Part Seventeen - Page 2

  1. All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of the universe have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own.
  2. Desire is largely subconscious; conscious desire rarely realizes its object when the latter is out of immediate reach. Subconscious desire arouses the latent faculties of the mind, and situations seem to solve themselves.
  3. The subconscious mind may be aroused and brought into action in any direction and made to serve us for any purpose, by concentration. The practice of concentration requires the control of the physical, mental, and physical being; all modes of consciousness whether physical, or mental, must be under control. Spiritual Truth is therefore the controlling factor; it is this which will enable you to grow towards abundant attainment and reach a point where you will be able to translate modes of thought into character and consciousness.
  4. Concentration means the transmutation of thoughts into practical values; the exceptional person has a clear conception of the meaning of concentration. There is always the cry to be; they understand that to be is to have, that they must first find the "stillness" before they can have the things added. It is only with completely free self-confidence that the goal is reached.
  5. The mind may place the ideal at just the right height; it may attempt to soar on trained wings and fly above the earth.
  6. Strength is the key to mental attainment; attribute your strength to physical freedom and mental certainties and try again; ease and perfection are gained by repetition.
  7. The astronomer centers their mind on the stars and they give forth their secrets; the geologists centers their mind on the construction of the earth and we have geology; so with all things. People center their minds on the situations of life, and the result is apparent in the vast and complex social order of the day.

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