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Of Seeking and Finding

Disciple:Where is knowledge?Where is Truth?Where is peace?I am sorrowful, and find no comfort in men;I have gone astray, and find no surety in the teachings of men;Yea, even in myself I find no Truth, and no remedy for my doubt and sorrowI have striven in the pride of my heart:I…
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Instruction, Concerning the Great Reality

To the awakened and enlightened,To those who seek to be awakened and enlightened,—There is darkness and there is Light;There is dreaming and there is Waking;There is illusion and there is Reality.The darkness apprehendeth not the Light;The dreamer knoweth not his waking mind;And the wanderer in illusion is unacquainted with Reality;Of…
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Truth as Redeemer

Truth is our Redeemer.Truth purifies our hearts and bestows upon us the glorious gift of divine Love.There is no salvation in selfishness.Self is the vessel of sin and the receptacle of sorrow;But when we fly to Truth, self is ended, and Love abides forever.We have tried the ways of self,…
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Instruction, Concerning the Master

To the obedient and the ready;To all who are willing to understand;To those wandering in the darkness, and: unable to perceive the Light:—Come now, and listen;Come now, and be made glad;Enter now into the revelation of Purity.—The Master is not perceived by the senses,Not comprehended by the reason,Not realized by…
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Truth as Consoler

The knowledge of Truth is an abiding consolation.When all else fails, the Truth does not fail.When a heart is desolate, and the world affords no shelter,Truth provides a peaceful refuge and a quiet rest.The cares of life are many, and its path is beset with difficulties;But Truth is greater than…
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Benediction

And now peace abides.Self is dispersed and there is no more anguish;Truth is attained, and affliction has ceased to be;The pilgrimage of pain is finished,There is no more toil and darkness,There is no more doubt and weeping,Unrest and sorrow have vanished away.Love folds the world; to all that suffer, Peace!…
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Instruction, Concerning the Law

To the humble and the faithful;To them that are seeking humility and faith,—There is one Supreme Law,Even the Law of Good.Think not that which is evil;Say not that which is evil;Do not that which is evil,Think that which is good;Say that which is good;Do that which is good,So shalt thou…
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The Fourth Prophecy, Called Unrest

The voice of the Spirit to the children of the flesh,—This is darkness,—to be enslaved by sin;This is light,—to be free from sin.There is a place of darkness,A dwelling-place of deep darkness,And they who abide there cry out of their unrest,They cry and are not heard, because their cry is…
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The First Exhortation, Concerning Purity

The Purity that is stainless,To this I exhort men;To the Purity of the Highest I point the Sons of Light.I exhort also the children of error to the excellent Way of Purity;For out of Purity groweth Truth,And they who seek it, seek the heavenly Light.Ye who are bound, come now…
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Of Righteousness

Master:Stand up, Son of Light I and put on the garment of righteousness;Rejoice! and enter the glad way of holiness;Open thine eyes, and behold the glory of Truth;For thou hast been faithful and obedient;Thou hast been patient and enduring;Thou hast conquered and overcome.The Great Enemy, even self, thou hast slain;The…
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Discourse Concerning The Way of Truth

Self-Restraint What is Truth?It resides in the silence of Perfect Deeds.That silence is sufficient for the wise.I, therefore, discourse not upon Truth,I discourse upon the Way which leads thither;For Truth is not of words, but of life,And though Truth govern the tongue, its seat is not there,Its seat is in…
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The Third Exhortation, Concerning Love

The Love that is perfect,To this I exhort men;Even to the Love of the Highest.How beautiful to behold is Love!How glorious to contemplate!And in practice how sweet and full of gladness!To find Love is to find Perfection;To know Love is to know the Eternal;To practice Love is to manifest Truth.But…
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Of Knowledge of the Law

Disciple:Show unto me now, O Master! the Perfect Knowledge;Reveal unto me the working of thy Law;Illuminate my mind with the wisdom of enlightenment, Master:The Law of Life is perfect;Nothing can be added to it or taken from it;It cannot be altered or improved;None can avoid or escape it;Its operations are…
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The Second Prophecy, Called the Messiah

Consider the signs of the times:War is rampant, strife is raging,And the fires of passion are devastating the earth;Nation is opposed to nation, creed to creed and system to system:Science has discovered its own weakness,Philosophy has confounded philosophy,And a confusion of mental tongues has become universal.Yet in the height of…
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Salutation

