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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Refresh and try again. Do they bestow rest, peace, glessedness, or bring these to those about you? So dark and ignorant is unforgiveness that no being who is at all wise bywas enlightened could descend to it; but its darkness is not understood and known until it is left behind, and the better and nobler course of conduct is sought and practised. He first secures a plan of the proposed edifice and then proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, beginning with the foundation.

Allen’s practical philosophy for successful living has awakened millions to the discovery that “they themselves are makers of themselves.

Byways of Blessedness. By James Allen. The James Allen Free Library

All conduct is made and moulded by thought; all deeds, good or bad, are thoughts made visible. Little kindnesses, generosities, and sacrifices oc up a kind and generous character.

Where is it sought and found? He who would be clothed in new garments must first cast away bledsedness old, and he who would find the True must sacrifice the false. But in what does this selfabnegation consist?

It is only when a man begins to sorrow for his sin, and so to rise above blessednsss into the clearer light of purity and understanding, that he ceases from condemning others and learns to sympathise with them.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Be glad that you have the opportunity of becoming stronger and wiser. He who each day accomplishes some victory over himself, who subdues and puts behind him some unkind thought, some impure desire, some bydays to sin, is everyday growing stronger, purer, and wiser, and every dawn finds him nearer to that final glory of Buways which each self-sacrificing act reveals in part.


See how in the material world everything proceeds from small beginnings. The Book of Freedom: The true Master is master of himself; anything other than this is not blessednfss but delusion. When a man abandons retaliation for forgiveness he passes from darkness to light. Sign up and get a free eBook! No man can be confronted with a difficulty which he has not the strength to meet and subdue. Out from the Heart.

Love knows no heavy toil.

There is no bysays like peevishness. Then the king fell upon blessednesx knees and begged Dirghayu to spare his life. Through the Gates of Good, or Christ and Conduct: Love is its own reward, its own joy, its own satisfaction; it is the final refuge and resting-place of passion-tortured souls.

If a man thinks he is separated from another by virtue of his superior holiness he is not so separated, and his darkness and delusion are very great. He has no knowledge of the law which governs human actions, and never thinks of associating his sufferings with his own wrongdoing, but believes that they are caused by the wrong-doing of others or are the mysterious dispensations of Providence, and therefore not to be inquired into or understood.

Life is growth, development, evolution, and there is no essential distinction between the sinner and the saint – there is only a difference in degree.

Byways of Blessedness

The selfish man is the ignorant man; he chooses his own way, but it is a way which leads to suffering, and through suffering to knowledge and bliss. Now, did this young man know that lying was wrong? No trivia or quizzes yet. These two common instances of wrong-doing will serve to illustrate and make plainer, to those of my readers who, while searching for Truth, are as yet doubtful, uncertain, and confused, the deep Truth that all sin, or evil, is a condition blewsedness ignorance and therefore to be dealt with in a loving and not a hateful spirit.


As a criminal he was considered one of the most callous and hopelessly abandoned, and the warders found him almost intractable. By his personal indulgences a blessednezs demeans himself, forfeits self-respect to the extent and frequency of his indulgence, and deprives himself of exemplary influence and the power to accomplish lasting good in his work in the world. O I not injured by my own wrong rather than by his?

The divine within him has awakened; a sleeping god is shaking off the incoherent visions of the night, never again to slumber, never again to rest until his eyes rest upon the full, broad day of Truth.

Such a man finds the doorway into the inner world of those with whom he comes in contact, and he opens it and enters in and dwells with them in the hidden and sacred sanctuary of their being. Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Bywzys 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.

A gate leads to a path, and the path leads to some particular destination; so a beginning leads to results, and results lead to a completion. Most beginnings are small, and appear trivial and insignificant, but in reality they are the most important things in life. Don’t expect others to accomplish them for you or hold your hands. Below you will find links to various media of Byways to Blessedness by James Allen.