"The Universe is Mental--held in the Mind of THE ALL."
If the Universe exists , or seems to exist, it must proceed in some way from “THE ALL”--it must be a creation of- “THE ALL”. But as we know that something can come only from nothing and nothing creates only nothing , from what could-“ THE ALL” have created it.
Some philosophers have answer this question by saying that “THE ALL” created the Universe from ITSELF i.e, from the being and substance of –“THE ALL”. But this has some flaws:
1.“ THE ALL” cannot be subtracted from, nor divided, as we know ,it would run contrary to the principle of UNITY, and
2.If this be so, would not each particle in the Universe be aware of its being “THE ALL”.
“THE ALL” could not lose knowledge of itself, nor actually BECOME an atom, or blind force, or lowly living thing.
3. Man pro-creates his kind by the process of begetting, which is self-multiplication accomplished by transferring a portion of his essence to his offspring. But this will not do, as “THE ALL” cannot transfer or subtract a portion of itself, nor can it reproduce or multiply itself.
So what is the Universe, if it be not “THE ALL”, and nor created by “THE ALL” having separated itself into fragments? What else can it be? Is there no Fourth way in which MAN creates?
Yes, there is--He creates MENTALLY! And in so doing he uses no outside materials, nor does he reproduce himself, and yet his Spirit pervades the Mental Creation.
THE ALL creates the Universe MENTALLY, in a manner akin to the process whereby Man creates Mental Images. Just as you, may create a Universe of your own in your mind, so does THE ALL create Universes in its own Mind. But your Universe is the mental creation of a Finite Mind, whereas that of THE ALL is the creation of an Infinite.