The Systematic Law of Learning
"Experience is the best teacher."
There is a general systematic law of learning that everyone goes through in
learning anything. It involves the following:
- You must have a sincere desire to understand the reality of that which
you seek to understand.
- You must suspend any beliefs or preconceptions you may have about the
subject of inquiry, at least temporarily. This allows you to arrive at "the
point of not knowing" where the "vault of knowledge opens up." As long as you
maintain a belief that you already know it, there is nothing for you to
- You must take activity which will allow you to experience the reality.
- You must experience the reality of it rather than some hope, wish, or
desire of what it is or could be.
In so far as it applies to the principles of the Summum philosophy, the
Systematic Law of Learning requires you to:
- First question the principles and read the "words" about them.
- Then take activity in the principles and experience the
action or the cause and effect of the principles.
- Consequently, you move to a knowledge of the principles rather than a belief
in them, for the principles and their workings become yours through personal
The methods and tools provided to you by Summum help dissolve your beliefs
about reality and give you an experience of it. You learn to direct your
attention to the source from which the principles emanate, for any point of
observation outside of the source contains some degree of belief. As you gain
proficiency in these methods, your consciousness develops a bond with the
principles and the source of creation.
For further information, we recommend watching the Systematic Law of Learning on Summum TV. Look for it under the "Introductory Presentation Series."