The Way of Peace by James Allen

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by James Allen

Self-help Philosophy Spirituality Inner Peace Meditation Self-control Spiritual Growth

1 hour 27 minutes

The Way of Peace is a book written by James Allen in 1901 and belonging to the New Thought spiritual movement. The book reflects Allen's affiliation with the movement and references Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

The book is essentially a treatise on the importance of meditation as a "path to godhood". Spiritual meditation is the path to Divinity, the mystical ladder that leads from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace.

According to Allen, we have the ability to become whatever concept we meditate on. If you meditate on 'what is selfish and degrading, you will ultimately become selfish and degrading'. Whereas if you meditate on 'what is pure and selfless, you will surely become pure and selfless'.

To meditate is to dwell intensely, in thought, on an idea or theme, with the aim of fully understanding it, and not only will you come to understand what you constantly meditate on, but you will become more and more like it, because it will be incorporated into your own being.

The book consists of seven chapters: The Power Of Meditation; The Two Masters, Self And Truth; The Acquirement of Spiritual Power; The Realisation of Selfless Love; Entering into the Infinite; Saints, Sages, And Saviors, The Law Of Service; and The Realisation of Perfect Peace. The first chapter also contains a poem, Star of Wisdom, which captures the essence of the book.

Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace.


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James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best kn...

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The best The Way of Peace quotes

There is an unavoidable tendency to become literally the embodiment of that quality upon which one most constantly thinks.


The first meditation is the meditation of love, in which you so adjust your heart that you long for the weal and welfare of all beings, including the happiness of your enemies.


The measure of a man's truth is the measure of his love, and Truth is far removed from him whose life is not governed by Love.


He who would secure any worldly advantage must be willing to work vigorously for it, and he would be foolish indeed who, waiting with folded hands, expected it to come to him for the mere asking.


It is said that Michael Angelo saw in every rough block of stone a thing of beauty awaiting the master-hand to bring it into reality. Even so, within each there reposes the Divine Image awaiting the master-hand of Faith and the chisel of Patience to bring it into manifestation. And that Divine Image is revealed and realized as stainless, selfless Love.

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