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The New "Secret" Revealed Here

The Science of Getting Rich


By Wallace D. Wattles

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Preface

THIS book is pragmatical, not promulgated by a Marconi or an Edison;


philosophical; a practical manual, not a and, taking the statements upon faith, that
treatise upon theories. It is intended for he will prove their truth by acting upon
the men and women whose most them without fear or hesitation. Every
pressing need is for money; who wish to man or woman who does this will
get rich first, and philosophize afterward. certainly get rich; for the science herein
It is for those who have, so far, found applied is an exact science, and failure is
neither the time, the means, nor the impossible. For the benefit, however, of
opportunity to go deeply into the study of those who wish to investigate
metaphysics, but who want results and philosophical theories and so secure a
who are willing to take the conclusions of logical basis for faith, I will here cite
science as a basis for action, without certain authorities.
going into all the processes by which The monistic theory of the universe the
those conclusions were reached. theory that One is All, and that All is One;
It is expected that the reader will take the That one Substance manifests itself as
fundamental statements upon faith, just the seeming many elements of the
as he would take statements concerning material world -is of Hindu origin, and has
a law of electrical action if they were been gradually winning its way into the

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thought of the western world for two understand. The plan of action laid down
hundred years. It is the foundation of all herein was deduced from the conclusions
the Oriental philosophies, and of those of of philosophy; it has been thoroughly
Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, tested, and bears the supreme test of
Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson. practical experiment; it works. If you wish
to know how the conclusions were arrived
The reader who would dig to the
at, read the writings of the authors
philosophical foundations of this is
mentioned above; and if you wish to reap
advised to read Hegel and Emerson for
the fruits of their philosophies in actual
himself.
practice, read this book and do exactly as
In writing this book I have sacrificed all it tells you to do----
other considerations to plainness and
simplicity of style, so that all might

Wallace D Wattles

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Chapter 1
The Right To Be Rich

WHATEVER may be said in praise of organized that man must have money in
poverty, the fact remains that it is not order to become the possessor of things;
possible to live a really complete or therefore, the basis of all advancement
successful life unless one is rich. No man for man must be the science of getting
can rise to his greatest possible height in rich.
talent or soul development unless he has The object of all life is development; and
plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and everything that lives has an inalienable
to develop talent he must have many right to all the development it is capable
things to use, and he cannot have these of attaining.
things unless he has money to buy them
with. Man's right to life means his right to have
the free and unrestricted use of all the
A man develops in mind, soul, and body things which may be necessary to his
by making use of things, and society is so fullest mental, spiritual, and physical

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unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to they are capable of becoming; this desire
be rich. to realize innate possibilities is inherent in
human nature; we cannot help wanting to
In this book, I shall not speak of riches in
be all that we can be. Success in life is
a figurative way; to be really rich does not
becoming what you want to be; you can
mean to be satisfied or contented with a
become what you want to be only by
little. No man ought to be satisfied with a
making use of things, and you can have
little if he is capable of using and enjoying
the free use of things only as you become
more. The purpose of Nature is the
rich enough to buy them. To understand
advancement and unfoldment of life; and
the science of getting rich is therefore the
every man should have all that can
most essential of all knowledge.
contribute to the power, elegance, beauty,
and richness of life; to be content with There is nothing wrong in wanting to get
less is sinful. rich. The desire for riches is really the
desire for a richer, fuller, and more
The man who owns all he wants for the
abundant life; and that desire is praise
living of all the life he is capable of living
worthy. The man who does not desire to
is rich; and no man who has not plenty of
live more abundantly is abnormal, and so
money can have all he wants. Life has
the man who does not desire to have
advanced so far, and become so
money enough to buy all he wants is
complex, that even the most ordinary man
abnormal.
or woman requires a great amount of
wealth in order to live in a manner that There are three motives for which we live;
even approaches completeness. Every we live for the body, we live for the mind,
person naturally wants to become all that we live for the soul. No one of these is

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better or holier than the other; all are alike Man cannot live fully in body without good
desirable, and no one of the three--body, food, comfortable clothing, and warm
mind, or soul--can live fully if either of the shelter; and without freedom from
others is cut short of full life and excessive toil. Rest and recreation are
expression. It is not right or noble to live also necessary to his physical life.
only for the soul and deny mind or body; He cannot live fully in mind without books
and it is wrong to live for the intellect and and time to study them, without
deny body or soul. opportunity for travel and observation, or
We are all acquainted with the loathsome without intellectual companionship.
consequences of living for the body and To live fully in mind he must have
denying both mind and soul; and we see intellectual recreations, and must
that real life means the complete surround himself with all the objects of art
expression of all that man can give forth and beauty he is capable of using and
through body, mind, and soul. Whatever appreciating.
he can say, no man can be really happy
or satisfied unless his body is living fully To live fully in soul, man must have love;
in every function, and unless the same is and love is denied expression by poverty.
true of his mind and his soul. Wherever A man's highest happiness is found in the
there is unexpressed possibility, or bestowal of benefits on those he loves;
function not performed, there is love finds its most natural and
unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility spontaneous expression in giving. The
seeking expression, or function seeking man who has nothing to give cannot fill
performance. his place as a husband or father, as a

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citizen, or as a man. It is in the use of perfectly right that you should give your
material things that a man finds full life for best attention to the Science of Getting
his body, develops his mind, and unfolds Rich, for it is the noblest and most
his soul. It is therefore of supreme necessary of all studies. If you neglect
importance to him that he should be rich. this study, you are derelict in your duty to
yourself, to God and humanity; for you
It is perfectly right that you should desire
can render to God and humanity no
to be rich; if you are a normal man or
greater service than to make the most of
woman you cannot help doing so. It is
yourself.

Chapter 2
There is A Science of Getting Rich

THERE is a Science of getting rich, and it mathematical certainty.


is an exact science, like algebra or The ownership of money and property
arithmetic. There are certain laws which comes as a result of doing things in a
govern the process of acquiring riches; certain way; those who do things in this
once these laws are learned and obeyed Certain Way, whether on purpose or
by any man, he will get rich with accidentally, get rich; while those who do

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not do things in this Certain Way, no and one gets rich while the other remains
matter how hard they work or how able poor, it shows that getting rich is not,
they are, remain poor. primarily, a matter of environment. Some
environments may be more favorable
It is a natural law that like causes always
than others, but when two men in the
produce like effects; and, therefore, any
same business are in the same
man or woman who learns to do things in
neighborhood, and one gets rich while the
this certain way will infallibly get rich.
other fails, it indicates that getting rich is
That the above statement is true is shown the result of doing things in a Certain
by the following facts: Way.
Getting rich is not a matter of And further, the ability to do things in this
environment, for, if it were, all the people certain way is not due solely to the
in certain neighborhoods would become possession of talent, for many people
wealthy; the people of one city would all who have great talent remain poor, while
be rich, while those of other towns would other who have very little talent get rich.
all be poor; or the inhabitants of one state
Studying the people who have got rich,
would roll in wealth, while those of an
we find that they are an average lot in all
adjoining state would be in poverty.
respects, having no greater talents and
But everywhere we see rich and poor abilities than other men. It is evident that
living side by side, in the same they do not get rich because they
environment, and often engaged in the possess talents and abilities that other
same vocations. When two men are in the men have not, but because they happen
same locality, and in the same business, to do things in a Certain Way.

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Getting rich is not the result of saving, or true, as we have seen, so far as natural
"thrift"; many very penurious people are ability is concerned. Talented people get
poor, while free spenders often get rich. rich, and blockheads get rich;
intellectually brilliant people get rich, and
Nor is getting rich due to doing things
very stupid people get rich; physically
which others fail to do; for two men in the
strong people get rich, and weak and
same business often do almost exactly
sickly people get rich.
the same things, and one gets rich while
the other remains poor or becomes Some degree of ability to think and
bankrupt. understand is, of course, essential; but in
so far natural ability is concerned, any
From all these things, we must come to
man or woman who has sense enough to
the conclusion that getting rich is the
read and understand these words can
result of doing things in a Certain Way.
certainly get rich.
If getting rich is the result of doing things
Also, we have seen that it is not a matter
in a Certain Way, and if like causes
of environment. Location counts for
always produce like effects, then any man
something; one would not go to the heart
or woman who can do things in that way
of the Sahara and expect to do successful
can become rich, and the whole matter is
business. Getting rich involves the
brought within the domain of exact
necessity of dealing with men, and of
science.
being where there are people to deal with;
The question arises here, whether this and if these people are inclined to deal in
Certain Way may not be so difficult that the way you want to deal, so much the
only a few may follow it. This cannot be better. But that is about as far as

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environment goes. But, aside from these general limitations,


getting rich is not dependent upon your
If anybody else in your town can get rich,
engaging in some particular business, but
so can you; and if anybody else in your
upon your learning to do things in a
state can get rich, so can you.
Certain Way. If you are now in business,
Again, it is not a matter of choosing some and anybody else in your locality is
particular business or profession. People getting rich in the same business, while
get rich in every business, and in every you are not getting rich, it is because you
profession; while their next door are not doing things in the same Way that
neighbors in the same vocation remain in the other person is doing them.
poverty.
No one is prevented from getting rich by
It is true that you will do best in a lack of capital. True, as you get capital the
business which you like, and which is increase becomes more easy and rapid;
congenial to you; and if you have certain but one who has capital is already rich,
talents which are well developed, you will and does not need to consider how to
do best in a business which calls for the become so. No matter how poor you may
exercise of those talents. be, if you begin to do things in the Certain
Also, you will do best in a business which Way you will begin to get rich; and you
is suited to your locality; an ice-cream will begin to have capital. The getting of
parlor would do better in a warm climate capital is a part of the process of getting
than in Greenland, and a salmon fishery rich; and it is a part of the result which
will succeed better in the Northwest than invariably follows the doing of things in
in Florida, where there are no salmon. the Certain Way. You may be the poorest

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man on the continent, and be deeply in right business; if you are in the wrong
debt; you may have neither friends, location, you can go to the right location;
influence, nor resources; but if you begin and you can do so by beginning in your
to do things in this way, you must infallibly present business and in your present
begin to get rich, for like causes must location to do things in the Certain Way
produce like effects. If you have no which causes success.
capital, you can get capital; if you are in
the wrong business, you can get into the

Chapter 3
Is Opportunity Monopolized?

