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Excerpt from 1960 Kansas City Practitioner Class - Treatment and Law to Grace - 2
Master #318 - Tape 1 - Side 2

Unless you can instantly impersonalize by realizing that this claim has its origin in an impersonal source whether you call it carnal mind or mortal mind makes no difference. But don't have it in your patient. Don't have it in your student. And above all things don't have it in yourself. And right here I'm going to tell you why. You might as well know it at the beginning because I know you're all students of many years standing. The reason is God constitutes your identity, your name is I. And you know it, you call yourself I. That's the only way you can identify yourself is as I. And that I is your identity but that I is God, and how dare you say that it has evil qualities and propensities. I have no evil qualities or propensities. Paul realized that when he said, "I do not sin. I do feel a sense of sin in me, but it isn't mine."

And so it is that you and I might say that there is time when we feel sensual. Maybe there is even times when we feel envious. But don't start condemning yourself. That is just a universal thing that you picked up out of the ether and it has no relationship to you because the minute you know that I am I -- "I and my Father are one and all that the Father hath is mine." -- you'll know that you have no evil qualities, no evil propensities, no evil characteristics and that any that are within you they are but the projection of that which we will call carnal mind or mortal mind or Satan -- meaning impersonal source of evil. Now when you have done this you have got your patient about half cured. As long as you lift the burden of guilt you have them just about half cured and you can complete it with the next step although for Christians the next step is going to be a bitter pill to swallow.

In the next step you'll have to agree that St. Paul made a terrible mistake. That St. Paul made a mistake that has helped to keep us in bondage. St. Paul made a mistake that has been fatal to the world. He said, "The carnal mind is enmity against God." And don't you believe it. His saying that caused him to be put in prison almost every week, beaten up almost every week, finally thrown into prison until he was dead. He came upon the most horrible experiences of any religious teacher that ever lived. No one ever suffered what Paul did. Jesus may have suffered more in five minutes but Paul suffered it for years because of his own mistaken conclusion that the carnal mind -- now remember he impersonalized all right, he didn't blame anyone for his troubles, he didn't say that it was the Romans, or the Greeks, or the Jews, he knew it was the carnal mind -- but he didn't know that the carnal mind is not enmity against God, the carnal mind is the arm of flesh or nothingness. The carnal mind is a belief in two powers. Anywhere that the belief in two powers exists you have a carnal mind.

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