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Our Talk With Correspondents

Under this heading we are prepared, month by mouth, to give needful advice, and to deal with the questions and difficulties of our readers. To insure a reply in the subsequent issue letters should reach us not later than the 7th.

Correspondents may choose their own nom-de-plume, but no letters will be answered unless accompanied by the full name and address.
M.C. questions as follows:—

  1. Can I communicate with my Father whilst I am still living this life?
  2. If not, shall I join him when I die, provided I have then reached his moral level? 
  3. If it is possible to communicate with my father, is it safe to try to acquire mediumistic qualities, and trust to one’s own will-power to withstand evil influences? 
  4. How can I rid myself of my habit of dreaming? 
  5. Why is personal love wrong, since it is born with us, helps us spiritually, and is pure when unmixed with animal passions? 

Answers:—

  1. Devote yourself to the living, and not to the dead. Do your duty; seek to communicate with Truth.
  2. It is in the nature of things that beings should be separated from those whom they love. Accept the inevitable with patience, and put away vain desires. You will reap what you sow; therefore sow good deeds; bestow kindness on those around you. 
  3. Communicate with virtue; try to acquire the qualities of self-control, patience, self-reliance, pureness, calmness, unselfishness, and wisdom. Trust to these divine qualities, and no evil influences will overtake you.
  4. Keep wide awake. 
  5. Personal love is not wrong; especially if it be used as a stepping-stone towards a higher Love.

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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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