Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 6924

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6924. There was a spirit from another planet who was well-equipped to talk to them because he could do so promptly and swiftly. Those spirits formed split-second judgements about the things he was speaking, saying, This is put too elegantly, that is put too cleverly. Thus they focused their attention solely on whether they heard anything from him that was not yet known to them. In doing this they pushed aside the kinds of things that make matters unclear, that is, which happens especially when people strive to use elegant speech and appear erudite. These practices hide the real issues and substitute mere words, which are the material forms of those things.

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