I find interesting congruence between the teachings of Haanel, Emerson,  Og, and the Blueprint Builder.

Emerson on Compensation

Emerson contends that "All things are moral.... Every act rewards itself, or, in other words, integrates itself, in a twofold manner; first, in the thing or in real nature; and secondly, in the circumstance, or in apparent nature.… Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that unsuspected ripens within the flower of the pleasure which concealed it. Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed. ... A man cannot speak but he judges himself with his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of his companions by every word.… You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.… All in fractions of love and equity in our social relations are speedily punished. They are punished by fear.… As soon as there is any departure from simplicity, and attempt at halfness, or good for me that is not good for him, my neighbor feels the wrong; he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him to my: his eyes no longer seek mind; there is war between us; there is hate in him and fear in me.… The league between virtue and nature engages all things to assume a hostile front device… Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.… Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation."

The Blueprint Builder

"I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice, therefore I engage in no transaction that does not benefit all whom it affects. … I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success."

Scroll II

"I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even if though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built around their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that's my love may enter their souls."


But thought works no magic transformations; it obeys natural laws; it sets in motion natural forces; it releases natural energies; it manifests in your conduct and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment. You can originate thought, and,since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire. (Part 5)

The knowledge that if we infringe upon the rights of others, we become moral thorns and find ourselves entangled at every turn of the road, should be an indication that success is contingent upon the highest moral ideal, which is "The greatest good to the greatest number."

We could also explore the congruence with the Bible. We reap what we sow.

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