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Principles for Living


   How should we live life?  For a happy life live by the 
   following principles.  Incorporate them into your character.  
   They are the virtues demanded by reason, conscience and God.  
   They are the Law of the Universe for the conduct of man.  They 
   yield happiness.  Make them your objective.

         1. honesty, integrity 
         2. justness, fairness 
         3. friendliness, kindness, warmth, consideration for 
              others, concern for others, politeness, courtesy
              towards others 
         4. chastity, decency, modesty;  chastity in speech, 
              conduct, manner and dress (no coarse, impure or 
              profane language or humor) 
         5. peaceableness, avoidance of argument 
         6. frugality, economy, thrift 
         7. simplicity 
         8. diligence, industriousness, hard work 
         9. humility 
        10. faithfulness to God and his principles, obedience to 
              God, reverence for God 
        11. proper goals, priorities and values for life 
        12. slowness to judge; avoid criticizing others 
        13. harbor no anger 
        14. harbor no envy 
        15. speak evil of no one (nor make fun of anyone) 
        16. courage (courage to do the right thing) 
        17. self-denial, abstinence, self-discipline
        18. patience 
        19. self-reliance (depending on one's own efforts, 
              judgment, common sense, etc.) 
        20. temperance 
        21. pursuit of understanding, wisdom and spiritual truth 
        22. reflection, thought, questioning, examination of ideas 
        23. avoid the occult, stay strictly away from it
        24. contentment with little
        25. avoid immoral conduct (fornication, adultery, etc.) and 
              the morally impure in all forms
        26. avoid alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc. 

   All summed up:  Pursue Goodness.  Pursue Virtue (the above are 
       the virtues to be pursued).  Love Virtue and Goodness as
       you love God.  Reflect on what is right.  Flee Badness. 


   Jan 1980





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