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Eight Pillars of Prosperity

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Discussion on Energy, Economy, Integrity, Systems, Sympathy, Sincerity, Impartiality, Self-Reliance, and the Temple of Prosperity. It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction.This cannot be true apart from the practice of the moral virtues in the individuals that comprise a nation ...more
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Published May 5th 2008 by (first published January 1st 2005)
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Mar 04, 2012 Russell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I marked this book up a lot and liked it even better than As a Man Thinketh. It was much longer, had a lot more volume to it (in terms of thoroughness or completeness, IMO) and really set the mark high for achieving Allen's definition of "prosperity". As I gradually proceeded with each chapter, I found myself in agreement with nearly all the recommendations (and consequences) of the pillars and their moral composition. Furthermore, while I didn't expect that his version of prosperity was specifi ...more
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Mar 05, 2014 Ralston Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Wonderful Read

A Wonderful Read

I had to give this book a five star rating because of the quality of its content. The author has poured out a tremendous wealth of spiritual knowledge in this book. The more I read the book I found my self searching for and receiving many answers about life not just in spiritual way, but also in a very General way.
I think it is one of the best self-help books I've read so far.
The Eight Pillars of Prosperity is an excellent book to read. The book gives the reader effective strategies that will change the way of thinking to allow abundance to come into your life. In order to gain prosperity there are laws that need to be studied and applied, and the 8 pillars of prosperity is the answer. I highly recommend this book.
Mar 10, 2011 Timothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really grew on me, the bombastic and often hyperbole fueled writing style made for an engaging reading experience-- obviously influenced by Emerson and not so subtle Buddhist teachings (worded often in Christian themes). Highly enjoyable, it was like a Buddhist Dammha talk with wit and fiery rhetoric.
May 05, 2015 Sathishkumar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic; though its just 10 chapters and each chapter runs down to couple of pages, one need patience to read and understand each pillar clearly. Its on par with the Art of War; its not a strategic book, but it clearly puts down the right way to live the life.
Jun 08, 2015 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life changing and powerful. Highly recommend 'James Allen'
Dec 30, 2014 Mehwish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fav
a tactful guidance for early 20s..
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I've gained a great deal from this book. Prosperity, as Allan sees it, is about being the man I should be.
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Feb 21, 2016 Thy Chen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting read, I really liked how it was structured. Recommended!
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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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“To have suffered so much in a certain direction that the suffering is finished, and only its particular wisdom remains, enables one, wherever that suffering presents itself, to understand and deal with it by pure sympathy; and when one has been "perfected by suffering" in many directions, he becomes a centre of rest and healing for the sorrowing and broken hearted who are afflicted with the affections which he has experienced and conquered.” 2 likes
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