Brains and How to Get Them

Brains and How to Get Them

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...more or less perverted, and takes the form of sentimentalism. But this does not come from an over-development of this faculty. On the contrary, it is due to a false conception of the finer things in life, and is therefore caused principally by the lack of intelligence. In' concentrating upon this part of the brain, the purpose should be the development of a larger channel for the expression of true sympathy. Everything should occupy the foremost place in mind at the time. But when we think of sympathy, we should think of it as being the essence of the highest unity conceivable, and not as a mere mode of sympathizing with people. When the average person sympathizes, he usually comes down and feels like those with whom he sympathizes; he does not try to realize that finer and higher unity that exists among all things. Therefore he is not in sympathy. He simply imitates the emotions of the other person, and this is a violation of all the laws of man. To feel that deep and high unity that makes all creation one is the purpose of sympathy, and when we feel this sublime unity, we become conscious of the most beauti ful and the most tender emotions that the soul can possibly know. Accordingly, the value of such development becomes two-fold; first, the most beautiful qualities of life are brought into expression; and second the mind learns to view all things from that higher state of consciousness where the unity and the harmony of all is discerned. And here we find the secret of knowing the truth, because to know the truth is to see all things from the viewpoint of unity; it is to stand at that place from which all things proceed and to see clearly what they are, where they are going, and what their purpose in life or action happens to be. True...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977335
  • 9781236977335