Mental states are certainly functions of our brains and nervous systems. On other planesof existence there may be other laws, but here on earth thinking means movement of brain-cells. Our brains change sunlight into thoughts. Of these thoughts, some are masters and some are slaves. Some are friends and some are foes. Some build and some destroy. The master-thoughts rule our minds and control our bodies. They have brought about every change in human environment. Translated into action through muscular activity, they become the seeds of civilization - of science, invention, art, philosophy and religion. Yet not one of these master-thoughts could have emerged from a human brain, nor could any of the actions which have changed the face of the world have sprung from them, but for the shining of the sun. The sun prepared the stage of the world for man. It raised the mountains and leveled the plains. It carved the water-courses and hollowed out the basins of the seas. It covered the earth with vegetation, and peopled it with animal life. An after the long, slow process of evolution had, in man, produced an organism for expressing sunlight as creative thought, the sun, working through man, built the first rude shelter. So began the art of architecture which raised the Pyramids, carved the Sphinx, and covered the globe with human habitations. Sunlight has built every house, carved every statue, painted every picture, danced every dance, uttered every word, written every book, and shaped every invention known to man. And because we know that solar force, working through human brain-cells takes form in states of consciousness, we know that it is, potentially at least, a mental force. Thought at our end - the expressing end - of the cosmic play of light vibrations, implies a mental quality at the source of those waves of living light.
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