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aryan ::: n. --> One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
The language of the original Aryans.

aryanize ::: v. t. --> To make Aryan (a language, or in language).

arya. :::adorable person

arya ::: an aspiring soul, one who rises to the noble aspiration and who does the great labour as an offering in order to arrive at the good and the bliss. [Ved.] ::: aryah [nominative]

arya (Aryan) ::: the good and noble man; the fighter; he who strives and overcomes all outside him and within him that stands opposed to the human advance; he who does the work of sacrifice, finds the sacred word of illumination, desires the gods and increases them and is increased by them into the largeness of the true existence; he is the warrior of the light and the traveller to the Truth.

aryabhumi ::: [the country of the arya, India], the Sacred Land.

aryah ::: see under arya

Aryaman ::: [Ved.]: the Aspirer; the aspiring power and action of the Truth; the Force of sacrifice, aspiration, battle, journey towards perfection and light and celestial bliss by which the path is created, travelled, pursued beyond all resistance and obscuration to its luminous and happy goal. [Later]: the chief of the Fathers [pitrs]. ::: Aryama [nominative]

aryam varnam (Arya Varna) ::: [the colour (varna) of the arya]. [Ved.]

Aryan ::: see arya

aryapatnih ::: [those (feminine) ] possessed by the arya; wives of the noble ones.

arya sakti ::: [an Energy of the nature of the arya].

aryavarta ::: [the abode of the arya, India].

Aryaman — “the Aspirer”, a Vedic god, one of the Four who represent the “working of the Truth in the human mind and temperament”; he is “the deity of the human journey” who “sums up in himself the whole aspiration and movement of man in a continual self-enlargement and . self-transcendence to his divine perfection”, bringing to this movement a “mighty strength and perfectly-guided happy inner upsurging”.

Aryaman-Bhaga — the combination of Aryaman and Bhaga, “the Aspirer” and “the Enjoyer”, in which the power of Aryaman is “the effective term of the self-discovering and self-seizing movement by which Being and Consciousness realise themselves as Bliss”.

aryan ::: n. --> One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindoo Koosh and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindoo, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
The language of the original Aryans.

aryanize ::: v. t. --> To make Aryan (a language, or in language).

Aryasatyani: The Four Noble Truths (q.v.) taught by Gautama Buddha.

Aryan: The fifth root race (q.v.) in esoteric philosophy.

Arya (Sanskrit) Ārya [from the verbal root ṛ to rise, tend upward] Holy, hallowed, highly evolved or especially trained; a title of the Hindu rishis. Originally a term of ethical as well as intellectual and spiritual excellence, belonging to those who had completely mastered the aryasatyani (holy truths) and who had entered upon the aryamarga (path leading to moksha or nirvana). It was originally applicable only to the initiates or adepts of the ancient Aryan peoples, but today Aryan has become the name of a race of the human family in its various branches. All ancient peoples had their own term for initiates or adepts, as for instance among the ancient Hebrews the generic name Israel, or Sons of Israel.

Aryabhata (Sanskrit) Āryabhaṭa An ancient Hindu writer on algebra and astronomy, born in Kusuma-Pura (modern Patma). His most famous astrological work is the Arya-Siddhanta. “The earliest Hindu algebraic and astronomer with the exception of Asura-Maya” (TG 32).

Aryachatta. See ARYABHATTA

Arya-Dasa (Sanskrit) Ārya-Dāsa [from ārya noble + dāsa man of knowledge, barbarian, slave, servitor] A great sage and arhat of the Mahasamghika school (cf TG 32).

Aryaman (Sanskrit) Aryaman The chief of the pitris or manes, one of the principle adityas (solar divinities) commonly invoked in conjunction with Varuna and Mitra. The Milky Way is called Aryamanah panthah (Aryaman’s path); and Aryaman is said to preside over one of the lunar mansions (nakshatra uttaraphalguni). As a masculine noun, bosom friend, companion.

Aryans. See ARYA

Aryan Doctrine Used by Subba Row to designate the foundation doctrine from which were derived the Sankhya and Yoga philosophies, and other ancient Hindu systems of thought (Theosophist 3:93).

Arya Samaj (Sanskrit) Ārya Samāja A movement started in India during the 19th century by Swami Dayanand Sarasvati in order to lead his countrymen back to the pristine purity of their Vedic religion, although under the form of a theistic philosophy, and to free them from the degenerations and demoralizations of the orthodox Brahmanism of the time. It was affiliated for a short time with the Theosophical Society, but the union was soon dissolved because it became evident that the Samaj was not in harmony with the universality of the aims and purposes of the Theosophical Society as had previously been understood. The Samaj gradually spread throughout Northern India to the extent of two or three hundred branches.

Aryasangha (Sanskrit) Āryasaṃgha Founder of the first Yogacharya school, a direct disciple of Gautama Buddha; also a sage who lived in about the 5th or 6th century, who mixed Tantric worship with the Yogacharya system. The followers of the latter “claimed that he was the same Aryasangha, that had been a follower of Sakyamuni, and that he was 1,000 years old. Internal evidence alone is sufficient to show that the works written by him and translated about the year 600 of our era, works full of Tantra worship, ritualism, and tenets followed now considerably by the ‘red-cap’ sects in Sikhim, Bhutan, and Little Tibet, cannot be the same as the lofty system of the early Yogacharya school of pure Buddhism, which is neither northern or southern, but absolutely esoteric. Though none of the genuine Yogacharya books (the Narjol chodpa) have ever been made public or marketable, yet one finds in the Yogacharya Bhumi Shastra of the pseudo-Aryasangha a great deal from the older system, into the tenets of which he may have been initiated. It is, however, so mixed up with Sivaism and Tantrika magic and superstitions, that the work defeats its own end, notwithstanding its remarkable dialectical subtilty” (TG 323).

Aryasatya (Sanskrit) Āryasatya [from ārya holy, noble from the verbal root ṛ to move, arise, attain + satya true, real from the verbal root as to be] Noble truth; in the plural, the four great truths of Buddhism — chatvari aryasatyani (Pali, chattari ariyasachchani): 1) duhkha — life is suffering; 2) samudaya — origin, cause, craving, egoistic desire (tanha) is the cause of suffering; 3) nirodha — destruction, extinction of desire brings cessation of suffering; and 4) aryashtangamarga — the eightfold path leads to extinction of suffering. See also ARIYASACHCHA (for Pali equivalents)

Aryashtangamarga (Sanskrit) Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga [from ārya holy, noble + aṣṭa eight + aṅga limb, division + mārga path, way from the verbal root mṛg to seek, strive to attain, investigate] Holy eight-limbed way; in Buddhism the Noble Eightfold Path enunciated by Gautama Buddha as the fourth of the Four Noble Truths (chattari aryasatyani). Consistent practice of aryashtangamarga leads the disciple ultimately to perfect wisdom, love, and liberation from samsara (the round of repetitive births and deaths). The Eightfold Path is enumerated as: 1) samyagdrishti (right insight); 2) samyaksamkalpa (right resolve); 3) samyagvach (right speech); 4) samyakkarmantra (right action); 5) samyagajiva (right living); 6) samyagvyayama (right exertion); 7) samyaksmriti (right recollection); and 8) samyaksamadhi (right concentration). See also ARIYA ATTHANGIKA MAGGA (for Pali equivalents)

Aryavarta (Sanskrit) Āryāvarta Abode of the noble or excellent ones or the sacred land of the Aryans; the ancient name for northern and central India. It extended from the eastern to the western sea and was bounded on the north and south by the Himalaya and Vindhya mountains respectively.

Aryan ::: A 19th-century linguistics term used to describe the Indo-European languages. The term was subsequently perverted to refer to the people who spoke those languages, which the Nazis deemed superior to those people who spoke Semitic languages. Thus, Aryan came to describe people of "proven" non-Jewish and purely Teutonic "racial" background.

Aryanization ::: The expropriation of Jewish businesses, enterprises and property, by German authorities and their transfer to “aryan” ownership or control.

arya. :::adorable person

arya ::: an aspiring soul, one who rises to the noble aspiration and who does the great labour as an offering in order to arrive at the good and the bliss. [Ved.] ::: aryah [nominative]

arya (Aryan) ::: the good and noble man; the fighter; he who strives and overcomes all outside him and within him that stands opposed to the human advance; he who does the work of sacrifice, finds the sacred word of illumination, desires the gods and increases them and is increased by them into the largeness of the true existence; he is the warrior of the light and the traveller to the Truth.

aryabhumi ::: [the country of the arya, India], the Sacred Land.

aryah ::: see under arya

Aryaman ::: [Ved.]: the Aspirer; the aspiring power and action of the Truth; the Force of sacrifice, aspiration, battle, journey towards perfection and light and celestial bliss by which the path is created, travelled, pursued beyond all resistance and obscuration to its luminous and happy goal. [Later]: the chief of the Fathers [pitrs]. ::: Aryama [nominative]

aryam varnam (Arya Varna) ::: [the colour (varna) of the arya]. [Ved.]

Aryan ::: see arya

aryapatnih ::: [those (feminine) ] possessed by the arya; wives of the noble ones.

arya sakti ::: [an Energy of the nature of the arya].

aryavarta ::: [the abode of the arya, India].

Aryaman — “the Aspirer”, a Vedic god, one of the Four who represent the “working of the Truth in the human mind and temperament”; he is “the deity of the human journey” who “sums up in himself the whole aspiration and movement of man in a continual self-enlargement and . self-transcendence to his divine perfection”, bringing to this movement a “mighty strength and perfectly-guided happy inner upsurging”.

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1:Identification with the body is an error, not an illusion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
2:In the full realisation the body is within us, not we in it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
3:We are not the body, but the body is still something of ourselves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
4:Bhakti and the heart’s call for the Divine have a truth—it is the truth of the divine Love and Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II The Adwaita of Shankaracharya,
5:Agni is the power of conscious Being, called by us will, effective behind the workings of mind and body. Agni is the strong God within (maryah, the strong, the masculine) who puts out his strength against all assailing powers, who forbids inertia, who repels every failing of heart and force, who spurns out all lack of manhood. Agni actualises what otherwise remain as an ineffectual thought or aspiration. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda ,
6:This inner Guide is often veiled at first by the very intensity of our personal effort and by the ego's preoccupation with itself and its aims. As we gain in clarity and the turmoil of egoistic effort gives place to a calmer self-knowledge, we recognise the source of the growing light within us. We recognise it retrospectively as we realise how all our obscure and conflicting movements have been determined towards an end that we only now begin to perceive, how even before our entrance into the path of the Yoga the evolution of our life has been designedly led towards its turning point. For now we begin to understand the sense of our struggles and efforts, successes and failures. At last we are able to seize the meaning of our ordeals and sufferings and can appreciate the help that was given us by all that hurt and resisted and the utility of our very falls and stumblings. We recognise this divine leading afterwards, not retrospectively but immediately, in the moulding of our thoughts by a transcendent Seer, of our will and actions by an all-embracing Power, of our emotional life by an all-attracting and all-assimilating Bliss and Love. We recognise it too in a more personal relation that from the first touched us or at the last seizes us; we feel the eternal presence of a supreme Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher. We recognise it in the essence of our being as that develops into likeness and oneness with a greater and wider existence; for we perceive that this miraculous development is not the result of our own efforts; an eternal Perfection is moulding us into its own image. One who is the Lord or Ishwara of the Yogic philosophies, the Guide in the conscious being ( caitya guru or antaryamin ), the Absolute of the thinker, the Unknowable of the Agnostic, the universal Force of the materialist, the supreme Soul and the supreme Shakti, the One who is differently named and imaged by the religions, is the Master of our Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
7:Death & FameWhen I dieI don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel CemeteryBut I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in ManhattanFirst, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --""I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me""I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone""We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other""I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor""Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master""We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed.""He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy""I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- ""All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist""He gave great head"So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!""I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me.""I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind""I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... ""He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoosNext, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provincesThen highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist""Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals""Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois""I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- ""He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City""Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City""Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982""I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gesturesThen Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkersEveryone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was aliveFebruary 22, 1997 ~ Allen Ginsberg,
8:To what gods shall the sacrifice be offered? Who shall be invoked to manifest and protect in the human being this increasing godhead?Agni first, for without him the sacrificial flame cannot burn on the altar of the soul. That flame of Agni is the seven-tongued power of the Will, a Force of God instinct with Knowledge. This conscious and forceful will is the immortal guest in our mortality, a pure priest and a divine worker, the mediator between earth and heaven. It carries what we offer to the higher Powers and brings back in return their force and light and joy into our humanity.Indra, the Puissant next, who is the power of pure Existence self-manifested as the Divine Mind. As Agni is one pole of Force instinct with knowledge that sends its current upward from earth to heaven, so Indra is the other pole of Light instinct with force which descends from heaven to earth. He comes down into our world as the Hero with the shining horses and slays darkness and division with his lightnings, pours down the life-giving heavenly waters, finds in the trace of the hound, Intuition, the lost or hidden illuminations, makes the Sun of Truth mount high in the heaven of our mentality.Surya, the Sun, is the master of that supreme Truth, - truth of being, truth of knowledge, truth of process and act and movement and functioning. He is therefore the creator or rather the manifester of all things - for creation is out-bringing, expression by the Truth and Will - and the father, fosterer, enlightener of our souls. The illuminations we seek are the herds of this Sun who comes to us in the track of the divine Dawn and releases and reveals in us night-hidden world after world up to the highest Beatitude.Of that beatitude Soma is the representative deity. The wine of his ecstasy is concealed in the growths of earth, in the waters of existence; even here in our physical being are his immortalising juices and they have to be pressed out and offered to all the gods; for in that strength these shall increase and conquer.Each of these primary deities has others associated with him who fulfil functions that arise from his own. For if the truth of Surya is to be established firmly in our mortal nature, there are previous conditions that are indispensable; a vast purity and clear wideness destructive of all sin and crooked falsehood, - and this is Varuna; a luminous power of love and comprehension leading and forming into harmony all our thoughts, acts and impulses, - this is Mitra; an immortal puissance of clear-discerning aspiration and endeavour, - this is Aryaman; a happy spontaneity of the right enjoyment of all things dispelling the evil dream of sin and error and suffering, - this is Bhaga. These four are powers of the Truth of Surya. For the whole bliss of Soma to be established perfectly in our nature a happy and enlightened and unmaimed condition of mind, vitality and body are necessary. This condition is given to us by the twin Ashwins; wedded to the daughter of Light, drinkers of honey, bringers of perfect satisfactions, healers of maim and malady they occupy our parts of knowledge and parts of action and prepare our mental, vital and physical being for an easy and victorious ascension.Indra, the Divine Mind, as the shaper of mental forms has for his assistants, his artisans, the Ribhus, human powers who by the work of sacrifice and their brilliant ascension to the high dwelling-place of the Sun have attained to immortality and help mankind to repeat their achievement. They shape by the mind Indra's horses, the chariot of the Ashwins, the weapons of the Gods, all the means of the journey and the battle. But as giver of the Light of Truth and as Vritra-slayer Indra is aided by the Maruts, who are powers of will and nervous or vital Force that have attained to the light of thought and the voice of self-expression. They are behind all thought and speech as its impellers and they battle towards the Light, Truth and Bliss of the supreme Consciousness.There are also female energies; for the Deva is both Male and Female and the gods also are either activising souls or passively executive and methodising energies. Aditi, infinite Mother of the Gods, comes first; and there are besides five powers of the Truthconsciousness, - Mahi or Bharati, the vast Word that brings us all things out of the divine source; Ila, the strong primal word of the Truth who gives us its active vision; Saraswati, its streaming current and the word of its inspiration; Sarama, the Intuition, hound of heaven who descends into the cavern of the subconscient and finds there the concealed illuminations; Dakshina, whose function is to discern rightly, dispose the action and the offering and distribute in the sacrifice to each godhead its portion. Each god, too, has his female energy. All this action and struggle and ascension is supported by Heaven our Father and Earth our Mother Parents of the Gods, who sustain respectively the purely mental and psychic and the physical consciousness. Their large and free scope is the condition of our achievement. Vayu, master of life, links them together by the mid-air, the region of vital force. And there are other deities, - Parjanya, giver of the rain of heaven; Dadhikravan, the divine war-horse, a power of Agni; the mystic Dragon of the Foundations; Trita Aptya who on the third plane of existence consummates our triple being; and more besides.The development of all these godheads is necessary to our perfection. And that perfection must be attained on all our levels, - in the wideness of earth, our physical being and consciousness; in the full force of vital speed and action and enjoyment and nervous vibration, typified as the Horse which must be brought forward to upbear our endeavour; in the perfect gladness of the heart of emotion and a brilliant heat and clarity of the mind throughout our intellectual and psychical being; in the coming of the supramental Light, the Dawn and the Sun and the shining Mother of the herds, to transform all our existence; for so comes to us the possession of the Truth, by the Truth the admirable surge of the Bliss, in the Bliss infinite Consciousness of absolute being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire 1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics,

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1: Chanson De Route Arya
~ Charles Cros,
2:My most salient memories ~ Marya Hornbacher,
3:Life is good - we forget that. ~ Maryam d Abo,
4:Nothing is worth anything to dead men. ~ Arya,
5:performance is an act of faith. ~ Marya Mannes,
6:Arya had a way of ruining everything. ~ Anonymous,
7:You cannot know what you do not feel. ~ Marya Mannes,
8:Teach what is inside you. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
9:I often love to hate Aishwarya ~ Sanjay Leela Bhansali,
10:Let your dreams be your North Star. ~ MaryAnn Koopmann,
11:comprehending little and caring less. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
12:The Aryan stock is bound to triumph. ~ Winston Churchill,
13:There is, in the end, the letting go. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
14:Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow. ~ Marya Mannes,
15:Men are embarrassingly easy to seduce. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
16:A well-lived day is medicine unto itself. ~ Acharya Shunya,
17: Darya Se Koh'saar Se Pehle Ki Baat Hai
~ Adeem Hashmi,
18:Meditation results in marvels. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
19:The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so. ~ Marya Mannes,
20:... comprehending little and caring less. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
21:Is there no end to this escalation of desire? ~ Marya Mannes,
22:The greatest miracle of all, the human being. ~ Marya Mannes,
23:Infants are interesting only to their parents. ~ Marya Mannes,
24:Karya sastra adalah parfum para sastrawan. ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
25:Let your speech be true and sweet. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
26:People take the feeling of full for granted. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
27:Dravidian became the counter-point to the Aryan. ~ Romila Thapar,
28:Revelation is the marriage of knowing and feeling. ~ Marya Mannes,
29:The situation of women living in Islam-stricken ~ Maryam Namazie,
30:Trust your life to the One who gave it to you. ~ MaryAnn Koopmann,
31:I'm a driven perfectionist, very self-critical. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
32:My family is my strength and my weakness. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
33:Beauty is transient and changes with time. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
34:To do a Bond picture is a blessing but also a curse. ~ Maryam d Abo,
35:In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude ~ Marya Mannes,
36:No, normalcy is taken for granted until it's gone. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
37:The Republicans think they have a corner on morality. ~ Marya Mannes,
38:...painfully curious...about how it feels to fall. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
39:So many means of self-destruction, so little time. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
40:Hatred is so much closer to love than indifference. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
41:Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal. ~ Marya Mannes,
42:I love hats, shoes, outfits, handbags, and ethnic jewelery. ~ Soundarya,
43:Karya tulis bisa menjadi monumen dunia dan akhiratmu. ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
44:I'm just an average woman with average concerns. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
45:It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere. ~ Marya Mannes,
46:Running and seeking, they were sides of the same coin. ~ Rahul Bhattacharya,
47:When your last breath arrives, Grammar can do nothing. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
48:I began to measure things in absence instead of presence. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
49:Could you bring back a man without a head? Not six times. Just once. ~ Arya,
50:After a lifetime of silence, it is difficult then to speak. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
51:When our false perception is corrected, misery ends also. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
52:Children take in more information than we'd like to believe. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
53:Nothing isn't better or worse than anything. Nothing is just... nothing. ~ Arya,
54:When you deal with nonfiction you deal with human characters. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
55:Forgive me for being chipper, but despair is desperately dull. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
56:In the race for money some men may come first, but man comes last. ~ Marya Mannes,
57:Haters are a drop in the ocean. Theres that much more love ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
58:Step One is, paradoxically, both a crushing end and a beginning. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
59:Only when Shiva is united with Shakti does he have the power to create - ~ Soundarya,
60:I am a Jew who fornicated with an Aryan woman. I deserve to die. ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
61:As far as I'm concerned I've never had a problem with anybody, no rivalry. ~ Soundarya,
62:In the end, Dr Bhattacharya had said, the heart fails without warning. ~ Hilary Mantel,
63:Life is full of tough choices between less-than-perfect alternatives. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
64:Not everyone who spoke you friendly was really your friend." - Arya ~ George R R Martin,
65:The ultimate cynicism is to suspend judgment so that you are not judged. ~ Marya Mannes,
66:You can only whine for so long. Then you need to get your life back. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
67:Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent. ~ Marya Mannes,
68:Aryal whispered, "If I start slapping people, I might not be able to stop. ~ Thea Harrison,
69:But if I had to do it, handle money, then I think I could be responsible, yes. ~ Soundarya,
70:For me, the first sign of oncoming madness is that I'm unable to write. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
71:I have a great story to tell and I tell it well. No holds barred. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
72:The biggest fear of my life is living. My second biggest fear is dying. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
73:The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. ~ Marya Mannes,
74:That’s the nice thing about dreams, the way you wake up before you fall. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
75:There is, in fact, an incredible freedom in having nothing left to lose. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
76:The spiritual self is the deepest, most integrated aspect of who we are. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
77:I know for a fact that sickness is easier, but health is more interesting. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
78:Ladakh's Prakash, Paryavaran, Paryatan are a strength for both J&K and India. ~ Narendra Modi,
79:You’re not alone, MaryAnn. And as long as I’m breathing, you never will be.” Her ~ K Langston,
80:A high standard of living is usually accompanied by a low standard of thinking. ~ Marya Mannes,
81:I'm not the type who'll yell about my achievements from the rooftops. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
82:In truth, you like the pain. You like it because you believe you deserve it. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
83:No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own's efforts. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
84:One is as one is, and the love that can't encompass both is a poor sort of love. ~ Marya Mannes,
85:The Aryan stands firm, one with God in his attitude to the world and its people. ~ Adolf Hitler,
86:You want, you want, you want; when you're so lucky to have, to have, to have. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
87:Die ersten Schritte sind wertlos, wenn der Weg nicht zu Ende gegangen wird. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
88:Elegance is stands the test of time! ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
89:I don't believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
90:The true Aryan is as blond as Hitler, as slim as Göring, and as tall as Goebbels— ~ Anthony Doerr,
91:Disciple : The idea is that there must be Aishwarya – power of God – in an Avatar. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
92:I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
93:And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
94:I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father. ~ Amitabh Bachchan,
95:People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. ~ Marya Mannes,
96:I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers. ~ Soundarya,
97:Whatever Marya's state, whatever mine, I will find her, and I will carry her home. ~ Josiah Bancroft,
98:Everybody likes to see somebody else get caught for the vices practiced by themselves. ~ Marya Mannes,
99:If you believed hard enough and refused to give up, dreams really could come true. ~ Maryann McFadden,
100:Regulate the breath, be happy, link the mind with the Lord in your heart. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
101:To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation. ~ Marya Mannes,
102:Don't regret what might have been. Accept what is and rejoice in what is yet to be. ~ MaryAnn Koopmann,
103:It is a marvellous thing to be physically a woman if only to know the marvels of a man. ~ Marya Mannes,
104:«El miedo hiere más que las espadas», se repetía Arya, pero no conseguía espantar el miedo. ~ Anonymous,
105:I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
106:The Aryans—athletic like Goebbels, slim like Göring, and blond like Hitler.” Maggie ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
107:Artists never make wars. They are too busy making life out of the matter of their visions. ~ Marya Mannes,
108:Human progress had so often been checked by those who were afraid of losing what they had. ~ Marya Mannes,
109:Although working with Amitabh Bacchan was a different experience altogether, I just enjoyed it. ~ Soundarya,
110:The body expresses our very being. The striving for beauty is inborn among the Aryan. ~ Baldur von Schirach,
111:The fact that you were essentially dead does not register until you begin to come alive. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
112:There is nothing harder to come by than detachment and solitude; and nothing more important. ~ Marya Mannes,
113:All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. ~ Marya Mannes,
114:Starving is the feminine thing to do these days, the way swooning was in Victorian times. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
115:The more people are reached by mass communication, the less they communicate with each other. ~ Marya Mannes,
116:We are, by our very human nature, limited in what we can know or do or control or change. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
117:Euthanasia ... is simply to be able to die with dignity at a moment when life is devoid of it. ~ Marya Mannes,
118:Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she's a versatile actor. ~ Brad Pitt,
119:I am mad. The thought calms me. I don't have to try to be sane anymore. It's over. I sleep ~ Marya Hornbacher,
120:It is invaluable to have a friend who shares your interests and helps you stay motivated. ~ Maryam Mirzakhani,
121:For me, it’s not about breaking big in Hollywood, but having interesting experiences. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
122:Having a normal person around me made it poingnantly clear to me that I was out of control. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
123:I had a love affair with books, with the characters and their worlds. Books kept me company ~ Marya Hornbacher,
124:There is no right,” she says. “There’s the best you can do. And that’s fine. That’s normal. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
125:Some people who are obsessed with food become gourmet chefs. Others become eating disorders. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
126:They are solid, real. I am an object, useful but hollow. The absence of thought fills me up. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
127:We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
128:El peligro no justifica un acto irresponsable, por grave que sea la situación.

