A key aspect of any valid spiritual path is compassion
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In other words, a man must consider all creation and uncreation when he says “I.” If he fails to do this his success is but a transitory imitation and his down-fall sure, as in the case of Minneapolis boodlers.

It is a foolish and short-sighted business policy which ignores the Golden Rule.

To do unto others that which you would not like done unto yourself is to bite off your nose in order to leave more blood for the rest of your face.

All life is One, and the good of all is the good of each one; the hurt of one is the injury of all.

When a man realizes this his personal I has expanded and merged in the “I” of omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence which really "can and WILL” do things He has found the Sublime Self which cannot be denied. Instead of gritting his teeth and driving ahead against the will of the Whole he identifies himself with the Whole He works with All and All with him The entire universe backs him.

Clench your hands and say “I can and I will” several times in succession through closed teeth. Note how you force all the breath out of your lungs as you repeat it, and how exhausted you

feel by the effort. Why? Because you shut yourself off from the source of breath and will-power. You tried to act and will from the little skin-bounded “I” The result is that your skin-bounded self is quickly exhausted of the power it had—had from where? From the All.

Now straighten up and stand like a young god. Look upward and imagine yourself possessed of all power in heaven and an earth Imagine that all the world and the starry hosts are waiting alert and with shining eyes, to do your bidding Imagine that you are to touch the button now and instantly they will spring to do the rest. The instant you say “I can and I will” the entire powers of the universe are to be set in motion. Ah, your eyes shine and your whole form expands with gladness, you unconsciously take a full breath and “I can and I will” rings forth in its full harmony. You are filled with joy and a sense of full power. You feel that you “can and will,” and that it will

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