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TOPICS
SEE ALSO


AUTH

BOOKS
Blazing_the_Trail_from_Infancy_to_Enlightenment
Choiceless_Awareness__A_Selection_of_Passages_for_the_Study_of_the_Teachings_of_J._Krishnamurti
Essential_Integral
Heart_of_Matter
Infinite_Library
Integral_Life_Practice_(book)
Kosmic_Consciousness
Meditation__The_First_and_Last_Freedom
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Self-Liberation_Through_Seeing_with_Naked_Awareness
Spiral_Dynamics
The_5_Dharma_Types
The_Act_of_Creation
The_Book_of_Secrets__Keys_to_Love_and_Meditation
The_Diamond_Sutra
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Mirror__Advice_On_The_Presence_Of_Awareness
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Tibetan_Yogas_of_Dream_and_Sleep
Toward_the_Future

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1958-01-29_-_The_plan_of_the_universe_-_Self-awareness
1.yt_-_The_Supreme_Being_is_the_Dakini_Queen_of_the_Lake_of_Awareness!

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.04_-_The_Beautiful_in_the_Upanishads
0.00a_-_Introduction
000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0_1958-11-22
0_1960-05-24_-_supramental_flood
0_1960-10-11
0_1961-01-10
0_1961-01-27
0_1961-03-14
0_1961-04-15
0_1961-07-07
0_1961-07-15
0_1961-08-11
0_1961-10-15
0_1961-12-20
0_1962-01-12_-_supramental_ship
0_1962-02-03
0_1962-02-06
0_1962-02-24
0_1962-04-03
0_1962-04-13
0_1962-05-18
0_1962-05-24
0_1962-07-11
0_1962-10-06
0_1962-10-27
0_1962-11-27
0_1963-02-23
0_1963-06-08
0_1963-06-19
0_1963-08-21
0_1963-08-24
0_1963-10-19
0_1963-11-20
0_1964-03-25
0_1964-07-22
0_1964-08-11
0_1964-08-26
0_1964-09-23
0_1965-09-11
0_1966-01-22
0_1966-08-03
0_1966-12-21
0_1967-01-11
0_1967-05-10
0_1967-07-22
0_1967-12-06
0_1968-03-16
0_1968-05-04
0_1968-07-20
0_1968-08-28
0_1968-10-30
0_1968-11-13
0_1968-11-23
0_1968-11-27
0_1968-12-04
0_1969-02-08
0_1969-02-19
0_1969-05-24
0_1969-05-31
0_1969-06-25
0_1969-10-08
0_1969-10-11
0_1969-10-18
0_1969-10-25
0_1969-12-20
0_1970-03-07
0_1970-03-14
0_1970-04-04
0_1971-10-27
0_1972-08-02
03.01_-_The_Evolution_of_Consciousness
03.03_-_Modernism_-_An_Oriental_Interpretation
03.05_-_Some_Conceptions_and_Misconceptions
04.03_-_Consciousness_as_Energy
05.05_-_Of_Some_Supreme_Mysteries
05.34_-_Light,_more_Light
06.26_-_The_Wonder_of_It_All
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
100.00_-_Synergy
10.08_-_Consciousness_as_Freedom
1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.010_-_Self-Control_-_The_Alpha_and_Omega_of_Yoga
1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality
1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.020_-_The_World_and_Our_World
1.02.2.1_-_Brahman_-_Oneness_of_God_and_the_World
1.02.2.2_-_Self-Realisation
1.02.3.1_-_The_Lord
1.02.4.1_-_The_Worlds_-_Surya
1.025_-_Sadhana_-_Intensifying_a_Lighted_Flame
10.27_-_Consciousness
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.035_-_The_Recitation_of_Mantra
1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Coming_of_the_Subjective_Age
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic
1.045_-_Piercing_the_Structure_of_the_Object
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent
1.04_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_PROGRESS
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Future_of_Man
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Praise
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_Wake-Up_Sermon
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.052_-_Yoga_Practice_-_A_Series_of_Positive_Steps
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Knowledge_by_Aquaintance_and_Knowledge_by_Description
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_Prayer
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_The_Universe__The_0_=_2_Equation
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe
1.06_-_Psychic_Education
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.075_-_Self-Control,_Study_and_Devotion_to_God
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_Note_on_the_word_Go
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.096_-_Powers_that_Accrue_in_the_Practice
1.097_-_Sublimation_of_Object-Consciousness
1.09_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.1.02_-_Sachchidananda
11.08_-_Body-Energy
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.11_-_FAITH_IN_MAN
1.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
1.14_-_The_Supermind_as_Creator
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_The_Supreme_Truth-Consciousness
1.16_-_On_Concentration
1.17_-_The_Divine_Soul
1.18_-_Mind_and_Supermind
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.200-1.224_Talks
1.2.03_-_The_Interpretation_of_Scripture
12.05_-_The_World_Tragedy
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_THE_END_OF_THE_SPECIES
1.22_-_The_Problem_of_Life
1.23_-_THE_MIRACULOUS
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_Matter
1.25_-_Fascinations,_Invisibility,_Levitation,_Transmutations,_Kinks_in_Time
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.26_-_FESTIVAL_AT_ADHARS_HOUSE
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.27_-_The_Sevenfold_Chord_of_Being
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
13.01_-_A_Centurys_Salutation_to_Sri_Aurobindo_The_Greatness_of_the_Great
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.439
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.4_-_Readings_in_the_Taittiriya_Upanishad
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision
1.67_-_Faith
17.11_-_A_Prayer
1914_02_15p
1914_05_27p
1914_05_29p
1951-03-03_-_Hostile_forces_-_difficulties_-_Individuality_and_form_-_creation
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1953-07-15
1953-10-07
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-11-10_-_Inner_experience,_the_basis_of_action_-_Keeping_open_to_the_Force_-_Faith_through_aspiration_-_The_Mothers_symbol_-_The_mind_and_vital_seize_experience_-_Degrees_of_sincerity_-Becoming_conscious_of_the_Divine_Force
1954-12-08_-_Cosmic_consciousness_-_Clutching_-_The_central_will_of_the_being_-_Knowledge_by_identity
1954-12-29_-_Difficulties_and_the_world_-_The_experience_the_psychic_being_wants_-_After_death_-Ignorance
1956-01-04_-_Integral_idea_of_the_Divine_-_All_things_attracted_by_the_Divine_-_Bad_things_not_in_place_-_Integral_yoga_-_Moving_idea-force,_ideas_-_Consequences_of_manifestation_-_Work_of_Spirit_via_Nature_-_Change_consciousness,_change_world
1956-02-15_-_Nature_and_the_Master_of_Nature_-_Conscious_intelligence_-_Theory_of_the_Gita,_not_the_whole_truth_-_Surrender_to_the_Lord_-_Change_of_nature
1956-03-28_-_The_starting-point_of_spiritual_experience_-_The_boundless_finite_-_The_Timeless_and_Time_-_Mental_explanation_not_enough_-_Changing_knowledge_into_experience_-_Sat-Chit-Tapas-Ananda
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-08-08_-_How_to_light_the_psychic_fire,_will_for_progress_-_Helping_from_a_distance,_mental_formations_-_Prayer_and_the_divine_-_Grace_Grace_at_work_everywhere
1957-01-02_-_Can_one_go_out_of_time_and_space?_-_Not_a_crucified_but_a_glorified_body_-_Individual_effort_and_the_new_force
1958-01-29_-_The_plan_of_the_universe_-_Self-awareness
1958-02-05_-_The_great_voyage_of_the_Supreme_-_Freedom_and_determinism
1960_01_20
1961_03_11_-_58
1964_03_25
1964_09_16
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ami_-_Selfhood_can_demolish_the_magic_of_this_world_(from_Baal-i-Jibreel)
1.ami_-_The_secret_divine_my_ecstasy_has_taught_(from_Baal-i-Jibreel)
1f.lovecraft_-_H.P._Lovecrafts
1.hccc_-_Silently_and_serenely_one_forgets_all_words
1.hcyc_-_9_-_People_do_not_recognize_the_Mani-jewel_(from_The_Shodoka)
1.jm_-_Response_to_a_Logician
1.jm_-_Song_to_the_Rock_Demoness
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_the_Twelve_Deceptions
1.jm_-_The_Song_of_View,_Practice,_and_Action
1.jm_-_Upon_this_earth,_the_land_of_the_Victorious_Ones
1.jr_-_Now_comes_the_final_merging
1.jr_-_The_Guest_House
1.kbr_-_Illusion_and_Reality
1.lla_-_Intense_cold_makes_water_ice
1.rmpsd_-_Conquer_Death_with_the_drumbeat_Ma!_Ma!_Ma!
1.rmpsd_-_Its_value_beyond_assessment_by_the_mind
1.rmpsd_-_Who_in_this_world
1.rmpsd_-_Why_disappear_into_formless_trance?
1.rmr_-_Exposed_on_the_cliffs_of_the_heart
1.sb_-_Gathering_the_Mind
1.sfa_-_The_Prayer_Before_the_Crucifix
1.sjc_-_I_Entered_the_Unknown
1.sk_-_Is_there_anyone_in_the_universe
1.snk_-_Nirvana_Shatakam
1.snk_-_You_are_my_true_self,_O_Lord
1.srh_-_The_Royal_Song_of_Saraha_(Dohakosa)
1.yt_-_The_Supreme_Being_is_the_Dakini_Queen_of_the_Lake_of_Awareness!
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_The_Eternal_and_the_Individual
2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_The_Divine_Truth_and_Way
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_Two_Tales_of_Seeking_and_Losing
2.06_-_Union_with_the_Divine_Consciousness_and_Will
2.06_-_Works_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.07_-_The_Upanishad_in_Aphorism
2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND
2.08_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE_(II)
2.08_-_Memory,_Self-Consciousness_and_the_Ignorance
2.09_-_SEVEN_REASONS_WHY_A_SCIENTIST_BELIEVES_IN_GOD
2.09_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY
2.1.01_-_God_The_One_Reality
2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.11_-_The_Boundaries_of_the_Ignorance
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_The_Difficulties_of_the_Mental_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.14_-_The_Passive_and_the_Active_Brahman
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.16_-_Oneness
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge
2.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_DR._SARKAR
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.02_-_Consciousness_and_the_Inconscient
2.2.03_-_The_Science_of_Consciousness
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.2.2_-_The_Mandoukya_Upanishad
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.23_-_The_Conditions_of_Attainment_to_the_Gnosis
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_Samadhi
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.02.08_-_Contact_with_the_Divine
2.4.02_-_Bhakti,_Devotion,_Worship
3.02_-_Mysticism
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3.07.2_-_Finding_the_Real_Source
3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works
32.05_-_The_Culture_of_the_Body
32.07_-_The_God_of_the_Scientist
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.4.2_-_Guru_Yoga
3.5.01_-_Aphorisms
3-5_Full_Circle
3.7.1.07_-_Involution_and_Evolution
3.8.1.02_-_Arya_-_Its_Significance
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_Prayer_to_the_Ever-greater_Christ
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_The_Psychology_of_Self-Perfection
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.09_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Nature
4.10_-_The_Elements_of_Perfection
4.19_-_The_Nature_of_the_supermind
4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind
4.22_-_The_supramental_Thought_and_Knowledge
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.2.5.01_-_Psychisation_and_Spiritualisation
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.3.1.11_-_Living_in_the_Divine
4.4.2.07_-_Ascent_and_Going_out_of_the_Body
5.01_-_The_Dakini,_Salgye_Du_Dalma
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
Aeneid
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
CASE_1_-_JOSHUS_DOG
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
Diamond_Sutra_1
DM_2_-_How_to_Meditate
For_a_Breath_I_Tarry
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
LUX.05_-_AUGOEIDES
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
r1912_07_22
r1914_11_18
r1915_01_14
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Talks_001-025
Talks_051-075
Talks_076-099
Talks_176-200
Talks_500-550
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Dream_of_a_Ridiculous_Man
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Zahir

PRIMARY CLASS

SIMILAR TITLES
Awareness
Choiceless Awareness A Selection of Passages for the Study of the Teachings of J. Krishnamurti
Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness
The Mirror Advice On The Presence Of Awareness

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

awareness: in biological psychology, awareness comprises a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event. Awareness does not necessarily imply understanding, just an ability to be conscious of, feel or perceive.

awareness: Sensitivity to supernatural/ paranormal forces, often experienced as unusually acute perceptions and feelings about things most people cannot see.

Awareness ::: A sense of presence. A sense of an observer. This is the root quality that determines a self.


TERMS ANYWHERE

1. Phenomenological analyses, partly summarized in the Logische Untersuchungen, had led Husserl to the view that material (generic and specific) as well as logically formal universals or essences are themselves observable, though non-individual, objects. Further analyses showed that awareness of an essence as itself presented might be based on either a clear experiencing or a clear phantasying (fictive experiencing) of an example. In either case, the evidence of the essence or eidos involves evidence of some example as ideally possible but not as actual. Consequently, a science like pure logic, whose theme includes nothing but essences and essential possibilities, -- in Husserl's later terminology, an eidetic science -- involves no assertion of actual existence. Husserl used these views to redefine phenomenology itself. The latter was now conceived explicitly as the eidetic science of the material essences exemplified in subjective processes, qua pure possibilities, and was accordingly said to be pure also in the way pure logic is pure. A large proportion of the emendations in the second edition of the Logische Untersuchungen serve to clarify this freedom of phenomenology from all presuppositions of actual individual existence -- particularly, psychic existence.

2. Act involving the awareness of the bare presence of an object to consciousness, as opposed to any act which involves judgment about such an object. -- A.C.B.

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5. pristine cognition: look with the lamp of primordial awareness (rig pa ye shes sgron me ltos)

"A basis can be created for a subjective illusion-consciousness which is yet part of Being, if we accept in the sense of an illusory subjective world-awareness the account of sleep and dream creation given to us in the Upanishads. For the affirmation there is that Brahman as Self is fourfold; the Self is Brahman and all that is is the Brahman, but all that is is the Self seen by the Self in four states of its being. In the pure self-status neither consciousness nor unconsciousness as we conceive it can be affirmed about Brahman; it is a state of superconscience absorbed in its self-existence, in a self-silence or a self-ecstasy, or else it is the status of a free Superconscient containing or basing everything but involved in nothing. But there is also a luminous status of sleep-self, a massed consciousness which is the origin of cosmic existence; this state of deep sleep in which yet there is the presence of an omnipotent Intelligence is the seed state or causal condition from which emerges the cosmos; — this and the dream-self which is the continent of all subtle, subjective or supraphysical experience, and the self of waking which is the support of all physical experience, can be taken as the whole field of Maya.” The Life Divine

“A basis can be created for a subjective illusion-consciousness which is yet part of Being, if we accept in the sense of an illusory subjective world-awareness the account of sleep and dream creation given to us in the Upanishads. For the affirmation there is that Brahman as Self is fourfold; the Self is Brahman and all that is is the Brahman, but all that is is the Self seen by the Self in four states of its being. In the pure self-status neither consciousness nor unconsciousness as we conceive it can be affirmed about Brahman; it is a state of superconscience absorbed in its self-existence, in a self-silence or a self-ecstasy, or else it is the status of a free Superconscient containing or basing everything but involved in nothing. But there is also a luminous status of sleep-self, a massed consciousness which is the origin of cosmic existence; this state of deep sleep in which yet there is the presence of an omnipotent Intelligence is the seed state or causal condition from which emerges the cosmos;—this and the dream-self which is the continent of all subtle, subjective or supraphysical experience, and the self of waking which is the support of all physical experience, can be taken as the whole field of Maya.” The Life Divine

Absorption Concentration ::: In concentration meditation, this refers to the various states found in the samatha jhanas whereby the locus of focus narrows solely on the object of observation. Attainment of absorption concentration is causally preceded by access concentration which is itself preceded by the monkey mind state of awareness associated with mundane consciousness.

Access Concentration ::: In concentration meditation, this refers to the state preceding access to the samatha jhanas whereby the locus of focus has narrowed considerably from the monkey mind state of awareness associated with mundane consciousness and has started to settle rather effortlessly on the object of concentration. Precedes access to absorption concentration.

AdarsajNAna. [alt. mahAdarsajNAna] (T. me long lta bu'i ye shes; C. dayuanjing zhi; J. daienkyochi; K. taewon'gyong chi 大圓鏡智). In Sanskrit, "mirrorlike wisdom" or "great perfect mirror wisdom"; one of the five types of wisdom (PANCAJNANA) exclusive to a buddha according to the YOGACARA and tantric schools, along with the wisdom of equality (SAMATAJNANA), the wisdom of discriminating awareness (PRATYAVEKsAnAJNANA), the wisdom that one has accomplished what was to be done (KṚTYANUstHANAJNANA), and the wisdom of the nature of the DHARMADHATU (DHARMADHATUSVABHAVAJNANA). This specific type of wisdom is a transformation of the eighth consciousness, the ALAYAVIJNANA, in which the perfect interfusion between all things is seen as if reflected in a great mirror.

adj. 1. Rousing (something) or being aroused, as if from sleep. n. awakenings. 2. Recognitions, realizations, or coming into awareness of things.

advayajNAna. (T. gnyis su med pa'i ye shes; C. bu'erzhi; J. funichi; K. puriji 不二智). In Sanskrit, "nondual knowledge"; referring to knowledge that has transcended the subject-object bifurcation that governs all conventional states of sensory consciousness, engendering a distinctive type of awareness that is able to remain conscious without any longer requiring an object of consciousness. See also WU'AIXING.

advaya. (T. gnyis su med pa; C. bu'er; J. funi; K. puri 不二). In Sanskrit, "nonduality"; one of the common synonyms for the highest teachings of Buddhism and one of the foundational principles of the MAHAYANA presentation of doctrine. Nonduality refers to the definitive awareness achieved through enlightenment, which transcends all of the conventional dichotomies into which compounded existence is divided (right and wrong, good and evil, etc.). Most specifically, nondual knowledge (ADVAYAJNANA) transcends the subject-object bifurcation that governs all conventional states of consciousness and engenders a distinctive type of awareness that no longer requires an object of consciousness. See also WU'AIXING.

Ahu (Avestan) [from the verbal root ah consciousness of life; cf Sanskrit asu] Sometimes Ahum, Akhum. The most aware and therefore best prepared to rule in the physical world. Fravashi, on the other hand, is least aware of the material world and yet is the source of awareness and closest to the source of absolute Being. According to later Pahlavi writings Ahu’s task is to establish order in the human physical body; therefore it can be considered the ruler in the physical world.

a) In Epistemology: The subject of knowledge is the individual knower considered either as a pure ego (see Ego, Pure), a transcendental ego (see Ego, Transcendental) or an act of awareness. (See Awareness).

Ain Soph Aur ::: Also transliterated as "Ein Sof Ohr". A further characterization of the Ain Soph – the Limitless Potentiality of the Ain – that attempts to put language around the sense of Light and Presence that ultimately is characterized by the emergence of Kether ("Source Consciousness"): the crystallization of the root of experiential awareness. Refers to one of the Veils of Negative Existence.

AkAsAnantyAyatana. (P. AkAsAnaNcAyatana; T. nam mkha' mtha' yas skye mched; C. kong wubian chu; J. kumuhenjo; K. kong mubyon ch'o 空無邊處). In Sanskrit, "sphere of infinite space"; the first and lowest (in ascending order) of the four levels of the immaterial realm (ARuPYADHATU) and the first of the four immaterial absorptions (DHYANA). It is a realm of rebirth as well as a meditative state that is entirely immaterial (viz., there is no physical [RuPA] component to existence) in which the mind comes to an awareness of unlimited pervasive space (AKAsA) without the existence of material objects. Beings reborn in this realm are thought to live as long as forty thousand eons (KALPAS). However, as a state of being that is still subject to rebirth, even the realm of infinite space remains part of SAMSARA. Like the other levels of the realm of subtle materiality (RuPADHATU) and the immaterial realm, one is reborn in this state by achieving the specific level of meditative absorption of that state in the previous lifetime. One of the most famous and influential expositions on the subject of these immaterial states comes from the VISUDDHIMAGGA of BUDDHAGHOSA, written in the fifth century. Although there are numerous accounts of Buddhist meditators achieving immaterial states of SAMADHI, they are also used polemically in Buddhist literature to describe the attainments of non-Buddhist yogins, who mistakenly identify these exalted states within saMsAra as states of permanent liberation from rebirth. See also DHYANASAMAPATTI; DHYANOPAPATTI.

akopya. (P. akuppa; T. mi 'khrugs pa; C. budong; J. fudo; K. pudong 不動). In Sanskrit, "imperturbable" or "unshakable"; used often in mainstream Buddhist materials in reference to the "imperturbable" liberation of mind (CETOVIMUKTI) that derives from mastering any of the four meditative absorptions (P. JHANA; S. DHYANA). The term is also deployed in treatments of mastery of the "adept path" (AsAIKsAMARGA) of the ARHAT: once the imminent arhat realizes the knowledge of the cessation (KsAYAJNANA) of the afflictions (KLEsA), and becomes imperturbable in that experience, the "knowledge of nonproduction" (ANUTPADAJNANA) arises-viz., the awareness that the klesas, once eradicated, will never arise again.

Alaya ::: Also called "Storehouse Consciousness". In Buddhist philosophy this is a primordial state of awareness and potentiality from which all other seeds of causality and karma flow. It has been described as "the last barrier to complete enlightenment" and hence, if we are speaking Kabbalistically, is associated with the path between Kether and the Veils of Negative Existence.

Al-Khaliq ::: The ONE Absolute Creator! The One who brings individuals into the existence from nothingness, with His Names! Everything al-Khaliq creates has a purpose to fulfill, and according to this unique purpose, possesses a natural predisposition and character. Hence it has been said: “characterize yourselves with the character of Allah” (Tahallaku biakhlakillah) to mean: Live in accordance with the awareness that you are comprised of the structural qualities of the Names of Allah!

"All existence, – as the mind and sense know existence – is manifestation of an Eternal and Infinite which is to the mind and sense unknowable but not unknowable to its own self-awareness.” The Hour of God

Al-Mu’min ::: The One who enables the awareness that He, by respect of His Names, is beyond what is perceived. This awareness reflects upon us as ‘faith’ (iman). All believers, including Rasuls and angels, have their faith rested upon this awareness, which frees the mind from the enslavement of illusion. While illusion can deter the mind, which uses comparison to operate, it becomes powerless and ineffective   in the sight of faith.

altered states of awareness: any state of awareness which differs from normal waking awareness; examples include meditation, sleep, drug states and psychosis.

Amal Sufi practice where the bodily awareness is being erased step by step. This is one of the more advanced practices where the sufi tries to remove the awareness of the ego in order to sink into a condition of higher or universal awareness

Amica: The Aquarian Mystical Institute of Color Awareness. (Cf. color awareness.)

Amrita ::: The nectar of immortality. In various traditions, especially Buddhist, there is an alchemical process that the mind and body engage in to clarify awareness and to transform perceptions of reality and encourage realization. This refers to the result of such practices. Amrita is not just a metaphor though: there are shifts in the mind-body complex that occur through practices that unlock and allow certain energies to flow and certain patterning to fall away.

ana ::: intelligence; "the consciousness which holds an image of things before it as an object with which it has to enter into relations and to possess by apprehension and a combined analytic and synthetic cognition"; a subordinate operation of vijñana which "by its power of projecting, confronting, apprehending knowledge" is the "parent of that awareness by distinction which is the process of the Mind". praj ñanamaya anamaya vij ñana

anandabodha ::: awareness of bliss. anandabodha

anandaloka (anandaloka; ananda-loka; ananda loka) ::: the world anandaloka (loka) of the supreme bliss (ananda) of saccidananda, the plane of "the joy of absolute identity in innumerable oneness", where all "consciousness is of the bliss of the Infinite, all power is power of the bliss of the Infinite, all forms and activities are forms and activities of the bliss of the Infinite"; there is also "a repetition of the Ananda plane in each lower world of consciousness", but "in the lower planes not only is it reached by a sort of dissolution into it of the pure mind or the life-sense or the physical awareness, but it is, as it were, itself diluted by the dissolved form of mind, life or matter, held in the dilution and turned into a poor thinness wonderful to the lower consciousness but not comparable to its true intensities".

anandamaya asat (anandamay asat) ::: non-being (asat) conceived as anandamaya "some inexpressible Beatitude [ananda] . . . into which even the notion of self-existence seems to be swallowed up"; "a pure causeless eternal Bliss so intense that we are that alone", experienced when the mind, in approaching saccidananda, dwells exclusively "on the aspect of delight, Ananda, and existence [sat] and consciousness [cit] then seem to disappear into a bliss without basis of self-possessing awareness or constituent being".

AnApAnasatisutta. (S. AnApAnasmṛtisutra; T. Dbugs rngub pa dang 'byung ba dran pa'i mdo; C. Annabannanian; J. Annahannanen; K. Annabannanyom 安那般那念). In PAli, "The Mindfulness of Breathing Discourse," the 118th sutta (SuTRA) in the MAJJHIMANIKAYA (a separate SARVASTIVADA recension, as titled above, appears in the Chinese translation of the SAMYUKTAGAMA). In this discourse, the Buddha outlines a type of meditation where the meditator remains mindful of the process of breathing in and breathing out (P. AnApAnasati; S. ANAPANASMṚTI). The meditator begins by developing an awareness of the physical processes involved in breathing, such as whether the breath is long or short; remaining cognizant of either the entire body during breathing or the entire process of breathing (as the commentaries typically interpret it), it culminates in breathing while consciously striving to calm the body. The meditator then follows the in- and out-breaths while developing salutary affective states, such as rapture (P. pīti, S. PRĪTI) and ease (SUKHA). The penultimate step is breathing while actively seeking to focus and liberate the mind. The meditation culminates in mindfulness of the breath while focusing on the awareness of the mental qualities of impermanence, cessation, and relinquishment. Through this progressive development, mindfulness of breathing thus leads from physical and mental calm, to direct insight into the value of nonattachment. The discourse ends with a treatment of the seven aspects of awakening (P. bojjhanga; S. BODHYAnGA) with regard to the four foundations of mindfulness (P. satipaṫṫhAna; S. SMṚTYUPASTHANA) of the physical body, physical sensations, state of mind, and mental qualities. See also ANBAN SHOUYI JING.

AnApAnasmṛti. (P. AnApAnasati; T. dbugs rngub pa dang 'byung ba dran pa; C. shuxi guan/annabannanian; J. susokukan/annahannanen; K. susik kwan/annabannanyom 數息觀/安那般那念). In Sanskrit, lit. "mindfulness (SMṚTI) of inhalation (Ana = prAna) and exhalation (apAna)," or simply, "mindfulness of breathing"; referring to one of the oldest and most basic meditative techniques found in Buddhism. The practice requires focusing on the breath as it moves into and out of the body during inhalation and exhalation, some say through attention to the sensation of the movement of breath at the tip of the nose, others say through attention to the rise and fall of the diaphragm. This passive following of the breath leads to physical and mental calm, which allows the meditator to focus on the generic aspect of breath: viz., the fact that the constant ebb and flow of the breath is emblematic of impermanence (ANITYA). This awareness may then lead to nonattachment and insight. The PAli ANAPANASATISUTTA provides a detailed description of the processes involved in developing this type of meditation. Unlike many of the other forty topics of meditation (KAMMAttHANA) in PAli Buddhism, which are said to suit specific types of personalities or as antidotes to specific negative tendencies, AnApAnasmṛti is claimed to be suitable for all, which may account for its continued popularity. Elsewhere, it is said to be a suitable object of meditation for those given to excessive thought. Some form of this practice is found in nearly every Buddhist tradition. There are various renderings of the term using Chinese Sinographs; although shuxi guan is one of the most common translations, there are others (e.g., chixi guan), as well as different ways of transcribing the Sanskrit into Chinese (e.g., anabona nian).

Anatta ::: "No-Self". One of the Three Characteristics. Refers to the fact that the root of experiential awareness is fundamentally devoid of self-identity entirely. Non-Experience lies at the root of experience.

ana (vijnana; vijnanam; vijnan) ::: "the large embracing consciousness . . . which takes into itself all truth and idea and object of knowledge and sees them at once in their essence, totality and parts or aspects", the "comprehensive consciousness" which is one of the four functions of active consciousness (see ajñanam), a mode of awareness that is "the original, spontaneous, true and complete view" of existence and "of which mind has only a shadow in the highest operations of the comprehensive intellect"; the faculty or plane of consciousness above buddhi or intellect, also called ideality, gnosis or supermind (although these are distinguished in the last period of the Record of Yoga as explained under the individual terms), whose instruments of knowledge and power form the vijñana catus.t.aya; the vijñana catus.t.aya itself; the psychological principle or degree of consciousness that is the basis of maharloka, the "World of the Vastness" that links the worlds of the transcendent existence, consciousness and bliss of saccidananda to the lower triloka of mind, life and matter, being itself usually considered the lowest plane of the parardha or higher hemisphere of existence. Vijñana is "the knowledge of the One and the Many, by which the Many are seen in the terms of the One, in the infinite unifying Truth, Right, Vast [satyam r.taṁ br.hat] of the divine existence". vij ñana ana ananda

And these are in fact always acting upon our subliminal selves unknown to our vvaking mind and with considerable effect on our life and nature. The physical mind is only a little part of us and there is much more considerable range of our being in which the presence, infiuence and powers of the other planes are active upon us and help to shape our external being and its activities. The awakening of the psychical consciousness enables us fb become aware of these powers, presences and influences in and around us ; and while in the impure or yet ignorant and imperfect mind this unveiled contact has its dangers, it enables us too, if lightly used and directed, to be no longer their subject but their master and to coroe into conscious and seJf-confroJled possession of the inner secrets of our nature. The psychical consciousness reveals this interaction between the inner and the outer planes, this world and others, partly by an awareness, which may be very constant, vast and vivid, of their impacts, suggestions, communications to our inner thought and conscious being and a capacity of reaction upon them there, partly ako through many kinds of symbolic, transcriptive or representative images presented to the different psychical senses. But also

Anthroposophy: An occult and mystic philosophical movement, based on the teachings of its founder, Rudolf Steiner, aiming at man’s progressive liberation from the chains of egoism and at the development of his dormant faculties and higher capacities for knowledge and enlightenment, to enable him to perceive and respond to “subtler manifestations of Nature.” Anthroposophists place great emphasis, among other things, on the occult significance of colors and their relations to human emotions (cf. color awareness).

anupassanA. (S. ANUPAsYANA). In PAli, "contemplation." A term applied to several sets of meditation practices, most notably as enumerated under the category of the four "foundations of mindfulness" (P. satipatthAna; S. SMṚTYUPASTHANA). The first foundation is called "contemplation of the body" (kAyAnupassanA, S. KAYANUPAsYANA) and comprises fourteen practices, which include mindfulness of breathing (P. AnApAnasati, S. ANAPANASMṚTI), mindfulness of postures or deportments (P., iriyApatha, S. ĪRYAPATHA), full awareness of bodily actions, contemplation of bodily impurities, contemplation of the four physical elements (DHATU, MAHABHuTA), and nine cemetery meditations (P. asubhabhAvanA, S. AsUBHABHAVANA). The second foundation is called "contemplation of sensations" (P. vedanAnupassanA, S. vedanAnupasyanA) and consists of one practice: mindfulness of physical sensations (VEDANA) as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. The third foundation is called "contemplation of mind" (P. cittAnupassanA, S. cittAnupasyanA) and consists of one practice: mindfulness of one's general state of mind (CITTA), e.g. as calm or distracted, elated or depressed, etc. The fourth foundation is "contemplation of mind-objects" (P. dhammAnupassanA, S. dharmAnupasyanA) and includes five meditations on specific categories of factors (P. dhamma, S. DHARMA), namely: the five hindrances (NĪVARAnA), the five aggregates (SKANDHA), the six sense bases and six sense objects (AYATANA), the seven enlightenment factors (BODHYAnGA), and the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. In the PAli SATIPAttHANASUTTA, the four anupassanAs are extolled as the one path leading to the realization of nibbAna (NIRVAnA). Another common set of anupassanAs found in the PAli tradition includes three members: (1) contemplation of impermanence (aniccAnupassanA), (2) contemplation of suffering (dukkhAnupassanA), and (3) contemplation of nonself (anattAnupassanA). In the PAtISAMBHIDAMAGGA, this list is expanded to ten with the addition of (4) contemplation of nirvAna (nibbAnAnupassanA), (5) contemplation of dispassion (virAgAnupassanA), (6) contemplation of cessation (nirodhAnupassanA), (7) contemplation of renunciation (patinissaggAnupassanA), (8) contemplation of signlessness (animittAnupassanA), (9) contemplation of desirelessness (appanihitAnupassanA), and (10) contemplation of emptiness (suNNatAnupassanA).

A patient in a coenestopathic state has a localized distortion of body awareness.

Apperception Perception involving self-consciousness; cognition through the relating of new ideas to familiar ideas. Used by Leibniz to denote a stage higher or more subtle than perception. The impressions received through perception are apprehended by the mind and are related to other impressions which the memory holds, so that complex ideas are formed. Apperception may be called perception accompanied by awareness and an interpretative power. In contrast to the theory that the higher faculties of mind are built up synthetically from the lower, Leibniz’s views support the theory that the intuitive or original inner powers are primary. “Nascent apperception, which is the Mahat of the lower kingdoms, especially developed in the third order of Elementals . . . [is] succeeded by the objective kingdom of minerals, in which latter that apperception is entirely latent, to re-develop only in the plants”; and “that which is meant by ‘animals,’ in primary Creation, is the germ of awakening consciousness or of apperception, that which is faintly traceable in some sensitive plants on Earth and more distinctly in the protistic monera. . . . Neither plant nor animal, but an existence between the two” (SD 1:454-5&n; cf ET 505 3rd & rev ed ).

Apprehension: (ad + prehendere: to seize) 1. Act involving the bare awareness of the presence of an object to consciousness; the general relation of subject to object as inclusive of the more special forms, such as perceiving or remembering, which the relation may take.

Aquarian Epoch: The era of the world which, according to occult teachings, began in March 1948, when the sun entered the constellation of Aquarius and the previous era, called the Piscean Epoch, ended. The Aquarian Epoch is to last 2,000 years. Many esoteric societies and organizations have therefore names containing the word Aquarian, e.g., the Aquarian Order, the Aquarian Mission, the Aquarian Mystical Institute of Color Awareness, etc.

arayan.abodha (Narayanabodha; Narayana bodha) ::: awareness of the Narayan.a-aspect of Kr.s.n.a.N Narayanadarsana

Ar-Rahim ::: Ar-Rahim is the Name that brings the infinite qualities of ar-Rahman into engendered existence. In this sense, it is the ‘observation’of the potential. Ar-Rahim observes itself through the forms of existence, by guiding the conscious beings to the awareness that their lives and their essential reality are comprised of and governed by the Names.

Artistic movement which maintains that there exists, and seeks access to, a "real" world that lies behind the artificial world of ordinary objects given in normal awareness. Argues that what is found on the conscious level is an arbitrary construct of mind, determined by habit and custom, and that the function of art is to recover and report the world as originally experienced and felt. Seeks to disintegrate the clear logical life of intellect, so as to search for its materials on the subconscious level, and discover there the true and primitive meanings that things have for us prior to the forms that we impose on them. -- I.J.

AryAstAngamArga. (P. ariyAtthangikamagga; T. 'phags lam yan lag brgyad; C. bazhengdao; J. hasshodo; K. p'alchongdo 八正道). In Sanskrit, "noble eightfold path"; the path (MARGA) that brings an end to the causes of suffering (DUḤKHA); the fourth of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS (catvAry AryasatyAni). This formulation of the Buddhist path to enlightenment appears in what is regarded as the Buddha's first sermon after his enlightenment, the "Setting Forth the Wheel of Dharma" (DHARMACAKRAPRAVARTANASuTRA), in which he sets forth a middle way (MADHYAMAPRATIPAD) between the extremes of asceticism and sensual indulgence. That middle way, he says, is the eightfold path, which, like the four truths, he calls "noble" (ARYA); the term is therefore commonly rendered as "noble eightfold path." However, as in the case of the four noble truths, what is noble is not the path but those who follow it, so the compound might be more accurately translated as "eightfold path of the [spiritually] noble." Later in the same sermon, the Buddha sets forth the four noble truths and identifies the fourth truth, the truth of the path, with the eightfold path. The noble eightfold path is comprised of (1) right views (SAMYAGDṚstI; P. sammAditthi), which involve an accurate understanding of the true nature of things, specifically the four noble truths; (2) right intention (SAMYAKSAMKALPA; P. sammAsankappa), which means avoiding thoughts of attachment, hatred, and harmful intent and promoting loving-kindness and nonviolence; (3) right speech (SAMYAGVAC; P. sammAvAcA), which means refraining from verbal misdeeds, such as lying, backbiting and slander, harsh speech and abusive language, and frivolous speech and gossip; (4) right action or right conduct (SAMYAKKARMANTA; P. sammAkammanta), which is refraining from physical misdeeds, such as killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct; (5) right livelihood (SAMYAGAJĪVA; P. sammAjīva), which entails avoiding trades that directly or indirectly harm others, such as selling slaves, selling weapons, selling animals for slaughter, dealing in intoxicants or poisons, or engaging in fortune-telling and divination; (6) right effort (SAMYAGVYAYAMA; P. sammAvAyAma), which is defined as abandoning unwholesome states of mind that have already arisen, preventing unwholesome states that have yet to arise, sustaining wholesome states that have already arisen, and developing wholesome states that have yet to arise; (7) right mindfulness (SAMYAKSMṚTI; P. sammAsati), which means to maintain awareness of the four foundations of mindfulness (SMṚTYUPASTHANA), viz., body, physical sensations, the mind, and phenomena; and (8) right concentration (SAMYAKSAMADHI; P. sammAsamAdhi), which is one pointedness of mind. ¶ The noble eightfold path receives less discussion in Buddhist literature than do the four noble truths (of which they are, after all, a constituent). Indeed, in later formulations, the eight factors are presented not so much as a prescription for behavior but as eight qualities that are present in the mind of a person who has understood NIRVAnA. The eightfold path may be reduced to a simpler, and more widely used, threefold schema of the path that comprises the "three trainings" (TRIsIKsA) or "higher trainings" (adhisiksA) in morality (sĪLA; P. sīla; see ADHIsĪLAsIKsA), concentration (SAMADHI, see ADHISAMADHIsIKsA), and wisdom (PRAJNA; P. paNNA; see ADHIPRAJNAsIKsA). In this schema, (1) right views and (2) right intention are subsumed under the training in higher wisdom (adhiprajNAsiksA); (3) right speech, (4) right conduct, and (5) right livelihood are subsumed under higher morality (adhisīlasiksA); and (6) right effort, (7) right mindfulness, and (8) right concentration are subsumed under higher concentration (adhisamAdhisiksA). According to the MADHYANTAVIBHAGA, a MAHAYANA work attributed to MAITREYANATHA, the eightfold noble path comprises the last set of eight of the thirty-seven constituents of enlightenment (BODHIPAKsIKADHARMA), where enlightenment (BODHI) is the complete, nonconceptual awakening achieved during the path of vision (DARsANAMARGA). After that vision, following the same pattern as the Buddha, right view is the perfect understanding of the vision, and right intention is the articulation of the vision that motivates the teaching of it. Right mindfulness, right effort, and right concentration correspond respectively to the four types of mindfulness (SMṚTYUPASTHANA), four efforts (PRAHAnA), and four ṚDDHIPADA ("legs of miraculous attainments," i.e., samAdhi) when they are perfect or right (samyak), after the vision of the four noble truths.

AsrayaparAvṛtti. [alt. Asrayaparivṛtti] (T. gnas yongs su 'gyur pa; C. zhuanyi; J. ten'e; K. chonŭi 轉依). In Sanskrit, "transformation of the basis" or "fundamental transmutation"; the transmutation of the defiled state in which one has not abandoned the afflictions (KLEsA) into a purified state in which the klesas have been abandoned. This transmutation thus transforms an ordinary person (PṚTHAGJANA) into a noble one (ARYA). In the YOGACARA school's interpretation, by understanding (1) the emptiness (suNYATA) of the imagined reality (PARIKALPITA) that ordinary people mistakenly ascribe to the sensory images they experience (viz., "unreal imaginings," or ABHuTAPARIKALPA) and (2) the conditioned origination of things through the interdependent aspect of cognition (PARATANTRA), the basis will be transformed into the perfected (PARNIsPANNA) nature, and enlightenment realized. STHIRAMATI posits three aspects to this transformation: transformation of the basis of the mind (cittAsrayaparAvṛtti), transformation of the basis of the path (mArgAsrayaparAvṛtti), and transformation of the basis of the proclivities (dausthulyAsrayaparAvṛtti). "Transformation of the basis of mind" transmutes the imaginary into the perfected through the awareness of emptiness. Insight into the perfected in turn empties the path of any sense of sequential progression, thus transmuting the mundane path (LAUKIKAMARGA) with its multiple steps into a supramundane path (lokottaramArga, cf. LOKUTTARAMAGGA) that has no fixed locus; this is the "transformation of the basis of the path." Finally, "transformation of the basis of the proclivities" eradicates the seeds (BĪJA) of action (KARMAN) that are stored in the storehouse consciousness (ALAYAVIJNANA), liberating the bodhisattva from the effects of any past unwholesome actions and freeing him to project compassion liberally throughout the world.

As-Sami ::: The One who perceives His manifestations at every instance. The One who enables awareness and comprehension.

AstasAhasrikAprajNApAramitA. (T. Sher phyin brgyad stong pa; C. Xiaopin bore jing; J. Shobon hannyakyo; K. Sop'um panya kyong 小品般若經). In Sanskrit, "Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines." This scripture is now generally accepted to be the earliest of the many PRAJNAPARAMITA sutras and thus probably one of the very earliest of the MAHAYANA scriptures. The Asta, as it is often referred to in the literature, seems to have gradually developed over a period of about two hundred years, from the first century BCE to the first century CE. Some of its earliest recensions translated into Chinese during the Han dynasty do not yet display the full panoply of self-referentially MahAyAna terminology that characterize the more elaborate recensions translated later, suggesting that MahAyAna doctrine was still under development during the early centuries of the Common Era. The provenance of the text is obscure, but the consensus view is that it was probably written in central or southern India. The Asta, together with its verse summary, the RATNAGUnASAMCAYAGATHA, probably represents the earliest stratum of the prajNApAramitA literature; scholars believe that this core scripture was subsequently expanded between the second and fourth centuries CE into other massive PrajNApAramitA scriptures in as many as 100,000 lines (the sATASAHASRIKAPRAJNAPARAMITA). By about 500 CE, the Asta's basic ideas had been abbreviated into shorter condensed statements, such as the widely read, 300-verse VAJRACCHEDIKAPRAJNAPARAMITA ("Diamond Sutra"). (Some scholars have suggested instead that the "Diamond Sutra" may in fact represent one of the earliest strata of the prajNApAramitA literature.) The MahAyAna tradition's view of its own history, however, is that the longest of the prajNApAramitA scriptures, the 100,000-line satasAhasrikAprajNApAramitA, is the core text from which all the other perfection of wisdom sutras were subsequently excerpted. The main interlocutor of the Asta, as in most of the prajNApAramitA scriptures, is SUBHuTI, an ARHAT foremost among the Buddha's disciples in dwelling at peace in remote places, rather than sARIPUTRA, who much more commonly appears in this role in the mainstream Buddhist scriptures (see AGAMA; NIKAYA). The prominent role accorded to Subhuti suggests that the prajNApAramitA literature may derive from forest-dwelling (Aranyaka) ascetic traditions distinct from the dominant, urban-based monastic elite. The main goal of the Asta and other prajNApAramitA scriptures is rigorously to apply the foundational Buddhist notion of nonself (ANATMAN) to the investigation of all phenomena-from the usual compounded things (SAMSKARA) and conditioned factors (SAMSKṚTADHARMA), but even to such quintessentially Buddhist summa bona as the fruits of sanctity (ARYAMARGAPHALA) and NIRVAnA. The constant refrain of the Asta is that there is nothing that can be grasped or to which one should cling, not PRAJNA, not PARAMITA, not BODHISATTVA, and not BODHI. Even the six perfections (sAdPARAMITA) of the bodhisattva are subjected to this same refutation: for example, only when the bodhisattva realizes that there is no giver, no recipient, and no gift will he have mastered the perfection of giving (DANAPARAMITA). Such radical nonattachment even to the central concepts of Buddhism itself helps to foster a thoroughgoing awareness of the emptiness (suNYATA) of all things and thus the perfection of wisdom (prajNApAramitA). Even if the Asta's area of origin was in the south of India, the prajNApAramitA scriptures seem initially to have found their best reception in the northwest of India during the KUSHAN dynasty (c. first century CE), whence they would have had relatively easy entrée into Central Asia and then East Asia. This geographic proximity perhaps accounts for the early acceptance the Asta and the rest of the prajNApAramitA literature received on the Chinese mainland, helping to make China the first predominantly MahAyAna tradition.

Astral Projection ::: The ability to firmly focus one's awareness within a form (sheath) envisioned in the Astral Plane. Through practice this allows for exploring the realm of individual and collective imagination lucidly and persistently. See also Astral Plane.

asubhabhAvanA. (P. asubhabhAvanA; T. mi sdug pa bsgom pa; C. bujing guan; J. fujokan; K. pujong kwan 不淨觀). In Sanskrit, the "contemplation on the impure" or "foul"; a set of traditional topics of meditation (see KAMMAttHANA) that were intended to counter the affliction of lust (RAGA), develop mindfulness (SMṚTI; P. SATI) regarding the body, and lead to full mental absorption (DHYANA). In this form of meditation, "impure" or "foul" is most often used to refer either to a standardized list of thirty-one or thirty-two foul parts of the body or to the various stages in the decay of a corpse. In the case of the latter, for example, the meditator is to observe nine or ten specific types of putrefaction, described in gruesome detail in the Buddhist commentarial literature: mottled discoloration of the corpse (vinīlakasaMjNA), discharges of pus (vipuyakasaMjNA), decaying of rotten flesh (vipadumakasaMjNA), bloating and tumefaction (vyAdhmAtakasaMjNA), the exuding of blood and the overflow of body fluids (vilohitakasaMjNA), infestation of worms and maggots (vikhAditakasaMjNA), the dissolution of flesh and exposure of bones and sinews (viksiptakasaMjNA), the cremated remains (vidagdhakasaMjNA), and the dispersed skeletal parts (asthisaMjNA). The KAyagatAsatisutta of the MAJJIHIMANIKAYA includes the contemplation of the impure within a larger explanation of the contemplation of one's body with mindfulness (KAYANUPAsYANA; see also SMṚTYUPASTHANA); before the stages in the decay of the corpse, it gives the standardized list of thirty-one (sometimes thirty-two) foul parts of the body: the head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, tendons, bones, bone marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, diaphragm, spleen, lungs, large intestines, small intestines, gorge, feces, bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, skin-oil, saliva, mucus, fluid in the joints, and urine. These parts are chosen specifically because they will be easily visualized, and may have been intended to be the foul opposites of the thirty-two salutary marks of the great man (MAHAPURUsALAKsAnA). The Chinese tradition also uses a contemplation of seven kinds of foulness regarding the human body in order to counter lust and to facilitate detachment. (1) "Foulness in their seeds" (C. zhongzi bujing): human bodies derive from seminal ejaculate and, according to ancient medicine, mother's blood. (2) "Foulness in their conception" (C. shousheng bujing): human bodies are conceived through sexual intercourse. (3) "Foulness in their [gestational] residence" (C. zhuchu bujing): human bodies are conceived and nurtured inside the mother's womb. (4) "Foulness in their nutriments" (C. shidan bujing): human bodies in the prenatal stage live off and "feed on" the mother's blood. (5) "Foulness in their delivery" (C. chusheng bujing): it is amid the mess of delivery, with the discharge of placenta and placental water, that human bodies are born. (6) "Foulness in their entirety" (C. jüti bujing): human bodies are innately impure, comprising of innards, excrement, and other foul things underneath a flimsy skin. (7) "Foulness in their destiny" (C. jiujing bujing): human bodies are destined to die, followed by putrid infestation, decomposition, and utter dissolution. There is also a contemplation on the nine bodily orifices (C. QIAO), which are vividly described as constantly oozing pus, blood, secretions, etc. ¶ As contemplation on foulness deepens, first an eidetic image (S. udgrahanimitta, P. UGGAHANIMITTA), a perfect mental reproduction of the visualized corpse, is maintained steadily in mind; this is ultimately followed by the appearance of the representational image (S. pratibhAganimitta, P. PAtIBHAGANIMITTA), which the VISUDDHIMAGGA (VI.66) describes as a perfectly idealized image of, for example, a bloated corpse as "a man with big limbs lying down after eating his fill." Continued concentration on this representational image will enable the meditator to access up to the fourth stage of the subtle-materiality dhyAnas (ARuPYAVACARADHYANA). After perfecting dhyAna, this meditation may also be used to develop wisdom (PRAJNA) through developing increased awareness of the reality of impermanence (ANITYA). Foulness meditation is ritually included as part of the THERAVADA ordination procedure, during which monks are taught the list of the first five of the thirty-two foul parts of the body (viz., head hair, body hair, nails, teeth, and skin) in order to help them ward off lust.

  "A supramental Truth-Consciousness is at once the self-awareness of the Infinite and Eternal and a power of self-determination inherent in that self-awareness;” *The Life Divine

“A supramental Truth-Consciousness is at once the self-awareness of the Infinite and Eternal and a power of self-determination inherent in that self-awareness;” The Life Divine

atma bhava. ::: the nature of the Self; awareness of the Self; the feeling "I am the Self"

atmabodha ::: [awareness of the Self].

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Attribute: Commonly, what is proper to a thing (Latm, ad-tribuere, to assign, to ascribe, to bestow). Loosely assimilated to a quality, a property, a characteristic, a peculiarity, a circumstance, a state, a category, a mode or an accident, though there are differences among all these terms. For example, a quality is an inherent property (the qualities of matter), while an attribute refers to the actual properties of a thing only indirectly known (the attributes of God). Another difference between attribute and quality is that the former refers to the characteristics of an infinite being, while the latter is used for the characteristics of a finite being. In metaphysics, an attribute is what is indispensable to a spiritual or material substance; or that which expresses the nature of a thing; or that without which a thing is unthinkable. As such, it implies necessarily a relation to some substance of which it is an aspect or conception. But it cannot be a substance, as it does not exist by itself. The transcendental attributes are those which belong to a being because it is a being: there are three of them, the one, the true and the good, each adding something positive to the idea of being. The word attribute has been and still is used more readily, with various implications, by substantialist systems. In the 17th century, for example, it denoted the actual manifestations of substance. [Thus, Descartes regarded extension and thought as the two ultimate, simple and original attributes of reality, all else being modifications of them. With Spinoza, extension and thought became the only known attributes of Deity, each expressing in a definite manner, though not exclusively, the infinite essence of God as the only substance. The change in the meaning of substance after Hume and Kant is best illustrated by this quotation from Whitehead: "We diverge from Descartes by holding that what he has described as primary attributes of physical bodies, are really the forms of internal relationships between actual occasions and within actual occasions" (Process and Reality, p. 471).] The use of the notion of attribute, however, is still favoured by contemporary thinkers. Thus, John Boodin speaks of the five attributes of reality, namely: Energy (source of activity), Space (extension), Time (change), Consciousness (active awareness), and Form (organization, structure). In theodicy, the term attribute is used for the essential characteristics of God. The divine attributes are the various aspects under which God is viewed, each being treated as a separate perfection. As God is free from composition, we know him only in a mediate and synthetic way thrgugh his attributes. In logic, an attribute is that which is predicated or anything, that which Is affirmed or denied of the subject of a proposition. More specifically, an attribute may be either a category or a predicable; but it cannot be an individual materially. Attributes may be essential or accidental, necessary or contingent. In grammar, an attribute is an adjective, or an adjectival clause, or an equivalent adjunct expressing a characteristic referred to a subject through a verb. Because of this reference, an attribute may also be a substantive, as a class-name, but not a proper name as a rule. An attribute is never a verb, thus differing from a predicate which may consist of a verb often having some object or qualifying words. In natural history, what is permanent and essential in a species, an individual or in its parts. In psychology, it denotes the way (such as intensity, duration or quality) in which sensations, feelings or images can differ from one another. In art, an attribute is a material or a conventional symbol, distinction or decoration.

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

automatic processing: a rapid mental operation that does not involve conscious awareness and often improves with practice, e.g. the Stroop effect.

Automatism: In mediumistic and parapsychological terminology, the collective term for automatic writing, automatic drawing (q.v.), and all other activities performed without the conscious awareness and will of the individual.

Avidya: A Sanskrit term for ignorance. Unawareness of true reality.

awake ::: v. 1. To arouse from sleep or inactivity. 2. Fig. To rise from a state resembling sleep, such as death, indifference, inaction; to become active or vigilant. 3. To come or bring to an awareness, to become cognizant, to be fully conscious, to appreciate fully (often followed by to). awakes, awoke, awaking. *adj.* 4. Not asleep; conscious; vigilant, alert. half-awake.

awareness: in biological psychology, awareness comprises a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event. Awareness does not necessarily imply understanding, just an ability to be conscious of, feel or perceive.

awareness: Sensitivity to supernatural/ paranormal forces, often experienced as unusually acute perceptions and feelings about things most people cannot see.

baqa :::   the state of "subsistence"; continuing awareness through Allah.

basic structures of consciousness ::: 1. “Empty” levels of consciousness used as a general measure of vertical development. A measure of the degree or “altitude” of awareness in any particular stream. These altitudes are often described using the colors of the natural rainbow: Infrared, Magenta, Red, Amber, Orange, Green, Teal, Turquoise, Indigo, Violet, Ultraviolet, and Clear Light. 2. Enduring structures that are actually laid down along these markers of altitude and thus are roughly synonymous with basic levels of consciousness. These are the rungs in any developmental ladder. Cognitive development, for instance, is often used since it is necessary but not sufficient for development in other lines.

Baum Gruppe (Herbert Baum Group) ::: Small, clandestine anti-Nazi organization founded in Berlin at the beginning of the Nazi regime by Herbert and Marianne Baum. It was composed of young people, primarily Jewish members of the Communist party, as well as a number of Zionists. Its activities centered around increasing education, political, and cultural awareness, but it also engaged in one act of spectacular sabotage: The bombing of an anti-Soviet exhibit in Berlin. Most of the members were denounced, tried, and executed between July 1942 and June 1943.

Awareness ::: A sense of presence. A sense of an observer. This is the root quality that determines a self.

bhAga. (T. cha; C. fen; J. bun; K. pun 分). In Sanskrit, "part" or "portion"; a term used in the YOGACARA school to describe the functioning of consciousness. As a seed (BĪJA) from the eighth storehouse consciousness (ALAYAVIJNANA) fructifies, it simultaneously produces both a moment of consciousness (VIJNANA) and a corresponding sensory object (ALAMBANA). The object, which is in fact not external to the mind, is called the "image portion" (nimittabhAga) or the "grasped" (grAhya). The perception of that object is called the "perceiving portion" (darsanabhAga) or the "grasper " (grAhaka). The awareness that perception has occurred is called the "self-witnessing portion" (svasaMvittibhAga).

BhAvanAkrama. (T. Sgom rim). In Sanskrit, "Stages of Meditation," the title of three separate but related works by the late-eighth century Indian master KAMALAsĪLA. During the reign of the Tibetan king KHRI SRONG LDE BTSAN at the end of the eighth century, there were two Buddhist factions at court, a Chinese faction led by the Northern Chan (BEI ZONG) monk Heshang Moheyan (MahAyAna) and an Indian faction of the recently deceased sANTARAKsITA, who with the king and PADMASAMBHAVA had founded the first Tibetan monastery at BSAM YAS (Samye). According to traditional accounts, sAntaraksita foretold of dangers and left instructions in his will that his student Kamalasīla should be summoned from India. A conflict seems to have developed between the Indian and Chinese partisans (and their allies in the Tibetan court) over the question of the nature of enlightenment, with the Indians holding that enlightenment takes place as the culmination of a gradual process of purification, the result of perfecting morality (sĪLA), concentration (SAMADHI), and wisdom (PRAJNA). The Chinese spoke against this view, holding that enlightenment was the intrinsic nature of the mind rather than the goal of a protracted path, such that one need simply to recognize the presence of this innate nature of enlightenment by entering a state of awareness beyond distinctions; all other practices were superfluous. According to both Chinese and Tibetan records, a debate was held between Kamalasīla and Moheyan at Bsam yas, circa 797, with the king himself serving as judge (see BSAM YAS DEBATE). According to Tibetan reports (contradicted by the Chinese accounts), Kamalasīla was declared the winner and Moheyan and his party banished from Tibet, with the king proclaiming that thereafter the MADHYAMAKA school of Indian Buddhist philosophy (to which sAntaraksita and Kamalasīla belonged) would have pride of place in Tibet. ¶ According to Tibetan accounts, after the conclusion of the debate, the king requested that Kamalasīla compose works that presented his view, and in response, Kamalasīla composed the three BhAvanAkrama. There is considerable overlap among the three works. All three are germane to the issues raised in the debate, although whether all three were composed in Tibet is not established with certainty; only the third, and briefest of the three, directly considers, and refutes, the view of "no mental activity" (amanasikAra, cf. WUNIAN), which is associated with Moheyan. The three texts set forth the process for the potential BODHISATTVA to cultivate BODHICITTA and then develop sAMATHA and VIPAsYANA and progress through the bodhisattva stages (BHuMI) to buddhahood. The cultivation of vipasyanA requires the use of both scripture (AGAMA) and reasoning (YUKTI) to understand emptiness (suNYATA); in the first BhAvanAkrama, Kamalasīla sets forth the three forms of wisdom (prajNA): the wisdom derived from learning (sRUTAMAYĪPRAJNA), the wisdom derived from reflection (CINTAMAYĪPRAJNA), and the wisdom derived from cultivation (BHAVANAMAYĪPRAJNA), explaining that the last of these gradually destroys the afflictive obstructions (KLEsAVARAnA) and the obstructions to omniscience (JNEYAVARAnA). The second BhAvanAkrama considers many of these same topics, stressing that the achievement of the fruition of buddhahood requires the necessary causes, in the form of the collection of merit (PUnYASAMBHARA) and the collection of wisdom (JNANASAMBHARA). Both the first and second works espouse the doctrine of mind-only (CITTAMATRA); it is on the basis of these and other statements that Tibetan doxographers classified Kamalasīla as a YOGACARA-SVATANTRIKA-MADHYAMAKA. The third and briefest of the BhAvanAkrama is devoted especially to the topics of samatha and vipasyanA, how each is cultivated, and how they are ultimately unified. Kamalasīla argues that analysis (VICARA) into the lack of self (ATMAN) in both persons (PUDGALA) and phenomena (DHARMA) is required to arrive at a nonconceptual state of awareness. The three texts are widely cited in later Tibetan Buddhist literature, especially on the process for developing samatha and vipasyanA.

bhayatupatthAnANAna. In PAli, "knowledge arising from the awareness of terror"; according to the VISUDDHIMAGGA, the third of nine knowledges (NAna; JNANA) cultivated as part of "purity of knowledge and vision of progress along the path" (PAtIPADANAnADASSANAVISUDDHI). This latter category, in turn, constitutes the sixth and penultimate purity (VISUDDHI) to be developed along the path to liberation. Knowledge arising from the contemplation of terror is developed by noting how all conditioned formations (sankhAra; SAMSKARA) or mental and physical phenomena (NAMARuPA) of the past, present and future have either gone, are going, or are destined to go to destruction. A simile given in the Visuddhimagga is that of a woman whose three sons have offended the king. The woman, who has already witnessed the beheading of her eldest son, witnesses the beheading of her middle son. And having witnessed the beheadings of her two older sons, the woman is filled with terror at the knowledge that her youngest son will likewise be executed. In the same way, the practitioner observes how phenomena of the past have ceased, how phenomena of the present are ceasing, and how those of the future are likewise destined to cease. Seeing conditioned formations as destined to destruction in this way, that is, as impermanent (anicca; ANITYA), the practitioner is filled with terror. Similarly, the practitioner sees conditioned formations as suffering (dukkha; DUḤKHA), and as impersonal and nonself (anattA; ANATMAN) and is filled with terror. In this way, the practitioner comes to realize that all mental and physical phenomena, being characterized by the three universal marks of existence (tilakkhana; TRILAKsAnA), are frightful.

(b) In recent epistemology: Contemplation is knowledge of an object in contrast to enjoyment which is the minds' direct self-awareness. (Cf. S. Alexander, Space, Time and Deity, Vol I, p. 12.) -- L.W.

Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna. (1831-1891). A founding member of the Theosophical Society, Blavatsky was born in Ukraine to an aristocratic family, the daughter of a military officer and a well-known novelist. She was largely self-educated, and traveled throughout the world for more than twenty years. Arriving in New York from Paris in 1873, two years later she and HENRY STEEL OLCOTT founded the Theosophical Society, an organization that played a prominent role in the introduction of Asian religions to Europe and America. The society's purpose focused on promoting the understanding and awareness of the nature of reality through various disciplines. Madame Blavatsky claimed to have spent seven years in Tibet studying with masters whom she called "mahatmas," preservers of an ancient wisdom that provided the foundation for all mystical traditions. She also claimed to have remained in telepathic communication with these masters throughout her life and to have translated their teachings from the Senzar language into English. After attempts at alliances with various Asian teachers in India, Madame Blavatsky concluded that the modern manifestations of Hinduism and Buddhism had drifted far from their original essence, so she devoted much of her writing to expounding the true teachings, which she sometimes referred to as "Esoteric Buddhism." Two of her most important works are The Secret Doctrine (1888) and The Voice of the Silence (1889); these provide an account of, and commentary on, the theory of spiritual evolution that she is said to have discovered in the ancient Book of Dzyan, written in the secret language of Senzar. Although this text has not been found, nor the Senzar language identified, The Voice of the Silence has been considered to be a Buddhist text by some prominent figures within the modern Buddhist tradition.

blind ::: adj. 1. Unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; sightless. Also fig. 2. Unwilling or unable to perceive or understand. 3. Lacking all consciousness or awareness. 4. Not having or based on reason or intelligence; absolute and unquestioning. 5. Not characterized or determined by reason or control. 6. Purposeless; fortuitous, random. 7. Undiscriminating; heedless; reckless. 8. Enveloped in darkness; dark, dim, obscure. 9. Dense enough to form a screen. 10. Covered or concealed from sight; hidden from immediate view. 11. Having no openings or passages for light; (a window or door) walled up. blindest, half-blind. v. 12. To deprive of sight permanently or temporarily. 13. To make sightless momentarily; dazzle. blinded.* n. 14. A blind person, esp. as pl., those who are blind. 15. Fig.* Any thing or action intended to conceal one"s real intention; a pretence, a pretext; subterfuge.

blindfold ::: fig. With the awareness or clear thinking impaired, the mind blinded and without perception.

blindness ::: 1. A lack or impairment of vision. 2. *Fig.* Lack of vision or awareness.

blo rigs. [alt. blo rig] (lorik). In Tibetan, "mind and reasoning," "categories of mind" or "mind and awareness" (when spelled blo rig); a genre of Tibetan monastic textbook literature (yig cha) that sets forth the categories of mind so that beginners can learn the basic concepts of Buddhist epistemology and logic. This genre supplements, or is a subset of, the "collected topics" (BSDUS GRWA) genre of textbook that forms the basis of the curriculum during the first years of study in many Tibetan monasteries. The categories of mind are not fixed, but usually include subdivisions into seven, three, and pairs. The seven minds range on a scale from wrong consciousness (log shes), through doubt, assumption, and inference (ANUMANA), to direct perception (PRATYAKsA); among the contrasting pairs of minds are "sense consciousness" (dbang shes) via the sense faculties (INDRIYA) and "mental consciousness" (yid shes) based on MANAS; minds that are tshad ma ("valid") and tshad min ("invalid"); conceptual (rtog bcas) and nonconceptual minds (rtog med); and minds that have a specifically characterized (SVALAKsAnA) appearing object (snang yul) and a generally characterized (SAMANYALAKsAnA) appearing object. The last of the contrasting pairs is primary and secondary minds, or minds (CITTA) and mental factors (CAITTA). Longer discussion of this topic includes a discussion of the fifty-one mental factors in several subcategories. The explanation of mind in blo rigs draws mainly on terminology found in DHARMAKĪRTI's PRAMAnAVARTTIKA and its commentarial tradition, as well as the ABHIDHARMAKOsABHAsYA.

bodha ::: awareness, consciousness, perception.

bodha lingam. :::manifest consciousness; manifest Self-awareness

Bodhicitta ::: Refers to the "awakened mind", a stage of awareness that has blossomed through contact with enlightenment. This stage is characterized by a drive to awaken and assist all other beings on the path toward self-realization.

bodhicittotpAda. (T. byang chub kyi sems bskyed pa; C. fa puti xin; J. hotsubodaishin; K. pal pori sim 發菩提心). In Sanskrit, "generating the aspiration for enlightenment," "creating (utpAda) the thought (CITTA) of enlightenment (BODHI)"; a term used to describe both the process of developing BODHICITTA, the aspiration to achieve buddhahood, as well as the state achieved through such development. The MAHAYANA tradition treats this aspiration as having great significance in one's spiritual career, since it marks the entry into the MahAyAna and the beginning of the BODHISATTVA path. The process by which this "thought of enlightenment" (bodhicitta) is developed and sustained is bodhicittotpAda. Various types of techniques or conditional environments conducive to bodhicittotpAda are described in numerous MahAyAna texts and treatises. The BODHISATTVABHuMI says that there are four predominant conditions (ADHIPATIPRATYAYA) for generating bodhicitta: (1) witnessing an inconceivable miracle (ṛddhiprAtihArya) performed by a buddha or a bodhisattva, (2) listening to a teaching regarding enlightenment (BODHI) or to the doctrine directed at bodhisattvas (BODHISATTVAPItAKA), (3) recognizing the dharma's potential to be extinguished and seeking therefore to protect the true dharma (SADDHARMA), (4) seeing that sentient beings are troubled by afflictions (KLEsA) and empathizing with them. The Fa putixinjing lun introduces another set of four conditions for generating bodhicitta: (1) reflecting on the buddhas; (2) contemplating the dangers (ADĪNAVA) inherent in the body; (3) developing compassion (KARUnA) toward sentient beings; (4) seeking the supreme result (PHALA). The Chinese apocryphal treatise DASHENG QIXIN LUN ("Awakening of Faith According to the MahAyAna") refers to three types of bodhicittotpAda: that which derives from the accomplishment of faith, from understanding and practice, and from realization. JINGYING HUIYUAN (523-592) in his DASHENG YIZHANG ("Compendium on the Purport of MahAyAna") classifies bodhicittotpAda into three groups: (1) the generation of the mind based on characteristics, in which the bodhisattva, perceiving the characteristics of SAMSARA and NIRVAnA, abhors saMsAra and aspires to seek nirvAna; (2) the generation of the mind separate from characteristics, in which the bodhisattva, recognizing that the nature of saMsAra is not different from nirvAna, leaves behind any perception of their distinctive characteristics and generates an awareness of their equivalency; (3) the generation of the mind based on truth, in which the bodhisattva, recognizing that the original nature of bodhi is identical to his own mind, returns to his own original state of mind. The Korean scholiast WoNHYO (617-686), in his Muryangsugyong chongyo ("Doctrinal Essentials of the 'Sutra of Immeasurable Life'"), considers the four great vows of the bodhisattva (see C. SI HONGSHIYUAN) to be bodhicitta and divides its generation into two categories: viz., the aspiration that accords with phenomena (susa palsim) and the aspiration that conforms with principle (suri palsim). The topic of bodhicittotpAda is the subject of extensive discussion and exegesis in Tibetan Buddhism. For example, in his LAM RIM CHEN MO, TSONG KHA PA sets forth two techniques for developing this aspiration. The first, called the "seven cause and effect precepts" (rgyu 'bras man ngag bdun) is said to derive from ATIsA DIPAMKARAsRĪJNANA. The seven are (1) recognition of all sentient beings as having been one's mother in a past life, (2) recognition of their kindness, (3) the wish to repay their kindness, (4) love, (5) compassion, (6) the wish to liberate them from suffering, and (7) bodhicitta. The second, called the equalizing and exchange of self and other (bdag gzhan mnyam brje) is derived from the eighth chapter of sANTIDEVA's BODHICARYAVATARA. It begins with the recognition that oneself and others equally want happiness and do not want suffering. It goes on to recognize that by cherishing others more than oneself, one ensures the welfare of both oneself (by becoming a buddha) and others (by teaching them the dharma). MahAyAna sutra literature typically assumes that, after generating the bodhicitta, the bodhisattva will require not one, but three "incalculable eons" (ASAMKHYEYAKALPA) of time in order to complete all the stages (BHuMI) of the bodhisattva path (MARGA) and achieve buddhahood. The Chinese HUAYAN ZONG noted, however, that the bodhisattva had no compunction about practicing for such an infinity of time, because he realized at the very inception of the path that he was already a fully enlightened buddha. They cite in support of this claim the statement in the "BrahmacaryA" chapter of the AVATAMSAKASuTRA that "at the time of the initial generation of the aspiration for enlightenment (bodhicittotpAda), complete, perfect enlightenment (ANUTTARASAMYAKSAMBODHI) is already achieved."

Boodin, John Elof: American philosopher born in Sweden in 1869 who emigrated in 1886 to the United States. Studied at the Universities of Colorado, Minnesota, Brown and especially Harvard under Royce with whom he kept a life-long friendship though he was opposed to his idealism. His works (Time and Reality, 1904 -- Truth and Reality, 1912 -- A Realistic Universe, 1916 -- Cosmic Evolution, 1925 -- Three Interpretations of the Universe, 1934 -- God, 1935 -- The Social Mind, 1940) form practically a complete system. His philosophy takes the form of a cosmic idealism, though he was interested for a time in certain aspects of pragmatism. It grew gradually from his early studies when he developed a new concept of a real and non-serial time. The structure of the cosmos is that of a hierarchy of fields, as exemplified in physics, in organisms, in consciousness and in society. The interpenetration of the mental fields makes possible human knowledge and social intercourse. Reality as such possesses five attributes: being (the dynamic stuff of all complexes, the active energy), time (the ground of change and transformation), space (which accounts for extension), consciousness (active awareness which lights up reality in spots; it becomes the self when conative tendencies cooperate as one active group), and form (the ground of organization and structure which conditions selective direction). God is the spirit of the whole. -- T.G.J Boole, George: (1815-1864) English mathematician. Professor of mathematics at Queen's College, Cork, 1849-1864. While he made contributions to other branches of mathematics, he is now remembered primarily as the founder of the Nineteenth Century algebra of logic and through it of modern symbolic logic. His Mathematical Analysis of Logic appeared in 1847 and the fuller Laws of Thought in 1854. -- A.C.

