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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 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 of blessedness By James Allen [James Allen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Along the highways of Burma there is placed.

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Hateful, angry, envious, covetous, and impure thoughts are wrong beginnings, which lead to painful results. Not one of them can be made until the fault is first silently acknowledged and confessed. As pain and bliss inevitably follow on wrong and right beginnings, so unhappiness and blessedness are inseparably bound up with small tasks and duties.

Once again James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive thinking. He will see how, step by step, he has involved himself, and how a riper judgement and clearer wisdom would have enabled him to take an altogether different and truer course. A man must be willing to humbly sacrifice his blessednesz habits and practices because they are untrue bways unworthy, bysays for the happiness of those about him, without expecting any reward or looking for any good to blessendess to himself; nay, he must be prepared to lose for himself, to forfeit pleasure and happiness, even life itself, if by so doing he can make the world more beautiful and happy.

Sympathy is bliss; in it is revealed the highest, purest blessedness. Tudor rated it liked it Jan 12, The wise man understands and understanding, he ceases from all bitterness and accusation.

The righteous man does not need your sympathy, but the unrighteous; he who, by his wrong-doing, is laying up for himself long periods of suffering and woe is in need of it. The flagrantly unrighteous man is condemned, despised, and avoided by those who are living in a similar condition to himself, though for the time being, they may not be subject to his particular form of sin, for that withholding of sympathy and that mutual condemnation which are so rife is the commonest manifestation of that lack of understanding in which all sin takes its rise.

New Thought Resources accessible to anyone in the world with an internet connection. Having arrived at right understanding of evil by purging it away from his own heart he sees that it is a thing that does not call for hatred and fear and resenment but for consideration, compassion, and love. New Illustrated [Free Audio Links]. Passion is painful; folly is grievous; selfishness is burdensome. Sacrifice your cherished and coveted indulgence; fix your mind on something higher, nobler, and more enduring than ephemeral pleasure; live superior to the craving for sense-excitement, and you will live neither vainly nor uncertainly.


Soil Fertility, Animal Health. New Thought is universal in its ideals and therefore should be universal in its appeal. The sinner condemns the sinner, condemnation being a wrong mode of action. He has no knowledge of the law which governs human actions, and never thinks of associating his sufferings with his own wrongdoing, but believes that they are caused by the wrong-doing of others or are the mysterious dispensations of Providence, and therefore not to be inquired into or understood.

He who knows this will meet difficulties in a courageous spirit, and, in overcoming them, will evolve truth out of error, bliss out of pain, and peace out of perturbation.

Abdullah Almuslem rated it liked it Oct 06, Item s unavailable for purchase. He sees that he is one with them, that they are but another aspect of himself, that their natures are not different from his own, except in modification and degree, but are og with it.

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But when it falls upon a fellow-man Let kindliness control it; and refrain From that belittling censure that springs forth From common lips like weeds from marshy soil. He has abandoned the folly of wanting others to think and act as he thinks and acts, for he sees men are variously constituted, are at different points in their spritual evolution, and must, of necessity, think and act differently.

Byways of Blessedness by James Allen

Upon questioning him I found, of course, that he had never tried truth and honesty in his business, had not even thought of trying the better way, so firmly convinced was he that it was not possible for him to know whether or not it would be productive or ruin.

No man can be separate from another. The selfish man is the ignorant man; he chooses his own way, but it is a way which leads to suffering, and through suffering to knowledge and bliss. It is not worth keeping a single hour, nor would it dominate you for another moment if you were not labouring under the delusion that the follies and perversities of others render impatience on your part necessary.

Byways of Blessedness

Neither can happiness inhabit blessedneess that breast that is aflame with burning thoughts of resentment. Nor can he understand the hearts of others, and enter lovingly into their strivings and aspirations. The Collected Works of E. It is the same with the liar, the slanderer, and the thief; he lives in this dark condition of mind and action because he is limited to it by blessedneess immature knowledge and experience, because never having lived in the higher conditions, he has no knowledge of them, and it is, to him, as if they were non-existent: We must enter into their inner state and become one with them, looking through their mental eyes and comprehending the range of their experience.

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But, not living in vain desires for herself, she is relieved of all burdens, and is happy. But one day he caught a mouse – a weak, terrified, hunted thing like himself – and its helpless frality, and the similarity of its condition with his own, appealed to him, and started into flame the divine spark of sympathy which smouldered in his crime-hardened heart, and which no human touch had ever wakened into life. His character from blessednness to moment is a graduating quantity, to or from which some measure of good is added or subtracted during every moment, and the gain or loss is involved, even to absoluteness, in each thought, word, and deed as these follow each other in rapid sequence.

He who considers the nature and import of his thoughts, who strives daily to eliminate bad thoughts and supplant them with blessefness, comes at last to see that thoughts are the beginnings of results which affect every fibre of his being, which potently influence every event and circumstance of his life.

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Belssedness this was made known to the warders shortly afterwards, when, on his discharge, he took the lf away with him. Soon after the exile king fell into the hands of Brahmadatta, and was, along with his queen, executed. The mightiest river is at first a rivulet over which the grasshopper could leap; the great flood commences with a few drops of rain; the sturdy oak, which has endured the storms of a thousand winters, was once an acorn; and the smouldering match, carelessly dropped, may be the means of devastating a whole town by fire.

He never sought greatness; he sought faithfulness, unselfishness, integrity, truth; and in finding these in the common round of small tasks and duties he bleessedness ascended to the level of greatness.