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Hidden Sacrifices

What need hath manOf Eden passed, or Paradise to come,When heaven is round us and within ourselves?—Philip James Bailey Lowliness is the base of every virtue:Who goes the lowest, builds, doubt not, the safest.—Philip James Bailey Truth is within ourselves; it takes no riseFrom outward things, whate'er you may believe.—Browning…
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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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The Five Stages on Temptation

(Continued) Two men were once discussing the nature of drunkenness, and one at last said, "But where is a man to draw the line, in the quantity of intoxicating liquor he drinks, in order to avoid drunkenness?" The other replied:—"He should draw the line before he begins." If this rule…
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Loneliness

"Follow the Christ, the King," sings the Poet. "Yea, Lord, we would follow Thee. In the Cross of Christ we glory," we answer cheerfully. Were ever such vain words uttered so blithely? Yes. Back across the centuries we hear them: "Give to sit one on the right hand and one…
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The Pathway of the Soul

The Epoch —and—The Light of Reason Founded by James Allen, 1902Editor Mrs. James Allen Vol. XX. April 1918 No. 4 There is no binding save by love, and love’s way is the way to Paradise, where birds and flowers are understood and God walks openly with men.—A Modem Mystic. "Man…
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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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Great Thoughts

God’s gift was that man should conceive of truthAnd yearn to gain it, catching at mistakeAs midway help till he reach fact indeed. —Robert Browning The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future; and that his thoughts…
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Review

"There never was in all the history of the world, such a need for devout and earnest men and women; for pure and clean men and women; for upright and strong men and women. There never was such a crying need for loving hearts and kind words and actions. There…
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Preface

The year's at the Spring, And day's at the morn; Morning's at seren; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in his heaven— All's right with the world. —Robert Browning The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that…
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Right Beginnings

All common things, each day's events,That with the hour begin and end;Our pleasures and our discontentsAre rounds by which we may ascend.""We have not wings, we cannot soar;But we have feet to scale and climb.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For common life, its wantsAnd ways, would I set forth in beauteous hues.…
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Understanding the Simple Laws of Life

Watch narrowlyThe demonstration of a truth, its birth,And you trace back the effluence to its springAnd source within us.—Robert Browning More is the treasure of law than gems;Sweeter than comb its sweetness. Its delights,Delightful past compare.—The Light of Asia Walking those byways which I have so far pointed out, resting…
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Hope

How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!—Robert Browning Or the many elements which go to the makeup of that hyper-complex, subtle, elusive, incomprehensible something, commonly known as Life, hope is primordially the most…
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