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L. W. Rogers

Self-Development and the Way to Power

  • Sufije citiraoпре 5 година
    Such is the universe in which we find ourselves and from it there is no escape. No man can avoid life—not even the foolish one who, when the difficulties before him appear for the moment overwhelming, tries to escape them by suicide. A man cannot die. He can only choose how he will live. He may either helplessly drift through the world suffering from all the ills and evils that make so many unhappy or he may choose the method of conscious evolution that alone makes life truly successful. We may be either the suffering slaves of nature or the happy masters of her laws.
  • Hannah Pilje citiraoпре 5 година
    The theosophical idea is that the physical man, and all that constitutes his life in the physical world, is but a very partial expression of the self; that in the ego of each there is practically unlimited power and wisdom; that these may be brought through into expression in the physical world as the physical body and its invisible counterparts, which together constitute the complex vehicle of the ego's manifestation, are evolved and adapted to the purpose; and that in exact proportion that conscious effort is given to such self-development will spiritual illumination be achieved and wisdom attained. Thus the light that leads to happiness is kindled from within and the evolutionary journey that all are making may be robbed of its suffering.
  • b8325411400je citiraoпре 6 година
    Concentration produced results.
  • b8325411400je citiraoпре 6 година
    The person who fails in attention misses the purpose of life and throws away valuable time and opportunity. To give attention is to be alive and awake and in a condition to make the most of limited physical life.
  • ahenry521je citiraoпре 7 година
    But one who would free himself from the desire-nature should not make the mistake of creating a feeling of intense hostility toward the thing he seeks to escape; for hatred is also a tie. He should merely reach a position of complete indifference
  • Daniel kwartengje citiraoпре 2 месеца
    is unnatural to suffer and it is only because of our ignorance that we do suffer.
  • Daniel kwartengje citiraoпре 3 месеца
    It is as though we must pass through a long, dark room filled with furniture promiscuously scattered about. In the darkness our progress would be slow and painful and our bruises many. But if we could press a button that would turn on the electric light we could then make the same journey quickly and with perfect safety and comfort
  • Daniel kwartengje citiraoпре 3 месеца
    The thing we lack is the spiritual illumination that will enable us to look far and wide, finding the hidden causes of human suffering and revealing the method by which they may be avoided; and if we can but reach illumination the evolutionary journey can be made both comfortably and swiftly
  • Daniel kwartengje citiraoпре 3 месеца
    Today we have a friend. Tomorrow he will be an enemy and we do not know why.
  • Daniel kwartengje citiraoпре 3 месеца
    Usually we do not even see or suspect the presence of trouble until it suddenly leaps upon us like a concealed tiger. One day our family circle is complete and happy. A week later death has come and gone and joy is replaced with agony.

    Hmmm

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