Bore wuzhi lun. (J. Hannya muchiron; K. Panya muji non 般若無知論). In Chinese, the "Nescience of PrajNA Treatise"; a subtreatise in a larger work entitled the ZHAO LUN, attributed to the Chinese monk SENGZHAO. In this treatise, the author claims that because wisdom (PRAJNA) is quiescent, empty, and lacking any perduring essence, any conscious awareness of it is impossible. Although prajNA is itself formless, it interacts with the realm of perceived objects through a process known as GANYING, or "sympathetic resonance." This treatise is said to have been based on KUMARAJĪVA's translation of the PANCAVIMsATISAHASRIKAPRAJNAPARAMITASuTRA.

brahmabodha (brahmabodha; brahma bodha) ::: awareness of brahman.

brahmabuddhi ::: awareness of brahman.

brahma chintana. ::: constant meditation on Brahman; constant awareness of Reality

brahman. ::: the impersonal, non-dual, Final Reality; infinite consciousness; the eternal witness; the absolute Self of all beings; oneness; the supreme Reality that is one and indivisible, uncreated, infinite and eternal; witnessing awareness; all-pervading, all-embracing, changeless existence that is entirely complete within Itself; the Supreme state which is attained here in this life by clear Self-enquiry, which arises in the Heart when association with a Satguru is gained

Brahman ::: Whatever reality is in existence, by which all the rest subsists, that is Brahman. An Eternal behind all instabilities, a Truth of things which is implied, if it is hidden in all appearances, a Constant which supports all mutations, but is not increased, diminished, abrogated,—there is such an unknown x which makes existence a problem, our own self a mystery, the universe a riddle. If we were only what we seem to be to our normal self-awareness, there would be no mystery; if the world were only what it can be made out to be by the perceptions of the senses and their strict analysis in the reason, there would be no riddle; and if to take our life as it is now and the world as it has so far developed to our experience were the whole possibility of our knowing and doing, there would be no problem. Or at best there would be but a shallow mystery, an easily solved riddle, the problem only of a child’s puzzle. But there is more, and that more is the hidden head of the Infinite and the secret heart of the Eternal. It is the highest and this highest is the all; there is none beyond and there is none other than it. To know it is to know the highest and by knowing the highest to know all. For as it is the beginning and source of all things, so everything else is its consequence; as it is the support and constituent of all things, so the secret of everything else is explained by its secret; as it is the sum and end of all things, so everything else amounts to it and by throwing itself into it achieves the sense of its own existence. This is the Brahman
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 18, Page: 151-152


br.hat (brihat) ::: wide, large, vast; wideness, largeness; vast abundance; brhat "vast self-awareness", one of the three terms expressing the nature of vijñana (see satyam r.taṁ br.hat). brhat br . hat rrtam

br.hat (satyam ritam brihat) ::: "consciousness of essential truth of being (satyam), of ordered truth of active being (r.tam) and the vast self-awareness (br.hat) in which alone this consciousness is possible"; these three terms express the nature of vijñana. [Cf. Atharva Veda 12.1.1, satyaṁ br.had r.tam]

Bsam yas debate. An important event in the early dissemination (SNGA DAR) of Buddhism in Tibet. During the reign of the king KHRI SRONG LDE BRTSAN at the end of the eighth century, there were two Buddhist factions at court, a Chinese faction led by the Northern Chan (BEI ZONG) monk Heshang MOHEYAN (the Chinese transcription of "MahAyAna") and an Indian faction associated with the recently deceased sANTARAKsITA who, with the king and PADMASAMBHAVA, had founded the first Tibetan monastery at BSAM YAS. According to traditional accounts, sAntaraksita foretold of dangers and left instructions in his will that his student KAMALAsĪLA be called from India. A conflict seems to have developed between the Indian and Chinese partisans (and their allies in the Tibetan court) over the question of the nature of enlightenment, with the Indians holding that enlightenment takes place as the culmination of a gradual process of purification, the result of combining ethical practice (sĪLA), meditation (SAMADHI), and wisdom (PRAJNA). The Chinese spoke against this view, holding that enlightenment was the intrinsic nature of the mind itself rather than the goal of a protracted path of practice. Therefore, to recognize the presence of this innate nature of enlightenment, one need only enter a state of awareness beyond distinctions; all other practices were superfluous. According to both Chinese and Tibetan records, a debate was held between Kamalasīla and Moheyan at Bsam yas, circa 797, with the king himself serving as judge. According to Tibetan records (contradicted by Chinese accounts), Kamalasīla was declared the winner and Moheyan and his party were banished from Tibet, with the king proclaiming that the MADHYAMAKA school of Indian Buddhist philosophy (to which sAntaraksita and Kamalasīla belonged) would thereafter be followed in Tibet. Kamalasīla died shortly after the debate, supposedly assassinated by members of the Chinese faction. Scholars have suggested that although a controversy between the Indian and Chinese Buddhists (and their Tibetan partisans) occurred, it is unlikely that a face-to-face debate took place or that the outcome of the controversy was so unequivocal. The "debate" may instead have been an exchange of statements; indeed, KAmalasīla's third BHAVANAKRAMA seems to derive from this exchange. It is also important to note that, regardless of the merits of the Indian and Chinese philosophical positions, China was Tibet's chief military rival at the time, whereas India posed no such threat. The debate's principal significance derives from the fact that from this point on, Tibet largely sought its Buddhism from India; no school of Chinese Buddhism subsequently exerted any major influence in Tibet. It is said that when he departed, Moheyan left behind one shoe, indicating that traces of his view would remain in Tibet; some scholars have suggested possible connections between Chan positions and the RDZOGS CHEN teachings that developed in the ninth century. In Tibetan polemics of later centuries, it was considered particularly harsh to link one's opponent's views to the antinomian views of Moheyan. Moheyan himself was transformed into something of a trickster figure, popular in Tibetan art and drama. This event is variously referred to in English as the Council of Samye, the Council of Lha sa, and the Samye Debate. See also DUNWU.

Cambridge School: A term loosely applied to English philosophers who have been influenced by the teachings of Professor G. E. Moore (mainly in unpublished lectures delivered at the Cambridge University, 1911-1939). In earlier years Moore stressed the need to accept the judgments of "common sense" on such matters as the existence of other persons, of an "external world", etc. The business of the analytical philosopher was not to criticise such judgments but to display the structure of the facts to which they referred. (Cf. "A defense of common-sense in philosophy," Contemporary British Philosophy, 2 (1925) -- Moore's only discussion of the method.) Such analysis would be directional, terminating in basic or atomic facts, all of whose constituents might be known by acquaintance. The examples discussed were taken largely from the field of epistemology, turning often about the problem of the relation of material objects to sense-data, and of indirect to direct knowledge. In this earlier period problems were often suggested by Russell's discussion of descriptions and logical constructions. The inconclusiveness of such specific discussions and an increasingly critical awareness of the functions of language in philosophical analysis has in later years tended to favor more flexible interpretations of the nature of analysis. (Cf. M. Black, "Relations Between Logical Positivism and the Cambridge School of Analysis", Journal of Unified Science (Erkenntnis), 8, 24-35 for a bibliography and list of philosophers who have been most influenced by emphasis on directional analysis.) -- M.B.

Campanella, Tommaso: (1568-1639) A Dominican monk in revolt against Aristotelianism, and influenced by the naturalism of Telesio, he arrived at philosophic conclusions in some ways prophetic of Descartes. Distrusting both the reports of the senses and the results of reasoning as indications of the nature of Reality, he found nothing trustworthy except the fact of his own existence, and the inferences drawn from that fact. As certain as his awareness of his own existence was the awareness of an external world to which experience referred and by which it was caused. Again, since the nature of the part is representative of the nature of the whole to which it belongs, the Universe of which the self is part must, like the part, be possessed of knowledge, will, and power. Hence I may infer from my own existence the existence of a God. Again, I must infer other of the divine nature more or less perfect manifestations than myself descending from the hierarchy of angels above man to the form or structure of the world, the ultimate corporeal elements, and the sensible phenomena produced by these elements of the physical universe, below him in the scale of perfection.

can we hope to be directly aware of the Divine in us and directly in touch with the Divine Light and the Divine Force. Otherwise we can feel the Divine only through external signs and external results and that is a diflicult and uncertain way and very occa- sional and inconstant, and it leads only to belief and not to knowledge, not to the direct consciousness and awareness of the constant presence.

Causality ::: The process through which the diversity of dualistic experiences emerge that characterize a current state of awareness, a particular thread or stream of Mind. The Kabbalah is one system that attempts to model this causal process that emanates stages of awareness from Consciousness amid similar maps that depict this ontological stacking of "selves". The Causal Plane is considered outside of the realm of causality because dualistic experience emanates from the Causal: the actual existence of dualistic experience is predicated on a Non-Duality of experience. This is a complex topic and active area of research; causality heavily determines the current form and subjective nature of Mind. See also Samsara and Karma.

Centering ::: The process of stabilizing the awareness within one's self-identity. This mostly refers to the ability to collect and constrain the locus of focus to one's physical body and identity and is often a precursor to more advanced energetic, meditative, and ritualistic workings. Many centering practices begin with stillness within an asana and involve a coordination of the breath with gesture, subtle movement, visualization, and vibration.

Central Channel ::: In the etheric body, this is the main channel that runs vertically down the physical body. It is related to the spine and central nervous system and establishes a central conduit for the movement of awareness as it snaps to and coheres around the primary chakras.

Chaitanya-samadhi: The state of superconsciousness which is marked by absolute self-awareness and illumination as distinguished from Jada-samadhi in which there is no such awareness.

Channel ::: An etheric body structure through which awareness moves and that is typically connected by chakras.

chidakash ::: &

chiroutuan. (J. shakunikudan; K. chogyuktan 赤肉團). In Chinese, "lump of red (viz., raw) flesh"; a CHAN expression attributed to LINJI YIXUAN (d. 867) to refer to the physical body that is constantly buffeted by the senses. Linji contrasts this lump of flesh with the "true man of no rank" (C. WUWEI ZHENREN), which is equivalent to the sentience, or numinous awareness (LINGZHI), that enables sensory experience.

Chit ::: Chit, the divine Consciousness, is not our mental selfawareness; that we shall find to be only a form, a lower and limited mode or movement. As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things, we shall realise that there is a consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in everything that belongs to physical nature; we shall find even that it is not really in all respects a lower or more limited mode than the mental, on the contrary it is in many "inanimate" forms more intense, rapid, poignant, though less evolved towards the surface. But this also, this consciousness of vital and physical Nature is, compared with Chit, a lower and th
   refore a limited form, mode and movement. These lower modes of consciousness are the conscious-stuff of inferior planes in one indivisible existence. In ourselves also there is in our subconscious being an action which is precisely that of the "inanimate" physical Nature whence has been constituted the basis of our physical being, another which is that of plantlife, and another which is that of the lower animal creation around us. All these are so much dominated and conditioned by the thinking and reasoning conscious-being in us that we have no real awareness of these lower planes; we are unable to perceive in their own terms what these parts of us are doing, and receive it very imperfectly in the terms and values of the thinking and reasoning mind. Still we know well enough that there is an animal in us as well as that which is characteristically human,—something which is a creature of conscious instinct and impulse, not
   reflective or rational, as well as that which turns back in thought and will on its experience, meets it from above with the light and force of a higher plane and to some degree controls, uses and modifies it. But the animal in man is only the head of our subhuman being; below it there is much that is also sub-animal and merely vital, much that acts by an instinct and impulse of which the constituting consciousness is withdrawn behind the surface. Below this sub-animal being, there is at a further depth the subvital. When we advance in that ultra-normal self-knowledge and experience which Yoga brings with it, we become aware that the body too has a consciousness of its own; it has habits, impulses, instincts, an inert yet effective will which differs from that of the rest of our being and can resist it and condition its effectiveness. Much of the struggle in our being is due to this composite existence and the interaction of these varied and heterogeneous planes on each other. For man here is the result of an evolution and contains in himself the whole of that evolution up from the merely physical and subvital conscious being to the mental creature which at the top he is. But this evolution is really a manifestation and just as we have in us these subnormal selves and subhuman planes, so are there in us above our mental being supernormal and superhuman planes. There Chit as the universal conscious-stuff of existence takes other poises, moves out in other modes, on other principles and by other faculties of action. There is above the mind, as the old Vedic sages discovered, a Truth-plane, a plane of self-luminous, self-effective Idea, which can be turned in light and force upon our mind, reason, sentiments, impulses, sensations and use and control them in the sense of the real Truth of things just as we turn our mental reason and will upon our sense-experience and animal nature to use and control them in the sense of our rational and moral perceptions. There is no seeking, but rather natural possession; no conflict or separation between will and reason, instinct and impulse, desire and experience, idea and reality, but all are in harmony, concomitant, mutually effective, unified in their origin, in their development and in their effectuation. But beyond this plane and attainable through it are others in which the very Chit itself becomes revealed, Chit the elemental origin and primal completeness of all this varied consciousness which is here used for various formation and experience. There will and knowledge and sensation and all the rest of our faculties, powers, modes of experience are not merely harmonious, concomitant, unified, but are one being of consciousness and power of consciousness. It is this Chit which modifies itself so as to become on the Truthplane the supermind, on the mental plane the mental reason, will, emotion, sensation, on the lower planes the vital or physical instincts, impulses, habits of an obscure force not in superficially conscious possession of itself. All is Chit because all is Sat; all is various movement of the original Consciousness because all is various movement of the original Being. When we find, see or know Chit, we find also that its essence is Ananda or delight of self-existence. To possess self is to possess self-bliss; not to possess self is to be in more or less obscure search of the delight of existence. Chit eternally possesses its self-bliss; and since Chit is the universal conscious-stuff of being, conscious universal being is also in possession of conscious self-bliss, master of the universal delight of existence. The Divine whether it manifests itself in All-Quality or in No-Quality, in Personality or Impersonality, in the One absorbing the Many or in the One manifesting its essential multiplicity, is always in possession of self-bliss and all-bliss because it is always Sachchidananda. For us also to know and possess our true Self in the essential and the universal is to discover the essential and the universal delight of existence, self-bliss and all-bliss. For the universal is only the pouring out of the essential existence, consciousness and delight; and wherever and in whatever form that manifests as existence, there the essential consciousness must be and th
   refore there must be an essential delight.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 387 - 88 - 89


chit. ::: pure unitary consciousness, which is the nature of the real Self; absolute consciousness; intelligent awareness

cit (chit) ::: consciousness; the infinite self-awareness that is "the elemental origin and primal completeness of all this varied consciousness which is here used for various formation and experience", the second term of saccidananda; "an inherent self-consciousness" in brahman,"inseparable from its being [sat] and throwing itself out as a force [tapas] of movement of consciousness which is creative of forces, forms and worlds"; the "universal conscious-stuff of existence", the "original Consciousness" which "modifies itself so as to become on the Truthplane the supermind, on the mental plane the mental reason, will, emotion, sensation, on the lower planes the vital or physical instincts, impulses, habits of an obscure force not in superficially conscious possession of itself".

Cit: (Skr.) Awareness. Cf. sat-cit-ananda. -- K.F.L.

cit-tapas (chit-tapas; chittapas; chit tapas) ::: consciousness-force; knowledge-power; the unity of cit and tapas; "the infinite divine selfawareness which is also the infinite all-effective Will", represented by cit in the description of the nature of divine being as sat-cit-ananda or saccidananda; the "divine Conscious-Force" which "is omnipresent ... in the material cosmos, but veiled, operative secretly behind the actual phenomenon of things, and it expresses itself there characteristically through its own subordinate term, Life" (pran.a).

cit tapas (Chit Tapas) ::: consciousness-force, pure energy of Consciousness; the infinite divine selfawareness which is also the infinite all-effective Will.

Color awareness: According to occult teachings, color and color scheme exercise a tremendous influence on the human mind, and by learning the mastery of colors, man can become the master of his thought power and ruler of his destiny.

Color therapy: The practical application, for therapeutic purposes, of the teaching that color affects emotions, health, mental states and conduct in general. (See: color awareness.)

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commercial at "character" "@". {ASCII} code 64. Common names: at sign, at, strudel. Rare: each, vortex, whorl, {INTERCAL}: whirlpool, cyclone, snail, ape, cat, rose, cabbage, amphora. {ITU-T}: commercial at. The @ sign is used in an {electronic mail address} to separate the local part from the {hostname}. This dates back to July 1972 when {Ray Tomlinson} was designing the first[?] {e-mail} program. It is ironic that @ has become a trendy mark of Internet awareness since it is a very old symbol, derived from the latin preposition "ad" (at). Giorgio Stabile, a professor of history in Rome, has traced the symbol back to the Italian Renaissance in a Roman mercantile document signed by Francesco Lapi on 1536-05-04. In Dutch it is called "apestaartje" (little ape-tail), in German "affenschwanz" (ape tail). The French name is "arobase". In Spain and Portugal it denotes a weight of about 25 pounds, the weight and the symbol are called "arroba". Italians call it "chiocciola" (snail). See {@-party}. (2003-04-28)

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conscious ::: 1. Having an awareness of one"s environment and one"s own existence, sensations, and thoughts. 2. Conscious implies being awake or awakened to an inner realization of a fact, a truth, a condition. half-conscious, half-consciously.

Consciousness ::: A fundamental property of the universe upon which all other movements of force and arrangements of form are derived. Consciousness is the fundamental unit of awareness and the building block upon which all of experiential reality is erected. Non-Dual Consciousness originates from Non-Experience and causally subsets into the plethora of experiential forms that characterizes our dualistic world.

Consciousness ::: Awareness of yourself and the world around you.

::: "Consciousness is not only power of awareness of self and things, it is or has also a dynamic and creative energy. It can determine its own reactions or abstain from reactions; it can not only answer to forces, but create or put out from itself forces. Consciousness is Chit but also Chit Shakti.” Letters on Yoga

“Consciousness is not only power of awareness of self and things, it is or has also a dynamic and creative energy. It can determine its own reactions or abstain from reactions; it can not only answer to forces, but create or put out from itself forces. Consciousness is Chit but also Chit Shakti.” Letters on Yoga

Consciousness is not only power of awareness of self and things, it is or has also a dynamic and creative energy. It can determine its own reactions or abstain from reactions ; it can not only answer to forces, but create or put out from itself forces. Consciousness is cit but also cit sakti.

consciousness: is regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and one's environment. It is a subject of much research in philosophy of mind, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science.

consciousness ::: the self-aware force of existence. The essence of consciousness is the power to be aware of itself and its objects; but it is not only power of awareness of self and things, it is or has also a dynamic and creative energy. Consciousness is not synonymous with mentality, which is only a middle term; below mentality, it sinks into vital and material movements which are for us subconscient; above, it rises into the Supramental which is for us the superconscient.

Consciousness — two elements ::: Consciousness is made up of two elements, awareness of self and things and forces and conscious-power. Awareness is the first thing necessary, you have to be aware of things in the right consciousness, in the right way, seeing them in their truth ; but awareness by itself is not enough.

Contemplation ::: On this site contemplation refers to residing within non-dual awareness. This is the state of consciousness being attuned to the Causal and is a goal of many meditative practices and several Tibetan Buddhist lineages such as Dzogchen.

Cosmic consciousness: That faculty, as yet possessed only by some exceptionally gifted individuals, but regarded by occultists as the eventual goal of future human evolution, consisting of the conscious awareness of the cosmos, of the life and order of the universe.

dAnapAramitA. (P. dAnapAramī; T. sbyin pa'i pha rol tu phyin pa; C. bushi boluomi; J. fuseharamitsu; K. posi paramil 布施波羅蜜). In Sanskrit, the "perfection of giving"; the first of the six [or ten] perfections (PARAMITA) cultivated on the BODHISATTVA path. According to the PAli tradition, dAna is the first of ten perfections (P. PARAMĪ). Three kinds of DANA are often enumerated in this context: the "gift of material goods" (AMIsADANA); the "gift of fearlessness" (ABHAYADANA) and the "gift of the dharma" (DHARMADANA). Giving (DANA) is perfected on the first of the ten stages (DAsABHuMI) of the bodhisattva path, PRAMUDITA (joyful), where the bodhisattva's vision into the emptiness (suNYATA) of all things motivates him to perfect the practice of giving, learning to give away those things most precious to him, including his wealth, his wife, and family, and even his very body (see DEHADANA; SHESHEN). Thanks to his understanding of emptiness (suNYATA), the bodhisattva masters the perfection of giving by realizing there is no donor, no recipient, and no gift. It is with this insight that ordinary giving becomes perfected giving. The perfection of giving brings an end to the obstruction of the common illusions of the unenlightened (pṛthagjanatvAvarana; C. yishengxing zhang), leading in turn to the awareness of universal suchness (sarvatragatathatA; C. bianxing zhenru). See DAsABHuMI, VESSANTARA.

dasyabuddhi (dasyabuddhi; dasya-buddhi) ::: awareness of dasya, the dasyabuddhi sense of surrender or submission to the will of the isvara.

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dhyāna. (P. jhāna; T. bsam gtan; C. chan/chanding; J. zen/zenjo; K. son/sonjong 禪/禪定). In Sanskrit, "meditative absorption," specific meditative practices during which the mind temporarily withdraws from external sensory awareness and remains completely absorbed in an ideational object of meditation. The term can refer both to the practice that leads to full absorption and to the state of full absorption itself. Dhyāna involves the power to control the mind and does not, in itself, entail any enduring insight into the nature of reality; however, a certain level of absorption is generally said to be necessary in order to prepare the mind for direct realization of truth, the destruction of the afflictions (KLEsA), and the attainment of liberation (VIMUKTI). Dhyāna is classified into two broad types: (1) meditative absorption associated with the realm of subtle materiality (RuPĀVACARADHYĀNA) and (2) meditative absorption of the immaterial realm (ĀRuPYĀVACARADHYĀNA). Each of these two types is subdivided into four stages or degrees of absorption, giving a total of eight stages of dhyāna. The four absorptions of the realm of subtle materiality are characterized by an increasing attenuation of consciousness as one progresses from one stage to the next. The deepening of concentration leads the meditator temporarily to allay the five hindrances (NĪVARAnA) and to put in place the five constituents of absorption (DHYĀNĀnGA). The five hindrances are: (1) sensuous desire (KĀMACCHANDA), which hinders the constituent of one-pointedness of mind (EKĀGRATĀ); (2) malice (VYĀPĀDA), hindering physical rapture (PRĪTI); (3) sloth and torpor (STYĀNA-MIDDHA), hindering applied thought (VITARKA); (4) restlessness and worry (AUDDHATYA-KAUKṚTYA), hindering mental ease (SUKHA); and (5) skeptical doubt (VICIKITSĀ), hindering sustained thought (VICĀRA). These hindrances thus specifically obstruct one of the specific factors of absorption and, once they are allayed, the first level of the subtle-materiality dhyānas will be achieved. In the first dhyāna, all five constituents of dhyāna are present; as concentration deepens, these gradually fall away, so that in the second dhyāna, both types of thought vanish and only prīti, sukha, and ekāgratā remain; in the third dhyāna, only sukha and ekāgratā remain; and in the fourth dhyāna, concentration is now so rarified that only ekāgratā is left. Detailed correlations appear in meditation manuals describing specifically which of the five spiritual faculties (INDRIYA) and seven constituents of enlightenment (BODHYAnGA) serves as the antidote to which hindrance. Mastery of the fourth absorption of the realm of subtle materiality is required for the cultivation of the supranormal powers (ABHIJNĀ) and for the cultivation of the four ārupyāvacaradhyānas, or meditative absorptions of the immaterial realm. The immaterial absorptions themselves represent refinements of the fourth rupāvacaradhyāna, in which the "object" of meditation is gradually attenuated. The four immaterial absorptions instead are named after their respective objects: (1) the sphere of infinite space (ĀKĀsĀNANTYĀYATANA), (2) the sphere of infinite consciousness (VIJNĀNĀNANTYĀYATANA), (3) the sphere of nothingness (ĀKINCANYĀYATANA), and (4) the sphere of neither perception nor nonperception (NAIVASAMJNĀNĀSAMJYYATANA). Mastery of the subtle-materiality realm absorptions can also result in rebirth as a divinity (DEVA) in the subtle-materiality realm, and mastery of the immaterial absorptions can lead to rebirth as a divinity in the immaterial realm (see ANINJYAKARMAN). Dhyāna occurs in numerous lists of the constituents of the path, appearing, for example, as the fifth of the six perfections (PĀRAMITĀ). The term CHAN (J. zen), the name adopted by an important school of indigenous East Asian Buddhism, is the Chinese phonetic transcription of the Sanskrit term dhyāna. See also JHĀNA; SAMĀDHI; SAMĀPATTI.

dissociative disorder: Is a condition, often caused by trauma, in which a person disconnects from a full awareness of self, time, or external circumstances as a defence against unpleasant realities or memories.

Duality ::: Conscious experiences that characterize the lower three planes of the Four Worlds model are considered dualistic. In these stages of awareness there is a distinction between the subject observing and the object of observation: a quality at the root of all experience outside of the Causal Plane. Contrasted with Non-Duality. See also Phenomenal Reality.

duḥkha. (P. dukkha; T. sdug bsngal; C. ku; J. ku; K. ko 苦). In Sanskrit, "suffering" or "unsatisfactoriness"; the first of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS (CATVĀRY ĀRYASATYĀNI) of Buddhism and a concept foundational to Buddhism's worldview and religious practice. The emblematic description of duḥkha, as found in the first noble truth, is, "Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering. To be conjoined with what one dislikes is suffering and to be separated from what one likes is suffering. Not to get what one wants is suffering. In short, grasping at the five aggregates (SKANDHA) is suffering." Suffering thus not only includes the suffering that will invariably be associated with ordinary life, such as birth, aging, disease, and death, but also subsumes a full range of mental, emotional, and spiritual dissatisfactions, and ultimately is seen to be inherent to life itself. The teaching of suffering therefore seeks to change one's ordinary perspectives on the things of this world as objects worthy of pursuit, so that instead one realizes their nature of impermanence (ANITYA), suffering, and nonself (ANĀTMAN), viz., the three marks of existence (TRILAKsAnA). Through this sort of systematic attention (YONIsOMANASKĀRA), even the pleasures of life are ultimately realized to be "unsatisfactory," because, like all compounded things, they are impermanent and thus inevitably destined to pass away. This awareness of suffering produces a sense of the "dangers" (ĀDĪNAVA) inherent in this world and prompts the practitioner to turn away from this world and toward the radical nonattachment that is NIRVĀnA. ¶ Many types of duḥkha are enumerated in the literature, including forms specific to each of the six realms of rebirth (GATI). Most common are lists of three, four, and eight types of suffering. The three major categories of suffering are: (1) "misery caused by (physical and mental) suffering" (DUḤKHADUḤKHATĀ), viz., the full range of unpleasant or painful sensations (VEDANĀ) that are associated with either the physical body or the mind; (2) "misery caused by change" (VIPARInĀMADUḤKHATĀ), i.e., pleasant sensations may be a cause of suffering because they do not perdure and eventually turn into pain; (3) "misery caused by conditioning" (SAMSKĀRADUḤKHATĀ), i.e., sensations that are neither painful nor pleasant may still be a cause of suffering because they are impermanent and thus undependable; because of past KARMAN, suffering may always occur unexpectedly in the next moment. The four types of suffering are the suffering associated with birth (jātiduḥkha), senescence or aging (jarāduḥkha), sickness (vyādhiduḥkha), and death (maranāduḥkha); various sutras describe the Buddha's quest for enlightenment as motivated by the impulse to overcome these four types of sufferings. The eight types of suffering comprise the above four types plus an additional four: "the suffering of being separated from persons and things one likes" (priyaviprayogaduḥkha), "the suffering of being associated with persons and things one dislikes" (apriyasaMprayogaduḥkha), "the suffering of not getting what one wants" (yad api icchayā paryesamāno na labhate tad api duḥkhaM), and "the suffering inherent in the five aggregates that are objects of clinging" (saMksepena paNcopādānaskandhaduḥkha). In addition to these three typical categories of suffering, there are other lists, from the eighteen types of suffering listed in the sāriputrābhidharmasāstra (Shelifu apitan lun) to the one hundred and ten types enumerated in the YOGĀCĀRABHuMIsĀSTRA. NĀGĀRJUNA's SUHṚLLEKHA gives a list of six sufferings: uncertainty, insatiability, casting off bodies repeatedly, repeated rebirth, repeatedly descending from high to low, and having no companions when dying and being reborn. Tibetan sources stress the role that meditation on suffering plays in producing a feeling of disgust (NIRVEDA; T. nges 'byung), that is, the preliminary turning away from the things of this world and turning toward nirvāna.

Dzogchen ::: Sanskrit for "Great Perfection". A tradition within Tibetan Buddhism and within Bon that seeks a return to the primordial state of rigpa (i.e. non-duality) as the natural stage of awareness.

Ecstasy, Ecstasis (Greek) [from ekstasis displacement, standing out from the proper place, hence rising above] A transference of consciousness from the physical plane to another inner and superior plane, accompanied by awareness and memory of the experience. It is necessary to distinguish between an astral-psychic experience and a truly psychospiritual one. The former is delusive and fraught with harm; the latter is the state of illumination spoken of by Plotinus, resulting from the true asceticism of the disciple, and in its highest form is the same as the high stage of meditation of the Hindu yogi.

E. Landau, Grundlagen der Analysis, Leipzig, 1930. Numinous: A word coined from the Latin "numen" by Rudolf Otto to signify the absolutely unique state of mind of the genuinely religious person who feels or is aware of something mysterious, terrible, awe-inspiring, holy and sacred. This feeling or awareness is a mysterium tremendum, beyond reason, beyond the good or the beautiful. This numinous is an a priori category and is the basis of man's cognition of the Divine. See his book The Idea of the Holy (rev. ed., 1925). -- V.F.

Eldorado (Spanish) [from el the + dorado golden, gilded] An imaginary region supposed to abound in gold and other precious elements, often located by early European explorers in the New World somewhere in Central or South America; figuratively, a speculative goal of blissful hopes. Such ideas, like that of the Promised Land, Elysium, or Paradise, are echoes of intuitive and traditional awareness of mankind’s divine origin and destiny — traditions also connected with certain spots on the earth, such as the north pole.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) ::: The awareness of and ability to manage one&

Energy-Raising Rite ::: A type of rite, usually done as part of or after a preliminary rite, designed to move awareness throughout the body and attune to certain archetypes or currents and possibly even load them within the body or sphere of awareness in preparation for more involved ritualistic or meditative undertakings. The Middle Pillar is an example of this kind of rite as is the portion of "The Calling of the Sevenths to Induce Equilibirum" that taps into and loads the body with the seven planetary currents.

essential trinity of Sachchidananda, ::: Existence, Consciousness, Bliss with self-awareness and self-force, Chit and Tapas, for double terms of Consciousness".

Evans-Wentz, Walter Y. (1878-1965). American Theosophist, best known as the editor of THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. Walter Wentz was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of a German immigrant and an American Quaker. As a boy he took an early interest in books on spiritualism he found in his father's library, reading as a teen both Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine by Madame HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY of the Theosophical Society. He moved to California at the turn of the century, where in 1901, he joined the American section of the Theosophical Society. After graduating from Stanford University, Wentz went to Jesus College at Oxford in 1907 to study Celtic folklore. He later traveled to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and then on to India. In 1919, he arrived in the British hill station of Darjeeling, where he acquired a Tibetan manuscript. The manuscript was a portion of a cycle of treasure texts (GTER MA) discovered by RATNA GLING PA, entitled "The Profound Doctrine of Self-Liberation of the Mind [through Encountering] the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities" (Zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol), said to have been discovered in the fourteenth century. Since he could not read Tibetan, Evans-Wentz took the text to KAZI DAWA SAMDUP, the English teacher at a local school. Kazi Dawa Samdup provided Evans-Wentz with a translation of a portion of the text, which Evans-Wentz augmented with his own introduction and notes, publishing it in 1927 as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Since its publication, various editions of the book have sold over 500,000 copies in English, making it the most famous Tibetan Buddhist text in the world. The text describes the process of death and rebirth, focusing on the intervening transition period called the BAR DO, or "intermediate state" (ANTARĀBHAVA). The text provides instructions on how to recognize reality in the intermediate state and thus gain liberation from rebirth. Through listening to the instructions in the text being read aloud, the departed consciousness is able to gain liberation; the Tibetan title of the text, BAR DO THOS GROL CHEN MO, means "Great Liberation in the Intermediate State through Hearing." Evans-Wentz's approach to the text reflects his lifelong commitment to Theosophy. Other translations that Kazi Dawa Samdup made for Evans-Wentz were included in Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines (1935). In 1924, after Kazi Dawa Samdup's death, Evans-Wentz visited his family in Kalimpong, from whom he received a manuscript translation of the MI LA RAS PA'I RNAM THAR, a biography of MI LA RAS PA, which Evans-Wentz subsequently edited and published as Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa (1928). He returned to Darjeeling in 1935 and employed two Sikkimese monks to translate another work from the same cycle of texts as the Bar do thos grol, entitled "Self-Liberation through Naked Vision Recognizing Awareness" (Rig pa ngo sprod gcer mthong rang grol). During the same visit, he received a summary of a famous biography of PADMASAMBHAVA. These works formed the last work in his series, The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, eventually published in 1954.

existentialism ::: The philosophical movement that views human existence as having a set of underlying themes and characteristics, such as anxiety, dread, freedom, awareness of death, and consciousness of existing, that are primary. That is, they cannot be reduced to or explained by a natural-scientific approach or any approach that attempts to detach itself from or rise above these themes.

Experience: (Lat. Experientia, from experiri: to test) The condition or state of subjectivity or awareness. (The term differs from Consciousness by emphasizing the temporal or passing character of affective undergoing. Usage, however, is not uniform, since its definition involves a theoretical standpoint. Thus Bradley identified it with Consciousness, while W. James used it to mean neutral phenomenon, a That or Given, without implications of either subjectivity or objectivity.) -- W.L.

fana :::   annihilation; spiritual cessation of ego-awareness

fanzhao. (J. hensho; K. panjo 返照). In Chinese, "tracing back the radiance," or "counter-illumination," a description used in the CHAN school for the underlying process governing a variety of different types of meditation, referring specifically to the process of introspection or "counter-illumination" that moves the mind away from its attachment to sensory objects and back toward its fundamental source, called variously the "numinous awareness" (LINGZHI), buddha-nature (BUDDHADHĀTU; C. FOXING), TATHĀGATAGARBHA, or the DHARMADHĀTU. "Tracing back the radiance" receives one of its most detailed treatments in the writings of the Korean Son adept POJO CHINUL (1158-1210). Chinul's Korean commentator Yondam Yuil (1720-1799), e.g., defines the term as follows: "To trace back the radiance means to trace the radiance back to the numinous awareness of one's own mind.... It is like seeing the radiance of the sun's rays and following it back until you see the orb of the sun itself." The original enlightenment (BENJUE) of the mind is naturally luminous, shining ever outward and allowing beings to experience their external world. This natural quality of luminosity is what is meant by "sentience," and the very fact that "sentient" beings are conscious is proof that they are inherently enlightened. If this meditator can turn this radiance emanating from his mind back to its source, he would rediscover that luminous core of the mind and be instantly enlightened. This inherent radiance of the mind does not merely shine over the sense realms; in addition, as the mind's natural brightness is restored through meditative introspection, it comes virtually to shine through objects, exposing their inherent emptiness (suNYATĀ). Hence, numinous awareness is the quality that constitutes sentient beings' ultimate capacity to attain enlightenment. It serves as both the inherent faculty that allows meditation to develop and the quality of mind perfected through that meditation. By starting at the sensory level of what is seen, heard, etc., the meditator then trains to trace these sensory experiences back to their perceptual source in the quality of sentience itself, just as if he were following the rays emanating from the sun back to the sun itself; the perception of that sentience then constitutes "seeing the buddha-nature" (JIANXING), or the "understanding awakening" (JIEWU). The term is also known by its expanded form "follow back the light and trace back the radiance" (HUIGUANG FANZHAO), and various other permutations.

Feeling: (Kant. Ger. Gefühl) A conscious, subjective impression which does not involve cognition or representation of an object. Feelings are of two kinds: pleasures and pains. These represent nothing actual in objects, but reveal the state or condition of the subject. Kant saw in pleasure and pain, respectively, life-promoting and life-destroying forces; pleasure results from the harmony of an object with the subjective conditions of life and consciousness, while pain is the awareness of disharmony. See Kantianism. -- O.F.K.

foreknowledge ::: knowledge or awareness of something before its existence or occurrence; prescience.

Formless Realms ::: Areas of reality, likely corresponding to the upper reaches of the Mental Plane in the Four Worlds model, where consciousness sheds a discrete form and exists simply as formless awareness, awareness of space, awareness of awareness, etc. The Formless Realms proper correspond to the higher states of the samatha jhanas.

gators or creators often of vast and formidable inner upheavals or of action that overpass the normal human measure. There may also be an awareness of influences, presences, beings that do not seem to belong to other worlds beyond us but are here as a hidden element behind the veil in terrestrial nature. As contact wth the supraphysical is possible, a contact can also take place subjective or objective — or at_ least objectivised — between our own consciousness and the consciousness of other once embodied beings who have passed into a supraphysicaj status in these other regions of existence. It is possible also to pass beyond a subjective contact or a sahiie-scnse perception and, in certain subliminal states of consciousness, to enter actually into other worlds and know something of their secrets, ft is the wore objective order of other-worldly experience that seized most the imagination of mankind in the past, but it was put by popular belief into a gross objective statement which unduly assimilated these phenomena to those of the physical world with which we are familiar for it is the normal tendency of our mind to turn everything into forms or symbols proper to its own kind and terms of expericoce.

Gestalt therapy: a therapy that considers all dimensions of a person's life and experience, to stimulate personal growth and increased self-awareness, in order to develop a sense of the whole person.

Gestalt Therapy ::: Treatment focusing on the awareness and understanding of one&

gnosis ::: "a power above mind working in its own law, out of the direct identity of the supreme Self", a faculty superior to buddhi or intellect, possessing not only the "concentrated consciousness of the infinite Essence", but "also and at the same time an infinite knowledge of the myriad play of the Infinite"; (in 1919-20) the supra-intellectual consciousness (also called ideality or vijñana) with its three planes of logistic, hermetic and seer gnosis, each successive level being more "intense and large in light, imperative, instantaneous, the scope of the active knowledge larger, the way nearer to the knowledge by identity, the thought more packed with the luminous substance of self-awareness and all-vision"; (in most of 1927 before 29 October) a plane of consciousness usually referred to as above the supreme ...64 supermind and descending into it to form supreme supermind gnosis, also rising to the "invincible Gnosis of the Divine"; (in April 1927) a term encompassing three degrees of supramental gnosis (corresponding to planes later redefined as parts of the overmind system) and a fourth degree of divine gnosis; (from 29 October 1927 onwards) equivalent to "divine gnosis", a grade of consciousness above overmind (but sometimes distinguished from supermind, which occupies a similar position) and descending into it to form gnostic overmind or gnosis in overmind.

gnosis: Intuitive and/ or initiated knowledge and awareness of the true nature of reality. (Not to be confused with the spiritual awareness Trait in Werewolf: The Apocalypse.)

Gnosticism: One of various related beliefs about an imperfect Creation that can be transcended through enlightened knowledge/ awareness (gnosis) of one’s higher state of being.

godhead ::: Sri Aurobindo: ". . . the Godhead is all that is universe and all that is in the universe and all that is more than the universe. The Gita lays stress first on his supracosmic existence. For otherwise the mind would miss its highest goal and remain turned towards the cosmic only or else attached to some partial experience of the Divine in the cosmos. It lays stress next on his universal existence in which all moves and acts. For that is the justification of the cosmic effort and that is the vast spiritual self-awareness in which the Godhead self-seen as the Time-Spirit does his universal works. Next it insists with a certain austere emphasis on the acceptance of the Godhead as the divine inhabitant in the human body. For he is the Immanent in all existences, and if the indwelling divinity is not recognised, not only will the divine meaning of individual existence be missed, the urge to our supreme spiritual possibilities deprived of its greatest force, but the relations of soul with soul in humanity will be left petty, limited and egoistic. Finally, it insists at great length on the divine manifestation in all things in the universe and affirms the derivation of all that is from the nature, power and light of the one Godhead.” *Essays on the Gita

Godhead ::: “… the Godhead is all that is universe and all that is in the universe and all that is more than the universe. The Gita lays stress first on his supracosmic existence. For otherwise the mind would miss its highest goal and remain turned towards the cosmic only or else attached to some partial experience of the Divine in the cosmos. It lays stress next on his universal existence in which all moves and acts. For that is the justification of the cosmic effort and that is the vast spiritual self-awareness in which the Godhead self-seen as the Time-Spirit does his universal works. Next it insists with a certain austere emphasis on the acceptance of the Godhead as the divine inhabitant in the human body. For he is the Immanent in all existences, and if the indwelling divinity is not recognised, not only will the divine meaning of individual existence be missed, the urge to our supreme spiritual possibilities deprived of its greatest force, but the relations of soul with soul in humanity will be left petty, limited and egoistic. Finally, it insists at great length on the divine manifestation in all things in the universe and affirms the derivation of all that is from the nature, power and light of the one Godhead.” Essays on the Gita

Gravity ::: A fundamental phenomenon of the Universe. Scientifically there is still much to this that is a mystery and spiritually it is also profoundly intriguing and an active area of research. The idea, in terms of the occult sciences, is that there is a scaling effect as consciousness recursively subsets and that this tethers Spirit to matter. At distinct stages there is cohesion and stability and these are perceived as planes of reality. Divergent forms at the levels of these planes stay within that plane and once the Physical Plane is encountered in order for the complexity nodes that are our brains to emerge, a world was needed that was only formed through a scaling of masses downward through galaxy supercluster to galaxy to solar system to planet to body. The lensing effect of consciousness seems to relate to some of this orbital mathematics, especially in terms of the "shape" and "feel" of the sphere of awareness. Additionally, spacetime is warped by mass and vice-versa, so there are many interesting aspects to gravity, the perception of spacetime, and the evolution of consciousness.

Guilt: In ethics, conduct involving a breach of moral law. The commission of a moral offense considered as the failure of duty. Defection from obligation or responsibility. In the psychology of ethics, the sense of guilt is the awareness of having violated an ethical precept or law. Opposite of innocence, merit. -- J.K.F.

guru kripa. ::: the Grace of the Guru; that Self-awareness that is one's own true nature

Hanyong Chongho. (漢永鼎鎬) (1870-1948). Korean monk renowned for his efforts to revitalize Buddhist education during the Japanese colonial period. Hanyong Chongho studied the Confucian classics when young and entered the SAMGHA at seventeen. He became a disciple of Soryu Ch'omyong (1858-1903), from whom he received the dharma name Hanyong. In 1909, he traveled to Seoul and helped lead the Buddhist revitalization movement, along with fellow Buddhist monks HAN YONGUN and Kŭmp'a Kyongho (1868-1915). In 1910, shortly after Japan's formal annexation of Korea, Hoegwang Sason (1862-1933) and others signed a seven-item treaty with the Japanese SoToSHu, which sought to assimilate Korean Buddhism into the Soto order. In response to this threat to Korean Buddhist autonomy, Hanyong Chongho helped Han Yongun and other Korean Buddhist leaders establish the IMJE CHONG order in Korea. In 1913, he published the journal Haedong Pulgyo ("Korean Buddhism") in order to inform the Buddhist community of the need for revitalization and self-awareness. Beginning with his teaching career at Kodŭng Pulgyo Kangsuk in 1914, he devoted himself to the cause of education and went on to teach at various other Buddhist seminaries (kangwon) throughout the country. His many writings include the Songnim sup'il ("Jottings from Stone Forest"), Chongson Ch'imunjiphwa ("Selections from Stories of Admonitions"), and Chongson Yomsong sorhwa ("Selections from the YoMSONG SoRHWA"), a digest of the most-famous Korean kongan (C. GONG'AN) collection.

Higher Mind ::: a luminous thought-mind whose instrumentation is through an elevated thought-power and comprehensive mental sight. In the Higher Mind one becomes constantly and closely aware of the Self, the One everywhere and knows and sees habitually with that awareness.

Higher Mind ::: I mean by the Higher Mind a first plane of spiritual [consciousness] where one becomes constantly and closely aware of the Self, the One everywhere and knows and sees things habitually with that awareness; but it is still very much on the mindlevel although highly spiritual in its essential substance; and its instrumentation is through an elevated thought-power and comprehensive mental sight—not illumined by any of the intenser upper lights but as if in a large strong and clear daylight. It acts as an intermediate state between the Truth-Light above and the human mind; communicating the higher knowledge in a form that the Mind intensified, broadened, made spiritually supple, can receive without being blinded or dazzled by a Truth beyond it.Our first decisive step out of our human intelligence, our normal mentality, is an ascent into a higher Mind, a mind no longer of mingled light and obscurity or half-light, but a large clarity of the spirit. Its basic substance is a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamisation capable of the formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming, of all of which there is a spontaneous inherent knowledge. It is th
   refore a power that has proceeded from the Overmind,—but with the Supermind as its ulterior origin,—as all these greater powers have proceeded: but its special character, its activity of consciousness are dominated by Thought; it is a luminous thought-mind, a mind of spirit-born conceptual knowledge.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 27, 21-22 Page: 20, 974


holon ::: A term coined by Arthur Koestler. In Integral Theory, a holon refers to a whole that is simultaneously part of another whole, or “whole/part.” Whole atoms are parts of whole molecules, which themselves are parts of whole cells, and so on. There are individual holons and social holons. The main difference between the two is that individual holons have a subjective awareness or dominant monad (an “I”), while social holons have an intersubjective awareness, dominant mode of discourse, or predominant mode of resonance (a “We”/“Its”): social holons emerge when individual holons commune. Individual and social holons follow the twenty tenets. Lastly, “holon,” in the broadest sense, simply means “any whole that is a part of another whole,” and thus artifacts and heaps can loosely be considered “holons.”

However insensible the person is of externals, he is conscious in some part of his composite nature, just as each principle of his being has its own range of awareness after death. Some people have brought back a more or less clear memory of a state of being transcending anything they had ever imagined on earth. Their first feeling is one of a delicious peace and liberation; then comes a mental clearness with majestic visions of perfect truth, and a realization of a self-existent “I” as a part of a universal whole. The spiritually-minded person may attain to an instant and complete buddhi-manasic vision of “things as they are.” Such a one, at the moment of recovery, is often vividly sensible of being aroused from a state of superior existence, but is unable to recall what it was. Again, any gleams of knowledge that do survive the transit may be misinterpreted by the brain-mind from its preconceived philosophical or religious ideas. The average person, however, brings back little if any remembrance of his experience.

Humanistic Therapy ::: Treatment focused on increasing awareness of one&

Hyposchemazia is characterized by the reduced awareness of a patient's body image and Aschemazia by the absence of it. These disorders can have many varied causes such as physical injuries, mental disorders, or mental or physical states. These include transection of the spinal cord, parietal lobe lesions (e.g. right middle cerebral artery thrombosis), anxiety, depersonalization, epileptic auras, migraines, sensory deprivation, and vertigo (i.e. "floating on air").

"I"-awareness, "I"-consciousness; the supreme Heart

Individuation ::: The term used to describe how Source Consciousness (which is non-dual awareness) becomes expressed dualistically. This is the process through which noumenal reality gives way to the phenomenal reality that forms the illusion of separation in which most of society finds itself.

In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light. Even, it is by the projection of this luminous Overmind corona that the diffusion of a diminished light in the Ignorance and the throwing of that contrary shadow which swallows up in itself all light, the Inconscience, became at all possible. For Supermind transmits to Overmind all its realities, but leaves it to formulate them in a movement and according to an awareness of things which is still a vision of Truth and yet at the same time a first parent of the Ignorance. A line divides Supermind and Overmind which permits a free transmission, allows the lower Power to derive from the higher Power all it holds or sees, but automatically compels a transitional change in the passage. The integrality of the Supermind keeps always the essential truth of things, the total truth and the truth of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains in them an inseparable unity and between them a close interpenetration and a free and full consciousness of each other: but in Overmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of the essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality; it uses the individual self-determinations without being limited by them: but although it knows their oneness, can realise it in a spiritual cognition, yet its dynamic movement, even while relying on that for its security, is not directly determined by it. Overmind Energy proceeds through an illimitable capacity of separation and combination of the powers and aspects of the integral and indivisible all-comprehending Unity. It takes each Aspect or Power and gives to it an independent action in which it acquires a full separate importance and is able to work out, we might say, its own world of creation. Purusha and Prakriti, Conscious Soul and executive Force of Nature, are in the supramental harmony a two-aspected single truth, being and dynamis of the Reality; there can be no disequilibrium or predominance of one over the other. In Overmind we have the origin of the cleavage, the trenchant distinction made by the philosophy of the Sankhyas in which they appear as two independent entities, Prakriti able to dominate Purusha and cloud its freedom and power, reducing it to a witness and recipient of her forms and actions, Purusha able to return to its separate existence and abide in a free self-sovereignty by rejection of her original overclouding material principle. So with the other aspects or powers of the Divine Reality, One and Many, Divine Personality and Divine Impersonality, and the rest; each is still an aspect and power of the one Reality, but each is empowered to act as an independent entity in the whole, arrive at the fullness of the possibilities of its separate expression and develop the dynamic consequences of that separateness. At the same time in Overmind this separateness is still founded on the basis of an implicit underlying unity; all possibilities of combination and relation between the separated Powers and Aspects, all interchanges and mutualities of their energies are freely organised and their actuality always possible.

In Mazdean literature ahu corresponds to the first of the five life-giving forces or fires namely: ahu, daena, baudha, urvan, and fravashi in the order of awareness; James Darmesteter translates them respectively as: spirit, conscience, intelligence, soul, and fravashi (Yasna 26, 4).

"In Supermind being, consciousness of knowledge and consciousness of will are not divided as they seem to be in our mental operations; they are a trinity, one movement with three effective aspects. Each has its own effect. Being gives the effect of substance, consciousness the effect of knowledge, of the self-guiding and shaping idea, of comprehension and apprehension; will gives the effect of self-fulfilling force. But the idea is only the light of the reality illumining itself; it is not mental thought nor imagination, but effective self-awareness. It is Real-Idea.” The Life Divine

“In Supermind being, consciousness of knowledge and consciousness of will are not divided as they seem to be in our mental operations; they are a trinity, one movement with three effective aspects. Each has its own effect. Being gives the effect of substance, consciousness the effect of knowledge, of the self-guiding and shaping idea, of comprehension and apprehension; will gives the effect of self-fulfilling force. But the idea is only the light of the reality illumining itself; it is not mental thought nor imagination, but effective self-awareness. It is Real-Idea.” The Life Divine

INTEGRAL YOGA ::: This yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality; its object is to enter into a higher Truth-Consciousness or Divine Supramental Consciousness in which action and creation are the expression not of ignorance and imperfection, but of the Truth, the Light, the Divine Ānanda. But for that, the surrender of the mortal mind, life and body to the Higher Consciousnessis indispensable, since it is too difficult for the mortal human being to pass by its own effort beyond mind to a Supramental Consciousness in which the dynamism is no longer mental but of quite another power. Only those who can accept the call to such a change should enter into this yoga.

Aim of the Integral Yoga ::: It is not merely to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter.

Conditions of the Integral Yoga ::: This yoga can only be done to the end by those who are in total earnest about it and ready to abolish their little human ego and its demands in order to find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasyā needed too constant and intense.

Method in the Integral Yoga ::: To concentrate, preferably in the heart and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness. One can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is the beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother’s Power and Presence.

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform Our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sādhaka of the sādhana* as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity.

In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sādhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for the weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It” makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.” The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a Succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place, it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but yet some kind of Shastra or scientific method of the synthetic Yoga.

Secondly, the process, being integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change. Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some elements or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.

Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and selfconscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.

Key-methods ::: The way to devotion and surrender. It is the psychic movement that brings the constant and pure devotion and the removal of the ego that makes it possible to surrender.

The way to knowledge. Meditation in the head by which there comes the opening above, the quietude or silence of the mind and the descent of peace etc. of the higher consciousness generally till it envelops the being and fills the body and begins to take up all the movements.
Yoga by works ::: Separation of the Purusha from the Prakriti, the inner silent being from the outer active one, so that one has two consciousnesses or a double consciousness, one behind watching and observing and finally controlling and changing the other which is active in front. The other way of beginning the yoga of works is by doing them for the Divine, for the Mother, and not for oneself, consecrating and dedicating them till one concretely feels the Divine Force taking up the activities and doing them for one.

Object of the Integral Yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.

Principle of the Integral Yoga ::: The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ānanda of the Supramental Divine.

Central purpose of the Integral Yoga ::: Transformation of our superficial, narrow and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness and an integrated inner and outer existence and of our ordinary human living into the divine way of life.

Fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga ::: The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness.

Results ::: First, an integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by the relative consciousness; not only realisation of unity in the Self, but of unity in the infinite diversity of activities, worlds and creatures.

Therefore, also, an integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sāyujya mukti, by which it becomes free even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the sālokya mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of Sachchidananda ; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the divine, sādharmya mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.

By this integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.

The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. In integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its Truth and Law in us in the terms of life and through the right functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an integral liberty. Its result is an integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ānanda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ānanda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This integrality also can be attained by the integral Yoga.

Sādhanā of the Integral Yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by a self-opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine Presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.

The yoga does not proceed by upadeśa but by inner influence.

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature.

Our yoga is not identical with the yoga of the Gita although it contains all that is essential in the Gita’s yoga. In our yoga we begin with the idea, the will, the aspiration of the complete surrender; but at the same time we have to reject the lower nature, deliver our consciousness from it, deliver the self involved in the lower nature by the self rising to freedom in the higher nature. If we do not do this double movement, we are in danger of making a tamasic and therefore unreal surrender, making no effort, no tapas and therefore no progress ; or else we make a rajasic surrender not to the Divine but to some self-made false idea or image of the Divine which masks our rajasic ego or something still worse.

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation beyond it.

The Tantric tradition leans on the Shakti or Ishvari aspect and makes all depend on the Divine Mother because its object is to possess and dominate the world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation through it.

This yoga insists on both the aspects; the surrender to the Divine Mother is essential, for without it there is no fulfilment of the object of the yoga.

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispensable. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psychophysical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action. Integral Yoga and Kundalini Yoga: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the ādhāra to meet the greater consciousness above. It is a movement analogous to that on which so much stress is laid in the Tantric process, the awakening of the Kundalini, the Energy coiled up and latent in the body and its mounting through the spinal cord and the centres (cakras) and the Brahmarandhra to meet the Divine above. In our yoga it is not a specialised process, but a spontaneous upnish of the whole lower consciousness sometimes in currents or waves, sometimes in a less concrete motion, and on the other side a descent of the Divine Consciousness and its Force into the body.

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach Sachchidananda through the spiritualised mind and depart into the eternally static oneness of Sachchidananda or rather pure Sat (Existence), absolute and eternal or else a pure Non-exist- ence, absolute and eternal. Ours having realised Sachchidananda in the spiritualised mind plane proceeds to realise it in the Supramcntal plane.

The suprcfhe supra-cosmic Sachchidananda is above all. Supermind may be described as its power of self-awareness and W’orld- awareness, the world being known as within itself and not out- side. So to live consciously in the supreme Sachchidananda one must pass through the Supermind.

Distinction ::: The realisation of Self and of the Cosmic being (without which the realisation of the Self is incomplete) are essential steps in our yoga ; it is the end of other yogas, but it is, as it were, the beginning of outs, that is to say, the point where its own characteristic realisation can commence.

It is new as compared with the old yogas (1) Because it aims not at a departure out of world and life into Heaven and Nir- vana, but at a change of life and existence, not as something subordinate or incidental, but as a distinct and central object.

If there is a descent in other yogas, yet it is only an incident on the way or resulting from the ascent — the ascent is the real thing. Here the ascent is the first step, but it is a means for the descent. It is the descent of the new coosdousness attain- ed by the ascent that is the stamp and seal of the sadhana. Even the Tantra and Vaishnavism end in the release from life ; here the object is the divine fulfilment of life.

(2) Because the object sought after is not an individual achievement of divine realisation for the sake of the individual, but something to be gained for the earth-consciousness here, a cosmic, not solely a supra-cosmic acbievement. The thing to be gained also is the bringing of a Power of consciousness (the Supramental) not yet organised or active directly in earth-nature, even in the spiritual life, but yet to be organised and made directly active.

(3) Because a method has been preconized for achieving this purpose which is as total and integral as the aim set before it, viz., the total and integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods, but only as a part action and present aid to others that are distinctive.

Integral Yoga and Patanjali Yoga ::: Cilia is the stuff of mixed mental-vital-physical consciousness out of which arise the movements of thought, emotion, sensation, impulse etc.

It is these that in the Patanjali system have to be stilled altogether so that the consciousness may be immobile and go into Samadhi.

Our yoga has a different function. The movements of the ordinary consciousness have to be quieted and into the quietude there has to be brought down a higher consciousness and its powers which will transform the nature.


In the subconscient the intuition manifests itself in the action, in effectivity, and the knowledge or conscious identity is either entirely or more or less concealed in the action. In the superconscient, on the contrary, Light being the law and the principle, the intuition manifests itself in its true nature as knowledge emerging out of conscious identity, and effectivity of action is rather the accompaniment or necessary consequent and no longer masks as the primary fact. Between these two states reason and mind act as intermediaries which enable the being to liberate knowledge out of its imprisonment in the act and prepare it to resume its essential primacy. When the selfawareness in the mind applied both to continent and content, to own-self and other-self, exalts itself into the luminous selfmanifest identity, the reason also converts itself into the form of the self-luminous intuitional3 knowledge. This is the highest possible state of our knowledge when mind fulfils itself in the supramental.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 72


intuition ::: direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process. intuition"s, intuitions, half-intuition.

Sri Aurobindo: "Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude.” *The Life Divine

   "Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind-substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of ``stable lightnings"". When this original or native Intuition begins to descend into us in answer to an ascension of our consciousness to its level or as a result of our finding of a clear way of communication with it, it may continue to come as a play of lightning-flashes, isolated or in constant action; but at this stage the judgment of reason becomes quite inapplicable, it can only act as an observer or registrar understanding or recording the more luminous intimations, judgments and discriminations of the higher power. To complete or verify an isolated intuition or discriminate its nature, its application, its limitations, the receiving consciousness must rely on another completing intuition or be able to call down a massed intuition capable of putting all in place. For once the process of the change has begun, a complete transmutation of the stuff and activities of the mind into the substance, form and power of Intuition is imperative; until then, so long as the process of consciousness depends upon the lower intelligence serving or helping out or using the intuition, the result can only be a survival of the mixed Knowledge-Ignorance uplifted or relieved by a higher light and force acting in its parts of Knowledge.” *The Life Divine

  "I use the word ‘intuition" for want of a better. In truth, it is a makeshift and inadequate to the connotation demanded of it. The same has to be said of the word ‘consciousness" and many others which our poverty compels us to extend illegitimately in their significance.” *The Life Divine - Sri Aurobindo"s footnote.

"For intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret Supermind. . . .” The Life Divine

". . . intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data.” The Life Divine

"Intuition is above illumined Mind which is simply higher Mind raised to a great luminosity and more open to modified forms of intuition and inspiration.” Letters on Yoga

"Intuition sees the truth of things by a direct inner contact, not like the ordinary mental intelligence by seeking and reaching out for indirect contacts through the senses etc. But the limitation of the Intuition as compared with the supermind is that it sees things by flashes, point by point, not as a whole. Also in coming into the mind it gets mixed with the mental movement and forms a kind of intuitive mind activity which is not the pure truth, but something in between the higher Truth and the mental seeking. It can lead the consciousness through a sort of transitional stage and that is practically its function.” Letters on Yoga


“… intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data.” The Life Divine

ishwara pranidhana. :::constantly living with an awareness of the divine presence; surrender to God's will

It is in his biology that the distinctive concepts of Aristotle show to best advantage. The conception of process as the actualization of determinate potentiality is well adapted to the comprehension of biological phenomena, where the immanent teleology of structure and function is almost a part of the observed facts. It is here also that the persistence of the form, or species, through a succession of individuals is most strikingly evident. His psychology is scarcely separable from his biology, since for Aristotle (as for Greek thought generally) the soul is the principle of life; it is "the primary actualization of a natural organic body." But souls differ from one another in the variety and complexity of the functions they exercise, and this difference in turn corresponds to differences in the organic structures involved. Fundamental to all other physical activities are the functions of nutrition, growth and reproduction, which are possessed by all living beings, plants as well as animals. Next come sensation, desire, and locomotion, exhibited in animals in varying degrees. Above all are deliberative choice and theoretical inquiry, the exercise of which makes the rational soul, peculiar to man among the animals. Aristotle devotes special attention to the various activities of the rational soul. Sense perception is the faculty of receiving the sensible form of outward objects without their matter. Besides the five senses Aristotle posits a "common sense," which enables the rational soul to unite the data of the separate senses into a single object, and which also accounts for the soul's awareness of these very activities of perception and of its other states. Reason is the faculty of apprehending the universals and first principles involved in all knowledge, and while helpless without sense perception it is not limited to the concrete and sensuous, but can grasp the universal and the ideal. The reason thus described as apprehending the intelligible world is in one difficult passage characterized as passive reason, requiring for its actualization a higher informing reason as the source of all intelligibility in things and of realized intelligence in man.

It is the insinimentation of the Sachchidananda, — the Infinite consciousness higher than the mental being. It Is a Self- awareness of the Infinite and Eternal and a power of Self- determination Inherent in that Self-awareness. Supermind keeps always and in every status and condition the spiritual realisation of the unity of all. It is the Consciousness creatrix of the world, a W”!!! to light and vision and also a will to power of works. It

“It might be said again that, even so, in Sachchidananda itself at least, above all worlds of manifestation, there could be nothing but the self-awareness of pure existence and consciousness and a pure delight of existence. Or, indeed, this triune being itself might well be only a trinity of original spiritual self-determinations of the Infinite; these too, like all determinations, would cease to exist in the ineffable Absolute. But our position is that these must be inherent truths of the supreme being; their utmost reality must be pre-existent in the Absolute even if they are ineffably other there than what they are in the spiritual mind’s highest possible experience. The Absolute is not a mystery of infinite blankness nor a supreme sum of negations; nothing can manifest that is not justified by some self-power of the original and omnipresent Reality.” The Life Divine

Jada-samadhi: The state of Samadhi induced by Hatha Yogic process in which there is no awareness or illumination as opposed to Chaitanya Samadhi of the Vedantins.

jagrat sushupti. ::: the state of wakeful sleep in which there are no thoughts, but in which there is full awareness of the existence-consciousness,

Jhana ::: A Pali term describing an advanced meditative state of awareness. There are both vipassana jhanas and samatha jhanas. The former describes states of meditative insight that are found through progressing through the stages of mindfulness meditation and the latter describes states of advanced concentration whereupon the object of observation becomes increasingly prounounced in the locus of one's awareness (at least in the early states, in later states that object can drop away entirely). The jhanic states are genuinely preternatural to the mundane mind and are somewhat advanced, so a discussion of them will need to await further research and experience.

jnana ::: knowledge, wisdom; supreme self-knowledge; the essential aspect [cf. vijnana] of the true unifying knowledge, the direct spiritual awareness of the supreme Being. ::: jnanam [nominative]

jNāna. (P. Nāna; T. ye shes; C. zhi; J. chi; K. chi 智). In Sanskrit, "gnosis," "knowledge," "awareness," or "understanding," numerous specific types of which are described in Buddhist literature. JNāna in the process of cognition implies specific understanding of the nature of an object and is necessarily preceded by SAMJNĀ ("perception"). JNāna is also related to PRAJNĀ ("wisdom"); where prajNā implies perfected spiritual understanding, jNāna refers to more general experiences common to a specific class of being, such as the knowledge of a sRĀVAKA, PRATYEKABUDDHA, or buddha. The YOGĀCĀRA school discusses four or five specific types of knowledge exclusive to the buddhas. The four knowledges are transformations of the eighth consciousnesses (VIJNĀNA): (1) Mirror-like knowledge, or great perfect mirror wisdom (ĀDARsAJNĀNA; mahādarsajNāna), a transformation of the eighth consciousness, the ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA, in which the perfect interfusion between all things is seen as if reflected in a great mirror. (2) The knowledge of equality, or impartial wisdom (SAMATĀJNĀNA), a transformation of the seventh KLIstAMANOVIJNĀNA, which transcends all dichotomies to see everything impartially without coloring by the ego. (3) The knowledge of specific knowledge or sublime contemplation (PRATYAVEKsANĀJNĀNA), a transformation of the sixth MANOVIJNĀNA, which recognizes the unique and common characteristics of all DHARMAs, thus giving profound intellectual understanding. (4) The knowledge that one has accomplished what was to be done (KṚTYĀNUstHĀNAJNĀNA), a transformation of the five sensory consciousnesses, wherein one perfects actions that benefit both oneself and others. The fifth of the five knowledges is the "knowledge of the nature of the DHARMADHĀTU" (DHARMADHĀTUSVABHĀVAJNĀNA). Each of these knowledges is then personified by one of the PANCATATHĀGATAs, sometimes given the names VAIROCANA, AKsOBHYA, RATNASAMBHAVA, AMITĀBHA, and AMOGHASIDDHI.

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jnana swarupa. ::: the embodiment of spiritual wisdom; pure awareness that is free of conceptual encumbrances

kāya. (T. lus/sku/tshogs; C. shen; J. shin; K. sin 身). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "body"; a term used to refer to the ordinary human body as well as the exalted body, or bodies, of a buddha (for which see TRIKĀYA, or "three bodies"). The body can serve as an object of meditation, as in "mindfulness of the body" (KĀYĀNUPAsYANĀ; P. kāyānupassanā; see SMṚTYUPASTHĀNA), which involves practices associated with mindfulness of breathing (S. ĀNĀPĀNASMṚTI; P. ānāpānasati), mindfulness of the physical postures (ĪRYĀPATHA), full awareness of bodily actions, contemplation of bodily impurities, contemplation of elements, and nine cemetery meditations (AsUBHABHĀVANĀ). ¶ The term is also used to refer to a group, collection, or mass, typically as the final member of a compound, for example, a mass or crowd of people (janakāya), or the "collection of names," viz., "letters" (nāmakāya; see CITTAVIPRAYUKTASAMSKĀRA). ¶ From this sense of kāya as a group evolves the notion of the DHARMAKĀYA, originally meaning the "whole mass" (viz., "all") of the dharmas, and more specifically the "corpus" of a buddha's auspicious qualities (DHARMA). From this latter sense it would come to mean the foundational "dharma-body" of the buddhas.

Kether ::: Also "Keter". Translated as "Crown" in Hebrew. The first Sephirah described by the Kabbalah. It is representative of Unity (Point) Consciousness which is the state of God prior to dualistic emanation. Exists along the Middle Pillar as a stable level of conscious awareness – the Non-Dual level that is the Causal Plane (i.e the First World). Part of the Supernal Triad that is associated with noumenal ("truth beyond truth") reality as opposed to phenomenal reality which is dualistic and causally emanated from the noumenal.

khregs chod. (trekcho). In Tibetan, lit. "breaking through the hard" or "breakthrough"; one of the two main practices in the SNYING THIG tradition of RDZOGS CHEN, the other being THOD RGAL, "crossing the crest" or "leap over." Khregs chod is paired with the essential purity (ka dag) of awareness; the practice of khregs chod leads to thod rgal; it cuts through the stream of obscurations and reveals awareness (RIG PA) devoid of object-subject bifurcation (GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA). Sustaining this awareness uninterruptedly while involved in ordinary sense perception is the essence of the practice. It cuts the stream of past and future thought and uses the gap of the unfindable present to contact the primordial pure awareness. It is oriented toward the emptiness (suNYATĀ) aspect free from conceptual proliferation (NIsPRAPANCA). Both thod rgal and khregs chod are concerned with the natural light ('od gsal; PRABHĀSVARA) of pure awareness; but whereas the former leads to the total dissolution of the body into light in a vision of transcendental consciousness (ye shes; JNĀNA), the practice of the former leaves the practitioner as a small particle of dust, as it were.

Kiyozawa Manshi. (清沢満之) (1863-1903). Meiji-era Japanese Buddhist leader in the HIGASHI-HONGANJIHA of JoDO SHINSHu. Kiyozawa was born into a poor warrior class family in a small town east of Nagoya and ordained in 1878 as a Higashi-Honganji priest. After studying Western philosophy at college and graduate school in Tokyo, he served his sect as an educator. In 1888, he was appointed principal of a Higashi-Honganji middle school in Kyoto and taught Western philosophy at a Higashi-Honganji seminary. In 1890, however, Kiyozawa left his position as principal to lead a rigorous ascetic life, wearing Buddhist robes, separating himself from his family, and living on simple food. Around this time, Kiyozawa launched a reform movement within Higashi-Honganji to return the school to the spirit of its founder, SHINRAN (1173-1262), and to make its ecclesiastical structure conform better to modern secular society, such as by having its deacons elected democratically. However, his movement failed and he was excommunicated in 1897. After being reinstated a year later, Kiyozawa again played an important role in the sect's education, serving in 1901 and 1902 as a dean of Higashi-Honganji's newly founded college (present-day otani University). He died at the age of forty from the tuberculosis he had contracted during his practice of asceticism. Kiyozawa is credited with popularizing the TANNISHo, a short collection of Shinran's sayings that previously were not widely known. Kiyozawa emphasized individual religious experience, in which the adherent's self-awareness of his or her incapacity for moral perfection would instead prompt the adept to realize the truth of salvation through absolute reliance on the infinite. Kiyozawa argued that such individual spiritual realization could contribute to the welfare of society at large. Although Kiyozawa's thought was not widely accepted during his own age, it influenced a younger generation of Higashi-Honganji scholars, such as Akegarasu Haya (1877-1967), Soga Ryojin (1875-1971), and Kaneko Dai'ei (1881-1976), who later became leading intellectual figures in the sect.

Knowledge by identity ::: "The supermind knows most completely and securely not by thought but by identity, by a pure awareness of the self-truth of things in the self and by the self, atmani atmanam atmana. [S21:801-02]

kongji lingzhi. (J. kujaku ryochi; K. kongjok yongji 空寂靈知). In Chinese, "void and calm, numinous awareness." See LINGZHI.

Kr.s.n.abodha (Krishnabodha) ::: awareness of Kr.s.n.a in the brahKrsnabodha madarsana.Kr.s.n.adarsana (Krishnadarshana; Krishna-darshana; Krishna darKrsnadarsana

ksayajNāna. (T. zad pa shes pa; C. jinzhi; J. jinchi; K. chinji 盡智). In Sanskrit, "knowledge of cessation"; one of the two types of knowledge that accompanies liberation from rebirth (SAMSĀRA). KsayajNāna is the understanding that one has eradicated the afflictions (KLEsA), viz., greed, hatred, and delusion. KsayajNāna occurs at the point that the adept becomes an AsAIKsA (one who has no more need of religious training) and brings an end to the clinging to existence, thus eradicating the desire for continued rebirth. This type of knowledge is typically paired with the "knowledge of nonproduction" (ANUTPĀDAJNĀNA), the awareness that the klesas, once eradicated, will never arise again.

Kun byed rgyal po. (Kun che gyalpo). In Tibetan, the "All-Creating King," an important tantra for the RNYING MA sect of Tibetan Buddhism, known for its exposition of RDZOGS CHEN. Within the tripartite division of ATIYOGA, it is placed in the SEMS SDE class. Although presented as an Indian text (in which case, its Sanskrit title would be Kulayarāja), the work is likely of Tibetan origin, dating from the late tenth century. A work in eighty-four chapters, it takes the form of a dialogue between the All-Creating King and Sattvavajra. Among its famous teachings are the "ten absences" (med pa bcu) that point to the special nature of primordial awareness, called BODHICITTA as well as the "all-creating king" in the text. The ten are as follows: no philosophical view on which to meditate, no vows to maintain, no method to seek, no MAndALA to create, no transmission to receive, no path to traverse, no BHuMI to achieve, no conduct to abandon or adopt, an absence of obstacles in the primordial wisdom, and spontaneous perfection beyond all hope and fear.

kundaliniyoga ::: Kundalini Yoga A form of meditation used to awaken the energy of awareness (Kundalini), who is made to rise through the Chakras to the sahasrara (the thousand-petalled spiritual energy centre at the crown of the head) where the individual soul merges into the supreme Self to attain full awareness of the Soul.

