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The Letter and the Spirit

Man does not truly act until he acts in the spirit of truth; his deeds are not pure until they are woven of the texture of truth. The acts of virtue are not virtue itself, but are its outward manifestation; they constitute the letter, of which the spirit is inward…
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Spirit and Matter

In commencing a course of lectures on Mental Science, it is somewhat difficult for the lecturer to fix upon the best method of opening the subject. It can be approached from many sides, each with some peculiar advantage of its own; but, after careful deliberation, it appears to me that,…
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Religion by Separation of Matter and Spirit

Arjuna.Now would I hear, O gracious Kesava!Of Life which seems, and Soul beyond, which sees,And what it is we know-or think to know. Krishna.Yea! Son of Kunti! for this flesh ye seeIs Kshetra, is the field where Life disports;And that which views and knows it is the Soul,Kshetrajna. In all…
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The Silent, Subtle Building Forces of Mind and Spirit

There are moments in the lives of all of us when we catch glimpses of a life—our life—that is infinitely beyond the life we are now living. We realize that we are living below our possibilities. We long for the realization of the life that we feel should be.  Instinctively…
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The Unity of the Spirit

We have now paved the way for understanding what is meant by "the unity of the spirit." In the first conception of spirit as the underlying origin of all things we see a universal substance which, at this stage, is not differentiated into any specific forms. This is not a…
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Spiritual Strength

A clear and firm head must precede and accompany a clean and gentle heart. Without the first the second is impossible, for the qualities of purity and gentleness can only be reached through a clear perception of right and wrong, and by the exercise of an irresistible will. The strength…
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Spiritual Effort

What would you say of a man who, wanting to possess a mansion in which to dwell peacefully, purchased the site, and then knelt down and asked God to build the house for him? Would you not say that such a man was foolish? And of another man who, having…
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The Bhagavad-Gita

You can listen to Sir Edwin Arnold's book The Bhagavad-Gita 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 {border-bottom:1px…
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The Spirit of Life

It is the spirit that quickeneth.—The Christ To appreciate anything we must enter into the spirit of it. Apart from its spirit a thing is dead, and as a dead thing it is absolutely useless. Only in so far as we are capable of grasping a sense of the essential…
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The Spirit of Praise

Shall I not call God the BeautifulWho daily showethHimself to me in His gifts?—Emerson Love, the true love of God, is the love of His truth, of His Holiness, of His whole will.—Stanley Vinet Thank God every morning that you have something to do that day which must be done,…
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The Flesh and the Spirit

When men and women turn round upon the old life of self-will, and assay to walk the pathway of obedience to the Divine Law, it is at first extremely difficult for them to distinguish between the promptings of the flesh and those of the Spirit; so much so that the…
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Unity in the Spirit (Poem)

I know that in the Realm of TruthAll Life is One, complete:That you and I and all mankindAre One e’er yet we meet. I know that back of form and senseIs Substance, Primal Cause;And all of All that e’er can beIs Its, the Changeless Law's. I know that time and…
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Spirit Is the Only Substance

God is Spirit (not a spirit, as incorrectly translated). If God be Spirit His offspring must be spirit also. True, forms and organisms are built by its subtle and orderly energy, but they are only shadows cast by the unseen substance. Dust is seized upon by its living potency and…
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True Spirit

As man becomes fully persuaded that life as led by the world in general is delusive and brings only anxiety and death, he turns to those precepts of the Spirit which promise eternal life and wherein he hopes to find that which his soul is in reality seeking. Yet our…
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Spiritual Treatment

When divine faith, divine love, divine will, are united in one human being, this being becomes itself divine, becomes itself a master;his faith enables him to heal the body, his love to minister to the needs of the soul, while will gives him power to harmonize natural conditions.—Van Der Naillen…
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The Spirit

What must the Supreme All-originating Spirit be in itself? That is the question before us. Let us start with one fact regarding it about which we cannot have any possible doubt—it is creative. If it were not creative nothing could come into existence; therefore we know that its purpose, or…
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