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“Greater Light of Spirit, Lesser Light of Matter”

“Greater Light of Spirit, Lesser Light of Matter”

      “Reason will object and say, is it not right for a man to attain the Light of God, and also the light of the outward Nature and Reason, that he may be able to order his life wisely, as the scripture directs? “Yes, it is very right; nothing can be more profitable to a man, neither is he capable of nay thing [...]

“God’s Will and the Pure Soul”

“God’s Will and the Pure Soul”

    “You ask how one who desires to follow the movements of God’s Spirit may distinguish these movements, from the natural operations of the mind. There is not, at all times, a positive certainty regarding divine movements. It it were so, we should become infallible as the angels, that is, if we were pure in intentions. We [...]

“Sun of Life Brings Knowledge and Understanding”

“Sun of Life Brings Knowledge and Understanding”

  Woman stands in praise before a beautiful night sky.   “What is the most sublime of concerts? The sunrise. God is the Sun of Life When this Sun awakens, you will see and understand the world in the right way.“If you wish to remain free, be like light. Light is free. If you wish to be strong think of light. Light is strong [...]

“Way of Righteousness Delivers from Darkness”

“Way of Righteousness Delivers from Darkness”

      “Let us therefore prepare ourselves to travel to the Lord with an undivided will and purpose. … Let us sever ourselves altogether from the love of the world,and attach our souls to Him only, and keep in mind Him only as our business and care and quest. If we have to be somewhat busied also in body, with the [...]

“Good Character Development Means Forget the Bad”

“Good Character Development Means Forget the Bad”

      “To learn to forget is as necessary and useful as to learn to remember. We think of many things every day which it would be more profitable not to think of at all. To be able to forget is to be able to drive away the unseen force (thought) which is injuring us, and change it for a force (or order of thought) to [...]

“Universal Essenes Understood Spiritual Allegory”

“Universal Essenes Understood Spiritual Allegory”

      “They interpreted the Torah and other Hebrew scriptures in an almost exclusively spiritual, symbolic and metaphysical manner, as did the Alexandrian Jewish philosopher Philo. They also had esoteric writings of their own which they would not allow non-Essenes to see. But even more objectionable to the other [...]

“Infinite Life of Immortal Spirit”

“Infinite Life of Immortal Spirit”

    “Not all things can have a life merely at second hand, that would give an infinite series. There must be some nature which, having life primary, shall be of necessity indestructible, immortal, as the source of life to all else that lives. This is the point of which all that is divine and blessed must be situated, living and [...]

“Active Knowledge Worth More than Idle Knowledge”

“Active Knowledge Worth More than Idle Knowledge”

    “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. “If your knowledge teaches you not the value of things, and frees you not from the bondage to matter, you will never come near the throne of truth. “If your knowledge teaches you not to rise above human weakness and misery and [...]

“Spiritual Humility aids Spiritual Growth”

“Spiritual Humility aids Spiritual Growth”

    “The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labor for [...]

“Essence of Man is Spirit, Not Matter”

“Essence of Man is Spirit, Not Matter”

  “The substantial existence of the soul does not depend upon serving as Form to anything: it is an Essence which does not come into being by finding a seat in body; it exists before it becomes also the soul of some particular, for example, of a living being, whose body would be the author of its soul. “What then is the soul’s [...]

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