Series 1 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 1
What is meant by "demonstration" in Truth study?
1. Primarily the word demonstrate means "to point out," "to show." A principle has to be proved, while a problem has merely to be solved by the application of principles that have been proved. Demonstration shows or makes clear the functioning of a law, bringing to light the details of the operation and the final result thereof. It is the consummation, the final outcome, the finished work of one who has employed all the underlying principles that enter into a creative process and followed exactly the right method step by step. A spiritual demonstration is the validation of a law that results from its correct application.
Spiritual demonstration is Truth understood in the mind, realized in the heart, and applied in the daily living. It proves or shows forth Truth or some aspect of it in such a way as to preclude all doubt or question of its validity, and also of its universal application in life.
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