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The Light of ReasonMarch 1905Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VII. March 1st, 1905 No. 3 The book, As a Man Thinketh, has met with a ready sale, having now reached its third edition. It can be carried in the pocket, and its words will encourage and inspire those who…
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What is Philosophy?

Part I Climbing; or, The Law of Attainment "This is Philosophy, to make remote things tangible; common things extensively useful; useful things extensively common; and to leave the least necessary for the last."—Walter Savage Landor It has been well said that Philosophy consists in "making remote things tangible." And it…
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The Sun—A Broken Reflection

What rest is in thy labors?What tribute dost thou draw?From age to age I followThe great Eternal Law.I know not rest or tribute—I seek not gain or wage—My work was set before meIn space, before all age. Who set thee to thy duty?The Will from whom all lifeReceives its destined…
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Striving For the Mastery

Brief Lessons in TruthIII—Self-Mastery As the heart is purified, self-mastery is attained. As self-mastery is acquired and perfected, the enlightenment of Truth awakens in the mind. As the enlightenment of Truth is awakened in the mind, there is deliverance from evil and its sufferings. While the mind of the pupil…
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To Those at Sea

"Calm soul of all things! make it mineTo feel amid the city's jarThat there abides a peace of thineMan did not make, and cannot mar."The will to neither strive nor cry,The power to feel with others give!Calm, calm me more! nor let me dieBefore I have begun to live." —Matthew…
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The Old Way

"Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."—Jer. Vi., 16. With doubt my mind and spirit were oppressed,I cried, "Oh who will show me any good?"And as a starving creature craves for food,So longed my soul for…
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Divine Dialogues Between The Master and the Disciple

II Of Discipline and Purification Disciple:—I am in sorrow, O Master!My feet are weary, and darkness is closing around me;Desert me not, but come now to my assistance!My desires are strong, and they cry out for their habitual pleasures;My passions are violent, and overwhelm me with their strength;And the voices…
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The Lapidary

The dull, uncut stone assumes, in the hands of the lapidary, all its luster and brilliancy. The lapidary removes the outer crust of the stone and thus brings all its hidden beauties to light. The beauties of the stone were there before it went to the hands of the lapidary;…
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Creed and Dogma

It has been well said that:—"Truth is as a sphere of crystal, so many many sided every way, with all its microscopic angles polished down and blent, that none can feel the corners, none perceive the bevels, a globe of million facets, like an insect's eye." Accepting that as a…
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The Soul’s Sufferings

Every low desire and all ungoverned emotions, such as lust, envy, greed, malice, pride, grief, &c., serve to stain the soul, and obscure the bright Shekinah's rays within; while virtue, selfless love, and every grace restore its transparency and permit the healing light to glorify the being. Even as the…
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Sunshine in Winter

The sky is veiled in gloomy clouds today,The sea reflects her mood in sullen grey;And winter, cold and merciless, reigns King,Making our life seem but a dreary thing. But soon a glow o'erspreads the darkened sky,Reminding us the sun is still on high;The clouds, now softened, turn to golden hue,Breaking…
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Our Groups and Their Work

North and West London Groups—On Saturday, January 28th, the London Groups gave a tea and entertainment to about 60 poor children at the Lamb and Flag Mission, Clerkenwell. The pleasure of the gathering was greatly increased by the presence of the Editor. This is our first experience in this particular…
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The Editor's Tour

From every point of view the Editor's Tour has proved successful. Besides the addresses reported below, all the others announced in our February issue were duly given. In all the towns visited, good numbers of people attended the meetings, a large number of questions were asked, and much interest was…
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Reviews of Books

Life and Energy, by Walter Hibbert, F.I.C., published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 39, Paternoster Row, London, E.C. A work of great scientific and ethical value, this book is described on the title page as—"An attempt at a new definition of life, with applications to Morals and Religion," and consists…
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