Mary Baker Eddy defines "I, or Ego" in the Christian Science textbook. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," thus (p.588): "Divine Principle; Spirit; Soul; incorporeal, unerring, immortal, and eternal Mind." She then adds this explanation: "There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle. All the objects of God's creation reflects one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material."

As a Christian Scientist begins to understand that God is divine Principle and man is divine Principle's idea, he views existence from the right standpoint and his whole experience changes. He learns to acknowledge the reign of Soul and recognizes that infinite Mind is unerring and sustains man forever as its immortal idea; that man and woman in their individual natures manifest intelligence and life from the one Mind, their inexhaustible source; that in this one Mind there can be no evil, sin, disease, or death; that no claim or argument of a material creation can stand in the presence of the "I, or Ego," which is divine Principle, God.

October 4, 1952

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