Kyoto school. An influential school of modern and contemporary Japanese philosophy that is closely associated with philosophers from Kyoto University; it combines East Asian and especially MAHĀYĀNA Buddhist thought, such as ZEN and JoDO SHINSHu, with modern Western and especially German philosophy and Christian thought. NISHIDA KITARo (1870-1945), Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962), and NISHITANI KEIJI (1900-1991) are usually considered to be the school's three leading figures. The name "Kyoto school" was coined in 1932 by Tosaka Jun (1900-1945), a student of Nishida and Tanabe, who used it pejoratively to denounce Nishida and Tanabe's "Japanese bourgeois philosophy." Starting in the late 1970s, Western scholars began to research the philosophical insights of the Kyoto school, and especially the cross-cultural influences with Western philosophy. During the 1990s, the political dimensions of the school have also begun to receive scholarly attention. ¶ Although the school's philosophical perspectives have developed through mutual criticism between its leading figures, the foundational philosophical stance of the Kyoto school is considered to be based on a shared notion of "absolute nothingness." "Absolute nothingness" was coined by Nishida Kitaro and derives from a putatively Zen and PURE LAND emphasis on the doctrine of emptiness (suNYATĀ), which Kyoto school philosophers advocated was indicative of a distinctive Eastern approach to philosophical inquiry. This Eastern emphasis on nothingness stood in contrast to the fundamental focus in Western philosophy on the ontological notion of "being." Nishida Kitaro posits absolute nothingness topologically as the "site" or "locale" (basho) of nonduality, which overcomes the polarities of subject and object, or noetic and noematic. Another major concept in Nishida's philosophy is "self-awareness" (jikaku), a state of mind that transcends the subject-object bifurcation, which was initially adopted from William James' (1842-1910) notion of "pure experience" (J. junsui keiken); this intuition reveals a limitless, absolute reality that has been described in the West as God or in the East as emptiness. Tanabe Hajime subsequently criticized Nishida's "site of absolute nothingness" for two reasons: first, it was a suprarational religious intuition that transgresses against philosophical reasoning; and second, despite its claims to the contrary, it ultimately fell into a metaphysics of being. Despite his criticism of what he considered to be Nishida's pseudoreligious speculations, however, Tanabe's Shin Buddhist inclinations later led him to focus not on Nishida's Zen Buddhist-oriented "intuition," but instead on the religious aspect of "faith" as the operative force behind other-power (TARIKI). Inspired by both Nishida and such Western thinkers as Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) (with whom he studied), Nishitani Keiji developed the existential and phenomenological aspects of Nishida's philosophy of absolute nothingness. Concerned with how to reach the place of absolute nothingness, given the dilemma of, on the one hand, the incessant reification and objectification by a subjective ego and, on the other hand, the nullification of reality, he argued for the necessity of overcoming "nihilism." The Kyoto school thinkers also played a central role in the development of a Japanese political ideology around the time of the Pacific War, which elevated the Japanese race mentally and spiritually above other races and justified Japanese colonial expansion. Their writings helped lay the foundation for what came to be called Nihonjinron, a nationalist discourse that advocated the uniqueness and superiority of the Japanese race; at the same time, however, Nishida also resisted tendencies toward fascism and totalitarianism in Japanese politics. Since the 1990s, Kyoto school writings have come under critical scrutiny in light of their ties to Japanese exceptionalism and pre-war Japanese nationalism. These political dimensions of Kyoto school thought are now considered as important for scholarly examination as are its contributions to cross-cultural, comparative philosophy.

Life ::: Not to be confused with consciousness although awareness does permeate all form. When we discuss the quality of being alive we will refer to the ability of organic matter to respond to stimuli, reproduce, maintain homeostasis, and grow. This is a bit of an arbitrary distinction as modern biology sees some forms as alive and others as inanimate especially when some of the qualities of "life" blur. For example, viruses are not usually seen as alive since they require a host cell to reproduce in.

lingzhi bumei. (靈知不昧). In Chinese, "numinous awareness is never dark." See LINGZHI.

lingzhi. (J. ryochi/reichi; K. yongji 靈知). In Chinese, "numinous awareness"; the quality of "sentience" common to all sentient beings, which constitutes their capacity both to experience the sensory realms in all their diversity and to attain enlightenment. Numinous awareness is both the inherent faculty that inspires sentient beings to seek enlightenment and the quality of mind perfected through meditative development. As the foundation of sentience, numinous awareness is what enables all sentient beings to see, hear, know, and experience their world and thus constitutes the capacity of the mind to remain "aware" of all sensory stimuli; hence, this "numinous awareness is never dark" (C. lingzhi bumei). This property of awareness is said to be itself "void and calm" (C. kongji) and is consequently able to adapt without limitation to the various inclinations of sentient beings; hence, the term is often known as the "void and calm, numinous awareness" (C. kongji lingzhi). Regardless of whether that particular sentient being's awareness inclines toward greed and hatred or toward wisdom and compassion, however, that sentience itself remains simply "aware." This numinous awareness is therefore equated in the CHAN school with enlightenment (BODHI), TATHĀGATAGARBHA, buddha-nature (BUDDHADHĀTU; C. FOXING), or one's "original face" (BENLAI MIANMU). The enlightenment inherent in the mind is naturally luminous, shining ever outward and allowing beings to experience their external world. This natural quality of luminosity is what is meant by "sentience," and the very fact that "sentient" beings are conscious is ipso facto proof that they are inherently enlightened. If the meditator can turn this radiance emanating from one's mind back to its source, one would rediscover that luminous core of the mind and be instantly enlightened. In CHAN meditation, the quality of introspection that allows the meditator to experience this numinous awareness directly is called "tracing back the radiance" (FANZHAO) or "seeing the nature" (JIANXING). The term receives particular attention in the works of the Chinese Chan/HUAYAN adept GUIFENG ZONGMI (780-841) and the Korean Son master POJO CHINUL (1158-1210). See also RIG PA.

Linking ::: The process of focusing the awareness upon a link in order to attune to a target. Once that philotic thread is found it becomes possible to connect to the target, learn about them, influence them, etc.

Loading ::: Using awareness, concentration, and even breath to charge an object of focus with a particular archetype, current, idea, or intent. The object can be tangible (specific materia or a talisman for instance) or intangible (e.g. a sigil). See also Patterning.

Locus of Focus ::: Refers to the field and breadth of one's awareness. Most find in mundane consciousness that the mind is constantly jumping around and very broadly focused, but through practicing meditation (especially concentration meditation in this case) the locus of focus narrows so that some deeper mysteries of reality can be revealed and so that sense of self can be shaken off more easily.

Lucid Dreaming ::: The ability to become aware that one is dreaming within a dream. This meta-awareness can be trained and utilized to either use the dream as a basis for exercises of will or to astral project proper. Lucid dreams can be entered from both a state of wakefulness and from a state of sleep.

Madhav: “The insensible Force is the dumb, unconscious Force that has emerged from the Inconscient, Matter in trance. It is not yet sentient, does not yet have the rudiments of consciousness even. Once this Force breaks out—under the relentless pressure of the nisus within—slowly consciousness develops in the world. The Force is joined to this awareness.

maggāmaggaNānadassanavisuddhi. (S. *margāmargajNānadarsanavisuddhi; C. dao feidao zhijian qingjing; J. dohidochikenshojo; K. to pido chigyon ch'ongjong 道非道智見清淨). In Pāli, "purity of knowledge and vision of what is and is not the path." According to the VISUDDHIMAGGA, the fifth of seven "purities" (visuddhi; cf. S. VIsUDDHI) to be developed along the path to liberation. This purity consists of the understanding that distinguishes between what is the right path and what is the wrong path. It requires as a prerequisite the cultivation of methodological insight (nayavipassanā) through contemplating the nature of the five aggregates (P. khandha; S. SKANDHA). Through an understanding of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS and dependent origination (P. paticcasamuppāda; S. PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA), the practitioner realizes that the aggregates come into being and pass away from moment to moment, and that as a consequence they are insubstantial, unreliable, and empty, like a mirage. During this stage of purification, ten experiences arise, which, if the practitioner becomes attached to them, function as defilements of insight (vipassanupakkilesa). These include: (1) radiant light (obhāsa), (2) knowledge (Nāna), (3) rapture (pīti), (4) tranquility (passaddhi), (5) pleasure (sukha), (6) determination (adhimokkha), (7) energy (paggaha), (8) awareness (upatthāna), (9) equanimity (upekkhā), and (10) delight (nikanti). These ten defilements may cause the practitioner to believe that he has attained liberation, when in fact he has not. They are overcome with continued practice, whereby the mind comes to regard them with indifference as mere concomitants of insight.

mahāmudrā. (T. phyag rgya chen po; C. dayin/dashouyin; J. daiin/daishuin; K. taein/taesuin 大印/大手印). In Sanskrit, "great seal"; an important term in tantric Buddhism, especially in the traditions that flourished in Tibet. In Tibet, although it is extolled by all sects, mahāmudrā is particularly associated with the BKA' BRGYUD sect and the lineage coming from TILOPA and NĀROPA to MAR PA and MI LA RAS PA. There, it is regarded as the crowning experience of Buddhist practice. It is a state of enlightened awareness in which phenomenal appearance and emptiness (suNYATĀ) are unified. It is also used to refer to the fundamental reality that places its imprint or "seal" on all phenomena of SAMSĀRA and NIRVĀnA. Mahāmudrā literature exalts the ordinary state of mind as being both the natural and ultimate state, characterized by lucidity and simplicity. In mahāmudrā, the worldly mind is valued for its ultimate identity with the ordinary mind; every deluded thought contains within it the lucidity and simplicity of the ordinary mind. This identity merely needs to be recognized to bring about the dawning of wisdom, the realization that a natural purity pervades all existence, including the deluded mind. It is usually set forth in a threefold rubric of the basis (gzhi), path (lam), and fruition ('bras bu), with the first referring to the pure nature of the ordinary mind, the second referring to becoming aware of that mind through the practice of meditation, and the third referring to the full realization of the innate clarity and purity of the mind. There is some debate in Tibet whether mahāmudrā is exclusively a tantric practice or whether there is also a SuTRA version, connected with TATHĀGATAGARBHA teachings. ¶ In tantric practice, mahāmudrā is also highest of the four seals, the others being the action seal (KARMAMUDRĀ), the pledge seal (SAMAYAMUDRĀ), and the wisdom seal (JNĀNAMUDRĀ).

Mahāparinirvānasutra. (T. Yongs su mya ngan las 'das pa chen po'i mdo; C. Da banniepan jing; J. Daihatsunehangyo; K. Tae panyolban kyong 大般涅槃經). In Sanskrit, "Discourse on the Great Decease" or the "Great Discourse on the Final Nirvāna"; also known in all languages simply as the Nirvāna Sutra. As its title suggests, the SuTRA describes the events and the Buddha's final instructions prior to his passage into PARINIRVĀnA and is thus the Sanskrit retelling of the mainstream version of the text (see MAHĀPARINIBBĀNASUTTA). However, although some of the same events are narrated in both versions, the Sanskrit text is very different in content, providing one of the most influential sources for MAHĀYĀNA views of the true nature of the Buddha and his NIRVĀnA, and of the buddha-nature (referred to in the sutra as both BUDDHADHĀTU, or "buddha-element," and TATHĀGATAGARBHA). There appear to have been a number of Sanskrit versions of the sutra, the earliest of which was likely compiled in Kashmir (see KASHMIR-GANDHĀRA) in the third century CE. One piece of internal evidence for the date of composition is the presence of prophecies that the dharma would fall into decline seven hundred years after the Buddha's passage into nirvāna. None of the Sanskrit versions is extant (apart from fragments), but several are preserved in Chinese and Tibetan translations. The earliest and shortest of these translations is in six rolls, translated into Chinese by FAXIAN (who brought the Sanskrit text to China from India) and BUDDHABHADRA, and completed in 418 CE. A second version was translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan at the end of the eighth century. The longest version, in forty rolls, was translated into Chinese by DHARMAKsEMA and completed in 423. It is known as the "Northern Text." This version was later translated into Tibetan from the Chinese as the Yongs su mya ngan las das pa chen po'i mdo. Besides the Tibetan translation of the long Chinese version by Dharmaksema, there is another version of the sutra in Tibetan translation, a Mahāparinirvānasutra in 3,900 slokas, translated by Jinamitra, Dhyānagarbha, and Ban de btsan dra, as well as a few folios of a translation of the sutra by Kamalagupta and RIN CHEN BZANG PO. The Faxian and Dharmaksema Chinese versions were subsequently edited into a single work, in thirty-six rolls. Chinese scriptural catalogues (JINGLU) also refer to two other translations of the sutra, made prior to that of Faxian, but these are no longer extant. There were significant differences between the versions of Faxian and Dharmaksema (and hence apparently in the Sanskrit recensions that they translated), so much so that scholars speculate that the shorter version was composed in a non-Mahāyāna community, with Mahāyāna elements being added to what evolved into the longer version. The most famous of the differences between the versions occurs on the question of whether all beings, including "incorrigibles" (ICCHANTIKA), possess the buddha-nature; the shorter version says that they do not and they are therefore condemned to eternal damnation; the longer version says that they do and thus even they retain the capacity to achieve enlightenment. The shorter version of the sutra describes the SAMGHA as consisting of monks and nuns and preaches about the need to provide donations (DĀNA) to them; the longer version includes the laity among the saMgha and preaches the need for charity to all persons. The longer version also recommends various forms of punishment, including execution, for those who denigrate the Mahāyāna. The sutra also makes reference to other famous sutras, such as the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA, and is mentioned in other sutras, such as the MAHĀMEGHASuTRA. The Mahāparinirvānasutra, like other important sutras extolling tathāgatagarbha thought, such as the sRĪMĀLĀDEVĪSIMHANĀDASuTRA, plays on the classical doctrine of the four "inverted views" (VIPARYĀSA), according to which sentient beings mistakenly view that which is suffering as being pleasurable, that which is impermanent as permanent, that which is impure as pure, and that which is without self as having self. In this sutra, by contrast, the four right views of suffering, impermanence, impurity, and no-self are proclaimed to be erroneous when describing the Buddha, his nirvāna, and the buddhadhātu; these are instead each said to be in fact blissful, permanent, pure, and endowed with self (see GUnAPĀRAMITĀ). Thus, the Buddha did not pass into nirvāna, for his lifespan is incalculable. The Buddha's nirvāna-which is referred to in the sutra as "great nirvāna" (mahānirvāna) or "great final nirvāna" (MAHĀPARINIRVĀnA)-differs from that of the ARHAT. The nirvāna of the arhat is said to be merely the state of the absence of the afflictions (KLEsA) but with no awareness of the buddhadhātu. The nirvāna of the buddha is instead eternal, pure, blissful, and endowed with self, a primordially existent reality that is only temporarily obscured by the klesa; when that nirvāna and buddhadhātu are finally "recognized," buddhahood is then achieved. The Buddha reveals the existence of this nirvāna to bodhisattvas. Because the buddhadhātu is present within all sentient beings, these four qualities are therefore found not simply in the Buddha but in all beings. This implies, therefore, that the Buddha and all beings are endowed with self, in direct contradiction to the normative Buddhist doctrine of no-self (ANĀTMAN). Here, in this sutra, the teaching of no-self is described as a conventional truth (SAMVṚTISATYA): when the Buddha said that there was no self, what he actually meant was that there is no mundane, conditioned self among the aggregates (SKANDHA). The Buddha's true teaching, as revealed at the time of his nirvāna, is that there is a "great self" or a "true self" (S. mahātman; C. dawo), which is the buddhadhātu, in all beings. To assert that there is no self is to misunderstand the true dharma. The doctrine of emptiness (suNYATĀ) thus comes to mean the absence of that which is compounded, suffering, and impermanent. These teachings would become influential in Tibet, especially among the proponents of the doctrine of "other emptiness" (GZHAN STONG). See also GUnAPĀRAMITĀ.

mahattva-bodhah ::: [awareness of greatness].

man ngag sde. (me ngak de). In Tibetan, "instruction class"; comprising the third of three main divisions of RDZOGS CHEN doctrine according to the RNYING MA sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The other two are SEMS SDE (mental class) and KLONG SDE (spatial class). The man ngag sde teachings, regarded as the highest of the three, have constituted the core of Rnying ma practice since the eleventh century. It is said that sems sde teaches the clarity/awareness side of enlightenment, klong sde teaches the spatial side of enlightenment, and man ngag sde combines the two. A wide range of practices are included in the man ngag sde, concerned above all with the presentation by the teacher of a "pure awareness" (RIG PA) that is free from dualistic conceptions, and the recognition and maintenance of that state by the student; the instructions on the BAR DO emerged from these texts. The most famous practices of man ngag sde are "cutting through" (KHREGS CHOD) and "leaping over" (THOD RGAL). The man ngag sde has a number of subcategories, the most famous of which is the SNYING THIG. The root tantras of the man ngag sde are said to be the seventeen tantras.

Mantradhyana: A Sanskrit term for spiritual awareness produced or reinforced by incantations.

maranānusmṛti. (P. maranānussati; T. 'chi ba rjes su dran pa; C. niansi; J. nenshi; K. yomsa 念死). In Sanskrit, "recollection of death"; one of the most widely described forms of Buddhist meditation. This practice occurs as one of the forty objects of meditation (KAMMAttHĀNA) for the development of concentration. One of the most detailed descriptions of the practice is found in the VISUDDHIMAGGA of BUDDHAGHOSA. Among six generic personality types (greedy, hateful, ignorant, faithful, intelligent, and speculative), Buddhaghosa states that mindfulness of death is a suitable object for persons of intelligent temperament. Elsewhere, however, Buddhaghosa says that among the two types of objects of concentration, the generically useful objects and specific objects, only two among the forty are generically useful: the cultivation of loving-kindness (P. mettā; S. MAITRĪ) and the recollection of death. In describing the actual practice, Buddhaghosa explains that the meditator who wishes to take death as his object of concentration should go to a remote place and repeatedly think, "Death will take place" or "Death, death." Should that not result in the development of concentration, Buddhaghosa provides eight ways of contemplating death. The first of the eight is contemplation of death as a murderer, where one imagines that death will appear to deprive one of life. Death is certain from the moment of birth; beings move progressively toward their demise without ever turning back, just as the sun never reverses its course through the sky. The second contemplation is to think of death as the ruin of all the accomplishments and fortune acquired in life. The third contemplation is to compare oneself to others who have suffered death, yet who are greater than oneself in fame, merit, strength, supranormal powers (P. iddhi; S. ṚDDHI), or wisdom. Death will come to oneself just as it has come to these beings. The fourth contemplation is that the body is shared with many other creatures. Here one contemplates that the body is inhabited by the eighty families of worms, who may easily cause one's death, as may a variety of accidents. The fifth contemplation is of the tenuous nature of life, that life requires both inhalation and exhalation of breath, requires a balanced alternation of the four postures (ĪRYĀPATHA) of standing, sitting, walking, and lying down. It requires moderation of hot and cold, a balance of the four physical constituents, and nourishment at the proper time. The sixth contemplation is that there is no certainty about death; that is, there is no certainty as to the length of one's life, the type of illness of which one will die, when one will die, nor where, and there is no certainty as to where one will then be reborn. The seventh contemplation is that life is limited in length. In general, human life is short; beyond that, there is no certainty that one will live as long as it takes "to chew and swallow four or five mouthfuls." The final contemplation is of the shortness of the moment, that is, that life is in fact just a series of moments of consciousness. Buddhaghosa also describes the benefits of cultivating mindfulness of death. A monk devoted to the mindfulness of death is diligent and disenchanted with the things of the world. He is neither acquisitive nor avaricious and is increasingly aware of impermanence (S. ANITYA), the first of the three marks of mundane existence. From this develops an awareness of the other two marks, suffering and nonself. He dies without confusion or fear. If he does not attain the deathless state of NIRVĀnA in this lifetime, he will at least be reborn in an auspicious realm. Similar instructions are found in the literatures of many other Buddhist traditions.

meditation ::: Meditation The practice of inner focus which renders an advanced state of awareness. It includes a variety of techniques for some individuals that may or may not incorporate spirituality which can calm and soothe as well as provide insight.

Mental Projection ::: The ability to firmly focus one's awareness at the level of the Mental Plane and to slip between and amongst the forms that characterize this level. Through practice this allows for exploring the realm of symbolic archetypes and raw information to the extent that the human mind can lucidly and persistently form structures around such ideas. See also Mental Plane.

Microcosmic Orbit ::: A Qi Gong term and technique for circulating the awareness around the Functioning and Governing Channels of the etheric body in order to build up energy or clear out blockages.

Middle Pillar ::: The central pillar (column) on the Kabbalah according to the Three Pillars model. It represents the Sephiroth in the middle. Each of these three Sephiroth reflect a stable stage of conscious awareness (a layer of self) and each is a fulcrum upon which the active/passive dynamics of the Sephiroth on the Pillars of Mercy and Severity above it find balance. So the Sephiroth on the Middle Pillar are emergent Sephiroth resulting from the sum total of the dynamics of the superior (as in "above", not as in "better") Sephiroth on the two adjacent Pillars. Also refers to the preliminary rite of the same name that is used to raise energy before formal works of magic or meditation begin.

Mind reading: The ability to be aware, or the awareness itself, of another person’s thoughts without or even despite of his will. The term is often but improperly used for telepathy (q.v.) which properly used implies a two-way communication between two minds.

Monad ::: Usually refers to either Kether, the Causal Plane, or to the Higher Self closest to non-dual awareness.

Monkey Mind ::: The state of awareness characterized by habitual thought loops, incessant chatter, and an inability to believe one can focus. This is, quite sadly, the default mode for most people and takes time and meditative effort to learn to control.

Morbidity ::: A departure from a state of physical or mental well-being, resulting from disease or injury. Frequently used only if the affected individual is aware of the condition. Awareness itself connotes a degree of measurable impact. Frequently, but not always, there is a further restriction that some action has been taken such as restriction of activity, loss of work, seeking of medical advice, etc.



"Moreover we see that this cosmic action or any cosmic action is impossible without the play of an infinite Force of Existence which produces and regulates all these forms and movements; and that Force equally presupposes or is the action of an infinite Consciousness, because it is in its nature a cosmic Will determining all relations and apprehending them by its own mode of awareness, and it could not so determine and apprehend them if there were no comprehensive Consciousness behind that mode of cosmic awareness to originate as well as to hold, fix and reflect through it the relations of Being in the developing formation or becoming of itself which we call a universe.” The Life Divine

“Moreover we see that this cosmic action or any cosmic action is impossible without the play of an infinite Force of Existence which produces and regulates all these forms and movements; and that Force equally presupposes or is the action of an infinite Consciousness, because it is in its nature a cosmic Will determining all relations and apprehending them by its own mode of awareness, and it could not so determine and apprehend them if there were no comprehensive Consciousness behind that mode of cosmic awareness to originate as well as to hold, fix and reflect through it the relations of Being in the developing formation or becoming of itself which we call a universe.” The Life Divine

Mudra ::: Sanskrit for "gesture". A hand position. The ways in which the hands are situated in meditative practice can change awareness and movement of the mind and can also be utilized to work magic and sculpt reality.

Mundane Consciousness ::: A generalized term for everyday, ordinary awareness. Used to contrast with states and stages of conscious experience that surpass these ordinary expectations and perceptions.

Mutazilite: (Ar. seceders) Member of a Shiite sect of Islam dating from the 8th century, which stood for free will and against divine predestination. Mysticism: Mysticism in its simplest and most essential meaning is a type of religion which puts the emphasis on immediate awareness of relation with God, direct and intimate consciousness of Divine Presence. It is religion in its most acute, intense and living stage. The word owes its origin to the Mystery Religions. The initiate who had the "secret" was called a mystes. Early Christians used the word "Contemplation" for mystical experience. The word "mystical" first came into use in the Western World in the writings ascribed to "Dionysius the Areopagite", which appeared at the end of the fifth century.

Mysticism: Any philosophy, doctrine, teaching or belief centered more on the worlds of the Spirit than the material universe, and aimed at the spiritual union or mental one-ness with the Universal Spirit, through intuitive and emotional apprehension of spiritual reality, and through various forms of spiritual contemplation, or disciplines. Mysticism in its simplest and most essential meaning is a type of religion which puts the emphasis on immediate awareness of relation with God, direct and intimate consciousness of Divine Presence. It is religion in its most acute, intense and living stage. The basic idea of all mysticism is that the essence of life and of the world is an all-embracing spiritual substance which is the true reality in the core of all beings, regardless of their outer appearances or activities.

mysticism ::: The pursuit of achieving communion, identity with, or conscious awareness of ultimate reality, the divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, or insight. Traditions may include a belief in the literal existence of dimensional realities beyond empirical perception, or a belief that a true human perception of the world goes beyond current logical reasoning or intellectual comprehension.

Nafs (A) The ego or self. The limited awareness of one’s own identity. The aim of the sufi is to forget the nafs so one can merge into a divine awareness

Nā ro chos drug. (Naro chodruk). The Tibetan name for a series of tantric practices, often translated into English as "the six yogas (or dharmas) of Nāropa," which are attributed to the eleventh-century Indian adept NĀROPA. These practices spread widely throughout Tibet, where they were transmitted among various Tibetan Buddhist traditions, including those of the SA SKYA and DGE LUGS. However, the Nā ro chos drug became a fundamental component in the meditation training of BKA' BRGYUD practitioners and continue to be practiced especially in the context of the traditional three-year retreat. Nāropa received several streams of tantric instruction from his GURU, the Indian SIDDHA TILOPA, including the BKA' BABS BZHI (four transmissions). According to tradition, he later codified these instructions and transmitted them to his Tibetan disciple MAR PA CHOS KYI BLO GROS, although Nāropa had died before Mar pa's first journey to India. However, Mar pa received these teachings from Nāropa's disciples and taught them in Tibet as the Nā ro chos drug. There are several slight variations in their presentation, but the most common enumeration of the Nā ro chos drug are (1) GTUM MO (tummo), literally "fierce woman," referring to the inner heat produced as an effect of manipulating the body's subtle energies; (2) sgyu lus (gyulu), "illusory body" (see MĀYĀDEHA), in which the meditator realizes the illusory nature of ordinary experiences; (3) rmi lam (milam), "dreams," referring to the practice of developing conscious awareness during dream states; (4) 'od gsal (osel), "clear light" (see PRABHĀSVARA), referring to the luminous aspect of mind and its recognition; (5) BAR DO, "intermediate state," referring to the practice of mental control during the disorienting period between death in one lifetime and rebirth into another; (6) 'PHO BA (powa), "transference," which is the practice of ejecting the consciousness out of the body at the moment of death to take rebirth in a pure realm. The first four are generally believed to facilitate liberation in the present life, the last two at the time of death.

Nature Philosophers: Name given to pre-Socratic "physiologers" and to Renaissance philosophers who revived the study of physical processes. Early in the 16th century, as a result of the discovery of new lands, the revival of maritime trade, and the Reformation, there appeared in Europe a renewed interest in nature. Rationalism grown around the authorities of the Bible and Aristotle was challenged and the right to investigate phenomena was claimed. Interest in nature was directed at first toward the starry heaven and resulted in important discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. The scientific spirit of observation and research had not yet matured, however, and the philosophers of that time blended their interest in facts with much loose speculation. Among the nature philosophers of that period three deserve to be mentioned specifically, Telesio, Bruno and Carnpanella, all natives of Southern Italy. Despite his assertions that thought should be guided by the observation of the external world, Bernardino Telesio (1508-1588) confined his works to reflections on the nature of things. Particularly significant are two of his doctrines, first, that the universe must be described in terms of matter and force, the latter classified as heat and cold, and second, that mind is akin to matter. Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), a Dominican monk and a victim of the Inquisition, was greatly influenced by the Copernican conception of the universe regarded by him as a harmonious unity of which the earth was but a small and not too important part. The concept of unity was not a condition of human search for truth but a real principle underlying all things and expressing the harmonious order of Divine wisdom. Deity, in his view, was the soul of nature, operating both in the human minds and in the motion of bodies. Consequently, both living beings and material objects must be regarded as animated. Tomaso Campanella (1568-1639), another Dominican monk, was also persecuted for his teachings and spent 27 years in prison. He contended that observations of nature were not dependent on the authority of reason and can be refuted only by other observations. His interests lay largely along the lines previously suggested by Telesio, and much of his thought was devoted to problems of mind, consciousness and knowledge. He believed that all nature was permeated by latent awareness, and may therefore be regarded as an animist or perhaps pantheist. Today, he is best known for his City of the Sun, an account of an imaginary ideal state in which existed neither property nor nobility and in which all affair were administered scientifically. -- R.B.W.

nescience ::: absence of knowledge or awareness; ignorance. **

neti-neti. ::: "not this, not this"; "it is neither knowledge nor ignorance"; analytical process of progressively negating all names and forms in order to arrive at the eternal underlying Truth &

Nijabodharupa: State of Self-awareness; Satchidananda Brahman; of the form of real knowledge.

nirvichara samadhi. ::: a stage in samadhi wherein only pure awareness remains without deliberation, reasoning or enquiry

nirvikalpajNāna. (T. rnam par mi rtog pa'i ye shes; C. wu fenbie zhi; J. mufunbetsuchi; K. mu punbyol chi 無分別智). In Sanskrit, "nondiscriminative wisdom," "nonconceptual awareness"; the insight that is marked by freedom from the misconception that there is an inherent bifurcation between a perceiving subject (grāhaka) and its perceived objects (grāhya). In the YOGĀCĀRA school, this misconception is called the discrimination of object and subject (GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA). Overcoming this bifurcation leads to the nondiscriminative wisdom (nirvikalpajNāna), which, in the five-stage path (PANCAMĀRGA) system of the Yogācāra school, marks the inception of the path of vision (DARsANAMĀRGA), where the adept sees reality directly, without the intercession of concepts, and realizes the inherent unity of objects and cognition (jNeya-jNāna). The MAHĀYĀNASAMGRAHA explains that nirvikalpajNāna has as its nature the following five types of absences: (1) the absence of inattention (amanasikāra), such as occurs during sleep, (2) the absence of discursive thought (VITARKA) and sustained consideration (VICĀRA), (3) the quiescence of the cessation of perception and feeling (SAMJNĀVEDAYITANIRODHA), (4) the absence of materiality (RuPA), and (5) the absence of analytical investigation regarding truthfulness. These attributes mean that nirvikalpajNāna (1) is not merely a lack of attention; (2) it is not just the second stage of DHYĀNA or higher, where discursive thought (vitarka) and investigation (vicāra) no longer pertain; (3) it is not the "equipoise of cessation" (NIRODHASAMĀPATTI), which no longer includes mind (CITTA) and mental concomitants (CAITTA), because wisdom (JNĀNA) is not possible without mind and its concomitants; (4) it is free from any kind of discrimination; and (5) it cannot be an object of analytical investigation, since it transcends the relationship between the objects in any discursive analysis. This type of wisdom is therefore associated with knowledge (jNāna) that is supramundane (LOKOTTARA) and uncontaminated (ANĀSRAVA). The term nirvikalpajNāna also appears in MADHYAMAKA descriptions of the path (MĀRGA), despite the fact that Madhyamaka does not reject the conventional existence of external objects. Here, the term refers to the nonconceptual realization of emptiness (suNYATĀ) that occurs on the path of vision (DARsANAMĀRGA) and above, where reality is directly perceived in an experience in which emptiness and the consciousness that realizes emptiness are said to be like "pure water poured into pure water." See also VIKALPA; TRIVIKALPA.

nirvikalpa samadhi ::: complete trance, in which there is no thought or movement of consciousness or awareness of either inner or outer things.

nirvikalpa samadhi. ::: the state of Self-absorption; transcendental awareness; a state in which all differences between the individual self and Reality cease to exist, because the distinction between knower, knowledge and known is lost; beyond all duality; the state free from ideation in which nothing is perceived

niyamas. ::: self-purification and study; religious observances divided into five disciplines that should all be practiced in word, thought and deed &

Non-Duality ::: Also Nonduality, Nondual, and Non-Dual. The most primordial and fundamental level of conscious experience. When Consciousness is used as a proper noun it is referring to this stage of awareness. The level of reality where subject-object distinctions disappear and hence which is beyond the capacity to characterize and label. See Causal Plane.

nondual ::: The ever-present union of subject and object, Form and Emptiness, Heaven and Earth. Nondual can refer to both the suchness or “isness” of Reality right now and also the very highest basic level or structure-stage of awareness, where this suchness is a permanent realization. It is both the ever-present ground of evolution, as well as its ultimate goal.

Numinous ::: The awareness of the presence of God. This meaning of the term was developed by the theologian Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy (1923).

OAP {Outside Awareness Port}

OBJECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS The ability of consciousness to directly observe its own kind of matter. Instances are the sense perceptions of the organism in the physical world. Objective self-consciousness implies simultaneous awareness of the self as the centre of perception: I am seeing this.

Sense is another word for objective consciousness. (K 1.17.2)


object permanence: an understanding that objects that continue to exist, despite being hidden from sight or awareness. An important cognitive concept that, according to Piaget, does not develop until infants are eight months old or more.

observer bias: the tendency for observers to record data that may be biased as a result of personal expectations (e.g. awareness of the hypothesis) or motives, rather than recording what actually happens.

or at least to open the barrier Wlwecn this outer instrumental consciousness and that inner being which it very partially strives to express, and to make possible in future a conscious awareness of all the endless riches of possibility and experience and new being and new life that lie untapped behind the veil of this small and very blind and limited material personality which men call themselves. It is the begirmiog and constant enlarging of this deeper and fuller and richer awareness that is accomplished between the inward plunge and the return from this inner world to the waking state.

“Our first decisive step out of our human intelligence, our normal mentality, is an ascent into a higher Mind, a mind no longer of mingled light and obscurity or half-light, but a large clarity of the Spirit. Its basic substance is a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamisation capable of the formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming, of all of which there is a spontaneous inherent knowledge. It is therefore a power that has proceeded from the Overmind,—but with the Supermind as its ulterior origin,—as all these greater powers have proceeded: but its special character, its activity of consciousness are dominated by Thought; it is a luminous thought-mind, a mind of Spirit-born conceptual knowledge. An all-awareness emerging from the original identity, carrying the truths the identity held in itself, conceiving swiftly, victoriously, multitudinously, formulating and by self-power of the Idea effectually realising its conceptions, is the character of this greater mind of knowledge.” The Life Divine

Outside Awareness Port "humour" (OAP) A humorous {IBM} term for a window (the glass kind) rather than the {GUI} kind.

Outside Awareness Port ::: (humour) (OAP) A humorous IBM term for a window (the glass kind) rather than the GUI kind.

Oversoul ::: We might say then that there are three elements in the totality of our being: there is the submental and the subconscient which appears to us as if it were inconscient, comprising the material basis and a good part of our life and body; there is the subliminal, which comprises the inner being, taken in its entirety of inner mind, inner life, inner physical with the soul or psychic entity supporting them; there is this waking consciousness which the subliminal and the subconscient throw up on the surface, a wave of their secret surge. But even this is not an adequate account of what we are; for there is not only something deep within behind our normal self-awareness, but something also high above it: that too is ourselves, other than our surface mental personality, but not outside our true self; that too is a country of our spirit. For the subliminal proper is no more than the inner being on the level of the Knowledge-Ignorance, luminous, powerful and extended indeed beyond the poor conception of our waking mind, but still not the supreme or the whole sense of our being, not its ultimate mystery. We become aware, in a certain experience, of a range of being superconscient to all these three, aware too of something, a supreme highest Reality sustaining and exceeding them all, which humanity speaks of vaguely as Spirit, God, the Oversoul: from these superconscient ranges we have visitations and in our highest being we tend towards them and to that supreme Spirit. There is then in our total range of existence a superconscience as well as a subconscience and inconscience, overarching and perhaps enveloping our subliminal and our waking selves, but unknown to us, seemingly unattainable and incommunicable.

patipadāNānadassanavisuddhi. In Pāli, "purity of knowledge and vision regarding progress along the path"; according to the VISUDDHIMAGGA, the sixth of seven "purities" (VISUDDHI; cf. S. VIsUDDHI) to be developed along the path to liberation. This purity consists of eight kinds of insight knowledge regarding phenomena, together with a ninth kind of knowledge that adapts itself to the supramundane path (P. ariyamagga; S. ĀRYAMĀRGA) and elements pertaining to enlightenment (P. bodhipakkhiyadhamma; S. BODHIPĀKsIKADHARMA). The nine kinds of knowledge are (1) knowledge arising from the contemplation of arising and passing away (UDAYABBAYĀNUPASSANĀNĀnA), (2) knowledge arising from the contemplation of dissolution (BHAnGĀNUPASSANĀNĀnA), (3) knowledge arising from the awareness of terror (BHAYATUPAttHĀNĀNĀnA), (4) knowledge arising from the contemplation of danger (ĀDĪNAVĀNUPASSANĀNĀnA), (5) knowledge arising from the contemplation of aversion (NIBBIDĀNUPASSANĀNĀnA), (6) knowledge arising from the desire for deliverance (MUCCITUKAMYATĀNĀnA), (7) knowledge arising from contemplation of reflection (PAtISAnKHĀNUPASSANĀNĀnA), (8) knowledge arising from equanimity regarding all formations of existence (SAnKHĀRUPEKKHĀNĀnA), and (9) conformity knowledge (ANULOMANĀnA).

peak experience ::: A spontaneously occurring, heightened state of awareness.

peak experience: proposed by Maslow, a temporary, profound and intense experience of enhanced awareness, frequently accompanied by feelings of feeling fully alive.

Personation: In psychical research and occultism, the temporary assumption of the physical and mental characteristics of other persons, with or without loss of one’s consciousness and of the awareness of one’s own true personal identity.

Plane ::: A level of reality that uniquely qualifies and constrains Consciousness to a particular lens in subsetted planes. Usually this refers to stable stages of experience in respect to a self or what those stages of stability add to the overall qualia of awareness (i.e. the lens). For example, the Astral Plane adds the capacity to visualize and express certain emotional states to the physical world. There are models that attempt to map the evolution of Consciousness into distinct planes including the Four Worlds Model and the Seven Planes Model. Contrast with Dimension.

Power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense,—although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness. This self-absorption, this trance of infinity is again, no longer luminously but darkly, the state which we call the Inconscient; for the being of the Infinite is there though by its appearance of inconscience it seems to us rather to be an infinite non-being: a self-oblivious intrinsic consciousness and force are there in that apparent non-being, for by the energy of the Inconscient an ordered world is created; it is created in a trance of self-absorption, the force acting automatically and with an apparent blindness as in a trance, but still with the inevitability and power of truth of the Infinite.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 358-359


prabhāsvaracitta. [alt. ābhāsvaracitta] (T. 'od gsal gyi sems; C. guangmingxin; J. komyoshin; K. kwangmyongsim 光明心). In Sanskrit, "mind of clear light." According to the systems of ANUTTARAYOGATANTRA, this state of mind is the most subtle form of consciousness, which must be used to perceive reality directly in order to achieve buddhahood. There are various views as to the location and accessibility of this type of consciousness, with some asserting that it resides in an indestructible drop (BINDU) located at the center of the heart CAKRA in the central channel (AVADHuTĪ), entering at the moment of conception and departing at the moment of death. Because the mind of clear light must be made manifest in order to achieve buddhahood, various practices are set forth to simulate the process of its manifestation at the moment of death, including sexual yogas. Other views hold that the mind of clear light is present in all moments of awareness and needs only to be recognized in order to achieve enlightenment. See also ĀGANTUKAKLEsA; PRABHĀSVARA.

Prajna: Consciousness; awareness.

prajNā. (P. paNNā; T. shes rab; C. bore/hui; J. hannya/e; K. panya/hye 般若/慧). In Sanskrit, typically translated "wisdom," but having connotations perhaps closer to "gnosis," "awareness," and in some contexts "cognition"; the term has the general sense of accurate and precise understanding, but is used most often to refer to an understanding of reality that transcends ordinary comprehension. It is one of the most important terms in Buddhist thought, occurring in a variety of contexts. In Buddhist epistemology, prajNā is listed as one of the five mental concomitants (CAITTA) that accompany all virtuous (KUsALA) states of mind. It is associated with correct, analytical discrimination of the various factors (DHARMA) enumerated in the Buddhist teachings (dharmapravicaya). In this context, prajNā refers to the capacity to distinguish between the faults and virtues of objects in such a way as to overcome doubt. PrajNā is listed among the five spiritual "faculties" (PANCENDRIYA) or "powers" (PANCABALA), where it serves to balance faith (sRADDHĀ) and to counteract skeptical doubt (VICIKITSĀ). PrajNā is also one of the three trainings (TRIsIKsĀ), together with morality (sĪLA) and concentration (SAMĀDHI). In this context, it is distinguished from the simple stability of mind developed through the practice of concentration and refers to a specific understanding of the nature of reality, likened to a sword that cuts through the webs of ignorance (see ADHIPRAJNĀsIKsĀ). Three specific types of wisdom are set forth, including the wisdom generated by learning (sRUTAMAYĪPRAJNĀ), an intellectual understanding gained through listening to teachings or reading texts; the wisdom generated by reflection (CINTĀMAYĪPRAJNĀ), which includes conceptual insights derived from one's own personal reflection on those teachings and from meditation at a low level of concentration; and the wisdom generated by cultivation (BHĀVANĀMAYĪPRAJNĀ), which is a product of more advanced stages in meditation. This last level of wisdom is related to the concept of insight (VIPAsYANĀ). The term also appears famously in the term PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ or "perfection of wisdom," which refers to the wisdom whereby bodhisattvas achieved buddhahood, as well as a genre of texts in which that wisdom is set forth.

Pranayama ::: Sanskrit, roughly, for "breath control". Refers to practices that utilize control of the breath for spiritual advancement and general wellness. Can also refer to a specific type of samatha (concentration) or insight (mindfulness) meditation where the practitioner follows the breath or uses awareness of the breath to dissect the moment.

prānāyāma. (T. srog rtsol; C. tiaoxi; J. chosoku; K. chosik 調息). In Sanskrit, lit., "restraint of breath," "restraint of wind"; a term used to encompass various practices of breath control. During his six years of practice of asceticism prior to his achievement of enlightenment, some traditions say that the Buddha became adept at the practice of holding his breath for extended periods of time but eventually abandoned it as a form of self-mortification. Nonetheless, elaborate practices of breath control are found throughout Buddhism, especially in Buddhist TANTRA. For example, at the beginning of a tantric meditative session, one is instructed to purify the breath by inhaling through one nostril and exhaling through the other by closing each nostril successively with the index finger. In the practice of ANUTTARAYOGATANTRA, the term is used broadly to refer to all forms of meditation, including the visualization of seed syllables (BĪJA) that are intended to cause the various winds to enter into the central channel (AVADHuTĪ). Such practices are to be distinguished from "mindfulness of breathing" (ĀNĀPĀNASMṚTI), which involves mindful awareness of the natural process of inhalations and exhalations, rather than any attempt to control or restrain the breath.

Precognition: Awareness of knowledge of events before they happen.

preconscious: thoughts, experiences, and memories not in a persons immediate attention but that can be called into awareness at any moment.

Preliminary Rite ::: A rite that precedes a greater and more elaborate ritual or undertaking. Usually these are rites designed to center awareness, purify thought, and/or attune to a particular current or paradigm. "The Calling of the Sevenths to Induce Equilibrium" and LBRP are examples of preliminary rites with the LBRP also being a zone rite.

rdzogs chen. (dzokchen). A Tibetan philosophical and meditative tradition, usually rendered in English as "great perfection" or "great completion." Developed and maintained chiefly within the RNYING MA sect, rdzogs chen has also been embraced to varying degrees by other Tibetan Buddhist sects. The non-Buddhist Tibetan BON religion also upholds a rdzogs chen tradition. According to legend, the primordial buddha SAMANTABHADRA (T. Kun tu bzang po) taught rdzogs chen to the buddha VAJRASATTVA, who transmitted it to the first human lineage holder, DGA' RAB RDO RJE. From him, rdzogs chen was passed to MANJUsRĪMITRA and thence to sRĪSIMHA, and the Tibetan translator Ba gor VAIROCANA, who had been sent to India by the eighth-century Tibetan King KHRI SRONG LDE BTSAN. In addition to Vairocana, the semimythical figures of VIMALAMITRA and PADMASAMBHAVA are considered to be foundational teachers of rdzogs chen in Tibet. Historically, rdzogs chen appears to have been a Tibetan innovation, drawing on multiple influences, including both non-Buddhist native Tibetan beliefs and Chinese and Indian Buddhist teachings. The term was likely taken from the GUHYAGARBHATANTRA. In the creation and completion stages of tantric practice, one first generates a visualization of a deity and its MAndALA and next dissolves these into oneself, merging oneself with the deity. In the Guhyagarbha and certain other tantras, this is followed with a stage known as rdzogs chen, in which one rests in the unelaborated natural state of one's own innately luminous and pure mind. In the Rnying ma sect's nine-vehicle (T. THEG PA DGU) doxography of the Buddhist teachings, these three stages constitute the final three vehicles: the MAHĀYOGA, ANUYOGA, and ATIYOGA, or rdzogs chen. The rdzogs chen literature is traditionally divided into three categories, which roughly trace the historical development of the doctrine and practices: the mind class (SEMS SDE), space class (KLONG SDE), and instruction class (MAN NGAG SDE). These are collected in a group of texts called the RNYING MA'I RGYUD 'BUM ("treasury of Rnying ma tantras"). The mind class is comprised largely of texts attributed to Vairocana, including the so-called eighteen tantras and the KUN BYED RGYAL PO. They set forth a doctrine of primordial purity (ka dag) of mind (sems nyid), which is the basis of all things (kun gzhi). In the natural state, the mind, often referred to as BODHICITTA, is spontaneously aware of itself (rang rig), but through mental discursiveness (rtog pa) it creates delusion ('khrul ba) and thus gives rise to SAMSĀRA. Early rdzogs chen ostensibly rejected all forms of practice, asserting that striving for liberation would simply create more delusion. One is admonished to simply recognize the nature of one's own mind, which is naturally empty (stong pa), luminous ('od gsal ba), and pure. As tantra continued to grow in popularity in Tibet, and new techniques and doctrines were imported from India, a competing strand within rdzogs chen increasingly emphasized meditative practice. The texts of the space class (klong sde) reflect some of this, but it is in the instruction class (man ngag sde), dating from the eleventh to fourteenth centuries, that rdzogs chen fully assimilated tantra. The main texts of this class are the so-called seventeen tantras and the two "seminal heart" collections, the BI MA SNYING THIG ("Seminal Heart of Vimalamitra") and the MKHA' 'GRO SNYING THIG ("Seminal Heart of the dĀKINĪ"). The seventeen tantras and the "Seminal Heart of Vimalamitra" are said to have been taught by Vimalamitra and concealed as "treasure" (GTER MA), to be discovered at a later time. The "Seminal Heart of the dākinī" is said to have been taught by Padmasambhava and concealed as treasure by his consort, YE SHES MTSHO RGYAL. In the fourteenth century, the great scholar KLONG CHEN RAB 'BYAMS PA DRI MED 'OD ZER systematized the multitude of received rdzogs chen literature in his famous MDZOD BDUN ("seven treasuries") and the NGAL GSO SKOR GSUM ("Trilogy on Rest"), largely creating the rdzogs chen teachings as they are known today. With the man ngag sde, the rdzogs chen proponents made full use of the Tibetan innovation of treasure, a means by which later tantric developments were assimilated to the tradition without sacrificing its claim to eighth-century origins. The semilegendary figure of Padmasambhava was increasingly relied upon for this purpose, gradually eclipsing Vairocana and Vimalamitra as the main rdzogs chen founder. In subsequent centuries there have been extensive additions to the rdzogs chen literature, largely by means of the treasure genre, including the KLONG CHEN SNYING THIG of 'JIGS MED GLING PA and the Bar chad kun gsal of MCHOG GYUR GLING PA to name only two. Outside of the Rnying ma sect, the authenticity of these texts is frequently disputed, although there continue to be many adherents to rdzogs chen from other Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Rdzogs chen practitioners are commonly initiated into the teachings with "pointing-out instructions" (sems khrid/ngos sprod) in which a lama introduces the student to the nature of his or her mind. Two main practices known as KHREGS CHOD (breakthrough), in which one cultivates the experience of innate awareness (RIG PA), and THOD RGAL (leap over), elaborate visualizations of external light imagery, preserve the tension between the early admonition against practice and the appropriation of complex tantric techniques and doctrines. Extensive practices engaging the subtle body of psychic channels, winds, and drops (rtsa rlung thig le) further reflect the later tantric developments in rdzogs chen. ¶ RDZOGS CHEN is also used as the short name for one of the largest and most active Tibetan monasteries, belonging to the Rnying ma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, located in the eastern Tibetan region of Khams; the monastery's full name is Rus dam bsam gtan o rgyan chos gling (Rudam Samten Orgyan Choling). It is a major center for both academic study and meditation retreat according to Rnying ma doctrine. At its peak, the monastery housed over one thousand monks and sustained more than two hundred branches throughout central and eastern Tibet. The institution was founded in 1684-1685 by the first RDZOGS CHEN INCARNATION Padma rig 'dzin (Pema Rikdzin) with the support of the fifth DALAI LAMA NGAG DBANG BLO BZANG RGYA MTSHO. Important meditation hermitages in the area include those of MDO MKHYEN RTSE YE SHE RDO RJE and MI PHAM 'JAM DBYANGS RNAM RGYAL RGYA MTSHO. DPAL SPRUL RIN PO CHE passed many years in retreat there, during which time he composed his great exposition of the preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism entitled the KUN BZANG BLA MA'I ZHAL LUNG ("Words of My Perfect Teacher").

Realization ::: The level of awareness in respect to the causal nature of self and the relationship between self and moment-to-moment reality.

recall ::: n. 1. The act of remembering; recollecting. v. 2. To summon back to awareness of or concern with the subject or situation at hand. 3. To revoke or withdraw. recalled, recalling.

Religious A Priori: A separate, innate category of the human consciousness, religious in that it issues certain insights and indisputable certainties concerning God or a Superhuman Presence. Man's religious nature rests upon the peculiar character of his mind. He possesses a native apprehension of the Divine. God's existence is guaranteed as an axiomatic truth. For Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923) this a priori quality of the mind is both a rational intuition and an immediate experience. God is present as a real fact both rationally and empirically. For Rudolf Otto this a priori quality of the mind is a non-rational awareness of the holy, mysterious and awe-inspiring divine Reality. Man posesses a kind of eerie sense of a Presence which is the basis of the genuinely religious feeling. See Numinous. -- V.F.

repression: defence mechanism whereby memories, feelings or ideas associated with pain or guilt are blocked from conscious awareness.

rig pa. The standard Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit term VIDYĀ, or "knowledge." The Tibetan term, however, has a special meaning in the ATIYOGA and RDZOGS CHEN traditions of the RNYING MA sect of Tibetan Buddhism, where it refers to the most profound form of consciousness. Some modern translators of Tibetan texts into European languages consider the term too profound to be rendered into a foreign language, while others translate it as "awareness," "pure awareness," or "mind." Unlike the "mind of clear light" (PRABHĀSVARACITTA; 'od gsal gyi sems) as described in other tantric systems, rig pa is not said to be accessible only in extraordinary states, such as death and sexual union; instead, it is fully present, although generally unrecognized, in each moment of sensory experience. Rig pa is described as the primordial basis, characterized with qualities such as presence, spontaneity, luminosity, original purity, unobstructed freedom, expanse, clarity, self-liberation, openness, effortlessness, and intrinsic awareness. It is not accessible through conceptual elaboration or logical analysis. Rather, rig pa is an eternally pure state free from the dualism of subject and object (cf. GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA), infinite and complete from the beginning. It is regarded as the ground or the basis of both SAMSĀRA and NIRVĀnA, with the phenomena of the world being its reflection; all thoughts and all objects of knowledge are said to arise from rig pa and dissolve into rig pa. The ordinary mind believes that its own creations are real, forgetting its true nature of original purity. For the mind willfully to seek to liberate itself is both inappropriate and futile because rig pa is already self-liberated. Rig pa therefore is also the path, and its exponents teach practices that instruct the student how to distinguish rig pa from ordinary mental states. These practices include a variety of techniques designed to eliminate karmic obstacles (KARMĀVARAnA), at which point the presence of rig pa in ordinary experience is introduced, allowing the mind to eliminate all thoughts and experiences itself, thereby recognizing its true nature. Rig pa is thus also the goal of the path, the fundamental state that is free from obscuration. Cf. LINGZHI.

Rings-Pass-Not ::: Areas of the mind – through reinforced habit and karmic traces - that have reinforced certain notions of self and through which it becomes difficult to pass (break-through or move awareness past) in order to expand the possibilities for what self means and to transcend eogistic clinging such as that which characterizes Lunar Consciousness. See also Da'ath.

Rnying ma. (Nyingma). In Tibetan, "Ancient," the name of one of the four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The name derives from the sect's origins during the "early dissemination" (SNGA DAR) of Buddhism in Tibet and its reliance on translations of TANTRAs made during that period; this is in distinction to the new (GSAR MA) sects of BKA' BRGYUD, SA SKYA, and DGE LUGS, all of which arose during the later dissemination (PHYI DAR) and make use of newer translations. The Rnying ma is thus "ancient" in relation to the new sects and only began to be designated as such after their appearance. The sect traces its origins back to the teachings of the mysterious figure of PADMASAMBHAVA, who visited Tibet during the eighth century and is said to have hidden many texts, called "treasures" (GTER MA), to be discovered in the future. In addition to the Buddhist canon accepted by all sects of Tibetan Buddhism, the Rnying ma adds another collection of tantras (the RNYING MA'I RGYUD 'BUM) as well as the discovered "treasure" (GTER MA) texts to their canonical corpus, works that in many cases the other sects regard as APOCRYPHA, i.e., not of Indian origin. Rnying ma identifies nine vehicles among the corpus of Buddhist teachings, the highest of which is known as ATIYOGA or, more commonly, the "great perfection" (RDZOGS CHEN). These teachings describe the mind as the primordial basis, characterized by qualities such as presence, spontaneity, luminosity, original purity, unobstructed freedom, expanse, clarity, self-liberation, openness, effortlessness, and intrinsic awareness. It is not accessible through conceptual elaboration or logical analysis. Rather, the primordial basis is an eternally pure state free from the dualism of subject and object, infinite and perfect from the beginning, and ever complete. The technique for the discovery of the ubiquitous original purity and self-liberation is to engage in a variety of practices designed to eliminate karmic obstructions, at which point the mind eliminates all thoughts and experiences itself, thereby recognizing its true nature. The rdzogs chen doctrine does not seem to derive directly from any of the Indian philosophical schools; its precise connections to the Indian Buddhist tradition have yet to be established. Some scholars have claimed an historical link and doctrinal affinity between rdzogs chen and the CHAN tradition of Chinese Buddhism, but the precise relationship between the two remains to be fully investigated. It is noteworthy that certain of the earliest extant rdzogs chen texts specifically contrast their own tradition with that of Chan. In comparison to the Dge lugs, Bka' brgyud, and Sa skya, the Rnying ma (with some important exceptions, notably at the time of the fifth DALAI LAMA) remained largely uninvolved in state politics, both within Tibet and in foreign relations. Although they developed great monasteries, such as SMIN GROL GLING, RDZOGS CHEN, and RDO RJE BRAG, the Rnying ma also maintained a strong local presence as lay tantric practitioners (sngags pa) who performed a range of ritual functions for the community. The Rnying ma produced many famous scholars and visionaries, such as KLONG CHEN RAB 'BYAMS, 'JIGS MED GLING PA, and MI PHAM. In the nineteenth century, Rnying ma scholars played a key role in the so-called nonsectarian movement (RIS MED) in eastern Tibet, which produced many important new texts.

saccidananda (sachchidananda; sacchidananda) ::: "the triune princisaccidananda ple of transcendent and infinite Existence [sat], Consciousness [cit] and Bliss [ananda] which is the nature of divine being" and "the origin, the continent, the initial and the ultimate reality of all that is in the cosmos"; in its supreme manifestation in which the three poises or worlds (lokas) called satyaloka, tapoloka and janaloka are sometimes distinguished, "the consciousness of unity dominates; the soul lives in its awareness of eternity, universality, unity, and whatever diversity there is, is not separative, but only a multitudinous aspect of oneness".Saccidananda is "the highest positive expression of the Reality to our consciousness" and "at once impersonal and personal", though the neuter form saccidanandam is sometimes used for the impersonal aspect, describing the nature of brahman, while the personal aspect of saccidananda is identified with the isvara. saccid saccidanandam

samadhi. ::: transcendental awareness; the quiet state of blissful awareness; oneness; union with Brahman; the goal of all yogic practice, which is attained when the yogi constantly sees the supreme Self in his Heart; a direct but temporary absorption in the Self in which there is only the feeling "I am" and no thoughts; the state of superconsciousness where Reality is experienced attended with all-knowledge and joy &

Samantabhadra. (T. Kun tu bzang po; C. Puxian; J. Fugen; K. Pohyon 普賢). The Sanskrit name of both an important bodhisattva in Indian and East Asian Buddhism and of an important buddha in Tibetan Buddhism. As a bodhisattva, Samantabhadra is a principal bodhisattva of the MAHĀYĀNA pantheon, who is often portrayed as the personification of the perfection of myriad good works and spiritual practices. He is one of the AstAMAHOPAPUTRA, and an attendant of sĀKYAMUNI Buddha, standing opposite MANJUsRĪ at the Buddha's side. In the PANCATATHĀGATA configuration, he is associated with the buddha VAIROCANA. Samantabhadra figures prominently in the AVATAMSAKASuTRA. In a chapter named after him, he sets forth ten SAMĀDHIs. In the GAndAVYuHA (the final chapter of the AvataMsakasutra), the bodhisattva SUDHANA sets out in search of a teacher, encountering fifty-two beings (twenty of whom are female), including the Buddha's mother Mahāmāyā (MĀYĀ), the future buddha MAITREYA, as well as AVALOKITEsVARA and MANJUsRĪ. His final teacher is the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, who sets forth the ten vows in his famous BHADRACARĪPRAnIDHĀNA. In China, the center of Samantabhadra's worship is EMEISHAN in Sichuan province, which began to develop in the early Tang. According to legend, Samantabhadra arrived at the mountain by flying there on his white elephant, his usual mount. As a buddha, Samantabhadra is the primordial buddha (ĀDIBUDDHA) according to the RNYING MA sect of Tibetan Buddhism. He is depicted naked, blue, and in sexual union with his consort Samantabhadrī. He is embodiment of the original purity of all phenomena of SAMSĀRA and NIRVĀnA. Called the "primordial basis" (ye gzhi), he is regarded as the eternal union of awareness (RIG PA) and emptiness (suNYATĀ), of emptiness and appearance, and of the nature of the mind and compassion. As such he is the wellspring of the ATIYOGA teachings.

samatha. (P. samatha; T. zhi gnas; C. zhi; J. shi; K. chi 止). In Sanskrit, variously translated as "calmness," "serenity," "quiescence," or "tranquillity" (and sometimes as "stopping," following the Chinese rendering of the term); one of the two major branches of Buddhist meditative cultivation (BHĀVANĀ), along with insight (VIPAsYANĀ). Calmness is the mental peace and stability that is generated through the cultivation of concentration (SAMĀDHI). samatha is defined technically as the specific degree of concentration necessary to generate insight (VIPAsYANĀ) into reality and thus lead to the destruction of the afflictions (KLEsA). samatha is a more advanced degree of concentration than what is ordinarily associated with the sensuous realm (KĀMADHĀTU) but not fully that of the first meditative absorption (DHYĀNA), viz., the first absorption associated with the subtle-materiality realm (RuPĀVACARADHYĀNA). According to the YOGĀCĀRABHuMI and the ABHIDHARMASAMUCCAYA, samatha is the fundamental state (maula) of each of the four concentrations (dhyāna) and attainments (SAMĀPATTI), in distinction to a neighboring part that is preparatory to that fundamental state (see SĀMANTAKA), which is vipasyanā. The process of meditative cultivation that culminates in calmness is described in one account as having nine stages. In the account found in the MADHYĀNTAVIBHĀGA, for example, there are eight forces that operate during these stages to eliminate five hindrances: viz., laziness, forgetting the object of concentration, restlessness and worry, insufficient application of antidotes (anabhisaMskāra), and over-application of the antidotes (abhisaMskāra). During the initial stage, when first placing the mind on its object, the first hindrance, laziness, is counteracted by a complex of four motivational mental factors: CHANDA (desire-to-do), vyāyāma (resolve), sRADDHĀ (faith), and PRAsRABDHI (pliancy or readiness for the task). When the cultivation of calmness has reached a slightly more advanced stage, mindfulness (SMṚTI) counteracts the forgetfulness that occurs when concentration wanders away from the meditation object. When a stream of concentration is first achieved, a meta-awareness called introspection or clear comprehension (SAMPRAJANYA) operates to counteract dullness and restlessness. Finally, in the last stages of the process, there is an application (abhisaMskāra) in order to heighten the intensity of the concentration to the requisite level, and to avoid the subtle overexcitement that comes with feelings of great ease; and just prior to the attainment of samatha, there is the setting aside of any application of conscious effort. At that point, calmness continues on its own as a natural stream of tranquillity, bringing great physical rapture (PRĪTI) and mental ease (SUKHA) that settles into the advanced state of serenity called samatha. ¶ In the context of monastic discipline, samatha, in its denotation as calming, is also used technically to refer to the formal settlement of monastic disputes. See ADHIKARAnAsAMATHA; SAPTĀDHIKARAnAsAMATHA.

saMjNāvedayitanirodha. (P. saNNāvedayitanirodha; T. 'du shes dang tshor ba 'gog pa; C. xiangshou mie; J. sojumetsu; K. sangsu myol 想受滅). In Sanskrit, lit. "the suppression (NIRODHA) of perception (SAMJNĀ) and sensation (vedayita)"; an experience specific to states of deep meditative attainment (e.g., SAMĀPATTI). The term refers to the last in a series of nine stratified meditative attainments (samāpatti), which involve the progressive suppression (S. anupurvanirodha, P. anupubbanirodha) of subtle elements that constitute conscious experience. The series begins with the first DHYĀNA, in which the awareness of all sense objects is temporarily allayed, and culminates in a state "beyond" the last of the four immaterial absorptions (ĀRuPYĀVACARADHYĀNA), where there is the cessation of all sensations and perceptions. SaMjNāvedayitanirodha is understood to be an experience of consciousness in its purest form, without any attributes or objects to distort it. Despite being free of content and/or objects, however, consciousness is still said to persist in some form. In VASUBANDHU's Mahāyānasatadharmavidyādvārasāstra ("Mahāyāna Treatise on Entry into Knowledge of the Hundred Dharmas"), Vasubandhu lists saMjNāvedayitanirodha as one of six unconditioned factors (ASAMSKṚTADHARMA). See also NIRODHASAMĀPATTI.

saMprajanya. (P. sampajaNNa; T. shes bzhin; C. zhengzhi; J. shochi; K. chongji 正知). In Sanskrit, "clear comprehension," "circumspection," "introspection"; a term that is closely related to, and often appears in compound with, mindfulness (S. SMṚTI, P. sati). In descriptions of the practice of developing meditative absorption (DHYĀNA), smṛti refers to the factor of mindfulness that ties the mind to the object, while saMprajanya is the factor that observes the mind to determine whether it has strayed from its object. Specifically, Pāli sources refer to four aspects of clear comprehension, which involve the application of mindfulness in practice. The first is purpose (P. sātthaka), viz., whether the action will be in the best interests of oneself and others; its principal criterion is whether it leads to growth in dharma. Second is suitability (P. sappāya): whether an action is in accord with the appropriate time, place, and personal capacity; its principal criterion is skillfulness in applying right means (P. upāyakosalla; S. UPĀYAKAUsALYA). Third is the domain of meditation (gocara): viz., all experiences should be made a topic of mindful awareness. Fourth is nondelusion (asammoha): viz., recognizing that what seem to be the actions of a person are in fact an impersonal series of mental and physical processes; this aspect of saMprajanya helps to counteract the tendency to view all events from a personal point of view. SaMprajanya thus expands upon the clarity of thought generated by mindfulness by incorporating the additional factors of correct knowledge (JNĀNA) or wisdom (PRAJNĀ).

samvit. ::: knowledge; consciousness; awareness; intelligence

samyama. ::: the three disciplines of one-pointedness of mind, meditation and staying quiet in blissful awareness all practiced simultaneously; an all-complete condition of balance and repose

Sandpiling ::: A technique, the name of which was put forward by the sorceror Jason Miller, for breaking through mundane states of consciousness through a piling of awareness of self upon a single point of focus. This is a technique that can be used to attune to the Mental Plane.

sanguan. (J. sangan; K. samgwan 三觀). In Chinese, "threefold contemplation"; several versions of such a threefold contemplation are elaborated in Chinese exegetical traditions, of which the most influential was the TIANTAI version outlined by TIANTAI ZHIYI in his MOHE ZHIGUAN. Zhiyi's version entails a system of contemplative practice that leads to the attainment of insight into the nature of reality. Zhiyi's "threefold contemplation" consists of the contemplations of the "three truths: (SANDI): emptiness, conventional existence, and their mean (C. kong jia zhong sanguan; J. ku ge chu sangan; K. kong ka chung samgwan). The first, "contemplation on emptiness" (kongguan), is the step of practice that advances beyond naïve realism by penetrating into the conditionally constructed, and therefore insubstantial, nature of all phenomena (see suNYATĀ). The second, the "contemplation on conventionality" (jiaguan), involves the reaffirmation of the conventional existence of all phenomena, whereby a bodhisattva actively engages the world in spite of his awareness of the reality of emptiness. The third, the "contemplation of their mean" (zhongguan), is understood as a dialectical transcendence of the previous two modes of practice. This transcendence has two aspects: it is transcendent because it is neither ("the middle that negates both," C. shuangfei zhi zhong) and because it affirms both ("the middle that illuminates both," C. shuangzhao zhi zhong). It is "neither" because the middle way is not fixed exclusively on either abiding in emptiness or on wallowing in mundane existence. It is "both" because it elucidates that "emptiness" and "conventionality" are not opposing realities but are in fact mutually validating. "The threefold contemplation" is understood variously as a gradual or a simultaneous practice ("two kinds of 'threefold contemplation,'" C. erzhong sanguan; J. nishu no sangan; K. ijong samgwan). The gradual practice of the "threefold contemplation" begins with the contemplation of emptiness, advances to that of conventional existence, and culminates in the contemplation of their mean. Tiantai exegetes variously labeled this approach "the threefold contemplation" by either "graduated stages" (C. cidi sanguan; J. shidai sangan; K. ch'aje samgwan) or "differentiation" (C. biexiang sanguan; J. besso no sangan; K. pyolsang samgwan). As a simultaneous practice, all three aspects of the reality are to be contemplated simultaneously within any given instant of thought: a true understanding of "emptiness" is the same as the correct understanding of "conventional existence," for they are just different emphases of the same truth of conditionality; only an erroneous construction of "emptiness" and "conventional existence" would lead to the conclusion that they are separate, contradictory realities. This approach is variously referred to as "the threefold contemplation that does not involve graduated stages" (C. bucidi sanguan; J. fushidai sangan; K. pulch'aje samgwan), "the perfectly interfused threefold contemplation" (C. yuanrong sanguan; J. ennyu no sangan; K. wonyung samgwan), or "the threefold contemplation [that is to be conducted within] a single moment of thought" (C. yixin sanguan; J. isshin sangan; K. ilsim samgwan). See also SANZHI.

sat-chit-ananda. ::: the natural state of being-knowledge-bliss; Truth being in bliss; Truth being in bliss; the Source of knowledge or consciousness; pure knowledge &

Sat-cit-ananda, saccidananda: (Skr.) "Being-awareness-bliss", a Vedantic (s.v.) definition of the highest, all-inclusive reality, also of the atman (q.v.) insofar as it has attained its full realization. -- K.F.L.

Satipatthānasutta. (S. *Smṛtyupasthānasutra; T. Dran pa nye bar bzhag pa'i mdo; C. Nianchu jing; J. Nenjogyo; K. Yomch'o kyong 念處經). In Pāli, "Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness"; the tenth sutta in the MAJJHIMANIKĀYA (a separate SARVĀSTIVĀDA recension appears as the ninety-eighth SuTRA in the Chinese translation of the MADHYAMĀGAMA; there is another unidentified recension in the Chinese translation of the EKOTTARĀGAMA). An expanded version of the same sutta, titled the "Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness" (MAHĀSATIPAttHĀNASUTTANTA), which adds extensive discussion on mindfulness of breathing (P. ānāpānasati, S. ĀNĀPĀNASMṚTI), is the twenty-second sutta in the Pāli DĪGHANIKĀYA. This sutta is one of the most widely commented upon texts in the Pāli canon and continues to hold a central place in the modern VIPASSANĀ (S. VIPAsYANĀ) movement. The sutta was preached by the Buddha to a gathering of disciples in the town of Kammāsadhamma in the country of the Kurus. The discourse enumerates twenty-one meditation practices for the cultivation of mindfulness (P. sati, S. SMṚTI), a term that refers to an undistracted watchfulness and attentiveness, or to recollection and thus memory. In the text, the Buddha explains the practice under a fourfold rubric called the four foundations of mindfulness (P. satipatthāna, S. SMṚTYUPASTHĀNA). The four foundations are comprised of "contemplation of the body" (P. kāyānupassanā, S. KĀYĀNUPAsYANĀ); "contemplation of sensations" (P. vedanānupassanā, S. vedanānupasyanā), that is, physical and mental sensations (VEDANĀ) that are pleasurable, painful, or neutral; "contemplation of mind" (P. cittānupassanā, S. cittānupasyanā), in which one observes the broader state of mind (CITTA) as, e.g., shrunken or expanded, while under the influence of various positive and negative emotions; and "contemplation of phenomena" (P. dhammānupassanā, S. dharmānupasyanā), which involves the contemplation of several key doctrinal categories, such as the five aggregates (P. khandha, S. SKANDHA) and the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. The first of the four, the mindfulness of the body, involves fourteen exercises, beginning with the mindfulness of the inhalation and exhalation of the breath (P. ānāpānasati, S. ĀNĀPĀNASMṚTI). Mindfulness of the breath is followed by mindfulness of the four physical postures (P. iriyāpatha, S. ĪRYĀPATHA) of walking, standing, sitting, and lying down. This is then extended to a full general awareness of all physical activities. Thus, mindfulness is something that is also meant to accompany all of one's actions in the course of the day, and is not restricted to formal meditation sessions. This discussion is followed by mindfulness of the various components of the body, an intentionally revolting list that includes fingernails, bile, spittle, and urine. Next is the mindfulness of the body as composed of the four great elements (MAHĀBHuTA) of earth, water, fire, and air. Next are the "contemplations on the impure" (P. asubhabhāvanā, S. AsUBHABHĀVANĀ), viz., contemplation of a corpse in nine successive stages of decomposition. The practice of the mindfulness of the body is designed to induce the understanding that the body is a collection of impure elements that arise and cease in rapid succession, utterly lacking any kind of permanent self. This insight into the three marks of existence-impermanence, suffering, and no-self-leads in turn to enlightenment. Mindfulness of the body is presented as the core meditative practice, with the other three types of mindfulness applied as the meditator's attention is drawn to those factors. The sutta calls the foundations of mindfulness the ekayānamagga, which in this context might be rendered as "the only path" or "the one way forward," and states that correct practice of the four foundations of mindfulness will lead to the stage of the worthy one (P. arahant, S. ARHAT), or at least the stage of the nonreturner (P. anāgāmi, S. ANĀGĀMIN), in as little as seven days of practice, according to some interpretations. See also ANUPASSANĀ.

saundaryabodha (saundaryabodha; saundarya bodha) ::: the awareness of beauty in all things.

Sautrāntika-Svātantrika-Madhyamaka. (T. Mdo sde spyod pa'i dbu ma rang rgyud pa). One of the two subschools (along with the YOGĀCĀRA-SVĀTANTRIKA-MADHYAMAKA) of the *SVĀTANTRIKA branch of MADHYAMAKA, as identified by Tibetan exegetes. This is the school of BHĀVAVIVEKA, his commentator AVALOKITAVRATA, and JNĀNAGARBHA. Like other Svātantrikas, these three exegetes assert that phenomena exist conventionally by way of their own qualities (SVALAKsAnA). They thus declare that external objects exist conventionally and deny the existence of a self-cognizing awareness (SVASAMVEDANA). With regard to the path, they contend that sRĀVAKAs and PRATYEKABUDDHAs understand the selflessness of the person (PUDGALANAIRĀTMYA) but not the selflessness of phenomena (DHARMANAIRĀTMYA), whereas BODHISATTVAs understand both kinds of nonself.

