Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf
A. F. Witzsche
Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
12 - - Christian Science Practice
Mind governs body
Through different states of mind, the body becomes
suddenly weak or abnormally strong, showing mortal
mind to be the producer of strength or
weakness. A sudden joy or grief has caused what
is termed instantaneous death. Because a belief originates
unseen, the mental state should be continually
watched that it may not produce blindly its bad effects.
The author never knew a patient who did not recover
when the belief of the disease had gone. Remove the
leading error or governing fear of this lower so-called mind,
and you remove the cause of all disease as well as the morbid
or excited action of any organ. You also remove in
this way what are termed organic diseases as readily as
The cause of all so-called disease is mental, a mortal
fear, a mistaken belief or conviction of the necessity and
power of ill-health; also a fear that Mind is helpless to
defend the life of man and incompetent to control it. Without
this ignorant human belief, any circumstance is of itself
powerless to produce suffering. It is latent belief in
disease, as well as the fear of disease, which associates sickness
with certain circumstances and causes the two to
appear conjoined, even as poetry and music are reproduced
in union by human memory. Disease has no
intelligence. Unwittingly you sentence yourself to suffer.
The understanding of this will enable you to commute this
self-sentence, and meet every circumstance with truth.
Disease is less than mind, and Mind can control it.
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