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From Poverty to Power

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  12 reviews
"I looked around upon the world, and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but could not find it; I looked in books, but could not find it; I looked within, and found there both the cause and the self-made nature of that cause. I looked again, and deeper, and found the remedy. I found ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Top of the Mountain Publishing
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Mariam
Aristotle said "The hardest victory is the victory over self," but it is a victory that enables you to win in all aspects of life. In From Poverty to Power: The Realization of Prosperity and Peace, James Allen underscores this concept, noting that a disciplined mind and a focus on serving others are basic to the achievement of any prosperity. Thus, prosperity is always personal, resting squarely on the degree to which you have refined and bettered yourself.

In a nutshell, you'll only become trul
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Azimah (previously Hamizao) Othman
My hubby bought this book in Chennai.They say that books are a lot cheaper in India.

The first few chapters of this little book reinforce my earlier thoughts that the mind should never be left empty or idle as it would eventually attract evil thoughts. Thoughts……ah, as James Allen puts it, are silent forces which may become beneficent when rightly directed, and destructive when wrongly employed.

A powerful message is espoused herein. The author brings us through his understanding of evil - in that
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Timothy Wood
I believe this influenced 'As A Man Thinketh', and as such it has a similar premise. Good read all around, but 4 stars because 'As A Man Thinketh' pretty much provides a truncated version.
Hardiansyah
Apakah masih ada kemiskinan di Indonesia setelah semua orang membaca buku ini ?
DJ
I'm a big fan of Allen's work. I have tauted "As A Man Thinketh" as one of the best books I've read in my life. There is more to be said for this work. Allen takes principles from christianity and buddhism and turns them into a workable way of thinking. Positive change in one's life is possible. The willingness to be open and teachable are required for this book to matter, otherwise it's just a book of suggestions. I think if a person wants a good place to start in reshaping a formerly negative ...more
Johnathon
Allen has some helpful thoughts. His main idea is that if you harbor good thoughts they will lead to good actions and internal happiness. I can dig that. However he takes it a bit far when he says that our bodily health is due to our mental health. To some extent I can see that relation but I cannot believe that the power of positive thinking can cure cancer.
Michele
BYU magazine listed it as a must read. I think I bought the wrong book. Who knew there were many with that same title. I shall try again.
Sam
This audio was painful to listen to. There were many great nuggets of wisdom but then endless droning.
Angela Goodeve
An excellent follow-up to "As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen to put those brilliant thoughts into practice!
John
More or less and extensive outline of good ideas and great thoughts - worth a look!
Benjamin Ellsworth
I love this book. Very thought-provoking and powerful.
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Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and thei
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