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The Personal and the Divine

Certainly, men shall be reduced to quietness by some way or another, so that they can hear in them the sound of gentle silence that is emitted from their heavenly being. — Burnell We all know that, if there is a loud noise outside, it is very difficult to hear…
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The Bhagavad-Gita

You can listen to Sir Edwin Arnold's book The Bhagavad-Gita 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 other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%} .mp3browser {border-bottom:1px…
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Divine Love Fills Me

Unselfish love is divine. God is not merely lovely. He is Love. As gravitation inheres in universal matter, so love permeates universal Spirit. It is a vast atmosphere in which we live, even though unconsciously. It inspires life and infuses vigor. It "casts out fear." "Fear hath torment," and kills.…
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The Survival of the Fittest as a Divine Law

Nature and Spirit were at one time universally considered to be at enmity, and even today the majority of people regard them as opposed to each other; but a fuller knowledge of the Cosmos reveals the sublime fact that the natural and the spiritual are two aspects of One Eternal…
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The Life Divine

Seek not for peace while on the Earth there's sorrow;Crave not for rest, while one still needs thy care,The poor, tired world yearns for a bright tomorrow,Forget thyself, and bravely do thy share. Seek for naught else save that thy life be holy,A heart that loveth all with Love divine;Seek…
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Man Divine

Man is superior to sin and shame,Evil and error he will yet dethrone,The beasts within he will o’ercome and tame,The brute will pass, the Angel will be known;Yea, even now the Man divine appears,Crowned with conquest, victor o’er all fears. Hail to thee, Man divine! the conquerorOf sin and shame…
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Divinity and Humanity

More near than aught thou call'st thy own,Draw if thou canst the mystic line,Severing rightly His from thine,Which is human, which divine.—Emerson What is the normal relation between God and Man? Can there be any distinct boundary line between them? Is there a divine side to man which opens out…
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The Link Divine

All through the progress of mankind the divine spark of love has endeavored to burst forth into a blaze of light, and when it has become so kindled in some soul, we have seen its results in those whom mankind has lifted up and even deified. The divine in humanity…
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Self-Protection: Animal, Human, and Divine

Many and wonderful are the means and methods of self-protection in this world of combat! Natural history has revealed the fact that even plants employ means of self-protection; and when we come to the animal world, the methods adopted to avoid annihilation in the struggle for life are so numerous…
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Chapter 1

1720-1742 His Birth and ParentageSome Account of the Operations of Divine Grace on his Mind in his YouthHis first Appearance in the MinistryAnd his Considerations, while young, on the Keeping of Slaves I have often felt a Motion of Love to leave some Hints in Writing of my Experience of…
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Divine Justice

As man is, so has he made himself. The Divine Essence, the True Self within him emanates from the Almighty; but his physical surroundings are of his own creation. The present is the outcome of the past; therefore the future may be controlled by the present. Sickness and health, wisdom…
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The Divine Justice (Poem)

The only destiny there is for theeIn store, there is, dear friend, for every man;For he who wills I count it certain(Nay must) create the fate that is to be. God doth not arbitrate for you and me—We pass the sentence after life's brief span;It hath been so indeed since…
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Divine Energies in Everyday Life

And what, let us ask, is the result and hence the value of this realization? For unless it is of value in the affairs of everyday life, it is then a mere dead theory, and consequently of no real value. Use must be the final test of everything, and if…
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The Divine, or Cosmic, Peace

The first-born Son of the perfect mental Light in the last cycle said to His disciples, "Peace I leave with you. My peace l give unto you: not as the world giveth, give l unto you." This peace, which Jesus said . was His peace, and which is the peace…
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Divine Dialogues Between the Master and the Disciple

Of Entering the Way Disciple:—Teacher of teachers, instruct thou me. Master:—Ask, and I will answer. Disciple:—I have read much, but am ignorant still;I have studied the doctrines of the schools, but have not become wise thereby;I know the Scriptures by heart, but peace is hidden from me.Point out to me,…
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Divine Dialogues Between the Master and the Disciple

I. Salutation Rejoice, all ye who seek Truth!Be glad and not sorrowful all ye who love Truth!For your sorrows shall pass away as the mists of the morning;Your doubts shall be as the darkness that is not,And as a dream of the night shall your afflictions be.The disciple cried, and…
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Omnipresent Divinity

This is a scientific age. The domain of exact investigation is visibly broadening, and limitations are being pushed back in all directions. There have been other periods noted for their intellectual activity in certain directions, during which lofty climaxes have been reached. Great waves of architectural and artistic accomplishment, and…
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The Separateness of the Divine and Undivine

Krishna.Fearlessness, singleness of soul, the willAlways to strive for wisdom; opened handAnd governed appetites; and piety,And love of lonely study; humbleness,Uprightness, heed to injure nought which lives,Truthfulness, slowness unto wrath, a mindThat lightly letteth go what others prize;And equanimity, and charityWhich spieth no man's faults; and tendernessTowards all that suffer;…
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Live Divine (Poem)

Love till thy leaping pulses faint and fail,Till whirling worlds and all the woes thereofFade into nothingness; till sun turns pale, Love. Love to the full height, depth, and breadth whereofThy soul is master. Let cheap cynics rail;But hold thou still thy rose-red light above Their envious heads, who have…
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The Divinity of Nature

Nature speaks to us in a language of her own. If her intonations sound harsh or unmusical, we may infer that our hearing is not attuned to her utterances. If her voices are unknown tongues, we need carefully to study her rhythm and accent, in order that we may translate…
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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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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 Divine is All (Poem)

O Earth! thou hast not any wind which blowsWhich is not music. Every weed of thine,Pressed rightly, flows in aromatic wine;And every humble hedgerow flower that grows,And every little brown bird that doth sing,Hath something greater than itself, and bearsA loving word to every living thing,Albeit it holds the message…
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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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Divine Harmony

"Over this own body and mind the individualist is sovereign."—J. S. Mill. Our mother loves us long ere we love our mother. God is love, although it took man ages to find it out; and the golden fact has ever since been sifting down the ages carrying a mightier moving-force…
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Divine Dialogues Between the Master and the Disciple

VII Of Knowledge of the Law Disciple:—Show unto me now, O Master! the Perfect Knowledge;Reveal unto me the working of thy Law;Illuminate my mind with the wisdom of enlightenment. Master:—The Law of life is perfect;Nothing can be added to it or taken from it;It cannot be altered or improved;None can…
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