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Meditation (Poem)

Would'st thou, my soul, walk on that heavenly way—The way of holiness? Then, it must beThy life on earth must ever proof displayThat deep within thee dwelleth purity.Thus holiness, or wholeness, of thy stateShall shew thine inclinations ever leanTo do the things true wisdom shall dictateAs fruits of Love; in…
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Meditation

I wonder if it be necessary to remind Epoch readers that reverie is not meditation. Reverie, a kind of waking dream, is very far removed from meditation. Dreams have their place, and I do believe in dreams of beauty, dreams of happiness, dreams of service, and blessedness, and usefulness. I…
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Practice of Meditation

When aspiration is united to concentration, the result is meditation. When a man intensely desires to reach and realize a higher, purer, and more radiant life than the merely worldly and pleasure loving life, he engages in aspiration; and when he earnestly concentrates his thoughts upon the finding of that…
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Meditation

"God loves from whole to parts but human soul Must rise from individual to whole.” —Pope A careful review of the life of Jesus will show that it was literally true as was written of him, that the mountains had been brought low, the valleys had been filled up, and the…
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James Allen: A Prophet of Meditation

Although the late James Allen, of Ilfracombe, is comparatively unknown, yet to thousands of seekers after truth, he has proved a guide, philosopher, and friend. One of his works, As a Man Thinketh, has gone into no less than eleven editions; surely proof that he has a considerable vogue. The…
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The Shining Gateway of Meditation

Be watchful, fearless, faithful, patient, pure:By earnest meditation sound the depthsProfound of life, and scale the heights sublimeOf Love and Wisdom. He who does not findThe Way of Meditation cannot reachEmancipation and enlightenment The unregenerate man is subject to these three things—Desire, Passion, and Sorrow. He lives habitually in these…
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From Poverty to Power

You can listen to James Allen's book From Poverty to Power 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%}…
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The Mastery of Destiny

You can listen to James Allen's book The Mastery of Destiny 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 Power of Meditation

Part II: The Way of Peace Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace. Every saint has climbed it; every sinner must sooner or later come to it, and every weary pilgrim…
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A Morning Meditation

It was the very early morning, and I climbed to the summit of a familiar hill to engage in my usual morning meditation. In the distance the ocean stretched placidly out before me like a giant at rest; below me lay the sleeping town; no wind stirred; there was no…
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Fruits of Meditation

Our saddest reflection: the consciousness of our limitations. It is not the stress of circumstances which are external to us that deters us: it is our own weakness within ourselves that does so. There is only one factor in life as terrible as love of self—and that is dread of…
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Meditation

THE practice of meditation is the high road to becoming. To constantly meditate upon anything is to become like it. Spiritual meditation is the open door to the Divine, it is, says James Allen, the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to truth, from pain to…
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Meditation

There is a very earnest desire on the part of some of my readers to practice Meditation, and they are wishful that I should help them to begin. Well, I can but tell you how I began, for as I have often said before, experience is far more valuable than…
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On Meditation

Meditation is to the mind what sunshine and air are to plants—the necessity for growth. Earth and water alone will not produce plants, learning and memorizing alone will not give wisdom; into the inner chambers of the mind the sunshine and air of the spiritual world must penetrate, and he…
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Prayer and Its Fulfillment

Silently and unobserved, the Spirit will breathe upon us if we reflect, if we wait for it in stillness day by day. It steals into our consciousness when we think deeply, to guide, to strengthen, to heal, to encourage. The great secret of life is to know how, in our…
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