Sautrāntika. (T. Mdo sde pa; C. Jingliang bu; J. Kyoryobu; K. Kyongnyang pu 經量部). In Sanskrit, "Followers of the Sutras," one of the "mainstream" (that is, non-MAHĀYĀNA) schools of Indian Buddhism, which may have been a dissenting offshoot of the SARVĀSTIVĀDA school. Its name was apparently meant to distinguish this school from those ĀBHIDHARMIKAs who based themselves on ABHIDHARMA treatises, such as the ABHIDHARMAMAHĀVIBHĀsĀ. The Sautrāntika were "Followers of the Sutras" because they were said to have rejected the validity of the abhidharma as being the word of the Buddha (BUDDHAVACANA) and advocated a doctrine of momentariness (KsAnIKAVĀDA), in which (again in distinction to the Sarvāstivāda) only present activity exists. No texts of the school are extant, but its positions are represented in the ABHIDHARMAKOsABHĀsYA, which presents the SARVĀSTIVĀDA-VAIBHĀsIKA positions in detail, and as deficient relative to a putative Sautrāntika position. According to Tibetan accounts, VASUBANDHU, the author of the Abhidharmakosabhāsya, wrote from the perspective of the Sautrāntika position even while he himself was a YOGĀCĀRA adherent. Similarly, some of the chapters of the Yogācāra DHARMAKĪRTI's explanation of Dignāga's logical system are written from the Sautrāntika perspective. According to sĀNTARAKsITA and his student KAMALAsĪLA, one major difference between the Vaibhāsika and Sautrāntika schools is their respective rejection or acceptance of SVASAMVEDANA ("self-cognizing awareness"). Although both schools accept that atoms (PARAMĀnU) build up to form external objects that are perceived by consciousness, the Vaibhāsika say that the mind knows these objects directly, while the Sautrāntika position is that it knows them through images (ākāra). In late Indian and Tibetan classifications, the Sautrāntika and Vaibhāsika are called the two sRĀVAKA schools (T. nyan thos sde pa), to distinguish them from the two Mahāyāna schools of YOGĀCĀRA and MADHYAMAKA.

Selective Dissemination of Information "library" (SDI) (From Library Science) SDI is a current awareness system which alerts you to the latest publications in your specified field(s) of interest. A user registers at such a system with keywords representing his or her fields of interest, called a search profile. When new publications matching the search profile appear, the system informs the user of them instantly, periodically or upon request. Some systems may also be able to inform the user if changes in already notified publications occur. {Health Science Library SDI (http://www-hsl.mcmaster.ca/sdi.html)}. {FIZ Karlsruhe Scientific Service Institution (http://fiz-karlsruhe.de/mc-sdi.html)}. (1997-03-10)

Selective Dissemination of Information ::: (library) (SDI) (From Library Science) SDI is a current awareness system which alerts you to the latest publications in your specified field(s) of interest.A user registers at such a system with keywords representing his or her fields of interest, called a search profile. When new publications matching the search upon request. Some systems may also be able to inform the user if changes in already notified publications occur. FIZ Karlsruhe Scientific Service Institution . (1997-03-10)

Self-Actualization ::: The process through which one becomes the self they feel called toward becoming. Realizing our path is one matter, but actively moving there and stabilizing awareness there is another altogether. These movements can be subtle or profound: distinct leaps in stages of awareness or simply incremental steps evolving perspective.

self-awareness: is the explicit understanding that one exists. Furthermore, it includes the concept that one exists as an individual, separate from other people, with private thoughts.

Self-awareness: The awareness of one’s existence as an individual.

Self-consciousness Awareness of oneself as the experiencer, attribution of one’s experiences to an ego, consciousness of being a separate individual; whereas consciousness in the abstract is merely awareness of the experience. Animals and very young children are conscious, man is self-conscious; yet the adult, when engrossed in an experience, may lose his self-consciousness for a while. But even man is only partially self-conscious, because he can contemplate only part of his being; that in him which is now the contemplator may become part of what is contemplated. As the subject, the knower, shifts upwards and inwards, so to speak, more and more of the vestures pass into the category of objects or what is known. The Unknown manifests the universe in order to attain full self-consciousness; and in man, the microcosm, an unself-conscious spark of divinity passes through stages of evolution and experience in order to achieve relatively full self-consciousness. The potentiality of self-consciousness, however, is in every atom. In order to become self-conscious, spirit must pass through every cycle of cosmic being, until every ego has attained full self-consciousness as a human being or equivalent entity. Man’s self-consciousness depends on his triple nature; it is man who is the separator of the One into various contrasted aspects.

Self-Deification ::: The process of becoming more "god"-like in awareness, attachments, and/or abilities. Many paradigms that are LHP-oriented focus on deifying the self and differ from RHP paradigms that seek to shed or shatter the illusion of a self (see Anatta) entirely. Self-deification — or at least the attributes we ascribe to self-deification — can arise in either path and is frequently a result of becoming more aware of the nature of reality and What is doing the observing, regardless of whether one is seeking deification of the self or not. But that attachment to deification and its status as a goal along the path is what primarily distinguishes LHP from RHP philosophies.

Self ::: The moment-to-moment sense of an observer that asserts itself as real and stable. This is an illusion and much of the work of this site is devoted to discussing and dissecting that illusion. The idea of a self is anathema to the Three Characteristics and much of the work of meditivative insight is aimed at cultivating a shedding of these threads of self incessantly asserting control and identity. Yes. Self is a plurality. The moment-to-moment observer feels like they have a distinct personality with drives, whims, habits, and memories, but the actual Observer (the one that imparts the sense of observing entirely; a fundamental awareness) is antecedent to all of that: that is the Kabbalistic sphere of Kether; that is Causal Consciousness. Physicality has only persisted and cemented this illusion into our reality that the physical body and brain is the center of self-awareness when in fact it is an emergent phenomenon of Consciousness. Identity can be thought of as a persistent self but the roots of self are inextricably tied into the causal and recursive nature of Consciousness.

sensations (‘s) ::: 1. Perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses. 2. A physical ‘feeling" considered apart from the resulting ‘perception" of an object. 3. A state of intense or heightened interest or emotion; an exciting experience resulting from the stimulation of one of the sense organs. sensations.

sensibility ::: 1. Capacity for sensation or feeling; responsiveness or susceptibility to sensory stimuli. 2. Mental or emotional responsiveness toward something; such as the feelings of another; discernment; awareness. sensibilities.

Signature ::: A discrete feel to somebody, some place, something, or some experience that awareness attaches around and uses to bring up the physical reality of that which was attached to.

Sixth sense: A vague and variously defined term for that faculty, considered by occultists to be latent in all human beings, which enables certain individuals to have or acquire awareness or knowledge which cannot be explained in terms of the five normal human senses. The psi faculty studied by parapsychology.

Sleepwalker: Someone who possesses awareness but has not yet fully Awakened; a visionary Sleeper who might possess unusual talents but not Sphere-based magick. (See bodhisattva, consor, hedge magician.)

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smasāna. (P. susāna; T. dur khrod; C. shilin/hanlin; J. shirin/kanrin; K. sirim/hallim 屍林/寒林). In Sanskrit, "charnel ground," "cemetery"; funerary sites in ancient India where corpses were left to decompose. The charnel ground was recommended as a site for monks to practice meditation in order to overcome attachment to the body. In the MAHĀSATIPAttHĀNASUTTA, the Buddha recommends nine "charnel ground contemplations" (sīvathikā manasikāra). There is a set of "contemplations on the foul" (AsUBHABHĀVANĀ) described in mainstream Buddhist literature that were to take place in the charnel grounds, where the monks would sit next to the dead and contemplate the nine or ten specific stages in the decomposition of a corpse; this meditation was a powerful antidote to the affliction of lust (RĀGA). The traditional list of thirteen authorized ascetic practices (S. dhutaguna; P. DHUTAnGA) also includes dwelling in a charnel ground (no. 11) and wearing only discarded cloth (no. 1), which typically meant to use funerary cloth taken from rotting corpses to make monastic raiments (CĪVARA), thus weaning the monk or nun from attachment to material possessions. The ideal charnel ground is described as a place where corpses are cremated daily, where there is the constant smell of decomposing corpses, and where the weeping of the families of the dead can be heard. The practice of meditation there is said to result in an awareness of the inevitability of death, the abandonment of lust, and the overcoming of attachment to the body. In India, the charnel ground was a frightful place not only because of the presence of corpses but also for the creatures, including wild animals and various demons, that frequented it at night. Thus, in tantric Buddhism, the charnel ground was considered to be inhabited by wrathful deities, dĀKINĪs, and MAHĀSIDDHAs, making it a potent place for the performance of ritual and meditation. Mahāsiddhas are sometimes depicted in charnel grounds, sitting on corpses and drinking from skull cups. ANUTTARAYOGATANTRA texts also refer to a set of "eight great charnel grounds" (S. AstAMAHĀsMAsĀNA), which are also frequently depicted in tantric Buddhist art. While the eight sites are often equated with actual geographic locations in India, they also carry a deeper symbolism, referring to regions of tantric sacred geography, points on a MAndALA or a deity's body, and elements of tantric physiology such as the channels (NĀdĪ) in the subtle body of a meditating YOGIN. Their origin myth describes the defeat of the demon Rudra, after which the charnel grounds arose in the eight cardinal and intermediate directions, each from a piece of his dismembered body. They are described as wild and terrifying places, littered with human corpses and wild animals, each with their own trees, protectors, STuPAs, NĀGAs, jewels, fires, clouds, mountains, and lakes. They are inhabited by a host of spirits and nonhuman beings, as well as meditating yogins and YOGINĪs. In general, charnel grounds and similar frightening locations are said to be efficacious for the practice of tantric meditation. The astamahāsmasāna are also usually depicted as forming part of the outer protection wheel in mandalas of anuttarayogatantra. There are varying lists of the eight great charnel grounds, one of which is: candogrā (most fierce), gahvara (dense thicket), vajrajvala (blazing vajra), endowed with skeletons (karankin), cool grove (sītavana), black darkness (ghorāndhakāra), resonant with "kilikili" (kilikilārava), and cries of "ha ha" (attahāsa); Tibetan sources give the names of the eight great charnel grounds as gtum drag (candogra), tshang tshing 'khrigs pa (gahvara), rdo rje bar ba (vajrajvala), keng rus can (karankin), bsil bu tshal (sītavana), mun pa nag po (ghorāndhakāra) ki li ki lir sgra sgrog pa (kilikilārava), and ha ha rgod pa (attahāsa).

smṛtyupasthāna. (P. satipatthāna; T. dran pa nyer bzhag; C. nianchu; J. nenjo; K. yomch'o 念處). In Sanskrit, "foundations of mindfulness," a meditative training in which one contemplates with mindfulness (SMṚTI): one's (1) body (KĀYĀNUPAsYANĀ; P. kāyānupassanā), by mean of mindfulness of breathing, mindfulness of postures, full awareness of bodily actions, contemplation of bodily impurities, contemplation of elements, and nine cemetery meditations; (2) sensations (vedanānupasyanā; P. vedanānupassanā), viz., pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral sensations (VEDANĀ); (3) mental states (cittānupasyanā; P. cittānupassanā), such as whether the mind (CITTA) generally is elated or depressed, distracted or concentrated; and (4) factors (dharmānupasyanā; P. dhammānupassanā), such as the five hindrances (NĪVARAnA), the five aggregates (SKANDHA), the seven factors of enlightenment (BODHYAnGA); the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS, etc. The explanation of smṛtyupasthāna, as the first of the thirty-seven dharmas associated with enlightenment (bodhyanga) details the role of mindfulness in the eightfold noble path (ĀRYĀstĀnGAMĀRGA). See also SMṚTI; SATIPAttHĀNASUTTA.

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spam 1. "messaging" (From Hormel's Spiced Ham, via the Monty Python "Spam" song) To post irrelevant or inappropriate messages to one or more {Usenet} {newsgroups}, {mailing lists}, or other messaging system in deliberate or accidental violation of {netiquette}. It is possible to spam a newsgroup with one well- (or ill-) planned message, e.g. asking "What do you think of abortion?" on soc.women. This can be done by {cross-post}ing, e.g. any message which is crossposted to alt.rush-limbaugh and alt.politics.homosexuality will almost inevitably spam both groups. (Compare {troll} and {flame bait}). Posting a message to a significant proportion of all newsgroups is a sure way to spam Usenet and become an object of almost universal hatred. Canter and Siegel spammed the net with their Green card post. If you see an article which you think is a deliberate spam, DO NOT post a {follow-up} - doing so will only contribute to the general annoyance. Send a polite message to the poster by private e-mail and CC it to "postmaster" at the same address. Bear in mind that the posting's origin might have been forged or the apparent sender's account might have been used by someone else without his permission. The word was coined as the winning entry in a 1937 competition to choose a name for Hormel Foods Corporation's "spiced meat" (now officially known as "SPAM luncheon meat"). Correspondant Bob White claims the modern use of the term predates Monty Python by at least ten years. He cites an editor for the Dallas Times Herald describing Public Relations as "throwing a can of spam into an electric fan just to see if any of it would stick to the unwary passersby." {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:news.admin.net-abuse}. See also {netiquette}. 2. (A narrowing of sense 1, above) To indiscriminately send large amounts of unsolicited {e-mail} meant to promote a product or service. Spam in this sense is sort of like the electronic equivalent of junk mail sent to "Occupant". In the 1990s, with the rise in commercial awareness of the net, there are actually scumbags who offer spamming as a "service" to companies wishing to advertise on the net. They do this by mailing to collections of {e-mail} addresses, Usenet news, or mailing lists. Such practises have caused outrage and aggressive reaction by many net users against the individuals concerned. 3. (Apparently a generalisation of sense 2, above) To abuse any network service or tool by for promotional purposes. "AltaVista is an {index}, not a promotional tool. Attempts to fill it with promotional material lower the value of the index for everyone. [...] We will disallow {URL} submissions from those who spam the index. In extreme cases, we will exclude all their pages from the index." -- {Altavista}. 4. "jargon, programming" To crash a program by overrunning a fixed-size {buffer} with excessively large input data. See also {buffer overflow}, {overrun screw}, {smash the stack}. 5. "chat, games" (A narrowing of sense 1, above) To flood any {chat} forum or {Internet game} with purposefully annoying text or macros. Compare {Scrolling}. (2003-09-21)

spiritualisation ::: the spiritual change in which there is the established descent of the divine peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Divine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole nature to that.

Sri Aurobindo: "It might be said again that, even so, in Sachchidananda itself at least, above all worlds of manifestation, there could be nothing but the self-awareness of pure existence and consciousness and a pure delight of existence. Or, indeed, this triune being itself might well be only a trinity of original spiritual self-determinations of the Infinite; these too, like all determinations, would cease to exist in the ineffable Absolute. But our position is that these must be inherent truths of the supreme being; their utmost reality must be pre-existent in the Absolute even if they are ineffably other there than what they are in the spiritual mind"s highest possible experience. The Absolute is not a mystery of infinite blankness nor a supreme sum of negations; nothing can manifest that is not justified by some self-power of the original and omnipresent Reality.” The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "What we call unconsciousness is simply other-consciousness; it is the going in of this surface wave of our mental awareness of outer objects into our subliminal self-awareness and into our awareness too of other planes of existence. We are really no more unconscious when we are asleep or stunned or drugged or ``dead"" or in any other state, than when we are plunged in inner thought oblivious of our physical selves and our surroundings. For anyone who has advanced even a little way in Yoga, this is a most elementary proposition and one which offers no difficulty whatever to the thought because it is proved at every point by experience.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

Stage of Consciousness ::: A level of awareness that Consciousness stabilizes and persists a self at. Contrast with State of Consciousness.

State of Consciousness ::: A level of awareness that Consciousness peaks or gets stuck at temporarily (well...causally) before it returns to its base and usual level of awareness. Contrast with Stage of Consciousness.

Sthulasamadhi: The state of Samadhi which is of a Jada type in which there is no intuitive awareness.

Strong_Artificial_Intelligence ::: (AI:) is a form of machine intelligence that is equal to human intelligence. Key characteristics of strong AI include the ability to reason, solve puzzles, make judgments, plan, learn and communicate. It should also have consciousness, objective thoughts, self-awareness, sentience, and sapience.  Strong AI is also called True Intelligence or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).  BREAKING DOWN 'Strong AI'   Strong AI does not currently exist. Some experts think it may be developed by 2030 or 2045. Others more conservatively predict that it may be developed within the next century or that the development of Strong AI may not be possible at all. Some theorists argue that a machine with Strong AI should be able to go through the same development process as a human, starting with a childlike mind and developing an adult mind through learning. It should be able to interact with the world and learn from it, acquiring its own common sense and language. Another argument is that we will not know when we have developed strong AI (if it can indeed be developed) because there is no consensus on what constitutes intelligence.  While Weak AI merely simulates human cognition, Strong AI would actually have human cognition. With Strong AI, a single system could theoretically handle all the same problems that a single human could. While Weak AI can replace many low- and medium-skilled workers, Strong AI might be necessary to replace certain categories of highly skilled workers.

subconscious: in Freud's theory, portions of the mind which are below the level of conscious awareness.

Suffering ::: A natural quality imparted to conscious experience that results from a lack of insight into the Three Characteristics. This can be thought of as a wisp of dissatisfaction that results from the crystallization and persistence of a self as it abides in awareness.

sūks.mabodha (sukshmabodha) ::: subtle awareness, the perception of suksmabodha supraphysical things by means of the faculties of vis.ayadr.s.t.i.

superconscience ::: “But a third power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense,—although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness.” The Life Divine

superconscience ::: Sri Aurobindo: "But a third power or possibility of the Infinite Consciousness can be admitted, its power of self-absorption, of plunging into itself, into a state in which self-awareness exists but not as knowledge and not as all-knowledge; the all would then be involved in pure self-awareness, and knowledge and the inner consciousness itself would be lost in pure being. This is, luminously, the state which we call the Superconscience in an absolute sense, — although most of what we call superconscient is in reality not that but only a higher conscient, something that is conscious to itself and only superconscious to our own limited level of awareness.” The Life Divine

Superconscient ::: The superconscient is consciousness taken up into an absolute of being.In the superconscience beyond our present level of awareness are included the higher planes of mental being as well as the native heights of supramental and pure spiritual being.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, 21-22 Page: 495, 765


svasaMvedana. (T. rang rig; C. zizheng/zijue; J. jisho/jikaku; K. chajŭng/chagak 自證/自覺). In Sanskrit, lit. "self-knowledge" or "self-awareness," also seen written as svasaMveda, svasaMvit, svasaMvitti. In Buddhist epistemology, svasaMvedana is that part of consciousness which, during a conscious act of seeing, hearing, thinking, and so on, apprehends not the external sensory object but the knowing consciousness itself. For example, when a visual consciousness (CAKsURVIJNĀNA) apprehends a blue color, there is a simultaneous svasaMvedana that apprehends the caksurvijNāna; it is directed at the consciousness, and explains not only how a person knows that he knows, but also how a person can later remember what he saw or heard, and so on. There is disagreement as to whether such a form of consciousness exists, with proponents (usually YOGĀCĀRA) arguing that there must be this consciousness of consciousness in order for there to be memory of past cognitions, and opponents (MADHYAMAKA) propounding a radical form of nonessentialism that explains memory as a mere manipulation of objects with no more than a language-based reality. Beside the basic use of the term svasaMvedana to explain the nature of consciousness and the mechanism of memory, the issue of the necessary existence of svasaMvedana was pressed by the Yogācāra school because of how they understood enlightenment (BODHI). They argued that the liberating vision taught by the Buddha consisted of a self-reflexive act that was utterly free of subject-object distortion (GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA). In ordinary persons, they argued, all conscious acts take place within a bifurcation of subject and object, with a sense of distance between the two, because of the residual impressions or latencies (VĀSANĀ) left by ignorance. Infinite numbers of earlier conscious acts have been informed by that particular deeply ingrained ignorance. These impressions are carried at the foundational level of consciousness (ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA). When they are finally removed by the process of BHĀVANĀ, knowledge (JNĀNA) purified of distortion emerges in a fundamental transformation (ĀsRAYAPARĀVṚTTI), thus knowing itself in a nondual vision. Such a vision presupposes self-knowledge. In tantric literature, svasaMvedana has a less technical sense of a profound and innate knowledge or awareness. See also RIG PA.

Symbolic Resonance ::: The idea that since reality can be reduced to archetypes then awareness simply needs to shift its locus of focus to those specific archetypes in order to bring them into the reality of the magician and to be able to work with them.

Tetravalent ::: A four-sided aspect or property. This is not the "tetravalency" you might see in chemistry. In the occult literature it is usually used in respect to awareness or reality, as in the "tetravalent qualities of experiential reality" which can refer to the four elemental aspects present in each frame of experience up until Causal Consciousness/Root Awareness is unfurled. That is how the term is used on Lux Saturni as well, unless indicated otherwise.

The Fifth Element ::: The raw, unpatterned consciousness inherent in all matter. The primordial awareness that can be divided up into all sorts of permutations including the four elements. See Azoth.

The gunas affect every part of our natural being. They have indeed their strongest relative hold in the three different members of it, mind, life and body. Tamas, the principle of inertia, is strongest in material nature and in our physical being. The action of this principle is of two kinds, inertia of force and inertia of knowledge. Whatever is predominantly governed by Tamas, tends in its force to a sluggish inaction and immobility or else to a mechanical action which it does not possess, but is possessed by obscure forces which drive it in a mechanical round of energy; equally in its consciousness it turns to an inconscience or enveloped subconscience or to a reluctant, sluggish or in some way mechanical conscious action which does not possess the idea of its own energy, but is guided by an idea which seems external to it or at least concealed from its active awareness. Thus the principle of our body is in its nature inert, subconscient, incapable of anything but a mechanical and habitual self-guidance and action: though it has like everything else a principle of kinesis and a principle of equilibrium of its state and action, an inherent principle of response and a secret consciousness, the greatest portion of its rajasic motions are contributed by the lifepower and all the overt consciousness by the mental being. The principle of rajas has its strongest hold on the vital nature. It is the Life within us that is the strongest kinetic motor power, but the life-power in earthly beings is possessed by the force of desire, th
   refore rajas turns always to action and desire; desire is the strongest human and animal initiator of most kinesis and action, predominant to such an extent that many consider it the father of all action and even the originator of our being. Moreover, rajas finding itself in a world of matter which starts from the principle of inconscience and a mechanical driven inertia, has to work against an immense contrary force; th
   refore its whole action takes on the nature of an effort, a struggle, a besieged and an impeded conflict for possession which is distressed in its every step by a limiting incapacity, disappointment and suffering: even its gains are precarious and limited and marred by the reaction of the effort and an aftertaste of insufficiency and transience. The principle of sattwa has its strongest hold in the mind; not so much in the lower parts of the mind which are dominated by the rajasic life-power, but mostly in the intelligence and the will of the reason. Intelligence, reason, rational will are moved by the nature of their predominant principle towards a constant effort of assimilation, assimilation by knowledge, assimilation by a power of understanding will, a constant effort towards equilibrium, some stability, rule, harmony of the conflicting elements of natural happening and experience. This satisfaction it gets in various ways and in various degrees of acquisition. The attainment of assimilation, equilibrium and harmony brings with it always a relative but more or less intense and satisfying sense of ease, happiness, mastery, security, which is other than the troubled and vehement pleasures insecurely bestowed by the satisfaction of rajasic desire and passion. Light and happiness are the characteristics of the sattwic guna. The whole nature of the embodied living mental being is determined by these three gunas.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 684-685


The human ethical sense is a manifestation of one’s awareness and willing cooperation with the inherent spiritual laws of the universe. No person can misconduct himself without injecting disharmony into the human hierarchy of which he is a part, and for this he must pay, though nature does not revenge or punish but readjusts or restores the disturbed harmony. Though these essential laws are eternal and changeless, the degree of their manifestation at any time or in any group vary; so that we may speak of ethics also in a relative sense. The world saviors and messengers from the Great Lodge, in obedience to cyclic necessity, strike for humanity the ethical keynote for each coming cycle.

The Inconscience is an inverse reproduction of the supreme superconscience: it has the same absoluteness of being and automatic action, but in a vast involved trance; it is being lost in itself, plunged in its own abyss of infinity. Instead of a luminous absorption in self-existence there is a tenebrous involution in it, the darkness veiled within darkness of the Rig Veda, tamaasit tamasa gudham, which makes it look like Non-Existence; instead of a luminous inherent self-awareness there is a consciousness plunged into an abyss of self-oblivion, inherent in being but not awake in being. Yet is this involved consciousness still a concealed knowledge by identity; it carries in it the awareness of all the truths of existence hidden in its dark infinite and, when it acts and creates,—but it acts first as Energy and not as Consciousness,—everything is arranged with the precision and perfection of an intrinsic knowledge. In all material things reside a mute and involved Real-Idea, a substantial and self-effective intuition, an eyeless exact perception, an automatic intelligence working out its unexpressed and unthought conceptions, a blindly seeing sureness of sight, a dumb infallible sureness of suppressed feeling coated in insensibility, which effectuate all that has to be effected. All this state and action of the Inconscient corresponds very evidently with the same state and action of the pure Superconscience, but translated into terms of self-darkness in place of the original self-light. Intrinsic in the material form, these powers are not possessed by the form, but yet work in its mute subconscience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 570


Theosis ::: What occurs when higher states of gnosis are stabilized into stages of awareness. The blossoming of gnosis into the most perfect expression of consciousness.

..the release from subconscient ignorance and from disease, duration of life at will, and a change in the functioning of the body must be among the ultimate results of a supramental change.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 330 ::: .Supraphysical Worlds ::: This organisation includes, as on our earth, the existence of beings who have or take forms, manifest themselves or are naturally manifested in an embodying substance, but a substance other than ours, a subtle substance tangible only to subtle sense, a supraphysical form-matter. These worlds and beings may have nothing to do with ourselves and our life, they may exercise no action upon us; but often also they enter into secret communication with earth-existence, obey or embody and are the intermediaries and instruments of the cosmic powers and influences of which we have a subjective experience, or themselves act by their own initiation upon the terrestrial world’s life and motives and happenings. It is possible to receive help or guidance or harm or misguidance from these beings; it is possible even to become subject to their influence, to be possessed by their invasion or domination, to be instrumentalised by them for their good or evil purpose. At times the progress of earthly life seems to be a vast field of battle between supraphysical Forces of either character, those that strive to uplift, encourage and illumine and those that strive to deflect, depress or prevent or even shatter our upward evolution or the soul’s self-expression in the material universe. Some of these Beings, Powers or Forces are such that we think of them as divine; they are luminous, benignant or powerfully helpful: there are others that are Titanic, gigantic or demoniac, inordinate Influences, instigators or creators often of vast and formidable inner upheavals or of actions that overpass the normal human measure. There may also be an awareness of influences, presences, beings that do not seem to belong to other worlds beyond us but are here as a hidden element behind the veil in terrestrial nature. As contact with the supraphysical is possible, a contact can also take place subjective or objective—or at least objectivised— between our own consciousness and the consciousness of other once embodied beings who have passed into a supraphysical status in these other regions of existence. It is possible also to pass beyond a subjective contact or a subtle-sense perception and, in certain subliminal states of consciousness, to enter actually into other worlds and know something of their secrets. It is the more objective order of other-worldly experience that seized most the imagination of mankind in the past, but it was put by popular belief into a gross-objective statement which unduly assimilated these phenomena to those of the physical world with which we are familiar; for it is the normal tendency of our mind to turn everything into forms or symbols proper to its own kind and terms of experience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22 Page: 806-07


There must be a Will and a Force that mate the consciousness effective. Somebody may have the full consciousness of what has to be changed, what has to go and what has to come in its place, but may be helpless to make the change. Another may have the will-force, but for want of a li^t awareness may be unable to apply it in the right way at the right place. The advantage of being in the true consciousness is that you have the right awareness and its will being in harmony with the

The Singularity ::: A point of phase change of conscious experience. There does seem to be a connection between this and astrophysics but we will refer to the more occult usages of the term. The Singularity between Kether and The Veils of Non-Existence is the main one. However between each "world" (levels of stable conscious awareness) and the next there is a point of density through which consciousness collapses and stabilizes into the next level. See also Da'ath.

"The spiritual change is the established descent of the peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Divine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness to that.” Letters on Yoga

“The spiritual change is the established descent of the peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Divine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness to that.” Letters on Yoga

The supermind knows most completely and securely not by thought but by identity, by a pure awareness of the self-truth of things in the self and by the self, atmani atmanam atmana.

thod rgal. (togel). In Tibetan, "crossing the crest" or "leap over" (in the sense of skipping over one or more of the stages in a sequence); a special practice of ATIYOGA and one of the two main practices in the SNYING THIG tradition of RDZOGS CHEN, the other being "breakthrough" (KHREGS CHOD). Falling specifically within the "instruction class" (MAN NGAG SDE) of rdzogs chen, thod rgal follows khregs chod, in which the experience of innate awareness or RIG PA is cultivated. With this foundation, in thod rgal, the meditator uses specific physical postures to induce visions that reveal the luminous nature of external phenomena. Whereas thod rgal signifies a type of cultivated spontaneous imagery culminating in visions of MAndALAs of buddhas, and is paired with the spontaneous energy (lhun grub) of pure awareness (rig pa), khregs chod (literally, "breaking through the hard") is paired with the essential purity (ka dag) of awareness. It is said that thod rgal is a method of contemplating light that enables rdzogs chen practitioners to attain the 'JA' LUS (rainbow body) without leaving any bodily traces at death. The term also renders the Sanskrit vyutkrāntaka, described in the ABHIDHARMA as jumping at will from one meditative state (a DHYĀNA or SAMĀPATTI) to any other without having to go through the intermediate stages. Thod rgal ba is also used in Tibetan commentarial literature to describe a type of meditator who does not go sequentially through each of the four fruitions of the religious life, viz., the stream-enterer (SROTAĀPANNA), once-returner (SAKṚDĀGĀMIN), nonreturner (ANĀGĀMIN), and ARHAT, but rather jumps over the intermediate results to the final goal. Some sources suggest thod rgal may also be a translation of the pluta (sometimes rendered "floater"), a meditator who jumps over the intermediate heavens in the subtle-materiality and immaterial realms and proceeds directly to the AKANIstHA and BHAVĀGRA heavens.

thought-Mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Our first decisive step out of our human intelligence, our normal mentality, is an ascent into a higher Mind, a mind no longer of mingled light and obscurity or half-light, but a large clarity of the Spirit. Its basic substance is a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamisation capable of the formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming, of all of which there is a spontaneous inherent knowledge. It is therefore a power that has proceeded from the Overmind, — but with the Supermind as its ulterior origin, — as all these greater powers have proceeded: but its special character, its activity of consciousness are dominated by Thought; it is a luminous thought-mind, a mind of Spirit-born conceptual knowledge. An all-awareness emerging from the original identity, carrying the truths the identity held in itself, conceiving swiftly, victoriously, multitudinously, formulating and by self-power of the Idea effectually realising its conceptions, is the character of this greater mind of knowledge. " *The Life Divine

thought-telepathy ::: awareness of the thoughts of others, consisting of thought-prakamya and thought-vyapti. thought-vy thought-vyapti

Three Worlds Model ::: A model of levels of reality described in some shamanic traditions. The role of the shaman is one of mediation and hence the Physical Plane finds itself in the middle. The Heavens make up the world of archetypes and non-dual awareness and the Underworld refers to the Astral domains as well as to the Hell realms.

Thus nature begins as a four-dimensional matrix in which it is the moving principle. Materiality, secondary qualities, life, mentality are all emergent modifications of proto-space-time. Mind is the nervous system blossoming out into the capacity of awareness. Contemplative knowledge, where the object is set over against the mind, and the actual being, or experiencing, or enjoying of reality, where there is no inner duplicity of subject and object, constitute the two forms of knowledge. Alexander conceives the deity as the next highest level to be emerged out of any given level. Thus for beings on the level of life mind is deity, but for beings possessing minds there is a nisus or urge toward a still higher quality. To such beings that dimly felt quality is deity. The quality next above any given level is deity to the beings on that level. For men deity has not yet emerged, but there is a nisus towards its emergence. S. Alexander, Space, Time and Deity (1920). -- H.H.

Thus when Jesus speaks of my Father and your Father, he means the cosmic paramatman or universal spirit presiding over our universe, of which every monad in the present solar manvantara — except those peregrinating through our solar system as visitors — is an offspring or spark; furthermore, every class of adepts has its own bond of spiritual communion which knits them together, because of identity of origin in a dhyani-buddha of our universe; and thus it is that every buddha, indeed every great adept, meets at his last initiation all the great adepts who had reached buddhahood during the preceding ages. “Such communion is only possible between persons whose souls derive their life and sustenance from the same divine ray” (Subba Row in SD 1:574). The awareness of such a community of origin pertains to planes of being far above the personal self, and it has nothing to do with so transitory a phase of human evolution as sex.

ti. (J. tai; K. ch'e 體). In Chinese, lit. "body," and by extension "essence," or "substance"; a term widely used in East Asian religious traditions, including Buddhism. "Essence" often constitutes a philosophical pair together with the term "function" (YONG). In early Confucian texts, such as the Lunyu ("Analects") and the Mengzi, ti simply referred to a "body" or the "appearance" of a person or a thing. It was Wang Bi (226-249), the founder of the "Dark Learning" (XUANXUE) school of Chinese philosophy, who imbued the term with philosophical implications, using ti as a synonym for the Daoist concepts of "nonbeing" (WU) or "voidness" (xu). However, ti, along with its companion yong, was not widely used until the Buddhists adopted both terms to provide a basic conceptual frame for reality or truth. For example, the Later Qin (384-417) monk SENGZHAO (384-414?) identified ti as the nature of calmness (ji) and advocated its unity with yong, which he defined as the function of illumination (zhao). The SAN LUN ZONG master JIZANG (549-623), in discussing the two-truth (SATYADVAYA) theory of MADHYAMAKA, argued that "neither ultimate nor conventional" (feizhen feisu) was the ti ("essence") of the two truths, while "both ultimate and conventional" (zhensu) were their yong ("function"). The LIUZU TAN JING ("Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch") associates ti and yong with two modes of meditation: concentration (SAMĀDHI) is the ti or essence of wisdom (PRAJNĀ); wisdom is the yong or function of concentration. GUIFENG ZONGMI (780-841), the Tang master of both the HUAYAN ZONG scholastic and the Heze Chan traditions, systematized the Chinese discourse of the terms. Based on the DASHENG QIXIN LUN ("Awakening of Faith According to the Mahāyāna"), Zongmi interpreted ti as the unchanging essence of true thusness (ZHENRU), calling this absolute aspect of mind the "void and calm, numinous awareness" (KONGJI LINGZHI; see LINGZHI). Yong instead referred to the diverse functional aspects of true thusness, which corresponded to the "production-and-cessation" aspect of mind (shengmie). He also aligned ti and yong with other indigenous Chinese philosophical polarities such as, respectively, "nature" (XING) and "characteristics" (xiang), "principle" (LI) and "phenomena" (SHI), and "root" (ben) and "branches" (mo). Subsequently, Neo-Confucian thinkers, such as Cheng Yi (1033-1107) and Zhu Xi (1130-1200), adopted this paradigm into their own philosophical systems. In particular, Zhu Xi connected ti to the "nature bestowed by the heavenly mandate" (tianming zhixing) and yong to the "physical nature" (qizhi zhixing).

To arrive at full possession of the powers of the dream-state, it is necessary first to exclude the attack of the sights, sounds etc. of the outer world upon the physical organs. It is quite possible indeed to be aware in the dream-trance of the outer physical world through the subtle senses which belong to the subtle body ; one may be aware of them just so far as one chooses and on a much wider scale than In the waking condition ; for the subtle senses have a far more powerful range than the gross physical organs, a range which may be made practically unlimited. But this awareness of the phj-sical world through the subtle senses is something quite different from our normal awareness of it through the physical organs ; the latter is incompatible with the settled state of trance, for the pressure of the physical senses breaks the Samadhi and calls back the mind to live in their normal field where alone they have power. But the subtle senses have power both upon their own planes and upon the physical world, though this is to them more remote than their own world of being. In Yoga various devices are used to seal up the doors of the physical sense, some of them physical devices ; but the one all-sufficient means is a force of concentration by which the mind is drawn inward to depths where the call of physical things can no longer easily attain to it. A second necessity is to get rid of the intervention of physical sleep. The ordinary habit of the mind when it goes in away from contact with physical things is to fall into the torpor of sleep or its dreams, and therefore when called in for the purposes of Samadhi, it gives or lends to give, at the first chance, by sheer force of habit, not the response demanded, but its usual response of ph)sical slumber. This habit of the mind has to be got rid of ; the mind has to Icam to be awake in the dream-stale, in possession of itself, not with the outgoing, but with an ingathered wakefulness in which, though immersed in itself, it exercises all its powers.

transcendentalism ::: A group of new ideas in literature, religion, culture, and philosophy that advocates that there is an ideal spiritual state that 'transcends' the physical and empirical and is only realized through a knowledgeable intuitive awareness that is conditional upon the individual. The concept emerged in New England in the early-to mid-19th century. It is sometimes called "American Transcendentalism" to distinguish it from other uses of the word transcendental. It began as a protest against the general state of culture and society at the time, and in particular, the state of intellectualism at Harvard and the doctrine of the Unitarian church that was taught at Harvard Divinity School. The term transcendentalism sometimes serves as shorthand for "transcendental idealism". Another alternative meaning for transcendentalism is the classical philosophy that God transcends the manifest world. As John Scotus Erigena put it to Frankish king Charles the Bald in the year 840 A.D., "We do not know what God is. God himself doesn't know what He is because He is not anything. Literally God is not, because He transcends being."

trivikalpa. (T. rnam par rtog pa gsum; C. san fenbie; J. sanfunbetsu; K. sam punbyol 三分別). In Sanskrit, "three types of discrimination"; three aspects of the discriminative activities of mind, generally portrayed in the negative sense of fantasy and imagination. Three types are typically described in the literature. (1) Intrinsic discrimination (SVABHĀVAVIKALPA) refers to the initial advertence of thought (VITARKA) and the subsequent sustained thought or reasoning (VICĀRA) regarding a perceived object of the six sensory consciousnesses (VIJNĀNA), i.e., the discrimination of present objects, as when visual consciousness perceives a visual object, etc. (2) Conceptualizing discrimination (ABHINIRuPAnĀVIKALPA) refers to discursive thought on ideas that arise in the sixth mental consciousness when it adverts toward a mental object that is associated with any of the three time periods (TRIKĀLA) of the past, present, or future. (3) Discrimination involving reflection on past events (ANUSMARAnAVIKALPA) refers to discriminative thought involving the memory of past objects. It is said that there is no svabhāvavikalpa from the second stage of meditative absorption (DHYĀNA) onward, since vitarka and vicāra, the first two of the five constituents of dhyāna (DHYĀNĀnGA), are then no longer present. There is no abhinirupanāvikalpa from the first stage of dhyāna onward, since the mind is then temporarily isolated from any awareness of the passage of time. Only anusmaranavikalpa is involved in all three realms of existence (TRILOKADHĀTU), including both the subtle-materiality realm (RuPADHĀTU) and the immaterial realm (ĀRuPYADHĀTU).

Truth-Consciousness ::: the Supermind; the consciousness of essential truth of being (satyam), of ordered truth of active being (rtam), and the vast self-awareness (brhat) in which alone this consciousness is possible.

turiya ::: Literally “the fourth,” as in the fourth natural state after waking, dreaming, and deep dreamless sleep. Turiya is the Witness or pure observing awareness of all the other states.

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udayabbayānupassanāNāna. In Pāli, "knowledge arising from the contemplation of arising and passing away"; the first of nine knowledges (P. Nāna) cultivated as part of the "purity of knowledge and vision of progress along the path" (P. PAtIPADĀNĀnADASSANAVISUDDHI), according to the account in the VISUDDHIMAGGA. This latter category, in turn, constitutes the sixth and penultimate purity (P. visuddhi; S. VIsUDDHI) to be developed along the path to liberation. Knowledge arising from the contemplation of arising and passing away refers to the clear comprehension of the arising, presence, and dissolution of material and mental phenomena (NĀMARuPA). Through contemplating this process, the three universal marks of existence (P. tilakkhana; S. TRILAKsAnA) become apparent, viz., (1) impermanence (ANITYA), (2) suffering (DUḤKHA), and (3) no-self (ANĀTMAN). Full comprehension of the three universal marks of existence is not possible so long as the mind is disturbed by attachment to any of the ten "defilements of insight" (P. vipassanupakkilesa), which arise as concomitants of insight meditation (P. vipassanābhāvanā); these are (1) a vision of radiant light (obhāsa), (2) knowledge (Nāna), (3) rapture (pīti), (4) tranquillity (passaddhi), (5) happiness (sukha), (6) determination (adhimokkha), (7) energy (paggaha), (8) heightened awareness (upatthāna), (9) equanimity (upekkhā), and (10) delight (nikanti). The ten defilements are overcome by understanding them for what they are, as mere by-products of meditation. This understanding is developed through perfecting the "purity of knowledge and vision of what is and is not the path" (P. MAGGĀMAGGANĀnADASSANAVISUDDHI), which is the fifth of seven "purities" (visuddhi) to be developed along the path to liberation.

unconscious ::: 1. Not conscious; without awareness, sensation or cognition. 2. Not conscious or knowing within oneself; unaware, regardless, heedless. 3. Not attended by, or present to, consciousness; performed, employed, etc., without conscious action. 4. Not characterized by, or endowed with, the faculty or presence of consciousness. 5. Temporarily devoid of consciousness.

unconscious: in Freud's theory, portion of the psyche that cannot be directly accessed by the unconscious, repressing urges, impulses and thoughts, which may filter into conscious awareness directly or in symbolic form.

unconscious motive: a term used to describe that much of (motivated) behaviour is a result of influences outside our conscious awareness, and manifests in defence mechanisms or other symbolic ways.

unconsciousness ::: “What we call unconsciousness is simply other-consciousness; it is the going in of this surface wave of our mental awareness of outer objects into our subliminal self-awareness and into our awareness too of other planes of existence. We are really no more unconscious when we are asleep or stunned or drugged or ``dead’’ or in any other state, than when we are plunged in inner thought oblivious of our physical selves and our surroundings. For anyone who has advanced even a little way in Yoga, this is a most elementary proposition and one which offers no difficulty whatever to the thought because it is proved at every point by experience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Vegetable Kingdom In the vegetable stage of the monad’s evolution, the faculty of apperception begins to be clearly manifested, which differs from mere perception in that it is accompanied with a certain amount of awareness of results to be achieved. This is shown in the many ways in which plants can care for themselves, as in sending out rootlets for water or providing for fertilization. In the list of seven creations (cf SD 1:450), the fourth is there called the mukhya or primary because it begins the following system of the four subsequent creations; and the Hindu systems place vegetable bodies in this fourth emanation because they possess individualized lives. All the seven kingdoms or life-waves are manifestations of different groups or life-waves of monads in various degrees of emanational self-manifestation.

Vicegerent ::: Conscious beings who will live with the awareness of the Names.

vijNāna. (P. viNNāna; T. rnam par shes pa; C. shi; J, shiki; K. sik 識). In Sanskrit, "consciousness"; a term that technically refers to the six types of sensory consciousness (VIJNĀNA): eye, or visual, consciousness (CAKsURVIJNĀNA); ear, or auditory, consciousness (sROTRAVIJNĀNA); nose, or olfactory, consciousness (GHRĀnAVIJNĀNA); tongue, or gustatory, consciousness (JIHVĀVIJNĀNA); body, or tactile, consciousness (KĀYAVIJNĀNA); and mental consciousness (MANOVIJNĀNA). These are the six major sources of awareness of the phenomena (DHARMA) of our observable universe. Each of these forms of consciousness is produced in dependence upon three conditions (PRATYAYA): the "objective-support condition" (ĀLAMBANAPRATYAYA), the "predominant condition" (ADHIPATIPRATYAYA), and the "immediately preceding condition" (SAMANANTARAPRATYAYA). When used with reference to the six forms of consciousness, the term vijNāna refers only to CITTA, or general mentality, and not to the mental concomitants (CAITTA) that accompany mentality. It is also in this sense that vijNāna constitutes the fifth of the five SKANDHAs, while the mental concomitants are instead placed in the fourth aggregate of conditioning factors (SAMSKĀRA). The six forms of consciousness figure in two important lists in Buddhist epistemology, the twelve sense fields (ĀYATANA) and the eighteen elements (DHĀTU). With the exception of some strands of the YOGĀCĀRA school, six and only six forms of vijNāna are accepted. The Yogācāra school of ASAnGA posits instead eight forms of vijNāna, adding to the six sensory consciousnesses a seventh afflicted mentality (KLIstAMANAS), which creates the mistaken conception of a self, and an eighth foundational or storehouse consciousness (ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA).

vipassanupakkilesa. In Pāli, "defilement of insight"; according to the VISUDDHIMAGGA, ten experiences that occur to the diligent practitioner of meditation as natural concomitants of insight training (VIPASSANĀ-BHĀVANĀ). If the practitioner should become attached to any of these experiences, they become a hindrance to further progress along the path to liberation and thus would be deemed defilements of insight. The ten experiences are (1) a vision of radiant light (P. obhāsa; S. avabhāsa), (2) knowledge (P. Nāna; S. JNĀNA), (3) physical rapture (P. pīti; S. PRĪTI), (4) tranquillity (P. passaddhi; S. PRAsRABDHI), (5) mental ease or bliss (SUKHA), (6) determination (P. adhimokkha; S. ADHIMOKsA), (7) energy (P. paggaha; S. pragraha), (8) heightened awareness (P. upatthāna; S. upasthāna), (9) equanimity (P. upekkhā; S. UPEKsĀ), and (10) delight (P. nikanti; S. nikānti). As long as the mind is disturbed through attachment to the ten defilements of insight, it will be unable to comprehend the three marks of existence (P. tilakkhana; S. TRILAKsAnA) of impermanence P. (anicca; S. ANITYA), suffering (P. dukkha; S. DUḤKHA), and nonself (P. anatta; S. ANĀTMAN), the knowledge of which is the content of enlightenment (BODHI). These ten defilements may cause the practitioner to believe that he has already attained enlightenment as a stream-enterer (SROTAĀPANNA), a once-returner (SAKṚDĀGĀMIN), a nonreturner (ANĀGĀMIN), or a worthy one (ARHAT), when in fact he has not. Infatuation with the defilements is overcome by understanding them for what they are, as mere impermanent by-products of meditation. This understanding is developed through perfecting the "purity of knowledge and vision of what is and is not the path" (MAGGĀMAGGANĀnADASSANAVISUDDHI), which is the fifth of seven "purities" (VISUDDHI) to be developed along the path to liberation.

vistas ::: 1. Distant views or prospects, especially those seen through openings, as between rows of buildings or trees. 2. Fig. Far-reaching mental views. 3. *Fig.* Awareness of ranges of time, events, or subjects; broad mental views.

wake ::: 1. To cease to sleep; become awake. 2. To be brought into a state of awareness or alertness. 3. To become roused from sleep. 4. To become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken. 5. To be or continue to be awake. 6. To become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken. wakes, half-waked.

waking ::: n. 1. The state of becoming awake, remaining awake or being conscious. waking"s. adj. 2. Marked by full consciousness, awareness, and alertness.

"We might say then that there are three elements in the totality of our being: there is the submental and the subconscient which appears to us as if it were inconscient, comprising the material basis and a good part of our life and body; there is the subliminal, which comprises the inner being, taken in its entirety of inner mind, inner life, inner physical with the soul or psychic entity supporting them; there is this waking consciousness which the subliminal and the subconscient throw up on the surface, a wave of their secret surge. But even this is not an adequate account of what we are; for there is not only something deep within behind our normal self-awareness, but something also high above it: that too is ourselves, other than our surface mental personality, but not outside our true self; that too is a country of our spirit. For the subliminal proper is no more than the inner being on the level of the Knowledge-Ignorance luminous, powerful and extended indeed beyond the poor conception of our waking mind, but still not the supreme or the whole sense of our being, not its ultimate mystery.” The Life Divine

“We might say then that there are three elements in the totality of our being: there is the submental and the subconscient which appears to us as if it were inconscient, comprising the material basis and a good part of our life and body; there is the subliminal, which comprises the inner being, taken in its entirety of inner mind, inner life, inner physical with the soul or psychic entity supporting them; there is this waking consciousness which the subliminal and the subconscient throw up on the surface, a wave of their secret surge. But even this is not an adequate account of what we are; for there is not only something deep within behind our normal self-awareness, but something also high above it: that too is ourselves, other than our surface mental personality, but not outside our true self; that too is a country of our spirit. For the subliminal proper is no more than the inner being on the level of the Knowledge-Ignorance luminous, powerful and extended indeed beyond the poor conception of our waking mind, but still not the supreme or the whole sense of our being, not its ultimate mystery.” The Life Divine

Wilber-Combs Lattice ::: The general idea (arrived at independently by Ken Wilber and Allan Combs) that a person at virtually any stage of awareness can experience any major state, but will interpret those state-experiences according to their respective stage. The result is a grid of developmental stages intersecting with and interpreting various states.

World (Hebrew: olam) :::
A &

wushi bajiao. (J. goji hakkyo; K. osi p'algyo 五時八教). In Chinese, "five periods and eight teachings"; a classification of teachings (PANJIAO) attributed to the TIANTAI systematizer TIANTAI ZHIYI. A detailed explanation of the wushi bajiao is found in the text by the Korean exegete CH'EGWAN, the CH'oNT'AE SAGYO ŬI (C. Tiantai sijiao yi). The five periods correspond to what is believed to be the five major chronological periods (WUSHI) of the Buddha's teaching career (represented by the name of a SuTRA or group of sutras preached during each period), namely, (1) Huayan (AVATAMSAKASuTRA), (2) ĀGAMA, (3) VAIPULYA, (4) PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ, and (5) Lotus (SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA) and Nirvāna (MAHĀPARINIRVĀnASuTRA). According to Zhiyi, the Buddha also employed different techniques of conversion or pedagogical modes (huayi) for audiences of varying capacities, which are broadly divided into four: the sudden, gradual, indeterminate, and secret. The sudden and gradual teachings are distinguished by their variant uses of skillful means (UPĀYA), and indeterminate refers to the differing levels of the understanding of individuals. Zhiyi's contribution to these well-established categories was his further division of the indeterminate teachings into "secret" and "manifest" based on the awareness of the presence of others in the assembly. The content of the Buddha's teachings (huafa) is further described in terms of the four categories of TRIPItAKA, common, distinct, and consummate. This division is based on whether the teachings are that of TRIPItAKA (viz. HĪNAYĀNA), MAHĀYĀNA (distinct), both (joint), or neither (consummate). Zhiyi referred to the central sutra of his own Tiantai school, the Saddharmapundarīkasutra, as consummate. Zhiyi's own classification system is based on those of earlier exegetical traditions of the north (wujiao shizong) and south (sanjiao), which he sought to unite and ultimately transcend. See TIANTAI BAJIAO.

wuwei zhenren. (J. mui no shinnin; K. muwi chinin 無位眞人). In Chinese, "true man of no rank"; a CHAN expression attributed to LINJI YIXUAN (d. 867), which is used to refer to the sentience, or "numinous awareness" (LINGZHI), of the mind, that constantly moves through the sense faculties, thus enabling sensory experience; equivalent to the buddha-nature (FOXING). Linji contrasts this true man of no rank with the "lump of red flesh" (CHIROUTUAN), the physical body that is constantly buffeted by sensory experience. The term zhenren is also used within the Daoist tradition to refer to a Daoist "perfected," who has realized perfect freedom both mentally and physically by achieving immortality and transcending all dichotomies. See also GANSHIJUE.

yathābhutajNānadarsana. (P. yathābhutaNānadassana; C. rushi zhijian; J. nyojitsu chiken; K. yosil chigyon 如實知見). In Sanskrit, "knowledge and vision that accord with reality"; a crucial insight leading to deliverance (VIMUKTI), which results in dispassion toward the things of this world because of seeing things as they actually are: i.e., as impermanence (ANITYA), suffering (DUḤKHA), and nonself (ANĀTMAN). "Knowledge and vision (jNānadarsana)" is usually interpreted to suggest the direct insight into things "as they are" (yathābhuta), meaning these three marks of existence (TRILAKsAnA), or sometimes the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. YathābhutajNānadarsana is presumed to be closely related to wisdom (PRAJNĀ), but with one significant difference: yathābhutajNānadarsana is the first true insight, but it is intermittent and weak, while prajNā is continuous and strong. Seeing things as they are, however, is intense enough that the insight so gleaned is sufficient to transform an ordinary person (PṚTHAGJANA) into an ĀRYA. ¶ In the Upanisāsutta of the SAMYUTTANIKĀYA, the standard twelvefold chain of dependent origination (PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA) is connected to an alternate chain that is designated the "supramundane dependent origination" (P. lokuttara-paticcasamuppāda; S. lokottara-pratītyasamutpāda), which outlines the process leading to liberation and prominently includes the knowledge and vision that accord with reality. Here, the last factor in the standard chain, that of old age and death (JARĀMARAnA), is substituted with suffering (P. dukkha; S. DUḤKHA), which in turn becomes the first factor in this alternate series. According to the Nettipakarana, a Pāli exegetical treatise, this chain of supramundane dependent origination consists of: (1) suffering (P. dukkha; S. duḥkha), (2) faith (P. saddhā; S. sRADDHĀ), (3) delight or satisfaction (P. pāmojja; S. prāmodya), (4) rapture or joy (P. pīti; S. PRĪTI), (5) tranquility or repose (P. passaddhi; S. PRAsRABDHI), (6) mental ease or bliss (SUKHA), (7) concentration (SAMĀDHI), (8) knowledge and vision that accord with reality (P. yathābhutaNānadassana; S. yathābhutajNānadarsana), (9) disgust (P. nibbidā; S. NIRVEDA), (10) dispassion (P. virāga; S. VAIRĀGYA), (11) liberation (P. vimutti; S. VIMUKTI), and (12) knowledge of the destruction of the contaminants (P. āsavakkhayaNāna; S. āsravaksayajNāna; see ĀSRAVAKsAYA). The Kimatthiyasutta of the AnGUTTARANIKĀYA gives a slightly different version of the first links, replacing suffering and faith with (1) observance of precepts (P. kusalasīla; S. kusalasīla) and (2) freedom from remorse (P. avippatisāra; S. avipratisāra). In both formulations, yathābhutajNānadarsana arises as a result of the preceding factor of meditative concentration (samādhi); it is regarded as the specific awareness (JNĀNA) of the nature of reality, which is seen (DARsANA) vividly and directly. In this context, yathābhutajNānadarsana is essentially synonymous with insight (VIPAsYANĀ). As this chain of transcendental dependent origination is sometimes interpreted, the stage of faith (P. saddhā; S. sraddhā) is made manifest through generosity (DĀNA) and observing precepts (sĪLA), which frees the mind from feelings of remorse and guilt (avipratisāra). The stage of delight or satisfaction (prāmodya) refers to a satisfied or relaxed state of mind, which is freed from any mental disturbances that might prevent concentration. The stages of rapture (prīti), bliss (sukha), and concentration (samādhi) are factors associated with the four levels of meditative absorption (DHYĀNA). The knowledge and vision that accord with reality arise in dependence on the preceding samādhi; it is able to destroy the afflictions (KLEsA), rather than simply suppress them, as occurs in the state of concentration, and thus leads to liberation from SAMSĀRA. The fact that samādhi provides a basis for seeing things "as they are," which generates an insight that can bring about liberation, demonstrates the explicitly soteriological dimensions of concentration in a Buddhist meditative context. ¶ In Pāli sources, such as the VISUDDHIMAGGA, yathābhutajNānadarsana is the fifteenth of eighteen principal types of superior insight (P. mahāvipassanā), which liberate the mind from delusions regarding the world and the self. The eighteen insights are contemplations of: (1) impermanence (aniccānupassanā); (2) suffering (dukkhānupassanā); (3) nonself (anattānupassanā); (4) aversion (nibbidānupassanā); (5) dispassion (virāgānupassanā); (6) extinction (nirodhānupassanā); (7) abandoning (patinissaggānupassanā); (8) waning (khayānupassanā); (9) disappearing (vayānupassanā); (10) change (viparināmānupassanā); (11) signlessness (animittānupassanā); (12) wishlessness (appanihitānupassanā); (13) emptiness (suNNatānupassanā); (14) advanced understanding into phenomena (adhipaNNādhammavipassanā); (15) knowledge and vision that accord with reality (yathābhutaNānadassana); (16) contemplation of danger (ādīnavānupassanā); (17) contemplation involving reflection (patisankhānupassanā); and (18) contemplation of turning away (vivattanānupassanā). The counterparts which are overcome through these eighteen insights are: (1) the idea of permanence, (2) the idea of pleasure, (3) the idea of self, (4) delighting, (5) greed, (6) origination, (7) grasping, (8) the idea of compactness, (9) the accumulation of action (kamma), (10) the idea of lastingness, (11) signs, (12) desire, (13) misinterpretation, (14) misinterpretation due to grasping, (15) misinterpretation due to confusion, (16) misinterpretation due to reliance, (17) nonreflection or thoughtlessness, (18) misinterpretation due to entanglement.

yathāvadbhāvikajNāna. (T. ji lta ba mkhyen pa'i ye shes; C. ruli zhi; J. nyorichi; K. yori chi 如理智). In Sanskrit, lit. "knowledge of the mode"; a buddha's knowledge of the single mode of being of the universe. This type of knowledge is typically mentioned in conjunction with the "knowledge of the multiplicities" (YĀVADBHĀVIKAJNĀNA), a buddha's knowledge of each of the phenomena of the universe in its specificity. Only a buddha possesses these two knowledges and possesses them simultaneously; thus, only he is able to perceive all of the various phenomena of the universe as well as their ultimate nature. This joint awareness is referred to as the simultaneous knowledge of the two truths (SATYADVAYA).

yāvadbhāvikajNāna. (T. ji snyed pa mkhyen pa'i ye shes; C. ruliang zhi; J. nyoryochi; K. yoryang chi 如量智). In Sanskrit, lit., "knowledge of the multiplicities" or "knowledge of the varieties"; a buddha's knowledge of each of the phenomena of the universe in its specificity. This type of knowledge is typically mentioned in conjunction with a buddha's "knowledge of the mode" (YATHĀVADBHĀVIKAJNĀNA), which understands the single mode of being of the universe. Only a buddha possesses these two knowledges and possesses them simultaneously; thus, only he is able to perceive all of the various phenomena of the universe as well as their ultimate nature. This joint awareness is referred to as the simultaneous knowledge of the two truths (SATYADVAYA).

yoga nidra. ::: a state of half-contemplation and half-sleep; light yogic sleep when the individual retains slight awareness; a state between sleep and wakefulness

Yoganidra: A state of half-contemplation and half-sleep; light Yogic sleep when the individual retains slight awareness; state between sleep and wakefulness, particularly the sleep of Vishnu at the end of a Kalpa.

yoga ::: Yoga A Sanskrit word meaning union (with the divine), Yoga is a philosophy and discipline applied to the development of mind, body, and spirit. There are several different disciplines of Yoga: Hatha; Vinyasa; Iyengar; Kundalini; Bikram/hot yoga, emphasising different aspects or combinations of mind body spirit. Through practices of holding a variety of body positions/postures, and the centering of the mind and breath in a meditative way, the practitioner increases body awareness, posture, flexibility of body and mind and calmness of spirit.

yogipratyaksa. (T. rnal 'byor mngon sum; C. dingguan zhi; J. jokanchi; K. chonggwan chi 定觀知). In Sanskrit, "yogic direct perception"; a specific variety of direct perception (PRATYAKsA) that is typically presumed to derive from meditative practice (BHĀVANĀ; YOGA). A direct intuition of the real obtained through meditative practice, this type of understanding was accepted as a valid means of knowledge by most of the traditional Indian religious schools. In Buddhism, the psychological analysis of the notion of yogipratyaksa and the related yogijNāna (yogic knowledge or cognition) was undertaken by DHARMAKĪRTI (c. 600-670) in his PRAMĀnAVĀRTTIKA and NYĀYABINDU, as well as by his commentators. Dharmakīrti's predecessor DIGNĀGA (c. 480-540) had posited that there were only two reliable sources of knowledge (PRAMĀnA): direct perception (PRATYAKsA) and logical inference (ANUMĀNA). Dharmakīrti, however, subdivided direct perception (pratyaksa) into four subtypes, viz., sensory cognition (indriyajNāna), mental discrimination (MANOVIJNĀNA), self-awareness (SVASAMVEDANA), and yogic cognition (yogijNāna). In Dharmakīrti's analysis, yogic cognition (yogijNāna) is a form of yogic perception (yogipratyaksa), because it fulfills the two conditions of perception (pratyaksa): (1) it is devoid of conceptual construction (KALPANĀ); and (2) it is a cognition that is "nonerroneous" (abhrānta), viz., real. The treatment of yogipratyaksa in the literature thus focuses on how yogipratyaksa fulfills these two conditions of perception. Yogic knowledge is devoid of conceptual construction (kalpanā), Dharmakīrti maintains, because it is nonconceptual (akalpa; NIRVIKALPA) and thus "vivid" or "distinct" (spasta). This type of perception is therefore able to perceive reality directly, without the intercession of mental images or concepts. Since yogic cognition is said to be devoid of conceptual construction, this raises the issue of its second condition, its lack of error. Why is meditatively induced perception true and reliable? How does a meditator's yogic perception differ from the hallucinations of the deranged, since both of them presume they have a vivid cognition of an object? The reason, Dharmakīrti maintains, is that the objects of yogic knowledge are "true" or "real" (bhuta; sadbhuta), whereas hallucinations are "false" or "unreal" objects (abhuta; asadbhuta). The only true objects of yogic knowledge offered by Dharmakīrti are the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS: that is, the perception of these truths is true and reliable because they enable one to reach the goal of enlightenment, not because they involve a perception of an ultimate substance. In this sense, Dharmakīrti's understanding of yogijNāna is more focused on the direct realization of the soteriological import of the four noble truths than on extraordinary sensory ability. Therefore, yogic direct perception is qualitatively different from the various forms of clairvoyance that are the byproducts of deep states of concentration that may be achieved by both Buddhist and non-Buddhist practitioners. Yogipratyaksa is a form of insight (VIPAsYANĀ) posssessed only by noble persons (ĀRYAPUDGALA); and among the five paths it occurs only on the path of vision (DARsANAMĀRGA) and above. See also DARsANA.

yong. (J. yu; K. yong 用). In Chinese, "function," or "application"; a term often deployed in the East Asian religious traditions, including Buddhism, as a philosophical pair with "essence" (TI). Chinese Daoist and "Dark Learning" (XUANXUE) texts first imbued the term with philosophical implications: the Daode jing refers to yong as the "attributes" of the way, and the Daodejing zhu, Wang Bi's (226-249) commentary to the text, employs the term to indicate the functions or attributes of "nonbeing" (WU) or "voidness" (xu). However, yong, along with its companion ti, was not widely used until the Buddhists adopted both terms to provide a basic conceptual frame for reality or truth. For example, the SAN LUN ZONG master JIZANG (549-623) used ti and yong to explicate his theory of the middle way (MADHYAMAPRATIPAD). He connected the middle (zhong) to ti, which he described as "neither ultimate nor conventional" (feizhen feisu), and the provisional (jia) to yong, which he described as "ultimate and conventional" (zhensu). The ti and yong pair was often used in the HUAYAN, TIANTAI, and CHAN traditions. GUIFENG ZONGMI (780-841), a Tang-dynasty master of both the HUAYAN ZONG and Heze Chan traditions, provided a systematic explanation for yong and ti, based on the DASHENG QIXIN LUN ("Awakening of Faith According to the Mahāyāna"). In particular, he distinguished between two different types of function in his theory of mind: the "inherent function of the self-nature" (zixing benyong), which he called "numinous awareness" (LINGZHI), and the responsive functions that accord with conditions (suiyuan yingyong), which he described as the various mental functions that derive from the inherent function of the mind. Many Chinese and Korean Neo-Confucian thinkers, such as Cheng Yi (1033-1107), Zhu Xi (1130-1200), and Yi Hwang (1501-1570), applied Zongmi's interpretation of this pair to their own philosophical systems.

Zát (Dhat) (A) The unmanifested, essence, Self. The condition where God is still one and unknown. The opposite notion to Zát refers to that which is manifest: ‘Sifat’, the known, the created world, ‘Insán’ the created human being, humanity, and finally the ‘Nafs’: (the awareness of) the Personal limited ego.

Zen ::: A school of Buddhism which emphasizes direct experiential insight into the nature of reality: the non-dual state of awareness, and living one's life in accordance with this realization. On this site we will also refer to Zen techniques as a way of shifting awareness to the non-dual through polar elimination of archetypes and forceful deconstruction of the momentary self.

Zen Buddhism ::: A fusion of Mahayana Buddhism and Taoism, practiced chiefly in China and Japan. It places great importance on moment-by-moment awareness and 'seeing deeply into the nature of things' by direct experience. The name derives from the Sanskrit word dhyana referring to a particular meditative state.

Zhao lun. (J. Joron; K. Cho non 肇論). In Chinese, "(Seng)zhao's Treatise"; an influential work by the eminent Chinese monk SENGZHAO (374-414), one of the major disciples of the important Kuchean translator KUMĀRAJĪVA (344-413). The Zhao lun was compiled sometime between 384 and 414 and brings together Sengzhao's four major works. The first, Wubuqian lun ("On the Immutability of Things"), explores the irrelevancy of time in explaining dharmas that are not subject to production and cessation. The second, Buzhenkong lun ("Emptiness of the Unreal"), explains how dharmas can simultaneously appear as both real and unreal. The BORE WUZHI LUN ("The Nescience of PrajNā") explains that because wisdom (PRAJNĀ) is quiescent, empty, and lacking a perduring essence, any conscious awareness of it, or emanating from it, is impossible. Finally, "Niepan wuming lun" ("The Anonymity of Nirvāna") demonstrates that NIRVĀnA is fundamentally ineffable and therefore nameless. A chapter entitled "Zong benyi" ("Fundamental Meaning of the Major Tenets") appears at the beginning of the Zhao lun and offers a succinct explanation of some important doctrinal matters, such as original nothingness (benwu), the true mark of reality (shixiang), dharma nature (faxing), and the emptiness of nature (xingkong). Letters exchanged between Sengzhao and the layman Liu Yimin (d. 410) of LUSHAN are appended at the end of the Zhao lun. Numerous commentaries on this text exist across the East Asian traditions.



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1:Serene and unperturbed. ~ Desire only your own awareness.,
2:Awareness is the greatest agent for change." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
3:Cut the mind at its root and rest in naked awareness. ~ Tilopa,
4:The enemy is lack of awareness, lack of presence. ~ Traleg Rinpoche,
5:Awareness doesn't mind fear. Nor does love ~ Robert Augustus Masters,
6:Those who the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
7:The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
   ~ Nathaniel Branden,
8:The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness. ~ Khandro Rinpoche,
9:The only offering you can make to God is your increasing awareness. ~ Lalla, trans. Coleman Barks
10:The supreme state of Self-awareness is never absent. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
11:You alone exist, O Heart, the radiance of Awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
12:Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. ~ Carl Sagan,
13:You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
14:The meditator must develop both awareness and equanimity together in order to advance along the path.
   ~ Goenka,
15:Awareness isn't hidden. But you can only find it right now. It's only now. ~ Bodhidharma,
16:There is only one state, that of consciousness or awareness or existence. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
17:Self-awareness never decays. It is unrelated to anything. It is Self-luminous. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
18:All awareness is power and all power conceals awareness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, RV I.1.1,
19:Awareness is jnana. Jnana is eternal and natural, ajnana is unnatural and unreal. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
20:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either." ~ Bodhidharma,
21:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
22:It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the 'I Am,' our real presence, can awaken. ~ George Gurdjieff,
23:That which then remains separate and alone by itself, that pure Awareness is what I am. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
24:Only one's own awareness is direct knowledge. No aids are needed to know one's own Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
25:with awareness the
appearance of conflict
disappears into unity
~ Tilopa, @BashoSociety
26:The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.
   ~ Phillip Yancey,
27:For knowing That which Is, there is no other knower. Hence Being is Awareness and we are all Awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
28:A monk asks: Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?
The master answers: Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature. ~ Angelus Silesius,
29:Lo! This is self-awareness! It surpasses all avenues of speech and thought.
I, Tilopa, have nothing to reveal. You should know it yourself through inward examination. ~ Tilopa,
30:Awareness is the greatest agent for change." ~ Eckhart Tolle, (b. 1948) a spiritual teacher, a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of "The Power of Now," Wikipedia.,
31:All you can say about yourself is: 'I am.' You are pure being - awareness - bliss. To realise that is the end of all seeking. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
32:And through the opening or clearing in your own awareness may come flashing higher truths, subtler revelations, profound connections. For a moment you might even touch eternity. ~ ken-wilber,
33:If you hold this feeling of 'I' long enough and strongly, the false 'I' will vanish, leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent 'I', Consciousness itself. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
34:In things lacking awareness, this desire is called "natural desire". Thus, it is said that a stone desires to be downwards ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 2.47).,
35:Just as a screen is never agitated by the drama in a movie, so being aware or awareness itself is never disturbed by the content of experience." ~ Rupert Spria "Being Aware of Being Aware", (2017),
36:Keep always this awareness of my constant loving presence and all will be all right.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, The Mother, Relations with Others, 'I am with You', [T1],
37:The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant. In other words how to combine the search for an experience of inner awareness with effective social action. ~ Ursula K LeGuin,
38:We do not 'have' awareness, we are awareness. Awareness is not an attribute of the body, just as the screen is not a property of a character in a movie." ~ Rupert Spira "The Nature of Consciousness,", (2017).,
39:Knowledge is as infinite as the stars in the sky. There is no end to all of the subjects that one could study. It is better to immediately get their essence - The unchanging fortress of pure awareness. ~ Longchenpa,
40:Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
41:The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation. ~ ken-wilber,
42:Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, (b. 1944), "Mindfulness for Beginners,", (2012, 2016),
43:Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
44:The present is always invisible because it's environmental and saturates the whole field of attention so overwhelmingly; thus everyone but the artist, the man of integral awareness, is alive in an earlier day. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
45:Know me as the true essence of jnana that shines uninterruptedly in your Heart.
Destroy the objectifying awareness of the ego-mind that arrogantly cavorts as 'I'. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Padamalai,
46:Repeat the old practice, "To whom do thoughts arise?"
Keep up the practice until there are no breaks.
Practice alone will bring about continuity of awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 628,
47:Samādhi is our natural state of clear self-awareness, because it is a state that the mind enters only by the practice of self-attentiveness: that is, by attending only to 'I'. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
48:Zen is a path of liberation. It liberates you. It is freedom from the first step to the last. You are not required to follow any rules; you are required to find out your own rules and your own life in the light of awareness." ~ Osho,
49:By interiorizing its awareness, it is no longer merely buffeted by the immediate fluctuations in the environment: its relative autonomy-its capacity to remain stable in the midst of shifting circumstances-increases. ~ Ken Wilber, SES,
50:Your duty is to be; and not to be this or that." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, (1879-1950), Hindu sage, recommended self-enquiry as the principal means to remove ignorance and abide in Self-awareness, Wikipedia.,
51:Do not cling to conventional thoughts, religion, concepts and so on. Let go! Drop all artificial conceptions of Life, for it is only then that it can be taken into you, or you into it, in consciousness Self-awareness." ~ Sunyata, Danish mystic. ,
52:When your mind is quiet, you enter into the flow of love, and you just flow from one moment to the next as naturally as breathing. Whatever arises, I embrace it with love in the moment. In this moment there is just awareness and love. ~ Ram Dass,
53:Awareness is colored by experience but is never tarnished or sullied by anything that takes place within it. Pure knowing, being aware of awareness itself is always in the same pristine condition." ~ Rupert Spira,"Being Aware of Being Aware,", (2017),
54:It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the 'I Am,' our real presence, can awaken." ~ George Gurdjieff, (c. 1870 - 1949) mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer, of Armenian and Greek descent, Wikipedia.,
55:There is the awareness of the waking state and the stillness of sleep. It lies between sleep and waking; it is also the interval between two successive thoughts. It is not dullness but it is bliss. It is not transitory but it is eternal. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
56:Unity is the basis of the gnostic consciousness, mutuality the natural result of its direct awareness of oneness in diversity, harmony the inevitable power of the working of its force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Divine Life,
57:As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind's compulsive control, contractions and identifications. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute un-manifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing. ~ Adyashanti,
58:Never allow yourself to believe that something's wrong in your life. Catch it before it starts. And say to yourself: "I am effortless, choiceless, Pure Awareness." Know the truth about yourself. God has no problems. Neither do you. For you are That. ~ Robert Adams,
59:The body and the mind, are only symptoms of ignorance - of misapprehension. Behave as if you were Pure Awareness, bodiless and mindless, spaceless and timeless; beyond 'where', and 'when', and 'how'. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
60:It's a beautiful paradox: the more you open your consciousness, the fewer unpleasant events intrude themselves into your awareness." ~ Thaddeus Golas, (1924 - 1997) American, author of "The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment," a blending of physics & spirituality, Wikipedia,
61:Unconditioned consciousness is God, the one and only reality. By unconditioned consciousness is meant a sense of awareness; a sense of knowing that I AM apart from knowing who I AM;…" ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), American mystic teacher. "The Complete Reader,", (2013).,
62:Infinite awareness and the finite mind are not two different entities. The finite mind is simply an imaginary limitation, self-assumed by infinite awareness for the sake of manifesting objective experience." ~ Rupert Spira, (b.1960) "Being Aware of Being Aware,", (2017), Wiki.,
63:Ignorance can be compared to a dark room in which you sleep. No matter how long the room has been dark, an hour or a million years, the moment the lamp of awareness is lit the entire room becomes luminous. You are that luminosity. You are that clear light. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche,
64:Once you realize that the body depends on the mind, and the mind on consciousness, and consciousness on awareness, and not the other way round, your question about waiting for self-realization till you die is answered. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
65:If you make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper & deeper into your own inner Self where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts. The effort is sublimated in just awareness of the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
66:The 'I' casts off the illusion of 'I' and yet remains as 'I'. Such is the paradox of Self-Realization." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, (1879-950), Hindu sage, recommended self-enquiry as the principal means to remove ignorance and abide in Self-awareness, Wikipedia.,
67:You are not even a human being. You just are - a point of awareness, co-extensive with time and space and beyond both, the ultimate cause, itself uncaused. If you ask me "Who are you?", my answer would be: "Nothing in particular. Yet, I am". ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
68:Intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti,
69:The body and the mind are only symptoms of ignorance, of misapprehension. Behave as if you were pure awareness, bodiless and mindless, spaceless and timeless, beyond 'where' and 'when' and 'how'. Dwell on it, think of it, learn to accept its reality. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
70:A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj,
71:You are being - awareness - bliss. You come to it when you see all you think yourself to be as mere imagination and stand aloof in pure awareness of the transient as transient, imaginary as imaginary, unreal as unreal. It is not difficult, but detachment is needed. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
72:But, nevertheless, if there is even the slightest recognition, liberation is easy. Should you ask why this is so-it is because once the awesome, terrifying and fearful appearances arise, the awareness does not have the luxury of distraction. The awareness is one-pointedly concentrated.
   ~ Karma-glin-pa, The Tibetan Book of the Dead,
73:the spiritual transformation :::
The spiritual change is the established descent of the peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Divine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness to that. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III,
74:A hundred things may be explained to you, a thousand things told, but one thing only should you grasp. Know one thing and everything is freed- remain within your inner nature, your Awareness. May I recognize all the manifestations that appear to me in the bardo (intermediate state) as being my own projections; emanations of my own mind. ~ Padmasambhava,
75:For concentration does indeed unlock all doors; it lies at the heart of every practice as it is of the essence of all theory; and almost all the various rules and regulations are aimed at securing adeptship in this matter. All the subsidiary work—awareness, one-pointedness, mindfulness and the rest—is intended to train you to this. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,
76:At all times, do not lose courage in your inner awareness; uplift yourself, while assuming a humble position in your outer demeanor. Follow the example of the life and complete liberation of previous accomplished masters. Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the dharma. Do not blame temporary negative circumstances; instead, be someone who remains steadfast in the face of whatever circumstances may arise. ~ Dudjom Rinpoche,
77:Whatever you have in your mind—forget it; whatever you have in your hand—give it; whatever is to be your fate—face it." ~ Abū Saʿīd Abū'l-Khayr, (967 -1049), famous Sufi poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition, Wikipedia. "One day man will realize that his own I AM-ness is the God he has been seeking throughout the ages, and that his own sense of awareness - his consciousness of being - is the one and only reality." ~ Neville Goddard, "The Complete Reader,", (2013),
78:This awareness, free from an inside or an outside, is open like the sky.
   It is penetrating Wakefulness free from limitations and partiality.
   Within the vast and open space of this all-embracing mind,
   All phenomena of samsara and nirvana manifest like rainbows in the sky.
   Within this state of unwavering awareness,
   All that appears and exists, like a reflection,
   Appears but is empty, resounds but is empty.
   Its nature is Emptiness from the very beginning.
   ~ Tsogdruk Rinpoche, The Flight of Garuda,
79:We have to entertain the possibility that there is no reason for something existing; or that the split between subject and object is only our name for something equally accidental we call knowledge; or, an even more difficult thought, that while there may be some order to the self and the cosmos, to the microcosm and macrocosm, it is an order that is absolutely indifferent to our existence, and of which we can have only a negative awareness.
   ~ Eugene Thacker, In the Dust of This Planet: Horror Of Philosophy vol. 1,
80:Lojong Slogan 1. First, train in the preliminaries; The four reminders. or alternatively called the Four Thoughts
   1. Maintain an awareness of the preciousness of human life.
   2. Be aware of the reality that life ends; death comes for everyone; Impermanence.
   3. Recall that whatever you do, whether virtuous or not, has a result; Karma.
   4. Contemplate that as long as you are too focused on self-importance and too caught up in thinking about how you are good or bad, you will experience suffering. Obsessing about getting what you want and avoiding what you dont want does not result in happiness; Ego.
   ~ Wikipedia,
81:Someone told me that Ramana Maharshi lives on the overmental plane or that his realisation is on the same level as Shankara's. How is it then that he is not aware of the arrival of the Divine, while others, for instance X's Guru, had this awareness?

