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70:1Mortal existence is an enigma. Every day is a mystery. The testimony of the corporeal senses 3cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures The infinite one Spiritof Truth. Whatever is false or sinful can 6never enter the atmosphere of Spirit. There is but one Spirit. Man is never God, but spiritual man, made in God’s likeness, reflects God. In this scientific 9reflection the Ego and the Father are inseparable. The supposition that corporeal beings are spirits, or that there are good and evil spirits, is a mistake.

12    The divine Mind maintains all identities, from a blade Real and unreal identityof grass to a star, as distinct and eternal. The questions are: What are God’s identities? 15What is Soul? Does life or soul exist in the thing formed?

71:1    Nothing is real and eternal, — nothing is Spirit, — but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither 3person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.

    The identity, or idea, of all reality continues forever; 6but Spirit, or the divine Principle of all, is not in Spirit’s formations. Soul is synonymous with Spirit, God, the creative, governing, infinite Principle outside of finite form, 9which forms only reflect.

    Close your eyes, and you may dream that you see a flower, — that you touch and smell it. Thus you learn 12Dream-lessonsthat the flower is a product of the so-called mind, a formation of thought rather than of matter. Close your eyes again, and you may see land15scapes, men, and women. Thus you learn that these also are images, which mortal mind holds and evolves and which simulate mind, life, and intelligence. From 18dreams also you learn that neither mortal mind nor matter is the image or likeness of God, and that immortal Mind is not in matter.

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