As a Man Thinketh

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Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 1987 - Religion - 60 pages
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This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that-- "They themselves are makers of themselves." By virtue of the thoughts, which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness.
 

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Contents

THOUGHT AND CHARACTER
7
EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON CIRCUMSTANCES
12
EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON HEALTH AND THE BODY
32
THOUGHT AND PURPOSE
37
THE THOUGHTFACTOR IN ACHIEVEMENT
42
VISIONS AND IDEALS
49
SERENITY
57
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Page 8 - Thought in the mind hath made us, What we are By thought was wrought and built. If a man's mind Hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes The wheel the ox behind.... ...If one endure In purity of thought, joy follows him As his own shadow—sure.
Page 12 - A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.
Page 8 - Man is a growth by law, and not a creation by artifice, and cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of longcherished association with God-like thought.

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James Allen is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh.

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