From Passion to Peace

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From Passion to Peace  (1910) 
by James Allen

From Passion to Peace

From Passion to Peace

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FROM
PASSION TO PEACE
or
The Pathway of the Pure
by
JAMES ALLEN

New York
THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY JAMES ALLEN

COMPOSITION AND ELECTROTYPE PLATES BY
D. B. UPDIKE, THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS, BOSTON

Amid the din and strife of men,
The Call Divine I hear again;
Its telling is of things apart,
Above the tumult of the heart.
High o’er where sin’s dark pathways wind
Waits the wise willing of the mind;
Beyond strong Passion’s guarded Gates,
There Peace awaits—there Peace awaits.

Foreword

The first three parts of this book, Passion, Aspiration, and Temptation, represent the common human life, with its passion, pathos, and tragedy; The last three parts, Transcendence, Beatitude, and Peace, represents the Divine Life—calm, wise and beautiful—of the sage and Savior. The middle part, Transmutation, is the transitional stage between the two; it is the alchemic process linking the divine with the human life. Discipline, denial, and renunciation do not constitute the Divine State; they are only the means by which it is attained. The Divine Life is established in that Perfect Knowledge which bestows Perfect Peace.

Bryngoleu
Ilfracombe, Devon.
England.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.