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February

Editorial

The Light of ReasonFebruary 1905Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VII. Feburary 2nd, 1905 No. 2 Particulars of the Editor's tour this month will be found in the section on "Our Groups and their Work." Our readers in the various centers to be visited are specially invited to attend the…
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Divine Dialogues Between the Master and the Disciple

Of Entering the Way Disciple:—Teacher of teachers, instruct thou me. Master:—Ask, and I will answer. Disciple:—I have read much, but am ignorant still;I have studied the doctrines of the schools, but have not become wise thereby;I know the Scriptures by heart, but peace is hidden from me.Point out to me,…
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Character-Building

Whether we know it or not welfare, day by day, building character—good, bad, or indifferent—into our spiritual, mental, and physical natures; for what is assimilated into or developed out of the spiritual or mental part of our being, sooner or later becomes manifest in the physical. And conversely our physical…
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The Life Divine

Seek not for peace while on the Earth there's sorrow;Crave not for rest, while one still needs thy care,The poor, tired world yearns for a bright tomorrow,Forget thyself, and bravely do thy share. Seek for naught else save that thy life be holy,A heart that loveth all with Love divine;Seek…
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Striving for the Mastery or Brief Lessons in Truth

II—Self-Purification Having acquired a due degree of self-control by constant watchfulness and self-denial, the mind has become steady, and is ripe for that silent meditation by which alone the heart can be purified and made a fit receptacle for Truth. The pupil of Truth should select a time for daily…
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Life’s Uses

Hours that are grief-dimmed,Days that are toil worn,Bid them be star-rimmed;Bid them be love-born;Suffer Time's light and shade,Till earthly scores are paid. Never to break thee,Making thee ratherLowly, yet perfectlyOne with the Father,Drink from Loves Spiritual cup,Lift thy Life's uses up. Faith that is fearlessFold thy desirings,Peace in God's nearnessCrown…
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Light From the Prophets

If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the land.But if ye refuse and rebel ye shall be devoured by the sword,for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.—Isaiah I, 19, 20. Over and over again throughout the entire Scriptures is the Law of Cause…
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Tranquility

Calm and serene at length I sailUpon Life's tender tide;No longer tossed by wave and gale,Onward I smoothly glide— Yet tempest-stricken once was IUpon the ocean deep;Now to the Harbor straight I fly,To meet my Pilot, who is nigh—Content to sleep—to sleep. Seest thou not that the angry man loseth…
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Aspiration and Desire

Truly desire is the cause of sin,but it is the desire for selfish gratification that constitutes such cause,and not the desire to live a true and unselfish life,which latter should be called aspiration, rather than desire. The love of Truth, the thirst for righteousness,the aspiring towards a pure and blameless…
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Simple Justice

Modes of life are suggested by all ethical teachers, who place rules of conduct before us according to the light which shines through them. With some it is from the standpoint of Purity—some Unselfishness—some Love—and some Truth. How is Truth to be known? How is Love to be expressed? One…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

H. H. H.—You say in your letter—"I am an interested reader of 'The Light of Reason,' and a thorough believer (as far as it goes), in the Gospel of Goodness, Purity, and Love that it reaches, but I realize that your gospel stops on the threshold of spiritual experience and…
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Our Groups and Their Work

Home Group, Ilfracombe—On December 16th Mr. Allen gave an address on "Meditation." He spoke so earnestly it felt to be truly "out from the heart." He said how needful meditation is in daily life. In the West it has become almost a lost art; our life is too outward; there…
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The Editor’s Tour

The Editor's Tour is satisfactorily arranged, and he will address meetings at the following places:— London, Jan. 28th—Private meeting of the two Groups. London, Jan. 29th—Dennett Hall, Dennett Road, West Croydon. Public meeting at 7p.m. Subject, "The Attainment and Knowledge of Peace." London, Jan. 30th—The Higher Thought Centre, Kensington. Afternoon…
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