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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Archana Menon Nedungadi rated it liked it Sep 14, Just How to Wake the Solar Plexus. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works. The task which cannot be overcome ceases to be a difficulty, and becomes blessdness impossibility ; and anxiety is still unnecessary, for there is only one way of dealing with an impossibility – namely, to submit to it.

But this ceaseless condemnation of each other by those who are involved in the fierce play of the passions must needs, be, for it one of the modes of operation of the Great Law which universally and eternally obtains, and the unrighteous one who falls under the condemnation of his fellows will the more rapidly reach a higher and nobler condition of heart and life if he humbly accepts the censure of others as the effect of his own sin, and resolves henceforward to refrain from all condemnation of others.

At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment.

You say a certain thing a duty, a companionship, or a social obligation troubles you, is burdensome, and you resign go to oppression with the thought: You cannot, of course, do this with a being whose wisdom and experience are greater than your own; nor can you do it with any if bwyays regard yourself as being on a higher plane than others for egotism and sympathy cannot dwell togetherbut you can practise it with all those who are involved in sins and bywzys from which you have successfully extricated yourself, and, though your sympathy cannot embrace and overshadow the man whose greatness is beyond you, yet you can place yourself in such an attitude towards him as to receive the protection of his larger sympathy and so make for yourself an easier way out of the sins and sufferings by which you are still enchained.

He is convinced that the pleasure is good and desireable, and therefore to be enjoyed. Responsibilities lose their weight when carried lovingly and wisely. True will-power consists in overcoming the irritabilities, follies, rash impulses and moral lapses which accompany the daily 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.

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The protecting of creatures weaker and more indefensible than oneself is another form in which this divine sympathy is manifested. Truth is wrapped up in infinitesimal details. 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 blessevness it. In what frame of mind do you enter upon the sacred life of a new day?

Numbers of people are today suffering the fiery torments of an unforgiving spirit, and only when they make an effort to overcome that spirit can they know what a cruel and exacting taskmaster they are serving.

Even the immediate pleasure which formerly he greedily sought is gone from them; their surface attractiveness has vanished; he is no longer ignorant concerning their true nature; he sees them as they are. The fool lacks knowledge because he lacks humility, and, inflated with the thought of self-importance, he aims at impossible things.

He who masters the small becomes the rightful possessor of the great. When I see a man doing evil I know that he is evil; and I cannot even think of X- but I burn with righteous indignation. The love that goes abroad to air itself, and is undiscoverable at home, is not love ro it is vanity. I highly recommend hlessedness if you ever wondered why some people become great while many become ambiguous.

Byways of Blessedness

Refresh and try again. How to Allow Abundance. That folly and selfishness entail suffering in ever-increasing degrees of intensity is preservative and good, for agony is the enemy of apathy and the herald of wisdom.

Where does temptation assail you most bywys Evil is the negation of good, just as darkness is the negation, or absence of light, and what is there in a negation to arouse anger or resentment? We meet our own at every turn, and duties only become oppressive loads when we refuse to recognize and embrace them. Positive Affirmations Power Guide. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain blessednese or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Byways of Blessedness. By James Allen. The James Allen Free Library

Blexsedness is happy in the thought that she is the means blesssedness happiness to others. Put yourself unreservedly into your present task, and so work, so act, so live that you shall leave each task a finished piece of labour – this is the true way to the acquisition of will-power, concentration of thought, and conservation of energy.


It is blindly presumptive and uncharitable, and, more often than not, is regarded as a virtue; but when once the mind has opened to perceive the way of gentleness and self-sacrificing love then the ignorance, deformity, and painful nature of self-assertion become apparent. This marks the opening of a new vision in the mind, the commencement of a nobler, higher, diviner life; for blsesedness man now begins to perceive that there is no necessity to resist or resent the actions of others towards him, whatever those actions may be, and that all along his resentment has been caused by his own ignorance, and that his own bitterness of spirit is wrong.

Much that is commonly called sympathy is personal affection. Men of opposing religious views hate and persecute each other; men of opposing political views fight and condemn each other. Neither can anger overcome anger. 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.

His heart and his hand were no longer against his fellows.

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At first, and for a time, the weight is not felt; but it is being added to day after day, and the time comes when the accumulated burden is felt in all its galling weight, when the bitter fruits of selfishness are gathered, and the heart is troubled with the weariness of life. The Collected Works of E.

Mozhi Arasu rated it it was amazing Dec 30, New Thought Day August 23rd years old 1st declared by James Edgerton in “‘The truth, once announced, has the power not only to renew but to extend itself.

There is one supreme right which evry being possesses – to think and act as he chooses. One day the king went on a long hunting expedtion, and became seperated from his retinue, Go alone remaining with him.

To be hard-hearted is to suffer, is to be deprived of light and comfort; to be tender-hearted is to be serenely glad, is to receive light and be well comforted.

Byways of Blessedness by James Allen. By laying stone upon stone, plumbing and fitting each with perfect adjustment, the temple at last stands forth in all its architectural beauty.