NO man is kept poor because opportunity You may be shut off from engaging in
has been taken away from him; because business in certain lines, but there are
other people have monopolized the other channels open to you. Probably it
wealth, and have put a fence around it. would be hard for you to get control of

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any of the great railroad systems; that foodstuffs. There is great opportunity at
field is pretty well monopolized. But the this time for men who will live upon small
electric railway business is still in its tracts of land and cultivate the same
infancy, and offers plenty of scope for intensively; such men will certainly get
enterprise; and it will be but a very few rich. You may say that it is impossible for
years until traffic and transportation you to get the land, but I am going to
through the air will become a great prove to you that it is not impossible, and
industry, and in all its branches will give that you can certainly get a farm if you will
employment to hundreds of thousands, go to work in a Certain Way.
and perhaps to millions, of people. Why At different periods the tide of opportunity
not turn your attention to the development sets in different directions, according to
of aerial transportation, instead of the needs of the whole, and the particular
competing with J.J. Hill and others for a stage of social evolution which has been
chance in the steam railway world? reached. At present, in America, it is
It is quite true that if you are a workman in setting toward agriculture and the allied
the employ of the steel trust you have industries and professions. To-day,
very little chance of becoming the owner opportunity is open before the factory
of the plant in which you work; but it is worker in his line. It is open before the
also true that if you will commence to act business man who supplies the farmer
in a Certain Way, you can soon leave the more than before the one who supplies
employ of the steel trust; you can buy a the factory worker; and before the
farm of from ten to forty acres, and professional man who waits upon the
engage in business as a producer of farmer more than before the one who

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serves the working class. The working class may become the
master class whenever they will begin to
There is abundance of opportunity for the
do things in a Certain Way; the law of
man who will go with the tide, instead of
wealth is the same for them as it is for all
trying to swim against it.
others. This they must learn; and they will
So the factory workers, either as remain where they are as long as they
individuals or as a class, are not deprived continue to do as they do. The individual
of opportunity. The workers are not being worker, however, is not held down by the
"kept down" by their masters; they are not ignorance or the mental slothfulness of
being "ground" by the trusts and his class; he can follow the tide of
combinations of capital. As a class, they opportunity to riches, and this book will
are where they are because they do not tell him how.
do things in a Certain Way. If the workers
of America chose to do so, they could
follow the example of their brothers in
Belgium and other countries, and
establish great department stores and co-
operative industries; they could elect men
of their own class to office, and pass laws
favoring the development of such co-
operative industries; and in a few years
they could take peaceable possession of
the industrial field.

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No one is kept in poverty by a shortness Stuff, or Original Substance. The universe


in the supply of riches; there is more than is made out of it; but it was not all used in
enough for all. A palace as large as the making the universe. The spaces in,
capitol at Washington might be built for through, and between the forms of the
every family on earth from the building visible universe are permeated and filled
material in the United States alone; and with the Original Substance; with the
under intensive cultivation, this country formless Stuff; with the raw material of all
would produce wool, cotton, linen, and things. Ten thousand times as much as
silk enough to cloth each person in the has been made might still be made, and
world finer than Solomon was arrayed in even then we should not have exhausted
all his glory; together with food enough to the supply of universal raw material.
feed them all luxuriously. No man, therefore, is poor because
The visible supply is practically nature is poor, or because there is not
inexhaustible; and the invisible supply enough to go around.
really is inexhaustible. Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of
Everything you see on earth is made from riches; the supply will never run short.
one original substance, out of which all Original Substance is alive with creative
things proceed. energy, and is constantly producing more
forms. When the supply of building
New Forms are constantly being made,
material is exhausted, more will be
and older ones are dissolving; but all are
produced; when the soil is exhausted so
shapes assumed by One Thing.
that food stuffs and materials for clothing
There is no limit to the supply of Formless will no longer grow upon it, it will be

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renewed or more soil will be made. When boundaries and find fuller expression. The
all the gold and silver has been dug from universe of forms has been made by
the earth, if man is still in such a stage of Formless Living Substance, throwing
social development that he needs gold itself into form in order to express itself
and silver, more will produced from the more fully.
Formless. The Formless Stuff responds to The universe is a great Living Presence,
the needs of man; it will not let him be always moving inherently toward more life
without any good thing. and fuller functioning.
This is true of man collectively; the race Nature is formed for the advancement of
as a whole is always abundantly rich, and life; its impelling motive is the increase of
if individuals are poor, it is because they life. For this cause, everything which can
do not follow the Certain Way of doing possibly minister to life is bountifully
things which makes the individual man provided; there can be no lack unless
rich. God is to contradict himself and nullify his
The Formless Stuff is intelligent; it is stuff own works.
which thinks. It is alive, and is always You are not kept poor by lack in the
impelled toward more life. supply of riches; it is a fact which I shall
It is the natural and inherent impulse of demonstrate a little farther on that even
life to seek to live more; it is the nature of the resources of the Formless Supply are
intelligence to enlarge itself, and of at the command of the man or woman
consciousness to seek to extend its who will act and think in a Certain Way.

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Chapter 4

The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich

THOUGHT is the only power which can that form; as it thinks of a motion, it
produce tangible riches from the makes that motion. That is the way all
Formless Substance. The stuff from which things were created. We live in a thought
all things are made is a substance which world, which is part of a thought universe.
thinks, and a thought of form in this The thought of a moving universe
substance produces the form. extended throughout Formless
Substance, and the Thinking Stuff moving
Original Substance moves according to
according to that thought, took the form of
its thoughts; every form and process you
systems of planets, and maintains that
see in nature is the visible expression of a
form. Thinking Substance takes the form
thought in Original Substance. As the
of its thought, and moves according to the
Formless Stuff thinks of a form, it takes

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thought. Holding the idea of a circling would cause the turning of creative
system of suns and worlds, it takes the energies already working in trade and
form of these bodies, and moves them as commerce into such channels as to result
it thinks. Thinking the form of a slow- in the speedy building of the house. And if
growing oak tree, it moves accordingly, there were no existing channels through
and produces the tree, though centuries which the creative energy could work,
may be required to do the work. In then the house would be formed directly
creating, the Formless seems to move from primal substance, without waiting for
according to the lines of motion it has the slow processes of the organic and
established; the thought of an oak tree inorganic world.
does not cause the instant formation of a No thought of form can be impressed
full-grown tree, but it does start in motion upon Original Substance without causing
the forces which will produce the tree, the creation of the form.
along established lines of growth.
Man is a thinking center, and can
Every thought of form, held in thinking originate thought. All the forms that man
Substance, causes the creation of the fashions with his hands must first exist in
form, but always, or at least generally, his thought; he cannot shape a thing until
along lines of growth and action already he has thought that thing. And so far man
established. has confined his efforts wholly to the work
The thought of a house of a certain of his hands; he has applied manual labor
construction, if it were impressed upon to the world of forms, seeking to change
Formless Substance, might not cause the or modify those already existing. He has
instant formation, of the house; but it never thought of trying to cause the

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creation of new forms by impressing his many elements are but different
thoughts upon Formless Substance. presentations of one element; all the
many forms found in organic and
When man has a thought-form, he takes
inorganic nature are but different shapes,
material from the forms of nature, and
made from the same stuff. And this stuff is
makes an image of the form which is in
thinking stuff; a thought held in it
his mind. He has, so far, made little or no
produces the form of the thought.
effort to co-operate with Formless
Thought, in thinking substance, produces
Intelligence; to work "with the Father." He
shapes. Man is a thinking center, capable
has not dreamed that he can "do what he
of original thought; if man can
seeth the Father doing." Man reshapes
communicate his thought to original
and modifies existing forms by manual
thinking substance, he can cause the
labor; he has given no attention to the
creation, or formation, of the thing he
question whether he may not produce
thinks about. To summarize this:-
things from Formless Substance by
communicating his thoughts to it. We There is a thinking stuff from which all
propose to prove that he may do so; to things are made, and which, in its original
prove that any man or woman may do so, state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
and to show how. As our first step, we interspaces of the universe.
must lay down three fundamental A thought, in this substance, Produces
propositions. the thing that is imaged by the thought.
First, we assert that there is one original Man can form things in his thought, and,
formless stuff, or substance, from which by impressing his thought upon formless
all things are made. All the seemingly

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substance, can cause the thing he thinks every man who does exactly what this
about to be created. book tells him to do will get rich.
It may be asked if I can prove these I have said that men get rich by doing
statements; and without going into details, things in a Certain Way; and in order to
I answer that I can do so, both by logic do so, men must become able to think in
and experience. a certain way.
Reasoning back from the phenomena of A man's way of doing things is the direct
form and thought, I come to one original result of the way he thinks about things.
thinking substance; and reasoning To do things in a way you want to do
forward from this thinking substance, I them, you will have to acquire the ability
come to man's power to cause the
to think the way you want to think; this is
formation of the thing he thinks about. the first step toward getting rich.
And by experiment, I find the reasoning To think what you want to think is to think
true; and this is my strongest proof. TRUTH, regardless of appearances.
If one man who reads this book gets rich Every man has the natural and inherent
by doing what it tells him to do, that is power to think what he wants to think, but
evidence in support of my claim; but if it requires far more effort to do so than it
every man who does what it tells him to does to think the thoughts which are
do gets rich, that is positive proof until suggested by appearances. To think
some one goes through the process and according to appearance is easy; to think
fails. The theory is true until the process truth regardless of appearances is
fails; and this process will not fail, for laborious, and requires the expenditure of

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more power than any other work man is abundance.


called upon to perform. To think health when surrounded by the
There is no labor from which most people appearances of disease, or to think riches
shrink as they do from that of sustained when in the midst of appearances of
and consecutive thought; it is the hardest poverty, requires power; but he who
work in the world. This is especially true acquires this power becomes a MASTER
when truth is contrary to appearances. MIND. He can conquer fate; he can have
Every appearance in the visible world what he wants.
tends to produce a corresponding form in This power can only be acquired by
the mind which observes it; and this can getting hold of the basic fact which is
only be prevented by holding the thought behind all appearances; and that fact is
of the TRUTH. that there is one Thinking Substance,
To look upon the appearance of disease from which and by which all things are
will produce the form of disease in your made.
own mind, and ultimately in your body, Then we must grasp the truth that every
unless you hold the thought of the truth, thought held in this substance becomes a
which is that there is no disease; it is only form, and that man can so impress his
an appearance, and the reality is health. thoughts upon it as to cause them to take
To look upon the appearances of poverty form and become visible things.
will produce corresponding forms in your When we realize this, we lose all doubt
own mind, unless you hold to the truth and fear, for we know that we can create
that there is no poverty; there is only what we want to create; we can get what

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we want to have, and can become what your memory, and meditate upon them
we want to be. As a first step toward until you firmly believe what they say. If a
getting rich, you must believe the three doubt comes to you, cast it aside as a sin.
fundamental statements given previously Do not listen to arguments against this
in this chapter; and in order to emphasize idea; do not go to churches or lectures
them. I repeat them here:- where a contrary concept of things is
taught or preached. Do not read
There is a thinking stuff from which all
magazines or books which teach a
things are made, and which, in its original
different idea; if you get mixed up in your
state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
faith, all your efforts will be in vain.
interspaces of the universe.
Do not ask why these things are true, nor
A thought, in this substance, Produces
speculate as to how they can be true;
the thing that is imaged by the thought.
simply take them on trust.
Man can form things in his thought, and,
The science of getting rich begins with the
by impressing his thought upon formless
absolute acceptance of this faith.
substance, can cause the thing he thinks
about to be created.
You must lay aside all other concepts of
the universe than this monistic one; and
you must dwell upon this until it is fixed in
your mind, and has become your habitual
thought. Read these creed statements
over and over again; fix every word upon

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Chapter 5

Increasing Life

YOU must get rid of the last vestige of the of every living intelligence for increase of
old idea that there is a Deity whose will it life. Every living thing must continually
is that you should be poor, or whose seek for the enlargement of its life,
purposes may be served by keeping you because life, in the mere act of living,
in poverty. must increase itself.
The Intelligent Substance which is All, A seed, dropped into the ground, springs
and in All, and which lives in All and lives into activity, and in the act of living
in you, is a consciously Living Substance. produces a hundred more seeds; life, by
Being a consciously living substance, It living, multiplies itself. It is forever
must have the nature and inherent desire Becoming More; it must do so, if it

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continues to be at all. action. It is power seeking to manifest


which causes desire. That which makes
Intelligence is under this same necessity
you want more money is the same as that
for continuous increase. Every thought we
which makes the plant grow; it is Life,
think makes it necessary for us to think
seeking fuller expression.
another thought; consciousness is
continually expanding. Every fact we The One Living Substance must be
learn leads us to the learning of another subject to this inherent law of all life; it is
fact; knowledge is continually increasing. permeated with the desire to live more;
Every talent we cultivate brings to the that is why it is under the necessity of
mind the desire to cultivate another talent; creating things.
we are subject to the urge of life, seeking The One Substance desires to live more
expression, which ever drives us on to in you; hence it wants you to have all the
know more, to do more, and to be more. things you can use.
In order to know more, do more, and be It is the desire of God that you should get
more we must have more; we must have rich. He wants you to get rich because he
things to use, for we learn, and do, and can express himself better through you if
become, only by using things. We must you have plenty of things to use in giving
get rich, so that we can live more. him expression. He can live more in you if
The desire for riches is simply the you have unlimited command of the
capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment; means of life.
every desire is the effort of an The universe desires you to have
unexpressed possibility to come into everything you want to have.

