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Temptation

I know that sorrow follows passion; knowThat grief and emptiness and heartache waitUpon all earthly joys; so am I sad ;Yet Truth must be, and being, can be found;And though I am in sorrow, this I know—I shall be glad when I have found the Truth. The only external tempters…
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The Struggle with Temptation

So, not to fall into temptation, we must at every moment Of our life be at one with the Father. And Lead Us Not Into Temptation After this, the Orthodox chief priests tried to do all they could to ensnare Jesus, so as in one way or other to destroy…
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The Uses of Temptation

The soul, in its journey towards perfection, passes through three distinct stages. The first is the animal stage, in which the man is content to live, in the gratification of his senses, unawakened to the knowledge of sin, or of his divine inheritance, and altogether unconscious of the spiritual possibilities…
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The Use of Temptation

People whose thoughts do not carry them far are apt to look upon, and think of temptation as a hindrance to the living of a better life, as a burden or a cross which must be borne, and from which there is no release, no escape but death. But all…
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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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Temptation

Aspiration can carry a man into heaven, but to remain there, he must learn to conform his entire mind to the heavenly conditions. To this end temptation works. Temptation is the reversion, in thought, from purity to passion. It is going back from aspiration to desire. It threatens aspiration until…
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Temptations

The deceptions of temporal life hide from men the true life in the present. And Forgive Us Our Debts As We Forgive Our Debtors Some children were brought to Jesus and he saw that his pupils were sending them away. He was grieved at this. and said: It is wrong…
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The Five Stages in Temptation

The only external tempters of man are the objects of sensation. These, however, are powerless in themselves until they are reflected in his mind as desirable objects to possess. His only enemy, therefore, is his coveting of the objects of sensation. By ceasing to covet objects of sensation, temptation and…
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Temptation

The soul, in its journey towards perfection, passes through three distinct stages. The first is the animal stage, in which the man is content to live in the gratification of his senses, unawakened to the knowledge of sin, or of his divine inheritance, and altogether unconscious of the spiritual possibilities…
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Above Life's Turmoil

You can listen to James Allen's book Above Life's Turmoil 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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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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