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All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
~ Swami_Vivekananda

From these two incontrovertible premises he deduced that the Library is total and that its shelves register all the possible combinations of the twenty-odd orthographical symbols (a number which, though extremely vast, is not infinite): in other words, all that it is given to express, in all languages. Everything: the minutely detailed history of the future, the archangels' autobiographies, the faithful catalogue of the Library, thousands and thousands of false catalogues, the demonstration of the fallacy of those catalogues, the demonstration of the fallacy of the true catalogue, the Gnostic gospel of Basilides, the commentary on that gospel, the commentary on the commentary on that gospel, the true story of your death, the translation of every book in all languages, the interpolations of every book in all books.
~ Jorge_Luis_Borges, The_Library_of_Babel

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--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

index ::: 1. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned. 2. A sequential arrangement. 3. Something that reveals or indicates; a sign. :::

indexed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Index

indexer ::: n. --> One who makes an index.

indexes ::: pl. --> of Index

indexical ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index.

indexically ::: adv. --> In the manner of an index.

index ::: n. --> That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the

indexing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Index

indexterity ::: n. --> Want of dexterity or readiness, especially in the use of the hands; clumsiness; awkwardness.

Index: (Lat. indicare, to indicate) A directing sign; that which indicates. Employed by C. S. Peirce (1839-1914) in logic, or semiotic, as that sign which refers to an object by virtue of being affected by it. See Sign. -- J.K.F.

(Plural "indices" or "indexes")
1. A number used to select an element of a list,
vector, {array} or other sequence. Such indices are nearly
always non-negative integers but see {associative array}.
2. See {inverted index}. [Other kinds?]
3. A {search engine}.
4. A {subject index}.
[{Jargon File}]

Index Data
A Danish company who have released a lot of {ANSI
Z39.50} related source under {GPL}.

A {transactional}, {JavaScript}-based {object-oriented
database} for use in {web browsers}. IndexedDB stores and
retrieves objects that are indexed with a key. Using the
{structured clone algorithm}, it can serialise complex data
structures that may contain {cyclic references}.
IndexedDB is supported by {Chrome}, {Firefox}, {Opera}, {Safari}
and even {Internet Explorer}.
{W3C Proposal (}.

Indexed Sequential Access Method
(ISAM) An {IBM} file management system allowing
records to be accessed either sequentially (in the order they
were entered) or via an index. Each index orders the records
on a different key.
ISAM was followed by VSAM ({Virtual Storage Access Method})
and pre-dated {relational databases}.


The default {HTML} page served by most {web
servers} in response to a request for a {directory}. The name
suggests that the page will contain some kind of index of the
contents of the requested directory.
For example, if the content for {website} is stored
in the {file system} in directory /var/www/, then a
request for would return the contents
of file /var/www/
A {website}'s {home page} follows the same logic. For the above
example, a request for would return the
contents of /var/www/
It is often possible, and occasionally necessary, to specify
index.html explicitly in the URL, as in, though modern practice is to omit
If you're looking for {FOLDOC's home page (/)} at, then you followed an out-of-date
link. Please update your bookmark to or inform
the owner of the site you came from.
{Microsoft}, of course, has to be different and uses default.htm
instead of index.html. The variant index.htm is a throw-back to
the days when some file systems only allowed three-character file
name extensions.

index register
A {register} found in some {CPUs}, whose contents
can be added to the address {operand} to give the {effective
address}. Incrementing the index register then allows the
program to access the next location in memory and so on,
making it very useful for working with {arrays} or blocks of
Index registers first appeared around April 1949 in the
{Manchester Mark I}. The Mark I's index register's contents
were simply added to the entire instruction, thus potentially
changing the {opcode} (see {The story of Mel})!

indexed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Index

indexer ::: n. --> One who makes an index.

indexes ::: pl. --> of Index

indexical ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or like, an index; having the form of an index.

indexically ::: adv. --> In the manner of an index.

index ::: n. --> That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the

indexing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Index

indexterity ::: n. --> Want of dexterity or readiness, especially in the use of the hands; clumsiness; awkwardness.

Index Data ::: (company) A Danish company who have released a lot of ANSI Z39.50 related source under GPL. . (1996-07-22)

Indexed Sequential Access Method ::: (database) (ISAM) An IBM file management system allowing records to be accessed either sequentially (in the order they were entered) or via an index. Each index orders the records on a different key.ISAM was followed by VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method) and pre-dated relational databases.(2003-07-13)

index ::: (Plural indices or indexes)1. (programming) A number used to select an element of a list, vector, array or other sequence. Such indices are nearly always non-negative integers but see associative array.2. (database) See inverted index. [Other kinds?]3. (World-Wide Web) A search engine.4. (World-Wide Web) A subject index.4. (jargon) See coefficient of X.[Jargon File] (1997-04-09)

index register ::: (processor) A register found in some CPUs, whose contents can be added to the address operand to give the effective address. Incrementing the index register then allows the program to access the next location in memory and so on, making it very useful for working with arrays or blocks of memory.Index registers first appeared around April 1949 in the Manchester Mark I. The Mark I's index register's contents were simply added to the entire instruction, thus potentially changing the opcode (see The story of Mel)!(2006-09-20)

Indexation - Automatic change in any money payment in proportion to the change in the price level.

Index linked bond - A secure investment measured in real terms, as the bond payments and any redemption payments or proceeds are linked to movements in the CPI (Consumer Prices Index).

Index number - An average that measures change over time of such variables as the price level and industrial 'production; conventionally expressed as a percentage relative to a base period, which is assigned the value 100.

index(plural indices): 1. (index number) A measure of change of the value of some variable relative to some reference point in (usually) time, that is usually defined such that the number (index) is normalised to reflect some powers of 10 at the reference point.

index notation: 1. A method for denoting the elements of a array of mathematical objects.

index set A set of elements (usually but not limited to numbers) that is used to map (usually) bijectively to a set of objects of interest so that the objects of interest can be indentified through the index elements. e.g. The set {1,2,3,4} is the index set of the set of variables {x1, x2, x3, x4}

index ::: 1. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned. 2. A sequential arrangement. 3. Something that reveals or indicates; a sign. :::

--- QUOTES [1000 / 1000 - 500 / 500] (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

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   21 Sri Aurobindo
   13 The Mother
   5 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Aleister Crowley
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Ibn Arabi
   1 Werner Heisenberg
   1 Terence McKenna
   1 Taigu Ryokan
   1 Swami Vivekananda
   1 Saint Thomas Aquinas
   1 Saint Teresa of Avila
   1 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   1 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   1 Niels Bohr
   1 Maimonides
   1 Jorge Luis Borges
   1 Job
   1 Jalaluddin Rumi
   1 Hazrat Inayat Khan
   1 Harold Abelson
   1 Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
   1 Chamtrul Rinpoche
   1 Carl Jung
   1 Bulleh Shah
   1 Arthur C Clarke
   1 Albert Einstein


   48 Christopher Poindexter
   14 Anonymous
   13 Burton G Malkiel
   12 John Poindexter
   9 Charles D Ellis
   7 Jeremy J Siegel
   6 Warren Buffett
   6 John C Bogle
   5 William J Bernstein
   5 Cassandra Clare
   4 Terry Pratchett
   4 Susan Sontag
   4 J L Collins
   4 Eoin Colfer
   3 Stephen King
   3 Rick Riordan
   3 Peter Lynch
   3 Martin Luther King Jr
   3 Justine Elvira
   3 John Steinbeck
   3 John Ruskin
   3 Gillian Flynn
   3 George Gilder
   3 David F Swensen
   3 Daniel L Everett
   2 Yann Martel
   2 Thomas S Kuhn
   2 Thomas Piketty
   2 Tertullian
   2 Steve Carlton
   2 Simon Sinek
   2 Rodney Dangerfield
   2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   2 Michael Wolff
   2 Max Lucado
   2 Ludwig von Mises
   2 Karen Joy Fowler
   2 Joseph Fink
   2 John Donne
   2 Jim Butcher
   2 Jeanette Winterson
   2 Henry Rosovsky
   2 Germaine Greer
   2 Genevieve Cogman
   2 Gabriel Garc a M rquez
   2 Emlyn Chand
   2 E L James
   2 E K Blair
   2 Edmond Rostand
   2 Douglas Adams
   2 Dennis Lehane
   2 David Eagleman
   2 Daniel Kahneman
   2 Cyril Connolly
   2 Charlie Munger
   2 Burton Malkiel
   2 Bethany McLean
   2 Benjamin Disraeli
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   2 Alexander Pope
   2 Adolf Hitler
   2 Abigail Van Buren

1:Deliver us, O Allah, from the Sea of Names. ~ Ibn Arabi,
2:God is the answer to every question. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
3:All are seeing God always. But they do not know it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
4:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job,
5:It is by God's grace that you think of God! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 2020-08-29,
6:To see God is to be God. He alone is. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Maharshis Gospel ,
7:Be Quiet (Silent)!Attend to the purpose for which you came! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
8:All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. ~ Albert Einstein, Relativity ,
9:Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
10:What is that, knowing which we will know everything? - Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga 36,
11:All this is true and false; and it is true and false to say that it is true and false. ~ Aleister Crowley,
12:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
13:But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
14:He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
15:Let this be our one need in life, to realise the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [3],
16:The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
17:To fix the mind on God is very difficult, in the beginning, unless one practices meditation in solitude. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
18:Think of the Divine alone and the Divine will be with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
19:The beginning of wisdom, perfection and beatitude is the vision of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad Self-Realisation,
20:A psychic fire within must be lit into which all is thrown with the Divine Name upon it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
21:Whatever you do, always remember the Divine. 5 May 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
22:The Supreme's power is infinite -it is our faith that is small. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 23 August,
23:It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth. ~ Aleister Crowley,
24:Go deep inside the temple and you will find me there. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
25:Their false compassion is called compassion and their false understanding is called understanding, for this is their most potent spell. ~ Aleister Crowley,
26:Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.[A caution he gives his students, to be wary of dogmatism.] ~ Niels Bohr,
27:For nothing is known while aught remains concealed; The Truth is known only when all is seen. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
28:Repeating The Name Of The Beloved ::: Repeating the name of the BelovedI have become the Beloved myself.Whom shall I call the Beloved now? ~ Bulleh Shah,
29:The circumstances that provoke our first entry into the path are not the real index of the thing that is at work in us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
30:Bhakti is to keep the mind on God by chanting His name and glories ... Bhakti, love of God, is the essence of all spiritual discipline. Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Ramakrishna ,
31:The Self, the Divine, the Supreme Reality, the All, the Transcendent, - the One in all aspects is then the object of Yogic knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
32:When My Beloved Appears ::: When my Beloved appears,With what eye do I see Him?With His eye, not with mine,For none sees Him except Himself. ~ Ibn Arabi,
33:Desire to see God, be fearful of losing Him, and find joy in everything that can lead to Him. If you act in this way, you will always live in great peace. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
34:All philosophy is concerned with the relations between two things, the fundamental truth of existence and the forms in which existence presents itself to our experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
35:Concentration upon oneself means decay and death. Concentration on the Divine alone brings life and growth and realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
36:Since the measuring device has been constructed by the observer ... we have to remember that what we observe is not nature itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning. ~ Werner Heisenberg,
37:Language is the sign of the cultural life of a people, the index of its soul in thought and mind that stands behind and enriches its soul in action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Diversity in Oneness,
38:The principle of Yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching divine Being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.01 - The Principle of the Integral Yoga,
39:In the Divine, by the Divine all is transfigured and glorified; in the Divine is found the key of all mysteries and all powers. 14 September 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
40:The Divine's words comfort and bless, soothe and illumine, and the Divine's generous hand lifts a fold of the veil which hides the infinite knowledge. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
41:A real index of intelligence is humour, you know? It requires great affection for people and the world and the act of being, a forgivingness and a bemusement. The sure sign of the fanatic is an absence of humour. ~ Terence McKenna,
42:Never underestimate the importance of keeping your vows. Just how a castle will protect the king from being attacked by the enemy, the vows will protect your mind from being attacked by your mental afflictions. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
43:Aspiration is a turning upward of the inner being with a call, yearning, prayer for the Divine, for the Truth, for the Consciousness, Peace, Ananda, Knowledge, descent of Divine Force or whatever else is the aim of one's endeavour. ~ The Mother,
44:Every reader should ask himself periodically 'Toward what end, toward what end?' -- but do not ask it too often lest you pass up the fun of programming for the constipation of bittersweet philosophy. ~ Harold Abelson, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs ,
45:An improvisation :::For hours, since I sat facing you, you have stayed mute.Your meaning, ampler than words, addresses itself to me.Cases removed, books lie open, scattered by the bedside.Beyond the bamboo screen, a shower falls on a plum tree. ~ Taigu Ryokan,
46:Ts'ui Pe must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing." ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
47:The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
48:The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release;10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry 34,
49:As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear,Its message enters stirring the blind brainAnd keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound;The hearer understands a form of wordsAnd, musing on the index thought it holds,He strives to read it with the l ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
50:As if in a long endless tossing streetOne driven mid a trampling hurrying crowdHour after hour she trod without releaseHolding by her will the senseless meute at bay;Out of the dreadful press she dragged her willAnd fixed her thought upon the saviour Name;Then all grew still and empty; she was free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 7.03,
51:The boy with the flute is Sri Krishna, the Lord descended into the world-play from the divine Ananda; his flute is the music of the call which seeks to transform the lower ignorant play of mortal life and bring into it and establish in its place the lila of his divine Ananda. It was the psychic being in you that heard the call and followed after it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
52:The guru is the equal of all the buddhas. To make any connection with him, whether through seeing him, hearing his voice, remembering him or being touched by his hand, will lead us toward liberation. To have full confidence in him is the sure way to progress toward enlightenment. The warmth of his wisdom and compassion will melt the ore of our being and release the gold of the buddha-nature within. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
53:[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by 'powers' that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses. ~ Carl Jung,
54:From the point of view of a spiritual life, it is not what you do that matters most, but the way in which it is done and the consciousness you put into it. Remember always the Divine and all you do will be an expression of the Divine Presence. When all your actions are consecrated to the Divine, there will be no longer activities that are superior and activities that are inferior; all will have an equal importance - the value given them by the consecration. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
55:the Divine Personalities ::: But behind all these and in them he has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, a Guide and All-Knower, a Master of Force, A Giver of Bliss, Friend, Helper, Father, Mother, Playmate in the world-game, an absolute Master of his being, his souls Beloved and Lover. All relations known to human personality are there in the souls contact with the Divine; but they rise towards superhuman levels and compel him towards a divine nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
56:All was found there the Unique has dreamed and made Tinging with ceaseless rapture and surprise And an opulent beauty of passionate difference The recurring beat that moments God in Time. Only was missing the sole timeless Word That carries eternity in its lonely sound, The Idea self-luminous key to all ideas, The integer of the Spirit's perfect sum That equates the unequal All to the equal One, The single sign interpreting every sign, The absolute index to the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
57:"Savitri", the poem, the word of Sri Aurobindo is the cosmic Answer to the cosmic Question. And Savitri, the person, the Godhead, the Divine Woman is the Divine's response to the human aspiration.The world is a great question mark. It is a riddle, eternal and ever-recurring. Man has faced the riddle and sought to arrive at a solution since he was given a mind to seek and interrogate.What is this universe? From where has it come? Whither is it going? What is the purpose of it all? Why is man here? What is the object of his existence? ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, Savitri ,
58:The supramental Yoga is at once an ascent towards God and a descent of Godhead into the embodied nature. The ascent can only be achieved by a one-centered all-gathering upward aspiration of the soul and mind and life and body; the descent can only come by a call of the whole being towards the infinite and the eternal Divine. If this call and this aspiration are there, or if by any means they can be born and grow constantly and seize all the nature, then and then only a supramental uplifting and transformation becomes possible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
59:The Yoga must start with an effort or at least a settled turn towards this total concentration. A constant and unfailing will of consecration of all ourselves to the Supreme is demanded of us, an offering of our whole being and our many-chambered nature to the Eternal who is the All. The effective fullness of our concentration on the one thing needful to the exclusion of all else will be the measure of our self-consecration to the One who is alone desirable. But this exclusiveness will in the end exclude nothing except the falsehood of our way of seeing the world and our will's ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
60:For it is in God alone, by the possession of the Divine only that all the discords of life can be resolved, and therefore the raising of men towards the Divine is in the end the one effective way of helping mankind. All the other activities and realisations of our self-experience have their use and power, but in the end these crowded sidetracks or these lonely paths must circle round to converge into the wideness of the integral way by which the liberated soul transcends all, embraces all and becomes the promise and the power of the fulfilment of all in their manifested being of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.18 - The Soul and Its Liberation,
61:When a person meditates on these matters and recognizes all the creations, the angels, the spheres, man, and the like, and appreciates the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, in all these creations, he will add to his love for God. His soul will thirst and his flesh will long with love for God, blessed be He. He will stand in awe and fear from his humble, lowly, and base [nature] when he compares himself to one of the great and holy bodies, how much more so when comparing himself to the pure forms which are separate from matter and do not share any connection with it. He will see himself as a vessel full of embarrassment and shame, empty and lacking. ~ Maimonides,
62:As if from Matter's plinth and viewless base To a top as viewless, a carved sea of worlds Climbing with foam-maned waves to the Supreme Ascended towards breadths immeasurable; It hoped to soar into the Ineffable's reign: A hundred levels raised it to the Unknown. So it towered up to heights intangible And disappeared in the hushed conscious Vast As climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heaven Built by the aspiring soul of man to live Near to his dream of the Invisible. Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs; Its spire touches the apex of the world; Mounting into great voiceless stillnesses It marries the earth to screened eternities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
63:When we are concentrated in mental movements or intellectual pursuits, why do we sometimes forget or lose touch with the Divine?You lose it because your consciousness is still divided. The Divine has not settled in your mind; you are not wholly consecrated to the Divine Life. Otherwise you could concentrate to any extent upon such things and still you would have the sense of being helped and supported by the Divine. In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, Remember and Offer. Let whatever you do be done as an offering to the Divine. And this too will be an excellent discipline for you; it will prevent you from doing many foolish and useless things. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
64:On the exoteric side if necessary the mind should be trained by the study of any well-developed science, such as chemistry, or mathematics. The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. {85} But even the beginner may attempt this practice with advantage. Either a fact fits in or it does not; if it does not, harmony is broken; and as the Universal harmony cannot be broken, the discord must be in the mind of the student, thus showing that he is not in tune with that Universal choir. Let him then puzzle out first the great facts, then the little; until one summer, when he is bald and lethargic after lunch, he understands and appreciates the existence of flies! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
65:the three results of effective practice: devotion, the central liberating knowledge and purification of ego; ::: leads straight and inevitably towards the highest devotion possible;.. There is bound up a growing sense of the Divine in all things, a deepening communion with the Divine in all our through, will and action and at every moment of our lives, a more and more moved conscecration to the Divine of the totality of our being...., the practice of this Yoga demands a constant inward rememberance of the one central liberating knowledge, ... In all is the one Self, the one Divine is all; all are in the Divine, all are the Divine and there is nothing else in the universe, - this thought or this faith is the whole background until it becomes the whole substance of the consciousness of the worker. ... Lastly, the practice of this Yoga of sacrifice compels us to renounce all the inner supports of egoism, casting them out of our mind and will and actions, and to eliminate its seed, its presence, its influence out of our nature. All must be done for the Divine; all must be directed towards the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Sacrifice,
66:The supramental memory is different from the mental, not a storing up of past knowledge and experience, but an abiding presence of knowledge that can be brought forward or, more characteristically, offers itself, when it is needed: it is not dependent on attention or on conscious reception, for the things of the past not known actually or not observed can be called up from latency by an action which is yet essentially a remembrance. Especially on a certain level all knowledge presents itself as a remembering, because all is latent or inherent in the self of supermind. The future like the past presents itself to knowledge in the supermind as a memory of the preknown. The imagination transformed in the supermind acts on one side as a power of true image and symbol, always all image or index of some value or significance or other truth of being, on the other as an inspiration or interpretative seeing of possibilities and potentialities not less true than actual or realised things. These are put in their place either by an attendant intuitive or interpretative judgment or by one inherent in the vision of the image, symbol or potentiality, or by a supereminent revelation of that which is behind the image or symbol or which determines the potential and the actual and their relations and, it may be, overrides and overpasses them, imposing ultimate truths and supreme certitudes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
67:Karma Yoga, the Path of Works; ::: The Path of Works aims at the dedication of every human activity to the supreme Will. It begins by the renunciation of all egoistic aim for our works, all pursuit of action for an interested aim or for the sake of a worldly result. By this renunciation it so purifies the mind and the will that we become easily conscious of the great universal Energy as the true doer of all our actions and the Lord of that Energy as their ruler and director with the individual as only a mask, an excuse, an instrument or, more positively, a conscious centre of action and phenomenal relation. The choice and direction of the act is more and more consciously left to this supreme Will and this universal Energy. To That our works as well as the results of our works are finally abandoned. The object is the release of the soul from its bondage to appearances and to the reaction of phenomenal activities. Karmayoga is used, like the other paths, to lead to liberation from phenomenal existence and a departure into the Supreme. But here too the exclusive result is not inevitable. The end of the path may be, equally, a perception of the divine in all energies, in all happenings, in all activities, and a free and unegoistic participation of the soul in the cosmic action. So followed it will lead to the elevation of all human will and activity to the divine level, its spiritualisation and the justification of the cosmic labour towards freedom, power and perfection in the human being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Conditions of the Synthesis,
68:We have now completed our view of the path of Knowledge and seen to what it leads. First, the end of Yoga of Knowledge is God-possession, it is to possess God and be possessed by him through consciousness, through identification, through reflection of the divine Reality. But not merely in some abstraction away from our present existence, but here also; therefore to possess the Divine in himself, the Divine in the world, the Divine within, the Divine in all things and all beings. It is to possess oneness with God and through that to possess also oneness with the universal, with the cosmos and all existences; therefore to possess the infinite diversity also in the oneness, but on the basis of oneness and not on the basis of division. It is to possess God in his personality and his impersonality; in his purity free from qualities and in his infinite qualities; in time and beyond time; in his action and in his silence; in the finite and in the infinite. It is to possess him not only in pure self, but in all self; not only in self, but in Nature; not only in spirit, but in supermind, mind, life and body; to possess him with the spirit, with the mind, with the vital and the physical consciousness; and it is again for all these to be possessed by him, so that our whole being is one with him, full of him, governed and driven by him. It is, since God is oneness, for our physical consciousness to be one with the soul and the nature of the material universe; for our life, to be one with all life; for our mind, to be one with the universal mind; for our spirit, to be identified with the universal spirit. It is to merge in him in the absolute and find him in all relations. Secondly, it is to put on the divine being and the divine nature. And since God is Sachchidananda, it is to raise our being into the divine being, our consciousness into the divine consciousness, our energy into the divine energy, our delight of existence into the divine delight of being. And it is not only to lift ourselves into this higher consciousness, but to widen into it in all our being, because it is to be found on all the planes of our existence and in all our members, so that our mental, vital, physical existence shall become full of the divine nature. Our intelligent mentality is to become a play of the divine knowledge-will, our mental soul-life a play of the divine love and delight, our vitality a play of the divine life, our physical being a mould of the divine substance. This God-action in us is to be realised by an opening of ourselves to the divine gnosis and divine Ananda and, in its fullness, by an ascent into and a permanent dwelling in the gnosis and the Ananda. For though we live physically on the material plane and in normal outwardgoing life the mind and soul are preoccupied with material existence, this externality of our being is not a binding limitation. We can raise our internal consciousness from plane to plane of the relations of Purusha with prakriti, and even become, instead of the mental being dominated by the physical soul and nature, the gnostic being or the bliss-self and assume the gnostic or the bliss nature. And by this raising of the inner life we can transform our whole outward-going existence; instead of a life dominated by matter we shall then have a life dominated by spirit with all its circumstances moulded and determined by the purity of being, the consciousness infinite even in the finite, the divine energy, the divine joy and bliss of the spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Integral Knowledge,
69:Education THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life. Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way! Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life. We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education. There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can. With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations. Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity. When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world. Bulletin, February 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
70:The Two Paths Of Yoga ::: 14 April 1929 - What are the dangers of Yoga? Is it especially dangerous to the people of the West? Someone has said that Yoga may be suitable for the East, but it has the effect of unbalancing the Western mind. Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with which you approach it. Yoga does become dangerous if you want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dangerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that the aim is to find the Divine. Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambition. if you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing. It is fire that burns. There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender, is safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers' milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it has nothing to do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma. If you take up this path of surrender fully and sincerely, there is no more danger or serious difficulty. The question is to be sincere. If you are not sincere, do not begin Yoga. If you were dealing in human affairs, then you could resort to deception; but in dealing with the Divine there is no possibility of deception anywhere. You can go on the Path safely when you are candid and open to the core and when your only end is to realise and attain the Divine and to be moved by the Divine. There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga, however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your sincerity and surrender will be put to the test. The strength of such impulses as those of sex lies usually in the fact that people take too much notice of them; they protest too vehemently and endeavour to control them by coercion, hold them within and sit upon them. But the more you think of a thing and say, "I don't want it, I don't want it", the more you are bound to it. What you should do is to keep the thing away from you, to dissociate from it, take as little notice of it as possible and, even if you happen to think of it, remain indifferent and unconcerned. The impulses and desires that come up by the pressure of Yoga should be faced in a spirit of detachment and serenity, as something foreign to yourself or belonging to the outside world. They should be offered to the Divine, so that the Divine may take them up and transmute them. If you have once opened yourself to the Divine, if the power of the Divine has once come down into you and yet you try to keep to the old forces, you prepare troubles and difficulties and dangers for yourself. You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires. There are many self-appointed Masters, who do nothing but that. And then when you are off the straight path and when you have a little knowledge and not much power, it happens that you are seized by beings or entities of a certain type, you become blind instruments in their hands and are devoured by them in the end. Wherever there is pretence, there is danger; you cannot deceive God. Do you come to God saying, "I want union with you" and in your heart meaning "I want powers and enjoyments"? Beware! You are heading straight towards the brink of the precipice. And yet it is so easy to avoid all catastrophe. Become like a child, give yourself up to the Mother, let her carry you, and there is no more danger for you. This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficulties - difficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,

