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Result: 'Men' (125)

Human beings can attain fulfilment only in a fraternal, collective life. Many people claim to be too busy to devote time to a collectivity, but for most of them, these occupations are in fact a form of psychological laziness; they prefer to live on ...
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...nt. So, our best solution is to work to acquire the inner beauty which, thanks to our luminous thoughts and generous feelings, will gradually be reflected by our physical body.*...
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The four elements, which correspond to the four states of matter, are contained in the food we eat every day. So, by eating, we can connect with the angels of the four elements – the angels of earth, water, air and fire – and we can ask them to help ...
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Faced with some failures, you might feel discouraged to the point that you tell yourself, ‘I am incompetent, weak and stupid.' Very well, you may well be all that, but it is dangerous for you to dwell on it. When you experience states of this kind, ...
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...When you feel anxious or distressed, react and keep your thoughts from taking a dangerous downhill direction, catch them and force them to return to this place of light and peace in you that is sheltered from adversity. If you are not vigilant,...
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If the Church has instituted what is referred to as ‘the last sacraments' or ‘the extreme unction' it is because the moment at which an individual leaves the earth for the other world is of vital importance. The aim is to prepare the soul for the ...
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In itself, the need for change is not a bad thing, but in certain aspects of life, it can be detrimental to your development. In terms of a friendly or amorous relationship, it is best to hesitate in the beginning in order to weigh the pros and cons,...
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When you feel distressed and tormented it is simply because you have become lost in the psychic regions infested with lower entities – the enemies of humanity. And these entities attack you, and if you try to fight back to make them let go, since ...
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Human beings have still not resolved the problems of life as a community. Outwardly they may have formed nations and organised societies whose members support each other, and where everyone serves the whole and benefits from it. Inwardly, however, ...
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Women have much to reproach men for, because men have for centuries used and abused their physical superiority and their authority to force women to be in their service. Men have shown themselves to be careless, egocentric, unjust, violent and ...
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In the physical realm, human beings have made gigantic achievements: we cannot help but see how scientific and technical progress has transformed life. But this is not enough, and humanity is now called upon to realize achievements that are still ...
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Why continue to uphold the belief that God punishes humans for their errors? Whatever their mistakes may be, human beings are neither forsaken nor punished by God. It is they who, through their errors, turn away from him, and in doing so they ...
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People have sometimes reproached me for the non-scientific and even anti-scientific character of my teaching. Well, they are mistaken, because nothing is more scientific than what I tell you every day, and nothing is more provable, applicable or ...
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Some days you feel inexplicably rich, happy and at peace, as if you had suddenly received a gift from heaven. But at that moment, do you consider sharing this inner abundance with those who are unhappy and alone? Learn to give some of this wealth, ...
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In moments of discouragement, artists have been known to destroy some of their works. It is normal to never be quite satisfied with one's creations, but why go so far as to destroy them? Not only have those artists harmed themselves, but they have ...
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Those who are truly directed by a high ideal never become discouraged. The mere presence of this high ideal within them, guiding and feeding them, gives them strength and hope. They know, they feel that they are walking on the right path, that ...
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It is not enough that the activities you engage in satisfy your desire for knowledge or bring you joy, relief or relaxation. You should seek an opportunity for improvement, for inner liberation, in every activity. The way people practise art, ...
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When Jesus was brought before Pilate to be judged, Pilate asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?', and Jesus replied simply, ‘You say so.' But he added, ‘My kingdom is not from this world'. For Jesus had no earthly ambitions. For him true ...
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For a seed to produce a tree, there are four necessary conditions: it must be placed in soil, watered, allowed to have air and provided with warmth and light from the sun. So, the four elements are present: earth, water, air and fire. As the roots ...
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You will never progress unless you stop to review your life from time to time and go back over what you have done and said, so you can become aware of your inadequacies and your mistakes. Of course, you won't be very happy about the observations you ...
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In themselves, the forces of nature are neither good nor bad: they become one or the other according to how we use them. And the same is true for the spirits of the four elements: the gnomes, sylphs, nymphs and salamanders. All these entities that ...
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Those who want to be successful in life must possess certain abilities and must work. But that is not enough. They must also be discerning, knowing what direction to take, who to associate with, and so on.And how do they acquire this discernment? By ...
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Any attempt to attack religion in the name of objectivity, of science or of reason is an enterprise doomed to failure, because we can no more suppress religious feeling than we can suppress other feelings. This is a domain in which reason by itself ...
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Even if you are totally convinced of the validity of your spiritual commitment, you sometimes feel tired and fed up, to the point where you begin to have doubts. You ask yourself whether all the efforts you make on the path to go beyond yourself are ...
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Medical treatment that only treats the symptoms of an illness is not based on the best principles, because the rest of the body might be suffering from other problems or deficiencies, and the treatments given to one part of the body will not heal ...
