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balanceable ::: a. --> Such as can be balanced.

balanced computing ::: (jargon) Matching computer tools to job activities so that the computer system structure parallels the organisation structure and work functions. Both monitoring of achievement of management objectives from centralised corporate systems. . (1996-04-15)

balanced computing "jargon" Matching computer tools to job activities so that the computer system structure parallels the organisation structure and work functions. Both {personal computers} and employees operate in a decentralised environment with monitoring of achievement of management objectives from centralised corporate systems. {(}. (1996-04-15)

balanced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Balance

balanced tree ::: (algorithm) An optimisation of a tree which aims to keep equal numbers of items on each subtree of each node so as to minimise the maximum path from the algorithm is appropriate where the overheads of the reorganisation on update are outweighed by the benefits of faster search.A B-tree is a kind of balanced tree that can have more than two subtrees at each node (i.e. one that is not restricted to being a binary tree).(2000-01-10)

balanced tree "algorithm" An optimisation of a {tree} which aims to keep equal numbers of items on each {subtree} of each node so as to minimise the maximum path from the root to any {leaf node}. As items are inserted and deleted, the tree is restructured to keep the nodes balanced and the search paths uniform. Such an {algorithm} is appropriate where the overheads of the reorganisation on update are outweighed by the benefits of faster search. A {B-tree} is a kind of {balanced tree} that can have more than two subtrees at each node (i.e. one that is not restricted to being a {binary tree}). (2000-01-10)

balance in his hand, would weigh the person’s

balancement ::: n. --> The act or result of balancing or adjusting; equipoise; even adjustment of forces.

balance ::: n. **1. A state of equilibrium or equipoise; mental, psychological or emotional. 2. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless. 3. An undecided or uncertain state in which issues are unresolved. v. 4. To have an equality or equivalence in weight, parts, etc.; be in equilibrium. adj. 5. Being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion. 6. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour, judgement. balanced, balancing.**

balance ::: n. --> An apparatus for weighing.
Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.
Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.
The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.
An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one&

balancereef ::: n. --> The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

balancer ::: n. --> One who balances, or uses a balance.
In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.

balance theory: proposed by Heider (1946), whereby individuals are motivated to seek balance in their attitudes towards themselves and other people. “Sentiment” or liking relations may be balanced or unbalanced according to the overall valence of affect between people.

balance wheel ::: --> A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.
A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).
A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

Balance - 1. the difference between total debits and total credits in an account. Or 2.the equality of total debits and total credits of all accounts in a general ledger in the preparation of a trial balance. Or 3. the equality of a control account in the general ledger (e.g., accounts receivable) and the total balance of all accounts in the subsidiary ledger (e.g., customer accounts). Or 4. balance in a bank account. Or 5. balance of a loan.

Balanced budget multiplier - The change in income divided by the tax-financed change in government expenditure that brought it about.

Balanced budget - One in which total expenditures equal total revenue. An entity has a budget surplus if expenditures are less than revenues. It has a budget deficit if expenditures are greater than revenues.

Balanced scorecard - An approach to performance measurement that also focuses on what managers are doing today to create future shareholder value. A balanced scorecard is a set of performance measures constructed for four dimensions of performance. The dimensions are financial, customer, internal processes, and learning and growth. Having financial measures is critical even if they are backward looking. After all, they have a great effect on the evaluation of the company by shareholders and creditors. Customer measures examine the company's success in meeting customer expectations. Internal process measures examine the company's success in improving critical business processes. And learning and growth measures examine the company's success in improving its ability to adapt, innovate, and grow. The customer, internal processes, and learning and growth measures are generally thought to be predictive of future success (i.e., they are not backward looking). After reviewing these measures, note how "balance" is achieved: (I) performance is assessed across a balanced set of dimensions (financial, customer, internal processes, and innovation); (2) quantitative measures (e.g., number of defects) are balanced with qualitativemeasures (e.g., ratings of customer satisfaction); and (3) there is a balance of backward-looking measures (e.g., financial measures like growth in sales) and forward-looking measures (e.g., number of new patents as an innovation measure).

Balance of payments (BOP) - Record of the transactions of a country with the rest of the world. There are three main accounts in the balance of payments: (I) the current account, (2) the capital account, and (3) gold. The current account records trade in goods and services, as well as transfer payments. Services include freight, royalty payments, and interest payments. Transfer payments consist of remittances, gifts, and grants. The balance of trade simply records trade in goods. The capital account records purchases and sales of investments, such as stocks, bonds and land.

Balance of payments on current account – The balance of trade in goods and services plus net investment income and current transfers.

Balance of trade (BOT) - The difference between the value of visible exports and the value of visible imports.

Balance on trade in goods and services (or balance of trade) - Exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services.

Balance on trade in goods - Exports of goods minus imports of goods.

Balance on trade in services - Exports of services minus imports of services.

Balance sheet - The Balance Sheet shows the financial position of a business at a point in time. It is a snapshot of the organisation at the date for which it was prepared. It shows all the asset, liabilities and equity of a business.

Balances: See: Libra.


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A :::liability ::: is defined as a company's legal financial debts or obligations that arise during the course of business operations. Liabilities are settled over time through the transfer of economic benefits including money, goods or services. Recorded on the right side of the balance sheet, liabilities include loans, accounts payable, mortgages, deferred revenues and accrued expenses.

ABM {Asynchronous Balanced Mode}

A :::technical_analyst ::: or technician, is a securities researcher who analyzes investments based on past market prices and technical indicators. Technicians believe that short-term price movements are the result of supply and demand forces in the market for a given security. Thus, for technicians, the fundamentals of the security are less relevant than the current balance of buyers and sellers. Based on the careful interpretation of past trading patterns, technical analysts try to discern this balance with the aim of predicting future price movements.

Accounting equation - The basis of all accounting. It shows the balance sheet: assets = liability + equity, but can also be expressed as assets - liabilities = owners equity.

Accounting software - Programs used to maintain books of account on computers. The software can be used to record transactions, maintain account balances, and prepare financial statements and reports. Many different accounting software packages exist, and the right package must be selected given the client's circumstances and needs. An accounting software package typically contains numerous integrated modules (for example, spreadsheet and word processing abilities). Some modules are used to account for the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, and fixed assets.

Accounts receivable- An account in the general ledger which contains the balance of all outstanding amounts owed to the business as a result of credit sales.

Accuracy - Correctness of an accounting item (e.g., account balance, invoice, financial statement); also called accurate presentation. The concept refers to an accounting objective that the item fully reflects and valuates the set of facts involved, including all economic implications of the underlying transactions and events.

aclinic ::: a. --> Without inclination or dipping; -- said the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator.

Active Balances - Money held for transactions and precautionary purposes.

Adjustable Peg - A system in which exchange rates are fixed in the short term but are occasionally changed in response to persistent payments imbalances.

Adjustment - may be either: 1. an decrease or increase to an account resulting from using adjusting entries. Or 2. may also refer to when an account balance is changed due to some event, e.g., adjustment of an account due to the return of merchandise for credit.

Aequilibrium indifferentiae: The state or condition of exact balance between two actions, the motives being of equal strength. Thomas Aquinas held that in such a condition "actus haberi non potest, nisi removeatur indifferentia." This is effected by a determination ab intrinseco, or ab extrinseco, which disturbs the equipoise and makes it possible for the agent to act. -- J.J.R.

Again, “the story of Noah is but another version in its hidden meaning of the story of Adam and his three sons, . . . Adam is the prototype of Noah. Adam falls because he eats of the forbidden fruit of celestial knowledge; Noah, because he tastes of the terrestrial fruit: the juice of the grape representing the abuse of knowledge in an unbalanced mind. . . . But the descendants of both are shown as the wisest of races on earth; and they are called on this account ‘snakes,’ and the ‘sons of snakes,’ meaning the sons of wisdom” (IU 2:449). See also XISUTHRUS

alignment ::: Alignment The practice of synchronising mental and spiritual energies with either a deity or an astronomical body. The complete balance and centring of the chakras is often called an alignment. -->

Allowance method - The allowance method results in a good matching of bad debt expense against sales. The journal entry at year-end to record anticipated uncollectibility of accounts receivablee is to debit bad debts and credit allowance for bad debts. When it is known that a customer will actually not pay the balance, because of bankruptcy, for example, the entry is to debit allowance for bad debts and credit accounts receivable. If for whatever reason the customer does pay at a later date, there is a recovery; reverse the last entry and make a second entry debiting cash and crediting accounts receivable. It should be noted that firms other than small financial institutions are required to use the direct write off method for tax purposes.

Angel of Libra (the Balances)—Jael, in

Angel of the Balances [Soqed Hozi, Dokiel,

Anubis (Greek) Anpu (Egyptian) Ȧnpu. The Egyptian jackal-headed deity, lord of the Silent Land of the West (the underworld). To him with Thoth was entrusted the psychopompic leading of the dead. In the judgment after death, Anubis tests the balance in the scene of the weighing of the heart. His offices were likewise those of the embalmer, mystically speaking. Originally the god of the underworld, he was later replaced by Osiris. In Heliopolis during the later dynasties he was identified with Horus, for he was often regarded as the son of Osiris and Isis — more often of Osiris and Nephthys (Neith). Plutarch writes: “By Anubis they understand the horizontal circle, which divides the invisible part of the world, which they call Nephthys, from the visible, to which they give the name of Isis; and as this circle equally touches upon the confines of both light and darkness, it may be looked upon as common to them both . . . Others again are of opinion that by Anubis is meant Time . . . ” (On Isis and Osiris, sec 44).

Any practice of pranayama can be fraught with serious danger, not merely to physical health, but in extreme cases to mental balance or stability. Pranayama, when actually practiced according to the exoteric rules, is a very different thing from the excellent and common sense advice given by doctors to breathe deeply, and to fill the lungs with fresh air. Pranayama should never be practiced by anyone unless under the guidance of initiated teachers, and these never proclaim themselves as teachers of pranayama, for the adepts use it only in rarest cases for certain pupils who for karmic reasons can be helped in this unusual and extraordinary way.

apoise ::: adv. --> Balanced.

archangel who is like the sun, holding the balance

arrear ::: adv. --> To or in the rear; behind; backwards. ::: n. --> That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due when some part has been paid; arrearage; -- commonly used in the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes.

Association for Progressive Communications ::: (body, philosophy) (APC) A world-wide organisation of like-minded computer networks providing a global communications network dedicated to the free and balanced flow of information.The APC defends and promotes non-commercial, productive online space for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) and collaborates with like-minded organisations to ensure that the information and communication needs of civil society are considered in telecommunications, donor and investment policy.A few of APC's partner organisations include The Institute for Global Communications (USA), GreenNet (UK), Nicarao (Nicaragua) Enda-Tiers Monde (Senegal) and GlasNet (Ukraine).These organisations serve people working toward goals that include the prevention of warfare, elimination of militarism and poverty, protection of the environment, human rights, social and economic justice, participatory democracy, non-violent conflict resolution, and the promotion of sustainable development. .E-mail: .(2000-10-08)

Association for Progressive Communications "body, philosophy" (APC) A world-wide organisation of like-minded computer networks providing a global communications network dedicated to the free and balanced flow of information. The APC defends and promotes non-commercial, productive online space for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) and collaborates with like-minded organisations to ensure that the information and communication needs of civil society are considered in telecommunications, donor and investment policy. A few of APC's partner organisations include The {Institute for Global Communications} (USA), GreenNet (UK), Nicarao (Nicaragua) Enda-Tiers Monde (Senegal) and GlasNet (Ukraine). These organisations serve people working toward goals that include the prevention of warfare, elimination of militarism and poverty, protection of the environment, human rights, social and economic justice, participatory democracy, non-violent conflict resolution, and the promotion of sustainable development. {(}. E-mail: "". (2000-10-08)

As the human being, then, is a dynamo of balanced forces, some disorder in their operation is the basic wrong in human diseases. Moreover, as all matter is alive, conscious in some degree, and vibrationally responsive to the laws of nature, the same general principle applies also to disease in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. In mankind, the organic vital fluid of the reimbodying ego is the cohering factor for the entire constitution, dominating over all minor vital expressions of the life-atoms. The intense and ceaseless activity of these life-atoms builds and composes the body, and as age comes on, and the physical vehicle naturally and normally weakens, the uninterrupted activity of the vital power becomes too strong to be held in check by the gripping influence of the vital-electrical field. Thus the atomic forces, really the vital energies, continuing unabated within the body structure, slowly weaken it and finally destroy it, and this is death.

As to the problem of making a machine which will keep running of itself, or in addition will do useful work, scientists declare it impossible because it contravenes the law of conservation of energy. The equation of energies in seeming cases of perpetual motion, however, can always be made to balance by the introduction of outside factors, such as the earth’s rotation. If we regard thought and volition as forms of energy, the scope of the problem is greatly altered and enlarged; so that perpetual motion is possible or not according to the way in which we define it.

Asynchronous Balanced Mode "protocol" A communication mode of {HDLC} and derivative {protocols}, supporting {peer-oriented} {point-to-point} communications between two {nodes}, where either node can initiate transmission. (1997-05-07)

Asynchronous Balanced Mode ::: (protocol) A communication mode of HDLC and derivative protocols, supporting peer-oriented point-to-point communications between two nodes, where either node can initiate transmission. (1997-05-07)

auditor ::: a. --> A hearer or listener.

A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance.
One who hears judicially, as in an audience court.

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.

auncel ::: n. --> A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England.

ayurveda. ::: "Science of Life"; a 5000 year old vedic system of natural medecine which seeks to balance the three humors within the body, known as kapha &

Baglis—a genius of measure and balance,

balanceable ::: a. --> Such as can be balanced.

balanced computing ::: (jargon) Matching computer tools to job activities so that the computer system structure parallels the organisation structure and work functions. Both monitoring of achievement of management objectives from centralised corporate systems. . (1996-04-15)

balanced computing "jargon" Matching computer tools to job activities so that the computer system structure parallels the organisation structure and work functions. Both {personal computers} and employees operate in a decentralised environment with monitoring of achievement of management objectives from centralised corporate systems. {(}. (1996-04-15)

balanced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Balance

balanced tree ::: (algorithm) An optimisation of a tree which aims to keep equal numbers of items on each subtree of each node so as to minimise the maximum path from the algorithm is appropriate where the overheads of the reorganisation on update are outweighed by the benefits of faster search.A B-tree is a kind of balanced tree that can have more than two subtrees at each node (i.e. one that is not restricted to being a binary tree).(2000-01-10)

balanced tree "algorithm" An optimisation of a {tree} which aims to keep equal numbers of items on each {subtree} of each node so as to minimise the maximum path from the root to any {leaf node}. As items are inserted and deleted, the tree is restructured to keep the nodes balanced and the search paths uniform. Such an {algorithm} is appropriate where the overheads of the reorganisation on update are outweighed by the benefits of faster search. A {B-tree} is a kind of {balanced tree} that can have more than two subtrees at each node (i.e. one that is not restricted to being a {binary tree}). (2000-01-10)

balance in his hand, would weigh the person’s

balancement ::: n. --> The act or result of balancing or adjusting; equipoise; even adjustment of forces.

balance ::: n. **1. A state of equilibrium or equipoise; mental, psychological or emotional. 2. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless. 3. An undecided or uncertain state in which issues are unresolved. v. 4. To have an equality or equivalence in weight, parts, etc.; be in equilibrium. adj. 5. Being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion. 6. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour, judgement. balanced, balancing.**

balance ::: n. --> An apparatus for weighing.
Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.
Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.
The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.
An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one&

balancereef ::: n. --> The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

balancer ::: n. --> One who balances, or uses a balance.
In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.

balance theory: proposed by Heider (1946), whereby individuals are motivated to seek balance in their attitudes towards themselves and other people. “Sentiment” or liking relations may be balanced or unbalanced according to the overall valence of affect between people.

balance wheel ::: --> A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.
A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).
A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

Balancing item - The estimated net value of omissions from all other items recorded on the balance of payments accounts.

balancing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Balance

balun "electronics" A transformer connected between a balanced source or load and an unbalanced source or load. A balanced line has two conductors, with equal currents in opposite directions. The unbalanced line has just one conductor; the current in it returns via a common ground or earth path. (1996-10-17)

balun ::: (electronics) A transformer connected between a balanced source or load and an unbalanced source or load. A balanced line has two conductors, with equal currents in opposite directions. The unbalanced line has just one conductor; the current in it returns via a common ground or earth path. (1996-10-17)

Bank balance - Amount in a bank deposit account, such as a checking or savings account, as of a certain specified time or date, indicated on a bank statement.

Bank reconciliation -Term used when settling differences contained in the BANK STATEMENT and the cash account in the books of the bank's customer. Rarely do the ending balances agree. To reflect the reconciling items, a bank reconciliation is required.

Balance - 1. the difference between total debits and total credits in an account. Or 2.the equality of total debits and total credits of all accounts in a general ledger in the preparation of a trial balance. Or 3. the equality of a control account in the general ledger (e.g., accounts receivable) and the total balance of all accounts in the subsidiary ledger (e.g., customer accounts). Or 4. balance in a bank account. Or 5. balance of a loan.

Balanced budget multiplier - The change in income divided by the tax-financed change in government expenditure that brought it about.

Balanced budget - One in which total expenditures equal total revenue. An entity has a budget surplus if expenditures are less than revenues. It has a budget deficit if expenditures are greater than revenues.

Balanced scorecard - An approach to performance measurement that also focuses on what managers are doing today to create future shareholder value. A balanced scorecard is a set of performance measures constructed for four dimensions of performance. The dimensions are financial, customer, internal processes, and learning and growth. Having financial measures is critical even if they are backward looking. After all, they have a great effect on the evaluation of the company by shareholders and creditors. Customer measures examine the company's success in meeting customer expectations. Internal process measures examine the company's success in improving critical business processes. And learning and growth measures examine the company's success in improving its ability to adapt, innovate, and grow. The customer, internal processes, and learning and growth measures are generally thought to be predictive of future success (i.e., they are not backward looking). After reviewing these measures, note how "balance" is achieved: (I) performance is assessed across a balanced set of dimensions (financial, customer, internal processes, and innovation); (2) quantitative measures (e.g., number of defects) are balanced with qualitativemeasures (e.g., ratings of customer satisfaction); and (3) there is a balance of backward-looking measures (e.g., financial measures like growth in sales) and forward-looking measures (e.g., number of new patents as an innovation measure).

Balance of payments (BOP) - Record of the transactions of a country with the rest of the world. There are three main accounts in the balance of payments: (I) the current account, (2) the capital account, and (3) gold. The current account records trade in goods and services, as well as transfer payments. Services include freight, royalty payments, and interest payments. Transfer payments consist of remittances, gifts, and grants. The balance of trade simply records trade in goods. The capital account records purchases and sales of investments, such as stocks, bonds and land.

Balance of payments on current account – The balance of trade in goods and services plus net investment income and current transfers.

Balance of trade (BOT) - The difference between the value of visible exports and the value of visible imports.

Balance on trade in goods and services (or balance of trade) - Exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services.

Balance on trade in goods - Exports of goods minus imports of goods.

Balance on trade in services - Exports of services minus imports of services.

Balance sheet - The Balance Sheet shows the financial position of a business at a point in time. It is a snapshot of the organisation at the date for which it was prepared. It shows all the asset, liabilities and equity of a business.

Balances: See: Libra.

balanced bridge - Condition that occurs when a bridge circuit is adjusted to produce a zero output.

Charged - Object that has an unbalance of positive and negative electrical charges.


beam ::: n. --> Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.

“Before man could become male and female physically, his prototype, the creating Elohim, had to arrange his Form on this sexual plane astrally. That is to say, the atoms and the organic forces, descending into the plane of the given differentiation, had to be marshaled in the order intended by Nature, so as to be ever carrying out, in an immaculate way, that law which the Kabala calls the balance, through which everything that exists does so as male and female in its final perfection, in this present stage of materiality. Chochmah, Wisdom, the Male Sephiroth, had to diffuse itself in, and through, Binah, intelligent Nature, or Understanding” (SD 2:84). After the separation, the third eye began to disappear, and death as we now understand it was not known until then.

Behavioural accounting - 1. approach to accounting that stresses psychological considerations in decision making; also called human resource accounting. For example, a budget should be participative so departmental managers who are involved with it will internalize the goals. Also profit centres engage a manager's ego because the financial results of the entity are a direct reflection of the manager's performance. In human resource accounting, a valuation is placed on people and reflected as an asset in the balance sheet. Or 2. theory that the management accounting function is essentially behavioural. The theory states that the nature and scope of accounting systems is materially influenced by the view of human behaviour that is held by the accountants who design and operate these systems. Participative budgeting is a simple application of behavioural accounting.

B. Greek and Roman art in which perfect balance between body and spirit is achieved (Hegel). Contrasted with Modern and Romantic. -- L.V.

Ground State - Lowest energy level of an electron in an atom.

   Grounding - Process of connecting a charged object to Earth to remove object�s unbalanced charge.

bhauta ::: physical; relating to the five bhūtas and their balance in the body.

BiCMOS "hardware" A manufacturing process for semiconductor devices that combines {bipolar} and {CMOS} to give the best balance between available output current and power consumption. (1995-03-28)

BiCMOS ::: (hardware) A manufacturing process for semiconductor devices that combines bipolar and CMOS to give the best balance between available output current and power consumption. (1995-03-28)

bifilar ::: a. --> Two-threaded; involving the use of two threads; as, bifilar suspension; a bifilar balance.

binary tree (btree) A {tree} in which each node has at most two successors or child nodes. In {Haskell} this could be represented as data BTree a = NilTree    | Node a (BTree a) (BTree a) See also {balanced tree}. (1994-11-29)

bit bucket "jargon" 1. (Or "{write-only memory}", "WOM") The universal data sink (originally, the mythical receptacle used to catch bits when they fall off the end of a {register} during a {shift} instruction). Discarded, lost, or destroyed data is said to have "gone to the bit bucket". On {Unix}, often used for {/dev/null}. Sometimes amplified as "the Great Bit Bucket in the Sky". 2. The place where all lost mail and news messages eventually go. The selection is performed according to {Finagle's Law}; important mail is much more likely to end up in the bit bucket than junk mail, which has an almost 100% probability of getting delivered. Routing to the bit bucket is automatically performed by mail-transfer agents, news systems, and the lower layers of the network. 3. The ideal location for all unwanted mail responses: "Flames about this article to the bit bucket." Such a request is guaranteed to overflow one's mailbox with flames. 4. Excuse for all mail that has not been sent. "I mailed you those figures last week; they must have landed in the bit bucket." Compare {black hole}. This term is used purely in jest. It is based on the fanciful notion that bits are objects that are not destroyed but only misplaced. This appears to have been a mutation of an earlier term "bit box", about which the same legend was current; old-time hackers also report that trainees used to be told that when the CPU stored bits into memory it was actually pulling them "out of the bit box". Another variant of this legend has it that, as a consequence of the "parity preservation law", the number of 1 bits that go to the bit bucket must equal the number of 0 bits. Any imbalance results in bits filling up the bit bucket. A qualified computer technician can empty a full bit bucket as part of scheduled maintenance. In contrast, a "{chad box}" is a real container used to catch {chad}. This may be related to the origin of the term "bit bucket" [Comments ?]. (1996-11-20)

Bitcoin ::: is a digital currency created in 2009. It follows the ideas set out in a white paper by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity has yet to be verified. Bitcoin offers the promise of lower transaction fees than traditional online payment mechanisms and is operated by a decentralized authority, unlike government-issued currencies. There are no physical bitcoins, only balances kept on a public ledger in the cloud, that – along with all Bitcoin transactions – is verified by a massive amount of computing power. Bitcoins are not issued or backed by any banks or governments, nor are individual bitcoins valuable as a commodity. Despite its not being legal tender, Bitcoin charts high on popularity, and has triggered the launch of other virtual currencies collectively referred to as Altcoins.

bolometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance.

bonk/oif /bonk/, /oyf/ In the {MUD} community, it has become traditional to express pique or censure by "bonking" the offending person. Convention holds that one should acknowledge a bonk by saying "oif!" and there is a myth to the effect that failing to do so upsets the cosmic bonk/oif balance, causing much trouble in the universe. Some MUDs have implemented special commands for bonking and oifing. [{Jargon File}] (1998-01-18)

bonk/oif ::: /bonk/, /oyf/ In the MUD community, it has become traditional to express pique or censure by bonking the offending person. Convention holds that one should failing to do so upsets the cosmic bonk/oif balance, causing much trouble in the universe. Some MUDs have implemented special commands for bonking and oifing.[Jargon File] (1998-01-18)

Book of the Dead, Egyptian The name given to certain ancient papyri of the Egyptian, more correctly called Pert em hru (coming forth into day or light). They have been discovered in many of the tombs, interred with the mummies. Although by no means the only text of importance coming down from the ancient Egyptians, it is a work of extreme antiquity, containing the system expounded by the priests, and is far older than the two other extant works known as the Book of the Pylons and the Book of the Tuat. The work depicts in symbolic form the afterdeath state, as presented by the priests to the populace of Egypt. The soul is depicted in the guise of a pilgrim, journeying through various halls, at the portals of each of which he was obliged to give a correct answer — an account of the life he had lived upon earth. The pilgrim eventually reached the judgment hall, within which he was tried by the company of gods and goddesses. Before Osiris his heart was placed in a balance to testify for or against him. If he passed the test satisfactorily, he was permitted by Osiris to enter his domain and become as one of the deities.

Book value - 1. net amount shown for an asset on the balance sheet. It equals the gross cost less the related valuation account. For example, the book value of an auto is its initial cost less the accumulated depreciation. Since book value is based on historical cost, it will differ from market value. Book value is a going-concern value. Or 2. carrying value of a liability equal to its face value less unamortised discount.

Bounced cheque - A cheque which has been written for an amount greater than the account balance and is not paid by the bank because of the insufficient funds.

broadcast quality video "communications, multimedia" Roughly, {video} with more than 30 frames per second at a {resolution} of 800 x 640 {pixels}. The quality of moving pictures and sound is determined by the complete chain from camera to receiver. Relevant factors are the colour temperature of the lighting, the balance of the red, green and blue vision pick-up tubes to produce the correct display colour temperature (which will be different) and the {gamma} pre-correction to cancel the non-linear characteristic of {cathode-ray tubes} in television receivers. The {resolution} of the camera tube and video coding system will determine the maximum number of {pixels} in the picture. Different colour coding systems have different defects. The NTSC system (National Television Systems Committee) can produce {hue} errors. The PAL system (Phase Alternation by Line) can produce {saturation} errors. Television modulation systems are specified by ITU CCIR Report 624. Low-resolution systems have {bandwidths} of 4.2 MHz with 525 to 625 lines per frame as used in the Americas and Japan. Medium resolution of 5 to 6.5 MHz with 625 lines is used in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. {High-Definition Television} (HDTV) will require 8 MHz or more of bandwidth. A medium resolution (5.5 MHz in UK) picture can be represented by 572 lines of 402 pixels. Note the ratio of pixels to lines is not the same as the {aspect ratio}. A {VGA} display (480n lines of 640 pixels) could thus display 84% of the height of one picture frame. Most compression techniques reduce quality as they assume a restricted range of detail and motion and discard details to which the human eye is not sensitive. Broadcast quality implies something better than amateur or domestic video and therefore can't be retained on a domestic video recorder. Broadcasts use quadriplex or U-matic recorders. The lowest frame rate used for commercial entertainment is the 24Hz of the 35mm cinema camera. When broadcast on a 50Hz television system, the pictures are screened at 25Hz reducing the running times by 4%. On a 60Hz system every five movie frames are screened as six TV frames, still at the 4% increased rate. The six frames are made by mixing adjacent frames, with some degradation of the picture. A computer system to meet international standard reproduction would at least VGA resolution, an interlaced frame rate of 24Hz and 8 bits to represent the luminance (Y) component. For a component display system using red, green and blue (RGB) electron guns and phosphor dots each will require 7 bits. Transmission and recording is different as various coding schemes need less bits if other representations are used instead of RGB. Broadcasts use YUV and compression can reduce this to about 3.5 bits per pixel without perceptible degradation. High-quality video and sound can be carried on a 34 Mbaud channel after being compressed with {ADPCM} and {variable length coding}, potentially in real time. (1997-07-04)

Brought forward - The act of bringing a previously recognised value that was determined in the past, e.g. a balance brought forward from the previous accounting period at the start of a new accounting period.

B-tree "algorithm" A multi-way {balanced tree}. The "B" in B-tree has never been officially defined. It could stand for "balanced" or "Bayer", after one of the original designers of the algorithms and structure. A B-tree is _not_ (necessarily?) a "{binary tree}". A B+-tree (as used by {IBM}'s {VSAM}) is a B-tree where the leaves are also linked sequentially, thus allowing both fast {random access} and sequential access to data. [Knuth's Art of Computer Programming]. [Example algorithm?] (2000-01-10)

B-tree ::: (algorithm) A multi-way balanced tree.The B in B-tree has never been officially defined. It could stand for balanced or Bayer, after one of the original designers of the algorithms and structure. A B-tree is _not_ (necessarily?) a binary tree.A B+-tree (as used by IBM's VSAM) is a B-tree where the leaves are also linked sequentially, thus allowing both fast random access and sequential access to data.[Knuth's Art of Computer Programming].[Example algorithm?](2000-01-10)

Budgetary accountability - In government accounting, process of recording budgetary amounts in the accounts of a fund. Recording the balances has a dual effect. (1) The control aspect of the budgetary function is stressed, and (2) recognition is given to the legal foundations of the budget. The need for such recording is consistent with the responsibility of fund accounting. It is concerned with per­formance in terms of authority to act and the action itself.

butions of the medium's subliminal consciousness one gets into contact wth a world of beings which is of a very deceptive or self-deceptive illusory nature. Many of these come and claim to be the departed souls of relatives, acquaintances, well-known men, famous personalities, etc. There are also beings who pick up the discarded feelings and memories of the dead and mas- querade with them. There are a great number of beings who come to such seances only to pfay with the consciousness of men or exercise their powers through this contact with the earth and who dope the mediums and sitters with their falsehoods, tricks and illusions. A contact with such a plane of spirits can be harmful (most mediums become nervously or morally un- balanced) and spiritually dangerous. Of course all pretended communications with the famous dead of long-past times are in their very nature deceptive and most of those with the recent ones also ~ that is evident from the character of these communications.

Cache On A STick "architecture" (COAST) {Intel Corporation} attempt to's standardise the modular {L2 cache} subsystem in {Pentium}-based computers. A COAST module should be about 4.35" wide by 1.14" high. According to earlier specifications from {Motorola}, a module between 4.33" and 4.36" wide, and between 1.12" and 1.16" high is within the COAST standard. Some module vendors, including some major motherboard suppliers, greatly violate the height specification. Another COAST specification violated by many suppliers concerns clock distribution in synchronous modules. The specification requires that the clock tree to each synchronous chip be balanced, i.e. equal length from edge of the connector to individual chips. An unbalanced clock tree increases reflections and noise. For a 256 {kilobyte} cache module the standard requires the same clock be used for both chips but some vendors use separate clocks to reduce loading on the clock driver and hence increase the clock speed. However, this creates unbalanced loading in other motherboard configurations, such as motherboards with soldered caches in the system. (1996-06-10)

Cache On A STick ::: (architecture) (COAST) Intel Corporation attempt to's standardise the modular L2 cache subsystem in Pentium-based computers.A COAST module should be about 4.35 wide by 1.14 high. According to earlier specifications from Motorola, a module between 4.33 and 4.36 wide, and between including some major motherboard suppliers, greatly violate the height specification.Another COAST specification violated by many suppliers concerns clock distribution in synchronous modules. The specification requires that the clock connector to individual chips. An unbalanced clock tree increases reflections and noise.For a 256 kilobyte cache module the standard requires the same clock be used for both chips but some vendors use separate clocks to reduce loading on the clock loading in other motherboard configurations, such as motherboards with soldered caches in the system. (1996-06-10)

cadence ::: 1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory. 2. Music. A sequence of notes or chords that indicates the momentary or complete end of a composition, section, phrase, etc. 3. The flow or rhythm of events. 4. A recurrent rhythmical series; a flow, esp. the pattern in which something is experienced. 5. A slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading. cadences.

Capital account of the balance of payments - A section of a balance of payments accounts that records payments and receipts arising from the Import and exports of long-term and short­term financial capital.

Cash budget - Budget for cash planning and control that presents expected cash inflow and outflow for a designated time period. The cash budget helps management keep cash balances in reasonable relationship to its needs. It aids in avoiding idle cash and possible cash shortages. The cash budget typically consists of four major sections: (I) receipts section, which is the beginning cash balance, cash collections from customers, and other receipts; (2) disbursement section comprised of all cash payments made by purpose; (3) cash surplus or deficit section showing the difference between cash receipts and cash payments; and (4) financing section providing a detailed account of the borrowings and repayments expected during the period.

Cash flow forecast statement - A prediction of all expected receipts and expenses of a business over a future time period which shows the expected cash balance at the end of each.

Cash - Money deposited in a bank and items that a bank will accept for immediate deposit (e.g., paper money, coins, checks, money orders). Items not included in the definition of cash are post-dated checks, IOUs, and notes receivable. The cash on hand and cash on deposit in the bank are shown in the balance sheet as one figure. Cash is the most liquid of the current assets and is listed first. Note that restricted cash in a bank account is not considered a current asset. An example is cash held in a foreign country where remission restrictions exist.

Cash on hand - Means notes ,coin and currency items on hand. A firm cannot have a negative balance of cash on hand.

central core: this exists in all vertebrates. The central core regulates the basic life processes such as breathing, pulse, arousal, movement, balance, sleep and also the early stages of processing sensory information. The central core includes the thalamus, pons, cerebellum, reticular formation and medulla.

cerebellum: ('little brain' in Latin) two small hemispheres located beneath the cortical hemispheres, at the back of the head; the cerebellum plays an important role in directing movements and balance.

Cerebellum ::: Part of the brain associated with balance, smooth movement, and posture.

Changes in demand or supply – These changes cause markets to adjust. Whenever such changes occur, the resulting 'disequilibrium' will bring an automatic change in prices, thereby restoring equilibrium (Le. a balance of demand and supply)

Chemical Imbalance ::: A generic term for the idea that chemical in the brain are either too scarce or too abundant resulting in or contributing to a mental disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Others believe that the disorder precedes the imbalance, suggesting that a change in mood, for example, changes our chemicals rather than the chemical changing our mood.

Cheng hsin: Setting one's own heart right or rectifying one's own heart. When one is upset by anger, disturbed by fear, blinded by love, or involved in worries and anxieties, one's mind has lost its balance. It must be rectified before personal cultivation is possible. (Confucianism). -- W.T.C.

Chorea [from Greek choreia dancing] A disorder of the nervous system, characterized by a peculiar convulsive and irregular action of the voluntary muscles, especially those of the face and extremities. It has been called insanity of the muscles, since their action is without harmony or purpose, and each seems to have a will of its own. It is most common in the impressionable years of childhood and adolescence, though appearing at different ages and associated with other diseases which, as a rule, are free from choreic movements. All types have significant common features. First, that many cases are free from organic disease shows that this is a purely functional one; when it complicates other diseases, it retains the typical movements of essential chorea. Whether it develops after some infectious or exhausting condition or polluting experience, or after some mental or psychological strain or shock, like fright or fear, the choreiform reaction indicates the occurrence of an unstable balance between the physical and astral bodies and the inner and higher manasic in man. Persons who develop chorea share a common psychic susceptibility which marks those who are subject to disturbances like hysteria, mediumship, epilepsy, and other phases of obsession. In addition, there are similar signs of a besieging influence at first, as when the child grows peevish, capricious, and restless, wants improper food, is listless at school, suffers with disturbed sleep and night-terrors; and later begin the convulsive movements in the muscles which are naturally under the control of the conscious will. The individual will thus weakened and, in some cases, psychic changes like hallucinations and somnambulism, point to the characteristic action of some astral influence. Further evidence of this is seen in the danger of chorea developing into more serious nervous disorders; whereas, with proper mental, moral, and physical care, cure results when the spiritual will regains its rightful place in controlling the course of life.

chronometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.
A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc.
A metronome.

Ch'uan: (a) A weight; a standard; a balance.

Chung: The Mean. See Chung yung. (Confucius.) The central self or moral being, in which "the passions such as joy, anger, grief, and pleasure have not awakened," and which exists "in a state of absolute tranquillity without being moved." See ho. (Early Confucianism; Neo-Confucianism.) The central or the proper principle; the Moral Law (tao); the "ultimate principle" of the universe; "the great basis of existence"; "the beginning and the end of the universe." The principle of centrality, which is observable in everything, that everything should have the proper balance of activity and tranquillity. (Tung Chung-shu, 177-104 B.C., Ch'eng Ming-tao, 1032-1086.) Impartiality; the principle of neutrality which is present in every human heart. The inner life; the inner principle. (Lao Tzu.)

Closing account - is the process of determining the final balance of an account and then the posting of the entry in order to offset this balance.

Closing cash (or bank) balance - The amount of cash held by the business at the end of each month. This becomes next month's opening cash balance.

Closing entry - Is a journal entry used at the end of a particular financial period with the intention of transferring the net of revenue minus expense items from the income (profit and loss) statements to the owners equity. Entries are for nominal accounts and not real accounts. At the end of the year, expenses are credited so that zero bal­ances are left in them, and the total is debited to the income summary account revenue accounts are debited to arrive at zero balances, and the total is credited to the income summary account. The net income or loss that now exists in the income summary account is then transferred to retained earnings/profit. After the closing entries, the new year will start fresh in that no income statement account balances will exist.

Closing the books - A term used to describe the journal entries necessary to close the sales and expense accounts of a business at year end by posting their balances to the profit and loss account, and ultimately to close the profit & loss account too by posting its balance to a capital or other account.

