FAQ Tag Archives: mind

What are the laws of God?

Q. In a nutshell, what are the laws of God? I take them to be analogous to the laws of physics, statements of foundational truth, such as I am as God created me. The Course mentions the laws of God frequently, but as far as I can see, we have to ferret out just what […]

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Where can I find the decision maker?

Q. Where can I find the best passages in the Course about the decision maker?

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Why does the Course say “life is thought” when some enlightened teachers say that thought is of the ego?

Q. In Lesson 54, it says “If I did not think I would not exist, because life is thought.” Some enlightened teachers like Eckhart Tolle or Sri Nisargadatta Maharash say that thought is of the ego and that our Self exists in a state of pure being. They claim to not think except when they […]

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How can we reconcile the Course’s philosophy of sickness with the effectiveness of medicine?

Q. I can almost accept the Course’s teaching that the mind’s attacks make physical sickness. However, I still have some trouble reconciling that perspective with some of the scientific, double-blind studies using placebos. I’ve read a number of studies where patients didn’t know if they were getting the real medicine or a placebo. Yet for the […]

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What is the role of silence?

What is the role of silence (stilling the mind) in the practice of A Course in Miracles?

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What does "mind" mean?

What is the "mind," as the Course uses the term? How is the mind related to the brain?

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