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1:Low-cost, broad-based index ~ J L Collins,
2:Discipline is an index to doctrine. ~ Tertullian,
3:An index is a great leveller. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
4:His face was the true index of his mind. ~ Voltaire,
5:Speech is the index of the mind. ~ Seneca the Younger,
6:Index-learning turns no student pale, ~ Alexander Pope,
7:How index-learning turns no student pale, ~ Alexander Pope,
8:Dress is an index of your contents. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
9:A great nose may be an index Of a great soul ~ Edmond Rostand,
10:A great nose may be an index
Of a great soul ~ Edmond Rostand,
11:Most investors would be better off in an index fund. ~ Peter Lynch,
12:Never pay attention to any price-weighted index. ~ Kenneth L Fisher,
13:Tears are the silent passion for suffering ~ Christopher Poindexter,
14:Loneliness burns in towers of fire around us ~ Christopher Poindexter,
15:Merely to have survived is not an index of excellence. ~ Anthony Hecht,
16:Chaos is an angel who fell in love with a demon ~ Christopher Poindexter,
17:There is no index of character as sure as the voice. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
18:There is no index of character so sure as the voice. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
19:The mind's cross indexing puts the best librarian to shame. ~ Sharon Begley,
20:in certain circles honesty is taken as an index of stupidity. ~ Adolf Hitler,
21:The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife. ~ Cyril Connolly,
22:and in certain circles honesty is taken as an index of stupidity. ~ Adolf Hitler,
23:... the best way to own common stocks is through an index fund. ~ Warren Buffett,
24:Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
25:Love shouldn’t require Windex to be clear. It either is or it isn’t. ~ Mandy Hale,
26:Most individual investors would be better off in an index mutual fund. ~ Peter Lynch,
27:she is all things men want to love, but could never handle. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
28:I have always believed that hair is a very sure index of character. ~ Katharine Tynan,
29:Our prayers may be an index of how small and self-centered our world is. ~ D A Carson,
30:Whatever happens, we’ll all meet in that great card-index in the sky. ~ Josef kvoreck,
31:an updated footnote system and index. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
32:Women, as most susceptible, are the best index of the coming hour. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
33:I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve. ~ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
34:Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like a fragrance. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
35:The S&P 500 index rose to almost 30 times earnings; tech stocks went wild. ~ Anonymous,
36:There is nothing like widespread poverty to boost a country's equality index. ~ Bob Tyrrell,
37:Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The? ~ Keith Waterhouse,
38:The songs are all indexes of a time in the past when I was writing them. ~ How to Dress Well,
39:We are the scientists, trying to make sense of the stars inside us. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
40:laughter and a sense of humor as a universal index of spiritual development. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
41:10. The most I want to do is show you the end of my index finger. Its muteness. ~ Maggie Nelson,
42:The amount of chiaroscuro an idea harbors is the only index of its profundity. ~ Emile M Cioran,
43:For the taxable investor, indexing means never having to say you're sorry. ~ William J Bernstein,
44:Let me get this straight. Your table ran away because you polished it with Windex? ~ Rick Riordan,
45:The best technique for improving performance in your database is to use indexes well. ~ Anonymous,
46:I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are too much in love ~ Christopher Poindexter,
47:Memories were as important as books and almost as important as proper indexing. ~ Genevieve Cogman,
48:baseball is a game played by the dexterous, but only understood by the Poindexterous.”9 ~ Simon Singh,
49:Even the air tasted imported from a country ranked high on the quality-of-life index. ~ Anthony Marra,
50:CVS Corporation, which in 1957 entered the S&P 500 Index as Melville Shoe Corp., ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
51:A paperback book was wrapped around Barney's massive index finger as he held his place. ~ Thomas Harris,
52:slightly extended his index finger in a manner reminiscent of that gesture on the Sistine ~ Amor Towles,
53:That which seems to be wealth may in verity be only the gilded index of far reaching ruin ~ John Ruskin,
54:Almost unbidden, he released the safety, and his index finger slid inside the guard. ~ Jonathan L Howard,
55:.rummaging furiously in a mind which appeared to have entirely lost its card index.... ~ Kerry Greenwood,
56:We wanted to be as expansive as possible to make sure we didn't preclude some good ideas. ~ John Poindexter,
57:Only 20 percent of nonindex mutual funds investing in U.S. stocks beat their benchmarks in 2014. ~ Anonymous,
58:All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
59:he lied about his height to keep from having a body mass index that would label him as obese), ~ Michael Wolff,
60:If the eyes are the window to the soul, then why does it hurt when I spray them with Windex? ~ Stephen Colbert,
61:Hell, when I was growing up, I could make a meal out of a package of Top Ramen and a bottle of Windex. ~ Coolio,
62:I can love things just by watching her love them. That is how I know, that I love her. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
63:One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index. ~ Lafcadio Hearn,
64:The Patrician could read,” said Spelter. “Not if you cut off his index finger,” said Carding. ~ Terry Pratchett,
65:Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index. ~ Natalie Merchant,
66:Don't forget that SlideShare is indexed by Google. Great opportunity to appear in search results. ~ Jason Miller,
67:the actions of men are like the index of a book; they point out what is most remarkable in them ….”? ~ Anonymous,
68:He raised his index finger between them. “If you bad-mouth coffee, I don’t think we can be friends. ~ Dana Marton,
69:There is no test of literary merit except survival, which is itself an index to majority opinion. ~ George Orwell,
70:Number 402, your name is Will Barrent. Age 27, blood type O-L3, Index JX-221-R. Guilty of murder. ~ Robert Sheckley,
71:You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine. ~ Tertullian,
72:I think that intellectuals who end up in hell will have to read page proofs and check indexes there. ~ Edward Teller,
73:I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered !My life is my own. ~ Patrick McGoohan,
74:She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
75:Index funds do not trade from security to security and, thus, they tend to avoid capital gains taxes. ~ Burton Malkiel,
76:Lick my finger so I can scan your table of contents- fuck the index- I yearn to ride your story line. ~ Brandi L Bates,
77:One could imagine a period like Japan13 years ago, however, in which indexing over time wouldn't work. ~ Charlie Munger,
78:The index performance is not mediocre—it exceeds the results achieved by the typical active manager. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
79:I wish you would add an index rerum, that when the reader recollects any incident he may easily find it. ~ Samuel Johnson,
80:Tax-efficient index funds garner a substantial edge over tax-inefficient actively managed mutual funds. ~ Charles D Ellis,
81:There was no single index case. It all began, and ended, too fast for that sort of record keeping to endure. ~ Mira Grant,
82:It would be ideal if we could have an uncontrolled flow of information. But we realized you can't do that. ~ John Poindexter,
83:she lived with hurricane eyes and fell in love with the way the waves collapsed against her cheeks. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
84:TIA was being used by real users, working on real data - foreign data. Data where privacy is not an issue. ~ John Poindexter,
85:Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. ~ Cyril Connolly,
86:When modulation frequency is doubled, the modulation index is halved, and the modulating voltage remains constant ~ Anonymous,
87:If someone sprays windex in your food it can give you diarrhea. But once you wipe it off your windows, you're fine. ~ Bob Saget,
88:Looking down at her hand, Melissa stuck out her index and middle fingers, ready to plunge them down her throat. ~ Laura L Smith,
89:[T]he status of women in a society is a pretty reliable index of the degree of civilization of that society. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
90:Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been prepared with the help of a computer. ~ Donald Knuth,
91:Remember, God is in this crisis. Ask him to give you an index card–sized plan, two or three steps you can take today. ~ Max Lucado,
92:The key aspect of an index fund is that many of them, not all of them, but many of them are extremely cheap. ~ William J Bernstein,
93:Nothing is inherently tasty or repulsive—it depends on your needs. Deliciousness is simply an index of usefulness. ~ David Eagleman,
94:The world is a great volume, and man the index of that book; even in the body of man, you may turn to the whole world. ~ John Donne,
95:And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
96:And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
97:Nothing is inherently tasty or repulsive - it depends on your needs. Deliciousness is simply an index of usefulness. ~ David Eagleman,
98:She stared at the stars like they were pillow for her mind and in their light she could rest her heavy head. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
99:I am a huge, huge, huge fan of index funds. They are the investor’s best friend and Wall Street’s worst nightmare. ~ Jonathan Clements,
100:No linear indexing system is adequate to express the multi-dimensionality of knowledge,” Dr. Waterhouse reminds him. ~ Neal Stephenson,
101:Building a portfolio around index funds isn’t really settling for the average. It’s just refusing to believe in magic. ~ Bethany McLean,
102:do you believe
in the
death penalty?"
he asked her.

