(3.7) Fear can be eliminated by an understanding and recognition of the true source of power.
(4.7) The secret of power is service.
Service (what we do and think about others) eliminates fear.
(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude determines the conditions we meet in life.
(4.8) We get what we give.
Our attitude towards others influences the attitude of others toward us.
(3.9) To awake the solar plexus, mentally state what is wanted.
(4.9) The silence is a physical stillness.
Mentally state what is wanted in a concentrated state. This can be facilitated by a physical stillness. This is why it is so important to remain still during meditation. Silence allows our nervous system to settle down.
(3.10) Universal mind is the creative principal of the universe.
(4.10) The silence is the first step towards self control; self mastery.
Physical stillness (the silence) allows us to develop discipline and “control” over the restlessness of body, which is an expression of a restless mind. As the body settles, the mind settles. Think about how much good you are doing your nervous system and the discipline you are cultivating by remaining still, and your mind will settle itself. There is no need to think about silencing your mind because as soon as you direct your attention to silencing the mind, you are reinforcing that mind is not settled.
It is easier to access universal mind when our restless (ruminating/monkey mind) is settled, and Universal Mind is the infinite fountain of supply (1.5).
(3.11) Inductive reasoning is a process of the objective mind in which we compare a number of separate instances with one another until we see the common factor that gives rise to them all.
(4.11) Any purpose in life may be achieved through a scientific understanding of the spiritual nature of truth.
A scientific understanding is the “observer state,” where we utilize inductive reasoning to secure an understanding of the power of our thoughts with reference to cause and effect.
(3.12) Inductive reasoning is a method of study which has revealed a reign of law which marks an epoch in human progress.
(4.12) Knowledge of our power, courage to dare, and the faith to do so are necessary steps to materialize the ideal.
We acquire knowledge through inductive reasoning. We integrate this knowledge by making “updating” our thinking and actions to constantly support our ideal state.