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    P. 1217 §1 Mind is the cosmic instrument on which the human will can play the
    discords of destruction, or upon which this same human can bring forth the
    exquisite melodies of God identification and consequent eternal survival. The
    Adjuster bestowed upon man is, in the last analysis, impervious to evil and
    incapable of sin, but mortal mind can actually be twisted, distorted, and rendered
    evil and ugly by the sinful machinations of a perverse and self-seeking human will.
    Likewise can this mind be made noble, beautiful, true, and good—actually great—in
    accordance with the spirit-illuminated will of a God-knowing human being.  

    P.1572 - §7 "By their fruits you shall know them." Personality is basically
    changeless; that which changes--grows--is the moral character. The major error of
    modern religions is negativism. The tree which bears no fruit is "hewn down and
    cast into the fire." Moral worth cannot be derived from mere repression--obeying
    the injunction "Thou shalt not." Fear and shame are unworthy motivations for
    religious living. Religion is valid only when it reveals the fatherhood of God and
    enhances the brotherhood of men.

    P.1582 - §4 The one thing which John gained from this day's teaching was that the
    heart of Jesus' religion consisted in the acquirement of a compassionate
    character coupled with a personality motivated to do the will of the Father in
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