1959 San Diego Special Class
Tape 268 Side 2
Instruction In Meditation (Conc.)
By Joel Goldsmith
Now the first, and probably most important principle of this Infinite Way is that since God is infinite and omnipresent, since God is the creative, and maintaining, and sustaining principle of this universe, we need not pray to God for anything. Now this leaves us with that question: Why then is not God doing more for this universe? And this is the answer of The Infinite Way: there is no God in the human scene. God is not functioning in the human world, and God does not function in the human world. The human world is a universe separate and apart from the kingdom of God. That is why the Master said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”
Now. Why then, did the Master come to earth to heal disease, sin, overcome lack? Why he made it so very clear that his whole mission was to reveal God and to turn us to God so that we might return to the Father’s household, that we might die daily to our humanhood and be reborn of the spirit. Paul, you will remember, said that the human mind is enmity against God, is not under the law of God, and indeed cannot be.
And so you are going to find that the only reason there is sin, disease, death, lack, limitation, wars, and man’s inhumanity to man on earth, is that God is absent from the earth, and man is trying to run His universe with his own wisdom, with his own knowledge, with his own mental powers, with his own physical powers.