Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Faith in Oneself

Faith in Oneself
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The ideal of faith in ourselves is of the greatest help to us. if faith in ourselves has been more extensively taught or practised, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Throughout the history of mankind, if any motive power has been more potent than another in lives of all great men and women, it is that faith in themselves. Born with the consiousness they were to be great, they became great. Let a man go down as much as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. But it is better for us that we should know it from very first.
To the man who has began to hate himself the gate to degeneration has already opened and same is true of a nation.
our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. He who has not faith in himself can never have faith in God.
whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be, if you think yourself strong, strong you will be; if you think yourself impure, impure you will be; if you think yourself pure; pure you will be. This teaches us not to think ourselves as weak, but as strong, omnipotent, omniscient. No matter that I have not expressed it yet, it is in me. All knowledge is in me, all power, all purity and all freedom. Why cannot i express this knowledge? because I donot believe in it. let me believe in it, it must and will come out.
The history of the world is history of few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the divinity within. you can do anything. you fail only when you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power. As soon as a man or nation loses faith, death comes.

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