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Nature is friendly to your plans. mental pleasures, to get knowledge, to


gratify ambition, to outshine others, to be
Everything is naturally for you.
famous. All these are a legitimate part of
Make up your mind that this is true. life, but the man who lives for the
It is essential, however that your purpose pleasures of the intellect alone will only
should harmonize with the purpose that is have a partial life, and he will never be
in All. satisfied with his lot.

You must want real life, not mere pleasure You do not want to get rich solely for the
of sensual gratification. Life is the good of others, to lose yourself for the
performance of function; and the salvation of mankind, to experience the
individual really lives only when he joys of philanthropy and sacrifice. The
performs every function, physical, mental, joys of the soul are only a part of life; and
and spiritual, of which he is capable, they are no better or nobler than any
without excess in any. other part.

You do not want to get rich in order to live You want to get rich in order that you may
swinishly, for the gratification of animal eat, drink, and be merry when it is time to
desires; that is not life. But the do these things; in order that you may
performance of every physical function is surround yourself with beautiful things,
a part of life, and no one lives completely see distant lands, feed your mind, and
who denies the impulses of the body a develop your intellect; in order that you
normal and healthful expression. may love men and do kind things, and be
able to play a good part in helping the
You do not want to get rich solely to enjoy world to find truth.

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But remember that extreme altruism is no Intelligent Substance will make things for
better and no nobler than extreme you, but it will not take things away from
selfishness; both are mistakes. some one else and give them to you.
Get rid of the idea that God wants you to You must get rid of the thought of
sacrifice yourself for others, and that you competition. You are to create, not to
can secure his favor by doing so; God compete for what is already created.
requires nothing of the kind. You do not have to take anything away
What he wants is that you should make from any one.
the most of yourself, for yourself, and for You do not have to drive sharp bargains.
others; and you can help others more by
making the most of yourself than in any You do not have to cheat, or to take
other way. advantage. You do not need to let any
man work for you for less than he earns.
You can make the most of yourself only
by getting rich; so it is right and You do not have to covet the property of
praiseworthy that you should give your others, or to look at it with wishful eyes;
first and best thought to the work of no man has anything of which you cannot
acquiring wealth. have the like, and that without taking what
he has away from him.
Remember, however, that the desire of
Substance is for all, and its movements You are to become a creator, not a
must be for more life to all; it cannot be competitor; you are going to get what you
made to work for less life to any, because want, but in such a way that when you get
it is equally in all, seeking riches and life. it every other man will have more than he

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has now. machinery of distribution.


I am aware that there are men who get a The multi-millionaires are like the monster
vast amount of money by proceeding in reptiles of the prehistoric eras; they play a
direct opposition to the statements in the necessary part in the evolutionary
paragraph above, and may add a word of process, but the same Power which
explanation here. Men of the plutocratic produced them will dispose of them. And
type, who become very rich, do so it is well to bear in mind that they have
sometimes purely by their extraordinary never been really rich; a record of the
ability on the plane of competition; and private lives of most of this class will show
sometimes they unconsciously relate that they have really been the most abject
themselves to Substance in its great and wretched of the poor.
purposes and movements for the general Riches secured on the competitive plane
racial upbuilding through industrial are never satisfactory and permanent;
evolution. Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, they are yours to-day, and another's
et al., have been the unconscious agents tomorrow. Remember, if you are to
of the Supreme in the necessary work of become rich in a scientific and certain
systematizing and organizing productive way, you must rise entirely out of the
industry; and in the end, their work will competitive thought. You must never think
contribute immensely toward increased for a moment that the supply is limited.
life for all. Their day is nearly over; they Just as soon as you begin to think that all
have organized production, and will soon the money is being "cornered" and
be succeeded by the agents of the controlled by bankers and others, and
multitude, who will organize the that you must exert yourself to get laws

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passed to stop this process, and so on; in visible supply, can prevent you from
that moment you drop into the competitive getting what is yours.
mind, and your power to cause creation is So never allow yourself to think for an
gone for the time being; and what is instant that all the best building spots will
worse, you will probably arrest the be taken before you get ready to build
creative movements you have already your house, unless you hurry. Never
instituted. worry about the trusts and combines, and
KNOW that there are countless millions of get anxious for fear they will soon come
dollars' worth of gold in the mountains of to own the whole earth. Never get afraid
the earth, not yet brought to light; and that you will lose what you want because
know that if there were not, more would some other person "beats you to it." That
be created from Thinking Substance to cannot possibly happen; you are not
supply your needs. seeking any thing that is possessed by
anybody else; you are causing what you
KNOW that the money you need will
want to be created from formless
come, even if it is necessary for a
Substance, and the supply is without
thousand men to be led to the discovery
limits. Stick to the formulated statement:--
of new gold mines to-morrow.
There is a thinking stuff from which all
Never look at the visible supply; look
things are made, and which, in its original
always at the limitless riches in Formless
state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
Substance, and KNOW that they are
interspaces of the universe.
coming to you as fast as you can receive
and use them. Nobody, by cornering the A thought, in this substance, produces

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the thing that is imaged by the thought. about to be created.


Man can form things in his thought, and,
by impressing his thought upon formless
substance, can cause the thing he thinks

Chapter 6

How Riches Come to You

WHEN I say that you do not have to drive something for nothing, but can give to
sharp bargains, I do not mean that you do every man more than you take from him.
not have to drive any bargains at all, or You cannot give every man more in cash
that you are above the necessity for market value than you take from him, but
having any dealings with your fellow men. you can give him more in use value than
I mean that you will not need to deal with the cash value of the thing you take from
them unfairly; you do not have to get him. The paper, ink, and other material in

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this book may not be worth the money creative plane, you can scan your
you pay for it; but if the ideas suggested business transactions very strictly, and if
by it bring you thousands of dollars, you you are selling any man anything which
have not been wronged by those who does not add more to his life than the
sold it to you; they have given you a great thing he give you in exchange, you can
use value for a small cash value. afford to stop it. You do not have to beat
anybody in business. And if you are in a
Let us suppose that I own a picture by
business which does beat people, get out
one of the great artists, which, in any
of it at once.
civilized community, is worth thousands of
dollars. I take it to Baffin Bay, and by Give every man more in use value than
"salesmanship" induce an Eskimo to give you take from him in cash value; then you
a bundle of furs worth $500 for it. I have are adding to the life of the world by every
really wronged him, for he has no use for business transaction.
the picture; it has no use value to him; it If you have people working for you, you
will not add to his life. must take from them more in cash value
But suppose I give him a gun worth $50 than you pay them in wages; but you can
for his furs; then he has made a good so organize your business that it will be
bargain. He has use for the gun; it will get filled with the principle of advancement,
him many more furs and much food; it will and so that each employee who wishes to
add to his life in every way; it will make do so may advance a little every day.
him rich. You can make your business do for your
When you rise from the competitive to the employees what this book is doing for

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you. You can so conduct your business absolute and unquestioning faith that the
that it will be a sort of ladder, by which sewing machine is coming; never think of
every employee who will take the trouble it, or speak, of it, in any other way than as
may climb to riches himself; and given the being sure to arrive. Claim it as already
opportunity, if he will not do so it is not yours.
your fault. It will be brought to you by the power of
And finally, because you are to cause the the Supreme Intelligence, acting upon the
creation of your riches from Formless minds of men. If you live in Maine, it may
Substance which permeates all your be that a man will be brought from Texas
environment, it does not follow that they or Japan to engage in some transaction
are to take shape from the atmosphere which will result in your getting what you
and come into being before your eyes. want.
If you want a sewing machine, for If so, the whole matter will be as much to
instance, I do not mean to tell you that that man's advantage as it is to yours.
you are to impress the thought of a Do not forget for a moment that the
sewing machine on Thinking Substance Thinking Substance is through all, in all,
until the machine is formed without communicating with all, and can influence
hands, in the room where you sit, or all. The desire of Thinking Substance for
elsewhere. But if you want a sewing fuller life and better living has caused the
machine, hold the mental image of it with creation of all the sewing machines
the most positive certainty that it is being already made; and it can cause the
made, or is on its way to you. After once creation of millions more, and will,
forming the thought, have the most

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whenever men set it in motion by desire the keys; and I saw that he was grieved
and faith, and by acting in a Certain Way. and provoked by his inability to play real
music. I asked him the cause of his
You can certainly have a sewing machine
vexation, and he answered, "I can feel the
in your house; and it is just as certain that
music in me, but I can't make my hands
you can have any other thing or things
go right." The music in him was the
which you want, and which you will use
URGE of Original Substance, containing
for the advancement of your own life and
all the possibilities of all life; all that there
the lives of others.
is of music was seeking expression
You need not hesitate about asking through the child.
largely; "it is your Father's pleasure to
God, the One Substance, is trying to live
give you the kingdom, " said Jesus.
and do and enjoy things through
Original Substance wants to live all that is humanity. He is saying "I want hands to
possible in you, and wants you to have all build wonderful structures, to play divine
that you can or will use for the living of the harmonies, to paint glorious pictures; I
most abundant life. want feet to run my errands, eyes to see
If you fix upon your consciousness the my beauties, tongues to tell mighty truths
fact that the desire you feel for the and to sing marvelous songs," and so on.
possession of riches is one with the All that there is of possibility is seeking
desire of Omnipotence for more complete expression through men. God wants
expression, your faith becomes invincible. those who can play music to have pianos
Once I saw a little boy sitting at a piano, and every other instrument, and to have
and vainly trying to bring harmony out of the means to cultivate their talents to the

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fullest extent; He wants those who can desire to God.


appreciate beauty to be able to surround This is a difficult point with most people;
themselves with beautiful things; He they retain something of the old idea that
wants those who can discern truth to poverty and self-sacrifice are pleasing to
have every opportunity to travel and God. They look upon poverty as a part of
observe; He wants those who can the plan, a necessity of nature. They have
appreciate dress to be beautifully clothed, the idea that God has finished His work,
and those who can appreciate good food and made all that He can make, and that
to be luxuriously fed. the majority of men must stay poor
He wants all these things because it is because there is not enough to go
Himself that enjoys and appreciates them; around. They hold to so much of this
it is God who wants to play, and sing, and erroneous thought that they feel ashamed
enjoy beauty, and proclaim truth and wear to ask for wealth; they try not to want
fine clothes, and eat good foods. "it is more than a very modest competence,
God that worketh in you to will and to do," just enough to make them fairly
said Paul. comfortable.
The desire you feel for riches is the I recall now the case of one student who
infinite, seeking to express Himself in you was told that he must get in mind a clear
as He sought to find expression in the picture of the things he desired, so that
little boy at the piano. the creative thought of them might be
impressed on Formless Substance. He
So you need not hesitate to ask largely.
was a very poor man, living in a rented
Your part is to focalize and express the house, and having only what he earned

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from day to day; and he could not grasp here and a room there, until it was
the fact that all wealth was his. So, after complete in his mind as his ideal home;
thinking the matter over, he decided that and then he planned its furnishings.
he might reasonably ask for a new rug for Holding the whole picture in his mind, he
the floor of his best room, and an began living in the Certain Way, and
anthracite coal stove to heat the house moving toward what he wanted; and he
during the cold weather. Following the owns the house now, and is rebuilding it
instructions given in this book, he after the form of his mental image. And
obtained these things in a few months; now, with still larger faith, he is going on
and then it dawned upon him that he had to get greater things. It has been unto him
not asked enough. He went through the according to his faith, and it is so with you
house in which he lived, and planned all and with all of us.
the improvements he would like to make
in it; he mentally added a bay window

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Chapter 7

Gratitude

THE illustrations given in the last chapter instructions which, if you will follow them,
will have conveyed to the reader the fact will be certain to bring you into perfect
that the first step toward getting rich is to unity of mind with God.
convey the idea of your wants to the The whole process of mental adjustment
Formless Substance. and atonement can be summed up in one
This is true, and you will see that in order word, gratitude.
to do so it becomes necessary to relate First, you believe that there is one
yourself to the Formless Intelligence in a Intelligent Substance, from which all
harmonious way. things proceed; second, you believe that
To secure this harmonious relation is a this Substance gives you everything you
matter of such primary and vital desire; and third, you relate yourself to it
importance that I shall give some space by a feeling of deep and profound
to its discussion here, and give you gratitude.

