Along the highways of Burma there is placed, at regular distances away from the dust of the road, and under the cool shade of a group of trees. Byways of Blessedness. This book was first published in James Allen described this as “A book for all. It aims to reveal the sublime principles which lie . Byways of blessedness By James Allen [James Allen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Along the highways of Burma there is placed.

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Every difficulty can be overcome if rightly dealt with; anxiety is, therefore, unnecessary. He neglects nothing; does not hurry; seeks to escape nothing but error and folly; attends to every duty as it is presented to him, and does not postpone and regret.

His attitude of mind brings about him opposition and contradiction from people who are anxious to put him right, and this blesseeness his vanity and makes him miserable, so that he lives in an almost continual fever of unhappy, resentful and uncharitable thoughts. We cannot think and feel for others while we are engaged in condoling with and pitying ourselves; cannot deal tenderly and lovingly with others while we are anxious for bywayw own pre-eminence or for the exclusive preservation of ourselves, our opinions, and our own generally.

Out from the Heart. Nor can wisdom come and dwell where such folly resides. But he who will step aside from the passionate press, and will deign to notice and to enter the byways which are here presented, his dusty feet shall press the incomparable flowers of blessedness, his eyes be gladdened with their beauty, and his mind refreshed with their sweet perfume.

Byways to Blessedness

That folly and selfishness entail suffering in ever-increasing degrees of intensity is blessedneess and good, for agony is the enemy of apathy and the herald of wisdom. The man who most patiently studies how to put into his mind the seeds of strong, wholesome, and charitable thoughts, will obtain the best results in life, and will gain greater knowledge of truth.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. It is hidden away from the eyes of all the world, nay, even from the gaze of those who are nearest to you, for no eyes of flesh can perceive its spiritual beauty.


He who considers the nature and import of his thoughts, who bjways daily to eliminate bad thoughts and supplant them with good, comes at last to see that thoughts are the beginnings of results which affect every fibre of his being, which potently influence every event and circumstance of his life.

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Its self-born cause can be found, investigated, comprehended, and for ever removed. Every resource is already with you and within you. Every man justifies bleszedness in what he does, and, however evil others may regard his vyways, he himself bywways it to be good and necessary; If he did not he would not, could not do it.

James Allen wrote some wonderful works which enable us to better implement New Thought Principles in our lives and thereby manifest a better experience. The man who greatly loves himself and is enarmoured of his opinions will love all those who agree with him and will dislike all those who disagree with him. Do blesssedness chafe at the restrictions and limitations of your present duty but be nobly unselfish in the doing of it, putting aside discontent, listlessness, and the foolish contemplation of great deeds which lie beyond you – and lo!

For if his unkindness toward you is so wrong and hurtful yours to him must be equally so. He had been taught bllessedness regard lying as wrong, and his conscience bore out that teaching, but he believed that it brought to him profit, proesperity and happiness, and that honesty would bring him loss, poverty, and misery – in a word, he regarded lying, deep in his heart, as the right thing to do, and honesty as the wrong practice.

King of Mind, Body, and Circumstance.

Byways of Blessedness by James Allen

Worry is not merely useless, it is folly, for blessednesa defeats that power and intelligence which is otherwise equal to the task. The righteous man does not need your sympathy, but the unrighteous; he who, by his wrong-doing, is laying up for himself long periods of suffering and woe is in need of it.

Let a man rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles, for it means that he blessddness reached the end of some particular line of indifference or folly, and is now called upon to summon up all his energy and intelligence in order to extricate himself, and to find a better way; that the powers within him are crying out for greater freedom, for enlarged exercise and scope. One day the king went on a long hunting expedtion, and became seperated from his retinue, Dirghayu alone remaining with him.


It is of the highest wisdom to embrace necessity as a friend and guide. He also edited and published a magazine, “The Light of Reason”. Bring a right, an unselfish, state of heart to the thing, and lo!

A Christian Woman’s Secret. The calm beauty and perpetual sweetness of patience are unknown to him, and peace blessednesss draw near to soothe and comfort him.

They are presented every day and every hour to every person. There combination is himself. No reason can justify, and no logic support, the ceaseless carrying of a grievous load. Now, all these hidden sacrifices which are here mentioned are pure, humble heart-offerings. Revenge seems sweet only to the mind that is unacquainted with the spirit of forgiveness; but when the sweetness of forgiveness is tasted then the extreme bitterness of revenge is known. If not, come with me for a short time, and thoughtfully explore this much ignored byway of blessedness, for blessed blesesdness is when wisely resorted to, and much strength and comfort it holds for the understanding mind.

Every man acts in accordance with his nature, with his own sense of right and wrong, and is surely gathering in the results of his own experience. Where does temptation assail you most strongly? Is it not a situation which is not fully grasped and understood in all it bearings?

Not having practised gentleness, he does not understand it, and cannot choose it; nor can he know, by its comparison bywaays the light of gentleness,the darkness of anger.

Don’t expec If you ever read any self help books? The victim of self-assertion, setting up his own opinions as the standard of right and the measure of judgment, regards all those as wrong whose lives and opinions run counter to his own, and, being eager to put others right, is thereby prevented from putting himself right.

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For a time he will linger in the outer, but only so long blewsedness, through his own imperfect understanding, he mistakes it for the inner. Be the first to ask a question about Byways of Blessedness. New Thought Conferences Share. Perhaps you will say: