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Editorial

The Light of ReasonSeptember 1902Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. II. September 1st, 1902 No. 3 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. In my Editorial last month, I referred to the Law in its abstract relation, but as there can be no sound comprehension…
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Buddha (Poem)

Under Mount Ratnagira's western shade,Weary and worn with his long search for Truth,Sorrowing, unsatistied, disconsolate,Sat Buddha, knowing not where he should turnTo find the Truth that he had so long sought—The Truth that maketh steadfast, strong, and pure,The Truth that bringeth peace and blessed restThe schools had failed him; the…
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Substantial Comfort (Part 4)

Sweet, spiritual, soul-strengthening thoughts are born of bitterest sorrow. "Behold from pain beauty may rise to charm the soul to joy," which joy is cheap at any price. Yes, I take the spoiling of my happiness joyfully for the gain of such blessedness, the blessedness of feeling that God is…
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Worry, and How to Cure It

In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.—Isaiah 30:15 What a deal of foolish and unnecessary trouble we often give ourselves by taking upon our own feeble shoulders a bigger share of the burden of life than is properly our due! How we worry and fret and fume, and…
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Restfulness (Poem)

Be not anxious! The sweet lily growsIn calm, untroubled grandeur of repose;Her glorious raiment is not won with toil,Her purity no touch of earth can soil. Be not anxious, nor consume thy lifeIn following after wealth, with pain and strife.Thine own shall come, but not with care and fret;Thou shalt…
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Thoughts

Man is the creation of thought; what he thinks upon in this life, that, hereafter, he becomes.—Chhandogyopnishad The above saying, which has come down to us from the wise of ancient times, is so self-evident that one is naturally led to reflect on the vital importance of our thought-life. The…
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Self-Knowledge

He hath often offended and injured me. Let me consider (1) whether any offence was really intended, whether I do not impute that to ill-nature which was only owing to ill-manners, or that to design, which proceeded only from ignorance. Do I not take offence before it is given? If…
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A Lost Art

There are few habits we need to practice more than the habit of listening, and yet there are few things more neglected in these days. We work with feverish energy from morn till eve, we play with still more agonized intensity year in, year out, we study till the overlade…
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In Tune With the Infinite (Poem)

On night's still camp is pitched my tent,That weary body where my days are spent,And on the golden brink I lieOf life's sweet rest and mystery.Veiled from my eyes the glare of day,The turmoil of the crowded way.The "Me," that may not live by sight,Yearns for a ray of purer…
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Prayer

Perhaps there is scarcely one who grows to manhood or womanhood without questioning the rationale of prayer. God being Infinite and Omniscient, can a petition alter the course that He sees best? Are we not unconsciously asserting that God is not sufficiently beneficial to us, and we therefore place before…
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If We Could Know (Poem)

If we could know how to assumeA cheerful face through days of woe,To look beyond the deepest gloom,And a submissive spirit show. If we could know when fortune fliesAnd takes life's pleasures all away,Although the darkest storms may rise,That there would be a brighter day. If we could know that…
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Sincerity

Sincerity is the quality of angels, and without it man is living a life false to his ideals, prejudicial to his present and future happiness, and detrimental to the development of his soul. To be insincere, to however small a degree, is to be untrue to yourself and false to…
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The Teacher of All Truth

I was seated at an open window one May day, some few years ago, in the lovely Dent valley; I had been told that the window at which I sat commanded a grand view of Seafell when the day was clear and fine, but on this day all was obscured…
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Success

All men wish for success, I suppose; not all, however, wish to succeed in the same way, any more than they do in the same things, and what one might call success another might deem failure, for we all have different ambitions, and the reason of our desire to succeed…
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Love Measureless (Poem)

Deliver me from passion!Let me giveThat deep abiding love which carries strengthGreat heights to scale, and sweetLong years to live,To prove love measureless,Knowing no breadth or length! Deliver me from self!Let love not beConfined within a narrow prison wall;But fresh as open air,As large and freeDelivered from all self,Lost in…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

"Ego"—There are some souls who, amid all the vicissitudes of life, and behind all the apparent inconstancies of their character, have, deep in their innermost being, a fixed and lofty spiritual ideal. And to this ideal they are wedded, and they pursue it even when they know it not. Such…
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Reviews of Books

Reflections, A Little Book. Published at 18, Andover Road, Southsea. This is a wonderfully unique and pleasing "little book," both as regards appearance and contents. The opening piece, entitled "Existence and Purpose," is the work of a mind that has penetrated deeply into the mystery of life, The writer sees…
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Magazines Received

The Golden Link. The Australian Representative of the Societies of Christian Endeavour. Published at 272, Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia. The Signs of the Times. A Christian Journal dealing largely with the spiritual significance of passing events. Published at Oakland, California.
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