Co7 ::: Shorthand for the preliminary rite, "The Calling of the Sevenths to Induce Equilibrium". This is a rite initially found in the P.G.M. that balances the planetary energies within the psyche, centers the mind, and establishes the beginning of the authority to start on a more intricate ritual or working (e.g. a planetary invocation).

cockhead ::: n. --> The rounded or pointed top of a grinding mill spindle, forming a pivot on which the stone is balanced.

COLLECTIVE BEINGS, TASKS OF All essential and higher beings are part of expanding collective beings. P 2.51.1 The tasks of these collective beings can be summed up in three main groups on the basis of the three aspects: the matter aspect, the consciousness aspect, and the will aspect. Accordingly we have formers of matter, supervisors of evolution, and restorers of balance. P 2.52.1

collet ::: --> An inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte. ::: n. --> A small collar or neckband.
A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.

Combined financial statements - 1. presentation in which the balance sheet accounts or income statement accounts of a related group of entities have been added together so they are considered as one reporting entity. Inter-company transactions are eliminated in a combined statement. Or 2. in governmental accounting, statement in which the balance sheets of all fund and account groups are shown without inter-fund transfers being eliminated

Compact Disc Read-Only Memory "storage" (CD-ROM) A {non-volatile} optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio {compact discs}, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. CD-ROM is popular for distribution of large databases, software and especially {multimedia} {applications}. The maximum capacity is about 600 megabytes. A CD can store around 640 {megabytes} of data - about 12 billion bytes per pound weight. CD-ROM drives are rated with a speed factor relative to music CDs (1x or 1-speed which gives a data transfer rate of 150 {kilobytes} per second). 12x drives were common in April 1997. Above 12x speed, there are problems with vibration and heat. {Constant angular velocity} (CAV) drives give speeds up to 20x but due to the nature of CAV the actual throughput increase over 12x is less than 20/12. 20x was thought to be the maximum speed due to mechanical constraints but on 1998-02-24, {Samsung Electronics} introduced the SCR-3230, a 32x CD-ROM drive which uses a ball bearing system to balance the spinning CD-ROM in the drive to reduce noise. CD-ROM drives may connect to an {IDE} interface, a {SCSI} interface or a propritary interface, of which there are three - Sony, Panasonic, and Mitsumi. Most CD-ROM drives can also play audio CDs. There are several formats used for CD-ROM data, including {Green Book CD-ROM}, {White Book CD-ROM} and {Yellow Book CD-ROM}. {ISO 9660} defines a standard {file system}, later extended by {Joliet}. See also {Compact Disc Recordable}, {Digital Versatile Disc}. {Byte, February 1997 (}. (2006-09-25)

Compact Disc Read-Only Memory ::: (storage) (CD-ROM) A non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive.CD-ROM is popular for distribution of large databases, software and especially multimedia applications. The maximum capacity is about 600 megabytes. A CD can store around 640 megabytes of data - about 12 billion bytes per pound weight.CD-ROM drives are rated with a speed factor relative to music CDs (1x or 1-speed which gives a data transfer rate of 150 kilobytes per second). 12x drives were heat. Constant angular velocity (CAV) drives give speeds up to 20x but due to the nature of CAV the actual throughput increase over 12x is less than 20/12.20x was thought to be the maximum speed due to mechanical constraints but on 1998-02-24, Samsung Electronics introduced the SCR-3230, a 32x CD-ROM drive which uses a ball bearing system to balance the spinning CD-ROM in the drive to reduce noise.CD-ROM drives may connect to an IDE interface, a SCSI interface or a propritary interface, of which there are three - Sony, Panasonic, and Mitsumi. Most CD-ROM drives can also play audio CDs.There are several formats used for CD-ROM data, including Green Book CD-ROM, White Book CD-ROM and Yellow Book CD-ROM. ISO 9660 defines a standard file system, later extended by Joliet.See also Compact Disc Recordable, Digital Versatile Disc. .(2006-09-25)

compensate ::: v. t. --> To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for. ::: v. i.

Compensating balances - Deposit that a bank can use to offset an unpaid loan. No interest is earned on the compensating balance, which is stated as a percentage of the loan.

Concentration has often been perverted to mean a kind of personal self-culture, having for its aim the attainment of personal power or self-satisfaction. If unsuccessful, the attempt upsets the balance of the constitution, and if successful, it sows a bitter harvest of aroused personality for future reaping; for when yearning for sympathetic fellowship with our fellowmen we shall find our faculties counterworking us. True meditative concentration actually applies more to the heart than to the mind, and is not a forcible mental practice but a general although very positive and impersonal attitude towards life. It means the centering of our wishes, thoughts, and acts on the ideal of self-identification with the spiritual and universal. See also DHYANA.

Confirmation ::: refers to the use of an additional indicator or indicators to substantiate a trend suggested by one indicator. Since technical indicators are not perfect predictors of future price movements, a trader often feels more secure deciding to act on a signal if more than one indicator is sending the same signal. If different indicators send conflicting signals, this is known as divergence.   Confirmation can also refer to a broker's written acknowledgment that they have completed a trade. These can be in electronic or paper form, and record information such as the date, price, commission, fees and settlement terms of the trade. Brokers typically send a confirmation within one week of the trade's completion.  Technical indicators fall into four broad categories: trend, momentum, volatility and volume. When seeking confirmation for a trade signal provided by one indicator, it is usually best to look to an indicator from a different category. Otherwise, the same or similar inputs are counted multiple times, giving the illusion of confirmation when in fact little new information has been taken into account.  Trend indicators include moving averages, moving average convergence divergence (MACD) and the parabolic SAR. Momentum indicators include the stochastic oscillator, the commodity channel index (CCI) and the relative strength index (RSI). Volatility indicators include Bollinger Bands, standard deviation and average true range (ATR). Volume indicators include the Chaikin Oscillator (also used to measure momentum), on-balance volume (OBV) and the volume rate of change. (To learn more, see: How do Traders Identify Confirmation of Prices on a Chart?)  Confirmation Example  Suppose a trader notices a golden cross, which occurs when the 50-day moving average, crosses above the 200-day moving average. This is a signal to buy the stock, based on a trend indicator (the moving averages). Because this signal alone does not guarantee higher prices, the trader might seek confirmation from a different type of indicator. In this case, a high trading volume would reinforce the buy signal, while lower volumes might make the trader reconsider taking a position in the stock. The OBV indicator would, therefore, be a logical choice to confirm the trade: a rising OBV would confirm the golden cross' bullish signal, while a flat or falling OBV would suggest that the price is nearing a top.

Contingent asset - Item that depends on some future happening that mayor may not occur. Its existence or value is not assured. A contingent asset may emanate from a contingent liability. An example of a con­tingent asset may be a successful lawsuit claiming damages of another party. It cannot be shown as an asset on the balance sheet because it vio­lates conservatism. However, footnote disclosure may be made.

Control Account- Is an account which gives a summary of the balance of all the accounts another ledger. subsidiary ledger will normally have a control account which will be shown in the general ledger.

Convergence of economies - When countries achieve similar levels of growth, inflation, budget deficits as a percentage of GDP, balance of payments, etc.

Corporate governance - The system of checks and balances designed to ensure that corporate managers are just as vigilant on behalf of long-term shareholder value as they would be if it was their own money at risk. It is also the process whereby shareholders-the actual owners of any publicly traded firm-assert their ownership rights, through an elected board of directors and the CEO and other officers and managers they appoint and oversee. In the heels of corpo­rate scandals including the Enron debacle in 2002, a series of sweeping changes are being sought, such as forcing boards to have a majority of independent directors, granting audit committees power to hire and fireaccountants, banning sweetheart loans to officers and directors, and requiring shareholder's approval for stock option plans. More specifi­cally, the following principles constitute good governance:

Cost-Effective Alternative ::: An alternative control or corrective method identified after analysis as being the best available in terms of reliability, performance, and cost. Although costs are one important consideration, regulatory and compliance analysis does not require EPA to choose the least expensive alternative. For example, when selecting or approving a method for cleaning up a Superfund site the Agency balances costs with the long-term effectiveness of the methods proposed and the potential danger posed by the site.

counter ::: adv. --> A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a.
Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.
In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
At or against the front or face.
The after part of a vessel&

counterbalanced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Counterbalance

counterbalance ::: v. t. --> To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance. ::: n. --> A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another

counterbalancing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Counterbalance

counterpoise ::: v. t. --> To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.
To act against with equal power; to balance. ::: n. --> A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.

counterscale ::: n. --> Counterbalance; balance, as of one scale against another.

countervail ::: v. t. --> To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate. ::: n. --> Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital.

countervote ::: v. t. --> To vote in opposition to; to balance or overcome by voting; to outvote.

counterweigh ::: v. t. --> To weigh against; to counterbalance.

Creditors (control account) - The account or record in the general ledger which has the balance of all the amounts outstanding from the purchase ledger.

Criticality ::: A term used in reactor physics to describe the state when the number of neutrons released by fission is exactly balanced by the neutrons being absorbed (by the fuel and poisons) and escaping the reactor core. A reactor is said to be "critical" when it achieves a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, as when the reactor is operating.

Current account - A part of the balance of payments ac­counts that records payments and receipts arising from trade in goods and services and from interest and dividends that are earned by capital owned in one country and invested in another.

Current account balance of payments - Exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services plus net incomes and current transfers from abroad. If inflows of money (from the sale of exports, etc.) exceed outflows of money (from the purchase of imports, etc.), there is a 'current account surplus' (a positive figure). If outflows exceed inflows, there is a 'current account deficit' (a negative figure).

Current balance - The difference between the value of money entering and leaving a country for trade in goods and services income from abroad and transfers.

Cynocephalus [from Latin canus dog + cephalus head] The dog-headed ape (Simia hamadryas) which in Egyptian mythology was called Amemet (eater of the dead) whose master was Thoth or Tehuti. In the Judgment scene in The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Amemet is represented as seated by Thoth, ready to inform his master when the pointer marks the middle of the beam on the balance, when the heart is being weighed in the scales. After Thoth makes his announcement to the gods concerning the result of the weighing of the heart, the company of the gods decree that Amemet shall not be permitted to prevail over the successful candidate.

data "data, data processing, jargon" /day't*/ (Or "raw data") Numbers, {characters}, {images}, or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or (especially) input into a {computer}, stored and {processed} there, or transmitted on some {digital channel}. Computers nearly always represent data in {binary}. Data on its own has no meaning, only when interpreted by some kind of {data processing} system does it take on meaning and become {information}. For example, the binary data 01110101 might represent the integer 117 or the {ASCII} lower case U character or the blue component of a pixel in some {video}. Which of these it represents is determined by the way it is processed (added, printed, displayed, etc.). Even these numbers, characters or pixels however are still not really information until their context is known, e.g. my bank balance is £117, there are two Us in "vacuum", you have blue eyes. (2007-09-10)

data ::: (data, data processing, jargon) /day't*/ (Or raw data) Numbers, characters, images, or other method of recording, in a form which can be there, or transmitted on some digital channel. Computers nearly always represent data in binary.Data on its own has no meaning, only when interpreted by some kind of data processing system does it take on meaning and become information.People or computers can find patterns in data to perceive information, and information can be used to enhance knowledge. Since knowledge is prerequisite to wisdom, we always want more data and information. But, as modern societies verge on information overload, we especially need better ways to find patterns.1234567.89 is data.Your bank balance has jumped 8087% to $1234567.89 is information.Nobody owes me that much money is knowledge.I'd better talk to the bank before I spend it, because of what has happened to other people is wisdom. (1999-04-30)

Debtors control account - The account in the general ledger which has the balance from the outstanding amounts owed from the sales ledger.

Declining (reducing) balance depreciation method - A method of accelerated depreciation by which the asset's book value is multiplied by a fixed depreciation rate. This method of depreciation gives larger levels of depreciation in beginning years of the asset.

Deferred income - This refers to the income that the company has received cash for but has yet to be "earned". For example, 12 months gym membership being paid in the middle of the fiscal year. At the end of the year only six months of that income should be recorded in the profit and loss account. The rest would be recorded in the balance sheet as a current liability.

Deficit (accounting) - In accounting this means a debit balance (negative) in the retained earnings account which is a direct result of operating losses.

Demand for money - The total amount of money balances that the public wishes to hold for all purposes.

Deposit - 1. May refer to when a payment is given in a commitment or guarantee that a future obligation will be completed. Or 2. the act of putting money into a bank account. Or 3. a partial or percentage of the total payment made with or at the same time as the original purchase with the promise or commitment to pay the balance later. Or 4. may also refer to when money is given or offered as a form of security for an item gained to be used only on a temporary basis.

Depreciation (Accounting) - Reduction in the value of capital goods over a one-year period due to physical wear and tear and also to obsolescence. Depreciation is when the value of assets usually decreases as time goes by. The amount or percentage it decreases by is called depreciation. This is normally calculated at the end of every accounting period (usually a year) at a typical rate of 25% of its last value. It is shown in both the profit & loss account and balance sheet of a business. See straight-line depreciation.

diptera ::: n. pl. --> An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being usually without feet.

Direct investment - In balance of payments accounting, nonresident investment in the form of a takeover or capital investment in a domestic branch plant or subsidiary company in which the investor has voting control.

divine balances, and one of the 4 angels appointed

divine mercy and holding a balance in his hand,

Divine or universal thought and will come into manifestation through the collective hosts of spiritual beings, the dhyani-chohans, who are the vehicles through which the unmanifested appears. “They are the Intelligent Forces that give to and enact in Nature her ‘laws,’ while themselves acting according to laws imposed upon them in a similar manner by still higher Powers; but they are not ‘the personifications’ of the powers of Nature, as erroneously thought” (SD 1:38). The natural law which preserves the balanced motion of planetary rotation was explained by Herschel’s saying “that there is a will needed to impart a circular motion and another will to restrain it” (SD 1:503).

Double declining balance method – Accelerated depreciation method in which a constant percentage factor of twice the straight-line rate is multiplied each year by the declining balance of the asset's book value.

Down payment - A Part payment made at the time of the purchase of the item with a promise to pay the balance at a later date.

drosometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew on the surface of a body in the open air. It consists of a balance, having a plate at one end to receive the dew, and at the other a weight protected from the deposit of dew.

dvandva (dwandwa) ::: duality; any of the pairs of opposites that "are the positive and negative terms in which the ego soul of the lower nature enjoys the universe", freedom from which is part of the mukti or liberation of the nature, also applied to pairs of related terms that are not opposites, such as hunger and thirst; the "discordant and divided experience" that consists of "an oscillation between or a mixture of constant pairs of contraries", due to "an ignorance which is unable to seize on the spiritual truth of things and concentrates on the imperfect appearances, but meets them not with a mastery of their inner truth, but with a strife and a shifting balance of attraction and repulsion, capacity and incapacity, liking and disliking, pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, acceptance and repugnance". dvandva rragadvesa

Edom (Hebrew) ’Edom The land and the Kings of Edom are mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 36) in allegorical manner, and treated in the Qabbalah as referring to a period of unbalance before balance or harmony was inaugurated; the Kings, in one meaning of this Qabbalistic allegory, refer to the various attempts (and failures) at the formation of worlds before this one. However, “the ‘Edomite Kings’ could never symbolize the ‘prior worlds,’ but only the ‘attempts at men’ on this globe: the ‘pre-Adamite races,’ of which the Zohar speaks, and which we explain as the First Root-Race. . . . the Kings of Edom are the sons of ‘Esau the father of the Edomites’ (Gen., xxxvi, 43); i.e., Esau represents in the Bible the race which stands between the Fourth and the Fifth, the Atlantean and the Aryan” (SD 2:705). Interestingly Edom is exactly the same word as ’Adam (man), the only difference being one of vocalization, of changing the Massoretic points. The seven Kings of Edom are therefore the seven races of man, whether the reference be made to the seven subraces of any one root-race, or to the seven root-races themselves.

Ego ::: In Psychoanalytical theory, the part of the personality which maintains a balance between our impulses (id) and our conscience (superego).

EIA-232C ::: (communications, standard) The EIA equivalent of ITU-T standard V.24.The EIA EIA-232C electrical signal is unbalanced +/- 5 to +/- 12V, polar non return to zero and handles data speeds up to 19.2 kilobits per second.[Correct name? Relationship to RS-232C? Difference from EIA-232?](2004-08-02)

EIA-232C "communications, standard" The {EIA} equivalent of {ITU-T} {standard} {V.24}. The {EIA} EIA-232C electrical signal is unbalanced +/- 5 to +/- 12V, {polar} {non return to zero} and handles data speeds up to 19.2 kilobits per second. [Correct name? Relationship to RS-232C? Difference from EIA-232?] (2004-08-02)

emblem ::: n. --> Inlay; inlaid or mosaic work; something ornamental inserted in a surface.
A visible sign of an idea; an object, or the figure of an object, symbolizing and suggesting another object, or an idea, by natural aptness or by association; a figurative representation; a typical designation; a symbol; as, a balance is an emblem of justice; a scepter, the emblem of sovereignty or power; a circle, the emblem of eternity.

equal ::: adj. 1. As great as; the same as (often followed by to or with). 2. Having the same quantity, value, or measure as another. 3. Evenly proportioned or balanced. 4. Tranquil; equable; undisturbed. 5. Impartial; just; equitable. n. 6. One who is equal to another in any specified quality. v. **7. To become equal or level with. equalled.**

Equation – A relationship between symbols and/or numbers that is balanced.

equibalanced ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Equibalance

equibalance ::: n. --> Equal weight; equiponderance. ::: v. t. --> To make of equal weight; to balance equally; to counterbalance; to equiponderate.

equibalancing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Equibalance

equilibrate ::: v. t. --> To balance two scales, sides, or ends; to keep even with equal weight on each side; to keep in equipoise.

equilibration: in Piaget's theory of cognitive development, maintaining balance between the environment and the mental structures (schemas) which we use to represent that environment.

equilibration ::: n. --> Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise.
The process by which animal and vegetable organisms preserve a physiological balance.

equilibrious ::: a. --> Evenly poised; balanced.

equilibrist ::: n. --> One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a balancer.

equilibrity ::: n. --> The state of being balanced; equality of weight.

Equilibrium - A situation in which the plans of buyers and sellers exactly coincide so that there is neither excess supply nor excess demand. Equilibrium is the point where conflicting interests are balanced. Only at this point is the amount that demanders are willing to purchase the same as the amount that suppliers are willing to supply. It is a point that will be automatically reached in a free market through the operation of the price mechanism.

equilibrium ::: n. --> Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces.
A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to preserve the equilibrium of the body.
A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt.

equipoise ::: n. --> Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced, and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said of moral, political, or social interests or forces.

equiponderate ::: v. i. --> To be equal in weight; to weigh as much as another thing. ::: v. t. --> To make equal in weight; to counterbalance.

equipondious ::: a. --> Of equal weight on both sides; balanced.

escapement ::: n. --> The act of escaping; escape.
Way of escape; vent.
The contrivance in a timepiece which connects the train of wheel work with the pendulum or balance, giving to the latter the impulse by which it is kept in vibration; -- so called because it allows a tooth to escape from a pallet at each vibration.

FASTING. ::: Prolonged fasting may lead to an excitation of the nervous being which often brings vivid imaginations and hallucinations that are taken for true experiences ; such fasting h freqiKndy suggestsd by the vital Entities, because it puts the consciousness into an unbalanced state which favours their designs.

Favourable balance of payments - A credit balance on some part of the international payments accounts (receipts exceed payments); often refers to a favourable balance of payments on current account plus capital account (that is, everything except the official settlements account).

Fictitious asset - An asset recorded in the balance sheet that really does not deserve to be classed as an attest . If this is intentional it may be considered fraud.

Final accounts - Accounts produced at the end of the year giving details of the profit and loss and balance sheet made over the year and the worth of the business.

Financial accounting - Information developed in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). It involves the recording and summarisation of business transactions and events. Financial accounting relates to the preparation of financial statements for external users such as creditors, investors, and suppliers. The financial statements include the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of changes in financial position.

Financial account of the balance of payments - The record of the flows of money into and out of the country for the purposes of investment or as deposits in banks and other financial institutions.

Financial_analysis ::: is the process of evaluating businesses, projects, budgets and other finance-related entities to determine their performance and suitability. Typically, financial analysis is used to analyze whether an entity is stable, solvent, liquid or profitable enough to warrant a monetary investment. When looking at a specific company, a financial analyst conducts analysis by focusing on the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.

Financial budget - Is one that embraces the impacts of the financial decisions of the firm. It is a plan including a budgeted balance sheet, which shows the effects of planned operations and capital investments on assets, liabilities, and equities. It also includes a cash budget, which forecasts the flow of cash and other funds in the business.

Financial statement - Report containing financial information about an organisation. The required financial statements are balance sheet, income statement, and statement of changes in financial position. They may be combined with a supplementary statement to depict the financial status or performance of the organization.

fin ::: v. t. --> To carve or cut up, as a chub. ::: n. --> End; conclusion; object.
An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water.

Fixed assets - These consist of assets which are likely to be kept by the business for more than one year. Most fixed assets, apart from land, depreciate over time so the value of these will fall on the balance sheet from one year to the next.

Flat (rate of) interest - Is when interest is charged on the full amount of the original loan as opposed to the declining balance of the loan.

Flow of funds - This is a report which shows how a balance sheet has changed from one period to the next.

Footing - Summary of the debits (left side of any account) and credits (right side of any account) to obtain a new balance.

Foreign exchange - Actual foreign currencies or various claims on them, such as bank balances or promises to pay, that are traded on the foreign exchange market.

Fund - 1. in government accounting, fiscal and accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts recording cash and other financial resources, together with related liabilities and residual equities or balances, and changes therein. Funds are segregated for the purpose of conducting specific activities or attaining certain objectives in accordance with special regulations, restrictions, or limitations. Or 2. the cash, securities, or other assets designated for a specified purpose such as in a sinking fund. Or 3.can be used as a verb, to finance, using long-term debt, usually bonds.

Funding - Where the authorities alter the balance of bills and bonds for any given level of government borrowing.

Gearing (AKA: leverage)– The relationship between funds raised from loans and issuing shares. The comparison of a company's long term fixed interest loans compared to its assets. In general two different methods are used: 1. balance sheet gearing is calculated by dividing long term loans with the equity (or proprietor's net worth). 2. profit and loss gearing: Fixed interest payments for the period divided by the profit for the period.

General ledger - Record of a business entity's accounts. The general ledger contains the accounts that make up the entity's financial statements. Separate accounts exist for individual assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, revenue, and expenses. A trial balance is prepared of the general ledger accounts at the end of the accounting period to assure that total debits equal total credits.

giddy ::: superl. --> Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy.
Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice.
Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.
Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable;

Gross loss - The trading account balance if it has a debit balance i.e. Cost of sales greater than sales.

Gross profit - The balance of the trading account assuming it has a credit balance. Sales less cost of goods sold.

guru meditation ::: (operating system, exception) The Amiga equivalent of Unix's panic (sometimes just called a guru or guru event). When the system crashes, a indicating what the problem was. An Amiga guru can figure things out from the numbers.In the earliest days of the Amiga, there was a device called a Joyboard which was basically a plastic board built onto a joystick-like device; it was sold concentrate on a solution while sitting cross-legged, balanced on a Joyboard, resembling a meditating guru. Sadly, the joke was removed in AmigaOS 2.04.The Jargon File claimed that a guru event had to be followed by a Vulcan nerve pinch but, according to a correspondent, a mouse click was enough to start a reboot.(2002-06-25)

guru meditation "operating system" The {Amiga} equivalent of {Unix}'s {panic} (sometimes just called a "guru" or "guru event"). When the system crashes, a cryptic message of the form "GURU MEDITATION

hairspring ::: n. --> The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece.

halteres ::: n. pl. --> Balancers; the rudimentary hind wings of Diptera.

hammerhead ::: n. --> A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygaena is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.
A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller.
An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.

handover "communications" (HO, or "handoff") the mechanism by which an on-going cellular connection between a {mobile terminal} (MT, typically a {mobile phone}) or {mobile host} (MH) and a corresponding terminal or host is transferred from one point of access of the fixed network to another. Handover may occur because the phone is leaving its current cell, to balance demand between cells, to reduce interference or to transfer a user who has stopped moving to a nearby cell with shorter range. (2010-05-07)

Heider (1896-1988): Austrian psychologist who focused on interpersonal relationships, proposing balance theory and attribution theory.

Hesed ::: Fourth of the sefirot, Hesed means “lovingkindness.” It is the aspect of Divinity which spreads forth, and opens. It is the first active principle, balanced by the receptive principle of gevurah.

Hire purchase/credit sale - Methods used to buy goods now and payoff the balance over a period of time. In the case of the former, the goods only belong to the buyer when the final payment is made.

Hod ::: Eighth of the sefirot, hod means “splendor.” It is associated with inspiration, suppleness, and transitory beauty. It is, as it were, the principle of hesed translated into action. Hod is balanced by Netzach.

homeostasis: a state of equilibrium or balance of the internal conditions of the body.

Homeostasis ::: The tendency of the body (and the mind) to natural gravitate toward a state of equilibrium or balance.

How the being receives the higher dynamism depends on the condition of the body or rather of the physical and most material consciousness. In one condition it is tamasic, inert, unopen and cannot bear or cannot receive or cannot contain the force ; in another rajas predominates and tries to seize on the dynamism, but wastes and spills and loses it ; in another, there is receptivity, harmony, balance and the result is a harmonious action without strain or eflort.

Huizinga, Johan: (1872) Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leyden, Holland. He has been a pronounced exponent of the philosophy of culture which he describes as a condition of society in which there is a harmonious balance of material and spiritual values and a harmonious ideal spurring the community's activities to a convergence of all efforts toward the attainment of that ideal. His best known work is Homo Ludens. -- L.E.D.

Human resource accounting – Accounting method that recognises a vari­ety of human resources and shows them on a company's balance sheet. Under human resource accounting, a value is placed on people based on such factors as experience, education, and psychological traits, and, most importantly, future earning power (benefit) to the company.

IDEAS, DYNAMIC ENERGY OF Every idea is a mental atom charged with energy. If these succeed in penetrating into brain-cells that are receptive, yet not previously vitalized by similar mental molecules, they can have an adverse effect on the balance of people&

Idle balances - Money held for speculative purposes: money held in anticipation of a fall in asset prices.

II. Early Scholastics (12 cent.) St. Anselm of Canterbury (+1109) did more than anyone else in this early period to codify the spirit of Scholasticism. His motto: credo, ut tntelligam taken from St. Augustine, expressed the organic relation that existed between the supernatural and the natural during the Middle Ages and the interpretative and the directive force which faith had upon reason. In this period a new interest was taken in the problem of the universals. For the first time a clear demarcation was noted between the realistic and the nominalistic solutions to this problem. William of Champeaux (+1121) proposed the former and Roscelin (+c. 1124) the latter. A third solution, concepiualistic in character, was proposed by Abelard (+1142) who finally crystalized the Scholastic method. He was the most subtle dialectician of his age. Two schools of great importance of this period were operating at Chartres and the Parisian Abbey of St. Victor. The first, founded by Fulbert of Chartres in the late tenth century, was characterized by its leanings toward Platonism and distinguished by its humanistic tendencies coupled with a love of the natural sciences. Many of its Greek, Arabian and Jewish sources for studies in natural sciences came from the translations of Constantine the African (+c. 1087) and Adelard of Bath. Worthy to be noted as members of or sympathizers with this school are Bernard and Thierry of Chartres (+c. 1127; c. 1150); William of Conches (+1145) and Bernard Silvestris (+1167). The two most important members of the School were Gilbert de la Poiree (+1154) and John of Salisbury (+1180). The latter was a humanistic scholar of great stylistic skill and calm, balanced judgment. It is from his works, particularly the Metalogicus, that most of our knowledge of this period still derives. Juxtaposed to the dialectic, syllogistic and rationalistic tendencies of this age was a mystical movement, headed by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (+1153). This movement did not oppose itself to dialectics in the uncompromising manner of Peter Damiani, but sought rather to experience and interiorize truth through contemplation and practice. Bernard found a close follower and friend in William of St. Thierry (+1148 or 1153). An attempt to synthesize the mystic and dialectical movements is found in two outstanding members of the Victorine School: Hugh of St. Victor (+1141) who founded its spirit in his omnia disce, videbis postea nihil esse supervuum and Richard of St. Victor (+1173), his disciple, who introduced the a posteriori proof for God's existence into the Scholastic current of thought. Finally, this century gave Scholasticism its principal form of literature which was to remain dominant for some four centuries. While the method came from Abelard and the formulas and content, in great part, from the Didascalion of Hugh of St. Victor, it was Robert of Melun (+1167) and especially Peter the Lombard (+1164) who fashioned the great Summae sententiarum.

information "data, data processing" The result of applying {data processing} to {data}, giving it context and meaning. Information can then be further processed to yeild {knowledge}. People or computers can find patterns in data to perceive information, and information can be used to enhance {knowledge}. Since knowledge is prerequisite to wisdom, we always want more data and information. But, as modern societies verge on {information overload}, we especially need better ways to find patterns. 1234567.89 is data. "Your bank balance has jumped 8087% to $1234567.89" is information. "Nobody owes me that much money" is knowledge. "I'd better talk to the bank before I spend it, because of what has happened to other people" is wisdom. (2007-09-10)

Integral ::: 1. Complete, balanced, whole, lacking nothing essential. In this general usage, “integral” is typically lowercase. 2. When capitalized, “Integral” is synonymous with AQAL. In this usage, “Integral Art,” “Integral Ecology,” or “Integral Business” mean “AQAL Art,” “AQAL Ecology,” “AQAL Business,” etc.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - An international organisation that monitors members' balance of payments and exchange rate activities.

In The Egyptian Book of the Dead, the deceased must learn to master everything he encounters in the underworld, and does this through the instruction of Thoth, who also teaches the pilgrim the way of procedure. Finally when the deceased reaches the stage of judgment, it is Thoth who records the decree pointed out to him by the dog-headed ape on the balance, the scales of which weigh the heart against the feather. The gods receive the verdict from Thoth, who in turn announce it to Osiris, enabling the candidate to enter the realm of Osiris, as being one osirified. Thus Thoth is the inner spiritual recorder of the human constitution, who registers and records the karmic experiences and foretells the future destiny of the deceased, showing that each person is judged by himself — for Thoth here is the person’s own higher ego; as regards cosmic space, Thoth is not only the cosmic Logos, but its aspect as the intelligent creative urge inherent in that Intelligence.

Invisible account - A form of balance of payments account that records payments and receipts arising out of trade in services and payments for the use of capital. Also called services account.

Invisible balance - The balance of all items on the current account of the balance of payments except for exports and imports of goods.

Iukabar Zivo (Gnostic) Also Iavar Ziva, Iu-Kabar Zivo, Javar-Zivo, Kebar Zivo, Cabar Zio. Known also as Nebat-Iavar-bar-Iufin-Ifafin (Lord of the Aeons) in the Nazarene system. The Codex Nazaraeus tells of the efforts at creation of the Lords of the Aeons. In order to counteract the creation of the seven badly disposed principles, the greatest lord, Mano, calls on Iukabar Zivo, the mighty Lord of Splendor, to create in his turn. He does so by emanating seven other lives: these are the cardinal beings or Virtues, the seven primordial archangels, “who shine in their own form and light ‘from on high’ and thus re-establish the balance between good and evil, light and darkness” (SD 1:196). These seven holy lives are the seven primal dhyani-chohans, while Iukabar Zivo is called the third life, the creative or Third Logos. He is also identical with Christ (Christos) as the true vine.

J-curve - The way in which the trade balance may initially worsen after an exchange rate depreciation. This is caused by a time lag between the change in price for imports and exports and the change in quantity demanded.

Keeper of the divine balances; one of the

LAPB {Link Access Protocol Balanced}

launce ::: n. --> A lance.
A balance.
See Lant, the fish.

Law ::: A structure that contrains the expressions of consciousness. The Sephiroth on the Pillar of Severity typically are the spheres of law and Geburah, particularly, is the Kabbalistic sphere most often associated with laws that constrain the spontaneity of expression and balance the blissful with the discipline necessary to thrive. Also refers to those structures that determine the way in which reality and consciousness operate.

Ledger - A book in which entries posted from the journals are re-organised into accounts. In effect, the ledger is a classification and summarization of financial transactions and the basis for the preparation of the balance sheet and income statement.

left-side emanations of God, created to counterbalance the ten male emanations that issued from

Leviathan (Hebrew) Liwĕyāthān Foldings, turnings, windings, hence whatever is infolded or wound. Mystically time as the great serpent of cyclic or circling time, likewise space and the various phenomena that happen in space such as the turnings and windings of forces as manifested by electricity in lightning or thunderbolt. Ancient Hebrew Biblical esotericism made of Leviathan a great sea monster, with particular reference to the waters of space. In its exalted sense it means the cycling and everlasting motion of divinity in duration and in abstract space; its concrete or lowest aspect signifies the apparently unregulated, winding, turbulent forces of the material worlds — also inimical forces which seem antagonistic to the spiritual and intellectual balance of him who strives upwards. One significance was that of a great serpent or crocodile — it is sometimes compared to the Hindu Makara; another is “Deity in its double manifestation of good and evil” (TG 188).

li bella ::: n. --> A small balance.
A level, or leveling instrument.

Libra A balance; the scales, the seventh sign of the zodiac. In astrology a masculine, airy cardinal sign, the chief house of Venus; its bodily correspondence being the loins and adjacent organs.

libra ::: n. --> The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus / in almanacs, etc.
A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.

librate ::: v. i. --> To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised. ::: v. t. --> To poise; to balance.

Libra (The Balances, or Scales): The seventh sign of the zodiac. Its symbol (), representing the balancing scales, is emblematic of equilibrium and justice. The Sun is in Libra annually from September 23 to October 23. Astrologically it is the first thirty-degree arc following the passing of the Sun over the Fall Equinoctial point, occupying a position along the Ecliptic from 180° to 210°. It is the “leading” quality of the element Air: positive, hot, moist, sweet, obeying: also restless, judicial. Ruler: Venus. Exaltation: Saturn. Detriment: Mars. Fall: Sun. Symbolic interpretation: The setting Sun; the central part of a balance, signifying equilibrium and justice.

libration ::: n. --> The act or state of librating.
A real or apparent libratory motion, like that of a balance before coming to rest.

libratory ::: a. --> Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.

Line of best fit – A line plotted through a series of points which balances those on one side with those on the other, and best represents the slope of the points.

Line of credit - Bank's commitment to make loans to a company for a specified maximum amount for a given period of time, typically one year. There is usually no commitment fee charged on the unused line. However, a compensating balance requirement often exists.

Link Access Protocol Balanced ::: (protocol) (LAPB) X.25 layer 2 (data link layer) protocol.[Details?] (1996-01-22)

Link Access Protocol Balanced "protocol" (LAPB) {X.25} layer 2 ({data link layer}) {protocol}. [Details?] (1996-01-22)

logan ::: n. --> A rocking or balanced stone.

lopsided ::: a. --> Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship.
Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies.

Maat: The ancient Egyptian goddess of justice. According to Egyptian mythology, the hearts of the deceased were weighed in a balance against an ostrich feather, the symbol of Maat.

mantra ::: Mantra A chanted sacred mystic syllable, word or verse used in meditation and japa (continuous chanting, i.e. repetition of a mantra) to still the mind, to balance the inner bodies, and to attain other desired aims. In her book Initiations and Initiates in Tibet, Alexandra David-Neel speaks briefly of the mystical use of the mantra, Aum mani padme hum! (The Jewel is in the Lotus!). Each of the six syllables refers us to a specific world or universe. As the practitioner breathes in while repeating the mantra, the worlds come into being within his body, an event he is to visualise. As he breathes out, they dissolve into nothingness.

