Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. The Method Of Acquiring First-hand Knowledge. The First Steps. HE time has now come for pointing out the way hy which each individual may investigate for himself all the facts with which we have dealt thus far in our study. As stated in the beginning, there are no special "gifts" bestowed upon any. All may know for themselves the truth concerning the pilgrimage of the soul, the past evolution and future destiny of the world, without being compelled to depend upon the veracity of another. There is a method whereby this valuable faculty may be acquired, and the earnest student qualify himself to investigate those super-physical realms; a method by which, if persistently followed, the powers of a God may be developed. A simple illustration may indicate the first steps. The very best mechanic is well-nigh helpless without the tools of his craft. Indeed it is the hall-mark of a good artisan that he is very fastidious as to the quality and condition of the tools he uses, because he knows that the work depends as much upon their excellence as upon his skill. The Ego has several instruments--a dense body, a vital body, a desire body, and a mind. These are its tools and upon their quality and condition depends how much or how little it can accomplish in its work of gathering experience in each life. If the instruments are poor and dull there' will be but little spiritual growth and the life will be a barren one, so far as the spirit is concerned. We generally estimate a "successful" life by the bank account, the social position attained, or the happiness resulting from a carefree existence and a sheltered environment. When life is regarded in that way all the principal things that make for permanency are forgotten; the individual is blinded by the evanescent and illusionary. A ...
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Descrizione libro Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Leichte Lagerspuren - 260 pp. Deutsch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000902724
Descrizione libro Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu - 260 pp. Deutsch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000929662