Reasoning. Clear or critical thinking.
noun: the way that someone connects ideas when they are explaining something or giving a reason
noun: the fact of being a sensible or reasonable explanation or idea
noun: the academic study of the way that ideas can be connected and used to explain things or give reasons
noun: reasoned and reasonable judgment
noun: a system of reasoning
noun: the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation
noun: the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
noun: a statement that consists of three facts, the third of which is proved by the first two
noun: deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
If A = B and B = C then A = C.
If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck then it is a duck. [See Lowest common denominator]
"Faith, arising out of your need to believe in something, because such a belief will serve your purposes in some way, can be powerful and strong, but never could it be estimated in 'size'! Belief is even stronger. Belief is the offspring of hearsay and logic. Because you have heard something and been convinced that what you have heard or read is true, you develop a deep belief in what you have heard. You believe it to be true. You believe in a total, complete way which defies contradiction.
I was constantly telling the people: 'Believe you will receive - and you will receive'.
However, I knew at the time, that it would be well nigh impossible for the people to ever have the faith which would cause miracles to happen, since no matter how much I might explain Truth to them, they would still never have the intense knowing given me in the desert.
But now, as I relate, in small measure, the story of my sojourn on earth in Palestine, it is with the intention that you, my reader, will begin to perceive and understand the knowledge I was given during my enlightenment.
My intention is to give you knowledge. Hearsay is when you are told something but you cannot really prove it is true. Knowledge is when you are told something - or read something - and because what you have now heard or read complies logically and realistically with all related items of knowledge already in your mind, and you can understand and believe it in a realistic, logical way, the new information becomes knowledge. You KNOW that what you now 'know' is TRUE. You have a sense of 'conviction'. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 64]