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Many people who order their lives rightly brings your whole mind into closer
in all other ways are kept in poverty by harmony with the creative energies of the
their lack of gratitude. Having received universe, consider it well, and you will see
one gift from God, they cut the wires that it is true. The good things you already
which connect them with Him by failing to have have come to you along the line of
make acknowledgment. obedience to certain laws. Gratitude will
lead your mind out along the ways by
It is easy to understand that the nearer
which things come; and it will keep you in
we live to the source of wealth, the more
close harmony with creative thought and
wealth we shall receive; and it is easy
prevent you from falling into competitive
also to understand that the soul that is
thought.
always grateful lives in closer touch with
God than the one which never looks to Gratitude alone can keep you looking
Him in thankful acknowledgment. toward the All, and prevent you from
falling into the error of thinking of the
The more gratefully we fix our minds on
supply as limited; and to do that would be
the Supreme when good things come to
fatal to your hopes.
us, the more good things we will receive,
and the more rapidly they will come; and There is a Law of Gratitude, and it is
the reason simply is that the mental absolutely necessary that you should
attitude of gratitude draws the mind into observe the law, if you are to get the
closer touch with the source from which results you seek.
the blessings come. The law of gratitude is the natural
If it is a new thought to you that gratitude principle that action and reaction are

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always equal, and in opposite directions. solely in getting you more blessings in the
future. Without gratitude you cannot long
The grateful outreaching of your mind in
keep from dissatisfied thought regarding
thankful praise to the Supreme is a
things as they are.
liberation or expenditure of force; it
cannot fail to reach that to which it The moment you permit your mind to
addressed, and the reaction is an dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as
instantaneous movement towards you. they are, you begin to lose ground. You fix
attention upon the common, the ordinary,
"Draw nigh unto God, and He will draw
the poor, and the squalid and mean; and
nigh unto you." That is a statement of
your mind takes the form of these things.
psychological truth.
Then you will transmit these forms or
And if your gratitude is strong and mental images to the Formless, and the
constant, the reaction in Formless common, the poor, the squalid, and mean
Substance will be strong and continuous; will come to you.
the movement of the things you want will
To permit your mind to dwell upon the
be always toward you. Notice the grateful
inferior is to become inferior and to
attitude that Jesus took; how He always
surround yourself with inferior things.
seems to be saying, "I thank Thee,
Father, that Thou hearest me." You On the other hand, to fix your attention on
cannot exercise much power without the best is to surround yourself with the
gratitude; for it is gratitude that keeps you best, and to become the best.
connected with Power. The Creative Power within us makes us
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our attention. We are Thinking Substance, And because all things have contributed
and thinking substance always takes the to your advancement, you should include
form of that which it thinks about. all things in your gratitude.
The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon Do not waste time thinking or talking
the best; therefore it tends to become the about the shortcomings or wrong actions
best; it takes the form or character of the of plutocrats or trust magnates. Their
best, and will receive the best. organization of the world has made your
opportunity; all you get really comes to
Also, faith is born of gratitude. The
you because of them.
grateful mind continually expects good
things, and expectation becomes faith. Do not rage against corrupt politicians; if it
The reaction of gratitude upon one's own were not for politicians we should fall into
mind produces faith; and every outgoing anarchy, and your opportunity would be
wave of grateful thanksgiving increases greatly lessened.
faith. He who has no feeling of gratitude God has worked a long time and very
cannot long retain a living faith; and patiently to bring us up to where we are in
without a living faith you cannot get rich industry and government, and He is going
by the creative method, as we shall see in right on with His work. There is not the
the following chapters. least doubt that He will do away with
It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit plutocrats, trust magnates, captains of
of being grateful for every good thing that industry, and politicians as soon as they
comes to you; and to give thanks can be spared; but in the meantime,
continuously. behold they are all very good. Remember

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that they are all helping to arrange the harmonious relations with the good in
lines of transmission along which your everything, and the good in everything will
riches will come to you, and be grateful to move toward you.
them all. This will bring you into

Chapter 8

Thinking in the Certain Way

TURN back to chapter 6 and read again and many people fail to impress Thinking
the story of the man who formed a mental Substance because they have
image of his house, and you will get a fair themselves only a vague and misty
idea of the initial step toward getting rich. concept of the things they want to do, to
You must form a clear and definite mental have, or to become.
picture of what you want; you cannot It is not enough that you should have a
transmit an idea unless you have it general desire for wealth "to do good
yourself. with"; everybody has that desire.
You must have it before you can give it; It is not enough that you should have a

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wish to travel, see things, live more, etc. mind the port toward which he is sailing
Everybody has those desires also. If you the ship; you must keep your face toward
were going to send a wireless message to it all the time. You must no more lose
a friend, you would not send the letters of sight of it than the steersman loses sight
the alphabet in their order, and let him of the compass.
construct the message for himself; nor It is not necessary to take exercises in
would you take words at random from the concentration, nor to set apart special
dictionary. You would send a coherent times for prayer and affirmation, nor to
sentence; one which meant something. "go into the silence," nor to do occult
When you try to impress your wants upon stunts of any kind. There things are well
Substance, remember that it must be enough, but all you need is to know what
done by a coherent statement; you must you want, and to want it badly enough so
know what you want, and be definite. You that it will stay in your thoughts.
can never get rich, or start the creative
power into action, by sending out Spend as much of your leisure time as
unformed longings and vague desires. you can in contemplating your picture, but
no one needs to take exercises to
Go over your desires just as the man I concentrate his mind on a thing which he
have described went over his house; see really wants; it is the things you do not
just what you want, and get a clear really care about which require effort to fix
mental picture of it as you wish it to look your attention upon them.
when you get it.
And unless you really want to get rich, so
That clear mental picture you must have that the desire is strong enough to hold
continually in mind, as the sailor has in

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your thoughts directed to the purpose as purpose to realize it; to bring it out in
the magnetic pole holds the needle of the tangible expression.
compass, it will hardly be worth while for And behind this purpose must be an
you to try to carry out the instructions invincible and unwavering FAITH that the
given in this book. thing is already yours; that it is "at hand"
The methods herein set forth are for and you have only to take possession of
people whose desire for riches is strong it.
enough to overcome mental laziness and Live in the new house, mentally, until it
the love of ease, and make them work. takes form around you physically. In the
The more clear and definite you make mental realm, enter at once into full
your picture then, and the more you dwell enjoyment of the things you want.
upon it, bringing out all its delightful "Whatsoever things ye ask for when ye
details, the stronger your desire will be; pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye
and the stronger your desire, the easier it shall have them," said Jesus.
will be to hold your mind fixed upon the
picture of what you want. See the things you want as if they were
actually around you all the time; see
Something more is necessary, however, yourself as owning and using them. Make
than merely to see the picture clearly. If use of them in imagination just as you will
that is all you do, you are only a dreamer, use them when they are your tangible
and will have little or no power for possessions. Dwell upon your mental
accomplishment. picture until it is clear and distinct, and
Behind your clear vision must be the then take the Mental Attitude of

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Ownership toward everything in that desire for the things which make for a
picture. Take possession of it, in mind, in larger life, and to get these desire
the full faith that it is actually yours. Hold arranged into a coherent whole; and then
to this mental ownership; do not waiver to impress this Whole Desire upon the
for an instant in the faith that it is real. Formless Substance, which has the
power and the will to bring you what you
And remember what was said in a
want.
proceeding chapter about gratitude; be as
thankful for it all the time as you expect to You do not make this impression by
be when it has taken form. The man who repeating strings of words; you make it by
can sincerely thank God for the things holding the vision with unshakable
which as yet he owns only in imagination, PURPOSE to attain it, and with steadfast
has real faith. He will get rich; he will FAITH that you do attain it.
cause the creation of whatsoever he The answer to prayer is not according to
wants. your faith while you are talking, but
You do not need to pray repeatedly for according to your faith while you are
things you want; it is not necessary to tell working.
God about it every day. You cannot impress the mind of God by
"Use not vain repetitions as the heathen having a special Sabbath day set apart to
do," said Jesus said to his pupils, "for tell Him what you want, and the forgetting
your Father knoweth the ye have need of Him during the rest of the week. You
these things before ye ask Him." cannot impress Him by having special
hours to go into your closet and pray, if
Your part is to intelligently formulate your

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you then dismiss the matter from your you ask for. Live in the new house; wear
mind until the hour of prayer comes the fine clothes; ride in the automobile; go
again. on the journey, and confidently plan for
greater journeys. Think and speak of all
Oral prayer is well enough, and has its
the things you have asked for in terms of
effect, especially upon yourself, in
actual present ownership. Imagine an
clarifying your vision and strengthening
environment, and a financial condition
your faith; but it is not your oral petitions
exactly as you want them, and live all the
which get you what you want. In order to
time in that imaginary environment and
get rich you do not need a "sweet hour of
financial condition. Mind, however, that
prayer"; you need to "pray without
you do not do this as a mere dreamer and
ceasing." And by prayer I mean holding
castle builder; hold to the FAITH that the
steadily to your vision, with the purpose to
imaginary is being realized, and to the
cause its creation into solid form, and the
PURPOSE to realize it. Remember that it
faith that you are doing so.
is faith and purpose in the use of the
"Believe that ye receive them." imagination which make the difference
The whole matter turns on receiving, once between the scientist and the dreamer.
you have clearly formed your vision. And having learned this fact, it is here that
When you have formed it, it is well to you must learn the proper use of the Will.
make an oral statement, addressing the
Supreme in reverent prayer; and from that
moment you must, in mind, receive what

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Chapter 9

How to Use the Will

TO set about getting rich in a scientific by physical force to do things for you
way, you do not try to apply your will reduces them to slavery, compelling them
power to anything outside of yourself. by mental means accomplishes exactly
the same thing; the only difference is in
You have no right to do so, anyway.
methods. If taking things from people by
It is wrong to apply your will to other men physical force is robbery, them taking
and women, in order to get them to do things by mental force is robbery also;
what you wish done. there is no difference in principle.
It is as flagrantly wrong to coerce people You have no right to use your will power
by mental power as it is to coerce them upon another person, even "for his own
by physical power. If compelling people

