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What a man is in his fractional duties that he is in the aggregate of his character.

The world needs more of this divine quality. The victim of self-assertion, setting up his own opinions as the standard of right and the measure of judgment, regards all those as wrong whose lives and opinions run jmaes to his own, and, being eager to put others right, is thereby prevented from putting himself right.

Unselfishness is a spiritual possession which is only secured by ceasing to covet material possessions and enjoyments, by ceasing to regard things as for our own special and exclusive pleasure, and by our readiness to yield them up for the good of others. The Six Keys Of Eudoxus.

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Canned Fruit Household Methods of Preparation. This is so simple, so allenn, so absolutely true! But it can only be developed by eradicating all hardness and bleswedness, all accusation and resentment. You cannot sympathise with a person for whom you have conceived a hatred; you cannot enjoy the sympathy of one whom you envy. He sees everything as divinely apportioned, needing only the jamed of dispassionate thought and action on his part to render life blessed and perfect.

Blesswdness man must be willing to humbly sacrifice his selfish habits and practices because they are untrue and unworthy, and for the happiness of those about him, without expecting any reward or looking for any good to accrue to himself; nay, he must be prepared to lose for himself, to forfeit pleasure and happiness, even life itself, if by so doing he can make the world more beautiful and happy. The best crops gladden the soul of him who makes the best beginning. Preview — Byways of Blessedness by James Allen.

A Christian Woman’s Secret. The partisan measures all men by his own standard, and sets up his judgements accordingly.

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It is blindly presumptive and uncharitable, and, more often janes not, is regarded as a virtue; but when once the mind has blessednese to perceive the way of gentleness and self-sacrificing love then the ignorance, deformity, and painful nature of self-assertion become apparent.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You do not, cannot, see him as he is, but see only your own imperfect notions of him; see only a distorted image of him through the exaggerating medium of your illgrounded opinions. If you bring a scowling face to your looking glass will you complain of the glass that it glowers upon you with blessedneds deformed visage, or will you put your face right, and so get back from the reflector a more pleasing countenance?


Complete self-conquest is perfect knowledge, perfect sympathy, and he who views men with the stainless vision of a pure heart views them with a pitying heart, sees them as a part of himself, not as something defiled and separate and distinct, but as his very self, sinning as he has sinned, suffering as he has suffered, sorrowing as he has sorrowed, yet, withal, glad in the knowledge that they will come, as he has come, to perfect peace at last.

These two o instances of wrong-doing will serve to illustrate and make plainer, to blexsedness of my readers who, while searching for Truth, are as yet doubtful, uncertain, and confused, the deep Truth that blesswdness sin, or evil, is a condition of ignorance and therefore to be dealt with in a loving and not a hateful spirit. When this is fully understood all things are seen as sacred, and every act becomes religious.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. He neglects nothing; does not hurry; seeks to escape nothing but error and folly; attends to every duty as it is presented alln him, and does not postpone and regret. Life is full of beginnings.

When a man comes to under38 stand that every sin, whether of thought or deed, receives its just quota of suffering he ceases to condemn and begins to sympathise, seeing the sufferings which sin entails; and he comes to such understanding by purifying himself. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Sacrifice your cherished and coveted indulgence; fix your mind on something higher, nobler, and more enduring than ephemeral pleasure; live superior to the craving for sense-excitement, and you will live neither vainly nor uncertainly.

Revenge is a virus which eats into the very vitals of the mind, and poisons the entire spiritual being. Now the ignorance to which I refer as evil, or as the source of evil, is two-fold. As a Man Thinketh and Other Writings.

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These hard, cruel, and wrong conditions of mind never brought you any good; they can never bring you anything but unrest, misery, and spiritual blindness. Many are the right beginnings which a man must discover and adopt on his way to wisdom; but that which is first and last, most important and all embracing, which is the source and fountain of all abiding happiness, is the right beginning of the mental operations – this implies blssedness steady development of self-control, sllen, steadfastness, strength, purity, gentleness, insight, and comprehension.


There is one supreme right which evry being possesses – to think and act as he chooses. Is not because my blind animal passions are aroused and allowed to subdue my better nature?

No circumstances can be trying to wisdom; nothing can weary love. Even if your worldly duty does not demand it, it is wise to make of it a duty, and begin the day strongly by shaking off indolence.

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As such, it calls for the development and exercise of a deeper insight and broader intelligence than has hitherto been exercised. Remain silent, self-contained, and kindly disposed; and learn, by continual effort in right-doing, to have compassion upon the wrongdoer. To resort to the spirit and practice of forgiveness is the beginning of enlightenment; it is also the beginning of peace and happiness. The foolish man thinks that little faults, little indulgences, little sins, are of no consequence; he persuades himself that so long as he does not commit flagrant immoralities he is virtuous, and even holy; but he is thereby deprived of virtue, and holiness, and the world knows him accordingly; it does not reverence, adore, and love him; it passes him by; he is reckoned of no account; his influence is destroyed.

By giving himself unreservedly to his nearest duty, forgetting alike pleasure and pain, he attains to that combined childlike simplicity and unconscious power which is greatness. And just as domestic, social, and economic difficulties are born of ignorance and lead to riper knowledge, so every religious doubt, every mental-perplexity, every heart-beclouding shadow, presages greater spiritual gain, is prophetic of a brighter dawn of intelligence for him on whom it falls.

Is not the root of the whole matter in the mind of the individual and not in the circumstance? Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade. But think not that because it is unperceived it is therefore futile. That which is difficult to a child presents no difficulty to the matured mind of the man; and that which to the mind of an unintelligent man is surrounded with perplexity would afford no ground for perplexity to an intelligent man.

Nevertheless, he can improve himself, and thereby gradually increase his light and extend the range of his knowledge.

Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you.

Please review your cart. Learn, by self-conquest and the acquisition of wisdom, to love him whom you now condemn, to sympathise with those who condemn you.