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June 2019

When we see a world of over 7 billion people, the concept of the One Mind, seems very difficult to comprehend. So how could our minds be joined, as Jesus keeps telling us in A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and in The Way of Mastery? And how could our thoughts have an impact, at some level, on the minds of others?

Speaking about the concept of the One Mind, Jesus says on page 53 of the Workbook of ACIM: “It is difficult for anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself. Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it”

And on page 556 of the Text of ACIM, we read: “Cause and effect are one, not separate. God wills you learn what always has been true: that He created you as part of Him, and this must still be true because ideas leave not their Source.” This means we still exist in the Mind of God, joined with Him and with all of His creation.

The Zen Master, Huang Po, also wrote about the concept of the One Mind. In his book, “The Zen Teaching of Huang Po,” he said: “Take Anatman (lower self) to imply ‘no entity to be termed an ego, naught but the One Mind, which comprises all things and gives them their only reality.’”

The concept of the One Mind can also be found in the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. For example, in Chapter 13, verse 16, Krishna speaks about Brahman or God and says: “He is ONE in all, but it seems as if he were many…”

Much more recently, in the 19th Century, Christian Scientists affirmed that there is only one Mind. “There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God…” p. 469, ‘Science and Health,’ by Mary Baker Eddy.

The Theosophists, also in the 19th Century, embraced the One Mind concept as well. I came across the following passage on the website of the Theosophical Society, in the section entitled, Some Basic Concepts of Theosophy: “Humanity is more closely joined inwardly than physically, and our thoughts and feelings have a potent impact on others. By following our highest inner promptings as best we can, we benefit our immediate surroundings and humanity as a whole.”

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