Arya ~ Christopher Paolini,
129:I said nothing—I hadn’t known Marya, and anyway, “listening quietly” was my general social strategy ~ John Green,
130:Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
131:There is always reason to care. There is always reason to give. It is what we are here to do. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
132:I don't think it's possible to write a good play or paint a good picture and be a good Republican. ~ Marya Mannes,
133:I said nothing—I hadn’t known Marya, and anyway, “listening quietly” was my general social strategy. ~ John Green,
134:I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
135:If I have to do something, I feel I should do it perfectly, and ofcourse, Hindi language is a problem. ~ Soundarya,
136:Stay true to what you believe, but make sure that what you believe is true." ~ Dr. MaryAnn Diorio ~ MaryAnn Diorio,
137:I began to feel like I was wearing a sign on my forehead that said FUCKED UP in big neon letters. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
138:Falling in love happens so suddenly that it seems, all at once, that you have always been in love. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
139:Luckily I have a brother who looks after my administration and my money, because I'm a total spendthrift. ~ Soundarya,
140:As her parents, Aishwarya and I want our child to be happy and healthy. I was guarded from all this ~ Abhishek Bachchan,
141:If the world is divided into seeing and not seeing, Marya thought, I shall always choose to see. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
142:Don’t worry,” Marya whispered, kissing his forehead. “My old bones will follow yours soon enough. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
143:Everyone tells me that I have a very sweet face! I'd like to change that. I wish I had a more flexible face! ~ Soundarya,
144:I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mould society. ~ Marya Mannes,
145:If you need help bark like a dog." - Gendry. "That's stupid. If I need help I'll shout help." - Arya ~ George R R Martin,
146:Ketika sebuah karya selesai ditulis, maka pengarang tak mati. Ia baru saja memperpanjang umurnya lagi ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
147:Flirtation is merely an expression of considered desire coupled with an admission of its impracticability. ~ Marya Mannes,
148:The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason. ~ Marya Mannes,
149:Tiago smacked Aryal in the back of the head. It didn’t look like a gentle blow. “Touch her plate and die. ~ Thea Harrison,
150:Who but the Atman is capable of removing the bonds of ignorance, passion and self-interested action? ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
151:Art can excite, titillate, please, entertain, and sometimes shock; but its ultimate function is to ennoble. ~ Marya Mannes,
152:The more you are blessed with experience, the fuller and the more enriched you are in your craft. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
153:Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them. ~ Marya Mannes,
154:Yavatpavano nivasatidehe tavat prcchati kusalam gehe gatavati vayau dehapaye bharya bibhyati tasminkaye. ~ Sukhabodhananda,
155:A man at his desk in a room with a closed door is a man at work. A woman at a desk in any room is available. ~ Marya Mannes,
156:At my age I don't need references. I can judge a person's character before they've said a hundred words. ~ Maryann McFadden,
157:I get absolutely shitfaced. I am shitfaced and hyper and ten years old. I am having the time of my life. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
158:Self-restraint may be alien to the human temperament, but humanity without restraint will dig its own grave. ~ Marya Mannes,
159:The Judeo-Christian tradition is based on Cultural Appropriation. The western original culture is, Aryan. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
160:1. The Amazing Race
2. I Thought This Show Was Gonna Be About Aryans
3. Oh.
(Joe O'Neill, from Opium) ~ Dave Eggers,
161:Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
162:No matter how thin you get, no matter how short you cut your hair, it's still going to be you underneath. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
163:The madness is there, and will always be there. But it will keep sleeping, as long as I don't wake it up. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
164:You will miss her sometimes. Bear in mind she's trying to kill you. Bear in mind you have a life to live. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
165:If I hadn’t done Bond, I wouldn’t have been in America doing my series, and I would have had a different life. ~ Maryam d Abo,
166:Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier. ~ Marya Mannes,
167:Why must the power of the female body cancel the power of the female mind? Are we so afraid of having both? ~ Marya Hornbacher,
168:When we believe ourselves to be alone, we have no responsibility to this world and are answerable to no one. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
169:I grew into it. It grew into me. It and I blurred at the edges, became one amorphous, seeping, crawling thing. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
170:To have a child is the greatest honor and responsibility that can be bestowed upon any living being. - Arya ~ Christopher Paolini,
171:I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
172:The world of sight is still limitless. It is the artist who limits vision to the cramped dimensions of his own ego. ~ Marya Mannes,
173:Time is communal, Marya Morevna, the most purely communal of all commodities. It belongs to us all equally. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
174:In Shankaracharya we saw tremendous intellectual power, throwing the scorching light of reason upon everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
175:Maris clicked to another page of the report. “They fed him his own vomit, along with urine and excrement.” Zarya ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
176:The spiritual realm is not the ethereal beyond our lived experience. It is our experience, lived fully and well. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
177:Already, with the city behind them, New York didn't feel quite real. As if reality only existed where she existed. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
178:An American who can make money, invoke God, and be no better than his neighbor, has nothing to fear but truth itself. ~ Marya Mannes,
179:Classical ornament here and there accentuated the contrast; caryatides and carved masks of comedy or tragedy looked ~ G K Chesterton,
180:I will eat what I want and look as I please and laugh as loud as I like and use the wrong fork and lick my knife. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
181:Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
182:The right to choose death when life no longer holds meaning is not only the next liberation but the last human right. ~ Marya Mannes,
183:If a woman stands in a kitchen rubbing her eyes and pouring coffee with no one there to see her, does she exist? I ~ Marya Hornbacher,
184:The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. ~ Marya Mannes,
185:The suppression of civil liberties is too many less a matter for horror than the curtailment of the freedom to profit. ~ Marya Mannes,
186:It is privilege of living to be acutely, agonizingly conscious of the moment that is always present and always passing. ~ Marya Mannes,
187:On 4 January 1875 he filed his first Times despatch, with the dateline: ‘Under the Old Tree of Aryah, Tropical Africa’. ~ Max Hastings,
188:Radio, books, sports-so many means to spend time, but what I like most is the leafy sunshine amidst the Debdaru. ~ Sukanta Bhattacharya,
189:Marya pinned out her childhood like a butterfly. She considered it the way a mathematician considers an equation. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
190:That nothing - not booze, not love, not sex, not work, not moving from state to state - will make the past disappear. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
191:A candidate for office can have no greater advantage than muddled syntax; no greater liability than a command of language. ~ Marya Mannes,
192:Now was not the time to be sentimental. As a child, she'd been ridiculously sentimental about loss, about time passing. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
193:warned me that the tenuous balance that exists in my brain is easily set off kilter, but like everything else he said, ~ Marya Hornbacher,
194:It is television's primary damage that it provides ten million children with the same fantasy, ready-made and on a platter. ~ Marya Mannes,
195:the car, by bisecting the human outline, diminishes it, producing a race of half-people in a motion not of their own making ~ Marya Mannes,
196:To be at peace with self, to find company and nourishment in self-this would be the test of the free and productive psyche. ~ Marya Mannes,
197:A Semite is an etymologically driven identity; contrary to an Aryan which is an identity that is only interested therein. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
198:You cannot throw words like heroism and sacrifice and nobility and honor away without abandoning the qualities they express. ~ Marya Mannes,
199:I just take on what I can commit to completely at that point in time, and that way you'll be able to give your best. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
200:The joy is an absurd yellow tulip, popping up in my life, contradicting all the evidence that shows it should not be there. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
201:My parents say that even as a very, very little kid, the way that I acted was dramatically different from other little kids. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
202:We can give to those who will give back to us. But we're more blessed when we give to those who cannot; that's giving mercy. ~ MaryAnn Koopmann,
203:I write constantly, trying to avoid the dull pain of gradual loss, trying not to think about the fact that I am leaving soon. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
204:Like the appearance of silver in mother of pearl, the world seems real until the Self, the underlying reality, is realized. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
205:There are other kinds of damage, to the people in your life, to your sense of who you are and what you can do, to your future ~ Marya Hornbacher,
206:Adi Shankaracharya smiled at his disciple and answered, “The rituals are not for the dead but for the loved ones left behind. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
207:In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
208:Saat menulis karya sastra, kita bisa menjelma siapapun yang kita inginkan, mencipta, membalik keadaan, membuatnya sesuka kita. ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
209:Still, she was not sorry. If the world is divided into seeing and not seeing, Marya thought, I shall always choose to see. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
210:The anoretic operates under the astounding illusion that she can escape the flesh, and, by association, the realm of emotions. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
211:We are Bay Aryans from Berkeley: prepare to be reengineered in an attractive range of color schemes for your safety and comfort! ~ Charles Stross,
212:Many people say that recovery from an aneurysm is like having a layer of skin ripped off - your experience of life is more intense. ~ Maryam d Abo,
213:Self-knowledge is the foundation of a practical spirituality, a spirituality that ripples outward from the self into the world. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
214:In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. ~ Marya Mannes,
215:I think many people with a chronic illness would prefer not to have their chronic illness, simply because it's high maintenance. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
216:lead us safe through all difficult places. Keep us always with constant felicities. ~ Sri Aurobindo15 August 1915Arya - A Philosophical Review Vol 2,
217:Sleep, baby, sleep. Our promises we'll keep. Be the miracle you are, a wish come true on a shooting star. Sleep, baby, sleep. ~ Maryann Cusimano Love,
218:I do urge you to welcome children. Even one child will make a difference in your life that you cannot fathom. I promise you, my girl. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
219:Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
220:Do Boga vysoko, do Tsarya daleko, God is high up, and the tsar is far away,” she whispered. Anything can happen, and there’s no remedy. ~ Jason Matthews,
221:Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
222:Shine, baby, shine, be graceful child of mine. Be like the firefly who glows no matter how the darkness grows. Shine, baby, shine ~ Maryann Cusimano Love,
223:Catholics and Protestants are fighting with one another... while the enemy of Aryan humanity and all Christendom is laughing up his sleeve. ~ Adolf Hitler,
224:How I adore you, Marya. How well I chose. Scold me; deny me. Tell me you want what you want and damn me forever. But don’t leave me. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
225:Judaism is the Aryan religion that keeps resurrecting itself throughout history in different modes and based on the domain that hosts it. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
226:You… are the symbol of the revolution that will transform Aryavarta; you are the one who has brought us to this.
– Panchali Draupadi ~ Krishna Udayasankar,
227:You can't teach an ear, you can't teach talent, but you can teach people who have those things not to just fly by the seat of their pants. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
228:The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depth of life itself, the access to which is possible when one is alone. ~ Sabyasachi Bhattacharya,
229:in the swastika, the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work. ~ Adolf Hitler,
230:In an age where the lowered eyelid is just a sign of fatigue, the delicate game of love is pining away. Freud and flirtation are poor companions. ~ Marya Mannes,
231:Bagi saya tidak penting disebut penulis, pengarang atau sastrawan, yang penting terus berkarya. Lalu dengan rendah hati terus belajar menulis. ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
232:When women can cherish the vulnerability of men as much as men can exult in the strength of women, a new breed could lift a ruinous yoke from both. ~ Marya Mannes,
233:idea that the Vedic Aryans came from outside of ancient India and entered the region to start what became the Vedic civilization is a foreign idea. ~ Stephen Knapp,
234:What do you like to do?” She scuffed a toe amongst the rushes. “Needlework.” “Very restful, isn’t it?” “Well,” said Arya, “not the way I do it. ~ George R R Martin,
235:I was used to sleeping with people because I endlessly found myself in identical situations where it was easier to just fuck them than to say no. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
236:Kill them. Kill them all. Remind the world what it means to be Arya. Remind the world what it is to walk with the gods.
– Syoddhan Kauravya ~ Krishna Udayasankar,
237:Kill them. Kill them all. Remind the world what it means to be Arya. Remind the world what it is to walk with the gods.
– Syoddhan Kauravyaw ~ Krishna Udayasankar,
238:the ancient Persians also talk of an original ‘Aryan’ homeland and even name the river Helmand in Afghanistan after the Saraswati (i.e. Harahvaiti). ~ Sanjeev Sanyal,
239:The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ~ Marya Mannes,
240:Where renunciation and longing for liberation are weak, tranquillity and the other virtues are a mere appearance, like the mirage in the desert. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
241:Knowing all objects to be impermanent, let not their contact blind you, resolve again and again to be aware of the Self that is permanent. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
242:Minds are cluttered from the age of six with the values of others-values which bear little relation to their own private capacities, needs and desires. ~ Marya Mannes,
243:No man is a Christian who cheats his fellows, perverts the truth, or speaks of a "clean bomb" yet he will be the first to make public his faith in God. ~ Marya Mannes,
244:So many people came into your life, and they were such a part of the everyday that it was impossible to imagine them gone until, one day, they were. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
245:I have always been a person who is extremely comfortable in my skin. I have always just been myself in all these years on the public platform. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
246:It was at thirteen years old that Marya Morevna learned how to keep a secret, and that secrets are jealous things, permitting no fraternization. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
247:Nüfusa kıyasla bonzai kullanımındaki ilk 10 il şöyle sıralanıyor: Kocaeli, Tekirdağ, Edirne, İzmir, Kırıkkale, Balıkesir, İstanbul, Bursa, Sakarya, Samsun… ~ Anonymous,
248:flirtation ... is a graceful salute to sex, a small impermanent spark between one human being and another, between a man and a woman not in need of fire. ~ Marya Mannes,
249:Hitler insisted on the superiority of the Aryan race, but his closest allies were the Italians, and he accorded the Japanese the dubious accolade of ~ Stephen E Ambrose,
250:Disciple : But I suppose these two things : the inner spiritual consciousness of the Divine and the Aishwarya – the powers of God – are not incompatible. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
251:...Someone speaks in soft tones to me and says I am psychotic, but it's going to be all right. I put on my hat, unperturbed, and ask for some crayons. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
252:Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle. ~ Marya Mannes,
253:In Aryans' Discipline, to build a friendship is to build wealth, To maintain a friendship is to maintain wealth and To end a friendship is to end wealth. ~ Gautama Buddha,
254:It is not enough to show people how to live better; there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. ~ Marya Mannes,
255:I would call an intellectual one whose instrument of work - his mind - is also his major source of pleasure; a man whose entertainment is his intelligence. ~ Marya Mannes,
256:The use of the plough goes back to pre-Harappan times and one of the words frequently used for the plough – langala – is from Munda, a non-Aryan language. ~ Romila Thapar,
257:A believer should easily identify the Aryan tampering of Scripture. One example is the unceasing hostility and aggression against the innocent firstborns ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
258:Isaac Newton, the man who rejected the demonic Aryan theology of the Trinity and were recompensed by The Lord with CALCULUS as a reward for his fidelity. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
259:I wanted to turn heads not with lecherous leers of bemusement but with awe. I wanted to become untouchable, cruel, glittery, sleek and haughty as a cat. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
260:Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
261:Most idealists lived in their own impossible worlds, sealed away from reality; Maryam, it seemed, effortlessly reached out from hers and drew others inside. ~ Helene Wecker,
262:the putka was derived from the Sanskrit putika, the name of a plant never theretofore identified that the Aryans had used as the first surrogate for Soma. ~ R Gordon Wasson,
263:In common with many who have a brain injury, I initially lost my confidence and felt very vulnerable, as if a protective layer of skin had been stripped away. ~ Maryam d Abo,
264:Why do we need money beyond a point? If we are free of ill health, enmity, and debt, is that not enough? Too much money only leads to less peace. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
265:WHILE RAM IS CALLED MARYADA Purushottam, he who upholds rules of society at any cost, Krishna is called Leela Purushottam, he who enjoys the game of life. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
266:And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
267:It was mind boggling to know that I would experience such betrayal at such a young age while others live their whole life without knowing what betrayal is ~ Veronika Gasparyan,
268:Maybe all men should have to fight for something sometime in their lives. I'm thirty-three years old and I've never had to fight for a blessed thing, have I? ~ Maryanne O Hara,
269:Never be in debt. Never reside near enemies. Never trap your body through disease. Never forget the Lord with his consort who resides in the heart. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
270:To build a business, we need decision-makers and decision-followers. He who takes decisions is the karta. He who follows decisions is called a karya-karta. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
271:No, he said, we are not alone. I have you, and you have me. And there is Arya and Nasuada and Orik, and many others besides who will help us along our way. ~ Christopher Paolini,
272:Ribbons a-flutter and orchids a-tremble, Yearly the vigilant Daughters assemble, Affirming in fervid and firm resolutions Their permanent veto on all revolutions. ~ Marya Mannes,
273:We pity or condemn the communist peoples of the world for being bound in the chains of doctrine. So are we. Our doctrine runs as follows: Our Way is the Only Way. ~ Marya Mannes,
274:When the Great Reality is not known the study of the scriptures is fruitless; when the Great Reality is known the study of the scriptures is also fruitless. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
275:Good-fellowship, unflagging, is the prime requisite for success in our society, and the man or woman who smiles only for reasons of humor or pleasure is a deviate. ~ Marya Mannes,
276:If he fancied her anymore," Saphira said to both Eragon and Roran, "I'd be trying to kiss Arya myself." "Saphira!" Mortified, Eragon swatted her on the leg. ~ Christopher Paolini,
277:The real demon is success-the anxieties engendered by this quest are relentless, degrading, corroding. What is worse, there is no end to this escalation of desire. ~ Marya Mannes,
278:Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
279:There is Bengal, and Bihar, Barakor river is in the middle of them; so strange, so profound! No other river (not even Ganga) has cast so vast a spell on me. ~ Sukanta Bhattacharya,
280:Madness strips you of memory and leaves you scrabbling around on the floor of your brain for the snatches and snippets of what happened, what was said, and when. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
281:My brain sometimes departs from the agreed-upon reality, and my private reality is a very lonely place. But in the end, I'm not sure I wish I'd never gone there. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
282:The Hindu Aryan Open Defecation Syndrome of India is a physical condition taking place on both ends, the anal and the oral; the cause thereof is pure theological. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
283:I relish my life. It’s the one I have. It’s difficult, beautiful, painful, full of laughter, passing strange. Whatever else it is, whatever it brings – it’s mine. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
284: Love Or Leave
If you belove me I am your heartizen
If you delove me I am your heartburn
Then relieve me
Love me
Leave me alone
~ Bhattacharya Chandan,
285:The side of me that feared fire and longed for ice, that cringed at noise and hungered for silence, that shied from touch and desired to numb itself into nothing. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
286:The term “starvation diet” refers to 900 calories a day. I was on one-third of a starvation diet. What do you call that? One word that comes to my mind: “suicide. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
287:Isn't it strange, Dez, that we never see certain parts of ourselves? Our backs, our lungs, our hearts. We never know what it really is to sit across from ourselves. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
288:It is, at the most basic level, a bundle of contradictions: a desire for power that strips you of all power. A gesture of strength that divests you of all strength. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
289:perhaps our purpose is, for the time being, to be human, to live on this earth and in this human community, to receive something from it, and to give something back. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
290:The barbarian weapon is fission: the splitting asunder. It has been perfected for death. Our only weapon is fusion: an imperfect process still, though designed for life. ~ Marya Mannes,
291:The New York voice reflects its diversity, its foreignness, and, inevitably, the sense of superiority New Yorkers feel or come to feel. It says, without saying, We Know. ~ Marya Mannes,
292:The seven-serpents headed Aryan symbol is yet another indication for the Aryan origins of the Jew identity which preserved the Symbol of the Menorah in its tradition. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
293:If he fancied her anymore,' Saphira said to both Eragon and Roran, 'I'd be trying to kiss Arya myself.'

'Saphira!' Mortified, Eragon swatted her on the leg. ~ Christopher Paolini,
294:Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another. ~ Soundarya,
295:Politik adalah penting tetapi yang lebih penting adalah manusia yang memiliki wawasan teknis dalam bidangnya masing-masing untuk membangun karya-karya nyata. ~ Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie,
296:When the purpose of clearly exposing the differences between the Aryan and the Tamil culture, civilization, conduct and creed Thirukkural was written. I am of that firm view. ~ Periyar,
297:Be careful you don't cut yourself. The edges are sharp enough to shave with.' 'Girls don't shave', Arya said. 'Maybe they should. Have you ever seen the septa's legs? ~ George R R Martin,
298:What a child knows about transformation is very little. What an adult knows, I think, is even less. Because a child at least remembers that transformation is possible. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
299:When you are mad, mad like this, you don't know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else's reality, it's still reality to you. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
300:In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with 'Devdas'. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
301:And the heart of Ivan Nikolayevich broke inside the body of Marya Morevna, and the pieces of him lodged deep in her bones, and through the window, the stars watched. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
302:I mean, we all know the dangers of starving, but bulimia? That can't be that bad. It's only bad when you get really thin. Who worries about bulimics? They're just gross. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
303:Never, never underestimate the power of desire. If you want to live badly enough, you can live. The great question, at least for me, was: How do I decide I want to live? ~ Marya Hornbacher,
304:I wish I could find words to explain what this kind of cold is like- the cold that has somehow gotten in underneath your skin and is getting colder and colder inside you. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
305:Bekerja dan berkaryalah sebaik mungkin, setulus mungkin, tanpa ada setitik pun arogansi. Lalu biar Allah saja dan para hambaNya menilai semua hal yang paling nyata darimu. ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa,
306:Borders are scratched across the hearts of men By strangers with a calm, judicial pen, And when the borders bleed we watch with dread The lines of ink across the map turn red. ~ Marya Mannes,
307:Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. ~ MaryAnn Koopmann,
308:Where is the delusion when truth is known? Where is the disease when the mind is clear? Where is death when the Breath is controlled? Therefore surrender to Yoga. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
309:certain kinds of people become Republicans and certain kinds of people become Democrats, and ... it's more than a matter of party affiliation. It's a way of thinking and being. ~ Marya Mannes,
310:Himmler wants to send an expedition to Tibet to look for ancient manuscripts on the Aryans. The man is like a little schoolgirl. What culture is there in an old jug, I ask you? ~ Adolf Hitler,
311:If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring. ~ Marya Mannes,
312:Jadi apanya yang harus dikenal, kan orang dikenal karena karyanya, ratusan juta orang di atas bumi ini tidak berkarya yang membikin mereka dikenal, maka tidak dikenal. ~ Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
313:The non-Abrahamic Aryan (i.e. Jew) needed to introduce his newly adopted/plagiaristic identity in Exodus 6:3 to ease up his encroachment into the Semitic Abrahamic heritage. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
314:Why is it safe for you and not for me?" whispered Marya Morevna.
"Because you're still a girl." The vintovnik grinned. "Girls have to obey rules. Chyerti break them. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
315:5 over 6 is the temporal ratio that refers to the phases of the Moon which was embedded in the Aryan ancient calendar to complement the one sixth of the House of the Sun/Son. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
316:But new love only lasts so long, and then you crash back into the real people you are, and from as high as we were, it's a very long fall, and we hit the ground with a thud. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
317:Hoary idea, in any case, expecting a woman to surrender her name to her husband's in exchange for his. Why? Would any man submerge his identity and heritage to the woman he wed? ~ Marya Mannes,
318:I missed him so much that it felt like a physical pain in the area below my ribs. I opened my mouth to accommodate it. I put my hand to it. A hollow, aching, piercing place. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
319:You wake up one morning and there it is, sitting in an old plaid bathrobe in your kitchen, unpleasant and unshaved. You look at it, heart sinking. Madness is a rotten guest. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
320:When it was her turn to say good-bye, Aryal said, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do."

Niniane opened and closed her mouth. She said, "I have no idea how to respond to that. ~ Thea Harrison,
321:All of Dragos’s sentinels were mean and barbaric and sexy. Even that weird harpy-bitch Aryal, who she might have a teensy girl crush on. You know, in a totally hetero kind of way. ~ Thea Harrison,
322:Could it be that even his ideas about vice had changed? Vice used to be a harmless word. You were entitled to your private vice, so long as it hurt no one and pleased a few. ~ Bhabani Bhattacharya,
323:Promiscuous ... was a word I had never applied to myself. Possibly no one ever does, for it is a sordid word, reducing many valuable moments to nothing more than doglike copulation. ~ Marya Mannes,
324:She knew better: when artistry seems most elusive is when you must focus, dig deep, and force yourself to think about how to give form to an idea that seems too vague to express. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
325:To lead means to direct and to exact, and no man dares do either - he might be unpopular. What authority we are given now is a trinity: the grin, the generality, and God (the Word). ~ Marya Mannes,
326:The arena of logic was made by men for men; it was expressly founded on the exclusion of what is not male, as well as what is not Greek, not Christian, nor Western, not Aryan. ~ Catharine MacKinnon,
327:The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth. ~ Marya Mannes,
328:Republicans seems to me to be chiefly concerned with holding on to what they have: in society, it's position, or respectability, or what you will; in business, of course, it's profit. ~ Marya Mannes,
329:I cannot help but think that, had I lived in a culture where “thinness” was not regarded as a strange state of grace, I might have sought out another means of attaining that grace, ~ Marya Hornbacher,
330:Maryanne was much too furious to stand still. She paced her living room from one end to the other, her mind spitting and churning. A slow painful death was too good for Nolan Adams. ~ Debbie Macomber,
331:Me and my needs were driving my mother away. Me and my needs retreated to my closet, disappeared into fairy tales. I started making up a world where my needs wouldn´t exist at all. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
332:All of us have theories about the world and about ourselves. We will go to great lengths to prove ourselves right because it keeps the world in our head coherent and understandable. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
333:A seventeenth-century painting can be "modern" because the living eye finds it fresh and new. A "modern" painting can be outdated because it was a product of the moment and not of time. ~ Marya Mannes,
334:Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
335:For things and their revolutions are like the images of a dream...So long as the dream lasts, all this world appears real to us ; the world exists no longer when the dream is finished. ~ Shankaracharya,
336:Know the difference between Giant and Jumbo? Between two-ounce and a big two-ounce? Between a quart and a full quart? What's a tall 24-inch? What does Extra Long mean? Who's kidding who? ~ Marya Mannes,
337:Surely the hold of great music on the listener is precisely this: that the listener is made whole; and at the same time part of an image of infinite grace and grandeur which is creation. ~ Marya Mannes,
338:Though it were proved that there was never an Aryan race in the past, yet we desire that in the future there may be one. This is the decisive standpoint for men of action. ~ Houston Stewart Chamberlain,
339:Until we know what motivates the hearts and minds of men we can understand nothing outside ourselves, nor will we ever reach fulfillment as that greatest miracle of all, the human being. ~ Marya Mannes,
340:You mix the affluence of the white and the poverty of the black and you do not get a civilized society. Integration on an equal level is one thing. Mixing on an unequal level is another. ~ Marya Mannes,
341:Here's a book about gnomes, undines, salamanders, elves, sylphs, fairies, but it, too, brings in the origins of Aryan civilization. The SS, apparently, are descended from the Seven Dwarfs. ~ Umberto Eco,
342:I was born pretty lucky, an Aryan Australian, friendly girl, that gives you a lot of advantages in the world. I was unaware of people's fights or struggles for equality. I was really naive. ~ Sia Furler,
343:My students know I have a life, they know I've written about my life. They know some detail, probably more than they know about their physics teacher, but I would've told them anyway! ~ Marya Hornbacher,
344:I try to keep things as varied as possible in my career, and after playing something as fun and over the top as Maryann on 'True Blood,' I wanted to find something antithetical to that. ~ Michelle Forbes,
345:Aryami Bose's home had been closed up for years, inhabited only by books and paintings, but the spectre of thousands of memories imprisoned between its walls still permeated the house. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
346:Just you wait. Papa Koschei is coming, coming, coming, over the hills on his red horse and he's got bells on his boots and a ring in his poket and he knows your name, Marya Morevna. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
347:Es imposible pasar por la vida sin recibir ningún rasguño. Tampoco es deseable. Por las heridas que acumulamos podemos conocer tanto nuestras locuras como nuestros logros.