I can't say on what plane the Maharshi is, but his method is that of Adwaita Knowledge and Moksha - so there is no necessity for him to recognise the arrival of the Divine. X's Guru was a bhakta of the Divine Mother and believed in the dynamic side of existence, so it was quite natural for him to have the revelation of the coming of the Mother. 23 January 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
82:A man will cherish the illusion that he is the doer as long as he has not seen God, as long as he has not touched the Philosopher's Stone. So long will he know the distinction between his good and bad actions. This awareness of distinction is due to God's maya; and it is necessary for the purpose of running His illusory world. But a man can realize God if he takes shelter under His vidyamaya and follows the path of righteousness. He who knows God and realizes Him is able to go beyond maya. He who firmly believes that God alone is the Doer and he himself a mere instrument is a jivanmukta, a free soul though living in a body. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
83:To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
84:Visitor. I am taught that Mantra Japam is very potent in practice.
Bhagavan. The Self is the greatest of all mantras and goes on automatically and eternally. If you are not aware of this internal mantra, you should take to do it consciously as japam, which is attended with effort, to ward off all other thoughts.

By constant attention to it, you will eventually become aware of the internal mantra, which is the state of Realisation and is effortless. Firmness in this awareness will keep you continually and effortlessly in the current, however much you may be engaged on other activities.
Listening to Veda chanting and mantras has the same result as conscious repetitions of japam - its rhythm is the japam. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
85:I mean by the Higher Mind a first plane of spiritual [consciousness] where one becomes constantly and closely aware of the Self, the One everywhere and knows and sees things habitually with that awareness; but it is still very much on the mind level although highly spiritual in its essential substance; and its instrumentation is through an elevated thought-power and comprehensive mental sight-not illumined by any of the intenser upper lights but as if in a large strong and clear daylight. It acts as an intermediate state between the Truth-Light above and the human mind; communicating the higher knowledge in a form that the Mind intensified, broadened, made spiritually supple, can receive without being blinded or dazzled by a Truth beyond it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art, [9:342],
86:A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows 'to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally'
   To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness.
   Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, Liber LUX, Augoeides [49-50],
87:Worldly affairs are all deceptive;
So I seek the truth Divine.
Excitements and distractions are illusions;
So I meditate on the non-dual Truth.
Companions and servants are deceptive;
So I remain in solitude.
Money and possessions are also deceptive;
So if I have them, I give them away.
Things in the outer world are all illusion;
The Inner Mind is that which I observe.
Wandering thoughts are all deceptive;
So I only tread the path of wisdom.
Deceptive are the teachings of expedient truth;
The final truth is that on which I meditate.
Books written in black ink are all misleading;
I only meditate on the pith-instructions of the whispered lineage.
Words and sayings, too, are but illusion;
At ease, I rest my mind in the effortless state.
Birth and death are both illusions;
I observe but the truth of no-arising.
The common mind is in every way misleading;
And so I practice how to animate awareness.
The Mind-holding Practice
is misleading and deceptive;
And so I rest in the realm of reality. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
88:Non-attachment/Non-disinterest best describes the magical condition of acting without lust of result. It is very difficult for humans to decide on something and then to do it purely for its own sake. Yet it is precisely this ability which is required to execute magical acts. Only single-pointed awareness will do. Attachment is to be understood both in the positive and negative sense, for aversion is its other face. Attachment to any attribute of oneself, ones personality, ones ambitions, ones relationships or sensory experiences - or equally, aversion to any of these - will prove limiting. On the other hand, it is fatal to lose interest in these things for they are ones symbolic system or magical reality. Rather, one is attempting to touch the sensitive parts of ones reality more lightly in order to deny the spoiling hand of grasping desire and boredom. Thereby one may gain enough freedom to act magically. In addition to these two meditations there is a third, more active, form of metamorphosis, and this involves ones everyday habits. However innocuous they might seem, habits in thought, word, and deed are the anchor of the personality. The magician aims to pull up that anchor and cast himself free on the seas of chaos.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
89:I accept, will not give up, and will practice each of the Three Jewels,
   And will not let go of my guru or my yidam deity.
   As the samaya of the Buddha, first among the Three Jewels,
   I will apply myself to the true, essential reality.
   As the samaya of sacred Dharma, second among the Three Jewels,
   I will distill the very essence of all the vehicles' teachings.
   As the samaya of the Sangha, the third and final Jewel,
   I will look upon reality; I will behold pure awareness.
   And as the samaya of the guru and the yidam deity,
   I will take my very own mind, my pure mind, as a witness.
  
   Generally speaking, the Three Jewels should be regarded as the ultimate place to take refuge. As was taught in the section on taking refuge, your mind should be focused one-pointedly, with all your hopes and trust placed in their care. The gurus are a lamp that dispels the darkness of ignorance.
   As the guides who lead you along the path to liberation, they are your sole source of refuge and protection, from now until you attain enlightenment.
   For these reasons, you should act with unwavering faith, pure view and devotion, and engage in the approach and accomplishment of the divine yidam deity. ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche III, Great Perfection Outer and Inner Preliminaries,
90:all is the method of God's workings; all life is Yoga :::
   Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognize in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of the might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and self-conscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and there for right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Conditions of the Synthesis [47] [T1],
91:From above to below, the sefirot depict the drama of emanation, the transition from Ein Sof to creation. In the words of Azriel of Gerona, "They constitute the process by which all things come into being and pass away." From below to above, the sefirot constitute a ladder of ascent back to the One. The union of Tif'eret and Shekhinah gives birth to the human soul, and the mystical journey begins with the awareness of this spiritual fact of life. Shekhinah is the opening to the divine: "One who enters must enter through this gate." Once inside, the sefirot are no longer an abstract theological system; they become a map of consciousness. The mystic climbs and probes, discovering dimensions of being. Spiritual and psychological wholeness is achieved by meditating on the qualities of each sefirah, by imitating and integrating the attributes of God. "When you cleave to the sefirot, the divine holy spirit enters into you, into every sensation and every movement." But the path is not easy. Divine will can be harsh: Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac in order to balance love with rigor. From the Other Side, demonic forces threaten and seduce. [The demonic is rooted in the divine]. Contemplatively and psychologically, evil must be encountered, not evaded. By knowing and withstanding the dark underside of wisdom, the spiritual seeker is refined.~ Daniel C Matt, The Essential Kabbalah, 10,
92:So too we can rise to a consciousness above and observe the various parts of our being, inner and outer, mental, vital and physical and the subconscient below all, and act upon one or other or the whole from that higher status. It is possible also to go down from that height or from any height into any of these lower states and take its limited light or its obscurity as our place of working while the rest that we are is either temporarily put away or put behind or else kept as a field of reference from which we can get support, sanction or light and influence or as a status into which we can ascend or recede and from it observe the inferior movements. Or we can plunge into trance, get within ourselves and be conscious there while all outward things are excluded; or we can go beyond even this inner awareness and lose ourselves in some deeper other consciousness or some high superconscience. There is also a pervading equal consciousness into which we can enter and see all ourselves with one enveloping glance or omnipresent awareness one and indivisible. All this which looks strange and abnormal or may seem fantastic to the surface reason acquainted only with our normal status of limited ignorance and its movements divided from our inner higher and total reality, becomes easily intelligible and admissible in the light of the larger reason and logic of the Infinite or by the admission of the greater illimitable powers of the Self, the Spirit in us which is of one essence with the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 1.2.02
93:The Song Of View, Practice, And Action :::
Oh, my Guru! The Exemplar of the View, Practice, and Action,
Pray vouchsafe me your grace, and enable me
To be absorbed in the realm of Self-nature!

For the View, Practice, Action, and Accomplishment
There are three Key-points you should know:

All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind;
The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination
Which can neither be conceived nor touched.
These are the Key-points of the View.

Errant thoughts are liberated in the Dharmakaya;
The awareness, the illumination, is always blissful;
Meditate in a manner of non-doing and non-effort.
These are the Key-points of Practice.

In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.

There is no Nivana to attain beyond;
There is no Samsara here to renounce;
Truly to know the Self-mind
It is to be the Buddha Himself.
These are the Key-points of Accomplishment.

Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One.
This One is the Void Nature of Being,
Which only a wondrous Guru
Can clearly illustrate.

Much activity is of no avail;
If one sees the Simultaneously Born Wisdom,
He reaches the goal.

For all practioners of Dharma
The preaching is a precious gem;
It is my direct experience from yogic meditation.
Think carefully and bear it in your minds,
Oh, my children and disciples. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
94:THE FOUR FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICES
   Changing the Karmic Traces
   Throughout the day, continuously remain in the awareness that all experience is a dream. Encounter all things as objects in a dream, all events as events in a dream, all people as people in a dream.
   Envision your own body as a transparent illusory body. Imagine you are in a lucid dream during the entire day. Do not allow these reminders to be merely empty repetition. Each time you tell yourself, "This is a dream," actually become more lucid. Involve your body and your senses in becoming more present.

   Removing Grasping and Aversion
   Encounter all things that create desire and attachment as the illusory empty, luminous phenomena of a dream. Recognize your reactions to phenomena as a dream; all emotions, judgments, and preferences are being dreamt up. You can be certain that you are doing this correctly if immediately upon remembering that your reaction is a dream, desire and attachment lessen.

   Strengthening Intention
   Before going to sleep, review the day and reflect on how the practice has been. Let memories of the day arise and recognize them as memories of dream. Develop a strong intention to be aware in the coming night's dreams. Put your whole heart into this intention and pray strongly for success.

   Cultivating Memory and joyful Effort
   Begin the day with the strong intention to maintain the practice. Review the night, developing happiness if you remembered or were lucid in your dreams. Recommit yourself to the practice, with the intention to become lucid if you were not, and to further develop lucidity if you were. At any time during the day or evening it is good to pray for success in practice. Generate as strong an intention as possible. This is the key to the practice, ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
95:Hence, it's obvious to see why in AA the community is so important; we are powerless over ourselves. Since we don't have immediate awareness of the Higher Power and how it works, we need to be constantly reminded of our commitment to freedom and liberation. The old patterns are so seductive that as they go off, they set off the association of ideas and the desire to give in to our addiction with an enormous force that we can't handle. The renewal of defeat often leads to despair. At the same time, it's a source of hope for those who have a spiritual view of the process. Because it reminds us that we have to renew once again our total dependence on the Higher Power. This is not just a notional acknowledgment of our need. We feel it from the very depths of our being. Something in us causes our whole being to cry out, "Help!" That's when the steps begin to work. And that, I might add, is when the spiritual journey begins to work. A lot of activities that people in that category regard as spiritual are not communicating to them experientially their profound dependence on the grace of God to go anywhere with their spiritual practices or observances. That's why religious practice can be so ineffective. The real spiritual journey depends on our acknowledging the unmanageability of our lives. The love of God or the Higher Power is what heals us. Nobody becomes a full human being without love. It brings to life people who are most damaged. The steps are really an engagement in an ever-deepening relationship with God. Divine love picks us up when we sincerely believe nobody else will. We then begin to experience freedom, peace, calm, equanimity, and liberation from cravings for what we have come to know are damaging-cravings that cannot bring happiness, but at best only momentary relief that makes the real problem worse. ~ Thomas Keating, Divine Therapy and Addiction,
96:There is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition. For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, I am He, Thou art That, O Swetaketu, All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge,
97:Response To A Logician :::
I bow at the feet of my teacher Marpa.
And sing this song in response to you.
Listen, pay heed to what I say,
forget your critique for a while.

The best seeing is the way of "nonseeing"
the radiance of the mind itself.
The best prize is what cannot be looked for
the priceless treasure of the mind itself.

The most nourishing food is "noneating"
the transcendent food of samadhi.
The most thirst-quenching drink is "nondrinking"
the nectar of heartfelt compassion.

Oh, this self-realizing awareness
is beyond words and description!
The mind is not the world of children,
nor is it that of logicians.

Attaining the truth of "nonattainment,"
you receive the highest initiation.
Perceiving the void of high and low,
you reach the sublime stage.

Approaching the truth of "nonmovement,"
you follow the supreme path.
Knowing the end of birth and death,
the ultimate purpose is fulfilled.

Seeing the emptiness of reason,
supreme logic is perfected.
When you know that great and small are groundless,
you have entered the highest gateway.

Comprehending beyond good and evil
opens the way to perfect skill.
Experiencing the dissolution of duality,
you embrace the highest view.

Observing the truth of "nonobservation"
opens the way to meditating.
Comprehending beyond "ought" and "oughtn't"
opens the way to perfect action.

When you realize the truth of "noneffort,"
you are approaching the highest fruition.
Ignorant are those who lack this truth:
arrogant teachers inflated by learning,
scholars bewitched by mere words,
and yogis seduced by prejudice.
For though they yearn for freedom,
they find only enslavement. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
98:Song To The Rock Demoness :::
River, ripples, and waves, these three,
When emerging, arise from the ocean itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the ocean itself.

Habitual thinking, love, and possessiveness, these three,
When arising, arise from the alaya consciousness itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the alaya consciousness itself.

Self-awareness, self-illumination, self-liberation, these three,
When arising, arise from the mind itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the mind itself.

The unborn, unceasing, and unexpressed, these three,
When emerging, arise from the nature of being itself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the nature of being itself.

The visions of demons, clinging to demons, and thoughts of demons,
When arising, arise from the Yogin himself.
When disappearing, they disappear into the Yogin himself.

Since demons are the phantoms of the mind,
If it is not understood by the Yogin that they are empty appearances,
And even if he thinks they are real, meditation is confused.

But the root of the delusion is in his own mind.
By observation of the nature of manifestations,
He realizes the identity of manifestation and void,
And by understanding, he knows that the two are not different.

Meditation and not meditation are not two but one,
The cause of all errors is to look upon the two things as different.
From the ultimate point of view, there is no view.

If you make comparison between the nature of the mind
And the nature of the heavens,
Then the true nature of being itself is penetrated.

See, now, that you look into the true meaning which is beyond thought.
Arrange to enter into undisturbed meditation.
And be mindful of the Unceasing Intuitive Sensation! ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
99:I have already told you this several times. When you are in a particular set of circumstances and certain events take place, these events often oppose your desire or what seems best to you, and often you happen to regret this and say to yourself, "Ah! how good it would have been if it were otherwise, if it had been like this or like that", for little things and big things.... Then years pass by, events are unfolded; you progress, become more conscious, understand better, and when you look back, you notice―first with astonishment, then later with a smile―that those very circumstances which seemed to you quite disastrous or unfavourable, were exactly the best thing that could have happened to you to make you progress as you should have. And if you are the least bit wise you tell yourself, "Truly, the divine Grace is infinite."

So, when this sort of thing has happened to you a number of times, you begin to understand that in spite of the blindness of man and deceptive appearances, the Grace is at work everywhere, so that at every moment it is the best possible thing that happens in the state the world is in at that moment. It is because our vision is limited or even because we are blinded by our own preferences that we cannot discern that things are like this.

But when one begins to see it, one enters upon a state of wonder which nothing can describe. For behind the appearances one perceives this Grace―infinite, wonderful, all-powerful―which knows all, organises all, arranges all, and leads us, whether we like it or not, whether we know it or not, towards the supreme goal, that is, union with the Divine, the awareness of the Godhead and union with Him.

Then one lives in the Action and Presence of the Grace a life full of joy, of wonder, with the feeling of a marvellous strength, and at the same time with a trust so calm, so complete, that nothing can shake it any longer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, 8 August 1956,
100:As Korzybski and the general semanticists have pointed out, our words, symbols, signs, thoughts and ideas are merely maps of reality, not reality itself, because "the map is not the territory." The word "water" won't satisfy your thirst.

   But we live in the world of maps and words as if it were the real world. Following in the footsteps of Adam, we have become totally lost in a world of purely fantasy maps and boundaries. And these illusory boundaries, with the opposites they create, have become our impassioned battles.
   Most of our "problems of living," then, are based on the illusion that the opposites can and should be separated and isolated from one another. But since all opposites are actually aspects of one underlying reality, this is like trying to totally separate the two ends of a single rubber band. All you can do is pull harder and harder-until something violently snaps. Thus we might be able to understand that, in all the mystical traditions the world over, one who sees through the illusion of the opposites is called "liberated." Because he is "freed from the pairs" of opposites, he is freed in this life from the fundamentally nonsensical problems and conflicts involved in the war of opposites. He no longer manipulates the opposites one against the other in his search for peace, but instead transcends them both. Not good vs. evil but beyond good and evil. Not life against death but a center of awareness that transcends both. The point is not to separate the opposites and make "positive progress," but rather to unify and harmonize the opposites, both positive and negative, by discovering a ground which transcends and encompasses them both. And that ground, as we will soon see, is unity consciousness itself. In the meantime, let us note, as does the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, that liberation is not freedom from the negative, but freedom from the pairs altogether:
   Content with getting what arrives of itself
   Passed beyond the pairs, free from envy,
   Not attached to success nor failure,
   Even acting, he is not bound.
   He is to be recognized as eternally free
   Who neither loathes nor craves;
   For he that is freed from the pairs,
   Is easily freed from conflict.

   ~ Ken Wilber, No Boundary,
101:formal-operational ::: The orange altitude emerged a few hundred years ago with the European Rennisance. Its modern, rational view grew in prominance through the Age of Enlightenment and came to its fullest expression during the Industrial Revolution.

Fueling this age of reason and science was the emergence of formal operational cognition, or the ability to operate on thoughts themselves. No longer limited to reflection on concrete objects, cognition moves from representations to abstractions and can now operate on a range of non-tangiable propositions that may not reflect the concrete world. This is the basis of scientific reasoning through hypothesis. Orange also brings multiplistic thinking, or the realization that there are several possible ways of approaching a situation, even though one is still considered most right. Self-sense at orange features two shifts, first to expert and then to achiever, these moves feature an increase in self-awareness and appreciation for multiple possibilities in a given situation. Recognition that one doesnt always live up to idealized social expectations is fueled by an awareness that begins to penetrate the inner world of subjectivity. This is the beginning of introspection. An objectifiable self-sense and the capacity to take a third person perspective. Needs shift from belonging to self-esteem. And values land on pragmatic utiliarian approaches to life that rely on ... and thinking to earn progress, prosperity and self-reliance. Morality at orange sees right defined by universal ethical principles. The emergence of formal operational thinking at orange enables a world-centric care for universal human rights and the right of each individual for autonomy and the pursuit of happiness. A desire for individual dignity and self-respect are also driving forces behind orange morality. A significant number of the founding fathers of the United States harbored orange values. ...

Faith at orange is called Individual Reflective and so far as identity and world-view are differentiated from others, and faith takes on an essence of critical thought. Demythologizing symbols into conceptual meanings. At orange we see the emergence of rational deism and secularism. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-51, Formal Operational,
102:higher mind or late vision logic ::: Even more rare, found stably in less than 1% of the population and even more emergent is the turquoise altitude.

Cognition at Turquoise is called late vision-logic or cross-paradigmatic and features the ability to connect meta-systems or paradigms, with other meta-systems. This is the realm of coordinating principles. Which are unified systems of systems of abstraction to other principles. ... Aurobindo indian sage and philosopher offers a more first-person account of turquoise which he called higher-mind, a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamism capable of formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming of all of which a spontaneous inherient knowledge.

Self-sense at turquoise is called Construct-aware and is the first stage of Cook-Greuter's extension of Loveigers work on ego-development. The Construct-aware stage sees individuals for the first time as exploring more and more complex thought-structures with awareness of the automatic nature of human map making and absurdities which unbridaled complexity and logical argumentation can lead. Individuals at this stage begin to see their ego as a central point of reference and therefore a limit to growth. They also struggle to balance unique self-expressions and their concurrent sense of importance, the imperical and intuitive knowledge that there is no fundamental subject-object separation and the budding awareness of self-identity as temporary which leads to a decreased ego-desire to create a stable self-identity. Turquoise individuals are keenly aware of the interplay between awareness, thought, action and effects. They seek personal and spiritual transformation and hold a complex matrix of self-identifications, the adequecy of which they increasingly call into question. Much of this already points to Turquoise values which embrace holistic and intuitive thinking and alignment to universal order in a conscious fashion.

Faith at Turquoise is called Universalising and can generate faith compositions in which conceptions of Ultimate Reality start to include all beings. Individuals at Turquoise faith dedicate themselves to transformation of present reality in the direction of transcendent actuality. Both of these are preludes to the coming of Third Tier. ~ Essential Integral, L4.1-54, Higher Mind,
103:meta-systemic operations ::: As the 1950's and 60s begin to roll around the last stage of first tier emerged as a cultural force. With the Green Altitude we see the emergence of Pluralistic, Multicultural, Post-Modern world-views.

Cognition is starting to move beyond formal-operations into the realm of co-ordinating systems of abstractions, in what is called Meta-systemic Cognition. While formal-operations acted upon the classes and relations between members of classes. Meta-systemic operations start at the level of relating systems to systems. The focus of these investigations is placed upon comparing, contrasting, transforming and synthesizing entire systems, rather than components of one system. This emergent faculty allows self-sense to focus around a heightened sense of individuality and an increased ability for emotional resonance. The recognition of individual differences, the ability to tolerate paradox and contradiction, and greater conceptual complexity all provide for an understanding of conflict as being both internally and externally caused. Context plays a major role in the creation of truth and individual perspective. With each being context dependent and open to subjective interpretation, meaning each perspective and truth are rendered relative and are not able to be judged as better or more true than any other. This fuels a value set that centers on softness over cold rationality. Sensitivity and preference over objectivity.

Along with a focus on community harmony and equality which drives the valuing of sensitivity to others, reconcilation, consensus, dialogue, relationship, human development, bonding, and a seeking of a peace with the inner-self. Moral decisions are based on rights, values, or principles that are agreeable to all individuals composing a society based on fair and beneficial practices. All of this leads to the Equality movements and multiculturalism. And to the extreme form of relativitism which we saw earlier as context dependant nature of all truth including objective facts.

Faith at the green altitude is called Conjunctive, and allows the self to integrate what was unrecognized by the previous stages self-certainty and cognitive and affective adaptation to reality. New features at this level of faith include the unification of symbolic power with conceptual meaning, an awareness of ones social unconscious, a reworking of ones past, and an opening to ones deeper self. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-52, Meta-systemic Operations,
104:PROTECTION
   Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky.
   Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space.
   This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected.
   Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance.
   You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path.
   The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
105:The supreme Truth aspect which thus manifests itself to us is an eternal and infinite and absolute self-existence, self-awareness, self-delight of being; this bounds all things and secretly supports and pervades all things. This Self-existence reveals itself again in three terms of its essential nature,-self, conscious being or spirit, and God or the Divine Being. The Indian terms are more satisfactory,-Brahman the Reality is Atman, Purusha, Ishwara; for these terms grew from a root of Intuition and, while they have a comprehensive preciseness, are capable of a plastic application which avoids both vagueness in the use and the rigid snare of a too limiting intellectual concept. The Supreme Brahman is that which in Western metaphysics is called the Absolute: but Brahman is at the same time the omnipresent Reality in which all that is relative exists as its forms or its movements; this is an Absolute which takes all relativities in its embrace. [...] Brahman is the Consciousness that knows itself in all that exists; Brahman is the force that sustains the power of God and Titan and Demon, the Force that acts in man and animal and the forms and energies of Nature; Brahman is the Ananda, the secret Bliss of existence which is the ether of our being and without which none could breathe or live. Brahman is the inner Soul in all; it has taken a form in correspondence with each created form which it inhabits. The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; He is Space and all that is in Space; He is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the Transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe. These and similar statements taken together are all-comprehensive: it is possible for the mind to cut and select, to build a closed system and explain away all that does not fit within it; but it is on the complete and many-sided statement that we must take our stand if we have to acquire an integral knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 02: The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution, Part I, The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti [336-337],
106:STAGE TWO: THE CHONYID
   The Chonyid is the period of the appearance of the peaceful and wrathful deities-that is to say, the subtle realm, the Sambhogakaya. When the Clear Light of the causal realm is resisted and contracted against, then that Reality is transformed into the primordial seed forms of the peaceful deities (ishtadevas of the subtle sphere), and these in turn, if resisted and denied, are transformed into the wrathful deities.
   The peaceful deities appear first: through seven successive substages, there appear various forms of the tathagatas, dakinis, and vidyadharas, all accompanied by the most dazzlingly brilliant colors and aweinspiring suprahuman sounds. One after another, the divine visions, lights, and subtle luminous sounds cascade through awareness. They are presented, given, to the individual openly, freely, fully, and completely: visions of God in almost painful intensity and brilliance.
   How the individual handles these divine visions and sounds (nada) is of the utmost significance, because each divine scenario is accompanied by a much less intense vision, by a region of relative dullness and blunted illuminations. These concomitant dull and blunted visions represent the first glimmerings of the world of samsara, of the six realms of egoic grasping, of the dim world of duality and fragmentation and primitive forms of low-level unity.
   According to the Thotrol. most individuals simply recoil in the face of these divine illuminations- they contract into less intense and more manageable forms of experience. Fleeing divine illumination, they glide towards the fragmented-and thus less intense-realm of duality and multiplicity. But it's not just that they recoil against divinity-it is that they are attracted to the lower realms, drawn to them, and find satisfaction in them. The Thotrol says they are actually "attracted to the impure lights." As we have put it, these lower realms are substitute gratifications. The individual thinks that they are just what he wants, these lower realms of denseness. But just because these realms are indeed dimmer and less intense, they eventually prove to be worlds without bliss, without illumination, shot through with pain and suffering. How ironic: as a substitute for God, individuals create and latch onto Hell, known as samsara, maya, dismay. In Christian theology it is said that the flames of Hell are God's love (Agape) denied.
   Thus the message is repeated over and over again in the Chonyid stage: abide in the lights of the Five Wisdoms and subtle tathagatas, look not at the duller lights of samsara. of the six realms, of safe illusions and egoic dullness. As but one example:
   Thereupon, because of the power of bad karma, the glorious blue light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu will produce in thee fear and terror, and thou wilt wish to flee from it. Thou wilt begat a fondness for the dull white light of the devas [one of the lower realms].
   At this stage, thou must not be awed by the divine blue light which will appear shining, dazzling, and glorious; and be not startled by it. That is the light of the Tathagata called the Light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu.
   Be not fond of the dull white light of the devas. Be not attached to it; be not weak. If thou be attached to it, thou wilt wander into the abodes of the devas and be drawn into the whirl of the Six Lokas.
   The point is this: ''If thou are frightened by the pure radiances of Wisdom and attracted by the impure lights of the Six Lokas [lower realms], then thou wilt assume a body in any of the Six Lokas and suffer samsaric miseries; and thou wilt never be emancipated from the Ocean of Samsara, wherein thou wilt be whirled round and round and made to taste the sufferings thereof."
   But here is what is happening: in effect, we are seeing the primal and original form of the Atman project in its negative and contracting aspects. In this second stage (the Chonyid), there is already some sort of boundary in awareness, there is already some sort of subject-object duality superimposed upon the original Wholeness and Oneness of the Chikhai Dharmakaya. So now there is boundary-and wherever there is boundary, there is the Atman project. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project, 129,
107:GURU YOGA
   Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master.
   What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
   In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
   The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.
   Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga.
  
The Practice
   After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga.
   Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind.
   When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind.
   After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa.
   There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, [T3],
108:AUGOEIDES:
   The magicians most important invocation is that of his Genius, Daemon, True Will, or Augoeides. This operation is traditionally known as attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is sometimes known as the Magnum Opus or Great Work.
   The Augoeides may be defined as the most perfect vehicle of Kia on the plane of duality. As the avatar of Kia on earth, the Augoeides represents the true will, the raison detre of the magician, his purpose in existing. The discovery of ones true will or real nature may be difficult and fraught with danger, since a false identification leads to obsession and madness. The operation of obtaining the knowledge and conversation is usually a lengthy one. The magician is attempting a progressive metamorphosis, a complete overhaul of his entire existence. Yet he has to seek the blueprint for his reborn self as he goes along. Life is less the meaningless accident it seems. Kia has incarnated in these particular conditions of duality for some purpose. The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. Each incarnation represents a task, or a puzzle to be solved, on the way to some greater form of completion.
   The key to this puzzle is in the phenomena of the plane of duality in which we find ourselves. We are, as it were, trapped in a labyrinth or maze. The only thing to do is move about and keep a close watch on the way the walls turn. In a completely chaotic universe such as this one, there are no accidents. Everything is signifcant. Move a single grain of sand on a distant shore and the entire future history of the world will eventually be changed. A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally.
   To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness.
   Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within.
   Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. Having communicated with the invoked form, the magician should draw it into himself and go forth to live in the way he hath willed.
   The ritual may be concluded with an aspiration to the wisdom of silence by a brief concentration on the sigil of the Augoeides, but never by banishing. Periodically more elaborate forms of ritual, using more powerful forms of gnosis, may be employed. At the end of the day, there should be an accounting and fresh resolution made. Though every day be a catalog of failure, there should be no sense of sin or guilt. Magic is the raising of the whole individual in perfect balance to the power of Infinity, and such feelings are symptomatic of imbalance. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius by mistake, then disaster awaits. The life force flows directly into these complexes and bloats them into grotesque monsters variously known as the demon Choronzon. Some magicians attempting to go too fast with this invocation have failed to banish this demon, and have gone spectacularly insane as a result.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
109:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Shift your awareness. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
2:Awareness functions almost like magic. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
3:Observe what is with undivided awareness. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
4:Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
5:Awareness is a blissful state, not a painful one. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
6:Awareness is an emptiness that contains the world. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
7:The world is arising within awareness like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
8:It's all real and it's all illusory: that's Awareness! ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
9:Coming into the place of Soul-awareness is coming home. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
10:Thoughts are going by like a river; awareness simply is. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
11:Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
12:Practice moment to moment non-judgemental awareness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
13:The light of our loving awareness transmutes darkness. ~ aimee-davies, @wisdomtrove
14:True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
15:Yoga aims for complete awareness in everything you do. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
16:You are not the character in the dream. You are awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
17:Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
18:The absolute is awareness unaware of itself. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
19:I am the primal oneness of awareness, conscious through Tim. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
20:Without self awareness we are as babies in the cradles. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
21:An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
22:Darkness is an absence of light. Ego is an absence of awareness. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
23:Awareness is a spacious presence that is nowhere and everywhere. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
24:Training of the mind and body leads to awareness of the soul ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
25:Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
26:The teacher is transmitting pure awareness and consciousness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
27:Resting in Awareness, we transform all the &
28:Awareness is is the common matrix of every experience. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
29:Faith, consciousness, and awareness all exist beyond the thinking mind. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
30:Tantra involves radical change, a change in states of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
31:I am spacious awareness within which my experience of life is arising. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
32:Mindfulness is awareness and it's cultivated by paying attention. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
33:If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
34:Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
35:At the depths of my identity I am awareness witnessing Tim’s adventures. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
36:Consciousness comes and goes, awareness shines immutably. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
37:I am spacious awareness within which my experience of life is arising.   ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
38:Yoga is a movement in consciousness, awareness in action. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
39:Everything I see, hear and touch is a sensation arising within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
40:The awareness of the absence of something prevents the presence of it. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
41:Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of mind,body and the soul. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
42:Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
43:Meditation means awareness. Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
44:Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
45:Awareness is bigger than thinking because it can hold thought as well. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
46:I am the unconscious field of awareness individualized as a particular ‘I’. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
47:The Ego ages... the Soul evolves... and to the Awareness, nothing happened! ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
48:Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
49:Zen insight is not our awareness, but Being's awareness of itself in us. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
50:Awareness is the primal ground from which everything is arising like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
51:If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead? ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
52:Paying attention and awareness are universal capacities of human beings. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
53:Awareness isn't within my experience, since my experience is within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
54:I am the oneness of awareness ‘dreaming’ itself to be a particular individual. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
55:The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness not to stop your progress. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
56:Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
57:Awareness isn't within my experience. My experience is arising within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
58:What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
59:Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
60:Awareness isn't within my experience. My experience is arising within awareness.  ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
61:Humility is the conscious awareness and acceptance of eternity as your body. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
62:Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
63:The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
64:Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
65:I am awareness witnessing an ever-changing flow of experiences that I call ‘life’. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
66:I remain as I am - pure awareness, alert to all that happens. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
67:You attract the predominant thoughts that you're holding in your awareness. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
68:Life is the faculty of spontaneous activity, the awareness that we have powers. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
69:A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything, is liberated. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
70:Light your way by burning up obstacles in the intensity of awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
71:Can you get that? As awareness we are one, but what we are experiencing is different. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
72:Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
73:Awareness must be like the rays of the sun: extending everywhere, illuminating all. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
74:Reality being timeless, changeless, bodyless, mindless awareness is bliss. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
75:The content of your awareness is less important than the quality of the awareness. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
76:Observe and gradually you will come to see that all existence is occurring in empty awareness. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
77:You are the light of consciousness and also the witness of this light. You are pure awareness. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
78:Everything you are aware of exists within awareness, otherwise you wouldn’t be aware of it! ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
79:just because something is outside of awareness doesn't mean it's outside of control. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
80:Realize that the body appears in you, in awareness, and that you are not lost in the body. ~ jean-klein, @wisdomtrove
81:The person flickers, awareness contains all space and time, the absolute is. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
82:Once your awareness becomes a flame, it burns up the whole slavery that the mind has created. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
83:The awareness of liberation is not liberation. The awareness of time is not liberation. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
84:The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
85:You are awareness witnessing a stream of experiences within which you appear to be a person. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
86:How can your essential nature as awareness be separate from my essential nature as awareness? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
87:The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
88:Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
89:Emotions reflect intentions. Therefore, awareness of emotions leads to awareness of intentions. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
90:I am beyond the mind, whatever its state, pure or impure. Awareness is my nature. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
91:You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
92:As a person, you exist within the life-dream. As awareness, the life-dream is arising within you. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
93:Awareness is one with the flow of appearances, just as space is one with the objects it contains. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
94:Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
95:I am the field of awareness presencing a particular flow of experience that is arising right now. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
96:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
97:Knowing my essential self is knowing the knower. It is recognizing my deeper identity as awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
98:This is because the ‘I’ is not the body or mind. The ‘I’ is awareness witnessing the body and mind. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
99:Awareness, even at a subconscious level, beats fancy checklists without it, track or you will fail. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
100:The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
101:This is because the ‘I’ is not the body or mind. The ‘I’ is awareness witnessing the body and mind.  ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
102:I use the term ‘awareness’ to describe the primal ground from which everything is arising like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
103:Intelligence cannot be present without understanding. No computer has any awareness of what it does. ~ roger-penrose, @wisdomtrove
104:The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
105:There are a lot of different ways to talk about mindfulness, but what it really means is awareness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
106:When your mind becomes vacant, endeavour to fill it with the awareness of God and His contemplation. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
107:You appear to be a body in the world. Now flip it around. You are awareness and the world exists in you. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
108:Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
109:Awareness yields to itself, to its inherent creativity, to its expression in form, to experience itself. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
110:Naturally, the Zen Master Rama philosophy is to have a high state of awareness and material success. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
111:There is no such thing as spiritual achievement; it is simply an awareness intrinsic to all of life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
112:Anything you are exclusively attached to & identify with ends up distorting & limiting awareness. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
113:Q: Sometimes I feel myself to be a mere centre of awareness.  M: Or, an ocean of awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
114:Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
115:All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
116:Awareness is dreaming itself to be Tim so that it can see itself . . . experience itself . . . know itself. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
117:Awareness isn’t something we own; awareness isn’t something we possess. Awareness is actually what we are. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
118:Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
119:Right now, you are awareness witnessing a stream of experiences. This is your permanent essential identity. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
120:When I stretch, I stretch in such a way that my awareness moves, and a gate of awareness finally opens. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
121:When you turn toward this supposed entity called I, you will find only silent awareness. Take refuge in that. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
122:As a body I appear to exist within the world, but essentially I am awareness and the world exists within me. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
123:Awareness isn’t something within your experience. It is an emptiness that contains all you are experiencing. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
124:Right now I'm awareness witnessing a flow of thoughts and sensations. The appearances are in permanent flux. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
125:The dream of separateness is the primal awareness progressing from unconscious oneness to conscious oneness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
126:The personality gives place to the witness, then the witness goes and pure awareness remains. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
127:The primal ground is unconscious awareness that becomes conscious through the forms it ‘dreams’ itself to be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
128:As a body, I appear to exist within the world, but essentially, I am awareness and the world exists within me. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
129:Awareness can’t be found within the world because it’s the other way around. The world exists within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
130:Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
131:Be conscious of being conscious. Be the presence of spacious awareness within which your experience is arising. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
132:There are ten thousand planes of awareness within the infinite mind of the diamond mind, your deeper mind. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
133:Consciousness equals energy = love = awareness = light = wisdom = beauty = truth = purity. It's all the same trip. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
134:If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
135:My heart needs only one thing. It needs to be guided Along the age-old path Of life-blossoming self-awareness. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
136:On a deep level the oneness of awareness is doing everything, just as the dreamer is doing everything in a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
137:Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
138:The Self cannot leave You. Awareness cannot leave You. Everything else will leave You. But Awareness is what You Are. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
139:Consciousness isn’t ‘inside’ the brain. Rather the brain allows the primal field of awareness to become conscious. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
140:Finally all that is trustworthy is this immeasurable silent awareness that is the truth of who you are, that is love. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
141:The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
142:Finally, all that is trustworthy is this immeasurable silent awareness that is the truth of who you are, that is love. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
143:God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all - being as well as not-being. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
144:Sincere thought means thought of concentration (quiet awareness). The thought of a distracted mind cannot be sincere ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
145:There is no time. There is no space.  There is no condition. There is only awareness, awareness of these ideas. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
146:To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
147:At the top of the ladder is awareness, or pure experience - the edge of yourself, and possibly the beginning of God. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
148:Desire disappears as you become more and more aware. When awareness is one hundred percent, there is no desire at all. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
149:Greater awareness. Abiding peace. Inner fulfilment. These are the rewards of living in alignment with the moment. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
150:In the dreaming state and the waking state I appear to be a physical body, but essentially I am intangible awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
151:All exists in awareness and awareness neither dies nor is re-born. It is the changeless reality itself. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
152:Awareness is a continual stillness witnessing all the changes. Awareness is not in time. Awareness is witnessing time. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
153:If you are afraid of someone, you immediately give them an advantage and give them entry to your awareness field. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
154:Mindfulness meditation is the embrace of any and all mind states in awareness, without preferring one to another. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
155:To be psychic is to see without the senses and to keep the thoughts and emotions of others out of your awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
156:When the robot mind is mastered, undisciplined thinking ceases and is replaced by awareness. Awareness can know love. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
157:In the dreaming state and the waking state, I appear to be a physical body, but essentially, I am intangible awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
158:It is the awareness that is of primary importance, no matter what the objects are that we are paying attention to. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
159:As awareness, time exists in you, because ‘time’ is the ever-changing appearances arising within awareness like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
160:Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
161:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
162:In reality, all was one, because everything was an expression of the primal awareness that was dreaming up the universe. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
163:Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
164:True tolerance only arises from a keen awareness of the abysmal ignorance of everyone as far as truth is concerned. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
165:All that arises are appearances in consciousness. Don't bother with all that. Rest only as the awareness.  This is the secret." ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
166:Psychic awareness leads to a true perception not only of events, but just of life itself. It is its own raison d'etre. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
167:I know that it is in the nature of awareness to set things right. Let consciousness look after its creations! ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
168:Music is part of the tantra, the dance of life. Before your eyes, before your awareness, is the procession of eternity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
169:Subjectively I am the presence of awareness, which is the constant background to all my experiences. This is my naked being. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
170:When we're identified with Awareness, we're no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
171:Blessed is the mind that jumps over and beyond its own conditioning and lands again into its natural state of unmoving awareness. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
172:The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other... . The whole purpose of life is to live by love. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
173:What you do affects your awareness field. When you do something selfless your attention feild is more clear, more lucid. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
174:As awareness, time exists in you, because &
175:Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
176:I become conscious of my essential nature as the &
177:Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
178:There is one awareness imagining itself to be everything and everyone, and meeting itself in all its many different disguises. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
179:“To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
180:No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
181:Art is a form of supremely delicate awareness and atonement — meaning atoneness, the state of being at one with the object. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
182:Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
183:I'm challenging everybody on every side of every divide to be more who they are, to cultivate their capacity for awareness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
184:Doing brings ego. Ego is the shadow of action. And there is only one thing that is not-doing, and that is awareness, watchfulness. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
185:Many experiences appear in the undivided and indivisible awareness, each separate in memory, identical in essence. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
186:Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
187:Refine your senses a little more each day; stretch them... your awareness will pierce deeply into your body and into the world. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
188:We experimented and we experienced many altered states of awareness. We used the power plants. I did that for a year or two. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
189:Your mindfulness must include the mind also. Witnessing is primarily awareness of consciousness and its movements. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
190:Awareness contains every experience. But he who is aware is beyond every experience. He is beyond awareness itself. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
191:Meditation will bring back the powers and awareness from the past; more importantly, it will expand your consciousness today. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
192:Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
193:Establish yourself firmly in the awareness of &
194:It’s taken billions of years of evolution to get us to the place where the field of awareness can make conscious choices through us. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
195:Understanding requires not just a moment of perception, but a continuous awareness, a continuous state of inquiry without conclusion ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
196:Every human being has appetites difficult to control but far fewer have humility, gentleness, and an awareness of their weaknesses. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
197:We are all more intelligent than we are capable, and awareness of the insanity of love has never saved anyone from the disease. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
198:Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
199:In a dream you appear to be a dream-persona in a dream-world, but essentially you are awareness and the dream-world exists within you. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
200:You see, I have only such a fugitive awareness of things around me that I always feel they were once real and are now fleeting away. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
201:The Zen master can see precisely what it will take to cause your awareness to become free. But the Zen master can't do it for you. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
202:All you see and hear and touch and imagine exists within awareness. Your body exists within awareness. The world exists within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
203:Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
204:The reason why we're not happy is because we believe consciously and subconsciously that we're separate from god, eternal awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
205:Discover the extraordinary in the ordinary by bringing awareness to the moment. Bring consciousness into even the most simple actions. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
206:Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. &
207:We all have auras. But it's much easier to see the aura of someone who is in a state of samadhi or other profound state of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
208:You may appear to be a body in the world, but essentially you are awareness and the world exists in you – just like when you are dreaming. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
209:In the dreaming state and the waking state I appear to be a character in a story, but my deeper identity is awareness witnessing the story. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
210:You are not even a human being. You just are - a point of awareness, co-extensive with time and space and beyond both. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
211:In this world we see the pairs of opposites. Ultimately there are no oppositions. In the superconscious awareness there is no division. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
212:It is very important that your career raises your awareness. If your career is lowering your personal power, then it has got to change. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
213:The presence of awareness becomes increasingly our natural condition, until there is no longer a distinction between meditation and life. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
214:You are the all- pervading, eternal and infinitely creative awareness - consciousness. All else is local and temporary. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
215:Keep a constant awareness and a conscious effort to say good words, perform good actions, and to practice patience and compassion. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
216:Awareness is not limited to consciousness. It is of all that is. Consciousness is of duality. There is no duality in awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
217:Compassionate awareness heals and redeems. There is nothing we can do, we can only let things happen according to their nature. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
218:If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
219:Once the light of our awareness is cast on any darkness, then it cannot hide and it cannot remain. Such is the law of consciousness. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
220:You need to step out of your mind into the mystery of the moment. Your thoughts won't stop, but they will fade into your peripheral awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
221:Try and stop your thoughts. Be patient and then the kundalini will flow through you and bring about substantial changes in your awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
222:Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company's success. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
223:Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. . Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
224:We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens we will have no regrets.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
225:Classics postures, when practiced with discrimination and awareness, bring the body, mind, and consciousness into a single, harmonious whole. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
226:If you pay close attention to your identity, you will discover your subjective nature as the mysterious ‘I’ of awareness. This is your deep self. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
227:At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His Presence. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
228:Find a teacher of Tantric Zen and study with them because it is transference of awareness, a sharing of the perception of the beauty of life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
229:How high your awareness level is determines how much meaning you get from your world. Photography can teach you to improve your awareness level. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
230:What is meditation? Meditation is our conscious awareness of something vast and infinite within us. Meditation grants us Peace, Light and Bliss. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
231:What you pay attention to grows. If your attention is attracted to negative situations and emotions, then they will grow in your awareness.    ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
232:The only authentic responsibility is towards your own potential. Values have not to be imposed on you. They should grow with your awareness, in you. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
233:The primary energy that is active in all things is kundalini. Kundalini energy is the energy of awareness. It can be used to modify awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
234:Awareness is not a form of consciousness. Consciousness can only become more subtle and refined and that is what happens after death. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
235:Our separate identity as individuals in the world is the foundation from which we can wake up to our essential identity as the oneness of awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
236:Total openness, pure sensitivity, unconditional allowing: this is not something you, as a person, can do; it is what you, as pure Awareness, are. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
237:Living in spontaneous awareness, consciousness of effortless living, being fully interested in one's life - all this is implied. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
238:Nirvana isn't a physical place. It is not like going to heaven. It just means no more individualized awareness, no aggregate body of experience. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
239:Self-discovery is a process of dissolution and creation. Dissolution means envelopment in eternity. Creation is bringing into focus new awareness ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
240:If you take yourself to be the body and mind only, you will die! When you discover yourself as awareness, the fear of death will not trouble you any longer. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
241:Only that which is always with you can be said to be your self and if you look closely and simply at experience, only awareness is always ‘with you’. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
242:We regularly pass from the ground of unconscious awareness, up through the dreaming state, to the waking state . . . and beyond to the deep awake state. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
243:And this ‘knowing’ is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
244:If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
245:Selfless giving changes our concept of our identity. When we give to others our unselfishness removes the spot of "self" that stained our awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
246:Your mantrum is the awareness of the dream - to enjoy and appreciate and have gratitude for all; neither to condemn nor to liberate, but to observe. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
247:Not in the state of unconsciousness, but in full awareness when the higher Power will descend into and direct us, then only the yogic life will begin. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
248:Things that are impossible - are everyday experiences when you live in advanced states of mind. You live in a world of constant miraculous awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
249:When I dream lucidly it is clear that awareness isn’t inside the head of the character I appear to be in the dream. The dream is arising within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
250:At the root of the universe there is pure awareness, beyond space and time, here and now. Know it to be your real being and act accordingly. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
251:The oneness of unconscious awareness dreamed the story of life and progressively became more conscious through the evolving forms it imagined itself to be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
252:The primal field of unconscious awareness is ‘dreaming’ itself to be many conscious individuals, through which it is coming to know itself and love itself. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
253:There is no future and there is no past, there never has been, there never will be. You just think there is. It's not life that moves; it's awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
254:What is the relationship between awareness and thinking? Awareness is the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
255:Your apparent identity is distinct from my apparent identity, but is your essential identity as awareness distinct from my essential identity as awareness? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
256:It's not about the breath, it's about the awareness and the breath is simply a skillful means for befriending this deep capacity of the heart and mind. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
257:Kundalini is seen as a serpent that can shoot up the shushumna, past the chakras, opening them all and bringing you into different states of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
258:Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
259:Mindfulness: a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment observation of the mind-body process through calm and focused awareness without judgment. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
260:We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
261:The Hindu philosophers teach that the oneness of being, which they call Brahman, is a primal, formless awareness dreaming itself to be all the forms of life. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
262:To understand what is right meditation there must be an awareness of the operation of one's own consciousness, and then there is complete attention. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
263:Without an awareness of our feelings we cannot experience compassion. How can we share the sufferings and the joys of others if we cannot experience our own? ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
264:You need to search your awareness and consider the limitless possibilities of existence in all things and not be so narrow-minded in your self-discovery. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
265:If we learn how to inhabit now more - with awareness - then it’s almost as if the universe becomes your teacher. Because there’s no boundary to awareness. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
266:It is important to have intensive blocks of time together. During our nights together there is a tremendous interchange of knowledge, power and awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
267:The school of awareness is the school of mysticism. Mysticism is the experience of eternity, of that which lies beyond the physical phenomenal experience. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
268:Being can be felt, but can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling- realization” is enlightenment. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
269:If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
270:There are ten thousand aspects of your mind. Your awareness has ten thousand forms. There is something else. You have to step outside of perception itself. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
271:There is the physical mind which is mechanical but the awareness which is the essential character (dharma) of the mind is also to some extent present there. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
272:We see and understand more about our behaviors. We come aware. And aware. And aware. . . Often, we feel uncertain about what to do with all this awareness. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
273:Meditation is the process by which we go about deepening our attention and awareness, refining them, and putting them to greater practical use in our lives. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
274:Awareness cannot be at the end of a process because the very striving, and the process itself,  is arising and appearing in the Awareness which is timelessly present. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
275:Awareness is always with you. The same attention that you give to the outer, you turn to the inner. No new, or special kind of awareness is needed. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
276:Powerful people affect many others and if I can in some way contribute to their awareness, they will put out better energy to millions and millions of people. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
277:Each time we bring to routine activities an awareness of &
278:We are formless awareness dreaming itself to be many individuals with different experiences in the life-dream. We appear to be separate, but essentially we are one. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
279:Awareness is experiencing from moment to moment. Reason acts quickly in awareness, a thousand times faster than thought, and you do not even notice it is operating. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
280:In the deep awake state, I realize that I'm the presence of awareness, and I see my waking persona as an expression of the primal imagination, which is one with all. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
281:Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
282:When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of non-duality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being, which may be as well called non-being. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
283:Only the ego can fear, experience hate, lust and jealousy. Humility experiences none of these things - it merges into the transcendental awareness of perfection. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
284:As you cannot see your face, but only its reflection in the mirror, so you can know only your image reflected in the stainless mirror of pure awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
285:The mind may accept or deny that you are awareness, but either way it can’t really understand. It cannot comprehend. Thought cannot comprehend what is beyond thought. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
286:The sense perception is the foreground and the awareness of the perceiver is the background. The background is an underlying stillness, an awareness of the "I am." ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
287:There's a resonance inside us, a sense of who we are. We're a multi-bodied traveler. We're an essence. We're a feeling, an awareness that has an ancient existence. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
288:As you meditate, you will find that consciousness itself will move you beyond time and space and condition into a larger, vaster, more beautiful state of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
289:Between stimulus and response, you have the freedom to choose your response based on self awareness, your imagination, your conscience and your independent will.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
290:Q: I see so much evil in myself. Must I not change it?  M: Evil is the shadow of inattention. In the light of self-awareness, it will wither and fall off. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
291:The more you are willing to just let the world be something you’re aware of, the more it will let you be who you are – the awareness, the self, the Atman, the Soul. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
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293:If you bring five percent more awareness to your work tomorrow, or to your most important relationship, what might you do differently? Are you willing to find out? ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
294:True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There's no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
295:In awareness there is no becoming, there is no end to be gained. There is silent observation without choice and condemnation, from which there comes understanding. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
296:Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
297:Reason is a mighty faculty but it is still below the state of awareness, of pure experiencing, which is the state you are in when you know &
298:Make it a habit to feel the inner body as often as you can. Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
299:That's lucid living. Our identity is characterized by polarity. Right now we are the oneness of the primal awareness dreaming itself to be all of these separate individuals. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
300:The only event in the history of our species that compares with this one is Genesis. And this is a new kind of Genesis, the Genesis of our species into conscious awareness. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
301:Mind is interested in what happens, while awareness is interested in the mind itself. The child is after the toy, but the mother watches the child, not the toy. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
302:What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in the mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
303:All the universe of experience is born with the body and dies with the body; it has its beginning and end in awareness, but awareness knows no beginning, nor end. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
304:Everything that shows up in your life is supposed to; this includes the falls in your life, which provide you with the energy to propel yourself to a higher state of awareness. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
305:One aspect of power is to bring our past-life awareness into this lifetime. The second aspect of power is to go into new fields of awareness that we have never experienced. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
306:Whatever positive facts you find, bring a mindful awareness to them—open up to them and let them affect you. It’s like sitting down to a banquet: don’t just look at it—dig in! ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
307:When you rest in presence and pure awareness, sometimes everything is experienced as love because you're connected with all that is, and love is simply the nature of being. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
308:You can live in the world and have all the myriad experiences that life has to offer and yoke your awareness field to the planes of light, and eventually to nirvana itself. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
309:And through the opening or clearing in your own awareness may come flashing higher truths, subtler revelations, profound connections. For a moment you might even touch eternity. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
310:Each soul in entering the material experience does so for those purposes of advancement towards that awareness of being fully conscious of the oneness with the Creative Forces. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
311:Focus your awareness on the heart chakra. As you do, you will feel your consciousness shifting. You may feel different perceptions of energy in different parts of your body. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
312:When I live lucidly, it profoundly changes my understanding of who I am, since I see that essentially there is one primal awareness dreaming itself to be everyone and everything. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
313:According to this story, the primal field of unconscious awareness is ‘dreaming’ itself to be many conscious individuals, through which it is coming to know itself and love itself. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
314:From the awareness of the unreal to the awareness of your real nature there is a chasm which you will easily cross, once you have mastered the art of pure awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
315:Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
316:Past life knowledge is not the wedding album of existence. Past life remembrance in Buddhism is the ability to bring a greater awareness we had in another life into this life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
317:The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
318:Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
319:There are many good forms of meditation practice. A good meditation practice is any one that develops awareness or mindfulness of our body and our sense, of our mind and heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
320:Awareness is not the same as thinking. It is a complementary form of intelligence, a way of knowing that is at least as wonderful and as powerful, if not more so, than thinking. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
321:Awareness without love is too cold. Love without awareness is too hot. The middle way is slowly showing itself as we wear out all our extremes from having had the nerve to experiment. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
322:Through conscious beings the universe has generated self-awareness. This can be no trivial detail, no minor byproduct of mindless, purposeless forces. We are truly meant to be here. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
323:Consciously be the presence of awareness, witnessing and appreciating your thoughts. Consciously be the &
324:Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
325:Most people want to make maximum money for minimum work, and that does not result in a happy life. Work does not become an active force to advance your awareness into higher states. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
326:Once we see that the goal of awakening is to be conscious of both our separate identity as a person and our essential identity as awareness, it becomes much easier to wake up to oneness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
327:If you are fortunate enough to meet such a being then you will really learn selfless giving. You'll see that every second, every moment of their awareness is directed towards others. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
328:Seeking love is how you lose the awareness of love.  But you can only lose the awareness of it, not the  state. That is not an option, because love is what we  all are. That's immovable. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
329:Conscious awareness is the source of our healing... Only when you say the truth can the truth set you free. This is not a negative process, but at times it is a difficult process. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
330:For all healing, mental or material, is attuning each atom of the body, each reflex of the brain forces, to the awareness of the divine that lies within each  atom, each cell of the body. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
331:Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
332:Spirituality takes the I-perspective. It looks at things subjectively and sees the primal oneness as unconscious awareness, which becomes conscious through the forms it dreams itself to be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
333:The power that enables us to transform our awareness is the release of kundalini. All yoga, either directly or indirectly, all Buddhism, relates to the release of the kundalini energy. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
334:The totality of conscious experiences is nature. As a conscious self you are a part of nature. As awareness, you are beyond. Seeing nature as mere consciousness is awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
335:If you practice witnessing, you'll become conscious of being the &
336:The formless presence of awareness you experience as the deep I is not separate from the formless presence of awareness that I experience as the deep I. At the depths of our being we are one. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
337:Awareness can’t be found within the world because it’s the other way around. The world exists within awareness. Awareness isn’t within my experience. My experience is arising within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
338:Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is. Just go on becoming more and more aware. You will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension. It will bring great fulfilment. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
339:I use the term ‘awareness’ to describe the primal ground from which everything is arising like a dream. I use the term ‘consciousness’ to describe awareness when it is conscious of experience. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
340:We must intend to live [the new spiritual awareness], to integrate each increased degree of awareness into our daily routine. It only takes one negative interpretation to stop everything. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
341:As a person, you are a body . . . an object . . . a thing in the world. As awareness, you are a spacious presence . . . a subject . . . a nothing within which the world is arising like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
342:Sexuality, I think, is a little bit different, for me, than it is for most people, in that there's almost no body awareness whatsoever. It's just light, but that's how everything is for me. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
343:The first step toward personal freedom is awareness. We need to be aware that we are not free in order to be free. We need to be aware of what the problem is in order to solve the problem. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
344:The separate self is not an entity; it is an activity: the activity of thinking and feeling that our essential nature of pure Awareness shares the limits and the destiny of the body and mind. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
345:I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
346:The witness usually knows only consciousness.  Sadhana consists in the witness turning back first on his conscious, then upon himself in his own awareness.  Self-awareness is Yoga. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
347:This is the final declaration of the Vedanta: Brahman is all; [It is] this universe and every creature. To be liberated is to live in the continual awareness of Brahman, the undivided Reality. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
348:In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
349:An awareness of the Law of Attraction and an understanding of how it works is essential to living life on purpose. In fact, it is essential to living the life of joy that you came forth to live. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
350:It has been my exprience that repetitive nights of exposure to the kundalini energy followed by longer periods of reflection and pyschic networking create the fastest transitions in awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
351:The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a woolly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
352:Meditation is not so concerned with how much thinking is going on as it is with how much room you are making for it to take place within the field of your awareness from one moment to the next. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
353:Now I have a tiny bit of knowledge, but more interestingly, a bit of an awareness of my vast ignorance. This is humbling, and at the same time exciting, because it shows how amazing this world is. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
354:The Guru is there forgiving you courage because of his experience and success. But only what you discover through your own awareness, your own effort, will be of permanent use to you. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
355:The picture must all come out of the artist's inside, awareness of forms and figures... It is more than memory. It is the image as it lives in the consciousness, alive like a vision, but unknown. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
356:There is no such thing as living alone, for all living is relationship; but to live without direct relationship demands high intelligence, a swifter and greater awareness for self-discovery. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
357:Awareness can’t be found in the world because it’s the other way round. The world exists in awareness. Awareness can’t be found within my experience, because my experience is arising within awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
358:I am the primal awareness imagining itself to be &
359:Awareness becomes consciousness when it has an object. The object changes all the time. In consciousness, there is movement; awareness by itself is motionless and timeless, here and now. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
360:Breath is the vehicle of consciousness and so, by its slow measured observation and distribution, we learn to tug our attention away from external desires toward a judicious, intelligent awareness. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
361:The awareness of mortals falls short. As long as they're attached to appearances, they're unaware that their minds are empty. And by mistakenly clinging to the appearance of things they lose the Way. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
362:The way we measure awareness is by how long you can stop thought. If you can't stop thought at all, then you are not powerful. You might be quite evolved, but you have no access to that evolution. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
363:As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous. Life is Light. Life is happy. You are awake at last. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
364:I don't tell you what you should do or not do; I only show you who you are-the timeless and unchanging awareness. When this is firmly established inside you, your life will unfold spontaneously and joyously. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
365:Some people are like psychic sponges, they drain power form others constantly. They lower your awareness because they are at a lower level. If you spend too much time with them, you get pulled down. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
366:The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
367:As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha. Life is joyous.  Life is Light.  Life is happy.  You are awake at last. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
368:Despite the illusion of giving understanding, what seeing through photographs really invites is an acquisitive relation to the world that nourishes aesthetic awareness and promotes emotional detachment. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
369:Integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment: the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
370:Meditation is a practice of detaching and then stopping ourselves from thinking; our thoughts are interruptions in the flow of awareness. Consciousness, in its highest aspect, is perfect and formless. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
371:The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress. (... ) these three skills ‚ self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matter most‚ are the foundation for self-control. ~ kelly-mcgonigal, @wisdomtrove
372:If you just keep giving constantly, if you don't really take thought of your own welfare and your own awareness, but just give, beyond exhaustion - then your life will always be a constant progression. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
373:Wherever you are is the perfect place to awaken. This moment is the exact place to practice compassion and loving awareness. You have all the ingredients to breathe and find freedom just where you are. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
374:You are primal awareness. Life is only primal awareness. Between two thoughts or two perceptions you are. You know moments in your life when a thought completely disappears into silence, but still you are. ~ jean-klein, @wisdomtrove
375:If, at the office or in different exchanges in daily living, you have to spend time with people who are at lower power levels, then you have to be aware of that and keep your awareness very much within. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
376:We (Christians) are always in the presence of God. There is never a non-sacred moment! His presence never diminishes. Our awareness of His presence may falter, but the reality of His presence never changes. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
377:Time is the perpetual flow of ever-changing appearances that awareness witnesses. Time exists within awareness. Awareness is outside of time. You are timeless awareness dreaming itself to be a person in time. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
378:M:  There is nothing wrong with memory as such. What is false is its content.  Remember facts, forget opinions.  Q: What is a fact?  M: What is perceived in pure awareness, unaffected by desire. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
379:Q: Why do you insist on awareness as the only real? Is not the object of awareness as real, while it lasts?  M: But it does not last!  Momentary reality is secondary; it depends on the timeless. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
380:When I meditate my thoughts come and go, but I don’t fight them. I simply become conscious that I’m listening to myself talking to myself. I pay attention to the silent presence of awareness that is listening. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
381:When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness. We withdraw from the experience and its experiencer and stand apart in pure awareness, which is between and beyond the two. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
382:Awareness is an emptiness that contains the world. And this is why the Buddhists say that to know our true Buddha-nature is to experience the void of nirvana within which the appearances of samsara are arising. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
383:God is not the conscious creator of the universe. God is unconsciously dreaming the world into existence. God is the unconscious primal awareness that becomes conscious through the forms it dreams itself to be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
384:Today, I choose awareness. I choose to be aware of the beauty of life and living. I choose to be aware of the simple pleasures in life. I choose awareness of joy, awareness of peace, and awareness of love. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
385:The amplification of thought as science and technology, although intrinsically neither good nor bad, has also become destructive because so often the thinking out of which it comes has no roots in awareness. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
386:We are simply inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
387:When we lack etiquette, we trash things. We trash each other. We trash the environment. We lose sight of the value of things. We suffer alienation when our spirit is disconnected from our physical awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
388:Our self – luminous, empty Awareness – knows no resistance and is, therefore, Peace itself; it seeks nothing and is, thus, happiness itself; it is intimately one with all appearances and is, as such, pure love. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
389:There seems to be an increasing awareness of something we Americans have known for some time - that the ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
390:These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
391:At the deepest level of ecological awareness you are talking about spiritual awareness. Spiritual awareness is an understanding of being imbedded in a larger whole, a cosmic whole, of belonging to the universe. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
392:Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
393:Timeless awareness occurs to very few in this world, to step beyond the circle of fear. The body has created a magnificent arena of fear. We have developed ways of seeing life that exclude us from seeing life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
394:Awareness can’t be touched, because it has no shape. Awareness can’t be seen, because it has no colour. Awareness can’t be heard, because it makes no noise. Awareness is a formless presence, which has no boundaries. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
395:The number of teachers and guides that a soul has depends upon what it seeks to accomplish and its level of awareness. Souls that take upon themselves projects of more magnitude bring to themselves more assistance. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
396:First, we must know ourselves as witnesses only, dimensionless and timeless centres of observation, and then realise that immense ocean of pure awareness, which is both mind and matter and beyond both. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
397:I am creating my reality . . . but who am I? I am the unconscious primal awareness that is conscious through Tim. My essential nature is unconsciously dreaming the life-dream . . . but Tim can consciously shape it.   ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
398:Life is like a dream and, although we appear to be separate individuals in the life-dream, in reality there is one awareness dreaming itself to be everyone and everything, and meeting itself in all its various forms. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
399:Much of human history can, I think, be described as a gradual and sometimes painful liberation from provincialism, the emerging awareness that there is more to the world than was generally believed by our ancestors. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
400:Awareness is our essential being. The Hindus call it the atman, which means &
401:Two of the most powerful of these power places are located in the Boston and Los Angeles areas. Highly evolved souls tend to be drawn to these areas because it's easier for them to increase their awareness there. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
402:When I consciously intend something to happen in my life, it's as if I'm planting a seed in the depths of the unconscious primal awareness, where I hope it will gestate and grow so that it manifests in the life-dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
403:As each individual is electrically alive and dynamic, so yoga is a living, dynamic force in life. In order to savor its essence, one needs a religiously attentive dynamic practice done with awareness and absorption. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
404:Awareness experiences seeing, but has no colour or shape. Awareness experiences hearing, but makes no sound. Awareness experiences touching, but has no tangible form. Awareness experiences thinking, but isn’t a thought. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
405:Awareness isn’t inside my head. You can search about in my brain with a microscope, but you’ll never find awareness. This is because awareness is not a thing in the world. It’s not something we can see or hear or touch. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
406:Everything is becoming incredibly simple, and I can see that this moment is characterized by the polarity of awareness and appearances . . . emptiness and form . . . nirvana and samsara . . . life-dreamer and life-dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
407:I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be quite senseless because you are aware that it's senseless and your awareness of senselessness almost gives it sense. You know what I mean? ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
408:But when you first embark on the Path, your awareness won't be focused. You're likely to see all sorts of strange, dreamlike scenes. But you shouldn't doubt that all such scenes come from your own mind and nowhere else. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
409:Selectively pick a teacher, one that you respect, not just someone who can talk with wonderful poetic figures about enlightenment, but someone who has the personal power to bring you into altered states of awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
410:We need to become conscious of our essential nature as the spacious presence of awareness, so we deep know that all is one, and find ourselves in love with all. Then we need to express that love by living compassionately. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
411:When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
412:As you you deeply into your own awareness, and relax the self-contraction, and dissolve into the empty ground of your own primordial experience, the simply feeling of Being-right now, right here-is it not obvious at once? ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
413:From one perspective, I appear to be a person within my life story. From another perspective, I am spacious awareness witnessing all I am experiencing. I am not an object within my experience. I am the formless experiencer. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
414:How can there be two selves in one body? The &
415:Real communication between people is not verbal. For establishing and maintaining relationship affectionate awareness expressed in direct action is required. Not what you say, but what you do is that matters. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
416:When the concept of human spirit is understood as the mode of consciousness in which the individual feels connected to the Cosmos as a whole, it becomes clear that ecological awareness is spiritual in its deepest sense. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
417:The digital asset that matters is trust. Awareness first, then interaction, and maybe a habit, but all three mean nothing if they don't lead to permission and trust. The privilege of connection. Everything else is slippery. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
418:Toleration of people who differ in convictions and habits requires a residual awareness of the complexity of truth and the possibility of opposing view having some light on one or the other facet of a many-sided truth. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
419:When you do not take yourself to be the body, then the family life of the body, however intense and interesting, is seen only as a play on the screen of the mind, with the light of awareness as the only reality. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
420:To develop a more or less accurate self-image... is simply to gain a comprehensive awareness of those facets of yourself which you didn't know existed. And these facets are easily spotted because they show up as your symptoms. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
421:Everybody is aware of himself. The deepening and broadening of self-awareness is the royal way. Call it mindfulness, or witnessing, or just attention - it is for all. None is unripe for it and none can fail. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
422:In the enlightenment cycle, attention is paid to bringing back the awareness field from other lives. This does not simply mean memory, but rather the internal power and intelligence that you have amassed in other lifetimes. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
423:To meditate, you need to feel, and feeling is a lost art. You need to feel the stillness of existence and also the sound of existence. You need to feel that which lies beyond your awareness field, and that which is within it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
424:Focus on the heart center and feel love. There is a flower there, but it's like a rose folded up. As you meditate, feel that the flower is opening. Each time you open a set of petals you're going deeper into eternal awareness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
425:People sometimes ask me if I do not feel lonely on holidays. How can I feel lonely when I live in the constant awareness of God's presence? I love and I enjoy being with people, but when I am alone I enjoy being alone with God. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
426:Q:  Does awareness evolve?  M: What is seen may undergo many changes when the light of awareness is focussed on it, but itis the object that changes, not the light. Plants grow in sunlight, but the sun does not grow. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
427:There are certain ways in which I cultivate awareness, both through mindful yoga and taking care of my body and taking time to actually drop as deeply as possible into stillness, into whatever is unfolding in the present moment. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
428:These days I see myself as an individual expression of the primal awareness who is choosing to live lucidly, by both being conscious of my essential nature as the primal awareness and engaging passionately with the adventures of Tim. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
429:America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you - no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
430:But this mind isn't somewhere outside the material body of the four elements. Without this mind we can't move. The body has no awareness. Like a plant or a stone, the body has no nature. So how does it move? It's the mind that moves. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
431:The majority of the ten thousand states of mind cannot be discussed. It is rather a question of teaching a person to step outside the conceptual framework they have and transmitting blocks of awareness to an individual psychically. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
432:Don't be all the time immersed in your experiences. Remember that you are beyond the experience ever unborn and deathless. In remembering it, the quality of pure knowledge will emerge, the light of unconditional awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
433:The Hindu philosophers teach that the oneness of being, which they call Brahman, is a primal, formless awareness dreaming itself to be all the forms of life. The Zen masters say that everything is a thought arising within one ‘big mind’. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
434:The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant; in other words how to combine the search for an expansion of inner awareness with effective social action, and how to feel one's true identity in both. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
435:When I practice &
436:As all waves are in the ocean, so are all things physical and mental in awareness. Hence awareness itself is all important, not the content of it. Deepen and broaden your awareness of yourself and all the blessings will flow. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
437:To become mindful ⦠present ⦠is really the invitation to work with the joys and the sorrows of the world, and to do so with this gift, this capacity of loving awareness, of attention that actually can be present for the whole dance. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
438:Just like there are different roads that lead to different places, so there are different levels of awareness that lead to different places and we shift in and out of them. These are the ten thousand states of mind that we study in Zen. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
439:Mindfulness is paying attention to what is going on. Just look at beauty. Not just the beauty of things you see with your eyes, but beautiful feelings, beautiful awareness. There is no such thing as reality. Reality is what you make it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
440:We are the open, empty, allowing presence of Awareness, in which the objects of the body, mind and world appear and disappear, with which they are known and, ultimately, out of which they are made. Just notice that and be that, knowingly. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
441:Every feeling is a field of energy. A pleasant feeling is an energy which can nourish. Irritation is a feeling which can destroy. Under the light of awareness, the energy of irritation can be transformed into and energy which nourishes. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
442:Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
443:Today my awareness will remain established in Defencelessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view. ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
444:Tim is experiencing the dream of life, but this isn’t Tim’s dream. He is a character in the dream. The unconscious primal awareness is dreaming itself to be you and me as individual human beings … and experiencing the dream of life through us. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
445:I am like a person whose hands were kept numb, without sensation from the first moment of awareness - until one day the ability to feel is forced into them. And I say "Look! I have no hands!" But the people all around me say: "What are hands? ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
446:If my thoughts are agitated I simply become conscious that I’m listening to myself talking to myself. I pay attention to the silent presence which is listening. I become conscious of being spacious awareness within which the thoughts are arising. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
447:Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life. If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find that the one thread of universal love ties all beings together. As this awareness dawns within us, peace alone will reign. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
448:Listening is a very active awareness of the coming together of at least two lives. Listening, as far as I'm concerned, is certainly a prerequisite of love. One of the most essential ways of saying &
449:Stop thinking of God as an entity. An entity is an object in consciousness. This is why the word God can be limiting because it has so much past association with being an object. God is awareness itself. Awareness perceives but cannot be perceived. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
450:As far as miracles are concerned, I'm not aware that I perform miracles. After many years and lifetimes of meditation, I am able to use the kundalini energy to alter other people's awareness and aid them in their search for light and certainty. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
451:I think cosmopolitan spirituality is the best, where we go beyond "My teacher is better than yours" or "My meditation form is better than yours." It's not Ford versus Chevy. But it's rather the transition of our limited awareness into eternity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
452:When awareness is turned on itself, the feeling is of not knowing. When it is turned outward, the knowables come into being. To say: &
453:With growing awareness, you can see where you're caught or where you suffer or where you create suffering. You can then turn toward the difficulties that arise in your life with compassion, bow, and say, these too are part of human incarnation. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
454:Getting Things Done is not some new technology or invention—it simply makes explicit the principles at work within what we all do implicitly. But with that awareness, you can then leverage those principles consciously to create more elegant results. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
455:As far as we know, we are the only species on the planet who have been given the gift-or curse, perhaps-of awareness about our own mortality. Everything here eventually dies; we're just the lucky ones who get to think about this fact every day. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
456:As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind's compulsive control, contractions, and identifications. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute unmanifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
457:I am thankful when I am hungry because then I know that when I eat, the food will taste better. Life has taught me that my true contentment rests in hope, and the pleasure itself is secondary. It is self-awareness, not happiness, that maintains peace. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
458:Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God; it is a sincere seeking for a good thing; and it is a concentration on the thing sought, with faith that it is obtainable. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
459:When you are dreaming you appear to be a character within the dream. But this is only your ‘apparent identity’. It is who you appear to be, but not who you really are. Essentially you are awareness dreaming the dream. This is your ‘essential identity’. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
460:When you concentrate on the middle of your chest - this is where loving awareness lives. This is the spiritual heart. Not the beating heart, not the emotional heart. This spiri­tual heart goes way back - goes back many incarnations. We call it the soul. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
461:I am in the state of detached but affectionate awareness. When this awareness turns upon itself, you may call it the Supreme State. But the fundamental reality is beyond awareness, beyond the three states of becoming, being and not-being. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
462:When the fan, the hand or indeed anything else are experienced, their apparent existence is not separate from awareness. All experiences are equally close, equally ‘one with’, awareness. When the apparent object disappears, awareness remains as it is. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
463:So our story starts with unconscious awareness in a state of deep sleep, and it climaxes with some ultra-conscious individuals who are deep awake. The dream of separateness is the primal awareness progressing from unconscious oneness to conscious oneness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
464:This is my experience of Oprah Winfrey - she makes decisions as frequently as she can to contribute with consciousness, with awareness, with love. I know - this is the source of her joy, her vitality, her unending creativity and her connection to people. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
465:Q:  If the self is not the body nor the mind, can it exist without the body and the mind?  M: Yes, it can. It is a matter of actual experience that the self has being independent of mind and body. It is being - awareness - bliss. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
466:At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
467:Every new movement or group of people who seek to explore awareness is considered a cult. The United States was founded by several cults. They felt that Protestantism had become much too lax, so they came to America and set up a hard line religious cult. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
468:You and I are experiencing the life-dream right now. But this isn’t my dream or your dream, because we are characters in the dream. The life-dream is God’s dream. The primal awareness is dreaming itself to be you and me, and experiencing the dream through us. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
469:Scientists talk about fields such as the ‘gravitational field’ and the ‘electromagnetic field’ which reach throughout the whole of space. I want to suggest that the mystery of being is a field of unconscious awareness within which life is arising like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
470:Sometimes even feeling bad feels good. Negative emotions can feel so familiar (especially if they mimic our past) as to actually be comforting. Awareness is realizing that our life could always be better. Growth is doing what it takes to make it better. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
471:When we hold to the core, the opposite sides are the same if they are seen from the center of the moving circle. I do not experience; I am experience. I am not the subject of experience; I am that experience. I am awareness. Nothing else can be I or can exist. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
472:Far from being the problem, the personal self is our foundation in the world, from which we can spiritually awaken. It is a gloriously particular expression of the infinite potentiality of being, through which the primal oneness of awareness can experience life. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
473:It will take about a month for that awareness to be fully absorbed and modify someone's attention field. During that period of time, a person who studies with me will meditate on their own, and apply those things that they have learned to their daily lives. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
474:From the viewpoint of the earth, the sun comes and goes, whereas it is, in fact, always present. Likewise, from the viewpoint of the body and mind, our essential nature of pure Awareness comes and goes, but, in its own experience of itself, it is ever-present. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
475:One must know that the real exists and is of the nature of witness-consciousness. Of course, it is beyond the witness, but to enter it one must first realise the state of pure witnessing. The awareness of conditions brings one to the unconditioned. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
476:Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us. Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them as much happiness as the gift of our awareness, our smile. And this precious gift costs nothing. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
477:Awareness of your weakness and confusion makes you strong because conscious awareness is the bright light that destroys the darkness of negativity. Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act, but a courageously positive act that makes you a new person. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
478:The five senses and the four functions of the mind - memory, thought, understanding and selfhood; the five elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether; the two aspects of creation - matter and spirit, all are contained in awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
479:You can only get next to God through the effort of preparation. To experience the uncreated, the state of awareness will have to be held for several minutes. You are then between time and the time-less - waiting for the unknown, which will come but cannot be willed. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
480:The God within is your Spiritual Heart. Your Soul. And in that individual Soul, rests God- rests the One. Go into your soul and your heart-space which can be Awareness, Love, Compassion, etc…and just BE your heart-space. BE your Soul so that you can LOVE unconditionally. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
481:Consciousness does not shine by itself. It shines by a light beyond it. Having seen the dreamlike quality of consciousness, look for the light in which it appears, which gives it being. There is the content of consciousness as well as the awareness of it. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
482:No matter where you are in life, no matter what you’ve contributed to creating, no matter what’s happening, you are always doing the best you can with the understanding and awareness and knowledge that you have. And when you know more, you will do differently, as I did ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
483:Suddenly, quietly, you realize that - from this moment forth - you will no longer walk through this life alone. Like a new sun this awareness arises within you, freeing you from fear, opening your life. It is the beginning of love, and the end of all that came before. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
484:Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the individual alone can feel and experience. Each of us cherishes it highly, yet it is private.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
485:Rejoice in the abundance of being able to awaken each morning and experience a new day. Be glad to be alive, to be healthy, to have friends, to be creative, to be a living example of the joy of living. Live to your highest awareness. Enjoy your transformationa l process. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
486:Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
487:I find the dream analogy very powerful, because it’s an experiential analogy. I know what it’s like to dream, so I can look at this moment and actually experience its dreamlike nature. I can see that I’m a character in the dream and also essentially the dreaming awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
488:It is not quite right to describe One Taste as a "consciousness" or an "awareness," because that's a little too heady, too cognitive. It's more like the simple Feeling of Being. You already feel this simple Feeling of Being: it is the simple, present feeling of existence. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
489:Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
490:Meditation means conscious self-expansion. Meditation means one's conscious awareness of the transcendental Reality. Meditation means the recognition or the discovery of one's own true self. It is through meditation that we transcend limitation, bondage and imperfection. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
491:Over your lifetime your body has aged and your mind has matured, but don’t you feel as if something has remained the same? Isn’t the essential ‘you’ no different now from when you were much younger? What is this essential ‘you’ that is constant and enduring? It is awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
492:The ocean of Spirit has become the little bubble of my soul. Whether floating in birth, or disappearing in death, in the ocean of cosmic awareness the bubble of my life cannot die. I am indestructible consciousness, protected in the bosom of Spirit’s immortality. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
493:The primal awareness is unconsciously dreaming up the universe, and it becomes conscious through the individual beings it imagines itself to be. I am the primal awareness conscious through Tim. And so, through Tim, the primal awareness has the experience of conscious choice. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
494:The primal oneness of unconscious awareness is arising as separate centres of consciousness, because through these centres of consciousness it can come to know that all is one. Life is on a journey from unconscious oneness through conscious separateness to conscious oneness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
495:Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
496:However, when we shift our awareness or "frequency" from self-consciousness - where fear, impossibility or feelings of separation reside - to cosmic consciousness, which is in total harmony with the universe and where none of those feelings exist, then anything is possible. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
497:Those whose spiritual awareness has been awakened never make a false move. They don't have to avoid evil. They are so replete with love that whatever they do is a good action. They are fully conscious that they are not the doer of their actions, but only servants of God. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
498:The offering up or cleaning up ego stuff is called purification. Purification is the act of letting go. This is done out of discriminative awareness. That is, you understand that you are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
499:This pleasure comes precisely from the sharpest awareness of your own degradation; from the knowledge that you have gone to the utmost limit; that it is despicable, yet cannot be otherwise; that you no longer have any way out; that you will never become a different man. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
500:When you sit quiet and watch yourself, all kinds of things may come to the surface. Do nothing about them, don't react to them; as they have come so will they go, by themselves. All that matters is mindfulness, total awareness of oneself or rather, of one's mind. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove

