The Principles of Spiritist Doctrine on the immortality of the soul, the nature of spirits and their relation with men; the moral law, the present life, the future life, and the destiny of the human race (according to the teachings of spirits of high degree, transmitted through various mediums, collected and put in order by Allan Kardec).
The moral teaching of the higher spirits may be summed up, like that of Christ, in the gospel maxim, 'Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you;1 that is to say, do good to all, and wrong no one. This principle of action furnishes mankind with a rule of conduct of universal application, from the smallest matters to the greatest.
1. What is God?
"God is the Supreme Intelligence-First Cause of all things."
4. What proof have we of the existence of God?
"The axiom which you apply in all your scientific researches, There is no effect without a cause.' Search out the cause of whatever is not the work of man, and reason will furnish the answer to your question."
459. Do spirits influence our thoughts and our actions?
"Their influence upon them is greater than you suppose, for it is very often they who direct both."
982. Is it necessary to make a profession of Spiritism, and to believe in spirit-manifestations, in order to ensure our well-being in the next life?
"If it were so, it would follow that those who do not believe in them, or who have not even had the opportunity of learning anything about them, will be disinherited, which would be absurd. It is right-doing that ensures future well-being; and right-doing is always right-doing, whatever may be the path that leads to it." (165-799.)