This summary of Think and Grow Rich Chapter 14 is about the sixth sense. It’s the unknown ultimate principle which opens the Temple of Wisdom.
Summary : The sixth sense
The sixth sense
The thirteenth principle is known as the sixth sense. It is the sense through which Infinite Intelligence communicates voluntarily without any effort from the individual.
In fact, it is a portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the creative imagination. It is the organ which contacts the Universal Mind and which receives hunches of inspiration.
It has also been referred to as the ‘receiving set’ through which ideas, plans and thoughts flash into the mind.Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 14 on the Sixth Sense
In Chapter 14, Napoleon Hill confesses he has experienced the sixth sense. For him it is a miracle as he doesn’t understand the mechanics behind it.
You must be aware you must master the other 12 principles before you can assimilate, understand and apply the 13th principle. After you go through all the lessons in this online summary, consider this principle as the apex of the philosophy.
Then, you will be ready to accept this truth: it is a guardian angel who opens the Temple of Wisdom.
it is a guardian angel who opens the Temple of Wisdom, warns you of impending dangers and notify you of opportunities on time.Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 14 : The Sixth Sense
The sixth sense will be of great interest and benefit to the person whose aim is to accumulate vast wealth, but it need not claim the attention of those whose desires are more modest. Indeed, nearly all great leaders in History understood and made use of the sixth sense almost continuously. The major portion of their greatness consisted in this know-how.
Very few individuals come into workable knowledge of the sixth sense before the age of 40. More often it is not available until well past 50.
This philosophy included this ultimate principle for those who demand more than money. However, you can profit from the other 12 principles without the sixth sense, especially if your purpose is money or other material thing.
If when reading this chapter you felt you were lifted to a high level of mental stimulation, it is splendid. It means you have felt the touch of that unknown something which has been the moving spirit of every truly great man.
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