you want to go further, you might change the meaning of 'just' from 'merely' to 'honest', a term used in the Bible in association with 'might' or 'strength.'"
T1B37Y "I submit (I'm using Jack's language in this section, because it always had a special meaning for you."
T1B41H "The real meaning of "are of one kind" is "of one mind or will.""
T1B42C "Both the power and the strength of man's creative will must be understood, before the real meaning of denial can be appreciated and abolished."
T1C6 "Your idea about the real meaning of "possession" should be clarified."
T2A4 "There is, however, considerable clarification of this concept, which must be understood before the real meaning of the "detour into fear" can be fully comprehended."
T2B8 "Justice is a temporary expedient, or an attempt to teach man the meaning of mercy."
T2E52 "Only then, in the true sense, can the meaning of wholeness be understood."
T2E58 "This basic distinction leads us directly into the real meaning of the Last Judgment."
T2F3 "This is a process of division only in the constructive sense, and reflects the true meaning of the Apocalypse."
T3C17 "Those who represent the lamb as blood-stained (an all too widespread conceptual error) do NOT understand the meaning of the symbol."
T3C22 "The lamb taketh away the sins of the world only in the sense that the state of innocence or Grace, is one in which the meaning of the Atonement is perfectly apparent."
T3E14 "This is the real meaning of the Biblical account of God as "Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.""
T3F6 "The endless speculation about the meaning of mind has led to considerable confusion because the mind IS confused."
T3F23 "This is the real meaning of the celestial speed-up."
T3G6 "Knowing is not open to interpretation, because its meaning is its own."
T3G6 "It is possible to interpret meaning, but this is always open to error because it involves the perception of meaning."
T3G10 "Once forgiveness has been accepted, prayer in the usual sense becomes utterly without meaning."
T3G11 ""God created man in his own image and likeness" is correct in meaning, but the words are open to considerable misinterpretation."
T3H4 "If you will look back at the earlier notes about what you and your brothers ARE, you will realize that judging them in any way is really without meaning."
T3H4 "In fact, their meaning is lost to you precisely BECAUSE you ARE judging them."
T3I6 "We have discussed the fall or Separation before, but its meaning must be clearly understood, without symbols."
T4C15 "This IS the meaning of Freud's "pleasure principle.""
T5C2 "It might even be more helpful here to use the literal meaning "carried over," for the last step is taken by God."
T5E11 "This is because you have no meaning apart from your rightful place in the Sonship, and the rightful place of the Sonship in God."
T5E12 "Perception as well as knowledge derive meaning from RELATIONSHIPS."
T5F1 "Understanding IS beyond perception, because it introduces meaning."
T6B3 "The real meaning of the crucifixion lies in the APPARENT intensity of the assault of some of the Sons of God upon a brother."
T7C7 "But a good translator, though he MUST alter the FORM of what he translates, NEVER changes the meaning."
T7C7 "In fact, his whole PURPOSE is to change the form SO THAT the original meaning IS retained."
T7C8 "YOU could not do this yourselves because conflicted minds CANNOT be faithful to one meaning, and will therefore CHANGE THE MEANING TO PRESERVE THE FORM."
T7C8 "He translates ONLY to preserve the original meaning in ALL respects and in ALL languages."
T7C8 "The meaning of His message is ALWAYS the same, and ONLY the meaning matters."
T7C10 "It MUST be apparent that confusion INTERFERES with meaning, and therefore PREVENTS THE LEARNER FROM APPRECIATING IT."
T7C11 "There is NO confusion in the Kingdom, because there IS only one meaning."
T7C11 "This Meaning comes from God and IS God."
T7D8 "This perception makes it meaningLESS by eliminating or overlooking its real and ONLY meaning."
T7E1 "God's MEANING waits in the Kingdom because that is where He placed it."
T7E1 "How can you, who ARE God's meaning, perceive yourselves as absent FROM it?"
T7E1 "You can see yourselves as separated FROM your meaning only by EXPERIENCING YOURSELF AS UNREAL."
T7E12 "But the LAWS are not meaningless, because all meaning is contained BY them, and IN them."
T7F8 "And because that IS His Meaning, it is also YOURS."
T7F8 "YOUR meaning CANNOT be out of accord with His, because your whole meaning, and your ONLY meaning, comes FROM His and is LIKE His."
T7G7 "Nothing else CAN be understood because nothing else is real and therefore nothing else HAS meaning."
T7G12 "You can be perceived with meaning ONLY by the Holy Spirit, because your being IS the knowledge of God."
T7G13 "It has no meaning."
T7G15 "If your will is out of accord with God's, YOU ARE WILLING WITHOUT MEANING."
T8F9 "You can make yourself powerless only in a way that has NO MEANING AT ALL."
T8H2 "The only areas in which part-whole relationships have any meaning are those in which change is possible."
T8I10 "The re-establishing of meaning in a chaotic thought system IS the only way to heal it."
T8I10 "We said before that your task is only to meet the conditions FOR meaning, since meaning itself is of God."
T8I10 "But your RETURN to meaning is essential TO HIS, because YOUR meaning is PART of His."
T8J11 "The Holy Spirit is not concerned with form at all, being aware only of MEANING."
T8J15 "Opposing orders of reality MAKE REALITY MEANINGLESS, and reality is MEANING."
T9C11 "But do not look for meaning in them."
T9C11 "They have no more meaning than the fantasies into which they are woven."
T9E8 "God's meaning is incomplete without you, and you are incomplete without your creations."
T9J6 "Creation is perfectly lawful, and the chaotic is without meaning, BECAUSE IT IS WITHOUT GOD."
T10B6 "Waiting is possible ONLY in time, but time has no meaning."
T10C4 "You cannot deny PART of yourself, simply because the remainder will seem to be unintegrated, and therefore without meaning."
T10C4 "And being without meaning TO YOU, you will not understand it."
T10C4 "To deny meaning MUST be to fail to understand."
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."
T10F14 "The ego will ALWAYS substitute chaos for meaning, for if separation is salvation, harmony is threat."
T10F15 "If consistent truth is meaningless, INCONSISTENCY must be true if truth has meaning."
T10F16 "Analyzing to ATTACK meaning, the ego DOES succeed in overlooking it, and is left with a series of fragmented perceptions WHICH IT UNIFIES ON BEHALF OF ITSELF."
T10F17 "Yet reasoning without meaning CANNOT demonstrate anything, and those who are convinced by it, MUST be deluded."
T10H6 "Do not make the mistake of believing that YOU understand what YOU perceive, for its meaning IS lost to you."
T10H6 "But the Holy Spirit has saved its meaning FOR you, and if you will LET Him interpret it FOR you, He will restore what you have thrown away."
T10H6 "As long as you THINK YOU KNOW its meaning, you will see no need to ask it OF Him."
T10H6 "You do not know the meaning of ANYTHING you perceive."
T10H16 "But if they ask someone they trust for the REAL meaning of what they perceive, and are willing to LET THEIR INTERPRETATIONS GO IN FAVOR OF REALITY, their fear goes with them."
T11C8 "How can you know the meaning of love UNLESS it is total?"
T11D10 "The world you made is therefore totally chaotic, governed by arbitrary and senseless "laws," and without meaning of ANY kind."
T11F6 "You do NOT know the meaning of love, and this IS your handicap."
T12D5 "NOW has no meaning to the ego."
T12D7 "The ego teaches that you always encounter your PAST, and because your dreams WERE not holy, the future CANNOT be, and the present is without meaning."
T12E1 "For they are meaningful ONLY to their maker, and so they have no meaning at all."
T13A2 "Even the perception of the Holy Spirit, as perfect as perception CAN be, is without meaning in Heaven."
T13C3 "The world can give you ONLY what you gave it, for being nothing but your own projection, it HAS no meaning apart from what you found in it, and placed your faith in."
T13D4 "Your weird associations to it HAVE no meaning in the present."
T13D15 "No-one finds himself ravaged and torn in endless battles, which he HIMSELF perceives as wholly without meaning."
T14C1 "The obscure is frightening, BECAUSE you do not understand its meaning."
T14C3 "Without protection of obscurity, ONLY the light of love remains, for only this HAS meaning, and CAN live in light."
T14C4 "All you have done by keeping them apart is LOSE THEIR MEANING, by confusing them with each other."
T14C6 "It HAS no meaning, for its purpose is NOT communication, but rather, the DISRUPTION of communication."
T14C7 "But your Interpreter perceives the meaning in your alien language."
T14C7 "But He WILL separate out all that HAS meaning, dropping off all the rest, and offering your true communication to those who would communicate as truly WITH you."
T14D9 "Seeing WITH Him will SHOW you that all meaning, INCLUDING YOURS, comes not from double vision, but from the gentle fusing of everything into one meaning, one emotion and one purpose."
T14E5 "In darkness, they are obscure, and their meaning seems to lie only in shifting interpretations, rather than in themselves."
T14E7 "Its meaning, to those who look upon it is not obscure, for everyone perceives it AS THE SAME."
T14F10 "For form is not enough for meaning, and the underlying LACK of content, makes a cohesive system impossible."
T14F11 "If you undertake the search TOGETHER, you bring with you a light so powerful, that what you see is GIVEN meaning."
T14G3 "Learning is therefore IN THE PAST, but its influence DETERMINES the present, by giving it whatever meaning it holds for you."
T14G3 "Your learning gives the present NO MEANING AT ALL."
T15F1 "The holy instant is the Holy Spirit's most useful learning device for teaching you love's meaning."
T15F10 "The meaning of love is the meaning God GAVE to it."
T15F10 "Give to it ANY meaning APART from His, and it is IMPOSSIBLE to understand it."
T15F11 "And it is only there that love HAS meaning, and ONLY there CAN it be understood."
T15G3 "In the world of scarcity, love HAS no meaning, and peace is impossible."
T15G4 "In the holy instant, the laws of God prevail, and only THEY have meaning."
T15G4 "The laws of this world cease to hold any meaning at all."
T15G7 "And therein is love's meaning understood."
T15I6 "And let Him, Whose teaching is ONLY of God, teach you the ONLY meaning of relationships."
T15I6 "For God Himself created the only relationship that HAS meaning, and that is His relationship with YOU."
T15I8 "For communication MUST be UNlimited in order to HAVE meaning, and DEPRIVED of meaning, it will NOT satisfy YOU completely."
T15J1 "For it HAS no meaning, if we are apart."
T15K2 "In His Presence, the whole IDEA of sacrifice loses ALL meaning."
T15K6 "The meaning of love lies in what you have cast OUTSIDE yourself, and it HAS no meaning at all, APART from you."
T15K6 "It is what you preferred to KEEP, that has no meaning."
T15K6 "While all that you would KEEP AWAY holds all the meaning of the universe, and holds the universe together in its meaning."
T15K6 "For, unless the universe were joined in YOU, it would be APART FROM God, and to be without Him IS to be without meaning."
T16B3 "The meaning of love is lost in any relationship which looks to weakness, and hopes to find it there."
T16B3 "The POWER of love, which IS its meaning, lies in the strength of God, which hovers over it and blesses it silently, by enveloping it in healing wings."
T16C3 "And, if you could understand their MEANING, their ATTRIBUTES could hardly cause you perplexity."
T16E1 "It would be impossible NOT to know the meaning of love, EXCEPT FOR THIS."
T16E1 "For the special love relationship, IN WHICH THE MEANING OF LOVE IS LOST, is undertaken SOLELY to OFFSET this, but NOT to LET IT GO."
T16E2 "For symbols stand for something else, and the SYMBOL of love IS without meaning, if love is everything."
T16F3 "In Heaven, where the meaning of love is known, love is the same as UNION."
T16F12 "There IS no meaning in the form, AND THERE WILL NEVER BE."
T16F12 "The special relationship MUST be recognized for what it is; a senseless ritual, in which strength is extracted from the death of God, and invested in His killer, as the sign that form has triumphed over content, and love has LOST its meaning."
T16F15 "The core of the separation delusion lies simply in the fantasy DESTRUCTION of love's meaning."
T16F15 "And, unless its meaning is RESTORED to you, you CANNOT know yourself, who SHARE its meaning."
T16G1 "To IT, UNLESS a relationship HAS special value, IT HAS NO MEANING."
T16G1 "Love HAS no meaning except as its Creator defined it, by His Will."
T16G3 "The special relationship is totally without meaning WITHOUT A BODY."
T16G6 "Without THIS illusion, there can BE no meaning you would still seek here."
T16H2 "It HAS no meaning in the present, and, if it means nothing NOW, it cannot have any REAL meaning at all."
T17B3 "Truth HAS no meaning in illusion."
T17B3 "The frame of reference FOR its meaning MUST BE ITSELF."
T17C7 "For salvation IS the end of dreams, and, with the closing of the dream, will have no meaning."
T17D11 "Yet the frame of reference to which the present is REFERRED for meaning, is an ILLUSION of the past, in which those elements which FIT the purpose of the unholy alliance are retained and ALL THE REST LET GO."
T17E12 "It MUST be the PICTURES ONLY that you compare, or the comparison is wholly without meaning."
T17E13 "And finally, you look upon the PICTURE ITSELF, seeing at last that, unprotected by its FRAME, it HAS no meaning."
T17E15 "The frame fades gently, and God rises to your remembrance, offering you the whole of creation, in exchange for your little picture, wholly without value, and entirely deprived of meaning."
T17E15 "As God ascends into HIS rightful place and you to yours, you will experience again the MEANING of relationship, and know it to be true."
T17F3 "In its UNholy condition, YOUR goal was all that SEEMED to give it meaning."
T17G4 "The situation now HAS meaning, but only because the goal has MADE it meaningful."
T17H1 "For if you shift PART of a problem elsewhere, the meaning of the problem MUST be lost, and the SOLUTION to the problem is INHERENT in its meaning."
T17H7 "For it shares the purpose of your whole relationship, and derives its meaning FROM it."
T17I1 "The meaning that the Holy Spirit's purpose has GIVEN it, is also given to EVERY situation."
T17I1 "The holy instant is the shining example, the clear and unequivocal demonstration of the meaning of EVERY relationship, and EVERY situation SEEN AS A WHOLE."
T18D4 "You are advancing to love's MEANING, and away from ALL illusions in which you have surrounded it."
T18F1 "If you already UNDERSTOOD the difference between truth and illusion, Atonement would HAVE no meaning."
T18G7 "YOU have done this to a thing that has no meaning, proclaiming it to be the dwelling place of the Son of God, and turning it AGAINST him."
T18I5 "And needing the whole to give them ANY meaning, for by themselves, they DO mean nothing."
T18I8 "Its total lack of limit IS its meaning."
T18K2 "Its meaning lies in Itself."
T18K2 "Learning is useless in the Presence of your Creator, Whose ACKNOWLEDGMENT of you, AND YOURS OF HIM, so FAR transcends ALL learning, that EVERYTHING you learned is meaningless, replaced forever by the knowledge of love and its One meaning."
T19J10 "Their meaning CANNOT lie in them, but must be sought in what they REPRESENT."
T19J11 "Confronted with such seeming uncertainty of meaning, judge it not."
T19L14 "Here is the ONLY purpose that gives this world, and the long journey THROUGH this world, whatever meaning lies in them."
T20A1 "A slain Christ has no meaning."
T20D8 "To it you turn, to ask the MEANING of the universe."
T20D9 "You asked this puff of madness for the meaning of your unholy relationship, and adjusted it according to its insane answer."
T20D10 "Strengthen your hold, and raise your eyes unto your strong companion, in whom the meaning of your freedom lies."
T20F4 "Who would SEE the face of Christ, and yet insist that judgment still has meaning?"
T20G1 "The meaning of the Son of God lies solely in his relationship with his Creator."
T20G3 "They do not understand what they are offered, and any relationship in which they enter, has LOST its meaning."
T20G13 "And it HAS meaning."
T20H8 "Such was your PURPOSE, and while this purpose seems to have ANY meaning, the means for its attainment will be evaluated as WORTH the seeing, and so you will NOT see."
T20I7 "Your holy relationship, the SOURCE of your salvation, will be DEPRIVED of meaning, and its most holy purpose bereft of means for its accomplishment."
