On Principles, Facts and Data

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From The Discourses Of JJ Dewey

1  Just as words are the units of expression in our world even so are principles the words and language of the higher kingdoms.

2  He who can contemplate and receive a flash of light that allows vision of a principle has achieved more than one who has a visitation of a spiritual being or attained bliss through negated thought.

3  The understanding of a principle accelerates the discovery of truth a hundred times or more.

4  Facts deal with the worlds of form, but principles come from the formless worlds.

5  It takes a thousand facts to create the understanding of one principle, but one principle can reveal over a thousand facts.

6  We must rediscover from the memory of God the principles that we will transpose from the lower to the higher kingdoms.

7  Principles are the language of the soul and when this language is learned deception will be a rare occurrence and the sons of men who are the sons of God can proceed in oneness of heart and spirit.

8  One cannot see a new principle clearly without putting together some established facts.

9  A principle is that which demonstrates the intelligence of God and makes things in the universe work toward a dominating good.

10  I teach that the Law of Correspondences is indeed a true principle, but that which is above does not exactly correspond to that which is below.

11  That which is higher than truth are principles which is the language of the soul.

12  Gather all the reliable information you can about a subject of interest and try to see the principles suggested by the data. Then draw conclusions and run the conclusions by your soul and see if you receive a response.

13  Truth is in harmony with spiritual principles; therefore we discover that which is true through the application of those principles.

14  The higher psychic will always understand why he is saying what he is saying because he gets revelation in association with principles which he understands.

15  There will be times that someone will receive hints from his inner teacher that he is supposed to solve through the understanding of a principle.

16  The principles I have applied in my life work; they leave me full inside not empty, leave me free from pain, not a victim of it, elevate me beyond the clinging lives, and leave me free to put my attention on things more noble. Fortunately, I am not alone in this realization.

17  If a principle is true then there is no finger pointing about it, it just is.

18  The instant the principle behind the facts is seen, confusion or Babylon falls, and is no more.

19  Once a principle is embedded in human consciousness it is not lost as is a piece of data.

20  A principle is an enunciation of what is.

21  A principle is the underlying truth that makes all facts valid.

22  The language of the Holy Spirit is composed of principles, not data.

23  To know all things in the language of the spirit is to know all principles.

24  True principles are always in effect all around us.

25  The universe is built upon true principles, held together by them and will be dissolved by them.

26  True principles govern our lives, our deaths, our relationships, our sorrow and our joys.

27  We live in a sea of principles, which governs all things, yet until we touch the soul we do not even realize what a principle is.

28  Sometimes you can find a principle in a book written by an author that does not know what a principle is.

29  A principle is not created. A principle is always present and always works without beginning or end.

30  The principle behind beauty is intelligent design.

31  Principles can only be discovered and taught through the soul; for principles are the language by which the soul communicates.

32  I have stressed the difference many times between principles and data. Data can be easily made up by anyone with a good imagination or obtained by any trance channeler.

33  He, who believes because of data alone, merely because it sounds fanciful, will continue to tread the path of glamour and illusion.

34  Even though true facts are useful, this is not what brings freedom.

35  On the physical plane truth is manifest as facts.

36  Data is easy to materialize, but it takes the light of the soul to reveal a principle.

37  Communion through the astral body, the emotional nature, the lower mind and lower psychism always deals with facts which may or may not be correct.

38  You exist on a principle, not a piece of data.

39  Pour your attention on the universe of principles and hold it there, the time will come that you will receive a “flashing forth” or a holy instant of revelation; suddenly you will see and understand that which was previously unseen and not understood.

40  Limitation is the principle behind the Law of Contraction and Expansion. There is no expansion without the application of limitation.

41  God did not create principles and laws, but principles and laws merely manifest during creation and all life including God has to apply them to produce desired ends.

42  We cannot have a full understanding of principles without a foundation of true facts and we cannot discover true facts around higher knowledge without the understanding of true principles.

43  When one truly follows the living principle behind baptism he will enter the path of Spirit as guilt free as a new born baby.

44  That which comes through you and out of you is evidence of your correct use of higher principles.

45  As the door of the soul opens, seek to understand the principle that will lead to your answer and that which lies behind the answer.

46  A true principle is a lever that leads to many true facts.

47  A principle is a description, or picture, of how and why things work and is always applicable.

48  What good does it do to know great mysteries of life and being and kingdoms if we cannot demonstrate the basic principles of love and forgiveness?

49  The principle of “walk-ins” is a true principle and is different from an  overshadowing.”  A “walk-in” usually happens when an advanced soul sees an opportunity to accomplish a great or good work. Abraham Lincoln was one famous example.

50  Neither divine possession nor the overshadowing principle is out of harmony with the true teachings on the atonement.

51  By understanding a principle you can understand all the details related to the principle once the principle is clear in your mind.

52  What is the principle behind worship?

53  The great principle behind permanent peace is this. First there must be an inner peace where the consciousness of the seeker must register the silent voice of God within his soul.

54  When the answer involves a piece of data then the answer is just the answer and it is black and white, cut and dried. But when it involves a principle then the answer is not always the answer.

55  You will loose data from life to life but the intelligence acquired through the understanding of principles will go with you to the next life and prove very useful.

56  Many of the details and problems in working out a true principle will not be foreseen. A principle must be demonstrated in reality to know all the details and problems that will surface.

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