Taken from: 9th August, 1958 Holland Class by Joel S.
Goldsmith . Transcription: 8807 - Importance of the God
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. . . . . It
isnt an easy message to understand even if English were
your native language. We have many in the United States and
Canada and England who find it very, very difficult to grasp the
meaning of this message, and breaking this barrier of the
language can be even more difficult, except for one thing: that
if you can catch the simplicity of the message, then language is
no barrier, and even a very, very simple or very slight knowledge
of the language will give you the entire secret.
The message is
difficult not because of being complex. It is difficult because
of its simplicity That is what makes the entire message of The
Infinite Way difficult. It is its very simplicity. You see, it is
not an involved teaching. There are not many principles or deep
metaphysics to this message, on the contrary. We begin with
probably the most simple thing to understand in all religion and
that is this: There must be a God experience . In other words,
religion is not of the mind; it is of the heart; it is of the
soul. There are no deep principles in a true spiritual message.
That is why Jesus Christ could say that we must come as little
children not seeking the deep things, the mysterious things of
life, but the simple things.
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...................... Well, you see then that none of this
difficult. It is difficult to attain. It is difficult to bring to
fruition. It isn't difficult to know what the principle of
life is, that is just as simple as what I have said to you. But
the attaining of it is a little more difficult. And not too
difficult otherwise none of us would ever accomplish it. We
accomplish it in this way: first of all we have Scripture to
study. Not merely to read because it has been read in Churches
now ever since the book was first printed 400 years ago. And
reading it out of books is of very little value. Pondering it,
meditating on individual statements, seeking out the hidden
meaning, the inner meaning. This is really the Word. This is the
bread of life. Through my own experience I learned that all of
this becomes simple if we learn how to meditate.