Author: Joel S, Goldsmith
 
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Love God with all your heart, acknowledging that God is the only power and that there is no power in any effect; love your neighbor as yourself by refraining from all judgment as to good or evil, by forgiving seventy times seven, and by praying for your enemies; recognize the infinite nature of individual being, the corollary of which is that there is only one Self; begin to pour, in the realization that to him that hath shall be given; demonstrate God and not things; meditate on God and the things of God; and live only in this moment, which is the only moment there is.
 
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Every time we make our charities and benevolences a matter of public notice, every time we pray in public to be seen of men, every time we give expression to our religious convictions in public, we are glorifying our own ego, trying to show forth how much we do or how much we know.
 
 
 
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It is the height of egotism to say: "I am good; I have understanding; I am moral; I am generous; I am benevolent." If any qualities of good are manifesting through us, let us not call ourselves good, but recognize these qualities as the activity of God.
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