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Choose a private space where you can be undisturbed, this will be used on a daily basis, preferable at the same time of day or night. Sit erect and comfortably but do not lounge. Let your thoughts roam where they will while being perfectly still for at least fifteen minutes. advance at your own pace up to half an hour. It is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body. Continue this for at least three days a week until you secure full control of your corporeal being.
“Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.” -- Thomas Fuller
“No brain is stronger than its weakest think.” -- Thomas L Masson
“We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.” -- Earl of Beaconsfield “Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.” -- Sir Thomas Brown
Always take the same room, the same chair, and the same position, if possible. In some cases it is not convenient to take the same room, in this case simply make the best use of such conditions as may be available. Now be perfectly still as before, but inhibit all thought; this will give you control over all thoughts of care, worry and fear, and will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire. It is absolutely essential that you secure control of your thoughts for at least a few moments. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery, advance at your own pace up to an hour.
"Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance." -- James Allen
is ready to function. worry. for one hour daily until you gain complete mastery. meanwhile progressively stilling the mind. care. .Still both the body and the mind. Now the Solar Plexus. fear and anxiety. Continue this exercise. Mentally relax every nerve and muscle. Relaxation allows the mental faculties to exercise their greatest freedom. Physically “letgo” (relax). until you feel at peace with yourself and the world. It is absolutely essential to maintain the body immobile yet relaxed. Tensions cause mental unrest producing.
” -.ORANGE BELT “Concentration is the secret of strength.” -.Bhagaved Gita .by Ralph Waldo Emerson “For him who has no concentration. there is no tranquility.
It is absolutely essential to maintain the body immobile yet relaxed. eliminating and completely destroying these negative and destructive thoughts. anger. meanwhile relax the mind. . You must succeed in dismissing. After taking your usual position. then mentally let go of all adverse conditions. Let go mentally. worry. “Let go. for an hour daily. sorrow." Mentally determining to do so. such as hatred. remove all tension by completely relaxing. The next step is mental freedom. jealousy. by voluntary intention and persistence. trouble or disappointment of any kind. because they are the seed which is constantly germinating into discordant conditions of every conceivable kind and description. envy. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.
that from time immemorial has led the people to believe in special providence. This is the Law from which there is no escape. And it is this Law.Wilmans .PURPLE BELT "There is nothing truer than that the quality of thought which we entertain correlates certain externals in the outside world. this correlative of the thought with its object." -.
Persistence will win. everything complete. But do not let that discourage you. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. Make a complete mental picture of it. see the buildings. but persistence requires that you practice these exercises every day without fail. friends. the grounds. associations. for an hour daily. the trees. At first. except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate. you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun. Mentally select a place which has pleasant associations. .
" -.BLUE BELT “The assumption that seeing is believing makes us susceptible to visual deceptions.” -.Kathleen Hall Jamieson "Faith means not wanting to know what is true.Friedrich Nietzsche .
note every detail shown on the photograph carefully. Bring a photograph with you to the same seat in the same room in the same position as heretofore. Now cover it and close your eyes and try to see it mentally. the way the hair is arranged. for an hour daily. the clothing. repeat the process until you can. Examine it closely at least ten minutes. . Continue this exercise in “attention” until you gain complete mastery. in fact. note the expression of the eyes. the form of the features.
without exercise of will. we content ourselves that friendship is a Reality. and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.” -. by natural impulse.that it is built upon a rock. that is.Douglas Fairbanks . and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory. indicated by a sense of duty. And that.GREEN BELT " … I remember you and recall you without effort. and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it. I take it. and not a Fancy -. and call their faces out of the shadows. When we think of friends. or of obligation. is the only sort of remembering worth the having.
. now talk to them about some subject of mutual interest. the furniture. see their expression change to a smile. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. recall the conversation. see the room. now see their face. for an hour daily. catch their attention by telling an adventure story See their eyes fill with a sense of fun or excitement.1st degree Visualize a friend. see it distinctly. see them exactly as you last saw them. Now.
Brown 1st degree “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. should keep his friendship in constant repair.by Elbert Hubbard "If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life. he will soon find himself left alone. Sir.Samuel Johnson . A man." -.” -.
