C. W. LEADBEATER QUOTES

English clergyman & author (1854-1934)

C. W. Leadbeater quote

The idea of God holding a grudge against us and needing to be asked to forgive us is an outrage on the Fatherhood of God.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals

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The attitude of mourning is a faithless attitude, an ignorant attitude. The more we know, the more fully we shall trust, for we shall feel with utter certainty that we and our dead are alike in the hands of perfect Power and perfect Wisdom, directed by perfect Love.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Science of the Sacraments

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It is abundantly evident that, however natural it may be for us to feel sorrow at the death of our relatives, that sorrow is an error and an evil, and we ought to overcome it. There is no need to sorrow for them, for they have passed into a far wider and happier life. If we sorrow for our own fancied separation from them, we are in the first place weeping over an illusion, for in truth they are not separated from us; and secondly, we are acting selfishly, because we are thinking more of our own apparent loss than of their great and real gain.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Science of the Sacraments

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Try to comprehend the unity of all; there is one God, and all are one in Him. If we can but bring home to ourselves the unity of that Eternal Love, there will be no more sorrow for us; for we shall realize, not for ourselves alone but for those whom we love, that whether we live or die, we are the Lord's, and that in Him we live and move and have our being, whether it be in this world or in the world to come.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Science of the Sacraments

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It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Man Visible and Invisible

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You are what you share.

C. W. LEADBEATER, We Think: The Power of Mass Creativity

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There are some whose Karma is such as to enable them to develop the purely spiritual faculties first of all -- to overleap the astral plane for the time, as it were; and when afterwards they make its acquaintance they have, if their spiritual development has been perfect, the immense advantage of dipping into it from above, with the aid of a spiritual insight which cannot be deceived and a spiritual strength which nothing can resist.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants, and Phenomena

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It has not been the fashion to be scientific about religion, but it is necessary that we should be scientific; it is time that we examined ourselves as to our faith and tried to know what we believe and why, and on what we base our belief.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals

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All life is evolving, for evolution is God's law; and man grows slowly and steadily along with the rest.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Science of the Sacraments

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If we wish to unfold the mind in our children we do not leave them to their own uncultivated taste in all these things, but we try to help them to train that taste, whether it be in art, in music or in literature.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Vegetarianism and Occultism

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The daily life is so wearisome; yet duty lies that way.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals

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The clairvoyant is simply a man who develops within himself the power to respond to another octave out of the stupendous gamut of possible vibrations, and so enables himself to see more of the world around him than those of more limited perception.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Man Visible and Invisible

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The records of every great religion show the presence of such Supermen, so full of the Divine Life that again and again they have been taken as the very representatives of God Himself.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Masters and the Path

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Vegetables contain more nutriment than an equal amount of dead flesh. This will sound a surprising and incredible statement to many people, because they have been brought up to believe that they cannot exist unless they defile themselves with flesh, and this delusion is so widely spread that it is difficult to awaken the average man from it.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Vegetarianism and Occultism

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It has been the sad experience of many that much of the best and the most beautiful is lost to those whose mental food consists exclusively of the sensational paper or the cheap novel, or of that frothy mass of waste material which is thrown up like scum upon the molten metal of life--novelettes, serials, and fragments of a type which neither teach the ignorant, nor strengthen the weak, nor develop the immature.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Vegetarianism and Occultism

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Nirvana has for ages been the term employed in the East to convey the idea of the highest conceivable spiritual attainment. To reach Nirvana was to pass beyond humanity, to gain a level of peace and bliss far above earthly comprehension. So absolutely was all that was earthly left behind by the aspirant who attained its transcendent glory, that some European orientalists fell at first into the mistake of supposing that it was an entire annihilation of the man ... nothing could be more utterly the opposite of the truth. To gain the full use of the exalted consciousness of this exceedingly elevated spiritual condition is to reach the goal appointed for human evolution during this aeon or dispensation--to become an adept, a man who is something more than man. For the vast majority of humanity such progress will be attained only after cycles of evolution, but the few determined souls who refuse to be daunted by difficulties, who as it were take the kingdom of heaven by violence, may find this glorious prize within their reach at a much earlier period.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Man Visible and Invisible

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We are called upon to obey and follow our Lord the Christ, but it is not because of any fear of Him or of the consequences if we did not follow; it is the love of Christ which constraineth us, as we are told in the Epistle for the first Sunday of Lend. It is because of our love and gratitude to Him that we must follow Him, that we must strain every nerve to make ourselves like Him. That is our reason--not fear but love.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals

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How shall we define occultism? The word is derived from the Latin occultus, hidden; so that it is the study of the hidden laws of nature. Since all the great laws of nature are in fact working in the invisible world far more than in the visible, occultism involves the acceptance of a much wider view of nature than that which is ordinarily taken. The occultist, then, is a man who studies all the laws of nature that he can reach or of which he can hear, and as a result of his study he identifies himself with these laws and devotes his life to the service of evolution.

C. W. LEADBEATER, Vegetarianism and Occultism

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If we love a person, we love him, and whatever he may do will not affect our love. It may cause us pain if he does evil, because we love him; it may cause us sorrow and suffering; but it cannot affect our love.

C. W. LEADBEATER, The Hidden Side of Christian Festivals

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