In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy refers to the infinite calculus of Spirit (see p. 209), and she no doubt uses this expression to lift thought above the sense of finity to the appreciation of the absolute, unrestricted, and unlimited nature of God, of Principle and its idea. In the Science of being, all elements of finity and restriction are removed because we are always dealing with the infinite, with that which is immeasurable, with that which possesses nothing of a finite nature.

Self-existent Mind is necessarily expressed in ideas. It knows and conceives all as ideas. The so-called human or mortal mind cognizes or conceives all things materially. Its concepts are mutable and finite. But infinity can never express itself in a finite or limited way. The very fact that the so-called things or objects of material sense can be destroyed shows that they are obviously finite.

Divine Mind knows no limitation because it is infinite. It is impossible for infinite Mind to know or have a limited concept. Everything that God, or divine Mind, knows is without limitation, and therefore every idea of Mind is infinite—unlimited, immeasurable, never finite. Mind knows no beginning nor end; so also its ideas have no beginning nor end, but have always existed in the Mind conceiving them. Because an idea of Truth, or Spirit, is eternal, it is that which possesses the only real tangibility. Spirit ensures the permanency and indestructibility of its ideas; indeed, Spirit constitutes the substance and establishes the eternal continuity of every idea of Truth.

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