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    Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled by it and abides with it. Divine Principle is the Life 18Harmony natural of man. Man’s happiness is not, therefore, at the disposal of physical sense. Truth is not contaminated by error. Harmony in man is as beautiful 21as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal.

    The science of music governs tones. If mortals caught harmony through material sense, they would lose har24mony, if time or accident robbed them of material sense. To be master of chords and discords, the science of music must be understood. Left to the decisions 27of material sense, music is liable to be misapprehended and lost in confusion. Controlled by belief, instead of understanding, music is, must be, imper30fectly expressed. So man, not understanding the Science of being, — thrusting aside his divine Principle as incomprehensible, — is abandoned to conjectures, left in 305 305:1the hands of ignorance, placed at the disposal of illusions, subjected to material sense which is discord. A discon3tented, discordant mortal is no more a man than discord is music.

    A picture in the camera or a face reflected in the mirror 6is not the original, though resembling it. Man, in the Human reflectionlikeness of his Maker, reflects the central light of being, the invisible God. As there is no cor9poreality in the mirrored form, which is but a reflection, so man, like all things real, reflects God, his divine Principle, not in a mortal body.

12    Gender also is a quality, not of God, but a characteristic of mortal mind. The verity that God’s image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, 15constitutes the underlying reality of reflection. “Then answered Jesus and said unto them: Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he 18seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”

    The inverted images presented by the senses, the de21flections of matter as opposed to the Science of spiritInverted imagesual reflection, are all unlike Spirit, God. In the illusion of life that is here to-day and 24gone to-morrow, man would be wholly mortal, were it not that Love, the divine Principle that obtains in divine Science, destroys all error and brings immor27tality to light. Because man is the reflection of his Maker, he is not subject to birth, growth, maturity, decay. These mortal dreams are of human origin, not 30divine.

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