Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. – (pg. 45)

The true jewel of knowledge and wisdom is a consciousness which is equalised in calmness, peace, freedom, love and harmony, and a psyche of the same kind. (..) Therefore, everything is also the result of a very long and patient practice of raised lived and matured practical experience of knowledge – by means of which the norm is surpassed – about the creational-natural laws and recommendations, and about the thereby resulting effects and actions of the thoughts and their might. – (pg. 228)

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, – (pg. 45)

The human being creates calmness, joy, peace, love, freedom and harmony in himself/herself as he/she begins to understand himself/herself as a Wesen. The knowledge about that develops from the thoughts which, in their processing of facts, determine the result and extent of that knowledge. – (pg. 228)

and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene. – (pg. 45)

And, once the correct understanding is developed, then the conditions of the inner things, which come about from the law of causality – that is to say, the principle of causality – are recognised increasingly clearly…And once the human being recognizes all these things and understands and follows them, then he/she ends and eliminates all those unvalues which prompt him/her to fume, quarrel, worry and grieve, and he/she directs his/her Wesen accordingly so that it remains fir, bright and happy and lives in peace, joy and love of equalised harmony. – (pg. 228)

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. – (pg. 45)

The human being must basically learn to lead, guide and govern himself/herself and he/she must learn to adapt himself/herself to all things, situations, surroundings and circumstances. And once this is learned, then the human being is able to be please with himself/herself, and therefore he/she can have great respect for himself/herself, and indeed in all modesty and righteousness…and he/she recognizes and accepts that very much can be learned from many other human beings and that they can also be relied upon. – (pgs. 228-230)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is strongly equable. – (pgs. 45-46)

The more calm, peaceful, joyous, loving, free and harmoniously equalised the human being becomes, the more comprehensive his/her potential for thought becomes. (..) But all kinds of successes also grow with that, as does one’s influence on the environment and on one’s fellow human beings who willingly accept constructive help, of an action-based, material or purely advisory kind and wise, from those who are knowledgeable and wise and have a good amount of lived practical experiences. – (pg. 230)

The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. – (pg. 46)

The fact is that strong, calm, knowledgeable and wise, peaceful, joyous, loving, open and freely thinking human beings, who are equipped with lived practical experiences, are loved, respected and deferentially regarded by the absolute majority of humanity…For those who are searching and thirsting for the truth of the life, they are as trees which provide shade… – (pg. 232)

Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul. – (pg. 46)

What rational, evolutively thinking human being does not wish for himself/herself an equalised psyche…as well as an effectively equalised life? (..) And, in fact, for those who have at their disposal all these values and have real love, joy, peace, freedom and harmony, it never matters whether the sun shines, whether it rains,…or whatever changes may come about; they always remain calm, friendly, cheerful and equalised. This attitude corresponds to an outstanding characteristic which represents an extraordinarily important lesson on the human being’s way of the self-realisation and the evolution. And the cheerfulness is actually one of the most valuable blossoms of the life and it is the fruit of the might of the thoughts… – (pg. 232)

It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold – yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life – a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm! – (pg. 46)

The cheerfulness in a lived form is more valuable for the human being and more desirable than gold, platinum or diamonds. (..) How pathetic and insignificant the forced, or artificially called forth, cheerfulness appears in comparison, as well as mere money earning and material craving for pleasure, as well as all the human being’s vices, desires and addictions. The true cheerfulness is a circumstance of life which is based in the ocean of truth in which the waves endlessly keep everything in motion, and yet they preserve calmness and peace deep below where, beyond the reach of the storms, the life is created and maintained in an unimagined degree of diversity. – (pg. 234)

How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood! – (pg. 46)

Instead of making life a joy, very many human beings make it the exact opposite. Grumpily, they waste their lives away, ruin their lives as a result of explosive outburst, and thereby destroy everything which is beautiful and splendid…They destroy their own power for the forming of their character,…and they , create, for their own psyches and for their fellow human beings, devastating, sheer problems through hate, envy, unpeace, egocentricity and many other bad and negative factors. – (pgs. 234-236)

It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well-balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character! – (pgs. 46-47)

And, in fact, the justified question arises whether indeed the human beings who constitute the great majority of terrestrial humanity are sick with this negativism and have more or less ruined their entire lives and disregarded and destroyed their evolution as a result of a considerable lack of self-control…It is effectively indeed the case that when human beings are observed, appraised and assessed, it is, as a rule, always only a few and real exceptions who, in very regard, lead on equalised life with an equalised character,…and who possess that exquisite attitude which is the distinctive mark of actual adherence to the creational-natural laws and recommendations and, with that, of the conscious evolution. – (pg. 236)

Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt. – (pg. 47)

Unfortunately, the truth is that the majority of humanity simply lets itself go and lives in a stated of uncontrolled vexation. Uncountable human beings are driven by uncontrolled, ungoverned sorrow as well as by untamed passions, desires and bad habits, and so forth, whereby also anxiety, fear and doubt surge and abate and, with malicious turbulence, form the life. – (pg. 236)

Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him. – (pg. 47)

This majority of human beings stands in contrast to only a few really wise ones – a handful of knowledgeable ones…who are able to control, keep pure and use their thoughts and the might of their thoughts in neutral-positive-equalised form, subject the winds and storms of their unchecked, untamed and uncontrolled desires, wishes, passions, habits and other terrible things, to a consciously controlled obedience. – (pgs. 236-238)

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this – in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. – (pg. 47)

Therefore, all human beings who are negatively buffeted about by storms, be advised, regardless of wherever and whatever you are and under whatever conditions and circumstances you live: do not ever allow yourselves to drift on the ocean of the life, rather hold the helm firm in your hands and do not let any waves rip it away from you. But the thoughts are the ship of the life, and helm is the kind and wise in which the thoughts are determined and the might by means of which they are brought to fruition. – (pg. 238)

In the barque of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!” – (pg. 47)

On the ship of the life, every single human being is his/her own captain, who must not sleep, who rather must always be awake and control and steer everything. But that means that a considerable self-control has to be present in the captain of one’s own ship of life, because it is the strength which leads to the thoughts being correctly managed and their might being correctly used, and indeed with the greatest mastery. Thoughts themselves are mastery, calmness, peace, freedom and might, when they are nurtured and used in the correct form. – (pg. 238)

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