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1:Truth is pure awareness. ~ Rajneesh,
2:Shift your awareness. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
3:I want to change awareness. ~ Jane Goodall,
4:Awareness Increases Success ~ Michael Anthony,
5:Fear is intense self-awareness. ~ Don DeLillo,
6:Explanation is not awareness. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
7:Love springs from awareness. ~ Anthony de Mello,
8:With rebellion, awareness is born ~ Albert Camus,
9:Awareness and ego cannot coexist. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
10:Awareness makes all the difference. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
11:Paranoia is a form of awareness. ~ Peter Robinson,
12:Distance is the Enemy of Awareness. ~ J B MacKinnon,
13:Even with my limited self-awareness, ~ Rob Spillman,
14:Ignorance is constricted awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
15:Only a spiritual being has awareness. ~ Chick Corea,
16:simple awareness of being aware. ~ Michael A Singer,
17:Awareness cannot be at the end of a process ~ Mooji,
18:Awareness without action is worthless. ~ Phil McGraw,
19:I really love having an awareness. ~ Charlize Theron,
20:Observe what is with undivided awareness. ~ Bruce Lee,
21:Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness. ~ Stephen King,
22:Awareness, one with knowing, is love. ~ John de Ruiter,
23:Awareness is always the first step. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
24:Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is. ~ Rajneesh,
25:Our pure awareness is not male or female. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
26:Self awareness allows you to self-correct. ~ Bill Hybels,
27:Total paranoia is just total awareness. ~ Charles Manson,
28:Awareness in itself is healing. ~ Frederick Salomon Perls,
29:Dissolving the name is awareness. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
30:Enlightenment is awakened awareness. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
31:Existence is the awareness of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
32:Without awareness, there is no free choice. ~ Melanie Joy,
33:You are awareness, disguised as a person. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
34:Awareness is the greatest agent for change. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
35:Without awareness, we are not truly alive. ~ James Bugental,
36:Awareness is learning to keep yourself company ~ Geneen Roth,
37:Awareness is seventy percent of the solution. ~ Irvine Welsh,
38:Awareness transcends what it is aware of. ~ Michael A Singer,
39:True influence drives action, not just awareness. ~ Jay Baer,
40:Truth does not change, only our awareness of it. ~ Malcolm X,
41:"Awareness is the greatest agent for change." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
42:Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Socrates,
43:Cut the mind at its root and rest in naked awareness ~ Tilopa,
44:Raise you awareness and cultivate your uniqueness. ~ Amit Ray,
45:We're a feeling, an awareness encased here ~ Carlos Castaneda,
46:You are awareness disguised as a human being. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
47:Awareness is a blissful state, not a painful one. ~ Gary Zukav,
48:Fear is self-awareness raised to a higher level. ~ Don DeLillo,
49:India has an enormous amount of AIDS awareness. ~ Sharon Stone,
50:I want more awareness of humanity in this world. ~ Brie Larson,
51:One pays a lot, we all pay a lot, for awareness. ~ Audre Lorde,
52:paranoia is just a heightened sense of awareness ~ John Lennon,
53:You are that awareness, disguised as a person. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
54:Awareness has infinite gradations, like light. ~ Ignazio Silone,
55:Self-awareness includes awareness of your body. ~ Deepak Chopra,
56:The fear of death comes from limited awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
57:Awareness is always the first step toward change. We ~ S J Scott,
58:Loneliness is equal to the radius of one's awareness. ~ Yoko Ono,
59:It's all real and it's all illusory: that's Awareness! ~ Ram Dass,
60:Self awareness gives us ultimate human freedom. ~ Stephen R Covey,
61:The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. ~ Paul Cezanne,
62:Coming into the place of Soul-awareness is coming home. ~ Ram Dass,
63:Being is not passive; it takes focused awareness. ~ Maureen Murdock,
64:In short, redness and self-awareness are both qualia. ~ Max Tegmark,
65:Mature spirituality requires sobriety of awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
66:My favorite: Spirituality is a domain of awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
67:There is no such thing as talent, only awareness. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
68:Thoughts are going by like a river; awareness simply is. ~ Ram Dass,
69:We do not mature through age. We mature in awareness. ~ Byron Katie,
70:When time and emotions gel, a new awareness forms. ~ Joel T McGrath,
71:as every good marketer knows, awareness precedes trial. ~ A G Lafley,
72:Awareness of the divine begins with wonder. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
73:It's all real and it's all illusory:
that's Awareness! ~ Ram Dass,
74:"We don't mature through age; we mature in awareness." ~ Byron Katie,
75:What I do must be done in the sunlight of awareness. ~ Martha Graham,
76:Awareness doesn't mind fear. Nor does love ~ Robert Augustus Masters,
77:Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results. ~ Robin Sharma,
78:before anything happens, awareness is already there, a priori. ~ Osho,
79:Do not mistake confidence and self-awareness for egotism. ~ Anonymous,
80:Practice moment to moment non-judgemental awareness. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
81:The Self that is Awareness, that alone is true. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
82:Thinking and present moment awareness seldom cohabit. ~ Michael Brown,
83:Raise you awareness and share your uniqueness to the world. ~ Amit Ray,
84:The goal of meditation is awareness, not relaxation. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
85:True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness. ~ B K S Iyengar,
86:Unbounded awareness is the reservoir of possibilities. ~ Deepak Chopra,
87:When awareness embraces the senses, it enlivens them. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
88:Where there is faith there is an awareness of holiness. ~ Paul Tillich,
89:Yoga aims for complete awareness in everything you do. ~ B K S Iyengar,
90:Awareness precedes choice and choice precedes results. ~ Robin S Sharma,
91:Darkness is an absence of light. Ego is an absence of awareness. ~ Osho,
92:Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood. ~ Bodhidharma,
93:Even among humans, self-awareness has gradations. ~ Charlie Jane Anders,
94:Heightened awareness is a mystery only for a reason. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
95:Nothing spoils idle pleasure like too much awareness ~ Jacqueline Carey,
96:Rest as the awareness that is aware without using thought. ~ Loch Kelly,
97:This is the potential start of something...awareness ~ Vanessa Friedman,
98:Your results are an expression of your level of awareness ~ Bob Proctor,
99:An Awareness of Death Encourages Us to Live More Intensely") ~ Anonymous,
100:Many leadership problems are driven by low self-awareness. ~ Bill Hybels,
101:Samadhi is the actual awareness of what you really are. ~ Frederick Lenz,
102:Without self awareness we are as babies in the cradles. ~ Virginia Woolf,
103:A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
104:Awareness is a powerful catalyst for positive change. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
105:Love, wonder, joy & awareness are the gifts of innocence. ~ Deepak Chopra,
106:After all, what is suffering but an awareness of suffering? ~ Nancy Farmer,
107:An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely. ~ Paulo Coelho,
108:Complete surrender, but not total abandonment of awareness. ~ Tan Twan Eng,
109:Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
110:I carry my awareness of defeat like a banner of victory. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
111:The supreme state of Self-awareness is never absent. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
112:You alone exist, O Heart, the radiance of Awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
113:You are pure awareness at center, human in appearance. ~ Robin Craig Clark,
114:Consciousness and awareness never began, and will never end. ~ Robert Lanza,
115:Our awareness of God starts where self-sufficiency ends. ~ Harold S Kushner,
116:Public awareness is an important component of innovation. ~ Walter Isaacson,
117:Resting in Awareness, we transform all the 'stuff' of our lives. ~ Ram Dass,
118:You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
119:Humans: such a brilliant model of emotional self-awareness. ~ Charles Stross,
120:"In the sunlight of awareness, everything becomes sacred." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
121:"Pure awareness of nowness is the real Buddha." ~ Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje,
122:Self awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead. ~ Bren Brown,
123:Self-awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead. ~ Bren Brown,
124:The glut of information was dulling awareness, not aiding it. ~ Jerry Mander,
125:Training of the mind and body leads to awareness of the soul ~ B K S Iyengar,
126:Body awareness puts us in touch with our inner world, ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
127:If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything. ~ Nhat Hanh,
128:Meditation is a way to take us to a deeper level of awareness. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
129:Since pure awareness of nowness is real Enlightenment, ~ Jigdral Yeshe Dorje,
130:The subtler one's awareness, the more powerfully it can heal. ~ Deepak Chopra,
131:Through awareness of the body, we remember who we truly are. ~ Jack Kornfield,
132:Awareness is the seed of more aligned being and doing, which ~ Jonathan Fields,
133:Donald Griffin’s The Question of Animal Awareness. ~ Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson,
134:Fear. Help you get some heightened awareness.
- Braden Chaney ~ Larry Brown,
135:Heaven is a state of awareness. Hell is a state of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
136:I think we’ve lost our awareness of what “wonder” really means: ~ James Runcie,
137:Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
138:The easiest way to create awareness is through fashion. ~ Mohammed Saeed Harib,
139:The teacher is transmitting pure awareness and consciousness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
140:True mindfulness is the awareness that everything you encounter ~ Brad Warner,
141:Walk, with awareness. Eat, with awareness. Breathe, with awareness. ~ Rajneesh,
142:When you open up to awareness, it frees up your whole life. ~ James Van Praagh,
143:An awareness of mortality is a heavy price to pay for sentience ~ Jonathan Maas,
144:Life is when awareness hides in the idea of personal experience. ~ Matthew Kahn,
145:That’s what awareness is: a sense that something more is possible. ~ Jeff Goins,
146:You have so much power to bring awareness, prevention and change. ~ Ashley Judd,
147:And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation. ~ Stanley Milgram,
148:Introspection and self-awareness were the enemies of contentment, ~ James Runcie,
149:Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates. ~ Scott Westerfeld,
150:Raising awareness. It’s a good thing. Makes people think twice. ~ Liane Moriarty,
151:Those who the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
152:Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
153:To open in a loving way is to let awareness notice that tightening. ~ Tara Brach,
154:All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
155:Higher dimensions of Awareness means Higher dimensions of energy. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
156:I can’t seem to shake this perpetual awareness of being Molly. ~ Becky Albertalli,
157:Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it. ~ Ian Fleming,
158:Tantra involves radical change, a change in states of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
159:Awareness of the world begins with your feet, he believes. ~ Christopher McDougall,
160:Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. ~ Nhat Hanh,
161:Faith, consciousness, and awareness all exist beyond the thinking mind. ~ Ram Dass,
162:Key 7: The focus of our awareness becomes the reality of our world. ~ Gregg Braden,
163:Only in unawareness you are mortal. In awareness you are immortal. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
164:There are degrees of obsession, of awareness, of grief, of insanity. ~ Nina LaCour,
165:Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
166:"True generosity happens without any awareness of being generous." ~ Byron Katie,
167:Awareness isn't passive. It directly leads to action (or inaction). ~ Deepak Chopra,
168:Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
169:If boredom is, as Heidegger argued, the awareness of time passing, ~ Paul Kalanithi,
170:If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
171:Mastery of awareness requires that you never take personal offense. ~ Deepak Chopra,
172:O, ah! The awareness of emptiness brings forth a heart of compassion! ~ Gary Snyder,
173:One moment of total awareness is one moment of perfect enlightenment. ~ David Deida,
174:We need common language to help us create awareness and understanding. ~ Bren Brown,
175:When you listen with perfect awareness, then listening becomes possible. ~ Rajneesh,
176:Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul. ~ Amit Ray,
177:Your level of mental awareness attracts the habitual life you lead. ~ Vernon Howard,
178:A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
179:Beyond mind, beyond time, beyond space there is immortal awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
180:could indicate the cocky self-awareness of a male in prime condition. ~ Michel Faber,
181:Life is change and what we need is muscle, flexibility, and awareness. ~ Anne Lamott,
182:things in life can be solved with more responsibility and awareness. ~ Kevin Horsley,
183:This is not a breathing exercise; it is an exercise in awareness. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
184:When it comes to our minds, awareness is very often the solution itself. ~ Matt Haig,
185:Compassion stands on the pillars of trust, love, awareness and detachment. ~ Amit Ray,
186:Our very awareness is the window upon which reality presents itself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
187:The biggest challenge to developing self-awareness is objectivity. ~ Travis Bradberry,
188:To me, voluntary simplicity means integration and awareness in my life. ~ Duane Elgin,
189:Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of mind,body and the soul. ~ Amit Ray,
190:Amongst all the virtues, high awareness is the most precious one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
191:Art that serves an artist best is an experiment in expanding awareness. ~ Peter London,
192:Awakening in the morning returns us to life, and to awareness of death. ~ Mason Cooley,
193:Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. ~ Nhat Hanh,
194:Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching. ~ John Whitmore,
195:Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. ~ Thomas Merton,
196:Courage, enthusiasm, awareness -- if only one can keep these to the end. ~ Ruth Draper,
197:Everyone can experience loving himself and opening up to awareness. ~ James Van Praagh,
198:I take refuge in awareness; I take refuge in truth; I take refuge in love ~ Tara Brach,
199:Pain redeems all. It is the awareness of life, a reminder of death. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
200:Self-awareness paradoxically requires an awareness of the other, ~ Charlie Jane Anders,
201:Self-awareness paradoxically requires an awareness of the other. ~ Charlie Jane Anders,
202:...she felt a quiet joy, an awareness that she could be happy again. ~ Debbie Macomber,
203:Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
204:The Ego ages... the Soul evolves... and to the Awareness, nothing happened! ~ Ram Dass,
205:The surprise was worse that the pain. It showed a lack of awareness. ~ Robert Ferrigno,
206:Actual freedom has not increased in proportion to man's awareness of it. ~ Albert Camus,
207:Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head. ~ Serj Tankian,
208:Awareness returning home is awareness being enfolded by what it knows. ~ John de Ruiter,
209:BECOMING A RESONANT LEADER Taking Your Desires from Awareness into Action ~ Annie McKee,
210:Harmony is a wonderful thing, but not nearly as powerful as awareness. ~ Arnold Mindell,
211:Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. ~ Nhat Hanh,
212:Self awareness is NOT just a bunch of amino acids bumping together. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
213:Thought doesn't wrap around awareness. Awareness wraps around thought. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
214:Yoga is living as awareness itself - with nothing pulling or pushing you. ~ Angel Grant,
215:an awareness of your own worth is the most attractive quality in the world. ~ Lisa Unger,
216:Awareness seeped in and brought its friends Pain and Agony for a visit. ~ Hailey Edwards,
217:Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
218:One of the great paradoxes of life is that self-awareness breeds anxiety ~ Irvin D Yalom,
219:Space and time are not objects of perception, but qualities of awareness ~ Deepak Chopra,
220:using an object as support allows awareness to realize itself. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche,
221:Zen insight is not our awareness, but Being's awareness of itself in us. ~ Thomas Merton,
222:Fix your awareness gently on the center of your chest. Try to feel love. ~ Frederick Lenz,
223:If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead? ~ Diogenes,
224:My attraction to drugs is based on an immense desire to annihilate awareness. ~ Ana s Nin,
225:One of the great paradoxes of life is that self-awareness breeds anxiety. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
226:Paying attention and awareness are universal capacities of human beings. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
227:The answer isn't more time but a greater awareness of the time we have. ~ Craig Groeschel,
228:We live in a universe devoted to the creation, and eradication, of awareness. ~ Anonymous,
229:Awareness and apologies were fine and good, but they could come too late. ~ Tammara Webber,
230:Awareness of motivation plays a central role in the path of liberation. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
231:Awareness of My marvelous Companionship can infuse Joy into the grayest day. ~ Sarah Young,
232:I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories. ~ A E van Vogt,
233:If you don't have the background awareness of oneness, duality becomes real. ~ Alan Finger,
234:Mindfulness - moment to moment non-judgemental attention and awareness. ~ Richard Davidson,
235:Sickness and disease are a change in awareness from comfort to discomfort. ~ Deepak Chopra,
236:The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness not to stop your progress. ~ Steve Maraboli,
237:We live in a universe devoted to the creation, and eradication, of awareness. ~ John Green,
238:Conceit is a sure sign of insecurity; humility denotes awareness. ~ Sivaya Subramuniyaswami,
239:I am trying to create awareness of the true concept of democracy. ~ Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri,
240:Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
241:The only thing lacking in any situation is our own awareness of love. ~ Marianne Williamson,
242:The world is right because I feel good. p. 83, Awareness, copyright 1990 ~ Anthony de Mello,
243:To successfully open the door to heightened awareness, we must open it inward. ~ Wayne Dyer,
244:Your chances of creating deeply hinge on the quality of your awareness state. ~ Eric Maisel,
245:Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
246:Awareness of multiplicity of interpretation is the key to reading Shakespeare. ~ Laura Bates,
247:I operate better with education and awareness, like I think all of us do. ~ Christian Slater,
248:Mindfulness of the body is awareness of... the taste and smell of this moment. ~ Steve Hagen,
249:Time slows down. Self vanishes. Action and Awareness merge. Welcome to Flow. ~ Steven Kotler,
250:What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ Abraham Maslow,
251:When there is little awareness of real need, there is little real prayer. ~ Donald S Whitney,
252:Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance. ~ Anthony de Mello,
253:... and out of the awareness of sameness grew the desire for differentiation. ~ Hermann Hesse,
254:Her awareness of her body was inseparable from her memory of his embrace. ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
255:Humility is the conscious awareness and acceptance of eternity as your body. ~ Frederick Lenz,
256:Our awareness creates life. Life does not exist independently of perception. ~ Frederick Lenz,
257:"Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
258:The awareness of our own mortality can keep us focused. Eyes on the prize! ~ Chris Guillebeau,
259:The final result of all life is your awareness. Your awareness is existence. ~ Frederick Lenz,
260:The first steps toward stewardship are awareness, appreciation, and the ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
261:The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
262:We cross from memory into imagination with only a vague awareness of change. ~ Simon Van Booy,
263:"Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
264:Awareness levels the playing field. We are all humans doing the best we can. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
265:Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
266:Discipline Makes the Glowing Coat of Awareness Unpalatable to the Predator. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
267:Enlightenment is the complete awareness of life without mental modifications. ~ Frederick Lenz,
268:Grace is at the nexus of love and awareness. There it’s all open and it’s all love. ~ Ram Dass,
269:Service broadens your vision widens your awareness. Deepens your compassion. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
270:The first step towards change is awareness, the second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
271:The world is right because I feel good.
p. 83, Awareness, copyright 1990 ~ Anthony de Mello,
272:They thought of frustration as a threshold, a factor to heighten awareness. It ~ Frank Herbert,
273:What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ Abraham H Maslow,
274:You attract the predominant thoughts that you're holding in your awareness. ~ Michael Beckwith,
275:As awareness grows, appreciation grows too. As appreciation grows, so does empathy. ~ Jon Young,
276:Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of less worth? ~ Bernd Heinrich,
277:Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness. ~ James Thurber,
278:Life is the faculty of spontaneous activity, the awareness that we have powers. ~ Immanuel Kant,
279:There is no neutrality. There is only greater or lesser awareness of one's bias. ~ Phyllis Rose,
280:There is only one state, that of consciousness or awareness or existence. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
281:To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. ~ Eric Hoffer,
282:Awareness is all that changes in the journey from separation to the one reality. ~ Deepak Chopra,
283:Each moment of gratitude awareness reveals the total beauty which surrounds you. ~ Bryant McGill,
284:In Christ and through Christ man has acquired full awareness of his dignity. ~ Pope John Paul II,
285:Intelligence is a measure of how well you function within your level of awareness. ~ Scott Adams,
286:Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
287:Talk less, but with more awareness. Every word you use, use purposefully. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
288:The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
   ~ Nathaniel Branden,
289:A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything, is liberated. ~ Ram Dass,
290:Among the earliest forms of human self-awareness was the awareness of being meat. ~ David Quammen,
291:Isn’t an awareness of their transience what gives these moments their exquisite edge? ~ Anonymous,
292:Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness. ~ Sivananda,
293:Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it—that you are it. ~ Byron Katie,
294:The awareness that seeks to know is the very object of its own seeking. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
295:We have within us the power to uplift ourselves. This power is our own awareness. ~ Shankarananda,
296:Yoga is vital because it keeps me in full awareness and connection with my breath. ~ Grace Gealey,
297:Awareness is the enemy of sanity, for once you hear the screaming, it never stops. ~ Emilie Autumn,
298:Concentrate on being aware of what is; seek no explanations; seek but awareness. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
299:Everything is dependent upon energy. Energy is attention. Attention is awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
300:If I can entertain and expand awareness then I feel like I've fulfilled a purpose. ~ Jade Hassoune,
301:It's important that we see clearly with wisdom and awareness, but also take action. ~ Mark Coleman,
302:The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness. ~ Khandro Rinpoche,
303:Awareness must be like the rays of the sun: extending everywhere, illuminating all. ~ B K S Iyengar,
304:Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important ~ Stephen Covey,
305:Enlightenment is getting off the wheel. Enlightenment is to become pure awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
306:Mindfulness removes the emotional fogs of negative thoughts with the light of awareness. ~ Amit Ray,
307:Self-awareness and self-esteem. Those aren't female issues, those are human issues. ~ Curtis Hanson,
308:Suffering is always an invitation
to awareness
and compassion
and action. ~ Ivan M Granger,
309:We are primarily the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness. ~ David Brooks,
310:Awareness that one shall soon be eternally unaware is not a state favored by mankind. ~ Jodi Daynard,
311:Hadn’t somebody said that perfect paranoia and perfect awareness were the same thing? ~ Stephen King,
312:Self-awareness never decays. It is unrelated to anything. It is Self-luminous. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
313:The content of your awareness is less important than the quality of the awareness ~ Anthony de Mello,
314:You have a nicety of awareness of the difference between a blade's edge and its tip. ~ Frank Herbert,
315:Awareness means Presence, and only Presence can dissolve the unconscious past in you. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
316:Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important ~ Stephen R Covey,
317:Does awareness play some kind of role as a 'bridge' to a world of Platonic absolutes. ~ Roger Penrose,
318:Embrace your death. . . . Cherish your awareness of death as a gift from the universe. ~ Brian Swimme,
319:Even discomfort or pain delivers awareness of life, and an opportunity for gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
320:Genius is not so much a light as it is a constant awareness of the surrounding gloom. ~ Stanislaw Lem,
321:Isn’t an awareness of their transience what gives these moments their exquisite edge? ~ Robert Harris,
322:Karma means who you are and where your awareness field is on the band of perception. ~ Frederick Lenz,
323:Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness. ~ John Cage,
324:Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be. ~ Sigurd F Olson,
325:Awareness neither dies nor is re-born. It is the changeless reality itself. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
326:Connecting to the feelings in your body brings you back into present-moment awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
327:Observe and gradually you will come to see that all existence is occurring in empty awareness. ~ Mooji,
328:Pick your fights like you pick your nose: with complete awareness of where you are. ~ Colson Whitehead,
329:Robots may gradually attain a degree of 'self-awareness' and consciousness of their own. ~ Michio Kaku,
330:Self-interest guides opposition to change, but lack of self-awareness fuels it even more. ~ Ed Catmull,
331:Some slight awareness in the back of her mind, beneath the pain, told her she was free. ~ Kayla Krantz,
332:The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again. ~ Milton S Eisenhower,
333:The Universe contains three things that cannot be destroyed; Being, Awareness and LOVE ~ Deepak Chopra,
334:You are the light of consciousness and also the witness of this light. You are pure awareness. ~ Mooji,
335:Awareness is jnana. Jnana is eternal and natural, ajnana is unnatural and unreal. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
336:But there sometimes comes a moment, a small, silent white explosion of awareness. ~ Anne Rivers Siddons,
337:His awareness of her swung as she moved around the room like the needle on a compass. ~ Cassandra Clare,
338:One thing each of us knows for certain is that reality vastly exceeds our awareness of it. ~ Sam Harris,
339:Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
340:The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. ~ Laozi,
341:Yoga is bringing fitness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life. ~ Amit Ray,
342:Eating a meal with full awareness can be a powerful, enlightening, and healing experience. ~ David Simon,
343:Fear was the knowledge of pain, the awareness that you could be hurt, that you could die. ~ Julie Kagawa,
344:I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. ~ Billie Jean King,
345:Knowledge comes from personal experience of truth and awareness, not from conversation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
346:Once your awareness becomes a flame, it burns up the whole slavery that the mind has created. ~ Rajneesh,
347:The awareness of liberation is not liberation. The awareness of time is not liberation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
348:The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. ~ Thomas Merton,
349:The messages that do grab your attention are connected to memory, interest, and awareness. ~ John Medina,
350:Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation. ~ James MacDonald,
351:6. Slowness of movement is the key to awareness, and awareness is the key to learning. As ~ Norman Doidge,
352:Awareness is an inner quality of consciousness; it has nothing to do with closed or open eyes. ~ Rajneesh,
353:Awareness of your inadequacy is a rich blessing, training you to rely wholeheartedly on Me. ~ Sarah Young,
354:Knowledge is awareness, and to it there are many paths, not all of them paved with logic. ~ Louis L Amour,
355:Once you’re facing the direction of the deep within, awareness enters without a thought. ~ John de Ruiter,
356:Pain and suffering are inevitable for persons of broad awareness and depth of heart. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
357:Self-measurement brings self-awareness, and self-awareness strengthens our self-control. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
358:This Self-awareness never decays. It is unrelated to anything. It is Self-luminous. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
359:Those who love and who have a sense of purity live in a very luminous band of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
360:We can't control what's going to happen but we can grow in awareness of what is happening. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
361:As we gain more understanding, awareness and knowledge, then we will do things differently. ~ Louise L Hay,
362:aware Presence loses its apparent witness-ness and stands revealed as pure Awareness alone, ~ Rupert Spira,
363:Consciousness is nothing but awareness the composite of all the thing we pay attention to. ~ Deepak Chopra,
364:Let’s not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” —James Thurber ~ Maria Shriver,
365:PROBLEMS CANNOT BE SOLVED AT THE SAME LEVEL OF AWARENESS THAT CREATED THEM. –ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ Peter Watts,
366:The more you expand your awareness, the more naturally you will be present without effort. ~ Deepak Chopra,
367:The shortest interval between two points is the awareness that they are not two. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
368:Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life. ~ Amit Ray,
369:As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian. ~ Shelley Berman,
370:can feel my pussy tighten with awareness, like even that bitch knows how close he is to her. ~ Harper Sloan,
371:Healing is bringing mercy and Awareness into that which we have held in judgment and fear. ~ Stephen Levine,
372:Ironically, we are all too often educated out of rather than in to an awareness of the body. ~ Jean Houston,
373:I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness but I can't speak on their behalf. ~ Annie Lennox,
374:Power itself is simply a word to describe attention, awareness, which embodies all things. ~ Frederick Lenz,
375:The awareness of happiness comes after, in memory, with the belated appreciation of the moment. ~ Anne Rice,
376:There are three things you need to live abundantly: awareness, imagination and gratitude. ~ Sonia Choquette,
377:this idea of the witness is also seen to be a limitation superimposed on Awareness by a mind ~ Rupert Spira,
378:wisdom is largely a function of intelligence and self-awareness, not time on your hands. ~ Jonathan Tropper,
379:Coming and going’ is imagined by the mind and superimposed on the ever-presence of Awareness. ~ Rupert Spira,
380:Condition White, one of the four Cooper Color Codes describing levels of situational awareness ~ Dean Koontz,
381:Emotions reflect intentions. Therefore, awareness of emotions leads to awareness of intentions. ~ Gary Zukav,
382:Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light. It is part of their mythology. ~ Barbara Steele,
383:It was a child's awareness, never spoken or even fully acknowledged, but deeply felt. ~ Donna Woolfolk Cross,
384:Man is the only living being who has a developed self-awareness and death-awareness. ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky,
385:She could feel herself hurtling toward self-awareness, and she wasn’t sure she liked it. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
386:You know that it’s hard work to consistently apply self-awareness, empathy, and self-control, ~ Jen Shirkani,
387:You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost. ~ Barry Long,
388:All awareness is power and all power conceals awareness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, RV I.1.1,
389:Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future. ~ Eric Berne,
390:Every single one of us has the unique opportunity to create awareness and influence change ~ Gretchen Bleiler,
391:Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. ~ Carl Sagan,
392:It’s like the cartoon physics of awareness: we can’t hurt until we see that we’re supposed to. ~ Roan Parrish,
393:Only one who has achieved immortality of awareness can laugh with life and laugh with death. ~ Frederick Lenz,
394:Self-awareness - the commendable ability to be oneself without being a nuisance to someone else. ~ Criss Jami,
395:That which then remains separate and alone by itself, that pure Awareness is what I am. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
396:The first element of change is awareness. You can’t change something unless you know it exists. ~ T Harv Eker,
397:Therefore caution is the proper attitude, an awareness of the limits the foundation of wisdom. ~ David Brooks,
398:To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything. ~ Ernest Becker,
399:Wise and careful action, from a foundation of sober awareness, is the way of the revolutionary. ~ Noah Levine,
400:Anything you are exclusively attached to & identify with ends up distorting & limiting awareness. ~ Ken Wilber,
401:Awareness is wakefulness. Wakefulness is consciousness. Consciousness is limitless awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
402:Awareness means grasping life just the way it is, without contamination by mental projections. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
403:But with this mental clarity comes an even sharper awareness of what has been done to Peeta. ~ Suzanne Collins,
404:Ever since I've had any political awareness, I've felt either alone or part of a tiny minority. ~ Noam Chomsky,
405:If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love... ~ Osho,
406:I would suggest your awareness is your karma. How you feel generates your level of attention. ~ Frederick Lenz,
407:Only one’s own awareness is direct knowledge. No aids are needed to know one’s own Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
408:Self-awareness: it is one of the chief bonuses of advancing age. It is our consolation prize. ~ Louise Doughty,
409:An awareness of one's mortality can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life. ~ Bernie Siegel,
410:Awareness Is Not The Same As ThoughtMore Like A Vessel Which Can Hold And Contain Our Thinking ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
411:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma,
412:else. Self-measurement brings self-awareness, and self-awareness strengthens our self-control. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
413:Few things in life hurt as much as the awareness that one has betrayed the ideas of one's youth. ~ Jos Saramago,
414:Just being around the awareness field of the male or female imprinter, the child is imprinted. ~ Frederick Lenz,
415:The person who follows Dpath of awareness finds love as a consequence of his awareness, as a by-product. ~ Osho,
416:What is surprising is not the magnitude of our forecast errors, but our absence of awareness of it. ~ Anonymous,
417:You are a little band of awareness and your awareness moves from one state of mind to another. ~ Frederick Lenz,
418:Awareness of the inner body is consciousness remembering its origin and returning to the Source. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
419:finding your vocation is less about grand moments of discovery and more about a habit of awareness. ~ Jeff Goins,
420:If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. ~ Rajneesh,
421:Sexual awareness is part of growing up. When you're growing up, you can't get away from sex. ~ Jennifer Coolidge,
422:The first part of looking at our fear is just inviting it into our awareness without judgment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
423:The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
424:What is the nature of Awareness? The nature of Awareness is existence-consciousness-bliss. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
425:Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence. ~ Rick Warren,
426:Awareness, even at a subconscious level, beats fancy checklists without it, track or you will fail. ~ Tim Ferriss,
427:Being able to perceive visceral sensations is the very foundation of emotional awareness. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
428:"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either." ~ Bodhidharma,
429:Getting where you want to be has everything to do with awareness, and nothing to do with willpower. ~ Cheri Huber,
430:I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient. ~ Horst Kohler,
431:out. Bring your awareness to the different parts of your body in turn, and allow them to relax. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
432:Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions. ~ Stephen Covey,
433:Short stories demand a certain awareness of one's own intentions, a certain narrowing of the focus. ~ Joan Didion,
434:The meditator must develop both awareness and equanimity together in order to advance along the path.
   ~ Goenka,
435:The real horror is that when you're busy ruining your life, self-awareness doesn't stop you. ~ Christopher Ransom,
436:Within minutes, or hours at most, sentience and self-awareness shut down permanently and irrevocably. ~ M R Carey,
437:Awareness is good, but without skills and ability tied to that awareness, all you have is anxiety. ~ Dave Grossman,
438:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
439:Each of us, A CEll Of Awareness... imperfect, and incomplete.
Genetic blends, with uncertain ends. ~ Neil Peart,
440:Every act of genuine creativity means achieving a higher level of self-awareness and personal freedom. ~ Rollo May,
441:The best way to develop an abiding awareness of God’s presence is to speak to Him often in prayer. ~ Robert Morgan,
442:The causal structure determines the rate and method of evolution, your awareness of the universe. ~ Frederick Lenz,
443:There is a tremendous rise now in feminine awareness and wishing for equality, equal opportunities. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
444:To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer. ~ Dalai Lama,
445:When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose. ~ Deepak Chopra,
446:A great awareness of one’s sinfulness often stands side by side with great joy and confidence in God. ~ Dave Harvey,
447:I am a very lucky guy. I can testify before Congress. I can raise funds. I can raise awareness. ~ Christopher Reeve,
448:Life is like an eternal dance. The movements of the dance are choreographed through your awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
449:When we show up fully, with awareness and acceptance, even the worst demons usually back down. Simply ~ Susan David,
450:Withdraw your awareness from everywhere and just let it rest within yourself, and you have arrived home. ~ Rajneesh,
451:Awareness is the key. Do we see the stories that we're telling ourselves and question their validity? ~ Pema Chodron,
452:Humility is not about having a low self-image or poor self-esteem. Humility is about self-awareness. ~ Erwin McManus,
453:Intelligence cannot be present without understanding. No computer has any awareness of what it does. ~ Roger Penrose,
454:"It is in the present and only in the present that you live." ~ Alan Watts #awareness #AlanWatts #lotus #photograghy,
455:Let us not look back in anger nor forward in fear but around us in awareness.   Leland Val Van De Wall ~ Bob Proctor,
456:My teaching is not for self-control, self-discipline. My teaching is for self-awareness, self-transformation. ~ Osho,
457:Our intellect, our awareness, and our consciousness is the most powerful form of life on this planet. ~ James McAvoy,
458:Ritual disposal of the dead speaks clearly of an awareness of death, and thus an awareness of self. ~ Richard Leakey,
459:Self-awareness is the process of getting to know yourself from the inside out and the outside in. ~ Travis Bradberry,
460:The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau,
461:The awareness of the all-surpassing importance of social groups is now general property in America. ~ Johan Huizinga,
462:The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
463:There are a lot of different ways to talk about mindfulness, but what it really means is awareness. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
464:To live without awareness is to live as the deaf, blind, and dumb in a world of vibrant light and sound. ~ Belsebuub,
465:Work should be in order to live. We don't live in order to work. That shift in awareness is necessary. ~ Matthew Fox,
466:Awareness has no experience of its own appearance, beginning, birth, duration, disappearance or death. ~ Rupert Spira,
467:Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. ~ Bruce Lee,
468:Awareness yields to itself, to its inherent creativity, to its expression in form, to experience itself. ~ Adyashanti,
469:Being attached is what prevents us from seeing, it is what clouds this miraculous awareness. ~ Geoffrey Shugen Arnold,
470:For anything to be known, its apparent ‘thingness’ must dissolve in Awareness and become pure knowing. ~ Rupert Spira,
471:Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
472:He is interested not so much in imparting information as implanting in us the tools of awareness. ~ Michael D O Brien,
473:I always try to be a champion of social change and anything that brings awareness to a really dire situation. ~ Kenna,
474:Naturally, the Zen Master Rama philosophy is to have a high state of awareness and material success. ~ Frederick Lenz,
475:Self-realization is not the awareness that this world is a dream, that's a part of self-realization. ~ Frederick Lenz,
476:There is no such thing as spiritual achievement; it is simply an awareness intrinsic to all of life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
477:You can become aware of awareness as the background to all your sense perceptions, all your thinking. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
478:And he realized that everyone was dreaming, but without awareness, without knowing what they really are. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
479:Aspiring to a depth of awareness of the sacred whole has always been the path to wisdom and grace. ~ Charlene Spretnak,
480:Awareness does not require emotion, because emotion and awareness are mediated by different brain regions. ~ Alex Korb,
481:First is the Mastery of Awareness. This is to be aware of who we really are, with all the possibilities. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
482:In your present-moment awareness, awaken to your innocence, your trust, your love, your eternal being. ~ Deepak Chopra,
483:Meditation calms the mind, and when the mind is in a state of restful awareness, the body relaxes too. ~ Deepak Chopra,
484:Tell them that they can trust their hearts and awareness to awaken in the midst of all circumstances. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
485:There's no classes in elementary school, high school or college that teach people situational awareness. ~ Joe Navarro,
486:We are all dying
of something, always,
but our degrees of
awareness differ

- from "Tubes ~ Donald Hall,
487:What is rare is not raw talent, skill, or even confidence, but humility, diligence, and self-awareness. ~ Ryan Holiday,
488:Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. ~ Jim Rohn,
489:You are an endless conglomeration of awareness. You're not one singular self. You're a corporation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
490:Action without wisdom, without clear awareness of the world as it really is, can never improve anything. ~ Alan W Watts,
491:All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
492:Awareness isn’t something we own; awareness isn’t something we possess. Awareness is actually what we are. ~ Adyashanti,
493:I lived with the constant awareness that if I cared about you and you figured it out, you’d leave. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
494:Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. ~ Alan Watts,
495:Paranoia is just a heightened state of awareness. I didn't say it, but I repeat it often enough. ~ Gerald Everett Jones,
496:The two best predictors of early reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. ~ Marilyn Jager Adams,
497:When I stretch, I stretch in such a way that my awareness moves, and a gate of awareness finally opens. ~ B K S Iyengar,
498:Without full awareness of breathing, there can be no development of meditative stability and understanding. ~ Nhat Hanh,
499:all day long, one storm then another—and I take your hands like gentle flowers that blossom into awareness ~ John Geddes,
500:A man is a man, no more, no less. The awareness of this fact marks the supreme moment of human dignity. ~ Howard Thurman,
501:Character consists of the moral awareness and strength to know the good, love the good and do the good. ~ Thomas Lickona,
502:Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
503:I just ask that everyone continue to raise awareness and fight for pediatric cancer. The fight's not over. ~ Devon Still,
504:Just the sensation of having one man touching her and the other watching made her shiver in awareness. ~ Savannah Stuart,
505:Paranoia is a state of heightened awareness. Most people are persecuted beyond their wildest delusions. ~ Claude Steiner,
506:Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio,
507:So awareness and enjoying this life can grow together simultaneously. And this is my vision of the whole man. ~ Rajneesh,
508:Spend some of your quiet meditation time visualizing a tiny spark of awareness glowing within your being. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
509:That state of simplest form of awareness alone, is worthy of seeing, hearing, contemplating and realizing. ~ David Lynch,
510:The verses are meant to help us to bring our awareness back to what’s happening in the present moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
511:Trapped in a continuum of your own making. Awareness is the key that unlocks your opportunity for change. ~ Truth Devour,
512:We encompass all of existence, yet a particle of our awareness is focused in this world, in the moment. ~ Frederick Lenz,
513:When the body is in pain, a distorted area of awareness is crying out to the rest of awareness for help. ~ Deepak Chopra,
514:When your mind becomes vacant,
endeavour to fill it with the awareness of God and His contemplation. ~ Anandamayi Ma,
515:You are the light of Presence, the awareness that is prior to and deeper than any thoughts and emotions. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
516:Awareness hurts. Relationships hurts. Life hurts. But to float, to drift, to live in the dream does not hurt. ~ Ana s Nin,
517:Concentration is the act of building focus and meditation is the art of retaining it without losing awareness. ~ Om Swami,
518:Cultivating this self-awareness is a lifelong process, but it starts by simply checking in with yourself. ~ Ryder Carroll,
519:It is forgivable to say nothing out of ignorance; it's inexcusable to remain silent once awareness dawns. ~ Joshua Ferris,
520:Open Awareness The Angle of Vision Leadership Openness Getting Out of The Way Possibilities MEDITATION: ~ Sharon Salzberg,
521:Pain & suffering requires time, awareness, and an intentional practice of self-love to disentangle. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
522:The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available. ~ Nhat Hanh,
523:The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever. ~ Michael M Honda,
524:The self-awareness of independence is seen by many as the fundamental reality of the human condition: ~ Stephen E Flowers,
525:I'd love to write about my growing sexual awareness, but the press would turn it into something squalid. ~ Ken Livingstone,
526:Subliminal perception – perception that occurs without conscious awareness – is not an anomaly but the norm. ~ John N Gray,
527:The habit of quietly absorbing the shocks will be quite a great help to stabilize pure awareness. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
528:Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. ~ Bertrand Russell,
529:Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has momentarily been interrupted by extraneous forces. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
530:If I were a bad black comic I would name my special, Yo mama, and other stories of a lack of self awareness. ~ Dov Davidoff,
531:If you observe awareness steadily, this awareness itself becomes the Guru that will reveal the Truth. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
532:Literature is the supreme means by which you renew your sensuous and emotional life and learn a new awareness. ~ F R Leavis,
533:self-awareness: the ability to realize what we are doing as we do it, and understand why we are doing it. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
534:Tenderness between people is nothing other than awareness of the possibility of relations without purpose. ~ Theodor Adorno,
535:The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
536:There are ten thousand planes of awareness within the infinite mind of the diamond mind, your deeper mind. ~ Frederick Lenz,
537:There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things. ~ Mike Leigh,
538:The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, compassion, and empathy. ~ Bryant McGill,
539:An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans. ~ Haile Selassie,
540:Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are…each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
541:If you ask me what I want to achieve, it's to create an awareness, which is already the beginning of teaching. ~ Elie Wiesel,
542:Kill the cow of your ego as quickly as you can, so that your inner spirit can come to life and attain true awareness. ~ Rumi,
543:My heart needs only one thing. It needs to be guided Along the age-old path Of life-blossoming self-awareness. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
544:nonjudgmental awareness—the process of being aware of the present, without attaching emotional reactivity to it. ~ Alex Korb,
545:The one who obey's God's instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
546:The ship’s knowledge extended to navigation, to the handling of weather and awareness of necessary maintenance. ~ Robin Hobb,
547:The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. ~ Aristotle,
548:All that is required to become free of the ego is to be aware of it, since awareness and ego are incompatible ~ Eckhart Tolle,
549:and finally his current self-awareness, tinged with compulsions whose origins he couldn’t access or control. ~ Annalee Newitz,
550:Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. This is why we may also call it Presence. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
551:Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment. It is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
552:Consciousness equals energy = love = awareness = light = wisdom = beauty = truth = purity. It's all the same trip. ~ Ram Dass,
553:Consciousness is the awareness that emerges out of the dialectical tension between possibilities and limitations. ~ Rollo May,
554:emptiness is a good sign; that it presages openness to a new level of awareness, new insights, new experiences. ~ Dan Simmons,
555:For knowing That which Is, there is no other knower. Hence Being is Awareness and we are all Awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
556:Generosity toward the lower classes historically has never been an important part of upper-class awareness. ~ Michael Parenti,
557:Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience. ~ Eric Hoffer,
558:His cock filled my awareness, until all I smelled or felt or could think of was the thick flesh in my mouth. ~ Pepper Winters,
559:If I had even a slight awareness, and practiced the Great Way, what I would fear would be deviating from it. ~ Gautama Buddha,
560:Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
561:Tenderness between people is nothing other than awareness of the possibility of relations without purpose. ~ Theodor W Adorno,
562:The dawning of the light of awareness is the new birth, where the sun rises and the day breaks within you. ~ Alberto Villoldo,
563:The purpose of art is to raise people to a higher level of awareness than they would otherwise attain on their own. ~ Brassai,
564:The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, compassion, and empathy. ~ Bryant H McGill,
565:The way to attain the virtue of mercy lies in our constant awareness of being encompassed by mercy. ~ Dietrich von Hildebrand,
566:Who am I? After negating all as 'not this', 'not this', that Awareness which alone remains - that I am. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
567:Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart that generates love and a mind that is open. ~ Nhat Hanh,
568:Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here. ~ Deepak Chopra,
569:Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you will always find despair.” “I ~ Irvin D Yalom,
570:If our awareness of indwelling sin humbles us and makes our sovereign Christ more precious to us, we are safe.39 ~ Tony Reinke,
571:In a while he would make the necessary notes, describing the only known cure for Vitriol: an awareness of life. ~ Paulo Coelho,
572:It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny. ~ Eric Hoffer,
573:Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness. ~ James Thurber,
574:never live as though God does not exist.” Or, stated positively, “Always live in awareness of God’s existence. ~ Philip Yancey,
575:No matter what, I want to continue living with the awareness that I will die. Without that, I am not alive. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
576:Only with awareness of carnism can we reclaim our freedom of choice; without awareness, there is no free choice. ~ Melanie Joy,
577:Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal. ~ Deepak Chopra,
578:The awareness that is not prickled and tugged by capricious emotion. The awareness that is aware that it is aware. ~ Anonymous,
579:The person who has some awareness of the past knows how to fashion a rudder and which direction land is. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
580:What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance. ~ Terence McKenna,
581:Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you. ~ Deepak Chopra,
582:Cultivate an awareness that each minute you tick off sitting is doing damage to your body and to your running. ~ Kelly Starrett,
583:Finally all that is trustworthy is this immeasurable silent awareness that is the truth of who you are, that is love. ~ Gangaji,
584:Flashes of awareness that we live an illusion – that, and no more, is what distinguishes the greatest of men. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
585:I'm part of a team that raises millions of dollars and raises awareness of HIV and AIDS all over the world. ~ Linda Evangelista,
586:Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
587:Knowledge of any kind ... brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities. ~ Deepak Chopra,
588:See clearly that the breath takes place in this vast open space of Awareness, not in an imagined, confined body. ~ Rupert Spira,
589:Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain. ~ Deepak Chopra,
590:Self-awareness moves us beyond the old, well-worn pathways in the brain that support fixed, unconscious habits. ~ Deepak Chopra,
591:Set goals that are achievable. Bring about meaningful change one step at a time. Raising awareness is not enough. ~ Henry Spira,
592:Taking time to reflect opens the door to conscious awareness, which brings with it the possibility of change. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
593:To really evolve as awareness, be just like your own being in a self like yours and on a planet like this one. ~ John de Ruiter,
594:Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. ~ Gautama Buddha,
595:I don't blame younger generations for their lack of awareness. Americans in general are not interested in history. ~ Cleve Jones,
596:If your awareness was strong enough, you could change the fate of a whole world without ever leaving your room. ~ Frederick Lenz,
597:In one level, Om is the self-organizing power of the universe and self-awareness is the process to access that power. ~ Amit Ray,
598:I think that growth and spiritual awareness come in slow increments. Sometimes you don't know it's happening. ~ Mariel Hemingway,
599:Lao Tzu