T20I10 "For it is the PROJECTION which gives the "nothing" ALL the meaning that it holds."
T20I10 "What has NO meaning, cannot BE perceived."
T20I10 "And meaning ALWAYS looks within, to find itself."
T20I10 "ALL meaning that you give the world outside, must thus reflect the sight you saw WITHIN."
T21A1 "And where there is no meaning, there is chaos."
T21A2 "And, if this IS its meaning, then the power to GIVE it joy MUST lie WITHIN you."
T21E7 "This HAS no meaning."
T21H13 "Elusive happiness, or happiness in changing forms that shift with time and place, is an illusion that has no meaning."
T22B1 "And where, you wonder, does your strange uneasiness, your sense of being disconnected, and your haunting fear of lack of meaning in yourself arise?"
T22B7 "The sounds a baby makes, and what he hears, are highly unreliable, meaning DIFFERENT things to him at different times."
T22D1 "This is not a play on words, for here is the beginning of a vision that has meaning."
T22D4 "Meaning it does not RECOGNIZE, and does not know if it is there or not."
T22D4 "Everything which the body's eyes can see is a mistake, an error in perception, a distorted fragment of the whole, without the meaning that the whole would give."
T22D6 "Watch how they STOP at nothingness, unable to go BEYOND the form to meaning."
T22G2 "Yet freedom of the body HAS no meaning."
T22G13 "It is unjustified in ANY form, BECAUSE it has no meaning."
T23B3 "You SEEM to meet, and make your strange alliances, on grounds that have no meaning."
T23C13 "HE would deprive you of the secret ingredient which would give meaning to your life."
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."
T23C14 "And it IS here you look for meaning."
T23C17 "Some FORMS it takes seem to have meaning, and that is all."
T23C20 "Yet both are judgments on what is NOT life, equal in their inaccuracy and lack of meaning."
T23E7 "You have NO reference point from where to look, where meaning can be given what you see."
T24B6 "Can love HAVE meaning where the goal is triumph?"
T24C5 "To every special one a DIFFERENT message, and one with DIFFERENT meaning, is the truth."
T24C7 "It gives no different messages, and has ONE meaning."
T24D4 "Would God have left His Son in such a state, where safety HAS no meaning?"
T24E5 "Your brother's "sins" would justify itself, and GIVE it meaning that the truth denies."
T24E6 "Only this is certain, in this shifting world which has NO meaning in reality: When peace is not with you ENTIRELY, and when you suffer pain of ANY kind, you have beheld some sin within your brother, AND HAVE REJOICED at what you thought was there."
T24F2 "For the parts do NOT belong together, and the whole contributes nothing to the parts to GIVE them meaning."
T24G3 "God changes not His Mind about His Son with passing circumstance which has no meaning in eternity where He abides, and you with Him."
T24H5 "Only the PURPOSE that you see in it has meaning, and, if THAT is true, its safety rests secure."
T24H6 "It has NO meaning of itself, yet you can GIVE reality to it, according to the purpose which YOU serve."
T24H7 "All this is true, and yet it has no meaning to anyone who still retains one unlearned lesson in his memory; one thought with purpose still uncertain, or one wish with a divided aim."
T25C4 "WITHOUT the picture is the frame without its meaning."
T25D2 "God's laws do not obtain directly to a world perception rules, for such a world could not have been created by the Mind to which perception has no meaning."
T25F1 "Each is meaningless alone, but SEEMS to draw a meaning from the other."
T25H3 "And NOTHING that the world believes as true has ANY meaning in His Mind at all."
T25H4 "What makes no sense and has no meaning IS insanity."
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 "This is the rock on which salvation rests; the vantage point from which the Holy Spirit gives meaning and direction to the plan in which your special function has a part."
T26B4 "WITHOUT your special function HAS this world no meaning for you."
T26D3 "Salvation IS a borderland, where place and time and choice have meaning still, and yet it can be seen that they are temporary, OUT of place, and EVERY choice has been ALREADY made."
T26D4 "It is the judgment of the truth upon illusion, of knowledge on perception; IT HAS NO MEANING AND DOES NOT EXIST."
T26H2 "What is perceived takes many forms, but NONE has meaning."
T26H2 "Kept APART from truth, it SEEMS to have a meaning and be real."
T26H6 "Nothing GIVES meaning where no meaning IS."
T26H10 "It is not understood APART from Him, and therefore has no meaning in this world."
T26H14 "And FROM their purpose, they derive whatever meaning that they seem to have."
T26I6 "And THEN its meaning will be clear."
T26I8 "It has NO meaning, and is NOT your just reward."
T26K2 "Some, then, are GIVEN meaning, and perceived as sensible."
T27D2 "And so he has NO meaning to you, for he stands for what is meaningless."
T27E6 "And from the meaning of the QUESTION does the meaningfulness of the answer come."
T27G1 "Thus are they means for nothing, for they have a goal without a meaning."
T27G1 "And they share the lack of meaning that their PURPOSE has."
T30D4 "He CANNOT answer you in terms which have no meaning."
T30E4 "They must be neither cherished NOR attacked, but merely looked upon as children's toys, without a SINGLE meaning of their own."
T30G6 "Be not deceived about the MEANING of a fixed belief that SOME appearances are harder to look past than others are."
T30H1 "Would God have left the meaning of the world to YOUR interpretation?"
T30H1 "If He had, it HAS no meaning."
T30H1 "For it cannot be that meaning changes constantly, and yet is true."
T30H1 "You TAKE AWAY another element, and every meaning shifts accordingly."
T30H2 "The fact they have no meaning in themselves is DEMONSTRATED by the ease with which these labels change with other judgments made on different aspects of experience."
T30H2 "And then, in looking back, you think you see ANOTHER meaning in what went before."
T30H2 "What have you really done, except to show there WAS no meaning there?"
T30H2 "And YOU assigned a meaning in the light of goals that change, with EVERY meaning shifting as they change."
T30H3 "Only a CONSTANT purpose can endow events with stable meaning."
T30H3 "But it must ACCORD ONE MEANING TO THEM ALL."
T30H3 "If they are given DIFFERENT meanings, it MUST mean that they reflect but different purposes, and this is ALL the meaning that they have."
T30H3 "Can this BE meaning?"
T30H3 "Can confusion BE what meaning means?"
T30H3 "Perception CANNOT be in constant flux, and make allowance for stability of meaning ANYWHERE."
T30H3 "Its presence has no meaning but to show you wrote a fearful script, and are afraid accordingly."
T30H3 "But NOT because the thing you fear has fearful meaning in itself."
T30H4 "In this shared purpose is one meaning shared by everyone and everything you see."
T30H4 "You do not have to judge, for you have learned one meaning has been GIVEN everything, and you are GLAD to see it everywhere."
T30H5 "And it IS this idea of different goals which makes perception shift and meaning change."
T30H5 "In symbols which you BOTH can understand, the sacrifice of meaning is undone."
T30H6 "And, looked at SEPARATELY, they HAVE no meaning."
T30H6 "In any thought of loss there IS no meaning."
T30H6 "It is a part of a distorted script, which cannot be interpreted with meaning."
T30H6 "Look not to separate dreams for meaning."
T31A6 "Is this a LITTLE Voice, so small and still It cannot rise above the senseless noise of sounds which have no meaning?"
T31D9 "They have no meaning."
T31E6 "What is a concept but a thought to which its maker gives a meaning of his own?"
T31E11 "There is some understanding that you chose for BOTH of you, and what he represents has meaning that was given it by YOU."
T31G13 "And RECOGNIZING this, it merely asks, "What is the meaning of what I behold?""
W1IN15 "It is their use which will give them meaning to you, and show you they are true."
W3L1 "Some of the things you see may have emotionally-charged meaning for you."
W7L1 "It is the reason why you have given everything you see all the meaning that it has for you."
W10L4 "In fact, if you find it helpful to do so, you might imagine that you are watching an oddly assorted procession going by, which has little if any personal meaning to you."
W13L1 "Nothing without meaning exists."
W13L1 "However, it does not follow that you will not perceive something that has no meaning."
W13L2 "It represents a situation in which God and the ego "challenge" each other as to whose meaning is to be written in the empty space which meaninglessness provides."
W14L6 "Therefore, it has no meaning."
W15L2 "This introductory idea to the process of image-making which you call seeing will not have much meaning for you."
W25L1 "Purpose is meaning."
W25L1 "It is in recognizing this that what you see is given meaning."
W28L3 "You are not binding its meaning to your tiny experiences of tables, nor are you limiting its purpose to your little personal thoughts."
W39L10 "However you elect to use it, the idea should be stated so that its meaning remains that your holiness is your salvation."
W43L2 "Perception has no meaning."
W43L2 "Yet does the Holy Spirit give it a meaning very close to God's."
W44L8 "It is also the only one that has any meaning, because it is the only one that has any use to you at all."
W51L1 "The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning."
W51L1 "I must let it go by realizing that it has no meaning, so that vision may take its place."
W51L2 "2) "I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me.""
W53L1 "Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world which pictures them can have no meaning."
W53L2 "And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning."
W53L4 "He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind."
W76L1 "While you would seek for it in things that have no meaning, you bind yourself to laws that make no sense."
W76L6 "Your magic has no meaning."
W80R23 "Realize that, whatever form they take, they have no meaning and no power."
W95L12 "Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas: "I am One Self.""
W95L12 "Repeat this several times, and then attempt to feel the meaning which the words convey."
W96L3 "Problems which have no meaning cannot be resolved within the framework they are set."
W98L6 "And since time has no meaning, you are being asked for nothing in return for everything."
W105L2 "It strips all meaning from the gifts you give, and leaves you nothing in the ones you take."
W108L3 "This is the light which heals because it brings single perception, based upon one frame of reference from which one meaning comes."
W110L1 "If you remain as God created you, fear has no meaning, evil is not real, and misery and death do not exist."
W121L1 "Here is the key to meaning in a world which seems to make no sense."
W127L2 "Love's meaning is obscure to anyone who thinks that love can change."
W127L3 "Its meaning lies in oneness."
W127L4 "Love's meaning is your own, and shared by God Himself."
W127L5 "No laws the world obeys can help you grasp love's meaning."
W127L5 "What the world believes was made to hide love's meaning and to keep it dark and secret."
W127L8 "In loving gentleness He will abide with you, as you allow His Voice to teach love's meaning to your clean and open mind."
W129L3 "Where love endures forever, hate cannot exist, and vengeance has no meaning?"
W129L7 "Then close your eyes upon the world you see, and in the silent darkness watch the lights that are not of this world light one by one until where one begins, another ends, loses all meaning as they blend in one."
W131L10 "We will devote ten minutes to this goal three times today, and we will ask to see the rising of the real world to replace the foolish images that we held dear, with true ideas arising in the place of thoughts which have no meaning, no effect, and neither source nor substance in the truth."
W131L12 "Nothing but this has any meaning now; no other goal is valued now nor sought; nothing before this door you really want, and only what lies past it do you seek."
W132L4 "Your mind must give it meaning."
W132L4 "Perhaps you think you did not make the world, but came unwillingly to what was made already, hardly waiting for your thoughts to give it meaning."
W134L1 "Let us review the meaning of "forgive," for it is apt to be distorted and to be perceived as something which entails an unfair sacrifice of righteous wrath, a gift unjustified and undeserved, and a complete denial of the truth."
W134L13 "Forgiveness must be practiced for the world cannot perceive its meaning, nor provide a guide to teach you its beneficence."
W134L15 "That this may be accomplished, let us give a quarter of an hour twice today, and spend it with the Guide Who understands the meaning of forgiveness, and was sent to us to teach it."
W134L18 "Forgiveness should be practiced through the day, for there will be so many times when you forget its meaning, and attack yourself."
W136L1 "For then he understands as well its purpose has no meaning."
W140R44 "So do we start each practice period in this review with readying our minds to understand the lessons that we read, and see the meaning which they offer us."
W140R46 "Let each word shine with the meaning God has given it as it was given to you through His Voice."
W152L3 "Without the first the second has no meaning, but without the second is the first no longer true."
W152L3 "For if what is not true is true as well as what is true, then part of truth is false, and truth has lost its meaning."
W153L9 "We look past dreams today, and recognize that we need no defense because we are created unassailable, without all thought or wish or dream in which attack has any meaning."
W161L4 "Yet do these thoughts make clear the meaning of creation?"
W168L2 "If you but knew the meaning of His Love, hope and despair would be impossible, for hope would be forever satisfied; despair of any kind unthinkable."
W168L3 "It restores all memories the sleeping mind forgot; all certainty of what love's meaning is."
W169L10 "Yet what meaning can the words convey to those who count the hours still, and rise and work and go to sleep by them?"
W170R56 "I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning."
W170R512 "We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound."
W170R512 "The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning."
W182L4 "Repeat the Name of God and little names have lost their meaning."
W182L6 "And then God's Name becomes our only thought, our only word, the only thing that occupies our minds, the only wish we have, the only sound with any meaning, and the only Name of everything that we desire to see; of everything that we would call our own."
W184L3 "For what is named is given meaning, and will then be seen as meaningful, a cause of true effects, with consequence inherent in itself."
W184L7 "Learning which stops with what the world would teach stops short of meaning."
W184L10 "And then step back to darkness, not because you think it real, but only to proclaim its unreality in terms which still have meaning in the world which darkness rules."
W184L11 "The Holy Spirit uses all of them, but He does not forget creation has One Name, One Meaning and a single Source Which unifies all things within Itself."
W184L13 "No one can fail who seeks the meaning of the Name of God."
W185L4 "The meaning must escape the dream, for compromising is the goal of dreaming."
W186L3 "Today's idea may seem quite sobering until you see its meaning."
W187L3 "Herein is the idea of giving clarified and given meaning."
W192L3 "It has no meaning here."
W196L2 "But you can learn to see these foolish applications, and deny the meaning they appear to have."
W197L6 "For death will have no meaning for you then."
W198L7 "This world has many seeming separate haunts where mercy has no meaning, and attack appears as justified."
W200L4 "You have not found your happiness in foreign places, and in alien forms which have no meaning to you, though you sought to make them meaningful."
W200R66 "Instead we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who instructs in quiet, speaks of peace, and gives our thoughts whatever meaning they may have."
M2A2 "To the Call itself time has no meaning."
M5E2 "To those to whom harm has no meaning it is merely natural."
M5E2 "What choice but this has meaning to the sane?"
M5H1 "The term generosity has special meaning to the teacher of God."
M5H1 "It is not the usual meaning of the word; in fact, it is a meaning that must be learned and learned very carefully."
M9A3 "It is the mind that interprets the eyes' messages and gives them "meaning.""
M9A3 "And this meaning does not exist in the world outside at all."
M12A3 "Into this strange and paradoxical situation, - one without meaning and devoid of sense, yet out of which no way seems possible, - God has sent His Judgment to answer yours."
M14A1 "Although in truth the term sacrifice is altogether meaningless, it does have meaning in the world."
M14A1 "Like all things in the world its meaning is temporary, and will ultimately fade into the nothingness from which it came when there is no more use for it."
M14A1 "Now its real meaning is a lesson."
M14A5 "What is the real meaning of sacrifice?"
M14A8 "Teacher of God, do not forget the meaning of sacrifice, and remember what each decision you make must mean in terms of cost."
M22A2 "Unless a specific referent does occur to the mind in conjunction with the word, the word has little or no practical meaning and thus cannot help the healing process."
M22A3 "Only the Word of God has any meaning, because it symbolizes that which has no human symbols at all."
M25A1 "There is no past nor future, and the idea of birth into a body has no meaning either once or many times."
M29A1 "It is a reawakening or a rebirth; a change of mind about the meaning of the world."
M29A6 "He is redeemed, for he has heard God's Word and understood Its meaning."
U2A4 "This Will is always unified, and therefore has no meaning in this world."
U3A3 "The ego's unreality is not denied by words nor is its meaning clear because its nature seems to have a form."
P3E5 "Yet must their cures remain temporary, or another illness rise instead, for death has not been overcome until the meaning of love is understood."
S3D1 "And here the meaning of true healing has been lost, and idols have arisen to obscure the unity that is the Son of God."