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good"; for you do not know what is for his Substance is friendly to you, and is more
good. The science of getting rich does not anxious to give you what you want than
require you to apply power or force to any you are to get it.
other person, in any way whatsoever. To get rich, you need only to use your will
There is not the slightest necessity for power upon yourself.
doing so; indeed, any attempt to use your
will upon others will only tend to defeat When you know what to think and do,
your purpose. then you must use your will to compel
yourself to think and do the right things.
You do not need to apply your will to That is the legitimate use of the will in
things, in order to compel them to come getting what you want--to use it in holding
to you. yourself to the right course. Use your will
That would simply be trying to coerce to keep yourself thinking and acting in the
God, and would be foolish and useless, Certain Way.
as well as irreverent. Do not try to project your will, or your
You do not have to compel God to give thoughts, or your mind out into space, to
you good things, any more than you have "act" on things or people.
to use your will power to make the sun Keep your mind at home; it can
rise. accomplish more there than elsewhere.
You do not have to use your will power to Use your mind to form a mental image of
conquer an unfriendly deity, or to make what you want, and to hold that vision
stubborn and rebellious forces do your with faith and purpose; and use your will
bidding. to keep your mind working in the Right

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Way. But you can check all this by starting a


negative impression in the Formless
The more steady and continuous your
Substance. Doubt or unbelief is as certain
faith and purpose, the more rapidly you
to start a movement away from you as
will get rich, because you will make only
faith and purpose are to start one toward
POSITIVE impressions upon Substance;
you. It is by not understanding this that
and you will not neutralize or offset them
most people who try to make use of
by negative impressions.
"mental science" in getting rich make their
The picture of your desires, held with faith failure. Every hour and moment you
and purpose, is taken up by the Formless, spend in giving heed to doubts and fears,
and permeates it to great distances- every hour you spend in worry, every hour
throughout the universe, for all I know. in which your soul is possessed by
As this impression spreads, all things are unbelief, sets a current away from you in
set moving toward its realization; every the whole domain of intelligent
living thing, every inanimate thing, and Substance. All the promises are unto
the things yet uncreated, are stirred them that believe, and unto them only.
toward bringing into being that which you Notice how insistent Jesus was upon this
want. All force begins to be exerted in that point of belief; and now you know the
direction; all things begin to move toward reason why.
you. The minds of people, everywhere, Since belief is all important, it behooves
are influenced toward doing the things you to guard your thoughts; and as your
necessary to the fulfilling of your desires; beliefs will be shaped to a very great
and they work for you, unconsciously. extent by the things you observe and

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think about, it is important that you should Never mind what its causes are; you have
command your attention. nothing to do with them.
And here the will comes into use; for it is What concerns you is the cure.
by your will that you determine upon what Do not spend your time in charitable
things your attention shall be fixed. work, or charity movements; all charity
If you want to become rich, you must not only tends to perpetuate the
make a study of poverty. wretchedness it aims to eradicate.
Things are not brought into being by I do not say that you should be hard
thinking about their opposites. Health is hearted or unkind, and refuse to hear the
never to be attained by studying disease cry of need; but you must not try to
and thinking about disease; eradicate poverty in any of the
righteousness is not to be promoted by conventional ways. Put poverty behind
studying sin and thinking about sin; and you, and put all that pertains to it behind
no one ever got rich by studying poverty you, and "make good."
and thinking about poverty. Get rich; that is the best way you can help
Medicine as a science of disease has the poor.
increased disease; religion as a science And you cannot hold the mental image
of sin has promoted sin, and economics which is to make you rich if you fill your
as a study of poverty will fill the world with mind with pictures of poverty. Do not read
wretchedness and want. books or papers which give circumstantial
Do not talk about poverty; do not accounts of the wretchedness of the
investigate it, or concern yourself with it. tenement dwellers, of the horrors of child

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labor, and so on. Do not read anything of bread to keep them alive in their
which fills your mind with gloomy images wretchedness, or gives them an
of want and suffering. entertainment to make them forget for an
hour or two; but inspiration will cause
You cannot help the poor in the least by
them to rise out of their misery. If you
knowing about these things; and the
want to help the poor, demonstrate to
wide-spread knowledge of them does not
them that they can become rich; prove it
tend at all to do away with poverty.
by getting rich yourself.
What tends to do away with poverty is not
The only way in which poverty will ever be
the getting of pictures of poverty into your
banished from this world is by getting a
mind, but getting pictures of wealth into
large and constantly increasing number of
the minds of the poor.
people to practice the teachings of this
You are not deserting the poor in their book.
misery when you refuse to allow your
People must be taught to become rich by
mind to be filled with pictures of that
creation, not by competition.
misery.
Every man who becomes rich by
Poverty can be done away with, not by
competition throws down behind him the
increasing the number of well to do
ladder by which he rises, and keeps
people who think about poverty, but by
others down; but every man who gets rich
increasing the number of poor people
by creation opens a way for thousands to
who purpose with faith to get rich.
follow him, and inspires them to do so.
The poor do not need charity; they need
You are not showing hardness of heart or
inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf

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an unfeeling disposition when you refuse your will power to keep your mind OFF
to pity poverty, see poverty, read about the subject of poverty, and to keep it fixed
poverty, or think or talk about it, or to with faith and purpose ON the vision of
listen to those who do talk about it. Use what you want.

Chapter 10

Further Use of the Will

YOU cannot retain a true and clear vision poverty of your parents, or the hardships
of wealth if you are constantly turning of your early life; to do any of these things
your attention to opposing pictures, is to mentally class yourself with the poor
whether they be external or imaginary. for the time being, and it will certainly
check the movement of things in your
Do not tell of your past troubles of a
direction.
financial nature, if you have had them, do
not think of them at all. Do not tell of the "Let the dead bury their dead," as Jesus

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said. them only tends to check their passing


and keep them with us? Why give time
Put poverty and all things that pertain to
and attention to things which are being
poverty completely behind you.
removed by evolutionary growth, when
You have accepted a certain theory of the you can hasten their removal only by
universe as being correct, and are resting promoting the evolutionary growth as far
all your hopes of happiness on its being as your part of it goes?
correct; and what can you gain by giving
No matter how horrible in seeming may
heed to conflicting theories?
be the conditions in certain countries,
Do not read religious books which tell you sections, or places, you waste your time
that the world is soon coming to an end; and destroy your own chances by
and do not read the writing of muck- considering them.
rakers and pessimistic philosophers who
You should interest yourself in the world's
tell you that it is going to the devil.
becoming rich.
The world is not going to the devil; it is
Think of the riches the world is coming
going to God.
into, instead of the poverty it is growing
It is wonderful Becoming. out of; and bear in mind that the only way
True, there may be a good many things in in which you can assist the world in
existing conditions which are growing rich is by growing rich yourself
disagreeable; but what is the use of through the creative method--not the
studying them when they are certainly competitive one.
passing away, and when the study of Give your attention wholly to riches;

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ignore poverty. all is made possible by the use of things.


Whenever you think or speak of those If you lack for physical health, you will find
who are poor, think and speak of them as that the attainment of it is conditional on
those who are becoming rich;as those your getting rich.
who are to be congratulated rather than Only those who are emancipated from
pitied. Then they and others will catch the financial worry, and who have the means
inspiration, and begin to search for the to live a care-free existence and follow
way out. hygienic practices, can have and retain
Because I say that you are to give your health.
whole time and mind and thought to Moral and spiritual greatness is possible
riches, it does not follow that you are to
only to those who are above the
be sordid or mean. competitive battle for existence; and only
To become really rich is the noblest aim those who are becoming rich on the plane
you can have in life, for it includes of creative thought are free from the
everything else. On the competitive plane, degrading influences of competition. If
the struggle to get rich is a Godless your heart is set on domestic happiness,
scramble for power over other men; but remember that love flourishes best where
when we come into the creative mind, all there is refinement, a high level of
this is changed. thought, and freedom from corrupting
influences; and these are to be found only
All that is possible in the way of greatness
where riches are attained by the exercise
and soul unfoldment, of service and lofty
of creative thought, without strife or
endeavor, comes by way of getting rich;

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rivalry. intellectually indolent to put forth the


mental effort necessary to find that way
You can aim at nothing so great or noble,
and by travel it; and for these the very
I repeat, as to become rich; and you must
best thing you can do is to arouse their
fix your attention upon your mental picture
desire by showing them the happiness
of riches, to the exclusion of all that may
that comes from being rightly rich.
tend to dim or obscure the vision.
Others still are poor because, while they
You must learn to see the underlying
have some notion of science, they have
TRUTH in all things; you must see
become so swamped and lost in the
beneath all seemingly wrong conditions
maze of metaphysical and occult theories
the Great One Life ever moving forward
that they do not know which road to take.
toward fuller expression and more
They try a mixture of many systems and
complete happiness.
fail in all. For these, again, the very best
It is the truth that there is no such thing as thing, to do is to show the right way in
poverty; that there is only wealth. your own person and practice; an ounce
Some people remain in poverty because of doing things is worth a pound of
they are ignorant of the fact that there is theorizing.
wealth for them; and these can best be The very best thing you can do for the
taught by showing them the way to whole world is to make the most of
affluence in your own person and yourself.
practice.
You can serve God and man in no more
Others are poor because, while they feel effective way than by getting rich; that is,
that there is a way out, they are too

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if you get rich by the creative method and Read this book every day; keep it with
not by the competetive one. you; commit it to memory, and do not
think about other "systems" and theories.
Another thing. We assert that this book
If you do, you will begin to have doubts,
gives in detail the principles of the
and to be uncertain and wavering in your
science of getting rich; and if that is true,
thought; and then you will begin to make
you do not need to read any other book
failures.
upon the subject. This may sound narrow
and egotistical, but consider: there is no After you have made good and become
more scientific method of computation in rich, you may study other systems as
mathematics than by addition, much as you please; but until you are
subtraction, multiplication, and division; quite sure that you have gained what you
no other method is possible. There can be want, do not read anything on this line but
but one shortest distance between two this book, unless it be the authors
points. There is only one way to think mentioned in the Preface.
scientifically, and that is to think in the And read only the most optimistic
way that leads by the most direct and comments on the world's news; those in
simple route to the goal. No man has yet harmony with your picture.
formulated a briefer or less complex
"system" than the one set forth herein; it Also, postpone your investigations into
has been stripped of all non-essentials. the occult. Do not dabble in theosophy,
When you commence on this, lay all Spiritualism, or kindred studies. It is very
others aside; put them out of your mind likely that the dead still live, and are near;
altogether. but if they are, let them alone; mind your

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own business. A thought, in this substance, Produces


the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Wherever the spirits of the dead may be,
they have their own work to do, and their Man can form things in his thought, and,
own problems to solve; and we have no by impressing his thought upon formless
right to interfere with them. We cannot substance, can cause the thing he thinks
help them, and it is very doubtful whether about to be created.
they can help us, or whether we have any In order to do this, man must pass from
right to trespass upon their time if they the competitive to the creative mind; he
can. Let the dead and the hereafter alone, must form a clear mental picture of the
and solve your own problem; get rich. If things he wants, and hold this picture in
you begin to mix with the occult, you will his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to
start mental cross-currents which will get what he wants, and the unwavering
surely bring your hopes to shipwreck. FAITH that he does get what he wants,
Now, this and the preceding chapters closing his mind against all that may tend
have brought us to the following to shake his purpose, dim his vision, or
statement of basic facts:-- quench his faith.
There is a thinking stuff from which all And in addition to all this, we shall now
things are made, and which, in its original see that he must live and act in a Certain
state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the Way.
interspaces of the universe.

