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Old 05-16-2023, 10:41 AM
 
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A Sage often put into the New Thought arena, but he is more of a philosopher & mystic. Here are most of his writings:

The James Allen Free Library
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Old 05-16-2023, 10:45 AM
 
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Keys to ethical living resulting in happiness & success:

Foundation stones to happiness and success. By James Allen. The James Allen Free Library
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Old 05-17-2023, 02:12 PM
 
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Foreword to his Foundation Stones book:

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How does a man begin the building of a house? He first secures a plan of the proposed edifice, and then proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, beginning with the foundation. Should he neglect the beginning - the beginning on a mathematical plan - his labour would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless. The same law holds good in any important work; the right beginning and first essential is a definite mental plan on which to build.

Nature will have no slipshod work, no slovenliness and she annihilates confusion, or rather, confusion is in itself annihilated. Order, definiteness, purpose, eternally prevail, and he who in his operations ignores these mathematical elements at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, happiness and success.

JAMES ALLEN
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Old 08-09-2023, 06:26 PM
 
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Through the Gates of Good:

Through the Gates of Good, or Christ and Conduct. By James Allen. The James Allen Free Library

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Introduction

THE genius of the present age in matters spiritual is towards simplicity, and the hunger of the human heart is for Truth naked and uninvolved. That hunger will eventually bring about (is already bringing about) its own satisfaction, and here and there are men and women who, passing through the Gateway of Self-conquest, are entering into possession of the Transcendent Righteousness.
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Old 09-08-2023, 10:58 AM
 
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He who does not find
The way of Meditation cannot reach
Emancipation and enlightenment.
But thou wilt find the way of Holy Thought ;
With mind made calm and steadfast, thou will see
The Permanent amid the mutable,
The Truth eternal in the things that change :
Thou wilt behold the Perfect Law : Cosmos
From Chaos rises when the conquered self
Lies underneath man's heel : Love be thy strength ;
Look on the passion-tortured multitudes,
And have compassion on them ; know their pain
By thy long sorrow ended. 'Thou wilt come
To perfect peace, and so wilt bless the world,
Leading unto the High and Holy Way
The feet of them that seek. And now I go
To my Abode ; go thou unto thy work.
From his Book of Meditations
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Old 09-08-2023, 02:30 PM
 
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Pure and perfect integrity is proof against all attack and injury, enabling its possessor to meet all opposition and persecution with dauntless courage and sublime equanimity. No amount of talent, intellect, or business acumen can give a man that power of mind and peace of heart which come from an enlightened acceptance and observance of lofty moral principles.
Book of Meditations
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Old 09-08-2023, 04:00 PM
 
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Always Try!

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Let a man, therefore, press on courageously, heeding neither the revilings of his friends without, nor the clamourings of his enemies within ; aspiring, searching, striving ; looking ever towards his Ideal with eyes of holy love ; day by day ridding his mind of selfish motive, his heart of impure desire ; stumbling sometimes, sometimes falling, but ever travelling onward and rising higher ; and recording each night in the silence of his own heart the journey of the day, let him not despair if but each day, in spite of all its failures and falls, records some holy battle fought, though lost, some silent victory attempted, though unachieved.
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Old 09-09-2023, 04:33 PM
 
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Self-discipline is a keynote:

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As a man grows purer, he perceives that
all evil is powerless, unless it receives
his encouragement, and so he ignores it,
and lets it pass out of his life. It is by
pursuing this aspect of self-discipline that a man
enters into and realises the divine life, and
manifests those qualities which are distinctly
divine, such as wisdom, patience, non-resistance,
compassion, and love. It is here, also, where
a man becomes consciously immortal, rising
above all the fluctuations and uncertainties of
life, and living in an intelligent and unchangeable peace.
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Old 09-10-2023, 12:46 PM
 
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Foreword

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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 his life. It was his own wish that The Divine Companion should be the last MS of his to be published. " It is the story of my soul," he said, " and should be read last of all my books, so that the student may understand and find my message in its pages. Therefore hold it back until you have published everything else." [...]
That The Divine Companion will prove a companion indeed to thousands who have read his books in the past, I have no doubt. To read it is to hear again the voice of the writer, and to study its message is to once again sit at his feet. He trod the Way himself - every bit of it, and he therefore speaks as one having authority. Lovers of James Allen’s works will indeed be filled with joy to know that there is yet another book from his inspired pen, and will eagerly welcome The Divine Companion.

LILY L. ALLEN - 1919
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Old 09-14-2023, 10:13 AM
 
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The principles of Truth were discovered by searching and practice, and are so stated and arranged as to make the path plainer for other feet to tread ; and it is the path along which every being has travelled who has passed from sin to sinlessness, from error to Truth. It is the ancient Way along which every saint, every Buddha, every Christ has walked to divine perfection, and along which every imperfect being in the future will pass to reach this glorious goal. It matters not what religion a man professes, if he is daily striving with his own sins, and purifying his heart, he is walking this path; for while opinions, theologies, and religions differ, sin does not differ, the overcoming of sin does not differ, and Truth does not differ.

Religions change from age to age, but the principles of divine virtue are eternally the same
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Book of Meditations
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