S3E8 "Let Me instead remind you of eternity, in which your joy grows greater as your love extends along with Mine beyond infinity, where time and distance have no meaning."
G1A1 "For here is nothingness, where neither birth nor death is real, nor any form in the misshapen mind that spawned it has any meaning in the Mind of God."
Quotes on "Mean"
T1A1 "Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum."
T1B4A "ALL miracles mean Life, and God is the giver of Life."
T1B30D "Contradictions in MY word mean lack of understanding, or scribal failures, which I make every effort to correct."
T1B40Z "It DOES NOT mean that I am in any way separate (or different) from you, EXCEPT IN TIME."
T2B66 "It DOES NOT mean the restoration of the building, but it DOES mean the opening of the altar to receive the Atonement."
T2C10 "But it DOES mean that it is the highest level of communication of which he is capable NOW."
T2D7 "The term does not really mean anything at the symptom-level, where it cannot work."
T2E9 "For example, you say, "just an idle thought", and mean that the thought has no effect."
T2E55 "When I told you that you were "ready for Revelation", I did not mean that you had in any way mastered this form of communication."
T3E4 "(Note that it does not mean SAW before.)"
T3G6 "Unless perception rests on some knowing basis, it is so unstable that it doesn't mean anything."
T3G8 "When we say "the truth shall set you free," we mean that all this kind of thinking is a waste of time, but that you are free of the need of engaging in it."
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."
T3G11 "This is avoided, however, if "image" is understood to mean "thought," and "likeness" is taken as "of a like quality.""
T3G44 "This does not mean that you can DO everything, but it DOES mean that you are either totally miracle-minded or not."
T3H7 "(This, however, depends upon what you mean by good.)"
T3H12 "Fortunately, when you lose something, this does not mean that the something has gone."
T4C25 "This means that they do not mean truth and do not pretend to mean it."
T4C26 "Data from one realm of discourse do not mean anything in another, because they can be understood only WITHIN the thought-systems of which they are a part."
T4D1 "The reason you cannot understand it is because it is NOT understandable to the ego, which interprets it as if something outside is inside, which does not mean anything."
T4F9 "When the Bible says "Seek and ye shall find," it does NOT mean that you should seek blindly and desperately for something you wouldn't recognize."
T4G8 "When I told Bill to concentrate on the phrase "here I am, Lord," I did not mean "in this world" by "here.""
T5E8 "That is what we REALLY mean when we say that now is the only time."
T5E8 "The literal nature of this statement does not mean anything to the ego."
T5E8 "It interprets it, at best, to mean "don't worry about the future.""
T5F2 "This does NOT mean that it is lost to you, but it DOES mean that you are not aware of it."
T5F4 "This does not mean that you can safely fail to acknowledge anything that is true, but the Holy Spirit will not fail to help you re-interpret EVERYTHING that you perceive as fearful, and teach you ONLY what is loving IS true."
T5F11 "Turning the other cheek does NOT mean that you should submit to violence without protest."
T6B2 "I also told you that the crucifixion was the last foolish journey that the Sonship need take, and that it should mean RELEASE from fear to anyone who understands it."
T6E1 "The ego always speaks first, because it is capricious and does NOT mean its maker well."
T6H10 "This, however, does NOT mean that what it transfers TO is measurable."
T7C10 "What can the perfect consistency of the Kingdom MEAN to the confused?"
T7D1 "Actually, this does not mean ANYTHING."
T7D3 "This does NOT mean that what ability is used FOR is necessarily either limited OR divided."
T7G11 "But they ARE problems in UNDERSTANDING, because they MEAN that you perceive WHAT you can understand as UP TO YOU TO DECIDE."
T7I4 "Any attempt to keep PART of it and get rid of ANOTHER part does not really mean ANYTHING."
T7K3 "The ego's wishes do not mean anything, because the ego wishes for the impossible."
T7K4 "What else, then, can this decision mean except that you WANT to be fearful?"
T7K5 "But this does not mean that the GUIDE is untrustworthy."
T8F9 "An unwilling will does not mean anything, because it is a contradiction in terms which actually leaves nothing."
T8I6 "But to make mindless is impossible, since it would mean to make nothing out of what God Created."
T8J5 "This loses the ability to communicate, simply because confused communication DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING."
T8K1 "The latter, in particular, might be incorrectly interpreted as "proof" that the course does not mean what it says."
T9E8 "But this cannot mean anything to you, until you remember God's open arms, and finally know His open Mind."
T9F6 "What can this mean, except that you are AGREEING with the ego's evaluation of what you are?"
T10F3 "Let us begin this lesson in "ego dynamics", by understanding that the term itself does not mean anything."
T11C7 "This does NOT mean that you are not strongly impelled TOWARD each other, but it DOES mean that LOVE IS NOT THE ONLY EMOTION."
T11C8 "Yet if you are each other's salvation, what can this mean except that you PREFER attack to salvation?"
T11C11 "It is easy to help an uncertain child, for he recognizes that he does not know what his perceptions mean."
T11C14 "And does not that mean that peace goes with US on the journey?"
T13A1 "It therefore does not consider WHERE it is, because the concept "where" does not mean anything to it."
T13E5 "Your wildest misperceptions, your weird imaginings, your blackest nightmares all mean nothing."
T14C6 "If the purpose of language IS communication, how can this tongue mean ANYTHING?"
T15H8 "For relationships, to the ego, mean ONLY that BODIES are together."
T16A1 "To empathize does NOT mean to JOIN IN SUFFERING, for this is what you must REFUSE to understand."
T16B4 "But be certain that this does NOT mean to do a foolish thing that would hurt either him or you, for what would hurt one WILL hurt the other."
T16C3 "WHOLLY natural perception would show you instantly that order of difficulty in miracles is quite impossible, for it involves a contradiction of what miracles MEAN."
T17B1 "When you maintain that there MUST be order of difficulty in miracles, all you mean is that there are some things you would WITHHOLD from truth."
T17I5 "Fail him not now, for it has been given you to realize what your lack of faith in him MUST mean to YOU."
T19J10 "And they may thus mean everything or nothing, according to the truth or falsity of the IDEA which they reflect."
T21C2 "Say ONLY this, but MEAN it with NO reservations, for here the power of salvation lies: "I AM responsible for what I see."
T21H12 "For you HAVE answered "yes," without perceiving that yes MUST mean NOT NO."
T22G15 "What can this mean, EXCEPT your minds are one?"
T23C14 "There is no point in asking what they mean."
T23C18 "How can some FORMS of murder NOT mean death?"
T24E1 "Here is death enthroned as savior; crucifixion is now redemption, and salvation can ONLY mean destruction of the world, EXCEPT YOURSELF."
T25J1 "And what COULD this mean, except that they are sins, and NOT mistakes, forever uncorrectable, and to be met with vengeance, NOT with justice?"
T25J1 "You mean that truth has greater value now than ALL illusions."
T26K2 "What does it MEAN if you perceive attack in certain FORMS to be unfair to you?"
T27C2 "Who can say and MEAN, "My brother, you have injured me, and yet, because I am the BETTER of the two, I pardon you my hurt.""
T27C11 "And so you CANNOT be perceived as one, and with a single function that would MEAN a shared identity with but ONE end."
T27F2 "This does NOT mean the conflict must be gone forever from your mind."
T27F2 "But it DOES mean, if only for an instant, you love without attack."
T28A3 "It is a recognition that you HAVE no needs which mean that something must be DONE."
T28E8 "The forms the broken pieces seem to take mean nothing."
T28H5 "To be alone MUST mean you are apart, and if you are, you cannot BUT be sick."
T29A1 "For it would mean His Love could harbor just a hint of hate; His gentleness turn sometimes to attack; and His eternal patience sometimes fail."
T29E5 "The coverings may not appear to change, but what they MEAN has changed BECAUSE they cover something else."
T30B2 "But it must ALSO mean you will not judge the situations where you will be called upon to make response."
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."
T30E2 "Now must he learn the boxes and the bears did NOT deceive him, broke no rules, nor mean his world is made chaotic and unsafe."
T30G1 "For this would mean that you forgive a sin by overlooking what is REALLY there."
T30H5 "How can communication REALLY be established, while the symbols which are used mean different things?"
T30H6 "They mean the same for BOTH of you."
T30H7 "And through His use of symbols are we joined, so that they mean the same to ALL of us."
T31A12 "Let us be still an instant, and forget all things we ever learned, all thoughts we had, and every preconception that we hold of what things mean, and what their purpose is."
W1L1 "Now look slowly around you, and practice applying this idea very specifically to whatever you see: "This table does not mean anything.""
W1L1 ""This chair does not mean anything.""
W1L1 ""This hand does not mean anything.""
W1L1 ""This pen does not mean anything.""
W1L2 "Then look farther away from your immediate area, and apply the idea to a wider range: "That door does not mean anything.""
W1L2 ""That body does not mean anything.""
W1L2 ""That lamp does not mean anything.""
W1L2 ""That sign does not mean anything.""
W1L2 ""That shadow does not mean anything.""
W4L1 "This is why they do not mean anything."
W4L3 "In using your thoughts for application of the idea for today, identify each thought by the central figure or event it contains; for example: "This thought about ____ does not mean anything."
W7L1 "It is the reason why your thoughts do not mean anything, and why they are like the things you see."
W9L1 "But while you may be able to accept it intellectually, it is unlikely that it will mean anything to you as yet."
W10L1 "When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything."
W10L4 "As each one crosses your mind, say: "This thought about ____ does not mean anything.""
W10L4 ""That thought about ____ does not mean anything.""
W27L1 "You may feel hesitant about using the idea on the ground that you are not sure you really mean it."
W28L2 "And what does "in itself" mean?"
W41L9 "Think of what you are saying; what the words mean."
W51L4 "4) "These thoughts do not mean anything.""
W51L4 "The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God."
W51L4 "I am willing to recognize that "my" thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go."
W52L5 "10) "My thoughts do not mean anything.""
W52L5 "What can these thoughts mean?"
W52L5 "They do not exist, and so they mean nothing."
W65L2 "This is the only way in which you can say and mean, "My only function is the one God gave me.""
W74L3 "Begin the longer practice periods by repeating these thoughts several times, slowly and with firm determination to understand what they mean and to hold them in mind: "There is no will but God's."
W96L6 "What could the resolution mean in truth?"
W98L7 "His confidence in you will bring the light to all the words you say, and you will go beyond their sound to what they really mean."
W106L8 "What does it mean to give and to receive?""
W110L1 "Its truth would mean that you have made no changes in yourself which have reality, nor changed the universe so that what God created was replaced by fear and evil, misery and death."
W151L10 "What can the body mean to Him Who knows the glory of the Father and the Son?"
W154L12 "What can this mean to you, until you have identified with him and with his own?"
W162L1 "It will mean far more to you as you advance."
W170L1 "When you think that you attack in self-defense, you mean that to be cruel is protection; you are safe because of cruelty."
W170L1 "You mean that you believe to hurt another brings you freedom."
W170L1 "And you mean that to attack is to exchange the state in which you are for something better, safer, more secure from dangerous invasion and from fear."
W185L1 "But to mean these words is everything."
W185L1 "If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time."
W185L2 "No one can mean these words and not be healed."
W185L5 "To mean you want the peace of God is to renounce all dreams."
W185L7 "Let us today devote our practicing to recognizing that we really mean the words we say."
W185L7 "To mean these words acknowledges illusions are in vain, requesting the eternal in the place of shifting dreams which seem to change in what they offer, but are one in nothingness."
W186L14 "In this form you can fulfill your function even here, although what love will mean to you when formlessness has been restored to you is greater still."
W192L1 "Yet what can such a function mean within a world of envy, hatred and attack?"
W220IN21 "Words will mean little now."
M1A3 "This does not mean that the self you are trying to protect is real."
M1A3 "But it does mean that the self you think is real is what you teach."
M4A5 "This does not mean that they necessarily recognize this; in fact, they generally do not."
M6C4 "What do guilt and sickness, pain, disaster and all suffering mean now?"
M11A1 "There is, however, considerable confusion about what these categories mean."
M11A2 ""Good judgment" in these terms, does not mean anything."
M14A2 "What can the sacrifice of nothing mean?"
M14A2 "It cannot mean that you have less because of it."
M14A2 "Could they mean anything except to a body?"
M24A1 "What does it mean to call on Jesus Christ?"
M24A3 "What does this mean to you?"
M25A5 "Does this mean that the teacher of God should not believe in reincarnation himself, or discuss it with others who do?"
M30A5 "Does this mean that you cannot say anything without consulting Him?"
M30A6 "Does this mean that, while attack remains attractive to you He will respond with evil?"
P3A2 "On the contrary, such concepts mean little to them, or they would not need help."
P3B2 "When we speak of "the saving illusion" or "the final dream," this is not what we mean, but here is the ego's last defense."
P4A1 "This does not mean that you select him, nor that you choose the kind of "treatment" that is suitable."
P4A1 "But it does mean that no-one comes to you by mistake."
S1A5 "This does not mean that you cannot get messages for another, if it is God Who chooses this way of reaching him."
S1B6 "Help in prayer does not mean that another mediates between you and God."
S1B6 "But it does mean that another can stand beside you and help to raise you up to Him."
S1C4 "What does the phrase really mean?"
Quotes on "Means"
T1A1 "It means only that you can elect what to take when."
T1B15A "Time is a teaching device, and a means to an end."
T1B22J "Answer: It was cuter, but this one MEANS more."
T1B22N "This also means "Lord atone for me," because the only thing man should pray for is forgiveness."
T1B22U "What it REALLY means is that if you are ashamed of me (or embarrassed by love), you will project and therefore make it impossible for me to reach you."
T1B23A "Note: Tax also means "strain.""
T1B23E "That is what the Biblical statement "underneath are the Everlasting Arms" means."
T1B23E "(Helen Schucman explanation: This means that He will backstop whenever human miracles will not suffice for atonement purposes."
T1B23F "Note that the word "atone" really means "undo.""
T1B23I "This means Listen to My Voice, Learn to undo the error, and DO something to correct it."
T1B24B "Tell B that that is what Professor really means."
T1B24C ""Heaven and Earth shall pass away" means that they will not always exist as separate states."
T1B24E "Remember the point about Miracles as a means of organizing different levels of consciousness."
T1B25B "Miracles are thus a means, and Revelations are an end."
T1B29B "The forgiven ARE the means of Atonement."
T1B30J "Possession really means "Not under Christ-Control", thus making him (the mind?)"
T1B30L ""Lead us not into temptation" means "guide us out of our own errors.""
T1B30R ""Casting spells" merely means "affirming error", and error is lack of love."
T1B36F "This means that the perception of both must be accurate, since the Golden Rule is the Order for appropriate behavior."
T1B36W "(Note: This quotation is also not the correct Biblical phrasing, but it IS what it means.)"
T1B36W "The quotation thus means that you represent or "witness for" the authority in whom you believe."
T1B37H "To "change your mind" means to place it at the disposal of True authority."
T1B37P "Self-control is NOT the whole answer to this problem, though I am by no means discouraging its use."
T1B37S "I shed many tears over this, but it is by no means the only time I said "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.""
T1B37V "This simple statement is really the principle on which split half reliability, a means of estimating INTERNAL consistency, rests."
T1B37AA "Jack and the other very eminent methodologists have abandoned validity in favor of reliability because they have lost sight of the end and are concentrating on the means."
T1B37AD "The word "invisible" means "cannot be seen or perceived."What"
T1B37AD "cannot be perceived is hardly the right means for improving perception."
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.""
T1B40I "The concept of changing the channel for libidinal expression is Freud's greatest contribution, except that he did not understand what "channel" really means."
T1B40P "This is what the Bible means in the many references to "Hold yourself ready" and other similar injunctions."
T1B40Q "Readiness here means keep your perception right side up, (or valid), so you will ALWAYS be ready, willing, and able."
T1B41I "These are by no means chosen at random."
T1B41L ""Except you become as little children" means unless you fully recognize your complete dependence on God, you cannot know the real power of the Son in his true relationship with the Father."
T1B41S "They are a means of making false associations, and obtaining pleasure from them."
T1B41AV "You saw in your partners a means of protecting against the fear, but both of you continued to "look around" for chances to indulge the fantasies."