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Acting in the Certain Way

THOUGHT is the creative power, or the By thought you can cause the gold in the
impelling force which causes the creative hearts of the mountains to be impelled
power to act; thinking in a Certain Way toward you; but it will not mine itself,
will bring riches to you, but you must not refine itself, coin itself into double eagles,
rely upon thought alone, paying no and come rolling along the roads seeking
attention to personal action. That is the its way into your pocket.
rock upon which many otherwise scientific Under the impelling power of the
metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck-- Supreme Spirit, men's affairs will be so
the failure to connect thought with ordered that some one will be led to mine
personal action. the gold for you; other men's business
We have not yet reached the stage of transactions will be so directed that the
development, even supposing such a gold will be brought toward you, and you
stage to be possible, in which man can must so arrange your own business
create directly from Formless Substance affairs that you may be able to receive it
without nature's processes or the work of when it comes to you. Your thought
human hands; man must not only think, makes all things, animate and inanimate,
but his personal action must supplement work to bring you what you want; but your
his thought. personal activity must be such that you

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can rightly receive what you want when it vision, received from you, sets all the
reaches you. You are not to take it as creative forces at work IN AND
charity, nor to steal it; you must give every THROUGH THEIR REGULAR
man more in use value than he gives you CHANNELS OF ACTION, but directed
in cash value. toward you.
The scientific use of thought consists in It is not your part to guide or supervise
forming a clear and distinct mental image the creative process; all you have to do
of what you want; in holding fast to the with that is to retain your vision, stick to
purpose to get what you want; and in your purpose, and maintain your faith and
realizing with grateful faith that you do get gratitude.
what you want. But you must act in a Certain Way, so that
Do not try to 'project' your thought in any you can appropriate what is yours when it
mysterious or occult way, with the idea of comes to you; so that you can meet the
having it go out and do things for you; that things you have in your picture, and put
is wasted effort, and will weaken your them in their proper places as they arrive.
power to think with sanity. You can really see the truth of this. When
The action of thought in getting rich is things reach you, they will be in the hands
fully explained in the preceding chapters; of other men, who will ask an equivalent
your faith and purpose positively impress for them.
your vision upon Formless Substance, And you can only get what is yours by
which has THE SAME DESIRE FOR giving the other man what is his.
MORE LIFE THAT YOU HAVE; and this
Your pocketbook is not going to be

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transformed into a Fortunata's purse, will want to act in any future contingency
which shall be always full of money until that contingency has arrived.
without effort on your part. Because you are not in the right business,
This is the crucial point in the science of or the right environment now, do not think
getting rich; right here, where thought and that you must postpone action until you
personal action must be combined. There get into the right business or environment.
are very many people who, consciously or And do not spend time in the present
unconsciously, set the creative forces in taking thought as to the best course in
action by the strength and persistence of possible future emergencies; have faith in
their desires, but who remain poor your ability to meet any emergency when
because they do not provide for the it arrives.
reception of the thing they want when it If you act in the present with your mind on
comes. the future, your present action will be with
By thought, the thing you want is brought a divided mind, and will not be effective.
to you; by action you receive it. Put your whole mind into present action.
Whatever your action is to be, it is evident Do not give your creative impulse to
that you must act NOW. You cannot act in Original Substance, and then sit down
the past, and it is essential to the and wait for results; if you do, you will
clearness of your mental vision that you never get them. Act now. There is never
dismiss the past from your mind. You any time but now, and there never will be
cannot act in the future, for the future is any time but now. If you are ever to begin
not here yet. And you cannot tell how you to make ready for the reception of what

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you want, you must begin now. You can so act upon the environment in
which you are now, as to cause yourself
And your action, whatever it is, must most
to be transferred to a better environment.
likely be in your present business or
employment, and must be upon the Hold with faith and purpose the vision of
persons and things in your present yourself in the better environment, but act
environment. upon your present environment with all
your heart, and with all your strength, and
You cannot act where you are not; you
with all your mind.
cannot act where you have been, and you
cannot act where you are going to be; you Do not spend any time in day dreaming or
can act only where you are. castle building; hold to the one vision of
what you want, and act NOW.
Do not bother as to whether yesterday's
work was well done or ill done; do to- Do not cast about seeking some new
day's work well. Do not try to do thing to do, or some strange, unusual, or
tomorrow's work now; there will be plenty remarkable action to perform as a first
of time to do that when you get to it. step toward getting rich. It is probable that
your actions, at least for some time to
Do not try, by occult or mystical means, to
come, will be those you have been
act on people or things that are out of
performing for some time past; but you
your reach.
are to begin now to perform these actions
Do not wait for a change of environment, in the Certain Way, which will surely make
before you act; get a change of you rich.
environment by action.
If you are engaged in some business, and

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feel that it is not the right one for you, do toward the business.
not wait until you get into the right If you are an employee, or wage earner,
business before you begin to act. and feel that you must change places in
Do not feel discouraged, or sit down and order to get what you want, do not
lament because you are misplaced. No 'project" your thought into space and rely
man was ever so misplaced but that he upon it to get you another job. It will
could not find the right place, and no man probably fail to do so.
ever became so involved in the wrong Hold the vision of yourself in the job you
business but that he could get into the want, while you ACT with faith and
right business. purpose on the job you have, and you will
Hold the vision of yourself in the right certainly get the job you want.
business, with the purpose to get into it, Your vision and faith will set the creative
and the faith that you will get into it, and force in motion to bring it toward you, and
are getting into it; but ACT in your present your action will cause the forces in your
business. Use your present business as own environment to move you toward the
the means of getting a better one, and place you want. In closing this chapter,
use your present enviornment as the we will add another statement to our
means of getting into a better one. Your syllabus:--
vision of the right business, if held with
faith and purpose, will cause the Supreme There is a thinking stuff from which all
to move the right business toward you; things are made, and which, in its original
and your action, if performed in the state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
Certain Way, will cause you to move interspaces of the universe.

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A thought, in this substance, Produces FAITH that he does get what he wants,
the thing that is imaged by the thought. closing his mind to all that may tend to
shake his purpose, dim his vision, or
Man can form things in his thought, and,
quench his faith.
by impressing his thought upon formless
substance, can cause the thing he thinks That he may receive what he wants when
about to be created. it comes, man must act NOW upon the
people and things in his present
In order to do this, man must pass from
environment.
the competitive to the creative mind; he
must form a clear mental picture of the
things he wants, and hold this picture in
his thoughts with the fixed PURPOSE to
get what he wants, and the unwavering

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Efficient Action

YOU must use your thought as directed in commerce, and industry; they must be
previous chapters, and begin to do what carried along by others at a great
you can do where you are; and you must expense. The progress of the world is
do ALL that you can do where you are. retarded only by those who do not fill the
places they are holding; they belong to a
You can advance only by being larger
former age and a lower stage or plane of
than your present place; and no man is
life, and their tendency is toward
larger than his present place who leaves
degeneration. No society could advance if
undone any of the work pertaining to that
every man was smaller than his place;
place.
social evolution is guided by the law of
The world is advanced only by those who physical and mental evolution. In the
more than fill their present places. animal world, evolution is caused by
If no man quite filled his present place, excess of life.
you can see that there must be a going When an organism has more life than can
backward in everything. Those who do be expressed in the functions of its own
not quite fill their present places are dead plane, it develops the organs of a higher
weight upon society, government, plane, and a new species is originated.

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There never would have been new act; it may be the very thing which is to
species had there not been organisms open the door of opportunity to very great
which more than filled their places. The possibilities. You can never know all the
law is exactly the same for you; your combinations which Supreme Intelligence
getting rich depends upon your applying is making for you in the world of things
this principle to your own affairs. and of things and of human affairs; your
neglect or failure to do some small thing
Every day is either a successful day or a
may cause a long delay in getting what
day of failure; and it is the successful
you want.
days which get you what you want. If
everyday is a failure, you can never get Do, every day, ALL that can be done that
rich; while if every day is a success, you day.
cannot fail to get rich. There is, however, a limitation or
If there is something that may be done qualification of the above that you must
today, and you do not do it, you have take into account.
failed in so far as that thing is concerned; You are not to overwork, nor to rush
and the consequences may be more blindly into your business in the effort to
disastrous than you imagine. do the greatest possible number of things
You cannot foresee the results of even in the shortest possible time.
the most trivial act; you do not know the You are not to try to do tomorrow's work
workings of all the forces that have been today, nor to do a week's work in a day.
set moving in your behalf. Much may be
depending on your doing some simple It is really not the number of things you
do, but the EFFICIENCY of each

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separate action that counts. number of efficient acts, you will become
rich. If, now, it is possible for you to make
Every act is, in itself, either a success or a
each act an efficient one, you see again
failure.
that the getting of riches is reduced to an
Every act is, in itself, either effective or exact science, like mathematics.
inefficient.
The matter turns, then, on the questions
Every inefficient act is a failure, and if you whether you can make each separate act
spend your life in doing inefficient acts, a success in itself. And this you can
your whole life will be a failure. certainly do.
The more things you do, the worse for You can make each act a success,
you, if all your acts are inefficient ones. because ALL Power is working with you;
On the other hand, every efficient act is a and ALL Power cannot fail.
success in itself, and if every act of your Power is at your service; and to make
life is an efficient one, your whole life each act efficient you have only to put
MUST be a success. power into it.
The cause of failure is doing too many Every action is either strong or weak; and
things in an inefficient manner, and not when every one is strong, you are acting
doing enough things in an efficient in the Certain Way which will make you
manner. rich.
You will see that it is a self-evident Every act can be made strong and
proposition that if you do not do any efficient by holding your vision while you
inefficient acts, and if you do a sufficient are doing it, and putting the whole power

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of your FAITH and PURPOSE into it. Do, every day, all that you can do that
day, and do each act in an efficient
It is at this point that the people fail who
manner.
separate mental power from personal
action. They use the power of mind in one In saying that you must hold your vision
place and at one time, and they act in while you are doing each act, however
another place and at another time. So trivial or commonplace, I do not mean to
their acts are not successful in say that it is necessary at all times to see
themselves; too many of them are the vision distinctly to its smallest details.
inefficient. But if ALL Power goes into It should be the work of your leisure hours
every act, no matter how commonplace, to use your imagination on the details of
every act will be a success in itself; and your vision, and to contemplate them until
as in the nature of things every success they are firmly fixed upon memory. If you
opens the way to other successes, your wish speedy results, spend practically all
progress toward what you want, and the your spare time in this practice.
progress of what you want toward you, By continuous contemplation you will get
will become increasingly rapid. the picture of what you want, even to the
Remember that successful action is smallest details, so firmly fixed upon your
cumulative in its results. Since the desire mind, and so completely transferred to
for more life is inherent in all things, when the mind of Formless Substance, that in
a man begins to move toward larger life your working hours you need only to
more things attach themselves to him, mentally refer to the picture to stimulate
and the influence of his desire is your faith and purpose, and cause your
multiplied. best effort to be put forth. Contemplate

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your picture in your leisure hours until Man can form things in his thought, and,
your consciousness is so full of it that you by impressing his thought upon formless
can grasp it instantly. You will become so substance, can cause the thing he thinks
enthused with its bright promises that the about to be created.
mere thought of it will call forth the In order to do this, man must pass from
strongest energies of your whole being. the competitive to the creative mind; he
Let us again repeat our syllabus, and by must form a clear mental picture of the
slightly changing the closing statements things he wants, and do, with faith and
bring it to the point we have now reached. purpose, all that can be done each day,
doing each separate thing in an efficient
There is a thinking stuff from which all
manner.
things are made, and which, in its original
state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the
interspaces of the universe.
A thought, in this substance, Produces
the thing that is imaged by the thought.

