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The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
"This is a book for the student rather than the casual reader. It is a metaphysical and philosophical work of high value, yet at the same time has an eminently practical basis, and rarely goes beyond actual human experience into pure speculation. In the chapter on "The Meaning of Suffering," readers of The Light of Reason will find an able and profound explanation of our position in regard to the Law in its relation to suffering, and the chapters on "Adjustment to Life," and "Self-Help," are amongst some of the best expositions in new thought literature."

Preface

An Interpretation of Life in its Relation to Health and Happiness By Horatio W. Dresser Ye taught my lips in a single speechAnd a thousand silences.—Emerson To my father and mother,Julius A. Dresser & Annetta G. Dresser The essays published in this volume were read as lectures to small audiences in Boston during the season…
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Introductory

One characteristic stands out above all others in the century of thought now rapidly drawing to a close. It is an age of persistent and unsparing inquiry, of search for causes, sources, origins. It is not content with faith alone, but seeks reasons. The distinctions between schools and systems of thought are fading out in…
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The Immanent God

Some knowledge of the law of cause and effect lies at the basis of all systematic reflection. When a message is flashed over the wires from town to town, or the electric car transports us quickly and easily through the city streets, we know beyond all question that some cause has produced the effect which…
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The World of Manifestation

  One grand truth is evident at every point in the foregoing discussion: Every atom, every event, every soul in the universe, is imbued with the immanent Presence; and life is a constant sharing of its power. Whatever be the starting-point in our interpretation of experience, whether in some truth of human reason, some cherished…
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Our Life in Mind

Certain aspects of the outer world now stand out clearly before us. The universe is an order, a system, an organized whole, in which each being and thing bears some relation to all others. Everything is related, not alone through its dependence on its neighbors, but through the law of cause and effect, the one…
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The Meaning of Suffering

It was evident from the very outset of our inquiry into the origin and nature of things that we were considering a system, an organized whole. Events in that system move steadily forward with a certain rhythm. Everything is related to something else, cause leads to cause, and every fact suggests some relationship to an…
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Adjustment to Life

In one of the most secluded of Alpine valleys, where the steam whistle has never broken the native stillness, nor the progress of science intruded on the confines of medieval tradition, lies one of the most remarkable villages in the world. The traveler, as he enters this unique town, feels that he has suddenly stepped…
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Poise

The one essential, alike in the interpretation of life and in wise adjustment to its inevitable conditions, is the knowledge that there is one, and only one, Reality, whose being therefore transcends and includes our own and all that can ever form an object of our thought. All else is contained in this, all else…
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Self-Help

We have now considered the general attitude toward life whereby the vital truths of the Spirit may become concrete in daily experience. We have found that attitude to consist in the recognition of what man is as a progressive being, and in wise co-operation with the indwelling Life which resistlessly carries him forward to completion.…
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