T1B41BD "It is most difficult to free him by ordinary means, only because he is more stable in his denial of truth."
T1C18 "This is NOT what the Bible means by "possessed of the Holy Spirit.""
T1C20 "Knowledge can also be misinterpreted as a means of possession."
T1C20 "(No Helen, this is NOT what the "thirst" in the Bible means."
T1C25 "Collectors of things often drive themselves well beyond their financial means, in an attempt to force discontinuance."
T2A16 "Collectors of things often drive themselves well beyond their financial means, in an attempt to force discontinuance."
T2A23 "Both 1, 2, and 4 are more likely to produce neurotic rather than psychotic states, though this is by no means guaranteed."
T2B1 "This means that you believe in what you VALUE."
T2B35 "So far we have concentrated on ends rather than means because unless you regard an end as worth achieving, you will not devote yourself to the means by which it can BE achieved."
T2B35 "Your own question enabled me to shift the emphasis from end to means."
T2B36 "The means are easier to clarify after the true worth of the goal itself is firmly established."
T2B38 "Once you learn to consider these two points, and bring them into ALL your actions as the true criteria for behavior, I will have little difficulty in clarifying the means."
T2B38 "I have therefore concentrated on showing you that the means ARE available whenever you DO ask."
T2B49 "What do you think "the meek shall inherit the earth" MEANS?"
T2B61 "Since this means they can be used only ONE way, they became MUCH stronger, and much more dependable."
T2B63 "The main error in both is the belief that the body can be used as a means for attaining Atonement."
T2B66 "This is what the Bible means by the "Restoration of the Temple.""
T2B71 "Until they achieve this, they waste themselves and their true creative power on useless attempts to make themselves more comfortable by inappropriate means."
T2B71 "But the real means is ALREADY provided, and does not involve any efforts on their part at all."
T2C1 "The miracle is the means, the Atonement the principle, and the healing is the result."
T2C1 "It is purely a means, while any type of healing is a result."
T2C5 "We have constantly referred to miracles as the means of correcting level confusion."
T2C9 "All material means which man accepts as remedies for bodily ills are simply restatements of magic principles."
T2C10 "This means that a miracle, to attain its full efficacy, MUST be expressed in a language which the recipient can understand without fear."
T2C10 "It does not follow by any means that this is the highest level of communication of which he is capable."
T2C13 "By using physical means to do so, he is not engaging in any form of enslavement, even though he is not applying the Atonement."
T2C13 "This means that his mind is dulled by fear, but is not actively engaged in distortion."
T2C15 "Miracle-Mindedness merely means Right-Mindedness in the sense that we are now using it."
T2C17 "This means that he knows that mind is the only creative level, and that its errors ARE healed by the Atonement."
T2D2 "This means YOU feel responsible for it."
T2E2 "If you consider what the process really means, it is nothing more than a series of pragmatic steps in the larger process of accepting the Atonement as THE remedy."
T2E9 "You also use phrases like "thought provoking", which is bland enough, but the term "a provoking thought" means something quite different."
T2E18 "This means that I cannot allow them to leave their mind unguarded, or they will not be able to help me."
T2E55 "As soon as a state of readiness occurs, there is always some will to accomplish, but this is by no means undivided."
T2F3 "It simply means that finally all men must come to understand what is worthy and what is not."
T3A14 "The means are carefully explained in the notes."
T3A14 "Revelation has occasionally SHOWN you the end, but to reach it the means are needed."
T3A24 "In fact, if he will re-read the actual quote, he will see that it REALLY means "useful for HIM.""
T3A27 "But this means that you do not undertake to solve them yourselves."
T3C14 "This is what the Bible means when it says "(and) when He shall appear (or be perceived) we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him AS HE IS.""
T3C20 "This is what "a sane mind in a sane body" really means."
T3C23 "(Dictated directly without notes) pp 7-12 Though Christians generally (but by no means universally) recognize the contradiction involved in victimizing others, they are less adept at ensuring their own inability to victimize themselves."
T3D4 "Innocent (or true) perception means that you NEVER misperceive, and ALWAYS see truly."
T3D4 "More simply, this means that you never see what does not exist in reality."
T3D6 "This means that if you perceive truly, you are canceling out misperceptions in yourself AND others simultaneously."
T3D7 "This means that it is not open to more than one interpretation.)"
T3D7 "This means that it is unequivocal."
T3E3 "Uncertainty merely means that you DON'T know."
T3E4 ""Recognize" means "know again.""
T3E4 "This means that you knew before."
T3E4 "You can see in many ways, because perception involves different interpretations, and this means it is not whole."
T3E7 "It IS, however, a means of right perception, which brings it into the proper domain of the miracle, but NOT of revelation."
T3G41 "This means that, to be effective teachers, they MUST interpret teaching as I do."
T3H1 "When the Bible says "Judge not that ye be not judged" it merely means that if you judge the reality of others at all, you will be unable to avoid judging your own."
T3H12 "It merely means that YOU do not know where it is."
T3I8 "Its fear aspect is usually ascribed to the "father figure," a particularly interesting idea, in view of the fact that nobody means the physical father by the term."
T4B2 "Consider what a "speechless professor" means as a concept."
T4B2 "It literally means a "non-professing professor," or a "nonspeaking speaker.""
T4B6 "Bill could not be afraid to teach unless he still believes that interaction means loss, and that learning means separation."
T4B6 "He stands guard over his own ideas, because he wants to protect his thought-system as it is, and learning MEANS change."
T4B17 "He is concerned with the effect of HIS ego on OTHER egos, and he therefore interprets their interaction as a means of ego preservation."
T4C12 "You are NOT by any means prepared, and in this sense you ARE babies."
T4C17 ""Self esteem," in ego terms, means nothing more than that the ego has deluded itself into accepting its reality and is therefore temporarily less predatory."
T4C17 "This "self esteem" is ALWAYS vulnerable to stress, a term which really means that a condition has arisen in which the delusion of reality of the ego is threatened."
T4C17 "This means that equality is beyond its grasp, and charity becomes impossible."
T4C24 "However, VALID behavior is an expression which is inherently contradictory, because validity is an END, and behavior is a MEANS."
T4C24 "These cannot be combined logically, because when an end has been attained, the means for its attainment are no longer meaningful."
T4D1 "You have never understood what "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you" means."
T4D12 "This means that it wants it WITHOUT ambivalence, and this kind of wanting is wholly without the ego's "drive to get.""
T4D21 "This is the one fact which MEANS that the ego does not exist, and which therefore makes it profoundly afraid."
T4E17 "The SECOND coming of Christ means nothing more than the end of the ego's rule over part of the minds of men, and the healing of the mind."
T4E19 "That knowledge, and I assure you that it IS knowledge, means that Christ must come into your minds and heal them."
T4G12 "You may believe that you have already accepted the difference, but you are by no means convinced as yet."
T4G18 "We have only just about reached the point where dissociation means much to you, because it is so important to your misbeliefs."
T4H2 "It is the part that believes your existence means you are SEPARATE."
T4H8 "Divine Abstraction takes joy in application, and that is what creation MEANS."
T4H9 "This hardly means that you should tell Him how wonderful He is."
T5C5 "This means that although it does not engender knowledge, it does not obstruct it in any way."
T5C10 "The Holy Spirit was God's answer to the separation, the means by which the Atonement could repair until the whole mind returned to creating."
T5D3 "It MEANS that knowledge has been lost, because knowledge is SURE."
T5D5 "Choosing MEANS divided will."
T5D7 "This means that if he listens to the wrong voice, he has LOST SIGHT of his Soul."
T5D13 "Remember that "Yoke" means "join together," and "burden" means message."
T5E8 "This is NOT what it really means at all."
T5F11 "Listening to one voice MEANS the will to share the voice to hear it yourself."
T5F11 "It means that you cannot be hurt, and do not want to show your brother anything except your wholeness."
T5F12 "Teaching is done in many ways, by formal means, by guidance, and above all BY EXAMPLE."
T5F12 "Teaching is therapy because it means the sharing of ideas, and the awareness that to share them is to strengthen them."
T5G1 "The ego's logic is as impeccable as that of the Holy Spirit, because your mind has all the means at its disposal to side with Heaven or earth, as it elects."
T5G5 "Listening to the ego's voice MEANS that you believe it is possible to attack God."
T5H8 ""As ye sow, so shall ye reap" merely means that what you believe to be worth cultivating you will cultivate in yourself."
T5H10 "Actually, all it really means is that the Holy Spirit in later generations retains the power to interpret CORRECTLY what former generations have thought, and thus release THEIR thoughts from the ability to produce fear ANYWHERE in the Sonship."
T5I2 "The statement means that God's peace is set in the Holy Spirit, because it is fixed on God."
T5I5 "A man who knows what fixation REALLY means and does NOT yield to it is terribly afraid."
T5I5 ""Irrevocable" means "cannot be called back or redirected.""
T5I5 "But clarity literally means the state of light, and enlightenment IS understanding."
T5I6 "This clearly could have been a means toward real release from the time belief, had Freud pursued it with an open mind."
T5I8 "Actually, "prodigal" also means careful."
T5I9 "Freud tried every means his very inventive mind could devise to set up a form of therapy which could enable the mind to escape from fixation forever, even though he KNEW this was impossible."
T5I14 "This willingness means that YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE HEALED."
T5I16 "This is what "Physician, heal thyself" really means."
T6B3 "Projection means anger, anger fosters assault, and assault promotes fear."
T6C4 "Projection and attack are inevitably related, because projection is ALWAYS a means of JUSTIFYING attack."
T6C13 "There is NO CONFLICT ANYWHERE in this perception, because it means that ALL perception is guided by the Holy Spirit, whose mind is fixed on God."
T6E3 "Since the Holy Spirit answers truly, He answers FOR ALL TIME, and that means that EVERYONE HAS THE ANSWER NOW."
T6E10 "This leaves YOU in charge of the Kingdom, with both a guide to FIND it and a MEANS to keep it."
T6F12 "The Holy Spirit sees it only as a means of COMMUNICATION."
T6G4 "This MEANS conflicting motivation, and so the lesson CANNOT be learned consistently as yet."
T6G11 "This, then IS a step in the direction OUT of conflict, because it means that alternatives have been considered, and ONE has been chosen as MORE DESIRABLE."
T7B1 "It is always willing to make a deal, but it cannot understand that to be LIKE another means that NO DEALS ARE POSSIBLE."
T7C11 "This needs no translation, because it is perfectly understood, but it DOES need extension because it MEANS extension."
T7D3 "Learning is EFFORT, and effort MEANS will."
T7E3 "It IS the belief that conflicting interests are possible, and therefore means that you have accepted the IMpossible as true."
T7E6 "Inspiration is the opposite of dis-spiriting, and therefore means to make joyful."
T7E7 "Like inspiration, it can be misunderstood as magic, and WILL be whenever it is undertaken as SEPARATE from what already is, and perceived as a means for ESTABLISHING it."
T7F1 "It is therefore a means for developing potentials, which is quite apart from what the potential is used FOR."
T7F8 "Understanding MEANS consistence, because GOD means consistence."
T7G3 "This means that the ego attacks WHAT IS PRESERVING IT, and this MUST be a source of extreme anxiety."
T7G14 "Allowing INsanity to enter your minds means that you have not judged sanity AS WHOLLY DESIRABLE."
T7G15 "And nothing that opposes this means anything at all."
T7H1 "That is why denying any part of it means you have lost awareness of ALL of it."
T7H9 "Attack could never PROMOTE attack unless you perceived it as a means of depriving you of SOMETHING YOU WANT."
T7J7 "If it was His will that you have it forever, He gave you the means for keeping it, and YOU HAVE DONE SO."
T7K5 "In this case, it ALWAYS means that the FOLLOWER IS."
T7K8 "This MEANS that you are confused about what you are."
T8B2 "Dissatisfaction with the learning outcome MUST be a sign of learning failure, because it means that you did NOT get what you WANT."
T8D4 "Let the Holy Spirit teach you HOW to do this, for you will know what it MEANS of God Himself."
T8D10 "That is why He has given you the means for UNDOING it."
T8E8 "Your will is the means by which you determine your own condition, because will is the MECHANISM OF DECISION."
T8E11 "This means that you have imprisoned YOURS, and have not LET it be free."
T8G2 "Remember that the Holy Spirit interprets the body ONLY as a means of communication."
T8G3 "You do not perceive your brothers as the Holy Spirit does because you do not interpret their bodies AND YOURS solely as a means of JOINING THEIR MINDS and uniting them with yours and mine."
T8G5 "If the body becomes for you a means which you give to the Holy Spirit to use on behalf of the union of the Sonship, you will not see ANYTHING physical except as WHAT IT IS."
T8G10 "It becomes ONLY a means by which the part of the mind which you have separated from your Soul can reach beyond its distortions and RETURN to the Soul."
T8G15 "To see a body as anything EXCEPT a means of pure extension is to limit your mind and HURT YOURSELF."
T8G17 "To conceive of the body as a means of attack of any kind, and to entertain even the possibility that joy could POSSIBLY result, is a clear-cut indication of a poor learner."
T8H3 "The ego makes a fundamental confusion between means and ends, as it always does."
T8I3 "Dreams are ILLUSIONS of joining, taking on the ego's distortions about what joining means, if you are sleeping under its guidance."
T8I7 "You have begun to realize that this is a very practical course, because it means EXACTLY what it says."
T8I7 "Thus, "hellfire" means burning, but raising the dead becomes allegorical."
T8I10 "This is because it is the only level at which healing MEANS anything."
T8J2 "All that this kind of association means is that you are arbitrarily endowing something quite beyond your awareness with something YOU DO NOT WANT."
T9A3 "Since He does not understand it, He DOES NOT JUDGE IT, KNOWING that nothing it engenders MEANS ANYTHING."
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."
T9E3 "Would you know what this means?"
T9E6 "As you see them waken, you will learn WHAT WAKING MEANS."
T9F1 "Would He not have given you the means to find it?"
T9F9 "Therefore, nothing that arises from it MEANS anything."
T9G11 "To accept your littleness IS arrogant, because it means that you believe that YOUR evaluation of yourself is TRUER THAN GOD's."
T9H1 "Time and eternity are both in your minds, and WILL conflict, until you perceive time SOLELY as a means to REGAIN eternity."
T9J4 "If you perceive other gods, YOUR mind is split, and you will not be able to LIMIT the split, because the split IS the sign that you have removed part of your mind from God's Will, and this MEANS that it is out of control."
T9K1 "Depression MEANS that you have foresworn God."
T9K1 "Men are afraid of blasphemy, but they do not know what it means."
T9K3 "But consider what this means to YOU."
T9K3 "It means that you are willing NOT to know yourself, IN ORDER to be sick."
T9K6 "Your denial therefore MEANS that you love Him, and THAT YOU KNOW HE LOVES YOU."
T9K8 "Remember, though, that to do this IS blasphemy, for it means that you are looking without love on God and His Creation, from which He cannot be separated."
T9K11 "God has given you the means for undoing what you have made."
T10F7 "The ego sees ALL dependency as threatening, and has twisted even your longing for God into a means of establishing ITSELF."
T10F14 "The appreciation of wholeness comes ONLY through acceptance, for to analyze MEANS to separate out."
T10G2 "There has been much confusion about what perception means, because the same word is used both for awareness and for the INTERPRETATION of awareness."
T10G2 "And if belief determines perception, you do NOT perceive what it means and therefore do not ACCEPT it."
T10H6 "Little children recognize that they do not understand what they perceive, and so they ASK WHAT IT MEANS."
T11B2 "But this by no means signifies that it is not perfectly clear."
T11B8 "This is what RECOGNIZING it really means."
T11C1 "Thereby you teach yourself that fear does not exist IN YOU, for you have in YOURSELF, the means for removing it, and have DEMONSTRATED this by GIVING it."
T11C16 "You cannot lay aside the obstacle to real vision without looking upon it, for to lay aside means to judge AGAINST."
T11D2 "Insistence means INVESTMENT, and what you invest in is ALWAYS related to your notion of salvation."
T11F12 "The curriculum is totally unambiguous, because the goal is NOT divided, and the means and the end are in COMPLETE accord."
