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The Light of Reason
November 1905
Published Monthly
Edited by James Allen

Vol. VII. November 1st, 1905 No. 11

The second edition of the book “Out from the Heart" is now ready.

Those of our foreign readers who wish to have the bound volumes of “The Light of Reason" at the low prices at which we are now selling them, should order at once.

We would specially direct the attention of our readers to the articles by Christiana Duck worth and John D. MacDonald in this issue. They both deal (very wisely we think) with the principle of unselfishness, the comprehension of which requires much searching self-examination...



and peace; and those who undertake to walk the Path, and walk it faithfully, will in due time reach the goal.

For want of such a well-defined path as an aid to their endeavors, many who start out to find Truth, wander about in a chaos of vague emotions, ineffectual efforts, and ill-directed aspirations, and finally through lack of guidance and companionship, fall back into indifference, doubt, and self-indulgence.

The Brotherhood will afford such guidance and companionship. Guidance along the Pathway of the Law, as defined in the “Book of Discipline," and the companionship of the Brethren who are walking that Path towards the goal of peace.

Nothing is ever done beautifully, which is‘ done in rivalship, nor nobly, which is done in pride.
Seed time precedes harvest. Nature will not pay in advance. You must render a service before you can reap a reward. Go forth then into your chosen field. Do not hesitate; do not stipulate; but labor and hope and trust. What you anticipate may never materialize, but something will materialize. Whatever it be, accept it as your reward; for truly it is the result of your doing and thinking.
—N. M. Zimmerman

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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