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Getting into the Right Business

SUCCESS, in any particular business, and so on who have excellent mechanical


depends for one thing upon your ability, but who do not get rich; and there
possessing in a well-developed state the are merchants with good faculties for
faculties required in that business. dealing with men who nevertheless fail.
Without good musical faculty no one can The different faculties are tools; it is
succeed as a teacher of music; without essential to have good tools, but it is also
well-developed mechanical faculties no essential that the tools should be used in
one can achieve great success in any of the Right Way. One man can take a sharp
the mechanical trades; without tact and saw, a square, a good plane, and so on,
the commercial faculties no one can and build a handsome article of furniture;
succeed in mercantile pursuits. But to another man can take the same tools and
possess in a well-developed state the set to work to duplicate the article, but his
faculties required in your particular production will be a botch. He does not
vocation does not insure getting rich. know how to use good tools in a
There are musicians who have successful way.
remarkable talent, and who yet remain The various faculties of your mind are the
poor; there are blacksmiths, carpenters, tools with which you must do the work

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which is to make you rich; it will be easier there is no talent of which you have not at
for you to succeed if you get into a least the rudiment.
business for which you are well equipped You will get rich most easily in point of
with mental tools. effort, if you do that for which you are best
Generally speaking, you will do best in fitted; but you will get rich most
that business which will use your satisfactorily if you do that which you
strongest faculties; the one for which you WANT to do.
are naturally "best fitted." But there are Doing what you want to do is life; and
limitations to this statement, also. No man there is no real satisfaction in living if we
should regard his vocation as being are compelled to be forever doing
irrevocably fixed by the tendencies with something which we do not like to do, and
which he was born. can never do what we want to do. And it
You can get rich in ANY business, for if is certain that you can do what you want
you have not the right talent for you can to do; the desire to do it is proof that you
develop that talent; it merely means that have within you the power which can do
you will have to make your tools as you it.
go along, instead of confining yourself to Desire is a manifestation of power.
the use of those with which you were
born. It will be EASIER for you to succeed The desire to play music is the power
in a vocation for which you already have which can play music seeking expression
the talents in a well-developed state; but and development; the desire to invent
you CAN succeed in any vocation, for you mechanical devices is the mechanical
can develop any rudimentary talent, and talent seeking expression and

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development. thing you want to do.


Where there is no power, either If there are past mistakes whose
developed or undeveloped, to do a thing, consequences have placed you in an
there is never any desire to do that thing; undesirable business or environment, you
and where there is strong desire to do a may be obliged for some time to do what
thing, it is certain proof that the power to you do not like to do; but you can make
do it is strong, and only requires to be the doing of it pleasant by knowing that it
developed and applied in the Right Way. is making it possible for you to come to
the doing of what you want to do.
All things else being equal, it is best to
select the business for which you have If you feel that you are not in the right
the best developed talent; but if you have vocation, do not act too hastily in trying to
a strong desire to engage in any get into another one. The best way,
particular line of work, you should select generally, to change business or
that work as the ultimate end at which you environment is by growth.
aim. Do not be afraid to make a sudden and
You can do what you want to do, and it is radical change if the opportunity is
your right and privilege to follow the presented, and you feel after careful
business or avocation which will be most consideration that it is the right
congenial and pleasant. opportunity; but never take sudden or
radical action when you are in doubt as to
You are not obliged to do what you do not
the wisdom of doing so.
like to do, and should not do it except as
a means to bring you to the doing of the There is never any hurry on the creative

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plane; and there is no lack of opportunity. purpose to advance in life, if you have
deep gratitude.
When you get out of the competitive mind
you will understand that you never need Mistakes come from acting hastily, or from
to act hastily. No one else is going to beat acting in fear or doubt, or in forgetfulness
you to the thing you want to do; there is of the Right Motive, which is more life to
enough for all. If one space is taken, all, and less to none.
another and a better one will be opened As you go on in the Certain Way,
for you a little farther on; there is plenty of opportunities will come to you in
time. When you are in doubt, wait. Fall increasing number; and you will need to
back on the contemplation of your vision, be very steady in your faith and purpose,
and increase your faith and purpose; and and to keep in close touch with the All
by all means, in times of doubt and Mind by reverent gratitude.
indecision, cultivate gratitude.
Do all that you can do in a perfect manner
A day or two spent in contemplating the every day, but do it without haste, worry,
vision of what you want, and in earnest or fear. Go as fast as you can, but never
thanksgiving that you are getting it, will hurry.
bring your mind into such close
relationship with the Supreme that you Remember that in the moment you begin
will make no mistake when you do act. to hurry you cease to be a creator and
become a competitor; you drop back
There is a mind which knows all there is upon the old plane again.
to know; and you can come into close
unity with this mind by faith and the Whenever you find yourself hurrying, call
a halt; fix your attention on the mental

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image of the thing you want, and begin to strengthen your faith and renew your
give thanks that you are getting it. The purpose.
exercise of GRATITUDE will never fail to

Chapter 14

The Impression of Increase

WHETHER you change your vocation or minds the impression of increase.


not, your actions for the present must be Increase is what all men and all women
those pertaining to the business in which are seeking; it is the urge of the Formless
you are now engaged. Intelligence within them, seeking fuller
You can get into the business you want by expression.
making constructive use of the business The desire for increase is inherent in all
you are already established in; by doing nature; it is the fundamental impulse of
your daily work in a Certain Way. the universe. All human activities are
And in so far as your business consists in based on the desire for increase; people
dealing with other men, whether are seeking more food, more clothes,
personally or by letter, the key-thought of better shelter, more luxury, more beauty,
all your efforts must be to convey to their more knowledge, more pleasure--

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increase in something, more life. continuous increase for yourself, and you
are giving it to all with whom you deal.
Every living thing is under this necessity
for continuous advancement; where You are a creative center, from which
increase of life ceases, dissolution and increase is given off to all.
death set in at once. Be sure of this, and convey assurance of
Man instinctively knows this, and hence the fact to every man, woman, and child
he is forever seeking more. This law of with whom you come in contact. No
perpetual increase is set forth by Jesus in matter how small the transaction, even if
the parable of the talents; only those who it be only the selling of a stick of candy to
gain more retain any; from him who hath a little child, put into it the thought of
not shall be taken away even that which increase, and make sure that the
he hath. customer is impressed with the thought.
The normal desire for increased wealth is Convey the impression of advancement
not an evil or a reprehensible thing; it is with everything you do, so that all people
simply the desire for more abundant life; it shall receive the impression that you are
is aspiration. an Advancing Man, and that you advance
all who deal with you. Even to the people
And because it is the deepest instinct of
whom you meet in a social way, without
their natures, all men and women are
any thought of business, and to whom
attracted to him who can give them more
you do not try to sell anything, give the
of the means of life.
thought of increase.
In following the Certain Way as described
You can convey this impression by
in the foregoing pages, you are getting

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holding the unshakable faith that you, others; they will feel the sense of increase
yourself, are in the Way of Increase; and when in your presence, and will be
by letting this faith inspire, fill, and attracted to you again.
permeate every action. You must so impress others that they will
Do everything that you do in the firm feel that in associating with you they will
conviction that you are an advancing get increase for themselves. See that you
personality, and that you are giving give them a use value greater than the
advancement to everybody. cash value you are taking from them.
Feel that you are getting rich, and that in Take an honest pride in doing this, and let
so doing you are making others rich, and everybody know it; and you will have no
conferring benefits on all. lack of customers. People will go where
they are given increase; and the
Do not boast or brag of your success, or
Supreme, which desires increase in all,
talk about it unnecessarily; true faith is
and which knows all, will move toward
never boastful.
you men and women who have never
Wherever you find a boastful person, you heard of you. Your business will increase
find one who is secretly doubtful and rapidly, and you will be surprised at the
afraid. Simply feel the faith, and let it work unexpected benefits which will come to
out in every transaction; let every act and you. You will be able from day to day to
tone and look express the quiet make larger combinations, secure greater
assurance that you are getting rich; that advantages, and to go on into a more
you are already rich. Words will not be congenial vocation if you desire to do so.
necessary to communicate this feeling to

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But in doing all this, you must never lose the same mad scramble for power over
sight of your vision of what you want, or others. Commercial kings, like political
your faith and purpose to get what you kings, are inspired by the lust for power.
want. Jesus saw in this desire for mastery the
Let me here give you another word of moving impulse of that evil world He
caution in regard to motives. sought to overthrow. Read the twenty-
third chapter of Matthew, and see how He
Beware of the insidious temptation to
pictures the lust of the Pharisees to be
seek for power over other men.
called "Master," to sit in the high places,
Nothing is so pleasant to the unformed or to domineer over others, and to lay
partially developed mind as the exercise burdens on the backs of the less
of power or dominion over others. The fortunate; and note how He compares this
desire to rule for selfish gratification has lust for dominion with the brotherly
been the curse of the world. For countless seeking for the Common Good to which
ages kings and lords have drenched the He calls His disciples.
earth with blood in their battles to extend
Look out for the temptation to seek for
their dominions; this not to seek more life
authority, to become a "master," to be
for all, but to get more power for
considered as one who is above the
themselves.
common herd, to impress others by lavish
Today, the main motive in the business display, and so on.
and industrial world is the same; men
The mind that seeks for mastery over
marshal their armies of dollars, and lay
others is the competitive mind; and the
waste the lives and hearts of millions in

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competitive mind is not the creative one. better statement of the principle of
In order to master your environment and creative action can be formulated than the
your destiny, it is not at all necessary that favorite declaration of the late "Golden
you should rule over your fellow men and Rule" Jones of Toledo: "What I want for
indeed, when you fall into the world's myself, I want for everybody."
struggle for the high places, you begin to
be conquered by fate and environment,
and your getting rich becomes a matter of
chance and speculation.
Beware of the competitive mind!! No

Chapter 15
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The Advancing Man

WHAT I have said in the last chapter No one has a greater opportunity to carry
applies as well to the professional man into effect the teaching of this book than
and the wage-earner as to the man who the practitioner of medicine; it does not
is engaged in mercantile business. matter to which of the various schools he
may belong, for the principle of healing is
No matter whether you are a physician, a
common to all of them, and may be
teacher, or a clergyman, if you can give
reached by all alike. The Advancing Man
increase of life to others and make them
in medicine, who holds to a clear mental
sensible of the fact, they will be attracted
image of himself as successful, and who
to you, and you will get rich. The
obeys the laws of faith, purpose, and
physician who holds the vision of himself
gratitude, will cure every curable case he
as a great and successful healer, and
undertakes, no matter what remedies he
who works toward the complete
may use.
realization of that vision with faith and
purpose, as described in former chapters, In the field of religion, the world cries out
will come into such close touch with the for the clergyman who can teach his
Source of Life that he will be hearers the true science of abundant life.
phenomenally successful; patients will He who masters the details of the science
come to him in throngs. of getting rich, together with the allied

