Mind Volume 5

Mind Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in trials and tribulations which the world has but little understood heretofore. If I am not afraid, if I am firm in my convictions of right, if I am sincere and true to my highest ideals, I cannot be harmed by those who do not understand me. It is indeed a great privilege to be misunderstood by the world. It indicates advancement. It means that a step has been taken beyond the trodden heath of commonplace things. All prophets of new thought have been misunderstood, misinterpreted, and often persecuted. But trials and occasions for renewed effort only brighten our wits and clear away the dross of error. The fire-brand of inquisition can ignite only the chaff and rubbish and render the pure gold of the true gospel more free and conspicuous than before. The Truth cannot be hurt, nor can its advocates be retarded in their progress. Every attempt to silence the tongue of this New Thought movement, every word of ridicule and contempt, every ignorant thrust, is but an agent of correction striking down only the follies and foibles of its sincere but fallible disciples. All the world are really combined, the most of them without knowing it, in the advocacy of this beautiful teaching--their efforts, however adversely they may direct them, tending only to administer correctives for the crassness and blunders inevitably attending the efforts of an uninspired humanity attempting to deal with inspired Truth. Thus our would-be enemies become our allies, and we are but truer for the trials they offer, stronger for the efforts they draw out, and wiser for the experiences they furnish. We fight nothing--not even orthodoxy and "Eddyism." They are all doing us and the cause we represent good, however little they may mean it. Yet we hesitate not to say...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542142
  • 9781236542144