"you mean being
she laughed. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
103:Music”—he smiled his glorious smile and raised his index finger—“music speaks for the soul because words are too small. ~ Dennis Lehane,
104:As a quiet salute to Beavis and Butthead, I held up my index finger and thumb in an "L"-the international sign for loser. ~ Michael Moore,
105:The World is a great Volume, and man the Index of
that Booke; even in the Body of Man, you may turne to the whole world. ~ John Donne,
106:She also kept literary indexes of books, newspapers, magazines, etc., which she purchased or obtained from the library. ~ Helena Whitbread,
107:thumb and index finger in his mouth to make a loud whistling sound before hollering, "Way to go, Prez." This gets all the ~ Justine Elvira,
108:A very civilized thing, glass—almost an index of civilization. When civilization retreats, it leaves behind broken glass. ~ John Derbyshire,
109:Oi, mate,” he said, jabbing his thick index finger square in the center of Richard's chest. “No need to get grabby, is there? ~ Stacia Kane,
110:Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxipad commercial, Windex commercial. You’d think all women do is clean and bleed. ~ Gillian Flynn,
111:I just want to
smoke my cigarettes
& drink my whiskey
& for you to love me
for the monster I am. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
112:I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons ~ Christopher Poindexter,
113:The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work. ~ Brian Eno,
114:By periodically investing in an index fund, the know-nothing investors can actually outperform most investment professionals. ~ Warren Buffett,
115:Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxi pad commercial, windex commercial - you'd think all women do is clean and bleed. ~ Gillian Flynn,
116:We need to achieve an Ease of Doing Business index to less than 50 compared to its present level of 132. (China is at 91). ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
117:Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship. ~ Nadine Gordimer,
118:Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxipad commercial, Windex commercial. You’d think all women do is clean and bleed. And ~ Gillian Flynn,
119:Writing, more than any other art, is indexed to the worthiness of the self because it is identified in peoples minds with emotion. ~ Rachel Cusk,
120:Liebe Leser, auf Anregung einer Leserin habe ich mich dazu entschlossen, diese Sammlung mit einem alphabetischen Index zu versehen. ~ Stefan Zweig,
121:many companies rank low on the customer satisfaction index because their employees are discouraged, disillusioned, and uninspired. ~ Carmine Gallo,
122:My hunger for writing will die when I have bled for the humans that never found the strength to find the words themselves ~ Christopher Poindexter,
123:I don't really have a lot of interns, although I do now use Research Assistants to help me compile indexes when that is necessary. ~ Oliver D Crisp,
124:I'm thinking of a presidential bid; currently indexing and cross-referencing everyone I've tweeted my junk to. 8x10s available. ~ Christopher Titus,
125:he rubbed his feet back and forth on the library carpet and when she walked by, he touched her with the tip of his index finger ~ Jonathan Goldstein,
126:The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent ~ Christopher Poindexter,
127:And then she took it off, slipped it on my index finger, and said, ‘If you hide your heart, he will never be able to take it from you. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
128:And in the end, we were all just humans . . . drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” ~ Christopher Poindexter ~ E K Blair,
129:Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim’s logo. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
130:Photography Cannot Record Abstract Ideas (Title of a 16x20 inch photograph depicting an index card on which that phrase is handwritten.) ~ Mel Bochner,
131:That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success is happiness. ~ Lupe Fiasco,
132:The guns on the walls that surround the prison accurately, though unwittingly, index the true character of the penitentiary in our day. ~ Eugene V Debs,
133:Tilt your portfolio toward value by buying passive indexed portfolios of value stocks or, fundamentally weighted index funds. Chapter ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
134:I'm a very tactile learner, so I need analog index cards, moving them all about, trying out various sequences for the book's architecture. ~ Joshua Mohr,
135:One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. -Linda Poindexter ~ Sapphire Knight,
136:The Philadelphia Feds manufacturers report for September revealed that despite a sharp slowdown, its prices paid index surged 257 points. ~ Peter Schiff,
137:the Roman Catholic Index of Prohibited Books, a list that came to include almost every significant work of post-medieval Western philosophy. ~ David Hume,
138:I am the proud indentured servant of a brilliant art adviser who may or may not have purposely stapled my index finger to a manila folder ~ Sloane Crosley,
139:People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like me…If you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes. ~ Oliver North,
140:The best index to a perso's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good and how he treats people who can't fight back. ~ Abigail Van Buren,
141:I have tried a little kinky stuff. A woman called me and said, 'I have mirrors all over my bedroom. Bring a bottle.' I brought Windex. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
142:Much of the market is mindlessly indexed. That means it is all beta. The knowledge is leaching away in the surf of noise and rapid trading. ~ George Gilder,
143:The degree to which one is sensitive to other people's suffering, to other (people's) humanity, is the index of one's own humanity ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
144:and tossed his crumpled invitation in front of him. He used his index finger to push the offending invite a couple inches away and glared at ~ Juliana Stone,
145:Neither a pathology nor an index as such of moral default, stupidity is nonetheless linked to the most dangerous failures of human endeavor. ~ Avital Ronell,
146:One writer, for instance, excels at a plan or a title page, another works away at the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
147:The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. ~ Abigail Van Buren,
148:I really believe that we don't have to make a trade-off between security and privacy. I think technology gives us the ability to have both. ~ John Poindexter,
149:Prices of semicolons, plot devices, prologues and inciting incidents continued to fall yesterday, lopping twenty points off the TomJones Index. ~ Jasper Fforde,
150:And in the end, we were all just humans . . . drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” ~ E K Blair Christopher Poindexter ~ E K Blair,
151:fund offered by Vanguard. So if you can implement your investment with low-cost, passively managed indexed funds, you’re going to be a winner. ~ Anthony Robbins,
152:Much like the electricity meter outside your house or apartment, the pupils offer an index of the current rate at which mental energy is used. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
153:sunglasses and rubbed his right eye with his index finger.  "Let's was the October 15th issue, page 12, lower right-hand corner." Quinn ~ F Paul Wilson,
154:Doing battle with the forces of… I was going to say evil, but I’m increasingly unsure exactly where everyone around me falls on the Jedi-Sith Index. ~ Jim Butcher,
155:The winning formula for success in investing is owning the entire stock market through an index fund, and then doing nothing. Just stay the course. ~ John C Bogle,
156:Trying to pick individual stocks is a trap. I can't do it. Warren Buffett can, but hardly anyone else can beat the indexes over a long period of time. ~ Ben Stein,
157:Jason looked like her was trying to figure out an equation. "Let me get this straight. Your table ran away ... because you polished him with windex. ~ Rick Riordan,
158:Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power are always an index of how much is not understood about a disease. ~ Susan Sontag,
159:You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don't get failures, you're not pushing hard enough on the objectives. ~ John Poindexter,
160:Ten index cards A notebook or several loose sheets of paper A pen or pencil A computer or tablet with an Internet connection And, of course, this book ~ Emlyn Chand,
161:inflammation in the body) is a very healthy 0.01, and all of my other indexes (for heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions) are at ideal levels. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
162:Mr. Gonzalez watched Mr. Zalatimo probing his long index finger high into one of his nostrils. What would this one do? His feet tingled with fear. ~ John Kennedy Toole,
163:Onscreen, Foaly rubbed his eyelids with his index fingers. "Yeah, yeah. Here we go. Captain Short goes rogue once more. Hands up who's surprised. Anyone? ~ Eoin Colfer,
164:Ha! Good luck, lady!" Gustav laughed and tapped his thick index finger against his temple. "No one knows what goes on inside this head. Not even me. ~ Christopher Healy,
165:In fact, some people who rate very high marks on the ego-based indexes of success are the ones I find most difficult to be around—and totally uninspiring ~ Wayne W Dyer,
166:Where the statue stood Of Newton, with his prism and silent face, The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone. ~ William Wordsworth,
167:Onscreen, Foaly rubbed his eyelids with his index fingers.
"Yeah, yeah. Here we go. Captain Short goes rogue once more. Hands up who's surprised. Anyone? ~ Eoin Colfer,
168:around my index finger, I look up at him under my long eyelashes. "My phone isn't working and the air in my car is broken, so I decided to sit on the hood ~ Justine Elvira,
169:The important thing is not the planning of an Index Verborum Prohibitorum of current noble nouns, but rather the examination of their linguistic function. ~ Theodor Adorno,
170:I believe that the Total Stock Market Index Fund should be the investment of choice for most investors, covering as it does the entire U.S. stock market, and ~ John C Bogle,
171:Percentage of Actively Managed Mutual Funds Outperformed by the S&P 500 Index (Periods through June 30, 2012) Sources: Lipper and The Vanguard Group. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
172:To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound. ~ Steve Carlton,
173:Taryn held up her index finger. “Just give me a second. Attempting to give a fuck…Attempting harder to give a fuck…Sorry, there was an error. Fuck not given. ~ Suzanne Wright,
174:The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
175:Verily, the index finger that testifies to the oneness of Allah Azzawajal in prayer, utterly rejects to write even an alphabet, endorsing the rule of the tyrant ~ Sayyid Qutb,
176:I think it is very difficult today to have a reasoned public discourse on any controversial subject. Certainly, election years present a complicating factor. ~ John Poindexter,
i just feel impossible.
like life wasn't meant
for me.
like it was an
i showed up to
drunk out of
my mind. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
178:If darkness is really not darkness at all, but rather, the absence of light, then my flaws are not really flaws at all, but rather, the absence of you. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
179:The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
180:Sometimes I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies inside my heart and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am ~ Christopher Poindexter,
181:The human spirit is poetry enough and I understand that, but I write to make it transparent to a world in love with bright screens and rising technology. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
182:With girls, I don't think right. I had a date with one girl, she had mirrors all over her bedroom. She told me to come over and bring a bottle. I got Windex. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
183:If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity. ~ Simon Sinek,
184:Where the hell am I and what did I get myself into? The bartender notices Maverick first. He puts his thumb and index finger in his mouth to make a loud whistling ~ Justine Elvira,
185:You don't get older during the time spent in church, he told us.
He pushed a shopping cart with a few rags and a bottle of Windex in it.
We gave him a dollar. ~ Joy Williams,
186:all of these dialogues, this one and the others, would, without exception, have been found in the index of any Manual of Human Relations under Mutual Incomprehension ~ Jos Saramago,
187:Any diet can be made healthy or at least healthier—from vegan to meat-heavy—if the high-glycemic-index carbohydrates and sugars are removed, or reduced significantly. ~ Gary Taubes,
188:As Deloitte’s Shift Index shows, the average life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company has declined from around 75 years half a century ago to less than 15 years today. ~ Jez Humble,
189:Finding the next Warren Buffett is like looking for a needle in a haystack. We recommend that you buy the haystack instead, in the form of a low-cost index fund. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
190:For 2015, the Equality Index found that blacks had on average only 56 percent of the economic well-being and 61 percent of social justice benefits that whites enjoy. ~ Robert P Jones,
191:Getting back to inflation, it is important to note that the producer price Index does not reflect wage pressures - and that is where the inflation threat really lies. ~ Larry Wachtel,
192:it was you and i that night
by the sea,
two bottles of wine and
a bowl deep,
we kissed and made love
as the moon and waves
talked business. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
193:When you look at the results on an after-fee, after-tax basis over reasonably long periods of time, there's almost no chance that you end up beating the index fund. ~ David F Swensen,
194:Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor, and he smells like windex." "At least you know he's still available. ~ Cassandra Clare,
195:When you look at the results on an after-fee, after-tax basis, over reasonably long periods of time, there's almost no chance that you end up beating the index fund. ~ David F Swensen,
196: ~ Anonymous,
197:We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
198:As an investor, you have one powerful way to keep from getting distressed by devilish Mr. Market: Ignore him. Just buy and hold one of the broad-based index funds that ~ Burton G Malkiel,
199:I think if I had to do it over again, I'd do it the same way. I would just put more resources into getting the public diplomacy part much stronger than we were able to. ~ John Poindexter,
200:Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor, and he smells like windex."
"At least you know he's still available. ~ Cassandra Clare,
201:We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
202:Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. ~ Susan Sontag,
203:Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. ~ Susan Sontag,
204:maybe people are no longer
beautiful to us because
we construct them with our
walking around the earth
building humans
like we are gods. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
205:Science always goes abreast with the just elevation of the man, keeping step with religion and metaphysics; or, the state of science is an index of our self-knowledge. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
206:The willingness to sacrifice on the part of workers and members is perhaps the key practical index of whether you have become a movement or have become institutionalized. ~ Timothy J Keller,
207:Yes! Practice-singular!' the wise men screamed in unison. Three index fingers, like punctuation marks, jumped to attention in the air to emphasize their point (Life of Pi 68). ~ Yann Martel,
208:The hippopotamus is said to have a tender heart by those who have eaten that delicacy baked, so a thick skin is not necessarily a reliable index to what is inside the man. ~ Eric Temple Bell,
209:35% Vanguard U.S. Bond Index (Symbol VBMFX) 35% Vanguard Total U.S. Stock Market Index (Symbol VTSMX) 30% Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index (Symbol VGTSX) ========== ~ Anonymous,
210:Only four companies—Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, AT&T, and DuPont—have survived on the Dow Jones index of the top-thirty U.S. industrial stocks since the 1960s. ~ Ruchir Sharma,
211:And for a split second Cleo saw the value in living openly. Liberation was Windex for the soul. It let the light shine through. But why dwell? Nothing was ever going to change. ~ Lisi Harrison,
212:mayor’s fundraiser were bright orange and as big as index cards. They were also sequentially numbered. “Blossom, they’ll know if we take one.” Tyler leafed through the stack. ~ Christine Nolfi,
213:Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of activity and no oversight would be going too far. This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people. ~ John Poindexter,
214:A woman holds dreadful power over a man who is in love with her but she should realize that the quality and force of his love is the index of his potential contempt and hatred. ~ John Steinbeck,
215:Congratulations, Ms. Thornton, he’s a healthy baby nerd. He’s bound to be a wonderful man, but for the conceivable future he’ll be a first-rank dweeb—a dyed-in-the-wool Poindexter. ~ Nick Cutter,
216:Half-way through the labour of an index to this book I recalled the practice of my ten years' study of history; and realized that I had never used the index of a book fit to read. ~ T E Lawrence,
217:I had a salad. If I were to say that today's tomatoes were an index of the decline of Western man I should be thought a crank but nations do not, I think, ascend on such tomatoes. ~ Russell Hoban,
218:We know so perfectly how to give birth to the monsters inside us, but for reasons I will never figure out, we have not the slightest clue of what to do with all the love. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
219:There was nothing medieval people liked better, or did better, than sorting out and tidying up. Of all our modern inventions I suspect that they would most have admired the card index. ~ C S Lewis,
220:Also, if one of the indexes is down for the day on volume larger than the prior day’s volume, it should decline more than 0.2% for this to be counted as a distribution day. After ~ William J O Neil,
221:he’s still dead, but he died this morning rather than last night.” She held up her hand with a small amount of space between her thumb and index finger. “You missed him by that much. ~ Graham Parke,
222:If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names. - Elaine Gill ~ Lakisha Spletzer,
223:If you want to know what a man's character is really like... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires - for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature. ~ Sydney J Harris,
224:I swiped otjize from my forehead with my index finger and knelt down. Then I touched the finger to the sand, grounding the sweet smelling red clay into it. "Thank you," I whispered. ~ Nnedi Okorafor,
225:Thus, purchasing a fund holding all the stocks in a broad-based index will produce a portfolio that can be expected to do as well as any managed by professional security analysts. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
226:In the twentieth century, the repellent, harrowing disease that is made the index of a superior sensitivity, the vehicle of "spiritual" feelings and "critical" discontent, is insanity. ~ Susan Sontag,
227:We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is, tuition, room and board-to be within approximately one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index. ~ Charles M Vest,
228:After adjusting the comparison of index funds to actively managed funds for survivorship bias, taxes, and loads, the dominance of index funds reaches insurmountable proportions. Once ~ Charles D Ellis,
229:Eat carbs in the medium–high range of the glycemic index (60-90 is a good rule of thumb) about 30 minutes before you exercise, and again within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. ~ Michael Matthews,
230:Liv held out her right index finger. "I've got a splinter that I can't get out. It's killing me and affecting my duty."
"Uh-huh." I examined the minuscule speck that could be dirt. ~ Maria V Snyder,
231:The problem we were struggling with within the closed market was what the incentive would be. You probably wouldn't use dollars. But those are all questions that need to be explored. ~ John Poindexter,
232:[With] closet're paying a manager a fortune and he has 85% of his assets invested parallel to the indexes. If you have such a system, you're being played for a sucker. ~ Charlie Munger,
233:so i will say this-
give me your suffering
and i swear it will be carried
even if that means the death
of sorrow inside you
and the birth of sorrow
inside me. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
234:It is interesting that an investor who has some knowledge of the principles of equity valuations often performs worse than someone with no knowledge who decides to index his portfolio. ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
235:She buried her ears into the calm of his heartbeat, and in a matter of seconds; fell terribly in love with the way her loneliness fell softly and suddenly, asleep, in his chest. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
236:This means that happy, inspired and fulfilled employees are the exception rather than the rule. According to the Deloitte Shift Index, 80 percent of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. ~ Simon Sinek,
237:Nor were managers any better in the supposedly less efficient, small-capitalization universe. Almost three-quarters of small-cap managers underperformed the S&P Small-Cap Index. When ~ Charles D Ellis,
238:tears are a silent passion for suffering-
i found ma self baffeld by hers-
the way they trickled in the presence if moonlight,
driven by the humans didnt undrstand her... ~ Christopher Poindexter,
239: tears are a silent passion for suffering-
i found ma self baffeld by hers-
the way they trickled in the presence if moonlight,
driven by the humans didnt undrstand her... ~ Christopher Poindexter,
240:When touch-typing on a keyboard, the first step is to position your right index finger on the letter J. From that point, your other fingers are aligned with the keys they are intended to press. ~ Anonymous,
241:When you're underperforming the index, you go home at night and cry in your beer. It's not fun, but who said this business should be fun. We're too well paid to hang our heads and say boo hoo. ~ Bill Gross,
242:Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It's just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads. ~ David Boies,
243:The faculty know what they need to develop and they need to work with an administrator with the authority do get it done. To define everything in terms of these index numbers is ridiculous. ~ Henry Rosovsky,
244:It’s not possible for investors to consistently outperform the market. Therefore you’re best served investing in a diversified portfolio of low-cost index funds [or exchange-traded funds]. ~ Charles T Munger,
245:Cary rocked back on his heels and twirled one index finger around another in a sign meaning, wrapped around your finger.

Only fair, I thought, since he was wrapped around my heart. ~ Sylvia Day,
246:It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
247:The index is retrospective. The crucial alpha, the entropy, the signal modulating that linear advance...comes from knowledge of the entrepreneurial surprises harbored on the edge of the noise. ~ George Gilder,
248:I've never invested myself properly in trying to write stories. When I write lyrics, mostly I write each sentence separately on an index card and then I lay them out and I just mix them up. ~ Jason Schwartzman,
249:The index of punditry in a society is inversely proportional to its intellectual solvency... When people choose overheated opinions over cold facts, the social order reverts to moronocracy. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
250:The worst kind of management seeks a single optimum, a one-scale index of efficiency, like the mindless scales of 1 to 10 for grading a woman's beauty or one to four stars for a movie's appeal. ~ James Fallows,
251:Well, well,” she murmurs as I back away.
She makes a rectangle with her index fingers and thumbs and looks at my skin through it.
“You’re right,” she says. “The boy’s a living work of art. ~ David Almond,
252:It removes information from the market when I need more and more...Indexing is a waste heap--information so merged and muffled that it hides knowledge rather than reveals it. All beta, no alpha. ~ George Gilder,
253:Although definitive numbers are difficult to find, the Global Slavery Index estimates that at least a hundred and forty thousand people are enslaved in Mauritania, out of a population of 3.8 million. ~ Anonymous,
254:Most of our assumptions about the way women have always thought about “beauty” date from no earlier than the 1830s, when the cult of domesticity was first consolidated and the beauty index invented. ~ Naomi Wolf,
255:The computers were index-linked to the Galactic stock-market prices, you see, so that we’d all be revived when everybody else had rebuilt the economy enough to afford our rather expensive services. ~ Douglas Adams,
256:Welcome to Louisiana in the summer, folks.” “It’s got nothing on Texas,” Lara said. “Are we comparing heat indexes for state pride now?” Will smiled over at her. She smiled back. “Texas proud, baby. ~ Sam Sisavath,
257:Why does he have such an unnerving effect on me? His overwhelming good looks maybe? The way his eyes blaze at me? The way he strokes his index finger against his lower lip? I wish he’d stop doing that. ~ E L James,
258:Although Peirce in fact believed that icons were simpler than indexes, he primarily had in mind the human elaborations to indexes, not – in my opinion – how the signs are found in nature per se.* ~ Daniel L Everett,
259:If you invested in a very low cost index fund - where you don't put the money in at one time, but average in over 10 years -you'll do better than 90% of people who start investing at the same time. ~ Warren Buffett,
260:Why does he have such an unnerving effect on me? His over-whelming good looks maybe? The way his eyes blaze at me? The way he strokes his index finger against his lower lip? I wish he'd stop doing that. ~ E L James,
261:i still have
the scarlet scarf
you gave me.
it smells of your
wild freedom.

if only we
feel what
we remember
and not just
what we
felt. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
262:Before you start trying to pick individual stocks and/or fund managers ask yourself this simple question: “Am I Warren Buffett?” If the answer is “no,” keep your feet firmly on the ground with indexing. ~ J L Collins,
263:The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. In this, if no other way, we can see the wild an reckless exuberance of our production, and waste seems to be the index. ~ John Steinbeck,
264:They never reminisced about the time they had to drive halfway back to Indianapolis because I’d left Dexter Poindexter, my terry-cloth penguin (threadbare, ravaged by love—as who amongst us is not) ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
265:want each group to write down every change they’re planning, one change per index card. I want three pieces of information: who is planning the change, the system being changed, and a one-sentence summary. ~ Gene Kim,
266:She remembered the conversation in the Library, as forgetting was the last thing a fully-trained Librarian should do. Memories were as important as books, and almost as important as proper indexing. ~ Genevieve Cogman,
267:Similarly, the buy-and-hold investor who prudently holds a diversified portfolio of low-cost index funds through thick and thin is the investor most likely to achieve her long-term investment goals. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
268:Nobody - myself included - believes that we could ever achieve total information awareness. But the government needs to set goals and long-range objectives. Total information awareness is a good goal. ~ John Poindexter,
269:The boys quiet until Ben looks across the table at Chon, holds his thumb and index finger a millimeter apart, and says, “We’re that close to being gay.”
They laugh for half an hour.
Collective dicks ~ Don Winslow,
270:The idea of parts of the body public fighting each other was like the idea of a man's punching himself in the face. It was a physical blasphemy that suited this era as an index of how far it had all gone. ~ Paul Cornell,
271:Russell had lost the thumb and index finger on his left hand when he was young. He moved the thumb he still had around like he was grinding something into the white tablecloth and said, “Dust to dust.” I ~ Charles Brandt,
272:The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. In this, if in no other way, we can see the wild and reckless exuberance of our production, and waste seems to be the index. ~ John Steinbeck,
273:You're crazy, Dylan. Oh, my God, you proposed marriage with index cards? No one else in the world would do that. Yes. Yes, Yes! If you ask me a thousand times, then every single time I'll say yes. ~ Charles Sheehan Miles,
274:I was so lucky. I was very broke and I was taking classes at Lee Strasberg's Institute and I saw a 3 X 5 index card on the bulletin board advertising for college-aged girls for a film. That was Animal House. ~ Karen Allen,
275:I have a lot of glass in my house, and I remember saying as a joke once that I clean my stuff with Windex while my friends are over, but then I found myself actually doing that the other day. It's horrible. ~ Courteney Cox,
276:You might also want to read Index of UX guidelines for Windows Store apps and Design Windows Store apps using Blend for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to learn more about how to implement a great user experience. ~ Anonymous,
277:Index investing is an investment strategy that Walter Mitty would love. It takes very little investment knowledge, no skill, practically no time or effort-and outperforms about 80 percent of all investors. ~ Michael LeBoeuf,
278:To start with invention is the mark of the fertile mind ... and leads later to the interpretation of experience; to start with the reproduction of experience is the infallible index of a barren invention. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
279:I expected everyone to file out of the room, but the wedding party began to embrace happily. Raymond grabbed me. “God, you’re a mess.” He wiped the dampness on my cheeks with his index finger. “Such a mush. ~ Santino Hassell,
280:La Griffe, “The Claw.” Simple and small. The index finger goes through the hole near the blade. Favored by climbers and boaters. Designed by Fredric Perrin, manufactured by Ernest Emerson. ( ~ David Morrell,
281:We can extrapolate from the study that for the long term individual investor who maintains a consistent asset allocation and leans toward index funds, asset allocation determines about 100% of performance. ~ Roger G Ibbotson,
282:Who cares if you have a girlfriend, anyway?"

