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30Go to the bedside of pain, and there you can demon- strate the triumph of good that has pleasure in infirmities; because it illustrates through the flesh the divine power

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1of Spirit, and reaches the basis of all supposed miracles; whereby the sweet harmonies of Christian Science are

3found to correct the discords of sense, and to lift man's being into the sunlight of Soul.

"The chamber where the good man meets his fate

6Is privileged beyond the walks of common life, Quite on the verge of heaven."

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CHAPTER VII

POND AND PURPOSE

1BELOVED STUDENTS: — In thanking you for your gift of the pretty pond contributed to Pleasant View,

3in Concord, New Hampshire, I make no distinction be- tween my students and your students; for here, thine becomes mine through gratitude and affection.

6From my tower window, as I look on this smile of Christian Science, this gift from my students and their students, it will always mirror their love, loyalty, and

9good works. Solomon saith, "As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man."

The waters that run among the valleys, and that

12you have coaxed in their course to call on me, have served the imagination for centuries. Theology religiously bathes in water, medicine applies it physically, hydrology

15handles it with so-called science, and metaphysics appro- priates it topically as type and shadow. Metaphysically, baptism serves to rebuke the senses and illustrate Christian

18Science.

First: The baptism of repentance is indeed a stricken state of human consciousness, wherein mortals gain

21severe views of themselves; a state of mind which rends the veil that hides mental deformity. Tears flood the eyes,

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