(2.13) A knowledge of cause and effect allows us to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.
Cause and effect is the only absolute truth in existence. A genuine conviction of this principle, neccesarily, demands a scrutinization of all we say, think, do and feel, as they will each produce an effect.
(2.14) Life originates in the inorganic world only by the introduction of a living form. There is no other way.
Life, in this context, includes “experience.” All that we experience has been introduced, first, by thought. Thought is the means by which we create experience/life.
(2.15) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.
Thought empowers the principle of cause and effect. Cause and effect is the totality of spirituality/spiritual activity. Anything more. (than cause and effect) is commentary.
The finite is the material world of our experience. It is temporal.
The infinite is the creative potential of the universal. It is eternal.
Each individual (finite) is an outlet of eternal (infinite) energy. (1.10)
(2.16) The universal can manifest itself only through the individual.
The universal is the source of creative power. Just as electricity can only manifest itself through a conduit, so too are individuals a conduit for the universal.
(2.17) Causation depends upon duality. A circuit must be formed. The universal is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit.
Causation is cause and effect. Duality is a recognition of the “two sides of the battery of life” upon which cause and effect is contingent.
(2.18) Many fail to secure harmonious conditions because they do not understand this law. There is no polarity. They have not found the circuit.
Polarity, in this context, is a conscious interaction between the “two sides of the battery of life.” The principle of cause and effect operates regardless of your awareness and intentional use of it. Those who have “found the circuit,” use this principle with intention, by concentrating their attention upon “harmonious conditions.”