noun: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination ("We are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil")
noun: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion ("There is reason to believe he is lying")
noun: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon ("The reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly")
noun: a rational motive for a belief or action ("The reason that war was declared")
noun: a justification for something existing or happening ("They had good reason to rejoice")
noun: the state of having good sense and sound judgment ("He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions")
verb: think logically ("The children must learn to reason")
verb: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion ("We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house") OneLook Dictionary

Manly Palmer Hall
"Reason alone is heartless; feeling alone is mindless, but these two blended together temper justice with mercy and kindliness with strength." [Manly Palmer Hall]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"There is nothing that electromagnetism has brought into visible being which the human mind can deem to be lacking purpose or meaning.
Science ignores this most basic and vital level of creation. Without an answer to this question, as to why everything which has been brought into visible manifestation by the activity of the twin energies of electromagnetism is invariably purposeful, successful and rational - nothing of any value in the search for your origins will be discovered.
Until science can probe and discover the 'Reality' of the 'space' in which electrical particles of 'visible being' are supported, science will forever remain behind locked doors of materialism. It will be barred to eternal Truth and universal wisdom and imprisoned within the bondage of reason alone - reason which is solely the product of the finite activity of brain cells.

It is to the true nature of the SPACE I intend to introduce you - but before proceeding to this, I must first bring many highly pertinent questions to your attention." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 8]

"I must impress on you that meditation should be - eventually - as simple as slipping into slumber. The purpose of meditation is to enable your entire consciousness to move beyond the boundaries of intellect and reason. There are teachers who will tell you to 'imagine' ... whatever you are told to imagine, you can rest assured you are not being assisted to go anywhere except into new imaginative realms of your own thought processes. [Christ Letters - Letter 8, pages 23]

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” [Thomas Paine, The American Crisis]

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