Margin requirement - The fraction of the price of a stock, that must be paid in cash when the stock is posted as security against a loan for the balance.

maximum Maytag mode "storage, humour" (From the US brand of washing machine) What a {washing machine} or, by extension, any {hard disk} is in when it's being used so heavily that it's shaking like an old Maytag with an unbalanced load. If prolonged for any length of time, can lead to disks becoming {walking drives}. [{Jargon File}] (1997-07-22)

maximum Maytag mode ::: (storage, humour) (From the US brand of washing machine) What a washing machine or, by extension, any hard disk is in when it's being used so heavily that it's shaking like an old Maytag with an unbalanced load. If prolonged for any length of time, can lead to disks becoming walking drives.[Jargon File] (1997-07-22)

Mean: In general, that which in some way mediates or occupies a middle position among various things or between two extremes. Hence (especially in the plural) that through which an end is attained; in mathematics the word is used for any one of various notions of average; in ethics it represents moderation, temperance, prudence, the middle way. In mathematics:   The arithmetic mean of two quantities is half their sum; the arithmetic mean of n quantities is the sum of the n quantities, divided by n. In the case of a function f(x) (say from real numbers to real numbers) the mean value of the function for the values x1, x2, . . . , xn of x is the arithmetic mean of f(x1), f(x2), . . . , f(xn). This notion is extended to the case of infinite sets of values of x by means of integration; thus the mean value of f(x) for values of x between a and b is ∫f(x)dx, with a and b as the limits of integration, divided by the difference between a and b.   The geometric mean of or between, or the mean proportional between, two quantities is the (positive) square root of their product. Thus if b is the geometric mean between a and c, c is as many times greater (or less) than b as b is than a. The geometric mean of n quantities is the nth root of their product.   The harmonic mean of two quantities is defined as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of their reciprocals. Hence the harmonic mean of a and b is 2ab/(a + b).   The weighted mean or weighted average of a set of n quantities, each of which is associated with a certain number as weight, is obtained by multiplying each quantity by the associated weight, adding these products together, and then dividing by the sum of the weights. As under A, this may be extended to the case of an infinite set of quantities by means of integration. (The weights have the role of estimates of relative importance of the various quantities, and if all the weights are equal the weighted mean reduces to the simple arithmetic mean.)   In statistics, given a population (i.e., an aggregate of observed or observable quantities) and a variable x having the population as its range, we have:     The mean value of x is the weighted mean of the values of x, with the probability (frequency ratio) of each value taken as its weight. In the case of a finite population this is the same as the simple arithmetic mean of the population, provided that, in calculating the arithmetic mean, each value of x is counted as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population.     In like manner, the mean value of a function f(x) of x is the weighted mean of the values of f(x), where the probability of each value of x is taken as the weight of the corresponding value of f(x).     The mode of the population is the most probable (most frequent) value of x, provided there is one such.     The median of the population is so chosen that the probability that x be less than the median (or the probability that x be greater than the median) is ½ (or as near ½ as possible). In the case of a finite population, if the values of x are arranged in order of magnitude     --repeating any one value of x as many times over as it occurs in the set of observations constituting the population     --then the middle term of this series, or the arithmetic mean of the two middle terms, is the median.     --A.C. In cosmology, the fundamental means (arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic) were used by the Greeks in describing or actualizing the process of becoming in nature. The Pythagoreans and the Platonists in particular made considerable use of these means (see the Philebus and the Timaeus more especially). These ratios are among the basic elements used by Plato in his doctrine of the mixtures. With the appearance of the qualitative physics of Aristotle, the means lost their cosmological importance and were thereafter used chiefly in mathematics. The modern mathematical theories of the universe make use of the whole range of means analyzed by the calculus of probability, the theory of errors, the calculus of variations, and the statistical methods. In ethics, the 'Doctrine of the Mean' is the moral theory of moderation, the development of the virtues, the determination of the wise course in action, the practice of temperance and prudence, the choice of the middle way between extreme or conflicting decisions. It has been developed principally by the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks; it was used with caution by the Christian moralists on account of their rigorous application of the moral law.   In Chinese philosophy, the Doctrine of the Mean or of the Middle Way (the Chung Yung, literally 'Equilibrium and Harmony') involves the absence of immoderate pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy, and a conscious state in which those feelings have been stirred and act in their proper degree. This doctrine has been developed by Tzu Shu (V. C. B.C.), a grandson of Confucius who had already described the virtues of the 'superior man' according to his aphorism "Perfect is the virtue which is according to the mean". In matters of action, the superior man stands erect in the middle and strives to follow a course which does not incline on either side.   In Buddhist philosophy, the System of the Middle Way or Madhyamaka is ascribed more particularly to Nagarjuna (II c. A.D.). The Buddha had given his revelation as a mean or middle way, because he repudiated the two extremes of an exaggerated ascetlsm and of an easy secular life. This principle is also applied to knowledge and action in general, with the purpose of striking a happy medium between contradictory judgments and motives. The final objective is the realization of the nirvana or the complete absence of desire by the gradual destruction of feelings and thoughts. But while orthodox Buddhism teaches the unreality of the individual (who is merely a mass of causes and effects following one another in unbroken succession), the Madhyamaka denies also the existence of these causes and effects in themselves. For this system, "Everything is void", with the legitimate conclusion that "Absolute truth is silence". Thus the perfect mean is realized.   In Greek Ethics, the doctrine of the Right (Mean has been developed by Plato (Philebus) and Aristotle (Nic. Ethics II. 6-8) principally, on the Pythagorean analogy between the sound mind, the healthy body and the tuned string, which has inspired most of the Greek Moralists. Though it is known as the "Aristotelian Principle of the Mean", it is essentially a Platonic doctrine which is preformed in the Republic and the Statesman and expounded in the Philebus, where we are told that all good things in life belong to the class of the mixed (26 D). This doctrine states that in the application of intelligence to any kind of activity, the supreme wisdom is to know just where to stop, and to stop just there and nowhere else. Hence, the "right-mean" does not concern the quantitative measurement of magnitudes, but simply the qualitative comparison of values with respect to a standard which is the appropriate (prepon), the seasonable (kairos), the morally necessary (deon), or generally the moderate (metrion). The difference between these two kinds of metretics (metretike) is that the former is extrinsic and relative, while the latter is intrinsic and absolute. This explains the Platonic division of the sciences into two classes: those involving reference to relative quantities (mathematical or natural), and those requiring absolute values (ethics and aesthetics). The Aristotelian analysis of the "right mean" considers moral goodness as a fixed and habitual proportion in our appetitions and tempers, which can be reached by training them until they exhibit just the balance required by the right rule. This process of becoming good develops certain habits of virtues consisting in reasonable moderation where both excess and defect are avoided: the virtue of temperance (sophrosyne) is a typical example. In this sense, virtue occupies a middle position between extremes, and is said to be a mean; but it is not a static notion, as it leads to the development of a stable being, when man learns not to over-reach himself. This qualitative conception of the mean involves an adaptation of the agent, his conduct and his environment, similar to the harmony displayed in a work of art. Hence the aesthetic aspect of virtue, which is often overstressed by ancient and neo-pagan writers, at the expense of morality proper.   The ethical idea of the mean, stripped of the qualifications added to it by its Christian interpreters, has influenced many positivistic systems of ethics, and especially pragmatism and behaviourism (e.g., A. Huxley's rule of Balanced Excesses). It is maintained that it is also involved in the dialectical systems, such as Hegelianism, where it would have an application in the whole dialectical process as such: thus, it would correspond to the synthetic phase which blends together the thesis and the antithesis by the meeting of the opposites. --T.G. Mean, Doctrine of the: In Aristotle's ethics, the doctrine that each of the moral virtues is an intermediate state between extremes of excess and defect. -- O.R.M.

Medium ::: A word of curiously ill-defined significance, and used mostly if not exclusively by modern Spiritists. Thegeneral sense of the word would seem to be a person of unstable psychical temperament, or constitutionrather, who is supposed to act as a canal or channel of transmission, hence "medium," between humanbeings and the so-called spirits.A medium actually in the theosophical teaching is one whose inner constitution is in unstable balance, orperhaps even dislocated, so that at different times the sheaths of the inner parts of the medium'sconstitution function irregularly and in magnetic sympathy with currents and entities in the astral light,more particularly in kama-loka. It is an exceedingly unfortunate and dangerous condition to be in, despitewhat the Spiritists claim for it.Very different indeed from the medium is the mediator, a human being of relatively highly evolvedspiritual and intellectual and psychical nature who serves as an intermediary or mediator between themembers of the Great Brotherhood, the mahatmas, and ordinary humanity. There are also mediators of astill more lofty type who serve as channels of transmission for the passing down of divine and spiritualand highly intellectual powers to this sphere. Actually, every mahatma is such a mediator of this highertype, and so in even larger degree are the buddhas and the avataras. A mediator is one of highly evolvedconstitution, every portion of which is under the instant and direct control of the spiritual dominating willand the loftiest intelligence which the mediator is capable of exercising. Every human being should striveto be a mediator of this kind between his own inner god and his mere brain-mind. The more he succeeds,the grander he is as a man.Mediator, therefore, and medium are the polar antitheses of each other. The medium is irregular,negative, often irresponsible or quasi-irresponsible, and uncertain, and is not infrequently the victim orplaything of evil and degenerate entities whom theosophists call elementaries, having their habitat in theastral light of the earth; whereas the mediator is one more or less fully insouled or inspirited with divine,spiritual, and intellectual powers and their corresponding faculties and organs.

Mediumship Usually, a peculiarly passive state or condition of a person, due to “disease or to the exuberance of nervous fluid,” either of which disturbs the normal balance of forces in his or her constitution. Thereby, the man or woman, becoming unconscious at times of his natural senses, is then made the automatic agent of various psycho-astral forces and entities, and these last are of several kinds: elementaries, astral shells or spooks, nature sprites, and astral and even physical elementals.

Mesokurtic ::: A curve or distribution that has a balanced amount of variance so that is resembles a normal curve.

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.

minuet ::: n. --> A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance.
A tune or air to regulate the movements of the dance so called; a movement in suites, sonatas, symphonies, etc., having the dance form, and commonly in 3-4, sometimes 3-8, measure.

Moment of Choice The turning point in evolution, when the temporary balance between spirit and matter, or between upward and downward movements, has been reached. The evolving entity can then no longer remain neutral and undecided, but must choose definitely whether to continue upward or to enter upon a downward path. When the movement towards pralaya prevails, all the classes of evolving beings gravitate to their appropriate sphere: spirit to spirit, matter to matter, manas to mahat. But this dividing of the ways occurs for self-conscious entities at every step of the path, so that in this sense the moment of choice is continuous. Although this moment of choice is continuous for the individual, yet a point occurs in human evolution when the decision must definitely be made to follow the upward path or to follow the matter side of evolution. There is also the choice that must be made when the individual has reached the peak of human evolution on this globe, when the decision is finally to be made whether he will follow the path of the Buddhas of Compassion, or pursue the way of self and become a Pratyeka Buddha.

movement ::: 1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position. A particular manner of moving. 2. Usually, movements, actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons. ::: movement"s, movements, many-movemented.

Sri Aurobindo: "When we withdraw our gaze from its egoistic preoccupation with limited and fleeting interests and look upon the world with dispassionate and curious eyes that search only for the Truth, our first result is the perception of a boundless energy of infinite existence, infinite movement, infinite activity pouring itself out in limitless Space, in eternal Time, an existence that surpasses infinitely our ego or any ego or any collectivity of egos, in whose balance the grandiose products of aeons are but the dust of a moment and in whose incalculable sum numberless myriads count only as a petty swarm." *The Life Divine

". . . the purest, freest form of insight into existence as it is shows us nothing but movement. Two things alone exist, movement in Space, movement in Time, the former objective, the latter subjective.” The Life Divine

"The world is a cyclic movement (samsâra ) of the Divine Consciousness in Space and Time. Its law and, in a sense, its object is progression; it exists by movement and would be dissolved by cessation of movement. But the basis of this movement is not material; it is the energy of active consciousness which, by its motion and multiplication in different principles (different in appearance, the same in essence), creates oppositions of unity and multiplicity, divisions of Time and Space, relations and groupings of circumstance and Causality. All these things are real in consciousness, but only symbolic of the Being, somewhat as the imaginations of a creative Mind are true representations of itself, yet not quite real in comparison with itself, or real with a different kind of reality.” The Upanishads*

movement ::: “When we withdraw our gaze from its egoistic preoccupation with limited and fleeting interests and look upon the world with dispassionate and curious eyes that search only for the Truth, our first result is the perception of a boundless energy of infinite existence, infinite movement, infinite activity pouring itself out in limitless Space, in eternal Time, an existence that surpasses infinitely our ego or any ego or any collectivity of egos, in whose balance the grandiose products of aeons are but the dust of a moment and in whose incalculable sum numberless myriads count only as a petty swarm.” The Life Divine

Net assets - The value of total assets minus current liabilities minus long term liabilities. The value is equal to capital and reserves on the balance sheet

Net errors and omissions - A statistical adjustment to ensure that the two sides of the balance of payments account balance. It is necessary because of errors in compiling the statistics.

Netzach ::: Seventh of the sefirot, Netzach means “endurance” or “eternity.” It is the principle of determination, continuity, and steadiness, counterbalanced by hod, which represents inspiration and splendor.

Offset account - An account that reduces the gross amount of another account to derive a net balance. Accumulated depreciation, which is a contra account to fixed assets to obtain book value, is an example of an offset account. Discount on note payable, which is a reduction of notes payable to derive the carrying value, is another example.

Open account - 1. account that has a nonzero credit or debit balance. Or 2. credit or charge account that is, an account initiated by a creditor on the basis of credit standing. It may also refer to a balance currently owing due to a credit sale, under mutually agreed upon terms (such as method of payment, trade discounts, delivery date, and quantities).

Opening balance - The balance of an account at the start of an accounting period.

Opening cash (or bank) balance - The amount of cash held by the business at the start of the month operational decisions see business decisions.

oppose ::: n. --> To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival

Order of performance – Refers to where fixed assets are listed in the balance sheet of a firm in a descending order based on their permanence (i.e. land, buildings, then equipment etc.).

Orthopraxy ::: (Greek, correct action/activity) In contrast to orthodoxy (right belief), the emphasis in this term concerns conduct, both ethical and liturgical. Historically, Judaism and Islam have tended to emphasize orthopraxy relatively more than orthodoxy, while classical Christianity tended to shift the balance in the other direction.

Other assets - Refers to the balance sheet category for minor assets not classified under the typical headings (e.g., current assets, intangible asset, and long-term investments). This type of asset may be immaterial in amount relative to total assets. An example is obsolete machinery to be sold.

outbalance ::: v. t. --> To outweight; to exceed in weight or effect.

overbalance ::: v. t. --> To exceed equality with; to outweigh.
To cause to lose balance or equilibrium. ::: n. --> Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as, an overbalance of exports.

Overdraft - 1. a draft that is greater than the credit balance of the account. Or 2. a facility of revolving credit (usually with a bank) enabling an account holder to write cheques over their account balance for an agreed period of time. A form of short term finance.

overpoise ::: v. t. --> To outweigh; to overbalance. ::: n. --> Preponderant weight; a counterbalance.

overweigh ::: v. t. --> To exceed in weight; to overbalance; to weigh down.

Paramita (Sanskrit) Pāramitā [from pāram beyond + ita gone from the verbal root i to go] Gone or crossed to the other shore; derivatively, virtue or perfection. The paramitas vary in number according to the Buddhist school: some quoting six, others seven or ten; but they are the glorious or transcendental virtues — the keys to the portals of jnana (wisdom). Blavatsky gives these seven keys as (VS 47-8): 1) dana “the key of charity and love immortal”; 2) sila (good character), “the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action”; 3) kshanti, “patience sweet, that nought can ruffle”; 4) viraga, “indifference to pleasure and to pain, illusion conquered, truth alone perceived”; 5) virya (strength, power), “the dauntless energy that fights its way to the supernal TRUTH, out of the mire of lies terrestrial”; 6) dhyana (profound spiritual-intellectual contemplation, with utter detachment from all objects of sense and of a lower mental character), human consciousness in the higher reaches of this state becomes purely buddhic, with the summit of the manas acting as vehicle for the retention of what the percipient consciousness experiences; once the golden gate of dhyana is opened, the pathway stretching thence leads towards the realm of “Sat eternal”; and 7) prajna (understanding, wisdom), that part of the mind that functions when active as the vehicle of the higher self; “the key to which makes of man a god, creating him a Bodhisattva, son of the Dhyanis.”

   neutral - A terminal, point or object with balanced charges. Neither positive or negative.

Periodic inventory - A inventory systemis one whose balance is updated on a periodic basis, ie. every week/month/year. See inventory.

Permanent account - An account that is included on the balance sheet, e.g. accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Perpetual inventory- An inventory system where the balance is updated after each and every transaction. See Inventory .

Pharisees ::: (Heb. perushim, lit. separatists; adj. pharisaic). The name given to a group or movement in early Judaism, the origin and nature of which is unclear. Many scholars identify them with the later sages and rabbis who taught the oral and written law; others see them as a complex of pietistic and zealous separatists, distinct from the proto-rabbis. According to Josephus, the Pharisees believed in the immortality of souls and resurrection of the dead, in a balance between predestination and free will, in angels as active divine agents and in authoritative oral law. In the early Christian materials, Pharisees are often depicted as leading opponents of Jesus/Joshua and his followers, and are often linked with “scribes” but distinguished from the Sadducees.

PHYSICAL CHANGE. ::: The physical consciousness has to become balanced, tilled with light and force from above, made conscious and responsive.

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plyer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, plies
A kind of balance used in raising and letting down a drawbridge. It consists of timbers joined in the form of a St. Andrew&

poise ::: 1. A state of balance or equilibrium; stability. lit. and fig. 2. A dignified, self-confident manner or bearing; composure; self-possession. 3. A state or condition of hovering or being suspended; suspense or indecision. poised, self-poised, wide-poised.

poiser ::: n. --> The balancer of dipterous insects.

poise ::: v. --> Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.
The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.
The state of being balanced by equal weight or power; equipoise; balance; equilibrium; rest.
That which causes a balance; a counterweight.

Portfolio balance - The balance of assets, according to their liquidity, that people choose to hold in their portfolios.

Portfolio investment - In balance of payments accounting, foreign investment in bonds or a minority holding of shares that does not involve legal control. Also referred to as Hot Money. See also direct investment.

Post closing trial balance - This is a trial balance prepared after the balance sheet has been drawn up, and only includes balance sheet accounts.

prana. ::: the subtle life-force; breath or vital force; inhalation; positive animating energy and vitality in life; the first of the five vital airs centred in the Heart &

Precautionary balances - Money balances held for protection against the uncertainty of the timing of cash flows.

Prepaid expenses – Refers to amounts that are paid in prior to the good or service being received to a supplier or creditor for goods & services. Prepaid Expenses is classified as a current assets on the balance sheet of the firm. This is because the item has already been paid for and someone owes a good or service for which has already prepaid.

preponderate ::: v. t. --> To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
To overpower by stronger or moral power.
To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide. ::: v. i. --> To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend,

Puraka (Sanskrit) Pūraka [from the verbal root pṛ to fill] Inhaling; one of the practices used in hatha yoga for the regulation of the breath. In puraka, the right nostril is closed with the forefinger and then the breath is drawn up through the left nostril; and then the left nostril is closed and the air drawn up through the right nostril. Unless such practices are conducted under direct supervision of an adept, the breath control practices of puraka, kumbhaka, and rechaka are very dangerous to the health and disturb the mental balance, often causing insanity, and hence cannot be recommended.

Purchase ledger - A subsidiary ledger which holds the accounts of a business's suppliers. A single control account is held in the general ledger which shows the total balance of all the accounts in the purchase ledger.

Pyrrhonism The philosophy of Pyrrho, the Greek Skeptic (c. 365-275 BC); also a general name for philosophic doubt. Pyrrho left no writings, but lives in those of his pupil Timon. His doctrine was that we can know nothing about reality by the use of our senses or mental faculties; against every statement its opposite may be maintained with equal justice; hence it is necessary to preserve a balanced judgment, the result of which is imperturbability, a tranquil acceptance of the events of life. The moral attitude thus engendered is somewhat like that of the Epicureans and Stoics, which has often been wrongly described as a self-centered indifference, bent upon the happiness of the individual, but this is only the negative aspect of the doctrine. His teachings approximate those of the Sankhya philosophy, and of some later philosophers — as in the doctrine of maya, that all is illusion save the divine. Whether Pyrrho himself stopped short at a suspense of judgment, or whether his teachings were imperfectly handed down by his followers, may be questioned. The ardent desire for knowledge may result in that illumination by which we becomes aware of the deceptive character of our faculties and the illusory nature of the images they create; but if our skepticism is merely the result of an intellectual disillusionment, unaccompanied by any inward vision, the result is usually selfish indifference bringing about a lapse into mere sensuality.

quadrate ::: a. --> Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
Squared; suited; correspondent.
A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the outline of a square.

Rechaka(Recaka, Sanskrit) ::: One of the practices used in the hatha yoga system for the regulation of the breath.The breath is expelled or expired from one of the nostrils while the other nostril is held closed with thefinger, and then the operation isrepeated with the other nostril. These operations, as observed under Kumbhaka, are extremely dangerousto health and mental balance, and cannot be encouraged. Indeed, they should be unequivocallydiscouraged.

Reducing balance method - A method used to calculate the annual depreciation allowance which involves writing off the same percentage rate each year.

Regnlolion of food ::: Too much eating makes the body mate- rial and heavy, eating too little makes it weak and nervous ; one has to find the true hamtony and balance between the body's need and the food taken.

regulator ::: n. --> One who, or that which, regulates.
A contrivance for regulating and controlling motion, as: (a) The lever or index in a watch, which controls the effective length of the hairspring, and thus regulates the vibrations of the balance. (b) The governor of a steam engine. (c) A valve for controlling the admission of steam to the steam chest, in a locomotive.
A clock, or other timepiece, used as a standard of correct time. See Astronomical clock (a), under Clock.

Reserve accounts - Reserve accounts are usually set up to make a balance sheet clearer by reserving or apportioning some of a business's capital against future purchases or liabilities (such as the replacement of capital equipment or estimates of bad debts). A typical example is a company where they are used to hold the residue of any profit after all the dividends have been paid. This balance is then carried forward to the following year to be considered, together with the profits for that year, for any further dividends.

Restatement of financials – Is the reiteration or republication of a financial statement or document, such as a balance sheet or income statement, in a manner that incorporates revisions and changes based on accounting principles or policies.

roga ::: illness, disease; bodily disorder, considered to be due to various causes including impurities or imbalances in the pañcabhūta and pañcapran.a, functional defects, materialisation of "false illness, formulated in symptom and not in root in the sukshma body and thence pressed upon the sthula", or simply "the habit of disease"; same as rogasakti.

sag ::: v. i. --> To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.

Sales ledger - A subsidiary ledger which holds the accounts of a business's customers. A control account is held in the general ledger (usually called a debtors' control account) which shows the total balance of all the accounts in the sales ledger.

samana. ::: the third of the five vital airs which controls the ability to balance, hold and contract; the general force of digestion &

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

sattva (sattwa) ::: being; the highest of the three modes (trigun.a) of the energy of the lower prakr.ti, the gun.a that is "the seed of intelligence" and "conserves the workings of energy"; it is derived from prakasa, the corresponding quality in the higher prakr.ti, and is converted back into pure prakasa in the process of traigun.yasiddhi. Psychologically, sattva is the "purest quality of Nature", that which "makes for assimilation and equivalence, right knowledge and right dealing, fine harmony, firm balance, right law of action, right possession"; but its knowledge and will are "the light of a limited mentality" and "the government of a limited intelligent force", and "its limited clarity falls away from us when we enter into the luminous body of the divine Nature".

scalebeam ::: n. --> The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.
A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.

scale ::: n. --> The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.
The sign or constellation Libra.
One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See

see-saw ::: moving up and down, backwards and forwards, or alternately ahead and behind in the manner of a see-saw (a recreation in which children sit one or more at each end of a board or piece of timber balanced in the middle so that the ends move alternately up and down).

seesaw ::: n. --> A play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle, and move alternately up and down.
A plank or board adjusted for this play.
A vibratory or reciprocating motion.
Same as Crossruff. ::: v. i.

self-poised ::: in a state of balance without need of support; in command of oneself.

self-poise ::: inner balance, command.

self-suspended ::: a. --> Suspended by one&

sharding "database" A form of {data partitioning} in which a large {database} {table} is split over multiple {servers} in order to {balance load (load balancing)}. Some property of the data is used to select which server should handle a given row, e.g. the {primary id} {modulo} the number of servers. Sharding should be a last resort in database performance optimisation because of the difficulty of changing the allocation of data to servers, e.g. if the number of servers changes or the distribution is found to be uneven. {Sharding Your Database, Ovid, (}. (2010-05-16)

Sila (Sanskrit) Śīla [from the verbal root śīl to serve, practice] Moral fortitude, ethical steadiness, one of the Buddhist paramitas. Described as “the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action” (VS 47). The Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastra says of practicing sila: “Lay disciples, having families, should abstain from killing, stealing, adultery, lying, duplicity, slander, frivolous talk, covetousness, malice, currying favor, and false doctrines. Unmarried disciples should, in order to avoid hindrances, retire from the turmoil of worldly life and, abiding in solitude, should practise those ways which lead to quietness and moderation and contentment. . . . They should endeavor by their conduct to avoid all disapproval and blame, and by their example incite others to forsake evil and practise the good.” (FSO p. 45)

Sinking fund - Refers to an account that was set up in order to reduce another account over time to zero (using the principles of straight-line depreciation or amortisation). When the fund reaches the value of the account, both are removed from the business's balance sheet.

Siphra’ di-Tseni‘utha’ (Aramaic) Sifrā’ di-Tsĕnī‘ūthā’. “Their counting or telling of the concealed mysteries,” the Book of Secrets or Mysteries; one of the principal books of the Zohar (Light); the secrets or mysteries dealt with are those relating to cosmogony and to the inhabitants of those worlds, thus forming the basis of the Hebrew Qabbalah. The work opens with the statement: “The book of the concealed mystery is the book of the equilibrium of balance,” and proceeds to expound this thesis in Qabbalistic terminology.

Speculative balances - Money balances held as a hedge against the uncertainty of the prices of other financial assets.

Sphere Conventionally, the geometrical representative of the manifested one All, combining unity, comprehensiveness, simplicity, and symmetry; whereas the ever-unknown frontierless womb of boundless space is conventionally represented by the zero. All the sections of a sphere are circles; its surface is an infinite plane, having neither boundaries nor parts and therefore measurable perhaps solely by the rules of geometry. A balance of centrifugal and centripetal forces produces the sphere, as in a soap bubble. Its center and its surface represent opposite poles, between which radiate expansive and contractive energies. The earth is virtually a sphere. The heavens, the limits of our vision, form the surface of an ideal sphere, whose center is everywhere, and whose periphery is nowhere.

Stated capital - 1. the amount of capital contributed by stockholders of a corporation. It may also refer to the method of valuating no-par-value stock where the portion of the amount contributed is credited to the capital stock account and the balance is credited to paid in capital. Or 2. the legal capital of a company.

Statement - 1. the summary statement documenting terms, conditions, or status of an account. An example is a statement of retail credit account status. Or 2. the formal document presenting the financial condition and operating performance of an enterprise. These include the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of changes in financial position. Also included may be documents for internal use such as performance appraisals, budgets, and so on. Or 3. verbal utterance or proposition.

steelyard ::: n. --> A form of balance in which the body to be weighed is suspended from the shorter arm of a lever, which turns on a fulcrum, and a counterpoise is caused to slide upon the longer arm to produce equilibrium, its place upon this arm (which is notched or graduated) indicating the weight; a Roman balance; -- very commonly used also in the plural form, steelyards.

Sum of years digits (SYD) method - The accelerated depreciation method in which a constant balance (cost minus salvage value) is multiplied by a declining depreciation rate.

Suspense account- A temporary account used to force a trial balance to balance if there is only a small discrepancy (or if an account's balance is simply wrong, and you don't know why). A typical example would be a small error in petty cash. In this case a transfer would be made to a suspense account to balance the cash account. Once the person knows what happened to the money, a transfer entry will be made in the journal to credit or debit the suspense account back to zero and debit or credit the correct account.

symmetry ::: similarity, correspondence, proportion, or balance among systems or parts of a system. symmetries.

teeter ::: v. i. & t. --> To move up and down on the ends of a balanced plank, or the like, as children do for sport; to seesaw; to titter; to titter-totter.

Temporary account – Is an account that does not appear on the balance sheet; also called nominal account.

The art of divining is and always has been universally diffused. Today this art, in common with many other items of ancient lore, has fallen into disrepute on account of the great abuse to which it has been subjected, as in the case of the abuses of black magic and sorcery. The same remarks would apply as are made in the case of psychism, seances, etc. — that a large proportion of humanity is neither wise enough nor well-balanced enough to meddle with such methods; and there is too much tendency to use the methods for the gratification of mere personal desires or curiosity. We do far better to attend to the cultivation of our spiritual faculties, incomparably more powerful and effective, such as intuition.

(the Balance) in the zodiac. [Rf. Prince of Darkness

The cross may also be considered in its relation to the circle and the crescent, with which it forms a trinity of symbols, denoting Father-Mother-Son. These three are found in various combinations with each other, especially in the signs denoting the sacred planets. Thus we have the cross placed severally above the circle (the sign of Mars symbol ), within it (the sign of the Earth symbol, and below it (the sign of Venus symbol ) — thus representing the lower and higher nature and the balance or midway point. The sign of Mercury combines the three elements, representing head, heart, and organs; or sun, moon, and earth. Again, a circle with vertical and horizontal diameters signifies that humanity has separated into two sexes; when the circle disappears, the fall of mankind into matter is accomplished. Originally denoting the union of spirit and matter to form spirit-matter or life, or the Second Logos, it may become a phallic symbol of physical generation. The cross has many significations, both spiritual and material as well as cosmic, earthly, and human.

The general principles of occult physiology underlie and coordinate the numerous details of chemical, microscopic, and biological research. The human organism illustrates the modern scientific view of the electronic nature of matter. In man, the positive and negative phases of the one Life unite to manifest in functional currents of vitality; all of which has a significant bearing on the prevailing medical recourse to organotherapy, the end results of which are not recognized, as such, since they operate on inner lines of force. Each animal body — human or beast — is a complex organism whose various parts are vibrating in consonance with the synthetic character of its own evolutionary status of vital matter and conscious force — its selfhood. Hence, the injection of the physiologic essence of any one creature’s organs into the life-currents of another, aiming to give a certain impetus to functional reaction, inevitably adds a subtly disturbing foreign element. The same physical matter composes all animal bodies, so that the human and beast life-atoms are interchangeable, but such interchange is governed or regulated by extremely occult causal relations which raise their action outside or above the plane of human interference. Organotherapy, as at present understood and practiced, is a divergence from nature’s normal processes, having no analog in nature which, in turn, provides resources of wholesome remedial matter. These artificial mixtures of both physical and superphysical forces, involve vital issues beyond the ken of research laboratories. The end results of unbalanced forces might be sought among the increase in cases of malignant, degenerative, and mental and nervous disorders, with their unequilibrated operation of functioning vitality and of consciousness.

The more intense the experiences that come, the higher the forces that descend, the greater become the possibilities of deviation and error. For the very intensity and the very height of the force excites and aggrandises the movements of the lower nature and raises up in it all opposing elements in their full force, but often in the dbguisc of truth, wearing a mask of plausible justification. There is needed a great patience, calm, sobriety, balance, an impersonal dciachmcnx and sincerity free from all taint of ego or personal human desire. There must be no attachment to any idea of one’s owm, to any experience, to any kind of imagination, mental building or vital demand ::: the light of discrimination must alx^i'ays play to detect those

"The only free will in the world is the one divine Will of which Nature is the executrix; for she is the master and creator of all other wills. Human free-will can be real in a sense, but, like all things that belong to the modes of Nature, it is only relatively real. The mind rides on a swirl of natural forces, balances on a poise between several possibilities, inclines to one side or another, settles and has the sense of choosing: but it does not see, it is not even dimly aware of the Force behind that has determined its choice.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“The only free will in the world is the one divine Will of which Nature is the executrix; for she is the master and creator of all other wills. Human free-will can be real in a sense, but, like all things that belong to the modes of Nature, it is only relatively real. The mind rides on a swirl of natural forces, balances on a poise between several possibilities, inclines to one side or another, settles and has the sense of choosing: but it does not see, it is not even dimly aware of the Force behind that has determined its choice.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Theory of liquidity preference - Keynes's theory that the interest rate adjusts to bring money supply and money demand into balance.

The_Pareto_Principle ::: named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, specifies that 80 percent of consequences come from 20 percent of the causes, or an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. This principle serves as a general reminder that the relationship between inputs and outputs is not balanced. The Pareto Principle is also known as the Pareto Rule or the 80/20 Rule.

"There is no such thing as death, for it is the body that dies and the body is not the man. That which really is, cannot go out of existence, though it may change the forms through which it appears, just as that which is non-existent cannot come into being. The soul is and cannot cease to be. This opposition of is and is not, this balance of being and becoming which is the mind"s view of existence, finds its end in the realisation of the soul as the one imperishable self by whom all this universe has been extended. Finite bodies have an end, but that which possesses and uses the body, is infinite, illimitable, eternal, indestructible. It casts away old and takes up new bodies as a man changes worn-out raiment for new; and what is there in this to grieve at and recoil and shrink? This is not born, nor does it die, nor is it a thing that comes into being once and passing away will never come into being again. It is unborn, ancient, sempiternal; it is not slain with the slaying of the body. Who can slay the immortal spirit? Weapons cannot cleave it, nor the fire burn, nor do the waters drench it, nor the wind dry. Eternally stable, immobile, all-pervading, it is for ever and for ever. Not manifested like the body, but greater than all manifestation, not to be analysed by the thought, but greater than all mind, not capable of change and modification like the life and its organs and their objects, but beyond the changes of mind and life and body, it is yet the Reality which all these strive to figure.” Essays on the Gita

“There is no such thing as death, for it is the body that dies and the body is not the man. That which really is, cannot go out of existence, though it may change the forms through which it appears, just as that which is non-existent cannot come into being. The soul is and cannot cease to be. This opposition of is and is not, this balance of being and becoming which is the mind’s view of existence, finds its end in the realisation of the soul as the one imperishable self by whom all this universe has been extended. Finite bodies have an end, but that which possesses and uses the body, is infinite, illimitable, eternal, indestructible. It casts away old and takes up new bodies as a man changes worn-out raiment for new; and what is there in this to grieve at and recoil and shrink? This is not born, nor does it die, nor is it a thing that comes into being once and passing away will never come into being again. It is unborn, ancient, sempiternal; it is not slain with the slaying of the body. Who can slay the immortal spirit? Weapons cannot cleave it, nor the fire burn, nor do the waters drench it, nor the wind dry. Eternally stable, immobile, all-pervading, it is for ever and for ever. Not manifested like the body, but greater than all manifestation, not to be analysed by the thought, but greater than all mind, not capable of change and modification like the life and its organs and their objects, but beyond the changes of mind and life and body, it is yet the Reality which all these strive to figure.” Essays on the Gita

There must be a desceat of the light not merely into the mind or part of it but into all the being down to the physical and below before a real Iransformatioo can take place. A-ligbt in the mind may spiritualise or otherwise change .the mind or part of it in one way or another, but it need not change the vital nature ; a light in the vital may purify and enlarge the vital movements or else silence and immobilise the vital being, but leave the body and the physical consciousness as it was, or even leave it inert or shake its balance. And the descent of Light is not enough, it must be the descent of the whole higher conscious- ness, its Peace, Power, Knowledge, Love, Ananda. Moreover the descent may be enough to liberate, but not to perfect, or it may be enough to make a great change in the inner being, while the outer remains an imperfect instrument, clumsy, sick or inexpressive. Finaliy, transfonnation eflected by the sadhana cannot be complete unless it is a supramenfalisafion of the being.

The subconscient is not the whole foundation of the nature; it is only the lower basis of the Ignorance and affects mostly the lower vital and physical exterior consciousness and these again affect the higher parts of the nature. While it is well to see what it is and how it acts, one must not be too preoccupied with this dark side or this apparent aspect of the instrumental being. One should rather regard it as something not oneself, a mask of false nature imposed on the true being by the Ignorance. The true being is the inner with all its vast possibilities of reaching and expressing the Divine and especially the inmost, the soul, the psychic Purusha which is always in its essence pure, divine, turned to all that is good and true and beautiful. The exterior being has to be taken hold of by the inner being and turned into an instrument no longer of the upsurging of the ignorant subconscient Nature, but of the Divine. It is by remembering always that and opening the nature upwards that the Divine Consciousness can be reached and descend from above into the whole inner and outer existence, mental, vital, physical, the subconscient, the subliminal, all that we overtly or secretly are. This should be the main preoccupation. To dwell solely on the subconscient and the aspect of imperfection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recognising the other but only to reject and change it. This and a constant faith and reliance on the Mother are what is needed for the transformation to come. P.S. It is certainly the abrupt and decisive breaking that is the easiest and best way for these things—vital habits.
   Ref: SABCL Vol. 22-23-24, Page: 355

The three signs Virgo-Libra-Scorpio were formerly represented by one sign, Virgo-Scorpio, so that originally the zodiac exoterically consisted of ten signs; and then two secret signs were added, thus making the present zodiac of twelve signs or houses. This was done by dividing this sign into Virgo and Scorpio and placing between them the balancing sign Libra, said to have been invented by the Greeks. The Hindu zodiac also has the sign Tula (balance) in this position, presided over by Kuvera, ruler of the Underworld. As said by Subba Row, this sign prepares the way for the earthly Adam to become Nara (spiritual man).

  “This fourth principle is like the sign Libra in the path of the Sun through the Zodiac; when the Sun (who is the real man) reaches that sign he trembles in the balance. Should he go back the worlds would be destroyed; he goes onward, and the whole human race is lifted up to perfection” (Ocean 45-7).

  “This fourth principle is the balance principle of the whole seven. It stands in the middle, and from it the ways go up or down. It is the basis of action and the mover of the will. As the old Hermetists say: ‘Behind will stands desire.’ For whether we wish to do well or ill we have to first arouse within us the desire for either course. . . . On the material and scientific side of occultism, the use of the inner hidden powers of our nature, if this principle of desire be not strong the master power of imagination cannot do its work, because though it makes a mould or matrix the will cannot act unless it is moved, directed, and kept up to pitch by desire. . . .

This removes the temporary account from your balance sheet and returns it to the expense account for the new financial year.

  “Thoth remains changeless from the first to the last Dynasty. . . . the celestial scribe, who records the thoughts, words and deeds of men and weighs them in the balance, liken him to the type of the esoteric Lipikas. His name is one of the first that appears on the oldest monuments. He is the lunar god of the first dynasties, the master of Cynocephalus — the dog-headed ape who stood in Egypt as a living symbol and remembrance of the Third Root-Race” (TG 331).

(though this cannot be altogether avoided). The others need to communicate what is in them and cannot wait for the fullness before they use what they have. Even they may need to yve out as well as to take in in order to progress. The only thing is that they must balance the two tendencies, concentrating to receive from above as much or more than they open sideways to distribute,

Three Pillars ::: A manner in which the Kabbalah is partitioned into three columns and where each column contains a number of Sephiroth. The Pillar of Mercy contains the Sephiroth with Yang/Force qualities. The Pillar of Severity contains the Sephiroth with Yin/Form qualities. The Middle Pillar contains the Sephiroth that represent stable stages of conscious experience: a fulcrum of balance between Sephiroth in the other two pillars.