"I care" Simon said gloomily. "Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor. And he smells like windex. ~ Cassandra Clare,
283:And she tucked herself away in a corner,
quet and foreign to the crowd around her
and all that kept racing through my head
is that the best kind of beauty
is the kind that is mostly ignored. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
284:Whether brainstormed or borrowed, record each exciting idea onto an index card. You’re welcome to fill the index card up completely, or you can simply write the main hook for each idea, before moving onto the next. ~ Emlyn Chand,
285:May its index point to joy, And moments wing'd with new delights. Sweet may resound each silver bell, And never quick returning chime, Seem in reproving notes to tell, Of hours mispent, and murder'd time. ~ Charlotte Turner Smith,
286:He held up his index finger. 'Rule one: in any dispute between mates, the male is always to blame, even when he is clearly blameless. Rule two'—his middle finger joined the first—'whenever in doubt, refer to rule one. ~ C L Wilson,
287:Is this you trying to cheer me up?”
“What are you . . . going . . . to do about it?” I asked. “Your Wussiness?”
He touched his index finger to my forehead. His voice was rough. “Tap. You’re out, Ass Kicker. ~ Ilona Andrews,
288:What is nature? An encyclopedic systematic index or plan of our spirit. Why should we be content with the mere catalogue of our treasures—let us examine them for ourselves—and work with them and use them in diverse ways. ~ Novalis,
289:Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are. ~ John Ruskin,
290:A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors. My mentor, Ben Graham, took this position many years ago, and everything I have seen since convinces me of its truth. ~ Warren Buffett,
291:"Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are." ~ John Ruskin,
292:Be in the world but not of the world.' The words are from Jesus. But I have not the slightest idea how to accomplish that or even if it's possible. The world will always poke you in the chest with its index finger. ~ Francisco X Stork,
293:Indexing is a successful approach to investing not because it's simple, but because it has performed so much better than the average active manager (the opposite of indexing), and the simplicity is just an added bonus. ~ Patrick Geddes,
294:It is the feeling of never knowing what we want that truly drives us all mad.... Holding things because we think in a moment we love them only to uncurl our fingers later and softly give them back to the earth. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
295:what i admire most
about her
is that she
knows how to
fuck reality
make love to
not something
many other humans
know how to

is her drink. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
296:This Social Progress Index ranks New Zealand No. 1, followed by Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. All are somewhat poorer than America per capita, yet they appear to do a better job of meeting the needs of their people. ~ Anonymous,
297:With real assets, everything is different. The price of real estate, like the price of shares of stock or parts of a company or investments in a mutual fund, generally rises at least as rapidly as the consumer price index. ~ Thomas Piketty,
298:If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas. ~ Hal Abelson,
299:It's like you're born and they put eggs and index cards and fish in a blender, and you have to drink it. Every sip is worse, but you have to keep going every day. The last sip is horrible and then the glass is empty, and life's over. ~ Drew,
300:Every photograph is the result of a physical imprint transferred by light reflections onto a sensitive surface. The photograph is thus a type of icon, or visual likeness, which bears an indexical relationship to its object. ~ Rosalind E Krauss,
301:Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness. ~ Kate Millett,
302:Never ever go by the book. They will want you to, but you musn’t. If the lust is too strong, tear one page from a hundred books and make your own way. There is no formula for life, no equation on how to be a human being. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
303:In 2014 actively run U.S. stock funds suffered $98 billion in redemptions, while index funds took in $167 billion. Passive managers have 38 percent of the $8.7 trillion stock fund business, more than twice their share 10 years earlier, ~ Anonymous,
304:The S&P is up 343.8 percent for 10 years. That is a four-bagger. The general equity funds are up 283 percent. So it's getting worse, the deterioration by professionals is getting worse. The public would be better off in an index fund. ~ Peter Lynch,
305:We've strayed into a zone with a high magical index,' he said. 'Don't ask me how. Once upon a time a really powerful magic field must have been generated here, and we're feeling the after-effects.' Precisely,' said a passing bush. ~ Terry Pratchett,
306:And if you don’t believe me or even Charley, remember that Warren Buffett, perhaps the greatest investor of our time, has opined that all investors would be better off if their portfolio contained a diversified group of index funds. ~ Charles D Ellis,
307:Gallup’s 2014 Positive Experience Index, an international comparison study of the moment-to-moment happiness of people living in different nations, ranked America at an underwhelming twenty-fifth in the world, two places behind Rwanda. ~ Ruth Whippman,
308:Not only did
I love her,
but I could tell
the universe loved
her, too.
More than others.
She was different.
After all; I would
be a fool not to
notice the way the
sunshine played with
her hair. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
309:The rank of a university is similar to an index number say like the NASDAQ index. I don't understand how you can take an institution like Harvard, Stanford, or Michigan, and represent it by an index number. The concept makes no sense. ~ Henry Rosovsky,
310:All so-called ‘quantitative’ data, when scrutinized, turn out to be composites of ‘qualitative’ – i.e., contextually located and indexical – interpretations produced by situated researchers, coders, government officials and others. The ~ Anthony Giddens,
311:She was strange and beautiful and those were human qualities that I had never seen Weaved together before. She became terrifying to me, not because I feared who she was, but for the sake of love, I feared what she could do to me. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
312:We've strayed into a zone with a high magical index,' he said. 'Don't ask me how. Once upon a time a really powerful magic field must have been generated here, and we're feeling the after-effects.'

Precisely,' said a passing bush. ~ Terry Pratchett,
313:Written music is like nothing in the world—an index of time. The idea is so bizarre, it’s almost miraculous: fixed instructions on how to recreate the simultaneous. How to be a flow, both motion and instant, both stream and cross section. ~ Richard Powers,
314:i am something new"
you must tell yourself.
"i am the beginning and
of a story that will
never be liver again.
i am new earth and
new air and
new words.
i am as fresh as
i am significant. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
315:Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index - and it's at a record high. It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work - it's going to take a new president. ~ Mitt Romney,
316:Investors can take advantage of this mispricing by buying low-cost passively managed portfolios of value stocks or fundamentally weighted indexes that weight each stock by its share of dividends or earnings rather than by its market value. ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
317:Poindexter’s background was in submarines, and there was an analogy here, he told Tether. Submarines emit sound signals as they move through the sea. The 9/11 hijackers had emitted electronic signals as they moved through the United States. ~ Annie Jacobsen,
318:Artemis Fowl grinned right back at him and pointed his index finger to the sky... from the tip of this finger sprang a small blue spark that exploded like a tiny firework. “I know magic can be stolen,” said Artemis. “Because I stole some myself. ~ Eoin Colfer,
319:People want black-and-white answers, but Scripture is rainbow arch across a stormy sky. Our sacred book is not an indexed answer book or life manual; it is also a grand story, mystery, invitation, truth and wisdom, and a passionate love letter. ~ Sarah Bessey,
320:The modern-day dollar bill acquired its current design in 1957. Since then its purchasing power, relative to the consumer price index, has declined by a staggering 87 per cent. Average annual inflation in that period has been over 4 per cent, ~ Niall Ferguson,
321:Three things saved us: Our unwavering 50% savings rate. Avoiding debt. We’ve never even had a car payment. Finally embracing the indexing lessons Jack Bogle—the founder of The Vanguard Group and the inventor of index funds—perfected 40 years ago. ~ J L Collins,
322:Height, weight and body mass index.’ Gene was skimming ahead. ‘Can’t you do the calculation yourself?’ ‘That’s the purpose of the question,’ I said. ‘Checking they can do basic arithmetic. I don’t want a partner who’s mathematically illiterate. ~ Graeme Simsion,
323:There is every reason to believe that the largest fortunes are often those that are best indexed and most diversified over the long run, while smaller fortunes—typically checking or savings accounts—are the most seriously affected by inflation. ~ Thomas Piketty,
324:You’re not real,” he told me, curling a piece of my hair around his index finger. “How can you be?” “I’m pretty sure I am,” I said breathlessly. “Then why do I constantly feel like I’m underwater when I’m with you? Dreaming? Imagining every second? ~ Callie Hart,
325:Artemis Fowl grinned right back at him and pointed his index finger to the sky... from the tip of this finger sprang a small blue spark that exploded like a tiny firework.
“I know magic can be stolen,” said Artemis. “Because I stole some myself. ~ Eoin Colfer,
326:Under certain conditions, index numbers may do very useful service as an aid to investigation into the history and statistics of prices; for the extension of the theory of the nature and value of money they are unfortunately not very important. ~ Ludwig von Mises,
327:Another huge toll has been taken by taxes. Passively managed index funds are tax-efficient, given the low turnover implicit in the structure of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (and, to an even greater extent, the all-market Wilshire 5000 Index). ~ John C Bogle,
328:No more crying, okay? I can’t take it.”
“I’ll try.” She gave me a small smile. “Is that just a guy thing? Not being able to see a girl cry.”
“No.” I ran my index finger up and over the hills of her knuckles. “I can handle tears. Just not yours. ~ Devney Perry,
329:Modern Art is being used to index me. Surely it was a source but photographers have influenced Modern Art quite as deeply as they have been influenced, maybe more. Anyway painters don't have a copyright on M. A. We were all born in the same upheaval. ~ Edward Weston,
330:The creation of NIT has ensured some seats for admission in undergraduate courses for students of Arunachal Pradesh, which will bound to uplift economics of locality directly or indirectly and help in enhancing human development index in the state. ~ M M Pallam Raju,
331:I don't remember everything," he said.
"Not yet. But I remember you."
He brought her hand up, touched the gold ring on her right index finger, the Fair Folk metal warm to the touch.
"Clary," he said.
"You're Clary. You're my best friend. ~ Cassandra Clare,
332:It's bad enough that you have to take market risk. Only a fool takes on the additional risk of doing yet more damage by failing to diversify properly with his or her nest egg. Avoid the problem-buy a well-run index fund and own the whole market. ~ William J Bernstein,
333:When S&P measured performance over a longer time period, the results got worse. Over 80 percent of large-cap managers and almost 90 percent of small-cap managers underperformed their benchmark indexes over a ten-year period through December 2015. ~ Charles D Ellis,
334:Average Annual Returns of Actively Managed Mutual Funds Compared with S&P 500 20 years, Ending June 30, 2012 Sources: Lipper, Wilshire, and The Vanguard Group. S&P 500 Index Fund 8.34% Average Active Equity Mutual Funda 7.00% Shortfall +1.34% ~ Burton G Malkiel,
335:When Lafayette met him in 1775, the first volume of Raynal’s 1770 History of the Two Indies had already been banned, which is to say it was a popular success, the Catholic Church’s Index of Forbidden Books being the unofficial bestseller list of the day. ~ Sarah Vowell,
336:My neighbor raised a shaking index finger to point at the saguaro. "That moving cactus...and the big bug...and you, you spooky bastard. What are you?

I stuffed my hands in my pockets and grinned winningly at him. "Why, I'm the Antichrist, of course. ~ Kevin Hearne,
337:Associative indexing, the basic idea of which is a provision whereby any item may be caused at will to select immediately and automatically another. This is the essential feature of the Memex. The process of tying two items together is the important thing. ~ Vannevar Bush,
338:If a government resorts to inflation, that is, creates money in order to cover its budget deficits or expands credit in order to stimulate business, then no power on earth, no gimmick, device, trick or even indexation can prevent its economic consequences. ~ Henry Hazlitt,
339:One of the reasons I continue to speak out is that the solutions to the counterterrorism problem involve other parts of the national security community - especially other elements of the Department of Defense, State, FBI, Homeland Security and the staff. ~ John Poindexter,
340:He who cares to go to the trouble of demonstrating the uselessness of index numbers for monetary theory and the concrete tasks of monetary policy will be able to select a good proportion of his weapons from the writings of the very men who invented them. ~ Ludwig von Mises,
341:Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgement, the manner in which information is co-ordinated and used. Still, the amount of information to which we have accessed is one index of our intelligence. ~ Carl Sagan,
342:Sebastian tapped his index finger on the polished wood thoughtfully. Yes, it was a universal truth: some things once broken were broken forever—like trust. It might be patched up and smoothed over, but it would always be the thing that had once been shattered. ~ Carol Oates,
343:through all the
and depression
and troubled sighs
at the end of the
wailing day
it was enough
to remove my clothing
crawl into bed
and kiss her
in places the
sun never
-Christopher Poindexter ~ Christopher Poindexter,
344:She opened her mouth and let him feed her. He slipped in his index finger with melted chocolate on the tip and she sucked it clean as he pulled his finger free and away from her mouth. The chocolate was decadent, but the man who fed her was pure intoxication. ~ Juliette Cross,
345:You can’t control the weather. You aren’t in charge of the economy. You can’t undo the tsunami or unwreck the car, but you can map out a strategy. Remember, God is in this crisis. Ask him to give you an index card–sized plan, two or three steps you can take today. ~ Max Lucado,
346:A minuscule 4 percent of funds produce market-beating after-tax results with a scant 0.6 percent (annual) margin of gain. The 96 percent of funds that fail to meet or beat the Vanguard 500 Index Fund lose by a wealth-destroying margin of 4.8 percent per annum. ~ David F Swensen,
347:An hour ago Cutwell had thumbed through the index of The Monster Fun Grimoire and had cautiously assembled a number of common household ingredients and put a match to them.
Funny thing about eyebrows, he mused. You never really noticed them until they'd gone. ~ Terry Pratchett,
348:By buying a share in a “total market” index fund, you acquire an ownership share in all the major businesses in the economy. Index funds eliminate the anxiety and expense of trying to predict which individual stocks, bonds, or mutual funds will beat the market. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
349:Well, I've never met an indexer any more than I've met a real writer. I'm impressed." Miss Finch's tone had changed, and she was suddenly leaning toward me, almost half over the counter. "Tell me, do you make any real money at this job, writing indexes for books? ~ Larry D Sweazy,
350:The Ocean Health Index is like the thermometer of the ocean. It will allow us to take the temperature to know what is going on at the global level, trying to integrate different impacts, including overfishing, invasive species, coastal development, and climate change. ~ Enric Sala,
351:Hey!” I wave my index finger in his face, “No shitting on pop music. Everyone needs some light, fun, sexy pop music. It’s summer, and that right there, is the perfect summer song. It’s hot.”
“You’re right, it is hot,” he says, scanning my body with his eyes. ~ Hilaria Alexander,
352:I knew from the beginning that privacy was going to be a huge issue, especially with regard to applying Total Information Awareness in counterterrorism. Because if the technology development was successful, a logical place to apply it was inside the United States. ~ John Poindexter,
353:Some people fall in love
with the idea of things
and others fall in love
with the actual things.
Falling in love with an
idea is but an illusion.
That is how I know
she is the one.
I feel her in my
bones and not
just in my head. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
354:The index is supposed to keep the world free from cultural and genetic bias, but aren’t there underlying factors that we can’t escape? For instance, who decided that the first number of one’s genetic index would be Caucasoid?—From the gleaning journal of H.S. Curie ~ Neal Shusterman,
355:The index that appeared in the print version of this title does not match the pages in your e-book. Please use the search function on your e-reading device to search for terms of interest. For your reference, the terms that appear in the print index are listed below. ~ Michael Wolff,
356:I was there, standing in front of a window whose panes had a definite refraction index. But what feeble barriers! I suppose it is out of laziness that the world is the same day after day. Today it seemed to want to change. And then, anything, anything could happen. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
357:Life should be like a basket of chicken wings: salty, full of fat and vinegar, and surrounded by celery you’ll never actually eat, even when you’re greedily sopping up the last viscous streaks of buffalo sauce from the wax paper with your spit-stained index finger. Yes, ~ Joseph Fink,
358:The best way in my view is to just buy a low-cost index fund and keep buying it regularly over time, because you'll be buying into a wonderful industry, which in effect is all of American industry... People ought to sit back and relax and keep accumulating over time. ~ Warren Buffett,
359:It is simply not worth paying anybody more than 1 percent to manage your money. Above $1 million, you should be paying no more than 0.75 percent, and above $5 million, no more than 0.5 percent. . . . Your adviser should use index/passive stock funds wherever possible. If ~ John C Bogle,
360:I read a lot of books. Here are the books I'm using for my 9/11 project. [Wright gestures to three six-foot-long shelves of books.] As I read them I highlight certain passages. Then I have an assistant write down each quote on an index card and note where it came from. ~ Lawrence Wright,
361:The crazy thing is that when we go to somebody's house, what's better than looking at their bookshelves? Nobody's ever going to say, "Can I see the index to your Kindle?" It's so depressing and so unsexy. Sure, it's there, but nobody is going to get excited by that. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
362:The index finger was never found. Hodges thought that a seagull – one of the big boys that patrolled the lakeshore – might have seized it and carried it away. He preferred that idea to the grisly alternative: that an unhurt City Centre survivor had taken it as a souvenir. ~ Stephen King,
363:locate and slocate consult database files about the system (usually compiled and updated by a cron job) to find files or commands almost instantly. The location of the actual database files, what is indexed therein, and how often it is checked, may vary from system to system. ~ Anonymous,
364:You killed him."
I held up my index finger and my thumb, slowly closing the gap between them, peering over at Dre through the tiny slit that remained. "Little bit."
"I don't think you can kill someone a little bit."
"Oh, well then, a lot bit. I killed him a lot bit. ~ T M Frazier,
365:In a sudden inspiration, Florentino Ariza opened a can of red paint that was within reach of the bunk, wet his index finger, and painted the pubis of the beautiful pigeon fancier with an arrow of blood pointing south, and on her belly the words: This pussy is mine. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
366:Market-cap based indexing will never be driven from its deserved perch as core and deserved king of the investment world. It is what we should all own in theory and it has delivered low-cost equity returns to a great mass of investors... the now and forever king-of-the-hill. ~ Cliff Asness,
367:the gate around
heaven was
crowded when we
arrived together.
you looked at me
and giggled
and with whiskey on
your rose breath
you led me to some
place higher.

i always knew you were
beyond them.
i just wasn't sure
how far. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
368:Have you seen the glass pyramid? I bet you’d hate to have to clean that! Trust me, you would, I’ve spoken to the people who have to clean it and they hate it. Guess how much Windex it takes to wash all of them windows? Tons. Two-point-two tons per year. We weighed it. Speaking ~ Bob Odenkirk,
369:The very fact that a significant scientific novelty so often emerges simultaneously from several laboratories is an index both to the strongly traditional nature of normal science and to the completeness with which that traditional pursuit prepares the way for its own change. ~ Thomas S Kuhn,
370:If you wish to experience your System 2 working at full tilt, the following exercise will do; it should bring you to the limits of your cognitive abilities within 5 seconds. To start, make up several strings of 4 digits, all different, and write each string on an index card. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
371:With the enormous and steady increase in the volume of our literature, we must rely more and more upon sympathetic selection, judicious editing, and the indexer who knows where to exercise discretion. Any simpleton can write a book, but it requires high skill to make an index. ~ Rossiter Johnson,
372:Capitalism is always in danger of inspiring men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life. We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
373:The S&P 500 Index originally contained exactly 425 industrial, 25 rail, and 50 utility firms, but these groupings were abandoned in 1988 in order to maintain, as Standard & Poor’s claimed, an index that included “500 leading companies in leading industries of the economy. ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
374:I’ve spent my life comparing myself to everyone around me. I’ve made it an art form. I’ve developed detailed systems to calculate where I stand, based on GPA, body mass index, fashion, popularity, family income, etc. Based on this criteria, I have always fared somewhere in the safe middle. ~ Amy Reed,
375:I remained completely conscious of Jeremiah. He smelled good. He looked good. He sounded good. And when he ran his tongue across the salt on that place between his index finger and his thumb, I wanted to be that little spot. -from chapter Lick, Drink, Suck!, The Boots My Mother Gave Me ~ Brooklyn James,
376:Right now, the index is fairly low, meaning that the vast majority of Americans don’t feel threatened or fear a terrorist attack is pending. The longer we go without a major terrorist incident, the more secure our citizens feel. We have an expectation of feeling safe in public places, ~ Andrew Peterson,
377:The unemployment rate rose between 1968 and 1970 from 3.6 to 4.9 percent—a jump of more than 33 percent. The consumer price index increased by roughly 11 percent in the same period. Analysts of the economy coined a new and memorable term for what seemed to be happening: "stagflation. ~ James T Patterson,
378:After a lifetime of picking stocks, I have to admit that Bogle's arguments in favor of the index fund have me thinking of joining him rather than trying to beat him. Bogle's wisdom and common sense are indispensable... for anyone trying to figure out how to invest in this crazy stock market. ~ Jim Cramer,
379:I’m confused right now.” I rub my sweaty palms on my knees.
Oak drags his index finger along my lower lip. “I know, baby. And scared?” I give a small nod. “I’m scared too. But let’s work this out together. Let’s see where it goes. We don’t need labels or words. We just need to be together. ~ Erin Watt,
380:She smiled at him, that same look of shared understanding, then reached in again to touch his hand, pinching his palm between her thumb and index finger. 'You OK?'

