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Selfishness, the root of the tree of evil and of all suffering, derives its nourishment from the dark soil of ignorance.
THE rich and the poor alike suffer for their own selfishness ; and none escape. The rich have their particular sufferings as well as the poor. Moreover, the rich are continually losing their riches ; the poor are continually acquiring them. The poor man of to-day is the rich man of to-morrow, and vice versa. Fear, also, follows men like a great shadow, for the man who obtains and holds by selfish force will always be haunted by a feeling of insecurity, and will continually fear its loss ; whilst the poor man, who is selfishly seeking or coveting material riches, will be harassed by the fear of destitution. And one and all who live in this under-world of strife are overshadowed by one great fear—the fear of death.
Each individual suffers by virtue of his own selfishness.
In speaking of self-control, one is easily
misunderstood. It should not be associated
with a destructive repression, but with a
A man is happy, wise and great in the
measure that he controls himself; he is
wretched, foolish, and mean in the
measure that he allows his animal nature
to dominate his thoughts and actions.
he who controls himself, controls his
life, his circumstances, his destiny; and
wherever he goes he carries his happiness
with him as an abiding possession.
Renunciation precedes regeneration.
The permanent happiness which men
seek in dissipation, excitement, and
abandonment to unworthy pleasures,
is found only in the life which reverses
all this-the life of self-control.
Law, not confusion, is the dominating
principle in the universe; justice, not
injustice is the soul and substance of life;
and righteousness, not corruption, is the
moulding and moving force in the spiritual
government of the world. This being so,
man has but the right himself to find that
the universe is right.
When I am pure,
I shall have solved the mystery of life;
I shall be sure,
When I am free from hatred, lust and
I am in Truth, and Truth abides in me;
I shall be safe, and sane, and wholly free,
When I am pure.