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If you have decided to follow a spiritual teaching, do not go around telling everyone and trying to convince them. Try to deepen the truths you discover, apply them sensibly and leave other people alone. Such precaution is especially necessary in ...
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Master Peter Deunov used to say, ‘If humans fall into pessimism, it's because they do not know the direction to give to their movement.' What type of direction was he talking about? Put simply, we can say that there are two directions: upwards, to ...
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... themselves have created. To help humans evolve, it is necessary to explain to them how their thoughts, feelings and behaviour affect their psychic and physical bodies. They need to be shown that whatever they do, good or bad, inevitably has a...
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If we can communicate with nature, it is because it is alive and intelligent. And it is alive and intelligent because it is inhabited by creatures that are probably invisible to us but are nevertheless very real. These creatures, which we call ...
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The ancients defined the four elements in relation to the four states of matter – the solid, liquid, gaseous and igneous. Everything that is solid they called earth; everything liquid, water; everything gaseous, air, and everything igneous, that is ...
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Discouragement is one of the most destructive states human beings can experience, as it deprives them of most of their energies. And yet, even during the most trying times, discouragement contains elements that can serve to renew our courage, if we ...
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When you start to feel discouraged or desperate, do not see the difficulties you are facing as enemies that have no right to attack you, because unfortunately they do. So you have to accept these attacks and tell yourself that, because of them, lots ...
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If we are to evolve, we must be put to the test and face great trials. We will suffer, of course, but if we come through them we will at least know what we are capable of. These trials relate to the four elements – earth, water, air and fire. We ...
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It is good if someone who has acted wrongly recognizes their mistake and regrets it, but that is not enough. Even if the remorse and the tears that sometimes accompany it are a kind of purification, to be forgiven you have to make amends.You have ...
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Whatever we want to do in life, even if our plans are excellent ones, we always meet with difficulties and obstacles. It is important to know this and to take precautions so that we never allow ourselves to become discouraged, as this is one of the ...
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In the past, spiritual teachings guided humans along the path of individual salvation. Knowledge, powers, enlightenment – everything anyone succeeded in acquiring was for themselves, for their own development, their own spiritual upliftment. This is ...
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‘Revolution!' – this is the solution most people consider when faced with injustice. They say things need to change, and they band together and take up arms. But after every revolution we find more or less the same injustices. The victims and the ...
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In order not to fall into the traps that life inevitably sets for us at some time or another, we must develop two qualities: discernment and humility. Discernment is a quality of the intellect, and humility a quality of the heart.Discernment allows ...
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...s they themselves possess. Each human being can see only through their own eyes, and it is their thoughts and feelings that determine what they see. If you meet people who talk to you only about the shortcomings and bad behaviour of others, kno...
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Daily life is a series of encounters to which we do not pay enough attention. What are breathing, eating, drinking, washing, receiving the sun's light and warmth if not encounters with the four elements – earth, water, air and fire? Our whole ...
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In order to live and confront all conditions in life, it is important to strengthen one's character. Otherwise, what can be done about people who are unable to bear the slightest difficulty, the slightest obstacle? This nervous sensitivity, which is ...
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So you want to be happy? Learn to cultivate the precious quality of attention. Attention sustains love; it sustains life. Pay attention not just to human beings, but also to the trees and flowers you meet on your way, to dewdrops, butterflies, ...
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To succeed in life you must of course possess certain physical, intellectual and psychological abilities, and above all you must work. But this is still not enough. In order to know what direction to go in, what choices to make, who to associate ...
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...Thoughts and feelings are currents of force. This is why you must always be careful about the quality of each thought and feeling you allow yourself to have; this must even be one of your main preoccupations. Each day, try to dedicate at least ...
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Daily life is a series of events and encounters we do not always pay enough attention to. Breathing, eating, drinking, washing, receiving the sun's light and warmth – are these not events and encounters? Not only is our life made up of these events ...
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A man had sown wheat in his field, but while everyone slept his enemy came to sow rye grass among the wheat. What is this enemy Jesus speaks of in the parable of the wheat and the rye grass, and how is it relevant to us? In fact, the enemy is in us, ...
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Too many disciples of spiritual teachings still do not understand the necessity for practice. They throw themselves into the works of Cabbalah, astrology, magic, alchemy, spirituality from India or elsewhere, and they make them topics of ...
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How is a child formed in its mother's womb? The father provides the seed, and for nine months she enfolds it in matter, giving it a body. It is the same on the spiritual plane. A Master, an initiate, can give a seed, a sublime idea, and for this ...
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Numerous men and women have left their mark on history. But to be recognized and appreciated on earth by humans is one thing, and to have heaven's approval is another, for the values are not the same. And so, most people when they arrive in the ...
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Earth, water, air and fire – the four elements – make up the substance of all creatures in the universe. These elements make it possible for everything to come into being, from stones all the way to the throne of God, including the angelic ...
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