'I could be on fire, but seeing you would make it all OK,' he replied, his voice as brittle as a three-pack-a-day smoker. ~ Sean Black,
381:Standard & Poor’s Dow Jones Indices published a statistical analysis in 2016 detailing the dismal record of “active” portfolio managers: As is typically the case, about two-thirds of active large-capitalization managers underperformed the S&P 500 large-cap index during 2015. Nor ~ Charles D Ellis,
382:[Telzey] took out a pocket edition law library and sat down at the table.

She clicked on the library's viewscreen, tapped the clearing and index buttons. Behind the screen, one of the multiple rows of pinhead tapes shifted slightly as the index was flicked into reading position. ~ James H Schmitz,
383:Esther liked books out where everyone could see them, a sort of graphic index to the intricate labyrinth of her mind arrayed to impress the most casual guest, a system of immediate introduction which she had found to obtain in a number of grimy intellectual households in Greenwich Village. ~ William Gaddis,
384:Eram livros de capas gastas, que antologiavam a incoerência emocional e intelectual do Constantino em volumes, tomos de veneno e azia. Como uma enciclopédia: Aberração a Desespero; Despotismo a Incapaz; Incómodo a Preconceito; Prepotente a Zangado.
Index Librorum Prohibitorum. (p. 215) ~ Jos Lu s Peixoto,
385:To fix Social Security, we should first stop using the Consumer Price Index to adjust benefits for inflation. Using the C.P.I. overstates the impact of inflation and has also led to larger increases in benefits for Social Security recipients than the income gains of typical American workers. ~ Steven Rattner,
386:I was looking at books and reading the indexes and finding a next book and reading that book, and then from that index ... It was a version of surfing the internet before the internet. I was surfing the New York Public Library. It was back when you had to fill out a form and put it in a chute. ~ Lisa Yuskavage,
387:You three looking for something specific?” Her voice was surprisingly melodious.
“Any sacrificial knives?” Hi raised an index finger. “Nothing too fancy, and I'll need a no-slip grip. Me and the coven have some goats lined up for Saturday's bonfire.”
I could've kicked him. I think I tried. ~ Kathy Reichs,
388:Als ik op mijn geheugen af moet gaan heeft een halve eeuw Indië korter geduurd dan een willekeurige valkenjacht op Het Loo, het bezoek van Adeline Renselaar en haar feestcommissie langer dan een weekeinde in Scheveningen. De archieven van je geest kennen geen index, hooguit een paar steekwoorden. ~ Arthur Japin,
389:What I wanted to do was to fasten my index finger and thumb at the bolts of your collar bone, push out, spread the web of my hand until it caught against your throat. You asked me if I wanted to strangle you. No, I wanted to fit you, not just in the obvious ways but in so many indentations. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
390:A familiar odor, crisp and cold, wafted up into the air. Where had she smelled it before? Falco drew his index finger across the surface of the liquid.
“Are you crazy?” Cass hissed. “That could be poison.”
He held his hand up to his nose and sniffed. “I didn’t plan on tasting it,” he responded. ~ Fiona Paul,
391:Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find that the best way to own common stocks (shares') is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. Those following this path are sure to beat the net results (after fees and expenses) of the great majority of investment professionals. ~ Warren Buffett,
392:The mommy-porn genre currently sweeping the book industry and the Babylonian excess of most television shows probably fall within the historical norm in our culture's sleaze index and are not omens of the imminent collapse of civilization, though if I were not so busy, I might start building an ark. ~ Dean Koontz,
393:And, Momma, if there is a separate heaven for gay people,” Danny continued with a smile, “well, you’ll just have to come visit.” He raised his mother’s chin gently with the side of his index finger, forcing her to look at him. “I hear it’s on a rainbow, not a cloud, so at least you’ll get some color. ~ Greg Hogben,
394:Crime is incurable, save by that gradual process of adaptation to the social state which humanity is undergoing. Crime is the continual breaking out of the old unadapted nature -- the index of a character unfitted to its conditions -- and only as fast as the unfitness diminishes can crime diminish. ~ Herbert Spencer,
395:Christopher Lynch has made the best and the first careful translation of Machiavelli's Art of War. With useful notes, an excellent introduction, an interpretive essay, glossary, and index, it is a treasure for readers of military history and Renaissance thought as well as for lovers of Machiavelli. ~ Harvey Mansfield,
396:I stand up from the table and wiggle my index finger at Nick. He'll never get it, but I borrow from Heathers as I leave him to follow Tris.

A true friend's work is never done," I singsong.

Bulimia is so '87, Heather," he answers.

HOLY SHIT squared. I think I just had my first orgasm. ~ Rachel Cohn,
397:I watched a girl in a sundress kiss another girl on a park bench, and just as the sunlight spilled perfectly onto both of their hair, I thought to myself: ‘How bravely beautiful it is, that sometimes, the sea wants the city, even when it has been told its entire life it was meant for the shore. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
398:The goal of the nonprofessional should not be to pick winners—neither he nor his “helpers” can do that—but should rather be to own a cross section of businesses that in aggregate are bound to do well. A low-cost S&P 500 index fund will achieve this goal. —WARREN BUFFETT, 2013 letter to shareholders ~ Anthony Robbins,
399:He leaned against me, holding my arms, but didn't get up. He was crying. He kept crying and crying, then stopped suddenly, and turned my face towards the sky. He asked me what colour I saw. Blue. Then he raised his thumb and pointed his index finger towards my temple, asking me again if the sky was still blue. ~ Kim Th y,
400:This one looked like a set of overlapping circles. “What’s that supposed to do?” “It’ll hide you,” he said. “Temporarily.” He slid the thing Clary had thought was a knife back into his belt. It was a long, luminous cylinder, as thick around as an index finger and tapering to a point. “My stele,” he said. ~ Cassandra Clare,
401:Wisdom isn’t about finding a quick answer key to life—like turning to the index, finding your problem, and turning to the right page so it all works out. Wisdom is about learning how to work through the unpredictable, uncontrollable messiness of life so you can figure things out on your own in real time. Both ~ Peter Enns,
402:As in so many human endeavors, the secrets to success are patience, persistence, and minimizing mistakes. In driving, it’s having no serious accidents; in tennis, the key is getting the ball back; and in investing, it’s indexing—to avoid the expenses and mistakes that do so much harm to so many investors. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
403:Closing her right hand into a fist, she folded her thumb over her index finger. Then she drew her arm back. "When you absolutely, positively have to knock a hole through something..." The Warrior grunted as she drove her fist into the glass dome with tremendous force. " cannot beat a Jeet Kune Do punch. ~ Michael Scott,
404:I will find the man in the tan jacket, and I will make him take this piece of paper back," she announced. "If I could do that without having to learn anything about him or about what the paper means, that would be just ideal." The agents in the car, holding index fingers to earpieces, dutifully wrote this down. ~ Joseph Fink,
405:Emily knew she was going to cry. She tried to avert it with a childhood trick that had sometimes worked before - pressing both thumbnails hard into the tender flesh beneath the nails of her index fingers, so that the self-inflicted pain might be greater than the ache of her swelling throat - but it was no use. ~ Richard Yates,
406:I believe investors should invest for the long run, so I don't buy and sell. I usually maintain the classic index of global equities, diversified U.S. and global and emerging markets, and when the risk is larger, I diminish the amount in global equities and put more into liquid assets - but very irregularly. ~ Nouriel Roubini,
407:In the popular imagination hairiness is like furriness, an index of bestiality, and as such an indication of aggressive sexuality. Men cultivate it, just as they are encouraged to develop competitive and aggressive instincts, women suppress it, just as they suppress all the aspects of their vigour and libido. ~ Germaine Greer,
408:To overcome the drag of expenses and taxes, an actively managed fund would have to outperform the market by 4.3 percentage points per year just to break even with index funds.* The odds that you can find an actively managed mutual fund that will perform that much better than an index fund are virtually zero. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
409:It (the slider) just rolls off of your index finger and begins it's spin which will take it down and across the plate (hopefully). Just remember not to twist your elbow or wrist. It should be thrown, with the wrist and grip set, just like your fastball, slightly off center - with the same velocity and intensity. ~ Steve Carlton,
410:Security analysis does not assume that a past average will be repeated, but only that it supplies a rough index to what may be expected of the future. A trend, however, cannot be used as a rough index; it represents a definite prediction of either better or poorer results, and it must be either right or wrong. ~ Benjamin Graham,
411:if you are not crazy,
i mean absolutely crazy
about what you love,
then i beg you, either find
a way to be insanely crazy
about it or throw it

you were not born
with half an ass
human therefore you
have no right to
half-ass the intensity
in which you
love. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
412:The computers were index-linked to the Galactic stock-market prices, you see, so that we’d all be revived when everybody else had rebuilt the economy enough to afford our rather expensive services.” Arthur, a regular Guardian reader, was deeply shocked at this. “That’s a pretty unpleasant way to behave, isn’t it? ~ Douglas Adams,
413:When the New York City pension funds began investing in index funds in the mid-1970s, the New York Times, in an article entitled “Why Indexing Frightens Money Managers,” quoted Dave H. Williams, then chairman of the investment committee of Mitchell Hutchins & Company: “It’s an avenue for seeking mediocrity. ~ Charles D Ellis,
414:At the end of 2012, the yield on nominal bonds was about 2 percent. The only way that bonds could generate a 7.8 percent real return is if the consumer price index fell by nearly 6 percent per year over the next 30 years. Yet a deflation of this magnitude has never been sustained by any country in world history. ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
415:Conspicuous abstention from labour therefore becomes the conventional mark of superior pecuniary achievement and the conventional index of reputability; and conversely, since application to productive labour is a mark of poverty and subjection, it becomes inconsistent with a reputable standing in the community. ~ Thorstein Veblen,
416:I'm making a case against how money managers are handling customers' money. The objective of the customer is not being met if the fund managers are diversifying their assets into hundreds of businesses. If they do this, they are typically performing close to the indexes. But that's not the way wealth is created. ~ Michael Lee Chin,
417:Leigh Freeman moved his printing press to Laramie and set about publishing the Frontier Index there. In its first issue, May 5 [1868], the paper predicted that Laramie would soon rival Chicago. When it was only two weeks old, the Index boasted, “Laramie already contains a population of two thousand inhabitants. ~ Stephen E Ambrose,
418:There is no question that the losing IPOs far outnumber the winners. Of the 8,606 firms examined, the returns on 6,796 of these firms, or 79 percent, have subsequently underperformed the returns on a representative small stock index, and almost half the firms have underper-formed by more than 10 percent per year. ~ Jeremy J Siegel,
419:Above all, the most basic message is that teachers and students must avoid interpreting current performance as learning. Good performance on a test during the learning process can indicate mastery, but learners and teachers need to be aware that such performance will often index, instead, fast but fleeting progress. ~ David Epstein,
420:Owning the U.S. “market” means the whole shooting match—the Wilshire 5000. The granddaddy of all “total-market” funds is the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. With rock-bottom expenses of 0.20%, it is a superb choice. Since its inception in 1992, it has done an excellent job of tracking the Wilshire 5000, ~ William J Bernstein,
421:Write the words "The FIve Senses" on an index card and tack it to a bulletin board above your desk. You should have a bulletin board above your desk, if at all possible. Some place where you can tack images, quotes, postcards, scraps of thoughts and ideas that will help remind you of you you are and what you're doing. ~ Dani Shapiro,
422:I read her eyes like paragraphs and her tears like chapters for she didn't have much to say with words, but rather, silence. And never let them tell you that silence, isn't beautiful. For silence is what happens when words fall asleep and you must carry the belief that one day they will wake up inside of you. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
423:knees. Wu used a pressure point technique. He dug the knuckles of his index fingers into both sides of Richardson’s head, up and into the ear cavity under the cartilage, an area known as Triple Warmer 17. You need to get the right angle. Go full strength and you could kill someone. You needed precision here. Richardson ~ Harlan Coben,
424:I learned that strength, like height, is measured by who you’re standing next to. I was considered a scrawny guy in the gym. [...] Yet sometimes when I stood in front of my own mirror at home, I saw a powerful me. I couldn’t hold onto the image, though. It slipped like a globule of mercury from under my index finger. ~ Leslie Feinberg,
425:To prove that Wall Street is an early omen of movements still to come in GNP, commentators quote economic studies alleging that market downturns predicted four out of the last five recessions. That is an understatement. Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions! And its mistakes were beauties. ~ Paul Samuelson,
426:I’m only marginally qualified to be giving advice at all. My body mass index is certainly not ideal, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars because I never have cash on me, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie Sale section. I’m kind of a mess. ~ Mindy Kaling,
427:expenditures are trimmed and social welfare programs are undone. State policies promote the deregulation of the labor market: deindexation of earnings, part-time employment, early retirement and the imposition of so-called “voluntary” wage cuts. . . In turn, the practice of attrition – which shifts the social burden of ~ Michel Chossudovsky,
428:I have, in general, not had fun during my service as a Warden of the White Council. I have taken no enjoyment whatsoever in becoming a soldier in the war with the Vampire Courts. Doing battle with the forces of...I was going to say evil, but I'm increasingly unsure exactly where everyone around me falls on the Jedi-Sith Index. ~ Jim Butcher,
429:To find your fundamental frequency, stand in the shower and use your thumb and index finger to lightly pinch the bridge of your nose. Now hum, varying the frequency. Your fundamental frequency causes the bones of your nose to vibrate the most. Actors use this pitch range to project in a theater without causing voice strain. ~ John M Gottman,
430:And before long I should be certain to find myself at this sink peeling potatoes and washing up; that would be a nice change when both proof-reading and indexing began to pall. Was any man worth this burden ? Probably not but one shouldered it bravely and cheerfully and in the end it might turn out to be not so heavy after all. ~ Barbara Pym,
431:My brother, for the record, had a distracting habit, most of his adult life, of investigating loaded ashtrays with his index finger, clearing all the cigarette ends to the sides - smiling from ear to ear as he did it - as if he expected to see Christ himself curled up cherubically in the middle, and he never looked disappointed. ~ J D Salinger,
432:The owner of the livery had told Curt her name when he asked soon after hiring on as stableman. But until today she hadn’t noticed him. He traced his index finger along the scar on his neck. Did he look that frightening? Miss Faith’s expression when he’d asked her to follow him said he did. He’d have to change that impression. The ~ Ann Shorey,
433:split by the knobs of her vertebrae. She used to fall asleep holding his index finger in her fist. She used to sprawl with her books beneath the key pound bench and move her hands like spiders across the pages. “Am I to stay here?” “With Madame. And Etienne.” He hands her a towel and helps her climb onto the tile and waits outside ~ Anthony Doerr,
434:They found they could have made a tidy paper profit in the following six-month period, on average, 12.01 percent a year above what a simple, market-following index fund would have earned them. But beyond six months, the picture changed: After two years, their paper profits vanished as the stock prices "corrected" themselves. ~ Beno t B Mandelbrot,
435:Grief is an element of aliveness and the answer to the denial the market demands of us. It is an index of our humanity. It is proof of the presence of our relatedness to each other. It is a communal practice that recognizes that choosing the wilderness of vulnerability, mystery, and anxiety was a good and life-affirming choice. ~ Walter Brueggemann,
436:And if he can’t be politically killed?” Ngo smiled at Johnny. He unfolded his index finger, cocked his thumb, and then snapped it down. “Bam,” he said softly. “Bam, bam, bam.” “No,” Johnny said, surprised at the hoarseness in his own voice “That’s never an answer. Never.” “No? I thought it was an answer you Americans used quite often. ~ Stephen King,
437:Philosophy is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy. By assigning a position of primary importance to what remains when all that is secondary has been removed, philosophy thus becomes the true index of priority or emphasis in the realm of speculative thought. ~ Manly Hall,
438:Most institutional and individual investors will find the best way to own common stock is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. Those following this path are sure to beat the net results [after fees and expenses] delivered by the great majority of investment professionals.”1 —Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway ~ Charles D Ellis,
439:... skepticism about past returns is crucial. The truth is, much as you may wish you could know which funds will be hot, you can't - and neither can the legions of advisers and publications that claim they can. That's why building a portfolio around index funds isn't really settling for average. It's just refusing to believe in magic. ~ Bethany McLean,
440:You do not want to be a noble person?" She held her thumb and index finger close together. "A little bit?"
He shook his head. "I've gt nothing against noble people, I've just noticed they rarely live past forty."
"Neither do gangsters."
"True," he said, "but we eat in better restaurants."

(Live By Night - Dennis Lehane) ~ Dennis Lehane,
441:All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defence. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health. ~ Germaine Greer,
442:George sifted through the junk on the shelf as fast as he could—old cans of Kiwi shoepolish and shoepolish rags, a broken kerosene lamp, two mostly empty bottles of Windex, an old flat can of Turtle wax. For some reason this can struck him, and he spent nearly thirty seconds looking at the turtle on the lid with a kind of hypnotic wonder. ~ Stephen King,
443:Index funds have regularly produced rates of return exceeding those of active managers by close to 2 percentage points. Active management as a whole cannot achieve gross returns exceeding the market as a while and therefore they must, on average, underperform the indexes by the amount of these expense and transaction costs disadvantages. ~ Burton Malkiel,
444:If you're going to invest a valuable asset (like time), go ahead and make it productive. Use a postit or two, or some index cards or a highlighter. Not to write down stuff so you can forget it later, but to create marching orders. It's simple: if three weeks go by and you haven't taken action on what you've written down, you wasted your time. ~ Seth Godin,
445:Then he was sorry he had not learnt the art of thinking, beginning by folding back the second and third fingers the better to put the index on the subject and the little finger on the verb, in the way his teacher had shown him, and sorry he could make no meaning of the babel, raging in his head, the doubts, desires, imaginings and dreads. ~ Samuel Beckett,
446:Whoever degrades another degrades me,
And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.
Through me the afflatus surging and surging, through me the current
and index.
I speak the pass-word primeval, I give the sign of democracy,
By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their
counterpart of on the same terms. ~ Walt Whitman,
447:You, Mad Dog, are exactly what I came here to protect her from. But you know what? We’re all broken some way or another. Even with your epic fuckup, you just might be exactly what she needs. You get one more chance,” she said, holding up her index finger an inch from my nose. “Just one. Don’t mess it up . . . you know . . . more than usual. ~ Jamie McGuire,
448:Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man’s true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man’s character and how he handles his money. RICHARD HALVERSON ~ Randy Alcorn,
449:Understanding, whether indexes, icons, or symbols, is an intentional act, directly or indirectly. (This is because to understand requires at least tacit recognition of connections between the sign and the thing it refers to.) An index is itself, however, non-intentional. One doesn’t plan for a footprint to be connected to man. It just is. ~ Daniel L Everett,
450:He sat up straight, eyes wide, and touched the tip of his index finger to his cheek. "What was that?"
I blushed. "A kiss."
"That's what a kiss feels like?"
"Well, technically. There are a lot of different types of—"
"Show me."
"Show you what?"
"Show me some other kinds."
"You're asking me to kiss you?"

