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Faith and Courage

For those who will fight bravely and not yield, there is triumphant victory over all the dark things of life. I state this at the beginning, that the reader may know there is no uncertainty about it. In the course of this book I shall show what are the elements,…
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Faith (Poem)

Never a moment in the dusty street,But conscious of a guiding hand that cheers:When striving in the City's noise and heat,Knowing of drooping joys or darkened tears,To feel the breath of Heavenly Love inflow,And emanate, to heal this City's woe. Never a moment fraught with human pain,At seeming loss of…
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Reason and Faith

There can be no surer sign of decrepitude and decay in faith than a prevalent nervousness about naming and commending reason, an unwillingness to allude to its existence except under wrappings of language which suggest that it is but a necessary evil. The fear of doing injury to the unstable…
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Religion by the Threefold Faith

Arjuna.If men forsake the holy ordinance,Heedless of Shastras, yet keep faith at heartAnd worship, what shall be the state of those,Great Krishna! Sattwan, Rajas, Tamas? Say! Krishna.Threefold the faith is of mankind and springsFrom those three qualities,—becoming "true,"Or "passion-stained," or "dark," as thou shalt hear! The faith of each believer,…
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Be Thou Faithful

“Ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death."—Revelation II, 10. Soul, beloved of the Lord,Who hast chosen for the right,And dost use thy trusty swordIn the thickest of the fight,Hear thou what the Spirit saith—"Be thou faithful e’en to death.”Tribulation shalt thou know,Persecution fierce and strongWill attack…
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Faith

We may often have wondered when questions of "faith" are being disputed on all sides what we really mean by that much-abused word. Some have come to understand by it the mere acceptance of a string of dogmas, which has given rise to such expressions as "a living faith," "dead…
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The Power of Faith

Faith can move mountains; so the Scripture saith.The very gates of Heaven are built on faith.He would not see high Heaven, though Heaven were near,Who had not Faith: and with it, Heaven is here.—Clifford Harrison The mind evolves its own. Seek the True and you will find it; or the…
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Faith

We have but faith; we cannot know;For knowledge is of things we see.—Tennyson Still—as the Preacher said of old,Can we God's mighty works unfold?Can we His meaning show?The way the wind, the spirit blows,The way a babe, a flower grows,"E'en so, thou dost not know." And if the earth on…
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Love and Faith

If Love be living, Faith can never die.—E. L. Lefroy They told me Faith was dead!I wept, refusing to be comforted,And thought how desolate the world would beVoid of her presence. When lo I suddenlyOut rang a joyous captivating song,And smiling Love strolled carelessly along.I looked—despised myself—looked yet again,Re-read the…
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Faith in Christ

As the Jews were always talking about the Messiah, so they were always talking, we know, about God. And they believed in God's Messiah after their notion of him, because they believed in God after their notion of him;—but both notions were wrong. All their aspirations were now turned towards…
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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:0px…
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Faith

There is probably no word in the English language which has been so frequently misapplied and misapprehended as this very simple yet forceful one—"Faith." The intellectual attitude which the word is supposed to express has been often confused with blind credulity in the face of seemingly contradictory facts. Hence, Voltaire…
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Faith

There are few principles less understood than that of faith. It is about the last exercise that people in general would be willing to call scientific. But it is absolutely so. The statement so often made by Jesus: "Thy faith hath made thee whole," is a true and exact declaration…
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Conscious and Unconscious Varieties of Faith Cure

Do you carry a chestnut or a potato in your pocket, or wear a special ring upon your finger to ward off rheumatism? Thousands of people—vastly more than are willing to admit it—do these and similar things, having a greater or less belief in their efficacy. And no matter how…
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Faith and Courage

If you have failed hitherto to live up to the standard aspiration reveals, do not be discouraged. We all come through the mire which ignorant actions accumulate, and feel sweeter and cleaner for the experience. We can feel that work has been done and that we are cleansed. Much as…
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Faith

A wise man will not seek to begin any "new religion" or to attack any old one. If possible, he will pass by even accreted errors. The best service to men is to remind them of the primal truths, the truths that knock daily at their doors unheeded, and to…
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Wisdom in Faith

O World, thou choosest not the better part!It is not wisdom to be only wise,And on the inward vision close the eyes,But it is wisdom to believe the heart.Columbus found a world, and had no chart,Save one that faith deciphered in the skies;To trust the soul's invincible surmiseWas all his…
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Elements in Character-Building

Will faith ever remain unscientific, will science ever remain uninspired? Faith cures disease, causes energy, clears the understanding, conquers men, gives the losing cause its final triumph. Faith as a law of scientific investigation has not been cultivated, and science as a method of divine inspiration has not been pursued.…
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Religion of Faith

Arjuna.Lord! of the men who serve Thee—true in heart—As God revealed; and of the men who serve,Worshipping Thee Unrevealed, Unbodied, Far,Which take the better way of faith and life? Krishna.Whoever serve Me—as I show Myself—Constantly true, in full devotion fixed,Those hold I very holy. But who serve—Worshipping Me The One,…
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The Logic of Faith

All those things at which thou wishest to arrive by a circuitous road thou canst have now if thou dost not refuse them to thyself. —Marcus Aurelius. Every act of our lives is an act of faith, based upon experience. We take food and drink into our mouths without thought…
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The Domain of Faith

The world of religious thought might be divided into two great schools: those who feel the need of taking as definitely settled a set of doctrines beyond which they would not question; and those who feel that men have not yet, and perhaps never will, have sufficient knowledge to be…
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