T11J12 "No-one who believes this, can understand what ALWAYS means."
T12D9 "And it is HIS interpretation of the means of salvation that you must learn to accept, if you would share His goal of salvation FOR you."
T12F1 "This means that you perceive a brother only AS YOU SEE HIM NOW."
T13C4 "Atonement brings a re-evaluation of EVERYTHING you cherish, for it is the means by which the Holy Spirit can SEPARATE the false and true, which you have accepted into your minds WITHOUT DISTINCTION."
T13D4 "Can you EXPECT to use your brothers as a means to solve the past, and still to see them as they really ARE?"
T13F1 "Yet you have the means for LEARNING it, and SEEING it quite clearly."
T13F6 "His MESSAGE is not indirect, but He must introduce the simple truth into a thought-system which has become so twisted and so complex, that you CANNOT SEE that it means nothing."
T13G1 "You do NOT realize that the foundation on which this most peculiar learning goal depends, means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING."
T13I1 "The first in time means nothing, but the First in Eternity is God the Father, Who is both First and One."
T14A3 "The Atonement was established as the means of restoring guiltlessness to the mind which has denied it, and thus denied Heaven to Itself."
T14C4 "And so you do not realize that only one means ANYTHING, and the other is wholly without sense of ANY kind."
T14C5 "You have interpreted the separation as a means which you have made for BREAKING your communication with your Father."
T14C5 "The Holy Spirit re-interprets it as a means of re-establishing what has NOT been broken, but HAS been made obscure."
T14C7 "But if one means nothing, and the other EVERYTHING, only that one is possible for purposes of communication."
T14D6 "Defenses, like everything you made, must be gently turned to your own good, translated by Him from means of self-destruction, to means of preservation and release."
T14D9 "It is the recognition that NOTHING you see means ANYTHING alone."
T14F11 "For remembering Him means you are NOT alone, and willing to remember it."
T14F13 "THE MIRACLE BECOMES THE MEANS OF SHARING IT."
T14G5 "Never believe that ANY lesson you have learned, APART from Him, means ANYTHING."
T14G6 "The ABSENCE of PERFECT peace means but ONE thing; you THINK you do not will for God's Son what His Father wills for him."
T14G7 "When your peace is threatened, or disturbed in ANY way, say to yourself, "I do not know what anything, INCLUDING THIS, means."
T14G8 "And, because you did, the means on which you can DEPEND for miracles, has been provided FOR you."
T15A1 "Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time?"
T15D9 "You know not what love means because you have sought to purchase it with little gifts, thus VALUING it too little to be able to understand its magnitude."
T15E1 "And this means ONLY that you would rather DELAY the recognition that His Will IS so."
T15E6 "This means, however, that it is a time in which your mind is OPEN, both to receive AND give."
T15F1 "You would make no ATTEMPT to judge, because it would be quite apparent to you that you do not know WHAT ANYTHING MEANS."
T15F3 "You cannot love PARTS of reality, and understand what love MEANS."
T15I8 "Yet it remains the ONLY means by which you CAN establish real relationships."
T15I9 "For the ego would limit everyone TO a body for ITS purposes, and, while you think it HAS a purpose, you will choose to utilize the means by which IT tries to turn its purpose into accomplishment."
T15I13 "When the body ceases to attract you, and when you place no value on it as a means of GETTING ANYTHING, then there will be NO interference in communication."
T15J1 "Neither time nor season means anything in eternity."
T15J5 "Sacrifice is so essential to your thought-system, that salvation, APART from sacrifice, means NOTHING to you."
T15K7 "The Prince of Peace was born to re-establish the CONDITION of love, by teaching that communication remains unbroken, even if the body is destroyed, PROVIDED THAT you see NOT the body as the necessary means of communication."
T16A3 "You do NOT know what empathizing means."
T16C5 "For this acknowledgement MEANS that what has happened you do NOT understand, but that you are willing to ACCEPT it, BECAUSE it has happened."
T16D2 "And this acceptance MEANS that you are willing to judge yourself accordingly."
T16G6 "But fear it not, for it means nothing more than that you have been willing to LET GO your hold on the distorted frame of reference, that SEEMED to hold your world together."
T17B2 "Think you that you can bring truth to fantasy, and learn what truth MEANS from the perspective of illusions?"
T17D3 "And, finally, why all such relationships become the attempt at union THROUGH THE BODY, for ONLY bodies CAN be seen as means for vengeance."
T17D7 "How can the Holy Spirit bring HIS interpretation of the body, as a means of communicating into relationships whose ONLY purpose is SEPARATION from reality?"
T17E5 "And YOU must realize JUST WHAT THIS MEANS, if YOU would be restored to sanity."
T17F14 "Think you not the goal ITSELF will gladly arrange the MEANS for its accomplishment?"
T17F14 "It is just this same DISCREPANCY between the purpose which has BEEN accepted and the means as they stand now, that SEEMS to make you suffer, but which makes Heaven glad."
T17F14 "You ARE joined in purpose, but remain still separate and divided on the means."
T17F14 "And the means will surely fall in place, BECAUSE the goal is sure."
T17G3 "No goal was set, with which to bring the means IN LINE."
T17G4 "The value of deciding, in advance, what you WANT to happen, is simply that you will perceive the situation as a means to MAKE it happen."
T17H3 "EVERY situation in which you find yourselves, is but a means to meet the purpose set for YOUR relationship."
T17H8 "And you will see the means you once employed to lead you to illusions, transformed to means for truth."
T17I3 "This power INSTANTLY transforms ALL situations into one sure and continuous means for ESTABLISHING His purpose, and DEMONSTRATING its reality."
T17I5 "See only this in EVERY situation, and it WILL be a means for bringing ONLY this."
T18C7 "It is the means by which you try to make your SLEEPING dreams COME TRUE."
T18C7 "The Holy Spirit, ever practical in His wisdom, ACCEPTS your dreams, and uses them as means for WAKING."
T18C9 "Your special relationship will be a means for UNDOING guilt in everyone blessed through your holy relationship."
T18C9 "He uses everyone who calls on Him, as means for the salvation of everyone."
T18C11 "Its coming means that you have chosen truth, and it has come, because you have been willing to let your special relationship meet its conditions."
T18D4 "When you retreat to the illusions, YOUR FEAR INCREASES, for there is little doubt that what YOU think it means IS fearful."
T18F1 "The holy instant, your holy relationship, the Holy Spirit's teaching, and all the means by which salvation is accomplished, would have no purpose."
T18F3 "The means and purpose BOTH belong to Him."
T18F3 "A purpose such as this, WITHOUT the means, IS inconceivable."
T18F3 "HE will provide the means to ANYONE who SHARES His purpose."
T18F4 "The alignment of means and purpose is an undertaking IMPOSSIBLE for you to understand."
T18F4 "And you would merely bring UNholy means to its accomplishment."
T18F4 "The little faith it needed to change the purpose is all that is required to RECEIVE the means and USE them."
T18G5 "Would you not have the instruments of separation RE-INTERPRETED as means for salvation, and USED for purposes of love?"
T18H1 "This makes it an end and not a means in your interpretation, and this ALWAYS means YOU STILL FIND SIN ATTRACTIVE."
T18H5 "But the means are tedious and very time consuming, for all of them LOOK TO THE FUTURE for release from a state of present unworthiness and inadequacy."
T18H6 "NOT in purpose, but in means."
T18H6 "A HOLY RELATIONSHIP IS A MEANS OF SAVING TIME."
T18H7 "This is the special means this course is using, to save you time."
T18H8 "You are not making use of the course if you insist on using means that have served others well, neglecting what was made for YOU."
T18I5 "Each tiny fragment seems to be self-contained, needing each other for SOME things, but by no means TOTALLY dependent on their One Creator for EVERYTHING."
T19B4 "For PART of it is sought through the body, THOUGHT OF as a means for seeking out reality through ATTACK."
T19D15 "This is the way in which He will bring means and goal in line."
T19F9 "I am made welcome in the state of grace, which means YOU HAVE AT LAST FORGIVEN ME."
T19F9 "To the ego, sin MEANS death, and so Atonement IS ACHIEVED THROUGH MURDER."
T19F9 "Mine was of no greater value than yours; no better means for the COMMUNICATION of salvation, but NOT its Source."
T19H2 "It is a means, and NOT an end."
T19H2 "The body will seem to BE whatever is the means for reaching the goal that you ASSIGN to it."
T19H3 "Only the mind can set a purpose, and only mind can see the means for its accomplishment, and justify its use."
T20D9 "Ask not the means of its attainment of the one thing that still would have it be unholy."
T20D9 "Give it NO power to ADJUST the means and end."
T20F3 "Only the ego does this, but all it means is that it WANTS the other for ITSELF, and therefore values him too little."
T20F5 "And while you look upon each other thus, the means and end have NOT been brought in line."
T20F6 "Here is the loveliness of your relationship, with means and ends in perfect harmony ALREADY."
T20H1 "We have said much about discrepancies of means and end, and how these must be brought in line before your holy relationship can bring you ONLY joy."
T20H1 "But we have also said the means to meet the Holy Spirit's goal will come from the same Source as does His purpose."
T20H1 "The SEEMING inconsistencies, or parts you find more difficult than others, are merely indications of areas where means and end are still discrepant."
T20H2 "To the extent you still experience it, you are REFUSING to leave the means to Him Who changed the purpose."
T20H2 "Are you not also willing to ACCEPT the means?"
T20H2 "A purpose is ATTAINED by means."
T20H2 "And if you WANT a goal, you MUST be willing to want the means as well."
T20H2 "How can one be sincere and say, "I want this above all else, and yet I do not want to learn the means to get it?""
T20H3 "He asks no more to give the means as well."
T20H3 "The means are second to the goal."
T20H3 "And, when you hesitate, it is because the PURPOSE frightens you, and NOT the means."
T20H3 "Remember this, for otherwise you will make the error of believing the MEANS are difficult."
T20H3 "For if a GOAL is possible to reach, the means to do so MUST be possible as well."
T20H5 "The body IS the means by which the ego tries to make the unholy relationship seem real."
T20H5 "BECAUSE of this consistency, the means remain unquestioned while the end is cherished."
T20H7 "Both are but MEANS, each one appropriate to the end for which it is employed."
T20H7 "The means seem real because the GOAL is valued."
T20H7 "To see the body is the sign that you LACK vision, and have DENIED the means the Holy Spirit offers you, to serve HIS purpose."
T20H8 "How can a holy relationship achieve its purpose through the means of sin?"
T20H9 "The means is vision."
T20I3 "And as its holy purpose was not made by you, the means by which its happy end is yours is also not of you."
T20I3 "And think not that you need make either means OR end."
T20I7 "Judgment is but a toy, a whim, the senseless means to play the idle game of death in your imagination."
T20I10 "They are the means by which the OUTSIDE world, projected from within, ADJUSTS to sin, and SEEMS to witness to its reality."
T20I11 "Vision is the means by which the Holy Spirit translates your nightmares into happy dreams; your wild hallucinations, that show you all fearful outcomes of imagined sin, into the calm and reassuring sights with which He would replace them."
T21A1 "NOTHING perceived without it means anything."
T21B3 "YOUR question is whether the means by which this course is learned WILL bring the joy it promises."
T21D4 "Faith and belief and vision are the means by which the goal of holiness is reached."
T21D5 "For faith, perception, and belief YOU made, as means for LOSING certainty, and finding sin."
T21D6 "The Holy Spirit has a use for all the means for sin by which you sought to FIND it."
T21D6 "He sees the MEANS you use, but NOT the purpose for which you made them."
T21D6 "He would not take them FROM you, for He sees their value as a means for what HE wills for you."
T21D6 "The Holy Spirit sees perception as a means to teach you that the vision of a HOLY relationship is all you WANT to see."
T21D7 "Faith and belief become ATTACHED to vision, as all the means that once served sin are REDIRECTED now toward holiness."
T21D7 "In your refusal to forgive him, you would CONDEMN him to the body, because the means for sin is dear to you."
T21D8 "They have renounced the means for sin, by choosing to let all limitations be REMOVED."
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."
T21D10 "And so is sacrifice INVARIABLY a means for limitation."
T21D12 "And give it power to serve as means to help the blind to see."
T21F9 "Reason is a means which serves the Holy Spirit's purpose in its OWN right."
T21F9 "For reason is BEYOND the ego's range of means."
T21F11 "Reason is ALIEN to insanity, and those who use it have gained a means which cannot BE applied to sin."
T21F12 "Vision extends BEYOND itself, as does the purpose which it serves, and ALL the means for its accomplishment."
T21G5 "But madness has a purpose, and believes it also has the means to make its purpose real."
T21G7 "For reason, kind as is the purpose for which it is the means, leads steadily AWAY from madness, toward the goal of truth."
T21G8 "Be willing to let reason be the means by which He would direct you how to leave INSANITY behind."
T21H9 "And if you CHOOSE to see a world WITHOUT an enemy, in which you are NOT helpless, the MEANS to see it WILL be given you."
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."
T22C5 "Therefore, says reason, if escape from guilt was given to the Holy Spirit as His purpose, and by One to Whom NOTHING He wills CAN BE impossible, the means for its attainment are MORE than possible."
T22C6 "For, if you HAVE the means to let the Holy Spirit's purpose be accomplished, they CAN be used."
T22D6 "For THIS the body's eyes are perfect means."
T22D7 "For sight of form MEANS understanding HAS BEEN obscured."
T22F3 "See how the means and the material of evil dreams are nothing!"
T22G1 "Means serve the end, and as the end is reached, the value of the means decreases, and is eclipsed entirely when they are recognized as functionless."
T22G1 "He will believe it possible of mind OR body, and he will make the other SERVE his choice, as means to find it."
T22G2 "Where freedom of the BODY has been chosen, the mind is used as MEANS, whose value lies in its ability to contrive ways to achieve the body's freedom."
T22G3 "Be not disturbed at all to think how He can change the role of means and end so easily in what God loves, and would have free forever."
T22G3 "But be you, rather, grateful that YOU can be the means to serve His end."
T22G3 "The LACK of contradiction makes the soft transition from means to end as easy as is the shift from hate to gratitude before forgiving eyes."
T22G4 "This holy relationship, lovely in its innocence, mighty in strength, and blazing with a light far brighter than the sun which lights the sky YOU see, is chosen of your Father as a means for His Own plan."
T22G5 "The means of sinlessness can know no fear, because they carry ONLY love with them."
T22G6 "You who are now HIS means must love all that He loves."
T22G6 "And NO illusion can disturb the peace of a relationship which has become the MEANS of peace."
T22G13 "But you will NOT remember this, while you believe attack of ANY kind means ANYTHING."
T23B1 "The means of war are NOT the means of peace."
T23B2 "And to those who think that it is possible, the means seem real."
T23C14 "The MEANS of madness MUST be insane."
T23C15 "These are the means by which the laws of God APPEAR to be reversed."
T23D6 "To be RELEASED from conflict means that IT IS OVER."
T23E3 "Creation is the means for God's extension."
T24B4 "And thus does specialness become a means and end at once."
T24E2 "See it as means to hurt, and it is hurt."
T24E2 "See it as means to heal, and it is healed."
T24E5 "Long ago we said consider not the means by which salvation is attained, nor how to reach it."
T24G12 "Yet, to the dedication to the truth as GOD established it, NO sacrifice is asked, NO strain called forth, and all the power of Heaven and the might of truth itself is given to provide the means, and GUARANTEE the goal's accomplishment."
T24G13 "And from His purpose come the means for effortless accomplishment and rest."
T24H5 "If not, it HAS no purpose, and is means for nothing."
T24H5 "Whatever is perceived as means for truth SHARES in its holiness, and rests in light as safely as Itself."
T24H6 "Here, YOU are but means, along with it."
T24H6 "God is a Means as well as End."
T24H6 "In Heaven, means and end are one, and One with Him."
T24H6 "Nor is there any way to learn what this condition means."
T24H7 "Here do the means and end unite as One, nor does this One have any end at all."
T24H8 "Here, are the means and purpose separate, because they were so made and so perceived."
T24H8 "Perception does not SEEM to be a means."