2nd degree Visualize an object. Follow the process of fabrication and all the details as well as all the people involved in the processes. of which we seldom think. Engineer and Designers conceiving of the idea and developing all the design and concept plans in order to create something that previously did not exist. but from where did the order come to plan it? Probably there was something similar in existence long before it was thought of. example: a car. if someone had not discovered the law by which this stays in one piece and fulfills its function safely it could not have come into existence at all. the things which we supposed to be of no importance are seen to be the only really vital things in existence. a boat or a building. go back still further and see the Architect. it is now only a thought existing in the brain of the designer. so that our line of thought begins with an object and ends with ourselves. Probably. raw materials as they were fabricated. possibly from earlier clients or investors. go still further back. it no longer exists. and a little further reflection will develop the most important fact of all and that is. let the thought carry you back still further in order to determine why they planned it. for an hour daily. When the thought has been trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance. and that whoever gave the order had generated the money. This law or laws have revolutionized every kind object and without which there existence would not be possible. the uninteresting interesting. . How did it come to be where it is. you will see that you are now so far back that it is something intangible. Who wrote these laws? Whom do they represent? They represent you and me. and we find in the last analysis that our own thought is responsible for this and many other things. processed and extracted or cultivated. there are laws and specifications designed by government that regulate the design and fabrication process. see its present context. the insignificant becomes significant. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. how did it come into existence in the first place? Be a careful observer. Contemplate its purpose for being.
From the Sanskrit. The Splendor of Beauty. Look well. For Yesterday is but a Dream. . and Every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. therefore. The Bliss of Growth. The Glory of Action. In Its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your existence.Brown 2nd degree Look To This Day For it is Life. the very Life of Life. And tomorrow is only a Vision: But Today well lived makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness. to This Day! -.
Every success has been accomplished by persistent concentration upon the object in view. . bring it from the unseen into the seen. for an hour daily. and now if you will concentrate intently you will become conscious of a fragrance. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. something which is alive and beginning to search for the means of subsistence. care for it. a flower. that each cell is intelligent. plant the tiny seed. whether you are concentrating on health. see the seed burst. it is now a living thing. watch them shoot out in all directions and remember that they are living cells dividing and subdividing. and then the tiny stems.3rd degree Visualize a plant. that it knows what is wants and knows how to get it. place it where it will get the direct rays of the morning sun. it is the fragrance of the flower as the breeze gently sways the beautiful creation which you have visualized. See the stem shoot forward and upward. each one holding aloft a bud. a complicated business proposition or any other problem of life. it will become very real to you. and that they will soon number millions. see how perfect and symmetrical each branch is formed. and as you watch you see the bud begin to unfold and your favorite flower comes to view. When you make your vision clear and complete you will be enabled to enter into the spirit of a thing. a favorite flower. an ideal. see it divide and form branches. the one you most admire. See the roots penetrating the earth. watch it burst through the surface of the earth. you will be learning to concentrate and the process is the same. see the leaves begin to form. water it.
since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense.A.” -. Thinking makes the man. Alcott “Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.William Hazlitt .Brown 3rd degree "Thought means life." -. B.
for an hour daily. to yellow.4th degree Select a blank space on the wall. now draw the point toward you about 10 inches. now you have a square. is merely a question of time. when you can do so draw a circle within the square. to red. mentally draw a black horizontal line about six inches long. You will soon be enabled to concentrate on any problem you may have in mind. now mentally draw two vertical lines connecting with this horizontal line at either end. . now place a point in the center of the circle. now draw another horizontal line connecting with the two vertical lines. its precipitation. change it to white. try to see the line as plainly as though it were painted on the wall. from where you usually sit. now you have a cone on a square base. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. in tangible and visible form. "When any object or purpose is clearly held in thought. or any other convenient spot. Try to see the square perfectly. you will remember that your work was all in black.
” -.Lillian Whiting “A vivid thought brings the power to paint it.Brown 4th degree “The vision always precedes and itself determines the realization. and in proportion to the depth of its source is the force of its projection.Emerson .” -.
believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them“. .5th degree Concentrate on the quotation taken from the Bible. for an hour daily. when ye pray. "Whatsoever things ye desire. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.
Brown 5th degree “Death is but the natural process whereby all material forms are thrown into the crucible for reproduction in fresh diversity.” -.who. unknown .
because each is but an expression or manifestation of the One. all are parts of the whole. . come into a deep and vital understanding. the only difference being one of degree Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. realize that it will meet any and every requirement. and bring it into manifestation. that you have exactly the same potential ability which any individual ever did have or ever will have. and realization of the fact that your ability to think is your ability to act upon the Universal Mind. get into touch with this power. there is no difference in kind or quality.6th degree Realize your unity with omnipotence. appreciation. for an hour daily.
but the doer will appear.Wilson. ." -.Brown 6th degree "Thought cannot conceive of anything that may not be brought to expression. He who first uttered it may be only the suggester.
Sho Dan or 1st Dan Begin to permeate your consciousness. "The Father and I are one" and you come to an understanding of the beauty. you are now able to say. for an hour daily. to realize the fact that you (not your body. but the Ego). It is the same in substance. in quality. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself. . the grandeur. the transcendental opportunities which have been placed at your disposal. the "I. in kind." the spirit which thinks is an integral part of the great whole.
