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The Higher Powers Of Mind And Spirit | by Ralph Waldo Trine



We are all dwellers in two kingdoms, the inner kingdom, the kingdom of the mind and spirit, and the outer kingdom, that of the body and the physical universe about us. In the former, the kingdom of the unseen, lie the silent, subtle forces that are continually determining, and with exact precision, the conditions of the latter. To strike the right balance in life is one of the supreme essentials of all successful living. We must work, for we must have bread. We require other things than bread. They are not only valuable, comfortable, but necessary. It is a dumb, stolid being, however, who does not realize that life consists of more than these. They spell mere existence, not abundance, fullness of life.

TitleThe Higher Powers Of Mind And Spirit
AuthorRalph Waldo Trine
PublisherDodge Publishing Company
Year1917
Copyright1917, Ralph WaLdo Trine
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The Higher Powers Of Mind And Spirit

Ralph Waldo Trine
-Foreword
We are all dwellers in two kingdoms, the inner kingdom, the kingdom of the mind and spirit, and the outer kingdom, that of the body and the physical universe about us. In the former, the kingdom of th...
-I. The Silent, Subtle Building Forces Of Mind And Spirit
There are moments in the lives of all of us when we catch glimpses of a life - our life - that is infinitely beyond the life we are now living. We realise that we are living below our possibilities. W...
-II. Soul, Mind, Body. The Subconscious Mind That Interrelates Them
There is a notable twofold characteristic of this our age- we might almost say: of this our generation. It is on the one hand a tremendously far-reaching interest in the deeper spiritual realities of ...
-The Subconscious Mind That Interrelates Soul, Mind and Body. Part 2
We can make it a hovel or a mansion; we can make it even a pig-sty or a temple, according as the soul, the real self, chooses to function through it. We should make it servant, but through ignorance o...
-Subconscious Mind That Interrelates Soul, Mind and Body. Part 3
The precept for life in general and for every one is: Exhibit only thy spiritual, thy life, in the external, and by means of the external in thy actions, and observe the requirements of thy inner bei...
-III. The Way Mind Through The Subconscious Mind Builds Body
When one says that he numbers among his acquaintances some who are as old at sixty as some others are at eighty, he but gives expression to a fact that has become the common possession of many. I have...
-The Way Mind Through The Subconscious Mind Builds Body. Continued
It is through the instrumentality or the agency of thought that the Life, the Self, uses, and manifests through, the body. Again, while it is true that the food that is taken and assimilated nourishes...
-IV. The Powerful Aid Of The Mind In Rebuilding Body - How Body Helps Mind
The body looks, some one has said, as old as the mind feels. By virtue of a great mental law and at the same time chemical law we are well within the realm of truth when we say: The body ordinar...
-The Powerful Aid Of The Mind In Rebuilding Body - How Body Helps Mind. Continued
The thoughts, ideas, and even beliefs and emotions of the conscious mind are the seeds that are taken in by the subconscious and that in this great realm of causation will germinate and produce of the...
-V. Thought As A Force In Daily Living
Some years ago an experience was told to me that has been the cause of many interesting observations since. It was related by a man living in one of our noted university towns in the Middle West. He w...
-V. Thought As A Force In Daily Living. Continued
Says an authoritative writer in dealing more particularly with the effects of certain types of thoughts and emotions upon bodily conditions: Out of our own experience we know that anger, fear, worry...
-VI. Jesus The Supreme Exponent Of The Inner Forces And Powers: His People's Religion And Their Condition
In order to have any true or adequate understanding of what the real revelation and teachings of Jesus were, two things must be borne in mind. It is necessary in the first place, not only to have a kn...
-Jesus The Supreme Exponent Of The Inner Forces And Powers: His People's Religion And Their Condition. Continued
The Pharisees had gradually elevated themselves into an ecclesiastical hierarchy who were the custodians of the law and religion. They had come to regard themselves as especially favoured, a privilege...
-VII. The Divine Rule In The Mind And Heart: The Unessentials We Drop - The Spirit Abides
That Jesus had a supreme aptitude for the things of the spirit, there can be no question. That through desire and through will he followed the leadings of the spirit- that he gave himself completely t...
-The Unessentials We Drop - The Spirit Abides. Part 2
To refuse allegiance to the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, is the real sin, the only sin that cannot be forgiven. Violation of all moral and natural law may be forgiven. It will bring its penalty, ...
-The Unessentials We Drop - The Spirit Abides. Part 3
Speaking of the fundamental teaching of the Master, and also in connection with this same parable, another has said: It thus appears from this story, as elsewhere in the teaching of Jesus, that he d...
-The Unessentials We Drop - The Spirit Abides. Part 4
