By James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Written via a famous authority on nontraditional non secular movements, this resource is the most accomplished books on angels and similar issues at present to be had. greater than three hundred entries are incorporated and drawn from a number of religions, akin to Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, in addition to from pop culture. A number of angel themes are mentioned, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, vague angels nonetheless looking ahead to their large holiday, father or mother angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures linked to angels, angels in paintings and architecture, and angels within the media and literature. Angels also are mentioned when it comes to the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches.
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Written by means of a famous authority on nontraditional non secular movements, this resource is probably the most entire books on angels and comparable themes at present to be had. greater than three hundred entries are incorporated and drawn from a number of religions, reminiscent of Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, in addition to from popular culture.
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Then, having understood that, seek the best way of achieving lasting happiness. 6 Can you make your half-dead rose plant of life bloom again? We are usually born rich with smiles, youth, strength, beauty, health, mystic aspirations, and swelling hopes. As we live and grow, we begin to lose these riches, and the roses in us begin to fade. Why is this? The rose blooms only to die. Does our happiness come only in order to vanish? We want to bloom with good actions, fragrant with happiness, and to rest forever with the memories of those who appreciate us.
Before the mellow light of your forgiveness, all the gathered hatred of your enemies will melt away. If you are suffering from the indigestion of unkindness or crabbiness, drink the medicine of sweetness. If you make up your mind to change, start by speaking sincere, kind words to those to whom you have been unjustly harsh. First, be courteous to your immediate relatives. When you can do that, you will be habitually kind to all people. Happiness has its foundation on the altar of understanding and kind words.
It is difficult for a bad person to be good, and for a good person to be bad. Once you become good, it will be natural and easy for you to be good; similarly, if you cultivate an evil habit, you will be compelled to be evil in spite of your desire to be good. Remember: No matter how much you are accustomed to being unhappy, you must adopt the antidote of happiness. Each act of being happy will help you cultivate the habit of always being happy. Pay no attention if your mind tells you that you can never be happy.