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Horatio Dresser was a major early New Thought author

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Horatio W. Dresser's

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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Preface - Introduction - The New Point of View - Educational Ideals - Equanimity - The Subconscious Mind - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - An Experiment in Education - The Expression of the Spirit - An Ideal Summer Conference - The Ministry of the Spirit - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - The Philosophical Ideal - The Criteria of Truth - Organic Perfection - Immortality - Index - p. 247


Chapter 10 - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - p. 143

Could we raise the veil that enshrouds eternal truth, we should see that behind nature's cruelest works the are secret springs of divine. tenderness and love.—John Fiske.

ONE of the profoundest discoveries possible to the human mind is the fact that all our knowledge is relative to individual experience or consciousness; that as we are, so is our particular world. At first sight, seemingly limiting our powers beyond all hope of gaining satisfactory information about life, knowledge of this relativity is in truth the only sound basis of systematic thought. For as long as we please ourselves with the illusive fancy that absolute knowledge is possible, we overlook not only the deep significance of evolution but become continually involved in contradictions from which there is no hope of escape.

While a man believes in infallible inspiration, he dogmatises, asserts, and offers no real proof. But when he learns his true relationship to the universe, he discovers the glorious possibility, which we have considered in the foregoing chapter, of becoming a minister of the Spirit. He learns that just this

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