Arya ~ Christopher Paolini,
348:Aryal yawned. She had stretched out on the floor, her long legs crossed at the ankle. She said in a drowsy voice, “I could start bitch-slapping people. Sooner or later somebody would squawk. ~ Thea Harrison,
349:So: as of 2011, after many decades of being the official and much-funded hypothesis, the Aryan Invasion Theory has still not been confirmed by even a single piece of archaeological evidence. ~ Koenraad Elst,
350:My bones are brittle, my heart weak and erratic, my esophagus and stomach riddled with ulcers, my reproductive system shot, my immune system useless... I'm not going to have a happy ending. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
351:For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves. ~ Marya Mannes,
352:I have a remarkable ability to delete all better judgement from my brain when I get my head set on something. I have no sense of moderation, no sense of caution. I have no sense pretty much. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
353:Marya supposed this was why no one asked after stolen fairy tale girls. What embarrassments they turn out to be. They grow tempers; they join the army; they need glasses. Who wants them? ~ Catherynne M Valente,
354:That smile, Acharya knew, was the summary of all men who stay out of fierce enchanting battles because they want to build their place in the world through the deceptions of good public relations. ~ Manu Joseph,
355:Strangely, nothing makes me feel tired, fatigued, at all. I've gone days and nights without sleep, and still the mind is in such a positive space it just doesn't make you feel fatigued. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
356:I'm a student. I want to do better, and I want directors who can find the actress in me and be my teachers. I'm interested in the whole process of editing, post-production and direction. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
357:The Aryan Psyche has been abstractly split into an indivisible duality: One that inheriting(ly) basks in Mother Nature and another that plagiaristically aches towards a Semitic heavenly father. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
358:In our long and obsessive passion for youth, we have - more than any other modern society - avoided direct approach to age and to dying by denying them in word, in fact, and - above all - in worth. ~ Marya Mannes,
359:Then, as they stood there, struggling back and forth without avail, Eragon said in a low fierce voice, "" A bright spark appeared in Arya's eyes, then vanished just as quickly. ~ Christopher Paolini,
360:The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans. They are inferior and therefore enemies of the state. It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
361:Just where do you think you are going, Arya?' the septa demanded. Arya glared at her. 'I have to go shoe a horse,' she said sweetly taking a brief satisfaction in the shock on the septa's face. ~ George R R Martin,
362:Aryan’ and ‘Dravidian’ used as terms for peoples confuses language and race since these are language labels, and should correctly be used as, ‘Aryan-speaking people’ and ‘Dravidian-speaking people’. ~ Romila Thapar,
363:I always desired to marry someone who loves me for who I am. Someone, who does not love me just because I’m rich… one who will love me and care for me till the end of time. And that man is you, Aryan ~ Rohit Sharma,
364:He leaned down and whispered to me: No matter how thin you get, no matter how short you cut your hair, it's still going to be you underneath. And he let go of my arm and walked back down the hall. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
365:She gave in to a hankering for a cup of tea even though she knew that the idea of a cup of tea-sitting still, calmly sipping-was more appealing than actually sitting still and trying to calmly sip. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
366:Then, as they stood there, struggling back and forth without avail, Eragon said in a low fierce voice, ""
A bright spark appeared in Arya's eyes, then vanished just as quickly. ~ Christopher Paolini,
367:Because I'm not, in fact, depressed, Prozac makes me manic and numb - one of the reasons I slice my arm in the first place is that I'm coked to the gills on something utterly wrong for what I have. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
368:I did love Kolkata as a mysterious woman, the beloved, my mother...I dont the outside world, my world is Kolkata... I do want to live, but Im certain that the death of Kolkata will bring my end ~ Sukanta Bhattacharya,
369:fear has always been a diminisher of life. Whether bred in the bogs of superstition or clothed in the brocades of dogma and ritual, the specter of death has reduced the living to supplicants, powerless. ~ Marya Mannes,
370:I don't need a man to be happy. I had a great one , that was good enough. I don't expect to find another one like him, and why settle for anything less? I'm going ot be perfectly content alone.--Marya ~ Danielle Steel,
371:Something like this could increase our membership tenfold. Nice, pure Aryan lad, with his whole future ahead of him, murdered by Paki immigrant scum. That’ll turn a few fence-sitters in our direction. ~ Peter Robinson,
372:What is asserted by a man is an opinion; what is asserted by a woman is opinionated. A woman with ideas and the ability to express them is something of a social embarrassment, like an unhousebroken pet. ~ Marya Mannes,
373:And what if I change?” It seems impossible that Varya’s future is already inside her like an actress just offstage, waiting decades to leave the wings. “Then you’d be special. ’Cause most people don’t. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
374:At night, she whispered into the pipes: I hate it here. Please take me away, let me be something other than Marya, something magical, with a round belly. Frighten me, make me cry, only come back. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
375:Rama looks on as Lakshmana disfigures Surpanakha but then, he is maryada purushottam. The ideal man allows other women to be disfigured and, constantly suspicious of her chastity, neglects his own wife! ~ Namita Gokhale,
376:We were at another funeral party. I wasn’t sure who had died this time, but it was a suicide, and upsetting because it was completely out of season. No on killed themselves in summertime. It was rude. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
377:Do we recognize the platform that Indian cinema has been given? Of course. And typically India of us, we gracefully acknowledge our host's grace and we thank you for celebrating us and our cinema. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
378:In my mind, learning to fly was a very logical alternative. I honestly saw no other way to free myself from this torture other than to fly just like the birds did; the birds were completely free"
​ ~ Veronika Gasparyan,
379:An Aryan [noble] mind has too much respect for other people, and its sense of its own dignity is too pronounced to allow it to impose its own ideas upon others, even when it knows that its ideas are correct. ~ Julius Evola,
380:The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: like the Sun when the clouds pass away. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
381:Both of Europe and the Hebrews belong to the House of Bull, they both are from the same Aryan culture. Europa was after all -in Greek mythology- the mother of the Minotaur which was decapitated by Theseus. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
382:for Murtagh to overwhelm you, Arya, and all the other spellcasters with the Varden.” Eragon remembered how, both times he and Saphira had encountered Murtagh and Thorn, Murtagh’s mind had felt as if it ~ Christopher Paolini,
383:Three times in six months an agreement was reached and three times the Prime Minister backed out. Each time the interests of the Hindus of Haryana weighed more heavily with her than a settlement with the Sikhs. ~ Mark Tully,
384:Starvation is incredibly frightening when it finally sets in with a vengeance. And when it does,you are surprised. You hadn't meant this. You say: Wait, not this. And then it sucks you under and you drown. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
385:Though Dutch, I was considered of Aryan race and my child -- otherwise shamed as uneheliches Kind, conceived out of wedlock -- might just be accepted into the Lebensborn program and raised by a good German family. ~ Pam Jenoff,
386:Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive. ~ Marya Mannes,
387:A musical audience is at best uninspiring, at worst definitely drab. ... Respectability hangs like a pall over the orchestra and the boxes; a sort of sterile sobriety ill-fitted to the passionate geometry of music. ~ Marya Mannes,
388:Bear in mind you have a life to live. There is an incredible loss. There is a profound grief. And there is, in the end, after a long time and more work than you ever thought possible, a time when it gets easier. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
389:Darya Alexandrovna made no reply. She suddenly felt that she had got far away from Anna; that there lay between them a barrier of questions on which they could never agree, and about which it was better not to speak. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
390:I either want to be completely recovered or completely emaciated. It's the in between that I can't stand, the limbo of failure where you know that you haven't done your best at one or the other: dying or living. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
391:"You look different now. Like a proper little girl," (said Gendry.) "I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns," (said Arya.) "Nice, though. A nice oak tree. [...] You even smell nice for a change." ~ George R R Martin,
392:Eragon blinked. Is it me, or is everyone on the edge today? Like Arya-one moment she's angry, the next she's giving me a blessing!
No one will be comfortable until things return to normal.
Define normal. ~ Christopher Paolini,
393:I couldn’t comprehend why she still hadn’t stopped him because it’s clearly every mother’s responsibility to protect her children. After all, that’s the trust that bonds a mother and her child together, forever ~ Veronika Gasparyan,
394:The discarding of the icon by both the Brahmo and Arya Samaj was almost a knee-jerk reaction. It was seen as a pollution of the original religion but possibly the jibe of idol worship may have enhanced this reaction. ~ Romila Thapar,
395:The saint who has arrived at a perfect contemplation, sees the All as one only spirit and his soul loses itself in this spirit, as water is dissolved in water, as fire is united to fire, as air is made one with air. ~ Shankaracharya,
396:Both of the twins exhibited a sort of prized Wisconsin Aryan-ness that excused them from blame for almost any caper. they looked liked the protagonists from a Disney movie but behaved like After School Specials. ~ Josh Kilmer Purcell,
397:My mother insulted me, I insulted her, Jeanne, the stepgrandmother, insulted everything in a skirt, and my grandfather just kept right on drinking. We picked at our food, competing for who could eat the least. When ~ Marya Hornbacher,
398:Sitting out there on the porch, I laughed. How funny—to think of us turning our clocks this way and that, importantly telling the sun when to rise and when to set, when we would prefer it to be light and when dark. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
399:Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It's really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
400:They were waiting for Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova, known in society as le terrible dragon, a lady celebrated not for her wealth or distinction, but for her straightforward speech and the frank simplicity of her manners. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
401:You can dig through public records and other documents to find out if a certain person had an Aryan grandmother, but there's no way to tell if that grandmother's Eocene ancestor was a sinanthropus or a pithecanthropus. ~ Stanis aw Lem,
402:You will not stop. The pain is necessary, especially the pain of hunger. It reassures you that you are strong, can withstand anything, that you are not a slave to your body, you don't have to give in to its whining. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
403:Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
404:It was late spring when Marya Morevna slid her brass key into the lock of the house on Dzerzhinskaya Street, feeling it slide, too, between her own ribs, and open her like a reliquary full of old, nameless bones. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
405:That was a heroic deed.” Embarrassed, Eragon scuffed his boots against the ground. “I wouldn’t have survived if not for Arya.” “You are too modest, Argetlam,” she admonished. “It was you who struck the final blow. ~ Christopher Paolini,
406:Our ancestors had displayed great strengths in space science. What people like Aryabhata had said centuries ago are being recognised by science today. We are a country which had these capabilities. We need to regain them. ~ Narendra Modi,
407:Human beings are worthy of the highest respect, but not all opinions and beliefs are worthy of respect and tolerance. There are some who believe in fascism, white supremacy, the inferiority of women. Must they be respected? ~ Maryam Namazie,
408:A new age dawns, Uttara. The Wheel of Time has turned. Not too long from now – hopefully in our lifetime – Aryavarta will be a janapada, a realm ruled by its people, the largest such in the world!
– Abhimanyu Karshni ~ Krishna Udayasankar,
409:His point," Varya said, "was that it's impossible to survive without dehumanizing the enemy, without creating an enemy in the first place. He said that compassion was the purview of civilians, not those whose job was to act. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
410:Krishnamacharya's personal practice was always with long deep breathing and mental focus. Observe the position of his head, the lower abdomen and his mental focus. He was always concentrated on the inner alignment through breath. ~ A G Mohan,
411:You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body, either. ~ Adi Shankaracharya,
412:Behold the Power of the peanut. His body mass may be small, but his influence is mighty. The last holdout in the Tower has officially fallen to him.
(Said by Pia about the effect her son 'peanut' had on the Sentinel Aryal) ~ Thea Harrison,
413:I have a remarkable ability to delete all better judgment from my brain when I get my head set on something. Everything is done at all costs. I have no sense of moderation, no sense of caution. I have no sense, pretty much. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
414:The more we prepare for war, the more we make it a reality. Yet, it would seem, to prepare for war may also be the best and possibly the only way to avoid it.’
– Govinda Shauri, The Aryavarta Chronicles - Kurukshetra ~ Krishna Udayasankar,
415:But in some ways, the most significant choices one makes in life are done for reasons that are not all that dramatic, not earth-shaking at all; often enough, the choices we make are, for better or for worse, made by default. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
416:People minus space equals Poverty ... What is living for? If the answer is a life of dignity, decency and opportunity, then every increase in population means a decrease in all three. The crowd is a threat to every single being. ~ Marya Mannes,
417:The Hindu faith and the information for its sacred books, the Vedas, were taken to the Indian subcontinent by the Aryans from the Caucasus Mountains, one of the centers for extraterrestrials/inner terrestrials and their offspring. ~ David Icke,
418:We Indians are a stinking corrupt people. Our religion is corrupt and we try to survive by corrupting our gods. It’s in our philosophy, taught by our great Aryan ancestors, the Muslim invaders and the British imperialists. ~ Maloy Krishna Dhar,
419:According to Krishnamacharya , practice and knowledge must always go together. He used to say, practice without right knowledge of theory is blind. This is also because without right knowledge, one can mindfully do a wrong practice. ~ A G Mohan,
420:Acharya, what's the ideal amount of time that should be spent bythe king's council debating an issue?’ ‘Well, if you don't want the council to spend too long over something, make it the last item on their agenda before refreshments. ~ Anonymous,
421:But she immediately turned away to Princess Marya Borisovna and never once glanced at him until he got up to leave; then she looked at him, but obviously only because it was impolite not to look at a man when he was bowing to you. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
422:Anxiety. Dissociation. The words came easily. We attach them to processes, they migrate to the people themselves, and we think: Now I understand. But we don’t, and the words themselves interdict further attempts to do so. Maryanne ~ James Sallis,
423:For all its God language, the Twelve Step program isn’t actually an attempt at religious conversion. Really, it just tries to bring us to a place of new spiritual understanding that allows us to live differently in this world. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
424:Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
425:Arya lifted her gaze from the dead man and his dead dog. Jaqen H'ghar was leaning up against the side of the Wailing Tower. When he saw her looking, he lifted a hand to his face and laid two fingers casually against his cheek. ~ George R R Martin,
426:Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
427:We know we need, and so we acquire and eat and eat, past the point of bodily fullness, trying to sate a greater need. Ashamed of this, we turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how to not-need. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
428:I am feeling fine. I remember these words and recite them. These are the things you say when asked how you are. After all, it would be odd to say: I'm not feeling. Or, more to the point: I'm not, I have ceased to be. Where am I? ~ Marya Hornbacher,
429:It has been argued that food and eating have replaced sex as our foremost cultural taboo.7 To some extent I agree with this but would point out that the taboo is not against food, or sex, or flesh, but against a loss of control. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
430:Slowly the wasters and despoilers are impoverishing our land, our nature, and our beauty, so that there will not be one beach, one hill, one lane, one meadow, one forest free from the debris of man and the stigma of his improvidence. ~ Marya Mannes,
431:I am in the zone, the perfect balance between manic and drunk, I am mellow, I’m cool, cool as cats. I’ve found the answer, the thing that takes the edge off, smoothes out the madness, sends me sailing, lifts me up and lets me fly. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
432:I know how this feels: the tightening of the chest, the panic, the what-have-I-done-wait-I-was-kidding. Eating disorders linger so long undetected, eroding the body in silence, and then they strike. The secret is out. You're dying. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
433:Ronnie “Redrum” Malvo was a tatted-up cracker with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a criminal organization that made money off meth production and the sale of illegal guns—a gang whose only initiation rite was to kill a nigger. ~ Attica Locke,
434:The last place I want to be is the hospital, but I'm not stupid. I know when it's time to go in. I am so terrified of myself and of the vast, frightening world, that the psych ward, with its safe locked doors, sounds like a relief. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
435:Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, ancient capital of the Punjab, home to nearly as many people as New York, layered like a sedimentary plain with the accreted history of invaders from the Aryans to the Mongols to the British. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
436:The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. ~ Marya Mannes,
437:Yur Karyakin once wrote: ‘We should not judge a man’s life by his perception of himself. Such a perception may be tragically inadequate.’ And I read something in Kafka to the effect that man was irretrievably lost within himself. ~ Svetlana Alexievich,
438:It is a visual temper tantrum. You are making an ineffective statement about this and that, a grotesque, self-defeating mockery of cultural standards of beauty, societal misogyny. It is a blow to your parents, at whom you are pissed. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
439:It isnecessary to destroy the pretended nobility, entirely literaryand traditional, of marble and bronze? The sculptor can use twenty different materials, or even more, in a single work, provided that the plastic emotion requires it. ~ Umberto Boccioni,
440:Never ‘it,’ never ‘it,’ ” Marya chided. “None of God’s creatures is an ‘it,’ even if they’re not a boy or a girl or a mammal or a pretty bird. Call them ‘he’ or she’ and be a little wrong, but never take away their individuality like that. ~ Mira Grant,
441:He is a man of the Night's Watch, She thought, as he sang about some stupid lady throwing herself off some stupid tower because her stupid prince was dead. The lady should go kill the ones who killed her prince. Arya Stark (page 514) ~ George R R Martin,
442:There are women in my closet, hanging on the hangers. a different woman for each suit, each dress, each pair of shoes. I hoard clothes. My makeup spills from the bathroom drawers, and there are different women for different lipsticks. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
443:We, as Aryans, can conceive of the state only as the living organism of a nationality which not only assures the preservation of its nationality, but by the development of its spiritual and ideal abilities leads it to the highest freedom. ~ Adolf Hitler,
444:You will live as you live in any world,' Madame Lebedeva said. She reached out her hand as if to grasp Marya's, as if to press it to her cheek, then closed her fingers, as if Marya's hand were in hers. 'With difficulty, and grief. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
445:I do not tolerate a world emptied of you. I have tried. For a year I have called every black tree Marya Morevna; I have looked for your face in the patterns of the ice. In the dark, I have pored over the loss of you like pale gold. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
446:So, paganism is simply a reference to following the old remnants of the Vedic Aryan culture. And people throughout pre-Christian Europe worshiped a variety of spirits and demigods, known by different names according to culture and region. ~ Stephen Knapp,
447:Religion’s just politics with higher stakes, Tak. You know that, you saw it in action on Sharya. No reason these people can’t do the same when it comes to the crunch. These people are sheep. They’ll do whatever their holy men tell them. ~ Richard K Morgan,
448:I had a love affair with books, with characters and their words. Books kept me company. When the voices of the book faded, as with the last long chord of a record, the back cover crinkling closed, I could swear I heard a door click shut. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
449:Arya Maloney updates the basis and practice of transpersonal psychology by using the spiritual principles of India's masters and the transformational alchemy inherent in his clients' processes. His work is both enlightening and informative. ~ Arnold Mindell,
450:The shackles." She stirred. "Aryal has both sets of chains, and the key," she told him, muffled against his skin. "She swears she'll find a way to destroy them. She's saying 'My Precious' a lot and talking about dropping them into a volcano. ~ Thea Harrison,
451:Varya takes the handkerchief and wipes her face, and when she emerges she thinks of what Luke said--'that I'll kill them accidentally'--and laughs until he joins in and she begins to cry again, because she understands exactly what he means. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
452:Yes, Marya thought, the smell of woodsmoke and old snow pushing back her long black hair. Magic does that. It wastes you away. Once it grips you by the ear, the real world gets quieter and quieter, until you can hardly hear it at all. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
453:I am often drawn to what appear at first to be 'dark' or 'difficult' subjects, but which, upon further examination, are always and only reflections of the ways human beings attempt, however clumsily, badly, or well, to connect with others. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
454:And so I went through the looking glass, stepped into the netherworld, where up is down and food is greed, where convex mirrors cover the walls, where death is honor and flesh is weak. It is ever so easy to go. Harder to find your way back. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
455:I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
456:Were I to put myself on... one of those online dating things, I would not include in my profile that I'm regularly hospitalized for psychosis. But I do know that when I get really bad, there is a place for me to go where I will feel better. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
457:You begin to forget what it means to live. You forget things. You forget that you used to feel all right. You forget what it means to feel all right because you feel like shit all of the time, and you can´t remember what it was like before. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
458:All wars derive from lack of empathy: the incapacity of one to understand and accept the likeness or difference of another. Whether in nations or the encounters of race and sex, competition then replaces compassion, subjection excludes mutuality. ~ Marya Mannes,
459:Nanamoli Thera (Osbert Moore). The Life of the Buddha. Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publishing Society, 1992 (1st edition 1972). Shantideva. The Bodhicaryavatara. (1) Translated from Sanskrit by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton. Oxford/New York: ~ Stephen Batchelor,
460:Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times. ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya,
461:Children of those ancient Aryans, through the grace of the Lord may you have the same pride, may that faith in your ancestors come into your blood, may it become a part and parcel of your lives, may it work towards the salvation of the world! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
462:I’m sick. It’s true. It isn’t going to go away. All my life, I’ve thought that if I just worked hard enough, it would. I’ve always thought that if I just pulled myself together, I’d be a good person, a calm person, a person like everyone else. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
463:I think country needs to have a sporting culture. I think if sports were taken as curriculum in school and are encouraged in right way like government of Maharashtra and Haryana have done given Marks for Sports and encouraging them with good jobs. ~ Gagan Narang,
464:We think of bulimia and anorexia as either a bizarre psychosis, or as a quirky little habit, a phase, or as a thing that women just do. We forget that it is a violent act, that it bespeaks a profound level of anger toward and fear of the self. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
465:We were talking about the prince,' Sansa said, her voice soft as a kiss. Arya knew which prince she meant: Joffrey, of course. The tall, handsome one. Sansa got to sit with him at the feast. Arya had to sit with the little fat one. Naturally. ~ George R R Martin,
466:I don't know about changing my perspective, because motherhood is such a glorious blessing and I am very thankful for that. It is such a beautiful experience. I so strongly recommend it. It's bliss, love, and fulfillment of another level. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
467:I looked in depth into the ancient and 100 per cent Indian origins of Vedic civilisation in my book "Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age". There was no such thing as an "Aryan invasion of India". That whole racist idea is completely bust. ~ Graham Hancock,
468:The Semites and the Aryans have ever agreed to conspire together against Abraham's heritage, however God refuses but to inflict back onto both camps their plots and dissect each of them into Belief and disbelief to check some by means of others. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
469:And so i went through the looking glass, stepped into the nether world, where up is down and food is greed, where convex mirrors cover the walls where death is honour and flesh is weak. It is ever so easy to go.
Harder to find your way back. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
470:—¿No es la flor más perfecta y adorable? —preguntó Arya.
Eragon la miró, con una exquisita conciencia de lo cerca que estaban en
aquel momento, y dijo:
—Sí... Lo es. —Sin dar tiempo a que lo abandonara el coraje, añadió—:
Como tú. ~ Christopher Paolini,
471:After that, Marya Morevna understood that she belonged to her secret and it belonged to her. They had struck a bloody bargain between them. Keep me and obey me, the secret said to her, for I am your husband and I can destroy you. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
472:Menjadi karyawan memang hidup aman. Makan dari gaji, bekerja mengikuti perintah atasan, dan sekali-kali , diledekin sama orang semacam ini. Tapi gue juga berpikir kalau gue bekerja lima kali lebih keras, gaji yang gue dapat nggak lima kali lebih banyak ~ Raditya Dika,
473:television and radio violence was considered by most experts of minimal importance as a contributory cause of youthful killing. ... there were always enough experts to assure the public that crime and violence had nothing to do with crime and violence. ~ Marya Mannes,
474:When you believe that you are not worthwhile in and of yourself, in the back of your mind you also begin to believe that life is not worthwhile in and of itself. It is only worthwhile insofar as it relates to your crusade. It is a kamikaze mission. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
475:The celibate must firmly keep himself in Brahma Charya (i.e. chastity) until his wife arrives, he has to firmly establish himself in Brahma Charya and it is not possible to remain in Brahma Charya if we do not know how to transmute the sexual energy. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
476:Ever heard of Heraclitus?” Varya shakes her head. “Greek philosopher. Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
477:Idealisme itu cuma angan-angan. kita membuat film yang autentik, lalu apa? berapa orang yang akan memilih menyaksikan karya kita? film-film idealis selalu tersisih. penonton kita belum siap untuk budaya seperti itu, jadi buat apa kita memaksakan diri? ~ Windry Ramadhina,
478:The larger the audience the better. The more pockets in the world, the more interesting and exciting because it just makes it that much more liberating. This makes it that much more liberating for the various facets of creativity to be explored. ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
479:The love of science, and the energy and honesty in the pursuit of science, in the best of the Aryan races do seem to correspond in a remarkable way to the love of conduct, and the energy and honesty in the pursuit of conduct, in the best of the Semitic. ~ Matthew Arnold,
480:Hidumba The little man of Mahishmathi is quite dangerous. He is a khanipathi, a step below a bhoomipathi and he thinks he has been denied his promotion only because of his size. He is now in the Pattarya camp, but even Pattaraya is wary of this dwarf. ~ Anand Neelakantan,
481:When you're teaching creative nonfiction, it helps to have written about your life in a very open way, because you can say, 'Look, how much are you willing to risk emotionally to write? How careful can you be with the other people you're writing about? ~ Marya Hornbacher,
482:He’ll go all in for you.” Aryas throwing that out there got her attention again, and she twisted toward him. He kept at her. “Stellan finds the one that’s worth it, he’ll break his back, sell his soul, work his fingers to the bone to win her and keep her. ~ Kristen Ashley,
483:And it's California, where everything is powerfully strange. Everyone wants it to be home. Everyone left where he or she was from with dreams of transformation. Everyone runs away to California at least once, or at least all the lonely, hungry people do. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
484:Khusrau darya prem ka, ulti wa ki dhaar,
Jo utra so doob gaya, jo dooba so paar.

English Translation.

Oh Khusrau, the river of love
Runs in strange directions.
One who jumps into it drowns,
And one who drowns, gets across. ~ Amir Khusrau,
485:When we doubt, we learn to accept that we may not ever know. When we question, we learn to accept that there may be no answer. When we shout our doubt out into the universe, we learn to accept that we may be met with a silence we do not know how to read. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
486:If you look good, you can act in a Bollywood movie, you don't have to be able to act; and Aishwarya Rai is a great example of this. She is a beautiful woman... You look at her, I want to look at her. Damn, she is fine; but stop acting or stop trying to act. ~ Russell Peters,
487:In our absence, the violet early evening light pours in the bay window, filling the still room like water poured into a glass. The glass is delicate. The thin, tight surface of the liquid light trembles. But it does not break. Time does not pass. Not yet. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
488:We can’t make love out here. It’s freezing!” Maryanne cried.

A boyishly beseeching look lit up his eyes. “We would heat up quickly.”

“It’s fine for you,” she protested. “You only need one part of your body, and you’ll be sliding that into warmth. ~ Sharon Page,
489:It's really interesting to me how all of us can experience the exact same event, and yet come away with wildly disparate interpretations of what happened. We each have totally different ideas of what was said, what was intended, and what really took place. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
490:Somewhere in the back of my brain there exists this certainty: The body is no more than a costume, and can be changed at will. That the changing of bodies, like costumes, would make me into a different character, a character who might, finally, be alright. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
491:Being here, living now, recognizing our smallness, is a spiritual practice. It allows us to be at peace with our humanity. It humbles us and grants us permission to fumble, and not know, and fail, and also to take pleasure in the small triumphs of our days. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
492:I am a Jew who fornicated with an Aryan woman. I deserve to die. In front of the soldiers, a woman was on her knees, weeping, wearing only her underwear. One of the men was cutting off her long golden braids with a straight razor, leaving her almost bald. ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
493:Dont you know that you are my Zarya? You always have been. I've been in love with you since the first day we met and you took a beating for me. Would you really ask me to watch you fly out of here, knowing you're going to die and do nothing about it? Really? ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
494:Somewhere in the back of my brain there exists this certainty: The body is no more than a costume, and can be changed at will. That the changing of bodies, like costumes, would make me into a different character, a character who might, finally, be all right. ~ Marya Hornbacher,
495:There is nothing more mysterious than blood. Paracelsus considered it a condensation of light. I believe that the Aryan, Hyperborean blood is that — but not the light of the Golden Sun, not of a galactic sun, but of the light of the Black Sun, of the Green Ray. ~ Miguel Serrano,
496:Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. ~ Robert E Howard,
497:Gandhiji was not born in freedom. All his life, except for a few months. lay within the framework of colonial rule. A good part of that life lay buried in prison cells. Yet he was always the free man, while those who held him imprisoned were the unfree ones. ~ Bhabani Bhattacharya,
498:So, the faculty of Istanbul University now includes Islamist Turks from the old university who cling to the old ways, the Jews Gerhard helped to place, and the Aryans approved by Hitler, not to mention non-Jewish Germans who fled Hitler’s regime for political reasons! ~ Ay e Kulin,
499:It is obvious that the Aryan Romans culturally plagiarized the hexadecimal system from China. Not only did the former utilize the Abacus, they even counted their numerals hexadecimally by referring to the upper number (i.e., 20) using the upper deck in the Abacus! ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
500:Keunggulan institusi keilmuan dalam sejarah Islam, seperti juga dalam sejarah agama besar dan tamadun lain, bergantung kepada keunggulan ilmuwan di dalamnya berdasarkan nilai atau mutu sebenar ajarannya dan keutuhan peribadinya, bukan sekadar jumlah karyanya. ~ Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud,

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


   1 Philosophy

   8 Sri Aurobindo
   7 The Mother
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta

   11 The Secret Of The Veda
   10 Essays On The Gita
   9 Talks
   7 The Mothers Agenda
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   5 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   4 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Collected Poems
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 The Life Divine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo

02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This, you will see, answers your point about the Western thinkers, Bradley and others, who have arrived through intellectual thinking at the idea of an "Other beyond Thought" or have even, like Bradley, tried to express their conclusions about it in terms that recall some of the expressions in the Arya. The idea in itself is not new; it is as old as the Vedas. It was repeated in other forms in Buddhism, Christian Gnosticism, Sufism. Originally, it was not discovered by intellectual speculation, but by the mystics following an inner spiritual discipline. When, somewhere between the seventh and fifth centuries B.C., men began both in the East and West to intellectualise knowledge, this Truth survived in the East; in the West, where the intellect began to be accepted as the sole or highest instrument for the discovery of
  Truth, it began to fade. But still it has there too tried constantly to return; the Neo-Platonists brought it back, and now, it appears, the Neo-Hegelians and others (e.g., the Russian Ouspensky and one or two German thinkers, I believe) seem to be reaching after it. But still there is a difference.

1.01_-_Foreward, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  invented the theory based on the difference of languages of an
  Aryan invasion from the north, an invasion of a Dravidian India
  of which the Indians themselves had no memory or tradition and
  the steps on things that have fair offspring that we create or
  3 Compare the expression which describes the Aryan, the noble people as led by the
  light - jyotir-agrah..
  in a series of articles with the title "The Secret of the Veda"
  in the monthly philosophical magazine, Arya, some thirty years
  ago; written in serial form while still developing the theory and
  Arya are now published in The Secret of the Veda with Selected Hymns, volume 15 of

1.01_-_The_Four_Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  6:But usually the representative influence occupies a much larger place in the life of the Sadhaka. If the Yoga is guided by a received written Shastra, -- some Word from the past which embodies the experience of former Yogins, -- it may be practised either by personal effort alone or with the aid of a Guru. The spiritual knowledge is then gained through meditation on the truths that are taught and it is made living and conscious by their realisation in the personal experience; the Yoga proceeds by the results of prescribed methods taught in a Scripture or a tradition and reinforced and illumined by the instructions of the Master. This is a narrower practice, but safe and effective within its limits, because it follows a well-beaten track to a long familiar goal.
  7:For the Sadhaka of the Integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture. Where the Scripture is profound, wide, catholic, it may exercise upon him an influence for the highest good and of incalculable importance. It may be associated in his experience with his awakening to crowning verities and his realisation of the highest experiences. His Yoga may be governed for a long time by one Scripture or by several successively, -- if it is in the line of the great Hindu tradition, by the Gita, for example, the Upanishads, the Veda. Or it may be a good part of his development to include in its material a richly varied experience of the truths of many Scriptures and make the future opulent with all that is best in the past. But in the end he must take his station, or better still, if he can, always and from the beginning he must live in his own soul beyond the written Truth, -- sabdabrahmativartate -- beyond all that he has heard and all that he has yet to hear, -- srotAryasya srutasya ca. For he is not the Sadhaka of a book or of many books; he is a Sadhaka of the Infinite.
  8:Another kind of Shastra is not Scripture, but a statement of the science and methods, the effective principles and way of working of the path of Yoga which the Sadhaka elects to follow. Each path has its Shastra, either written or traditional, passing from mouth to mouth through a long line of Teachers. In India a great authority, a high reverence even is ordinarily attached to the written or traditional teaching. All the lines of the Yoga are supposed to be fixed and the Teacher who has received the Shastra by tradition and realised it in practice guides the disciple along the immemorial tracks. One often even hears the objection urged against a new practice, a new Yogic teaching, the adoption of a new formula, "It is not according to the Shastra." But neither in fact nor in the actual practice of the Yogins is there really any such entire rigidity of an iron door shut against new truth, fresh revelation, widened experience. The written or traditional teaching expresses the knowledge and experiences of many centuries systematised, organised, made attainable to the beginner. Its importance and utility are therefore immense. But a great freedom of variation and development is always practicable. Even so highly scientific a system as Rajayoga can be practised on other lines than the organised method of Patanjali. Each of the three paths, trimarga 51, breaks into many bypaths which meet again at the goal. The general knowledge on which the Yoga depends is fixed, but the order, the succession, the devices, the forms must be allowed to vary, for the needs and particular impulsions of the individual nature have to be satisfied even while the general truths remain firm and constant.
  20:The full recognition of this inner Guide, Master of the Yoga, lord, light, enjoyer and goal of all sacrifice and effort, is of the utmost importance in the path of integral perfection. It is immaterial whether he is first seen as an impersonal Wisdom, Love and Power behind all things, as an Absolute manifesting in. the relative and attracting it, as one's highest Self and the highest Self of all, as a Divine Person within us and in the world, in one of his -- or her -- numerous forms and names or as the ideal which the mind conceives. In the end we perceive that he is all and more than all these things together- The mind's door of entry to the conception of him must necessarily vary according to the past evolution and the present nature.
  21:This inner Guide is often veiled at first by the very intensity of our personal effort and by the ego's preoccupation with itself and its aims. As we gain in clarity and the turmoil of egoistic effort gives place to a calmer self-knowledge, we recognise the source of the growing light within us. We recognise it retrospectively as we realise how all our obscure and conflicting movements have been determined towards an end that we only now begin to perceive, how even before our entrance into the path of the Yoga the evolution of our life has been designedly led towards its turning point. For now we begin to understand the sense of our struggles and efforts, successes and failures. At last we are able to seize the meaning of our ordeals and sufferings and can appreciate the help that was given us by all that hurt and resisted and the utility of our very falls and stumblings. We recognise this divine leading afterwards, not retrospectively but immediately, in the moulding of our thoughts by a transcendent Seer, of our will and actions by an all-embracing Power, of our emotional life by an all-attracting and all-assimilating Bliss and Love. We recognise it too in a more personal relation that from the first touched us or at the last seizes us; we feel the eternal presence of a supreme Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher. We recognise it in the essence of our being as that develops into likeness and oneness with a greater and wider existence; for we perceive that this miraculous development is not the result of our own efforts; an eternal Perfection is moulding us into its own image. One who is the Lord or Ishwara of the Yogic philosophies, the Guide in the conscious being (caitya guru or antAryamin), the Absolute of the thinker, the Unknowable of the Agnostic, the universal Force of the materialist, the supreme Soul and the supreme shakti, the One who is differently named and imaged by the religions, is the Master of our Yoga.
  22:To see, know, become and fulfil this One in our inner selves and in all our outer nature, was always the secret goal and becomes now the conscious purpose of our embodied existence.

1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the dharma once discovered we shall strive our utmost not only to profess but to live, in our individual actions, in our social life, in our political endeavours."
  We say to the individual and especially to the young who are now arising to do India's work, the world's work, God's work, "You cannot cherish these ideals, still less can you fulfil them if you subject your minds to European ideas or look at life from the material standpoint. Materially you are nothing, spiritually you are everything. It is only the Indian who can believe everything, dare everything, sacrifice everything. First therefore become Indians. Recover the patrimony of your forefathers. Recover the Aryan thought, the Aryan discipline, the
  Aryan character, the Aryan life. Recover the Vedanta, the Gita, the Yoga. Recover them not only in intellect or sentiment but in your lives. Live them and you will be great and strong, mighty, invincible and fearless. Neither life nor death will have any terrors for you. Difficulty and impossibility will vanish from your vocabularies. For it is in the spirit that strength is eternal and you must win back the kingdom of yourselves, the inner Swaraj, before you can win back your outer empire. There the Mother dwells and She waits for worship that She may give strength. Believe in Her, serve Her, lose your wills in Hers, your egoism in the greater ego of the country, your separate selfishness in the service of humanity. Recover the source of all strength in yourselves and all else will be added to you, social soundness, intellectual preeminence, political freedom, the mastery of human thought, the hegemony of the world.", #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  on an equal, immutable and eternal Infinity is what we call the
  Universe. Sa pAryagat.
  In this extension we have, therefore, two aspects, one of pure

1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  sole Upanishad which offered almost insuperable difficulties to
  the extreme illusionism and anti-pragmatism of ShankarachArya
  and it was even, for this reason, excised from the list of authoritative Upanishads by one of his greatest followers.

1.02_-_Karmayoga, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There have been others in the past which have powerfully influenced the national mind and there is no reason why there should not be a yet more perfect synthesis in the future. It is such a synthesis, embracing all life and action in its scope, that the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda have been preparing. What is dimly beginning now is a repetition on a wider stage of what happened once before in India, more rapidly but to smaller issues, when the Buddha lived and taught his philosophy and ethics to the Aryan nations. Then as now a mighty spirit, it matters not whether Avatar or Vibhuti, the full expression of God in man or a great outpouring of the divine energy, came down among men and brought into their daily life and practice the force and impulse of utter spirituality. And this time it is the full light and not a noble part, unlike Buddhism which, expressing Vedantic morality, yet ignored a fundamental reality of Vedanta and was therefore expelled from its prime seat and cradle. The material result was then what it will be now, a great political, moral and social revolution which made India

1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And this is no easy or peaceful march; it is for long seasons a fierce and relentless battle. Constantly the Aryan man has to labour and to fight and conquer; he must be a tireless toiler and traveller and a stern warrior, he must force open and storm and sack city after city, win kingdom after kingdom, overthrow and tread down ruthlessly enemy after enemy. His whole progress is a warring of Gods and Titans, Gods and Giants, Indra and the Python, Aryan and Dasyu. Aryan adversaries even he has to face in the open field; for old friends and helpers turn into enemies; the kings of Aryan states whom he would conquer and overpass join themselves to the Dasyus and are leagued against him in supreme battle to prevent his free and utter passing on.
  But the Dasyu is the natural enemy. These dividers, plunderers, harmful powers, these Danavas, sons of the Mother of division, are spoken of by the Rishis under many general appellations. There are Rakshasas; there are Eaters and Devourers, Wolves and Tearers; there are hurters and haters; there are dualisers; there are confiners or censurers. But we are given also many specific names. Vritra, the Serpent, is the grand Adversary; for he obstructs with his coils of darkness all possibility of divine existence and divine action. And even when Vritra is slain by the light, fiercer enemies arise out of him. Shushna afflicts us with his impure and ineffective force, Namuchi fights man by his weaknesses, and others too assail, each with his proper evil. Then there are Vala and the Panis, miser traffickers in the sense-life, stealers and concealers of the higher Light and its illuminations which they can only darken and misuse, - an impious host who are jealous of their store and will not offer sacrifice to the Gods. These and other personalities - they are much more than personifications - of our ignorance, evil, weakness and many limitations make constant war upon man; they encircle him from near or they shoot their arrows at him from afar or even dwell in his gated house in the place of the Gods and with their shapeless stammering mouths and their insufficient breath of force mar his self-expression. They must be expelled, overpowered, slain, thrust down into their nether darkness by the aid of the mighty and helpful deities.
    1 This excerpt is reproduced from the 1946 edition of Hymns to the Mystic Fire. The complete essay which appeared in the Arya is published in The Secret of the Veda with Selected Hymns, Part Three. - Ed.
  Each of these primary deities has others associated with him who fulfil functions that arise from his own. For if the truth of Surya is to be established firmly in our mortal nature, there are previous conditions that are indispensable; a vast purity and clear wideness destructive of all sin and crooked falsehood, - and this is Varuna; a luminous power of love and comprehension leading and forming into harmony all our thoughts, acts and impulses, - this is Mitra; an immortal puissance of clear-discerning aspiration and endeavour, - this is Aryaman; a happy spontaneity of the right enjoyment of all things dispelling the evil dream of sin and error and suffering, - this is Bhaga. These four are powers of the Truth of Surya.