T24H10 "It is the means to make your wish come true."
T24H11 "Thus does the son become the MEANS to serve his father's purpose."
T24H11 "NOT identical, not even like, but still a means to offer to the father WHAT HE WANTS."
T25B1 "And, in the DOING of it, will you learn the body merely SEEMS to be the means to do it."
T25B3 "Perception is a PART of what it is your purpose to behold, for means and end are NEVER separate."
T25B4 "YOU are the means for God."
T25C4 "Take not the form for content, for the form is but a MEANS for content."
T25C4 "And the frame is but a means to hold the picture up, so that it can be seen."
T25D3 "To each it has a DIFFERENT purpose, and to each it is a perfect means to serve the goal for which it is perceived."
T25D6 "And when he chooses to AVAIL himself of what is given him, then will he see each situation that he thought before was means to justify his anger, turned to an event which justifies his love."
T25D10 "For you MAKE IT NOW, the instant when ALL time becomes a means to reach a goal."
T25E1 "Yet it IS the way in which the aim is seen that makes the choice of means inevitable, and beyond the hope of change UNLESS THE AIM IS CHANGED."
T25E1 "And THEN the means are chosen once again, as what will bring rejoicing is defined ANOTHER way, and sought for differently."
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."
T25F5 "To let HIS function be fulfilled is but the means to let YOURS be."
T25G5 "It is the means the Holy Spirit uses to TRANSLATE specialness from sin into salvation."
T25G5 "His wish was not denied, but changed in form, to let it serve his brother AND himself, and thus become a means to save INSTEAD of lose."
T25G6 "He HAS the means for either, as he always did."
T25G6 "The specialness he chose to HURT himself did God appoint to be the means for his salvation, from the very instant that the choice was made."
T25I3 "Yet how could justice BE defined WITHOUT insanity, where love means hate, and death is seen as victory and triumph over eternity and timelessness and life?"
T25J1 "For if you answer "yes," this means you will forego ALL values of this world, in favor of the peace of Heaven."
T25J5 "The principle that justice MEANS no-one can lose is crucial to this course."
T25J7 "To give a problem to the Holy Spirit to solve FOR you means that you WANT it solved."
T26C4 "God OFFERS you the means to see his innocence."
T26E1 "Forgiveness thus becomes the means by which he learns HE has done nothing to forgive."
T26H16 "And be the means whereby your brother finds the peace in which YOUR wishes are fulfilled."
T26K2 "It means that there MUST be some forms in which YOU THINK IT FAIR."
T27C5 "Your body can be means to teach that it has never suffered pain because of him."
T27C16 "In His ACCEPTANCE of this function lies the means whereby your mind is unified."
T27D3 "The picture of your brother that you see means nothing."
T27D5 "Forgiveness is the means by which the truth is represented TEMPORARILY."
T27G1 "Its purpose is the same as pleasure, for they both are means TO MAKE THE BODY REAL."
T27H5 "And, LOOKED AT thus, the world provides the means by which this purpose SEEMS to be fulfilled."
T27H5 "The means ATTEST the purpose, but are NOT themselves a cause."
T27H13 "And GAVE him means to waken WITHOUT fear."
T27I6 "It IS a joke to think that time can come to circumvent eternity, which MEANS there is no time."
T28A2 "And, like all the things you made, it can be used to serve ANOTHER purpose, and to be means for something ELSE."
T28B2 "He does NOT seek to use it as a means to KEEP the past, but rather as a way TO LET IT GO."
T28E1 "Accepting the Atonement for yourself means NOT to give support to someone's dream of sickness and of death."
T28E1 "It means that you share NOT his wish to separate, and let him turn illusions on himself."
T28H5 "Yet all it means is that you tried to keep a promise to be true to faithlessness."
T29A2 "Certain it is he knows not what love MEANS."
T29B3 "It will be sick BECAUSE you do not know what loving means."
T29C6 "But what is that except the state confusion really MEANS?"
T29C7 "And this but means the mind remains unchanged in its belief of what the PURPOSE of the body is."
T29D3 "The coming of the light MEANS it is gone."
T29D4 "On earth this means forgive your brother, that the darkness may be lifted from YOUR mind."
T29E1 "Their EQUAL lack of truth becomes the basis for the miracle, which MEANS that you have understood that dreams are dreams, and that escape depends, NOT on the dream, but ONLY on awaking."
T29E6 "He asks for help in every dream he has, and you have Help to give him if you see the FUNCTION of the dream as He perceives its function, Who can utilize all dreams as means to serve the Function given Him."
T29F7 "Forgiving dreams are means to step aside from dreaming of a world OUTSIDE yourself."
T29H8 "And all the world becomes the means by which this idol can be saved."
T29I8 "An idol is a means for getting MORE."
T30B2 "This means that you are choosing NOT to be the judge of what to do."
T30B3 "This means you HAVE decided by yourself, AND CANNOT SEE THE QUESTION."
T30D7 "But all this means is that you are sometimes AWARE of them, and sometimes not."
T30E8 "What could God's plan for his salvation BE, except a means to give him to Himself?"
T30F2 "The possibility of freedom has been grasped and welcomed, and the means by which it can be gained can now be understood."
T30G6 "This means that you prefer to keep SOME idols, and are not prepared, as yet, to let ALL idols go."
T30G6 "It ALWAYS means you think forgiveness must be limited."
T30H1 "You ADD an element into the script you write for every minute in the day, and all that happens now means something else."
T30H4 "A common purpose is the ONLY means whereby perception can be stabilized, and ONE interpretation given to the world and all experiences here."
T30H6 "No-one has agreed with you on what it means."
T30H7 "Do not interpret out of solitude, for what you see means nothing."
T30I1 "The miracle is means to demonstrate that ALL appearances can change BECAUSE they are appearances, and CANNOT have the changelessness reality entails."
T30I5 "For this but means you would not have him healed and whole."
T31A11 "It is the RECOGNITION that it is a state of mind UNWANTED that becomes the means whereby the choice is reassessed; another outcome seen to be preferred."
T31B3 "And every friend or enemy becomes a means to help you save yourself from this."
T31D2 "And each is but the means to GAIN that end, for it is here that all its roads will lead, however differently they seem to start; however differently they seem to go."
T31F4 "The means are GIVEN you by which to see the world that will replace the one you made."
T31G1 "Salvation does not seek to use a means as yet too alien to your thinking to be helpful, nor to make the kinds of change you could not recognize."
W7L1 "It is the reason why nothing that you see means anything."
W10L3 "Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these "thoughts" means that you are not thinking."
W21L3 "Remember that you do not really recognize what really arouses anger in you, and nothing that you believe in this connection means anything."
W23L4 "This is what salvation means, for where is the world you see when its cause is gone?"
W25L1 "Today's idea explains why nothing you see means anything."
W25L1 "That is what it is for; that is its purpose; that is what it means."
W28L2 "You see a lot of separate things about you, which really means you are not seeing at all."
W29L1 "And it explains why nothing you see means anything."
W36L1 ""Sinless" means without sin."
W39L4 "Your holiness means the end of guilt, and therefore the end of hell."
W42L2 "This means that you can receive it any time and anywhere, wherever you are and in whatever circumstances you find yourself."
W43L2 "Made by the Son of God for an unholy purpose, it must become the means for the restoration of his holiness to his awareness."
W43L2 "Healed perception becomes the means by which the Son of God forgives his brother and thus forgives himself."
W46L2 "It is the means by which illusions disappear."
W51L1 "1) "Nothing I see means anything.""
W60L1 "Yet forgiveness is the means by which I will recognize my innocence."
W63L1 "How blessed are you who can learn to recognize the means for letting this be done through you!"
W63L3 "I am the means God has appointed for the salvation of the world.""
W64L4 "That is because your function is to be happy by using the means by which happiness becomes inevitable."
W65L3 "Today, and for a number of days to follow, set aside ten to fifteen minutes for a more sustained practice period in which you try to understand and accept what today's idea really means."
W66L3 "We will not become hopelessly involved in defining happiness and determining the means for achieving it."
W70L2 "The seeming "cost" of accepting today's idea is this: It means that nothing outside yourself can save you; nothing outside yourself can give you peace."
W70L2 "But it also means that nothing outside yourself can hurt you, or disturb your peace, or upset you in any way."
W70L8 "Try to pass the clouds by whatever means appeals to you."
W72L2 "The limit on communication cannot be the best means to expand communication."
W77L5 "You have requested that you be given the means by which this is accomplished."
W79L6 "Perceiving the underlying constancy in all the problems which confront you, you would understand that you have the means to solve them all."
W79L6 "And you would use the means because you recognize the problem."
W80L6 "The means is simple honesty."
W81L6 "Specific forms for using the idea might include: "Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.""
W82L2 "My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me."
W82L2 "My forgiveness is the means by which I become aware of the light of the world in me."
W82L2 "My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself."
W83L2 "This recognition releases me from all conflict, because it means I cannot have conflicting goals."
W85L2 "I want to see, and this will be the means by which I will succeed."
W92L1 "That is because your idea of what seeing means is tied up with the body, and its eyes and brain."
W93L5 "And anything it seems to do and think means nothing."
W96L2 "The fact that truth and illusion cannot be reconciled no matter how you try, what means you use and where you see the problem, must be accepted if you would be saved."
W96L5 "Spirit makes use of mind as means to find Its Self-expression."
W99L2 "It reflects the truth because it is the means by which you can escape illusions."
W99L4 "What plan could hold the truth inviolate, yet recognize the need illusions bring, and offer means by which they are undone without attack, and with no touch of pain?"
W100L3 "While you are sad the light which God Himself appointed as the means to save the world is dim and lusterless."
W100L7 "Think what this means."
W101L1 "This is a key idea in understanding what salvation means."
W105L2 "This strange distortion of what giving means pervades all levels of the world you see."
W105L3 "For giving has become a source of fear, and so you would avoid the only means by which you can receive."
W106L10 "Today the holy Word of God is kept through your receiving it to give away, so you can teach the world what giving means by listening and learning it of Him."
W110L2 "It is enough to let time be the means for all the world to learn escape from time, and every change which time appears to bring in passing by."
W110R36 "Have faith, in these reviews, the means the Holy Spirit uses will not fail."
W110R37 "It is the Holy Spirit's chosen means for your salvation."
W122L8 "Forgiveness is the means by which it comes to take the place of hell."
W125L2 "No other means can save it, for God's plan is simply this: The Son of God is free to save himself, given the Word of God to be his Guide, forever in his mind and at his side to lead him surely to his Father's house by his own will, forever free as God's."
W126L1 "You would understand the means by which salvation comes to you, and would not hesitate to use it now."
W126L6 "It is not a means for your release from what you see in someone other than yourself."
W126L7 "Salvation is a better gift than this, and true forgiveness, as the means by which it is attained, must heal the mind that gives, for giving is receiving."
W126L9 "It is the thought that will release your mind from every bar to what forgiveness means, and let you realize its worth to you."
W126L10 "Repeat today's idea, and ask for help in understanding what it really means."
W127L6 "If you achieve the faintest glimmering of what love means today, you have advanced in distance without measure and in time beyond the count of years to your release."
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."
W131L2 "There is no way to reach them, for the means by which you strive for them are meaningless as they are."
W131L2 "Who can use such senseless means and hope through them to gain in anything?"
W132L2 "Now the source of thought has shifted, for to change your mind means you have changed the source of all ideas you think or ever thought or yet will think."
W134L2 "This twisted view of what forgiveness means is easily corrected when you can accept the fact that pardon is not asked for what is true."
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."
W135L14 "It is not free to be a means of helping in a plan which far exceeds its own protection and which needs its service for a little while."
W135L15 "They are the means by which a frightened mind would undertake its own protection at the cost of truth."
W137L9 "Healing, forgiveness, and the glad exchange of all the world of sorrow for a world where sadness cannot enter, are the means by which the Holy Spirit urges you to follow Him."
W138L7 "Such is its holy purpose, now transformed from the intent you gave it; that it be a means for demonstrating hell is real, hope changes to despair, and life itself must in the and be overcome by death."
W154L13 "Our lesson for today is stated thus: "I am among the ministers of God, And I am grateful that I have the means By which to recognize that I am free.""
W159L10 "His vision gives the means for a return to our unlost and everlasting sanctity in God."
W168L2 "Would He not gladly give the means by which His Will is recognized?"
W168L2 "And memory of Him awakens in the mind which asks the means of Him whereby its sleep is done."
W168L4 "Request Him now to give the means by which this world will disappear, and vision first will come, with knowledge but an instant later."
W168L5 "We acknowledge our mistakes, but He to Whom all error is unknown is yet the One Who answers our mistakes by giving us the means to lay them down, and rise to Him in gratitude and love."
W169L7 "We do not hasten it, in that what you will offer was concealed from Him Who teaches what forgiveness means."
W170L4 "If you consider carefully the means by which your fancied self-defense proceeds on its imagined way, you will perceive the premises on which the idea stands."
W170R512 "We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use."
W184L2 "This space you see as setting off all things from one another is the means by which the world's perception is achieved."
W184L9 "They become but means by which you can communicate in ways the world can understand, but which you recognize is not the unity where true communication can be found."
W185L4 "And what He means is lost to sleeping minds intent on compromise, each to his gain and to another's loss."
W185L5 "For no one means these words who wants illusions, and who therefore seeks the means which bring illusions."
W185L6 "The mind which means that all it wants is peace must join with other minds, for that is how peace is obtained."
W185L6 "And when the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is given in a form each mind which seeks for it in honesty can understand."
W186L2 "The means are given us by which it will be perfectly accomplished."
W187L6 "Who understands what giving means must laugh at the idea of sacrifice."
W188L5 "And the means for giving it are in his understanding."
W192L2 "It is not God's creation, for it is the means by which untruth can be undone."
W192L2 "Yet on earth you need the means to let illusion go."
W192L4 "Forgiveness is the means by which the fear of death is overcome because it holds no fierce attraction now, and guilt is gone."
W193L1 "And thus His Will provides the means to guarantee that it is done."
W193L2 "Yet it is He Who gives the means by which perception is made true and beautiful enough to let the light of Heaven shine upon it."
W195L2 "But it is equally insane to fail in gratitude to One Who offers you the certain means whereby all pain is healed, and suffering replaced with laughter and with happiness."
W200L4 "But it is given you to find the means whereby the world no longer seems to be a prison house for you or anyone."
W220W13 "Distortion is its purpose and the means by which it would accomplish it as well."
W247L1 "For forgiveness is the only means whereby Christ's vision comes to me."
W250W41 "It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth."
W256L1 "God is our goal; forgiveness is the means by which our minds return to Him at last."
W257L2 ""Father, forgiveness is Your chosen means for our salvation."
W260W54 "The body is the means by which God's Son returns to sanity."
W269L1 "It is the means which You have chosen to become the way to show me my mistakes, and look beyond them."
W270W62 "For though in Him His Father placed the means for your salvation, yet does He remain the Self Who, like His Father, knows no sin."
W280W72 "For learning, as the Holy Spirit guides it to the outcome He perceives for it, becomes the means to go beyond itself, to be replaced by the Eternal Truth."
W280W73 "The Holy Spirit understands the means you made, by which you would attain what is forever unattainable."
W280W73 "And if you offer them to Him, He will employ the means you made for exile, to restore your mind to where it truly is at home."
W302L2 "He the end we seek, and He the means by which we come to Him."
W314L1 "Death will not claim the future now, for life is now its goal, and all the needed means are happily provided."
W316L2 "Yet I trust that You Who gave them will provide the means by which I can behold them, see their worth, and cherish only them as what I want.""
W318L1 "I am the means by which God's Son is saved, because salvation's purpose is to find the sinlessness which God has placed in me."
W318L1 "I am salvation's means and end as well."
W327L2 "You give the means whereby conviction comes, and surety of Your abiding Love is gained at last.""
W332L1 "Yet with forgiveness does the light shine through the dream of darkness, offering it hope, and giving it the means to realize the freedom that is its inheritance."
W332L2 "And yet Your Love has given us the means to set it free."
W336L1 "Forgiveness is the means appointed for perception's ending."
W342L1 "And You have given me the means to prove its unreality to me."
