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The Light of ReasonMarch 1902Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. I. March 1st, 1902 No. 3 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. We have heard it said that reason is a blind guide, and that it draws men away from Truth rather than leads…
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Business and Religion

Many people are under the impression that business and religion are best kept apart, but before making such a statement as this we should first ascertain what actual religion consists of. If we take all the various faiths and denominations throughout this country and sum them up, we find that…
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Be Happy (Poem)

Let us try to be happy! We may, if we will,Find some pleasures in life to o'erbalance the ill,There was never an evil, if well understood,But what, rightly managed, would turn to a good.If we were but as ready to look to the lightAs we are to sit moping because…
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How I Found the King

Slowly I toiled upward, for the way was steep, and the hot sun poured upon my head by day, and the damp chilly dews of the night clung to my garments, making them oft cold and heavy about me, while my feet stumbled ever and anon upon the mountain pathway.…
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Tomorrow and Today (Poem)

In the dark land of TomorrowI dwelt with pain and sorrow,And I sighed for joys and blessings that escaped me as I ran;And the darkness gathered round me,For the morrow ever found meLiving in "what I ought to do," and not in what I can. And I sought for loving-kindnessIn…
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The Secret of Our Spiritual Epoch

There is placed on record in Froude's biography of Thomas Carlyle, a note jotted down by the great philosopher for his own private remembrance, as follows:— In the spiritual world, as in the astronomical, it is the earth that turns and produces the phenomena of the heavens. In all manner…
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Be Pitiful

We all understand what it is to feel pity one for another in case of need, to have love one for another, if not because of natural attraction, then because of all being children of the same Father, members of one family in God. And that this thought of the…
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Hatred Ceases by Love

This world is so full of the spirit of judging and condemning that even those who are intelligent enough to know the folly of cultivating it, condemn their neighbors, and manifest malice and hatred for them. The world is in need of light, and that light is increased by increasing…
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Live For Something (Poem)

Live for something, have a purpose,And that purpose keep in view;Drifting like a helmless vessel,Thou canst ne'er to life be true.Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean,If some star had been their guide,Might have now been riding safely,But they drifted with the tide. Live for something, and live earnest,Though the…
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Man's Potential Perfection

Part I—Becoming As, step by step, we venture beyond the confines of those faiths in the profession which we have been brought up, and as we proceed to inquire why it is they have ever engaged the heart of the human race in its progress onward and upward, we see…
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What Heaven is Like

What Heaven is like need not be described as a place, but wherever goodness is transformed to actual deed, (not in attending conventional meetings, or by being what is termed a religious person,) and wherever the execution of a noble thought takes place for another mortal's welfare, that is the…
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Life (Poem)

My life is what I make it, I am I,A spark of God, to cherish, or let die. I breast no tide, but drift to sea, a weed—Or shape myself into a tuneful reed. I work with every fiber till I standA beacon, shedding light throughout the land. Or else…
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Failure

There is nothing in the whole world that so severely tries the temper of a mind as failure. The bitter, inevitable necessity of acknowledging wasted effort brings, to the weak soul, an instinctive desire to find some circumstance on which to lay the blame of disaster, and having found the…
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Self-Poise

It is not always necessary for me to run away from undesirable environment. I can conquer it right where I am, and that without fighting. If it is worth conquering, if there are in it the elements of good, I can mould the condition to my desires by the quiet…
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The Divine, or Cosmic, Peace

The first-born Son of the perfect mental Light in the last cycle said to His disciples, "Peace I leave with you. My peace l give unto you: not as the world giveth, give l unto you." This peace, which Jesus said . was His peace, and which is the peace…
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The Inward Truth (Poem)

If thou, my brother-soul, art living trueTo thine own higher self, in harmonyWith its diviner thought, then thou art freeFrom all the discords of material life.What others do is no concern of thine.They may not injure thee. Their evil thought,lf such they have, reverts upon themselves.And, for the rest, if…
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Gems of Truth From Ruskin

Every duty we omit obscures some truth we should have known. We need not hope that our work will be majestic if there is no majesty in ourselves. Out of imperfect knowledge spring terror, dissension, danger, and disdain, but from perfect knowledge...strength and peace. No soul can be perfect in…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

O. J. (St. Alban's) — We have no desire to command you, knowing, as we do, that there is One, even the Spirit of Truth within you, who, if you will listen and obey, will command you unto all perfection. Nevertheless, if words of ours can help you, listen, and…
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