Thought Character and Developing a Good One

“The character of thought we think or put out affects our business favorably or unfavorably. It influences others for or against us. It is an element felt pleasantly or unpleasantly by others. … The prevailing state of mind, or character of thought, shapes the body and features. It makes us ugly or pleasing, attractive or…

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Unpolluted truth and knowledge for Spiritual Growth

“If thou shalt intend that which is present, following the rule of right and reason carefully, solidly, meekly, and shalt not intermix any other businesses, but shalt study this only to preserve thy spirit unpolluted, and pure, and shall cleave unto him without either hope or fear of anything, in all things that thou shalt…

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Possessive Ownership is Attachment to Things

“It is not love but lust—the possessive case, the very food of selfhood—which poisons the relation between the self and the external world and ‘immediately fatigues’ the soul. Divide the world into ‘mine’ and ‘not mine’ and unreal standards are set up, claims and cravings begin to fret the mind. We are the slaves of…

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Water of life, Physical and Spiritual

“The waters are not merely a destructive force, they are a necessary element in fertility. The eastern garden has a fountain at the center, from which the waters flow in labyrinthine channels to irrigate the plants. If the fountain dries up,the garden dies; if if flows with too great force, the garden is washed away….

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