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    The doctrine of Buddha, which rests on a heathen basis for its Nirvana, represents not the divinity of Christian 27Science, in which Truth, or Christ, finds its paradise in Spirit, in the consciousness of heaven within us — health, harmony, holiness, entirely apart from limitations, which 30would dwarf individuality in personality and couple evil 119 119:1with good. It is convenient for history to record limitations and to regard evil as real, but it is impossible 3in Science to believe this, or on such a basis to demonstrate the divine Principle of that which is real, harmonious, and eternal — that which is based on one infinite 6God, and man, His idea, image, and likeness.

    In Science, we learn that man is not absorbed in the divine nature, but is absolved by it. Man is free from 9the flesh and is individual in consciousness — in Mind, not in matter. Think not that Christian Science tends towards Buddhism or any other “ism.” Per contra, 12 Christian Science destroys such tendency. Mary of old wept because she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre — looked for the person, instead of the Principle that 15reveals Christ. The Mary of to-day looks up for Christ, away from the supposedly crucified to the ascended Christ, to the Truth that “healeth all thy diseases” and 18gives dominion over all the earth. The doubting disciple could not identify Christ spiritually, but he could materially. He turned to the person, to the prints of the nails, 21to prove Christ, whereas the discharged evidence of material sense gave the real proof of his Saviour, the veritable Christ, Truth, which destroys the false sense with the 24evidence of Soul, immortality, eternal Life without beginning or end of days.

    Should I give myself the pleasant pastime of seeing your 27personal self, or give you the opportunity of seeing mine, you would not see me thus, for I am not there. I have risen to look and wait and watch and pray for the 30spirit of Truth that leadeth away from person — from body to Soul, even to the true image and likeness of God. St. John found Christ, Truth, in the Word which 120 120:1 is God. We look for the sainted Revelator in his writings, and there we find him. Those who look for me in 3person, or elsewhere than in my writings, lose me instead of find me. I hope and trust that you and I may meet in truth and know each other there, and know 6as we are known of God.

    Accept my gratitude for the chance you give me to answer your excellent letter. Forgive, if it needs forgive9ness, my honest position. Bear with me the burden of discovery and share with me the bliss of seeing the risen Christ, God’s spiritual idea that takes away all sin, disease, 12and death, and gives to soul its native freedom.

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