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Love (Poem)

From The Opening of The GatesBy Permission O Spirit, thou alone who art,In whom alone our life doth live,Thou dwellest in the simple heart,And joyest all thy joys to give. And duty ever great and true,Cometh from thee divinely fair,And everything in love we doWoundeth the spirit of despair. For…
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The Way of Love

It seemed to me just now as though the many doors through which I am accustomed to pass out into the freer world beyond the walls of this were suddenly shut fast against me, and through no efforts of mine could I reopen them. Music was of no avail; an…
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Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) (Poem)

A learned teacher, steeped in Nature’s lore,Seeking, one day, for light on problems moreIntricate than he had ever dream`d;Alighted on four common little ants he deem’dWere hunting food to store for future need.When, suddenly, a piece of earth was freedBy dampness, from the verdant bank,And pinned one little ant until…
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The Love which Dies to Save and Lives to BIess (Poem)

There is no greater love than that which diesAnd gives its own life for another’s sake,Puts by its all, and even death defies,That for a friend it happiness may make.There is no greater love; e’en to the grave’Twill fearless go,—the Love that dies to save. There is no greater love…
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Love (Poem)

Love never dies; it lives throughout the ages,If it be true, and pure, and holy love,Distance may part, and that dear voice, like musicUnto our listening ears, be no more heard.Years may roll on, and time may bring us changesBefore we can again behold that form,Or gaze upon that face…
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Justice and Love

One frequently hears justice referred to as being opposed to love. Such an error arises out of lack of understanding of the profound and comprehensive significance of these two principles, for two divine laws cannot stand in opposition or contradiction to each other. Two basic laws, both admittedly good, must…
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Love's Memories (Poem)

Let us wander by the fountain where the water lilies grow,Where the noisy ducks are splashing and the swans move to and fro.Let us wander where as children we once so happy played,To the pathway where our friendship in sweet innocence was made. Here is the spot so hallowed where…
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Love, The Great Reformer

A man cannot be a true reformer who is actuated by hatred of some individual or class. His motive power must be love for his fellows. Love will banish war, caste, slavery, tyranny, and all injustice. It will lead men away from crime. It will drive out cruelty, inhumanity, and…
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Love or Justice

Placed in the balance and found wanting is a scientific problem, only solved on the principles of vibration. That the human understanding and feeling of contentment depend upon the curbing of sense and self is generally taught but only known to the experienced. Their antitheses, ignorance and indolence, leave the…
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Love

Love is supposed by many to be of various kinds, but I think there can be only one kind of love; that is to say, that love is one, as God is me and God is Love; therefore love comes from God its source, and whether we give it or…
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Love Goodness (Poem)

Love goodness for itself alone;And not from fear of punishment for sin.Each kindly act or gentle word of yours,An answering echo from the world will win. As we forgive so shall we be forgiven.Soften thy heart to those who do thee wrong;Returning only good, revenge forgetting,And peace will fill thee…
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The Significance of Love

We were walking on a pathway by the side of the stream, reveling in the beauty all around us. On the other side was a field of vetch, wonderfully fresh and green, the tiny purple flowers being so numerous as to influence the color of the whole. Beyond, towering up…
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Loves Progress (Poem)

Each promise of the soul has new fruition,Though ofttimes hidden from our clouded gaze;Each seeming loss is but a changed condition,And Love fulfils itself in many ways. Our infinite hopes and fears alike unheeding,It looks to where the infinite unrolls;To sense of its divinity proceedingUpon the ladder of created souls.…
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Indwelling Love (Poem)

O thou inhabitant of every soul,Have we not seen thy gracious emblems growl' the tender lap of Nature at her prime,And heard thy full-toned message through the wholeSong luted summer, when the rivers flowIn peace across the golden harvest time? But now, when mists hang chilling on the wold,And pale…
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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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Love Conquers

Love is a conquering force. A true life is a series of conquests. It is to him that overcometh that the crown of life is promised. The first thing to be conquered is self. Without self-mastery there can be no true manhood. Until one has learned to control himself he…
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Song of Love (Poem)

There is a power that lightens life,A power that worketh wondrously,That turneth toil into a joy,That bringeth mirth to every heart,And gladness out of every deed;That winneth out of labour strength,Light-heartedness, and health, and rest,And giveth it the highest giftOf blessing to the sons of men;This is the mighty power…
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Love

Love! What a deep meaning is attached to that one short word. It cannot be expressed in the same terms as mere affection. Love is deeper than that. True love will never change, it will remain the same until the end, whatever may befall or in whatever circumstances we may…
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Mother's Love (Poem)

In many varied forms the gifts appear,Of love serenely precious and divine,All are most splendid, but to me more dearIs thy fair love for me, oh Mother mine. No lover can bear sacrifice like thee.No matter how intensely he may love,There is no holier form of victoryThan that which daily,…
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Perfect Love (Poem)

A creedless Love that know no clan,No caste, no cult, no church but man;That deems today, and now, and hereAre Voice and Vision of the seer;That through this lifted human clodThe inflow of the breath of GodStill sheds its apostolic powers,Such Love, such trust, such faith be ours.We deem men…
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On Loving

There is no virtue in being loved; there is in loving. But it is not necessary that those we love should love us; for if our love is pure and unselfish it would not expect to be returned. Love is strength, and if we cannot love and reverence the character…
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Love (Poem)

Ah, Love! conspire with me to lift the weightFrom off men's souls, who on this mortal sphereDo war, heedless of women's, children’s tearAnd agony, with all-consuming hate,Infuse into their souls, insatiate,Thy gentler, sweeter nature: Burn and searThe evil from their hearts: Transpose the fearWhich anger bears: Let love impenetrate.Then shall…
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Essays: First Series

