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Quotes from “The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit” by Ralph Waldo Trine

Rojan Shaways
Rojan Shawayshas quoted2 years ago
To strike the right balance in life is one of the supreme essentials of all successful living.
saulerakhmanova19
saulerakhmanova19has quoted2 years ago
Here again it is the wise balance that determines all.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
For as Goethe has said—"We can never get beyond the spirit of Jesus.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
And gathering it into a few brief sentences it is this: Jesus' great revelation was this consciousness of God in the individual life, and to this he witnessed in a supreme and masterly way, because this he supremely realised and lived. Faith in him and following him does not mean acquiring some particular notion of God or some particular belief about him himself. It is the living in one's own life of this same consciousness of God as one's source and Father, and a living in these same filial relations with him of love and guidance and care that Jesus entered into and continuously lived.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
The chapter that is now opening upon the world is the one that puts Christ's own teachings in the simple, frank, and direct manner in which he gave them, to the front. It makes life, character, conduct, human concern and human service of greater importance than mere matters of opinion. It makes eager and unremitting work for the establishing of the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of right relations between men, here on this earth, the essential thing. It insists that the telling test as to whether a man is a Christian is how much of the Christ spirit is in evidence in his life—and in every phase of his life. Gripped by this idea which for a long time the forward-looking and therefore the big men in them have been striving for, our churches in the main are moving forward with a new, a dauntless, and a powerful appeal.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
theological precept or conducting some ordained observance in the pulpit; or that religion is only when it is labelled as such and is within the walls of a church. That belonged to the chapter in Christianity that is now rapidly closing, a chapter of good works and results—but so pitiably below its possibilities. So pitiably below because men had been taught and without sufficient thought accepted the teaching that to be a Christian was to hold certain beliefs about the Christ that had been formulated by early groups of men and that had come down through the centuries.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Jesus is the supreme teacher of the Bible and He came not to forbid or to command, but to place the Kingdom of God as a living force, and perpetual inspiration within the soul of man, and then, to leave him in freedom and in grace to fulfil himself.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Clericalism, Tammanyism, Bolshevism, Syndicalism—and all in the guise of interest in the people—get their holds and their profits in this way.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Strength without conscience, goodness, ungoverned by the law of mutuality, becomes tyranny.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Humanity and civilisation is not headed towards Ab the cave-man, whatever appearances, in the minds of many, may indicate at the present time. Humanity will arise and will reconstruct itself. Great lessons will be learned. Good will result. But what a terrific price to pay! What a terrific price to pay to learn the lesson that "moral forces are the only invincible forces in the universe"! It has been slow, but steadily the world is advancing to that stage when the individual or the nation that does not know that the law of mutuality, of cooperation, and still more the law of sympathy and good will, is the supreme law in real civilisation, real advancement, and real gain—that does not know that its own welfare is always bound up with the welfare of the greater whole—is still in the brute stage of life and the bestial propensities are still its guiding forces.

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Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Victor Hugo: "There is one thing that is stronger than armies, and that is an idea whose time has come.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
Jesus never taught that God incarnated Himself in him alone. I challenge any man living to find any such teaching by him. He did proclaim his own unique realisation of God. Intuitively and vividly he perceived the Divine life, the eternal Word, the eternal Christ, manifesting in his clean, strong, upright soul, so that the young Jewish rabbi and prophet, known in all his community as Jesus, the son of Joseph and Mary and whose brothers and sisters they knew so well,[E] became the firstborn—fully born—of the Father.
He then pleaded with all the energy and love and fervour of his splendid heart and vigorous manhood that all men should follow the Way that he revealed and realise their Divine Sonship, that their lives might be redeemed—redeemed from the bondage of
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
When your life is thus touched by the spirit of God, when it is ruled by this inner Kingdom, when your constant prayer, as the prayer of every truly religious man or woman will be—Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do? My one desire is that
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
talents, but primarily through the heart. It is determined by the way that brilliant intellect, great talents are used. It is accorded not to those who seek it directly. By an indirect law it is accorded to those who, forgetting self, give and thereby lose their lives in human service.
Both poet and prophet is Edwin Markham when he says:
We men of earth have here the stuff Of Paradise—we have enough! We need no other stones to build The stairs into the Unfulfilled— No other ivory for the doors— No other marble for the floors— No other cedar for the beam And dome of man's immortal dream.
Here on the paths of every day— Here on the common human way, Is all the stuff the gods would take To build a
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
greatness by seeking it directly. It comes not primarily through brilliant intellect, great talents, but primarily through the heart
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
The man of exceptional ability, of more than ordinary talent, will hereafter look for his rewards, for his honours, not in one direction but in two—first, and foremost, in some public work accomplished, and, secondarily, in wealth acquired
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
In a recent public address in New York, the head of one of the largest plants in the world, and who starting with nothing has accumulated a fortune of many millions, said: "The only thing I am proud of—prouder of than that I have amassed a great fortune—is that I established the first manual training school in Pennsylvania. The greatest delight of my life is to see the advancement of the young men who have come up about me.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
According to the teachings of the Master true religion is not only personal salvation, but it is giving one's self through all of one's best efforts to actualise the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
But in either case, we men and women of Christendom, to be a Christian is not only to be good, but to be good for something.
Michael Dennis
Michael Dennishas quoted3 years ago
In seeking to define the spiritual life, it were better to regard the world as the expression of the Divine mind.
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