1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    4. O Fire, thou art Varuna the king who holds in his hands the law of all workings and thou art Mitra the potent and desirable Godhead. Thou art Aryaman, master of beings, with whom is complete enjoying; O Godhead, thou art Ansha who gives us our portion in the winning of the knowledge.

1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   and firm obedience to the best principles of the time and society in which he has lived and the religion and ethics to which he has been brought up. He is egoistic like other men, but with the purer or sattwic egoism which regards the moral law and society and the claims of others and not only or predominantly his own interests, desires and passions. He has lived and guided himself by the Shastra, the moral and social code. The thought which preoccupies him, the standard which he obeys is the dharma, that collective Indian conception of the religious, social and moral rule of conduct, and especially the rule of the station and function to which he belongs, he the Kshatriya, the highminded, self-governed, chivalrous prince and warrior and leader of Aryan men. Following always this rule, conscious of virtue and right dealing he has travelled so far and finds suddenly that it has led him to become the protagonist of a terrific and unparalleled slaughter, a monstrous civil war involving all the cultured Aryan nations which must lead to the complete destruction of the flower of their manhood and threatens their ordered civilisation with chaos and collapse.

1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  16:For at the gates of the Transcendent stands that mere and perfect Spirit described in the Upanishads, luminous, pure, sustaining the world but inactive in it, without sinews of energy, without flaw of duality, without scar of division, unique, identical, free from all appearance of relation and of multiplicity, - the pure Self of the Adwaitins,3 the inactive Brahman, the transcendent Silence. And the mind when it passes those gates suddenly, without intermediate transitions, receives a sense of the unreality of the world and the sole reality of the Silence which is one of the most powerful and convincing experiences of which the human mind is capable. Here, in the perception of this pure Self or of the Non-Being behind it, we have the startingpoint for a second negation, - parallel at the other pole to the materialistic, but more complete, more final, more perilous in its effects on the individuals or collectivities that hear its potent call to the wilderness, - the refusal of the ascetic.
  17:It is this revolt of Spirit against Matter that for two thousand years, since Buddhism disturbed the balance of the old Aryan world, has dominated increasingly the Indian mind. Not that the sense of the cosmic illusion is the whole of Indian thought; there are other philosophical statements, other religious aspirations. Nor has some attempt at an adjustment between the two terms been wanting even from the most extreme philosophies. But all have lived in the shadow of the great Refusal and the final end of life for all is the garb of the ascetic. The general conception of existence has been permeated with the Buddhistic theory of the chain of Karma and with the consequent antinomy of bondage and liberation, bondage by birth, liberation by cessation from birth. Therefore all voices are joined in one great consensus that not in this world of the dualities can there be our kingdom of heaven, but beyond, whether in the joys of the eternal Vrindavan4 or the high beatitude of Brahmaloka,5 beyond all manifestations in some ineffable Nirvana6 or where all separate experience is lost in the featureless unity of the indefinable Existence. And through many centuries a great army of shining witnesses, saints and teachers, names sacred to Indian memory and dominant in Indian imagination, have borne always the same witness and swelled always the same lofty and distant appeal, - renunciation the sole path of knowledge, acceptation of physical life the act of the ignorant, cessation from birth the right use of human birth, the call of the Spirit, the recoil from Matter.
  18:For an age out of sympathy with the ascetic spirit - and throughout all the rest of the world the hour of the Anchorite may seem to have passed or to be passing - it is easy to attribute this great trend to the failing of vital energy in an ancient race tired out by its burden, its once vast share in the common advance, exhausted by its many-sided contribution to the sum of human effort and human knowledge. But we have seen that it corresponds to a truth of existence, a state of conscious realisation which stands at the very summit of our possibility. In practice also the ascetic spirit is an indispensable element in human perfection and even its separate affirmation cannot be avoided so long as the race has not at the other end liberated its intellect and its vital habits from subjection to an always insistent animalism.
  19:We seek indeed a larger and completer affirmation. We perceive that in the Indian ascetic ideal the great Vedantic formula, "One without a second", has not been read sufficiently in the light of that other formula equally imperative, "All this is the Brahman". The passionate aspiration of man upward to the Divine has not been sufficiently related to the descending movement of the Divine leaning downward to embrace eternally Its manifestation. Its meaning in Matter has not been so well understood as Its truth in the Spirit. The Reality which the Sannyasin seeks has been grasped in its full height, but not, as by the ancient Vedantins, in its full extent and comprehensiveness. But in our completer affirmation we must not minimise the part of the pure spiritual impulse. As we have seen how greatly Materialism has served the ends of the Divine, so we must acknowledge the still greater service rendered by Asceticism to Life. We shall preserve the truths of material Science and its real utilities in the final harmony, even if many or even if all of its existing forms have to be broken or left aside. An even greater scruple of right preservation must guide us in our dealing with the legacy, however actually diminished or depreciated, of the Aryan past.

1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I approve of your continuing this practice in the Arya Home provided those who live there are absolutely free to attend or not according to their own conviction. Practices of this kind have no spiritual value if they become a habit or a compulsion, even if it is only a mental compulsion. I mean to say that no propaganda spirit must be used.

1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1:THE PROGRESSIVE revelation of a great, a transcendent, a luminous Reality with the multitudinous relativities of this world that we see and those other worlds that we do not see as means and material, condition and field, this would seem then to be the meaning of the universe, - since meaning and aim it has and is neither a purposeless illusion nor a fortuitous accident. For the same reasoning which leads us to conclude that world-existence is not a deceptive trick of Mind, justifies equally the certainty that it is no blindly and helplessly self-existent mass of separate phenomenal existences clinging together and struggling together as best they can in their orbit through eternity, no tremendous self-creation and self-impulsion of an ignorant Force without any secret Intelligence within aware of its starting-point and its goal and guiding its process and its motion. An existence, wholly self-aware and therefore entirely master of itself, possesses the phenomenal being in which it is involved, realises itself in form, unfolds itself in the individual.
  2:That luminous Emergence is the dawn which the Aryan forefathers worshipped. Its fulfilled perfection is that highest step of the world-pervading Vishnu which they beheld as if an eye of vision extended in the purest heavens of the Mind. For it exists already as an all-revealing and all-guiding Truth of things which watches over the world and attracts mortal man, first without the knowledge of his conscious mind, by the general march of Nature, but at last consciously by a progressive awakening and self-enlargement, to his divine ascension. The ascent to the divine Life is the human journey, the Work of works, the acceptable Sacrifice. This alone is man's real business in the world and the justification of his existence, without which he would be only an insect crawling among other ephemeral insects on a speck of surface mud and water which has managed to form itself amid the appalling immensities of the physical universe.
  3:This Truth of things that has to emerge out of the phenomenal world's contradictions is declared to be an infinite Bliss and self-conscious Existence, the same everywhere, in all things, in all times and beyond Time, and aware of itself behind all these phenomena by whose intensest vibrations of activity or by whose largest totality it can never be entirely expressed or in any way limited; for it is self-existent and does not depend for its being upon its manifestations. They represent it, but do not exhaust it; point to it, but do not reveal it. It is revealed only to itself within their forms. The conscious existence involved in the form comes, as it evolves, to know itself by intuition, by self-vision, by self-experience. It becomes itself in the world by knowing itself; it knows itself by becoming itself. Thus possessed of itself inwardly, it imparts also to its forms and modes the conscious delight of Sachchidananda. This becoming of the infinite Bliss-Existence-Consciousness in mind and life and body, - for independent of them it exists eternally, - is the transfiguration intended and the utility of individual existence. Through the individual it manifests in relation even as of itself it exists in identity.

1.09_-_Saraswati_and_Her_Consorts, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Secret of the Veda
   spiritual, from a purely naturalistic to an increasingly ethical and psychological view of Nature and the world and the gods - and this, though by no means certain, is for the present the accepted view,1 - we must suppose that the Vedic poets were at least already advancing from the physical and naturalistic conception of the Gods to the ethical and the spiritual. But Saraswati is not only the goddess of Inspiration, she is at one and the same time one of the seven rivers of the early Aryan world. The question at once arises, whence came this extraordinary identification? And how does the connection of the two ideas present itself in the
  Vedic hymns? And there is more; for Saraswati is important not only in herself but by her connections. Before proceeding farther let us cast a rapid and cursory glance at them to see what they can teach us.
  We may note that the word Pegasus, if we transliterate it into the original Aryan phonetics, becomes Pajasa and is obviously connected with the Sanskrit pajas, which meant originally force,
   bring to birth for man the Bliss, Mayas. I have already insisted on the constant relation, as conceived by the Vedic seers, between the Truth and the Bliss or Ananda. It is by the dawning of the true or infinite consciousness in man that he arrives out of this evil dream of pain and suffering, this divided creation into the Bliss, the happy state variously described in Veda by the words bhadram, mayas (love and bliss), svasti (the good state of existence, right being) and by others less technically used such as vAryam, rayih., rayah.. For the Vedic Rishi Truth is the passage and the antechamber, the Bliss of the divine existence is the goal, or else Truth is the foundation, Bliss the supreme result.
  Should this imagery be admitted, and it is evident that if once such conceptions are supposed to exist, this would be the natural imagery for a people living the life and placed in the surroundings of the ancient Aryans, - quite as natural for them and inevitable as for us the image of the "planes" with which theosophical thought has familiarised us, - the place of
  Saraswati as one of the seven rivers becomes clear. She is the current which comes from the Truth-principle, from the Ritam or Mahas, and we actually find this principle spoken of in the

1.10_-_The_Image_of_the_Oceans_and_the_Rivers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We may observe also in passing that the Panis here must perforce be spiritual enemies, powers of darkness, and not Dravidian gods or Dravidian tribes or Dravidian merchants. In the next verse Vamadeva says of the streams of the ghr.tam that they move from the heart-ocean shut up in a hundred prisons
  (pens) by the enemy so that they are not seen. Certainly, this does not mean that rivers of ghee - or of water, either - rising from the heart-ocean or any ocean were caught on their way by the wicked and unconscionable Dravidians and shut up in a hundred pens so that the Aryans or the Aryan gods could not even catch a glimpse of them. We perceive at once that the enemy,
  Pani, Vritra of the hymns is a purely psychological conception and not an attempt of our forefathers to conceal the facts of early Indian history from their posterity in a cloud of tangled and inextricable myths. The Rishi Vamadeva would have stood aghast at such an unforeseen travesty of his ritual images. We are not even helped if we take ghr.ta in the sense of water, hr.dya samudra in the sense of a delightful lake, and suppose that the
  Dravidians enclose the water of the rivers with a hundred dams so that the Aryans could not even get a glimpse of them. For even if the rivers of the Punjab all flow out of one heart-pleasing lake, yet their streams of water cannot even so have been triply placed in a cow and the cow hidden in a cave by the cleverest and most inventive Dravidians.

1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have declared to you the poise of a self-liberating intelligence in Sankhya, says the divine Teacher to Arjuna. I will now declare to you another poise in Yoga. You are shrinking from the results of your works, you desire other results and turn from your right path in life because it does not lead you to them. But this idea of works and their result, desire of result as the motive, the work as a means for the satisfaction of desire, is the bondage of the ignorant who know not what works are, nor their true source, nor their real operation, nor their high utility. My Yoga will free you from all bondage of the soul to its works, karmabandham prahasyasi. You are afraid of many things, afraid of sin, afraid of suffering, afraid of hell and punishment, afraid of God, afraid of this world, afraid of the hereafter, afraid of yourself. What is it that you are not afraid of at this moment, you the Aryan fighter, the world's chief hero? But this is the great fear which besieges humanity, its fear of sin and suffering now and hereafter, its fear in a world of whose true nature it is ignorant, of a God whose true being also it has not seen and

1.11_-_The_Seven_Rivers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  HE VEDA speaks constantly of the waters or the rivers, especially of the divine waters, apo devh. or apo divyah., and occasionally of the waters which carry in them the light of the luminous solar world or the light of the Sun, svarvatr apah.. The passage of the waters effected by the Gods or by man with the aid of the Gods is a constant symbol. The three great conquests to which the human being aspires, which the Gods are in constant battle with the Vritras and Panis to give to man are the herds, the waters and the Sun or the solar world, ga apah. svah.. The question is whether these references are to the rains of heaven, the rivers of Northern India possessed or assailed by the Dravidians - the Vritras being sometimes the Dravidians and sometimes their gods, the herds possessed or robbed from the Aryan settlers by the indigenous "robbers" - the Panis who hold or steal the herds being again sometimes the Dravidians and sometimes their gods; or is there a deeper, a spiritual meaning?
  Is the winning of Swar simply the recovery of the sun from its shadowing by the storm-cloud or its seizure by eclipse or its concealment by the darkness of Night? For here at least there can be no withholding of the sun from the Aryans by human
  "black-skinned" and "noseless" enemies. Or does the conquest of Swar mean simply the winning of heaven by sacrifice? And in either case what is the sense of this curious collocation of cows, waters and the sun or cows, waters and the sky? Is it not rather a system of symbolic meanings in which the herds, indicated by the word gah. in the sense both of cows and rays of light, are the illuminations from the higher consciousness which have their origin in the Sun of Light, the Sun of Truth? Is not Swar itself the world or plane of immortality governed by that Light or Truth of the all-illumining Sun called in Veda the vast Truth, r.tam br.hat, and the true Light? and are not the divine waters, apo devh., divyah.

1.11_-_Works_and_Sacrifice, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Shastra. But if the principle of the action is not to be external to the nature but subjective, if the actions even of the liberated and the sage are to be controlled and determined by his nature, svabhava-niyatam, then the only subjective principle of action is desire of whatever kind, lust of the flesh or emotion of the heart or base or noble aim of the mind, but all subject to the of
  Prakriti. Let us then interpret the niyata karma of the Gita as the nityakarma of the Vedic rule, its kartavya karma or work that has to be done as the Aryan rule of social duty and let us take too its work done as a sacrifice to mean simply these Vedic sacrifices and this fixed social duty performed disinterestedly and without any personal object. This is how the Gita's doctrine of desireless work is often interpreted. But it seems to me that the Gita's teaching is not so crude and simple, not so local and temporal and narrow as all that. It is large, free, subtle and profound; it is for all time and for all men, not for a particular age and country.

1.1.2_-_Commentary, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1 Ajneyam atarkyam.
  2 AvyavahAryam.

1.17_-_The_Seven-Headed_Thought,_Swar_and_the_Dashagwas, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Sun, the Cows, the Horses and all treasures from the grasp of the sons of darkness. But they are also seers of the Truth, finders and speakers of the word of the Truth and by the power of the Truth they win for us the wide world of Light and Immortality which is described in the Veda as the Vast, the True, the Right and as the own home of this Flame of which they are the children. This physical imagery and these psychological indications are closely interwoven and they cannot be separated from each other. Therefore we are obliged by ordinary common sense to conclude that the Flame of which the Right and the Truth is the own home is itself a Flame of that Right and
  Truth, that the Light which is won by the Truth and by the force of true thought is not merely a physical light, the cows which Sarama finds on the path of the Truth not merely physical herds, the Horses not merely the wealth of the Dravidians conquered by invading Aryan tribes, nor even merely images of the physical Dawn, its light and its swiftly moving rays and the darkness of which the Panis and Vritra are the defenders not merely the darkness of the Indian or the Arctic night. We have even been able to hazard a reasonable hypothesis by which we can disentangle the real sense of this imagery and discover the
  The Seven-Headed Thought, Swar and the Dashagwas 185
  It is when enriched in light and force of thought by the Angirases that Indra completes his victorious journey and reaches the goal on the mountain; "In him our primal fathers, the seven seers, the Navagwas, increase their plenty, him victorious on his march and breaking through (to the goal), standing on the mountain, inviolate in speech, most luminous-forceful by his thinkings," taturim parvates.t.ham, adroghavacam matibhih. savis.t.ham (VI.22.2). It is by singing the Rik, the hymn of illumination, that they find the solar illuminations in the cave of our being, arcanto7 ga avindan (I.62.2). It is by the stubh, the all-supporting rhythm of the hymn of the seven seers, by the vibrating voice of the Navagwas that Indra becomes full of the power of Swar, svaren.a svAryah. and by the cry of the Dashagwas that he rends Vala in pieces (I.62.4). For this cry is the voice of the higher heaven, the thunder that cries in the lightning-flash of Indra, and the advance of the Angirases on their path is the forward movement of this cry of the heavens, pra brahman.o angiraso naks.anta, pra krandanur nabhanyasya vetu (VII.42.1); for we are told that the voice of Brihaspati the Angirasa discovering the Sun and the Dawn and the Cow and the light of the Word is the thunder of Heaven, br.haspatir us.asam suryam gam, arkam viveda stanayann iva dyauh. (X.67.5). It is by the satya mantra, the true thought expressed in the rhythm of the truth, that the hidden light is found and the Dawn brought to birth, gud.ham jyotih. pitaro anvavindan, satyamantra ajanayann us.asam (VII.76.4). For these are the Angirases who speak aright, ittha vadadbhih. angirobhih. (VI.18.5), masters of the Rik who place perfectly their thought, svadhbhir r.kvabhih. (VI.32.2); they are the sons of heaven, heroes of the Mighty Lord who speak the truth and think the straightness and therefore they are able to hold the seat of illumined knowledge, to mentalise the supreme abode of the sacrifice, r.tam samsanta r.ju ddhyana, divas putraso asurasya vrah.; vipram padam angiraso dadhana, yajnasya dhama prathamam mananta (X.67.2).
  It is impossible that such expressions should convey nothing more than the recovery of stolen cows from Dravidian cavedwellers by some Aryan seers led by a god and his dog or else the return of the Dawn after the darkness of the night.

1.18_-_The_Human_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Once we have the key to the meaning of the Cows, the Sun, the Honey-Wine, all the circumstances of the Angiras legend and the action of the Fathers, which are such an incongruous patchwork in the ritualistic or naturalistic and so hopelessly impossible in the historical or Arya-Dravidian interpretation of the hymns, become on the contrary perfectly clear and connected and each throws light on the other. We understand each hymn in its entirety and in relation to other hymns; each isolated line, each passage, each scattered reference in the Vedas falls inevitably and harmoniously into a common whole. We know, here, how the Honey, the Bliss can be said to be stored in the
  Cow, the shining Light of the Truth; what is the connection of the honey-bearing Cow with the Sun, lord and origin of that

1.19_-_The_Victory_of_the_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The means of this finding and expanding are also very succinctly stated by Parashara in his mystic, but still clear and impressive style. "They held the truth, they enriched its thought; then indeed, aspiring souls (Aryah.), they, holding it in thought, bore it diffused in all their being," dadhann r.tam dhanayann asya dhtim, ad id aryo didhis.vo vibhr.trah., (I.71.3). The image in vibhr.trah. suggests the upholding of the thought of the Truth in all the principles of our being or, to put it in the ordinary
  Vedic image, the seven-headed thought in all the seven waters, apsu dhiyam dadhis.e, as we have seen it elsewhere expressed in almost identical language; this is shown by the image that immediately follows, - "the doers of the work go towards the unthirsting (waters) which increase the divine births by the satisfaction of delight," atr.s.yantr apaso yanti accha, devan janma prayasa vardhayanth.. The sevenfold Truth-consciousness in the satisfied sevenfold Truth-being increasing the divine births in us by the satisfaction of the soul's hunger for the Beatitude, this is the growth of immortality. It is the manifestation of that trinity of divine being, light and bliss which the Vedantins afterwards called Sachchidananda.
  We then come to the seven divine seers. "The seers unconquered declared the Seer (the Deva, Agni) holding him within in the homes of the human being; thence (from this embodied human being) mayst thou, O Agni, aspiring by the work (Aryah.), behold by thy advancing movements these of whom thou must have the vision, the transcendent ones (the godheads of the
  Deva)"; kavim sasasuh. kavayo adabdha, nidharayanto duryasu ayoh.; atas tvam dr.syan agna etan, pad.bhih. pasyer adbhutan Arya evaih.. This is again the journey to the vision of the Godhead. "Thou, O Agni, youngest power, art the perfect guide (on that journey) to him who sings the word and offers the Soma and orders the sacrifice; bring to the illumined who accomplishes the
  Next the example of the human fathers is given as the original type of this great becoming and achievement. "Now also, even as our supreme ancient fathers, O Agni, seeking to possess the Truth, expressing the Word, travelled to the purity and the light; breaking open the earth (the material being) they uncovered the ruddy ones (the Dawns, the Cows); perfected in works and in light, seeking the godheads, gods, forging the Births like iron (or, forging the divine births like iron), making Agni a pure flame, increasing Indra, they attained and reached the wideness of the Light (of the Cows, gavyam urvam). As if herds of the Cow in the field of riches, that was manifested to vision which is the Births of the Gods within, O puissant One; they both accomplished the wide enjoyments (or, longings) of mortals and worked as aspirers for the increase of the higher being"; a yutheva ks.umati pasvo akhyad, devanam yaj janima anti ugra; martanam cid urvasr akr.pran, vr.dhe cid Arya uparasya ayoh..

1.200-1.224_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Talk 202.
  A sad-looking Punjabi gentleman announced himself to Maharshi as having been directed to him by Sri SankarachArya of Kamakotipeetam, from Jalesvar near Puri, Jagannath. He is a world tourist. He has practised Hatha Yoga and some contemplation along the lines of I am
  Brahman. In a few moments a blank prevails, his brain gets heated and he gets afraid of death. He wants guidance from Maharshi.

1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What you write [about the urge of the soul] is quite accurate about the true soul, the psychic being. But people mean different things when they speak of the soul. Sometimes it is what I have called in the Arya the desire soul, - that is the vital with its mixed aspirations, desires, hungers of all kinds good and bad, its emotions, finer and grosser, or sensational urges crossed by the mind's idealisings and psychic stresses. But sometimes it is also the mind and vital under the stress of a psychic urge. The psychic so long as it is veiled must express itself through the mind and vital and its aspirations are mixed and coloured there by the vital and mental stuff. Thus the veiled psychic urge may express itself in the mind by a hunger in the thought for the knowledge of the Divine, what the Europeans call the intellectual love of God.

1.2.06_-_Rejection, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   and spiritual forces through the pursuit of positive things like brahmachArya and the rest.

1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Dawn is very clear; for once we know that the struggle between
  Indra and the original Aryan seers on the one hand and the sons of the Cave on the other is no strange deformation of primitive
  Indian history but a symbolic struggle between the powers of
  "Come now, today let us become perfected in thought, let us destroy suffering and unease, let us embrace the higher good," eto nu adya sudhyo bhavama, pra ducchuna minavama a vAryah.;
  "far from us let us put always all hostile things (all the things
  We find another allusion to Sarama in a hymn by Parashara
  Shaktya, I.72. This is one of the Suktas which most clearly reveal the sense of the Vedic imagery, like most indeed of the hymns of Parashara, a very luminous poet who loves always to throw back something more than a corner of the mystic's veil. It is brief and I shall translate it in full. "He has created, within, the seer-knowings of the eternal Disposer of things, holding in his hand many powers (powers of the divine Purushas, nArya purun.i); Agni creating together all immortalities becomes the master of the (divine) riches. All the immortals, they who are not limited (by ignorance), desiring, found him in us as if the
  Calf (of the cow Aditi) existing everywhere; labouring, travelling to the Seat, holding the Thought they attained in the supreme seat to the shining (glory) of Agni. O Agni, when through the three years (three symbolic seasons or periods corresponding perhaps to the passage through the three mental heavens) they,
   the shining glory of the supreme state with its thrice seven seats of the Godhead. Such an ascent can have no other meaning than the ascent of the divine powers in man out of their ordinary cosmic appearances to the shining Truth beyond, as indeed
  Parashara himself tells us that by this action of the gods mortal man awakens to the knowledge and finds Agni standing in the supreme seat and goal; vidan marto nemadhita cikitvan, agnim pade parame tasthivamsam. What is Sarama doing in such a hymn if she is not a power of the Truth, if her cows are not the rays of a divine dawn of illumination? What have the cows of old warring tribes and the sanguinary squabbles of our Aryan and
  Dravidian ancestors over their mutual plunderings and cattleliftings to do with this luminous apocalypse of the immortality and the godhead? Or what are these rivers that think and know the Truth and discover the hidden doors? Or must we still say that these were the rivers of the Punjab dammed up by drought or by the Dravidians and Sarama a mythological figure for an
  Aryan embassy or else only the physical Dawn?
  One hymn in the tenth Mandala is devoted entirely to this

1.240_-_1.300_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Those who have attained the last four Bhumikas are respectively called Brahmavit, Brahmavidvara, BrahmavidvArya and
  M.: The specifications are in reply to a definite question by Arjuna who required to know the Lord's vibhutis for convenience of worship
  (upasana soukAryam). The fact is that God is all. There is nothing apart from Him.
  D.: If the advaita is final, why did MadhvachArya teach dvaita?

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  (5) Asamsakti (non-attachment); (6) Padarthabhavani (absolute non-perception of objects); (7) Turyaga (beyond words).
  Those who have attained the last four Bhumikas are respectively called Brahmavit, Brahmavidvara, BrahmavidvArya and
  M.: The specifications are in reply to a definite question by Arjuna who required to know the Lords vibhutis for convenience of worship
  (upasana soukAryam). The fact is that God is all. There is nothing apart from Him.
  D.: The individual is said to give up decayed bodies (jirnani sarirani) and to take up new ones (navani). Would the statement apply to infant deaths also?
  M.: The body is a corpse. So long as one is in contact with it one must bathe in the waters of the Self.
  D.: If the advaita is final, why did MadhvachArya teach dvaita?
  Nammalvar, the Vaishnavite saint, has said: Only my Self is you. What does it mean? Before I realised my Self I was wandering looking out for
  You; having now realised my Self I see that you are my Self. How will this fit in with qualified monism? It must be explained thus: Pervading my Self you remain as the antAryamin (Immanent Being). Thus I am a part of your body and you are the owner of the body (sariri)
  Having given up ones own body as not being oneself why should one become anothers (Gods) body? If ones body is not the Self other bodies also are non-self.
  A SAFE GUIDE: But alas, that happiness which has not the taint of sorrow is not realised. It is precisely for the purpose of pointing out the straight path to happiness that God Siva took on the guise of
  Sri SankarachArya, wrote the commentaries on the Triune Institutes
  (Prasthana Traya) of the Vedanta, which extol the excellence of this bliss; and demonstrated it by his own example in life. These commentaries, however, are of little use to those ardent seekers who are intent upon realising the bliss of absolution, but have not the scholarship for studying them.

1.300_-_1.400_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Nammalvar, the Vaishnavite saint, has said: "Only my Self is you". What does it mean? "Before I realised my Self I was wandering looking out for
  You; having now realised my Self I see that you are my Self". How will this fit in with qualified monism? It must be explained thus: "Pervading my Self you remain as the antAryamin (Immanent Being). Thus I am a part of your body and you are the owner of the body (sariri)"
  Having given up one's own body as not being oneself why should one become another's (God's) body? If one's body is not the Self other bodies also are non-self.
  A SAFE GUIDE: But alas, that happiness which has not the taint of sorrow is not realised. It is precisely for the purpose of pointing out the straight path to happiness that God Siva took on the guise of
  Sri SankarachArya, wrote the commentaries on the Triune Institutes
  (Prasthana Traya) of the Vedanta, which extol the excellence of this bliss; and demonstrated it by his own example in life. These commentaries, however, are of little use to those ardent seekers who are intent upon realising the bliss of absolution, but have not the scholarship for studying them.

1.4.03_-_The_Guru, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There are two kinds of knowledge - mental knowledge such as you describe here which is usually necessary as a mental preparation or for guidance and the real knowledge which is spiritual. One receives the mental knowledge from the Guru in the shape of instruction and guidance, but that is only a part of what he gives - for the man who gives only mental or what you call indirect knowledge is not a Guru but only a teacher,

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mr. Kishorelal Mashruwala, President, Gandhi Seva Sangh, asked:
  How is BrahmachArya to be practised in order that it may be successfully lived up to?
  M.: It is a matter of will-power. Satvic food, prayers, etc., are useful aids to it.
  M.: There are some medicines. Yogic asanas and satvic food are also useful.
  D.: Some young persons have taken a vow of brahmachArya. They repent of the vow after the lapse of ten or twelve years. Under these circumstances should we encourage young persons to take the vow of brahmachArya?
  M.: This question will not arise in the case of true brahmachArya.
  D.: Some young men take the vow of brahmachArya without knowing its full implications. When they find it difficult to carry it out in practice, they seek our advice.
  M.: They need not take a vow but they may try it without the vow.
  D.: Is naishthika brahmachArya (life-long celibacy) essential as a sadhana for Self-Realisation?
  M.: Realisation itself is naishthika brahmachArya. The vow is not brahmachArya. Life in Brahman is brahmachArya and it is not a forcible attempt at it.
  D.: It is said that kama (desire), krodha (anger), etc.. vanish in the presence of the Sadguru. Is it so?
  Advaita or dvaita cannot be decided on theoretical considerations alone. If the Self is realised the question will not arise at all. Even
  Suka had no confidence in his brahmachArya whereas Sri Krishna was sure of his brahmachArya. Self-Realisation is designated by so many different names, satya, brahmachArya, etc. What is natural to the state of Self-Realisation forms the disciplinary course in the other state. I-am-the-body idea will become extinct only on
  Self-Realisation. With its extinction the vasanas become extinct and all virtues will remain ever.
  D.: When all the thoughts are banished and the mind is still or enters into a state of nothingness or emptiness, what is the nature of effort needed on the part of the seeker to have a pratyakshabhava of the sought (e.g., seeing a mango as a mango)?
  M.: Who sees nothingness or emptiness? What is pratyaksha? Do you call perception of mango pratyaksha? It involves the play of karma, karta, and kArya (action, doer and deed). So it is relative and not absolute.
  Because you see a thing now you say there is nothing afterwards (i.e., when you no longer see it). Both are functions of the mind. What lies behind both these assertions is pratyaksha. There is indriya pratyaksha
  Talk 507.
  An Arya Samajist from Bangalore with a companion visited Sri
  Maharshi. He asked: What is the use of yoga-practice? Is it for personal use or universal benefit?
  Talk 566.
  There is a Tamil paper Arya Dharmam. An article on Vairagyam appeared in it. Sri Bhagavan read it out in answer to a question. The article was briefly as follows: vairagya = vi + raga = vigataraga (non-attachment).
  Vairagya is possible only for the wise. However, it is often misapplied by the common folk. For instance, a man often says I have determined not to go to cinema shows. He calls it vairagya. Such wrong interpretation of the words and old sayings are not uncommon.
  What can be the lot of others then?
  M.: Sri AchArya also says similar things when he composes songs in
  praise of any deity. How else can they praise God?
  dwividha nishtha...).
  M.: Sri AchArya has commented on the Gita and on that passage also.
  D.: The Gita seems to emphasise Karma. For Arjuna is persuaded
  Another devotee: It is an illustration of the saying that he sees the
  universe full of cause and effect Visram pasyati kAryakaranataya.
  M.: Yes. The man always traces an effect to a cause, there must be a

1.450_-_1.500_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mr. Kishorelal Mashruwala, President, Gandhi Seva Sangh, asked:
  "How is BrahmachArya to be practised in order that it may be successfully lived up to?"
  M.: It is a matter of will-power. Satvic food, prayers, etc., are useful aids to it.
  D.: Some young persons have taken a vow of brahmachArya. They repent of the vow after the lapse of ten or twelve years. Under these circumstances should we encourage young persons to take the vow of brahmachArya?
  M.: This question will not arise in the case of true brahmachArya.
  D.: Some young men take the vow of brahmachArya without knowing its full implications. When they find it difficult to carry it out in practice, they seek our advice.
  D.: Is naishthika brahmachArya (life-long celibacy) essential as a sadhana for Self-Realisation?
  M.: Realisation itself is naishthika brahmachArya. The vow is not brahmachArya. Life in Brahman is brahmachArya and it is not a forcible attempt at it.
  Advaita or dvaita cannot be decided on theoretical considerations alone. If the Self is realised the question will not arise at all. Even
  Suka had no confidence in his brahmachArya whereas Sri Krishna was sure of his brahmachArya. Self-Realisation is designated by so many different names, satya, brahmachArya, etc. What is natural to the state of Self-Realisation forms the disciplinary course in the other state. "I-am-the-body" idea will become extinct only on
  Self-Realisation. With its extinction the vasanas become extinct and all virtues will remain ever.