"The key to growth is the introduction
of higher dimensions of consciousness
into our awareness. ~ Lao Tzu,
600:Most people have a time-bound awareness. And the reason is they have sacrificed their self for their self-image. ~ Deepak Chopra,
601:My collapse also resulted in a heightened awareness referred to in psychological texts as a “watcher” or “witness. ~ Ken Dickson,
602:Now I am dedicating that life to campaigning against the death penalty and raising awareness about human rights. ~ Hafez Ibrahim,
603:Sincere thought means thought of concentration (quiet awareness). The thought of a distracted mind cannot be sincere ~ Bruce Lee,
604:The more flexible we become in our thinking and being, the more we open ourselves to self-awareness & growth. ~ James Van Praagh,
605:These four gifts—self-awareness, conscience, creative imagination, and independent will—reside in the space we ~ Stephen R Covey,
606:To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. ~ Bodhidharma,
607:awareness may require only minimal attention, but it does require some attention. Nothing happens quite automatically ~ Anonymous,
608:Desire disappears as you become more and more aware. When awareness is one hundred percent, there is no desire at all. ~ Rajneesh,
609:God is limitless awareness. There, now I have told you everything I know about God ... a lot of good it did you. ~ Frederick Lenz,
610:I got very interested in attention and awareness and how to achieve certain states through understanding this. ~ Pauline Oliveros,
611:Oneness means that as awareness, your relationship with knowing is clean. Then for you to know is for you to be. ~ John de Ruiter,
612:Stairs elevate you; ethics elevates you; goodness elevates you; awareness elevates you; wisdom elevates you. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
613:There is no time. There is no space. There is no condition. There is only awareness, awareness of these ideas. ~ Frederick Lenz,
614:with better awareness you can make better choices and when you make better choices, you will see better results. ~ Robin S Sharma,
615:Yoga is a tool for realigning our awareness with the divine, creating a state of oneness that is our true nature. ~ Mark Stephens,
616:All of us must come to an honest, open self-examination, an awareness within as to who and what we want to be. ~ M Russell Ballard,
617:Being aware of awareness itself only consciousness can get you there to the truth of yourself the immortal inner being. ~ Rajneesh,
618:Expand your awareness and come out of all self imposed limitations. It requires continuous learning and growth mindset. ~ Amit Ray,
619:How much modern civilization has lost, I think, when they lost the awareness of the billions of stars overhead. ~ Christopher Pike,
620:I am able to control only that which I am aware of. That which I am unaware of controls me. Awareness empowers me. ~ John Whitmore,
621:If you are afraid of someone, you immediately give them an advantage and give them entry to your awareness field. ~ Frederick Lenz,
622:I would hope that the publicity around the Higgs boson would increase the public awareness of physics and cosmology. ~ Michio Kaku,
623:Mindfulness meditation is the embrace of any and all mind states in awareness, without preferring one to another. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
624:Pride counterbalances all these miseries; man either hides or displays them, and glories in his awareness of them. ~ Blaise Pascal,
625:Tantric Zen is the awareness of the infinitude of all things. To gain that awareness, to be it, is enlightenment. ~ Frederick Lenz,
626:That is, it knows itself as the totality of experience. This could be formulated as, ‘I, Awareness, am everything’, ~ Rupert Spira,
627:The most powerful way to manifest is through subtle intention and choiceless awareness-inten d to let go and flow. ~ Deepak Chopra,
628:The sound circulated like an autonomous being whose tentacles needed to experience a sensitive awareness of the terrain. ~ Ondjaki,
629:Thirty seconds of pure awareness is a long time, especially after a lifetime of escaping yourself at all costs. ~ Kiera Van Gelder,
630:To be psychic is to see without the senses and to keep the thoughts and emotions of others out of your awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
631:To feel beauty, to feel truth, that is self-remembering. Self-remembering is the awareness of the presence of God. ~ Rodney Collin,
632:When remaining in awareness itself, every thought movement, no matter what kind, is like a drawing in air. ~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,
633:When the robot mind is mastered, undisciplined thinking ceases and is replaced by awareness. Awareness can know love. ~ Barry Long,
634:When you are living in the present moment, you will experience a deep sense of inner joy, peace and awareness. ~ Christopher Dines,
635:Age brings with it a certain self-awareness, and with it a tolerance for faults, both our own and those of others. ~ Andrea Penrose,
636:Fear of corporal punishment obscures children's awareness of the compassion underlying the parent's demands. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
637:I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation. ~ Jim Clyburn,
638:It is possible to modify your awareness to perceive what plants perceive, birds, beings in the astral, the causal. ~ Frederick Lenz,
639:it is the awareness that is of primary importance, no matter what the objects are that we are paying attention to. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
640:I wanted his soul inside me, a melding of skin where we touched, an unbroken circle of pulsing attention and awareness. ~ C D Reiss,
641:Materialism ends up denying the existence of any irreducible subjective qualitative states of sentience or awareness. ~ John Searle,
642:Our awareness is the key. It is our awareness more than our work effort that gets the right result right now. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
643:Shadow Work is about facing our inner darkness and immersing it in the light of conscious awareness and compassion. ~ Aletheia Luna,
644:Someone has said, "Education is going from an unconscious to conscious awareness of one's ignorance." I agree. ~ Charles R Swindoll,
645:The science fiction approach doesn't mean it's always about the future; it's an awareness that this is different. ~ Neal Stephenson,
646:We have the power to improve our work lives immeasurably through awareness, compassion, patience & ingenuity. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
647:Whether we're in retreat or out in the world, we should try to develop the quality of awareness as much as possible. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
648:Awareness takes the shape of thinking and appears as the mind; it takes the shape of sensing and appears as the body; ~ Rupert Spira,
649:Because the reality of death has not yet penetrated awareness, survivors can appear to be quite accepting of the loss. ~ Joan Didion,
650:being more open and letting go of judgment and anticipation expands our awareness of all the vicissitudes of life. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
651:Be like a Bird in Flight. Be able to see Before You, Around You, and Behind You At All Times. - Kailin Gow on Awareness ~ Kailin Gow,
652:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. ~ Frank Herbert,
653:Often it is better to hide an illness from the patient, because just the mere awareness of a disease can bring about death. ~ Seneca,
654:We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness ~ Richard Rohr,
655:What worse awareness is there than to know there would have been a better outcome if you'd never done anything at all? ~ John Irving,
656:When awareness believes what it knows is true, the truth of what awareness really is, moves. That movement is love. ~ John de Ruiter,
657:As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown. ~ Norman Foster,
658:Awareness means the capacity to see a coffeepot and hear the birds sing in one's own way and not the way one was taught. ~ Eric Berne,
659:Consciousness is not only power of awareness of self & things, it is or has also a dynamic & creative energy. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
660:I don't have all that great an awareness of how people see me in life. I don't find myself thinking about it a lot. ~ Anjelica Huston,
661:Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being. ~ Amit Ray,
662:Most of the reggae awareness is still among music industry people and people who are already into all types of music. ~ Billy Gibbons,
663:One of the keys to harnessing this potentially unlimited power of the mind is to expand your level of self-awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
664:Self-awareness: there is the black worm in the apple. Our curse is to know there's something terribly wrong with us. ~ Grant Morrison,
665:The test of a civilized person is first self-awareness, and then depth after depth of sincerity in self-confrontation. ~ Clarence Day,
666:Through the years I have seen myself as a peaceful person, but the awareness of the anger is part of that process. ~ Yusef Komunyakaa,
667:We are rocked in the tumult, and the awareness of one's own ignorance is a smothering cloak that proves poor armour. ~ Steven Erikson,
668:We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness. ~ Richard Rohr,
669:When emotions are long held and extremely complex, it sometimes takes years for them to enter fully into awareness. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
670:Wth subtly developed body awareness, it is possible for the individual to become the conscious orchestrator of health. ~ Jean Houston,
671:You are awareness. You are mind. You are not from this world. I mean, think about it, could you really be from here? ~ Frederick Lenz,
672:Your awareness has its source in unity. Instead of seeking outside yourself, go to the source to realize who you are. ~ Deepak Chopra,
673:Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear. ~ Rumi,
674:Awareness requires only that we pay attention and see things as they are. It doesn't require that we change anything. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
675:Don't go in and out of meditative spaces - stay there with that awareness, always. Everything in life is meditative. ~ Nicholas Payton,
676:Ignorance is the beginning of knowledge; knowledge is the beginning of wisdom; wisdom is the awareness of ignorance. ~ William Rotsler,
677:Modern man is drinking and drugging himself out of awareness, or he spends his time shopping, which is the same thing. ~ Ernest Becker,
678:The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. ~ Michael Crichton,
679:The path to equanimity lies in observing the present and allowing it to float undisturbed down the river of our awareness. ~ Anonymous,
680:There are only two kinds of certain knowledge: Awareness of our own existence and the truths of mathematics. ~ Jean le Rond d Alembert,
681:True tolerance only arises from a keen awareness of the abysmal ignorance of everyone as far as truth is concerned. ~ Anthony de Mello,
682:Walk with Joy and Peace into this night—
and on into tomorrow. These companions
will enhance your awareness of Me. ~ Sarah Young,
683:We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
684:You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness. ~ Galileo Galilei,
685:Awareness, not deprivation, informs what you eat. Presence, not shame, changes how you see yourself and what you rely on. ~ Geneen Roth,
686:Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
687:But beneath the surface of success – outside our view, often outside our awareness – is a mountain of necessary failure. ~ Matthew Syed,
688:consider merely that all types of awareness are trance states... consciousness is the direction in which the self looks. ~ Jane Roberts,
689:Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness. ~ Stanislav Grof,
690:Mindfulness is not a mechanical process. It is developing a very gentle, kind, and creative awareness to the present moment. ~ Amit Ray,
691:Nature is a part of our humanity, and without some awareness and experience of that divine mystery man ceases to be man. ~ Henry Beston,
692:Once the current of awareness of the self is set afoot, it becomes everlasting and continuous by intensification. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
693:Psychic awareness leads to a true perception not only of events, but just of life itself. It is its own raison d'etre. ~ Frederick Lenz,
694:Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go ‘Uh, I’m kind of an asshole. ~ Louis C K,
695:She had never felt such excitement, such awareness of life around her, as if the very air was charged with his presence. ~ Karen Ranney,
696:that aspect of the patient’s behaviour that betrays his awareness of the presence of an object that is not himself. No ~ Wilfred R Bion,
697:What makes life 'worth living'? - The awareness that there is something for which one is ready to risk one's life ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
698:By whatever name one calls it, genuine creativity is characterized by an intensity of awareness, a heightened consciousness. ~ Rollo May,
699:If the building of a bridge does not enrich the awareness of those who work on it, then the bridge ought not to be built. ~ Frantz Fanon,
700:If we go deeply into the experience of whatever is known or loved we find no substance there other than Awareness itself. ~ Rupert Spira,
701:Knowledge is cosmic. It does not evolve or unfold in man. Man unfolds to an awareness of it. He gradually discovers it. ~ Walter Russell,
702:Let hunger sharpen your awareness. Abstain liquor and frivolous recreation, which dull the mind and weaken the body. ~ Laura Joh Rowland,
703:Music is part of the tantra, the dance of life. Before your eyes, before your awareness, is the procession of eternity. ~ Frederick Lenz,
704:Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity. ~ Nhat Hanh,
705:Only through the personal awareness and “inward conviction” that we each have of our own freedom, Kissinger concluded. ~ Walter Isaacson,
706:Self-awareness includes awareness of your mental realm, which encompasses your thoughts, feelings, energy, and emotions. ~ Deepak Chopra,
707:Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go ‘Uh, I’m kind of an asshole.’ ~ Louis C K,
708:The road to happiness starts with a deep breath and an awareness of the many blessings tied to that single breath. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
709:The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other.... The whole purpose of life is to live by love. ~ Thomas Merton,
710:To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being. ~ William James,
711:With a new awareness, both painful and humorous, I begin to understand why the saints were rarely married women. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
712:Your reason is your friend. It defends the island of your awareness. But you don't want your reason to rule everything. ~ Frederick Lenz,
713:A man with awareness lives in a world much prettier and much richer than the world a man without awareness lives in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
714:Blessed is the mind that jumps over and beyond its own conditioning and lands again into its natural state of unmoving awareness. ~ Mooji,
715:Every advance, every achievement of mankind, has been connected with an advance in self awareness. ~ Carl Jung, Psychological Reflections,
716:"I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment." That's the beginning of the transformation of consciousness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
717:Just as the subtle physical body holds together the physical body, the causal body holds together the body of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
718:Major League Baseball has prostate awareness for two weeks leading up to Father's Day, and I want to get involved in that. ~ Steve Garvey,
719:Mind is basically indecisive, and awareness is basically decisive. So any act out of awareness is total, full, without repentance. ~ Osho,
720:My newfound awareness was both gauntlet and gift. The choice wasn't to see it as one or the other. It was to embrace both. ~ Dani Shapiro,
721:My search for wisdom, peace of mind, and an awareness of realities visible and invisible has become routine and pointless. ~ Paulo Coelho,
722:Nature is favourable to our effort when human awareness is being established more and more in pure consciousness. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
723:Once you have had a glimpse of awareness or Presence, you know it firsthand. It is no longer just a concept in your mind. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
724:Our propensity to impose meaning and concepts blocks our awareness of the details making up the concept. However, ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
725:That's something that I've always gotten: a sense of humanity, a sense of awareness of yourself and the world around you. ~ Vince Staples,
726:The basic for any approach to self-transformation is an ever-increasing awareness of reality and the shedding of illusions. ~ Erich Fromm,
727:To exist without awareness, that was what you aimed at. Memories worn to irrelevance, the future equally insubstantial. ~ Daniel Polansky,
728:What you do affects your awareness field. When you do something selfless your attention feild is more clear, more lucid. ~ Frederick Lenz,
729:When we're identified with Awareness, we're no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time. ~ Ram Dass,
730:Art is a form of supremely delicate awareness and atonement — meaning atoneness, the state of being at one with the object. ~ D H Lawrence,
731:Art is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light of the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. ~ Ansel Adams,
732:As we exercise self- awareness and examine our paradigms we discover that they are deeply ingrained. Change is not easy. ~ Stephen R Covey,
733:Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are. ~ Jack Kornfield,
734:Culture and politics were inseparable [in the Sixties], which gave a soundtrack to political awareness and activism. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
735:It is the understanding of others and the awareness of their needs, that the ambassador of CHRIST should strive to cultivate ~ Larry Crabb,
736:Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression. ~ Criss Jami,
737:Once the mind has seen through all fear and all hope, it finds peace within itself, in a state of awareness beyond thought. ~ Alan W Watts,
738:The only religious opinion I feel sure of is this: self-awareness is not just a bunch of amino acids bumping together! ~ Robert A Heinlein,
739:The only religious opinion I feel sure of is this: self-awareness is not just a bunch of amino acids bumping together. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
740:To be proven wrong should be celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding, furthering awareness. ~ Peter Joseph,
741:Who we are varies according to our awareness. When you are more aware, you are someone else than when you are less aware. ~ Frederick Lenz,
742:Act,speak with full awareness and then you will find a tremendous change in you. The very fact that you are aware changes your acts. ~ Osho,
743:"All that is required to become free of the ego is to be aware of it, since awareness and ego are incompatible." ~ Eckhart Tolle #awareness,
744:Although I was raised in a profoundly secular home, I had a belief, an awareness of God, from as far back as I can remember. ~ M Scott Peck,
745:an experience can be as startling as the first awareness of a stranger walking by your side at night. You are the stranger. ~ Beryl Markham,
746:Anger is better. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality and presence. An awareness of worth. It is a lovely surging. ~ Toni Morrison,
747:Animals do not possess this ability. We call it “self-awareness” or the ability to think about your very thought process. ~ Stephen R Covey,
748:Humility is the awareness that there’s a lot you don’t know and that a lot of what you think you know is distorted or wrong. ~ David Brooks,
749:I really, really wanted to lose awareness of the here and now. The best way for me to do that was bury myself in a book. ~ Charlaine Harris,
750:It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the 'I Am,' our real presence, can awaken. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
751:Most people, almost everyone knows of a teen mom. Teen pregnancy rates are growing, and we need to bring awareness to that. ~ Madisen Beaty,
752:No matter how much we ask after the truth, self-awareness is often unpleasant. We do not feel kindly toward the Truthsayer. ~ Frank Herbert,
753:Persist in your practice always in order to strengthen the awareness, which then shines forth with great effulgence and clarity. ~ Maharshi,
754:The healing of trauma is a natural process that can be accessed through an inner awareness of the body. ~ Peter A. Levine, Waking the Tiger,
755:The higher purpose of #‎ astrology is not to try to change one's destiny, but to fulfill it through growing in awareness ~ Stephen Arroyo,
756:The temptations that use the raw material of good for evil can continue unrecognized for a long time without awareness. ~ Eugene H Peterson,
757:We have greater awareness of where we're falling short than we used to. Just take the example of community police relations. ~ Barack Obama,
758:1. Knowing one’s emotions. Self-awareness—recognizing a feeling as it happens—is the keystone of emotional intelligence. As ~ Daniel Goleman,
759:Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. ~ Fritjof Capra,
760:Focus comes not from working without distractions, but with a devotion so intense that distractions fall from our awareness. ~ Eric Greitens,
761:For me style has something to do with your inner attitude towards clothes and the awareness what sits well on yourself. ~ Matthew Williamson,
762:I therefore think that I was right in trying from the outset of the Olympic revival to rekindle a religious awareness. ~ Pierre de Coubertin,
763:It's important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret. ~ Chris Witty,
764:My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it. ~ Brennan Manning,
765:My sense of identity broke down and was replaced by something that is very hard to put into words. Awareness, Consciousness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
766:Number is therefore the most primitive instrument of bringing an unconscious awareness of order into consciousness. ~ Marie Louise von Franz,
767:Relative knowledge requires a subject and object whereas the awareness of the Self is absolute and requires no object. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
768:The less awareness you have, the more you become like others! Increase you awareness, then you will become more unique! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
769:What is new is not bisexuality, but rather the widening of our awareness and acceptance of human capacities for sexual love. ~ Margaret Mead,
770:Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
771:Cultivating hope Practicing critical awareness Letting go of numbing and taking the edge off vulnerability, discomfort, and pain ~ Bren Brown,
772:Do not follow after the past; do not go forward to meet the future. Instead, just rest the mind naturally in the present awareness. ~ Gampopa,
773:The awareness of place, space, or condition is not liberation. You can't say what it is, but you can sure say what it isn't. ~ Frederick Lenz,
774:We experimented and we experienced many altered states of awareness. We used the power plants. I did that for a year or two. ~ Frederick Lenz,
775:What makes defeat so painful is just the awareness that the other has won. It hurts to lose because it feels so good to win. ~ David Roochnik,
776:Without awareness of bodily feeling and attitude, a person becomes split into a disembodied spirit and a disenchanted body. ~ Alexander Lowen,
777:You are not copying nature, but responding to nature in full awareness, to the way nature expresses itself in that object. ~ Frederick Franck,
778:You must constantly strive to enlarge your awareness. Naturally, if you do, you will have an uncommonly fine and happy life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
779:Awareness is conscious connection with universal intelligence. Another word for it is Presence: consciousness without thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
780:Buddhism leads you to the awareness that all things are holy. Everything is holy. The dark has its own light, in other words. ~ Frederick Lenz,
781:Each of us A cell of awareness Imperfect and incomplete Genetic blends With uncertain ends On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet ~ Neil Peart,
782:Education, awareness and prevention are the key, but stigmatisation and exclusion from family is what makes people suffer most ~ Ralph Fiennes,
783:Enlightenment is the ability to freely transact within the ten thousand states of mind without a continuous self or awareness ~ Frederick Lenz,
784:Increasing public awareness of risks of nuclear conflict is the core element of any successful nuclear-weapons-free world strategy. ~ Amit Ray,
785:Is courage just the awareness that gestures, journeys, lives have intrinsic shape, and must, one way or another, be completed? ~ Peter Behrens,
786:Medieval and ancient sensibility now dominates our time as acoustic and multisensory awareness displaces the merely visual. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
787:Meditation will bring back the powers and awareness from the past; more importantly, it will expand your consciousness today. ~ Frederick Lenz,
788:Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
789:once an experience is fully in awareness, fully accepted, then it can be coped with effectively, like any other clear reality. ~ Carl R Rogers,
790:Self-awareness is probably overrated. A complex, self-regulating system doesn't need it in order to be successful, or even smart. ~ David Brin,
791:The radiance of consciousness, in the form of awareness shining within & without, is the supreme and blissful primal reality. ~ Sri Ramana,
792:There is a wonderful continuity of being, the continuous awareness of self, a sense of yourself continuing in time and space. ~ Frederick Lenz,
793:We are creators, just like the one who created us. And we are always expressing our creativity, with or without awareness. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
794:You're a little short on self-awareness. People who are always exacting right behaviour from other people tend to be that way. ~ Joseph Hansen,
795:Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion. ~ Theodor Adorno,
796:It is only thinking which seemingly reduces pure Awareness to these apparently successive stages of limitation and localisation, ~ Rupert Spira,
797:Learning from your mistakes means you practice, look honestly at the results, and keep practicing. This increases your awareness. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
798:My mom was an environmental activist in Australia in the late ’60s and ’70s and I guess I’ve inherited that awareness from her. ~ Robin McLeavy,
799:Nationalism and extremism ... are spreading today like a cancerous growth in the fabric of people's national self-awareness. ~ Raisa Gorbacheva,
800:Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing. ~ Lawrence Bossidy,
801:Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad. ~ Debbie Ford,
802:Self-management is your ability to use your awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and direct your behavior positively. ~ Travis Bradberry,
803:The mind wants the world to return its love, or its awareness; the mind wants to know all the world, and all eternity, and God. ~ Annie Dillard,
804:The sweet spot for smart decisions, then, comes not just from being a domain expert, but also from having high self-awareness. ~ Daniel Goleman,
805:You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
806:contradiction and messiness, the awareness that our intentions tend to go fuck themselves and our vices are right there waiting. ~ Dot Hutchison,
807:I want to see children curled up with books, finding an awareness of themselves as they discover other people's thoughts. ~ Patricia Reilly Giff,
808:Nen is mindfulness, attention to the present with a quality of vibrant awareness, as if this present moment were one’s last. ~ Peter Matthiessen,
809:Nothing has more power to transform than awareness. When you become complete inside yourself, the worst conditions don't matter. ~ Deepak Chopra,
810:Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit. ~ Marianne Williamson,
811:Sense-perceptions can only be indirect knowledge, and not direct knowledge. Only one's own awareness is direct knowledge. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
812:The body breathes by itself. The mind thinks by itself. Awareness simply observes the process without getting lost in the content. ~ Noah Levine,
813:triangle offense, that aligned perfectly with the values of selflessness and mindful awareness I’d been studying in Zen Buddhism. ~ Phil Jackson,
814:Understanding requires not just a moment of perception, but a continuous awareness, a continuous state of inquiry without conclusion ~ Bruce Lee,
815:A token of ecological awareness in a society devoted to self destruction and waste but unwilling to acknowledge its indulgent ways. ~ Dan Simmons,
816:By steadily disciplining the animal nature, until it becomes one pointed, it is possible to establish conscious awareness of The Eternal. ~ Laozi,
817:Every human being has appetites difficult to control but far fewer have humility, gentleness, and an awareness of their weaknesses. ~ Dean Koontz,
818:If the tonal predominates, which we see now more in the world, there's no mystery - understanding of consciousness or awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
819:I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. ~ Loni Anderson,
820:My eyes were heavy, and my awareness hung on by the thinnest of threads, but I thought I heard him mutter. “I think I will keep you. ~ Amy Harmon,
821:One of the goals of a spiritual practice is self-awareness, and one of the best tools of self-awareness is simple emotional vulnerability. ~ Moby,
822:The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements, as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity. ~ Paul Tillich,
823:the key to self-awareness isn’t found inside our heads; it’s in discovering and accepting how others see us—even when it hurts. ~ Robert I Sutton,
824:We are all more intelligent than we are capable, and awareness of the insanity of love has never saved anyone from the disease. ~ Alain de Botton,
825:We can shift from time-bound awareness into timeless awareness . . . to the ecstasy that can only be found in the present moment. ~ Deepak Chopra,
826:Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences. ~ Dalai Lama,
827:You are walking on a street; a bird is singing, do you hear it? No? Then you are missing the life because life is awareness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
828:Your energy and your awareness are directly connected. If your energies are intense, your awareness naturally grows and sharpens. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
829:As we enter into exquisite awareness of the life that want to live as us, we learn to love deeply. - We claim our passion. ~ Gunilla Brodde Norris,
830:Awareness means to be in the moment so totally that there is no movement toward the past, no movement toward the future—all movement stops. ~ Osho,
831:emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood ~ Daniel Goleman,
832:Frequency led to awareness, awareness to familiarity, and familiarity to trust. And trust, almost without exception, leads to profit. ~ Seth Godin,
833:Humanity must stop indulging the desire for material possessions and personal gain and move instead toward spiritual awareness. ~ Masanobu Fukuoka,
834:I'm a huge breast cancer awareness advocate because my mom went through breast cancer recently. It really brought our family closer. ~ Brenda Song,
835:Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty. ~ John Calvin,
836:Meditation is the art of life. Meditation is not simply a practice. It is an experience, awareness, and a way of perceiving life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
837:Pointing-and-Calling raises your level of awareness from a nonconscious habit to a more conscious level by verbalizing your actions. ~ James Clear,
838:Raising awareness, changing the marketplace, effecting spiritual change - whatever it is that you decide is your thing, go for it. ~ Stone Gossard,
839:Repentance brings an intense desire for God, deep gratitude, and a growth in self-awareness that increases our freedom to love. ~ Anthony de Mello,
840:The five principles of aloha, when practiced together, awaken our awareness of our human potential and the sacredness of our life. ~ Paul Pearsall,
841:The real alchemy is transforming the base self into gold or into spiritual awareness. That's really what new alchemy's all about. ~ Fred Alan Wolf,
842:There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
843:The red-haired woman looked up. "Can I help you?" "I'm Isabella Swan," I informed her, and saw the immediate awareness light her eyes. ~ Anonymous,
844:To the extent that we can cultivate an awareness of the transpersonal dimension (seen in myth) our life is enlarged and broadened. ~ Eward Edinger,
845:We might never rid ourselves of a lingering anxiety regarding our death; this is a kind of tax we pay in return for self-awareness. ~ Derren Brown,
846:You see, I have only such a fugitive awareness of things around me that I always feel they were once real and are now fleeting away. ~ Franz Kafka,
847:A deeper intimacy with God sharpens our awareness of sin, which causes a stronger need for grace and a freer offering of mercy. ~ Alisa Hope Wagner,
848:A duration is a concrete slab of nature limited by simultaneity which is an essential factor disclosed in sense-awareness. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
849:Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood. ~ Daniel Goleman,
850:If you are aware, you speak with awareness. But the awareness comes from the inward being. It flows from the inner being towards others. ~ Rajneesh,
851:Mental alertness is not awareness. Mental alertness only enhances your survival instincts. It does not take you towards liberation. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
852:Once you start believing that something is possible, you start to let it in to your awareness and it starts to become true to you. ~ Anita Moorjani,
853:Spiritual awareness is not only one of the keys to the healing process. Spiritual awareness is the only way that healing can occur. ~ Deepak Chopra,
854:The climate of this prayer is, then, one of awareness, gratitude and a totally obedient love which seeks nothing but to please God. ~ Thomas Merton,
855:The Zen master can see precisely what it will take to cause your awareness to become free. But the Zen master can't do it for you. ~ Frederick Lenz,
856:We need to get a broader awareness. People say climate change is really bad, but painting that picture of what you're putting at risk. ~ Bill Gates,
857:We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference. ~ LL Cool J,
858:And in that instant was born the terrible awareness that life eventually broke every man, but in different ways and at different times. ~ Pat Conroy,
859:A remarkable memoir that's packed with anecdotes, advice and humor, all while maintaining a high level of dignity and self-awareness. ~ Steve Martin,
860:Awareness of death is the very bedrock of the entire path. Until you have developed this awareness, all other practices are obstructed. ~ Dalai Lama,
861:Buddhism is filled with many wonderful ideas, but it is the recognition of awareness that takes us from samara to nirvana. ~ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche,
862:Commit yourself to deeper awareness. Be generous of spirit. Embrace every day as a new world. Let the timeless be in charge of time. ~ Deepak Chopra,
863:I break up through the skin of awareness a thousand times a day, as dolphins burst through seas, and dive again, and rise, and dive. ~ Annie Dillard,
864:In higher samadhi, in absence of any support, the consciousness is absorbed within itself in perfect awareness, clarity and peacefulness. ~ Amit Ray,
865:In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
866:Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers. ~ Aldo Leopold,
867:scientific naturalism has proven incapable of accounting for a whole range of human experiences, from simple self-awareness to love. ~ James Carroll,
868:Self-remembrance, awareness of 'I am' ripens him powerfully and speedily. Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
869:The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements - as well as one's deepest failures - is a definite symptom of maturity. ~ Paul Tillich,
870:There is still nothing like equality for women in jobs, in family. There's just an awareness that inequality is not acceptable. ~ Alix Kates Shulman,
871:a person’s awareness and perspective on his or her own lifestyle are far more important than any skill at sorting, storing, or whatever. ~ Marie Kond,
872:At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His Presence. ~ A W Tozer,
873:awareness of a problem does not mean much—particularly when you have special interests and self-serving institutions in play. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
874:Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories. ~ Amit Ray,
875:Damasio argues that the core of our self-awareness rests on the physical sensations that convey the inner states of the body: ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
876:Enlightenment is an ocean of awareness that slides through the human part of us and dissolves it, and leaves us forever in eternity. ~ Frederick Lenz,
877:I'm not the worlds biggest remake guy, meaning finding titles and saying, "Hey it's got some brand awareness, let's just make a movie." ~ Thomas Tull,
878:I started to feel that nagging sense of shame again, an acute awareness of my own inability to share in his [my grandfather's] optimism. ~ T a Obreht,
879:I think it is important that we all try and be green where it is possible; an awareness of the world around us can never be a bad thing. ~ Judd Gregg,
880:That in you which recognizes madness as madness (even if it is your own) is sanity, is the arising awareness, is the end of insanity. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
881:The illusion of self-awareness. Happy automatons, running on trivial programs. I'll bet you never guess. From the inside, how can you? ~ Vernor Vinge,
882:The reason why we're not happy is because we believe consciously and subconsciously that we're separate from god, eternal awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
883:We need to understand that they were doing the best they could with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge they had at that time. ~ Louise L Hay,
884:What I love about Monk’s list is his basic message about the importance of awareness, collaboration, and having clearly defined roles, ~ Phil Jackson,
885:When you heed the call of your heart, you are fulfilling your life plan, even if your mind has no conscious awareness of that plan. ~ Robert Schwartz,
886:You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited. ~ Barbara Marciniak,
887:You can’t gain spiritual awareness by just reading books. You have to call upon Him. The Kundalini wakes up when you yearn for God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
888:But when we observe, we are forced to pay attention. We have to move from passive absorption to active awareness. We have to engage. ~ Maria Konnikova,
889:Great spiritual warriors look deep into the psychic chasm and, confronting their worst fears, find renewed awareness and ultimate peace. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
890:The reason why life is a sleep & dream for most people is because their awareness is caught up with past or future & not with what is. ~ Deepak Chopra,
891:There’s no mystery to integrity. There’s no mystery to oneness. When there is a core-splitting honesty, right there, awareness knows. ~ John de Ruiter,
892:The wise man strives for awareness. What will happen will happen, and worry will not serve, but anticipation might provide survival. ~ Raymond E Feist,
893:The working definition of mindfulness that my colleagues and I find most helpful is awareness of present experience with acceptance. ~ Ronald D Siegel,
894:We all have auras. But it's much easier to see the aura of someone who is in a state of samadhi or other profound state of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
895:We do not cease to be a separate self and become the witness, and likewise we do not cease to be the witness and become pure Awareness. ~ Rupert Spira,
896:Acts don't mean anything. Acts do not matter--you,your awareness, your being conscious,mindful, is what matters. What you do is not the concern. ~ Osho,
897:I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I'm more direct and outspoken. ~ Christopher Reeve,
898:In meditation practice, we build the energy of awareness until it grows powerful enough to see entirely different levels of reality. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
899:Mindful eating is about awareness. When you eat mindfully, you slow down, pay attention to the food you’re eating, and savor every bite. ~ Susan Albers,
900:Our job as conscious humans is to bring the beauty and goodness of everything to full consciousness, to full delight, to full awareness. ~ Richard Rohr,
901:Social awareness is your ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on with them. ~ Travis Bradberry,
902:The bones and tendons of the mind are mindfulness and awareness. Mindfulness is the mind’s strength, and awareness is its flexibility. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
903:Americans deify democracy in a way that allows for a dim awareness that they have, from time to time, stood in defiance of their God. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
904:His self-awareness is frightening and exhilarating. His voice has a British lilt that’s masculine, confident, educated without being snotty. ~ C D Reiss,
905:In this world we see the pairs of opposites. Ultimately there are no oppositions. In the superconscious awareness there is no division. ~ Frederick Lenz,
906:It is very important that your career raises your awareness. If your career is lowering your personal power, then it has got to change. ~ Frederick Lenz,
907:Like any good novel, it lulled him into an almost tranquil state of awareness before it jolted him - it caught him completely by surprise. ~ John Irving,
908:The awareness of human separation, without reunion by love—is the source of shame. It is at the same time the source of guilt and anxiety. ~ Erich Fromm,
909:The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.
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910:You're not a person. We take that form. We're an essence. We're an awareness of God's. We're made up of countless, countless realities. ~ Frederick Lenz,
911:Attention is not the same thing as concentration. Concentration is exclusion; attention, which is total awareness, excludes nothing. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
912:"Awareness is inherently pure like the empty sky. Stress, annoyance, and anger can temporarily occupy its space but can never pollute it." ~ Haemin Sunim,
913:Everything depends on your state of awareness. If your state of awareness is low, then all the material success in the world won't help. ~ Frederick Lenz,
914:I turn to contemporary fiction seeking a shared awareness with the writer of the cultural moment we both occupy, its peculiar challenges. ~ Jennifer Egan,
915:Keep a constant awareness and a conscious effort to say good words, perform good actions, and to practice patience and compassion. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
916:Responsibility means consciousness, and the shadow often tries to limit our conscious awareness, pulling us into its murky world. ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee,
917:Self-awareness is the ability to objectively evaluate the self. It’s the ability to question our own instincts, patterns, and assumptions. ~ Ryan Holiday,
918:There's no such thing as a minor lapse of awareness. You're either present with what is--right here, right now--or you're someplace else. ~ Gay Hendricks,
919:They practice critical awareness by reality-checking the messages and expectations that tell us that being imperfect means being inadequate. ~ Bren Brown,
920:Time does not exist as some external, objective container, but actually time is exactly our current dynamic activity and awareness. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
921:We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens we will have no regrets. ~ Dalai Lama,
922:Awareness of the sacred in life is what holds our world together, and the lack of awareness of the sacred is what is tearing it apart. ~ Joan D Chittister,
923:Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised. ~ Shoshana Zuboff,
924:"Be there as the witnessing presence of your inner state. You don't have to do anything. With awareness comes transformation and freedom." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
925:How do you know you were in samadhi? You know when your awareness returns to the plane of self and ideation that you have been beyond it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
926:If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness. ~ James Redfield,
927:Know that people are doing the best they can from their level of awareness. Accept people for who they are and always be ready to forgive. ~ Deepak Chopra,
928:Once the light of our awareness is cast on any darkness, then it cannot hide and it cannot remain. Such is the law of consciousness. ~ Marianne Williamson,
929:Part of living your life is an awareness of the opportunities that can be missed and an awareness that time moves in one direction. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
930:The blues are just a heightened sense of awareness of life's ups and downs, and things that a guy sees after a couple hits of Jack Daniels. ~ Steven Tyler,
931:The crises of modern man are to a large extent religious ones, insofar as they are an awakening of his awareness to an absence of meaning. ~ Mircea Eliade,
932:the First Insight is an awareness of the mysterious occurrences that change one’s life, the feeling that some other process is operating. ~ James Redfield,
933:What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness. ~ Roger N Walsh,
934:A self-awareness moment. All of a sudden everything he has done comes flashing into his mind, a self-criticism that is unbearable. ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman,
935:Conditioned Awareness is where we live our lives in guilt over the past and anxiety over the future and never get to experience the present. ~ Russell Targ,
936:Everything you needed to know in the years leading up to the crash could be discerned through awareness of what was going on in the present. ~ Howard Marks,
937:God is merely a part of the human brain, an evolutionary coping mechanism that developed to make bearable our awareness of our own deaths. When ~ Greg Iles,
938:Grief can have a quality of profound healing because we are forced to a depth of feeling that is usually below the threshold of awareness. ~ Stephen Levine,
939:I suffer from a chronic nausea—after I’m with people. The awareness (after-awareness) of how programmed I am, how insincere, how frightened. ~ Susan Sontag,
940:Reincarnation is simply changing awareness. What you are reincarnating into are different states of mind. The whole show is on the inside. ~ Frederick Lenz,
941:Self-awareness, then, represents an essential focus, one that attunes us to the subtle murmurs within that can help guide our way through life. ~ Anonymous,
942:The awakening is when you have the awareness that you are Life. When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
943:The cancer in me became an awareness of the cancer that is everywhere. The cancer of cruelty, the cancer of carelessness, the cancer of greed. ~ Eve Ensler,
944:Try and stop your thoughts. Be patient and then the kundalini will flow through you and bring about substantial changes in your awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
945:Watchfulness, or alertness, or awareness, or consciousness, are all different names of the same phenomenon of witnessing. That is the key word. Miss ~ Osho,
946:What you pay attention to grows. If your attention is attracted to negative situations and emotions, then they will grow in your awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
947:A monk asks:Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?The master answers:Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature. ~ Angelus Silesius,
948:Blindness to knowledge was his mother and despair of death his father. Darkness and fear gave birth to God. Awareness of truth will kill him. ~ C J Anderson,
949:Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company's success. ~ Tom Peters,
950:Even the best computer in the world has no idea that it exists. You do. No one knows what creates that ineffable awareness that we're here. ~ Jeffrey Kluger,
951:Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. . Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
952:In sanskrit they say: "Tat twam asi" - thou art that. You are God. The bubble of your awareness bursts and you're flooded with immortality. ~ Frederick Lenz,
953:My job as a comedian is to heighten awareness about locally grown produce, fight factory farming, and promote euthanasia, but in a funny way. ~ Dov Davidoff,
954:Our senses perceive the way they do because a specific feature of our awareness forces them to do so...because we learn what to perceive. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
955:The awareness of imagery is part of living... a life which derives its power from within itself will focus on the perception... of images. ~ Oskar Kokoschka,
956:The radiance of that which wants to be born illuminates the shadows, bringing them into the light of awareness that they may be healed. ~ Charles Eisenstein,
957:To be free of the discriminating is to manifest miraculous awareness-awareness that is miraculously simple, miraculously unadorned. ~ Geoffrey Shugen Arnold,
958:You must never lose the awareness that in yourself you are nothing, you are only an instrument. An instrument is nothing until it is lifted. ~ Kathryn Hulme,
959:Being in the moment means not being distracted by the melodrama and hysteria around you. Present-moment awareness allows solutions to emerge. ~ Deepak Chopra,
960:Classics postures, when practiced with discrimination and awareness, bring the body, mind, and consciousness into a single, harmonious whole. ~ B K S Iyengar,
961:Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet ~ Neil Peart,
962:Education, or enrichment, is a dynamic, evolving, lifelong process. Every time you look, sensitively with awareness, your vision grows. ~ John Paul Caponigro,
963:history, like nature, has its own economy, its own balancing of forces in the final accounting. Nothing can be lost, except to awareness. ~ Helen Foster Snow,
964:If you know that most processing is below the level of awareness, you learn the value of sleep. You're brain is working on the problem anyway. ~ David Brooks,
965:I think Americans suffer for their lack of travel, awareness of the world. It has horribly warped our sense of place in the scheme of things. ~ Henry Rollins,
966:I think that sometimes quitting is exactly the right thing to do. Quitting something that's not working requires self-awareness and courage. ~ Glennon Melton,
967:Miracles can only inhabit the reality of our awareness when we surrender our need for the familiar to our desire for the limitless. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
968:One keeps oneself neat out of mere decency mere sanity, awareness of other people. And finally even that goes, and one dribbles unashamed. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
969:So having a little more of an awareness of what's going on in the rest of the world I think is what many Canadians would hope for Americans. ~ Justin Trudeau,
970:The business that leaders are in today, is the business of transforming awareness... There is deep longing for more meaning, for connections. ~ Otto Scharmer,
971:They are denied access to the more advanced techniques of releasing the kundalini energy, which bring about quantum leaps in self-awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
972:To state this more succinctly, awareness of the body’s state influences how we organize our lives. Knowing your body strengthens your mind. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
973:Unless thinkers carry their respect for cause and effect into the field of human relations, they may not have much awareness of people. ~ Isabel Briggs Myers,
974:When we bring deep awareness to whatever's bothering us, the same things might be happening, but we are able to relate to them differently. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
975:An awareness had come over him that he wasn’t going to die. Loneliness in itself could not destroy him. Neglect was insufficient. And so he slept. ~ Anne Rice,
976:EACH THOUGHT, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. In this light, no boundary exists between the sacred and the profane. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
977:Find a teacher of Tantric Zen and study with them because it is transference of awareness, a sharing of the perception of the beauty of life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
978:How high your awareness level is determines how much meaning you get from your world. Photography can teach you to improve your awareness level. ~ Ansel Adams,
979:I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one's self and the world. ~ Tanit Phoenix,
980:I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. My other passion is the theater. ~ George Takei,
981:I'm not big on awareness about what's going on online but usually if you do too much online stuff then you usually bump into something that hurts. ~ Alice Eve,
982:It is possible to move to an enlightened state of mind from a lower bardo or level of awareness. It can happen, but it is extremely unlikely. ~ Frederick Lenz,
983:Only as a child's awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development. ~ Rachel Carson,
984:Raising parent awareness on how to support their students to be safe, responsible and discerning users of technology continues to be a challenge. ~ Susan Mann,
985:Relationship management is your ability to use your awareness of your own emotions and those of others to manage interactions successfully. ~ Travis Bradberry,
986:Remember, whenever you have two things, two alternatives, choose the new one, choose the harder, choose the one in which more awareness will be needed. ~ Osho,
987:Richard Rohr reminds us that “we cannot attain the presence of God. We’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness. ~ David G Benner,
988:There are religions and social and moral awareness in any society that gets passed immediately. Those human truths. All cultures address them. ~ Henry Rollins,
989:Values-oriented foreign policy of the free world would be much better, supported by the self-awareness of being on the right side of history. ~ Garry Kasparov,
990:What is meditation? Meditation is our conscious awareness of something vast and infinite within us. Meditation grants us Peace, Light and Bliss. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
991:Without death there would be no awareness of life, and the recurring selection and renewal that has caused life's progress would be ended. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
992:Even if you can be aware of your awareness for only a moment, in that moment you will touch the primal awareness/bliss at the core of yourself. ~ Sally Kempton,
993:From infinite awareness, something comes forward, a sense of infinite awareness and finite awareness. That perception is the birth of a being. ~ Frederick Lenz,
994:He danced on the knife’s edge between awareness and sleep. When he dreamt like this, he was a king. The world was his to bend. His to burn. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
995:Her voice was husky, sexy enough to raise his awareness of her as a female rather than a target. He’d always had a thing for voices. And nerds. ~ Toni Anderson,
996:Obviously the dharma is every breath we take, every thought we think, every word we speak, if we do it with awareness and an open, caring heart. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
997:The few really great-the major novelists ... are significant in terms of the human awareness they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life. ~ F R Leavis,
998:The function of the artist in a disturbed society is to give awareness of the universe, to ask the right questions, and to elevate the mind. ~ Marina Abramovic,
999:The only authentic responsibility is towards your own potential. Values have not to be imposed on you. They should grow with your awareness, in you. ~ Rajneesh,
1000:The primary energy that is active in all things is kundalini. Kundalini energy is the energy of awareness. It can be used to modify awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1001:You can accept it that it may be true what somebody else says, but until you have experienced it, it is not dynamic to your own awareness. ~ Goswami Kriyananda,
1002:Awareness of approach to death can be a beautiful thing, a frame into which we can put the work of art that is our life, our personal masterpiece. ~ June Singer,
1003:Deep listening is experiencing heightened awareness or expanded awareness of sound and of silence, of quiet, and of sounding - making sounds. ~ Pauline Oliveros,
1004:"Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. In this light, no boundary exists between the sacred and the profane." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1005:I have a very real political awareness that at least on a transient basis the more drastic action taken by the president, the more popular it is. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1006:In a very real sense, we have lost an awareness of the One whom we approach in our worship and prayer. All too often we view God as merely a friend. ~ Anonymous,
1007:Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others. ~ David R Hawkins,
1008:Mindfulness is a form of mental activity that trains the mind to become aware of awareness itself and to pay attention to one’s own intention. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
1009:Only no-mind can be without any duality, because it is empty. The no-mind is choicelessness. The no-mind is pure awareness. It is just the empty sky. ~ Rajneesh,
1010:Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1011:The jealousy that arises from another's achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one's own and other's achievement. ~ Dalai Lama,
1012:To achieve purity of mind, one should cultivate constant awareness by being mindful all the time. One should remain always aware of one's thoughts. ~ Rama Swami,
1013:When you meditate, you take charge of your life. You bring your conscious awareness to a new high point, where the vista is beyond any horizon. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1014:I'm hopeful that increased awareness of the issues in Africa will bring about a new wave of progress and activism among young people everywhere. ~ Angelina Jolie,
1015:I really do appreciate the awareness and the hype that the fans are creating. I, myself, have become totally addicted to checking out the fan art. ~ Harald Zwart,
1016:It was just the same as spotting the scaffolding in other writers’ books. Awareness of construction didn’t diminish her pleasure, only added to it. ~ Kate Morton,
1017:Mindfulness is the capacity to shine the light of awareness onto what’s going on here and now. Mindfulness is the heart of meditation practice. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1018:Nirvana isn't a physical place. It is not like going to heaven. It just means no more individualized awareness, no aggregate body of experience. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1019:Through awareness, you get a certain attitude. That's the way, you see, to achieve more peaceful, more compassion, more friendship through that way. ~ Dalai Lama,
1020:Video can seem like just another challenge to overcome, but I see a major increase in my business and brand awareness, all from the power of video. ~ Lewis Howes,
1021:When awareness is completely balanced, communicating with the outside world is instantaneous and automatic. It happens with the touch of thought. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1022:In stand up, you get an awareness of how you come across, but in acting there is almost a hyper-awareness on how you might be physically perceived. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
1023:Mindful emotional regulation increases emotional awareness by reducing midline prefrontal reactivity and more sustained limbic network activation. ~ Shahida Arabi,
1024:One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don't have prior awareness, you don't have any idea what hit you. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1025:Self-discovery is a process of dissolution and creation. Dissolution means envelopment in eternity. Creation is bringing into focus new awareness ~ Frederick Lenz,
1026:The first step is to develop self-awareness by identifying when you blame external circumstances and other people for how you think, feel, and behave. ~ Anonymous,
1027:A mind blocked by fear, anxiety, anger, resentment, or suffering of any kind isn't able to experience expanded awareness, much less pure awareness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1028:An awareness of the need for some kind of global government is gaining ground, one in which all members of the world community would take part. ~ Mikhail Gorbachev,
1029:China is completely lacking in self-awareness and as someone who has stepped outside that society, I have a responsibility to write about it as I see it. ~ Ma Jian,
1030:I have personally been affected by women's reproductive health issues, and I will continue to support that cause and spread awareness about it. ~ Bethany Cosentino,
1031:I'm incredibly grateful for the time I spent with STOMP and even more so for the skills and awareness I developed as a performer during that time. ~ Nicholas Young,
1032:Learn to overcome the imprinting that you now have and gain a new and higher imprinting that will lead you into the luminous spheres of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1033:Most dancers have no awareness of how they look; half of them think theyre fat. There is anorexia in the ballet world; there are those things. ~ Benjamin Millepied,
1034:Natural play strengthens children's self-confidence and arouses their senses-their awareness of the world and all that moves in it, seen and unseen. ~ Richard Louv,
1035:The point of reading is not reading but living. Reading helps you live with greater appreciation, keener insight and heightened emotional awareness. ~ Steve Leveen,
1036:The public has yet to see TV as TV. Broadcasters have no awareness of its potential. The movie people are just beginning to get a grasp on film. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
1037:There has, I fear, developed the worst of needs, the need to know, coupled reluctantly with an awareness that I probably will, in fact, never know. ~ Brian Evenson,
1038:The second thing that always hit was the ominous quiet. The muffled, deadened version of sound that amplified awareness of body, breath, heartbeat. ~ Toni Anderson,
1039:To develop a more or less accurate self-image...is simply to gain a comprehensive awareness of those facets of yourself which you didn't know existed. ~ Ken Wilber,
1040:Usually for a movie, if you want a 13-year-old, you get a 16-year-old who looks 13, because 13-year-olds dont have that level of self-awareness. ~ Robbie Coltraine,
1041:When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love — even the most simple action. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1042:If you take yourself to be the body and mind only, you will die! When you discover yourself as awareness, the fear of death will not trouble you any longer. ~ Mooji,
1043:Many people in this world are still so identified with every thought that arises in their head. There is not the slightest space of awareness there. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1044:Mindfulness is defined as nonjudgmental, investigative, kind, and responsive awareness. This sort of awareness takes intentional training of the mind. ~ Noah Levine,
1045:No amount of money can buy you style. Having good style takes thought, creativity, confidence, self-awareness, even sometimes a little bit of work. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
1046:Only that which is always with you can be said to be your self and if you look closely and simply at experience, only awareness is always ‘with you’. ~ Rupert Spira,
1047:People have a need to feel their pain. Very often pain is the beginning of a great deal of awareness. As an energy center it awakens consciousness. ~ Arnold Mindell,
1048:The author says that theologian operates with windows open to the interest of the world, but also with a skylight that allows full awareness of prayer. ~ Karl Barth,
1049:The biggest obstacle to increasing your self-awareness is the tendency to avoid the discomfort that comes from seeing yourself as you really are. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1050:The heart of a person's mind can be corrupted, exploited and manipulated in order to gain power for those who don't possess the heightened awareness. ~ Laurel Dewey,
1051:You are solidified silence, awareness. A thousand hours of speech cannot equal one glance: a hundred glances cannot equal a minute of silence ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1052:And this ‘knowing’ is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness. ~ Rupert Spira,
1053:He awoke. Not the instant awareness of being jolted by an alarm or the gentle rising from dozing in and out, but a gradual recognition of existence. ~ Olan Thorensen,
1054:If I am seeing something that is blocking my awareness of love, it is an image of a false idea that I created and only forgiveness will dissolve it. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
1055:If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world. ~ Alan Watts,
1056:I'm just attracted to human behavior and how people sometimes never would interact with one another or be in each other's sphere of awareness. ~ Da Vine Joy Randolph,
1057:Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still it is, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1058:Selfless giving changes our concept of our identity. When we give to others our unselfishness removes the spot of "self" that stained our awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1059:The White Ribbon Foundation is organization I support. They're bringing awareness of violence against women and I think it's important in our society. ~ Dustin Clare,
1060:We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. (p.9) ~ Ken Robinson,
1061:What worked for me won’t work for you, however, and vice versa. That’s why self-awareness is so vital—you have to be true to yourself at all times. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
1062:Your mantrum is the awareness of the dream - to enjoy and appreciate and have gratitude for all; neither to condemn nor to liberate, but to observe. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1063:But how can one regret what, to the mind, has never existed? Even loss is an inaccurate description, for what loss is without the awareness of losing? ~ Nicole Krauss,
1064:executives must cultivate a higher level of awareness about what truly matters, drawing on recent neuroscience research to demonstrate how they can do so. ~ Anonymous,
1065:If a bird is used to flying and you put in a a cage, it won't be a happy bird; It wants to fly; that's its nature. Your nature is infinite awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1066:If you're not saying 'earth is an incredible place, life is an extraordinary thing' when you look at the earth, then your awareness is very weak! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1067:Increasingly, campaigns have become narcotics that blur our awareness of problems long enough to elect the lawmakers who must deal with them. ~ Kathleen Hall Jamieson,
1068:In other words, the proof of spiritual maturity is not how 'pure' you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
1069:Not in the state of unconsciousness, but in full awareness when the higher Power will descend into and direct us, then only the yogic life will begin. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1070:Not only is yoga excellent for flexibility, but it is also a great tool for longevity and injury prevention, as it allows for internal body awareness. ~ Kyle Shewfelt,
1071:Researchers here in New York created a robot that actually passed a self-awareness test. So if you're keeping score, that's robots: 1, Donald Trump, 0. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
1072:The innermost core is witnessing, awareness, watchfulness. You can call it anything, but it will be another meaning of witnessing. Truth is pure awareness. ~ Rajneesh,
1073:Whatever you choose you will repent because the other will remain and haunt you. If one needs absolute freedom then choiceless awareness is the only thing. ~ Rajneesh,
1074:You attract to you the predominant thoughts that you’re holding in your awareness, whether those thoughts are conscious or unconscious. That’s the rub. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1075:A key component of high-level learning is cultivating a resilient awareness that is the older, conscious embodiment of a child’s playful obliviousness. ~ Josh Waitzkin,
1076:An awareness of alternatives at the early stages of learning a skill gives a conditional quality to the learning, which, again, increases mindfulness. ~ Ellen J Langer,
1077:As a teacher you just look at someone and you transmit to them what they need to know. Not simply a thought form, but you transmit an awareness level. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1078:At the highest level of awareness, the greatest gift given and received when you give someone flowers, is the joy of living a life based on love. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1079:Birth is not the beginning of life - only of an individual awareness. Change into another state is not death - only the ending of this awareness. ~ Hermes Trismegistus,
1080:Conformity is not an admirable trait. Conformity is a copout. It threatens self-awareness. It can lead groups to enforce rigid and arbitrary rules. ~ Alexandra Robbins,
1081:Devotion is a way of being, it's not something you do. It's dedication to finding awareness and Love. Chanting is like asanas for the mind and the heart. ~ Krishna Das,
1082:Evangeline's obliviousness was a reason to like her rather than not: I liked least those schoolfellows whose awareness of me invariably caused misery. ~ Sonya Hartnett,
1083:God is the process. The process is what I Am... You cannot not use Me... If you use Me with awareness and with intention, all things will change. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1084:Hand writing causes thinking - the repetition of writing your goal everyday will increase your awareness. The true purpose of a goal is to help you grow. ~ Bob Proctor,
1085:He believed that the secret of happiness was to concentrate on things outside oneself. Introspection and self-awareness were the enemies of contentment, ~ James Runcie,
1086:If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world. ~ Alan W Watts,
1087:It has been said that sleeping, dreaming, and meditating, or developing awareness, are the only states in which we do not sow further seeds of karma. ~ Ch gyam Trungpa,
1088:It is awareness of both our shared pain and our longing for happiness that links us to other people and helps us to turn toward them with compassion. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1089:It is just a wonderful, wonderful time to be alive and to be able to be part of the ever-growing spiritual awareness that is happening around the world. ~ Jon Anderson,
1090:Psychological flexibility is the ability to adapt to a situation with awareness, openness, and focus and to take effective action, guided by your values. ~ Russ Harris,
1091:Since extra-sensory perception (ESP) is awareness of the world beyond the senses, it would be inappropriate to term this Sixth Sense ‘extrasensory’. ~ Stephen Richards,
1092:The body moves naturally, automatically, without any personal intervention or awareness. If we think too much, our actions become slow and hesitant. ~ Taisen Deshimaru,
1093:The eye and brain are conspirators, and, like most conspiracies, theirs is negotiated behind closed doors, in the back room, outside of our awareness. ~ Daniel Gilbert,
1094:There is no future and there is no past, there never has been, there never will be. You just think there is. It's not life that moves; it's awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1095:The root cause of loneliness is not the absence of another, but the absence of the awareness of our connection to our true divine selves.” —Swati Nigam ~ Bryant McGill,
1096:Things that are impossible - are everyday experiences when you live in advanced states of mind. You live in a world of constant miraculous awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1097:Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
1098:What is the relationship between awareness and thinking? Awareness is the space in which thoughts exist when that space has become conscious of itself. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1099:Awareness of our problems thus does not necessarily mean that they get solved. It may just mean that we are able to perfectly anticipate where we will fail. ~ Anonymous,
1100:In charity, every little bit works. You can't change the world. You can't do everything. But you sure try to bring awareness and do as much as you can. ~ Naomi Campbell,
1101:I've never been a part of a film before that offers such a platform into real issues, that raises social awareness and has the potential to change things. ~ Don Cheadle,
1102:Kundalini is seen as a serpent that can shoot up the shushumna, past the chakras, opening them all and bringing you into different states of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1103:Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1104:One way to deepen this awareness is to watch other people. Pay attention to those who love their lives and see what they do. What do they have that you don ~ Jeff Goins,
1105:The appeal of the wild for me is its unpredictability. You have to develop an awareness, react fast, be resourceful and come up with a plan and act on it. ~ Bear Grylls,
1106:The dismissal of any of these people would send a useful signal to U.S. allies that the president has the nerve - and self-awareness - to make a change. ~ Bret Stephens,
1107:The root cause of loneliness is not the absence of another, but the absence of the awareness of our connection to our true divine selves.” — Swati Nigam ~ Bryant McGill,
1108:Tracking is a simple exercise. It works because it brings moment-to-moment awareness to the actions you take in the area of your life you want to improve ~ Darren Hardy,
1109:We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1110:you’re a member of the human race, not a sub-group. Here, you’re a nation of the world with a global awareness, rather than a patriot of any one country. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1111:A song isn't a commercial for an album. It isn't a tool to build name awareness or reinforce your brand. A song is a bullet that can shatter your chains. ~ Grady Hendrix,
1112:But to discover one’s own worldview is much more valuable. In fact, it is a significant step toward self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-understanding. ~ James W Sire,
1113:Life is not a static phenomenon. It is a flux, a riverlike flux; it needs constant change. It needs moment-to-moment awareness; otherwise you will be left behind. ~ Osho,
1114:Sometimes I think death is a greater awareness than life. Life gives us the illusion of immortality, whereas death gives us the certainty of immortality ~ Frederick Lenz,
1115:There are seven primary chakras located in the subtle physical body, the body of light and energy that is our awareness and that surrounds the physical. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1116:To understand what is right meditation there must be an awareness of the operation of one's own consciousness, and then there is complete attention. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1117:When you cause something to happen it causes a shift in your awareness. Shifts in your awareness ultimately will result in a pattern shift in your life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1118:A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction. ~ Christopher Lasch,
1119:Each time we bring to routine activities an awareness of 'now,' we raise our vibratory frequency and cause the freshness of the moment to fall upon us. ~ Michael Beckwith,
1120:If we want to go further, then instead of being silently aware of whatever comes into the mind, we choose silent present-moment awareness of just one thing. ~ Ajahn Brahm,
1121:If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference. You can raise awareness just of the simple humanity. ~ Emily Blunt,
1122:Progress changes consciousness, and when people's consciousness changes, then their awareness of what is possible changes as well - a virtuous circle. ~ William J Clinton,
1123:Self-awareness is the rarest power of all, precious and vulnerable to the highest degree, the supreme and generally fleeting achievement of a person. ~ Ernst F Schumacher,
1124:The proof of spiritual maturity, Tolstoy contended, is not how “pure” you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace. ~ Philip Yancey,
1125:When you chant "Aum" or any mantra, do so softly and gently. Extend the sound. Focus your awareness on the sound of the mantra and become absorbed in it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1126:When you speak about these miracles, I laugh within Myself out of pity, that you allow yourself so easily to loose the precious awareness of My Reality. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1127:Without an awareness of our feelings we cannot experience compassion. How can we share the sufferings and the joys of others if we cannot experience our own? ~ Gary Zukav,
1128:You need to search your awareness and consider the limitless possibilities of existence in all things and not be so narrow-minded in your self-discovery. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1129:You normally have to let go of the old and go through a stage of unknowing or confusion, before you can move to another level of awareness or new capacity. ~ Richard Rohr,
1130:"Freedom from suffering begins with self-awareness." ~ Brian ThompsonFreedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem... J Krishnamurti,
1131:He believed that the secret of happiness was to concentrate on things outside oneself. Introspection and self-awareness were the enemies of contentment, and ~ James Runcie,
1132:It is important to have intensive blocks of time together. During our nights together there is a tremendous interchange of knowledge, power and awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1133:LIVING IN DEPENDENCE ON ME is the way to enjoy abundant life. You are learning to appreciate tough times, because they amplify your awareness of My Presence. ~ Sarah Young,
1134:Meditation simply means a state of no-thought, awareness without the process of thought, just pure, mirror-like awareness, with no thoughts passing in the mind. ~ Rajneesh,
1135:The karma of immediate availability is the condition of your awareness field. The karma of potentiality is what is stored inside you from your past lives. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1136:The school of awareness is the school of mysticism. Mysticism is the experience of eternity, of that which lies beyond the physical phenomenal experience. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1137:When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. ~ Agnes Martin,
1138:Awareness creates another world - an already existing world where you were not aware of its existence! It is an operation of ‘mature cataract’ surgery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1139:Awareness of our problems thus does not necessarily mean that they get solved. I t may just mean that we are able to perfectly anticipate where we will fall. ~ Esther Duflo,
1140:each of us is doing the very best we can at this very moment. If we knew better, if we had more understanding and awareness, then we would do it differently. ~ Louise L Hay,
1141:How would he write without her? [The buried awareness of how completely her hands reached into his work; don’t look, Lotto. It’d be like looking at the sun.] ~ Lauren Groff,
1142:If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you. ~ Amit Ray,
1143:I grew up in a big movie house, we watched movies all the time, so I had an awareness at a very young age that that was a job that you could have. ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
1144:The awareness in an animal’s eyes is alien beyond knowledge, whereas the gaze from within the dark-glass haunted him because he nearly comprehended it. ~ William T Vollmann,
1145:There are ten thousand aspects of your mind. Your awareness has ten thousand forms. There is something else. You have to step outside of perception itself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1146:There is the physical mind which is mechanical but the awareness which is the essential character (dharma) of the mind is also to some extent present there. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1147:The role of biblical counselors is facilitate the discovery of a greater God awareness through spiritual eyes that look at life through scriptural lenses. ~ James MacDonald,
1148:The spiritual work builds upon awareness, increases consciousness, transforms it, merges it with the divine, and this is how to reach true spirituality in life. ~ Belsebuub,
1149:Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you're flexible, when you're spontaneous, when you're detached, when you're easy on yourself and easy on others. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1150:Ample self-awareness is necessary for effective self-management because you can only choose how to respond to an emotion actively when you’re aware of it. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1151:Any good person who is motivated to attain awareness of the whole truth should follow the Universal Way to calm his mind and harmonize it with all aspects of life. ~ Lao Tzu,
1152:Awareness is learning to keep yourself company. And then learn to be more compassionate company, as if you were somebody you are fond of and wish to encourage. ~ Anne Lamott,
1153:Awareness is learning to keep yourself company. And then learn to be more compassionate company, as if you were somebody you are fond of and wish to encourage. ~ Geneen Roth,
1154:I am hoping to be able to lend my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, as I want to try and help raise money and awareness about this disease. ~ Jourdan Dunn,
1155:If you walk with true awareness of every step, without having a goal to get anywhere, happiness will arise naturally. You don’t need to look for happiness. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1156:It had only recently been discovered that dolphins could recognize themselves in a mirror, the only other animal besides a chimp to have such self-awareness. ~ Colleen Coble,
1157:Leaders create awareness in their followers about the great potentials they carry and how to release them for the benefit of all. Leaders are motivators, ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1158:Once you start to question your life you get to a higher level of awareness. It's like turning a light on-voila you see you have choices and choices are sacred. ~ Naomi Judd,
1159:The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1160:The healing principle is within man himself. Man's power to heal himself, or extend his healing power to others, is measured by his awareness of God in him. ~ Walter Russell,
1161:Without making any moral judgements whatsoever, one can say that self-indulgence and excessive self-preoccupation are the antithesis of genuine awareness. ~ Ronald Rolheiser,
1162:As humourless a lump of dough as ever held a torchlight vigil outside the South African Embassy or stuck an AIDS awareness ribbon on an unwilling first-nighter. ~ Stephen Fry,
1163:But consciousness (alternately referred to as “awareness”) seems to be one of those things that although we know it when we see it, it’s impossible to define. ~ Robert Kroese,
1164:For the more words I had for things, the better I could frame my thoughts, the more vivid my thoughts became. Awareness deepened, consciousness sharpened. ~ Stephen R Lawhead,
1165:Generally, when a leader struggles, the root cause behind the problem is that the leader has leaned too far in one direction and steered off course. Awareness ~ Jocko Willink,
1166:I suppose that anyone with even a little bit of self-awareness will eventually feel like a complete hypocrite in the company of children, and this was my time. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1167:What you seek, you already are. Your awareness has its source in unity. Instead of seeking outside yourself, go to the source and realize who you are. Seeking ~ Deepak Chopra,
1168:When the music created by the sounds and ordering of the words matches the thrust of the meanings of the words, then a radiant state of awareness can occur. ~ Pattiann Rogers,
1169:Your quality of experience is based not on standards such as time or ranking, but on finally awakening to an awareness of the fluidity within action itself. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1170:Your state of mind dominates your awareness to such an extent that you can't conceive of any other state of mind other than the state of mind that you're in. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1171:Authority in its very nature prevents the full awareness of oneself and therefore ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1172:Harnessing the unique sex energy that can only arise through sexual expression can awaken multidimensional awareness and provide you with your desired goal. ~ Stephen Richards,
1173:Hold every moment sacred. Give each clarity and meaning, each the weight of thine awareness, each its true and due fulfillment. —Thomas Mann, The Beloved Returns ~ Dean Koontz,
1174:I think Destiny's purpose is merely to shock us at moments into a state of awareness; those moments are milestones in between which we have to find our own way. ~ Attia Hosain,
1175:I think we need that self-awareness. That we don’t have time because it’s convenient not to have the time, because maybe we don’t want to challenge ourselves. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1176:Mercy begins with a deep awareness of one’s own need for it. Whereas Alinsky first sees injustice in others, the man of mercy first sees sin within himself. ~ Charles J Chaput,
1177:Powerful people affect many others and if I can in some way contribute to their awareness, they will put out better energy to millions and millions of people. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1178:So if it appears that my argument supports the necessity of lawyers, please accept that I say it with reluctant awareness that things would be worse without them. ~ David Brin,
1179:understand what Ernest Becker meant when he said something like ‘To live fully is to live with an awareness of the rumble of terror that underlies everything, ~ Calvin Trillin,
1180:We see and understand more about our behaviors. We come aware. And aware. And aware. . . Often, we feel uncertain about what to do with all this awareness. ~ Melody Beattie,
1181:You don’t trust anyone. Except yourself, and that’s not trust, that’s ego.”

“Not ego. Awareness of my abilities. And the limitless nature of them. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1182:Denial is pushing something out of your awareness. Anything you hide in the basement has a way of burrowing under the house and showing up on the front lawn. ~ Howard Sasportas,
1183:Every time you find your attention captured by a poster, your awareness, and perhaps something more, has, if only for a moment, been appropriated without your consent. ~ Tim Wu,
1184:For me, honestly, I'm an actor. There's one thing I know how to do - act. And that's all I know how to do. Through our work, [actors] can trigger awareness. ~ Wilmer Valderrama,
1185:I don't have any talent as an artist but I do have an awareness for business and what you need to bring to that world. It helps to know what you're good at. ~ Bernie Ecclestone,
1186:I think that the most basic thing of ethics is being aware of how your actions affect others, and having an awareness of what they want and how they feel. ~ Charlie Jane Anders,
1187:It is possible to refine awareness itself so much that the emptiness of things, and the role mental construction plays, becomes a directly apprehended reality. ~ Jay Michaelson,
1188:Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is indeed man’s self-consciousness and self-awareness as long as he has not found his feet in the universe. ~ Karl Marx,
1189:Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ~ Voltaire,
1190:our divine origin is spiritual love. Love is the source of all of our power, of everything we need and desire. To block love's awareness is to block everything. ~ Doreen Virtue,
1191:The difference between a healthy group or organization and an unhealthy one lies in its members' awareness and ability to acknowledge their felt needs to conform. ~ Peter Senge,
1192:Why is it that no neurons other than those in a brain are capable of giving the owner of that brain a qualitative, subjective sensation—an inner awareness? ~ Jeffrey M Schwartz,
1193:Your karma is the sum total of your awareness field. Your awareness field is comprised of all the experiences that you've had in this life and all other lives. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1194:Your true evolution is not what you do out there. That's secondary. Your true evolution is to do with the arising of awareness in you as you go about your life. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1195:You should be drawing awareness from a deeper part of your being. Your deeper mind has everything already. It knows everything already. It has all the answers. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1196:Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness. ~ Arthur Koestler,
1197:Environmental issues are on everyone's mind. It's part of our culture now and I can only applaud and laud anyone who is doing what they can and raising awareness. ~ Keanu Reeves,
1198:Freedom is the awareness of alternatives and of the ability to choose. It is contingent upon consciousness, and so may be gained or lost, extended or diminished. ~ Allen Wheelis,
1199:Happiness should be something which results from the creative, genuine, intense relatedness - awareness, responsiveness, to everything in life - to man, to nature. ~ Erich Fromm,
1200:Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
1201:Meditation erases conditioning. It allows a person to channel the kundalini energy through their subtle physical body and reach enlightened states of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1202:Perhaps one day you'll look in the mirror and realize, the person you see appearing in awareness is actually awareness itself - momentarily appearing as a person. ~ Matthew Kahn,
1203:We are not really separate beings of light. That's a dream we are having, the dream of multiplicity. Meditation takes us beyond the moment to eternal awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1204:Whenever you see people talking about how real they are or how normal they are, it seems odd to have that self awareness that you could potentially not be normal. ~ Steve Carell,
1205:Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature - The rustling of leaves in the wind, Raindrops falling, The humming of an insect, The first birdsong at dawn. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1206:Enlightenment means having no human mind, no limitations. Your awareness is eternity, timeless, infinite, beyond boundaries, and yet it exists within all things. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1207:For experiences and information to be integrated into our lives as true awareness, they have to be received with open hands, inquisitive minds, and wondering hearts. ~ Bren Brown,
1208:Lerner outlines the various ways in which constant pretense and lying alienate women from their true feelings, how it leads to depression and loss of self-awareness. ~ bell hooks,
1209:Meditation is not passive sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1210:Of course, you are not usually conscious of all your thought patterns, and it is often only through watching your emotions that you can bring them into awareness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1211:Only the ego can fear, experience hate, lust and jealousy. Humility experiences none of these things - it merges into the transcendental awareness of perfection. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1212:So, those who hate, those who are violent in nature, live in a world of hate and fear and violence inside themselves, inside their minds, inside their awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1213:The second stage of meditation begins when you can successfully stop thought for long periods of time. At this point you move beyond the awareness of this world. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1214:According to Vedic scriptures, God does not ‘create’ this world. He simply made all creatures aware of it. Awareness leads to discovery. Discovery is creation. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
1215:Awareness, I take to be one aspect-the passive aspect-of the phenomenon of consciousness. Consciousness has an active aspect also, namely the feeling of free will. ~ Roger Penrose,
1216:I believe that the camera has aided animal welfare by giving a platform and a vision [for bringing] awareness to the most important animal-welfare issues worldwide. ~ Katie Cleary,
1217:Lo! This is self-awareness! It surpasses all avenues of speech and thought.
I, Tilopa, have nothing to reveal. You should know it yourself through inward examination. ~ Tilopa,
1218:Our fear of failing at various tasks would likely be much less were it not for our awareness of how harshly failure tends to be viewed and interpreted by others. ~ Alain de Botton,
1219:Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. That’s why it loves perfectionists—it’s so easy to keep us quiet. If we cultivate enough awareness about shame to name ~ Bren Brown,
1220:The author I wish I was reading right now and always is Nora Ephron. I love the humor, the awareness, the sense of self-deprecation. She is such a role model to me. ~ Garance Dore,
1221:The awareness of a spiritual tradition that reaches through the centuries gives one a certain feeling of security in the face of all transitory difficulties. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1222:The good news is that . . . humans are gifted by the potential for self-awareness and intelligent choice, and knowing our circumstance is an invitation to change. ~ William E Rees,
1223:The mind may accept or deny that you are awareness, but either way it can’t really understand. It cannot comprehend. Thought cannot comprehend what is beyond thought. ~ Adyashanti,
1224:There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations. ~ David Korten,
1225:This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents. ~ Allen Weinstein,
1226:What is a demanding pleasure that demands the use of ones mind! Not in the sense of problem solving, but in the sense of exercising discrimination, judgment, awareness. ~ Ayn Rand,
1227:[Buddhism] takes us beyond a kind of self-centered narcissism because instead of identifying with the content of our experience, we identify with awareness itself. ~ Charlotte Kasl,
1228:Greater self-awareness...doesn't make a species happier, pal. If it did, we'd have fewer psychiatrists and barrooms than you dogs have - and it's not that way, is it? ~ Dean Koontz,
1229:I love riding, even if it's just my Vespa. You just zip and do your thing. I find there's a different awareness when I ride; it connects me to my senses and to God. ~ Queen Latifah,
1230:Incorporating an awareness of style in the paintings gives them a kind of electricity and holds them together. It can plug you into the moment at which they were made. ~ Rob Pruitt,
1231:Infinity lies beyond human vision and it is possible to communicate with these other realities which have a far more advanced awareness than humans are allowed to have ~ David Icke,
1232:It's so important to raise awareness of this problem that continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of career, wealth or background. ~ Anna Friel,
1233:It was my first real awareness that not everyone in this world will like us, or accept us, that we’re often cast aside at the very moment we most need to be included. ~ Phil Knight,
1234:No rest for me anywhere. No rest from writing, awareness, insights, memories, fantasies, analogies, free associations. Writing becomes imperative for a surcharged head. ~ Ana s Nin,
1235:Raising awareness about the Deaf culture is a huge cause that I advocate. Because both of my parents are deaf, I am passionate about it in an entirely different way. ~ Grace Gealey,
1236:Salvation, therefore, is not a transaction that takes place outside us, but rather an empowering awareness that explodes within and then pervades our entire being. ~ Paul F Knitter,
1237:Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you're going to start crying at inappropriate time. ~ Mark Manson,
1238:Simply bringing awareness to the process of breathing initiates the release of peptide molecules from the hindbrain to regulate breathing while unifying all systems. ~ Candace Pert,
1239:Sorcery: the systematic cultivation of enhanced consciousness or non-ordinary awareness & its deployment in the world of deeds & objects to bring about desired results. ~ Hakim Bey,
1240:The key to living a productive Christian life is not waking up every day trying to be loved by God, but waking up in the awareness that you are already his beloved ~ Wayne Jacobsen,
1241:There is no greater defence against the grim, uncompromising wasteland of the late capitalist world than the unshakeable awareness that it will end and you will not. ~ Gordon White,
1242:There's a resonance inside us, a sense of who we are. We're a multi-bodied traveler. We're an essence. We're a feeling, an awareness that has an ancient existence. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1243:This shows up as symptoms of alexithymia (the inability to describe or elaborate feelings due to a deficiency in emotional awareness), depression and somatization. ~ Peter A Levine,
1244:We do not ignore maturity. Maturity consists in not losing the past while fully living in the present with a prudent awareness of the possibilities of the future. ~ Thomas Traherne,
1245:You can become aware of awareness as the background to all your sense perceptions, all your thinking. Becoming aware of awareness is the arising of inner stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1246:As a consequence, we must infer that man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty. ~ Anonymous,
1247:As you meditate, you will find that consciousness itself will move you beyond time and space and condition into a larger, vaster, more beautiful state of awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1248:Awareness of insanity does not make one any less insane. Awareness of drowning does not make one any less of a drowning person--it only adds the burden of panic ~ Guillermo del Toro,
1249:Don't hurry anything. Don't worry about the future. Don't worry about what progress you're making. Just be entirely content to be aware of what is. ~ Alan Watts#alanwatts #awareness,
1250:he carried with him, obscured by only the lightest of veils, the awareness that a door was open and that one quick step could carry him to freedom whenever he chose. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1251:Imagine for a moment that you were God. Not God as a man or woman, but God as the awareness of all life. To be that in physical form is to be an enlightened person. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1252:It seems to me that the students are now half-awake enough to try and wake up their brother workers. If you don't pass on your own awareness then it closes down again. ~ John Lennon,
1253:Keep always this awareness of my constant loving presence and all will be all right.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, The Mother, Relations with Others, 'I am with You', [T1],
1254:Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
1255:Mindfulness means to be present, in the moment, undistracted. It implies resting the mind in its natural state of awareness, which is free of any bias or judgment. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
1256:No one can bring you into higher states of attention permanently. I can take an individual and i can change their awareness. That's easy. But how long will it last? ~ Frederick Lenz,
1257:Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate times. ~ Mark Manson,
1258:The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness. ~ Alex Grey,
1259:The more you are willing to just let the world be something you’re aware of, the more it will let you be who you are—the awareness, the Self, the Atman, the Soul. ~ Michael A Singer,
1260:With your reorientation as awareness, difficulty calls upon your resources - not first the resources that you're familiar with, but the resources of your own being. ~ John de Ruiter,
1261:Yoga should not be just an exercise, but a means to connect with the world and with nature. It should bring a change in our lifestyle and create awareness within us. ~ Narendra Modi,
1262:You are not anyone or anything in particular. You are awareness itself. You don't have a particular form. You contain everything or you are contained by all things. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1263:A]s self-awareness and the sense of individual self-determination increase, human consciousness becomes progressively more distant from its instinctual foundations. ~ Keiron le Grice,
1264:Everyone lives bound by their own knowledge and awareness. They define that as reality; but knowledge and awareness are vage, and perhaps better called illusions. ~ Masashi Kishimoto,
1265:For me this book was a very practical explanation of one man's experience of Enlightened awareness in in the face of or in light of dogma-oriented wisdom. ~ Janwillem van de Wetering,
1266:Intelligence once meant more than what any artificial intelligence does. It used to include sensibility, sensitivity, awareness, discernment, reason, acumen, and wit. ~ Sherry Turkle,
1267:I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
1268:Making every desire come true is not difficult once you realize that the same thing is always at work - you are transforming pure awareness from one state to another. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1269:One of the best-known studies of availability suggests that awareness of your own biases can contribute to peace in marriages, and probably in other joint projects. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1270:Quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times, a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own. ~ Margaret Wise Brown,
1271:The habit of ignoring our present moments in favor of others yet to come leads directly to a pervasive lack of awareness of the web of life in which we are embedded. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1272:The real honesty is a responsibility to the present moment. It needs tremendous awareness. You have to be honest to the present moment, not to the past, not to the future. ~ Rajneesh,
1273:You are new at every moment. You are an extension of the previous moment of your awareness. You can radically change, if you unhook yourself from what you have been. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1274:As a consequence, we must infer that man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty. ~ John Calvin,
1275:“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~ Eckhart Tolle (b. 1948) a spiritual teacher, a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of “The Power of Now,” Wikipedia,
1276:Closure doesn’t exist,” she responds smoothly. “Just…awareness. That you can’t ever go back. That you know a truth about life’s randomness that most other people don ~ Julia Heaberlin,
1277:If you bring five percent more awareness to your work tomorrow, or to your most important relationship, what might you do differently? Are you willing to find out? ~ Nathaniel Branden,
1278:In this there are no options, just response, awareness responding to knowing. All the way in and all the way out. This isn’t of the earth - this is of the everything. ~ John de Ruiter,
1279:Once you arrive {at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness}, remember: it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it. ~ Laozi,
1280:The one thing that remains the same throughout the day is that your thinking dictates the way you feel. In the absence of awareness, the realm of thought takes over. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
1281:We need courageous women who are rising with full awareness of who came before us, who is alongside of us, who is missing from among us, and who is coming up behind us. ~ Sarah Bessey,
1282:Enlightenment does not put an end to awareness. It puts an end to limited awareness. It doesn't necessarily put an end to incarnation. It puts an end to reincarnation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1283:I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness. ~ Edna O Brien,
1284:In awareness there is no becoming, there is no end to be gained. There is silent observation without choice and condemnation, from which there comes understanding. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1285:It's interesting that in those countries like Taiwan or Korea, where nuns are given equal opportunities for study and practice, they also develop great social awareness. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
1286:No matter what your spiritual condition is, no matter where you find yourself in the universe, your choice is always the same: to expand your awareness or contract it. ~ Thaddeus Golas,
1287:Revival begins here: with a profound awareness of God's absolute holiness, our absolute sinfulness, and our complete inability to bridge the divide that separates us. ~ James MacDonald,
1288:Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality. Awareness releases reality to change you. ~ Anthony de Mello,
1289:The history of government has been defined by two arcs: the development of our capacity to tolerate theft, and our awareness that we deserve to live without being robbed. ~ Adam Kokesh,
1290:The Presence of the demon keeps the chakra from doing its job, but that challenge also forces us to bring more awareness to that job, so eventually we can do it better. ~ Anodea Judith,
1291:This is a society, a world, a planet dying because there is not enough consciousness, because there is not enough awareness, enough coordination of intent-to-problem. ~ Terence McKenna,
1292:When you, awareness, are mastered by the deepest that you know the truth of, then you are no longer awareness. You are oneness aware mastering your self and your life. ~ John de Ruiter,
1293:When you have trouble sleeping, follow your breathing in and breathing out. Bring your awareness to the different parts of your body in turn, and allow them to relax. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1294:Happiness has to do with how quickly you vibrate, how intelligent you are, how subtle your awareness field is, how deep you are, how aware of your eternal part you are. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1295:In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. Performance goes through the roof. ~ Steven Kotler,
1296:I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and their health in general. ~ Herbie Mann,
1297:Maybe that is the purest and most radical kind of religion – simple attention. Present-moment awareness. Instead of a belief system, awareness sees through all beliefs. ~ Joan Tollifson,
1298:Mindfulness is deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you-in your body, heart and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment. ~ Jan Chozen Bays,
1299:Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies. ~ Stephen Covey,
1300:Spiritual awareness must be brought into our daily life if we are to become receptive to the radiance of that Consciousness that is pulsing with divine vibrations. ~ Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa,
1301:The more you are willing to just let the world be something you’re aware of, the more it will let you be who you are—the awareness, the Self, the Atman, the Soul. You ~ Michael A Singer,
1302:The only event in the history of our species that compares with this one is Genesis. And this is a new kind of Genesis, the Genesis of our species into conscious awareness. ~ Gary Zukav,
1303:To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness, engaging international partners on this issue, and being committed to a different course of action. ~ Alexis Herman,
1304:To see a spiderweb was a matter of awareness. You noticed that you shared a space with the creature. You had a choice to leave it alone, destroy it, or engage with it. ~ Ronlyn Domingue,
1305:When you focus on just one thing at a time, without rushing or procrastinating, you cultivate a sense of timeless awareness that creates feelings of calm and well-being. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1306:Yoga is a removal of the conscious awareness from the world as you know it - the world that you've constructed - through your focus within your mind, to something else. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1307:A scientist is someone who lives immersed in the awareness of our deep ignorance, in direct contact with our own innumerable limits, with the limits of our understanding. ~ Carlo Rovelli,
1308:Briefly, the same powers of awareness that allow us to construct mental models of reality also allow us to see that they are mental models, and not reality itself. ~ Christopher D Wallis,
1309:Closure doesn’t exist,” she responds smoothly. “Just…awareness. That you can’t ever go back. That you know a truth about life’s randomness that most other people don’t. ~ Julia Heaberlin,
1310:I knew exactly why I shouldn’t be her friend. This was no mere attraction. What I suffered from was total, debilitating awareness. Every freaking inch of me tuned in to her. ~ Linda Kage,
1311:In some of the countries, women are not allowed to even leave the house. And that's something that needs to change. So, raising awareness among both sexes is key to that. ~ Juliet Aubrey,
1312:Mysticism is concerned primarily with moving our awareness field from the beginning of the band of perception, the human band, up to the enlightened bands of perception. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1313:Nature is a big influence on my work. That's where the cosmic element comes in, an awareness of the relevance of what we do as a species, why we do it, and its implications. ~ Tim Lebbon,
1314:Resistance to the Now as a collective dysfunction is intrinsically connected to loss of awareness of Being and forms the basis of our dehumanized industrial civilization. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1315:Serving the emerging whole means paying attention to what's right here within my awareness, what's completely local, and surrendering to what's being asked of me now. ~ Betty Sue Flowers,
1316:the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Kabat-Zinn, ~ Daniel J Siegel,
1317:The core power of tai chi begins with awareness. Our stance is the posture of infinity: not tense but relaxed and upright, expectant. From this nothingness, all things begin. ~ Jean Kwok,
1318:The drug ketamine, used as a 'dissociative' anesthetic, can produce subjective reports of conscious awareness outside the body, as can various other psychoactive drugs. ~ Stuart Hameroff,
1319:The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. ~ M Scott Peck,
1320:The mind gathers its grain in all fields, storing it against a time of need, then suddenly it bursts into awareness, which men call inspiration or second sight or a gift. ~ Louis L Amour,
1321:Too much of the education system orients students toward becoming better thinkers, but there is almost no focus on our capacity to pay attention and cultivate awareness. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1322:Your choices are really very limited. They are limited by your level of awareness. If you can change your level of awareness radically, then you can change your destiny. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1323:Aren't you scared?
Of course I am...But whatever happens...It can't be worse than what's happening now...but awareness and action, she also knew, were very different things. ~ Etaf Rum,
1324:But when the flash flood crosses your path, when the lion leaps at you from the grasses, advanced self-awareness is an unaffordable indulgence. The brain stem does its best. ~ Peter Watts,
1325:Deepen and broaden your awareness of yourself and all the blessings will flow. You need not seek anything, all will come to you most naturally and effortlessly. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1326:From a Tantric perspective, the inner masculine—Shiva—is the source of consciousness, awareness. But in order to act, to stir, he must take energy from the inner feminine. ~ Sally Kempton,
1327:Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate times. Let’s ~ Mark Manson,
1328:the more technological the world becomes, the more essential will be the demand for individual freedom and the self-awareness of the human being as a counterpoise to technology. ~ Various,
1329:You are not the feelings or the thoughts or the contents of your awareness. None of these are who you are. You are the fullness of your Being, the substance of your presence. ~ A H Almaas,
1330:A short time after tidying, their space is a disorganized mess. The cause is not lack of skills but rather lack of awareness and the inability to make tidying a regular habit. ~ Marie Kond,
1331:Ask any expert what is your single best self-defense strategy and they tell you: situational awareness (Davis, 2015). Situational awareness should be practiced all the time. ~ Massad Ayoob,
1332:Given the brief - and generally misleading - exposure most people have to mathematics at school, raising the public awareness of mathematics will always be an uphill battle. ~ Keith Devlin,
1333:I love raising awareness and encouraging people to take action for World Environment Day, because it demonstrates how individual voices can become a global chorus for change. ~ Li Bingbing,
1334:I'm a pretty private person. I'm not "out there" out there. From living in New York City, I developed a certain awareness that you have to have when you live by yourself. ~ Brooklyn Sudano,
1335:It was a process of giving up control, of stepping back, learning how to focus the attention in a passive way, while simply resting the mind in its own natural awareness. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
1336:Look at a tree, a flower. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” —Eckhart Tolle ~ Bathroom Readers Institute,
1337:the relentless touring and endless repetition of the same songs over and over again promoted a creeping awareness that my music had begun to sound like my washing machine. ~ Linda Ronstadt,
1338:The Warrior traditions all affirm that, in addition to training, what enables a Warrior to reach clarity of thought is living with the awareness of his own imminent death. ~ Robert L Moore,
1339:We live inside our mind. That's all there is. Everything that you experience is not external, it's internal. All your experiences are predicated upon your awareness field. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1340:What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in the mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life. ~ Anais Nin,
1341:When you are aware that you are thinking, that awareness is not part of thinking.