(Dez and Kale) ~ Jus Accardo,
451:Yet the economists in Moscow had no reliable index of what was going on in the vast empire they notionally maintained; the false accounting was so endemic that at one point the KGB resorted to turning the cameras of its spy satellites onto Soviet Uzbekistan in an attempt to gather accurate information about the state’s own cotton harvest. ~ Adam Higginbotham,
452:If Meridith had been anxious the night before, it was nothing compared to her response upon seeing Jake at her door. His hair was damp, like he’d just stepped from the shower, and he spun a roll of blue painter’s tape around his index finger. He wore a black polo, fitted jeans, and a furtive grin. How had she gotten herself into this? “Noelle, ~ Denise Hunter,
453:The white men on the Brinkley set were trying not to grin, like cheap lawyers at a ten-car pileup: Uh, did that mean Senator Dole didn’t think all the facts were out? Didn’t he believe the White House, that North and Poindexter were the only ones who knew? The Bobster dropped an eyebrow and rasped: “Aghh, don’t think Ripley’d believe that. ~ Richard Ben Cramer,
454:In the mutual fund industry, for example, the annual rate of portfolio turnover for the average actively managed equity fund runs to almost 100 percent, ranging from a hardly minimal 25 percent for the lowest turnover quintile to an astonishing 230 percent for the highest quintile. (The turnover of all-stock-market index funds is about 7 percent.) ~ John C Bogle,
455:Les jumeaux nous apprirent les attitudes des grandes personnes en train de fumer: la tête devait être un peu en biais, l'oeil droit à moitié fermé, la cigarette entre l'index et le majeur, le bout du filtre à peine calé enre les lèvres. Il fallait prendre son temps entre deux bouffées, faire semblant de discuter à grands gestes avec les autres. ~ Alain Mabanckou,
456:The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it. ~ Margaret Atwood,
457:Whatev was the first hand sign I learned at college, but there were several popular then. There was the thumb-and-index-finger L held against the forehead, which meant Loser. The whatev W could be flipped up and down, W to M to W to M, in which case it meant Whatever, your mother works at McDonald’s. ’Cause that’s the way we rolled back in ’92. ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
458:But the simple truth is this: the more complex an investment is, the less likely it is to be profitable. Index funds outperform actively managed funds in large part simply because actively managed funds require expensive active managers. Not only are they prone to making investing mistakes, their fees are a continual performance drag on the portfolio. ~ J L Collins,
459:Examining the work of Dalton and his contemporaries, we shall discover that one and the same operation, when it attaches to nature through a different paradigm, can become an index to a quite different aspect of nature's regularity. In addition, we shall see that occasionally the old manipulation in its new role will yield different concrete results. ~ Thomas S Kuhn,
460:He props his elbow on the table,
absently scratches his temple with his index finger, and I remember exactly what that index finger did to me earlier. How he circled my nipples with that finger, how he slipped it between my legs, drenched it with my wetness
and then brought it up to his mouth, licking it, tasting me, his gaze never leaving mine… ~ Monica Murphy,
461:Right,” I fumed, my index finger poking him in the
chest. “So we’re even then. My kiss didn’t count because it
was an accident and yours didn’t count because it was
strictly for medical purposes. Neither of them counted as
“Would you have wanted them to?” Brent demanded
suddenly, bending his neck so he whispered it in my ear ~ Lani Woodland,
462:Your darkness is a symphony

Played in explosions of silence to a crowd that has fallen in love with noise

If they refuse to applaud you
It isn't because your music isn't beautiful
It is because they have no idea how to love what they don't understand
And that, my darling, is the most horrific flaw in this mixed up world ~ Christopher Poindexter,
463:She looked at her right hand, where the index finger was cut to a stump. Some said she lost it in an accident, when she was playing soldier with a live grenade. Others said she was taught a lesson by the law, and they took her trigger finger to make her keep on learning. Those were the lessons the Coilhunter liked. Why, he was quite the teacher himself. ~ Dean F Wilson,
464:Petrobras, the bellwether stock of Brazil’s Ibovespa index, has rallied more than 60 per cent from its lows this year on expectations of the publication of the results. The Ibovespa, for its part, is up 7.89 per cent in the year to date while Brazil’s currency, the real, has recovered to R$3.04 to the dollar after depreciating to more than R$3.31 last month. ~ Anonymous,
465:Father raised his hands. "Gentlemen, gentlemen,please!" he interjected. "I would like to remind you there is freedom of practice in this country."
Three apoplectic faces turned to him.
"Yes! Practice--singular!" the wise men screa,ed in unison. Three index fingers, like punctuation marks, jumped to attention in the air to emphasize their point. ~ Yann Martel,
466:One more thing," I said because I couldn't help myself. "Mallory, if your middle name is Audrey and your initials are M. A. K.. -"
She raised an index finger. "Don't say it, Beantown."
"We are totally calling you Mack now."
"Mallory fumed. "My friends in Belfast used to call me that. Constantly."
That wasn't a no so I decided we had permission. ~ Rick Riordan,
467:Look at your hand. Its structure does not match the structure of assertions, the structure of facts. Your hand is continuous. Assertions and facts are discontinuous.... You lift your index finger half an inch; it passes through a million facts. Look at the way your hand goes on and on, while the clock ticks, and the sun moves a little further across the sky. ~ Michael Frayn,
468:Hear David Swensen, widely respected chief investment officer of the Yale University Endowment Fund. “A minuscule 4 percent of funds produce market-beating after-tax results with a scant 0.6 percent (annual) margin of gain. The 96 percent of funds that fail to meet or beat the Vanguard 500 Index Fund lose by a wealth-destroying margin of 4.8 percent per annum. ~ John C Bogle,
469:I understood that he was my host, though he only glanced at me and walked by, and I did not have the audacity to signal to him in any way. He hurried into the station and came out again minutes later with no expression of hope. At last he saw me and pointed with his index finger: "You're Gabito, right?" I answered him with all my heart: "Almost, now. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
470:The area of the brain devoted to the reading finger of expert Braille readers was much larger than that of the nonreading finger, or of either index finger in nonreaders, Pascual-Leone found. It was a clear case of sensory input increase, with the person paying close attention, leading to an expansion of the brain region devoted to processing that input. ~ Jeffrey M Schwartz,
471:As Sokrates tells it, your story begins the moment Eros enters you. That incursion is the biggest risk of your life. How you handle it is an index of the quality, wisdom, and decorum of the things inside you. As you handle it you come into contact with what is inside you, in a sudden and startling way. You perceive what you are, what you lack, what you could be. ~ Anne Carson,
472:she was the kind of woman
who only gave herself away in small doses,
leaving men wandering like little children
at all that she was.
she tortured them with the sound
of her fading footsteps,
each one an exclamation mark
to a sentence the world tragically
instilled in her long ago
"find something beautiful, then
let it go. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
473:I don't want to ruin your life," Leonard said in a gentler tone.
"You're not ruining it."
"The drugs just slow the process down. But the end's inevitable. The question is, how to turn this thing off?" He jabbed at his head with his index finger. "It's cutting me up, and I can't turn it off. Madeleine, listen to me. Listen. I'm not going to get better. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
474:I admit,
I was afraid
to love.
Not just love,
but to love her.
For she was a stunning
mystery. She carried things
deep inside her that no one
has yet to understand,
and I,
I was afraid to fail,
like the others. She was the ocean
and i was just a boy
who loved the waves
but was completely
terrified to
swim. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
475:Index funds generally buy and hold all the securities within a particular index in a market cap—weighted fashion. Thus while an S&P 500 Index fund would own all five hundred stocks that comprise the index, it would not own an equal amount of each of the five hundred stocks. The largest holding might, for example, be 5 percent of the entire portfolio. There ~ Larry E Swedroe,
476:There are so many things in a library, so many books and so much stuff, that I sometimes wondered if any one single person could possibly know what all of it is. I preferred thinking that no one does—I liked the idea that the library is more expansive and grand than one single mind, and that it requires many people together to form a complete index of its bounty. ~ Susan Orlean,
477:There is no one in this world who can’t be replaced. A person might have enormous knowledge or ability, but a successor can almost always be found. It would be terrible for us if the world were full of people who couldn’t be replaced. Though of course”—and here she raised her right index finger to make a point—“I can’t imagine finding anybody to take your place. ~ Haruki Murakami,
478:He smiles and takes his index finger and presses it to my lips, leaves it there until my heart lands on Jupiter: three seconds, then removes it, and heads back into the living room. Whoa - well, that was either the dorkiest or sexiest moment of my life, and I'm voting for sexy on account of my standing here dumbstruck and giddy, wondering if he did kiss me after all. ~ Jandy Nelson,
479:Again, though, if grammar came later, what came first? Basically, two foundational advances were required of the genus Homo to start it on the road to language, both preceding grammar. We know this through the fossil record. Icons, indexes and symbols appear in the palaeontological record before evidence for grammar, just as the progression of signs would have it. ~ Daniel L Everett,
480:Australia is a very healthy country which goes along with the fact that it's very high on the Human Development Index, high wealth, good levels of education. So Australia ranks right up there, second or third on the Human Development Index. And Indigenous Australians, if you treated them as if they were a separate country, would rank probably about 100th or below 100. ~ Michael Marmot,

1. Pray for guidance.
2. Be courteous and friendly.
3. Be neat and clean.
4. Avoid loud talk.
5. Do not argue.
6. Report incidents immediately.
7. Overcome evil with good.
Sponsored by Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Rev. A. L. Davis, Pres.
Rev. J. E. Poindexter, Secretary ~ John Howard Griffin,
482:With no-load index funds, no transaction fees are levied on contributions. Moreover, mutual funds will automatically reinvest all dividends back into the fund whereas additional transactions could be required to reinvest ETF dividends. We recommend that individuals making periodic contributions to a retirement plan use low-cost indexed mutual funds rather than ETFs. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
483:While we have put an utmost emphasis on Gross Domestic Products (GDP) as a barometer for the overall economy until now, we have not paid much attention in detecting a level of social welfare. We, as a member of the society, must now take steps to create an index to indicate other critical elements to be focused on in order to restore reliability of world statistics. ~ Jose Angel Gurria,
484:Four times.” Sykes scratched his chin while Mendez spoke. “Plotting from our last verifiable had us here, two minutes ago.” He zoomed in on the screen, enlarging the area. A small circle appeared next to his index finger, joined by small GPS coordinates hovering beside it. He then moved his finger further up the chart in the same direction. “Now it’s reporting us here. ~ Michael C Grumley,
485:This simple investment strategy—indexing—has outperformed all but a handful of the thousands of equity and bond funds that are sold to the public. But you wouldn’t know this when Wall Street throws everything but the kitchen sink at you to convince you otherwise. This is the plan we use ourselves for our retirement funds, and this is the plan we urge you to follow, too. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
486:Does achieving extremely broad diversification seem completely out of reach for ordinary investors? Fear not. There are broadly invested, very low-cost funds that can provide one-stop shopping solutions. We will recommend a broadly diversified United States total stock market index fund that includes real estate companies and commodity producers, including gold miners. We ~ Burton G Malkiel,
487:One way to appreciate the brilliance of this acquisition is to look at Instagram’s “Power Index,” the number of people a platform reaches times their level of engagement. This social index reveals Instagram as the world’s most powerful platform, as it has 400 million users, a third of Facebook’s, but garners fifteen times the level of engagement. L2 Analysis of Unmetric Data. ~ Scott Galloway,
488:Since most investment managers will not beat the market, investors should at least consider investing in “index funds” that replicate the market and so never get beaten by the market. Indexing may not be fun or exciting, but it works. The data from the performance measurement firms show that index funds have outperformed most investment managers over long periods of time. For ~ Charles D Ellis,
489:While it is probably a poor idea to own actively managed funds in general, it is truly a terrible idea to own them in taxable accounts... taxes are a drag on performance of up to 4 percentage points each year... many index funds allow your capital gains to grow largely undisturbed until you sell... For the taxable investor, indexing means never having to say you're sorry. ~ William J Bernstein,
490:Aren’t you tired of pretending?” I narrow my eyes and knit my eyebrows together. “What are you talking about?” His shoulders slouch and he sighs, shaking his head. “You know … one of these days, Elyse, we are both finally going to recognize this.” He points his index finger at me and then back at himself. “And we will be together, exactly as we should’ve been for the past ten years. ~ B L Berry,
491:fall in love with
expressing yourself.
it does not matter how you
do it.
you understand, creature?
dance until
your feet erode into
the earth,
sing until
your lungs cave
be silent
until the world
the absence
of noise
is beautiful.

express whoever
you are
what you are
is essential. ~ Christopher Poindexter,
492:I bring my hand to his face. I run my fingers lightly across his skin. My index finger traces his lips.
I just want to feel that he’s here.
I lay down next to him and rest my head on his chest. He tenses just for a second, surprised, and then he relaxes and puts his arm around me. I don’t want to talk. I just want to be quiet with him. Listen to his heart—that constant. ~ Courtney Summers,
493:In the information-processing ecosystem, learners are the superpredators. Databases, crawlers, indexers, and so on are the herbivores, patiently munging on endless fields of data. Statistical algorithms, online analytical processing, and so on are the predators. Herbivores are necessary, since without them the others couldn’t exist, but superpredators have a more exciting life. ~ Pedro Domingos,
494:Tony turned to him. "Rude much? We're in the middle of something here." Logan glared at him, then lifted his index finger in the air, twirling it around. "You see this?" he asked, his chin lifting. Tony looked around the kitchen, confusion all over his face. "See what, Asshole? There's nothing." "Exactly." Logan smirked, moving so he was in front of me. "That's all the fucks I give. ~ Jay McLean,
495:Okay, stud, just one more question." She formed an L with her thumb and index finger. 'Why are some people in the audience holding the sign for "loser"?'

It was my turn to laugh at her. 'That's not for loser.' I set down my soda, mirrored her gesture with my hand, then straightened our pinkies to form the sign-language letter. 'The L stands for "love". ~ Jeri Smith Ready,
496:What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy? Remember the 'index expurgatorius', the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter and the guillotine. ~ John Adams,
497:He glances down and notices that I'm still wearing a certain blue something, and, this time, it's HIS index finger that wraps underneath MY rubber band.
I shiver wonderfully. "I'm never taking it off."
Cricket brushes the delicate skin of my wrist. "It'll fall off."
"I'll ask you for another one."
"I'll give you another one." He smiles and touches his nose to mine. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
498:I watched her index finger trace the barbed wire tattoo that wrapped around my bicep. "Was this to signify anything?"
"Not really." Even a gentle touch from her made my pulse jump. "I got it after I graduated high school. I was so pissed that my parents were gone. Thought I was badass."
She smiled and kissed my chest. "You just made love to me on a Harley. You are totally badass. ~ Lisa Kessler,
499:The risk you are likely to be rewarded for taking is the risk of owning all stocks. In effect, rather than betting on one roll of the dice, one spin at the roulette wheel, or a single hand at the blackjack table, you can own the whole casino. You can do this effortlessly, cheaply, and reliably by buying a total stock-market index fund, a low-cost portfolio of all the stocks worth owning. ~ Jason Zweig,
500:And for the citation of so many authors, 'tis the easiest thing in nature. Find out one of these books with an alphabetical index, and without any farther ceremony, remove it verbatim into your own... there are fools enough to be thus drawn into an opinion of the work; at least, such a flourishing train of attendants will give your book a fashionable air, and recommend it for sale. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   14 Sri Aurobindo
   2 The Mother
   2 Jorge Luis Borges

   7 Savitri
   6 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   4 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   3 The Life Divine
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   2 The Mothers Agenda
   2 Talks
   2 Aion

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And there the tables of the sacred Law,
    There is the Book of Being's index page;
    The text and glossary of the Vedic truth

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    The single sign interpreting every sign,
      The absolute index to the Absolute.
    There walled apart by its own innerness

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He sought his way amid life's laughter and call
  And the index chaos of her myriad steps
  Towards some total deep infinitude.

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Marked "missing" in the register of souls,
    His name the index of a failing hope,
    The position of a dead remembered star.

02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Transcendent of the paths of Fate and Time,
  They point above themselves with index peaks
  Through a pale-sapphire ether of god-mind

04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The hearer understands a form of words
  And, musing on the index thought it holds,
  He strives to read it with the labouring mind,

07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Not a reflex of the spontaneous self,
  An index of the being and its moods,
  A winging of conscious spirit, a sacrament

1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  part III, "Religious Ideas in Alchemy." (Orig. 1936.) For the retort, see
  par. 338. For Hermes Trismegistus, see par. 173 and index, s.v.
  The following dream supplies a vivid example of the fusion of opposites in

1.03_-_The_Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  It would be fallacious for the student to expect a concrete definition of everything which the cabinet contains. That is a sheer impossibility for quite obvious reasons. Each student must work for himself, once given the method of putting the whole of his mental and moral constitution into these thirty-two filing jackets. The necessity for personal work becomes apparent when one realizes that in normal business procedure, for instance, one would not purchase a filing cabinet with the names of all past, present, and future correspondents already indexed. It becomes quite evident that the Qabalistic cabinet (our thirty-two Paths) has a system of letters and numbers meaningless in them- selves, but as the files are completed, ready to take on a meaning, different for each student. As experience increased, each letter and number would receive fresh accessions of meaning and significance, and by adopting this orderly arrangement we would be enabled to grasp our inner life much more comprehensively than might otherwise be the case. The object of the theoretical (as separate from the Practical) Qabalah, insofar as this thesis is concerned, is to enable the student to do three main things :

1.04_-_Money, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  6:If you are free from the money-taint but without any ascetic withdrawal, you will have a greater power to command the money-force for the divine work. Equality of mind, absence of demand and the full dedication of all you possess and receive and all your power of acquisition to the Divine Shakti and her work are the signs of this freedom. Any perturbation of mind with regard to money and its use, any claim, any grudging is a sure index of some imperfection or bondage.

1.04_-_The_Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Yod - a Hand ; or rather the pointed index finger on the
  !iand, with all the other fingers closed. It, too, is a phallic symbol, representing the spermatozoon or the unconscious secret will-essence (libido) and, in the various legends, the

1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  First the original seed of the few important correspondences, upon which the whole superstructure depends, should be committed to memory and made an integral part of one's everyday consciousness. In order to facilitate study, the reader who is really interested in proving to himself the inestimable value of the Tree of Life as a method of
   classification, should procure a tray which contains what is known as a card index. This, in reality, is but a small box holding a number of blank cards. These should be divided into several compartments, numbered from 1 to 32. Every correspondence mentioned in the previous chapters should then be entered on a card by itself and placed in its proper position, under its appropriate number. Then the student should briefly enter on to each card the various facts of which he is cognisant concerning each of those attributions and take steps to acquire a deeper knowledge concerning some of the items which are new. In this very practical way, he will be classifying the whole of his knowledge into thirty-two compartments, and any new facts which he thereafter obtains will be automatically grouped under some one of these divisions. When this task has been thoroughly accomplished, he should endeavour to reduce in his own mind the information contained in these thirty- two divisions with their multitudinous facts to Ten, the number of the Sephiros - and finally to One.

