JUST WHAT IS THE DIVINE CALCULUS?

What does Mary Baker Eddy say about the divine infinite calculus?

“Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.” (S&H 209:25)

“Unfathomable Mind is expressed.  The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space.  [Notice she has seven words of description in front of Love.  Love as Mind = breadth of Love, Love as Spirit = breadth of Love, Love as Soul = height of Love, Love as Principle = might of Love, Love as Life = majesty of Love, Love as Truth = glory of Love, and Love as Love = infinite Love.]  That is enough!  Human language can repeat only an infinitesimal part  of what exists.  The absolute ideal, man, is no more seen nor comprehended by mortals, than is his infinite Principle, Love.  Principle and its idea, man, are coexistent and  eternal.  The numerals of infinity, called seven days, can never be reckoned according to the calendar of time.  These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus.”  (S&H 520:3)

“Science is neither a law of matter nor of man.  It is the unerring manifesto of Mind, the law of God, its divine Principle.  Who dare say that matter or mortals can evolve Science?  Whence, then, is it, if not from the  divine source, and what, but the contemporary of Christianity, so far in advance of human knowledge that mortals must work for the discovery of even a portion of it?  Christian Science translates Mind, God, to mortals.  It is the infinite calculus defining the line [the Word], plane [the Christ], space [Christianity], and fourth dimension of Spirit [divine Science].  It absolutely refutes the amalgamation, transmigration, absorption, or annihilation of individuality.  It shows the impossibility of transmitting human ills, or evil, from one individual to another; that all true thoughts revolve in God’s orbits:  they come from God and return to Him, — and untruths belong not to His creation, therefore these are null and void.  It hath no peer, no competitor, for it  dwelleth in Him besides whom ‘there is none other.'” (Miscellaneous Writings 22:3)

“In Science all being is individual; for individuality is endless in the calculus of forms and numbers.  Herein sin is miraculous and supernatural; for it is not in the nature of God, and good is forever good.  According to Christian Science, perfection is normal, — not miraculous.  Clothed, and in its right Mind, man’s individuality is sinless [because of the Word], deathless [thanks to the  Christ], harmonious [via Christianity], [and the Law of Science demonstrates man’s individuality to be] eternal.  His materiality, clad in a false mentality, wages feeble fight with his individuality, — his physical senses with his spiritual senses.  The latter move in God’s grooves of Science:  the former revolve in their own orbits, and must stand the friction of false selfhood until self-destroyed.” (Miscellaneous Writings 104:9)  Notice that in these two quotes from M. W. that she uses the word “orbits” – does this not denote a circular or oval type of movement?

And the final quote is in a message to The Mother Church for 1901:

“I begin at the feet of Christ and with the numeration table of Christian Science.  But I do not say that one added to one is three, or one and a half, nor say this to accommodate popular opinion as to the Science of Christianity.  I adhere to my text, that one and one are two all the way up to the infinite calculus of the infinite God.  The numeration table of Christian Science, its divine Principle and rules, are before the people, and the different religious sects and the differing schools of medicine are discussing them as if they understood its Principle and rules before they have learned its numeration table, and insist that the public receive their sense of the Science, or that it receive no sense whatever of it.” (Message for 1901  22:15)

 

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