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All These Things Added

All These Things Added

James Allen's second book was published in 1902 and is rich in thought of a most practical kind, is invaluable for the clear and original way in which it presents the spiritual aspect of things. As a contribution to the study of the spiritual nature of man in his relation to the present conditions of existence, it is worthy of the serious attention of all students. He said "All earnest Truth-Seekers should read this book."

It is a book for those who aspire to the calm and steadfast life and the spiritually-minded who seek to know their supreme duty in life, who are exercised about the problem of evil and the mental and social inequalities around them. It points such to the great Spiritual Realities within themselves, and reveals the way by which those Realities can be realized and known. It shows how and in what way the Kingdom of Heaven is sought and found; and how, when found, all the necessary material things are added, and bliss and peace are assured. The reading of the book lifts and elevates, and raises one from the worries and cares of everyday life to think of brighter aims. This book is like an oasis in the desert. It contains the bread of life in abundant measure for all who hunger for spiritual food. Open the pages where you will, the gems of thought are there.

This book elaborates the method of attaining to the highest spiritual refuge and security, through which all necessary worldly things are obtained in peace and joy, and with perfect freedom from anxiety.

It contains two sections which are often split into separate books: Entering the Kingdom ("Foreward" through "At Rest in The Kingdom and All Things Added") and The Heavenly Life ("The Divine Center" through "Heaven in the Heart").

In the first part of this work the struggle of life is considered and dealt with, and the way by which that struggle may be mastered and transcended by the individual is clearly pointed out.

The second part deals with the powers, blessing, and supreme attainments of the poised and steadfast life.

There is a detailed review of the book here.

Listen to the audio book for The Heavenly Life section here.

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Foreword

In seeking for pleasures here and rewards hereafter men have destroyed (in their hearts) the Temple of Righteousness, and have wandered from the Kingdom of Heaven. By ceasing to seek for earthly pleasures and heavenly rewards, the Temple of Righteousness is restored and the Kingdom of Heaven is found. This truth is for those who…
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The Soul's Great Need

I sought the world, but Peace was not there;I courted learning, but Truth was not revealed;I sojourned with philosophy, but my heart was sore with vanity.And I cried, Where is Peace to be found!And where is the hiding place of truth!—Filius Lucis Every human soul is in need. The expression of that need varies with…
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The Competitive Laws and the Law of Love

When I am pureI shall have solved the mystery of life,I shall be sure(When I am free from hatred, lust and strife)I am in truth, and Truth abides in me.I shall be safe and sane and wholly freeWhen I am pure. It has been said that the laws of Nature are cruel; it has likewise…
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The Finding of a Principle

Be still, my soul, and know that peace is withinBe steadfast, heart, and know that strength divineBelongs to thee; cease thy turmoil, mind,And thou the everlasting rest shall find. How then shall a man reach the Kingdom? By what process shall he find the light which alone can disperse his darkness? And in what way…
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At Rest in The Kingdom and All Things Added

The whole journey from the Kingdom of Strife to the Kingdom of Love resolves itself into a process which may be summed up in the following words: The regulation and purification of conduct. Such a process must, if assiduously pursued, necessarily lead to perfection. It will also be seen that as the man obtains the…
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The Divine Center

The secret of life, of abundant life, with its strength, its felicity, and its unbroken peace is to find the Divine Center within oneself, and to live in and from that, instead of in that outer circumference of disturbances—the clamors, cravings, and argumentations which make up the animal and intellectual man. These selfish elements constitute…
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The Eternal Now

Now is thy reality in which time is contained. It is more and greater than time; it is an ever-present reality. It knows neither past nor future, and is eternally potent and substantial. Every minute, every day, every year is a dream as soon as it has passed, and exists only as an imperfect and…
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The "Original Simplicity"

Life is simple. Being is simple. The universe is simple. Complexity arises in ignorance and self-delusion. The "Original Simplicity" of Lao-tze is a term expressive of the universe as it is, and not as it appears. Looking through the woven network of his own illusions, man sees interminable complication and unfathomable mystery, and so loses…
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The Unfailing Wisdom

A man should be superior to his possessions, his body, his circumstances and surroundings, and the opinions of others, and their attitude towards him. Until he is this, he is not strong and steadfast. He should also rise superior to his own desires and opinions; and until he is this, he is not wise. The…
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The Might of Meekness

The mountain bends not to the fiercest storm, but it shields the fledgling and the lamb; and though all men tread upon it, yet it protects them, and bears them up upon its deathless bosom. Even so is it with the meek man who, though shaken and disturbed by none, yet compassionately bends to shield…
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The Righteous Man

The righteous man is invincible. No enemy can possibly overcome or confound him; and he needs no other protection than that of his own integrity and holiness. As it is impossible for evil to overcome Good, so the righteous man can never be brought low by the unrighteous. Slander, envy, hatred, malice can never reach…
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Perfect Love

The Children of Light, who abide in the Kingdom of Heaven, see the universe, and all that it contains, as the manifestation of one Law—the Law of Love. They see Love as the molding, sustaining, protecting, and perfecting Power immanent in all things animate and inanimate. To them Love is not merely and only a…
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Perfect Freedom

There is no bondage in the Heavenly Life. There is Perfect Freedom. This is its great glory. This Supreme Freedom is gained only by obedience. He who obeys the Highest cooperates with the Highest, and so masters every force within himself and every condition without. A man may choose the lower and neglect the Higher,…
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Greatness and Goodness

Goodness, simplicity, greatness—these three are one, and this trinity of perfection cannot be separated. All greatness springs from goodness, and all goodness is profoundly simple, without goodness there is no greatness. Some men pass through the world as destructive forces, like the tornado or the avalanche, but they are not great; they are to greatness…
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Heaven in the Heart

The toil of life ceases when the heart is pure. When the mind is harmonized with the Divine Law the wheel of drudgery ceases to turn, and all work is transmuted into joyful activity. The pure-hearted are as the lilies of the field, which toil not, yet are fed and clothed from the abundant storehouse…
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