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good part and passing on contentedly to what is allowed thee, another opportunity for action will straightway arise,-an action that will harmonize with this ` ordered life' which is our theme.
To-day I went out from the midst of trouble ; or, rather, I cast out all trouble. For it was not without, but within, amongst my opinions.
Take away opinion, and where is the plaint ` I have been harmed'? Take away this plaint, and where is the harm ?
At times facts are too strong for his philosoohy.
O MY soul, my soul ! wilt thou never attain to goodness and simplicity, oneness and nakedness, and shine throu;h the bars of thy bodily prison? Wilt thou never taste the sweets of a character loving and affectionate ? never know satiety and self-sufficiency, with every craving gone and not one lingering desire for aught, quick or dead, that serves the lusts of the flesh ; seeking no temporal respite for their longer enjoyment, no pleasant places, no favoured clime, and no congenial society ; but content with thy present state, delighted with all about thee, and persuaded that thou holdest all things needful in fee from Heaven, that all is well with thee, and all will be well that God wishes, together with every gift He purposes to bestow for the conservation of that perfect Being, good, just, and beautiful, which gives life and continuance to all things, comprehends them all, and receives them all to itself on their dissolution that it may create others like to them ? Say, will thy nature be ever such that thou canst live in communion with God and man, and thou have no word of complaint for them and they no hint of condemnation for thee ?
Against such moments of discouragement he reinforces himself in different ways-by concentrating on the task to hand, by withdrawing into himself, by contemplating the

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Wilt thou never taste what is sweets of a character loving and affectionate ? never know satiety and self-sufficiency, with every craving gone and not one lingering desire for aught, quick or dead, that serves what is lusts of what is flesh ; seeking no temporal respite for their longer enjoyment, no pleasant places, no favoured clime, and no congenial society ; but content with thy present state, delighted with all about thee, and persuaded that thou holdest all things needful in fee from Heaven, that all is well with thee, and all will be well that God wishes, together with every gift He purposes to bestow for what is conservation of that perfect Being, good, just, and beautiful, which gives life and continuance to all things, comprehends them all, and receives them all to itself on their dissolution that it may create others like to them ? Say, will thy nature be ever such that thou canst live in communion with God and man, and thou have no word of complaint for them and they no hint of condemnation for thee ? 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To-day I went out from what is midst of trouble ; or, rather, I cast out all trouble. For it was not without, but within, amongst my opinions. Take away opinion, and where is what is plaint ` I have been harmed'? Take away this plaint, and where is what is harm ? At times facts are too strong for his philosoohy. O MY soul, my soul ! wilt thou never attain to goodness and simplicity, oneness and nakedness, and shine throu;h what is bars of thy bodily prison? Wilt thou never taste what is sweets of a character loving and affectionate ? never know satiety and self-sufficiency, with every craving gone and not one lingering desire for aught, quick or dead, that serves what is lusts of what is flesh ; seeking no temporal respite for their longer enjoyment, no pleasant places, no favoured clime, and no congenial society ; but content with thy present state, delighted with all about thee, and persuaded that thou holdest all things needful in fee from Heaven, that all is well with thee, and all will be well that God wishes, together with every gift He purposes to bestow for what is conservation of that perfect Being, good, just, and beautiful, which gives life and continuance to all things, comprehends them all, and receives them all to itself on their dissolution that it may create others like to them ? Say, will thy nature be ever such that thou canst live in communion with God and man, and thou have no word of complaint for them and they no hint of condemnation for thee ? Against such moments of discouragement he reinforces himself in different ways-by concentrating on what is task to hand, by withdrawing into himself, by contemplating what is where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

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