W344L1 "I did not understand what giving means, and thought to save what I desired for myself alone."
W365EP5 "The end is certain, and the means as well."
M1A2 "The purpose of the course might be said to provide you with a means of choosing what you want to teach on the basis of what you want to learn."
M5A1 "Their specialness is, of course, only temporary; set in time as a means of leading out of time."
M5C1 "The term actually means consistency."
M5F1 "Gentleness means that fear is now impossible, and what could come to interfere with joy?"
M5H1 "To the world, generosity means "giving away" in the sense of "giving up.""
M5H1 "To the teachers of God, it means "giving away" in order to keep."
M5H1 "In the clearest way possible and at the simplest of levels, the word means the exact opposite to the teachers of God and to the world."
M14A6 "But do not be mistaken about what sacrifice means."
M14A6 "It always means the giving up of what you want."
M17A3 "This is by no means the ultimate criterion, but at the outset it is probably the simplest to observe."
M18A5 "Consider what this reaction means, and its centrality in the world's thought system becomes apparent."
M19A4 "Atonement means correction, or the undoing of errors."
M24A3 "It means that in remembering Jesus you are remembering God."
M24A6 "No-one on earth can grasp what Heaven is, or what its One Creator really means."
M26A6 ""Psychic" abilities have been used to call upon the devil, which merely means to strengthen the ego."
M30A7 "And He has given you the means to prove it so."
M30A8 "You are the Son He loves, And it is given you to be the means Through which His Voice is heard around the world To close all things of time, to end the sight Of all things visible; and to undo All things that change."
U1A1 "The means of the Atonement is forgiveness."
U5A2 "The body's eyes are therefore not the means by which the real world can be seen, for the illusions that they look upon must lead to more illusions of reality."
U5A3 "True perception is the means by which the world is saved from sin, for sin does not exist."
P2A1 "Yet there are times and situations in which the patient-therapist relationship becomes the means through which He offers His greater gifts to both."
P2A5 "Psychotherapy under His direction is one of the means He uses to save time, and to prepare additional teachers for His work."
P3C9 "It is the goal that makes these processes the same, for they are one in purpose and must thus be one in means."
P3H8 "Think what the joining of two brothers really means."
P4A4 "Meanwhile he must learn, and his patients are the means sent to him for his learning."
P4B4 "Yet it is the means of return; the way God chose for the return of His Son."
S1A2 "Prayer now must be the means by which God's Son leaves separate goals and separate interests by, and turns in holy gladness to the truth of union in his Father and himself."
S1A7 "But that means manageable by YOU."
S1A8 "That means that you do not phrase the question and you do not restrict the answer."
S1A9 "It means a state of peace."
S1D1 "Praying for others, if rightly understood, becomes a means for lifting your projections of guilt from your brother, and enabling you to recognize it is not he who is hurting you."
S1D1 "For this the means is prayer, of rising power and with ascending goals, until it reaches even up to God."
S2B2 "Forgiveness-to-destroy will therefore suit the purpose of the world far better than its true objective, and the honest means by which this goal is reached."
S2B3 "Then learn that God has given you a means by which you can return to Him in peace."
S2B10 "Let it then be clear to you exactly what forgiveness means to you, and learn what it should be to set you free."
S2C7 "Forgiveness is the means for your escape."
S2C7 "How pitiful it is to make of it a means for further slavery and pain."
S2D4 "Yet will He give the means to you to learn of Him, and know at last that condemnation is not real and makes illusions in its evil name."
S2D6 "Forgiveness has been given Him to teach, to save it from destruction and to make the means for separation, sin and death become again the holy gift of love."
S3E3 "Think what it means to help the Christ to heal!"
G4A4 "It is not easy in the world to know what giving means, and how to give a gift that God and all creation will accept as shining outward from a thankful heart and inward to the altar of its God."
G4A6 "Yet what of you who seem to be on earth, and do not understand what giving is because you have forgotten what love means?"
MSG19A1 "And that is what "rolling the stone away" means."
MSG19A2 "The death of an illusion means nothing."
Quotes on "Meaningful"
T1B40Z "Actually, the statement is much more meaningful if it is considered on a vertical rather than a horizontal axis."
T1B41R ""Live and let live" happens to be a very meaningful injunction."
T1B41AR "This is because he now operates in space, where "up" and "down" are meaningful terms."
T2A29 "In the sense of "taking over," the concept does not exist at all in divine reality, which is the only level of reality where real existence is a meaningful term."
T2B46 "Only while there are different degrees is learning meaningful."
T2C11 "Neither error is really meaningful, because the miscreations of the mind do not really exist."
T2C12 "It should be obvious, then, that correcting the creator (or inducing it to give up miscreation) is the only application of creation which is inherently meaningful at all."
T2E23 "His archetypes were also meaningful concepts."
T2E50 "However, in more long range and meaningful terms, the oedipal complex is a miniature of the true Separation fear, and the castration complex is a way of denying that it ever occurred."
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."
T3A22 "An excellent position for miscreation is not a meaningful approach to the problem.)"
T3G10 "When we said that prayer is the medium of miracles, we also said that the only meaningful prayer is for forgiveness, because those who have been forgiven HAVE everything."
T3G18 "No one WORD is universally meaningful, because a word is a symbol, but thought is not divisible by creation."
T3H10 "This has left them in a position where it SOUNDS meaningful to consider the possibility that they must have created themselves."
T3I16 "Only IN this world is the idea of an authority problem meaningful."
T4C24 "Reliable behavior is a meaningful perception, as far as ego thinking goes."
T4D21 "Any distinction in this respect is meaningful only when the idea of getting, which implies a lack, has already BEEN accepted."
T4F9 "Meaningful seeking is consciously undertaken, consciously organized, and consciously directed."
T5G1 "Perhaps this will become clearer and more personally meaningful if the ego's use of guilt is clarified."
T6F9 "To be of one mind is meaningful, but to be of one body is meaningless."
T7B3 "However, the Holy Spirit always has the task of translating the useLESS into the useFUL, the meaningLESS into the meaningFUL, and the temporary into the timeLESS."
T7C8 "Therefore, He OPPOSES differences in form as meaningful, and emphasizes always that THESE DIFFERENCES DO NOT MATTER."
T7D1 "This is because it SEEMS to be meaningful to measure it FROM the maximum and identify its position by HOW MUCH IT IS NOT THERE."
T7D3 "But this is because we are dealing with ABILITIES, where degree of development IS meaningful."
T7F7 "Only if there is fear does the whole IDEA of exceptions of any kind seem to be meaningful."
T7F7 "The "fearful healer" is a contradiction in terms, and is therefore a concept that ONLY a conflicted mind could POSSIBLY perceive as meaningful."
T7G13 "YOU cannot make the meaningLESS meaningFUL."
T7J7 "Disobeying God's will is meaningful only to the insane."
T8B4 "A meaningful curriculum CANNOT be inconsistent."
T8H6 "Sickness is meaningful only if the two basic premises on which the ego's interpretation of the body rests are true."
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."
T10F6 "Can YOU believe that autonomy is meaningful APART from Him?"
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."
T13I4 "You need not understand creation, to do what must be done, BEFORE that knowledge would be meaningful to you."
T14C6 "Yet even this strange and twisted effort to communicate through NOT communicating, holds enough of love to MAKE IT MEANINGFUL, IF ITS INTERPRETER IS NOT ITS MAKER."
T17G8 "And the situation would have been MEANINGFUL to you, because the INTERFERENCE in the way of understanding, would have been removed."
T19A1 "This faith encompasses EVERYONE involved, for only thus the situation is perceived as meaningful and as a WHOLE."
T21D4 "For faith and vision and belief are meaningful only BEFORE the state of certainty is reached."
T21E7 "The senseless is not made meaningful by repetition and by clamor."
T21F8 "It is NOT meaningful to ask if what MUST be is so."
T21F8 "But it IS meaningful to ask why you are UNAWARE of what is so."
T23C1 "Chaotic laws are hardly meaningful, and therefore out of reason's sphere."
T25G5 "Forgiveness is the ONLY function meaningful in time."
T25H7 "And each reflects a view of what the Father and the Son MUST be, to make that viewpoint meaningful and sane."
T25H8 "Your special function is the special form in which the fact that God is NOT insane appears most sensible and meaningful to you."
T25I6 "It is extremely hard for those who still believe sin meaningful to understand the Holy Spirit's justice."
T26B4 "Those who would see the witnesses to truth INSTEAD of to illusion merely ask that they might see a PURPOSE in the world that gives it sense and makes it meaningful."
T26F1 "There are but TWO directions you can take, while time remains and choice is meaningful."
T26H11 "Here is the firm conviction that ideas CAN leave their source made real and meaningful."
T27E6 "The questions of the world but ask of whom is sacrifice demanded, asking NOT if sacrifice is meaningful at all."
T30H5 "The Holy Spirit's goal gives ONE interpretation, meaningful to you AND to your brother."
W1IN11 "A theoretical foundation such as the Text is necessary as a background to make these exercises meaningful."
W4L3 "The aim here is to train you in the first steps toward the goal of separating the meaningless from the meaningful."
W4L3 "It is a first attempt in the long-range purpose of learning to see the meaningless as outside you and the meaningful within."
W19L4 "Lack of order in this connection will ultimately make the recognition of lack of order in miracles meaningful to you."
W25L2 "You perceive the world and everything in it as meaningful in terms of ego goals."
W25L4 "And it is this that makes your contact with him meaningful or not."
W126L8 "You will need help to make this meaningful because it is so alien to the thoughts to which you are accustomed."
W134L10 "Thus will you see alternatives for choice in terms which render choosing meaningful, and keep your mind as free of guilt and pain as God Himself intended it to be, and as it is in truth."
W135L11 "You do not heal, but merely take away the hope of healing, for you fail to see where hope must lie if it be meaningful."
W135L20 "Let no defenses but your present trust direct the future, and this life becomes a meaningful encounter with the truth that only your defenses would conceal."
W136L1 "Being causeless and without a meaningful intent of any kind, it cannot be at all."
W140L9 "We will succeed to the extent to which we realize that there can never be a meaningful distinction made between what is untrue and equally untrue."
W164L1 "He hears the sounds the senseless busy world engenders, yet He hears them faintly, for beyond them all He hears the song of Heaven and the Voice of God more clear, more meaningful, more near."
W169L11 "Forgiveness is the central theme which runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed, and its outcome sure."
W170R54 "Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought, or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again: "God is but Love, and therefore so am I.""
M9A6 "This is the gift of its Teacher; the understanding that only two categories are meaningful in sorting out the messages the mind receives from what appears to be the outside world."
U2A2 "In this illusory state, the concept of an "individual mind" seems to be meaningful."
U3A4 "Look at its opposite and you can see the only answer that is meaningful."
P3C4 "Nor is belief in God a really meaningful concept, for God can be but known."
P3C6 "It is impossible to share a goal not blessed by Christ, for what is unseen through His eyes is too fragmented to be meaningful."
P3E5 "This has some merit in a world where "degrees of error" is a meaningful concept."
Quotes on "Meaningfully"
T2F5 "He can apply it meaningfully, and at any time, to everything he has ever created, and retain in his real memory only what is good."
T3C36 "It is also one of the many reasons why the Cayce material, a major step in the speedup, must be properly understood before it can be meaningfully validated."
T3D1 "Certain fundamental concepts CANNOT be meaningfully understood in terms of co-existing polarities."
T5B4 "How, then, is it possible that giving and losing can be meaningfully associated?"
T7D8 "It was created to BE shared, and therefore cannot be meaningfully perceived as BELONGING to anyone AT THE EXPENSE of another."
T8G14 "Learning can hardly be meaningfully arrested at its own aids, and hope to understand them OR its real purpose."
T20H4 "As nothing, which it IS, the body cannot meaningfully be invested with attributes of Christ OR of the ego."
T21D11 "But "good" and "deprivation" are opposites, and CANNOT meaningfully join in ANY way."
W184L5 "Yet you believe this is what learning means; its one essential goal by which communication is achieved and concepts can be meaningfully shared."
W257L1 "Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us do today."
Quotes on "Meaningfulness"
Quotes on "Meant"
T1B30J "This is what is meant by "The Truth shall set you free.""
T1B31A "This is what is meant by the point on "perspective adjustment.""
T1B37T "Many people knew exactly what she meant, so her statement was the right miracle for them."
T1B41AI "This meant that man had no needs at all."
T1C18 "It hardly meant to speak in a way that NOBODY can understand."
T2B7 "The reason why that had such a strong impact on you originally was because you knew what it MEANT."
T5F9 "That is what is meant when we said that it is possible even in this world to listen to ONE voice."
T6E1 "If it meant you well, it would be glad, as the Holy Spirit will be glad when He has brought you home and you no longer need His guidance."
T7D8 "When I said, "Behold I am with you always," I meant it literally."
T8J3 "When we said that the Holy Spirit's function is to sort out the true from the false in your unconscious, we meant that He has the power to look into what YOU have hidden, and perceive the Will of God there."
T9C6 "That is what we meant when we once said that miracles are NATURAL, and when they do NOT occur, something has gone wrong."
T9I14 "When I said, "my peace I give unto you," I meant it."
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."
T17E2 "And by that, all that is meant is that He will RESTORE to them the function that was GIVEN them, by God."
T17G3 "Then you look BACK at it, and try to piece together what it MUST have meant."
T17I1 "The holy instant is nothing more than a special case, or an extreme example, of what EVERY situation is MEANT to be."
T18E2 "And in your willingness for THIS, lies also your acceptance of yourself as YOU were meant to be."
T20C9 "So will we find what we were MEANT to find, by Him Who leads us."
T24G6 "And let the fear of God no longer hold the vision you were MEANT to see from you."
T29E6 "And do not try to hurt him, when he fails to take the part which you assigned to him in what you dream your life was meant to be."
W76L6 "What it is meant to save does not exist."
W76L6 "Only what it is meant to hide will save you."
W105L2 "Such "gifts" are but a bid for a more valuable return; a loan with interest to be paid in full; a temporary lending, meant to be a pledge of debt to be repaid with more than was received by him who took the gift."
W107L6 "You were not meant to suffer and to die."
W110R311 "And it is meant to serve you in all ways, all times and places, and whenever you need help of any kind."
W140R47 "Then repeat the two ideas you practice for the day unhurriedly, with time enough to see the gifts which they contain for you, and let them be received where they were meant to be."
W152L11 "And He Who never left will come again to our awareness, grateful to restore His home to God as it was meant to be."
W154L6 "And it is only as they can accept them for themselves that they become able to bring them further, and to give them everywhere that they were meant to be."
W185L2 "But few indeed have meant them."
W240W32 "Thus the world was meant to be a place where God could enter not, and where His Son could be apart from Him."
W340W133 "Perception stands corrected in His sight, and what was meant to curse has come to bless."
M8A3 "This is what is really meant by the statement that the one responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself."
S1C8 "Now, without needs of any kind, and clad forever in the pure sinlessness which is the gift of God to you, His Son, prayer can again become what it was meant to be."
S1C8 "So it extends, as it was meant to do."
S1F4 "Prayer has become what it was meant to be, for you have recognized the Christ in you."
S2B1 "It has, in fact, become a scourge; a curse where it was meant to bless, a cruel mockery of grace, a parody upon the holy peace of God."
S2B1 "What was meant to heal is used to hurt because forgiveness is not wanted."
S2C1 "The difference is clear in several forms where the designed comparison cannot be missed, nor is it meant to be."
S3C2 "This can occur at lower forms of prayer, combining with forgiveness kindly meant but not completely understood as yet."
S3D4 "It is like the role that helps in prayer, and lets forgiveness be what it is meant to be."
Quotes on "Meaningless"
T1B18B "This is meaningless mathematically, which uses the term "inestimable" only in the very literal sense."
T1B41AR "Ultimately, of course, space is as meaningless as time."
T2E47 "For this reason, any attempt to resolve the basic conflict through the concept of mastery of fear is meaningless."
T2E53 "Any statement which implies degrees of difference in negation is essentially meaningless."
T3C5 "The very words are meaningless."
T3F2 "This is because one is essentially meaningless to another."
