"I'm reading The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, but am having trouble understanding some of the terms in it."
"This is really humbling and yet discouraging. How can I learn to think and act in the Certain Way if I don't understand exactly what Wallace D. Wattles meant by these five terms: Original Substance, Formless Substance, Formless Stuff, Thinking Substance, and Thinking Stuff."
"Can you define them for me?"
"Thank you in advance!"
"D. T." [Reader's name abbreviated for privacy]
"The monistic theory of the universe..."
The "theory" upon which his entire philosopy was based...
"... the theory that One is All, and that All is One; that one Substance manifests itself as the seeming many elements of the material world - is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for two hundred years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson."
Those five terms: Original Substance, Formless Substance, Formless Stuff, Thinking Substance, and Thinking Stuff, along with others he used over the years, are but various names he used when referring to the ONE Substance from which all things are made.
Lest there be any mistake...
"All things are forms of one Substance; that Substance is conscious and intelligent; it is Spirit. In former articles and in my books I have referred to this Original Substance under various names, as the supreme, the Thinking Stuff, God, All-Mind and so on; but throughout these lessons I shall use the one word, Spirit. Substance is Spirit; everything is Spirit; there isn't anything but Spirit."
Call It what you will...
The bottom line is:
"One is All" and "All is One"!
Go back and reread The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles with that in mind and it'll take on a whole new meaning to you.
I hope this helps. :-)
To your success,
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