1.550_-_1.600_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There is a Tamil paper Arya Dharmam. An article on Vairagyam appeared in it. Sri Bhagavan read it out in answer to a question. The article was briefly as follows: vairagya = vi + raga = vigataraga (non-attachment).

2.01_-_2.09_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "SankarachArya retained the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach others. After the vision of Brahman a man becomes silent. He reasons about It as long as he has not realized It. If you heat butter in a pan on the stove, it makes a sizzling sound as long as the water it contains has not dried up. But when no trace of water is left the clarified butter makes no sound. If you put an uncooked cake of flour in that butter it sizzles again. But after the cake is cooked all sound stops. Just so, a man established in samdhi comes down to the relative plane of consciousness in order to teach others, and then he talks about God.
  About four o'clock in the afternoon the steamboat with Keshab and his Brahmo followers cast anchor in the Ganges alongside the Kli temple at Dakshineswar. The passengers saw in front of them the bathing-ghat and the chandni. To their left, in the temple compound, stood six temples of iva, and to their right another group of six iva temples. The white steeple of the Kli temple, the tree-tops of the Panchavati, and the silhouette of pine-trees stood high against the blue autumn sky. The gardens between the two nahabats were filled with fragrant flowers, and along the bank of the Ganges were rows of flowering plants. The blue sky was reflected in the brown water of the river, the sacred Ganges, associated with the most ancient traditions of Aryan civilization. The outer world appeared soft and serene, and the hearts of the Brahmo devotees were filled with peace.
  The Master continued: "There are some who come down, as it were, after attaining the Knowledge of Brahman-after samdhi-and retain the 'ego of Knowledge' or the 'ego of Devotion', just as there are people who, of their own sweet will, stay in the marketplace after the market breaks up. This was the case with sages like Narada. They kept the 'ego of Devotion' for the purpose of teaching men. SankarachArya kept the 'ego of Knowledge' for the same purpose.

2.01_-_The_Two_Natures, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is by the unity of this spiritual nature that the world is sustained, yayedam dhAryate jagat, even as it is that from which it is born with all its becomings, etad-yonni bhutani sarvan.i, and that also which withdraws the whole world and its existences into itself in the hour of dissolution, aham kr.tsnasya jagatah. prabhavah. pralayas tatha. But in the manifestation which is thus put forth in the Spirit, upheld in its action, withdrawn in its periodical rest from action, the Jiva is the basis of the multiple existence; it is the multiple soul, if we may so call it, or, if we prefer, the soul of the multiplicity we experience here. It is one always with the Divine in its being, different from it only in the power of its being, - different not in the sense that it is not at all the same power, but in this sense that it only supports the one power in a partial multiply individualised action. Therefore all things are initially, ultimately and in the principle of their continuance too the Spirit. The fundamental nature of all is nature of the Spirit, and only in their lower differential phenomena do they seem to be something else, to be nature of body, life, mind, reason, ego and the senses. But these are phenomenal derivatives, they are not the essential truth of our nature and our existence.

2.02_-_Indra,_Giver_of_Light, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Arih. kr.s.t.ayah. may also be translated, "the Aryan people", or "the warlike nations".
  The words kr.s.t.i and, interpreted by Sayana as "man", have as their base the roots kr.s. and cars. which originally imply labour, effort or laborious action. They mean sometimes the doer of Vedic Karma, sometimes, the Karma itself, - the worker or the works.
  Next are described the results towards which the seer aspires. With this fuller light opening on to the finalities of mental knowledge the powers of Limitation will be satisfied and of themselves will withdraw, consenting to the farther advance and to the new luminous activities. They will say, in effect, "Yes, now you have the right which we were hitherto justified in denying. Not only in the fields won already, but in other and untrod provinces pursue then your conquering march. Repose this action wholly on the divine Intelligence, not upon your lower capacities. For it is the greater surrender which gives you the greater right."
  The word arata, move or strive, like its congeners ari, Arya, Arya, arata, aran.i, expresses the central idea of the Veda. The root ar indicates always a movement of effort or of struggle or a state of surpassing height or excellence; it is applied to rowing, ploughing, fighting, lifting, climbing. The Aryan then is the man who seeks to fulfil himself by the Vedic action, the internal and external karma or apas, which is of the nature of a sacrifice to the gods. But it is also imaged as a journey, a march, a battle,
   a climbing upwards. The Aryan man labours towards heights, fights his way on in a march which is at once a progress forward and an ascent. That is his Aryahood, his arete, virtue, to use a
  Greek word derived from the same root. Arata, with the rest of the phrase, might be translated, "Out and push forward in other fields."
  The idea is taken up again, in the subtle Vedic fashion of thought-connections by word-echoes, with the arih. kr.s.t.ayah. of the next verse. These are, I think, not the Aryan nations on earth, although that sense too is possible when the idea is that of a collective or national Yoga, but the powers that help man in his ascent, his spiritual kindred bound to him as comrades, allies, brothers, yokefellows (sakhayah., yujah., jamayah.), for his aspiration is their aspiration and by his completeness they are fulfilled. As the Restrainers are satisfied and give way, so they too, satisfied, must affirm finally their task accomplished by the fullness of human bliss, when the soul shall rest in the peace of
  Indra that comes with the Light, the peace of a perfected mentality standing as upon heights of consummated consciousness and Beatitude.

2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  rock, for a rock may perish but this endures for ever. Therefore
  is the religion of the Aryas called the Sanatana Dharma, the Law
  Sempiternal. Nor are the Hindus in error when they declare the
  men of Aryavarta, that tamas and AnAryan cowardice, weakness
  & selfishness have spread over this holy & ancient land, covering
  Guru, they can best develop Brahmatejah. Once attained they
  pour it in a stream over the world; such was ShankarachArya;
  and sometimes it is the sorrow of others or the misery of the
  I repeat that all this is opposed to the teaching of the great
  Adwaitavadin AchAryas, Sri Shankara and the rest.
  But how can ShankarachArya be called an undeveloped
  tremendous existence; see there Orion with his sword and belt
  shining as he shone to the Aryan fathers ten thousand years ago
  at the beginning of the Aryan era, Sirius in his splendour, Lyra
  sailing billions of miles away in the ocean of space. Remember
  the ill begotten of pedantry upon error? If it is meant that various
  sections of the Aryas consider different Gods as the God above
  all & the others false or comparatively false Gods, there would
  these pious torturers; it was divine love after all seeking to save
  the soul at the cost of the perishable body! But the Aryan spirit
  of the East, the spirit of Buddha struggles for ever with European
  you ever watched a big united family, a joint-family in Bengal
  especially in days when the Aryan discipline is lost? Behind its
  outward show of strength and unity, what jarring, what dissensions, what petty malice & hatred, what envy & covetousness!
  abstain from carrying out her desire in action, if a man abstain
  from physical violence, then is the one chaste, the other selfcontrolled. This if not sheer unAryanism or Mlecchahood is at
  best the half baked virtue of the semi-Aryanised. Be you who are
  born in the Aryan discipline, however maimed by long bondage,
  an Aryan indeed, chaste in mind & spirit, & not merely careful in
  speech & body, gentle in heart & thought and not merely decent
  hedonist or utilitarian. The Buddhists knew it 2000 years ago
  and the Aryans of India practised it before that; the whole life
  of Srikrishna was a busy working for the good of others, of
  and perhaps still is the most common incentive to beneficence
  in Aryaland. That is a more powerful spring, but it is narrow
  and does not reach the true self; its best value is that it is helpful

2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  These verses fix clearly enough the psychological function of the Maruts. They are not properly gods of thought, rather gods of energy; still, it is in the mind that their energies become effective. To the uninstructed Aryan worshipper, the Maruts were powers of wind, storm and rain; it is the images of the tempest that are most commonly applied to them and they are spoken of as the Rudras, the fierce, impetuous ones, - a name that they share with the god of Force, Agni. Although Indra is described sometimes as the eldest of the Maruts, - indrajyes.t.ho

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Once attained they pour it in a stream of divine knowledge
  or divine love over the world; such were ShankarachArya and
  Ramakrishna. Sometimes it is the sorrows & miseries of the
  They will not easily concede that karma can be by itself a direct
  and sufficient road to Brahman. So ShankarachArya disparages
  karma, and ShankarachArya's is an authority which no man can
  dare to belittle. Nevertheless even the greatest are conditioned by
  relation to the Universe, but not the whole of Himself. But the
  ancient Aryans of India raised the veil completely and saw Him
  as the Universal Transcendent Self of all things who is at the
  they were either non-existent or existent only in the most feeble
  beginnings. And they were developed, because the Aryan Rishis
  had been able to discover the truth of the Eternal and give to
  the ideas of creation & evolution which the Upanishads seek to
  formulate. What in Europe is called creation, the Aryan sages
  preferred to call srishti, projection of a part from the whole,
  whom he can dare to loathe. For God is within us all; as the
  Self pure, calm and eternal, and as the AntAryamin or Watcher
  within, the Knower with all thought, action and existence for
  survived unbroken from that period, the Indian and Chinese. In
  the younger races, Aryan and Semitic, the development of the
  The true sattwic community in which life shall be naturally
  regulated by calm wisdom, enlightenment and universal sympathy, exists only as an Utopia or in the Aryan tradition of
  the Sattwayuga, the Golden Age. We have not evolved even the

2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Purushottama is there and supports on his eternal immutability the action of his higher spiritual Shakti. He displays the divine
  Being, Consciousness, Will or Power, yayedam dhAryate jagat: that is the Para Prakriti. The self-awareness of the Spirit in this supreme Nature perceives in the light of self-knowledge the dynamic idea, the authentic truth of whatever he separates in his own being and expresses it in the Swabhava, the spiritual nature of the Jiva. The inherent truth and principle of the self of each Jiva, that which works itself out in manifestation, the essential divine nature in all which remains constant behind all conversions, perversions, reversions, that is the Swabhava. All that is in the Swabhava is loosed out into cosmic Nature for her to do what she can with it under the inner eye of the Purushottama. Out of the constant svabhava, out of the essential nature and self-principle of being of each becoming, she creates the varied mutations by which she strives to express it, unrolls all her changes in name and form, in time and space and those successions of condition developed one out of the other in time and space which we call causality, nimitta.
   that we have become in the manifestation, not to carry up to it our whole inner consciousness in a combined concentration of the mind's knowledge, the heart's love, the Yogic will, the vital life-force. Especially, bhakti seems inapplicable to the Absolute who is void of every relation, avyavahArya. "But" insists the
  Gita, - although this condition is supracosmic and although it is eternally unmanifest, - still "that supreme Purusha has to be won by a bhakti which turns to him alone in whom all beings exist and by whom all this world has been extended in space." In other words, the supreme Purusha is not an entirely relationless

2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  3. For he is the will, he is the strength, he is the effecter of perfection, even as Mitra he becomes the charioteer of the
  Supreme. To him, the first, in the rich-offerings the people seeking the godhead utter the word, the Aryan people to the fulfiller.
  Agni fulfilled becomes mighty in his own home - in the Truth, the Right, the Vast. It is thither that he is leading upward the aspiration in humanity, the soul of the Aryan, the head of the cosmic sacrifice.
  Agni is the power of conscious Being, called by us will, effective behind the workings of mind and body. Agni is the strong God within (mAryah., the strong, the masculine) who puts out his strength against all assailing powers, who forbids inertia, who repels every failing of heart and of force, who spurns out all lack of manhood. Agni actualises what might otherwise remain as an ineffectual thought or aspiration. He is the doer of the
  Will is the first necessity, the chief actualising force. When therefore the race of mortals turn consciously towards the great aim and, offering their enriched capacities to the Sons of Heaven, seek to form the divine in themselves, it is to Agni, first and chief, that they lift the realising thought, frame the creative Word. For they are the Aryans who do the work and accept the effort, - the vastest of all works, the most grandiose of all efforts, - and he is the power that embraces Action and by Action fulfils the work. What is the Aryan without the divine Will that accepts the labour and the battle, works and wins, suffers and triumphs?
  Therefore it is this Will which annihilates all forces commissioned to destroy the effort, this strongest of all the divine
  Then may those other mighty Ones who bring with them the plenitudes of the higher life, Indra and the Ashwins, Usha and Surya, Varuna and Mitra and Aryaman, assume with that formative extension of themselves in the human being their most
  Agni is Jatavedas, knower of the births, the worlds. He knows entirely the five worlds8 and is not confined in his consciousness to this limited and dependent physical harmony. He has access even to the three highest states9 of all, to the udder of the mystic Cow,10 the abundance of the Bull11 with the four horns. From that abundance he will foster the illumination in these Aryan seekers, swell the plenty of their divine faculties. By that fullness and plenty of his illumined perceptions he will unite thought with thought, word with word, till the human Intelligence is rich and harmonious enough to support and become the divine Idea.

2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Not by denying all relations, but through all relations is the
  Divine Infinite naturally approachable to man and most easily, widely, intimately seizable. This seeing is not after all the largest or the truest truth that the Supreme is without any relations with the mental, vital, physical existence of man in the universe, avyavahAryam, nor that what is described as the empirical truth of things, the truth of relations, vyavahara, is altogether the opposite of the highest spiritual truth, paramartha. On the contrary there are a thousand relations by which the supreme Eternal is secretly in contact and union with our human existence and by all essential ways of our nature and of the world's nature, sarvabhavena, can that contact be made sensible and that union made real to our soul, heart, will, intelligence, spirit. Therefore is this other way natural and easy for man, sukham aptum. God does not make himself difficult of approach to us: only one thing is needed, one demand made on us, the single indomitable will to break through the veil of our ignorance and the whole, the persistent seeking of the mind and heart and life for that which is all the time near to it, within it, its own soul of being and spiritual essence and the secret of its personality and its impersonality, its self and its nature. This is our one difficulty; the rest the Master of our existence will himself see to and accomplish, aham tvam moks.ayis.yami ma sucah..

2.08_-_God_in_Power_of_Becoming, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Skanda the war-god, leader of the leaders of battle, Marichi among the Maruts, the lord of wealth among the Yakshas and
  Rakshasas, the serpent Ananta among the Nagas, Agni among the Vasus, Chitraratha among the Gandharvas, Kandarpa the love-God among the progenitors, Varuna among the peoples of the sea, Aryaman among the Fathers, Narada among the divine sages, Yama lord of the Law among those who maintain rule and law, among the powers of storm the Wind-God. At the other end of the scale I am the radiant sun among lights and splendours, the moon among the stars of night, the ocean among the flowing waters, Meru among the peaks of the world, Himalaya among the mountain-ranges, Ganges among the rivers, the divine thunderbolt among weapons. Among all plants and trees I am the
  Aswattha, among horses Indra's horse Uchchaihsravas, Airavata

2.10_-_2.19_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II), #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Some of the Brahmo ladies sat on chairs, with music books in their hands. The songs of the Brahmo Samaj were sung to the accompaniment of harmonium and piano. Sri Ramakrishna's joy was unbounded. The invocation was followed by a prayer, and then the worship began. The achAryas, seated on the platform, recited from the Vedas: Om. Thou art our Father. Give us right knowledge; do not destroy us! We bow to Thee.
  The Brahmo devotees chanted in chorus with the achAryas: Om. Brahman is Truth, Knowledge, Infinity.
  The achAryas chanted in praise of God:
  Then the achAryas chanted their prayer together:
  "SankarachArya was a Brahmajnani, to be sure. But at the beginning he too had the feeling of differentiation. He didn't have absolute faith that everything in the world is Brahman. One day as he was coming out of the Ganges after his bath, he saw an untouchable, a butcher, carrying a load of meat. Inadvertently the butcher touched his body. Sankara shouted angrily, 'Hey there! How dare you touch me?' 'Revered sir,' said the butcher, 'I have not touched you, nor have you touched me. The Pure Self cannot be the body nor the five elements nor the twenty-four cosmic principles.' Then Sankara came to his senses. Once Jadabharata was carrying King Rahugana's palanquin and at the same time giving a discourse on Self-Knowledge. The king got down from the palanquin and said to Jadabharata, 'Who are you, pray?' The latter answered, 'I am Not this, not this-I am the Pure Self.' He had perfect faith that he was the Pure Self.
  ISHAN: "SankarachArya was once climbing the steps after finishing his bath in the Ganges, when he saw just in front of him an untouchable who had a pack of dogs with him. 'You have touched me!' said Sankara. 'Revered sir,' said the pariah, 'I have not touched you, nor have you touched me. The Self is the Inner Ruler of all beings and cannot be contaminated. Is there any difference between the sun's reflection in wine and its reflection in the Ganges?' "
  SankarachArya kept the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach mankind. The gift of knowledge and devotion is far superior to the gift of food. Therefore Chaitanyadeva distributed bhakti to all, including the outcaste. Happiness and suffering are the inevitable characteristics of the body. You have come to eat mangoes. Fulfil that desire. The one thing needful is jnna and bhakti. God alone is Substance; all else is illusory.
  SankarachArya retained the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach mankind.
  "There are four stages of life: brahmachArya, garhasthya, Vanaprastha, and sannyas.

2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But live thy guilty leaves in fire, so long
  As Aryan wheels by thy doomed shadow vast
  Thunder to war, nor bless with cool wide waves
  By Aryan fathers not yet paced, but wild,
  But virgin to our fruitful human toil,

2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  By destruction of the Titans the gods maintain the continuity of the divine Law in the cosmos. Whoever prematurely attempts to get rid of this law of battle and destruction, strives vainly against the greater will of the World-Spirit. Whoever turns from it in the weakness of his lower members, as did Arjuna in the beginning, - therefore was his shrinking condemned as a small and false pity, an inglorious, an un-Aryan and unheavenly feebleness of heart and impotence of spirit, klaibyam, ks.udram hr.daya-daurbalyam, - is showing not true virtue, but a want of spiritual courage to face the sterner truths of Nature and of action and existence. Man can only exceed the law of battle by discovering the greater law of his immortality. There are those who seek this where it always exists and must primarily be found, in the higher reaches of the pure spirit, and to find it turn away from a world governed by the law of Death. That is an individual solution which makes no difference to mankind and the world, or rather makes only this difference that they are deprived of so much spiritual power which might have helped them forward in the painful march of their evolution.

2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "But SankarachArya retained the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach men.
  "The idea of responsibility! Goodness gracious! Men like SankarachArya and Sukadeva kept the 'ego of Knowledge'. It is not for man to show compassion, but for God. One feels compassion as long as one has the 'ego of Knowledge'. And it is God Himself who has become the 'ego of Knowledge'.
  "SankarachArya kept the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach people. God keeps in many people the 'ego of a Jnni' or the 'ego of a bhakta' even after they have attained Brahmajnana. Hanuman, after realizing God in both His Personal and His Impersonal aspect, cherished toward God the attitude of a servant, a devotee. He said to Rma: 'O

2.2.03_-_The_Psychic_Being, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The psychic being may be described in Indian language as the Purusha in the heart or the caitya purus.a;2 but the inner or secret heart must be understood, hr.daye guhayam, not the outer vital-emotional centre. It is the true psychic entity (distinguished from the vital desire-mind) - the psyche - spoken of on the page of the Arya to which you make reference.

2.2.1_-_The_Prusna_Upanishads, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  EvDAryam, 2
  2. To him answered the Rishi Pippalada: "These are the Gods,
  {td^ bAZmv-AryamFEt t

2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A completest inner quietism once admitted as our necessary means towards living in the pure impersonal self, the question how practically it brings about that result is the next issue that arises. "How, having attained this perfection, one thus attains to the Brahman, hear from me, O son of Kunti, - that which is the supreme concentrated direction of the knowledge." The knowledge meant here is the Yoga of the Sankhyas, - the Yoga of pure knowledge accepted by the Gita, jnana-yogena sankhyanam, so far as it is one with its own Yoga which includes also the way of works of the Yogins, karma-yogena yoginam. But all mention of works is kept back for the moment. For by Brahman here is meant at first the silent, the impersonal, the immutable. The Brahman indeed is both for the Upanishads and the Gita all that is and lives and moves; it is not solely an impersonal Infinite or an unthinkable and incommunicable Absolute, acintyam avyavahAryam. All this is Brahman, says the Upanishad; all this is Vasudeva, says the Gita, - the supreme Brahman is all that moves or is stable and his hands and feet and eyes and heads and faces are on every side of us. But still there are two aspects of this All, - his immutable eternal self that supports existence and his self of active power that moves abroad in the world movement. It is only when we lose our limited ego personality in the impersonality of the self that we arrive at the calm and free oneness by which we can possess a true unity with the universal power of the Divine in his world movement. Impersonality is a denial of limitation and division, and the cult of impersonality is a natural condition of true being, an indispensable preliminary of true knowledge and therefore a first requisite of true action. It is very clear that we cannot become one self with all or one with the universal Spirit and his vast self-knowledge, his complex will and his widespread world-purpose by insisting on our limited personality of ego; for that divides us from others and it makes us bound and self-centred in our view and in our will to action.

2.23_-_The_Core_of_the_Gita.s_Meaning, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The mind itself has the vague sense of some surpassing factor of this kind and in the pursuit of its absolutes frequently strikes against it. It glimpses a state, a power, a presence that is near and within and inmost to it and yet immeasurably greater and singularly distant and above it; it has a vision of something more essential, more absolute than its own absolutes, intimate, infinite, one, and it is that which we call God, Self or Spirit. This then the mind attempts to know, enter, touch and seize wholly, to approach it or become it, to arrive at some kind of unity or lose itself in a complete identity with that mystery, ascAryam.

2.2.4_-_Taittiriya_Upanishad, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Hari OM. Be peace to us Mitra. Be peace to us Varouna. Be
  peace to us Aryaman. Be peace to us Indra & Brihaspati. May
  far-striding Vishnu be peace to us. Adoration to the Eternal.
  Be peace to us Mitra. Be peace to us Varouna. Be peace to us
  Aryaman. Be peace to us Indra and Brihaspati. May far-striding
  Vishnu be peace to us. Adoration to the Eternal. Adoration to

2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I always thought that in other Yogas seekers first had to undergo a rigorous disciplined period of 12 years of BrahmachArya, and only when the Guru certified their physical, vital, mental immunity were they allowed to enter into its practical course.

2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  There are four stages of life: brahmachArya, garhasthya, vanaprastha, and sannys.
  "But God keeps some jnanis in the world of my to be teachers of men. In order to teach others the Jnni lives in the world with the help of Vidy-my. It is God Himself who keeps the Jnni in the world for His work. Such was the case with Sukadeva and SankarachArya.
  "The ego of the Incarnations returns to them when they come down from the plane of samdhi; but then it is the 'ego of Knowledge' or the 'ego of Devotion'. Through the 'ego of Knowledge' they teach men. SankarachArya kept the 'ego of Knowledge'.
  "The 'ego of Devotion', the 'ego of Knowledge', and the 'ego of a child' do not harm the devotee. SankarachArya kept the ego of Knowledge'.
  Mahima recited a few more hymns and at last one to iva, by SankarachArya, that compared the world to a deep well and a wilderness. Mahima was a householder.
  MASTER: "A mother who says that is no mother; she is the embodiment of avidy. There is no sin in disobeying such a mother. She obstructs her son's path to God. There is no harm in disobeying your elders for the sake of God. For Rma's sake Bharat did not obey his mother Kaikeyi. The gopis did not obey their husbands when they were forbidden to visit Krishna. Prahlada disobeyed his father for God. Vali disregarded the words of SukrachArya, his teacher, in order to please God. Bibhishana went against the wishes of Ravana, his elder brother, to please Rma. But you must obey your elders in all other things. Let me see your hand."

2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The push to Nirvana has two motive forces behind it. One is the sense of the imperfection, sorrow, death, suffering of this world - the original motive force of the Buddha. But for escape from these afflictions Nirvana might not be necessary, if there are higher worlds into which one can ascend where there is no such imperfection, sorrow, death or suffering. But this other possibility of escape is met by the idea that these higher worlds too are transient and part of the Ignorance, that one has to return here always till one overcomes the Ignorance, that the Reality and the cosmic existence are as Truth and Falsehood, opposite, incompatible. This brings in the second motive force, that of the call to Transcendence. If the Transcendent is not only supracosmic but an aloof Incommunicable, avyavahAryam, which one cannot reach except by a negation of all that is here, then some kind of Nirvana, an absolute Nirvana even is inevitable. If on the other hand the Divine is transcendent but not incommunicable, the call will still be there and the soul will leave the chequered cosmic play for the beatitude of the transcendent existence, but an absolute Nirvana would not be indispensable; a beatific union with the Divine offers itself as the way before the seeker. This is the reason why the Cosmic Consciousness is not sufficient and the push away from it is so strong, - it is only if the golden
   not been made in the Arya because at that time what I now call the Overmind was supposed to be an inferior plane of the
  Supermind. But that was because I was seeing them from the
  To return to the supramental - the supramental is simply the direct self-existent Truth Consciousness and the direct selfeffective Truth Power. There can therefore be no question of jugglery about it. What is not true is not supramental. As for calm and silence, there is no need of the supramental to get that. One can get it even on the level of Higher Mind which is the next above the human intelligence. I got these things in 1908, twenty-seven years ago and I can assure you they were solid enough and marvellous enough without any need of supramentality to make it more so! Again, a calm that "seems like motion" is a phenomenon of which I know nothing. A calm or silence which can support or produce action - that I know and that is what I have had - the proof is that out of an absolute silence of the mind I edited the Bande Mataram for four months and wrote 61-2 volumes of the Arya, not to speak of all the letters and messages etc. etc. I have written since. If you say that writing is not an action or motion but only something that seems like it, a jugglery of the consciousness, - well, still out of that calm and silence I conducted a pretty strenuous political activity and have also taken my share in keeping up an
  Asram which has at least an appearance to the physical senses of being solid and material! If you deny that these things are material or solid (which of course metaphysically you can), then you land yourself plump into Shankara's illusionism, and there

2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH, #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Sri Ramakrishna and the devotees returned to the Master's room. The conversation turned to Shyamapada BhattachArya.
  "A man may keep this ego even after attaining samdhi. Such a man feels either that he is a servant of God or that he is a lover of God. SankarachArya retained the 'ego of Knowledge' to teach men spiritual life. The 'servant-ego', the 'Knowledge ego', or the 'devotee ego' may be called the 'ripe ego'. It is different from the 'unripe ego', which makes one feel: 'I am the doer. I am the son of a wealthy man. I am learned. I am rich.
  "One cannot teach men without the command of God. After attaining Knowledge, SankarachArya retained the 'ego of Knowledge' in order to teach mankind. But to lecture without realizing God! What good will that do?
  (To Dr. Sarkar) "There are three kinds of devotees: superior, mediocre, and inferior. The inferior devotee says, 'God is out there.' According to him God is different from His creation. The mediocre devotee says: 'God is the AntAryami, the Inner Guide. God dwells in everyone's heart. The mediocre devotee sees God in the heart. But the superior devotee sees that God alone has become everything; He alone has become the twenty-four cosmic principles. He finds that everything, above and below, is filled with God.

2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    4. May the destroyers of the foe, Varuna, Mitra and Aryaman, sit down on the sacred rushes as human friends might sit.
    4. The gods even Varuna and Mitra and Aryaman light thee utterly, the ancient messenger; all wealth that mortal conquers by thee, O Agni, who to thee has given. mdo hotA ghpEtr`n
    2. The Flame is the head of heaven and the navel of the earth and the power that moves at work in the two worlds. O Vaisvanara, the gods brought thee to birth a god to be a light to Aryan man.
    3. For he is the will, he is the strength, he is the effecter of perfection, even as Mitra he becomes the charioteer of the Supreme. To him, the first, in the rich-offerings the people seeking the godhead utter the word, the Aryan people to the fulfiller.
      1 Or "enters into the gods".
    3. Him desire and adore, for he is the first and chief who brings to perfect accomplishment your sacrifice, since he takes all offering of the Aryan peoples and makes them to shine with light; he is the son of Energy, the bringer of boons, the flood of strength. The godheads hold the Flame that gives the treasure.
   jnAy 4
  4. Aryaman for them and Mitra and Varuna, Indra, Vishnu
  and the Maruts and the Ashwins do thou well-horsed, wellcharioted, great in the joy of achievement, bring now, O
  Mitra, the bountiful, how to earth? What wilt thou say to
  Aryaman, what to Bhaga?
  31 Or, before the thunder-crash from the unknown.
  a)jEt Em/\ s;EDt\ n goEByd^ dMptF smnsA kZoEq 2
  2. O holder of the self-law, thou becomest Aryaman when thou
  bearest the secret name of the Virgins; they reveal thee with
  the Destroyers out from the house bringing to birth a wide
  Light for the Aryan.
  16. The light by which Mitra sees and Varuna and Aryaman, by which lords of the journey and Bhaga, that light may we worship, we made by thy force perfect knowers of the path guarded by the lordship of the Puissant.
  35. For you, the kings, who have power over seeing men, choose one or another to have mastery in the human ways, - such may we be, O Varuna, O Mitra, O Aryaman, charioteers, indeed, of the Truth.
  SUKTA 72
  the laws of our action; to the Fire well-born, increaser of the
  Aryan, go our words.
  of the great and seeing wine to the pilgrim-sacrifice. When
  the Aryan peoples chose the doer of works, Fire the priest
  of the call, then the thought was born.
    6. Thou hast conquered the riches of the plains and the riches of the mountain, the destroyer foemen, and the Aryan freemen: like a hero art thou, a violent overthrower of men, O Fire, mayst thou overcome those who battle against us.

