Kuthumi: The True and Complete Œconomy of Human Life, Based on the System of Theosophical Ethics

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Estes and Lauriat, 1886 - Conduct of life - 123 pages
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Page 47 - He forgiveth the injuries of men ; he wipeth them from his remembrance : revenge and malice have no place in his heart. For evil he returneth not evil : he hateth not even his enemies ; but requiteth their injustice with friendly admonition. The griefs and anxieties of men excite' his compassion; he endeavoureth to alleviate the weight of their misfortunes; and the pleasure of success rewardeth his labour.
Page 104 - And when ye separate in the world, remember the relation that bindeth you to love and unity ; and prefer not a stranger before thine own blood. If thy brother is in adversity, assist him ; if thy sister is in trouble, forsake her not. So shall the fortunes of thy father contribute to the support of his whole race ; and his care be continued to you all in your love to each other.
Page 47 - HAPPY is the man who hath sown in his breast the seeds of benevolence ; the produce thereof shall be charity and love. From the fountain of his heart shall rise rivers of goodness; and the streams shall overflow for the benefit of mankind.
Page 106 - But woe unto him that heapeth up wealth in abundance, and rejoiceth alone in the possession thereof: That grindeth the face of the poor, and considereth not the sweat of their brows. He thriveth on oppression without feeling : the ruin of his brother disturbeth him not.
Page 34 - The slothful man is a burden to himself; his hours hang heavy on his head ; he loitereth about, and knoweth not what he would do. His days pass away like the shadow of a cloud, and he leaveth behind him no mark for remembrance. His body is diseased for want of exercise; he...
Page 16 - He hath instituted laws for the government ot the world : he hath wonderfully varied them in all beings ; and each, by his nature, conformeth to his will. In the depths of his mind he revolveth all knowledge ; the secrets of futurity lie open before him. The thoughts of thy heart are naked to his view ; he knoweth thy determinations before they arc made.
Page 49 - He is consistent with himself; he is never embarrassed; he hath courage enough for truth, but to lie he is afraid. He is far above the meanness of dissimulation ; the words of his mouth are the thoughts of his heart.
Page 41 - These blessings if thou possessest, and wouldst preserve to old age, avoid the allurements of voluptuousness, and fly from her temptations. When she spreadeth her delicacies on the board, when her wine sparkleth in the cup, when she smileth upon thee, and persuadeth thee to be joyful and happy ; then is the hour of danger, then let reason stand firmly on her guard.
Page 99 - The prudence of her management is an honour to her husband, and he heareth her praise with a secret delight. She informeth the minds of her children with wisdom ; she fashioneth their manners from the example of her own goodness. The word of her mouth is the law of their youth, the motion of her eye commandeth obedience.
Page 49 - Truth, and hast fixed thy heart on the simplicity of her charms, hold fast thy fidelity unto her, and forsake her not ; the constancy of thy virtue shall crown thee with honour. The tongue of the sincere is rooted in his heart; hypocrisy and deceit have no place in his words.

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