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The Shining Gateway

The Shining Gateway

This book was published in 1915. It was compiled after his death and covers topics such as actions and motives, dealing with temptation, religion, and more.

This book goes straight to the point and speaks to the very heart of the reader. For those who are just beginning to awaken to the reality of the Life Beautiful—who are just turning their faces towards The Shining Gateway, this book will be an invaluable guide.

There are very few books which strike at the roots of Temptation like this one. Many a man has fallen under temptation simply because he has not understood its source and power. Here he finds out why he is tempted, how he is tempted, and when he is tempted. He is ready to conquer his foe because he understands him; because he realizes just the cause oi his temptation, and knowing the cause he can remove it.

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Foreword

Students of the works of James Allen all over the world will welcome with joy another book from his able pen. In this work we find the Prophet of Meditation in one of his deepest and yet most lucid expositions. How wonderfully he deals with fundamental principles! Here the reader will find no vague statement…
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The Shining Gateway of Meditation

Be watchful, fearless, faithful, patient, pure:By earnest meditation sound the depthsProfound of life, and scale the heights sublimeOf Love and Wisdom. He who does not findThe Way of Meditation cannot reachEmancipation and enlightenment The unregenerate man is subject to these three things—Desire, Passion, and Sorrow. He lives habitually in these conditions, and neither questions nor…
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Temptation

I know that sorrow follows passion; knowThat grief and emptiness and heartache waitUpon all earthly joys; so am I sad ;Yet Truth must be, and being, can be found;And though I am in sorrow, this I know—I shall be glad when I have found the Truth. The only external tempters of man are the objects…
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Regeneration

Submit to naught but nobleness; rejoiceLike a strong athlete straining for the prize,When thy full strength is tried; be not the slaveOf lusts and cravings and indulgences,Of disappointments, miseries, and griefs,Fears, doubts, and lamentations, but controlThyself with calmness; master, that in theeWhich masters others, and which heretoforeHas mastered thee; let not thy passions rule,But rule…
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Actions and Motives

Obey the Right,And wrong shall ne'er again assail thy peace,Nor error hurt thee more: attune thy heartTo Purity, and thou shalt reach thePlace Where sorrow is not, and all evil ends. It has been said that "the way to hell is paved with good intentions," and one frequently hears sin excused on the ground that…
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Morality and Religion

The wise manBy adding thought to thought and deed to deedIn ways of good, buildeth his character.Little by little he accomplishesHis noble ends; in quiet patience worksDiligently.Daily he builds into his heart and mindPure thoughts, high aspirations, selfless deeds.Until at last the edifice of TruthIs finished, and behold! there rises and appearsThe Temple of Perfection.…
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Memory, Repetition, and Habit

I shall gain.By purity and strong self-mastery,The awakened vision that doth set men freeFrom painful slumber and the night of grief. When a particular combination of words has been repeated a number of times, it is said to have been committed to memory—that is, it can then be repeated without visual reference to the words…
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Words and Wisdom

I would findWhere Wisdom is, where Peace abides, where Truth,Majestic, changeless, and eternal, standsUntouched by the illusions of the world;For surely there is Knowledge, Truth, and PeaceFor him who seeks. Thoughts, words, acts—these combine to make up the entire life of every individual. Words and acts are thoughts expressed. We think in words. In the…
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Truth Made Manifest

Upon the lofty Summits of the TruthWhere clouds and darkness are not, and where restsEternal Splendor; there, abiding JoyAwaits thy coming.Be watchful, fearless, faithful, patient, pure:By earnest meditation sound the depthsProfound of life, and scale the heights sublimeOf Love and Wisdom Truth is rendered visible through the media of deeds. It is something seen and…
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Spiritual Humility

Who would be the companion of the wise,And know the Cosmic Splendor; he must stoopWho seeks to stand; must fall who fain would rise ;Must know the low, ascending to the high;He who would know the Great must not disdainTo diligently wait upon the small;He wisdom finds who finds humility. Throughout the Sacred Scriptures of…
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Spiritual Strength

All things are holy to the holy mind,All uses are legitimate and pure,All occupations blest and sanctified,And every day a Sabbath A clear and firm head must precede and accompany a clean and gentle heart. Without the first the second is impossible, for the qualities of purity and gentleness can only be reached through a…
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