Mind is the Master-power that molds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes, The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:-- He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking-glass. As a Man Thinketh is a classic in the truest sense: few books have been so widely read, have stood the test of time so well, have had such an impact on generations of readers, and have carried such a simple, profound message: You are what you think. Og Mandino counted “As a Man Thinketh” among the top ten success books of all time. James Allen is something of an enigma: little is known of his life other than that he was born in Leicester, England, and spent his later years in Ilfracombe where he wrote over twenty books. Of these, "As a Man Thinketh" was by far the most successful, despite the author having felt that it was a minor work. In fact, it has remained in print for a century, has been translated into at least fifty major languages, and has influenced the lives of untold millions with its powerful message. "All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts." JAMES ALLEN.
“It is your right to be rich. You are here to lead the abundant life, and to be happy, radiant, and free. You should, therefore, have all the money you need to lead a full, happy, prosperous life. There is no virtue in poverty; the latter is a mental disease, and it should be abolished from the face of the earth. You are here to grow, expand, and unfold - spiritually, mentally, and materially. You have the inalienable right to fully develop and express yourself along all lines. You should surround yourself with beauty and luxury.” DR.MURPHY.
James Allen was a philosophical writer of British nationality known for his inspirational books and poetry. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, was mass produced since its publication in 1903 and has provided a key source of ideas to countless best-selling motivational and self-help authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a result he is considered as the pioneer of self-help movement. As with many of Allen’s works, the book’s launch was quiet and its full impact was not felt until after his passing.
Dr. Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author. Murphy was born in Ireland, the son of a private boy’s school headmaster and raised a Roman Catholic. He studied for the priesthood and joined the Jesuits. In his twenties, an experience with healing prayer led him to leave the Jesuits and move to the United States, where he became a pharmacist in New York (having a degree in chemistry by that time). Here he attended the Church of the Healing Christ (part of the Church of Divine Science), where Emmet Fox had become minister in 1931. In the mid 1940s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met Religious Science founder Ernest Holmes, and was ordained into Religious Science by Holmes in 1946, thereafter teaching at the Institute of Religious Science. A meeting with Divine Science Association president Erwin Gregg led to him being re ordained into Divine Science, and he became the minister of the Los Angeles Divine Science Church in 1949, which he built into one of the largest New Thought congregations in the country. In the next decade, Murphy married, earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Southern California and started writing. After his first wife died in 1976, he remarried to a fellow Divine Science minister who was his longstanding secretary. He died in 1981.
|Category:||Self Help, Personal Development, Motivation|
|Authors:||James Allen & Dr. Joseph Murphy|