“Our rational ability is opened at the first level by means of civic truths, at the second by moral truths, and at the third level by spiritual truths.”
He goes on to say, that knowing the truths is not enough, you must live them. Not only live them, but spiritually love them.
Civic Truths – Love what is fair and equitable.
Moral Truths – Love what is honest and upright.
Spiritual Truths – Love what is good and true in regard to heaven and the church.
Swedenborg extols us to not love them because they make us feel better or superior to our fellow humans, but because of our affection for the truths. Truths that become part of our conscience, embedded in us so we may retain these feelings in subsequent lives and build upon them.