To A Student In America Written While In Europe
( Originally Published 1921 )
May 20, 1909.
THE only reality is infinite good. Good knows no evil and does not condemn any one. The only thing that condemns is mortal mind and it is always wrong.
Condemnation never solved a problem and will not extricate us. You cannot do a more irrational thing than to condemn yourself, now.
The whole thing is unreal—it never happened—none of the things about it is true.
Drop the habit of accusing yourself—pass on to better things.
If you can get any lesson out of this claim of experience which was unreal—well and good, but don't linger to berate yourself.