T3F15 "This places it in the Soul's service, where perception is meaningless."
T3F24 "This is why terms like "lofty" are meaningless in this context."
T3G12 ""Lack of lack" is a concept which is meaningless to a perceiver, because the ability to perceive at all RESTS ON lack."
T4A7 "Destroying the devil is a meaningless undertaking."
T4G5 "Vaguely the ego senses threat, and, being unable to realize that "a little knowledge" is a meaningless phrase because "all" and "a little" in this context are the same, decides that since "all" is impossible, the fear does not lie in this."
T5B2 "To Him, getting is meaningless, and giving is all."
T5D4 "In the holy state, the will is free in the sense that its CREATIVE power is unlimited, but choice itself is meaningless."
T5E7 "Both time AND delay are meaningless in eternity."
T5G3 "This is a totally meaningless concept EXCEPT to the ego, but do not underestimate the power of the ego's belief in it."
T5H16 "The Holy Spirit, who speaks for God in time, also knows that time is meaningless."
T6B20 "Each one MUST learn to teach that all forms of rejection are utterly meaningless."
T6E8 "When they are perfect, abilities are meaningless."
T6F9 "By the laws of mind, then, the body IS meaningless."
T6F11 "Without a range, order of difficulty IS meaningless, and there must BE no range in what you offer to each other."
T7E12 "WITHOUT this recognition, you have made the laws themselves meaningless TO you."
T7G7 "He resolves the APPARENT conflict which they engender by perceiving CONFLICT as meaningless."
T7G7 "We said before that the Holy Spirit perceives the conflict EXACTLY AS IT IS, and it IS meaningless."
T7G7 "He wants you to realize that BECAUSE conflict is meaningLESS it cannot BE understood."
T8E6 "The guidance must become what YOU want, or else it will be meaningless to you."
T8H6 "If the data are meaningless, there is no point in treating them at all."
T8H7 "There is no point in trying to make sense out of meaningless data."
T8J10 "In the security of Reality fear is totally meaningless."
T9C5 "This is where the ego is forced into appealing to mysteries, and begins to insist that you accept the meaningless, to save yourself."
T9D2 "There IS an advantage to bringing nightmares into awareness, but ONLY to teach that they are NOT real, and that ANYTHING they contain is meaningless."
T9E8 "Everything else would be totally meaningless."
T9F8 "The question is meaningless WITHIN the ego's thought-system, because it OPENS THE WHOLE THOUGHT-SYSTEM TO QUESTION."
T9F9 "If it does not, He knows it is meaningless."
T9G2 "WITHOUT this belief, the grandiosity is meaningless, and you could not possibly WANT it."
T9J6 ""Laws of chaos" are meaningless, by definition."
T9K13 "Your gifts to YOURSELF are meaningless, but your gifts to YOUR creations are like His, because they are given in His Name."
T10B7 "Infinity is meaningless WITHOUT you, and YOU are meaningless without God."
T10F3 "In fact, it contains exactly the contradiction in terms that MAKES it meaningless."
T10F15 "It makes real every mistake it perceives, and with characteristically circular reasoning, concludes that, BECAUSE of the mistake, consistent truth must be meaningless."
T11B5 "Although YOUR interpretations of reality are meaningless in your divided state, His remain consistently true."
T11C2 "If you raise what fear conceals to CLEAR-CUT, UNEQUIVOCAL PRE-DOMINANCE, fear becomes meaningless."
T14C4 "Keep not guilt and guiltlessness APART, for your belief that you can HAVE THEM BOTH, is meaningless."
T14C7 "He will not attempt to communicate the meaningless."
T14E2 "Different realities ARE meaningless, for reality MUST be one."
T14F9 "Yet they but study form, with meaningless content."
T15K8 "Let no despair darken the joy of Christmas, for the time of Christ is meaningless APART from joy."
T16E1 "For it is the attempt to BALANCE hate with love that makes love meaningless to you."
T16F13 "See in the special relationship nothing more than a meaningless attempt to raise other gods before Him, and, by worshipping them, to obscure THEIR tininess, AND HIS GREATNESS."
T17B2 "To FRAGMENT truth is to DESTROY it by rendering it meaningless."
T17C4 "Perception will be meaningless, when it has been perfected."
T18B2 "But nothing you have ever seen BEGINS to show you the enormity of the ORIGINAL error, which seemed to cast you out of Heaven, to shatter knowledge into meaningless bits of disunited perceptions, and TO FORCE YOU TO FURTHER SUBSTITUTIONS."
T18B3 "For truth extends INWARD, where the idea of loss is meaningless, and only INCREASE is conceivable."
T18B5 "They fuse and merge and separate in shifting and totally meaningless patterns, which need not be judged at all."
T18D9 "You are coming home together, after a long and meaningless journey which you undertook apart, and which led nowhere."
T18I4 "Yet neither sun nor ocean is even aware of all this strange and meaningless activity."
T18J3 "ITS vision IS distorted, and the messages IT transmits to you, who MADE it to limit your awareness, ARE little and limited, so fragmented that they are meaningless."
T19D4 "For a mistake that cannot be corrected is MEANINGLESS to Him."
T19F3 "What love would look upon is meaningless to fear, and quite invisible."
T19L3 "A journey without a purpose is still meaningless."
T19L12 "This is the journey's purpose, WITHOUT which IS the journey meaningless."
T19L14 "And no-one undertakes to do what he believes is meaningless."
T19L14 "Beyond this, they ARE meaningless."
T20D8 "This one wild thought, fierce in its arrogance and yet so tiny and so meaningless it slips unnoticed through the universe of truth, becomes your guide."
T20F3 "Do you recognize the fear that rises from the meaningless attempt to judge what lies so far BEYOND your judgment you cannot even SEE it?"
T20G3 "The love of THEM has MADE love meaningless."
T20G5 "The body is an isolated speck of darkness; a hidden secret room, a tiny spot of senseless mystery, a meaningless enclosure carefully protected, yet hiding nothing."
T20G8 "The instant that the mad idea of making your relationship with God unholy seemed to be possible, ALL relationships were made meaningless."
T20G13 "Idolatry is past and meaningless."
T20H7 "Either is meaningless WITHOUT the end for which it was intended, nor is it valued as a SEPARATE thing, APART from the intention."
T21A1 "And that is WHY order of miracles is meaningless."
T21C12 "APART from this, he HAS no power to create, and what he makes is meaningless."
T22B11 "For to deny illusions is to recognize that FEAR is meaningless."
T22C1 "Only to the ego, to which TRUTH is meaningless, do they APPEAR to be the only alternatives, and DIFFERENT from each other."
T22C4 "ONE illusion, cherished and defended AGAINST the truth, makes ALL truth meaningless and ALL illusions real."
T22C9 "It is the meaningless idea that thoughts can leave the thinker's mind, be DIFFERENT from it, AND IN OPPOSITION to it."
T23A4 "Would you, for all these meaningless distractions, lay Heaven aside?"
T23B3 "Their joining lies in nothingness; two are as meaningless as one, or as a thousand."
T23B3 "The victory it seeks is meaningless as is itself."
T23C1 "It IS essential it be understood what they are FOR, because it is their PURPOSE to make meaningless, and to ATTACK the truth."
T23E5 "Bodies may battle, but the clash of forms is meaningless."
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."
T25B6 "All this takes note of time and place AS IF they were discrete, for while YOU think that part of YOU is separate, the concept of a Oneness JOINED as one is meaningless."
T25D1 "To the extent to which you recognize that guilt is meaningless, to that extent will you perceive attack cannot BE justified."
T25F1 "The NEED for guilt is gone, because it has no purpose, and is meaningless without the goal of sin."
T25H6 "This world is meaningless BECAUSE it rests on sin."
T25H7 "What is not love is sin, and either one perceives the other as insane and meaningless."
T26F2 "It is but a little hindrance to eternity, quite meaningless to the real Teacher of the world."
T26K2 "And only SOME are seen as meaningLESS."
T27D1 "Weak strength is meaningless."
T27D5 "It lets the Holy Spirit make EXCHANGE of pictures possible, until the time when aids are meaningless, and learning done."
T28C2 "For sickness is a meaningless attempt to give effects to causelessness, and MAKE it be a cause."
T28E5 "Identity in dreams is meaningless BECAUSE the dreamer and the dream are one."
T28F2 "UNSHARED they are perceived as meaningless."
T28F4 "Yet sights and sounds the body can perceive are meaningless."
T29C6 "Stability to those who are confused is meaningless."
T30D5 "For MORE than whole is meaningless."
T30F5 "For only then can guilt and sin be seen WITHOUT a purpose, and as meaningless."
T31E7 "A concept of the self is meaningless, for no-one here can see what it is for, and therefore cannot picture what it IS."
T31E14 "Your concept of yourself will still remain quite meaningless."
T31G2 "You WILL perceive them sometimes, but will NOT see them as meaningless."
T31G14 "Be vigilant against temptation, then, remembering that it is but a wish, insane and meaningless, to make yourself a thing which you are not."
W10L3 "This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status."
W12L1 "The world is meaningless in itself."
W12L4 "At the end of the practice period, add: "But I am upset because I see a meaningless world.""
W12L5 "What is meaningless is neither good nor bad."
W12L5 "Why, then, should a meaningless world upset you?"
W12L5 "If you could accept the world as meaningless and let the truth be written upon it for you, it would make you indescribably happy."
W12L5 "But because it is meaningless, you are impelled to write upon it what you would have it be."
W12L5 "It is this that is meaningless in truth."
W13L1 "Actually, a meaningless world is impossible."
W13L3 "It is essential, therefore, that you learn to recognize the meaningless, and accept it without fear."
W13L4 "Then open your eyes and look about you slowly, saying: "I am looking at a meaningless world.""
W13L4 "Then close your eyes and conclude with: "A meaningless world engenders fear because I think I am in competition with God.""
W14L1 "The idea for today is, of course, the reason why a meaningless world is impossible."
W14L6 ""God did not create a meaningless world.""
W14L7 "Say: "God did not create a meaningless world."
W23L1 "Nothing else will work; everything else is meaningless."
W25L1 "Therefore it is meaningless to you."
W25L5 "The recognition that they are meaningless, rather than "good" or "bad," is the only way to accomplish this."
W44L6 "If you can stand aside from the ego ever so little, you will have no difficulty in recognizing that its opposition and fears are meaningless."
W51L4 ""My" thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the Thoughts I think with God."
W52L5 "Would I not rather join the thinking of the universe than to obscure all that is really mine with my pitiful and meaningless "private" thoughts?"
W53L1 "11) "My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.""
W53L2 "12) "I am upset because I see a meaningless world.""
W53L3 "13) "A meaningless world engenders fear.""
W53L4 "14) "God did not create a meaningless world.""
W53L4 "How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it?"
W63L2 "Accept no trivial purpose or meaningless desire in its place, or you will forget your function and leave the Son of God in hell."
W66L3 "Today we will try to go past this wholly meaningless battle, and arrive at the truth about your function."
W74L3 "Tell yourself immediately: "There is no will but God's These conflict thoughts are meaningless.""
W91L2 "And the seeming reality of the darkness makes the idea of light meaningless."
W93L3 "Today we question this, not from the point of view of what you think, but from a very different reference point, from which such idle thoughts are meaningless."
W93L6 "The self you made, evil and full of sin, is meaningless."
W96L4 "If you are Spirit, then the body must be meaningless to your reality."
W104L2 "Today we would remove all meaningless and self-made gifts which we have placed upon the holy altar where God's gifts belong."
W106L1 "Listen, and hear your Father speak to you through His appointed Voice, Which silences the thunder of the meaningless, and shows the way to peace to those who cannot see."
W106L2 "Walk lightly past their meaningless persuasion."
W122L4 "Here is the perfect answer, given to imperfect questions, meaningless requests, half-hearted willingness to hear, and less than halfway diligence and partial trust."
W124L4 "No meaningless anxieties can come between our faith and our awareness of His Presence."
W125L6 "His Voice awaits your silence, for His Word cannot be heard until your mind is quiet for a while, and meaningless desires have been stilled."
W130L7 "We will not make a thousand meaningless distinctions, nor attempt to bring with us a little part of unreality, as we devote our minds to finding only what is real."
W131L2 "Goals which are meaningless are not attained."
W131L15 "Remember often that today should be a time of special gladness, and refrain from dismal thoughts and meaningless laments."
W134L2 "Truth is God's creation, and to pardon this is meaningless."
W135L18 "Yet what remains is meaningless indeed."
W136L1 "It dispels this meaningless illusion by the same approach which carries all of them to truth, and merely leaves them there to disappear."
W136L13 "For time is but another meaningless defense you made against the truth."
W136L16 "There will be no dim figures from your dreams, nor their obscure and meaningless pursuits with double purposes insanely sought, remaining in your mind."
W151L8 "Let Him be Judge of what you are, for He has certainty in which there is no doubt because it rests on Certainty so great that doubt is meaningless before Its Face."
W153L14 "And then we go to take our rightful place where truth abides and games are meaningless."
W161L5 "Fear without symbols calls for no response, for symbols can stand for the meaningless."
W165L7 "Your doubts are meaningless, for God is certain."
W169L5 "We say "God is," and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless."
W185L13 "To take away is meaningless to Him."
W185L13 "And when it is as meaningless to you, you can be sure you share One Will with Him and He with you."
W189L3 "The other one is wholly meaningless."
W194L4 "And you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in His hands as well, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless."
W200L8 "Peace is the answer to conflicting goals, to senseless journeys, frantic vain pursuits and meaningless endeavors."
W264L1 "In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief."
W281L1 "If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think, and put my little, meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong, and where They are."
M4A3 "It is difficult to understand that levels of teaching the universal course is a concept as meaningless in reality as is time."
M5B7 "Yet his own sorting out was meaningless in teaching him the difference."
M12A3 "These problems are not true, but that is meaningless to those who believe in them."
M15A1 "It merely overlooked the meaningless."
M15A3 "No; it is meaningless to anyone here."
M16A3 "They are too small and meaningless to occupy your holy minds an instant longer."
M17A1 "To the advanced teacher of God this question is meaningless."
M17A10 "Yet each temptation to accept magic as true must be abandoned through his recognition not that it is fearful, not that it is sinful, not that it is dangerous, but merely that it is meaningless."
M19A3 "And truth becomes diminutive and meaningless."
M20A1 "Neither justice nor injustice exists in Heaven, for error is impossible and correction meaningless."
M20A5 "Here all attack and condemnation become meaningless and indefensible."
M21A3 "Who sees anger as justified in any way or any circumstance proclaims that peace is meaningless, and must believe that it cannot exist."
M21A3 "Yet when peace is found, the war is meaningless."
M22A5 "And He Himself gives to the words they use the power of His Spirit, raising them from meaningless symbols to the call of Heaven itself."
M23A1 "Partial Atonement is a meaningless idea, just as special areas of hell in Heaven is inconceivable."
M23A7 "Both are equally meaningless."
M25A4 "When this is finally accomplished issues such as the validity of reincarnation become meaningless."
M28A4 "Both are equally meaningless to Him."
M28A6 "The inconsistencies, the compromises and the rituals the world fosters in its vain attempts to cling to death and yet to think love real are mindless magic, ineffectual and meaningless."
M29A3 "Attack is meaningless and peace has come."
U3A8 "Would it not answer all you thought to ask, and even make the question meaningless?"
P4B8 "Once the professional therapist has realized that minds are joined, he can also recognize that order of difficulty in healing is meaningless."
Quotes on "Meaninglessness"
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."
T9G1 "Whenever you become aware of it, however dimly, you abandon the ego automatically, because in the presence of the grandeur of God, the meaninglessness of the ego becomes perfectly apparent."
T10B1 "There you will see that it rests on meaninglessness, and that everything of which you have been afraid was based on nothing."
W13L2 "Recognition of meaninglessness arouses intense anxiety in all the separated ones."
M17A11 "All through his training, every day and hour, and even every minute and second, must God's teachers learn to recognize the forms of magic and perceive their meaninglessness."
Quotes on "Meaninglessly"
T7E5 "The answer merely UNDOES the question by establishing the fact that to QUESTION reality is to question MEANINGLESSLY."
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