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the one great obstacle to the reception of that spirituality,
through which the understanding of Mind-science
comes, is the inadequacy of material terms for
metaphysical statements, and the consequent
difficulty of so expressing metaphysical ideas as to make
them comprehensible to any reader, who has not personally
demonstrated Christian Science as brought forth in
my discovery. Job says: "The ear trieth words, as the
mouth tasteth meat." The great difficulty is to give the
right impression, when translating material terms back
into the original spiritual tongue.
[> SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF IMMORTAL MIND
GOD: Divine Principle, Life, Truth, Love,
Soul, Spirit, Mind.
MAN: God's spiritual idea, individual, perfect,
IDEA: An image in Mind; the immediate
object of understanding. - Webster.
[> SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND
First Degree: Depravity.
PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear,
depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit,
hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease,
Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.
MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion,
hope, faith, meekness, temperance.