Franklin ." -. Strengthen my resolution To perform that which wisdom dictates.Sho Dan or 1st Dan "Increase in me that wisdom Which discovers my truest interest.
for an hour daily. so earnestly. I mean all that the word implies.Ni Dan or 2nd Dan Concentrate on Harmony. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. concentrate so deeply. . and when I say concentrate. that you will be conscious of nothing but harmony.
every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view." -. but it is to science we must look for the thoughts that have shaped all thinking. keep out of your mind and out of your world. unknown .George Mathew Adams "The mind has been active in all fields during this fruitful century.who." .Ni Dan or 2nd Dan "Learn to keep the door shut.
precedent and habit. That the only way we can get ourselves to apply knowledge is by a determined conscious effort. That our actions are not governed by knowledge. Call to mind the fact that knowledge unused passes from the mind. Let the thought dwell on the fact that knowledge does not apply itself.San Dan or 3rd Dan Concentrate on Insight Focus the thought on the fact that to have knowledge of the creative power of thought does not mean to possess the art of thinking. but by custom. continue this line of thought until you gain sufficient insight to formulate a definite program for applying this principle to your own particular problem. for an hour daily. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. that the value of the information is in the application of the principle. .
" . Speak truly. unknown . The rest drift to and fro. But to every man there openeth A high way and a low And every man decideth The way his soul shall go. And the high soul climbs the high way." Horatio Bonar "To every man there openeth a way. and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.San Dan or 3rd Dan "Think truly. Live truly. And in between on the misty flats.who. And the low soul gropes the low. and thy thoughts Shall the world's famine feed. and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed.
Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. When we succeed in bringing about this mental attitude it is comparatively easy to realize our desire as an already accomplished fact.San Dan or 4rd Dan Bring yourself to a realization of the important fact that harmony and happiness are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of things. So that if we desire material possession of any kind our chief concern should be to acquire the mental attitude which will bring about the result desired. . when we can do this we shall have found the "Truth" which makes us "free" from every lack or limitation of any kind. That things are effects and come as a consequence of correct mental states. This mental attitude is brought about by a realization of our spiritual nature and our unity with the Universal Mind which is the substance of all things. This is scientific or correct thinking. This realization will bring about everything which is necessary for our complete enjoyment. for an hour daily.
H. W. It is the nature of thought to find its way into action." . Beecher “The greatest events of an age are its best thoughts. and yet not have done so memorable a thing before God as he who lets a golden-orbed thought to roll through the generations of time.San Dan or 4rd Dan "The man of success is the man possessed of the greatest spiritual understanding and every great fortune comes of superior and truly spiritual power." --Prentice Mulford "A man might frame and let loose a star. to roll in its orbit. ." -Bovee.
until you are conscious of nothing else. concentrate on abundance. direct and bring about the necessary relation. the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide. . until it is completely identified with it. 34. for an hour daily. concentrate on health. If you wish to eliminate lack. concentrate on courage. Relax completely. this is the germ cell. If you wish to eliminate fear. which eventually manifest in form. let there be no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose. Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact. 33. If you wish to eliminate disease. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. Let the thought dwell upon your object. avoid any thought of anxiety as to results. 35.San Dan or 5rd Dan For your exercise this week concentrate as nearly as possible in accordance with the method outlined in this lesson. Remember that power comes through repose.
San Dan or 5rd Dan "Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it." -.Emerson .
so that the results which you secure depend upon your perception of law in the mighty domain of causation. seek insight. Then let the thought rest on the fact that the spiritual man also lives and moves and has his being in a similar but subtler energy upon which he must depend for life. Let the thought dwell on the fact that the physical man lives and moves and has his being in the sustainer of all organic life air. and no higher fruit than that of the parent stock can be produced. . that he must breathe to live. for an hour daily. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. the highest evolution of human consciousness.San Dan or 6rd Dan This week concentrate upon your power to create. try to find a logical basis for the faith which is in you. perception. and that as in the physical world no life assumes form until after a seed is sown. so in the spiritual world no effect can be produced until the seed is sown and the fruit will depend upon the nature of the seed.
Emerson ." -. Fleming "There is no thought in my mind but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means. A.San Dan or 6rd Dan "In its ultimate essence. energy may be incomprehensible by us except as an exhibition of the direct operation of that which we call Mind or Will." -.J.
the sun does not move. and matter which was once supposed to be fixed has been found to be in a state of perpetual flux. I mean all that the word implies. the stars are not small specks of light. for an hour daily. and when I use the word concentrate. The earth is not flat.its dawn is now at hand -.when modes of thought and action must be adjusted to rapidly increasing knowledge of the operation of eternal principles. neither is it stationary. and do this a few minutes every day. Try to realize that the day is fast approaching -. You take the necessary time to eat in order that the body may be nourished. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. the sky is not a dome. become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else. .San Dan or 7rd Dan For your exercise this week. concentrate. why not take the time to assimilate your mental food? Let the thought rest on the fact that appearances are deceptive.