Tiferet ::: Sixth of the sefirot, Tiferet means “beauty.” It is the balance point between hesed and gevurah, and the seat of compassion. Tiferet is regarded as the center of the sefirot, and is sometimes depicted as the center of a wheel.

To dwell solely on the subconsclent and the aspect of imper- fection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recog- nising the other but only to reject and change it.

To keep up work helps to keep up the balance between the internal experience and the external development; otherwise one-sidedness and want of measure and balance may develop. hforcover, it is necessary to keep the .sadhana of work for t e

Trace – Refers to the process whereby an auditor tries to determine if a financial statement item has been handled according to proper corporate or accounting policy. For example, if the auditor wants to trace the balance in the travel expense account, he will trace account post stings from the ledger to the journal they came from. The auditor will then trace from the journal transaction to the source document to assure that proper backup exists.

Trade deficit – Refers to when there is excess of imports of goods (raw materials, agricultural and manufactured products, and capital and consumer products) over the exports of goods, resulting in a negative balance of trade.

Trade in goods (balance of trade) - The difference between imports and exports of physical products.

Transactions balances - Money balances held to finance payments because payments and receipts are not perfectly synchronized.

trebucket ::: n. --> A cucking stool; a tumbrel.
A military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc. It acted by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling stones with much force.
A kind of balance for weighing.

Trial balance - A statement which lists all the balances on all the accounts in the double entry system.

trigun.atita (trigunatita; trigunatitam) ::: beyond the trigun.a, "supetrigunatita rior to the three qualities and master of them and therefore at once capable of action and unaffected, undominated by its own action"; brahman manifesting in "the repose, kinesis, illumination of the divine Nature" above "this nature of the Ignorance with its unquiet unbalanced activity of the three modes". trigun trigunatita

trip ::: n. i. --> To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by it. See It, 5.
To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one&

Tula (Sanskrit) Tulā Balance; the seventh zodiacal sign, Libra, representing sevenfold man or Nara encased or involved in the 36 tattvas (elements), pendant from the inmost principle, paramatman or the superdivine monad, who is itself free from all material attachments and lives in cosmic ranges.

Turnover ratio – This ratio measure of a particular asset's activity (e.g., sales, cost of sales). The average asset balance for the period is used equal to the beginning balance plus the ending balance divided by 2. A turnover ratio is an activity ratio. By looking at the turnover of an asset in terms of generating revenue, the accountant can properly appraise a company's ability to manage assets efficiently.

Two The prime religious and mystical meaning in the science of numeration is finite completion, involving defined limits, and hence standing in sharp contrast to the indefiniteness associated with the nonfinite or cosmic; and therefore Pythagoras and his school looked upon two as beginning the series of even numbers, each one signifying a completion or a balance, suggesting the material worlds as contrasted with the spiritual. The binary was regarded as “the origin of differentiation, hence of contrasts, discord, or matter, the beginning of evil. . . . With the early Pythagoreans, however, the duad was that imperfect state into which the first manifested being fell when it got detached from the Monad. It was the point from which the two roads — the Good and the Evil — bifurcated. All that which was double-faced or false was called by them ‘binary’ ” (SD 2:574-5). It was represented geometrically as a line, because two is produced by the first motion from indivisible spiritual nature: the line also forms the tie or union between two points.

unbalanced ::: a. --> Not balanced; not in equipoise; having no counterpoise, or having insufficient counterpoise.
Not adjusted; not settled; not brought to an equality of debt and credit; as, an unbalanced account; unbalanced books.
Being, or being thrown, out of equilibrium; hence, disordered or deranged in sense; unsteady; unsound; as, an unbalanced mind.

undoing. The best that man can hope for, apparently, is that when he is weighed in the balance

unequal ::: a. --> Not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank.
Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair.
Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem.

Unfavorable balance of payments - A debit balance on some part of the international payments accounts (payments exceed receipts); often refers to the balance on current account plus capital account (that is, everything except the official settlements account).

unpoised ::: a. --> Not poised or balanced.
Not poised or weighed; hence, regardless of consequences; unhesitating.

V.10 ::: (communications, standard) An ITU-T recommendation on electrical characteristics for unbalanced double-current interchange circuits operating at circuit defined in this standard is used in other serial line standards such as EIA-232 and EIA-423, that implement single ended communication.(2002-10-05)

V.10 "communications, standard" An {ITU-T} recommendation on electrical characteristics for {unbalanced} {double-current interchange circuits} operating at {data signalling rates} nominally up to 100 kbps. This recommendation is also included but not published in {ITU-T} X series under alias number X.26. The circuit defined in this standard is used in other {serial line} standards such as {EIA-232} and {EIA-423}, that implement {single ended} communication. (2002-10-05)

V.11 "communications, standard" An {ITU-T} recommendation on electrical characteristics for {balanced} {double-current} {interchange circuits} operating at {data signalling rates} up to 10 Mbps. V.11 is also included but not published in the as {ITU-T} X.27. V.11 is used in other {serial line} standards such as {EIA-422} and {EIA-485}, that implement {differential line} communication. (2003-04-06)

V.11 ::: (communications, standard) An ITU-T recommendation on electrical characteristics for balanced double-current interchange circuits operating at the as ITU-T X.27. V.11 is used in other serial line standards such as EIA-422 and EIA-485, that implement differential line communication.(2003-04-06)

V.28 "communications, standard" An {ITU-T} physical interface {standard} for {serial} data communications equipment, formally titled "Electrical Characteristics for Unbalanced Double-Current Interchange Circuits". The combination of V.28 and {V.24} is equivalent to the {EIA}'s {RS-232} and uses the same 25-pin connectors. (2001-04-06)

Visible balance - The balance of money received from exports of goods and money spent on the import of goods.

weal-balanced ::: a. --> Balanced or considered with reference to public weal.

weigher of the inerrable balances. Zehanpuryu’h is

weight ::: 1. A measure of the heaviness of an object. Also fig. **2. A body of determinate mass, as of metal, for using on a balance or scale in weighing objects, substances, etc. 3. Any heavy load or burden. Also fig. 4. Influence, importance, or authority. 5. Consequence, or effective influence. weights. v. weighted. 6.** Added weight to, gave greater meaning or importance to.

weight ::: v. t. --> The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.
The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.

weighty ::: superl. --> Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
Rigorous; severe; afflictive.

You know you've been hacking too long when... ::: The set-up line for a genre of one-liners told by hackers about themselves. These include the following:* Not only do you check your e-mail more often than your paper mail, but you remember your network address faster than your postal one.* Your SO kisses you on the neck and the first thing you think is Uh, oh, priority interrupt.* You go to balance your chequebook and discover that you're doing it in octal.* Your computers have a higher street value than your car.* In your universe, round numbers are powers of 2, not 10.* You have woken up recalling a dream in some programming language.* You realise you have never seen half of your best friends.[An early version of this entry said All but one of these have been reliably reported as hacker traits (some of them quite often). Even hackers may have reports of its actually happening, most famously to Grace Hopper while she was working with BINAC in 1949. - ESR] (1995-04-07)

Zone Rites ::: A rite that establishes a boundary and delineates an area (physical, astral, or both) prior to a greater and more elaborate ritual or undertaking. Usually these are rites designed to banish influences or unwanted entities, balance the psyche, and/or attune to a particular current or paradigm. The LBRP is an example of a zone rite. Usually a zone rite will follow preliminary rites but can also be considered as part of them.

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1:Life is a balance between rest and movement." ~ Rajneesh,
2:Next to love, balance is the most important thing." ~ John Wooden,
3:There is no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves." ~ Frank Herbert,
4:To disregard [the angels] destroys the balance of the universe." ~ Etienne Gilson,
5:A man walking is never in balance, but always correcting for imbalance." ~ Gregory Bateson,
6:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." ~ Albert Einstein,
7:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
8:Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
9:Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang." ~ Lao Tzu,
10:The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play. ~ Erik Erikson,
11:The God-intoxicated fall down on the earth unable to keep their balance, owing to an excess of God-intoxication. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
12:Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface." ~ Confucius,
13:Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God's will." ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
14:In him soul and Nature, equal Presences,
Balance and fuse in a wide harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
15:Karma, or destiny, is an expression of a beneficial law: the universal trend towards balance, harmony and unity. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
16:This cosmic Nature's balance is not ours
Nor the mystic measure of her need and use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
17:Justice has her seat, and her fine balance
Disturbed too often spoils an unripe world
With ill-timed mercy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act V,
18:The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. ~ Oscar Wilde,
19:Fate is a balance drawn in Destiny's book.
Man can accept his fate, he can refuse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
20:We are not our stages; we are not the self who hangs in the balance at this moment in our evolution. We are the activity of this evolution. We compose our stages, and we experience this composing. ~ Robert Kegan, 1982,
21:One has to keep a certain balance by which the fundamental consciousness remains able to turn from one concentration to another with ease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Becoming Conscious in Work,
22:When you find yourself tensing because of pain, carefully examine the quality of unpleasantness, the quality of painfulness. Become mindful of that feeling and the mind will naturally come to a state of balance." ~ Joseph Goldstein, (b. 1944), "The Experience of Insight,", (1987),
23:The surest defense against evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even eccentricity. Evil is a sucker for solidarity. It always goes for big numbers, for confident granite, for ideological purity, for drilled armies and balance sheets. ~ Joseph Brodsky,
24:Imagination… reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities: of sameness, with difference;... the idea, with the image; the individual, with the representative; the sense of novelty and freshness, with old and familiar objects. ~ Saint Coleridge,
25:There Matter is soul's result and not its cause.
In a contrary balance to earth's truth of things
The gross weighs less, the subtle counts for more; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06,
26:Nature and Fate compel his free-will's choice.
But greater spirits this balance can reverse
And make the soul the artist of its fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain,
27:Sincerity, Aspiration, Faith, Devotion and Self-Giving, Surrender to the Divine Will, Love, Openness and Receptivity, Purity and Humility, Gratitude and Faithfulness, Will and Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Hope and Straightforwardness, Happiness and Joy, Heroism and Bravery, Prudence and Balance, Truth and Speech ~ ?, toc,
28:You need an infinite stretch of time ahead of you to start to think, infinite energy to make the smallest decision. The world is getting denser. The immense number of useless projects is bewildering. Too many things have to be put in to balance up an uncertain scale. You can't disappear anymore. You die in a state of total indecision. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
29:Jing naturally transforms into Qi,
Qi naturally transforms into Spirit,
and Spirit naturally transforms into pure openness,
uniting with cosmic space.
This is called returning to the root,
returning to origin.
The path of everlasting life
and eternal vision is complete. ~ Master Li, The Book of Balance and Harmony, (13th century, trans. By Thomas Cleary),
30:Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. ~ Osho,
31:We cannot counteract the harm done by mental faith in the need for drugs by any external measures. Only by escaping from the mental prison and emerging consciously into the light of the spirit, by a conscious union with the Divine, can we enable Him to give back to us the balance and health we have lost.The supramental transformation is the only true remedy.
   ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
32:The danger of ceremonial magick-the subtlest and deepest danger-is this: that the Magician will naturally tend to invoke that partial being which most strongly appeals to him, so that his natural excess in that direction will be still further exaggerated. Let him, before beginning his Work, endeavour to map out his own being, and arrange his invocations in such a way as to redress the balance.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
33: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, Liber LUX, Augeoides [50-51],
34:The theory of masturbation as a physiological necessity is a most extraordinary idea. It weakens the nervous force and nervous balance,-as is natural since it is an artificial and wholly uncompensated waste of the energy-and it disorganises the sex-centre. Those who indulge in it inordinately may even upset their nervous balance altogether and bring about neurasthenia or worse. It is not by disorganisation of the sex-centre and sex-functioning that one should avoid the consequences of the sex-action, but by control of the sex itself so that it may be turned into higher forms of Energy. It is perfectly possible to check the habit. There are any number of people who have had it for years and yet been able to stop it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
35:I have said that from a young age children should be taught to respect good health, physical strength and balance. The great importance of beauty must also be emphasised. A young child should aspire for beauty, not for the sake of pleasing others or winning their admiration, but for the love of beauty itself; for beauty is the ideal which all physical life must realise. Every human being has the possibility of establishing harmony among the different parts of his body and in the various movements of the body in action. Every human body that undergoes a rational method of culture from the very beginning of its existence can realise its own harmony and thus become fit to manifest beauty. When we speak of the other aspects of an integral education, we shall see what inner conditions are to be fulfilled so that this beauty can one day be manifested. ~ The Mother, On Education, Physical Education,
36:The Seven Da Vincian Principles are:
   Curiosità - An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.
   Dimostrazione - A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
   Sensazione - The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.
   Sfumato (literally "Going up in Smoke") - A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.
   Arte/Scienza - The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking.
   Corporalità - The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.
   Connessione - A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.
   ~ Michael J. Gelb, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,
37:Prudence and Balance
Vigilance: indispensable for all true progress.
In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy is a constant vigilance. 18 August 1954
Prudence: very useful for weakness because weakness needs prudence; strength does not need it.
Common sense: it is very practical and avoids any mistakes, but it lacks light.
Sobriety has never done harm to anyone.
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Equanimity: immutable peace and calm.
In the deep peace of equanimity the love will grow to its full
blossoming in a sense of pure and constant unity. 5 October 1934
All mischief comes from a lack of balance.
So, let us keep our balance carefully, always, in all circumstances. 10 August 1954
Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
38:Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present.
   A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe. ~ Nikola Tesla,
39:O King, thy fate is a transaction done
At every hour between Nature and thy soul
With God for its foreseeing arbiter.
Fate is a balance drawn in Destiny's book.
Man can accept his fate, he can refuse.
Even if the One maintains the unseen decree
He writes thy refusal in thy credit page:
For doom is not a close, a mystic seal.
Arisen from the tragic crash of life,
Arisen from the body's torture and death,
The spirit rises mightier by defeat;
Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.
Its splendid failures sum to victory.
O man, the events that meet thee on thy road,
Though they smite thy body and soul with joy and grief,
Are not thy fate, - they touch thee awhile and pass;
Even death can cut not short thy spirit's walk:
Thy goal, the road thou choosest are thy fate.
On the altar throwing thy thoughts, thy heart, thy works,
Thy fate is a long sacrifice to the gods
Till they have opened to thee thy secret self
And made thee one with the indwelling God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 06:02 The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
40: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,
   If one is too serious in yoga, doesn't one become obsessed by the difficulty of the task?

There is a limit to be kept!... But if one chooses one's obsession well, it may be very useful because it is no longer quite an obsession. For example, one has decided to find the Divine within oneself, and constantly, in every circumstance, whatever happens or whatever one may do, one concentrates in order to enter into contact with the inner Divine. Naturally, first one must have that little thing Sri Aurobindo speaks about, that "lesser truth" which consists in knowing that there is a Divine within one (this is a very good example of the "lesser truth") and once one is sure of it and has the aspiration to find it, if that aspiration becomes constant and the effort to realise it becomes constant, in the eyes of others it looks like an obsession, but this kind of obsession is not bad. It becomes bad only if one loses one's balance. But it must be made quite clear that those who lose their balance with that obsession are only those who were quite ready to lose their balance; any circumstance whatever would have produced the same result and made them lose their balance - it is a defect in the mental structure, it is not the fault of the obsession. And naturally, he who changes a desire into an obsession would be sure to go straight towards imbalance. That is why I say it is important to know the object of the obsession. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
42:... The first opening is effected by a concentration in the heart, a call to the Divine to manifest within us and through the psychic to take up and lead the whole nature. Aspiration, prayer, bhakti, love, surrender are the main supports of this part of the sadhana - accompanied by a rejection of all that stands in the way of what we aspire for. The second opening is effected by a concentration of the consciousness in the head (afterwards, above it) and an aspiration and call and a sustained will for the descent of the divine Peace, Power, Light, Knowledge, Ananda into the being - the Peace first or the Peace and Force together. Some indeed receive Light first or Ananda first or some sudden pouring down of knowledge. With some there is first an opening which reveals to them a vast infinite Silence, Force, Light or Bliss above them and afterwards either they ascend to that or these things begin to descend into the lower nature. With others there is either the descent, first into the head, then down to the heart level, then to the navel and below and through the whole body, or else an inexplicable opening - without any sense of descent - of peace, light, wideness or power or else a horizontal opening into the cosmic consciousness or, in a suddenly widened mind, an outburst of knowledge. Whatever comes has to be welcomed - for there is no absolute rule for all, - but if the peace has not come first, care must be taken not to swell oneself in exultation or lose the balance. The capital movement however is when the Divine Force or Shakti, the power of the Mother comes down and takes hold, for then the organisation of the consciousness begins and the larger foundation of the Yoga.

   The result of the concentration is not usually immediate - though to some there comes a swift and sudden outflowering; but with most there is a time longer or shorter of adaptation or preparation, especially if the nature has not been prepared already to some extent by aspiration and tapasya. ... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
43:My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. There is no difference whatever; the results are the same. In this way I am able to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form this final product of my brain. Invariably my device works as I conceived that it should, and the experiment comes out exactly as I planned it. In twenty years there has not been a single exception. Why should it be otherwise? Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be examined beforehand, from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practice of a crude idea as is being generally done, is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money, and time. My early affliction had however, another compensation. The incessant mental exertion developed my powers of observation and enabled me to discover a truth of great importance. I had noted that the appearance of images was always preceded by actual vision of scenes under peculiar and generally very exceptional conditions, and I was impelled on each occasion to locate the original impulse. After a while this effort grew to be almost automatic and I gained great facility in connecting cause and effect. Soon I became aware, to my surprise, that every thought I conceived was suggested by an external impression. Not only this but all my actions were prompted in a similar way. In the course of time it became perfectly evident to me that I was merely an automation endowed with power OF MOVEMENT RESPONDING TO THE STIMULI OF THE SENSE ORGANS AND THINKING AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY.

   ~ Nikola Tesla, The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla,
44: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,
45:Something happened to you before you were born, and this is what it was:
   The events of the 49-day Bardo period are divided into three major stages, the Chikhai, the Chonyid, and the Sidpa (in that order). Immediately following physical death, the soul enters the Chikhai, which is simply the state of the immaculate and luminous Dharmakaya, the ultimate Consciousness, the BrahmanAtman. This ultimate state is given, as a gift, to all individuals: they are plunged straight into ultimate reality and exist as the ultimate Dharmakaya. "At this moment," says the Bardo Thotrol, "the first glimpsing of the Bardo of the Clear Light of Reality, which is the Infallible Mind of the Dharmakaya, is experienced by all sentient beings.''110 Or, to put it a different way, the Thotrol tells us that "Thine own consciousness, shining, void, and inseparable from the Great Body of Radiance, hath no birth, nor death, and is the Immutable Light-Buddha Amitabha. Knowing this is sufficient. Recognizing the voidness of thine own intellect to be Buddhahood ... is to keep thyself in the Divine Mind."110 In short, immediately following physical death, the soul is absorbed in and as the ultimate-causal body (if we may treat them together).
   Interspersed with this brief summary of the Bardo Thotrol, I will add my commentaries on involution and on the nature of the Atman project in involution. And we begin by noting that at the start of the Bardo experience, the soul is elevated to the utter heights of Being, to the ultimate state of Oneness-that is, he starts his Bardo career at the top. But, at the top is usually not where he remains, and the Thotrol tells us why. In Evans-Wentz's words, "In the realm of the Clear Light [the highest Chikhai stage] the mentality of a person . . . momentarily enjoys a condition of balance, of perfect equilibrium, and of [ultimate] oneness. Owing to unfamiliarity with such a state, which is an ecstatic state of non-ego, of [causal] consciousness, the . . . average human being lacks the power to function in it; karmic propensities becloud the consciousness-principle with thoughts of personality, of individualized being, of dualism, and, losing equilibrium, the consciousness-principle falls away from the Clear Light."
   The soul falls away from the ultimate Oneness because "karmic propensities cloud consciousness"-"karmic propensities'' means seeking, grasping, desiring; means, in fact, Eros. And as this Erosseeking develops, the state of perfect Oneness starts to "break down" (illusorily). Or, from a different angle, because the individual cannot stand the intensity of pure Oneness ("owing to unfamiliarity with such a state"), he contracts away from it, tries to ''dilute it," tries to extricate himself from Perfect Intensity in Atman. Contracting in the face of infinity, he turns instead to forms of seeking, desire, karma, and grasping, trying to "search out" a state of equilibrium. Contraction and Eros-these karmic propensities couple and conspire to drive the soul away from pure consciousness and downwards into multiplicity, into less intense and less real states of being. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project,
   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,
47:Depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, "This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime." As for enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: "I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty." There are some other difficulties.... One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hours - perhaps a few days, perhaps a few months - says to itself: "We haven't gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesn't this movement leave us just where we were, perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing." And then, if one pushes a little more, here's this gentleman saying, "Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I don't want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I won't trouble you, but don't bother me!" And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, "My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me." And to the other, the enthusiast who says, "Everything must be done now, immediately", your reply is, "Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you won't grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say 'yes, yes', you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say 'yes' wholeheartedly."
   So we get started on the path. But the road is very long. Many things happen on the way. Suddenly one thinks one has overcome an obstacle; I say "thinks", because though one has overcome it, it is not totally overcome. I am going to take a very obvious instance, of a very simple observation. Someone has found that his vital is uncontrollable and uncontrolled, that it gets furious for nothing and about nothing. He starts working to teach it not to get carried away, not to flare up, to remain calm and bear the shocks of life without reacting violently. If one does this cheerfully, it goes quite quickly. (Note this well, it is very important: when you have to deal with your vital take care to remain cheerful, otherwise you will get into trouble.) One remains cheerful, that is, when one sees the fury rise, one begins to laugh. Instead of being depressed and saying, "Ah! In spite of all my effort it is beginning all over again", one begins to laugh and says, "Well, well! One hasn't yet seen the end of it. Look now, aren't you ridiculous, you know quite well that you are being ridiculous! Is it worthwhile getting angry?" One gives it this lesson cheerfully. And really, after a while it doesn't get angry again, it is quiet - and one relaxes one's attention. One thinks the difficulty has been overcome, one thinks a result has at last been reached: "My vital does not trouble me any longer, it does not get angry now, everything is going fine." And the next day, one loses one's temper. It is then one must be careful, it is then one must not say, "Here we are, it's no use, I shall never achieve anything, all my efforts are futile; all this is an illusion, it is impossible." On the contrary, one must say, "I wasn't vigilant enough." One must wait long, very long, before one can say, "Ah! It is done and finished." Sometimes one must wait for years, many years....
   I am not saying this to discourage you, but to give you patience and perseverance - for there is a moment when you do arrive. And note that the vital is a small part of your being - a very important part, we have said that it is the dynamism, the realising energy, it is very important; but it is only a small part. And the mind!... which goes wandering, which must be pulled back by all the strings to be kept quiet! You think this can be done overnight? And your body?... You have a weakness, a difficulty, sometimes a small chronic illness, nothing much, but still it is a nuisance, isn't it? You want to get rid of it. You make efforts, you concentrate; you work upon it, establish harmony, and you think it is finished, and then.... Take, for instance, people who have the habit of coughing; they can't control themselves or almost can't. It is not serious but it is bothersome, and there seems to be no reason why it should ever stop. Well, one tells oneself, "I am going to control this." One makes an effort - a yogic effort, not a material one - one brings down consciousness, force, and stops the cough. And one thinks, "The body has forgotten how to cough." And it is a great thing when the body has forgotten, truly one can say, "I am cured." But unfortunately it is not always true, for this goes down into the subconscient and, one day, when the balance of forces is not so well established, when the strength is not the same, it begins again. And one laments, "I believed that it was over! I had succeeded and told myself, 'It is true that spiritual power has an action upon the body, it is true that something can be done', and there! it is not true. And yet it was a small thing, and I who want to conquer immortality! How will I succeed?... For years I have been free from this small thing and here it is beginning anew!" It is then that you must be careful. You must arm yourself with an endless patience and endurance. You do a thing once, ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times if necessary, but you do it till it gets done. And not done only here and there, but everywhere and everywhere at the same time. This is the great problem one sets oneself. That is why, to those who come to tell me very light-heartedly, "I want to do yoga", I reply, "Think it over, one may do the yoga for a number of years without noticing the least result. But if you want to do it, you must persist and persist with such a will that you should be ready to do it for ten lifetimes, a hundred lifetimes if necessary, in order to succeed." I do not say it will be like that, but the attitude must be like that. Nothing must discourage you; for there are all the difficulties of ignorance of the different states of being, to which are added the endless malice and the unbounded cunning of the hostile forces in the world.... They are there, do you know why? They have been.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
48:How to Meditate
Deep meditation is a mental procedure that utilizes the nature of the mind to systematically bring the mind to rest. If the mind is given the opportunity, it will go to rest with no effort. That is how the mind works.
Indeed, effort is opposed to the natural process of deep meditation. The mind always seeks the path of least resistance to express itself. Most of the time this is by making more and more thoughts. But it is also possible to create a situation in the mind that turns the path of least resistance into one leading to fewer and fewer thoughts. And, very soon, no thoughts at all. This is done by using a particular thought in a particular way. The thought is called a mantra.
For our practice of deep meditation, we will use the thought - I AM. This will be our mantra.
It is for the sound that we will use I AM, not for the meaning of it.
The meaning has an obvious significance in English, and I AM has a religious meaning in the English Bible as well. But we will not use I AM for the meaning - only for the sound. We can also spell it AYAM. No meaning there, is there? Only the sound. That is what we want. If your first language is not English, you may spell the sound phonetically in your own language if you wish. No matter how we spell it, it will be the same sound. The power of the sound ...I AM... is great when thought inside. But only if we use a particular procedure. Knowing this procedure is the key to successful meditation. It is very simple. So simple that we will devote many pages here to discussing how to keep it simple, because we all have a tendency to make things more complicated. Maintaining simplicity is the key to right meditation.
Here is the procedure of deep meditation: While sitting comfortably with eyes closed, we'll just relax. We will notice thoughts, streams of thoughts. That is fine. We just let them go by without minding them. After about a minute, we gently introduce the mantra, ...I AM...
We think the mantra in a repetition very easily inside. The speed of repetition may vary, and we do not mind it. We do not intone the mantra out loud. We do not deliberately locate the mantra in any particular part of the body. Whenever we realize we are not thinking the mantra inside anymore, we come back to it easily. This may happen many times in a sitting, or only once or twice. It doesn't matter. We follow this procedure of easily coming back to the mantra when we realize we are off it for the predetermined time of our meditation session. That's it.
Very simple.
Typically, the way we will find ourselves off the mantra will be in a stream of other thoughts. This is normal. The mind is a thought machine, remember? Making thoughts is what it does. But, if we are meditating, as soon as we realize we are off into a stream of thoughts, no matter how mundane or profound, we just easily go back to the mantra.
Like that. We don't make a struggle of it. The idea is not that we have to be on the mantra all the time. That is not the objective. The objective is to easily go back to it when we realize we are off it. We just favor the mantra with our attention when we notice we are not thinking it. If we are back into a stream of other thoughts five seconds later, we don't try and force the thoughts out. Thoughts are a normal part of the deep meditation process. We just ease back to the mantra again. We favor it.
Deep meditation is a going toward, not a pushing away from. We do that every single time with the mantra when we realize we are off it - just easily favoring it. It is a gentle persuasion. No struggle. No fuss. No iron willpower or mental heroics are necessary for this practice. All such efforts are away from the simplicity of deep meditation and will reduce its effectiveness.
As we do this simple process of deep meditation, we will at some point notice a change in the character of our inner experience. The mantra may become very refined and fuzzy. This is normal. It is perfectly all right to think the mantra in a very refined and fuzzy way if this is the easiest. It should always be easy - never a struggle. Other times, we may lose track of where we are for a while, having no mantra, or stream of thoughts either. This is fine too. When we realize we have been off somewhere, we just ease back to the mantra again. If we have been very settled with the mantra being barely recognizable, we can go back to that fuzzy level of it, if it is the easiest. As the mantra refines, we are riding it inward with our attention to progressively deeper levels of inner silence in the mind. So it is normal for the mantra to become very faint and fuzzy. We cannot force this to happen. It will happen naturally as our nervous system goes through its many cycles ofinner purification stimulated by deep meditation. When the mantra refines, we just go with it. And when the mantra does not refine, we just be with it at whatever level is easy. No struggle. There is no objective to attain, except to continue the simple procedure we are describing here.

When and Where to Meditate
How long and how often do we meditate? For most people, twenty minutes is the best duration for a meditation session. It is done twice per day, once before the morning meal and day's activity, and then again before the evening meal and evening's activity.
Try to avoid meditating right after eating or right before bed.
Before meal and activity is the ideal time. It will be most effective and refreshing then. Deep meditation is a preparation for activity, and our results over time will be best if we are active between our meditation sessions. Also, meditation is not a substitute for sleep. The ideal situation is a good balance between meditation, daily activity and normal sleep at night. If we do this, our inner experience will grow naturally over time, and our outer life will become enriched by our growing inner silence.
A word on how to sit in meditation: The first priority is comfort. It is not desirable to sit in a way that distracts us from the easy procedure of meditation. So sitting in a comfortable chair with back support is a good way to meditate. Later on, or if we are already familiar, there can be an advantage to sitting with legs crossed, also with back support. But always with comfort and least distraction being the priority. If, for whatever reason, crossed legs are not feasible for us, we will do just fine meditating in our comfortable chair. There will be no loss of the benefits.
Due to commitments we may have, the ideal routine of meditation sessions will not always be possible. That is okay. Do the best you can and do not stress over it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes the only time we will have to meditate will be right after a meal, or even later in the evening near bedtime. If meditating at these times causes a little disruption in our system, we will know it soon enough and make the necessary adjustments. The main thing is that we do our best to do two meditations every day, even if it is only a short session between our commitments. Later on, we will look at the options we have to make adjustments to address varying outer circumstances, as well as inner experiences that can come up.
Before we go on, you should try a meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit where you are not likely to be interrupted and do a short meditation, say ten minutes, and see how it goes. It is a toe in the water.
Make sure to take a couple of minutes at the end sitting easily without doing the procedure of meditation. Then open your eyes slowly. Then read on here.
As you will see, the simple procedure of deep meditation and it's resulting experiences will raise some questions. We will cover many of them here.
So, now we will move into the practical aspects of deep meditation - your own experiences and initial symptoms of the growth of your own inner silence. ~ Yogani, Deep Meditation,
   Can a Yogi attain to a state of consciousness in which he can know all things, answer all questions, relating even to abstruse scientific problems, such as, for example, the theory of relativity?

Theoretically and in principle it is not impossible for a Yogi to know everything; all depends upon the Yogi.

   But there is knowledge and knowledge. The Yogi does not know in the way of the mind. He does not know everything in the sense that he has access to all possible information or because he contains all the facts of the universe in his mind or because his consciousness is a sort of miraculous encyclopaedia. He knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. Or he knows because he lives in a plane of consciousness or is in contact with a consciousness in which there is the truth and the knowledge.

   If you are in the true consciousness, the knowledge you have will also be of the truth. Then, too, you can know directly, by being one with what you know. If a problem is put before you, if you are asked what is to be done in a particular matter, you can then, by looking with enough attention and concentration, receive spontaneously the required knowledge and the true answer. It is not by any careful application of theory that you reach the knowledge or by working it out through a mental process. The scientific mind needs these methods to come to its conclusions. But the Yogi's knowledge is direct and immediate; it is not deductive. If an engineer has to find out the exact position for the building of an arch, the line of its curve and the size of its opening, he does it by calculation, collating and deducing from his information and data. But a Yogi needs none of these things; he looks, has the vision of the thing, sees that it is to be done in this way and not in another, and this seeing is his knowledge.

   Although it may be true in a general way and in a certain sense that a Yogi can know all things and can answer all questions from his own field of vision and consciousness, yet it does not follow that there are no questions whatever of any kind to which he would not or could not answer. A Yogi who has the direct knowledge, the knowledge of the true truth of things, would not care or perhaps would find it difficult to answer questions that belong entirely to the domain of human mental constructions. It may be, he could not or would not wish to solve problems and difficulties you might put to him which touch only the illusion of things and their appearances. The working of his knowledge is not in the mind. If you put him some silly mental query of that character, he probably would not answer. The very common conception that you can put any ignorant question to him as to some super-schoolmaster or demand from him any kind of information past, present or future and that he is bound to answer, is a foolish idea. It is as inept as the expectation from the spiritual man of feats and miracles that would satisfy the vulgar external mind and leave it gaping with wonder.

   Moreover, the term "Yogi" is very vague and wide. There are many types of Yogis, many lines or ranges of spiritual or occult endeavour and different heights of achievement, there are some whose powers do not extend beyond the mental level; there are others who have gone beyond it. Everything depends on the field or nature of their effort, the height to which they have arrived, the consciousness with which they have contact or into which they enter.

   Do not scientists go sometimes beyond the mental plane? It is said that Einstein found his theory of relativity not through any process of reasoning, but through some kind of sudden inspiration. Has that inspiration anything to do with the Supermind?

The scientist who gets an inspiration revealing to him a new truth, receives it from the intuitive mind. The knowledge comes as a direct perception in the higher mental plane illumined by some other light still farther above. But all that has nothing to do with the action of Supermind and this higher mental level is far removed from the supramental plane. Men are too easily inclined to believe that they have climbed into regions quite divine when they have only gone above the average level. There are many stages between the ordinary human mind and the Supermind, many grades and many intervening planes. If an ordinary man were to get into direct contact even with one of these intermediate planes, he would be dazzled and blinded, would be crushed under the weight of the sense of immensity or would lose his balance; and yet it is not the Supermind.

   Behind the common idea that a Yogi can know all things and answer all questions is the actual fact that there is a plane in the mind where the memory of everything is stored and remains always in existence. All mental movements that belong to the life of the earth are memorised and registered in this plane. Those who are capable of going there and care to take the trouble, can read in it and learn anything they choose. But this region must not be mistaken for the supramental levels. And yet to reach even there you must be able to silence the movements of the material or physical mind; you must be able to leave aside all your sensations and put a stop to your ordinary mental movements, whatever they are; you must get out of the vital; you must become free from the slavery of the body. Then only you can enter into that region and see. But if you are sufficiently interested to make this effort, you can arrive there and read what is written in the earth's memory.

   Thus, if you go deep into silence, you can reach a level of consciousness on which it is not impossible for you to receive answers to all your questions. And if there is one who is consciously open to the plenary truth of the supermind, in constant contact with it, he can certainly answer any question that is worth an answer from the supramental Light. The queries put must come from some sense of the truth and reality behind things. There are many questions and much debated problems that are cobwebs woven of mere mental abstractions or move on the illusory surface of things. These do not pertain to real knowledge; they are a deformation of knowledge, their very substance is of the ignorance. Certainly the supramental knowledge may give an answer, its own answer, to the problems set by the mind's ignorance; but it is likely that it would not be at all satisfactory or perhaps even intelligible to those who ask from the mental level. You must not expect the supramental to work in the way of the mind or demand that the knowledge in truth should be capable of being pieced together with the half-knowledge in ignorance. The scheme of the mind is one thing, but Supermind is quite another and it would no longer be supramental if it adapted itself to the exigencies of the mental scheme. The two are incommensurable and cannot be put together.

   When the consciousness has attained to supramental joys, does it no longer take interest in the things of the mind?

The supramental does not take interest in mental things in the same way as the mind. It takes its own interest in all the movements of the universe, but it is from a different point of view and with a different vision. The world presents to it an entirely different appearance; there is a reversal of outlook and everything is seen from there as other than what it seems to the mind and often even the opposite. Things have another meaning; their aspect, their motion and process, everything about them, are watched with other eyes. Everything here is followed by the supermind; the mind movements and not less the vital, the material movements, all the play of the universe have for it a very deep interest, but of another kind. It is about the same difference as that between the interest taken in a puppet-play by one who holds the strings and knows what the puppets are to do and the will that moves them and that they can do only what it moves them to do, and the interest taken by another who observes the play but sees only what is happening from moment to moment and knows nothing else. The one who follows the play and is outside its secret has a stronger, an eager and passionate interest in what will happen and he gives an excited attention to its unforeseen or dramatic events; the other, who holds the strings and moves the show, is unmoved and tranquil. There is a certain intensity of interest which comes from ignorance and is bound up with illusion, and that must disappear when you are out of the ignorance. The interest that human beings take in things founds itself on the illusion; if that were removed, they would have no interest at all in the play; they would find it dry and dull. That is why all this ignorance, all this illusion has lasted so long; it is because men like it, because they cling to it and its peculiar kind of appeal that it endures.