3.1.23_-_The_Rishi, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  King Manu, of the Aryan peoples lord,
  Greets thee, Sage.
  Dare on thyself to look, thyself art He,
  O Aryan, then.
  Shrink not from life, O Aryan, but with mirth
  And joy receive

3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But the greatest skill in works of Yoga is that which to the animal man seems its greatest ineptitude. For all this difficult attainment, the latter will say, may lead to anything you please, but we have to lose our personal life, abandon our personal objects, annul our personal will and pleasure and without these life cannot be worth living. Now the object of all skill in works must be evidently to secure the best welfare either of ourselves or of others or of all. The ordinary man calls it welfare to secure momentarily some transient object, to wade for it through a sea of grief and suffering and painful labour and to fall from it again still deeper into the same distressful element in search of a new transient object. The greatest cunning of Yoga is to have detected this cheat of the mind and its desires and dualities and to have found the way to an abiding peace, a universal delight and an all-embracing satisfaction, which can not only be enjoyed for oneself but communicated to others. That too arises out of the change of our being; for the pure truth of existence carries also in it the unalloyed delight of existence, they are inseparable in the status of the infinite. To use the figures of the Vedic seers, by
  Yoga Varuna is born in us, a vast sky of spiritual living, the divine in his wide existence and infinite truth; into that wideness Mitra rises up, Lord of Light and Love who takes all our activities of thought and feeling and will, links them into a divine harmony, charioteers our movement and dictates our works; called by this wideness and this harmony Aryaman appears in us, the Divine in its illumined power, uplifted force of being and all-judging
   effective will; and by the three comes the indwelling Bhaga, the
  Divine in its pure bliss and all-seizing joy who dispels the evil dream of our jarring and divided existence and possesses all things in the light and glory of Aryaman's power, Mitra's love and light, Varuna's unity. This divine Birth shall be the son of our works; and than creating this what greater skill can there be or what more practical and sovereign cunning?

3.2.03_-_To_the_Ganges, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Clasps us, Bhagirathie, Jahnavie or Gunga, and thy name
  Holier makes the Aryans' land.
  But thou leavest Aryavurtha, but thou leapest to the seas
  In thy hundred mighty streams;
  Up to far Benares pure,
  She shall lead the Aryan peoples to the mighty doom foretold
  And her glory shall endure.
  And once more this Aryavurtha fit for heavenly feet to tread,
  Free and holy, bold and wise,

3.2.04_-_Suddenly_out_from_the_wonderful_East, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Lovely of face or of mood, but all sweethearted and happy
  Aryan women. One there seemed of another moulding
  Who was aloof from the crowd and the chaos of cheerful faces.

3.3.1_-_Agni,_the_Divine_Will-Force, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Sons of division and darkness, protected by the warrior force of the Will that knows. He attains the immortality and maintains unhurt its law of truth and joy in the human creature. In the end we overpass all crookednesses of falsehood and error, emerge from the low and broken and devious ground to the straight path and the high and open levels. Will and Knowledge become one; every impulse of the perfected soul becomes conscious of the essential truth of its own self-being, every act fulfils it consciently, joyously, victoriously. Such is the godhead to which the
  Vedic Fire exalts the Aryan who does the sacrifice. The Immortal conquers in the mortal and by his sacrifice. Man, the thinker, fighter, toiler, becomes a seer, self-ruler and king over Nature.
  The actual legends about Agni, the developed parables as distinct from the less elaborate figure, are rare or non-existent - in remarkable contrast with the wealth of myth which crowds about the names of Indra and the Ashwins. He participates in the legendary actions of Indra, the Python-slaying, the recovery of the herds, the slaying of the Dasyus; his own activity is universal but in spite of his supreme greatness or perhaps because of it he seeks no separate end and claims no primacy over the other gods. He is content to be a worker for man and the helpful deities. He is the doer of the great Aryan work and the pure and sublime mediator between earth and heaven. Disinterested, sleepless, invincible this divine Will-force works in the world as a universal Soul of power housed in all beings, Agni Vaishwanara, the greatest, most powerful, most brilliant and most impersonal of all the cosmic Deities.

3.6.01_-_Heraclitus, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  between God and World is summed up in the phrase, "It is He
  that has moved out everywhere, sa pAryagat"; He is the Lord,
  the Seer and Thinker, who becoming everywhere - Heraclitus', #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the first place, it is evident that these differences are no mere accident nor the result of some trivial and local cause; for they coincide with great cultural divisions of humanity belonging to prehistoric times. It is the races called Aryan from their common original culture whose script is directed from left to right; the Mesopotamian races deriving their culture from the Chaldeans proceed from right to left; the Mongolians write vertically.
  The one important circumstance common, one might almost say central, to the ideas and practices of the ancient nations was the reverence for the sun and its supreme importance in religious ceremonies. Might not the direction adopted for their writing be determined by some difference in their attitude towards the direction of the sun in its daily movement from east to west?
  The difference of attitude can only be explained if we suppose that for some reason the Aryan forefathers had their faces turned southwards, the Mesopotamian northwards and the Mongolian eastwards. In that case, the sun for the Aryans would move from their left to their right, for the Mesopotamians from their right to their left, for the Mongolians straight towards them, and this difference would be represented by the movement of the hand tracing the sacred symbols on some hard flat surface, of stone or other material used for these early scripts.
  But what circumstance, again, could lead to this difference?
  We can only think of one, - that this tendency might have been formed during the constant migration of these races from their original habitat. If we accept Mr. Tilak's theory of an Aryan migration from the arctic regions southwards towards India,
  Persia and the Mediterranean countries; if we can suppose that the fathers of the Mesopotamian culture came from the south northwards and that the first Mongolian movement was from
  We may thus explain also the Sanskrit terms for the four directions; for entering India from the west and following this line in their early colonisation, the east would be in front of the Aryans, purva, the west behind, pascima, the south on their right,, while the name for the north, uttara, higher, might possibly indicate a memory of their old northern home in

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Translated into English with an etymological reconstruction of
  the Old Sanscrit or Aryan tongue in which it was rendered in
  the Dwapara Yuga and an explanation of the Yogic phenomena
  satyam; Indra of the understanding and manas; Vayu of the
  sukshma prana; Mitra, Varuna, Aryama and Bhaga are the four
  masters of the emotional mind or character; Brihaspati of the
  the uttama gati to Vasudeva or, if he will not have that, by the
  adhama gati to Prakriti. The Vedic Aryans sought to overcome
  the Daityas or Dasyus by the aid of the gods; afterwards the
  is used for procuring enjoyment in this world and the next,
  bhogaishwAryagatim prati. Vishnu incarnates as the lawgiver,
  ritualist and Shastrakara to preserve the knowledge and practice
  sacrifice. It must be remembered that the Yoga was to the old
  Aryans a battle between the Devas and Daityas, the gods being
  the warriors who fought the Daityas for man and were made
  most joy-giving, a great disposer of delight. The word DA means
  to set, create, give, arrange; here it is the old Aryan substantive
  expressing the agent and often used adjectivally.
  fight, rule (aEr,, aAy, aymA, Gr. ret, ^Arhc) and a number of
  others. Every Aryan primary root was capable of being used
  either transitively or intransitively, and in its transitive sense a
  The root ag^ is a secondary formation from the primary old
  Aryan root a which means essentially to be or, transitively, to
  have. a expresses being in its widest and barest sense without
  abandonment, the sense of casting a libation on the altar, and
  other derivate senses are of later origin. hotA in the old Aryan
  tongue meant a slayer, striker, destroyer, warrior; hv, and aAhv,
  Also. This is a particle which has survived from the ancient
  Aryan tongue. It belongs to the class represented [by] the Latin
  et, ut, at, Sanscrit id^, u, ut, aEt, Greek i at the end of a word for
  number of pronouns, adverbs, suffixes, affixes, conjunctions and
  prepositions are descended in the Aryan languages.
  ut has the force as an adverb of also, in addition, verily,
  , (O.S. s,, sA, s), cf
  ti because, and in the old Aryan and
  Vedic languages had not only the demonstrative force, but also
  The nasal at the end of a word in old Aryan tended always
  to be a pure nasal, anuswara, as in French, just as s final tended
  The demonstrative relative in the old Aryan tongue, y,, implies motion or direction from one point to another as opposed
  to the static force of s,. y, means the one who is yonder, s, the
  the sky or air, and a sacrificial ceremony". All these significations
  are recognisable as developments from the original Aryan root
  aD^, a secondary formation from a, to be. The sound D^ signifies
  a picture. The k^ roots are among those of the widest scope in
  the Aryan language. Primarily, they convey the idea of any kind
  of violent, strong or masterful contact, action or relation to any
  Asad va idam agra asit, tatah sad ajayata. Atman is featureless,
  unconnected, inactive, alakshanam avyavahAryam akriyam. It
  must be featureless in order to contain all possible feature; it
  . The root is il^ or Il^, 0^ being a modification which now
  survives only in the Southern Aryan tongues, Marathi, Tamil etc.
  il^ is itself a secondary root from i to go, move, go after, wish
  {r^. n; or n$ is evidently an old Aryan word for "now" used
  both of time & logical sequence and in asking questions; this is
  us, and of @aP, @P in Tamil to mean I, us.
  ut .. id^. 1 In the old Aryan language a, i, u were evidently
  used as demonstrative pronouns, i being this here near me, a
  here; ky, means the worlds in which the five human peoples,
  p\ckF,, labour at the work of the Aryan. These worlds are
  described as coming together, meeting so as to become one. The
  the Veda.
  vhAEs. In the early Aryan tongue the long and short syllable were entirely interchangeable and traces of this linger in
  the Veda - crT, crAT; BvEs, BvAEs; pT,, pAT,. Sayana takes as
  an old root =s. The initial =s sound must have been common
  enough in the original Aryan tongue, since it figures so largely
  in Greek, but it has left few traces in Sanscrit. We have besides
  dwell in the Parardha, will be a more probable, as well as a
  more forcible rendering. See Rt ar in the Aryan Word Book.
  s\ mh
  double entendre of rivers & cows. smFc is an adjective formed
  from sm on the system explained in my Origins of Aryan Speech,
  him as
  work (of the Aryan?) or by the working power, strength or the
  will that they sent him. In other words Agni is the divine and
  mental faculty.
  4. Mitram esham, Indravishn.u Maruto Ashwinota;
  Svashwo Agne surathah suradha, edu vaha suhavishe
  Aryaman, Varuna & Mitra of these, Indra & Vishnu, the Maruts
  and the Aswins, do thou, O Agni, good in thy steeds, good in
  Atas twam dr.ishyan Agna etan, pad.bhih pashyer adbhutan Arya evaih.
  The seer the Seers unconquered expressed, establishing him in
  18. A yutheva kshumati pashvo, akhyad devanam yaj janimanti ugra;
  Martanam chid urvashr akr.ipran, vr.idhe chid Arya uparasya ayoh.
  Like herds in the dwelling (or field) of the Cow, thou didst
  what sin in us dost thou rebuke? How to Mitra bounteous or
  to the earth hast thou said it or what to Aryaman & what to
  the flaming illuminations of Agni Jatavedas which help us to
  distinguish friend & enemy, Arya & unArya, truth & falsehood.
  4. ud`n
  which may mean either enemy or undelight, rAEt being the long
  form permissible in the early Aryan tongue of rEt. The enemies
  denounced are the yAt;j$, yAt;DAn, yAt;mAvt^, the impellers of pain
  The sacrifice was represented at once as a giving and worship, a battle and a journey. It was the centre of a battle between
  the Gods aided by Aryan men on one side and the Titans or
  destroyers on the opposite faction, Dasyus, Vritras, Panis, Rakshasas, later called Daityas and Asuras, between the powers
  But the question is whether there is anything to show that there was actually such a doubling of functions in the Veda. Now in the first place, how was the transition effected from the alleged purely materialistic Nature-worship of the Vedas to the extraordinary psychological and spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads unsurpassed in their subtlety and sublimity in ancient times? There are three possible explanations. First, this sudden spirituality may have been brought in from outside; it is hardily suggested by some scholars that it was taken from an alleged highly spiritual non-Aryan southern culture; but this is an assumption, a baseless hypothesis for which no proof has been advanced; it rests as a surmise in the air without foundation. Secondly, it may have developed from within by some such transmutation as I have suggested, but subsequent to the composition of all but the latest Vedic hymns. Still even then it was effected on the basis of the Vedic hymns; the Upanishads claim to be a development from the Vedic knowledge, Vedanta repeatedly appeals to Vedic texts, regards Veda as a book of knowledge. The men who gave the Vedantic knowledge are everywhere represented as teachers of the Veda. Why then should we rigidly assume that this development took place subsequent to the composition of the bulk of the Vedic mantras? For the third possibility is that the whole ground had already been prepared consciently by the Vedic mystics. I do not say that the inner Vedic knowledge was identical with the Brahmavada.
  Europe has built up by a system of ingenious guesses and deductions a new version and evolved the history, true or imaginative,
  of an Aryan invasion and a struggle between Aryan and Dravidian which was never before suspected in the long history of
  Vedic interpretation. The same charge has been brought against
  fighter, assailant, enemy, sometimes it is an adjective and seems
  almost equivalent to Arya or even Arya. But mark that these
  are all well-connected senses. Dayananda insists on a greater
  & deified mentality, to Vayu a pure & divine vital joy & action,
  to the four great Vasus, Varuna, Mitra, Bhaga & Aryama the
  greatnesses, felicities, enjoyments & strengths of perfected being,
  revealed & concealed their high knowledge, revealed it to the
  Aryan mind, concealed it from the unAryan. Agni is the white
  horse which appears galloping in front of the days, - the same
  He has then archayo dhuminah, smoky rays; he acts as a force in
  Avidya, putro, a son of the crookednesses although
  always rijuyuh, moving towards the straightnesses. But when he
  dv nAmAEn) dEDr
   they held in themselves (aA(mn, k(vA DAryamAs;,);
  BdAyA\ s\dO t

4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The integral Yoga will make use of both the passive and the active methods according to the need of the nature and the guidance of the inner spirit, the AntAryamin. It will not limit itself by the passive way, for that would lead only to some individual quietistic salvation or negation of an active and universal spiritual being which would be inconsistent with the totality of its aim. It will use the method of endurance, but not stop short with a detached strength and serenity, but move rather to a positive strength and mastery, in which endurance will no longer be needed, since the self will then be in a calm and powerful spontaneous possession of the universal energy and capable of determining easily and happily all its reactions in the oneness and the Ananda. It will use the method of impartial indifference, but not end in an aloof indifference to all things, but rather move towards a high-seated impartial acceptance of life strong to transform all experience into the greater values of the equal spirit. It will use too temporarily resignation and submission, but by the full surrender of its personal being to the Divine it will attain to the all-possessing Ananda in which there is no need of resignation, to the perfect harmony with the universal which is not merely an acquiescence, but an embracing oneness, to the perfect instrumentality and subjection of the natural self to the Divine by which the Divine also is possessed by the individual spirit. It will use fully the positive method, but will go beyond any individual acceptance of things which would have the effect of turning existence into a field only of the perfected individual knowledge, power and Ananda. That it will have, but also it will have the oneness by which it can live in the existence of others for their sake and not only for its own and for their assistance and as one of their means, an associated and helping force in the movement towards the same perfection. It will live for the Divine, not shunning world-existence, not attached to the earth or the heavens, not attached either to a supracosmic liberation, but equally one with the Divine in all his planes and able to live in him equally in the Self and in the manifestation.

4.1_-_Jnana, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  56. Be wide in me, O Varuna; be mighty in me, O Indra; O
  Sun, be very bright and luminous; O Moon, be full of charm and sweetness. Be fierce and terrible, O Rudra; be impetuous and swift, O Maruts; be strong and bold, O Aryama; be voluptuous and pleasurable, O Bhaga; be tender and kind and loving and passionate, O Mitra. Be bright and revealing, O Dawn; O Night, be solemn and pregnant. O Life, be full, ready & buoyant; O
  Death, lead my steps from mansion to mansion. Harmonise all these, O Brahmanaspati. Let me not be subject to these gods, O

4.26_-_The_Supramental_Time_Consciousness, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Note on the Text
  THE SYNTHESIS OF YOGA first appeared in seventy-seven monthly instalments in the philosophical review Arya, beginning with its first issue, August 1914, and continuing until its last, January 1921. The Arya text of the Synthesis consisted of five introductory chapters numbered
  I - V and seventy-two other chapters numbered I - II and IV - LXXIII
  In the Arya the division of the main series of chapters into four parts, corresponding to the yogas of Works, Knowledge, Devotion and
  Self-Perfection, was not marked explicitly until the fifth year, when the heading "The Yoga of Self-Perfection" began to be added above the chapter numbers.
  The Synthesis of Yoga was left incomplete when the Arya ceased publication in January 1921. Before abandoning the work,
  Sri Aurobindo wrote part of a chapter entitled "The Supramental

5.1.02_-_The_Gods, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Aryaman - Power, Tapasya., #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Problem of Rebirth
   institution of the physical method which he has detected in its minute workings, but is blind to the miracle each step involves or content to lose the sense of it in the satisfied observation of a vast ordered phenomenon. But always the marvel of the thing remains, one with the inexplicable wonder of all existence, - even as it is said in the ancient Scripture, ascAryavat pasyati kascid enam, ascAryavad vadati tathaiva canyah.; ascAryavac cainam anyah. sr.n.oti, srutvapyenam veda na caiva kascit.

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  January 15, 1969
  (After the visit of an "AchArya," or Jain master, who came surrounded with his disciples.)
  He tried every way to make me talk! I refused. I had never seen them, with their mouths covered 12 - it

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  22In the Vedas, the panis and dasyus represent beings or forces hidden in subterranean caves who have stolen the 'Riches'
  or the 'Lights', symbolized by herds of cows. With the help of the gods, the Aryan warrior must recover these lost riches,
  the 'sun in the darkness,' by igniting the flame of sacrifice. It is the path of subterranean descent.
  luminous; O Moon, be full of charm and sweetness. Be fierce and terrible, O Rudra; be
  impetuous and swift, O Maruts; be strong and bold, O Aryama; be voluptuous and
  pleasurable, O Bhaga; be tender and kind and loving and passionate, O Mitra. Be bright and
  When he returned, he told me he would take me there as soon as he could.
  The Arya began in June 1914, and the first issue was scheduled to come out on August 15, Sri
  238Richard died in the United States in 1967, then made a vain attempt to reincarnate in Auroville. Thus the danger of
  very interesting point. June 21 was Paul Richard's birthday, 239 so on that day we announced the coming
  publication of the Arya and that the first issue would appear on August 15. Between June 21 and
  August 15, the war broke out. But since everything was ready we went ahead and published it.
  Great Synthesis.' Is this true?240
  No, it's not true! This was never intended, never! The Arya was bilingual, one part in French and one in
  English, but it was one and the same magazine published here in Pondicherry. There was never any

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the noble heroic age of the Aryan people147 there was not so much shouting and gesticulating, but
  the endeavor they undertook remained steadfast through many centuries. The Bengali's endeavor lasts

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the religious rites and priests of B.'s state. He came here and asked to see me. I saw him on a December
  9 (I think) when I paid a visit to the estate at Aryankuppam. I was walking in the gardens when
  suddenly I felt something pulling at me - and none too gently! I turned around and saw a tall man,

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That's the Nihilists: ShankarachArya and so on, the worshipers of Nothingness.
  The worshipers of Nothingness... I don't know, the farther I go, the more I have a sense of a... very,
  Yes, but then I can't write!
  Listen, Sri Aurobindo wrote the whole Arya for I don't know how much time, five years, I think,
  without a single thought in his head.

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Or is there another human language older than the oldest Sanskrit?" You also ask, "Is this
  hieroglyphic Egyptian language akin to the Chaldean line or the Aryan line?"
  Yes, all that is very interesting, but I can't get an answer. There's a complete lacuna.

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Anand Arya asks this: "Does the decentralization always take place after death, or can it begin

Aion_-_Part_13+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  is the Original Man in the theosophical version of Zarathustra's system. Yima, on
  the other hand, is the Original Man of ancient Aryan legend. His name is Yimo
  kshaito, 'the shining Yima.' According to the Mainyo-i-Khard, the metals were

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  penetrates the centre of the earth. The two axes were no more parallel; hence the eternal spring of
  Airyana Vaego by the good river Daitya had disappeared, and "the Aryan Magi had to emigrate to
  Sagdiani" -- say the exoteric accounts. But the esoteric teaching states that the pole had passed through
  become the region of desolation and woe. This alone ought to be an incontrovertible proof of the great
  antiquity of the Zoroastrian Scriptures. The Neo-Aryans of the post-diluvian age could, of course,
  hardly recognise the mountains, on the summits of which their forefathers had met before the Flood,
  Can one fail to recognise in Creuzer great powers of intuition, when, being almost unacquainted with
  the Aryan Hindu philosophies, little known in his day, he wrote: -"We modern Europeans feel surprised when hearing talk of the Spirits of the Sun, Moon,
  etc. But we repeat again, the natural good sense and the upright
  than they are now, and truth have a wider field of fact in its knowledge.
  * These were the early Aryans and the bulk of the Fourth Root Races -- the former pious and
  meditative (yoga-contemplation), the latter -- a fighting race of sorcerers, who were rapidly
  him "Say we not well thou hast a devil?"
  Read the account about Indra (Vayu) in the Rig-Veda, the occult volume par excellence of Aryanism,
  and then compare it with the same in the Puranas -- the exoteric version thereof, and the purposely
  other systems agrees with it. Thus, if from three systems widely differing from each other in
  appearance -- the old Aryan, the ancient Greek, and the modern Christian schemes -- we select several
  Sun-gods and dragons at random, these will be found copied from each other.
  Babylonian legends without the smallest doubt, though the Babylonian story had its origin in the
  allegories of the Aryans. The fragment read by the late George Smith (See "The Chaldean account of
  Genesis," p. 304) is sufficient to disclose the source of the xii. chapter of the Apocalypse. Here it is as
  This war of gods with the powers of the Deep, refers also, in its last and terrestrial application, to the
  struggle between the Aryan adepts of the nascent Fifth Race and the Sorcerers of Atlantis, the Demons
  of the Deep, the Islanders surrounded with water who disappeared in the Deluge. (See the last pages of
  of pious men against the power of Evil, "of the Iranians with the Aryan Brahmins of India." And the
  conflict of the gods with the Asuras is repeated in the Great War -- the Mahabharata. In the latest
  Devs were giants, strong and wicked; the Peris were smaller in stature, but wiser and kinder.
  Here we recognize the Atlantean giants and the Aryans, or the Rakshasas of the Ramayana and the (15 von 24) [06.05.2003 03:36:12]
  In "Timaeus" Plato says the same. The Secret Doctrine declaring that most of the later islander
  Atlanteans perished in the interval between 850,000 and 700,000 years ago, and that the Aryans were
  200,000 years old when the first great "island" or continent was submerged, there hardly seems any
  never concealed their chronology. Thus, when saying 9,000 years, the Initiates will read 900,000 years,
  during which space of time -- i.e, from the first appearance of the Aryan race, when the Pliocene
  portions of the once great Atlantis began gradually sinking* and other continents to appear on the
  surface, down to the final disappearance of Plato's small island of Atlantis, the Aryan races had never
  ceased to fight with the descendants of the first giant races. This war lasted till nearly the close of the
  Asiatic Researches.) And his facts and quotations from the Puranas give direct and conclusive
  evidence that the Aryan Hindus and other ancient nations were earlier navigators than the Phoenicians,
  who are now credited with having been the first seamen that appeared in the post-diluvian times. This
  power; it must, therefore, have been more than eleven thousand years ago."
  But another calculation and proof may be adduced of the great antiquity of these Hindu Aryans who
  knew of (because they had once dwelt in it) and described the last surviving island of Atlantis -- or
  student the history of the psychic and spiritual evolution of the direct antediluvian fathers of our Fifth
  (Aryan) humanity, and before demonstrating its bearing upon all the other side branches grown from
  the same trunk, we have to elucidate a few more facts. It has been shown, on the evidence of the whole
  instance, where the lethal influence of Mussulman, and later on of European, licentiousness, has hardly
  touched the orthodox Aryan castes, one still finds the finest men -- so far as stature and physical
  strength go -- on the whole globe; whereas the mighty men of old have found themselves replaced in
  instrument for kindling sacred fire, may explain it better. "Prometheus, the fire-bringer, is the
  Pramantha personified," goes on the author; "he finds his prototype in the Aryan [[Footnote continued
  on next page]]
  Humanity will appear, a name which became ages later that of its neighbour, India -- the Arya-varta of
  * Mankind is obviously divided into god-informed men and lower human creatures. The intellectual
  difference between the Aryan and other civilized nations and such savages as the South Sea Islanders,
  is inexplicable on any other grounds. No amount of culture, nor generations of training amid
  civilization, could raise such human specimens as the Bushmen, the Veddhas of Ceylon, and some
  African tribes, to the same intellectual level as the Aryans, the Semites, and the Turanians so called.
  The "sacred spark" is missing in them and it is they who are the only inferior races on the globe, now
  But this "separation" did not take place either in the localities assigned for it by modern science, nor in
  the way the Aryans are shown to have divided and separated by Mr. Max Muller and other Aryanists.
  Nearly two-thirds of one million years have elapsed since that period. The yellow-faced giants of the
  with some modern theories of Evolution, minus natural selection (Vide "Physiological Selection" by
  G. J. Romanes, F.R.S.), these statements appear quite reasonable and logical.* Thus, while the Aryans
  are the descendants of the yellow Adams, the gigantic and highly civilized tlanto-Aryan race, the
  Semites -- and the Jews along with them -- are those of the red Adam; and both de Quatrefages and the
  and gods" ("Esoteric Buddhism," p. 65), how much more may the same be said of the Atlanteans!
  It is from the Fourth Race that the early Aryans got their knowledge of "the bundle of wonderful
  things," the Sabha and Mayasabha, mentioned in the Mahabharata, the gift of Mayasur to the
  Pandavas. It is from them that they learnt aeronautics, Viwan Vidya (the "knowledge of flying in airvehicles"), and, therefore, their great arts of meteorography and meteorology. It is from them, again,
  that the Aryans inherited their most valuable science of the hidden virtues of precious and other stones,
  of chemistry, or rather alchemy, of mineralogy, geology, physics and astronomy.
  Sanskrit originals were lost at the time of the partial deluge of our country." . . . (See Theosophist of
  June, 1880, "Some Things the Aryans Knew.") For Agneyastra, see Wilson's Specimens of the Hindu
  Theatre, I., p. 297.
  Third, each series according and adapted to its Humanity. The last Seven Dynasties referred to in the
  Egyptian and Chaldean records belong to the Fifth Race, which, though generally called Aryan, was
  not entirely so, as it was ever largely mixed up with races to which Ethnology gives other names. It
  the last three family races of the fourth Sub-race of the Fifth Root-race, each of which must have lived
  approximately from 25 to 30,000 years. The first of these (the "Aryan-Asiatics") witnessed the doom
  of the last of the populations of the "giant Atlanteans"* who perished some 850,000 years ago (the
  Tertiary period (see p. 65 of the same work), and the last of "Atlantis" only 11,000 years ago; thus
  both overlapping -- one the Atlantean period, and the other the Aryan.
  is asked to glance at the diagram of the genealogical tree of the Fifth Root-Race -- generally, though
  hardly correctly, called the Aryan race, and the explanations appended to it.
  Let the reader remember well that which is said of the divisions of Root Races and the evolution of
  As stated in "Esoteric Buddhism," the Egyptians, as well as the Greeks and "Romans" some thousand
  years ago, were "remnants of the Atlanto-Aryans," i.e., the former, of the older, or the Ruta
  Atlanteans; the last-named, the descendants of the last race of that island, whose sudden disappearance
  * The forefathers of the Aryan Brahmins had their Zodiacal calculations and Zodiac from those born
  by Kriyasakti power, the "Sons of Yoga"; the Egyptians from the Atlanteans of Ruta.
  It is no fact going against our statements, therefore, even if Sir John Evans does affirm that writing
  was unknown in the stone age. For it may have been unknown during that period in the Fifth Aryan
  race, and have been perfectly known to the Atlanteans of the Fourth, in the palmy days of their highest
  Since the beginning of the Atlantean Race many million years have passed, yet we find the last of the
  Atlanteans, still mixed up with the Aryan element, 11,000 years ago. This shows the enormous
  overlapping of one race over the race which succeeds it, though in character and external type the elder
  the seventh sub-race; until, in consequence of cataclysms -- the first series of those which must one
  day destroy Europe, and still later the whole Aryan race (and thus affect both Americas), as also most
  of the lands directly connected with the confines of our continent and isles -- the Sixth Root-Race will
  hundreds of millenniums, changing with it slower than its new successor, still changing in stature,
  general physique, and mentality, just as the Fourth overlapped our Aryan race, and the Third had
  overlapped the Atlanteans.