San Dan or 7rd Dan "Silent thought. the mightiest agent in human affairs. after all. is." -.Channing .
. or environmental. that if He is Omnipresent He must be in you. for an hour daily. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. financial.San Dan or 8rd Dan Go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that "In him we live and move and have our being" is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because He IS. you will have found the key to the solution of every problem whether physical. That if He is all in all you must be in Him! That He is Spirit and you are made in "His image and likeness" and that the only difference between His spirit and your spirit is one of degree. you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought. you will have found the origin of both good and evil.
irrational beliefs.San Dan or 8rd Dan To become inspired means to get off of the beaten path. superstitions.Haddock . unbridled enthusiasm.Unknown "The power to think consecutively and deeply and clearly." -. to get out of the rut. . fanaticism. is an avowed and deadly enemy to mistakes and blunders. unscientific theories. Extraordinary results require extraordinary means.
. concentrate on the Truth. that is. awakening. activity. nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles. Try to realize that the Truth shall make you free. Realize that the Silence offers an ever available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of Truth. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. and then expressing the wonderful potential power of the world within. Try to comprehend that Omnipotence itself is absolute silence. for an hour daily. Realize that you are externalizing in your environment your inherent soul potencies. limitation.San Dan or 9rd Dan For your exercise this week. Silent thought concentration is therefore the true method of reaching. all else is change.
and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good.San Dan or 9rd Dan "The possibilities of thought training are infinite.Marden . its consequence eternal." -. but instead leave all to chance.
action follows inspiration. every surgeon and every Red Cross nurse is defying the will of God and hospitals and sanitariums are places of rebellion instead of houses of mercy. You will then more readily appreciate the ideal man. and nearer than hands and feet. . this quickly reasons itself into an absurdity." Then try to realize that when you do "Speak to Him" you are in touch with Omnipotence. Theology is now busily engaged in apologizing for Christendom.San Dan or 10rd Dan For your exercise this week concentrate on Tennyson's beautiful lines "Speak to Him. "All are but parts of one stupendous whole. eminence flows progress. sustains. for He hears. Always the spiritual first. originates. Whose body nature is. who still cherish the idea. but there are many. after two thousand years of this kind of propaganda. if so. every physician. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery." Opportunity follows perception. the man made in the image and likeness of God. for an hour daily. Of course the necessary outcome of such extraordinary ignorance was to create fear instead of love. growth follows knowledge. Closer is He than breathing. and you will more readily appreciate the all originating Mind that forms. upholds. thou. Then let the thought rest on the fact that until recently theology has been trying to teach an impossible Creator. Then remember there are those who seem to think that sickness and suffering are sent by God. Of course. This realization and recognition of this Omnipresent power will quickly destroy any and every form of sickness or suffering and substitute harmony and perfection. one who created beings capable of sinning and then allowed them to be eternally punished for such sins. and God the soul. and so. and spirit with spirit can meet. then the transformation into the infinite and illimitable possibilities of achievement. and creates all there is.
Fleming .San Dan or 10rd Dan “One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.” -.A.
but a spirit with a body. and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. we should realize that the idea or soul of money is service. so that if there appears to be any lack. and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical. and as this thought takes form. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. channels of supply will be opened. This week concentrate on the fact that man is not a body with a spirit. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply. and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything not spiritual.Renshi Samurai RENSHI : "A person who has mastered oneself". Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire. . for an hour daily.
Francis Larimer Warner . orderly thinking for a purpose matures that purpose into fixed form."We have discovered that premeditated. so that we may be absolutely sure of the result of our dynamic experiment." -.
and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed. neither hath it entered into the heart of man. nor ear heard. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery. that you are a superb being. They have crossed the river of judgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination between the true and the false. that many are awakening to a knowledge of the Truth of the “things which have been prepared for them” they. . was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality. for an hour daily." the splendors which exist for those who find themselves in the Promised Land. realize that "Eye hath not seen.Kyoshi Samurai KYOSHI : "Knowledgeable person” Realize that this is truly a magnificent world in which we live. too.
“For me. Therefore. or they are branches of the same majestic tree.Mahatma Gandhi .” -. though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. they are equally true. the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden.
Jonathan Edwards . Smiles "Temples have their sacred images. and to these they all pay universally a ready submission. in truth." -. the ideas and images in men's minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. but. and we see what influence they have always had over a great part of mankind. The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him. but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another or to purchase any kind of self-culture. an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot.Renshi Samurai "Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed." -.S.
“You cannot teach a man anything.Galileo . you can only help him find it within himself.” -.
.Hanshi Samurai HANSHI : "Master".
“You cannot teach a man anything.” -. you can only help him find it within himself.Galileo .
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