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J. S. Akehurst

J. S. Akehurst

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Self-Confidence

(Continued) All this then—the undeviating practice of virtue and resolute renunciation of vanity—is necessary to a knowledge of the divine self; and when this is attained, irresolution, fear, and all the negative burdens of life pass away like darkness from before approaching dawn. “When I am pure I shall have…
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Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is not to be confounded with self-conceit. The former is the outcome of a principle upon which a man may rest, when by experience he has entered into a realization of his inherent powers; the latter, an effect of ignorance. To be conceited is to be the victim of…
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On Self-Denial

If any will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his Cross, and follow Me.—Luke 9:23, Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34 It may be comparatively easy for a man in a moment of enthusiasm to "renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of…
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