(1.30) A symbol is the outward form of the spiritual reality within. Therefore, unless we possess the the spiritual reality, the form disappears.
All form (manifestation) is a symbol (effect) of the thought (cause) that created it.
(1.29) Intuition is superior to reason because it does not depend upon existence or memory and frequently brings about a solution to our problem by methods of which we are in entire ignorance.
Ego relies on experience that comes from existence, and the memory of our experience, to make decisions. Intuition is the “voice” of Self advising ego. Intuition is informed by observation, concentration and inductive reasoning.
(1.28) Concentration depends upon the development of perception, wisdom, intuition and sagacity.
We develop perception by keeping an open mind and avoiding absolutes.
We develop wisdom by allowing new perceptions to influence existing perceptions.
We develop intuition by creating new habits rather than being controlled by former ones.
We develop sagacity by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of perceptions.
(1.27) Mind is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring within form.
Mind is the engine that produces thought.
(1.26) The controlling factor of every commercial pursuit is the mental element.
Our ability to hold any idea in mind will influence the way it is perceived by others.
(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet that creates the environment of the individual.
How another perceives and is affected by the idea we hold in mind determines–for them–the quality of our character.