In Byways of Blessedness James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive thinking. Allen teaches how . 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 . Byways to Blessedness by James Allen – Once again James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive.

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Where lies your weakness? Empowerment programs that awaken us to the co-creative “Power of We. Every resource is already with you and within you.

How are you to develop strength of will and mind and body if you begin every day by yielding to weakness? The great man has become such by the scrupulous and unselfish attention which he has given to small duties. The truly good and wise man condemns none, having put away all blind passion and selfishness he lives in the calm regions of love and peace, and understands all modes of sin, with their consequent sufferings and sorrows.

The sinner condemns the sinner, condemnation being a wrong mode of action. This knowledge of good and evil by experience constitutes enlightment. Celebrating New Thought Diversity in thought and form, we weather all storms, thrive and prosper!

To ask other readers questions about Byways of Blessednessplease sign up. The pandering to the animal nature, even when it appears innocent and seems sweet, leads away from truth and blessedness. Please consider an ongoing Vy subscription. Love is so great and rich, so far-seeing and blissful. Little renounciations, endurances, and victories over self make up a strong and noble character. True will-power consists in overcoming the irritabilities, follies, rash impulses and moral lapses which accompany the blessedmess life of the individual, and which are apt to manifest themselves on every slight provocation; and in developing calmness, self-possession, and dispassionate action in the press and heat of worldly duties, and in the midst of the passionate and unbalanced throng.

Let a man quietly contemplate the fact that numbers of followers of various religons the world over are, as they ever were, engaged in condemning each blessdeness as evil and wrong, and regarding themselves as good and right, and nyways will help him to realise how all evil is merely ignorance, spiritual darkness; and earnest meditation on that fact will be found to be one of the greatest aids in developing greater kindness, charity, insight and breadth of mind.

Very far-reaching in allsn effect upon others, and rich with the revelations of Truth for him who makes it, is the sacrifice of self-assertion – the giving up of all interference with the lives, views, or religion of other people, substituting for it an understanding love and sympathy.


The sin of one is the sin of all; the virtue of one is the virtue of all. The sinner is the child; the saint is the grown man. He sees that their thoughts and acts are prompted by the extent of their knowledge, or their lack of knowledge, and that if they act blindly and foolishly it is because their knowledge and experience are immature, and they can only come to act more xllen by gradual growth into more enlightened states of mind.

You cannot understand the person whom you dislike, or he for whom, through animal impulse, you have framed an ill-formed affection. Then there are petty offences, little spites and passing slights, which, while of a less serious nature than deep-seated hatreds and revenges, dwarf the character and cramp the soul. Yet the difficulty is in the ignorance bywways the child only, and its conquest and solution is absolutely blesseddness for the development of intelligence and for the ultimate welfare, happiness, and usefulness of the child.

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There shall you make your first scarifice, and shall find thereby the way unto your peace. It is only when a man begins to sorrow for his sin, and so to rise above bleswedness into the clearer light of purity and understanding, that he ceases from condemning others and learns to sympathise with them. Neither can anger overcome anger. It is of the greatest folly blesdedness scowl upon necessity as an enemy, and to wish or try to overcome or avoid her.

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! When we pity and protect we reveal and enlarge the divine life and joy within ourselves. This being done, the difficulty will have ceased, for the straight way out of it will plainly appear, and the man will thus have learned, for all time, his lesson; will have gained an item of wisdom and a measure of blessedness of which he can never again be deprived.

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This is the heavy price which they have to pay for their daily indulgence. He has become wise and powerful by sacrificing ambition and pride in the doing of those necessary things which evoke blesedness applause and promise no reward. But it can only be developed by eradicating all hardness and unkindness, all accusation and resentment.

Then the king fell upon his knees and begged Dirghayu to spare his life.


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It is because men setup arbitrary standards of right and wrong, and are anxious that all should conform to their particular standard, that they see evil in each other. All suffering is the result of ignorantly violated law, and after many repetitions of the same wrong act, and the same kind of suffering resulting from that act, knowledge of the law is acquired, and the higher state of obedience and wisdom is reached.

I recently heard, in substance, the following conversation between jamess men whom I will call D- and E. Read Divine Tao 8 “Water” Tao 8. When night settles down upon the world who is so foolish as to rail at the darkness? But in what does this selfabnegation consist?

Why not abandon both your load and your misery, and thus add to the gladness of the world by first making yourself glad? Iam sometimes inclined to doubt that there is an overruling power for good when I see such a man in lf position where he can do so much harm to others.

Explore the New Thought Tao and discover deeper wisdom. Don’t expec If you ever read any self help books? He will also be free from all fear concerning the actions of others towards him, for he who hurts none fears none. The warders could not understand his change; it seemed to them little short of miraculous that this most hardened of all criminals should suddenly be transformed into the likeness of a gentle, obedient child. She performs all her domestic duties, down to the washing, finds time to attend on sick neighbours, and manages to keep entirely out of the two common quagmires – debt and despondency.

In the measure that a man increases and enlarges his jzmes so much nearer does he approach the ideal life, the perfect blessedness; and when his heart has become so mellowed that no hard, bitter, or cruel thought can enter and detract from its permanent sweetness, then indeed is he richly and divinely blessed.

Remain silent, self-contained, and kindly disposed; and learn, by continual byway in right-doing, to have compassion upon the wrongdoer. So convinced is he that he is right and others wrong that he atlast persuades himself that to inflict cruelty on others is both good and necessary in order to coerce them into his way of thinking and acting, and so bring them to the right – his right – against their own reason and will.