I have never seen any finer statement of the essential reasonableness, therefore, of the essential truth of the value and the practice of the Golden Rule than that given by a modern disciple of Jesus ...
-VIII. If We Seek The Essence Of His Revelation, And The Purpose Of His Life
If we would seek the essence of Jesus' revelation, attested both by his words and his life, it was to bring a knowledge of the ineffable love of God to man, and by revealing this, to instil in the min...
-The Essence Of His Revelation... Part 2
In Oriental countries where sandals are worn that cover merely the soles of the feet, it was, it is the custom of the host to offer his guest who comes water with which to wash his feet. There is no r...
-The Essence Of His Revelation... Part 3
When we turn to Jesus' own teachings we find that his insistence was not primarily upon the saving of the soul, but upon the saving of the life for usefulness, for service, here and now, for still hig...
-The Essence Of His Revelation... Part 4
Here's freedom to him that wad read, Here's freedom to him that wad write; There's nane ever feared that the truth should be heared But them that the truth wad indict. It is essential to remember th...
-IX. His Purpose Of Lifting Up, Energising, Beautifying, And Saving The Entire Life: The Saving Of The Soul Is Secondary; But Follows
We have made the statement that Jesus did unusual things, but that he did them on account of, or rather by virtue of, his unusual insight into and understanding of the laws whereby they could be done....
-His Purpose Of Lifting Up, Energising, Beautifying, And Saving The Entire Life: The Saving Of The Soul Is Secondary; But Follows. Continued
How he embraced all - such human sympathy - coming not to destroy but to fulfil; not to judge the world but to save the world. How he loved the children! How he loved to have them about him! How he l...
-X. Some Methods Of Attainment
After this study of the teachings of the Divine Master let us know this. It is the material that is the transient, the temporary; and the mental and spiritual that is the real and the eternal. We must...
-X. Some Methods Of Attainment. Part 2
Oh, when I am safe in my sylvan home, I tread on the pride of Greece and Rome; And when I am stretched beneath the pines, Where the evening star so holy shines, I laugh at the lore and pride of man, A...
-X. Some Methods Of Attainment. Part 3
To know that the spirit of Infinite wisdom and power which is the creating, the moving, and the sustaining force in all life, thinks and acts in and through us as our own very life, in the degree that...
-XI. Some Methods Of Expression
The life of the Spirit, or, in other words, the true religious life, is not a life of mere contemplation or a life of inactivity. As Fichte, in The Way Toward the Blessed Life, has said: True reli...
-XI. Some Methods Of Expression. Part 2
But in either case, we men and women of Christendom, to be a Christian is not only to be good, but to be good for something. According to the teachings of the Master true religion is not only personal...
-XI. Some Methods Of Expression. Part 3
There are so many different lines of activity for human betterment for children, for men and women, that those of great executive and financial ability have wonderful opportunities. Greatness comes al...
-XII. The World War - Its Meaning And Its Lessons For Us
Whatever differences of opinion - and honest differences of opinion - may have existed and may still exist in America in regard to the great world conflict, there is a wonderful unanimity of thought t...
-The World War - Its Meaning And Its Lessons For Us. Part 2
Grim war has been thrust across their very borders. One after another, neutral nations have had their trade, their industries, their commerce, interfered with, and in many cases even utterly demoralis...
-The World War - Its Meaning And Its Lessons For Us. Part 3
Then when the age of eighteen years is reached our young men would be prepared to go into our national training camps and accomplish as much during the three months through each of the three years tha...
-The World War - Its Meaning And Its Lessons For Us. Part 4
This will have the tendency of calling a better class of young men into the service; it will also do away with the well-founded criticism that army life and its idleness, or partly-enforced idleness, ...
-XIII. Our Sole Agency Of International Peace, And International Concord
The consensus of intelligent thought throughout the world is to the effect that just as we have established an orderly method for the settlement of disputes between individuals or groups of individual...
-Sole Agency Of International Peace, And International Concord. Part 2
Whether the time be slow or fast, Enemies, hand in hand, Must come together at the last. And understand. No matter how the die is cast, Or who may seem to win We know that we must love at last - Wh...
-Agency Of International Peace, And International Concord. Part 3
Our period of isolation is over. We have become a world-nation. Equality of rights presupposes equality of duty. In our very souls we loathe militarism. Conquest and aggression are foreign to our spir...
-International Peace, And International Concord. Part 4
A well-known German authority on International Law and representative also of the German government at The Hague Conference, Professor Philip Zorn, in a notable article in Der Tag some time ago, s...









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