Personal Heaven

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Alasdair Laurie, 2007 - Religions - 59 pages
 

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Page 34 - But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed.
Page 43 - If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame.
Page 45 - 'If good men were to govern a country in succession for a hundred years, they would be able to transform the violently bad, and dispense with capital punishments.
Page 43 - If the will be set on virtue, there will be no practice of wickedness.' CHAP. V. 1 . The Master said, 'Riches and honours are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not be held. Poverty and meanness are what men dislike. If it cannot be avoided in the proper way, they should not be avoided.
Page 43 - To give one's self earnestly,' said he, ' to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom2.
Page 49 - Though destitute of virtue, or seeking pleasure (elsewhere), or devoid of good qualities, (yet) a husband must be constantly worshiped as a god by a faithful wife.
Page 43 - The Master said, To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.
Page 32 - All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.
Page 44 - YEN Yuan asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "To subdue one's self and return to propriety, is perfect virtue. If a man can for one day subdue himself and return to propriety, an under heaven will ascribe perfect virtue to him. Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?" Yen Yuan said, "I beg to ask the steps of that process.
Page 28 - I know that good does not live in me — that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do.

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