Part II: The Divine Dialogue I, the Master,Dwell in the hearts of all men, but all men do not consciously dwell with me:He that abides with me in all his thoughts and deeds, has reached the Divine Consummation. Rejoice, all ye who seek Truth!Be glad and not sorrowful, all ye…
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Of Renunciation

Disciple:Teacher divine! Thy light is breaking in upon my mind,I now know the cause of my sorrow and suffering;I apprehend the sorrows of mankind,For my sufferings are the sufferings of the world;I see that sorrow and suffering are rooted in self.That evil and woe are in the desires of self,And…
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Of Entering the Way

Disciple:Teacher of teachers, instruct thou me. Master:Ask, and I will answer. Disciple:I have read much, but am ignorant still;I have studied the doctrines of the schools, but have not become wise thereby;I know the Scriptures by heart, but peace is hidden from me.Point out to me, O Master! the way…
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Truth as Protector

Good deeds are Truth.Our good deeds remain with us, they save and protect us.Evil deeds are error.Our evil deeds follow us, they overthrow us in the hour of temptation.The evil-doer is not protected from sorrow;But the good-doer is shielded from all harm.The fool says unto his evil deed–"Remain thou hidden,…
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Truth as Awakener

Part I: The Divine Companion I, the Spirit of TruthAm the Friend of the forsaken and the Companion of the wise,I restore the one, and I gladden the other, and all men I protect, though they know me not. The Divine Companion Rejoice! for the Morning has dawned:The Truth has…
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Of Discipline and Purification

Disciple:I am in sorrow, O Master!My feet are weary, and darkness is closing around me;Desert me not, but come now to my assistance!My desires are strong, and they cry out for their habitual pleasures;My passions are violent, and overwhelm me with their strength;And the voices of my false opinions weary…
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The Second Exhortation, Concerning Humility

The Humility that is blameless,To this I exhort men;I point them to the sublime pathway of Humility.Without Humility who shall see Truth?Without Meekness who shall comprehend the All-One?Without Lowliness who shall find the Great Reality?Love dwelleth with Humility,Wisdom also abideth there;And peace remaineth with the lowly heart.Put away thy Pride,Think…
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The Sixth Prophecy, Called Peace

The Voice of the Spirit to the children of Truth,—Rejoice, and be glad I Yea, be filled with gladness!For the Great Task is completed, and there is no more labor;The Long Journey is ended, and there is no more weariness;The days are numbered, and the Savior has come.There is peace…
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The Fifth Prophecy, Called Transition

The Voice of the Spirit to the children of sorrow,—Arise ye! Awake!Open your eyes, and see!Why will ye sleep the sleep that is painful?Come out of the night of unrest,Out of the dark nightmare of sin and affliction!For there is a Way out of the place of darkness,And out of…
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Truth as Reconciler

Truth is the Reconciler of Extremes.It neutralizes all opposites.It harmonizes all discords and contradictions.It brings back to us harmony and peace.When we were in error we saw all things as erroneous.Yea, when we were blind to our own error we saw error in all else;We saw good as evil, and…
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The Divine Companion

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Of Purity of Heart

Disciple:While I am undergoing thy discipline and purification,While walking the holy way of renunciation,Let me behold the beauty of thy Purity;Reveal to me the Purity which is divine;For I would know the Highest, even Truth:I would gaze upon thy face, O Master!I would behold thy glory;I would see thee as…
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The First Prophecy, Called the Awakening

Part III: The Divine Messages I, a Sower,Cast forth this seed upon the broad plains of the world.And leave it to the watchful care of the Supreme. Sons of Light, I salute you.Children of the Morning, I greet you.Awake! arise! and rouse ye them that slumber!I proclaim to you the…
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The Third Prophecy, Called the All-One

To do good and to remain unknown,Let this be called Humility;To bless one’s persecutors,Let this be called Love;To rejoice at the good fortune of one’s enemies,Let this be called Perfection:Thus is the All-One manifested,Thus is the Truth made known.The knowers of the All-One are perfect;They are without sin,Dwelling in Truth…
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Foreword

It cannot be said of this book that James Allen wrote it at any particular time or in any one year, for he was engaged in it over many years and those who have eyes to see and hearts to understand will find in its pages the spiritual history of…
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