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The Light of ReasonJune 1903Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. III. June 1st, 1903 No. 6 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. The only thing we can do is to point out the road, and let each seeker take the direction indicated, at his…
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Through the Gate of Good

Through the Gate of Good Or, Christ and Conduct VI Salvation This Day This day is salvation come to this house.—Jesus to Zacchaeus (Luke 19:9) Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.—Jesus (LUKE 17:21) l have tried to show, in the live foregoing chapters, that the Teaching of Jesus…
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Follow Thy Star (Poem)

Follow thy Star! Through paths of pain,Where sorrow's cup o'erruns the brim,And sun of Hope sinks red and dim.Follow thy Star! And count no gainThe fleeting joy, that can but bringThe empty husk: a worthless thing! Follow thy Star! And, strong of heart,Pursue thy course in storm and calm,Making thy…
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Love Never Fails

In the gradual unfolding of the spirit in man towards light and truth, he becomes conscious, once and again, of a brilliant flash, which penetrates the misty vagueness of that part of himself, hitherto unknown and undiscovered. He has been climbing, wearily perhaps, the way of spiritual attainment, sometimes even…
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Live Divine (Poem)

Love till thy leaping pulses faint and fail,Till whirling worlds and all the woes thereofFade into nothingness; till sun turns pale, Love. Love to the full height, depth, and breadth whereofThy soul is master. Let cheap cynics rail;But hold thou still thy rose-red light above Their envious heads, who have…
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A Study in Sequence

In considering the workings of Natural Law and the operations of consciousness, with the furtherance of our Spiritual development in view, a little thought upon the sequential nature of these is very profitable. Two propositions suggest themselves to us at the outset: first, "Nature works by harmonious sequence"; and second,…
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The Universal Goodness (Poem)

As I look below the surface, as I ponder and reflect,At times it seems an inkling of a meaning I detectIn the seeming want of all design or purpose in the planThat started into being when the universe began. As I gaze still deeper, musing, my spirit—that was sadAs it…
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The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.—Matthew 5:3 It seems strange that Christ should bless the poor in spirit. Does it mean the spiritless, those who by doing and battling against odds have finally succumbed to a resigned acceptance of God's Will imposed on…
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Knowledge and Love (Poem)

When man shall know his fellow man,And hearts respond to Love's entreat;And over all this bless'd, broad land,In holy, sweet communion meet;When Love shall take the place of hate,And sorrow all shall flee away;When man shall know his full estate,And understand the better way;Upright and strong he then shall be,Full…
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Beauty in Expression

So every spirit, as it is most pure,And hath in it the more of heavenly light,So it the fairer body doth procureTo habit in, and it more fairly dightWith cheerful grace, and amiable sight,For of the soul the body form doth take,For soul is form, and doth the body make.—Edmund…
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The Inward Enemy

Of the many so-called religious books, both past and present, the greater number treat of metaphysical and theological questions having little or no bearing on that practical Religion which St. James calls "pure and undefiled"—the religion of Self-Sacrifice. It is as though a manual, designed as a practical guide for…
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Roses (Poem)

There is never a rose that has bloomed, dear,In this garden of ours today,That has not given light,Or gladdened the sightOf some traveler, on his way. It may be a butterfly only,As he fits 'neath the sunny sky,But the glimpse of the rose,In the breeze, as she blows,Makes him pause…
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Self-Mastery

There is hardly any greater service one can do for another than to give encouragement; this awakens self-reliance, which also brings lasting joy and peace. Until a man can trust his self—recognizing his inseparable relation with all life, perceiving the unity of all life—he cannot be free and happy. So…
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Truth Triumphant (Poem)

There is no height to which thou canst not climb;There is no grandeur that thou may'st not view,If thou wilt reach beyond the things of Time,Unto the Pure, the Beautiful, the True. There is no saintly vision, no glad sightOf seer, nor no dream of holy sageBut may be thine;…
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Be Fearless

O friend, never strike sail to a fear.Come into port greatly, or sail with God the seas.—Emerson What a splendid, invigorating thought this is, when we want to cast aside for a time all the little petty details or fears which will occasionally come to us in our daily walks…
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Universal Religion

Some will say, what then, after all, is your religion? And I will tell them, first and foremost, Duty—duty entering into every detail of one's existence—duty extending through each day alike, from Sunday morning to Sunday morning again—duty towards God and man, or, rather, that our duty towards man includes…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

E. R.—We have read the pamphlet which you enclosed with your letter. In reply to the latter, let us say that we do not help men by attacking their creeds in order to win them to the perishable idols of our own opinions. The world sadly needs the warmth and…
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