Clear all

Scientifically true ideals

1 Posts
1 Users
Mr. Master Key Admin
Joined: 8 years ago
Posts: 126
Topic starter  

Initially I thought that scientifically true ideals are those that we, using the current powers we can express, are capable of making come true. Haanel says in Part One what we cannot express any powers that we do not possess, so scientifically true ideals in this case would be the ones that correspond to our ability to express. However, paragraph 10 makes it clearer what Charles Haanel means:

If we are wise, we shall come into a realization of the tremendous fact that no arbitrary condition can exist for a moment, and that human experience is the result of an orderly and harmonious sequence.

So he is talking about order and harmony. This then connects with the Law of Periodicity he's mentioned right at the beginning, and Law is always about order and harmony and about repetition, meaning: certainty.

In sections 15 and 18,19 he makes it even clearer what this means for us:

..the objective mind will impress the mind and result in a mental image which will become a pattern for the creative energies.


To think is to create a thought, but the result of the thought will depend upon its form, its quality and its vitality. The form will depend upon the mental images from which it emanates; this will depend upon the depth of the impression, the predominance of the idea, the clarity of the vision, the boldness of the image.

So it all starts with a thought, and if that thought is of good quality and form and vitality, it will bring about corresponding results. Positive thoughts bring about positive results, negative thoughts bring about negative results. But as the negative doesn't have a vital principle, it will sow the seed of its own dissolution, while the positive has a vital principle and will bring about more of itself, without self-destruction.

All in all, my initial take wasn't that far off. It means that we should make the best use of our current capabilities (subjecting ideas to a searching analysis and accepting nothing that isn't scientifically true.) This way our faculties increase and we are able to create even larger and grander versions of ourselves - for our own and the benefit of all others. This is being effected by rightful thinking and by creating ideals that have principle, that we imbue with feelings and thus life, and that can therefore express even more life.

We start small, increase of faculties and reach for higher goals with every ideal we create, after having fulfilled the previous one.

I hope this helps with your understanding.

Topic Tags