  But it seems quite as hopeless to try to convert the modern Geologists and Ethnologists as it is to
  make Darwinian Naturalists perceive their mistakes. About the Aryan Root-Race and its origins,
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  mystics among astronomers, even the habitableness of other planets is mostly denied. Yet such great
  adept astronomers were the Scientists of the earliest races of the Aryan stock, that they seem to have
  known far more about the races of Mars and Venus than the modern Anthropologist knows of those of
  "Esau the father of the Edomites" (Gen. xxxvi. 43); i.e., Esau represents in the Bible the race which
  stands between the Fourth and the Fifth, the Atlantean and the Aryan. "Two nations are in thy womb,"
  saith the Lord to Rebekah; and Esau was red and hairy. From verse 24 to 34, ch. xxv. of Genesis
  The Fourth, born millions of years before**** the said cataclysm took place, perishes during the
  Miocene period,****** when the Fifth (our Aryan race) had one million years of independent
  existence. (See "Esoteric Buddhism," pp. 53-55. Fourth Ed.) How much older it is from its origin -who knows? As the "Historical" Period has begun, with the Indian Aryans, with their Vedas, for their
  multitudes,****** and far earlier in the Esoteric Records, it is useless to establish here any parallels.
  evolutionists. The relic of artistic merit here re-appearing in the Chipped-Stone-Age men, is traceable
  to their Atlantean ancestry. Neolithic man was a fore-runner of the great Aryan invasion, and
  immigrated from quite another quarter -- Asia, and in a measure Northern Africa. (The tribes peopling
  waves of migration overflowing from Africa, possibly from a lost Atlantis [?? far too late by aeons of
  years] and from prolific Asia . . . all FORERUNNERS OF THE GREAT AryaN INVASION" (Fifth
  What was this nation? The secret doctrine teaches that it was the latest, seventh sub-race of the
  Atlanteans, already swallowed up in one of the early sub-races of the Aryan stock, one that had been
  gradually spreading over the continent and islands of Europe, as soon as they had begun to emerge
  level of the present rivers -- must have combined the characters of the Turanian and the negro. The
  Canstadt, or La Naulette, man, may have been black, and had nothing to do with the Aryan type whose
  remains are contemporary with those of the cave bear at Engis. The denizens of the Aquitaine bonecaves belong to a far later period of history, and may not be as ancient as the former.
  believing that "his traces will be found further back still, . . . ." he adds ("The Human Species," p. 152.)
  Egypt is far older than Europe as now traced on the map. Atlanto-Aryan tribes began to settle on it,
  when the British Islands** and France were not even in existence. It is well known that "the tongue of
  the soil brought down by a large river, the present Nile. Yet even the Delta as a firm and fertile land,
  has been inhabited for more than 100,000 years. Later tribes, with still more Aryan blood in them than
  their predecessors, arrived from the East, and conquered it from a people whose very name is lost to
  records. Even so late as the time of Herodotus, they had still in their possession the statues of 341
  kings who had reigned over their little Atlanto-Aryan Sub-race (Vide about the latter "Esoteric
  Buddhism," p. 66, Fifth Edition.) If one allows only twenty years as an average figure for the reign of
  What was the object of their long journey? And how far back must we place the date of such visits?
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  And if all this may be said of European man, how great is the antiquity of the Lemuro-Atlantean and
  of the Atlanto-Aryan man? Every educated person who follows the progress of Science, knows how all
  vestiges of man during the Tertiary period are received. The calumnies that were poured on Desnoyers
  older than between 50, or 60,000 years,*** and man's size was reduced from 15 to 10 or 12 feet, ever
  since the third sub-race of the Aryan stock, which sub-race -- born and developed in Europe and Asia
  Minor under new climates and conditions -- had become European. Since then, as said, it has steadily
  histories of deities and men. The modern exegesis, that makes these giants to be the brethren of the
  dwarfs, and reduces the combats of the gods to the history of the development of the Aryan race, will
  only receive credence amongst the believers in the Aryan theory, as expounded by Max Muller.
  Granting that the Turanian races were typified by the dwarfs (Dwergar), and that a dark, round-headed,
  was surely present. Their Dracontia are a proof of it. This belief was so universal that, if we seek for it
  in the esotericism of various religions, we shall discover it in all. We shall find it among the Aryan
  Hindus and Mazdeans, the Greeks, the Latins, and even among the old Jews and early Christians,
  These tenets came to the Fifth Race Aryans from their predecessors of the Fourth Race, the Atlanteans.
  They had piously preserved the teachings, which told them how their parent Root-Race, becoming
  Atlantis before the beginning of its submersion, the latter, after. Neptune is the titanic strength of the
  living race; Nereus, its spirit reincarnated in the subsequent Fifth or Aryan Race: and this is what the
  great Greek scholar of England has not yet discovered, or even dimly perceived. And yet he makes
  the oldest civilized country of Asia -- India -- can be shown to claim the same descent likewise. Subraces guided by Karmic law or destiny repeat unconsciously the first steps of their respective motherraces. As the comparatively fair Brahmins have come -- when invading India with its dark-coloured
  Dravidians -- from the North, so the Aryan Fifth Race must claim its origin from northern regions. The
  occult sciences show that the founders (the respective groups of the seven Prajapatis) of the Root
  The Aryan race was born and developed in the far north, though after the sinking of the continent of
  Atlantis its tribes emigrated further south into Asia. Hence Prometheus is son of Asia, and Deukalion,
  merged by them into, and confused with, the general fate of Atlantis. So, also, the war between the
  Rakshasas of Lanka and the Bharateans, the melee of the Atlanteans and Aryans in their supreme
  struggle, or the conflict between the Devs and Izeds (or Peris), became, ages later, the struggle of
  Titans, separated into two inimical camps, and still later the war between the angels of God and the
  angels of Satan. Historical facts became theological dogmas. Ambitious scholiasts, men of a small subrace born but yesterday, and one of the latest issues of the Aryan stock, took upon themselves to
  overturn the religious
  but three great human types" (before the Sixth Root-Race dawns), the white (Aryan, Fifth Root-Race),
  the yellow, and the African negro -- with their crossings (Atlanto-European divisions). Redskins,

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  meaning of these terms, the Alpha and the Omega of Eastern esotericism, the words Sat and Asat, -so freely used in the Rig-Veda, and elsewhere -- is thoroughly assimilated. Without this key to the
  Aryan Wisdom, the Cosmogony of the Rishis and the Arhats is in danger of remaining a dead letter to
  the average Orientalist. Asat is not merely the negation of Sat, nor is it the "not yet existing"; for Sat is
  the Veda with the full grown and decayed myths on which the poetry of Homer is founded. The Veda
  is the real Theogony of the Aryan races, while that of Hesiod is a distorted caricature of the original
  image." This is a sweeping assertion, and perhaps rather unjust in its general application. But why not
  a work of such immense antiquity as the above cited, it proves a good deal: for instance that Adami
  was a manifold symbol, originating with the Aryan people, as the root word shows, and having been
  taken from them by the Semites and the Turanians -- as many other things were.
  "Adam-Adami" is a generic compound name as old as languages are. The Secret Doctrine teaches that
  Ad-i was the name given to the first speaking race of mankind -- in this Round -- by the Aryans. Hence
  the Adonim and Adonai (the ancient plural form of the word Adon), which the Jews applied to their
  "wise." They considered it a most fortunate circumstance if the Guru (teacher) found in his pupil an
  aptitude for the pure life of BrahmachArya. Their dual symbols were to them but the poetical imagery
  of the sublime correlation of creative Cosmic forces. And this ideal conception is found beaming like a
  fully initiated Judaean Tanaim, the inner sense of the symbolism was as holy in its abstraction as with
  the ancient Aryan Dwijas. The worship of the "god in the ark" dates only from David; and for a
  thousand years Israel knew of no phallic Jehovah. And now the old Kabala, edited and re-edited, has
  become tainted with it.
  With the ancient Aryans the hidden meaning was grandiose, sublime, and poetical, however much the
  external appearance of their symbol may now militate against the claim. The ceremony of passing
  meant the fall of Spirit into matter, and that fall and degradation were apotheosized by him with the
  result of dragging Deity down to the level of man. For the Aryan, the symbol represented the divorce
  of Spirit from matter, its merging into and return to its primal Source; for the Semite, the wedlock of
  spiritual man with material female nature, the physiological being taking pre-eminence over the
  psychological and the purely immaterial. The Aryan views of the symbolism were those of the whole
  Pagan world; the Semite interpretations emanated from, and were pre-eminently those of a small tribe,
  generation, and, as representation, a number and numbers.
  Carlyle has wise words for both these nations. With the Hindu Aryan -- the most metaphysical and
  spiritual people on earth -- religion has ever been, in his words, "an everlasting lode-star, that beams
  of lust and flesh -- as now in the hidden sense of the Semite Kabalist. The reason for the difference in
  the views of the two races is easy to account for. The Aryan Hindu belongs to the oldest races now on
  earth; the Semite Hebrew to the latest. One is nearly one
  But Phallic worship has developed only with the gradual loss of the keys to the inner meaning of
  religious symbols; and there was a day when the Israelites had beliefs as pure as the Aryans have. But
  now Judaism, built solely on Phallic worship, has become one of the latest creeds in Asia, and
  sacred and metaphysical to be revealed to the profane and the vulgar; hence its superficial appearance
  was left to the speculations of the mob. Nor would the Aryan Hierophant and Brahmin, in their proud
  exclusiveness and the satisfaction of their knowledge, go to the trouble of concealing its primeval
  * Strictly speaking, the Jews are an artificial Aryan race, born in India, and belonging to the Caucasian
  division. No one who is familiar with the Armenians and the Parsis can fail to recognize in the three
  the same Aryan, Caucasian type. From the seven primitive types of the Fifth Race there now remain on
  Earth but three. As Prof. W. H. Flower aptly said in 1885, "I cannot resist the conclusion so often
  person of Veda-Vyasa, he divides the one Veda into four, and distributes it into hundreds (Sata) of
  branches." Truly so; the Veda of the earliest Aryans, before it was written, went forth into every nation
  of the Atlanto-Lemurians, and sowed the first seeds of all the now existing old religions. The offshoots of the never dying tree of wisdom have scattered their dead leaves even on Judaeo-Christianity.
  The Hebrew Elohim, called in the translations "God," and who create "light," are identical with the
  Aryan Asuras. They are also
  Amshaspends create the world in six days or periods also, and rest on the Seventh; whereas that
  Seventh is the first period or "day," in esoteric philosophy, (Primary creation in the Aryan
  cosmogony). It is that intermediate AEon which is the Prologue to creation, and which stands on the
  left hand. When Vishnu Purana narrates that "the world was overrun with trees," while the Prachetasas - who "passed 10,000 years of austerity in the vast ocean" -- were absorbed in their devotions, the
  allegory relates to the Atlanteans and the adepts of the early Fifth Race -- the Aryans. Other "trees
  (adept Sorcerers) spread, and overshadowed the unprotected earth; and the people perished . . . unable
  to labour for ten thousand years." Then the sages, the Rishis of the Aryan race, called Prachetasas, are
  shown "coming forth from the deep,"* and destroying by the wind and flame issuing from their
  great struggle between the "Sons of God" and the Sons of the Dark Wisdom -- our forefathers; or the
  Atlantean and the Aryan Adepts.
  The whole History of that period is allegorized in the Ramayana, which is the mystic narrative in epic
  form of the struggle between Rama -- the first king of the divine dynasty of the early Aryans -- and (3 von 13) [06.05.2003 03:36:41]
  the event is described with more or less variations, which show its allegorical character.
  In the Mythology of the earliest Vedic Aryans as in the later Puranic narratives, mention is made of
  Budha, the "Wise"; one "learned in the Secret Wisdom," and who is the planet Mercury in his
  *** We see the same in the modern exoteric religions.
  **** "Historical Views of Hindu Astronomy." Quoting from the work in reference to Aryachatta, who
  is said to give a near approach to the true relation among the various values for the computations of the
  This served as a prototype, he thinks, for the Western nations to build their war of the Titans upon. The
  author is not quite wrong, but neither is he quite right. If the sidereal prototype refers indeed to a premanvantaric period, and rests entirely on the Knowledge claimed by the Aryan Initiates of the whole
  programme and progress of cosmogony,* the war of the Titans is but a legendary and deified copy of
  God," yet adds, "I will establish my covenant to be a God unto thee" (Abraham), and unto his seed
  after him (Gen. xvii. 7) -- not unto Aryan Europeans.
  But then, there was the grandiose and ideal figure of Jesus of Nazareth to be set off against a dark
  Hence, the endless and various national versions. The Greeks had Jupiter, the son of Chronos, the
  Father, who hurls him down into the depths of Kosmos. The Aryans had Brahma (in later theology)
  precipitated by Siva into the Abyss of Darkness, etc., etc. But the fall of all these Logoi and Demiurgi
  according to Hesiod, issued the race of the age of Bronze* (Opera et Dies, 142-145); and which with
  the Greeks is the celestial tree common to every Aryan mythology. This ash is the Yggdrasil of the
  Norse antiquity, which the Norns sprinkle daily with the waters from the fountain of Urd, that it may
  celestial ash, thus corresponds to a conception far more ancient, probably, than that one which
  transformed the pramantha (of the old Aryan Hindus) into the Greek Prometheus. Phoroneus is the
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  three sons, and their forty-five sons, constituting the forty-nine fires. Do all these numbers relate only
  to the terrestrial mode of fire and to the flame of sexual passion? Did the Hindu Aryan mind never
  soar above such purely sensual conceptions? that mind which is declared by Prof. Max Muller to be
  down some day on earth. If so, who was the powerful being, the beneficent being, god or man, who
  had conquered it? Such are the questions which the curiosity of the Aryans offered in the early days of
  their existence, and which found their answer in the myth of Prometheus"; (Mythologie de la Grece
  The miserable state of Humanity described by AEschylus and Prometheus was no more wretched
  then, in the early days of the Aryans, than it is now. That "state" was limited to the savage tribes; and
  the now-existing savages are not a whit more happy or unhappy than their forefathers were a million
  No occultist acquainted with symbology and the fact that Wisdom came to us from the East, will deny
  for a moment that the myth of Prometheus has reached Europe from Aryavarta. Nor is he likely to
  deny that in one sense Prometheus represents fire by friction. Therefore, he admires the sagacity of M.
  expression, the myth we are trying to explain is then simply a (Cosmic) genius of fire" (p. 261). It is
  the former idea (the phallic) which was pre-eminently Aryan, if we believe Ad. Kuhn (in his
  Herabkunft des Feuers und des Gottertranks) and Baudry. For -"The fire used by man being the result of the action of pramantha in the arani, the Aryas must have
  ascribed (?) the same origin to celestial fire, and they must* have imagined (?) that a god armed with
  translation of the production of fire by friction? . . . . . . Everything leads us to think that, from the
  highest antiquity, and before the dispersion of the Aryans, it was believed that the pramantha lighted
  fire in the storm cloud as well as in the aranis." (Revue Germanique, p. 368.)
  dead-letter could never help the writers of missionary tracts more effectually, than do materialistic
  Symbologists in thus taking for granted that the ancient Aryans based their religious conceptions on
  no higher thought than the physiological.
  powerful lion; and the fifth -- the Aryan -- by that which is its most sacred symbol to this day, the bull
  (and the cow).
  (male and female, or the Androgynous WORD), by the diameter across it, is one of the oldest
  symbols. It is upon this conception that every great Cosmogony was built. With the old Aryans, the
  Egyptians, and the Chaldeans, it was complete, as it embraced the idea of the eternal and immovable
  else, for, Jacob alone is the lot of his inheritance. What, then, have other nations, who call themselves
  Aryans, to do with this Semitic deity, the tribal god of Israel? Astronomically, the "Most High" is the
  Sun, and the "Lord" is one of his seven planets, whether it be Iao, the genius of the moon, or IldaBaoth-Jehovah, that of Saturn, according to Origen and the Egyptian Gnostics.* Let the "Angel
  But the most curious of these Egyptian symbols of Cross and Circle, spoken of in the above cited
  work, is one which receives its full explanation and final colour from Aryan symbols of the same
  nature. Says the author: -"The four-armed Cross is simply the cross of the four quarters, but the cross sign is not
  the gods to be nursed, the Krittika were only six -- whence Karttikeya is represented with six heads;
  but when the poetical fancy of the early Aryan symbologists made of them the consorts of the Seven
  Rishis, they were seven. Their names are given, and these are Amba, Dula, Nitatui, Abrayanti,
  The mysteries of the seven gnostic vowels, uttered by the thunders of St. John, can be unriddled only
  by the primeval and original Occultism of Aryavarta, brought into India by the primeval Brahmins,
  who had been initiated in Central Asia. And this is the Occultism we study and try to explain, as
  may help the inquirer to ferret out "the deep significance of ancient Sanskrit nomenclature in the old
  Aryan myths and allegories." Meanwhile, let us see what has been hitherto stated about the
  constellation Capricornus in theosophical publications, and what is known of it generally. Every one
  Indian soil. There is not an Archangel that could not be traced back to its prototype in the sacred land
  of Aryavarta. These "prototypes" are all connected with the Kumaras who appear on the scene of
  action by refusing -- as Sanatkumara and Sananda -- to "create progeny." Yet they are called the
  break the head of Paganism. But how about the Jews, and the exoteric religions of some Hindu sects,
  especially the rites of the VallabachAryas? For, as said, the Lingham and Yoni of Siva-worship stand
  too high philosophically, its modern degeneration notwithstanding, to be called a simple phallic
  real esoteric meaning. Because all the ancient Cosmologies -- the oldest Cosmographies of the two
  most ancient people of the Fifth Root Race, the Hindu Aryans and the Egyptians, adding to them the
  early Chinese races (the remnants of the Fourth or Atlantean Race) -- based the whole of their
  anthropomorphising the divine, sees in them the original priests of the religion which was common to
  the Aryan Hindus and Persians. Roth is right. "Angirases" was one of the names of the Dhyanis, or
  Devas instructors ("guru-deva"), of the late Third, the Fourth, and even of the Fifth Race Initiates.
  Cambridge (U.S.A.) in the same way as the Occultists do -- namely, in the sense of their essential and
  original homogeneity and their origin from one and the same source: -- e.g., Negroes, Aryans,
  Mongols, etc., have all originated in the same way and from the same ancestors. The latter were all of
  Orientalists off the right track and made them commit the greatest blunders. The same failure is found
  in the definition of the Gods. Those who are ignorant of the esoteric doctrine of the earliest Aryans,
  can never assimilate or understand correctly the metaphysical meaning contained in these BEINGS.
  Indian Ocean reached the highest plateaux of Central Asia, when the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf
  made one with it, then only will they know the age of the Aryan Brahminical nation, and the time of (4 von 25) [06.05.2003 03:37:17]
  connected in its turn with the production of various phenomena through cosmic forces.
  Thus, from the Seven Creations, seven Rishis, Zones, Continents, Principles, etc., etc. in the Aryan
  Scriptures, the number has passed through Indian, Egyptian, Chaldaic, Greek, Jewish, Roman, and
  Race was flourishing). He divides the "Embryo" (of new divine adeptship, begotten once more by the
  Ascetics of the Aryan Fifth Race), into seven portions -- a reference not alone to the seven sub-races of
  the new Root-Race, in each of which there will be a "Manu,"* but also to the seven degrees of
  with the 4,320,000 of the Hindu Yugas. Otherwise, why make such efforts to prove that these figures,
  which are pre-eminently Chaldean and Indo-Aryan, play such a part in the New Testament? We shall
  prove it now still more forcibly.
  adepts claim to know. We are also told that "the Egyptians divided the face of the sky by night into
  seven parts. The primary Heaven was seven-fold." So it was with the Aryans. One has but read the
  Puranas about the beginnings of Brahma, and his "Egg" to see it. Have the Aryans taken the idea from
  the Egyptians? -- "The earliest forces," proceeds the lecturer, "recognized in nature were reckoned as
  the pious "Buddhists in disguise"; as that of orthodox Buddhism is Northern mysticism, as represented
  by the disciples of the philosophies of Aryasanga (the YogachArya School) and Mahayana, who are
  twitted in their turn by their correligionists as "Vedantins in disguise." The esoteric philosophy of both
  these can be but one if carefully analysed and compared, as Gautama Buddha and SankarachArya are
  most closely connected, if one believes tradition and certain esoteric teachings. Thus every difference
  matter and develops self-consciousness, it becomes Egoism, Selfishness, so Manas is of a dual nature.
  It is respectively under the sun and moon, for as SankarachArya says "The moon is the mind, and the
  sun the understanding." The sun and moon are the deities of our planetary Macrocosmos, and

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  prepared, dealing with the history of occultism as contained in the lives of the great Adepts of the
  Aryan Race, and showing the bearing of occult philosophy upon the conduct of life, as it is and as it
  ought to be. Should the present volumes meet with a favourable reception, no effort will be spared to
  Identity of the Hierarchies in all Religions ... 438
  Difference between the Aryan and Semitic Systems ... 444
  In etymology Adi, and Adhi Budha, the one (or the First) and "Supreme Wisdom" is a term used by
  Aryasanga in his Secret treatises, and now by all the mystic Northern Buddhists. It is a Sanskrit term,
  and an appellation given by the earliest Aryans to the Unknown deity; the word "Brahma" not being
  found in the Vedas and the early works. It means the absolute Wisdom, and "Adi-bhuta" is translated
  however, differed in no wise from that of the initiated Brahmins of his day. The Buddha was a child of
  the Aryan soil; a born Hindu, a Kshatrya and a disciple of the "twice born" (the initiated Brahmins) or
  Dwijas. His teachings, therefore, could not be different from their doctrines, for the whole Buddhist
  true origin of the Fallen Angels, personified by Bel and the Dragon.
  Turning now to the oldest Aryan literature, the Rig-Veda, the student will find, following strictly in
  this the data furnished by the said Orientalists themselves, that, although the Rig-Veda contains only
  Nevertheless, having found that "there is a natural connection between language and religion"; and,
  secondly, that there was a common Aryan religion before the separation of the Aryan race; a common
  Semitic religion before the separation of the Semitic race; and a common Turanian religion before the
  are found even in comparatively populated regions of the same country. The oasis of Tchertchen, for
  instance, situated about 4,000 feet above the level of the river Tchertchen-D'Arya, is surrounded with
  the ruins of archaic towns and cities in every direction. There, some 3,000 human beings represent the
  more enlightened age, for which in the words of the late Swami Dayanand Sarasvati, "the Mlechchhas
  (outcasts, savages, those beyond the pale of Aryan civilization) will have to wait."
  For it is not the fault of the initiates that these documents are now "lost" to the profane; nor was their
  European Initiate -- especially by the late Ragon.
  More than one great scholar has stated that there never was a religious founder, whether Aryan,
  Semitic or Turanian, who had invented a new religion, or revealed a new truth. These founders were all
  accounts will be settled and squared between the races. Volume II. of the Prophecies is nearly ready,
  having been in preparation since the time of Buddha's grand successor, SankarachArya.
  One more important point must be noticed, one that stands foremost in the series of proofs given of the
  immortal." (Bodhi-mur, Book II.) "The knowledge of the absolute Spirit, like the effulgence of the
  sun, or like heat in fire, is naught else than the absolute Essence itself," says SankarachArya. IT -- is
  "the Spirit of the Fire," not fire itself; therefore, "the attributes of the latter, heat or flame, are not the
  "THAT" and "THIS" to which distributive aggregates can not be applied.* "In the beginning THIS
  was the Self, one only" (Aitareya Upanishad); the great SankarachArya, explains that "THIS" referred
  to the Universe (Jagat); the sense of the words, "In the beginning," meaning before the reproduction of
  Matter, as Potencies of Space, inseparable, and the Unknown revealers of the Unknown." They are all
  found in Aryan philosophy personified by Visvakarman, Indra, Vishnu, etc., etc. Still they are
  expressed very philosophically, and under many unusual aspects, in the work referred to.
  period of activity, or Maha-Manvantara, and in which they rest during the succeeding period of
  repose. In Tibetan it is called Yong-Grub. Up to the day of the YogachArya school the true nature of
  Paranirvana was taught publicly, but since then it has become entirely esoteric; hence so many
  reflection which analyses itself." There is a difference in the interpretation of the meaning of
  "Paramartha" between the YogachAryas and the Madhyamikas, neither of whom, however, explain (8 von 15) [06.05.2003 03:30:38]
  which, also, the Upanishads are made to rest.* The above, according to the teachings of Sri
  SankarachArya,** is undeniable.
  (b) Dreamless sleep is one of the seven states of consciousness known in Oriental esotericism. In each
  Essence, but even the man strong in the Yoga (mystic meditation) "is able to merge his soul with it"
  (Aryasanga, the Bumapa school). This is not Nirvana, but a condition next to it. Hence the
  disagreement. Thus, while the YogachAryas (of the Mahayana school) say that Alaya is the
  personification of the Voidness, and yet Alaya (Nyingpo and Tsang in Tibetan) is the basis of every
  in every object of the Universe "like the moon in clear tranquil water"; other schools dispute the
  statement. The same for Paramartha: the YogachAryas interpret the term as that which is also (11 von 15) [06.05.2003 03:30:38]
  on this subject by the Esoteric "Buddhists"? With them "Alaya" has a double and even a triple
  meaning. In the YogachArya system of the contemplative Mahayana school, Alaya is both the
  Universal Soul (Anima Mundi) and the Self of a progressed adept. "He who is strong in the Yoga can
  introduce at will his Alaya by means of meditation into the true Nature of Existence." The "Alaya has
  an absolute eternal existence," says Aryasanga -- the rival of Nagarjuna.* In one sense it is Pradhana;
  * Aryasanga was a pre-Christian Adept and founder of a Buddhist esoteric school, though Csoma di
  Koros places him, for some reasons of his own, in the seventh century [[Footnote continued on next
  according to his views is absolutely separated and free from matter and acts on design,** was called
  Motion, the ONE LIFE, or Jivatma, ages before the year 500 B.C. in India. Only the Aryan
  philosophers never endowed the principle, which with them is infinite, with the finite "attribute" of
  [[Footnote continued from previous page]] A.D. There was another Aryasanga, who lived during the
  first centuries of our era and the Hungarian scholar most probably confuses the two.
  * The original for Understanding is Sattva, which Sankara (achArya) renders antahkarana. "Refined,"
  he says, "by sacrifices and other sanctifying operations." In the Katha, at p. 148, Sattva is said by
  Muller.) Whatever meaning various schools may give the term, Sattva is the name given among Occult
  students of the Aryasanga School to the dual Monad or Atma-buddhi, and Atma-buddhi on this plane
  corresponds to Parabrahm and Mulaprakriti on the higher plane.
  These are all names of various deities which preside over the Cosmo-psychic Powers. We often speak
  of the Hierarchy of "Flames" (see Book II.) of the "Sons of Fire," etc. SankarachArya the greatest of
  the Esoteric masters of India, says that fire means a deity which presides over Time (kala). The able
  The Kabalistic idea is identical with the Esotericism of the Archaic period. This esotericism is the
  common property of all, and belongs neither to the Aryan 5th Race, nor to any of its numerous Subraces. It cannot be claimed by the Turanians, so-called, the Egyptians, Chinese, Chaldeans, nor any of
  the Seven divisions of the Fifth Root Race, but really belongs to the Third and Fourth Root Races,
  whose descendants we find in the Seed of the Fifth, the earliest Aryans. The Circle was with every
  nation the symbol of the Unknown -- "Boundless Space," the abstract garb of an ever present
  Eden,"* the "double hermaphrodite rod" of the fourth race. Whereas with the Hindus and Aryans
  generally, the significance was manifold, and related almost entirely to purely metaphysical
  and astronomical truths.* Their Rishis and gods, their Demons and Heroes, have historical and ethical
  meanings, and the Aryans never made their religion rest solely on physiological symbols, as the old
  Hebrews have done. This is found in the exoteric Hindu Scriptures. That these accounts are blinds is
  * We are told by a Kabalist, who in a work not yet published contrasts the Kabala and Zohar with
  Aryan Esotericism, that "The Hebrew clear, short, terse and exact modes far and beyond measure
  surpass the toddling word-talk of the Hindus -- just as by parallelisms the Psalmist says, 'My mouth
  old Coptic," says Bunsen, "is from Western Asia, and contains some germ of the Semitic, thus bearing
  witness to the primitive cognate unity of the Aryan and Semitic races"; and he places the great events
  in Egypt 9,000 years B.C. The fact is that in archaic Esotericism and Aryan thought we find a grand
  philosophy, whereas in the Hebrew records we find only the most surprising ingenuity in inventing
  gyratory movement of the atoms and spheres existed from eternity.* Hicetas, Heraclides, Ecphantus,
  Pythagoras, and all his pupils, taught the rotation of the earth; and Aryabhata of India, Aristarchus,
  Seleucus, and Archimedes calculated its revolution as scientifically as the astronomers do now; while
  Archis here mentioned are certain pure Souls, etc., etc." (Visishtadwaita Catechism, by Pundit
  BhashyachArya, F.T.S.)
  No Spirit except the "Recorders" (Lipika) has ever crossed its forbidden line, nor will any do so until
  little difference. Moreover, as every adept in cis-Himalayan or trans-Himalayan India, of the Patanjali,
  the Aryasanga or the Mahayana schools, has to become a Raja Yogi, he must, therefore, accept the
  Taraka Raja classification in principle and theory whatever classification he resorts to for practical
  Rounders, while Buddha and SankarachArya are termed Sixth Rounders, allegorically. Thence again
  the concealed wisdom of the remark, pronounced at the time "evasive" -- that a few drops of rain do
  only of it is dead; the essence of it lives through all times and all eternity!"
  It lives undeniably, and has settled in all its ineradicable strength and power in the Asiatic Aryan heart
  from the Third Race direct through its first "mind-born" sons, -- the fruits of Kriyasakti. As time rolled
  time a fervent Darwinist -- ought to hasten to repair the deficiency. The German Embryologistphilosopher shows -- thus stepping over the heads of the Greek Hippocrates and Aristotle, right back
  into the teachings of the old Aryans -- one infinitesimal cell, out of millions of others at work in the
  formation of an organism, determining alone and unaided, by means of constant segmentation and
  Thus the philosophy of psychic, spiritual, and mental relations with man's physical functions is in
  almost inextricable confusion. Neither the old Aryan, nor the Egyptian psychology are now properly
  understood. Nor can they be assimilated without accepting the esoteric septenary, or, at any rate, the
  between the Dhyan-Chohans, or Angels, on the one plane, and humanity on the other. No Eastern
  (Aryan) esoteric works are so far published, but we possess the Egyptian papyri which speak clearly
  [[Footnote(s)]] -------------------------------------------------
  Gerald Massey and Franz Lambert.
  ** Another suggestive analogy between the Aryan or Brahmanical and the Egyptian esotericism. The
  former call the Pitris "the lunar ancestors" of men; and the Egyptians made of the Moon-God, TahtEsmun, the first human ancestor. This "moon-god" "expressed the Seven nature-powers that were prior
  on the chief questions. Such is the esoteric tradition beyond the Himalayas.
  Sri SankarachArya, the greatest Initiate living in the historical ages, wrote many a Bhashya on the
  Upanishads. But his original treatises, as there are reasons to suppose, have not yet fallen into the
  doctrine of the Brahmins, by their greatest expounder, will remain for ages yet a dead letter to most of
  the Hindus, except the Smartava Brahmins. This sect, founded by SankarachArya, (which is still very
  powerful in Southern India) is now almost the only one to produce students who have preserved
  other to the "Supreme All" of the later Aryans. Says a Hermetic Fragment cited by Suidas (see Mrs.
  Kingsford's "The Virgin of the World"): "I adjure thee, Heaven, holy work of the great God; I adjure thee, Voice of the Father, uttered in the
  discernment has to be used before accepting a Fragment as esoteric teaching only because it is
  undeniably ancient. Let us now compare the above with a like invocation in the Hindu Scriptures -undoubtedly as old, if not far older. Here it is Parasara, the Aryan "Hermes" who instructs Maitreya,
  the Indian Asclepios, and calls upon Vishnu in his triple hypostasis.