1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   influences, often a conflict, a wrestling of forces, a struggle to dominate each other. All have in great or in small extent or degree, even if sometimes in a hardly appreciable minimum, their sattwic states and clear tracts or inchoate tendencies of light, clarity and happiness, fine adaptation and sympathy with the environment, intelligence, poise, right mind, right will and feeling, right impulse, virtue, order. All have their rajasic moods and impulses and turbid parts of desire and passion and struggle, perversion and falsehood and error, unbalanced joy and sorrow, aggressive push to work and eager creation and strong or bold or fiery or fierce reactions to the pressure of the environment and to life's assaults and offers. All have their tamasic states and constant obscure parts, their moments or points of unconsciousness, their long habit or their temporary velleities of weak resignation or dull acceptance, their constitutional feeblenesses or movements of fatigue, negligence and indolence and their lapses into ignorance and incapacity, depression and fear and cowardly recoil or submission to the environment and to the pressure of men and events and forces. Each one of us is sattwic in some directions of his energy of Nature or in some parts of his mind or character, in others rajasic, tamasic in others. According as one or other of the modes usually dominates his general temperament and type of mind and turn of action, it is said of him that he is the sattwic, the rajasic or the tamasic man; but few are always of one kind and none is entire in his kind. The wise are not always or wholly wise, the intelligent are intelligent only in patches; the saint suppresses in himself many unsaintly movements and the evil are not entirely evil: the dullest has his unexpressed or unused and undeveloped capacities, the most timorous his moments or his way of courage, the helpless and the weakling a latent part of strength in his nature. The dominant gunas are not the essential soul-type of the embodied being but only the index of the formation he has made for this life or during his present existence and at a given moment of his evolution in Time.

1.200-1.224_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Even men who ought to know better and who have known the teaching about liberation after death etc., glorify liberation along with the body and call it some mysterious power of keeping the body eternally alive!
  There will be no pain if the physical outlook is given up and if the person exists as the Self. Mourning is not the index of true love. It betrays love of the object, of its shape only. That is not love. True love is shown by the certainty that the object of love is in the Self and that it can never become non-existent. (Maharshi cited the story of Ahalya and Indra from Yoga Vasishta in this connection.)
  Still it is true, pain on such occasions can only be assuaged by association with the wise.

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the course of an informal conversation Sri Bhagavan pointed out that Self-Realisation is possible only for the fit. The vasanas must be eliminated before jnana dawns. One must be like Janaka for jnana to dawn. One must be ready to sacrifice everything for the Truth.
  Complete renunciation is the index of fitness.
  Talk 321.

1.300_-_1.400_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Complete renunciation is the index of fitness., #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Essays Divine and Human
   of the material universe is the fundamental, the one abiding, progressive index event of the long earth-story.

2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:The thought, since it is not the highest or strongest part of Nature, not even the sole or deepest index to Truth, ought not to follow its own exclusive satisfaction or take that for the sign of its attainment to the supreme Knowledge. It is here as the guide, up to a certain point, of the heart, the life and the other members but it cannot be a substitute for them; it has to see not only what is its own ultimate satisfaction but whether there is not an ultimate satisfaction intended also for these other members. An exclusive path of abstract thought would be justified, only if the object of the Supreme Will in the universe has been nothing more than a descent into the activity of the ignorance operated by the mind as blinding instrument and jailor through false idea and sensation and an ascent into the quiescence of knowledge equally operated by the mind through correct thought as enlightening instrument and saviour. But the chances are that there is an aim in the world less absurd and aimless, an impulse towards the Absolute less dry and abstract, a truth of the world more large and complex, a more richly infinite height of the Infinite. Certainly, an abstract logic must always arrive, as the old systems arrived, at an infinite empty Negation or an infinite equally vacant Affirmation; for, abstract it moves towards an absolute abstraction and these are the only two abstractions that are absolutely absolute. But a concrete ever deepening wisdom waiting on more and more riches of infinite experience and not the confident abstract logic of the narrow and incompetent human mind is likely to be the key to a divine suprahuman knowledge. The heart, the will, the life and even the body, no less than the thought, are forms of a divine Conscious-Being and indices of great significance. These too have powers by which the soul can return to its complete self-awareness or means by which It can enjoy it. The object of the Supreme Will may well be a culmination in which the whole being is intended to receive its divine satisfaction, the heights enlightening the depths, the material Inconscient revealed to itself as the Divine by the touch of the supreme Superconscience.

2.07_-_I_Also_Try_to_Tell_My_Tale, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of all this, writing warns like the oracle and purifies like the tragedy. So it is nothing to make a problem of. Writing, in short, has a subsoil which belongs to the species, or at least to civilization, or at least to certain income brackets. And I? And that amount, large or small, of myself, exquisitely personal, that I believed I was putting into it? If I can call up an author's shade to accompany my distrustful steps in the territories of individual destiny, of the ego, of (as they now say) "real life," it should be that of the Egotist of Grenoble, the provincial out to conquer the world, whom I once read as if I were expecting from him the story I was to write (or live: there was a confusion between the two verbs, in him, or in the me of that time). Which of these cards would he point out to me, if he were still to answer my call? The cards of the novel I have not written, with Love and all the energy it sets in motion and the fears and the deceits, the triumphal Chariot of ambition, the World that comes toward you, the happiness promised by beauty? But here I see only the blocks of scenes that are repeated, the same, the routine of the daily grind, beauty as the picture magazines photograph it. Was this the prescription I was expecting from him? (For the novel and for something obscurely related to the novel: "life"?) What is it that kept all this together and has gone away?
  Discarding first one tarot, then another, I find myself with few cards in my hand. The Knight of Swords, the Hermit, the Juggler are still me as I have imagined myself from time to time, while I remain seated, driving the pen up and down the page. Along paths of ink the warrior impetuosity of youth gallops away, the existential anxiety, the energy of the adventure spent in a slaughter of erasures and crumpled paper. And in the card that follows I find myself in the dress of an old monk, isolated for years in his cell, a bookworm searching by the lantern's light for a knowledge forgotten among footnotes and index references. Perhaps the moment has come to admit that only tarot number one honestly depicts what I have succeeded in being: a juggler, or conjurer, who arranges on a stand at a fair a certain number of objects and, shifting them, connecting them, interchanging them, achieves a certain number of effects.

2.07_-_The_Cup, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  77:And this is the danger of the Cup; it must necessarily be open to all, and yet if anything is put into it which is out of proportion, unbalanced, or impure, it takes hurt.
  78:And here again we find difficulty with our thoughts. The grossness and stupidity of "simple impressions" cloud the waters; "emotions" trouble it; "perceptions" are still far from the perfect purity of truth; they cause reflections; while the "tendencies" alter the refractive index, and break up the light. Even "consciousness" itself is that which distinguishes between the lower and the higher, the waters which are below the firmament from the waters which are above the firmament, that appalling stage in the great curse of creation.
  79:Since at the best this water footnote: The water in this Cup (the latter is also a heart, as shown by the transition from the ancient to the modern Tarot; the suit "Hearts" in old packs of cards, and even in modern Spanish and Italian cards, is called "Cups") is the letter "Mem" (the Hebrew word for water), which has for its Tarot trump the Hanged Man. This Hanged Man represents the Adept hanging by one heel from a gallows, which is in the shape of the letter Daleth - the letter of the Empress, the heavenly Venus in the Tarot. His legs form a cross, his arms a triangle, as if by his equilibrium and self-sacrifice he were bringing the light down and establishing it even in the abyss. Elementary as this is, it is a very satisfactory hieroglyph of the Great Work, though the student is warned that the obvious sentimental interpretation will have to be discarded as soon as it has been understood. It is a very noble illusion, and therefore a very dangerous one, to figure one's self as the Redeemer. For, of all the illusions in this Cup - the subtler and purer they are, the more difficult they are to detect. is but a reflection, how tremendously important it becomes that it should be still!

2.08_-_Memory,_Self-Consciousness_and_the_Ignorance, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  From all this the one great fact emerges that the very nature of our mind is Ignorance; not an absolute nescience, but a limited and conditioned knowledge of being, limited by a realisation of its present, a memory of its past, an inference of its future, conditioned therefore by a temporal and successive view of itself and its experiences. If real existence is a temporal eternity, then the mind has not the knowledge of real being: for even its own past it loses in the vague of oblivion except for the little that memory holds; it has no possession of its future which is withheld from it in a great blank of ignorance; it has only a knowledge of its present changing from moment to moment in a helpless succession of names, forms, happenings, the march or flux of a cosmic kinesis which is too vast for its control or its comprehension. On the other hand, if real existence is a time-transcending eternity, the mind is still more ignorant of it; for it only knows the little of it that it can itself seize from moment to moment by fragmentary experience of its surface self-manifestation in Time and Space.
  If, then, mind is all or if the apparent mind in us is the index of the nature of our being, we can never be anything more than an Ignorance fleeting through Time and catching at knowledge in a most scanty and fragmentary fashion. But if there is a power of self-knowledge beyond mind which is timeless in essence and can look on Time, perhaps with a simultaneous allrelating view of past, present and future, but in any case as a circumstance of its own timeless being, then we have two powers of consciousness, Knowledge and Ignorance, the Vedantic
  Vidya and Avidya. These two must be, then, either different and unconnected powers, separately born as well as diverse in their action, separately self-existent in an eternal dualism, or else, if there is a connection between them, it must be this that consciousness as Knowledge knows its timeless self and sees

2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   if Life had not appeared as the first index to some marvellous utility and an ultimate profound and moving significance. But life too by itself would be a movement without sequence to its purposeful initiation or any light to its own mystery if in
  Life there were not concealed an interpretative or at least a seeking power of consciousness that could turn upon its powers and try to grasp and direct them towards their own realised issue.

2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But flux of nature and fixity of nature are two aspects of being neither of which, nor indeed both together, can be a definition of personality. For in all men there is a double element, the unformed though limited flux of being or Nature out of which personality is fashioned and the personal formation out of that flux. The formation may become rigid and ossify or it may remain sufficiently plastic to change constantly and develop; but it develops out of the formative flux, by a modification or enlargement or remoulding of the personality, not, ordinarily, by an abolition of the formation already made and the substitution of a new form of being, - this can only occur in an abnormal turn or a supernormal conversion. But besides this flux and this fixity there is also a third and occult element, the Person behind of whom the personality is a self-expression; the Person puts forward the personality as his role, character, persona, in the present act of his long drama of manifested existence. But the Person is larger than his personality, and it may happen that this inner largeness overflows into the surface formation; the result is a self-expression of being which can no longer be described The Gnostic Being by fixed qualities, normalities of mood, exact lineaments, or marked out by any structural limits. But neither is it a mere indistinguishable, quite amorphous and unseizable flux: though its acts of nature can be characterised but not itself, still it can be distinctively felt, followed in its action, it can be recognised, though it cannot easily be described; for it is a power of being rather than a structure. The ordinary restricted personality can be grasped by a description of the characters stamped on its life and thought and action, its very definite surface building and expression of self; even if we may miss whatever was not so expressed, that might seem to detract little from the general adequacy of our understanding, because the element missed is usually little more than an amorphous raw material, part of the flux, not used to form a significant part of the personality. But such a description would be pitifully inadequate to express the Person when its Power of Self within manifests more amply and puts forward its hidden daemonic force in the surface composition and the life. We feel ourselves in presence of a light of consciousness, a potency, a sea of energy, can distinguish and describe its free waves of action and quality, but not fix itself; and yet there is an impression of personality, the presence of a powerful being, a strong, high or beautiful recognisable Someone, a Person, not a limited creature of Nature but a Self or Soul, a Purusha. The gnostic Individual would be such an inner Person unveiled, occupying both the depths - no longer selfhidden - and the surface in a unified self-awareness; he would not be a surface personality partly expressive of a larger secret being, he would be not the wave but the ocean: he would be the Purusha, the inner conscious Existence self-revealed, and would have no need of a carved expressive mask or persona.
  This, then, would be the nature of the gnostic Person, an infinite and universal being revealing - or, to our mental ignorance, suggesting - its eternal self through the significant form and expressive power of an individual and temporal selfmanifestation. But the individual nature-manifestation, whether strong and distinct in outline or multitudinous and protean but still harmonic, would be there as an index of the being, not as the whole being: that would be felt behind, recognisable but indefinable, infinite. The consciousness also of the gnostic Person would be an infinite consciousness throwing up forms of self-expression, but aware always of its unbound infinity and universality and conveying the power and sense of its infinity and universality even in the finiteness of the expression, - by which, moreover, it would not be bound in the next movement of farther self-revelation. But this would still not be an unregulated unrecognisable flux but a process of self-revelation making visible the inherent truth of its powers of existence according to the harmonic law natural to all manifestation of the Infinite.
  All the character of the life and action of the gnostic being would arise self-determined out of this nature of his gnostic individuality. There could be in it no separate problem of an ethical or any similar content, any conflict of good and evil. There could indeed be no problem at all, for problems are the creations of mental ignorance seeking for knowledge and they cannot exist in a consciousness in which knowledge arises self-born and the act is self-born out of the knowledge, out of a pre-existent truth of being conscious and self-aware. An essential and universal spiritual truth of being manifesting itself, freely fulfilling itself in its own nature and self-effectuating consciousness, a truth of being one in all even in an infinite diversity of its truth and making all to be felt as one, would also be in its very nature an essential and universal good manifesting itself, fulfilling itself in its own nature and self-effectuating consciousness, a truth of good one in all and for all even in an infinite diversity of its good.

2.28_-_The_Divine_Life, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5: If consciousness is the central secret, life is the outward indication, the effective power of being in Matter; for it is that which liberates consciousness and gives it its form or embodiment of force and its effectuation in material act. If some revelation or effectuation of itself in Matter is the ultimate aim of the evolving Being in its birth, life is the exterior and dynamic sign and index of that revelation and effectuation. But life also, as it is now, is imperfect and evolving; it evolves through growth of consciousness even as consciousness evolves through greater organisation and perfection of life: a greater consciousness means a greater life. Man, the mental being, has an imperfect life because mind is not the first and highest power of consciousness of the Being; even if mind were perfected, there would be still something yet to be realised, not yet manifested. For what is involved and emergent is not a Mind, but a Spirit, and mind is not the native dynamism of consciousness of the Spirit; supermind, the light of gnosis, is its native dynamism. If then life has to become a manifestation of the Spirit, it is the manifestation of a spiritual being in us and the divine life of a perfected consciousness in a supramental or gnostic power of spiritual being that must be the secret burden and intention of evolutionary Nature.

3.5.03_-_Reason_and_Society, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   abstraction, it has no reality and no effective power; it is only an index, a figure. It can become effective only by taking up life and catching hold of some vital force to effectuate it, but usually it ends by [ . . . ], exhausting or stereotyping and sterilising the force it uses; or it can become effective only when it canalises and brings out into action of mind and life an inner truth of being, a truth of spirit and it is then powerful only so long as it replenishes itself from its spiritual source and so keeps itself true and alive.

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Another extra capability of this mental space model is that of providing the conceptual basis for developing a meta-language which would be "spoken" in any galaxy in the universe of knowledge. Because of the technical nature and strategic importance of this semantic development, it will be discussed at length in a later section of this paper. It will suffice here to cite one testimonial to the need for it at the practical level. The relevance and importance of a functional meta-language are illustrated in personal correspondence from Mr. A. J. N. Judge, Assistant Secretary General, Union of International Associations, Brussels, to the author, November 6, 1969. Within the context of describing some of the special difficulties of establishing and operating a world management information system, Mr. Judge comments as follows:
  The area in which this work interacts with your own is that we hope to ensure that any success in your meta-language investigations, or similar developments in other countries, could be used as a means of relating terms indexing entities held within the system. Thus where two bodies may currently consider themselves as having no need to interact, we would hope to be able to show with the aid of work such as your own, in just which areas they could benefit from interaction.
  4. Crisis Prevention Management for Space-Age Democracy
  Are individual differences in the rate and the asymptotic level of mental development genetically conditioned?
  Mental development, as indexed by a wide variety of tests, is known to take place at different rates among children, and the final level of ability attained can be viewed as a hierarchical composite of earlier developed abilities, each level of the hierarchy being necessary but not sufficient for development of the next higher level. At maturity individuals differ with respect to the relative prepotence of different modes in the hierarchy of abilities and thus show differential capabilities for different kinds of learning and problem solving. The difficulty level of items in most standard intelligence tests (especially tests of the culture-fair variety, such as Raven's Progressive Matrices and Cattell's Culture-Fair Tests of g) reflects increasing dependence of the problem's solution upon higher level mental processes.
  Over the past half century numerous studies (for reviews see Jensen 1967, 1969) based on a wide variety of tests of mental ability administered to persons of varying degrees of genetic and environmental relatedness, sampled from European and North American Caucasian populations, lead to the now generally accepted conclusion that in these populations genetic factors are approximately twice as important as environmental factors in accounting for individual differences in mental ability. This means, among other things, that variation in mental abilities can be, have been, and are subject to selective pressures of the environment and culture and are subject also to change through different systems of selective and assortative mating, just as is true of physical characteristics that display genetic variation.
  Answer: The quality wherein Unified Science and religion at its best coincide; and that is probably throughout.
  The other major area in which Fosdick's religion and Unified Science reinforce each other he classes in his autobiography's index under Counseling, personal: "People come to church on Sunday with every kind of personal difficulty and problem flesh is heir to. A sermon (or, I presume to interject, a Unified Science lecture] was meant to meet such needs; it should be personal counseling on a group scale . . . . That was the place to start--with the real problems of the people. That was a sermon's speciality, which made it a sermon, not an essay or a lecture." Then Dr. Fosdick defines for his church services much the same objective which I had defined for each of my classes: "Every sermon should have for its main business the head-on constructive meeting of some problem which was puzzling minds, burdening consciences, distracting lives, and no sermon (or class) which so met a real human difficulty, with light to throw on it and help to win a victory over it, could possibly be futile." pp. 94.45
  Now let us turn to concrete cases other than those at Brooklyn College back in the 'forties. Has Unified Science increased its capacity not just to instruct, but to inspire people to creative action?
  These two modes of thought call for diverse kinds of glossary: The inductive-empirical mode calls for the traditional alphabetically ordered kind of glossary; the deductive-theoretical mode calls for a holistic, graphic kind of glossary which permits the various relations of the necessarily complex theoretical construct, Unified Science, to be seen as they must be, simultaneously, each one then being defined in terms of others, as a mathematical equation is first presented in complete form, its components being defined sequentially thereafter.
  Accordingly, Unified Science's glossary is presented in two complementary forms: The relational, graphic form for holistic coherence, and the alphabetical form combined with the index, for retrieval and the definition of terms not spelled out in the first form.
  1. Adapted from the Glossary Proposal for General Systems Theory. This proposal was originally drawn up by a vocabulary committee consisting of George J. Klir and Edward Haskell. This committee was set up at New Haven in November 1968 by the Task Force on General Systems Education of the Society for General Systems Research, chaired by Jere W. Clark.--This paper with the kind consent of Dr. Klir and Dr. Cassidy.
  I have been helped with this book by far more of my colleagues, students and their friends, and in far more ways that I can list here; but not in more than I can acknowledge and thank you for.
  Gil Roschini, Judy Culbertson and Cathy Bruno worked for several evenings on the alphabetical index. Judy repeatedly, after a hard day's work, typed parts of this book all night. Glenn Strait spent many days in New York editing, debating, and correcting technical details. In Paris, Claude typed and retyped the glossary for days. And Neil Winterbottom, abandoning his private pursuits for three months, made hundreds of astute corrections and improvements in the text, compiled the table of contents, the author's biographies, and assembled the alphabetical index. Then he flew to London and helped correct the proofs. During the weeks of this work his family entertained me most kindly and graciously.
  Substantial grants were generously donated to expedite publication, so that it could precede the 1972 International Conference on Unified Science: by William L. Wallace, Senior Vice-President of the Olin Corporation, and by Farley Jones, President of the Unification Church, U.S.A. We, the participants from three continents, thank you for this.
  And finally we acknowledge our debt to the authors whose works we have cited, quoted, or reproduced, and to their publishers listed in index and references-the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and technical giants who have put their shoulders to this work today and for past decades and centuries--our parents in the hierarchy of intellect.

