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The Enlarged Heart

An Easter Thought "If so be that we suffer with Him...we may be also glorified together.—St. Paul If thou wilt not suffer, thou refusest to be crowned; but if thou desirest to be crowned, fight manfully and endure patiently.—Thomas a Kempis I know it is difficult to enter into Easter…
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Out From the Heart

One feature which distinguishes The Epoch from most other journals, indeed from any other journal known to me, is the marked impress of the personality of its Editor which it bears, and especially the expressions of affection to particular correspondents and to the readers in general. Mrs. Allen doubtless knows…
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The Garden of the Heart

There is Pansies; that's for Thoughts.—Shakespeare Scientists and metaphysicians are daily racking their brains to find out the machinery of Thought, but all in vain. All we know at present—and perhaps all we can ever know—is that within the soul of every child that is born into this world is…
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The Heart’s Riches

Until we hunger after the things which flow from the heart—in spite of the most magnificent powers—we must assuredly fall short of the true life. For the realization that Love is of all virtues the most holy, of all gifts the most useful, of all attitudes the most practical, that…
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Heart Belief (Poem)

There is no unbelief:Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod,And waits to see it push away the clod,He trusts in God. Whoever says, when clouds are in the sky,Be patient, heart, light breaketh by-and-by,Trusts the Most High. Whoever sees 'neath winter's Held of snow,The silent harvest of the future grow,God's…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part II—Some False Kingdoms Now I propose to explore with you a few of those false Kingdoms which entice the Truth-seeker in his search for the true. The first I would call the Kingdom of Success or Prosperity. The dwellers in this kingdom have arranged themselves in classes just as…
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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 Divine Companion

You can listen to James Allen's book The Divine Companion 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…
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The Master Key to the Land of Hearts' Desire

When the late Marshall Mather published his valuable contribution to Ruskinian literature— "John Ruskin: His Life and Teaching"—the criticism was provoked, the justice of which was beyond dispute, that he had approached his subject as devotee, rather than as keen critic and judicial assessor of literary values. Whilst it would…
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The Heart and the Life

As the heart, so is the life. The within is ceaselessly becoming the without. Nothing remains unrevealed. That which is hidden is but for a time; it ripens and comes forth at last. Seed, tree, blossom, and fruit are the fourfold order of the universe. From the state of a…
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What I Said to My Heart (Poem)

I said to my heart, "Take courage,Life is before thee yet;Arise in all holy silence,And banish thy deep regret.What, though some secret longingThat cannot be repress'tBinds thee a willing captive,Whose only thought is rest. "Conquer it, conquer it nobly;Yield not thine arms too soon,'Tis easy to fight in the morning,But…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part I—The Vital Importance of the Inner Kingdom Undoubtedly there is a stage in the unfoldment of every soul, when life presents little more than the pursuit of a confused stream of satisfiable and unsatisfiable desires. Sooner or later we become painfully conscious of this surge of conflicting emotions within,…
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Of Purity of Heart

Disciple:While I am undergoing thy discipline and purification,While walking the holy way of renunciation,Let me behold the beauty of thy Purity;Reveal to me the Purity which is divine;For I would know the Highest, even Truth:I would gaze upon thy face, O Master!I would behold thy glory;I would see thee as…
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Nearer to Nature’s Heart

From drug medication as a therapeutic system, to the observance of intelligent hygienic regulation is a great advance. It leads away from the artificial toward the natural, and from the experimental and empirical to that which is logically in accord with the constitution of man. Hygiene cooperates with the beneficent…
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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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Heart-Purity (Poem)

Blessed are the pure in heart,For they shall see God.—Matthew 5:8 All blessed are the pure in heart,For they their God shall see.A vision bright and true of HimWho triumphed on the tree.How can I such a heart procureWho feel so much of sin?Just keep it all outside thy life,And…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part III—The True Kingdom Now we have seen the importance of the first-place heart desires, and if I have made my meaning clear we should have removed some of those coverings that have long hidden the beauty of the saying,—"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and…
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