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  Now, what does the modern science of physics know of AEther, the first concept of which belongs
  undeniably to ancient philosophers, the Greeks having borrowed it from the Aryans, and the origin of
  modern AEther being found in, and disfigured from, AKASA? This disfigurement
  explanation in the physical correlations of forces, so far as known. So little credit, indeed, is given to
  the ancient Aryans for knowledge, that even such glaring passages as in Book I. chap. ii, Vishnu
  Purana, are left without any notice. Nevertheless, what can this sentence mean? -- "Then Ether, air,
  Visishtadwaita Vedantins, an orthodox and exoteric system, yet fully enunciated and taught in the XIth
  century (its founder, RamanujachArya, being born in A.D. 1017), at a time when European "Science"
  still believed in the squareness and flatness of the Earth, of Cosmas-Indicopleustes of the VIth century.
  science which postulates that we cannot see and hear otherwise. The Occultists and mystics know
  better. The Vedic Aryans were as familiar with the mysteries of sound and colour as our physiologists
  are on the physical plane, but they had mastered the secrets of both on planes inaccessible to the
  instead of "Budhaism," or Budhism, i.e., of connecting the system with Gautama's religion instead of
  with the Secret Wisdom taught by Krishna, SankarachArya, and by many others, as much as by
  Buddha; and (b) of the impossibility of Mr. Rhys Davids knowing anything of true esoteric teachings.
  because that which he has unconsciously discovered, is the terrible sidereal Force, known to, and
  named by the Atlanteans MASH-MAK, and by the Aryan Rishis in their Ashtar Vidya by a name that
  we do not like to give. It is the vril of Bulwer Lytton's "Coming Race," and of the coming races of our
  SankarachArya (Viveka Chudamani)*, and the reader will realize what is now said.
  While the Christian is taught that the human soul is a breath of God -- being created by him for
  Word, and the Holy Ghost" -- show the real meaning of the writer (St. John) very clearly, thus still
  more forcibly identifying his teaching in this respect with that of SankarachArya. For what can the
  sentence, "there are three who bear witness: the Spirit and the Water and the Blood" -- mean, if they
  in the world of the manifested Logos -- or on the plane of illusion; for it is the sum total of DhyanChohanic consciousnesses." "Oh, wise man, remove the conception that not-Spirit is Spirit," says
  SankarachArya. Atma is not-Spirit in its final Parabrahmic state, Iswara or Logos is Spirit; or, as
  Occultism explains, it is a compound unity of manifested living Spirits, the parent-source and nursery
  improved by contradictory theories of recent origin. But the whole foundation belongs to Grecian and
  Indian Archaic astronomy and physics, in those days always called philosophy. In all the Aryan and
  Greek speculations, one meets with the conception of an all-pervading, unorganized, and
  in connection with racial development, that such events generally take place. We are at the very close
  of the cycle of 5,000 years of the present Aryan Kaliyuga; and between this time and 1897 there will
  be a large rent made in the Veil of Nature, and materialistic science will receive a death-blow.
  radiant matter will have vindicated in time the Archaic Aryan works on Occultism and even the Vedas
  and Puranas. For what are the manifested "Mother," the "Father-Son-Husband" (Aditi and Daksha, a
  the subject. In an excellent paper "On the Elementals, the Elementary Spirits, and the relationship
  between them and Human Beings," read by him before the "Aryan Theosophical Society of New
  York" (see PATH, Nos. 10 and 11, of Jan. and Feb. 1887), Mr. Bjerregaard formulates distinctly his
  -- which are now the ways and the high road on which move onward the great European nations. The
  Western Aryans had, every nation
  [[Footnote(s)]] -------------------------------------------------
  great periodical conjunction of the planets thirty-one centuries B.C.; and, withal, it is the Greeks
  belonging to the expedition of Alexander the Great, who were the instructors of the Aryan Hindus in
  Whether the origin of the Zodiac is Aryan or Egyptian, it is still of an immense antiquity. Simplicius
  (VIth cent. A.D.) writes that he had always heard that the Egyptians had kept astronomical
  Nativity), and Dr. Sepp has simply plagiarized the idea from this gallant officer. Moreover, he
  persisted in seeing in them Jewish property, as well as a Christian prophecy, thus accusing the Aryans
  of having helped themselves to Semitic revelation, whereas it was the reverse. The Jews, moreover,
  [[Vol. 1, Page]] 667 THE AryaN HINDUS VINDICATED.
  Bailly is referred to at such length, as he is one of the few scientific men who have tried to do full
  justice to the Astronomy of the Aryans. From John Bentley down to Burgess' "Surya-Siddhanta," not
  one astronomer has been fair enough to the most learned people of Antiquity. However distorted and
  allegories in the so-called mythology of every nation; demonstrating the wonderful philosophy and
  the deep insight into the mysteries of nature, in the Egyptian and Chaldean as well as in the Aryan
  religions. Fohat, shown in his true character, proves how deeply versed were all those prehistoric
  V. The Fifth Continent was America; but, as it is situated at the Antipodes, it is Europe and Asia
  Minor, almost coeval with it, which are generally referred to by the Indo-Aryan Occultists as the fifth.
  If their teaching followed the appearance of the Continents in their geological and geographical order,
  then this classification would have to be altered. But as the sequence of the Continents is made to
  follow the order of evolution of the Races, from the first to the fifth, our Aryan Root-race, Europe
  must be called the fifth great Continent. The Secret Doctrine takes no account of islands and
  the incipient and the final evolution of the Fourth Root-Race, on the Lemuro-Atlantean Continents;
  one million years for the Fifth, or Aryan Race, to the present date; and about 850,000 since the
  submersion of the last large peninsula of the great Atlantis -- all this may have easily taken place

  crafty Popes, has put a brand on every fragment of literature that does not bear the imprimatur of the
  Church of Rome, its archaic history is a sealed book. Whether the Egyptian or the Aryan Hindu
  religious philosophy is the more ancient -- and the Secret Doctrine says it is the latter -- does not much
  both the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches. The difference, indeed, between the Aryan Hindu
  and the Aryan European faiths is very small, if only the fundamental ideas of both are taken into
  consideration. Hindus are proud of calling themselves Suryas and Chandravansas (of the Solar and
  purposes, or as a male god in allegory and symbol, in occult philosophy our satellite was regarded as a
  sexless Potency to be well studied, because it was to be dreaded. With the initiated Aryans, Khaldii,
  Greeks and Romans, Soma, Sin, Artemis Soteira (the hermaphrodite Apollo, whose attribute is the
  for it is neither our earth which is milked, nor was the moon, which we know, the calf.* Had our wise
  men of science known as much of the mysteries of nature as the ancient Aryans did, they would surely
  never have imagined that the moon was projected from the Earth. Once more, the oldest of
  But our Orientalists, their extreme desire to discover one homogeneous element in nature
  notwithstanding, will not see it; cramped in their researches by such ignorance, they -- the Aryanists
  and Egyptologists -- are constantly led astray from truth in their speculations. Thus, de Rouge is unable
  But perhaps it is just this that M. Renouf intended to say namely -- that it is the Egyptians, the Greeks,
  and the Aryans, who borrowed theirs from the Latin Church? And if so, why, in the name of logic, do
  the Papists reject the additional information which the Occultists may give them on Moon-worship,
  successive generations, with rich popular fancy, but which is no wholesale fable. Like our ancestors,
  the primitive Aryans, we believe firmly in the personality and intelligence of more than one
  phenomenon-producing Force in nature.
  it or lacked the power of philosophic conception needed to preserve it in all its immaculate purity. But
  one and all, with the exception of the latest Aryans, now become Europeans and Christians, show this
  veneration in their Cosmogonies. As Thomas Taylor,* the most intuitional of all the translators of
  at once astronomical, and purely physiological rather than anthropomorphic.
  And here lies the abyss between the two systems (Aryan and Semitic), though built on the same
  foundation. As shown by an expounder of the Kabala, "the basic idea underlying the philosophy of the
  regulating the other, as the lunar periods, for instance. Hence, too, their genesis begins after their
  coming out of the Ark, and the close of the flood -- at the Fourth Race. With the Aryan people it is
  these seven Vaidhatra, the patronymic of the Kumaras, "the Maker's Sons," are mentioned and
  described in Iswara Krishna's "Sankhya Karika" with the Commentary of GaudapadachArya
  (SankarachArya's Paraguru) attached to it. It discusses the nature of the Kumaras, though it refrains
  from mentioning by name all the seven Kumaras, but calls them instead "the seven sons of Brahma,"
  again, in the pampas of America, their symbols, we repeat, when traced to their source, are ever one
  and the same. Whether Egyptian or Pelasgian, Aryan or Semitic, the genius loci, the local god,
  embraced in its unity all nature; but not especially the four elements any more than one of their

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  Jung believed that the dream could contain more information than was yet articulated. I think artists do the same thing. People go to museums and look at paintingsrenaissance paintings or modern paintingsand they dont exactly know why they are there. I was in this room in New York that was full of renaissance artgreat painters, the greatest painters. I thought that, maybe, that room was worth a billion dollars, or something outrageous, because there was like 20 paintings in there, priceless. The first thing is, why are those painting worth so much? Why is there a museum, in the biggest city in the world, devoted to them? Why do people from all over the world come and look at them? What the hell are those people doing? One of them was of the Assumption of MArya beautifully painted, absolutely glowing work of art. There were like 20 people standing in front of it, and looking at it. What are those people up to? They dont know. Why did they make a pilgrimage to New York to come and look at that painting? Its not like they know. Why is it worth so much? I know theres a status element to it, but that begs the question: why do those items become such high-status items? What is it about them thats so absolutely remarkable? Were strange creatures.

DS2, #unset, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  Textual note: Neither Kumarajiva, Bodhiruci, Paramartha, Dharmagupta, nor Hsuan-tsang has parama-ashcAryan sugata (it is rare, indeed, Sugata). In addition, neither Kumarajiva nor Bodhiruci has paramena anugrahena (the best of blessings) or paramaya parindanaya (the greatest of trusts).
  Also, for anugraha (bless), Kumarajiva, Bodhiruci, and Paramartha have hu-nien (care for),

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I went out from Pondicherry in 1947 when India was on the eve of securing her partitioned freedom. On my return-journey in the month of July 1947, I became conscious of the fact that it was my return to a place where I had passed nearly twenty-five years at a stretch. The memory of my first visit in 1918 awoke in me all the old impressions vividly. I saw then that even at that early period Sri Aurobindo had been for me the embodiment of the Supreme Consciousness. I began to search mentally for the exact time-moment when I had come to know him. Travelling far into the past I found it was in 1914 when I read a notice in the Bombay Chronicle about the publication of a monthly magazine the Arya from Pondicherry by Sri Aurobindo. I hastened to register my name in advance. In those days of political storms, to avoid the suspicion of the college authorities and the police, I had ordered the magazine to be delivered to an address outside the college. Sri Aurobindo then appeared to me to be the personification of the ideal of the life divine which he so ably put before humanity in the Arya.
  But the question: why did I order the Arya? remained. On trying to find an answer I found that I had known him before the appearance of the Arya.
  This aspect of Sri Aurobindos vision attracted me as much as the natural affinity which I had felt on seeing him. I found on making a serious study of the Arya that it led me to very rational conclusions with regard to the solutions of the deepest problems of life. I opened correspondence with him and in 1916, with his permission, began to translate the Arya into Gujarat.
  I had an introduction to Sj. V. V. S. Aiyar who was then staying at Pondicherry. It was in December 1918 that I reached Pondicherry. I did not stay long with Mr. Aiyar. I took up my bundle of books mainly the Arya and went to No. 41 Rue Francois Martin, the Arya office, which was also Sri Aurobindos residence. The house looked a little queer, on the right side as one entered were a few plantain trees and by their side a heap of broken tiles. On the left at the edge of the open courtyard four doors giving entrance to four rooms were seen. The verandah outside was wide. It was about 8 in the morning. The time for meeting Sri Aurobindo was fixed at 3 oclock in the afternoon. I waited all the time in the house, occasionally chatting with the two inmates who were there.
  Sadhaka: I want to know what should be the way of my family life. Should I observe BrahmachArya, celibacy?
  Sri Aurobindo: We do not make rules in this yoga. Of course, if you followed the direct Supramental yoga then it would be compulsory. But even in a preparatory yoga it is better if you can observe BrahmachArya. You have to grow from humanity into something higher and so you must get away from the animal level. In the Supramental yoga no lower movements should be indulged in from the lower poise.
  Sadhaka: So it is better to observe BrahmachArya?
  And when he speaks of cycles there is some truth in the idea, but it is not possible to make a rigid rule about the recurrence of the cycles. These cycles are plastic and need not be all of the same duration. In the Aryan Path Mr. Morris has written an article full of study of facts and historical data in which he tries to show that human history has always run in a cycle of five hundred years. He even believes that there are Mahatmas who manage this world.
  Lajpat Rai now seems to accept the illusion theory as the explanation while he combated it for the whole of his life. He was a prominent leader of the Arya-Samaj, and a monotheist.
  Disciple: Lajpat Rai, who has been known as an Arya Samajist and therefore a theist, seems to doubt even the existence of God in this letter.
  Sri Aurobindo: Of course, one cant do what others demand of one. The question is whether you have the energy, never mind in what way it is put forth. For instance, in that house just before I began the Arya there was a period of six months in which there was a continual spiritual experience and I could not do any writing at that time. But that does not mean I was less energetic.
  I could not have written the 64 pages of the Arya before without flagging. I give another instance: now I do not find it possible to make speeches as before. If I am asked to make speeches I would find myself very unenergetic.
  Sri Aurobindo: (with a smile): You can ask him to read all the issues of the Arya where he will find solutions of all his questions.
  In the mind one may have admiration for the intellectual ideas of someone, or one may have mental appreciation for some great intellect. But if it is merely mental, it does not carry matters very far, it is not sufficient by itself. It does not open the whole of the inner being; it only establishes a mental contact. Of course, there is no harm in having that. When K came here he had that mental admiration for what I have written in the Arya. One can get something from that kind of mental contact, but it is not what one can get by being in relation with the psychic being. I do not, for a moment, want to suggest that there was no truth in his Bhakti, but there was much mixture in it and even what was mental and vital was very much exaggerated.
  Sri Aurobindo: If you mean: Everything is One then it merely comes to the old Adwaitavada of ShankarachArya. Really speaking, it is not a matter for the mind to decide. It is a matter of experience. In a certain experience you find that All is One and Shankara is true. But there are other experiences in which the Vishishtadwaita and even the Dwaita the dualistic idea finds justification. Mind only cuts, differentiates, analyses, represents. You cant push these questions too far with the mind, otherwise you bring in the old quarrel of the philosophers. You cant say: It is that, or It must be like this, or It cant be anything else; for, It may be all these things at the same time. You cant approach the highest with thought and express it in speech. Of course, you can express it, but then you diminish it also.
  Sri Aurobindo: You cannot make a general rule like that. Some may have to give up all action temporarily, but for others it may not be necessary at all. I, myself, have been doing work constantly through the Arya and other things. And I stopped the Arya when I found that I had to put myself out to much, so to say, externalise too much. The second reason was that I required to be drawn within myself in order to develop certain experiences, so that the energy might be used for inward work. In a certain sense I can say that I never stopped doing work even political work.
  Disciple: But he says also that it is very difficult for a man to take it the condition is that he must observe BrahmachArya celibacy.
  Disciple: But you have yourself used it in the Arya at two places.
  The talk turned on the subject of Indians writing English poetry. Sri Aurobindo remarked that when he was conducting the Arya he received heaps of poems.
  Sri Aurobindo: Or, Dwaitawada of MadhvachArya or Dwaitd dwaita of Nimbarka? Unfortunately all philosophy is mental, i.e., intellectual, while the Supramental is not mental. Therefore, it is not possible to express it completely because the mind cant. Even when Supermind takes up the task, it only gives indications, gives to the mind some side of itself, some aspect.
  Disciple: But you have written philosophy in the Arya.
  Sri Aurobindo: Arya was written because of Richard. After starting it he went away and left me alone to fill 64 pages per month. The Life Divine is not philosophy but fact. It contains what I have realised and seen. I think many people would object to calling it philosophy. Of course, there are elements of all the systems in the Arya. But Supermind would remain even if the whole of the Arya were rubbed out or had never been written. Supermind is not to be philosophised about, it is to be lived.
  Sri Aurobindo: Yes. Do you know: anything about it? I saw his article on BrahmachArya but it did not contain consistent thought. Once he says that a strong mind has a strong body and then he says that as one progresses in mental development the body must get weak.
  Disciple: Have you not used the word wheel in your writings in the Arya? We may send the cutting to the Mahatma!
  Disciple: He has criticised the Arya Samaj also.
  In that way every one has established idol-worship. He has criticised the Arya Samaj but why not criticise Madanism? His statement is adulatory of the Koran and of Christianity which is idolatry of the Bible, Christ and the Gross. Man is hardly able to do without externals and only a few will go to the kernel.
  All that wrote in the Bande Mataram and in the Karmayogin was from that state. I have since trusted the inner guidance even when I thought it was leading me astray. The Arya and the subsequent writings did not come from the brain. It was, of course, the same Power working. Now I do not use that method. I developed it to perfection and then abandoned it.
  Sri Aurobindo: Do you mean to say that the mahpurua can aspire on his behalf, and also sit down to yoga for him? I do not know how this idea about miraculous change by yoga has come to India. All along the Indian idea is that yoga is done by abhysa practice and tapasy concentrated will and not by miracles. Some say that it came from the Vaishnava religion laying stress on consecration and prapatti complete surrender. Some of the followers of RamanujachArya think that as he had done the Sadhana his followers have not got to do it! How is that possible?
  Generally, one goes through the gradations of the Supermind. I have written about it in the Arya. Then I was speaking not about the highest Supermind but about the highest Supermind in the Mind. There is, for instance, the Intuitive Mentality. It is not Supermind but Mind. You can say it is Supermind working on the basis of Mind by flashes. From the point of view of the highest Supermind, intuitions are glorious guesses. Of course, the guesses may be quite correct.
  Sri Aurobindo: That way, somebody can even say the same thing with regard to the Arya, because there are long sentences there also.
  Disciple: When I read the first article of the Arya I could not understand anything, so I gave it up.
  Sri Aurobindo: Many people cannot understand it. The Arya requires two things. First of all, a thorough knowledge of the English language which many Indians have not got. And secondly, it requires a mind that is subtle and comprehensive. I wrote the Arya, really speaking, for myself. I wanted to throw out certain things that were moving in my mind. I did not write it for others and so I did not care to write with that purpose.
  Disciple: Even P. Chaudhury says that he does not understand anything of the Arya except the Future Poetry.
  Disciple: I got the Arya in my college and I could never understand anything of it in the day-time. I used to begin at 11 oclock at night and go up to 12 or 1 oclock. Then I could understand something of it. It took me a few months to get into the style.
  Sri Aurobindo: The difficulty is not merely language and style but thought also. The Arya makes a demand on the mind for acute and original thinking. You cant expect all men to meet that demand.
  Sri Aurobindo: But some Englishmen do understand the Arya. The Americans too are reading it easily because they understand the language of course, provided they take interest in the subject.
  There are authentic symbols like the Vedic cow which means Light and the quadruped of that name. It was something precious to the Aryan people and it was taken away by the robbers. The Rishis gave life to this symbol; form was given by their mind, and it became an experience.
  Disciple: X wanted to convert Arya into something like an Indian academy.
  Disciple: The idea is that there must be AishwArya power of God in an Avatar.
  Sri Aurobindo: AishwArya power of the divine being is all right. But it is essentially a consciousness. What external sign can there be of an inner spiritual consciousness?
  Disciple: But I suppose these two things: the inner spiritual consciousness of the Divine and the AishwArya the powers of God are not incompatible.
  Sri Aurobindo: You must not expect to make noise. It is a silent work. Publicity would attract hostile forces. You can take up external work only when it is in you: when you are doing the Sadhana in the mind then outer activities like the Arya and writing, etc., can go on. But when I came down to the vital I stopped all that.
  Sri Aurobindo: Justice in this life? May not be. Most probably not. But justice is not what most people believe it to be. It is said that virtuous people will have happiness, prosperity etc. in another life while in this life they have the opposite effects. In that case, the people you speak of must have been virtuous in their previous life. There is justice in the sense that the virtuous and pious people advance towards Sattwic nature while the contrary one goes down the scale of humanity and become more and more Asuric. That is what I have said in the Arya.
  Disciple: Was Arya written in that way?
  Sri Aurobindo: God knows how! It began very early perhaps. When I landed on the Indian soil a great calm and quiet descended on me. There were also other characteristic experiences at Poona on the Parvati hills and then in Kashmir on the ShankerachArya hill, a sense of a great infinite Reality was felt. It was very real.
  Disciple: I am afraid, we wont get anything in spite of the proposal to share profits. In Gujarat there was I believe even now is a small group of seekers under the guidance of late NarsimhachArya who got an offer from American promising fabulous returns from small investments. The followers were all taken in, Lakhs of rupees were sent and nothing was heard afterwards.
  Sri Aurobindo: (smiled) I see. Upen also has intensity; he had agnosticism and faith. It is that which makes his writing brilliant. But he could never understand the Arya. Why, Rishikesh (Kanjilal) also was one in whom doubt could never get the better of faith and faith could not of doubt! (laughter) He always wanted to fix himself to some anchor, he could not give up seeking, nor pursue steadily and find an anchor. The movement will not grow he used to say. (after a pause) The revolutionaries were quite an interesting lot and though not fit for yoga, one could not feel dull in their company.
  Disciple: Hitler feels responsible for all the Aryans, what ever that may mean.
  Sri Aurobindo: Of course, the only Aryans are the Germans. It is they who feel the responsibility and bear the consequences.
  Another instance is the sense of the Infinite I had at the ShankerachArya Hill at Kashmir and at Parvati Hill near Poona, and the reality of the image in a temple at Karnali near Chandod.
  Disciple: I had a talk with G about Rigveda and on the Aryan Dravidian question. He gave me one or two arguments to support his contention. According to him the fact of different children in the same family having different colours is a positive argument that race of the parents is a mixed one. Secondly, in the Rigveda itself there is mention of dark-skinned people and Anasa.
  Disciple: I consulted the Rigveda and found that it refers only to the Dasyus and not to non-Aryans.
  Sri Aurobindo: If he is alone, how does the Tirthankars and AchAryas, so many, infinite number of, Siddhas crowded in Siddhasila come in? Like all religions it is fantastically illogical. Buddha also said the same thing, but the religion says: Buddham Saranam Gachchhami. So also in Jainism.

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  He was an educationist all his life both in a spiritual and in a secular sense. After he passed out of College, he took up work as headmaster in a number of schools in succession Narail High School, City School, Ripon College School, Metropolitan School, Aryan School, Oriental School, Oriental Seminary and Model School. The causes of his migration from school to school were that he could not get on with some of the managements on grounds of principles and that often his spiritual mood drew him away to places of pilgrimage for long periods. He worked with some of the most noted public men of the time like Iswar Chandra Vidysgar and Surendranath Banerjee. The latter appointed him as a professor in the City and Ripon Colleges where he taught subjects like English, philosophy, history and economics. In his later days he took over the Morton School, and he spent his time in the staircase room of the third floor of it, administering the school and preaching the message of the Master. He was much respected in educational circles where he was usually referred to as Rector Mahashay. A teacher who had worked under him writes thus in warm appreciation of his teaching methods: "Only when I worked with him in school could I appreciate what a great educationist he was. He would come down to the level of his students when teaching, though he himself was so learned, so talented. Ordinarily teachers confine their instruction to what is given in books without much thought as to whether the student can accept it or not. But M., would first of all gauge how much the student could take in and by what means. He would employ aids to teaching like maps, pictures and diagrams, so that his students could learn by seeing. Thirty years ago (from 1953) when the question of imparting education through the medium of the mother tongue was being discussed, M. had already employed Bengali as the medium of instruction in the Morton School." (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda Part I. P. 15.)

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   97. Yea; on the Arya Path thou art no more Srotpatti, thou art a
   Bodhisattva. The stream is cross'd. 'Tis true thou hast a right to

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  We may complete the whole tradition of the Indian peninsula very simply. To the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Tripitaka of the Buddhists, we have only to add the Tantras of what are called the VamachArya Schools. Paradoxical as it may sound the Tantrics are in reality the most advanced of the Hindus. Their theory is, in its philosophical ultimatum, a primitive stage of the White tradition, for the essence of the Tantric cults is that by the performance of certain rites of Magick, one does not only escape disaster, but obtains positive benediction. The Tantric is not obsessed by the will-to-die. It is a difficult business, no doubt, to get any fun out of existence; but at least it is not impossible. In other words, he implicitly denies the fundamental proposition that existence is sorrow, and he formulates the essential postulate of the White School of Magick, that means exist by which the universal sorrow (apparent indeed to all ordinary observation) may be unmasked, even as at the initiatory rite of Isis in the ancient days of Khem. There, a Neophyte presenting his mouth, under compulsion, to the pouting buttocks of the Goat of Mendez, found himself caressed by the chaste lips of a virginal priestess of that Goddess at the base of whose shrine is written that No man has lifted her veil.
  The least abject asset in the intellectual bankruptcy of European thought is the Hebrew Qabalah. Properly understood, it is a system of symbolism indefinitely elastic, assuming no axioms, postulating no principles, asserting no theorems, and therefore adaptable, if managed adroitly, to describe any conceivable doctrine. It has been my continual study since 1898, and I have found it of infinite value in the study of the "Tao Teh King." By its aid I was able to attribute the ideas of Lao Tze to an order with which I was exceedingly familiar, and whose practical worth I had repeatedly proved by using it as the basis of the analysis and classification of all Aryan and Semitic religions and philosophies. Despite the essential difficulty of correlating the ideas of Lao Tze with any others, the persistent application of the Qabalistic keys eventually unlocked his treasure-house. I was able to explain to myself his teachings in terms of familiar systems.

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  Indras combat served as model for the battles that the Aryans had to sustain against the Dasyus (also termed
  vrtani): he who triumphs in a battle, he truly kills Vrtra. (Maitrayana-Samhita 2.1.3.) Eliade, M. (1978b). p. 207.

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  called the : ripe I'.
  120. SankarachArya had a disciple who had been serving him for a long time but was not still given any
  instruction by him. Once, while seated alone, Sankara heard the footsteps of someone coming behind.
  So he called out, "Who is there?" The disciple answered, "It is I." The AchArya thereupon said, "If this 'I'
  is so dear to you, then either expand it to infinity (i.e. know the universe as yourself), or renounce it
  134. After the attainment of Samadhi some still retain the ego-the 'I' of the servant or worshipper of
  God. SankarachArya kept the ego of Vidya (knowledge) for the purpose of teaching others.
  135. Hanuman was blessed with the vision of God both with form and without it (Sakara and Nirakara).
  sooner do these fledglings find out that they are falling downwards, than they immediately change their
  course and instinctively fly up towards their home. Men like Sukadeva, Narada, Jesus and SankarachArya
  are like these birds. Even in their boyhood they became free from all attachment to the things of the
  So are all bigots. They do not see anything better than their own creed.
  367. The great SankarachArya had a foolish disciple who used to imitate his Master in all matters.
  Sankara uttered "Sivo'ham" (I am Siva); the disciple also repeated "Sivo'ham". To correct his disciple's
  suitable to their natures,
  479. SankarachArya's exposition of the Vedanta is indeed true, and true also is what Ramanuja speaks of
  ithis Visishtadvaita philosophy.
  482. Every man should follow his own religion. A Christian should follow Christianity, and a
  Mohammedan Mohammedanism. For the Hindu, the ancient path, the path of the Aryan Rishis, is the
  Some conditions of spiritual enlightenment-Faith-Resignation to GodNecessity of Ishta or Chosen
  Deity-Truth BrahmachArya or continence Viveka or discrimination- Vairagya or aversion to worldly
  objects-Perseverance-Spiritual practiceConcentration and meditation
  BrahmachArya (Continence)
  535. As one's face may be seen reflected in a sheet of glass coated with quicksilver, so the glorious
  1115. An outcaste was carrying baskets of meat from a slaughter-house. On the way he met
  SankarachArya who was returning after his bath in the sacred Ganges. It chanced that the outcaste
  touched the person of the holy man. Sankana was offended and cried out, "You have touched me,
  1117. A certain father had two sons. When they were old enough, they were admitted to the first stage
  oflife (BrahrnachArya) and placed under the care of a religious preceptor, to study the Vedas. After a
  long time the boys returned home, having finished their studies. Their father asked them if they had

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    The pure I is the reality, the Absolute Existence-ConsciousnessBliss. When That is forgotten, all miseries crop up; when that is held fast, the miseries do not affect the person.
    D.: Is not brahmachArya (celibacy) necessary for realisation of the Self?
    M.: BrahmachArya is living in Brahman. It has no connection with celibacy as commonly understood. A real brahmachari, that is one who lives in Brahman, finds bliss in the Brahman which is the same as the Self. Why then should you look for other sources of happiness? In fact the emergence from the Self has been the cause of all the misery.
    D.: Celibacy is a sine qua non for Yoga?
    Maya is only Reality.
    D.: Some say that Sri SankarachArya was only intellectual and not realised. Is it so?
    M.: Why worry about SankarachArya? Realise your own Self. Others can take care of themselves.
    D.: Jesus Christ cured people of their diseases. Is that only an occult power (siddhi)?

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    --- Talk 33.
    A visitor: The Supreme Spirit (Brahman) is Real. The world (jagat) is illusion, is the stock phrase of Sri SankarachArya. Yet others say, The world is reality. Which is true?
    M.: Both statements are true. They refer to different stages of development and are spoken from different points of view. The aspirant (abhyasi) starts with the definition, that which is real exists always; then he eliminates the world as unreal because it is changing. It cannot be real; not this, not this! The seeker ultimately reaches the Self and there finds unity as the prevailing note. Then, that which was originally rejected as being unreal is found to be a part of the unity. Being absorbed in the Reality, the world also is

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  Look at me. I left home. Look at yourselves. You have come here leaving the home environment. What do you find here?
  Is this different from what you left? Even if one is immersed in nirvikalpa samadhi for years together, when he emerges from it he will find himself in the environment which he is bound to have. That is the reason for the AchArya emphasising sahaja samadhi in preference to nirvikalpa samadhi in his excellent work Viveka Chudamani.
  One should be in spontaneous samadhi - that is, in ones pristine state - in the midst of every environment.

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  (2) Brahmavid-vara
  (3) Brahmavid-vArya
  (4) Brahmavid-varishta

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  Saiva Siddhanta and Vedanta have the common aim of the same Truth.
  Otherwise how could Sri SankarachArya, the greatest exponent of
  Advaita, sing praises of gods? Obviously he did so knowingly.

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  D.: They say that the world is a reality.
  M.: We say so too. AchArya has only said, Find out the reality behind the world. What is called illusion by one is called changefulness by another. The end is the same in both.
  Dr. Hand: Maharshi! Do not think we are bad boys.

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  D.: When all the thoughts are banished and the mind is still or enters into a state of nothingness or emptiness, what is the nature of effort needed on the part of the 'seeker' to have a pratyakshabhava of the 'sought' (e.g., seeing a mango as a mango)?
  M.: Who sees nothingness or emptiness? What is pratyaksha? Do you call perception of mango pratyaksha? It involves the play of karma, karta, and kArya (action, doer and deed). So it is relative and not absolute.
  An Arya Samajist from Bangalore with a companion visited Sri
  Maharshi. He asked: What is the use of yoga-practice? Is it for personal use or universal benefit?

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  What can be the lot of others then?
  M.: Sri AchArya also says similar things when he composes songs in praise of any deity. How else can they praise God?
  Saying this Sri Bhagavan smiled.
  M.: Sri AchArya has commented on the Gita and on that passage also.
  Another devotee: It is an illustration of the saying that he sees the universe full of cause and effect Visram pasyati kAryakaranataya.

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