4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This calm once attained, vital and mental preference has lost its disturbing force; it only remains as a formal habit of the mind. Vital acceptance or rejection, the greater readiness to welcome this rather than that happening, the mental acceptance or rejection, the preference of this more congenial to that other less congenial idea or truth, the dwelling upon the will to this rather than to that other result, become a formal mechanism still necessary as an index of the direction in which the shakti is meant to turn or for the present is made to incline by the Master of our being. But it loses its disturbing aspect of strong egoistic will, intolerant desire, obstinate liking. These appearances may remain for a while in a diminished form, but as the calm of equality increases, deepens, becomes more essential and compact, ghana, they disappear, cease to colour the mental and vital substance or occur only as touches on the most external physical mind, are unable to penetrate within, and at last even that recurrence, that appearance at the outer gates of mind ceases. Then there can come the living reality of the perception that all in us is done and directed by the Master of our being, yatha prayukto'smi tatha karomi, which was before only a strong idea and faith with occasional and derivative glimpses of the divine action behind the becomings of our personal nature. Now every movement is seen to be the form given by the shakti, the divine power in us, to the indications of the Purusha, still no doubt personalised, still belittled in the inferior mental form, but not primarily egoistic, an imperfect form, not a positive deformation. We have then to get beyond this stage even. For the perfect action and experience is not to be determined by any kind of mental or vital preference, but by the revealing and inspiring spiritual will which is the shakti in her direct and real initiation. When I say that as I am appointed, I work, I still bring in a limiting personal element and mental reaction. But it is the Master who will do his own work through myself as his instrument, and there must be no mental or other preference in me to limit, to interfere, to be a source of imperfect working. The mind must become a silent luminous channel for the revelations of the supramental Truth and of the Will involved in its seeing. Then shall the action be the action of that highest Being and Truth and not a qualified translation or mistranslation in the mind. Whatever limitation, selection, relation is imposed, will be self-imposed by the Divine on himself in the individual at the moment for his own purpose, not binding, not final, not an ignorant determination of the mind. The thought and will become then an action from a luminous Infinite, a formulation not excluding other formulations, but rather putting them into their just place in relation to itself, englobing or transforming them even and proceeding to larger formations of the divine knowledge and action. The first calm that comes is of the nature of peace, the absence of all unquiet, grief and disturbance. As the equality becomes more intense, it takes on a fuller substance of positive happiness and spiritual ease. This is the joy of the spirit in itself, dependent on nothing external for its absolute existence, nirasraya, as the Gita describes it, antah-sukho'ntararamah, an exceeding inner happiness, brahmasamsparsam atyantam sukham asnute. Nothing can disturb it, and it extends itself to the soul's view of outward things, imposes on them too the law of this quiet spiritual joy. For the base of it is still calm, it is an even and tranquil neutral joy, ahaituka. And as the supramental light grows, a greater Ananda comes, the base of the abundant ecstasy of the spirit in all it is, becomes, sees, experiences and of the laughter of the shakti doing luminously the work of the Divine and taking his Ananda in all the worlds.

4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This sraddha -- the English word faith is inadequate to express it -- is in reality an influence from the supreme Spirit and its light a message from our supramental being which is calling the lower nature to rise out of its petty present to a great self-becoming and self-exceeding. And that which receives the influence and answers to the call is not so much the intellect, the heart or the life mind, but the inner soul which better knows the truth of its own destiny and mission. The circumstances that provoke our first entry into the path are not the real index of the thing that is at work in us. There the intellect, the heart, or the desires of the life mind may take a prominent place, or even more fortuitous accidents and outward incentives; but if these are all, then there can be no surety of our fidelity to the call and our enduring perseverance in the Yoga. The intellect may abandon the idea that attracted it, the heart weary or fail us, the desire of the life mind turn to other objectives. But outward circumstances are only a cover for the real workings of the spirit, and if it is the spirit that has been touched, the inward soul that has received the call, the sraddha will remain firm and resist all attempts to defeat or slay it. It is not that the doubts of the intellect may not assail, the heart waver, the disappointed desire of the life mind sink down, exhausted on the wayside. That is almost inevitable at times, perhaps often, especially with us, sons of an age of intellectuality and scepticism and a materialistic denial of spiritual truth which has not yet lifted its painted clouds from the face of the sun of a greater reality and is still opposed to the light of spiritual intuition and inmost experience. There will very possibly be many of those trying obscurations of which even the Vedic Rishis so often complained, "long exiles from the light", and these may be so thick, the night on the soul may be so black that faith may seem utterly to have left us. But through it all the spirit within will be keeping its unseen hold and the soul will return with a new strength to its assurance which was only eclipsed and not extinguished, because extinguished it cannot be when once the inner self has known and made its resolution.747 The Divine holds our hand through all and if he seems to let us fall, it is only to raise us higher. This saving return we shall experience so often that the denials of doubt will become eventually impossible and, when once the foundation of equality is firmly established and still more when the sun of the gnosis has risen, doubt itself will pass away because its cause and utility have ended.

4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The suggestive intuition acting on the mental level suggests a direct and illumining inner idea of the truth, an idea that is its true image and index, not as yet the entirely present and whole sight, but rather of the nature of a bright memory of some truth, a recognition of a secret of the self's knowledge. It is a representation, but a living representation, not an ideative symbol, a reflection, but a reflection that is lit up with something of the truth's real substance. The intuitive discrimination is a secondary action setting this idea of the truth in its right place and its relation to other ideas. And so long as there is the habit of mental interference and accretion it works also to separate the mental from the higher seeing, to discrete the inferior mental stuff that embarrasses with its alloy the pure truth substance, and labours to unravel the mingled skein of ignorance and knowledge, falsehood and error. As the intuition is of the nature of a memory, a luminous remembering of the self-existent truth, so the inspiration is of the nature of truth hearing : it is an immediate reception of the very voice of the truth, it readily brings the word that perfectly embodies it and it carries something more than the light of its idea; there is seized some stream of its inner reality and vivid arriving movement of its substance. The revelation is of the nature of direct sight, pratyaksa-drsti, and makes evident to a present vision the thing in itself of which the idea is the representation. It brings out the very spirit and being and reality of the truth and makes it part of the consciousness and the experience.

4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The supramental memory is different from the mental, not a storing up of past knowledge and ' experience, but an abiding presence of knowledge that can be brought forward or, more characteristically, offers itself, when it is needed: it is not dependent on attention or on conscious reception, for the things of the past not known actually or not observed can be called up from latency by an action which is yet essentially a remembrance. Especially on a certain level all knowledge presents itself as a remembering, because all is latent or inherent in the self of supermind. The future like the past presents itself to knowledge in the supermind as a memory of the preknown. The imagination transformed in the supermind acts on one side as a power of true image and symbol, always all image or index of some value or significance or other truth of being, on the other as an inspiration or interpretative seeing of possibilities and potentialities not less true than actual or realised things. These are put in their place either by an attendant intuitive or interpretative judgment or by one inherent in the vision of the image, symbol or potentiality, or by a supereminent revelation of that which is behind the image or symbol or which determines the potential and the actual and their relations and, it may be, overrides and overpasses them, imposing ultimate truths and supreme certitudes.

Aeneid, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The concordance used was M. N. Wetmore, index verborum
  Vergilianus (New Haven 1911; repr. 1930; repr. Darmstadt 1961).

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  habit - you don't feel it as a fall: it's a tiny little movement like this (Mother twists something between
  her thumb and index finger).
  I know - this morning, it was very clear.

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It's a connection that's missing (Mother shows a thin layer between her thumb and her index finger).
  Even for me, you know, when I come back a whole world is erased. It's there: if I made an effort it

Aion_-_Part_13+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  42 Psychology and Alchemy, index, s.v. "Axiom of Maria." Cf. infra, pars. $%&.
  rately, and may also be obtained on standing order. Several of the volumes
  are extensively illustrated. Each volume contains an index and, in most
  cases, a bibliography; the final volume will contain a complete bibliography
  of Professor Jung's writings and a general index to the entire edition.
  Complete Bibliography of C. G. Jung's Writings
  General index to the Collected Works
  Final Volumes: Miscellaneous Works,
  Bibliography, and General index

Aion_-_Part_1+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  index 3OI
  C. my "Psychology of the Child Archetype"; also Psychology and Alchemy,
  index, s.v. "Alius Philosophorum," "child," "hermaphrodite."

Magick_Without_Tears_(text), #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  P. What happens when we put a minus sign before the index (that small letter up on the right) instead of a plus? Quite simple. x2 = X1+1 = X1 + X1. With a minus, we divide instead of multiplying. Thus, X3-2 = X3 X2 = X1, just as if you had merely subtracted the 2 from the 3 in the index.
  Q. Ah, but what we started to do was discover the meaning of Nothing. It is not correct to write it simply as 0; for that 0 implies an index 01, or 0{2}, or 0n. And if our Nothing is to be absolute Nothing, then there is not only no figure, but no index either. So we must write it as 00.
  "Must, my foot!" He persisted: "You have published the secret of the 9th degree of O.T.O., and you must take the corresponding oaths." "I have done nothing of the sort. I don't know the secret. I don't want to know it. I don't . . ." He interrupted me; he strode across the room; he plucked a book from the shelves; he opened it; he thrust it under my nose; he pointed out a passage with a minatory index. I began to stammer. "Yes, I wrote that. I don't know what it means; I don't like it; I only put it in because it was written in rather curious circumstances, and I was too lazy or perhaps a little afraid to reject it and write what I wanted." He fastened on one point: "You don't know what it means?" I repeated that I did not, even now that he had claimed it as important. He explained it to me, as to a child. I was merely surprised; it didn't sound possible. (Sister, all this while I've been lying to you like an Archbishop; it is connected with fascinations; indeed, it has very little to do with anything else!)

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  philosopher and literary critic, which may be apocryphal. Someone mentioned the specific relevance of
  Jungs work to Ricouers field of inquiry. Ricoeur replied, I havent read Jung. Hes on the index in
  France. This ironical response was, of course, made in reference to the Catholic index of books a listing
  of readings forbidden to devout followers of that creed.
  Biobehavioral Review, 9, 377-389.
  Teylor, T.J. & Discenna, P. (1986). The hippocampal memory indexing theory. Behavioural Neuroscience,
  100, 147-154.

MoM_References, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Teylor, T.J. & Discenna, P. (1986). The hippocampal memory indexing theory. Behavioural Neuroscience,
  100, 147-154.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  demons also and then has somehow to wriggle out. He is a god who doesnt
  [1] From this point on to the end of this day's record, the text was taken from

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  sections where I felt that they might be helpful* Asterisks refer to text
  notes, index numbers to source references.
  until you look at it through a reduction screen in the experimental
  laboratory or through the impressionist painters crooked index-finger.
  The various constancies are unconscious inferences we draw to make
  learning. The normal progress of an insect or crab is the so-called
  cross-amble'. If 'U and 'R' stand for left and right, and the index
  numbers stand for the order of legs from front to rear, the crab's
  Science and Human Behaviour, which was intended as a textbook, the
  index contains neither the word 'insight', nor the names of Kohler,
  Koffka, Lewin, Tolman, Hull, Lashley, or Lorenz; only Thorndike
  Classijicatory codes in taxinomy, indexing systems and in certain
  branches of mathematical logic are hierarchic par excellence but rigid;
  the Prado, with its Goyas, Velasquezes, and El Grecos which are items
  in a mental catalogue indexed under the code 'Painters', sub-code
  'Painters, Spanish' (but also under 'Spain', sub-code 'Spain, painters

The_Anapanasati_Sutta_A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga

The_Circular_Ruins, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He understood that modeling the incoherent and vertiginous matter of which dreams are composed was the most difficult task that a man could undertake, even though he should penetrate all the enigmas of a superior and inferior order; much more difficult than weaving a rope out of sand or coining the faceless wind. He swore he would forget the enormous hallucination which had thrown him off at first, and he sought another method of work. Before putting it into execution, he spent a month recovering his strength, which had been squandered by his delirium. He abandoned all premeditation of dreaming and almost immediately succeeded in sleeping a reasonable part of each day. The few times that he had dreams during this period, he paid no attention to them. Before resuming his task, he waited until the moon's disk was perfect. Then, in the afternoon, he purified himself in the waters of the river, worshiped the planetary gods, pronounced the prescribed syllables of a mighty name, and went to sleep. He dreamed almost immediately, with his heart throbbing.
  He dreamed that it was warm, secret, about the size of a clenched fist, and of a garnet color within the penumbra of a human body as yet without face or sex; during fourteen lucid nights he dreampt of it with meticulous love. Every night he perceived it more clearly. He did not touch it; he only permitted himself to witness it, to observe it, and occasionally to rectify it with a glance. He perceived it and lived it from all angles and distances. On the fourteenth night he lightly touched the pulmonary artery with his index finger, then the whole heart, outside and inside. He was satisfied with the examination. He deliberately did not dream for a night; he took up the heart again, invoked the name of a planet, and undertook the vision of another of the principle organs. Within a year he had come to the skeleton and the eyelids. The innumerable hair was perhaps the most difficult task. He dreamed an entire man--a young man, but who did not sit up or talk, who was unable to open his eyes. Night after night, the man dreamt him asleep.
  In the Gnostic cosmosgonies, demiurges fashion a red Adam who cannot stand; as a clumsy, crude and elemental as this Adam of dust was the Adam of dreams forged by the wizard's nights. One afternoon, the man almost destroyed his entire work, but then changed his mind. (It would have been better had he destroyed it.) When he had exhausted all supplications to the deities of earth, he threw himself at the feet of the effigy which was perhaps a tiger or perhaps a colt and implored its unknown help. That evening, at twilight, he dreamt of the statue. He dreamt it was alive, tremulous: it was not an atrocious bastard of a tiger and a colt, but at the same time these two firey creatures and also a bull, a rose, and a storm. This multiple god revealed to him that his earthly name was Fire, and that in this circular temple (and in others like it) people had once made sacrifices to him and worshiped him, and that he would magically animate the dreamed phantom, in such a way that all creatures, except Fire itself and the dreamer, would believe to be a man of flesh and blood. He commanded that once this man had been instructed in all the rites, he should be sent to the other ruined temple whose pyramids were still standing downstream, so that some voice would glorify him in that deserted ediface. In the dream of the man that dreamed, the dreamed one awoke.

The_Gold_Bug, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  "This bug is to make my fortune," he continued, with a triumphant smile, "to reinstate me in my family possessions. Is it any wonder, then, that I prize it? Since Fortune has thought fit to bestow it upon me, I have only to use it properly and I shall arrive at the gold of which it is the index. Jupiter, bring me that scarabaeus!"
  "What! de bug, massa? I'd rudder not go fer trubble dat bug --you mus git him for your own self." Hereupon Legrand arose, with a grave and stately air, and brought me the beetle from a glass case in which it was enclosed. It was a beautiful scarabaeus, and, at that time, unknown to naturalists --of course a great prize in a scientific point of view. There were two round, black spots near one extremity of the back, and a long one near the other. The scales were exceedingly hard and glossy, with all the appearance of burnished gold. The weight of the insect was very remarkable, and, taking all things into consideration, I could hardly blame Jupiter for his opinion respecting it; but what to make of Legrand's agreement with that opinion, I could not, for the life of me, tell.
  Driving a peg, with great nicety, into the ground, at the precise spot where the beetle fell, my friend now produced from his pocket a tape-measure. Fastening one end of this at that point of the trunk of the tree which was nearest the peg, he unrolled it till it reached the peg, and thence farther unrolled it, in the direction already established by the two points of the tree and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet --Jupiter clearing away the brambles with the scythe. At the spot thus attained a second peg was driven, and about this, as a centre, a rude circle, about four feet in diameter, described. Taking now a spade himself, and giving one to Jupiter and one to me, Legrand begged us to set about one to digging as quickly as possible.
  To speak the truth, I had no especial relish for such amusement at any time, and, at that particular moment, would most willingly have declined it; for the night was coming on, and I felt much fatigued with the exercise already taken; but I saw no mode of escape, and was fearful of disturbing my poor friend's equanimity by a refusal. Could I have depended, indeed, upon Jupiter's aid, I would have had no hesitation in attempting to get the lunatic home by force; but I was too well assured of the old negro's disposition, to hope that he would assist me, under any circumstances, in a personal contest with his master. I made no doubt that the latter had been infected with some of the innumerable Southern superstitions about money buried, and that his phantasy had received confirmation by the finding of the scarabaeus, or, perhaps, by Jupiter's obstinacy in maintaining it to be "a bug of real gold." A mind disposed to lunacy would readily be led away by such suggestions --especially if chiming in with favorite preconceived ideas --and then I called to mind the poor fellow's speech about the beetle's being "the index of his fortune." Upon the whole, I was sadly vexed and puzzled, but, at length, I concluded to make a virtue of necessity --to dig with a good will, and thus the sooner to convince the visionary, by ocular demonstration, of the fallacy of the opinions he entertained.
  The lanterns having been lit, we all fell to work with a zeal worthy a more rational cause; and, as the glare fell upon our persons and implements, I could not help thinking how picturesque a group we composed, and how strange and suspicious our labors must have appeared to any interloper who, by chance, might have stumbled upon our whereabouts.

The_Logomachy_of_Zos, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  hyperbole; we but change our mental clothes by new figures of speech.
  The mind is our index of the infinite exhibiting a universe of which we
  know little; yet the unknowable within us is vaster and hence more

The_Lottery_in_Babylon, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Jorge Luis Borges
  Like all men of Babylon, I have been proconsul; like them all, a slave; I have also known omnipotence, opprobrium, incarceration. Look: on my right hand is missing my index finger. Look: through this rent cape can be seen on my stomach a ruddy tattoo - it is the second symbol, Beth. On nights when the moon is full, this symbol confers unto me power over the men whose mark is Ghimel while rendering me subject to the men of Aleph, who on moonless nights must obey the men of Ghimel. In a cellar in the half-light of dawn, I have slit before a black altar the throats of sacred bulls. For an entire lunar year, I have been declared invisible: I would cry out and no one would respond, I would steal bread and I was not beheaded. I have known what the Greeks knew not: uncertainty. In a brass chamber, before the strangler's silencing scarf, hope has remained faithful; in the river of delights, panic stood steadfast. Heraclides Ponticus relates with admiration that Pythagoras recalled having been Pyrrhus, before him Euphorbus, and before him some other mortal; to recall analogous vicissitudes I need not find recourse in death, nor even imposture.
  I owe this almost monstrous variety to an institution that other republics do not know, or which works imperfectly or secretly in them: the lottery. Into its history I have not delved; I know that the sages cannot manage to agree; I know of its powerful aims what a man not versed in astrology can know of the moon. I am of a vertiginous country where the lottery is a principal part of reality: until this very day, I have thought as little of it as I have the conduct of the inscrutable gods or of my own heart. Now, far from Babylon and its beloved customs, I think with some bewilderment of the lottery and of the blasphemous conjectures that the shrouded men murmur at twilight.

Verses_of_Vemana, #is Book, #Vemana, #unset
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