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6 Although affliction cometh not
forth of the dust, neither doth
trouble spring out of the ground;
7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as
the sparks fly upward.
23 For all his days are sorrows,
and his travail grief; yea, his heart
taketh not rest in the night. This is
12 For who knoweth what is good for
man in this life, all the days of his
vain life which he spendeth as a
shadow? for who can tell a man what
shall be after him under the sun?
4 Knowest thou not this of old,
since man was placed upon earth,
8 He shall fly away as a dream, and
shall not be found: yea, he shall be
chased away as a vision of the night.
9 The eye also which saw him shall
see him no more; neither shall his
place any more behold him.
300:26 Chapter 10: Science of Being
Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood
I thank Thee O Father,...
|Thus olden faith's pale star now blends |
In seven-hued white!
Life, without birth and without end,
Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections.
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(The divine reflection)
The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is
taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific. The universe
reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God
is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the
sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it. God is
revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, - yea,
which manifests God's attributes and power, even as the human
likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and
action of the person in front of the mirror.
265:16-20 Chapter 9: Creation
Chapter 9: Creation
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.
Christian Science Healing (2)
|Forever present, bounteous, free, |
Christ comes in gloom;
And aye, with grace towards you and me,
For health makes room.
Give us this day our daily bread.
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(Mortal birth and death)
The senses represent birth as untimely and death as
irresistible, as if man were a weed growing apace or a flower
withered by the sun and nipped by untimely frosts; but this is
true only of a mortal, not of a man in God's image and likeness.
200:8-13 Chapter 7: Physiology
Chapter 7: Physiology
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially.
Yet wherefore signalize the birth |
Of him ne'er born?
What can rehearse the glorious worth
Of his high morn?
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
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(A mortal not man)
Whoever is incompetent to explain Soul would be wise not to
undertake the explanation of body. Life is, always has been, and
ever will be independent of matter; for Life is God, and man is
the idea of God, not formed materially but spiritually, and not
subject to decay and dust.