Sunday, November 21, 2010


To comprehend the principles of natural law, . . . the reader must keep in mind the  fundamental propositions of the Oriental philosophy which we have successively  elucidated. Let us recapitulate very briefly:

1st. There is no miracle. Everything that happens is the result of law -- eternal,  immutable, ever active. Apparent miracle is but the operation of forces antagonistic  to what Dr. W.B. Carpenter, F.R.S. -- a man of great learning but little knowledge --  calls "the well-ascertained laws of nature." Like many of his class, Dr. Carpenter  ignores the fact that there may be laws once 'known,' now unknown to science.

2nd. Nature is triune: there is a visible, objective nature; an invisible, indwelling,  energizing nature, the exact model of the other, and its vital principle; and, above  these two, spirit, source of all forces, alone eternal, and indestructible. The lower  two constantly change; the higher third does not.

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