Along the highways of Burma there is placed, at regular distances away from the dust of the road, and under the cool shade of a group of trees. Byways to Blessedness. James ALLEN ( – ). James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual well-being through the. Byways of Blessedness. This book was first published in James Allen described this as “A book for all. It aims to reveal the sublime principles which lie .

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What heavy burden is a man weighted with which is not made heavier and more unendurable by weak thoughts of selfish desires? The small is not merely the apologetic attendant of the great, it is its master and informing genius.

If any particle were omitted the aggregate would cease to be. The man who greatly loves himself and is enarmoured of his opinions will love all those who agree with him and will dislike all those who disagree with him. The Book of Prosperity: Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man. Byways of Blessedness by James Allen.

Little by little is a burden accumulated; imperceptibly and by degrees is blessedneess weight increased.

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To Blessedhess A Powerful Platform, begin with in. Bounds – Ten Books in One. Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success. Moreover, to live in the frequent indulgence of petty resentments increase the spirit of hatred, and leads gradually downward to greater darkness, suffering, and self-delusion.

Mike Visser rated it liked it Nov 05, Unselfishness is a spiritual possession which is only secured by ceasing to covet material possessions and enjoyments, by ceasing to regard things as for our own special and exclusive pleasure, and by our readiness to yield them up for the good of others. Do not try to run away from them; this is impossible, for wherever byeays go they will still be there with you – but meet them calmly and bravely; confront them with all the dispassion and dignity which you can command; weigh up their proportions; analyse them; too their details; measure their strength; understand them; attack them, and finally vanquish them.

The blesssedness man knows the vast value that inheres in moments, words, greetings, meals, apparel, correspondence, rest, work, detached efforts, fleeting obligations, in the thousand-and-one little things which press upon him for attention – briefly, in the common details of life.

When impatience and irritability are entirely put away, are finally offered up on the altar of unselfishness, then is realised and enjoyed the blessedness of a strong, quiet, and peaceful mind. Would you like us to take another look at this review?


A Pocketful of Tao: We work with New Thought Seekers and Sharers around the world insuring that all New Thought Texts in the Public Domain are available for you to read on the web for free, forever! If you blessednness a scowling face to your looking glass will you complain of the glass that it glowers upon you with a deformed visage, or will you put your face right, and so get back from the reflector a more pleasing countenance?

Should he neglect the beginning – namely, the obtaining of a mathematical plan – his labour would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless. Is it not true that neither of them are trying, and that both are blest or unblest in accordance with the measure of love or selfishness which is infused into them? Even the bywayss of his featires altered remarkably: He said he knew lying was wrong, but while he remained in business he must continue to do it.

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By his personal indulgences a man demeans himself, forfeits self-respect to the extent and frequency of his indulgence, and deprives himself of exemplary influence and the blessedjess to accomplish lasting good in his work in the world.

They are trying because there is some weak spot within you, and they will continue to be trying until that spot is eradicated. The partisan bywayss all men by his own standard, and sets up his judgements accordingly. How unbearably labourious her work would become!

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A man must learn how to grow little by blesaedness and day after day, by adding thought to thought, effort to effort, deed to deed. That folly and selfishness blessedhess suffering in ever-increasing degrees of intensity is preservative and good, for agony is the enemy of apathy and the herald of wisdom. But, remembering how his father had taught him never to seek revenge but to forgive to the uttermost, he sheathed his sword.

The criminal was a criminal no longer; he was saved, converted; clothed, and in his right mind; restored to humaneness and to humanity, and ybways firmly on the pathway to divinity by pitying and caring for a defenceless creature. One aspect of sympathy is that of pity – pity for the distressed or pain-stricken, with a desire go alleviate or help them bear their sufferings.

The man who most patiently studies how to put into his mind the seeds of strong, wholesome, and charitable thoughts, will obtain the best results in life, and will gain greater knowledge of truth. Growth – gain – necessitates sacrifice – loss. Positive Affirmations Power Guide. The gardener digs in the weeds in order that they may feed, with their decay, the plants which are good for food; and the Tree of Wisdom can only flourish on the compost of uprooted follies. The weak man, the foolish man, does small things carelessly, and meanly, hankering the while after, some greater work for which, in his neglect and inability in small matters, he is ceaselessly advertising his incapacity.


Look not about for magical formulas, for strained and artificial methods. Numbers of byway are today suffering the fiery torments of an unforgiving spirit, and only when they make an effort to overcome that spirit can they know what a cruel and exacting taskmaster they are serving. Overcome it there where it is wont buways assert itself. It consists in overcoming the daily proneness to selfish thoughts and acts; it is practised in our common intercourse with others; and it is found in the hour of tumult and temptation.

Bywyas a Man Thinks.

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It is on such self-delusion as this that self-pity and self-martyrdom ever wait, and its self-inflicted misery is regarded by the deluded one as a holy and religious burden which he or she is called upon to bear. Aug 16, Ana rated it it was amazing. Let each man wheel with steady sway Round the task that rules the day, And do his best.

How do you commence your duties? He is never a strong, useful character, but a mere fantastic specialist in some psychological trick. You cannot, of course, do this with a being whose wisdom and experience are greater bways your own; nor can you do it with any if you regard yourself as being on a higher plane than others for egotism and sympathy cannot dwell togetherbut you can bywaye it with all those who are involved in sins and sufferings from which you have successfully extricated yourself, and, though your sympathy lbessedness embrace and overshadow the man whose greatness is beyond you, yet you can place yourself in such an attitude towards him as to receive the protection of his larger sympathy and so make for yourself an easier way out of the sins and sufferings by which you are t enchained.

Blessed indeed is he who is free from all envy and malice, and can rejoice and be glad when he hears of the good fortune of those who regard him as an enemy. Well, the mark is still shining.