Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 7075

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7075. I spoke to them further about this subject on another occasion; and since I knew that they talked to people on their own planet I asked them in what way they instruct those who inhabit it. They said that they do not tell them all about a matter; nevertheless they instill some discernment of it in order that this may feed and increase their curiosity. For if they gave answers to everything their curiosity would die. They went on to say that they put contrary ideas in the way for the further purpose that truth may subsequently be seen all the better; for when compared with opposite ideas all truth becomes apparent.

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