Quoting from the text: “A Course in Miracles”
Agnisattva: “Simply do this: Be still, and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy, and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.”
Zen Master: The only thing extra and a big one: GOD!
Agnisattva: Can anything be “extra” in this universe?
“G.O.D” this little word. Mere squiggles. An agreed upon system of curves and letters that has become infused for countless millennium with a certain meaning. Meanings that are as vast and unique as there are people alive on this planet. Some rebel against such a word, feeling it unnecessary, while others embrace it. The sound itself neither calls in or rejects. An interpretation is given, and based on that interpretation we mold our understanding. What becomes extra isn’t the word, but merely the “you” who reads it.
Zen Master: Thank you. No need to say more. One day, maybe…