It is a different dimension of consciousness. It is that awareness that says "I AM ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1342:When you eneter into samadhi and seek to make that magical walk between salvikalpa and nirvikalpa samadhi, it's necessary to focus your awareness not on being or nonbeing. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1343:When you go beyond awareness, there is a state of nonduality, in which there is no cognition, only pure being. In the state of nonduality, all separation ceases. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1344:You can be Eastern or Burmese or what have you, but the function of the body and the awareness of the body results in dance and you become a dancer, not just a human being. ~ Martha Graham,
1345:Awareness means you come with an inner light, you move fully alert. Each step is taken in awareness - the walking, the coming, the sitting - everything is done in full awareness. ~ Rajneesh,
1346:Believing that Sibel was saying these things to me to make me angry, I got angry. But this is not to say that the fury owed nothing to my partial awareness that she was right. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1347:Beneath his cheerful and friendly manner there peeked every now and then a condescension, an awareness that he had a lot and others had less. And somehow that made them less. ~ Louise Penny,
1348:Hence the sacred attitude is one which does not recoil from our own inner emptiness, but rather penetrates into it with awe and reverence, and with the awareness of mystery. ~ Thomas Merton,
1349:In Tantric Zen, career, relationships, the type of insurance you have - all things are part of your evolution, your awareness, your experience of the suchness of existence. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1350:Literature is a human apocalypse, man's revelation to man, and criticism is not a body of adjudications, but the awareness of that revelation, the last judgement of mankind. ~ Northrop Frye,
1351:My own overall judgment is that NT authors display varying degrees of awareness of literary contexts, as well as perhaps historical contexts, although the former is predominant. ~ G K Beale,
1352:One aspect of power is to bring our past-life awareness into this lifetime. The second aspect of power is to go into new fields of awareness that we have never experienced. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1353:Only when a man makes use of his power of self-awareness does he attain to the level of a person, to the level of freedom. At that moment he is living, not being lived. ~ Ernst F Schumacher,
1354:There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications. ~ Arthur Erickson,
1355:To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination. ~ Bell Hooks,
1356:To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination. ~ bell hooks,
1357:To hell with everything" — if these words have been uttered, even only once, coldly, with complete awareness of what they mean, history is justified and, with it, all of us. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1358:We raise awareness and drop information about access and laws into pop culture spaces through making videos and through live events. That's like fifty percent of what we do. ~ Lizz Winstead,
1359:Whatever positive facts you find, bring a mindful awareness to them—open up to them and let them affect you. It’s like sitting down to a banquet: don’t just look at it—dig in! ~ Rick Hanson,
1360:When I let go of the identification with the body, then I open myself to the unbounded awareness of pure Self. This is the domain of bliss, of real fulfillment in life. ~ Janet Bray Attwood,
1361:When the momentum of mindfulness is well developed, it works like a boomerang; even if we want to distract ourselves, the mind naturally rebounds to a state of awareness. ~ Joseph Goldstein,
1362:When you rest in presence and pure awareness, sometimes everything is experienced as love because you're connected with all that is, and love is simply the nature of being. ~ Jack Kornfield,
1363:You can be Eastern or Burmese or what have you, but the function of the body and the awareness of the body results in dance and you become a dancer, not just a human being. ~ Martha Graham,
1364:You can live in the world and have all the myriad experiences that life has to offer and yoke your awareness field to the planes of light, and eventually to nirvana itself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1365:And through the opening or clearing in your own awareness may come flashing higher truths, subtler revelations, profound connections. For a moment you might even touch eternity. ~ Ken Wilber,
1366:As you take steps to expand your awareness, you will naturally find yourself harnessing your mind's infinite power to create greater health, happiness, and love in your life. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1367:don't just describe an emotion, arouse it, make them experience it, by manipulating the symbol of the emotion, and sometimes we have to come into awareness through the back door. ~ Tom Wolfe,
1368:Each soul in entering the material experience does so for those purposes of advancement towards that awareness of being fully conscious of the oneness with the Creative Forces. ~ Edgar Cayce,
1369:Focus your awareness on the heart chakra. As you do, you will feel your consciousness shifting. You may feel different perceptions of energy in different parts of your body. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1370:Greater self-awareness,” he’d told Rocky on a night when sleep wouldn’t come, “doesn’t make a species any happier, pal. If it did, we’d have fewer psychiatrists and barrooms... ~ Dean Koontz,
1371:have the conversations that lead to intimacy, to awareness, and to a deep and meaningful understanding of one another—the ways you’re the same and the ways you’re different. ~ John M Gottman,
1372:I think there is a place where self-awareness becomes self-preoccupation if you don't take what you have discovered and bring it to bear on the conditions of the world. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1373:It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation. ~ Paulo Freire,
1374:One of the most important accomplishments of the Caucus is raising awareness with law enforcement and communities nationwide on the issues of child safety and Internet safety. ~ Nick Lampson,
1375:Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1376:The shorter we think our lives will be, the more likely we are to do things that are meaningful and give us pleasure. Awareness of death catapults us toward joy and reflection. ~ Mary Pipher,
1377:We know for certain that it is the soul which has sensory awareness, and not the body… It is the soul which sees, not the eye. —FROM RENÉ DESCARTES, LA DIOPTRIQUE (1637) When ~ Ian Tregillis,
1378:When all of the selves have been dissolved, you will enter into the super-conscious awareness. Then, you are free. Then, there is no suffering. Then, there is no attachment. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1379:At first I felt dizzy - not with the kind of dizziness that makes the body reel but the kind that's like a dead emptiness in the brain, an instinctive awareness of the void. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1380:Captain, Cardassians come into this life with an awareness of their protected perimeters—what the doctor calls our ‘reptilian brain dominance’—and die defending them.” The ~ Andrew J Robinson,
1381:Education is not acquisition of burdensome information regarding objects and men. It is the awareness of the immortal spirit within,, which is the spring of joy, peace and courage. ~ Sai Baba,
1382:Every society by its own practice of living and by the mode of relatedness, of feelings, and perceiving, develops a system of categories which determines the forms of awareness. ~ Erich Fromm,
1383:Fear and guilt are your only enemies. Love and awareness are your true friends. Do not confuse one with the other, for one will kill you, while the other gives you life. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1384:If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay. (48) ~ Stephen Levine,
1385:The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change. ~ Prince William,
1386:The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light. ~ Rumi,
1387:The most decisive event in your life is when you discover you are not your thoughts or emotions. Instead, you can be present as the awareness behind the thoughts and emotions. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1388:The rewards had to come from the joy of puzzling out the work itself, and from the private awareness I held that I had chosen a devotional path and I was being true to it. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1389:We explained how we use S/M to explore our darkness, illuminate it with our clear awareness, and reclaim forbidden territory as psychological healing, a way of becoming whole. ~ Dossie Easton,
1390:When you prepare a meal with artful awareness, it’s delicious and healthy. You have put your mindfulness, love, and care into the meal, then people will be eating your love. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1391:Feminism is just like HIV awareness: It's not something we don't need anymore, it's something that is just as important as it was a few decades ago. It is a very important fight. ~ Carla Bruni,
1392:I am not bemoaning a diminishing awareness of references, but it's easier than ever to be divorced from both provenance an predecessors, to essentially be a cultural tease. ~ Carrie Brownstein,
1393:If you focus your awareness only upon your own rightness, then you invite the forces of opposition to overwhelm you. This is a common error. Even I, your teacher, have made it. ~ Frank Herbert,
1394:In 1948, television was introduced, and millions and millions of people lead larval, low-awareness, warehoused lives mainlining an electronic drug straight into their brains. ~ Terence McKenna,
1395:In an ideal world, entertainment would be regarded as what it is - entertainment - and wouldn't be valued more heavily than education, than science, than environmental awareness. ~ Chris Kluwe,
1396:Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1397:Mindfulness, as defined by the Buddha, means awareness of incessant change, of arising and vanishing, inside of your own body, which is the ultimate reality of your own life. ~ Paul Fleischman,
1398:Past life knowledge is not the wedding album of existence. Past life remembrance in Buddhism is the ability to bring a greater awareness we had in another life into this life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1399:the left hemisphere is responsible for sequence, logic, speech, analysis and numeracy; while the right is involved with imagination, colour, rhythm, dimension and spatial awareness ~ Anonymous,
1400:The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~ Thomas Merton,
1401:When we return continually to the present moment and our centered awareness within it, we remember we are eternally connected to the Supreme Source that lives within us. ~ Dashama Konah Gordon,
1402:When you feel tired or irritated, you can lie down with your arms at your sides, allowing all your muscles to relax, maintaining awareness of just your breath and your smile. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1403:A poet needs to keep his wilderness alive inside him. To remain a poet after forty requires an awareness of your darkest Africa, that part of yourself that will never be tamed. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
1404:Do not give up when touching the Door of Awareness, you meet its Mindfulness Magic, but let it open wide giving your family a possibility to Create Reality of Your Dreams. ~ Nata a Nuit Pantovi,
1405:It is not special to be enlightened, just different. An enlightened person is someone who has dedicated not just this lifetime but thousands of lifetimes to becoming awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1406:Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1407:Poetry exists partly to undermine the certainties of an accepted intellectual system, by opening a fissure of awareness at which the reality of the unconquered world may enter. ~ Germaine Greer,
1408:Prayer power is real. By putting it into action, we will be able to stay more constantly in higher awareness than ever before. If we can do that, the world will quickly change. ~ James Redfield,
1409:Resistance to the Now as a collective dysfunction is intrinsically connected to loss of awareness of Being and forms the basis of our dehumanized industrial civilization. Freud, ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1410:Self-awareness is one of the rarest of human commodities. I don't mean self-consciousn ess where you're limiting and evaluating yourself. I mean being aware of your own patterns. ~ Tony Robbins,
1411:The awareness of the damage done by severe mental illness—to the individual himself and to others—and fears that it may return again play a decisive role in many suicides ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1412:The difference between the present and the past is that the conscious present is an awareness of the past in a way and to an extent which the past’s awareness of itself cannot show. ~ T S Eliot,
1413:the left hemisphere is responsible for sequence, logic, speech, analysis and numeracy; while the right is involved with imagination, colour, rhythm, dimension and spatial awareness. ~ Anonymous,
1414:There are many good forms of meditation practice. A good meditation practice is any one that develops awareness or mindfulness of our body and our sense, of our mind and heart. ~ Jack Kornfield,
1415:There is the experience of enlightenment, to be very aware of what lies beyond the boundaries of cognitive perception, reflection and self-awareness as seen by the personality. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1416:What I'm interested in is happiness with a full awareness of the tragedy of life, the potential tragedy that lurks around every corner and the tragedy that actually is life. ~ Wolfgang Tillmans,
1417:A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal. ~ Andrew Cohen,
1418:As we've focused more on our food and where it comes from, people now have greater awareness of what's being put onto our food, pesticides, labeling issues, and consumer health. ~ Dolores Huerta,
1419:Awareness is not the same as thinking. It is a complementary form of intelligence, a way of knowing that is at least as wonderful and as powerful, if not more so, than thinking. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1420:Dissolving the name is awareness. Dissolving the form is meditation. The world is name and form. Bliss transcends name and form. Bangalore Ashram, India September 24, 1997 ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1421:I do this work for the common people and part of that work is creating a general awareness of such problems as they exist because my work is beyond class, religion and creed. ~ Abdul Sattar Edhi,
1422:meditation is not supposed to be the fabrication or the reinforcement of some particular state, but simply the cultivation of the awareness of whatever is arising in the mind. ~ Thrangu Rinpoche,
1423:The naïve girl in me had been bitch-slapped into womanhood. I’d been razed by pain, grief, loss and suffering, and honed by lust, rage and an acute awareness of my need to survive. ~ C J Roberts,
1424:There are very few joys in life greater than spontaneity. Spontaneity means to be in the moment; it means acting out of your awareness, not acting according to your old conditionings. ~ Rajneesh,
1425:To sum up once more: Awareness, will, practice, tolerance of fear and of new experience, they are all necessary if transformation of the individual is to succeed. ~ Erich Fromm, The Art of Being,
1426:When this uneasy feeling forms, in a context of awareness, the person is thereby already living beyond the problem, already living in and toward what would be right for her. ~ Ann Weiser Cornell,
1427:Whether we are in the city, the countryside, or the wilderness, we need to sustain ourselves by choosing our surroundings carefully and nourishing our awareness in each moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1428:Yoga teaches us both to let go and to have exquisite awareness in every moment. We remember our essential spiritual nature and life becomes more joyful, meaningful, and carefree. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1429:If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you are eating, when you've had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist. ~ Geneen Roth,
1430:No other art can compare with cinema in the force, precision, and starkness with which it conveys awareness of facts and aesthetic structures existing and changing within time. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
1431:Often we tell ourselves, "Don't just sit there, do something!" But when we practice awareness, we discover that the opposite may be more helpful: "Don't just do something, sit there!" ~ Nhat Hanh,
1432:The new human type cannot be properly understood without awareness of what he is continuously exposed to from the world of things about him, even in his most secret innervations. ~ Theodor Adorno,
1433:Through conscious beings the universe has generated self-awareness. This can be no trivial detail, no minor byproduct of mindless, purposeless forces. We are truly meant to be here. ~ Paul Davies,
1434:With young people you have to try to impart a sense of responsibility. If they can add greater awareness to their energy and their talents they can be rewarded with great careers. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1435:Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be. Man does not suddenly become aware or infused with wonder; it is something we are born with. ~ Sigurd F Olson,
1436:I'd define it as self-awareness: an ability to trust your own judgment. An ability to see through veils of bullshit or spins on stories or propaganda. Maybe an ability to think for yourself. ~ Joe,
1437:If you hold this feeling of ‘I’ long enough and strongly enough, the false ‘I’ will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent ‘I’, consciousness itself ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1438:My favorite, and the author I wish I was reading right now and always is Nora Ephron. I love the humor, the awareness, the sense of self-deprecation. She is such a role model to me. ~ Garance Dore,
1439:People who grow up in a region doubtless have a better cultural awareness of their own cuisine, but it's also true that a lot of locals go to McDonald's, Applebee's and the like. ~ Nathan Myhrvold,
1440:Power is the active force in life. It is the force that makes awareness. The general term for spiritual power is kundalini. Kundalini is the energy of life that creates awareness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1441:Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1442:Such a person, the Upanishads stress, can actually shed the body voluntarily when the hour of death arrives, by withdrawing consciousness step by step in full awareness. ~ Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa,
1443:Virtue is virtue only when it is spontaneous; virtue is virtue only when it is natural, unpractised - when it comes out of your vision, out of your awareness, out of your understanding. ~ Rajneesh,
1444:When you see that you are not the body, that the body comprises only a small fraction of the aggregate of your awareness, then death is no fear, life is no fear, there is no fear. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1445:Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1446:Enlightenment is the culmination of self-knowledge, pure unadulterated knowledge. Not knowledge you can get from reading a book, it comes from perfecting your awareness, your mind. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1447:I saw a mouth that was at once intelligent, animal, and soft . . . strange mixture—a human man, sensitively aware of everything—I love awareness—a man, I told you, whom life made drunk. ~ Ana s Nin,
1448:Meditation cannot be purchased and no one can give it to you. You have to achieve it. It is not something outer, it is something inner, a growth, and that growth comes through awareness. ~ Rajneesh,
1449:start developing self-awareness by setting boundaries for how and when we use our technology, and then checking in with our intentions when we feel compelled to use it differently. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
1450:The continual awareness of what was going on made me feel ashamed I wasn't saying anything. I burst out because I could no longer play that game any more, it was just too much for me. ~ John Lennon,
1451:This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity. ~ Ann Voskamp,
1452:1.If you can bring your consciousness, your awareness, your intelligence to the act, if you can be spontaneous, then there is no need for any other religion, life itself will be the religion. ~ Osho,
1453:Most people want to make maximum money for minimum work, and that does not result in a happy life. Work does not become an active force to advance your awareness into higher states. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1454:Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go. ~ Lech Walesa,
1455:The artist is the man in any field, scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implications of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time. He is the man of integral awareness. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
1456:This moment of dawning is called taqwa - God-consciousness, and ihsan - awareness. Suddenly you know that God can see you and knows you, even if you do not know or see Him. ~ Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood,
1457:Those who are highly evolved, maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it. ~ Laozi,
1458:AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. ~ Susan Sontag,
1459:An evolved Goddess is someone who has a conscious comprehension and awareness to life, a beauty in their mindful nature, and is a role model who seeks to drive forward conscious change. ~ Emma Mildon,
1460:Grief seems to create losses within us that reach beyond our awareness–we feel as if we're missing something that was invisible and unknown to us while we had it, but now painfully gone. ~ Bren Brown,
1461:If you are fortunate enough to meet such a being then you will really learn selfless giving. You'll see that every second, every moment of their awareness is directed towards others. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1462:In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape our lives by default. ~ Stephen Covey,
1463:Know me as the true essence of jnana that shines uninterruptedly in your Heart.
Destroy the objectifying awareness of the ego-mind that arrogantly cavorts as 'I'. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Padamalai,
1464:Once you see what you are doing or have been doing, you also see its futility, and that unconscious pattern then comes to an end by itself. Awareness is the greatest agent for change. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1465:Our failure to see and access the pure joy and radiance of life is owning to a lack of awareness. In any situation there is beauty. Even at the moment of one's death there is beauty. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1466:Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole. ~ Otto Scharmer,
1467:Repeat the old practice, "To whom do thoughts arise?"
Keep up the practice until there are no breaks.
Practice alone will bring about continuity of awareness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks, 628,
1468:[T]he salient question is whether the increasing awareness of [heart] disease beginning in the 1920s coincided with the budding of an epidemic or simply better technology for diagnosis. ~ Gary Taubes,
1469:The Yoga Sutras offers a clear roadmap for the evolution of consciousness from ordinary states of awareness such as waking, dreaming, and sleeping - to higher states of consciousness. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1470:With young people you have to try to impart a sense of responsibility. If they can add greater awareness to their energy and their talents they can be rewarded with great careers. One ~ Alex Ferguson,
1471:Below the threshold of conscious awareness, ignorance infiltrates our perceptions, and from there spreads to our thoughts and views, resulting in distorted modes of understanding ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
1472:Compassion begins with the acknowledgment of the single inescapable truth that is the foundation for the possibility of love between human beings - an awareness of the tragic sense of life. ~ Sam Keen,
1473:Conscious awareness is the source of our healing...Only when you say the truth can the truth set you free. This is not a negative process, but at times it is a difficult process. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1474:Either the curse picks up on what you subconsciously know is dangerous or it's got enough awareness to be able to recognize indirect threats and neutralize them on its own initiative. ~ Benedict Jacka,
1475:Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1476:For you to access your own innermost as awareness is for you to surrender form after form after form, enabling you as awareness to recede to what you first are, for you to be meaning. ~ John de Ruiter,
1477:I can live with the awareness that someone might harm me. I am not so sure that I am brave enough to live with the awareness that I was too afraid to do what I knew to be right. Though ~ Willie Parker,
1478:I'm guessing that musicals didn't make sense anymore because of the changes in the political environment that began in the late Sixties, an era of self-awareness and social revolutions. ~ Carmen Ejogo,
1479:In anguish and desperation, I reached out as I had many times before to the presence I call the Beloved. This unconditionally loving and wakeful awareness had always been a refuge for me. ~ Tara Brach,
1480:Just having an awareness of God's mercy and compassion for us is a great motivation for us to be merciful and compassionate to other people and to take steps toward encountering God. ~ Jonathan Morris,
1481:Meditation is not for everybody. When you meditate you become conscious. Most people don't want to be too conscious because they are afraid of awareness, of death, and of being happy. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1482:Once you have come with the human form, life has given you a certain sense of intelligence, a certain sense of awareness and freedom to choose what you want to be right now, in this moment. ~ Sadhguru,
1483:(P)oets know all about this spiritual nourishment because they are all mythologists. They make the mythical images visible. They live in a constant awareness of the archetypal powers. ~ Edward Edinger,
1484:Poets often have a conscious awareness that they are struggling with the daimonic, and that the issue is their working something through from the depths which push the self to a new plane. ~ Rollo May,
1485:There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy... the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul... the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos. ~ Paul Goodman,
1486:There's so much information on the internet. But people don't need more information, they need 'aha moments,' they need awareness, they need things that actually shift and change them. ~ Jack Canfield,
1487:When people live lives of spiritual awareness and mindfulness, everything they do and say can change the lives of others. Those random acts of kindness can alter someone’s attitude. ~ James Van Praagh,
1488:You may not yet be able to bring your unconscious mind activity into awareness as thoughts, but it will always be reflected in the body as an emotion, and of this you can become aware. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1489:Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable. ~ John Robbins,
1490:Contemplation is the awareness and realization, even in some sense experience, of what each Christian obscurely believes: “It is now no longer I that live but Christ lives in me.” Hence ~ Thomas Merton,
1491:Freedom of the will is a metaphysical question outside the scope of this book; but considered as a subjective datum of experience, 'free will' is the awareness of alternative choices. ~ Arthur Koestler,
1492:However, by mindfulness, I specifically mean the optimal interaction between attention and peripheral awareness, which requires increasing the overall conscious power of the mind. ~ Culadasa John Yates,
1493:If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1494:Imagination has to do with one's awareness of the reality of other people as well as of one's own reality. Imagination is a bridge between the provincialism of the self and the great world. ~ Paula Fox,
1495:I think that has to do with my awareness that in a sense we all have a certain measure of responsibility to those who have made it possible for us to take advantage of the opportunities. ~ Angela Davis,
1496:Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused. ~ Dean Koontz,
1497:People high in self-awareness are remarkably clear in their understanding of what they do well, what motivates and satisfies them, and which people and situations push their buttons. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1498:Prayer brings you into God’s presence, where our shortcomings are exposed. Then the new awareness of insufficiency drives us to seek God even more intensely for forgiveness and help. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1499:The biggest challenge to developing self-awareness is objectivity. It’s hard to develop perspective on your emotions and tendencies when every day feels like a new mountain to climb. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1500:The power that enables us to transform our awareness is the release of kundalini. All yoga, either directly or indirectly, all Buddhism, relates to the release of the kundalini energy. ~ Frederick Lenz,

IN CHAPTERS [300/345]



  120 Integral Yoga
   24 Poetry
   19 Yoga
   18 Philosophy
   11 Christianity
   8 Occultism
   7 Science
   6 Psychology
   6 Buddhism
   3 Integral Theory
   2 Education
   1 Theosophy
   1 Sufism
   1 Mysticism
   1 Fiction
   1 Alchemy


  106 Sri Aurobindo
   85 The Mother
   68 Satprem
   18 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   15 Aldous Huxley
   11 Sri Ramakrishna
   11 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   10 Swami Krishnananda
   5 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Jordan Peterson
   4 Ramprasad
   4 Jetsun Milarepa
   4 George Van Vrekhem
   4 Aleister Crowley
   3 Ken Wilber
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Shankara
   2 R Buckminster Fuller
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Jean Gebser
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Genpo Roshi
   2 Carl Jung
   2 Bokar Rinpoche


   34 The Life Divine
   33 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   15 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 Agenda Vol 03
   10 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   10 Agenda Vol 10
   9 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   9 Talks
   9 Agenda Vol 09
   9 Agenda Vol 02
   7 Agenda Vol 04
   6 The Future of Man
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Letters On Yoga I
   5 Essays Divine And Human
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   5 Agenda Vol 05
   4 Preparing for the Miraculous
   4 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   4 Milarepa - Poems
   4 Magick Without Tears
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   3 The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
   3 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Record of Yoga
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 Letters On Yoga IV
   3 Letters On Yoga III
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   3 Hymn of the Universe
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 01
   2 Vedic and Philological Studies
   2 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Liber Null
   2 Kena and Other Upanishads
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 God Exists
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Agenda Vol 07


00.04 - The Beautiful in the Upanishads, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Art at its highest tends to become also the simplest and the most unconventional; and it is then the highest art, precisely because it does not aim at being artistic. The aesthetic motive is totally absent in the Upanishads; the sense of beauty is there, but it is attendant upon and involved in a deeper strand of consciousness. That consciousness seeks consciousness itself, the fullness of consciousness, the Awareness and possession of the Truth and Reality,the one thing which, if known, gives the knowledge of all else. And this consciousness of the Truth is also Delight, the perfect Bliss, the Immortality where the whole universe resolves itself into its original state of rasa, that is to say, of essential and inalienable harmony and beauty.
   ***

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  What Jung calls archetypal images constantly rise to the surface of man's Awareness from the vast unconscious that is the common heritage of all mankind.
  The tragedy of civilized man is that he is cut off from Awareness of his own instincts. The Qabalah can help him achieve the necessary understanding to effect a reunion with them, so that rather than being driven by forces he does not understand, he can harness for his conscious use the same power that guides the homing pigeon, teaches the beaver to build a dam and keeps the planets revolving in their appointed orbits about the sun.
  I began the study of the Qabalah at an early age. Two books I read then have played unconsciously a prominent part in the writing of my own book. One of these was "Q.B.L. or the Bride's Reception" by Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones), which I must have first read around 1926. The other was "An Introduction to the Tarot" by Paul Foster Case, published in the early 1920's. It is now out of print, superseded by later versions of the same topic. But as I now glance through this slender book, I perceive how profoundly even the format of his book had influenced me, though in these two instances there was not a trace of plagiarism. It had not consciously occurred to me until recently that I owed so much to them. Since Paul Case passed away about a decade or so ago, this gives me the opportunity to thank him, overtly, wherever he may now be.
  --
  May everyone who reads this new edition of A Garden of Pomegranates be encouraged and inspired to light his own candle of inner vision and begin his journey into the boundless space that lies within himself. Then, through realization of his true identity, each student can become a lamp unto his own path. And more. Awareness of the Truth of his being will rip asunder the veil of unknowing that has heretofore enshrouded the star he already is, permitting the brilliance of his light to illumine the darkness of that part of the Universe in which he abides.

000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  of which the world power structures do not yet have dawning Awareness. We can
  state that as a consequence of the myriad of more-with-less, invisible, technological

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of thoroughness, since this Awareness allows you to make further progress. Indeed, making progress, overcoming a difficulty,
  learning something, seeing clearly into an element of unconsciousness - these are the things that make one truly happy.

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Awareness of the Divine Presence in all things and always.
  You have said in your Conversations that to prepare

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Not only so, the future development of the poetic consciousness seems inevitably to lead to such a consummation in which the creative and the critical faculties will not be separate but form part of one and indivisible movement. Historically, human consciousness has grown from unconsciousness to consciousness and from consciousness to self-consciousness; man's creative and artistic genius too has moved pari passu in the same direction. The earliest and primitive poets were mostly unconscious, that is to say, they wrote or said things as they came to them spontaneously, without effort, without reflection, they do not seem to know the whence and wherefore and whither of it all, they know only that the wind bloweth as it listeth. That was when man had not yet eaten the fruit of knowledge, was still in the innocence of childhood. But as he grew up and progressed, he became more and more conscious, capable of exerting and exercising a deliberate will and initiating a purposive action, not only in the external practical field but also in the psychological domain. If the earlier group is called "primitives", the later one, that of conscious artists, usually goes by the name of "classicists." Modern creators have gone one step farther in the direction of self-consciousness, a return upon oneself, an inlook of full Awareness and a free and alert activity of the critical faculties. An unconscious artist in the sense of the "primitives" is almost an impossible phenomenon in the modern world. All are scientists: an artist cannot but be consciously critical, deliberate, purposive in what he creates and how he creates. Evidently, this has cost something of the old-world spontaneity and supremacy of utterance; but it cannot be helped, we cannot comm and the tide to roll back, Canute-like. The feature has to be accepted and a remedy and new orientation discovered.
   The modern critical self-consciousness in the artist originated with the Romantics. The very essence of Romanticism is curiosity the scientist's pleasure in analysing, observing, experimenting, changing the conditions of our reactions, mental or sentimental or even nervous and physical by way of discovery of new and unforeseen or unexpected modes of "psychoses" or psychological states. Goethe, Wordsworth, Stendhal represented a mentality and initiated a movement which led logically to the age of Hardy, Housman and Bridges and in the end to that of Lawrence and Joyce, Ezra Pound and Eliot and Auden. On the Continent we can consider Flaubert as the last of the classicists married to the very quintessence of Romanticism. A hard, self-regarding, self-critical mentality, a cold scalpel-like gaze that penetrates and upturns the reverse side of things is intimately associated with the poetic genius of Mallarm and constitutes almost the whole of Valry's. The impassioned lines of a very modern poet like Aragon are also characterised by a consummate virtuosity in chiselled artistry, conscious and deliberate and willed at every step and turn.
  --
   That is what is wanted at present in the artistic world the true inspiration, the breath from higher altitudes. And here comes the role of the mystic, the Yogi. The sense of evolution, the march of human consciousness demands and prophesies that the future poet has to be a mysticin him will be fulfilled the travail of man's conscious working. The self-conscious craftsman, the tireless experimenter with his adventurous analytic mind has sharpened his instrument, made it supple and elastic, tempered, refined and enriched it; that is comparable to what we call the aspiration or call from below. Now the Grace must descend and fulfil. And when one rises into this higher consciousness beyond the brain and mind, when one lives there habitually, one knows the why and the how of things, one becomes a perfectly conscious operator and still retains all spontaneity and freshness and wonder and magic that are usually associated with inconscience and irreflection. As there is a spontaneity of instinct, there is likewise also a spontaneity of vision: a child is spontaneous in its movements, even so a seer. Not only so, the higher spontaneity is more spontaneous, for the higher consciousness means not only Awareness but the free and untrammelled activity and expression of the truth and reality it is.
   Genius had to be generally more or less unconscious in the past, because the instrument was not ready, was clogged as it were with its own lower grade movements; the higher inspiration had very often to bypass it, or rob it of its serviceable materials without its knowledge, in an almost clandestine way. Wherever it was awake and vigilant, we have seen it causing a diminution in the poetic potential. And yet even so, it was being prepared for a greater role, a higher destiny it is to fulfil in the future. A conscious and full participation of a refined and transparent and enriched instrument in the delivery of superconscious truth and beauty will surely mean not only a new but the very acme of aesthetic creation. We thus foresee the age of spiritual art in which the sense of creative beauty in man will find its culmination. Such an art was only an exception, something secondary or even tertiary, kept in the background, suggested here and there as a novel strain, called "mystic" to express its unfamiliar nature-unless, of course, it was openly and obviously scriptural and religious.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  come spontaneously, by the sudden and unexpected Awareness
  of what one is in comparison with what one was some time

0 1958-11-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But just this, a faith in the Grace, or an Awareness of the Grace, or the intensity of the call, or else naturally the response the response, the thing that opens, that breaks the response to this marvelous love of the Grace.
   It is difficult without a strong will; and above all, above all the capacity to resist the temptation, which was the fatal temptation throughout all ones livesbecause its power builds up. Each defeat gives it renewed force. But a tiny victory can dissolve it.

0 1960-05-24 - supramental flood, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And during the time my experience lasted, I had no feeling of anything exceptional, but rather simply the fact that after all its preparation, the body consciousness was ready for a total identification with Thatin my consciousness its always the same, a perpetual, constant and eternal state in that it never leaves me. Its like that, and it never varies. What diminishes the immensity of the Vibration are the limitations of the material consciousness which can color it and even sometimes change it by giving it a personal appearance. Thus, when I see someone and speak to him, for example, when my eyes concentrate on the person, I have almost the sensation of this flood flowing from me towards the person or of it passing through me to go onto the person. There is an Awareness of the eyes, the body. And it is this which limits or even changes a little the immensity of the thing But already this feeling has almost disappeared; this immensity seems to be acting almost constantly. There are moments when I am less interiorized, when I am more on the surface, and it feels like its passing through a bodymoments when the body consciousness comes back a little. And this is what diminishes the thing.
   This experience last night also enabled me to understand what X had felt during one of our meditations. He had explained his experience by way of saying that I was this mystic tree whose roots plunge into the Supreme and whose branches spread forth over the world,3 and he said that one of these branches had entered into himand it had been a unique experience. He had said, this is the Mother.

0 1960-10-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And in the beginning, during the first months that I was doing the japa, I felt them I had an almost detailed Awareness of these myriads of cells opening to this vibration; the vibration of the first sound is an absolutely special vibration (you see, above, there is the light and all that, but beyond this light there is the original vibration), and this vibration was entering into all the cells and was reproduced in them. It went on for months in this way.
   Even now, when something or other is not all right, I have only to reproduce the thing with the same type of concentration as at the beginning for, when I say the japa, the sound and the words together the way the words are understood, the feel of the wordscreate a certain totality. I have to reproduce that. And the way its repeated is evolving all the time. The words are the same, however, the original sound is the same, but its all constantly evolving towards a more comprehensive realization and a more and more complete STATE. So when I want to obtain a certain result, I reproduce a certain type of this state. For example, if something in the body is not functioning right (it cant really be called an illness, but when somethings out of order), or if I wish to do some specific work on a specific person for a specific reason, then I go back to a certain state of repetition of my mantra, which acts directly on the bodys cells. And then the same phenomenon is reproducedexactly the same extraordinary vibration which I recognized when the supramental world descended. It comes in and vibrates like a pulsation in the cells.

0 1961-01-10, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   With this comes TRUE collaboration. For when you have this vision, this Awareness, when you live in this consciousness, you also get the power to PULL That into the manifestation on earth and put it into contact with what, for the time being, distorts and disguises; thus the deformation and disguise are gradually transformed by the influence of the Truth behind.
   Here we are at the top rung on the scale of collaboration.

0 1961-01-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was perfectly conscious (now when I say I, it refers to my body, I am not speaking of the whole higher consciousness), the body was perfectly conscious of its suffering, the reason for its suffering, the cause of its suffering, everything and it did not suffer. You understand, the two perceptions were there together: the body saw the disorder, saw the suffering just as it would have felt it a few weeks earlier, it saw all that (saw, knew I dont know how to express itit was conscious, it was aware) and it did not suffer. The two Awarenesses were absolutely simultaneous.
   There is now a kind of VERY PRECISE knowledge of the whole inner mechanism for all thingsand what has to be done materially. This is developing, as a flower blossoms: you see one petal open and then another and then another; it is proceeding like that, slowly, taking its time. Its the same process for the Power.

0 1961-03-14, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yet the cells sense so perfectly that. All the experiences in the subconscient at night are quite clear proofs that a a WORLD of things and vibrations is being cleaned outall the vibrations opposed to the cellular transformation. But how can one poor little body do all that work! The body is quite aware of being a sort of accumulation and concentration of things (yet there is inevitably a selectionMo ther laughsbecause if everything had to be worked out in one center like this [her body] it would be it would be impossible!). Oh, if you knew how deeply and perfectly convinced these cells are, in all their groups and sub-groups, each one individually and within the whole, that everything is not only decreed but executed by the Divine, everything! They have a kind of constant Awareness so filled with a conscious faith in His infinite wisdom, even when there is what the ordinary consciousness calls suffering or pain. Thats not what it is for the cellsits something else! And the result is a state of yes, a state of peaceful combat. There is a sense of Peace, the vibration of Peace, and simultaneously an impression of being (how to put it?) on the alert, in constant combat. Taken all together it creates a rather odd situation.
   And within oh! Its like waves, constantly, the equivalent of those nuances of color I was speaking about, waves of this joy of life, the joy of life rippling past, touching; but instead of being. At times, you see, the body is in a sort of equilibrium (what we, in our ordinary outer consciousness, call equilibrium that is, good health), and then this joy is constant, like swells on the sea (Mother shapes great waves): it seems to flow on behind everything; it comes and shows its face for a moment, then vanishes. In the very tiny things of lifeyes, physical life the joy of these things, the joy life contains, this luminous, special kind of vibration, rises up as if to remind us that its here; it is here, it mustnt be forgotten, its here but its kept down by this tension.

0 1961-04-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Actually it is because, without knowing it, you are becoming aware of the true Self, and that Awareness always produces a sense of betrayal. But its neither you nor I nor he nor anything other than THAT which is being betrayed. All that we are is a betrayal of That. This is what it is. And we are constantly pushing, pushing, pushing to go beyond.
   Its all right. Dont worry. When you are a little upset, you only have to think: Oh, Mother is here, and she will do the work.

0 1961-07-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   While walking in my room, a series of invocations or prayers have come to me2 (I didnt choose themthey were dictated to me) in which I implore the Lord to manifest his Perfection (and I am quite aware of how foolish this expression is, but it does correspond to an aspiration).3 When I say manifest, I mean to manifest in our physical, material world Im asking for the transformation of this world. And the moment I utter one of these invocations, the sense of the particular approach it represents is there; thats why I am now able to give such a lecture on PerfectionPerfection is one of these approaches. Manifest this, I tell Him, Manifest that, manifest Your Perfection. (The series is very long and it takes me quite a while to go through it all.) Well, each time I say Manifest Your Perfection, I have an Awareness of what constitutes Perfectionit is something global.
   Its like the word purityone could lecture endlessly on the difference between divine purity and what people call purity. Divine purity (at the lowest level) is to admit but one influence the divine Influence (but this is at the lowest level, and already terribly distorted). Divine purity means that only the Divine existsnothing else. It is perfectly pureonly the Divine exists, nothing other than He.

0 1961-07-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, its measured out with such wisdom! I mean the Awarenessnot exactly consciousness, but a state between consciousness and perception the Awareness of the stupendous difficulty of the thing is given to me drop by drop so that it wont be crushing.
   But there has evidently been some rather considerable progress, because lately the enormity of the thing has been shown to me far more concretely, oh! I tell you, it has reached the point where all spiritual life, all these peoples and races who have been trying since the beginning of the earth, who have made so many efforts to realize somethingit all seems like nothing, like childs play. Its nothing: you smile and then you are joyous. Its nothing at all, nothing at all!

0 1961-08-11, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Mind you, I didnt think of it in advance! The Awareness came later I looked and said, Ah!
   ***

0 1961-10-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And within all this, I no longer existed. I seemed to vanish into a kind of trance, yet I was consciousnot I: the consciousness was conscious of what Sri Aurobindo was conscious of. And he was following the reading. But I couldnt remember anything; at the time, it was impossible to observe. I can only describe it all to you now because the experience remained for at least an hour and a half afterwards; when I left here, I began to objectify it, to see what it wasaside from that, it was merely a STATE I found myself in. But in this state there was an Awareness of what he was hearing, and at two or three places in your reading he seemed to be saying (I cant be exact, I can only give the impression), Not necessary. In fact, thats what made me call this passage too philosophical (although when you first asked my opinion I was in a peculiar condition, nothing was active in me). With him, it was very clear, it was almost as if there were a certain number of words about which he said, That, not necessary. That, not necessary. Not many, not often, but once in a while. Especially at the end (he was still there inside my head while you were talking), when you were saying that its necessary to explain to people; there he very clearly said, No, not necessary.
   But I was incapable of remembering or of registering anything the only head present there was his.

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, but I dont have that! I have a kind of Awareness, but not the true experience. But Ill try, Mother, if you believe I can do it.
   I do believe it!
  --
   But between these two meetings he participated in a whole series of experiences, experiences of gradually growing Awareness. This is partly noted in Prayers and Meditations (I have cut out all the personal segments). But there was one experience I didnt speak of there (that is, I didnt describe it, I put only the conclusion)the experience where I say Since the man refused I was offering participation in the universal work and the new creation and the man didnt want it, he refused, and so I now offer it to God.6
   I dont know, Im putting it poorly, but this experience was concrete to the point of being physical. It happened in a Japanese country-house where we were living, near a lake. There was a whole series of circumstances, events, all kinds of thingsa long, long story, like a novel. But one day I was alone in meditation (I have never had very profound meditations, only concentrations of consciousness Mother makes an abrupt gesture showing a sudden ingathering of the entire being); and I was seeing. You know that I had taken on the conversion of the Lord of Falsehood: I tried to do it through an emanation incarnated in a physical being [Richard]7, and the greatest effort was made during those four years in Japan. The four years were coming to an end with an absolute inner certainty that there was nothing to be done that it was impossible, impossible to do it this way. There was nothing to be done. And I was intensely concentrated, asking the Lord, Well, I made You a vow to do this, I had said, Even if its necessary to descend into hell, I will descend into hell to do it. Now tell me, what must I do?The Power was plainly there: suddenly everything in me became still; the whole external being was completely immobilized and I had a vision of the Supreme more beautiful than that of the Gita. A vision of the Supreme.8 And this vision literally gathered me into its arms; it turned towards the West, towards India, and offered meand there at the other end I saw Sri Aurobindo. It was I felt it physically. I saw, sawmy eyes were closed but I saw (twice I have had this vision of the Supremeonce here, much later but this was the first time) ineffable. It was as if this Immensity had reduced itself to a rather gigantic Being who lifted me up like a wisp of straw and offered me. Not a word, nothing else, only that.

0 1962-01-12 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Another thing I didnt mention to you when I related the experience was that the ship had no engine. Everything was set in motion through will powerpeople, things (even the clothes people wore were a result of their will). And this gave all things and every persons shape a great suppleness, because there was an Awareness of this willwhich is not a mental will but a will of the Self, what could be called a spiritual will or a soul-will (to give the word soul that particular meaning). I have that experience right here when theres an absolute spontaneity in action, I mean when the action for instance, an utterance or a movementis not determined by the mind, and not even (not to mention thought or intellect), not even by the mind that usually sets us in motion. Generally, when we do something, we can perceive in ourselves a will to do it; when you watch yourself, you see this: there is always (it can happen in a flash) the will to do. When you are conscious and watch yourself doing something, you see in yourself the will to do itthis is where the mind intervenes, its normal intervention, the established order in which things happen. But the supramental action is decided by a leap over the mind. The action is direct, with no need to go through the mind. Something enters directly into contact with the vital centers and activates them without going through the mindyet in full consciousness. The consciousness doesnt function in the usual sequence, it functions from the center of spiritual will straight to matter.
   And so long as you can keep that absolute immobility in the mind, the inspiration is absolutely pureit comes pure. When you can catch and hold onto this while youre speaking, then what comes to you is unmixed too, it stays pure.

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Naturally, if theres also an Awareness of the idea behind it, if one does japa as a very active CONSCIOUS invocation, then its effects are greatly multiplied. But the basis is the magic of sound. This is a fact of experience, and its absolutely true. The sound OM, for instance, awakens very special vibrations (there are other such sounds as well, but of course that one is the most powerful of all).
   It is an attempt to divinize material substance.

0 1962-02-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At my fullest and most intense momentsmoments when truly what exists is the universe (by universe I mean the Becoming of the Supreme) with the utmost active Awareness of the Supremeat such moments I am suddenly caught by that [the static, nirvanic aspect]. Its not a matter of choosing between the two, but rather a question of priorities from the standpoint of action on the lowest level. Instinctively (the instinct of this body, this material base), the choice is aspiration, because this being was built for action; but this cannot be taken as an absolute rule, its almost like a casual preference.
   One feels that life Is this aspiration, this anguish, while bliss leads most naturally to the nirvanic side I dont know.

0 1962-02-24, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The Manifestation is always said to begin with Sachchidananda: first Sat, pure Existence; then Chit, the Awareness of this Existence; and then Ananda, the Delight of Existence which makes it go on. But between Chit and Ananda there is Tapas that is, Chit realizing itself. And when you become this tapas, this tapas of things, you have the knowledge that gives the power to change.9 The tapas of things is what governs their existence in the Manifestation.
   You see, I am expressing this for the first time, but I began to live it a while back. When you are THERE, you have a feeling of (what shall I say?) of such formidable power! The universal power, really. You have the sense of total mastery over the universe.

0 1962-04-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Between 12:15 and two I was with the true Sri Aurobindo in the fullest and sweetest relationship there also in perfect consciousness, Awareness, calm, and equanimity. At two I woke up and noted that just before, Sri Aurobindo himself showed me that still he was not completely master of the physical realm.
   I woke up at two and noticed that the heart had been affected by the attack of this group that is wanting to take my life away from this body, because they know that as long as I am in a body upon earth their purpose cannot succeed. Their first attack was many years ago in vision and action. It happened during the night and I spoke of it to no one. I noted the date, and if I can come out of this crisis, I will find it and give it out. They would have liked me dead years ago. It is they who are responsible for these attacks on my life. Until now I am alive because the Lord wants me to be alive, otherwise I would have gone long ago.

0 1962-04-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Suddenly in the night I woke up with the full Awareness of what we could call the Yoga of the world. The Supreme Love was manifesting through big pulsations, and each pulsation was bringing the world further in its manifestation. It was the formidable pulsations of the eternal, stupendous Love, only Love: each pulsation of the Love was carrying the universe further in its manifestation.
   And the certitude that what is to be done is done and the Supramental Manifestation is realized.

0 1962-05-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It has gradually come back, in the sense that actively. No, I cant even say thatits not true. What has come back is the increasingly precise memory of how I had organized the life of this body, the whole formation I had made, down to the smallest details for the things I was using, how I was making use of them, how I had organized all the objects around the body, all that. What has come back is the memoryis it memory? The Awareness of all that has returned, as if I were putting the two back into contact. And so, instead of the body being left totally in the hands of those around me, the formation I had made is coming back, with certain changes, certain improvements and simplifications (but mind you, I had neither the intention nor the will to change anythingthose things are simply coming back into the consciousness like that, with certain changes made). In short, its a kind of conscious formation recrystallizing around this body.
   And I have the perception a sensation, really, the sensation of something not at all me, but entrusted to me. More and more now, there is the feeling of something being entrusted to me in the universal organization for a definite purpose. Thats really the sensation I have now (the mind is very calm, so its difficult to express I dont think all these things, they are more like perceptions). And its not the usual kind of sensation: the ONLY (I insist on this), the ONLY sensation that remains in the old way is physical pain. And really, those points of pain they seem like the SYMBOLIC POINTS of what remains of the old consciousness.

0 1962-05-24, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I cant give you more than an approximation of that Awareness.
   (silence)

0 1962-07-11, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It has never faded, its always there (gesture behind the head), and at any moment I can immerse myself in it all over again. But what a difference when, after THAT, you come back to an Awareness of what is speaking, at least as tremendous a difference as with that to die unto death. Similarly, that to die unto death contained the full Power of THAT.1 It was clear and stunningly powerful. And the same impression: easy, easy. Theres really no question of hard or easyits spontaneous, NATURAL, and so smiling. And that to die unto death was filled with such JOY! Such joy. I could almost have said, Its plain as day! Dont you see how plain it is! But thats it: we have only to die unto death, and that will be that!
   (silence)

0 1962-10-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is a fairly common experience. When it occurs, and for some time afterwards (not very long), everything seems to organize itself quite naturally around that Light. Then, little by little, it blends with all the rest. The intellectual Awareness of it remains, formulated in one way or another that much is left but its like an empty husk. It no longer has the driving force that transforms all movements of the being in the image of that Light. And this is what Sri Aurobindo means: the world moves fast, the Lord moves ever forward, and all that remains is but a trail He leaves in His wake: it no longer has the same instantaneous and almighty force it had at the MOMENT He projected it into the world.
   Its like a rain of truth falling, and anyone who can catch even a drop of it receives a revelation. But unless they themselves advance at a fantastic pace, the Lord and His rain of truth will already be far, far away, and theyll have to run very fast to catch up!

0 1962-10-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its quite a total knowledge, which includes a vision, an Awareness of the combination of sounds and how they should be expressed.
   Beyond the musical zone lies thought: thoughts, organized thoughts for plays and books, abstractions for philosophies. But what used to interest me particularly were the combinations that give birth to novels or plays.

0 1962-11-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But it was the Manifestation at that PARTICULAR momentperhaps a very long moment, I dont knowit was one moment of the Manifestation. THAT was the Manifestation; all we see, all we think and understand was nothing, unsubstantial. But THAT. And with a kind of. You see, the bliss you experience isnt something you feel as such (you dont feel you are in bliss, its not like that; you dont feel yourself, there is no Awareness of any you involved in it): the thing is self-existent, thats all there is to it.
   The experience lasted half an hour, unwavering.

0 1963-02-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The balcony is quite interesting. Because it suddenly made me notice a change I was unaware of. Like a rapid rise I had been completely unaware of. My only Awareness is that at EVERY moment, if I stop talking or listening or working, at every moment, its like great beatific wings, as vast as the world, beating slowly, like that.
   A feeling of immense wingsnot two: all around and stretching out everywhere.

0 1963-06-08, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had a feeling that I was given the Awareness of something thats taking place right now. Because at night, generally, I disconnect myself from everything and universalize myselfno, universalize isnt the word: I identify myself with the Lord. Thats my way of resting. I do it every night, it is the time when I have my deep rest. But now Ive been made aware of this Force at work. Often experiences come (there have been a number of them lately), but its the first time this one has come, because It was certainly something happening FOR the earth; but it didnt come from the center of forces that generally acts on the earth. It wasnt the usual working of forces on the earth. It was something happening. And it gave the sense that the earth was very small the movement was towards the earth, it was for the earth, but the earth was very small.
   Very small.

0 1963-06-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its perfectly obvious that people can live, that men can exist and live BECAUSE they are unconscious. If they were conscious, really conscious of the state they live in, it would be intolerable. And I can see that there is a very difficult period when you go from that unconsciousness (unconsciousness of the habit of living in that state) to a conscious vision of the state you live in. When you become totally conscious of things as they areof what you are, of your condition and when you do not yet have the power to get out, like last night, its almost intolerable. And there was a very clear Awareness, very precise, that it isnt a question of life or death: it doesnt depend on that sort of thing, which ultimately changes nothing but a wholly superficial appearance thats not it! You know, people who are unhappy think, Ah, a day will come when Ill die, and all my difficulties will be overtheyre simpletons! It wont be over at all, it will go on. It will go on until the time when they get out for good, that is, when they emerge from Ignorance into Knowledge. Its the only way out: to emerge from Ignorance into Knowledge. And you can die a thousand times, it wont get you out, its perfectly uselessit just goes on. Sometimes, on the contrary, it drags you even further down.
   Thats the thing.
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   But those who do not have that experience (its not a question of words, its a question of experience), those who do not have that experience, were they to have that half-knowledge, the knowledge that we live in Ignorance, that we live in Ignorance with a sort of incapacity to get outThere is no way out, no way to get outand that human wisdom is like that little old man who comes and tells you, But why should you want to get out? Why should you thats the way things are, just the way things are. Its appalling. I felt, you know, like when you concentrate forces to the bursting point, as they do with their bombs; it was exactly like that: so concentrated, so overwhelming that I felt as if everything were about to burst. So much so that it would be utterly impossible for humanity to live with the Awareness of the state it is in, if, at the same time, there werent the key to get out (the key hasnt been found yet), or the assurance that we will get out.
   Im not speaking of things of the higher mind, because there the key to the way out was found long ago, a long time ago: I mean down below, in the material world the material world. Thats why all those people, like the old man last night, go somewhere elseits all the same to them, why should they bother! Why do you want to change that? And dont try to give light here, its no use and in addition its a nuisance. Leave this Ignorance in peace.

0 1963-08-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Regarding an old "Playground Talk," of January 4, 1951, in which Mother said that one of the essential conditions for transformation is an Awareness of the inner dimensions: "It's a total reversal of consciousness, which can be compared to what happens to light when it goes through a prism. Or else it's as if you turned a ball inside out, which can be done only in the fourth dimension. You emerge from the ordinary consciousness of the third dimension to enter the higher consciousness of the fourth dimension, and then an infinite number of dimensions. This is the indispensable starting point.")
   Thats what I had told you already: the whole basis of the yogic effort is changed now. Formerly, the work was based precisely on that knowledge of inner dimensions I cant recapture that any more, I see it as completely outside me.1

0 1963-08-24, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have reached this conclusion: in principle, what gives rapture is the Awareness of and union with the Divine (thats the principle), therefore the Awareness of and union with the Divine, whether in the world as it is or in the building of a future world, must be the samein principle. Thats what I keep saying to myself all the time: How is it that you dont have that rapture? I do have it: at the time when the whole consciousness is centered in the union, whenever that is, in the midst of any activity, along with that movement of concentration of the consciousness on the union comes rapture. But I must admit it disappears when I am in that its a world of work, but a very chaotic world, in which I act on everything around meand necessarily I have to receive whats around me in order to act on it. I have reached a state in which all that I receive, even the things considered the most painful, leave me absolutely still and indifferentindifferent, not an inactive indifference: no painful reaction of any kind, absolutely neutral (gesture turned to the Eternal), a perfect equanimity. But within that equanimity, there is a precise knowledge of the thing to be done, the words to be said or written, the decision to be made, anyway all that action involves. All that takes place in a state of perfect neutrality, with a sense of the Power at the same time: the Power goes through me, the Power acts, and neutrality stays but theres no rapture. I dont have the enthusiasm, the joy and plenitude of action, not at all.
   And I must say that the state of consciousness that rapture gives would be dangerous in the present state of the world. Because it has almost absolute reactions I can see that that state of rapture has an OVERWHELMING power. But I insist on the word overwhelming, in the sense that its intolerant of, or intolerable to (yes, intolerable to) all thats unlike it! Its the same thing, or almost (not quite the same but almost), as supreme divine Love: the vibration of that ecstasy or rapture is a first hint of the vibration of divine Love, and thats absolutely yes, there is no other word, intolerant, in the sense that it doesnt brook the presence of anything contrary to it.

0 1963-10-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a constant aspiration in the body for everything that can perfect itperfect the instrument, I mean and there is very, very little asking for Power. When Sri Aurobindo was here, there was a clear Awareness of the necessity of Power, and several times I said, It is the supramental Power that will manifest first. Because, without Power, it will be impossible: the mass of opposition in the world is sufficient to swallow up everything, just as the Light was swallowed up in 60the supramental Light and Consciousness were swallowed up; it will be the same thing. But afterwards, when I had to do the whole task, I no longer insisted on this point [Power], there wasnt the sense of this necessity any more but rather the feeling of a WHOLE that has to progress together and manifest together. A kind of perfection of the Whole.
   But its coming.

0 1963-11-20, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I tried to find out why your physical life began (well, not quite began, but you were very, very young, just the same) with such a painful experience [the concentration camps]. And I saw why: it was like a separationnot separation, but disentanglement, you understand? There are two things in every human being: what comes from the past and has persisted because it is formed and conscious, and then all that dark, unconscious mass, really muddy, that is added in every new life. Then the other thing gets into that and finds itself imprisoned, you knowadulterated and imprisoned and generally it takes more than half ones life to emerge from that entanglement. Well, for you, care was taken to more than double the dose at the beginning, and it caused a kind of tearing apart: one part went up above, another part fell down below. And the part (it acted almost like a filter), the part that rose up was very cleansed, very cleansed of all that swarming: its becoming very, very conscious of the mixture. Just see, today, the whole morning until I was swamped with work by people, till then there was a sharp Awareness of the part of the being that still belongs, as I said, to Unconsciousness, to Ignorance, to Darkness, to Stupidity, and is not even as harmonious as a tree or a flower; something thats not even as tranquil as a stone, not even as harmonious and not even as strong as the animal something that is really a downfall. That is really human inferiority. And maybe (no, I shouldnt say maybe: I know) it was necessary for things to settle downsettle, you know, as when you let a liquid settle? Thats exactly it: its the Light that settles, the Consciousness that settles. And indeed its true, there is in you a part that has entirely settled. Every time I see it (it comes in the course of the work, you understand), its lovely in its quality of light, its quality of vibration, and it has settled considerably. But its true that there is also a kind of sediment, a deposit (deposit, you know?) which is a bit heavy thats what youre conscious of.
   But you shouldnt say me! Its not you, that residue isnt you! But you are indeed conscious of the Light, arent you?
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   Because it has settled! So you should get the Awareness or knowledge that this [the body] isnt you the trouble is that when you say me you think of this (Mother strikes her body), but thats not it! It isnt you! And you have to feel that it isnt you before you can come down again into it to take possession of it and change it. As long as you say, This is me, you are tied, bound hand and foot.
   Whats you is this (gesture above the head), its there: what sparkles in the light thats you. This [the body] isnt you, its the sediment. You still have your bodys self-esteem! You should feel: this isnt me, it isnt me. It is yes, what was put together more or less clumsily and ignorantly by father, mother, maybe with the influence of grandparents. That discovery I made at the age of about fifteen or sixteen, or seventeen. I began to see clearly all the gifts (if we can call them that) that came from father, mother, parents, grandparents, education, people who looked after me, that whole mudhole, as it were, into which you fall headfirst. And then, the quality of the vibration, the quality of the sensation, of the so-called thoughts (which arent thoughts, but are almost automatic mental reflexes of sorts) and of the feelings (if you can call them feelings: they are kinds of reactions to the milieu and to all that comes from outside)it all swarms, swarms like worms in the mud.

0 1964-03-25, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Even from that point of view, I have seen You know, the ordinary idea that the phenomenon [of transformation] must necessarily occur first in the body in which the Consciousness is expressed the most constantly seems to me quite unnecessary and secondary. On the contrary, it occurs at the same time wherever it can occur the most easily and totally, and this aggregate of cells (Mother points to her own body) isnt necessarily the most ready for this operation. It may therefore remain a very long time as it apparently is, even if its understanding and receptivity are special. I mean that this bodys Awareness, its conscious perception is infinitely superior to the one all the bodies it comes into contact with can have, except for a few minutesa few minuteswhen other bodies, as if through a grace, have the Perception. While for it, its a natural and constant state; its the effective result of this Truth-Consciousness being more constantly concentrated on this collection of cells than on othersmore directly. But the substitution of one vibration for another in facts, in actions, in objects, occurs wherever the result is the most striking and effective.
   I dont know if I can make myself understood, but it is something I have felt very, very clearly, and which one cannot feel as long as the physical ego is there, because the physical ego has the sense of its own importance, and that disappears entirely with the physical ego. When it disappears, one has a clear perception that the intervention or manifestation of the true Vibration doesnt depend on egos or individualities (human or national individualities, or even individualities of Nature: animals, plants and so on), it depends on a certain play of the cells and Matter in which there are aggregates particularly favorable for the transformation to occurnot transformation: the substitution, to be precise, the substitution of the Vibration of Truth for the vibration of Falsehood. And the phenomenon may be very independent of groupings and individualities (it may happen in one part here, another part there, one thing here, another thing there); and it always corresponds to a certain quality of vibration that causes a sort of swellinga receptive swelling and then, the thing can occur.

0 1964-07-22, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Obviously, in those activities, I dont have recourse to divine Love to find the solution of the problem I am not allowed to do so. So I understand that this is what was translated in peoples thought by the idea that divine Love cannot manifest entirely, otherwise there would be catastrophes3its not that at all, thats not at all the way it is. But its clear that in my consciousness the [supreme] contact has been made (with some degree of limitation, but still it has been made), and nothing takes placenothing, absolutely nothing, not even the most totally in-sig-nif-i-cant thingswithout, I cant even say the thought or the sensation (in English they say Awareness, but its much fuller than that), the feeling (another impossible word), without the feeling of the Lords Presence, the supreme Presence, being there twenty-four hours a day. Throughout that activity of the night Ive just told you about, He was there, the Lords Presence was there all the time, every second, directing everything, organizing everythingBUT THAT WASNT THERE. And That, which I call Love, that Manifestation, is so formidably powerful that, as I once said, it is intolerant of anything elseThat alone exists. That exists, That isand its finished. Whereas the Lord (the Lord, what I call the Lord) is something else altogether; the Lord is all that has manifested, all that hasnt manifested, all that is, all that will be, and all, all is the Lordits the Lord. But the Lord (laughing) is necessarily tolerant of Himself! All is the Lord, but all is perceived by the Lord through the limitations of human perception!4 But everything, everything is thereeverything is there; everything, as it is every second; and with the perception of time, every second is different, in a perpetual becoming. This is supreme Tolerance: there is no more struggle, no more battle, no more destruction there is only He.
   Those who have had this experience have generally stopped there. And if they wanted to get out of the world, they chose the Lords aspect of annihilation; they took refuge there and stayed thereall the rest no longer existed. But the other aspect the other aspect is the world of tomorrow, or of the day after tomorrow. The other aspect is an inexpressible glory. So all-powerful a glory that it alone exists.

0 1964-08-11, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I think you have in a corner of your being what I could call a grumbler. I became aware of thatnot particularly for you, but as one of the manifestations of that onion skin I mentioned just a moment ago (!) Some people in that way are grumblers, for them everything is an occasion to grumble and complain. Its very interesting, you know, because owing to the work I am doing, all those ways of being or reacting are taking place WITHIN me, and I catch myself being like this, being like that, doing this, doing that, being thereall the things one shouldnt be! Everything comes to me in that form: as if it took place within me. Ill catch myself being like that and Ill say, What! Some time ago, I was haunted by this for a long while: something which always sees the bad side of things, the difficulty, which even foresees the difficulty, which is in contact with all that protests, complains and grumbles I saw that very strongly. Then I started to work and work on it; and when I set to work, there is a sort of Awareness that comes to me of the different places or elements where the same thing is: it shows itself very clearly, so then I can do something. But you know, its an incalculable work of every minute, and for a considerable number of people! Quite a lot. The larger part of the work is impersonal, in the sense that I dont know to whom its going or what, but it is often as an illustration (you know, like when you tell a story to make an idea better understood; they are illustrations to make me understand the work better), then I see in everyone the different ways of being and reacting. But its so incalculable in the perception, so constant, that its very hard to express I would have to say lots of things at the same time, which is impossible.
   No, but theres obviously a link missing between something I sense in the background and something I am here.

0 1964-08-26, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are ups and downs, moments when its more present and moments where its less so; to be exact: moments when its active and moments when it isnt. And whenever there is a period during which it isnt active, when it starts again it does so on a higher rung, that is, more intensely and clearly. The whole thing is obviously following a process of development. Its a sort of the word Awareness might be the nearest; it isnt a perception, which still belongs to the mind, its a sort of phenomenon of vision. And it has an absolute character. For instance, from time to time, when I hear people speak of something or other and say, It will be like this and like that, instantly there comes a sort of tactile vision how can I explain this? It resembles touch and sight (yet its neither touch nor sight, but both together): its the thing as it is, thats IT; and they may say what they like, thats IT and it is irrefutable. And so far, there has never been any contradiction.
   Its a consciousness in which the mental element is absent. It comes just on its own, and its so clear! Its like an immediate contact with the thing as it is.

0 1964-09-23, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Nights, for instance, are a long Awareness, a great action, a discovery of all kinds of things, a taking stock of the situation as it is but there arent any problems! But the minute the body (I cant say wakes up because it isnt asleep: its only in a state of rest sufficiently complete for its personal difficulties not to interfere), but from time to time, what well call waking up takes place, that is to say, the purely physical consciousness comes back and the whole problem comes back instantly. Instantly the problem is there. And without your remembering it: the problem doesnt come back because you remember it, its that the problem is there, in the very cells.
   And in the morning, oh! All mornings are difficult. Its odd: life as a whole goes by with almost dizzying speedweeks and months go by like thatand mornings, about three hours every morning, last like a century! Each minute is won at the cost of an effort. It is the time of the work in the body, for the body, and not just one body: for instance, all the vibrations from sick people, all those problems of life come from everywhere. And for those three hours, there is tension, struggle, acute seeking for what should be done or for the attitude to be taken. Its at that time that I have tested the power of the mantra. For those three hours, I repeat my mantra automatically, without stopping; and every time the difficulty increases, a kind of Power comes into those words and acts on Matter. And thats how I know: without the mantra, that work couldnt be done. But thats why I say it has to be YOUR mantra, not something you received from whomever the mantra that arose spontaneously from your deeper being (gesture to the heart), from your inner guide. Thats what holds out. When you dont know, when you dont understand, when you dont want to let the mind intervene and you are THAT is there; the mantra is there; and it helps you to get through. It helps to get through. It saves the situation at critical moments, its a considerable support, considerable.

0 1965-09-11, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But while I was having the experience, there was absolutely no Awareness of the goal, the motive, the purpose, nothing: it was like this (same massive gesture taking hold of everything), a sort of absolute, without explanation.
   Ive had this two or three times in my life, in the most serious terrestrial circumstances.

0 1966-01-22, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No! This morning I lived for two hours in a sort of blissful state in which there was, oh, such a clear Awareness that all forms of life, in all the worlds and at all times, are the expression of a choice: you choose to be that way.
   Its very hard to put it into words. The sort of compulsion in which we think we have to live and to which we think we are subjected had com-plete-ly vanished, and there was a perfectly spontaneous and natural perception that life on earth, life in the other worlds, and all the types of life on earth, and all the types of life in the other worlds, are simply a question of choice: you chose to be that way, and you constantly choose to be this way or that, or choose that this or that is going to happen; and you also choose to think you are subjected to a Fate or a Necessity or a Law that compels youeverything is a question of choice. And there was a sense of lightness, of freedom (same dancing gesture), and then one of those smiles at everything. And at the same time, it gives you a tremendous power. All sense of compulsion, of necessity (and even more of fate) had com-plete-ly vanished. All the illnesses, all the events, all the dramas, all of itvanished. And this concrete and so stark a reality of physical lifecompletely gone.

0 1966-12-21, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told you: The book MUST be written, but its not necessarily the one that has been written: its the one that must be written! (Mother laughs). To me, you understand, there is a difference. Somewhere there is something that MUST be said, and that something is very useful: I see that the people, for example, who have come to place trust in you because of the book on Sri Aurobindo, will read you with an opening of mind, and if at that time you give them a sort of sensation of the experience, it will help them a lot. Its in that sense I say this book is useful. But for you personally, if youd rather rewrite it completely than correct it, it doesnt matter. Only, for you to be capable of rewriting it without falling back into the old state, you must have a decisive Awareness of the difference in condition. Suppose you said, Ill rewrite the book, and once you started writing the same conflict recurred, that would be useless. Something must take place there, in the mind, thats where you must become totally conscious of the vibrations.
   I see fairly clearly all that must be cut out. But theres a lot to cut out!

0 1967-01-11, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yesterday, I was asked the question; I was asked whether abuse, the feeling of being abused, and what in English is called self-respect (which is somewhat akin to self-esteem), have a place in the sadhana. Naturally, they dont, that goes without saying! But I saw the movement, it was extremely clear: I saw that without ego, when the ego isnt there, there CANNOT be that sort of ruffling in the being. I went back far into the past, to the time when I could still feel it (years ago), but now its not even something unfamiliarits something which is impossible. The whole being, and strangely even the physical constitution, doesnt understand what it means. Its the same thing when materially there is a knock (Mother shows a scratch on her elbow), like this for instance: its no longer felt the way an injury is felt. Its no longer felt that way. More often than not, theres nothing at all, it goes absolutely unnoticed on the whole; but when there is something, its only an impressiona very sweet, very intimate impressionof a help trying to make itself felt, of a lesson to be learned. But not the way its done mentally where there is always a stiffening; its not that: its immediately a kind of offering in the being, which gives itself in order to learn. I am speaking of all the cells. Its very interesting. Of course, if we mentalize it, we have to say its the sense or Awareness of the divine Presence in all things, and that the mode the mode of contactcomes from the state in which we are.
   This is the bodys experience.

0 1967-05-10, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats what, the Awareness that I dont have the memory of sounds. Some people have the memory of sounds, but I dont. So Id be interested to know how it was. Otherwise I was always able (when I found something from the past doubtful or interesting or incomplete), I always found a way to recall it into the consciousness. But the sounds dont come. They come as a state of consciousness thats translated mentally, and its translated mentally into words I know. So thats quite uninteresting.
   Even now, even when I used to play music, the memory of sounds was vague and incomplete. I had the memory of the sounds I heard at the origins of music (gesture above), and when the material music reproduced something of those sounds, I would recognize them; but there isnt the precision, the accuracy that would enable me to reproduce exactly the sound with the voice or an instrument. Its not there, its lacking. Whereas the memory of the eyes was it was astounding. When I had seen a thing ONCE, that was enough, I would never forget it.

0 1967-07-22, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Here is the person's description: "External Awareness had slipped away I heard, saw nothing. I sagged forward as my wife held my head to keep me from pitching from the chair. To the Doctor I had reached clinical death. But for me there was a surge of inner Awarenessmagnified, finely focused, brilliant. It is a progressive thing, this death. You feel the toes going first, then the feet, cell by cell, death churning them like waves washing the sands. Now the legs, the cells winking out. Closer now, and the visibility is better. Hands, arms, abdomen and chest, each cell flaring into a supernova, then gone. There is order and system in death, as in all that is life. I must try to control the progression, to save the brain for last so that it may know. Now the neck. The lower jaw. The teeth. How strange to feel one's teeth die, one by one, cell igniting cell, galaxies of cells dying in brilliance. Now, in retrospect, I grope for this other thing. There was something else, something that I felt or experienced or beheld at the very last instant. What was it? I knew it so well when it was there, opening before me, something more beautiful, more gentle, more loving than the mind or imagination of living creature could ever conceive. But it is gone." David Snell, Life Senior Editor (extract from Life, May 29, 1967).
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