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931, 93?
50:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,


1:True effectiveness requires balance. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
2:Pure and simple, balance is happiness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
3:The balance of power is the scale of peace. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
4:To heal illness, begin by restoring balance. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
5:Next to love, balance is the most important thing. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
6:Balance is what distinguishs a people from a mob. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
7:Poor people choose now. Rich people choose balance. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
8:To heal illness, begin by restoring balance. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
9:If you balance in the Present, you are living in Eternity ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
10:Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
11:Balance is a True North Principal. Nature is living proof. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
12:There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
13:The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
14:The world is in balance . To light a candle is to cast a shadow. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
15:Balance is created when you address each role on a regular basis.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
16:A strong onslaught of the nagual would upset your balance completely. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
17:Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
18:Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
19:Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
20:Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the earth.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
21:To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
22:Kalos Kai Agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
23:In Buddhism balance is the most difficult thing, because it is overlooked. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
24:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
25:Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
26:You lose the balance of your sould if you not learn to take care of yourself. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
27:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
28:When you practice selfless giving, you're in balance and harmony with everything. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
29:Alltami (n.) The ancient art of being able to balance the hot and cold shower taps. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
30:It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
31:We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
32:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
33:When we create peace, and harmony, and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
34:Your life is a reflection of how effectively you balance potential and kinetic energy. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
35:Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
36:The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
37:I examine each student carefully: Is there a balance between their tonal and their nagual? ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
38:Follow your breathing, dwell mindfully on your steps, and soon you will find your balance. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
39:What creates happiness, peace, and balance is not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
40:If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
41:Success is the result of a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
42:There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
43:They can't stop you if, in your heart, you seek enlightenment, empowerment, balance and knowledge. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
44:Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
45:I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
46:With mindfulness, we are learning to observe in a new way, with balance and a powerful disidentification. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
47:You are the Just who knows no change, The Balance that can never swerve, The Eternal which never passes away. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
48:The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
49:Rich people think long-term. They balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing for freedom tomorrow. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
50:Relationship is about forgiveness and compromise. It is about balance where one person complements each other. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
51:He in whose mind is no anger, hatred, or envy, who never loses his balance, dies, or is born, who is he but God? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
52:It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
53:That is how you get to be a writer, incidentally: you feel somehow marginal, somehow slightly off-balance all the time. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
54:We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
55:I have a special relationship with animals. I contribute to harmony and balance among all the living creatures of the earth. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
56:Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
57:Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
58:People want to believe that every marriage is perfect balance but it isn't. One person always loves more deeply than the other ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
59:So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
60:Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
61:I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
62:Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
63:The disastrous feature of our civilization is that it is far more developed materially than spiritually. Its balance is disturbed. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
64:Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever any balance in love, it is in a contest of who can love who more. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
65:Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
66:You can predict a person?s future and divine his bank balance if you know two things: the books he reads, the people he associates with. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
67:Everything is happening spontaneously, and the witnessing of it is also happening spontaneously. Everything is already happening in natural balance. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
68:If you strive only to avoid the darkness or to cling to the light, you cannot live in balance. Try striving to be conscious of all that you are. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
69:The conjunction of effort, concentration and balance in asana forces us to live intensely in the present moment, a rare experience in modern life. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
70:In war, three-quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
71:Our essential nature is pure potentiality, infinite creativity, pure joy, pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, simplicity and bliss.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
72:Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
73:Without that poise and balance and gentle humor and caring sense, nothing happens at all. It's just egotism and vanity and jealousy and possessiveness. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
74:Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
75:Without balance and wisdom, power becomes very destructive. It creates unhappiness and not happiness. To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
76:If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
77:Beauty comes from the balance between two and three dimensions, between abstraction and representation - I seek the equilibrium behind changing appearances. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
78:Not being aware of all you have to do is much like having a credit card for which you don't know the balance or the limit - it's a lot easier to be irresponsible. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
79:Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions by Valeh Nazemoff, January 11, 2016. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
80:I don't think you have to wait for knowledge and balance to come before you seek power because you need a certain amount of power to gain knowledge and balance. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
82:In order to keep our balance, we need to hold the interior and exterior, visible and invisible, known and unknown, temporal and eternal, ancient and new, together. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
83:Irony limits, finitizes, and circumscribes and thereby yields truth, actuality, content; it disciplines and punishes and thereby yields balance and consistency. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
84:Abroad, the balance of power is shifting. There are new and more terrible weapons&
85:There is always going to be pain. There is always going to be pleasure. But what is not always going to be there is balance, happiness. That is a personal decision. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
86:It is in Zen practice that you gain power, balance and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
87:Life balance is a myth. It's an illusion and the very pursuit of it is driving us crazy. For me it's about proportion - it's really a work hard/play hard equation. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
88:By shifting the balance away from the individual we open the door for the individual. Because we make it obvious that anyone can do it given the right circumstance. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
89:The power chakra is the navel center. The center of balance is the heart chakra; it's the center of our being. The third eye is the center of wisdom, the Agni chakra. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
90:There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
91:A life that most people will never even know about can be yours in this study, but only if you approach it with equanimity, poise, grace, balance, and professionalism. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
92:We [must] hold the just balance and set ourselves as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
93:But at sixteen the conscience rarely gnaws So much, as when we call our old debts in At sixty years, and draw the accounts of evil, And find a deuced balance with the devil. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
94:The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
95:The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
96:There's probably a balance between. I believe you have to know Christ. But I think that if you know Christ, if you're a believer in God, you're going to have some good works. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
97:Inside movement there is one moment in which the elements are in balance. Photography must seize the importance of this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it. ~ henri-cartier-bresson, @wisdomtrove
98:We could go to monasteries. I could show you people who are very wise and they have great willpower, but they're not happy. They lack balance. They take it all too seriously. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
99:And do not change. Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what is good, simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers, and keep the balance true. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
100:Food is not the problem. It's what we do with food that becomes the problem. That's why we need to learn to keep everything in our lives - especially our eating - in proper balance. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
101:The jnani remains aloof, sure that all will happen as it must; and it does not matter much what happens, for ultimately the return to balance and harmony is inevitable. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
102:Morality in the novel is the trembling instability of the balance. When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
103:Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do.    ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
104:Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
105:The Universe totally supports every thought I choose to think and to believe. I have unlimited choices about what I think. I choose balance, harmony, and peace, and I express it in my life. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
106:You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
107:It is always wise, particularly in the beginning, to balance your new intuitive and psychic understandings with good old common sense. A good psychic perception follows your common sense. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
108:Factors in the art of warfare are: First, calculations; second, quantities; third, logistics; fourth, the balance of power; and fifth, the possibility of victory is based on the balance of power. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
109:A grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die - which variety or species shall increase in number, and which shall decrease, or finally become extinct. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
110:In the primal state before any manifestation, when there was no motion but perfect balance, this Prakriti was indestructible, because decomposition or death comes from instability or change. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
111:People seek to put you in an off-balance situation so they can get to you. Psychic people, people who meditate, are more susceptible; they are more open and sensitive.  It is easier to jam them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
112:A teacher will alter the balance of power by actually lifting a person into other states of mind. In those states of mind the teaching will take place in non-verbal ways through direct experience. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
113:Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
114:There are also places of power that reference the fourth and fifth chakras, which are places of balance, and places of power that reference the sixth and seventh chakras, which are places of wisdom. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
115:The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us. The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
116:The person who takes power will never be happy with those things they gain. They have lost their essential balance and innocence. And without innocence, nothing can further, as they say in the I Ching. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
117:The true principle of government is this - make the system complete in its structure; give a perfect proportion and balance to its parts; and the powers you give it will never affect your security. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
118:I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
119:The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us. The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
120:In Zen you practice zazen, mindfulness and other forms of introspection to find out who you are and what you want, to balance your spirit, develop willpower, increase your sense of humor and gain wisdom. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
121:The balance of evidence both from the cell-free system and from the study of mutation, suggests that this does not occur at random, and that triplets coding the same amino acid may well be rather similar. ~ francis-crick, @wisdomtrove
122:The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,... The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
123:Laughter brightens the eye, increases the perspiration, expands the chest, forces the poisoned air from the least-used cells, and tends to restore that exquisite poise or balance which we call health. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
124:The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
125:To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy. I’m neurotic, perverted, destructive, fiery, dangerous - lava, inflammable, unrestrained. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
126:Abraham Lincoln said you cannot deceive everybody all the time. Well, that’s wishful thinking. In practice, the power of human cooperation networks depends on a delicate balance between truth and fiction. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
127:Gnomic wisdom, however, is notoriously polychrome, and proverbs depend for their truth entirely on the occasion they are applied to. Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
128:the number 108 is held to be the most auspicious, a perfect three-digit multiple of three, its components adding up to 9, which is three threes. And 3, of course, is the number representing supreme balance. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
129:If there is no way out and confrontation and battle is inevitable, one can use power and strategy, balance and wisdom and enlightenment to win, of course. But the best battle is the battle that is never fought. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
130:You don't have to search so hard for meaning and destiny. If you focus on keeping yourself clear and in balance and you live from your heart, destiny and your highest-good path will unfold naturally at your feet. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
131:All great leaders find a sense of balance through their levels of reception. For instance, those who support a leader may soften him, those who ignore him may challenge him, and those who oppose him may stroke his ego. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
132:The study of Zen is the study of energy, power, knowledge and balance. It is the science of energy conservation and control. We use energy to aid others, to see beauty, to discover love where we saw no love at all. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
133:In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present - the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
134:Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
135:Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
136:There's no life-work balance. I think you have to have the discipline to have the life you want to have. And if you are stealing from one part of your life in order to make the other part work, you are going to pay for it. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
137:How often does the tightrope walker balance when walking across the tightrope? All the time! It is the same thing if you really want to have a successful career, and you want to have a happy home life. It is a matter of balance. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
138:Modern man is staggering and losing his balance because he is being pelted with little pieces of alleged fact which are native to the newspapers; and, if they turn out not to be facts, that is still more native to newspapers. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
139:People try to get into your life. They try and keep you off-balance, keep you from making good decisions that will empower you - because if your attention field is sharp - you will see if anyone is in your life for ill reasons. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
140:Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
141:What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
142:The biggest thing I have to keep in mind is balance. I have certain times and days that I dedicate to certain responsibilities. It is very important to not become unbalanced in an area, spending too much time in one area and not another. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
143:There is no perfect strategic decision. One always has to pay a price. One always has to balance conflicting objectives, conflicting opinions, and conflicting priorities. The best strategic decision is only an approximation - and a risk. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
144:HELPED are those whose ever act is a prayer for harmony in the Universe, for they are the restorers of balance to our planet. To them will be given the insight that every good act done anywhere in the cosmos welcomes the life of an animal or a child. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
145:Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth . . . will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor account with heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
146:Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
147:Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
148:Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
149:Knowledge is an attitude, a passion, actually an illicit attitude. For the compulsion to know is like dipsomania, erotomania, and homicidal mania, in producing a character that is out of balance. It is not at all that the scientist goes after the truth. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
150:In the great battle of life, no brilliancy of intellect, no perfection of bodily development, will count when weighed in the balance against the assemblage of virtues, active and passive, of moral qualities which we group together under the name of character. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
151:Evermore in the world is this marvellous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.  Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.  For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
152:Today I will practice healthy giving, understanding that caretaking and compulsive giving don't work. I choose what I want to give, to whom, when, and how much. It takes time to learn how to give in healthy ways. It takes time to learn to receive. Balance will come. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
153:I am struck by how, except when you're young, you really need to prioritize in life, figuring out in what order you should divide up your time and energy. If you don't get that sort of system set by a certain age, you'll lack focus and your life will be out of balance. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
154:The universe does not judge us; it only provides consequences and lessons and opportunities to balance and learn through the law of cause and effect. Compassion is the recognition that we are each doing the best we can within the limits of our current beliefs and capacities. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
155:It's a paradox. How does one balance living in the now with preparing responsibly for the future? The key to this dilemma lies in the distinction between &
156:For men, it's absolutely essential to stop believing that they're superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets them off-balance. Therefore, they don't realize that they're being manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won't permit them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
157:I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I'm sure that's some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there's a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
158:The emotion you feel is always about the vibrational varience between where you want to be and where you are. If you're out of balance, there are only two ways to bring yourself into alignment - either raise your expectation to match your desire, or lower your desire to match your expectation. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
159:At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes-an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
160:The point is not to resist painful experiences or grasp at pleasant ones: that’s a kind of craving—and craving leads to suffering. The art is to find a balance in which you remain mindful, accepting, and curious regarding difficult experiences—while also taking in supportive feelings and thoughts. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
161:Life without balance can cost you your relationships. Life without balance can cost you your health. Life without balance can cost you your spirituality. Life without balance can cost you your wealth and your happiness. So find things to motivate you from all areas of life. Your success depends on it. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
162:A man and a woman are new to one another throughout a life-time, in the rhythm of marriage that matches the rhythm of the year. Sex is the balance of male and female in the universe, the attraction, the repulsion, the transit of neutrality, the new attraction, the repulsion, always different, always new. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
163:The balance and patience factors are much more critical in surfing than they are in snowboarding ... if you're out surfing serious waves and you wipe out, you don't land on soft snow. It's usually either very sharp coral, or you get raked across the beach gravel and sand while you're tumbling underwater. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
164:A second thing that an individual must do in seeking to love his enemy is to discover the element of good in his enemy, and everytime you begin to hate that person and think of hating that person, realize that there is some good there and look at those good points which will over-balance the bad points. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
165:I often need physical gesture to balance dialogue. If I write in public, every time I need to know what a character is doing with his hand or foot, I can look up and study people and find compelling gestures that I can harvest. Writing in public gives you that access to a junkyard of details all around you. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
166: M: Must one suffer only for one's own sins? Are we really separate? In this vast ocean of life, we suffer for the sins of others, and make others suffer for our sins. Of course, the law of balance rules Supreme and accounts are squared in the end. But while life lasts, we affect each other deeply. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
167:It is not your role to make others happy, it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who you really are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
168:The creativity and adaptability of life expresses itself through the spontaneous emergence of novelty at critical points of instability. Every human organization contains both designed and emergent structures. The challenge is to find the right balance between the creativity of emergence and the stability of design. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
169:But you must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard's power of Changing and Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power... It must follow knowledge, and serve need. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
170:Constitutions become the ultimate tyranny," Paul said. "They’re organized power on such a scale as to be overwhelming. The constitution is social power mobilized and it has no conscience. It can crush the highest and the lowest, removing all dignity and individuality. It has an unstable balance point and no limitations. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
171:When I live lucidly, I shift between these two perspectives. It's a state of dynamic balance. It's not a compromise in which I settle for a bit of both. It's more like a dance where I move between the extremes. It's a continual conversation between oneness and separateness. It's a bit like keeping my balance when riding a bike. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
172:The Earth would only have to move a few million kilometers sunward-or starward-for the delicate balance of climate to be destroyed. The Antarctic icecap would melt and flood all low-lying land; or the oceans would freeze and the whole world would be locked in eternal winter. Just a nudge in either direction would be enough. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
173:The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside ... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become prey to the strong. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
174:To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
175:It's very powerful in life not to have approval because it takes me back to myself. Often when people don't approve of me, I've done something that I don't approve of either. And I'm always grateful when people wake me up to what is not kind. Any time I live out of a sense of unkindness, then I feel that. It doesn't feel like balance. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
176:Sometimes I aint so sho who's got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It's like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it's the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
177:The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and virtue and holiness outside. All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm (which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you. It is like the hydrostatic paradox, one drop of water can balance the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
178:Spiritual Balance is the obvious answer to the obsession that sometimes accompanies religious practice, occult practice, philosophical understandings - the assertion that one is right - that something that you're doing is better  than something somebody else is doing, the way you're doing it is better than the way someone else is doing it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
179:What he says, even on his knees, about his own sinfulness is all parrot talk. At bottom, he still believes he has run up a very favorable credit-balance in the Enemy's ledger by allowing himself to be converted, and thinks that he is showing great humility and condescension in going to church with these &
180:He is only happy when he can maintain himself - mentally and spiritually - at the intersection between a vertical line and horizontal one, in a state of perfect balance. For this, he needs to know where he is located every moment, both in his relationship to the divine and to his family here on earth. If he loses that balance, he loses his power. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
181:She's kind of funny looking. Her face is out of balance&
182:The Buddha's insight into the middle way is not simply about a balance between extremes. This conventional understanding misses the deeper revelation of the middle way as being the very nature of unexcelled enlightenment. The middle way is an invitation to leap beyond nirvana and samsara and to realize the unborn Buddha mind right in the middle of everywhere. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
183:The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect religion from government tyranny. . . But now we're told our children have no right to pray in school. Nonsense. The pendulum has swung too far toward intolerance against genuine religious freedom. It is time to redress the balance. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
184:The material and the spiritual are but two parts of one universe and one truth. By overstressing one part or the other, man fails to achieve the balance necessary for harmonious development... Practice the art of living in this world without losing your inner peace of mind. Follow the path of balance to reach the inner wondrous garden of Self-Realization. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
185:We forget that we create the situations, then we give our power away by blaming the other person for our frustration. No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for “we” are the only thinkers in our mind. We create our experiences, our reality, and everyone in it. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our mind, we will find it in our lives. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
186:A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget... .As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
187:Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep!Ê It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot.Ê It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
188:But we say you can vacillate in your range of positive energy from ecstasy to peacefulness, from exhilaration to joy, from out of your mind outrageous orgasmic enthusiasm for life, to subtle appreciation of life. But you never have to fall onto the negative side of the equation in order to find that balance you see. You can find perfect balance all within the positive range of things. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
189:Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
190:There is a pre-existing harmony in everything. The problem is the human being. It may be true that one single Incarnation of God may not he able to bring that peace and harmony in the entire world. It's only because of that harmony that they could create in the world and in people's mind that the world still exists and that there is always a balance. Otherwise, things could be much worse. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
191:Our true choice is not between tax reduction on the one hand and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget, just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
192:I've already written a section in the annual report for next year explaining why I think in one case that the figures on our balance sheet as calculated are wrong. But it's the standard way of doing it. It's holy writ. The SEC wants us to do it that way, and we'll do it that way, and I'll explain why I think it's wrong and shareholders can read it and see whether they agree with my logic or don't. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
193:Just keep in mind the feeling &
194:Positive experiences can also be used to soothe, balance, and even replace negative ones. When two things are held in mind at the same time, they start to connect with each other. That’s one reason why talking about hard things with someone who’s supportive can be so healing: painful feelings and memories get infused with the comfort, encouragement, and closeness you experience with the other person. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
195:For a moment, off balance, was I annoyed? Anger is always fear, I thought, and fear is always fear of loss. Would I lose myself if he made those choices? It took a second to settle down: I'd lose nothing. They'd be his wishes, not mine, and he's free to live as he wants. The loss would come if I dared force him, tried to live for him and me as well. There'd be disaster worse than life on a bar stool. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
196:I think we're going to have to do better. Mr. Nixon talks about our being the strongest country in the world. I think we are today, but we were far stronger relative to the Communists 5 years ago. And what is of great concern is that the balance of power is in danger of moving with them. They made a breakthrough in missiles and by 1961, &
197:Nuclear man is the man who realizes that his creative powers hold the potential for self-destruction. He sees that in this nuclear age vast new industrial complexes enable man to produce in one hour that which he labored over for years in the past, but he also realizes that these same industries have disturbed the ecological balance and, through air and noise pollution, have contaminated his own milieu. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
198:I hear the wind blowing across the desert and I see the moons of a winter night rising like great ships in the void. To them I make my vow: I will be resolute and make an art of government; I will balance my inherited past and become a perfect storehouse of my relic memories. And I will be known for kindliness more than for knowledge. My face will shine down the corridors of time for as long as humans exist. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
199:But there still prevails, even in nations well acquainted with commerce, a strong jealousy with regard to the balance of trade, and a fear, that all their gold and silver may be leaving them. This seems to me, almost in every case, a groundless apprehension; and I should as soon dread, that all our springs and rivers should be exhausted, as that money should abandon a kingdom where there are people and industry. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
200:My point is that the great challenge of an artist is to balance those two things: to be strong enough to have your own personal vision that you will put on the page or the canvas or the screen, no matter what people say, but it requires a radical sensitivity. You have to be completely open to what the world is telling you, to what your audience tells you. And balancing those two things is nearly impossible. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
201:The greatest challenge to organizations is the balance between continuity and change. You need both. At different times, the balance is slightly more over here, or slightly more over there, but you need both. And balance is basically the greatest task in leadership. Organizations have to have continuity, and yet if there is not enough new challenge, not enough change, they become empty bureaucracies, awfully fast. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
202:To get past your ego and its defenses you need to get quiet, be brave, and listen to your inner voices... .When you embrace the messages of each aspect of your shadow, you begin to take back the power you’ve given to others and form a bond of trust with your authentic self. The voices of your unembraced qualities, when allowed into your consciousness, will bring you back into balance and harmony with your natural rhythms. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
203:When we become isolated, we are prone to being damaged; our minds lose their flexibility and natural kindness; we become vulnerable to fear and negativity. The sense of belonging keeps you in balance amidst the inner and outer immensities. The ancient and eternal values of human life - truth, unity, goodness, justice, beauty, and love are all statements of belonging; they are also the secret intention and dream of human longing. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
204:The heart of the matter: You should never belong fully to something that is outside yourself. It is very important to find a balance in your belonging. You should never belong totally to any cause or system. People frequently need to belong to an external system because they are afraid to belong to their own lives. If your soul is awakened, then you realize that this is the house of your real belonging. Your longing is safe there. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
205:What is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish useful ideas from the worthless ones. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
206:The year is getting to feel rich, for his golden fruits are ripening fast, and he has a large balance in the barns, which are his banks. The members of his family have found out that he is well to do in the world. September is dressing herself in show of dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
207:Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers - for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
208:In order to learn true humility (I use this expression to describe the state of mind under discussion), it is good for a person to withdraw from the turmoil of the world (we see that Christ withdrew when the people wanted to proclaim him king as well as when he had to walk the thorny path), for in life either the depressing or the elevating impression is too dominant for a true balance to come about. Here, of course, individuality is very decisive. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
209:If a beach-head of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
210:We rarely use much debt and, when we do, we attempt to structure it on a long-term fixed rate basis. We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet. This conservatism has penalized our results but it is the only behavior that leaves us comfortable, considering our fiduciary obligations to policyholders, depositors, lenders and the many equity holders who have committed unusually large portions of their net worth to our care. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
211:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck. Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
212:Are you balanced? Do you share your time, your energy, your life, as much with yourself as you do with those around you?. . . . Know your limits. You are one of the most important people you need to look after and love. Balance your time, your energy, your life with those around you. You'll be able to give more freely and joyfully as a result, and you'll be more open to the gifts of the universe. It's not wrong to give to others. But it's okay to say yes to ourselves, too. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
213:Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don't conform to our preconceptions. It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses in our heads and see which ones best match the facts. It urges on us a fine balance between no-holds-barred openness to new ideas, however heretical, and the most rigorous skeptical scrutiny of everything - new ideas and established wisdom. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
214:When we stop caring about what people think, we lose our capacity for connection. When we become defined by what people think, we lose our willingness to be vulnerable. If we dismiss all the criticism, we lose out on important feedback, but if we subject ourselves to the hatefulness, our spirits gets crushed. It's a tightrope, shame resilience is the balance bar, and the safety net below is the one or two people in our lives who can help us reality-check the criticism and cynicism. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
215:If a book were written all in numbers, it would be true. It would be just. Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. Things in words got twisted and ran together, instead of staying straight and fitting together. But underneath the words, at the center, like the center of the Square, it all came out even. Everything could change, yet nothing would be lost. If you saw the numbers you could see that, the balance, the pattern. You saw the foundations of the world. And they were solid. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
216:Do you, like a skilful weigher, put into the balance the pleasures and the pains, near and distant, and weigh them, and then say which outweighs the other? If you weigh pleasures against pleasures, you of course take the more and greater; or if you weigh pains against pains, then you choose that course of action in which the painful is exceeded by the pleasant, whether the distant by the near or the near by the distant; and you avoid that course of action in which the pleasant is exceeded by the painful. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
217:When people talk about a work-life balance, they mean that we should find a balance between work and our personal lives, which is definitely true. But it’s important to realize that if work is really something you love, you don’t need to cut it short in order to spend more time at home in front of the television. So the key is to remember that what we’re looking for is a balance between the things we love — not just work and the rest of life, but work and family and hobbies and chores and everything else.  ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
218:Many of us may have watched the waves at sea. They rise, then fall, then rise again, then fall again... and this cycle continues endlessly. It is the same with our experience of the world and its objects and relationships. We may find happiness, but this happiness will soon turn to sorrow. The sorrow that we feel will subsequently turn back to happiness but this oscillation continues endlessly. In order to maintain inner balance, we need to find peace within instead of depending on the external world. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
219:You say you love your wife. You depend on her; she has given you her body, her emotions, her encouragement, a certain feeling of security and well-being. Then she turns away from you; she gets bored or goes off with someone else, and your whole emotional balance is destroyed, and this disturbance, which you don't like, is called jealousy. There is pain in it, anxiety, hate and violence. So what you are really saying is, &
220:I wanted to experience both. I wanted worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. I wanted what the Greeks called kalos kai agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful. I'd been missing both during these last hard years, because both pleasure and devotion require a stress-free space in which to flourish and I'd been living in a giant trash compactor of nonstop anxiety. As for how to balance the urge for pleasure against the longing for devotion... well, surely there was a way to learn that trick. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
221:There are, of course, inherent tendencies to repetition in music itself. Our poetry, our ballads, our songs are full of repetition; nursery rhymes and the little chants and songs we use to teach young children have choruses and refrains. We are attracted to repetition, even as adults; we want the stimulus and the reward again and again, and in music we get it. Perhaps, therefore, we should not be surprised, should not complain if the balance sometimes shifts too far and our musical sensitivity becomes a vulnerability. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
222:Gandhi has sound economic and cultural reasons for encouraging the revival of cottage industries, but he does not counsel a fanatical repudiation of all modern progress. Machinery, trains, automobiles, the telegraph have played important parts in his own colossal life! Fifty years of public service, in prison and out, wrestling daily with practical details and harsh realities in the political world, have only increased his balance, open-mindedness, sanity, and humorous appreciation of the quaint human spectacle. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
223:There is no lasting happiness outside the prescribed cycle of painful exhaustion and pleasurable regeneration, and whatever throws this cycle out of balance ‚Äì poverty and misery where exhaustion is followed by wretchedness instead of regeneration, or great riches and an entirely effortless life where boredom takes the place of exhaustion and where the mills of necessity, of consumption and digestion, grind an impotent human body mercilessly and barrenly to death ‚ ruins the elemental happiness that comes from being alive. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
224:The notion is that human beings are born, (as my Guru has explained many times,) with equivalent potential for both contraction and expansion. The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us, and then it's up to the individual (or the family, or the society) to decide what will be brought forth - the virtues or the malevolence. The madness of this planet is largely a result of human being's difficulty in coming into virtuous balance with himself. Lunacy (both collective and individual) results. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
225:Who can break the law? If I break this glass, it will fall down. If anyone succeeds in throwing one atom out of place, every other atom will go out of balance. . . . The law can never be broken. Each atom is kept in its place. Each is weighed and measured and fulfils its [purpose] and place. Through His command the winds blow, the sun shines. Through His rule the worlds are kept in place. Through His orders death is sporting upon the earth. Just think of two or three Gods having a wrestling match in this world! It cannot be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
226:I must hold in balance the sense of the futility of effort and the sense of the necessity to struggle; the conviction of the inevitability of failure and still the determination to &
227:I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas, cultures, and systems of thought we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the word freedom means than I see much evidence of in America. To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that in Europe we're probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
228:In this world, there is no absolute good, no absolute evil," the man said. "Good and evil are not fixed, stable entities, but are continually trading places. A good may be transformed into an evil in the next second. And vice versa. Such was the way of the world that Dostoevsky depicted in The Brothers Karamazov. The most important thing is to maintain the balance between the constantly moving good and evil. If you lean too much in either direction, it becomes difficult to maintain actual morals. Indeed, balance itself is the good. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
229:This is why I loved the support groups so much, if people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. Everything else about their checkbook balance and radio songs and messy hair went out the window. You had their full attention. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't just telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
230:... I couldn't but surmise that the devil, looking at the cruel wars that Christianity has occasioned, the persecutions, the tortures Christian has inflicted on Christian, the unkindness, the hypocrisy, the intolerance, must consider the balance sheet with complacency. And when he remembers that it has laid upon mankind the bitter burden of the sense of sin that has darkened the beauty of the starry night and cast a baleful shadow on the passing pleasures of a world to be enjoyed, he must chuckle as he murmurs: give the devil his due. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
231:So I stood up and did a handstand on my Guru's roof, to celebrate the notion of liberation. I felt the dusty tiles under my hands. I felt my own strength and balance. I felt the easy night breeze on the palms of my bare feet. This kind of thing - a spontaneous handstand&
232:I remember asking myself one night, while I was curled up in the same old corner of my same old couch in tears yet again over the same old repetition of sorrowful thoughts, &
233:A little criticism makes me angry, and a little rejection makes me depressed. A little praise raises my spirits, and a little success excites me. It takes very little to raise me up or thrust me down. Often I am like a small boat on the ocean, completely at the mercy of its waves. All the time and energy I spend in keeping some kind of balance and preventing myself from being tipped over and drowning shows my life is mostly a struggle for survival: not a holy struggle, but an anxious struggle resulting from the mistaken idea that it is the world that defines me. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
234:We’re in the same position as any scientist. All we have to go on is experiential evidence. And sooner or later we have to trust our own experience, because that’s all we really have. Otherwise it’s a vicious circle. If I fundamentally distrust my experience, then I must distrust even my capacity to distrust, since that is also an experience. So sooner or later I have no choice but to trust, trust my experience, trust that the universe is not fundamentally and persistently going to lie to me. Of course we can be mistaken, and sometimes experiences are misleading, but on balance we have no choice but to follow them. It’s a type of phenomenological imperative. And especially mystical experiences—if anything, as you say, they are more real, not less real, than other experiences. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
235:Boundaries—You respect my boundaries, and when you’re not clear about what’s okay and not okay, you ask. You’re willing to say no. Reliability—You do what you say you’ll do. At work, this means staying aware of your competencies and limitations so you don’t overpromise and are able to deliver on commitments and balance competing priorities. Accountability—You own your mistakes, apologize, and make amends. Vault—You don’t share information or experiences that are not yours to share. I need to know that my confidences are kept, and that you’re not sharing with me any information about other people that should be confidential. Integrity—You choose courage over comfort. You choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And you choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them. Nonjudgment—I can ask for what I need, and you can ask for what you need. We can talk about how we feel without judgment. Generosity—You extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words, and actions of others. Self-trust is often a casualty ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove

