Menticulture - Prescription For Mental Ills
( Originally Published 1901 )
One grain of the assurance of Christ that man is made in the image of God.
One grain of respect for the responsibility of the care and culture of the Divine Essence with which we have been entrusted.
One grain of the command of Christ (implying a possibility) " Be ye perfect, as your Father in Heaven is perfect."
One grain of the example of Buddha that man can grow to perfection through the elimination of anger and worry and their brood of dependent passions.
One grain of the wisdom of Aristotle which declared that the passions are habits of the mind, and can be got-ten rid of as physical habits are gotten rid of.
One grain of the assurance of Omar Khayyam that Heaven and Hell are within ourselves.
One grain of the assurance of Christ that " the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
One grain of common sense applied to an analysis of mental handicaps and the discovery of their limitations.
One grain of the today experience of the author that anger and worry are the roots of all the passions which de-press, and can be eliminated.
Take: and then let
The ever-full, never-full bounty of love,
Sing a song, tell a tale, strike a chord, from above, Soften strife out of life, find a pleasure in giving, Sound the key-note on earth, of the Art of True Living.