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Simplicity and Freedom

You have known what it is to be physically encumbered by some superfluous load. You have experienced the happy relief of dispensing with such a load. Your experience illustrates the difference between a life burdened with a complexity of desires, beliefs, and speculations, and one rendered simple and free by…
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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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Simplicity

Our time is speeding swiftly by,And days are telling into years,And every passing moment bearsThe impress of Eternity. Oh give us, Lord, the single eyeTo read the message each one bears,Till even through a rain of tearsThe bow of promise we descry. Nor do we pray for mirth and ease—For…
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The Beautiful Simplicity

Those who have learned Life’s richest secrets cannot but grow more beautiful with the years, while those who live wantonly, selfishly and even carelessly, age in ugliness. For the abuse of the noble traits of human character involves their loss, and the chambers they occupied in the house of our…
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The Simplication of Life

Civilization is that which tends to make a man the best sort of national unit, and progress is his approach to that ideal. On this point the collective wisdom of the ages seems to be agreed; namely, that man in best sub-serving his own ends, consciously or unconsciously sub-serves the…
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The "Original Simplicity"

Life is simple. Being is simple. The universe is simple. Complexity arises in ignorance and self-delusion. The "Original Simplicity" of Lao-tze is a term expressive of the universe as it is, and not as it appears. Looking through the woven network of his own illusions, man sees interminable complication and…
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The Simple Life (Poem)

The Simple Life! Dost thou with iron mood Dream the ascetic’s dream? make thy life cold And meager? stand unblest without the fold Of Social Being, choosing for thy food Those bitter herbs ? and say, is thine earth good? Albeit the trees are bowed; the wheat is gold. And…
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Simplicity

Life is often considered to be complex, and the lives of many are such merely because there is not a real, honest striving after the good and true. There is an equivalent for everything in the world, and the question, will it pay? has a moral as well as a…
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