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1:Balance is balancing. ~ John Dewey,
2:Wholeness invokes balance. ~ M J Ryan,
3:Balance is overrated. ~ Thomas Leonard,
4:Balance in all things, ~ Starla Huchton,
5:What is balance for ~ Jalaluddin Rumi ?,
6:I want balance in my life. ~ Ron Dellums,
7:Just stand. Bend. Balance. ~ Lisa McMann,
8:The beauty is the balance. ~ Frazey Ford,
9:Ah, what balance is needed at ~ R S Thomas,
10:War's balance will prevail. ~ Janet Morris,
11:Balance eases the heart. ~ Nathan Ballingrud,
12:diplomacy by “balance of fear. ~ Bill O Reilly,
13:Unbalance so as to re-balance. ~ Robert Bresson,
14:Power in Balance. Balance in Power. ~ V E Schwab,
15:There is no balance, all or nothing. ~ David Choe,
16:Baseball is also a game of balance. ~ Stephen King,
17:Don't confuse symmetry with balance. ~ Tom Robbins,
18:Excess makes the heart grow fonder. ~ John Balance,
19:The church has given me balance. ~ Jennifer Hudson,
20:Today, I will strive for balance. ~ Melody Beattie,
21:Balance isn't either/or; it's 'and'. ~ Stephen Covey,
22:...balance the budget ? Tax religion. ~ Jello Biafra,
23:Life is balance of holding on and letting go. ~ Rumi,
24:The balance to life is kale cakes and cupcakes ~ Joe,
25:He manages to balance Rigor and Mercy. ~ Paulo Coelho,
26:Step not beyond the beam of the balance. ~ Pythagoras,
27:The essence of health is inner balance. ~ Andrew Weil,
28:What I dream of is an art of balance. ~ Henri Matisse,
29:Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. ~ Rumi,
30:Find a balance between head and heart. ~ Colleen Hoover,
31:I be getting high just to balance out the lows. ~ Drake,
32:Life is a balance between rest and movement. ~ Rajneesh,
33:Pure and simple, balance is happiness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
34:Everything in life... has to have balance. ~ Donna Karan,
35:It's hard to keep your balance standing tip-toe. ~ Laozi,
36:Jesus thrown everything off balance. ~ Flannery O Connor,
37:My kids give me the balance to live right. ~ Celine Dion,
38:Remember—we seek a balance in all things. ~ Terry Brooks,
39:Balance in life is the key to everything. ~ Bryant McGill,
40:Everything in life has a space of balance. ~ Truth Devour,
41:It's hard to balance work and family. ~ Marcia Gay Harden,
42:Adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. ~ Plutarch,
43:And cooking is about balance and harmony. ~ Nigella Lawson,
44:Balance is compromise. Of the muscles. ~ Hortense Calisher,
45:Chaos and Order combined equal Balance. ~ Richard Garriott,
46:I's all about finding balance in your life. ~ Adriana Lima,
47:Purity without balance is its own corruption. ~ V E Schwab,
48:The balance of power is the scale of peace. ~ Thomas Paine,
49:Does the tounge hanging out help his balance? ~ Roddy Piper,
50:Everyone needs someone to balance them out. ~ Erin Nicholas,
51:Life is a balance between holding on and letting go. ~ Rumi,
52:The supreme hallmark of reality is balance. ~ Bryant McGill,
53:Balance isn’t something you achieve “someday. ~ Nick Vujicic,
54:Every sinner needs a saint to balance them out, ~ K Bromberg,
55:I have no balance. My life is a hot mess. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
56:It is not balance you need but adaptability. ~ Erwin McManus,
57:To heal illness, begin by restoring balance. ~ Caroline Myss,
58:Hangs in the uncertain balance of proud time. ~ Robert Greene,
59:In the end, it’s all a question of balance. ~ Rohinton Mistry,
60:No system of balance functions automatically. ~ Kenneth Waltz,
61:There is balance in life, but not fairness. ~ Shirley Hazzard,
62:When the balance is restored, people get hurt. ~ Janet Morris,
63:If you don't find true balance, anyone can deceive you. ~ Rumi,
64:How do they balance on these spindly things? ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
65:I'm keen to have balance, as much as possible. ~ Felicity Jones,
66:Taking sides cannot bring peace and balance. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
67:Food is all about balance; it is all about taste. ~ Michael Mina,
68:It's really hard to balance work and being a mother. ~ Lisa Loeb,
69:Next to love, balance is the most important thing. ~ John Wooden,
70:There is no meaning. Only balance. Only symmetry. ~ Megan Chance,
71:There's a balance. Time and place for everything. ~ Chris Sharma,
72:The world has a way of keeping things in balance. ~ Stephen King,
73:You took the Alkaholik challenge, and lost your balance ~ Xzibit,
74:A man’s bank balance is the new penis size. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
75:Balance is the key to a beautifully made-up face. ~ Laura Mercier,
76:Balance is what distinguishs a people from a mob. ~ Frank Herbert,
77:Balance making it happen with letting it happen. ~ Robin S Sharma,
78:He had kept his balance by keeping his secrets. ~ Cassandra Clare,
79:Poor people choose now. Rich people choose balance. ~ T Harv Eker,
80:Wasn't there any balance in the world? ~ Michelle Cohen Corasanti,
81:Better balance, less pain and less restless leg syndrome. ~ Euclid,
82:Cut, Cap and Balance is worst legislation in history. ~ Harry Reid,
83:Excellence comes when we balance quality with quantity. ~ Amit Ray,
84:I don't believe in balance, not in the classic way. ~ Marissa Mayer,
85:I use high velocity to keep hitters off balance. ~ Justin Verlander,
86:Our mothers served as our balance, as our foot-rests. ~ Zadie Smith,
87:Spiritual balance is to be straight with yourself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
88:balance,” he reflected. “A sort of cosmic equilibrium. ~ Amor Towles,
89:followed as soon as she had regained her balance. ~ Shayne Parkinson,
90:Imbalance brings balance. Chaos is the great equalizer. ~ A G Howard,
91:It is not balance you need but adaptability. ~ Erwin Raphael McManus,
92:I want my life to effect the balance to the positive. ~ Mira Sorvino,
93:Motion is created by the destruction of balance. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
94:My childhood years were a balance of dark and light. ~ Martha Graham,
95:Relationships are a constant negotiation and balance. ~ Claire Danes,
96:Twitter is my main tool for ensuring news balance. ~ Ethan Zuckerman,
97:you cannot obtain balance by also seeking imbalance. ~ Jessica Brody,
98:back to keep her balance. Prince did the same and made ~ Dannika Dark,
99:Life isn't a balance between throwing out and inviting in. ~ Rajneesh,
100:The industrial use of semen will revolutionize society ~ John Balance,
101:Balance is the secret of reaching the far places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
102:If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too. ~ Chris Guillebeau,
103:I would like to reach a balance and forget a few things. ~ Mick Jagger,
104:wedding. If you're using a flash, set your white balance ~ Scott Kelby,
105:Always have fun but stay hungry. Find that balance. ~ Metta World Peace,
106:How to throw assassins off balance: cry in front of them. ~ Leah Cypess,
107:I know there's a balance, I see it when I swing past. ~ John Mellencamp,
108:It is so important to balance orthodoxy with orthopraxy. ~ Richard Rohr,
109:Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility. ~ Gary Snyder,
110:Balance has an eternal enemy, and its name is ambition. ~ Steven Erikson,
111:Does our reading life balance or subvert our waking life? ~ Ander Monson,
112:Equanimity is a perfect, unshakable balance of mind. ~ Nyanaponika Thera,
113:My parents are opposites who balance each other out. ~ Tamara Ecclestone,
114:Without balance, a life is no longer worth the effort. ~ Olen Steinhauer,
115:If you balance in the Present, you are living in Eternity ~ B K S Iyengar,
116:I love that this film [Into the Forest] has a balance. ~ Evan Rachel Wood,
117:Plants (like people) thrive when there is balance. ~ Holly Goldberg Sloan,
118:Always slightly off balance. It was a new sensation for him. ~ M L Stedman,
119:Balance and fullness exists in the polarity of all things. ~ Bryant McGill,
120:Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. ~ B K S Iyengar,
121:He who holds balance...has attained the highest post in the world. ~ Laozi,
122:I balance my meals. I have never been a big dessert guy. ~ Robert Herjavec,
123:I can still function when I don't have that balance I crave. ~ Laura Regan,
124:I eat tons of green veggies to keep my PH balance in check. ~ Valerie Cruz,
125:In the case of Enron, we balance our positions all the time. ~ Kenneth Lay,
126:She was too often too close to off balance, she knew that. ~ Cynthia Voigt,
127:Since life isn’t fair, it’s often up to us to balance it out. ~ Ann Braden,
128:A balance of terror. That’s what allows people to sleep at night. ~ Jo Nesb,
129:I have a gigantic head, sometimes it throws me off balance. ~ Simon Nessman,
130:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration ~ Stephen R Covey,
131:On balance, the financial system subracts value from society ~ John C Bogle,
132:So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies. ~ Ray Liotta,
133:There must be the hope … the hope for balance. In my soul. ~ Steven Erikson,
134:you can’t fart without changing the balance in the universe ~ Philip K Dick,
135:…a precarious balance between the forces of good and evil… ~ Jostein Gaarder,
136:Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. ~ Thomas Kinkade,
137:Loss. This was the price the world had demanded for balance. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
138:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. ~ Stephen R Covey,
139:On balance the moral influence of religion has been awful. ~ Steven Weinberg,
140:Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, ~ Stephen R Covey,
141:you can’t fart without changing the balance in the universe. ~ Philip K Dick,
142:I'm trying to strike a balance between Bollywood and Hollywood. ~ Irrfan Khan,
143:I think balance is for people who don't know why they're here. ~ Blake Crouch,
144:I think balance is for people who don’t know why they’re here. ~ Blake Crouch,
145:Life is like a bicycle; keep moving on to maintain balance. ~ Albert Einstein,
146:True hospitality is a delicate balance of warmth and form. ~ Sheila Ostrander,
147:When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
148:French elegance lies in the balance of romance and restraint. ~ Sarah Turnbull,
149:I’d never felt so happy and so off-balance at the same time. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
150:I don't know what my life needs but I know I need some balance. ~ Arsenio Hall,
151:In the balance of things, new life always wins out over death... ~ Dani Harper,
152:It was all balance. But then, she already knew that from surfing. ~ Eve Babitz,
153:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. I ~ Stephen R Covey,
154:Nobody on their death bed ever worried about their bank balance. ~ Joyce Meyer,
155:The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. ~ Max Beerbohm,
156:The key to life is balance, especially if you are on a ledge. ~ Demetri Martin,
157:You have to have a balance between your normal life and movies. ~ Elle Fanning,
158:Don't forget to balance optimism with fact and belief with reality. ~ Joe Kraus,
159: ‘I am the mystery of darkness, in balance with chaos and harmony. ~ Tim Lebbon,
160:It's important to have balance in your life between work and play. ~ Bobby Flay,
161:Life, love, boys—it was all about balance. ~ Zoey DeanAnna Percy ~ Zoey Dean,
162:States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students. ~ Arne Duncan,
163:The balance we seek is not that of a seesaw, but of a symphony. ~ Eric Greitens,
164:The goal is to balance a life that works with a life that counts. ~ Peter Block,
165:You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. ~ Rohinton Mistry,
166:I suppose I should try to find a balance, but that seems harder. ~ Anna Kendrick,
167:There is not secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. ~ Frank Herbert,
168:This required negotiating a fine balance, and I am a clumsy person. ~ Roxane Gay,
169:Being able to check your balance on the phone is the best invention ever. ~ Lemar,
170:I was the balance to his unsteadiness. He was the courage to my fear ~ Vi Keeland,
171:Perhaps the highest way to bring balance to life is the family. ~ Stephen R Covey,
172:proper balance between the rational and emotional brains, ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
173:The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
174:We strive for beauty and balance, the sensual over the sentimental. ~ Janet Fitch,
175:It was always a delicate balance, life and death, comedy and tragedy. ~ Chris Kyle,
176:I've found constancy and balance between creativity and normality. ~ Julian Lennon,
177:I was the balance to his unsteadiness. He was the courage to my fear. ~ Vi Keeland,
178:Life should be about balance. Too much of anything isn’t good. ~ Shadonna Richards,
179:The sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanity's. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
180:You have to invest if you want to restore balance to the world. ~ Marion Cotillard,
181:Dorothy’s let the balance of power in Oz tilt like a drunk sailor. ~ Danielle Paige,
182:[I'm] looking for a good balance between digital and creative work. ~ Yugo Nakamura,
183:It's September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it. ~ Pam Houston,
184:The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
185:A man's balance depends on the weight he carries between his legs. ~ James A Baldwin,
186:Elegance is the balance between PROPORTION, EMOTION & SURPRISE. ~ Valentino Garavani,
187:Having personal things in balance is more important than the other. ~ Michael Franti,
188:Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me. ~ Nelly,
189:The world is in balance . To light a candle is to cast a shadow. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
190:Any aggressive lust lacks balance and is unwholesome and obstructive. ~ Bryant McGill,
191:I know what it takes to balance budgets. I have done it my entire life. ~ Mitt Romney,
192:Love is the undisturbed balance that binds this universe together. ~ Mahavatar Babaji,
193:utopia, a place that has known only peace and harmony and balance ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
194:Work-life balance is one of the biggest misconceptions people have. ~ Robert Herjavec,
195:A strong onslaught of the nagual would upset your balance completely. ~ Frederick Lenz,
196:balance is all off. I’m up to my neck where he’s still only knee-deep. ~ Jay Northcote,
197:Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and Eddie Cantor... help us keep our balance. ~ Hattie McDaniel,
198:Everything is about balance…it took me so long to figure that out. ~ Miranda Kenneally,
199:How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
200:If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony. ~ Xunzi,
201:I leave in God’s hands the scales that must balance justice and mercy. ~ Philip Yancey,
202:It seems like a necessary balance to life, being part of the community. ~ Eddie Vedder,
203:I will love, if another hates. I will gain a balance on the side of ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
204:Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother,
205:Tout est question d’équilibre (Everything is a matter of balance): ~ Mireille Guiliano,
206:trying to restore some kind of natural balance of humors in the world. ~ Kate Atkinson,
207:Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
208:You and I will never live to see the day that women recover their balance. ~ Zane Grey,
209:Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
210:Balance, that's the secret. Moderate extremism. The best of both worlds. ~ Edward Abbey,
211:Balance the cost of the soul you lost with the dreams you lightly sold. ~ Dan Fogelberg,
212:I am not a yogi yet, but I aspire to have more balance in my life. ~ Baratunde Thurston,
213:I don't think balance is ever achieved in the full sense of the word. ~ Candace Cameron,
214:I keep your photo in the pocket on the side without the gun. For balance. ~ Emma Hooper,
215:I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
216:Know thyself. Nothing in excess. The Self is required to balance the Self. ~ Ralph Blum,
217:Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the earth. ~ Deepak Chopra,
218:Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. ~ Plutarch,
219:Sometimes happiness consists of finding the right balance of misery. ~ Orson Scott Card,
220:There were always things lurking, ready to throw your life off balance. ~ Robin Stevens,
221:They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records. ~ Maurice Gibb,
222:To balance Fortune by a just expense, Join with Economy, Magnificence. ~ Alexander Pope,
223:As I've gotten older, I've really wanted to find more balance and calm. ~ Drew Barrymore,
224:Find the balance between the calories you take in and the ones you burn up. ~ Jane Fonda,
225:A man walking is never in balance, but always correcting for imbalance. ~ Gregory Bateson,
226:Embrace the weather, child, and you'll understand the balance of the world. ~ Dean Koontz,
227:I don't believe in destroying GOOD mysteries or adding to BAD reputations. ~ John Balance,
228:I learned again that the mind-body-spirit connection has to be in balance. ~ Wynonna Judd,
229:Meditation is very important to me. I feel off-balance when I skip a day. ~ Melissa Rauch,
230:The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
231:To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
232:Finding the balance between body, mind and spirit is a great achievement. ~ Rickson Gracie,
233:I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old. ~ George Canning,
234:Kalos Kai Agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
235:life is like ridding bicycle . to keep your balance you must keep moving ~ Albert Einstein,
236:Mental health and mental balance is critical to leading a healthy life. ~ Mariel Hemingway,
237:My balance is really bad. I just hope my clumsiness doesn't show through. ~ Kim Kardashian,
238:My credit card company says I have an outstanding balance. I'm flattered. ~ Demetri Martin,
239:There's no work-life balance without making decisions and without courage. ~ Michael Hyatt,
240:We’re just breaking through three comfort zones at a time. I feel off-balance. ~ C D Reiss,
241:When life gets overwhelming, I remind myself that the trick is balance. ~ Janette Rallison,
242:You have to find a way to balance who you are now with who you once were. ~ Melissa Toppen,
243:You have to learn to balance work, family, a personal life; it is a part of life. ~ Juanes,
244:Even if lives did hang in the balance, it would depend on whose they were. ~ Bill Watterson,
245:For every bad thing in life, there are more good things to tip the balance. ~ Richelle Mead,
246:I have to balance the scales and there’s a lot weighing in against me. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
247:In Buddhism balance is the most difficult thing, because it is overlooked. ~ Frederick Lenz,
248:It takes a lot of physical and spiritual energy to balance on one wheel. Seen? ~ Peter Tosh,
249:The balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land. ~ John Adams,
250:The Pyramid of Khafre was the
Pivot Point of the calendrical Balance. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
251:The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. ~ Irving Babbitt,
252:To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better. ~ Victor Hugo,
253:When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance. ~ Laozi,
254:Both music and acting are huge parts of my life - it's all about balance. ~ Victoria Justice,
255:Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other. ~ Isabel Allende,
256:Every other network has given all their shows to liberals. We are the balance. ~ Roger Ailes,
257:I'm not a fanatic about exercising. For me, it's about moderation and balance. ~ Halle Berry,
258:In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power. ~ Henry Kissinger,
259:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein,
260:There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
261:This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance. ~ Khandi Alexander,
262:Those with bad luck should at least attempt to balance it with good sense. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
263:To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced
life. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
264:We all have within us a centered place of wisdom, harmony, and balance. ~ Arianna Huffington,
265:Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ George Santayana,
266:But I also like to be in control, like anyone else. I try to achieve a balance. ~ Trevor Dunn,
267:Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang ~ Lao Tzu,
268:Ebb and flow … risk and reward … life and death―such was the balance of nature. ~ Steve Alten,
269:Herbalism is a religion of nature, representing a balance of head and heart. ~ Michael Tierra,
270:I feel like finding the balance is the struggle with making music in general. ~ Vince Staples,
271:Karma and manifestation work 24/7 to balance the scales. Do justice, in due time. ~ T F Hodge,
272:Like hunger or thirst, the instinct for balance is built into the human body. ~ Deepak Chopra,
273:Nothing takes root in mind when there is no balance between doing and receiving. ~ John Dewey,
274:Order always requires a subtle balance of restraint, force, and legitimacy. ~ Henry Kissinger,
275:What a tricky balance of safety and risk it is that brings out the best in us? ~ Kaya McLaren,
276:When challenge and skills are in balance the activity is its own reward ~ Carol Ann Tomlinson,
277:...and luckily I have enough in my head to balance what is wanting in my back. ~ Matthew Pearl,
278:Doing, in a life of balance, should be driven from who you have decided to be. ~ Patrick Rhone,
279:In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
280:It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance. ~ Adolf Galland,
281:Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I'm there, it's like a holiday. ~ Giambattista Valli,
282:That balance of love for your work and love in your life is an interesting thing. ~ Emma Stone,
283:Di Stéfano was one of the greatest footballers ever. He had such great balance. ~ Alex Ferguson,
284:Faithful friends are beyond price; No amount can balance their worth.”  Having ~ Belle Calhoune,
285:Finding a balance, that's what we're all trying to do. ~ Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark,
286:I believe that I am God's exact intention. It's that balance of virtue and vice. ~ Cee Lo Green,
287:I’m always waiting for the next bad thing to swing through and upset the balance ~ Meghan March,
288:I think the most important thing when you're planning a meal is... balance. ~ Travis Lane Stork,
289:it is better to understand the balance-sheet of one’s own life than of the corn trade. ~ Seneca,
290:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
291:Only equals make friends, every other relationship is contrived and off balance. ~ Maya Angelou,
292:Shakespeare is the happy huntingground of all minds that have lost their balance. ~ James Joyce,
293:The people that I admire have a wonderful balance of self-belief and humility. ~ Mahershala Ali,
294:The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm. ~ Simon Sinek,
295:As a Druid I work to find balance, harmony and truth in all that I do. A ~ Joanna van der Hoeven,
296:Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. ~ Gregory Peck,
297:For the balance of power is never static; its components are in constant flux. ~ Henry Kissinger,
298:I can hold you up with one hand, but you can balance me on your fingertips. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
299:If I'm your vessel, handle me with care. Balance me lightly. Don't let me crack. ~ Deepak Chopra,
300:In the balance of love and loss, it was love that made me struggle to…Breathe. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
301:Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. Its a balance. ~ Bikram Choudhury,
302:Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. ~ James Joyce,
303:So how do you do it? Not make a baby, balance an equation. I did biology last year. ~ Hank Green,
304:The pursuit of balance can create imbalance because sometimes something is true. ~ Daniel Okrent,
305:There was a toy gyroscope, wound with string, ready to whirr and balance itself. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
306:We can't just tack on environmental balance to a fundamentally imbalanced system. ~ Riane Eisler,
307:You can have a healthy fossil-fuel balance sheet, or a relatively healthy planet ~ Bill McKibben,
308:1,300 mg of evening primrose oil three times a day to help with hormone balance. ~ Maria Emmerich,
309:A good leader... maintains a balance between emotional drive and sound thinking. ~ Haile Selassie,
310:Do not accidentally make stability a goal. Balance is more important than stability. ~ Ed Catmull,
311:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton,
312:Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established. ~ Joan D Vinge,
313:Humans pushed the natural balance so far that the reaction was equally violent. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
314:I always feel more grounded and stable when I have balance in my life; I'm a Libra! ~ Laura Regan,
315:I love the light as much as I love the dark. It's such a beautiful balance. ~ Sheila Renee Parker,
316:I maintain a balanced view of the world, but that balance is always in my favour. ~ Mark Lawrence,
317:In the balance of love and loss, it was love that made me struggle to… Breathe. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
318:I've become much more spiritual and use a lot of energy to try and keep the balance. ~ Jeppe Hein,
319:My parents showed me by example that they could balance their work and family lives. ~ Ben Marcus,
320:The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films. ~ Anton Corbijn,
321:Value is not made of money, but a tender balance of expectation and longing. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
322:Writing is a matter of finding the appropriate balance of dinosaurs and sodomy ~ Michael Swanwick,
323:Don’t be over confident, and don’t be weak, your progress lies in the balance. ~ Julian Pencilliah,
324:For most businesses, America is the most important asset on their balance sheet. ~ Hillary Clinton,
325:For the light to exist, there must be the dark. For the Force, there must be balance. ~ Greg Rucka,
326:I have fun when I want to have fun, but I am learning how to balance my life out. ~ Carmen Electra,
327:In my writing I hope to have a balance between the good and bad, the hard and soft. ~ Renee Watson,
328:So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance. ~ Kenneth H Cooper,
329:The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
330:The perfect aphorism would achieve classical balance and then immediately upset it. ~ Mason Cooley,
331:We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets. ~ Thomas Friedman,
332:What was one more debit of mortification when my balance sheet was already in the red ~ Penny Reid,
333:Whenever you can’t balance what you see with what you believe you have conflict. ~ Shannon L Alder,
334:When I find my focus and keep my balance- I find that all is right with my world. ~ Thomas Kinkade,
335:When you practice selfless giving, you're in balance and harmony with everything. ~ Frederick Lenz,
336:Writing is a matter of finding the appropriate balance of dinosaurs and sodomy. ~ Michael Swanwick,
337:Against the may, the could be, and the should, folly 'tis to balance doubt or hope. ~ James Thurber,
338:Alltami (n.) The ancient art of being able to balance the hot and cold shower taps. ~ Douglas Adams,
339:• Do not accidentally make stability a goal. Balance is more important than stability. ~ Ed Catmull,
340:everything has its balance—in madness is much wisdom, and in wisdom much madness. ~ H Rider Haggard,
341:I dream of an art of balance, of quietness, something analogous to a good armchair. ~ Henri Matisse,
342:I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
343:I usually spend the hiatus of 'Dexter' in New York in a way to balance things. ~ Jennifer Carpenter,
344:Music is either good or bad, and it's got to be learned. You got to have balance. ~ Louis Armstrong,
345:Spiritual balance is how you deal with opposition, outside of yourself and within. ~ Frederick Lenz,
346:The Force is neither light nor dark, master nor slave, but a balance between extremes. ~ Tim Lebbon,
347:Balance is not to be sought by association with others; it must exist within one's self. ~ Anais Nin,
348:I’m glad now I have Peeta to clutch for balance, he is so steady, solid as a rock. ~ Suzanne Collins,
349:It used to be only yoga, but now I do Pilates as well; I feel like I need the balance. ~ Donna Karan,
350:Taking a digital holiday is a great way to start bringing balance back into your life. ~ Ian K Smith,
351:That’s a lot of tripping, Romeo. You need to see a doctor for your balance problem. ~ J T Geissinger,
352:The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I'm going back to Virginia. ~ Schuyler Fisk,
353:West Indian cultural mentality and a North American life equals the perfect balance. ~ Melanie Fiona,
354:Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
355:I always feel like every film takes the franchise and hangs it in the balance. ~ Lauren Shuler Donner,
356:Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. ~ Maxwell Maltz,
357:Notoriety and a fat bank balance must come after everything else is finished and done. ~ Ray Bradbury,
358:Sometimes the crowd is right; often it is wrong. It remains for science to read the balance. ~ Tim Wu,
359:The art of being a warrior is to balance the wonder and the terror of being alive. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
360:The secret of life is balance, and the absence of balance is life's destruction. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
361:trying not to lose my balance. I was perfectly sober, but I was not wearing my own shoes. ~ Anonymous,
362:When women are economically empowered, the power balance changes in all areas of life. ~ Gloria Feldt,
363:A crucial question is how to balance surveillance with privacy and keeping Americans safe. ~ Dana Bash,
364:Balance and good fortune can only come to a person who is balanced and feels fortunate. ~ Stuart Wilde,
365:Everything in moderation, and there's a perfect balance in this life if we can find it. ~ Ryan Robbins,
366:Finding the right balance between benefits and hazards became a greater part of his duties ~ Jeff Inlo,
367:Follow your breathing, dwell mindfully on your steps, and soon you will find your balance. ~ Nhat Hanh,
368:Healing is making whole, restoring a state of perfection and balance that has been lost. ~ Andrew Weil,
369:I balance it all by being extremely organized, and I am a very efficient delegator. ~ Bethenny Frankel,
370:In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side. ~ Ezra Cornell,
371:Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. —ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ Anthony Robbins,
372:Music does more than soothe the soul, it brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit. ~ Bertice Berry,
373:Sometimes,’ says Bob, trying to eat a falafel and balance his glass at the same time. ~ Elly Griffiths,
374:We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet. ~ Warren Buffett,
375:Women in leadership roles can help restore balance and wholeness to our communities. ~ Wilma Mankiller, have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep in balance." [Chief Bromden] ~ Ken Kesey,
377:And anyway, for every bad thing in life, there are more good things to tip the balance. ~ Richelle Mead,
378:But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance. ~ Heidi Klum,
379:For I have time for nothing
But the endeavour to balance myself
Upon a broken world. ~ Amy Lowell,
380:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton,
381:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
382:If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at peace. ~ Frank Fools Crow,
383:I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important. ~ Julianne Hough,
384:I want us to do more to support people who are struggling to balance family and work. ~ Hillary Clinton,
385:Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #rumiquote #balance,
386:Success is subjective. Your dream bank balance could be someone else’s nightmare. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
387:The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
388:We need to balance the budget and force Washington to stop spending more than it takes in. ~ Joni Ernst,
389:When we create peace, and harmony, and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. ~ Louise Hay,
390:When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. ~ Louise L Hay,
391:Your life is a reflection of how effectively you balance potential and kinetic energy. ~ Steve Maraboli,
392:Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values. ~ Johan Huizinga,
393:In the balance of love and loss, it was love that made me struggle to… Breathe. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
394:It's all in how you arrange the thing... the careful balance of the design is the motion. ~ Andrew Wyeth,
395:It sounds extraordinary, but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading. ~ Mary Archer,
396:Man always travels along precipices... His truest obligation is to keep his balance. ~ Pope John Paul II,
397:Our seniors shouldn't have to check their stock balance before they can get knee surgery. ~ Joe Donnelly,
398:The balance of probabilities, therefore, comes out strongly against the existence of a god. ~ J L Mackie,
399:The heart had the dark to balance out the light, the uncertainty to balance dreams. ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
400:There are good and bad sides to everything. We just have to balance them as best we can. ~ Richelle Mead,
401:There is a law of opposition apparent in all life which guarantees balance and fullness. ~ Bryant McGill,
402:academics must maintain a delicate balance between necessary humility and the determination ~ Jean Tirole,
403:Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance. ~ Daniel Craig,
404:Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance. ~ Alice Walker,
405:In my heart are the deeds my body has done and my heart has been weighed in the balance. ~ Normandi Ellis,
406:Justice waits upon the great, Interest holds the scale, and Riches turns the balance. ~ Delarivier Manley,
407:Life is a balance between emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and intelligence quotient (IQ). ~ Amit Ray,
408:People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein,
409:That is definitely the biggest challenge, career and family, and learning how to balance. ~ Granger Smith,
410:The only problem in art is to achieve a balance between the subjective and the objective. ~ Piet Mondrian,
411:The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie. ~ Susan Sontag,
412:When we choose the path of love, we grow spiritually, help others, and balance our karma. ~ Doreen Virtue,
413:Alltami (n.)

The ancient art of being able to balance the hot and cold shower taps. ~ Douglas Adams,
414:He observed that the virtues always aim for balance and avoid the extremes of the vices. ~ Jordan Peterson,
415:I'm not saying I'm not a moody guy sometimes, but I think I have a pretty normal balance. ~ Matt Berninger,
416:It is not poverty that is to be heared, but the lack of balance between riches and poverty. ~ Pearl S Buck,
417:It’s good business to provide a good work/life balance by never overloading your teams. ~ David J Anderson,
418:Okay, maybe this was the meant to be: the universe I knew, loved nothing more than balance. ~ Gayle Forman,
419:Our choices matter. Much hangs in the balance. Our freedom is God's risk and our dignity. ~ Gregory A Boyd,
420:True Allowing is maintaining your own balance, your own joy, no matter what they are doing. ~ Esther Hicks,
421:You get thrown off balance out there. And I never recovered. Well, I haven't recovered yet. ~ Rory McIlroy,
422:Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance. ~ Dan Rather,
423:Chaos and Order are not enemies, only opposites. Chaos and Order combined equal balance. ~ Richard Garriott,
424:I examine each student carefully: Is there a balance between their tonal and their nagual? ~ Frederick Lenz,
425:It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny. ~ Simon Bolivar,
426:I very much prefer the balance in a scene to standing out and so you have to make a decision ~ William Hurt,
427:The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does. ~ Maurice Barres,
428:A work of art expresses itself as a balance sheet pitting the spoken against the unspoken. ~ Russell Sherman,
429:Death is what makes life possible. It's the balance, Meridian. There always has to be balance. ~ Amber Kizer,
430:Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. ~ Donna Karan,
431:He observed that the virtues always aim for balance and avoid the extremes of the vices. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
432:Holiness is the balance between my nature and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ. ~ Oswald Chambers,
433:How hard is it, when what lies in the balance is something you love, to admit you’re wrong? ~ Kristen Ashley,
434:It is not always on the great or the important that the balance of the universe depends. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
435:One cannot balance tragedy in the scales Unless one weighs it with the tragic heart. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet,
436:…We never will have balance in our lives unless our finances are securely under control. ~ M Russell Ballard,
437:An easy way to find your own style is to exaggerate yourself a bit and then find a balance. ~ Johan Lindeberg,
438:For it is our duty to contribute to the world but our right to live – in harmony, in balance. ~ Rashmi Bansal,
439:I'm pretty much a straight guy on 'The Office.' We can't all be crazies. You need some balance. ~ Oscar Nunez,
440:Making music makes me feel vulnerable in the best possible way. It gives me a feeling of balance. ~ Neko Case,
441:My challenge as university minister is about getting right balance of teaching and research. ~ David Willetts,
442:Not being secure affects us as humans. It throws us off our balance. It puts us in disarray. ~ Sonequa Martin,
443:Startups are not the best choice for work-life balance, and that's sort of just the sad reality. ~ Sam Altman,
444:The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem. ~ Arthur Keith,
445:There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. ~ Simon Sinek,
446:To be coordinated with the power of balance, your mind and your temple must be running parallel. ~ Peter Tosh,
447:Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat. ~ Eric Hoffer,
448:All my work shares a kind of balance between black comedy and sad and despairing melancholy. ~ Martin McDonagh,
449:Four key words--helped make my dreams come true. They are: dedication, balance, risk, and love. ~ Bonnie Blair,
450:I'm a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance. ~ Jenna Fischer,
451:In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. ~ Patti Smith,
452:I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding. ~ Noto,
453:It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. ~ Philip Green,
454:Leaders have to balance two often competing demands on the business — People and Process. This ~ Verne Harnish,
455:One cannot overcome one’s desires by making oneself weak but only in strength, balance and peace. ~ The Mother,
456:We always look at the margin of safety in the balance sheet and then worry about the business. ~ Peter Cundill,
457:we often speak about “work-life balance”?a notion that shows how little life is left in work ~ Frederic Laloux,
458:You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important. ~ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
459:Everyone should have cheat days or days off. You need to balance the unhealthy with the healthy. ~ Robbie Amell,
460:Everything makes me vulnerable, you just have to use it as an actor. It's a constant balance. ~ Pom Klementieff,
461:It's almost as if we're made of the same messed-up clockwork, ticking and ticking out of balance ~ Adam Silvera,
462:Oh hell. If I could just find a balance between holding back too much and pushing, poaching. ~ Octavia E Butler,
463:On conducting: If you can just barely hear the French horns on stage, the balance is perfect. ~ Richard Strauss,
464:Play to each element’s strengths: use Salt to enhance, Fat to carry, and Acid to balance flavor. ~ Samin Nosrat,
465:The art of a warrior is to balance the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
466:What creates happiness, peace, and balance is not becoming simply powerful, but knowledgeable. ~ Frederick Lenz,
467:Astute observers of corporate balance sheets are often the first to see business deterioration ~ Benjamin Graham,
468:But there is a balance to it all. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole. ~ Mitch Albom,
469:Don't give up your life because balance is important, but when you're young you have energy, use it! ~ Dana Bash,
470:People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician. ~ Eleanor Clift,
471:So often, happiness is the extent to which we balance our grandiose expectations with reality. ~ Cathy Guisewite,
472:He is the sun, and I am the moon. We must stay apart or the world will be thrown out of balance. ~ Jessica Khoury,
473:If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. ~ Napoleon Hill,
474:If you take from the most wealthy and give to the least wealthy, it's good. It tries to balance out. ~ Bill Gates,
475:Instead of thinking how to punish ourselves, we should be focusing on getting things back in balance. ~ Joe Cross,
476:Normal doesn't happen overnight when the world around and between you has always been off-balance. ~ Lisa Wingate,
477:one such as you cannot possibly understand how to maintain balance in a world flooded with chaos. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
478:Remember why you are meditating: to balance the activity of your life by working with your mind. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
479:The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance. ~ Lao Tzu,
480:There should be balance in all our actions; to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
481:Allowing my people to have a good work-life balance by working flexibly is very important to me. ~ Richard Branson,
482:Despair often happens, he had learned, when there is a “lack of balance between efforts and rewards. ~ Johann Hari,
483:Don't put yourself on a pedestal. Because it's very easy for someone to knock you off. It's balance. ~ Rob Halford,
484:enjoyment is in the learning, in the perfect balance between player skill and the challenge presented. ~ Anonymous,
485:Heaven has given human beings three things to balance the odds of life: hope, sleep, and laughter. ~ Immanuel Kant,
486:Henry believed that Marbury was a world out of balance. He needs to take a closer look at this one. ~ Andrew Smith,
487:I had to maintain a fine balance between going in ready for trouble and going in asking for trouble. ~ Jim Butcher,
488:I think that in the last four or five years I've constantly struggled with the balance in my life. ~ Kenny Chesney,
489:Success is the result of a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen. ~ Robin Sharma,
490:Suspense was an excellent tool for keeping powerful people off balance. It gave one bargaining power. ~ Robin Hobb,
491:There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life. ~ Alain de Botton,
492:Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off. ~ Julian Assange,
493:Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
496:It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow-citizens. ~ John Maynard Keynes,
497:it seemed he had to be talking every waking minute as a means of holding his own fears in balance. ~ Larry McMurtry,
498:I've got a weird balance problem as a human being, like I'm dizzy, and it's something to do with that. ~ Aphex Twin,
499:key challenge for managers is how to strike a balance between being decisive and being collegial, ~ Walter Isaacson,
500:The balance between excitatory and inhibitory inputs to a neuron determines whether it will fire. ~ Joseph E LeDoux,
501:They can't stop you if, in your heart, you seek enlightenment, empowerment, balance and knowledge. ~ Frederick Lenz,
502:Truly succesful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
503:American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region. ~ Kim Dae jung,
504:For a gift that does not find balance and a service that is not returned are worth less than a curse. ~ Mark Helprin,
505:Good and evil, joy and sorrow. All things strive for balance. And that means good and bad things end. ~ Amber Argyle,
506:I'm a fan of balance and order, but I like to put that extra layer on top. It makes it more dynamic. ~ April Greiman,
507:that human compassion is equal to human cruelty and that it is up to each of us to tip the balance. I ~ Alice Walker,
508:Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
509:Both parents' rights must be in balance so children can grow up with a balance between both parents. ~ Warren Farrell,
510:.. both the making and the unmaking were essential parts of life & necessary to keep the balance. ~ Winona LaDuke,
511:Dark things have always existed but they used to be in a proper balance with good when life was slower. ~ David Lynch,
512:He knew there were no forevers and there was always a way out, yet he lost his way, lost his balance. ~ Loretta Chase,
513:It is the pattern throughout Creation. One child, one man, can swing the balance of the universe. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
514:It was a relationship with occasional moments of beauty, but one that had never found it's balance. ~ Guillaume Musso,
515:I won't support any budget, whether it's a Republican or a Democrat budget, that doesn't lead to balance. ~ Rand Paul,
516:Meditation has been an anchor throughout my life - it helps me feel balance, connected and at peace. ~ Mallika Chopra,
517:The art we produce lives in queasy balance with the art we can imagine the art the room expects. ~ Michael Cunningham,
518:There is no such thing as work-life balance. There is work, there is life, and there is no balance. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
519:They await the coming of a prophesized redeemer who will bring balance to the Force and restore order. ~ James Luceno,
520:To survive, you must develop secondary emotions that function in a strategic balance with reason. ~ Laurence Gonzales,
521:Why do bad things happen to good people?

