(a study guide)


"This is an insane world, and do not underestimate the extent of its insanity." [T251/271]

"What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces." [W85/86, read this entire page]

"Yet only madness makes a world like this." [W275/282]

"It must be so that either God is mad, or is this world a place of madness." [T494/531, read this paragraph]

"The real world is not like this...." [T236/254, read this entire paragraph]

"The world you see must be denied...." [T236/254] {Note: All of it must be denied, not just the "bad" part, see below}

"Anything in this world that you believe is good and valuable and worth striving for can hurt you, and will do so." [T513f/553]

"Is it not strange that you should cherish still some hope of satisfaction from the world you see?" [T484/521, read entire paragraph]

"For death is not of the real world, in which everything reflects the eternal. God gave you the real world in exchange for the one you made out of your split mind, and which is the symbol of death." [T207/222]

"Leave the world of death behind, and return quietly to Heaven. There is nothing of value here, and everything of value there." [T262/282]

"The unreal world is a thing of despair, for it can never be." [T219/235]

"The world you see does not exist,...." [T559/602]

"The world you see has nothing to do with reality. It is of your own making, and does not exist." [W23/23]

"What if you recognized this world is an hallucination?" [T413/443, read this and the following paragraph]

"The world you see is an illusion of a world. God did not create it." [M81/85]

"There is no point in trying to change the world." [W34/34]

"The world you see holds nothing that you need to offer you; nothing you can use in any way, nor anything at all that serves to give you joy." [W227/233]

"There is not one principle the world upholds but violates the truth of what love is, and what you are as well." [W225/230, read entire lesson]

"Real choice is no illusion. But the world has none to offer. All its roads but lead to disappointment, nothingness and death." [T607/653]

"The world you see is a vengeful world, and everything in it is a symbol of vengeance." [W34/34]

"The world you see is merciless indeed, unstable, cruel, unconcerned with you, quick to avenge and pitiless with hate." [W229/235]

"The world of time is the world of illusion." [M4/5]

"There is no life outside of Heaven....Life not in Heaven is impossible...." [T459/493f]

"The world I see is hardly the representation of loving thoughts. It is a picture of attack on everything by everything." [W89/90]

"...the world is very tired now. It is old and worn and without hope." [M3/3]

"The world goes against your nature, being out of accord with God's laws." [T126/136]

"The world you see is the delusional system of those made mad by guilt." [T220/236]

"For this world is the symbol of punishment, and all the laws that seem to govern it are the laws of death." [T220/236]

"If this were the real world, God would be cruel." [T220/236]

"This world is a picture of the crucifixion of God's Son." [T220/236]

"It is the world you see that is impossible." [M28/29]

"There are no satisfactions in the world." [W239/245]

"Do you like what you have made? - a world of murder and attack, through which you thread your timid way through constant dangers, alone and frightened, hoping at most that death will wait a little longer before it overtakes you and you disappear." [T400/429]

"The world you see is but a judgment on yourself. It is not there at all." [T400/430]

"There is no world! This is the central thought the course attempts to teach." [W237/243]

"This world is merciless, and were it outside you, you should indeed be fearful." [T400/430]

"You do not really want the world you see, for it has disappointed you since time began." [T237/254]

all quotations from A Course in Miracles ©1975,85,92 Foundation for Inner Peace

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