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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Yet it must be made before true blessedness can be realised and known. Abandonment to Divine Providence. Is it not because my pride is piqued or my vanity wounded or my selfishness thwarted? Classic Self Improvement Book. This Mystical Life of Ours.

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Sympathy given can never be wasted. There are beginnings over which you have no control and authority- these are without, in the universe, in the world of nature around you, and in other people who have the same liberty as yourself. When a man driven by repeated sufferings to at last reflect upon his conduct, comes to see that his anger or lying, or whatever ignorant condition he may have been living in, is productive only of trouble and sorrow then he abandons it, and commences to search forand practise, the opposite and enlightened condition; and when he is firmly established in the better way, so that his knowledge of both conditions is complete, then he realises in what great darkness he had formerly lived.

The foolish man thinks that little faults, little indulgences, little bblessedness, are of no consequence; he persuades himself that gyways long as he does not commit flagrant immoralities he is virtuous, and even holy; but he is thereby deprived of virtue, and holiness, and the world knows him accordingly; it does not reverence, adore, and love him; it passes him by; he is reckoned of no account; his influence is destroyed.


Not having practised gentleness, he does not understand it, and cannot choose it; nor can he know, by its comparison with the light of gentleness,the darkness of anger. Allen’s books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities.

Most beginnings are small, and appear trivial and blessednesa, but in reality they are the most important things in life. Love is so great and rich, so far-seeing and blissful. Look not outside thee nor beyond thee for the light and blessedness of Truth, but look within; thou wilt find it within the narrow sphere of thy duty, even in the humble and hidden sacrifices of thine own heart.

As pain and bliss inevitably follow on wrong and right beginnings, so unhappiness ot blessedness are inseparably bound up with small tasks and duties. How to Allow Abundance.

There can be no peace for such a man, no true knowledge, and no advancement until he sacrifices his desire to bend others to his own way of thinking and acting.

When night settles down upon the world who is so foolish as to rail at the darkness? 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. If he knows that what he is doing is wrong where lies the ignorance? By giving himself unreservedly to his nearest duty, forgetting alike pleasure and pain, he attains to that combined childlike simplicity and unconscious power which is greatness.

Whether a man is in power or not, so long as he lives in ignorance and sin, he will reap sorrow and suffering. 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 go temptation.


What is sympathy but thoughtfulness for others in the forgetfulness of self? Read Divine Tao 8 “Water” Tao 8.

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They are presented every day and every hour to every person. How unbearably labourious her work would become!

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.

Know, then, the hidden sacrifice which it is needful that you should make. James Allen wrote some wonderful works which enable us to better implement New Thought Principles in our lives and thereby manifest a better experience. Then there is the hidden sacrifice of impure desires, of weak self-pity and degrading self-praise, of vanity and pride, for these are unblest attitudes of mind, deformities of heart.

Do they bestow rest, peace, happiness, or bring these to those about you? Worry and anxiety only serve to heighten the gloom and exaggerate the blsssedness of the difficulty. Just How to Wake the Solar Plexus.

Just as there are ways of ignorance, selfishness, folly, and blindness which end in confusion and perplexity, so there are ways of knowledge, self-denial, wisdom, and insight which lead to pleasant and peaceful consummations.

Allen teaches how to see what is right in front of belssedness and to not simply rush by. From Passion to Peace. See more by James Allen. No one is doomed to carry any load.