To balance out the good things that happen to bad people. ~ Anonymous,
522:Would the media insist on having a Holocaust-denier to balance any report about the Second Word War? ~ Caroline Lucas,
523:Albert Einstein once said, "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." The ~ Om Swami,
524:Colonialism deprives you of your self-esteem and to get it back you have to fight to redress the balance. ~ Imran Khan,
525:Even if I spend every waking moment attempting to keep my life in balance, I’m going to fuck up. Having ~ Tyler Oakley,
526:How rarely we weigh our neighbor in the same balance in which we weigh ourselves. ” Thomas à Kempis ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
527:I enjoy pumping iron, but I do try and get the yoga, 'cause it's a nice balance to the weightlifting. ~ Adrian Grenier,
528:i thank the universe for taking everything it has taken and giving to me everything it is giving - balance ~ Rupi Kaur,
529:It's easier to teach a poet how to read a balance sheet than it is to teach an accountant how to write. ~ Henry R Luce,
530:It's the duty of all witches to maintain balance. Without balance there's no earth, no life, nothing. ~ Jami Brumfield,
531:The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
532:Weakness is acceptable, forgivable, around family. But not when lives and wars hang in the balance. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
533:We all have the means to be prosperous. We have to find the balance between our wealth and our needs ~ Robert Bourassa,
534:We are handed the balance of our blood and the shape of our lives and told to do something with them. ~ Seanan McGuire,
535:We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
536:We've got to look toward two years from now [January 2017] to at least provide some balance in congress. ~ Al Sharpton,
537:When you are in vibrational harmony, your body produces whatever it needs to remain in perfect balance. ~ Esther Hicks,
538:Balance happens when I invite it to happen with my intentional actions and my guided perspective. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
539:I was in the world of business for 25 years. If you didn't balance your budget, you went out of business. ~ Mitt Romney,
540:never ask the tight-rope walker how he keeps his balance. if he stops to think about it, he falls off ~ Terry Pratchett,
541:Shabbat is a day of rest, of mental scrutiny and of balance. Without it the workdays are insipid. ~ Hayim Nahman Bialik,
542:The fight training was very extensive, a lot of stretching, a lot of coordination of balance exercises. ~ Jason Statham,
543:The push and pull of representing your world responsibly and your artistic license is a tricky balance. ~ Eden Robinson,
544:There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. ~ Alexander McQueen,
545:Touring and promoting and recording take a lot of time, it's just getting the right balance that's important. ~ Jamelia,
546:we struggle not so much with the weight of what we have to bear, but with the effort to balance it all. ~ Eric Greitens,
547:Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force, and all will be given over to the dark side. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
548:Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity. ~ Bryant McGill,
549:his behavior there was a perfect balance between gentleness and violence that gave her particular delight. ~ Paul Bowles,
550:If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world. ~ Deepak Chopra,
551:It's usually our opposites who complement us best, because they're the only ones who can balance us out. ~ Rachel Hollis,
552:Life is like that, don’t you think? Mostly bad choices. All you can do is keep your balance between them. ~ Joseph Kanon,
553:Life works upon a compensating balance, and the happiness we gain in one direction we lose in another. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
554:Myself is thus and so, and will continue thus and so. And why fight it? My balance comes from instability. ~ Saul Bellow,
555:Now they are struggling to find that balance-- separated but still inseparable, apart but still a part. ~ David Levithan,
556:One newspaper a day ought to be enough for anyone who still prefers to retain a little mental balance. ~ Clifton Fadiman,
557:People have debated the concept of "life balance" for decades, and it means something different to everyone. ~ Anonymous,
558:So there's no such thing as work-life balance. There's work, and there's life, and there's no balance. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
559:The failure-dichotomy principle: failure is good. Failure is not an option. Balance those in your brain. ~ Donny Deutsch,
560:There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach. ~ Chuck Feeney,
561:We have to balance the lineality of the known universe with the nonlineality of the unknown universe. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
562:You mortgage yourself sometimes. You know what you want to do, then you balance it against paying the rent. ~ Aden Young,
563:A good reputation for yourself and your company is an invaluable asset not reflected in the balance sheets. ~ Li Ka shing,
564:An evolved life requires balance. Sometimes you have to cut out one thing to find balance everywhere else. ~ Sarah Hepola,
565:Balance the world in your relationship. No one person should be responsible for killing ALL the Zombies. ~ Jesse Petersen,
566:Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. ~ Jennifer Lopez,
567:By choosing to have a calm response to what seems negative you bring clarity and balance to your message. ~ Bryant McGill,
568:I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand. ~ Bob Dylan,
569:I approach most things in life with a dangerous level of confidence to balance my generally low self-esteem. ~ Roxane Gay,
570:If we once, and for so long, lived in balance with nature and each other, we should be able to do so again. ~ John Zerzan,
571:I've been writing for decades that balance is an inapt metaphor as it necessarily entails tradeoffs. ~ Stewart D Friedman,
572:Meditation really helps create not only a sense of balance... but serenity and kind of a calm state of mind. ~ Eva Mendes,
573:Mene mene tekel upharsin’?”
“ ‘You have been weighed in the balance and have been found wanting.’... ~ Cassandra Clare,
574:Number of years it takes to pay off an $8,000 18% credit card balance with minimal monthly payments: 54 years ~ Anonymous,
575:She looked confused. She looked off-balance. That's a technique I employ to get dates, and it always works. ~ Gary Reilly,
576:The final principle of natural farming is NO PESTICIDES. Nature is in perfect balance when left alone. ~ Masanobu Fukuoka,
577:The previous day and the day yet to come hang in a balance, each waiting for the other to make a move. ~ Maggie O Farrell,
578:All a company report and balance sheet can tell you is the past and the present. They cannot tell future. ~ Nicolas Darvas,
579:A scale is only in balance for a brief second. Inevitably the pendulum swings. It's impossible to maintain. ~ Ivanka Trump,
580:Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion. ~ Aleister Crowley,
581:She was like that, she threw things off balance just to see if she could put them back in some other way. ~ Elena Ferrante,
582:Some people must dream broadly and guilelessly, if only to balance those who never dream at all. ~ Arthur M Schlesinger Jr,
583:The integration of movement, breath, and voice helps to integrate and balance the body, mind, and emotions. ~ Roger Jahnke,
584:When we have a good balance between thinking and feeling... our actions and lives are always the richer for it. ~ Yo Yo Ma,
585:With mindfulness, we are learning to observe in a new way, with balance and a powerful disidentification. ~ Jack Kornfield,
586:Compassion in evangelical churches is out of balance. When I talk about it, I get a lot of glazed expressions. ~ Max Lucado,
587:In him soul and Nature, equal Presences,
Balance and fuse in a wide harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
588:I recognize the United States is a superpower. It has various interests. It has to balance various things. ~ Manmohan Singh,
589:It isn't that women are less ambitious,but women want to find a balance between work, love, and family. ~ Michelle Bachelet,
590:The balance between confidence and humility is best learned through extensive experience and mistakes. ~ Michael Steinhardt,
591:The best strategy is a balance between having a deliberate one, and a flexible, or emergent strategy. ~ Clayton Christensen,
592:The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality. ~ Irving Babbitt,
593:The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play. ~ Erik Erikson,
594:The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance. ~ Prince Charles,
595:We have a person that wants to balance the budget by charging $1,000 to every family who spanks their child. ~ Sean Hannity,
596:While it is important to trash the governor, it should be done in the context of regret, sadness and balance. ~ Frank Luntz,
597:Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs ~ Jim Clyburn,
598:Grow with discipline. Balance intuition with rigor. Innovate around the core. Don't embrace the status quo. ~ Howard Schultz,
599:I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents. ~ Andy Gibb,
600:Like every working mother, there's guilt involved in deciding how you're going to balance family and work. ~ Hillary Clinton,
601:My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
602:Sometimes good wins, sometimes evil does. We do not fight for good’s permanent triumph, but for the balance. ~ Rebecca Serle,
603:The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play. ~ Erik Erikson,
604:The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people. ~ Henry Ford,
605:Filmmaking, at the end of the day, is a business and a balance must be struck between that and emotional ties. ~ Arjun Kapoor,
606:Jimmy says he'll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. 1 have to - to balance the family ticket. ~ Lillian Gordy Carter,
607:Let him find balance and moderation in all things; let him listen to himself and not the noise of others. ~ Balli Kaur Jaswal,
608:Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
609:marriage isn’t what people think it is. People want to believe that every marriage is this perfect balance, ~ Nicholas Sparks,
610:Once you've gotten your money in balance, you know how much you have to spend on things that are just fun. ~ Elizabeth Warren,
611:Providing a good work/life balance will make your company a more attractive employer in your local market. ~ David J Anderson,
612:There really is no correlation between age and one’s bank balance. I’ve met wealthy boys and broke men. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
613:There's always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance ~ Michel Hazanavicius,
614:When I make a work, I often take it to the very edge of its collapse, and that's a very beautiful balance. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
615:When you can't escape your mind then God is telling your heart to catch up. Fight for the balance you need. ~ Shannon L Alder,
616:Writing is the perfect balance between self-confidence and self-doubt, with a bit of self-delusion thrown in. ~ Judith Kelman,
617:Balance is the ability to be happy in the midst of the most chaotic or even boring or transient circumstance. ~ Frederick Lenz,
618:By 1971 the United States had an unfavorable balance of international trade for the first time since 1893. ~ James T Patterson,
619:It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated. ~ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
620:Psychotherapy seeks for an improvement in neurotic balance. Letting go, however, eliminates it all together. ~ David R Hawkins,
621:Rich people think long-term. They balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing for freedom tomorrow. ~ T Harv Eker,
622:There was a balance. It wasn’t because humans lived in balance with nature. Humans died in balance with nature. ~ Hans Rosling,
623:You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector. ~ Mitt Romney,
624:As I get older, the more I don't want my life to be emotionally out of balance in the way it was in my twenties. ~ Elliot Cowan,
625:finance, family, society, physical, emotional and spiritual health. You have to consciously maintain a balance. ~ Rashmi Bansal,
626:Friends don’t balance ledgers,” Beltur said gently, “and people who count every silver can’t count on anyone. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
627:[He] should come to the knowledge of the step, as a step taken, and not in the balance of suspense and doubt. ~ Charles Dickens,
628:Is it better to commit evil and attempt to balance it with an exalted act than to live a resolutely neutral life? ~ Don DeLillo,
629:Reason may be depended upon to keep its balance when God gives the surcease of tears in time of trouble. ~ Gene Stratton Porter,
630:Right now my life has an expiration date determined by my bank balance. Can I find something before my time is up? ~ Inio Asano,
631:The decision on the right balance between competition and investment can no longer be solely a national issue. ~ Viviane Reding,
632:The Guardian Wolf comes to the aid of the heroes of the world when the balance of our existence is in jeopardy. ~ Shannon Mayer,
633:When everything is in its right place within us, we ourselves are in balance with the whole work of God. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
634:Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force, and all will be given over to the dark side.” Though ~ Alan Dean Foster,
635:Women need real moments of solitude and self reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ~ Barbara De Angelis,
636:Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ~ Barbara De Angelis,
637:Relationship is about forgiveness and compromise. It is about balance where one person complements each other. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
638:There is something very strange about a universe where a few dead butterflies can balance a billion-ton tower. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
639:When you act on your priority, you’ll automatically go out of balance, giving more time to one thing over another. ~ Gary Keller,
640:failure at one point could throw the momentum out of balance and result in chaos. All in that room were aware ~ Stephen E Ambrose,
641:Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor all with whom we share the Earth Walk in balance and beauty. ~ Robert Muller,
642:I think it's a bill that puts a high priority on religious freedom and recognizes that as a part of the balance. ~ Asa Hutchinson,
643:Le Magnen had demonstrated that insulin is the driver of this diurnal cycle of hunger, satiety, and energy balance. ~ Gary Taubes,
644:Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves. ~ Hubert H Humphrey,
645:Maintain a state of balance between physical acts and inner serenity,like a lute whose strings are finely tuned. ~ Gautama Buddha,
646:Moments of splendor and moments of gloom – they help maintain life’s balance. One thought is key: they all pass... ~ Joan Marques,
647:Nobody knows everything that's hidden in the balance sheets of banks. In fact, they are completely impenetrable. ~ Jerome Kerviel,
648:That is the job of the Catholic Church, to be a balance to the materialistic drives of our culture and of economy. ~ David Brooks,
649:The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man. ~ Stephen Covey,
650:they were two broken kids, desperate to be whole again, struggling to find balance in a world out of their control ~ J M Darhower,
651:Worship empowers serving; serving expresses worship. Godliness requires a disciplined balance between the two. ~ Donald S Whitney,
652:Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime. ~ David Agus,
653:Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. ~ Amy NewmarkThomas Merton D ~ Amy Newmark,
654:I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes. ~ Bette Midler,
655:I've always been very aware of balance and, even before I had a child, my life always takes priority to my work. ~ Charlize Theron,
656:Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself. ~ Jessye Norman,
657:Successful control means achieving a balance and avoiding a showdown where all-out force would be necessary. ~ William S Burroughs,
658:The reason we shouldn’t pursue balance is that the magic never happens in the middle; magic happens at the extremes. ~ Gary Keller,
659:There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
660:Time seems to slow down for me when I focus on staying in the moment and that helps me maintain a sense of balance. ~ Miranda Kerr,
661:Uh,” I said, feeling somewhat off balance. “What do I think of gay guys?” “Yes.” “Boink and let boink, more or less. ~ Jim Butcher,
662:When we trust our vibes, we restore our balance and experience within—which, ultimately, leads to peace without. ~ Sonia Choquette,
663:You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you lose your balance. ~ Bryant McGill,
664:As the world gets smaller and communication spreads further and further out there, you try to find the right balance. ~ Lars Ulrich,
665:Balance lives in the present. The surest way to lose your footing is to focus on what dreadful things might happen. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
666:[E]very heresy is due to an overemphasis upon some truth, without allowing other truths to qualify and balance it. ~ John R W Stott,
667:Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology. ~ Catherine Deneuve,
668:For every reader who dies today, a viewer is born, and we seem to be witnessing . . . the final tipping balance. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
669:Guns and swords are ineffective against the complex and varied assaults of an environment thrown out of natural balance. ~ Ed McGaa,
670:I think there should be a good balance between being a good student and being able to enjoy your high school life. ~ Vanessa Lachey,
671:It’s a struggle to achieve balance. It can be a futile search for the absolute truth or an endless certainty of lies. ~ Lisa Eugene,
672:It's rare to find women who have that balance between work and life, who are really psyched for another woman's success. ~ Dana Fox,
673:Jefferson had a remarkable capacity to marshal ideas and to move men, to balance the inspirational and the pragmatic. ~ Jon Meacham,
674:No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature. ~ Deepak Chopra,
675:parenting always involves this balance between what you know, what you guess, what you fear, and what you imagine. ~ Laurie Frankel,
676:rose symbolizes balance—the flower is the beauty and the contrasting thorns are a reminder that love can be painful. ~ Mia Sheridan,
677:Sex needed to be a little rough and crude to balance out the elegance. A touch of tasteful violence goes a long way. ~ Karina Halle,
678:Teach girls to read and to work at something where they can bring home money - and the entire balance of power shifts. ~ Jane Fonda,
679:The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat - they all play a key role in our health. ~ Jorge Cruise,
680:There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them ~ Marc Andreessen,
681:This cosmic Nature’s balance is not ours
Nor the mystic measure of her need and use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
682:Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain. ~ Celine Dion,
683:He in whose mind is no anger, hatred, or envy, who never loses his balance, dies, or is born, who is he but God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
684:If you learn to look at the worldly madness through spiritual eyes, you will begin to see divine balance and sanity. ~ Bryant McGill,
685:I know Eric Engerbretson to be a man of integrity who is firmly committed to the artful balance of music and ministry. ~ Phil Keaggy,
686:In church, sacred music would make believers of us all — but preachers can be counted on to restore the balance. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
687:I think that we're all always just working on finding how that balance functions for us, given today's circumstances. ~ Emily Barton,
688:She's too powerful," Matt whispered as his life faded away.
"I'll be there to balance her," Lucas promised. ~ Josephine Angelini,
689:The balance between your ambition and your soul. Between being strong and being kind, which some perceive as weakness. ~ Julie C Dao,
690:There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences. ~ Jack Welch,
691:You create the happiness and the balance that you have, and your own power. This is one thing that I know to be true. ~ Bonnie Raitt,
692:You know the teachings, Mother. ‘The Force is neither light nor dark, master nor slave, but a balance between extremes. ~ Tim Lebbon,
693:You’ll find the balance you need as soon as you let go of how you think things should be and accept them as they are. ~ Tracy Brogan,
694:but not only did you seek to achieve balance in your life but you also sought to achieve imbalance in someone else's. ~ Jessica Brody,
695:For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond to and balance one another ~ Andree Putman,
696:It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance. ~ Brene Brown,
697:It's more my own thing if I do instrumentals, but I also do really love collaborating with vocalists, so it's a good balance. ~ Flume,
698:My creative life is a constant struggle to achieve a balance between letting things flow in and letting things flow out. ~ Don Henley,
699:The end of the year! I draw the balance. Inquiry of conscience and request to the Spirit for progress and maturity. ~ Joseph Goebbels,
700:There's such a self-conscious balance that goes into television. Also, these are not people that think things through. ~ P J O Rourke,
701:A society to be successful must maintain a balance between nurturing excellence and encouraging the average to improve. ~ Lee Kuan Yew,
702:For my diet, I choose mostly organic. But in general, I am a big believer in trying to strike a balance with everything. ~ Liya Kebede,
703:I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. ~ Chris Patten,
704:I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it's a phantom chase. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
705:In essence, tidying ought to be the act of restoring balance among people, their possessions, and the house they live in. ~ Marie Kond,
706:I pride myself on finding balance. I love making music and I love raising my boys - I find time to make both a priority. ~ Sheryl Crow,
707:I think you don't support people based on one or two cases of situations. You deal with their balance over the long run. ~ Al Sharpton,
708:It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one's balance. ~ Albert Einstein,
709:I would definitely love to continue acting, and I also really enjoy school, so I would like to balance the two somehow. ~ Kara Hayward,
710:No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature. In ~ Deepak Chopra,
711:There is no cosmic scale on which you can weigh your actions; you learn too late what choices ruin the fragile balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
712:Understand stakeholder symmetry: Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. ~ Warren G Bennis,
713:A lack of restful sleep disrupts the body's innate balance, weakens our immune system, and speeds up the aging process. ~ Deepak Chopra,
714:Balance sheets bore me. I suspect if figures had excited me I would have gone into the city and now be a lot wealthier. ~ Anne Robinson,
715:Game balance is a really important element of Mario Kart that we look very, very closely at and place a lot of value on. ~ Hideki Konno,
716:If the earth needs night as well as day, wouldn't it follow that the soul requires endarkenment to balance enlightenment? ~ Tom Robbins,
717:It did not seem possible, much as he craved the comfort of a woman of intelligence, of humor and balance and perception. ~ Julie Powell,
718:Only one rabbi dared to expect of us such a perfect balance that we could preserve the law and still forgive the deviation. ~ Anonymous,
719:Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
720:The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao. ~ Laozi,
721:There has to be this balance of reality for a woman. I don't want to play women who just serve a purpose for the script. ~ Kristen Bell,
722:To achieve within the work a perfect balance of faith and execution. From this state of mind comes a light, life-charged. ~ Patti Smith,
723:Two magnitudes whether commensurable or incommensurable, balance at distances reciprocally proportional to the magnitudes. ~ Archimedes,
724:We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom. ~ Frederick Lenz,
725:What's the good of having mastery over cosmic balance and knowing the secrets of fate if you can't blow something up? ~ Terry Pratchett,
726:A balance of giving and receiving is essential to keeping your energy, mood and motivation at a consistently high level. ~ Doreen Virtue,
727:Christianity is not being weighed in the balance and found wanting. It's being tried, found difficult and rejected! ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
728:I'll continue to try and balance like a circus act. And I will just fight to always tell the truth. Even if it's difficult. ~ Katy Perry,
729:The heel is engineering in itself. This little thing that supports the human weight has to have a precise balance. ~ Christian Louboutin,
730:There's a balance between what you want to give the world and what it needs. If you're lucky, your work is in the middle. ~ Austin Kleon,
731:What is true genius, if not the perfect balance of inspiration and perseverence? CHEULGU KIM Ancient Truths for a New Age ~ C S Friedman,
732:Elizabeth had consoled herself that every partnership was a balance sheet. There were assets and debts on both sides but ~ Angela Marsons,
733:I have a special relationship with animals. I contribute to harmony and balance among all the living creatures of the earth. ~ Louise Hay,
734:i thank the universe
for taking
everything it has taken
and giving to me
everything it is giving

