Integrity

Integrity is "steadfast adherence to a code of moral or ethical values, incorruptibility, and the quality or state of being complete or undivided." Integrity is an absolute and an abstract principle, a law of being and of doing, and a Via Christa Degree.

Integrity is the complete integration of mind, soul and Spirit, a syzygy of consciousness. Integrity is a law of doing; we may act in an integrated way, in alignment with our Source of Being and thus inspire others to be confidant in us.






Edna Lister on Integrity

Honor your Father (Wisdom) and Mother (Love) and cast not your virtues aside. – Edna Lister, Stepping Stones to Success, December 8, 1935.

Walk as a creator god, living the virtues of honor, loyalty and integrity. – Edna Lister, Walking With God, February 10, 1940.

Live as if honor and loyalty were the only standards in heaven or on earth; all else will follow. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, March 10, 1941.

Stand upright as a pillar in your own honor and integrity. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, July 2, 1945.

Stand on principle always. In this way, you gradually build a reputation of justice, honor and truthfulness. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 27, 1947.

Obedience to law will bring you to a state of honor, loyalty, integrity and consideration. – Edna Lister, God Is a Gentleman, September 29, 1957.

The first born of honor and loyalty are integrity and consideration in action. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 30, 1957.

Honor and loyalty mate and their firstborn is integrity and consideration in action. – Edna Lister, Triumphant You! November 25, 1957.

You earn soul glory by expressing honor, loyalty and integrity. Live by the motto: "Honor above all things." Loyalty to principle is next in line. Integrity of soul is our guiding star forever. – Edna Lister, Eternal Youth, 1958.

A Master learns honor, and polishing ethics and morals. – Edna Lister, The Pioneering Mystic, May 5, 1959.

The fifth law of expression is to accept responsibility to polish your ethics and morals, which becomes your honor. – Edna Lister, The Pioneering Mystic, May 5, 1959.

You must base your choices in honor and integrity of soul. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 7, 1961.

Live in absolute morality in everything that means God's Honor. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 12, 1961.

Obey the six laws of absolute necessity for high integrity and full honor:
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. –Matthew 6:33.
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him. – Matthew 5:25.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. – 1 Thessalonians 5:22.
What is that to thee? Follow thou me. – John 21:22.
I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. – John 12:32.

This is good! Let there be Light! (Genesis 1).
– Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, March 28, 1962.

If you do not stand on the hub of your balance wheel of honor, the conflict of the worldly-spiritual dichotomy will break you into fragments, destroying your integrity. – Edna Lister, Honor Above All, April 8, 1962.

Man’s soul has an individual inner integrity that even God does not broach. Do not pry, but ponder. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 5, 1962.

Seek the sweet, firm, final way of living in honor and loyalty to God and integrity of soul. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, April 4, 1963.

What price are you willing to pay to return to the image and likeness of God? It requires rigid self discipline, perfect honor, loyalty and integrity. Honor God above all things, be loyal to God above all things, and hold your integrity before God above all things. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 18, 1963.

The laws are still the same – honor above all things, loyalty next, integrity of intention that includes obedience beyond the world’s ability to figure out, and obedience to the slightest detail. Worlds depend on obedience to law. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, July 24, 1963.

Live honorably with loyalty to principle, to God and integrity of soul. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 5, 1963.

Honor, loyalty and integrity are the fruits of self-discipline and self-sacrifice. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 15, 1963.

Responsibility is based on respect for God's laws under honor, loyalty and integrity of soul. – Edna Lister, Responsibility, February 14, 1964.

"Honor above all things" will pay great dividends. Honor, loyalty and integrity are your watchwords. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 14, 1964.

The world need leaders of honor, loyalty and integrity of soul who do not think of what is due that self, which has come up through the mass of evil. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 13, 1964.

The unwavering one, who covers nothing of the self and stands firmly for honor, shall enjoy the overwhelming victory of loyalty. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 29, 1964.

You cannot explain honor, loyalty or integrity to one who does not know the Universal Father. – Edna Lister, Omnipresence: The Father's Primacy, November 24, 1964.

The devil minds his own business and works twenty-four hours a day, unceasing. When you do the same and contemplate the highest heavenly vibration, seeing nothing below, save honor, loyalty, integrity, you will know this is so. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, May 9, 1966.

You must live by honor, integrity and loyalty, but first by honor above all things. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 10, 1968.

All must have honor and integrity. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 4, 1968.

Honor, loyalty, and integrity are the high points of God consciousness. Logic, reason, discernment, discretion, and discrimination are how we apply our God consciousness. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 7, 1968.

Your character is the result of how you live by honor, integrity, and apply law. – Edna Lister, How to Make a Just Appraisal, May 14, 1968.

When you plan your day in the morning, use desire, thinking and imagination with honor, loyalty and integrity. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 7, 1968.

You can miss the mark on awareness by holding onto and giving power to others’ idle words. This has reached the point of no return. You are responsible. No lines should be sagging. If you wish to use overwork and outside pressure as an excuse for lack of awareness, this leads to the black pit of regression. Even the world has a statement, "If you want something done, give it to a busy man." It takes no time to treat words spewed out, saying, “Let there be Light.” Underneath your whole life must be a burning, consuming desire to be multiple-minded in awareness. It is all a matter of practice. You have a picture of how not to do it and of how to do it in complete awareness and integrity. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 30, 1969.

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Old Testament on Integrity

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. – Proverbs 10:9.

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. – Proverbs 11:3.

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Etymology of integrity : Latin integritas, from integer "entire."


Integrity is an absolute principle.

Integrity is an abstract principle.

Integrity is a law of being.

Integrity is a law of doing.

Integrity is a Via Christa Degree.

Integrity is a soul virtue.


Quotes

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson, Rasselas

The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions. – Junius, Junius, line 43

If in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave. – Abraham Lincoln, Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1850?

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5


References

Johnson, Samuel. The Works of Samuel Johnson. Robert Lynam, editor. London: George Cowie, 1825. VI. 273-285.

Junius. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical, line 43. Charles Noel Douglas, compiler. New York: Halcyon House, 1917; Bartleby.com, 2012 [accessed February 26, 2017].

Lincoln, Abraham. "Notes for a Law Lecture," Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, volume 2. Roy P. Basler, editor. Abraham Lincoln Association, 1953 [Last update September 11, 2008; accessed February 26, 2017].

Shakespeare, William. "Hamlet," Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Hamlet in Act I, Scene 5, lines 185-186. W.J. Craig, editor. London: Oxford University Press, 1914; Bartleby.com, New York, 2000 [accessed February 24, 2017].

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, ed. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).


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