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Henry Harrison Brown

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Henry H. Brown's

Concentration: The Road to Success

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Introductory - What is Success? - The "Why" of the Book - Concentration a Natural Process - Paying Attention - Some Channels of Waste - "I Am Life" - How Shall I Concentrate - The Will - Habits - "In the Silence" - Compensation of Concentration - With Eyes See Not - The Ideal - Prayer - Desire versus Wish - Mental Poise - Methods of Concentration - Directions for Practice - How To Do It - Some Practical Suggestions - Self-Study and the Law of Life - Special Desires versus Principles - My One Rule:-Agreement - Love - Opinions and Methods of Others - A Parting Word -


Chapter XIII. - Prayer - 74

Prayer is the Soul's sincere desire.
--- Hymn.

Men pray cream and live skim-milk.
--- Beecher.

Prayer is a form of concentration. Men pray to their ideals.
--- Theodore Parker.

Uttered not but comprehended
Is the Spirit's voiceless prayer.
--- Longfellow.

More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of.
--- Tennyson.

And so I sometimes think our prayers
Might well be merged in one,
And nest and perch, and hearth and church,
Repeat "Thy will be done!"
--- Whittier.

O Indra! have mercy upon me and give me daily bread!
Sharpen my mind like edge of iron!
Whatever I now utter longing for thee,
do thou accept it!
Make me possessed of Thee.
--- Rig Veda. (Quoted by Max Muller.)

The influence of a calm trust and faith expressing itself in prayer, uttered or unexpressed, over the functions of organic life, cannot be over-estimated. It is a spiritual and potential influence and force brought to bear upon the hidden spring of disease. It is one of the most potent prophylactic agencies against the inception and cause of all morbid conditions.
--- F. W. Evans.

Among the many forms and methods of concentration, prayer is the most common and the most potent. The secret of the religious world has been that by prayer

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