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Greatness and Goodness

Goodness, simplicity, greatness—these three are one, and this trinity of perfection cannot be separated. All greatness springs from goodness, and all goodness is profoundly simple, without goodness there is no greatness. Some men pass through the world as destructive forces, like the tornado or the avalanche, but they are not…
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The Finding of a Principle

Be still, my soul, and know that peace is withinBe steadfast, heart, and know that strength divineBelongs to thee; cease thy turmoil, mind,And thou the everlasting rest shall find. How then shall a man reach the Kingdom? By what process shall he find the light which alone can disperse his…
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Perfect Freedom

There is no bondage in the Heavenly Life. There is Perfect Freedom. This is its great glory. This Supreme Freedom is gained only by obedience. He who obeys the Highest cooperates with the Highest, and so masters every force within himself and every condition without. A man may choose the…
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The Soul's Great Need

I sought the world, but Peace was not there;I courted learning, but Truth was not revealed;I sojourned with philosophy, but my heart was sore with vanity.And I cried, Where is Peace to be found!And where is the hiding place of truth!—Filius Lucis Every human soul is in need. The expression…
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The Eternal Now

Now is thy reality in which time is contained. It is more and greater than time; it is an ever-present reality. It knows neither past nor future, and is eternally potent and substantial. Every minute, every day, every year is a dream as soon as it has passed, and exists…
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Perfect Love

The Children of Light, who abide in the Kingdom of Heaven, see the universe, and all that it contains, as the manifestation of one Law—the Law of Love. They see Love as the molding, sustaining, protecting, and perfecting Power immanent in all things animate and inanimate. To them Love is…
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The Divine Center

The secret of life, of abundant life, with its strength, its felicity, and its unbroken peace is to find the Divine Center within oneself, and to live in and from that, instead of in that outer circumference of disturbances—the clamors, cravings, and argumentations which make up the animal and intellectual…
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The Competitive Laws and the Law of Love

When I am pureI shall have solved the mystery of life,I shall be sure(When I am free from hatred, lust and strife)I am in truth, and Truth abides in me.I shall be safe and sane and wholly freeWhen I am pure. It has been said that the laws of Nature…
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The "Original Simplicity"

Life is simple. Being is simple. The universe is simple. Complexity arises in ignorance and self-delusion. The "Original Simplicity" of Lao-tze is a term expressive of the universe as it is, and not as it appears. Looking through the woven network of his own illusions, man sees interminable complication and…
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The Might of Meekness

The mountain bends not to the fiercest storm, but it shields the fledgling and the lamb; and though all men tread upon it, yet it protects them, and bears them up upon its deathless bosom. Even so is it with the meek man who, though shaken and disturbed by none,…
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Heaven in the Heart

The toil of life ceases when the heart is pure. When the mind is harmonized with the Divine Law the wheel of drudgery ceases to turn, and all work is transmuted into joyful activity. The pure-hearted are as the lilies of the field, which toil not, yet are fed and…
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All These Things Added (A Review)

This is a review of the book All These Things Added by James Allen. In wading through that ocean of literature in which, year after year, the ingenuity of man expends its best energy in trying to define the undefinable by forcing the spiritual principles of Religion into metaphysical and…
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Foreword

In seeking for pleasures here and rewards hereafter men have destroyed (in their hearts) the Temple of Righteousness, and have wandered from the Kingdom of Heaven. By ceasing to seek for earthly pleasures and heavenly rewards, the Temple of Righteousness is restored and the Kingdom of Heaven is found. This…
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The Unfailing Wisdom

A man should be superior to his possessions, his body, his circumstances and surroundings, and the opinions of others, and their attitude towards him. Until he is this, he is not strong and steadfast. He should also rise superior to his own desires and opinions; and until he is this,…
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The Heavenly Life

You can listen to James Allen's book The Heavenly Life (part of All These Things Added) using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or…
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The Righteous Man

The righteous man is invincible. No enemy can possibly overcome or confound him; and he needs no other protection than that of his own integrity and holiness. As it is impossible for evil to overcome Good, so the righteous man can never be brought low by the unrighteous. Slander, envy,…
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At Rest in The Kingdom and All Things Added

The whole journey from the Kingdom of Strife to the Kingdom of Love resolves itself into a process which may be summed up in the following words: The regulation and purification of conduct. Such a process must, if assiduously pursued, necessarily lead to perfection. It will also be seen that…
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