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sciences of being well, of being great, and them if it is part of his own life and
of winning love, and who teaches these practice.
details from the pulpit, will never lack for a What is true of the teacher, preacher, and
congregation. This is the gospel that the physician is true of the lawyer, dentist,
world needs; it will give increase of life, real estate man, insurance agent--of
and men will hear it gladly, and will give everybody.
liberal support to the man who brings it to
them. The combined mental and personal action
I have described is infallible; it cannot fail.
What is now needed is a demonstration of Every man and woman who follows these
the science of life from the pulpit. We instructions steadily, perseveringly, and to
want preachers who can not only tell us the letter, will get rich. The law of the
how, but who in their own persons will Increase of Life is as mathematically
show us how. We need the preacher who certain in its operation as the law of
will himself be rich, healthy, great, and gravitation; getting rich is an exact
beloved, to teach us how to attain to science.
these things; and when he comes he will
find a numerous and loyal following. The wage-earner will find this as true of
his case as of any of the others
The same is true of the teacher who can mentioned. Do not feel that you have no
inspire the children with the faith and chance to get rich because you are
purpose of the advancing life. He will working where there is no visible
never be "out of a job." And any teacher opportunity for advancement, where
who has this faith and purpose can give it wages are small and the cost of living
to his pupils; he cannot help giving it to

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high. Form your clear mental vision of The man who is certain to advance is the
what you want, and begin to act with faith one who is too big for his place, and who
and purpose. has a clear concept of what he wants to
be; who knows that he can become what
Do all the work you can do, every day,
he wants to be and who is determined to
and do each piece of work in a perfectly
BE what he wants to be.
successful manner; put the power of
success, and the purpose to get rich, into Do not try to more than fill your present
everything that you do. place with a view to pleasing your
employer; do it with the idea of advancing
But do not do this merely with the idea of
yourself. Hold the faith and purpose of
currying favor with your employer, in the
increase during work hours, after work
hope that he, or those above you, will see
hours, and before work hours. Hold it in
your good work and advance you; it is not
such a way that every person who comes
likely that they will do so.
in contact with you, whether foreman,
The man who is merely a "good" fellow workman, or social acquaintance,
workman, filling his place to the very best will feel the power of purpose radiating
of his ability, and satisfied with that, is from you; so that every one will get the
valuable to his employer; and it is not to sense of advancement and increase from
the employer's interest to promote him; he you. Men will be attracted to you, and if
is worth more where he is. there is no possibility for advancement in
To secure advancement, something more your present job, you will very soon see
is necessary than to be too large for your an opportunity to take another job.
place. There is a Power which never fails to

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present opportunity to the Advancing Man who are too ignorant to know of the
who is moving in obedience to law. science of getting rich, or too intellectually
slothful to practice it.
God cannot help helping you, if you act in
a Certain Way; He must do so in order to Begin this way of thinking and acting, and
help Himself. your faith and purpose will make you
quick to see any opportunity to better your
There is nothing in your circumstances or
condition.
in the industrial situation that can keep
you down. If you cannot get rich working Such opportunities will speedily come, for
for the steel trust, you can get rich on a the Supreme, working in All, and working
ten-acre farm; and if you begin to move in for you, will bring them before you.
the Certain Way, you will certainly escape
Do not wait for an opportunity to be all
from the "clutches" of the steel trust and that you want to be; when an opportunity
get on to the farm or wherever else you to be more than you are now is presented
wish to be. and you feel impelled toward it, take it. It
If a few thousands of its employees would will be the first step toward a greater
enter upon the Certain Way, the steel opportunity.
trust would soon be in a bad plight; it There is no such thing possible in this
would have to give its workingmen more universe as a lack of opportunities for the
opportunity, or go out of business. man who is living the advancing life.
Nobody has to work for a trust; the trusts
can keep men in so called hopeless It is inherent in the constitution of the
conditions only so long as there are men cosmos that all things shall be for him and
work together for his good; and he must

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certainly get rich if he acts and thinks in upon the course of action it prescribes; it
the Certain Way. So let wage-earning will not fail.
men and women study this book with
great care, and enter with confidence

Chapter 16

Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations

MANY people will scoff at the idea that the masses in poverty, but this is because
there is an exact science of getting rich; the masses do not think and act in the
holding the impression that the supply of Certain Way.
wealth is limited, they will insist that social If the masses begin to move forward as
and governmental institutions must be suggested in this book, neither
changed before even any considerable governments nor industrial systems can
number of people can acquire a check them; all systems must be modified
competence. to accommodate the forward movement.
But this is not true. If the people have the Advancing Mind,
It is true that existing governments keep have the Faith that they can become rich,

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and move forward with the fixed purpose For the present, however, it is enough to
to become rich, nothing can possibly keep know that neither the government under
them in poverty. which you live nor the capitalistic or
competitive system of industry can keep
Individuals may enter upon the Certain
you from getting rich. When you enter
Way at any time, and under any
upon the creative plane of thought you
government, and make themselves rich;
will rise above all these things and
and when any considerable number of
become a citizen of another kingdom.
individuals do so under any government,
they will cause the system to be so But remember that your thought must be
modified as to open the way for others. held upon the creative plane; you are
never for an instant to be betrayed into
The more men who get rich on the
regarding the supply as limited, or into
competitive plane, the worse for others;
acting on the moral level of competition.
the more who get rich on the creative
plane, the better for others. Whenever you do fall into old ways of
thought, correct yourself instantly; for
The economic salvation of the masses
when you are in the competitive mind,
can only be accomplished by getting a
you have lost the cooperation of the Mind
large number of people to practice the
of the Whole.
scientific method set down in this book,
and become rich. These will show others Do not spend any time in planning as to
the way, and inspire them with a desire for how you will meet possible emergencies
real life, with the faith that it can be in the future, except as the necessary
attained, and with the purpose to attain it. policies may affect your actions today.

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You are concerned with doing today's rich, any more than one can multiply two
work in a perfectly successful manner, by two and fail to get four.
and not with emergencies which may Give no anxious thought to possible
arise tomorrow; you can attend to them disasters, obstacles, panics, or
as they come. unfavorable combinations of
Do not concern yourself with questions as circumstances; it is time enough to meet
to how you shall surmount obstacles such things when they present
which may loom upon your business themselves before you in the immediate
horizon, unless you can see plainly that present, and you will find that every
your course must be altered today in difficulty carries with it the wherewithal for
order to avoid them. its overcoming.
No matter how tremendous an obstruction Guard your speech. Never speak of
may appear at a distance, you will find yourself, your affairs, or of anything else
that if you go on in the Certain Way it will in a discouraged or discouraging way.
disappear as you approach it, or that a Never admit the possibility of failure, or
way over, through, or around it will speak in a way that infers failure as a
appear. possibility.
No possible combination of Never speak of the times as being hard,
circumstances can defeat a man or or of business conditions as being
woman who is proceeding to get rich doubtful. Times may be hard and
along strictly scientific lines. No man or business doubtful for those who are on
woman who obeys the law can fail to get the competitive plane, but they can never

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be so for you; you can create what you see that the seeming failure was really a
want, and you are above fear. great success.
When others are having hard times and A student of this science had set his mind
poor business, you will find your greatest on making a certain business combination
opportunities. which seemed to him at the time to be
very desirable, and he worked for some
Train yourself to think of and to look upon
weeks to bring it about. When the crucial
the world as a something which is
time came, the thing failed in a perfectly
Becoming, which is growing; and to
inexplicable way; it was as if some
regard seeming evil as being only that
unseen influence had been working
which is undeveloped. Always speak in
secretly against him. He was not
terms of advancement; to do otherwise is
disappointed; on the contrary, he thanked
to deny your faith, and to deny your faith
God that his desire had been overruled,
is to lose it.
and went steadily on with a grateful mind.
Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. In a few weeks an opportunity so much
You may expect to have a certain thing at better came his way that he would not
a certain time, and not get it at that time; have made the first deal on any account;
and this will appear to you like failure. and he saw that a Mind which knew more
But if you hold to your faith you will find than he knew had prevented him from
that the failure is only apparent. losing the greater good by entangling
himself with the lesser.
Go on in the certain way, and if you do not
receive that thing, you will receive That is the way every seeming failure will
something so much better that you will work out for you, if you keep your faith,

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hold to your purpose, have gratitude, and ability will be furnished to you. The same
do, every day, all that can be done that source of Ability which enabled the
day, doing each separate act in a untaught Lincoln to do the greatest work
successful manner. in government ever accomplished by a
single man is open to you; you may draw
When you make a failure, it is because
upon all the mind there is for wisdom to
you have not asked for enough; keep on,
use in meeting the responsibilities which
and a larger thing then you were seeking
are laid upon you. Go on in full faith.
will certainly come to you. Remember
this. Study this book. Make it your constant
companion until you have mastered all
You will not fail because you lack the
the ideas contained in it. While you are
necessary talent to do what you wish to
getting firmly established in this faith, you
do. If you go on as I have directed, you
will do well to give up most recreations
will develop all the talent that is necessary
and pleasure; and to stay away from
to the doing of your work.
places where ideas conflicting with these
It is not within the scope of this book to are advanced in lectures or sermons. Do
deal with the science of cultivating talent; not read pessimistic or conflicting
but it is as certain and simple as the literature, or get into arguments upon the
process of getting rich. matter. Do very little reading, outside of
However, do not hesitate or waver for fear the writers mentioned in the Preface.
that when you come to any certain place Spend most of your leisure time in
you will fail for lack of ability; keep right contemplating your vision, and in
on, and when you come to that place, the cultivating gratitude, and in reading this

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book. It contains all you need to know of


the science of getting rich; and you will
find all the essentials summed up in the
following chapter.

Chapter 17

Summary of the Science of Getting Rich

THERE is a thinking stuff from which all In order to do this, man must pass from
things are made, and which, in its original the competitive to the creative mind;
state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the otherwise he cannot be in harmony with
interspaces of the universe. the Formless Intelligence, which is always
creative and never competitive in spirit.
A thought in this substance produces the
thing that is imaged by the thought. Man may come into full harmony with the
Formless Substance by entertaining a
Man can form things in his thought, and
lively and sincere gratitude for the
by impressing his thought upon formless
blessings it bestows upon him. Gratitude
substance can cause the thing he thinks
unifies the mind of man with the
about to be created.

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intelligence of Substance, so that man's The creative energy works through the
thoughts are received by the Formless. established channels of natural growth,
Man can remain upon the creative plane and of the industrial and social order. All
only by uniting himself with the Formless that is included in his mental image will
Intelligence through a deep and surely be brought to the man who follows
continuous feeling of gratitude. the instructions given above, and whose
faith does not waver. What he wants will
Man must form a clear and definite
come to him through the ways of
mental image of the things he wishes to
established trade and commerce.
have, to do, or to become; and he must
hold this mental image in his thoughts, In order to receive his own when it shall
while being deeply grateful to the come to him, man must be active; and
Supreme that all his desires are granted this activity can only consist in more than
to him. The man who wishes to get rich filling his present place. He must keep in
must spend his leisure hours in mind the Purpose to get rich through the
contemplating his Vision, and in earnest realization of his mental image. And he
thanksgiving that the reality is being given must do, every day, all that can be done
to him. Too much stress cannot be laid on that day, taking care to do each act in a
the importance of frequent contemplation successful manner. He must give to every
of the mental image, coupled with man a use value in excess of the cash
unwavering faith and devout gratitude. value he receives, so that each
This is the process by which the transaction makes for more life; and he
impression is given to the Formless, and must so hold the Advancing Thought that
the creative forces set in motion. the impression of increase will be

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communicated to all with whom he comes exact proportion to the definiteness of


in contact. their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the
steadiness of their faith, and the depth of
The men and women who practice the
their gratitude.
foregoing instructions will certainly get
rich; and the riches they receive will be in
The End

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