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson's first series of essays 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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Love

I was as a gem concealed;Me my burning ray revealed.—Koran Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfillment; each of its joys ripens into a new want. Nature, uncontainable, flowing, fore-looking, in the first sentiment of kindness anticipates already a benevolence which shall lose all particular regards in its general…
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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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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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In Tune With the Infinite

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Trine's book In Tune With the Infinite 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.…
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Love in Death Triumphant (Poem)

The time of sorrow for the outpoured bloodOf many soldiers, who, in sacrificeOffer their lives for good in war’s o’erwhelming floodShall set up Love in triumph over vice. They die, to live where Time’s sad fleeting yearsNo more shall test their manhood’s glorious worth.Death robbed of all its tears by…
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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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Hatred Ceases by Love

This world is so full of the spirit of judging and condemning that even those who are intelligent enough to know the folly of cultivating it, condemn their neighbors, and manifest malice and hatred for them. The world is in need of light, and that light is increased by increasing…
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Thoughts on Love

Love is the natural atmosphere of the Soul. Who does not love does not live, but merely exists. Being "in love" is not the same as loving, as being in life is not necessarily living. As a man may walk in his sleep without being conscious of walking, so a…
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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 Realization of Selfless Love

It is said that Michael Angelo saw in every rough block of stone a thing of beauty awaiting the master-hand to bring it into reality. Even so, within each there reposes the Divine Image awaiting the master-hand of Faith and the chisel of Patience to bring it into manifestation. And…
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The Third Exhortation, Concerning Love

The Love that is perfect,To this I exhort men;Even to the Love of the Highest.How beautiful to behold is Love!How glorious to contemplate!And in practice how sweet and full of gladness!To find Love is to find Perfection;To know Love is to know the Eternal;To practice Love is to manifest Truth.But…
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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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The Secret, Power, and Effects of Love

This is the Spirit of Infinite Love. The moment we recognize ourselves as one with it we become so filled with love that we see only the good in all. And when we realize that we are all one with this Infinite Spirit, then we realize that in a sense…
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Love’s Recompense (Poem)

  Be not afraid to give—Your heart's best, and your all.Give, and still give.Though life withdrawThe source from whenceYour love was born, And leave you, sad, alone. Give still, and with thy givingPray,—and on thy heartAs prayer ascendsA power shall comeAnd strengthen thee,And love at lastWith richness shall thee bless.
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The Gospel of Love

Life may be likened to a sheet of white paper, on which we are to make a record of thought, word, and deed. Shall we make a good, clear record that will bear inspection or blotched and soiled record, full of stain and uncleanness? It matters not what our past…
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Love, The Inspiration of Life

Every time the soul of a man is inspired by the breath of Love, the world is made anew. The air he breathes becomes spiritual and ethereal, and is fraught with divine messages from other spheres. The walls of flesh are rent asunder, and the soul is filled with light;…
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Knowledge and Love (Poem)

When man shall know his fellow man,And hearts respond to Love's entreat;And over all this bless'd, broad land,In holy, sweet communion meet;When Love shall take the place of hate,And sorrow all shall flee away;When man shall know his full estate,And understand the better way;Upright and strong he then shall be,Full…
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Love

There is no death in the world but forgetfulness. Everything that loves, and has loved, meets again.—Giuseppe Mazzini As I wrote the above extract my whole being was overwhelmed with the magnitude of the task l had set myself,—to write an article for the Epoch on the greatest power in…
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Love Never Fails

In the gradual unfolding of the spirit in man towards light and truth, he becomes conscious, once and again, of a brilliant flash, which penetrates the misty vagueness of that part of himself, hitherto unknown and undiscovered. He has been climbing, wearily perhaps, the way of spiritual attainment, sometimes even…
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The Developing of Love

It is proverbial that he who is wronged may forgive, but he who has done the wrong never docs so, and though the statement must be accepted with limitations yet it is in effect true. There is another aspect to the proverb however, which is as true, indeed far more…
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Love’s Conquest

I stood upon the shore, and saw the rocksResist the onslaught of the mighty sea,And when I thought how all the countless shocksThey had withstood through an eternity,I said, “To wear away this solid mainThe ceaseless efforts of the waves are vain." But when I thought how they the rocks…
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Love Reckoneth Not Up Her Wrongs

How much of the unhappiness and misery of life arises from reckoning up our wrongs, or from "standing up for our rights," which is the more active expression of the same feeling. For the two are but differing symptoms of the same disease—love of self. The person who stands up…
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Love and Friendship

Sympathy is the keynote to Friendship, it is, in fact, the very essence of it. When two souls realize that they can understand the motives of each other without lengthy explanations, when they find they are in sympathy with each other they should rejoice and be exceeding glad, for each…
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Love Measureless (Poem)

Deliver me from passion!Let me giveThat deep abiding love which carries strengthGreat heights to scale, and sweetLong years to live,To prove love measureless,Knowing no breadth or length! Deliver me from self!Let love not beConfined within a narrow prison wall;But fresh as open air,As large and freeDelivered from all self,Lost in…
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Love Triumphant (Poem)

Tauler by name, a saint revered,Once met a beggar on the open road,And cheerily greeting him did say:"A good day God give thee, friend!""I thank God," the beggar said,"A bad day I ne’er have had."The aged divine amazed, surprised,Did change the order of his words,And spake again: " A happy…
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