-balance ~ Rupi Kaur,
735:Thank God there's somebody that doesn't like Stuart Scott. I'm so happy!. It was nice to have that counter-balance to ESPN. ~ Drew Magary,
736:The child must not invade the parents’ whole universe . . . for family balance, the parents also need personal space, ~ Pamela Druckerman,
737:The heart had the dark to balance out the light, the uncertainty to balance the dreams. All carefully balanced . . . ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
738:The minute your child is born, your life is changed forever. I think I've become so aware of how important balance is in life. ~ Nia Long,
739:There's always a balance, I think, any administration has to find in not just the military but in any agency of government. ~ Chuck Hagel,
740:warned me that the tenuous balance that exists in my brain is easily set off kilter, but like everything else he said, ~ Marya Hornbacher,
741:We also have to look at how we help families balance the responsibilities at home and the responsibilities at business. ~ Hillary Clinton,
742:Balance was interpreted, it seems, as giving equal weight to both sides, rather than giving accurate weight to both sides. ~ Naomi Oreskes,
743:Don’t just be a taker; healthy relationships require balance. Give with your words and be extra generous with your deeds. ~ Steve Maraboli,
744:In order to find balance, I feel very strongly about two things in particular in terms of routine. Work out, and eat well. ~ Kamala Harris,
745:Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty. ~ Deepak Chopra,
746:Mind and intuition are at opposite ends of the same continuum and our goal is to strike a healthy balance between the two. ~ Shakti Gawain,
747:Pain creates movement, and movement controls balance. If the opponent does not feel any pain you may be forced to break bones. ~ Ed Martin,
748:Well, you're not [fat]. You have, like, the ideal balance of fat and muscle. ...If I were a cannibal, I'd eat you. ~ Natasha Friend,
749:What if I'm destined to be single for the rest of my life, and you're upsetting the balance of nature and God's plan? ~ Kristin Billerbeck,
750:When women come into their full power, a balance will occur which has not been seen for so long that no one remembers it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
751:You have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to the world from running you plumb crazy ~ Ken Kesey,
752:A great amount of good is always evened out by a great amount of bad. I find it's best to acknowledge that weird balance. ~ Garrett Hedlund,
753:As a woman you must unite with other women for a while and perhaps even reject the world of men, just to balance yourself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
754:Ayurvedic medicine is ancient, and its resurgence is necessary because we do need the proper balance in our medical approach. ~ Maya Tiwari,
755:Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I've spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes. ~ Trent Reznor,
756:Health is wholeness and balance, an inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of living without being overwhelmed. ~ Andrew Weil,
757:If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. ~ Donald Trump,
758:I had no balance in my life. I was this one person onstage and this person offstage, who really didn't know much about living. ~ Elton John,
759:In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt. ~ Geeta Iyengar,
760:I think the most important thing is in life, it's all about balance. It's balance between foods you like and nutrition. ~ Travis Lane Stork,
761:It's hard to start and think about having balance. Music is a tough industry, and you have to work your way to that luxury. ~ Yukimi Nagano,
762:Life’s all about balance. And one of the most vital of all balance points is the one involving freedom and responsibility. ~ Robin S Sharma,
763:Political balance among the competing groups was unstable because the king had no permanent armed force at his command. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
764:Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time. ~ Paul Allen,
765:There’s no such thing as equal justice anywhere. It’s unsettling to a society when you try to achieve such a false balance. ~ Frank Herbert,
766:We're on the verge of a financial collapse unless we balance the budget, and that means some really, really tough decisions. ~ Gary Johnson,
767:What's wrong with hip-hop is the system that controls the definition of it. There needs to be more balance on the airwaves. ~ Saul Williams,
768:Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface. ~ Confucius,
769:Balance Sheets are meaningless. Our accounting systems are still based on the assumption that 80% of costs are manual labor. ~ Peter Drucker,
770:His aim had been perfect. And perhaps if she hadn’t kissed his cheek right before the jump, his balance would have been too. ~ Marissa Meyer,
771:I'm a neurotic Jew who doesn't want loans. I can't even carry a balance on my credit card without having a nervous breakdown. ~ Duff Goldman,
772:Individual style is the correct balance of knowing who you are, what works fro you, and how to develop your own personality ~ Giorgio Armani,
773:Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
774:Success goes thus invariably with a certain plus or positive power: an ounce of power must balance an ounce of weight. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
775:The fact that I love her, outweighs the feeling of wanting to slit her throat. It helps balance my feelings out.
- Ade Nixon ~ Amo Jones,
776:It's all the same - no good without evil, no maat. If we lose one, we lose the other. It's just life, that's all. ~ Janet Morris,
777:Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them. ~ Stephen Covey,
778:Oil and vinegar may not blend, but they do make for a tasty dressing. Within our one-flesh marriage, we’ve found a happy balance. ~ Anonymous,
779:Or isn’t virtue in tension with wealth, as though each were lying in the scale of a balance, always inclining in opposite directions? ~ Plato,
780:Overcome your barriers, intend the best, and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth, more income, and more fun! ~ Jack Canfield,
781:Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history. ~ Albert Camus,
782:The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm is one of the most inveterate of human instincts.” -The Decoration of Houses ~ Edith Wharton,
783:The only sustainable city - and this, to me, is the indispensable ideal and goal - is a city in balance with its countryside. ~ Wendell Berry,
784:There should always be a balance in life, and you must try to find that in yours. Then you might find the happiness you seek. ~ Lucinda Riley,
785:The taking of vows that are not feasible or that are beyond one's capacity would betray thoughtlessness and want of balance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
786:You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget. ~ Tom DeLay,
787:Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief. ~ William Vickrey,
788:If you're searching for "work/life balance" you'll always be disappointed because "balance" connotes a zero-sum equation. ~ Stewart D Friedman,
789:Of so little weight are the greatest services to princes, when put into the balance with a refusal to gratify their passions. ~ Jonathan Swift,
790:Painting is a matter of finding the right balance between consoling and reassuring the eye and challenging and disturbing the eye. ~ Paul Kane,
791:That's a journey I've been on for many years. I mean, being a working mother, realizing that I have to make and find my balance. ~ Donna Karan,
792:There can be no spirituality, according to the Sufi masters, without psychology, psychological insight and sociological balance. ~ Idries Shah,
793:The way I feel is that there is a balance in my life between being alone and interacting with people, between Being and doing. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
794:Why is balance important? From a life lesson standpoint, it's about learning to enjoy yourself without getting the ego involved. ~ Tara Stiles,
795:You will balance one another out. You’re alike just enough to make the flames fly but keep them from burning down the house. ~ Alyssa Rose Ivy,
796:Can it then be that what we call the 'self' is fluid and elastic? It evolves, strikes a different balance with every new breath. ~ Wayne Muller,
797:Even the 'Today' programme involves a balance between the worthy-but-heavy items with the worthless-but-entertainingly-light ones. ~ Evan Davis,
798:For me, writing historical fiction is all about finding a balance between reading, traveling, looking, imagining, and dreaming. ~ Anthony Doerr,
799:Humans are out of balance with nature. They are a virus, spreading, destroying. The human race is the ultimate ecological nightmare. ~ J D Horn,
800:I am an optimist. I think, as bad as life sometimes gets, there is so much joy and so much good stuff, that there is a balance. ~ Amanda Holden,
801:I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries. ~ Joschka Fischer,
802:It's all about knowing the balance, because I like to remain somewhat of a mystery. You need to have that, you know what I mean? ~ Kevin Durant,
803:Sex should be a perfect balance of pain and pleasure. Without that symmetry, sex becomes a routine rather than an indulgence. ~ Marquis de Sade,
804:The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm in form as well as in sound, is one of the most inveterate of human instincts. ~ Edith Wharton,
805:The key is to pump up your righteous anger and mute your petty resentment. I'll be happy if I can get that balance to fifty-fifty. ~ A J Jacobs,
806:What a lovely balance. Lend shows whatever he wants the world to see and you see through whatever the world wants to show you. ~ Kiersten White,
807:What history is, essentially, is a careening, out-of-control effort to find our way back to this state of primordial balance. ~ Terence McKenna,
808:When the vain speaker has sat down, and the people say 'what a good speech,' it still takes an ounce to balance an ounce. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
809:You can be a good mom and still work out, get your rest, have a career - or not. My mother encouraged me to find that balance. ~ Michelle Obama,
810:Extreme measures, but how else can balance be restored? The pendulum must swing the other way before it can rest in the middle. ~ Karpov Kinrade,
811:I’m aware of the cruelty of the gods, but they do believe in balance.” “Without that balance, the world would be a cold, dark place. ~ Lia Davis,
812:I try to find a balance between positivity and negativity, celebration and critique in my work; I think there is room for both. ~ Shepard Fairey,
813:It's hard to remain patient when it seems so debilitating to do so. The balance comes with staying ambitious while being patient. ~ Seamus Dever,
814:People want to believe that every marriage is perfect balance but it isn't. One person always loves more deeply than the other ~ Nicholas Sparks,
815:she got a reputation for an easy smile and a sharp tongue, and using one to balance the other, she seemed friendly but distant ~ Dorothy Allison,
816:So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
817:the Americans were a mongrel race, sapped of creative vitality, poor and cowardly soldiers who could never tip the balance against us. ~ Various,
818:The arts are statistically proven to increase independent thinking, creativity, discipline, balance, and academic improvement in children. ~ Mya,
819:The three primary risk factors for falling are poor balance, taking more than four prescription medications, and muscle weakness. ~ Atul Gawande,
820:Think about it. People are put on the P&L statement as an expense; equipment is put on the balance sheet as an investment. ~ Stephen R Covey,
821:we have to find a balance between satisfying our selfish impulses and considering the footprints we leave in other peoples’ lives. ~ Laura Bates,
822:When we’re more interested in telling people what to do than in listening to what they are presently doing, we are off balance. ~ John C Maxwell,
823:Who has not been, or is not to be mad in some lonely hour of life? Who is quite safe from the trembling of the balance? ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon,
824:You can do gross-out until the cows come home but if there isn't something to balance it, then it's not going to work at all. ~ Curtis Armstrong,
825:You need a balance in life between dealing with whats going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over. ~ Nigella Lawson,
826:As far as developing a career as an actress, I think it's a fine balance between trying to just work, and also be true to yourself. ~ Rachel True,
827:As the nation-state has monopolized habeas corpus … on balance we have far more people in prison, federal and state, than ever. ~ Anthony Gregory,
828:I look for the hotels that have figured out the comfortable balance - a modern room that is well designed, and really clean sheets. ~ Simon Sinek,
829:Patient, peaceful insistence on balance, not April control battles, will result in your child learning to use technology responsibly. ~ Anonymous,
830:soft. i learned all things come in twos. life and death. pain and joy. salt and sugar. me and you. it is the balance of the universe. ~ Rupi Kaur,
831:Sometimes things you think are adding value actually subtract from it. Too much ketchup can ruin the fries. Value is about balance. ~ Jason Fried,
832:to grab at my feet, but fearing they will upset my balance and knock me off. They beg now, in quiet desperation, but I have turned my ~ Anonymous,
833:Why was it children were always the exact opposite of their siblings? What sort of chaos or balance did that explain about the world? ~ Anonymous,
834:A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values. ~ Ezra Pound,
835:At bottom, he still believes he has run up a very favourable credit-balance in the Enemy’s ledger by allowing himself to be converted, ~ C S Lewis,
836:The fate of the world in the balance. A hurricane of enemies swirling around us. It’s almost enough to make a guy feel alive again. ~ Brandon Mull,
837:The importance of balance is huge but I think it is for everybody. It's a big issue for at least anyone that I talk to in any career. ~ Emma Stone,
838:There was, and remains, a daring and a bigness to Mailer, derived from his preference for being knocked off balance instead of dug in. ~ Anonymous,
839:To counter-balance the natural humility of motherhood, I garden ... In the garden, more than any place, I really feel successful. ~ Glenda Jackson,
840:We are the victims of the world's most comprehensive robbery. Life demands a balance. It's all right if we do a little robbing now. ~ Maya Angelou,
841:We gravitate toward comfort, Josie thought, but it must be rationed. Give us one-third comfort and two-thirds chaos—that is balance. ~ Dave Eggers,
842:And so it’s a subtle balance: 1.​You have a bold vision for the future pulling you forward. 2.​Yet . . . you’re happy in the NOW. ~ Vishen Lakhiani,
843:Balance is not a passive resting place—it takes work, balancing the giving and the taking, the raking out and the putting in. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
844:Do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance ~ Robert Greene,
845:Especially not something like abandoning my professional standards, because that would throw the rest of my life out of balance. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
846:How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things. ~ Elaine Scarry,
847:I say that in jest a little bit, but Donald Trump is a blue collar guy with a balance sheet. That's the way he likes to have fun. ~ Donald Trump Jr,
848:I would disapprove of another hospitable man who was excessive in friendship, as of one excessive in hate. In all things balance is better. ~ Homer,
849:Maintaining the balance of power should be as fundamental to American foreign policy as the Bill of Rights is to domestic policy. ~ George Friedman,
850:Nature is about balance. All the world comes in pairs - Yin and Yang, right and wrong, men and women; whats pleasure without pain? ~ Angelina Jolie,
851:Socialization depends on both autonomy and interdependency; emphasizing one at the expense of the other compromises the balance. ~ Douglas Rushkoff,
852:Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one's balance in spite of them. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
853:The famous balance of nature is the most extraordinary of all cybernetic systems. Left to itself, it is always self-regulated. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
854:There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write. ~ Henry R Luce,
855:Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. ~ Helen Keller,
856:Trying to cope with the balance between home life and road life has been a theme in my music since early Red House Painters records. ~ Mark Kozelek,
857:We are sometimes humbled by the realization that, unlike their house, someone’s bank balance or paycheck is bigger than ours. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
858:We are wired to move through our lives chasing and rehearsing narratives that will promise to bring the world back into balance. ~ Timothy J Keller,
859:where is the balance between humbly accepting our life’s trials and pleading toward heaven for help, begging for a better tomorrow? ~ Camron Wright,
860:You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day. ~ Talib Kweli,
861:You're always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom. ~ Bernardine Dohrn,
862:A company is an organic, living, breathing thing, not just an income sheet and balance sheet. You have to lead it with that in mind. ~ Carly Fiorina,
863:Being gay, the last time I looked, had nothing to do with reading a balance book, fixing a broken bone or changing a spark plug. ~ William J Clinton,
864:Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration. ~ Mike Rutherford,
865:I believe that uncertainty is really my spirit's way of whispering, I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here. ~ Seth Godin,
866:I keep telling you nobody wants legs like a stick insect. They want a bottom they can park a bike in and balance a pint of beer on. ~ Helen Fielding,
867:Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.3 What do you see in your own heart? ~ Edward T Welch,
868:My rule is if one person says it, a thousand people want to say it. That goes for compliments too. I try to balance it out in my head. ~ Jen Kirkman,
869:The runner stopped dead, lost his balance, froze in one of those violent attitudes in which the photographers petrify living reality. ~ Jean Cocteau,
870:When the Giza Plateau got thrown off balance, its watcher (i.e. the Lion) turned against Ancient Egypt and warred the New Kingdom. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
871:If the human brood is too numerous for the food supply, Nature has three agents for restoring the balance: famine, pestilence, and war. ~ Will Durant,
872:I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president. ~ Jimmy Carter,
873:I'm not sure how much easier it is for a mother to balance her life now - have we simply swapped one set of restrictions for another? ~ Sara Sheridan,
874:I should like to bring a case to trial: Prosperity versus Beauty, Cash registers teetering in a balance against the comfort of the soul. ~ Amy Lowell,
875:It is difficult to hold on to the idea of some new kind of honor, and to balance it against the honor that one believed in before. ~ Paolo Bacigalupi,
876:On abortion: We are talking about ambiguous issues of a complicated kind where you have to balance conflicting interests and concerns. ~ Noam Chomsky,
877:The joy of nonfiction is searching for balance between storytelling and reporting, finding a way to be both loquacious and observant. ~ Peter Hessler,
878:What else had I forgotten? What else would come back, knocking me off balance and reminding me how tenuous my grip on reality was? ~ Susannah Cahalan,
879:When duty, a cause, etc., is the fixed point, the latter force is paramount, and only accident or a series of accidents can balance it. ~ Bram Stoker,
880:When you complain, you explain pain for no gain. Endure and balance yourself through the pain, be hopeful and persist to the end. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
881:I create my own calm and I keep my balance, because I know that it's not really me, by myself... The Creator always gives me the energy. ~ Erykah Badu,
882:I feel like the whole world is off balance. Like I'm losing my shit. Like there's this cliff and I don't even realize I'm on the edge. ~ Megan Miranda,
883:I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything. ~ Tim Gunn,
884:I went to get a detective story. You have to kill time. But time will kill me too - and there´s the true, preestablished balance. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
885:Never invest in a company without understanding its finances. The biggest losses in stocks come from companies with poor balance sheets. ~ Peter Lynch,
886:science and religion were not enemies, but rather allies-two different languages telling the same story, a story of symmetry and balance . ~ Anonymous,
887:She maintained a careful balance by her window, never allowing the men to come too close, never allowing them to stray too far. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
888:The disastrous feature of our civilization is that it is far more developed materially than spiritually. Its balance is disturbed. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
889:The mob, when they are gazing at a dancer on the slack rope, naturally writhe and twist and balance their own bodies, as they see him do. ~ Adam Smith,
890:The presence of stocks allows inflows and outflows to be independent of each other and temporarily out of balance with each other. ~ Donella H Meadows,
891:The ultimate male tradition is keeping women from sitting at the table of conversation regarding the balance of power between genders. ~ Bryant McGill,
892:we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance. ~ Angela Davis,
893:While this Paper will exam ine ―best practices‖ when it comes to how media organizations deal with the concept of objectivity and balance, ~ Anonymous,
894:A deep instinct is restoring balance and wholeness in us by trying to define a new image of the transcendent which includes the feminine. ~ Anne Baring,
895:A master of will can teach you how to use will. You watch them and observe them use that will, guided by wisdom, with a happy balance. ~ Frederick Lenz,
896:but she was glad the majority of her neighbours shared her view that practicality became dreary if you didn’t balance it out properly. ~ Becky Chambers,
897:Hopefully I'm a role model for positive change for everyone - not just women. It's very important to find balance between men and women. ~ Shari Arison,
898:I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first. ~ Bridgette Wilson,
899:I just want to make sure I have a sense of balance between work and life, because work is my life and the lines can get really blurry. ~ Drew Barrymore,
900:I think it's very important to have a sense of balance in covering the war, but you don't have to be morally neutral about terrorism. ~ Walter Isaacson,
901:It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune-the ally of patient Time-that holds an even and scrupulous balance. ~ Joseph Conrad,
902:Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever any balance in love, it is in a contest of who can love who more. ~ Criss Jami, is essentially a much simpler phenomenon--it becomes complicated, corrupted or obstructed by an unequal balance of power. ~ Shulamith Firestone,
904:Oh! the suspense, the fearful, acute suspense, of standing idly by while the life of one we dearly love, is trembling in the balance! ~ Charles Dickens,
905:People think: 'If this photographer's looking like a big jerk-off, maybe it's okay if I do.' I like to catch my subjects off balance a bit. ~ Mick Rock,
906:The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack. ~ Mark Hyman M D,
907:the brilliant balance of the gospel that Luther so persistently expounded—“We are saved by faith alone, but not by faith which is alone. ~ Eric Metaxas,
908:The moment between breaths Is the balance of the Force. Between life and death. Rest and action. Serenity and passion. Hope and despair. — ~ Greg Rucka,
909:There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion. ~ Dalai Lama,
910:When polarization confronts the United States’ Madisonian check-and-balance political system, the result is devastating. – Francis Fukuyama ~ Anonymous,
911:A life out of balance is a person that doesn’t believe happiness can be achieved now, or in the future. It is as fleeting as the wind. ~ Shannon L Alder,
912:A visionary company doesn't simply balance between idealism and profitability: it seeks to be highly idealistic and highly profitable. ~ James C Collins,
913:Fate is a balance drawn in Destiny’s book.
Man can accept his fate, he can refuse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
914:I keep telling you, nobody wants legs like a stick insect. They want a bottom they can park in a bike in and balance a pint of beer on. ~ Helen Fielding,
915:I try to exercise regularly every day, if I can. It renews you and it gives you more balance in your life. This is a key leverage point. ~ Stephen Covey,
916:Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” —Hunter S. Thompson ~ Nicholas Sansbury Smith,
917:See I'm the reckless and wild one who saves him from being boring. It's why we're perfect for each other. We balance. - Madame Selena ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
918:Senescence is an inevitability. All we can do is try to strike the balance between graceful acceptance and raging against the dying light. ~ Marty Nemko,
919:The art feeds my mind and soul and the job pays my bills. Finding the balance can be a challenge, but I am very fortunate for it. ~ Guinevere Van Seenus,
920:watching a man in an immaculate designer suit flailing his arms like a baby bird, trying to catch his balance before his chair flipped over? ~ J S Scott,
921:We judge everything as good or evil and forget that resistance, pain and difficulties are there so we can learn when we leave balance. ~ Dorothy Maclean,
922:You were meant to be my balance Aline.
You are the only person in the world who might rule with me, who might keep my powers in check ~ Leigh Bardugo,
923:Each one of us has the ability to play the game of life with balance, harmony and joy, but we need to know the rules and the principles. ~ Robert Anthony,
924:I have a belief that life isn't about balance, because balance is perfection Rather, it's about catching the ball before it hits the floor. ~ Carol Bartz,
925:I'm just trying to figure out the right balance between making fans feel good and also maintaining some dignity for myself in the process. ~ Trent Reznor,
926:I think I can only help to expose percussion to all sorts of people. The balance between the lighter and more serious side is important. ~ Evelyn Glennie,
927:Neither the life of anarchy nor the life enslaved by tyrants, no, worship neither. Strike the balance all in all and god will give you power. ~ Aeschylus,
928:On Platini's presidential watch... he has to balance all the leagues, all the dreams and needs of hundreds of clubs across his continent. ~ Robert Hughes,
929:Sheeana would learn in time that any person who lived through the decision to die evolved a new emotional balance. Fears were transitory. ~ Frank Herbert,
930:The most successful people I know create superior results yet still maintain a balance among work, family, and recreation in their lives. ~ Jack Canfield,
931:A good band is like a team. You want to have the right balance. It's not always the best people you need, but the right ones for the job. ~ Ronnie Hawkins,
932:At the end of a down day on Wall Street, we all need to be able to sleep peacefully at night. That comfort won't come from our bank balance. ~ Hill Harper,
933:A worthwhile day, I had killed two spiders, I had upset the balance of nature - now we would all be eaten up by the bugs and the flies. ~ Charles Bukowski, certain moods, no man can weigh this world without throwing in something, somehow like Original Sin, to strike the uneven balance. ~ Herman Melville,
935:It may be that even if half consciously, we choose our personalities to maintain a certain saving balance in the family's little universe. ~ Arthur Miller,
936:Lose your balance for a moment and there you go, the world flings you off its spinning surface and its not so easy to scramble back on. ~ Christina Sunley,
937:The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. ~ Steven Spielberg,
938:There's a balance in my life, there's reality and there's the part that looks really glamorous, but we're all just people in the end. ~ Olivia Newton John,
939:We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance. ~ Lech Walesa,
940:A novel, I think, is partly about the contemporary and partly about the eternal, and it's the balance of that that's difficult to achieve. ~ Salman Rushdie,
941:As the scale of the balance must give way to the weight that presses it down, so the mind must of necessity yield to demonstration. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
942:For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity. ~ Pharrell Williams,
943:I don't want my daughter to think she has to deprive herself to be pretty...It's all about balance and I can teach that best by living it. ~ Cindy Crawford,
944:It's not about destiny but i do think there's balance in the world and forces we don't understand intervene to tip the scales the right way. ~ Ransom Riggs,
945:Money and power by themselves are a two-legged stool. You can balance on them for a while, but eventually you're going to topple over. ~ Arianna Huffington,
946:shock and terror filling his eyes as it dawned on him for the first time how quickly, after hundreds of years, the balance of power could shift. ~ J D Horn,
947:The ability to win hearts before minds is not easy. It’s a delicate balance of art and science—another coincidental grammatical construction. ~ Simon Sinek,
948:The balance that we see around us is a snapshot of a perpetual world war that is, for the most part, acted out too slowly for us to perceive. ~ Warren Fahy,
949:The bank balance was Noel Constant’s share in the estate of his anarchist father. The estate had consisted principally of Government bonds. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
950:The feminine aspect has been crushed for millennia in most cultures. I believe the future lies in a balance of the male/female duality ~ Robert S Jepson Jr,
951:The former world leader snarled at me when he found his balance. My face went cold, and I wondered if I’d fare better in the circle with Al. ~ Kim Harrison,
952:Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are laws of nature and balance. ~ Dan Brown,
953:Thus her whole identity hangs in the balance of her love life. She is allowed to love herself only if a man finds her worthy of love. ~ Shulamith Firestone,
954:Winter comes to balance the warm glow of summer and to teach us to cherish it.  A few minutes outside in the cold helps me to remember that. ~ Debora Geary,
955:As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life - that's where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things. ~ Christian Slater,
956:But for us there are moments, O, how solemn, when destiny trembles in the balance and the preponderance of either scale is by our own choice. ~ Mark Hopkins,
957:During critical junctures, a major event or confluence of factors disrupts the existing balance of political or economic power in a nation. ~ Daron Acemo lu,
958:Each one of us needs to discover the proper balance between the masculine and feminine energies, between the active and the receptive. (104) ~ Ravi Ravindra,
959:Everything is happening spontaneously, and the witnessing of it is also happening spontaneously. Everything is already happening in natural balance. ~ Mooji,
960:Everything seemed suspended, in some kind of balance. Obviously someone would come along and fuck it up, because that's what other people did. ~ Mark Haddon,
961:If not for tragedy, tyrants, and injustice, there would be nothing to awaken and inspire dormant heroes. There is always a balance. Always. ~ Steve Maraboli,
962:It’s probably some kind of karmic way to balance out the universe. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be fair to have one person so full of awesomeness. ~ Richelle Mead,
963:Many people who hold giver values in life choose matching as their primary reciprocity style at work, seeking an even balance of give and take. ~ Adam Grant,
964:The only way we will ever reduce the debt and balance the budget is if America beats Washington and tea party activists take over this process. ~ Matt Kibbe,
965:there are 6 spokes of life – finance, family, society, physical, emotional and spiritual health. You have to consciously maintain a balance. ~ Rashmi Bansal,
966:...this marvelous graceful thing, this joy of physics, this perfect balance between rebellion and obedience, is God's own signature on earth. ~ Mark Helprin,
967:Trade has suddenly become massively unpopular. I think that's massively unjust. I think free trade has been wonderful for America on balance. ~ David Brooks,
968:We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. ~ Davy Crockett,
969:What authenticity means is that your Golden Circle is in balance. It means that everything you say and everything you do you actually believe. ~ Simon Sinek,
970:With each new day, I'm learning how to take control in order to have balance in my life. I plan time for myself and my loved ones and take it. ~ Alicia Keys,
971:Believe me, it’s better to produce the balance-sheet of your own life than that of the grain market.” —SENECA, ON THE BREVITY OF LIFE, 18.3b T ~ Ryan Holiday,
972:He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy ~ Ken Kesey,
973:I deposit in many banks including the bank of wisdom. The more I draw on my accounts, no matter how big the sum, the bigger my balance becomes ~ Ameen Rihani,
974:If you strive only to avoid the darkness or to cling to the light, you cannot live in balance. Try striving to be conscious of all that you are. ~ Gary Zukav,
975:In Cross Communication, the goal of communication is to strike a balance between the “breadth” and the “depth” that tie into purchasing behaviors ~ Anonymous,
976:In some cases, people with a body (whose size) they did not long for are victims of having a bank balance (whose size) they longed for. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
977:I recommend a balance between the therapies that are available, the medicines that are available but not to give up on the body as a result. ~ Linda Hamilton,
978:I think it is the fact that birds are two-legged, like us, which gives them something of our balance and gesture and makes them nearer to us. ~ Quentin Blake,
979:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. —ALBERT EINSTEIN, IN A LETTER TO HIS SON EDUARD, FEBRUARY 5, 1930 ~ Walter Isaacson,
980:Living means constantly growing closer to death. Satisfaction only temporarily relieves hunger. Find the balance, and plant your feet. ~ Jackie Morse Kessler,
981:On balance I think the microfiche was a very happy mechanism, and I would recommend it over a paper workbook for very large projects. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr,
982:The happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance is not the works of Shakespeare (as Buck Mulligan says) but the Holy Bible. ~ Paul Theroux,
983:The West Virginia Children’s Home. It’s in Elkins. See that they get the balance of the account. And that they know that it came from my father. ~ A G Riddle,
984:Throughout the infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe. ~ Nikola Tesla,
985:You were meant to be my balance. What I felt for Mal was messy and stubborn and might leave me heartbroken in the end, but it was also human. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
986:Everything has its natural balance, and how would you know you were happy it you weren't sad sometimes? Or feel healthy if you were never ill? ~ Lucinda Riley,
987:He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy. ~ Ken Kesey,
988:If Congress were to censure, fine or otherwise try to punish a president, it would dramatically alter the balance of power between the branches. ~ Mike DeWine,
989:It's certainly difficult to balance marketing a film and putting it out there to everybody with wanting to keep it fresh for the audience. ~ Christopher Nolan,
990:Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. —ALBERT EINSTEIN, IN A LETTER TO HIS SON EDUARD, FEBRUARY 5, 19301 ~ Walter Isaacson,
991:Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement. ~ Warren Farrell,
992:PSA62.9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. ~ Anonymous,
993:Religion to be true must satisfy what may be termed humanitarian economics, that is, where the income and the expenditure balance each other. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
994:As long as you do not hold a balance between your seeing of things and your execution, you will do nothing that is really good. ~ Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres,
995:A star has died. Elsewhere in the cosmos, in an unremarkable corner of one galactic arm, a child was born. Such is the balance of existence. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
996:Balance is of the essence,' she said. 'That appies to all good, harmonious relationships. Balance in guilt, balance in shame and pangs of conscience. ~ Jo Nesb,
997:He didn’t seem to understand that a person can function in the space between happy and unhappy. That space offered a level of calm and balance. ~ Kendra Elliot,
998:I didn't have the luxury of living only in a single moment. I had to live in a hundred fractured moments that held our futures in the balance. ~ Mary E Pearson,
999:If only 50 or more people were doing for the country what I have been doing, there would not be a pay freeze or a balance of payments problem. ~ Robert Maxwell,
1000:In the next decade we plan to create the first gender balance engineering school in Africa. We believe women should be part of the solution. ~ Patrick Awuah Jr,
1001:I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn. ~ Berenice Bejo,
1002:It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom. ~ Bryant H McGill,
1003:It is where the balance quivers, and the proportions are veiled in mist, that the opportunity for world-saving decisions presents itself. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1004:i wish i could freeze this moment, somehow delay my final decision, and just hang here in the balance between two places, two worlds, two loves. ~ Emily Giffin,
1005:I wonder-maybe the key is balance. Maybe it's about living in the moment while still keeping your eye on the big picture-on all the pictures. ~ Sarah Mlynowski,
1006:Longevity has fucked up our pensions, our work–life balance, our health services, our housing, our happiness. It’s fucked up old age itself. ~ Margaret Drabble,
1007:No. There is no balance, and no retribution, and no rules. The rules and balances you blather about are hopeful creations of a man fearing death. ~ Dave Eggers,
1008:Paganism declared that virtue was in a balance; Christianity declared it was in a conflict: the collision of two passions apparently opposite. ~ G K Chesterton,
1009:The beauty of balance is that I can do it all and not feel bad about my choices, because every moment is an opportunity to start all over again ~ Jorge M Perez,
1010:The only cure for so much misfortune is love. It’s not the force of gravity that keeps the universe in balance, but the binding power of love. ~ Isabel Allende,
1011:There was a sting in this arithmetic: in knowing that in the divine calculus of heaven, one man could balance the equation for countless women. ~ Tara Westover,
1012:Democracy and markets are both fundamental building blocks for a decent society. But they clash at a fundamental level. We need to balance them. ~ Ha Joon Chang,
1013:Economy without ecology means managing the human nature relationship without knowing the delicate balance between humankind and the natural world ~ Satish Kumar,
1014:Far from the comings and goings,
her heart resembled a lighted sign,
an ancient Balance or Lyre--
names gone too long to remember. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1015:For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time. ~ John Frusciante,
1016:His helmet was stifling, it narrowed his vision. And he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw him off balance. And his target is far away. ~ Frank Miller,
1017:Kate," Lucern interrupted.
"What?" she asked warily.
"I do not need blood." He tugged her off balance and into his lap. "All I need is you. ~ Lynsay Sands,
1018:[Louis] Brandeis improves the prose. He simplifies it and perfects the balance of the sentence so it becomes even more memorable and aphoristic. ~ Jeffrey Rosen,
1019:newspapers that could see money haemorrhaging from their balance sheets could not afford to accept the costs of taking on the plutocracy’s lawyers. ~ Nick Cohen,
1020:Only what is mortal bears life, Arren. Only in death is there rebirth. The Balance is not a stillness. it is a movement--an eternal becoming. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1021:The Fourth Law: While team success requires diversity and balance, a single individual will receive credit for the group’s achievements. ~ Albert L szl Barab si,
1022:this holding has proved extraordinarily profitable thanks to a move by your Chairman that combined luck and skill—110% luck, the balance skill. ~ Warren Buffett,
1023:A balance, I think, is needed , " Dr. Templeton said judiciously,"between the head and the heart: nothing easier to say: nothing harder to achieve. ~ Jude Morgan,
1024:An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards. ~ John Locke,
1025:Because he knows you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy. ~ Ken Kesey,
1026:His nudes and his roses declared to men of this century, already deep in their task of destruction, the stability of the eternal balance of nature. ~ Jean Renoir,
1027:If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it's me. I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged. ~ Jennifer Lopez,
1028:if Kronos wins the war, they’ll get more chaos and evil out of the deal.” “They’re probably right,” Nico said. “My father tries to keep a balance. ~ Rick Riordan,
1029:I like to be wild in passion and calculated in expression! I'm both. I like to be wild in passion more. But I think the balance is what's essential. ~ Jane Fonda,
1030:I'm so happy now. I love that I'm in a relationship right now... I want a life... The past five years or so I've found my groove and my balance. ~ Kelly Clarkson,
1031:I particularly recognize that reasonable people can disagree as to what that proper balance or blend is between privacy and security and safety. ~ John S Pistole,
1032:Like any working mother, I have to balance and manage my time very carefully. My children and husband come first, of course, then my work. ~ Andrea Davis Pinkney,
1033:Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
1034:Mindfulness is the ability to do physical things in a harmonious way; it is a way to remain centered in a physical world that is out of balance. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1035:On balance, the use of encryption, just like the use of good locks on doors, has the net effect of preventing a lot more crime than it might assist. ~ Matt Blaze,
1036:To create a kind of balance between a butcher and a sheep, you either take the knife from the butcher or teach the sheep how to use a knife! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1037:We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. ~ Queen Elizabeth II,
1038:You have a bad memory for details. You can tell her the date of the Spanish Armada, but you couldn’t even guess at the balance of your checkbook. ~ Jay McInerney,
1039:Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings. ~ Diane Garnick,
1040:Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
1041:If love and ambition should be in equal balance, and come to jostle with equal force, I make no doubt but that the last would win the prize. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1042:If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone's legal issues. ~ Greg Giraldo,
1043:Our bodies are designed to remain in balance, and when they go out of balance, a natural mechanism has been interfered with.” —DEEPAK CHOPRA Not ~ Russell Simmons,
1044:Paganism declared that virtue was in a balance; Christianity declared it was in a conflict: the collision of two passions apparently opposite. Of ~ G K Chesterton,
1045:Self-deprecation is a disease, as is pride; anger is a disease, as is envy. Anything that throws you off-balance, physically or mentally, is a disease. ~ Om Swami,
1046:Starting with WHY not only helps you know which is the right advice for you to follow, but also to know which decisions will put you out of balance. ~ Simon Sinek,
1047:The balance of my life was elegant only from a distance, and only if you squinted, but there was at least something there that resembled balance. ~ Michelle Obama,
1048:The conjunction of effort, concentration and balance in asana forces us to live intensely in the present moment, a rare experience in modern life. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1049:The danger to power is obsession - power junkies. You need a very strong mind and humor to balance yourself. If you don't, you will get shredded. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1050:Though it is very easy to do valuations, eyeballs and brand prominence surveys, you should never allow any of them to influence the balance sheet. ~ Ashwin Sanghi,
1051:To manage the performance of such specialists the team leader has to adopt a delicate balance between the hands-on and the hands-off approach. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
1052:Balance is always tough with the kind of shows and my work ethic and all of that, but that definitely helps me do what I do in the big picture. ~ Hank Williams III,
1053:Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. ~ Horace Mann,
1054:I constantly work at maintaining balance. For me, my family comes first. If my family is taken care of, then everything else usually falls into place. ~ Faith Hill,
1055:In war, three-quarters turns on personal character and relations; the balance of manpower and materials counts only for the remaining quarter. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1056:I wish I could balance life as an artist and a mother, but sometimes when I am doing live concerts, I have to ask people to help me in my other role. ~ Namie Amuro,
1057:Many age-related diseases are caused by an immune system out of balance. Excessive or unnecessary inflammation accelerates heart disease, bone loss, ~ Dan Buettner,
1058:Marriage, each of them realized intuitively, was about compromise and forgiveness. It was about balance, where one person complemented the other. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1059:One of the reasons for the high level of happiness in Denmark is the good work–life balance, which allows people to make time for family and friends. ~ Meik Wiking,
1060:The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality. ~ Chris Chocola,
1061:Unlock the power of the will. Learn balance and gain the knowledge and wisdom necessary to guide those powers, to succeed in sports and athletics. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1062:We believe profoundly in silence-the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit. ~ Charles Alexander Eastman,
1063:You have been given a great power. But no power comes without a price. That is how magic works. How the universe works. All things kept in balance. ~ Mindee Arnett,
1064:Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. ~ Miranda Kerr,
1065:A right act is an act a person like that would take to be favored by the balance of reasons. A duty is an act a person like that would feel compelled to ~ Anonymous,
1066:Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. ~ Thomas Kinkade,
1067:Good investing is a peculiar balance between the conviction to follow your ideas and the flexibility to recognize when you have made a mistake. ~ Michael Steinhardt,
1068:He's a machine for competitive balance, ... Yes, the money is in New York. Yes, the money is in his hands. But he squanders money. Thank God for it. ~ Michael Lewis,
1069:I think what I'm going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock 'n' roll and do what I like to do in music ~ Joan Jett,
1070:I try to eat healthy. But sometimes, though, I eat cheeseburgers. Thats good for the soul. I make sure to balance everything out. I drink tons of water. ~ Gal Gadot,
1071:It's scary being loved. Because life is complicated and all too often it throws you off balance by sending you the right person at the wrong time. ~ Guillaume Musso,
1072:Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former. ~ Fredrik Bajer,
1073:Normally I'm really lucky because I can go down to my local shops and no one cares. I take the Tube and the bus so it's kind of the perfect balance. ~ MyAnna Buring,
1074:Rajas is activity and Tamas inertia. Sattva is the balance of these two, for only consciousness can balance kinetic energy with potential energy. ~ Robert E Svoboda,
1075:The federal budget had last been in balance under President Johnson. Since then, federal outlays had outpaced federal revenues at an ever-rising rate. ~ Jon Meacham,
1076:Truth be told, I don’t know,” I said. “They say in the temple that sometimes a man has to balance two evils in his hands, and choose the lighter one. ~ Peter McLean,
1077:What an effort I make to be myself. I struggle against a tide in a boat with just enough room for my two feet in a perilous and fragile balance. ~ Clarice Lispector,
1078:When a man's bank balance becomes too small, his woman flees. For a man to do the same, his woman's body — or vagina — has to do the opposite. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1079:When they get out of balance, and our inner selves become involved in intense conflict, then people can begin to experience mental-health problems. ~ Paul B Gilbert,
1080:Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God's will. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
1081:You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with, or find disagreeable, so it's important to stress that balance. ~ William Hague,
1082:You know, I use organic products, but I get [laser treatments]. It's what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
1083:He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil. ~ Machado de Assis,
1084:If you are leaning over to starboard to balance the boat against the other guy's propensity to lean too far to port, both of you are about to get wet. ~ Kenneth Kaye,
1085:In most relationships, one partner has more control than the other. It was just the natural order of things. Perfect balance was a hard thing to find. ~ Harlan Coben,
1086:I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while ~ Ray Liotta,
1087:It is when both body and mind are in balance – with each other and within themselves – that we can truly say one is healthy, that one is disease-free. The ~ Om Swami,
1088:Memories, all those little experiences make up the fabric of our lives and on balance, I wouldn't want to erase any of them, tempting though it may be. ~ Ben Affleck,
1089:What is the difference between justice and revenge?" he asked.
"Revenge seeks chaos," he said. "Justice seeks balance. That's the difference. ~ Lisa Unger,
1090:When the point person in an organization strives for balance, he potentially robs other leaders of an opportunity to perform at the top of their game. ~ Andy Stanley,
1091:Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. ~ Stephen Covey,
1092:Alchemy should have no part in a Je’daii’s experience. It is a dark force, arcane and dangerous. It has the power to upset balance. There are other ways. ~ Tim Lebbon,
1093:Balance was so elusive: either it was like this, too fast, or there was the heavy thing like wading through a swamp to get to the end of a sentence. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
1094:Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1095:He fell, toppling forward into the sand. He hadn't even fully realised he'd lost his balance until the ground told him. And the ground didn't whisper. ~ Dean F Wilson,
1096:I think this is something that is naturally built in in people, a need for attention and a need to be special and we are always trying to find a balance. ~ Celeste Ng,
1097:It is essential that the painter should develop not only his eyes, but also his soul, so that it too may be capable of weighing colors in balance. ~ Wassily Kandinsky,
1098:It is important for the club to find a balance in a world driven by economic and political needs. This club usually does that [on leaving Liverpool] ~ Gerard Houllier,
1099:Justice has her seat, and her fine balance
Disturbed too often spoils an unripe world
With ill-timed mercy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act V,
1100:Knowing when someone's the real deal or not, but still with putting your guard up and self-protecting, you've got to stay open. It comes back to balance. ~ Eva Mendes,
1101:Our land of new promise will be a nation that meets its obligations, a nation that balances its budget, but never loses the balance of its values. ~ William J Clinton,
1102:Right,” I said, after an off-balance pause. A knocker, in the trade, was a shark who charmed his way into old people’s homes: to cheat them of valuables ~ Donna Tartt,
1103:The best of humanity's recorded history is a creative balance between horrors endured and victories achieved, and so it was during the Harlem Renaissance. ~ Aberjhani,
1104:The higher self knows there is no right or wrong, no good or bad, and accepts that both light and dark must exist to maintain the balance of the whole. ~ Heidi DuPree,
1105:The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed. ~ Joan D Vinge,
1106:Try to find the right balance of keeping things exciting and treating your audience with respect, and also treating yourself as an artist with respect. ~ Trent Reznor,
1107:You have to have balance in your life and not forget to have fun. Those who neglect that crucial ingredient, in the long run, become more dead than alive. ~ I T Lucas,
1108:You have to judge everybody on balance, all the positives and all the negatives. In the life of my husband, I think the positives outweigh the negatives. ~ Farah Diba,
1109:Among seekers of truth, painters perhaps come closest to discovering the secret of the balance of forces of the universe, and hence of man's fulfillment. ~ Jean Renoir,
1110:Holidays and vacations can help to balance activity with contemplation, haste with more natural rhythms, noise with the heralding silence of peace. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1111:I like to dry brush which is really detoxifying for the skin. Exercise is also really important for me for balance and to get those endorphins going. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
1112:I sat there, letting the idea of starting again soak in, finding beauty in the balance of life. We have ups and downs, and how we deal is up to us. ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
1113:Life has a balance and natural order. I'm not fighting the flow anymore. My career right now is very up. It's happening naturally and it's happening well. ~ Irene Cara,
1114:Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are. ~ Brandon Sanderson,
1115:The obvious reductio ad absurdum is Holocaust deniers: Should their perspective be provided, for "balance," any time someone writes about the Holocaust? ~ Chris Mooney,
1116:There's a major fault in Western society. It makes room for only one god, and in only one gender. There's no balance, no co-existence, no partnership. ~ Tomson Highway,
1117:The strongest soldier cannot balance long upon the blade that does divide his honor and his heart, and whatever way he falls, the cut will kill him. ~ Susanna Kearsley,
1118:Want balance in your life? Then sure, get your own act together, but don't forget four powerful disciplines of execution in your team and organization. ~ Stephen Covey,
1119:We all need something to soften the sharp edges. To give us balance. Otherwise, I think we'd find ourselves stumbling around in the dark like lost souls. ~ Karen White,
1120:weep for them all,” the bishop said. “Equally,” G——— exclaimed, “and if the balance tips, let it be on the side of the people: They have suffered longer. ~ Victor Hugo,
1121:A rational man acting in the real world may be defined as one who decides where he will strike a balance between what he desires and what can be done. ~ Walter Lippmann,
1122:HeartMath Inner Balance biofeedback monitor. It detects your heart’s minutest rhythms and sends a graph to your smartphone, facilitating HRV training. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1123:Humanity, its dignity and its balance, will depend at every moment and on every place on the globe,on who man is for woman and who woman is for man. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1124:I had two speeds, which often varied with my blood alcohol level: fine with whatever, and never, ever satisfied. Where was the balance between these two? ~ Sarah Hepola,
1125:I look OK. I look better in person than I do on film, which is bad because it's how I make my living, but I am not a beauty and on balance I am glad. ~ Felicity Huffman,
1126:Life essentially seeks out balance.I have found that it is in the habit of trading one sorrow for one joy until one cancels out the other. ~ Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi,
1127:Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?... True effectiveness requires balance. ~ Stephen Covey,
1128:Only a warrior can survive the path of knowledge because the art of the warrior is to balance the pain of being a man with the wonder of being a man. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
1129:regulatory struggle is yet to resolve the balance of consumer and industry, and consumer and citizen interests, in the reformulation of the public interest. ~ Anonymous,
1130:Smaller movies are great because you don't have to argue with so many people all the time. But really I like arguing so there's a balance either way. ~ Robert Pattinson,
1131:'The Office' is less a comedy than so many other "comedies" that have been on the air. It's really about the balance between what is real and what is comic. ~ B J Novak,
1132:The trickster, the riddler, the keeper of balance, he of the many faces who finds life in death and who fears no evil; he who walks through doors. ~ Christopher Paolini,
1133:This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut to deep yo heal. ~ Ally Condie,
1134:To play well you have to have good balance in your life. Tiger has found that. If you play golf long enough you'll learn that life is more than golf. ~ Annika Sorenstam,
1135:When God finished putting together Dicky Roper, He took a deep breath and shuddered a bit, then He ran up our Jonathan to restore the ecological balance. ~ John le Carr,
1136:with loyalty oaths waving as weapons in the hands of the know-nothing right, the values of liberal education seemed to hang in the balance in 1952. ~ Richard Ben Cramer,
1137:Without that poise and balance and gentle humor and caring sense, nothing happens at all. It's just egotism and vanity and jealousy and possessiveness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1138:Your attachment to unhealthy people and bad habits, which offer you no real control, is why you’re spiritually dying and living a life out of balance. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1139:A balance between sustainable ecology and sustainable human life, on the one hand, and the unfettered drive for profit, on the other, is just an oxymoron. ~ David Suzuki,
1140:Art tends toward balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living – very good things for anyone to be interested in. ~ Robert Henri,
1141:Being a great fighter is having a perfect balance of having that toughness, skill, as well as that mental capability to be able to out-think you opponent. ~ Rashad Evans,
1142:Have you lost your balance? Before anywhere else, look for it in nature! Have you no peace of mind? Before any other door, knock the door of nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1143:His voice gave out and he made several wavy motions with his hand, indicative of the shape of a woman who would probably be unable to keep her balance. ~ Terry Pratchett,
Delilah Sinclair, checking her bank account balance. ~ Julie Johnson,
1145:I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1146:I saw that all aspects of my life had been pulling me out of balance because I hadn't perceived them as part of a "whole," or the totality that was "me." ~ Brenda Strong,
1147:It's not about destiny, but I do think there's a balance in the world, and sometimes forces we don't understand intervene to tip the scales the right way. ~ Ransom Riggs,
1148:Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?...True effectiveness requires balance. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1149:Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. ~ George Orwell,
1150:My films are of paramount importance to me, the same as my family. That's not going to change. This is a balance I have to strike throughout my life. ~ Abhishek Bachchan,
1151:Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama. That and do occasional features and movies. ~ Mario Lopez,
1152:The E.U. initially decided to end the isolation of Turkish Cyprus, to balance the accession of Cyprus. But the E.U. has not carried through on its promise. ~ Ali Babacan,
1153:The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life. The sun will not rise, or set, without my notice, and thanks. ~ Winslow Homer,
1154:There’s a correlation between the number of digits on a man’s bank balance, and, the number of things that his woman is willing to forgive him for. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1155:This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal. ~ Ally Condie,
1156:We need to find a balance between protecting our local economies while pursuing the longer-term goal of producing clean, affordable and reliable power. ~ Ann Kirkpatrick,
1157:and i've begun
(as a reaction to a feeling)
to balance
the pleasure of loneliness
against the pain
of loving you

from Balances ~ Nikki Giovanni,
1158:But uncontrolled variables are what make dreams come true. If we change the way work works we can live the dream of work-life balance and sustainability. ~ Ricardo Semler,
1159:[Dada is] perfectly kindhearted malice, alongside exact photography the only legitimate pictorial form of communication and balance in shared experience. ~ Raoul Hausmann,
1160:I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz that the government should impose some sort of predetermined political balance on academic research. ~ Juan Cole,
1161:I'm looking for a balance of reported and essayistic work by up-and-coming women journalists. Often that means combing online-only sources or alt weeklies. ~ Ann Friedman,
1162:In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny. ~ Albert Einstein,
1163:It hurts, but then, what doesn't? Pain proves that we're alive, gives us the ability to appreciate pleasure - everything in balance, everything in its time. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1164:I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing. ~ Lynn Swann,
1165:Maybe it was the angle, but her fawn's eyes, looking up at me, seemed larger than ever. I had to make an effort to keep my balance lest I fall into them. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
1166:My people are at the core of everything I do, and I recognize the importance of giving them the flexibility to balance work around their personal lives. ~ Richard Branson,
1167:some regulatory phenomenon could drive us to gain weight, which would in turn cause a positive energy balance—and thus overeating and/or sedentary behavior. ~ Gary Taubes,
1168:Spiritual balance is the ability to remain happy, to not be hostile to your neighbor when they are being hostile, and not to get caught up in the trivia. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1169:The bitch does not stop moving to her own rhythm. This, in and of itself, prevents her from becoming off-balance like a nice girl who abandons her routine. ~ Sherry Argov,
1170:U.S. companies are letting cash pile up on their balance sheets without investing in new projects because they don’t have any concrete plans for the future. ~ Peter Thiel,
1171:Vivir significa acercarse constantemente a la muerte. La satisfacción sólo alivia temporalmente el hambre. Encuentra el balance, y planta tus pies. ~ Jackie Morse Kessler,
1172:Whatever I do I've always done not because I want something but to compensate for a loss, to bring about a balance, to create amends, to make things right. ~ Mark Helprin,
1173:Without balance and wisdom, power becomes very destructive. It creates unhappiness and not happiness. To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1174:Balance in large measure is knowing the things that can be changed, putting them in proper perspective, and recognizing the things that will not change." ~ Albert Einstein,
1175:Balance is the natural state of life, because the basic characteristic of the fundamental element of life, pure consciousness, is complete balance. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
1176:'Checks are coming in the mail regularly'... or change your bank statement to whatever balance you want in there... and get behind the feeling of having it. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1177:Curiosity is a luxury reserved for the financially secure: my mind was absorbed with more immediate concerns, such as the exact balance of my bank account, ~ Tara Westover,
1178:economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven by the balance of benefits and costs. Laziness is built deep into our nature. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1179:Everyone has a need to do penance. It’s a basic need, like washing. It’s about harmony, an absolutely essential inner balance. It’s the balance we call morality. ~ Jo Nesb,
1180:Everything in nature has found a niche, a perfect harmony of balance. Man need to find his niche, his perfect balance, where he fits in the natural cycle ~ Stephen Colbert,
1181:If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1182:[...] il n’envisageait que les biens célestes, ne pouvant comprendre qu’on mît en balance une éternité de félicité avec quelques heures d’une joie périssable. ~ mile Zola,
1183:In a perfect world, I could be doing some bigger films and balance that with some independent films because they seem to be the most challenging and unique ~ Sherilyn Fenn,
1184:In life, when you start to fall, you don't have to go crazy, scolding yourself and further throwing yourself off balance. Instead, simply make adjustments. ~ Brenda Strong,
1185:in the US and the UK we’d fought for more money at work, Scandinavians had fought for more time – for family leave, leisure and a decent work-life balance. ~ Helen Russell,
1186:In this way, dissipative structures demonstrate that disorder can be a source of new order, and that growth appears from disequilibrium, not balance. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
1187:It’s so hard to balance in our minds the knowledge that ‘the world’ is mundanely ‘a planet.’ The former is so holy; the latter merely a science project. ~ Douglas Coupland,
1188:She gasped and jerked in her seat as a sudden hot, searing pain tore across the top of her right hipbone, the impact of the bullet throwing her off balance. ~ Kaylea Cross,
1189:The hardest part is keeping yourself even keel across the board. You have to keep a balance until you get to Sunday and understand what goes with the week. ~ Kevin Harvick,
1190:The past was past. You did what you had to do, and you didn’t do one scrap of harm more than that. Not even to balance things out, and make it all symmetrical. ~ Anonymous,
1191:There is an expectation with a superhero film that there is spectacle and action but there also has to be heart. Striking that balance is really important. ~ Charles Roven,
1192:When I started Netscape I was brand new out of college and all the aspects of building a business, like balance sheets and hiring people, were new to me. ~ Marc Andreessen,
1193:A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of "balance" and "deterrence". ~ Alva Myrdal,
1194:A measure of narcissism is healthy. But out of balance, what was once appropriate self-confidence becomes grandiose, pathological, and destructive. ~ Jill Alexander Essbaum,
1195:and how toxic emotions put our physical health at as much risk as does chain-smoking, even as emotional balance can help protect our health and well-being. ~ Daniel Goleman,
1196:Beauty comes from the balance between two and three dimensions, between abstraction and representation - I seek the equilibrium behind changing appearances. ~ Henri Matisse,
1197:Because apart we might be as different as night and day, black and white, right and wrong, but together we create two sides of a whole. Together we balance. ~ Jessica Brody,
1198:Derivatives serve practically no purpose except to enrich bankers through opaque pricing and to deceive investors through off-the-balance-sheet accounting. ~ James Rickards,
1199:Fate does not take sides. It is fair-minded and generally prefers to maintain some balance between the likelihood of success and failure in all our endeavors. ~ Amor Towles,
1200:I’m only a shadow compared to her. When we find her, I’ll be her Astia. Together, we’ll be perfect balance and infinite power. Together, we’ll save the Kupari. ~ Sarah Fine,
1201:Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness. ~ Stephen Gillett,
1202:I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas. ~ James Earl Jones,
1203:It seems to me that in the orbit of our world you are the North Pole, I the South--so much in balance, in agreement--and yet... the whole world lies between. ~ Thomas Wolfe,
1204:That's what life is: repetitive routines. It's a matter of finding the balance between deviating from those patterns and knowing when to repeat them. ~ Joseph Gordon Levitt,
1205:The media is something that affects a lot of people, so you're constantly trying to strike a balance between respecting something and not caring about it. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
1206:There is something about finding the balance to one's nature - perhaps a culture that flourishes is a culture that has found a similar balance among its people. ~ Lily King,
1207:Abroad, the balance of power is shifting. There are new and more terrible weapons - new and uncertain nations - new pressures of population and deprivation. ~ John F Kennedy,
1208:Balance, Chlo … Give and take. Push and pull. You for her, her for you. I think they're mad that I tried to have it both ways to keep you alive and her, too. ~ Nova Ren Suma,
1209:[Donald Trump] is a man known for a large personality, a colorful style and lots of charisma. And so I guess he was just looking for some balance on the ticket. ~ Mike Pence,
1210:Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas. ~ James Mark Baldwin,
1211:I didn't care about embarrassing myself further. What was one more debit of mortification when my balance sheet was already in the red by hundreds of thousands? ~ Penny Reid,
1212:I don't need to push myself. I don't need to sharpen my own knife and slit my throat. I'm trying to chill it and find an equilibrium and a balance to my work. ~ Abel Ferrara,
1213:In the state of Michigan, where I served in the state Legislature, there was a lot of shuffling of money between one year and the other to balance the budget. ~ Justin Amash,
1214:I was convinced I had overdrawn my balance of good fortune; that whatever haphazard benevolence the impassive universe might hold towards me was all but gone. ~ William Boyd,
1215:Long term debt and bank debt (including off-balance sheet financing must be judiciously employed. There must be room to expand the debt position if required. ~ Peter Cundill,
1216:senior managers’ goal here should be to manage their portfolio of businesses to wisely balance between profitable growth and cash flow at a given point in time. ~ W Chan Kim,
1217:Still, he could balance himself with one hand on an inverted ginger-ale bottle while revolving a barrel on the soles of his feet. There is good in all of us. ~ P G Wodehouse,
1218:Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe. ~ Sigmar Gabriel,
1219:There's a certain balance between finding an opportunity to do what you really enjoy and getting caught up in the flattery of people wanting you to do things. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
1220:This balance between tribe and individuality, community and uniqueness, was a surprise in a world that makes us think we have to make a choice between them. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1221:Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year. ~ Chris Christie,
1222:When bored of sitting, move! When bored of moving, sit! Balance your life or there will remain neither moving nor sitting in your life but only falling! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1223:You need slack to enable continuous improvement. You need to balance demand against throughput and limit the quantity of work-in-progress to enable slack. ~ David J Anderson,
1224:Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports. ~ Joan Cusack,
1225:Even a genius like Schopenhauer was crushed by unemployment,” he wrote. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”30 Eduard ~ Walter Isaacson,
1226:He was free to enjoy the breathless glee that overwhelmed him: the speed, the clear cold air, the total silence, the feeling of balance and excitement and peace. ~ Lois Lowry,
1227:If you force legislators to balance, at the end of the day, if it has to be balanced, then they step up and they become legislators and can find out where to cut. ~ Rand Paul,
1228:I have times when I'm off-balance. I have times when I slur my words. I have times when I walk into walls. I have times when I can't remember somebody's name. ~ Michael J Fox,
1229:I'm scared to disturb the balance, though- that delicate equilibrium. Marshall and I can only exist in the narrow spaces where I'm not me and he is not him. ~ Brenna Yovanoff,
1230:In movement there is balance. In balance there is movement. Yoga is all about balance. Within and Without. Above, Below. Front, Behind. Male, Female. In, Out. ~ Mark Whitwell,
1231:I run a lot. I have this five-mile run that I try and do a few times a week. If I do more, I get shin splints and it drives me mad, so I have to balance it. ~ Richard Hammond,
1232:People do what they think works for them, but the sport is about instinct, movement, balance, power... it's too animalistic to get rigid about your training. ~ Conor McGregor,
1233:the universe must always be in balance. If you do something bad, something bad will come back to you. Maybe not right away, but it will come. I promise you. ~ Cindy Callaghan,
1234:Velazquez found the perfect balance between the ideal illustration which he was required to produce, and the overwhelming emotion he aroused in the spectator. ~ Francis Bacon,
1235:What is the essence of America? The essence of America is finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
1236:When we have succeeded in preventing all the forces in the world from throwing us off our balance, then alone we have attained to freedom, and not before. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1237:While the allure of safety and predictability is strong, achieving true balance means engaging in activities whose outcomes and payoffs are not yet apparent. The ~ Ed Catmull,
1238:A market exchange has an equilibrium or stasis: you pay to balance the scale. But when you give a gift there is momentum, and the weight shifts from body to body. ~ Lewis Hyde,
1239:Circumstances are in flux, and the world seems to be whirling around you. The only way to keep your balance is to fix your eyes on Me, the One who never changes. ~ Sarah Young,
1240:Drall’s lighter gravity is going to Jacen’s head. He’s convinced that our coming here is going to upset the balance of the Force or something.”
-Anakin Solo ~ James Luceno,
1241:I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death. ~ W B Yeats,
1242:If you will make it your quest to find this inner state of deep peace, faith, trust and inner balance, you would have everything you can ever ask for and more. ~ Richard Dotts,
1243:In a world as out of balance as this world, everyone can find something to do. And the question isn't can you do everything; the question is, can you do anything? ~ Bill Ayers,
1244:It's more important to understand the imbalances in your body's basic systems and restore balance, rather than name the disease and match the pill to the ill. ~ Mark Hyman M D,
1245:One should not understand a dream as evidence for the moral nature of the unconscious. It is merely an attempt to balance the lopsidedness of the conscious mind... ~ Carl Jung,
1246:Our purportedly advanced civilization may be changing the delicate ecological balance that has tortuously evolved over the 4-billion-year period of life on Earth. ~ Carl Sagan,
1247:There is a beauty here, a calmness that I savor. I will savor the bloodshed, too, no doubt, but this balance between earth and animal and self feels right. ~ Rebecca Roanhorse,
1248:We cannot control the temperaments we are born with; they are God’s choice. We can work with the Holy Spirit to achieve balance, but basically we are who we are. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1249:When the material, psychological and spiritual dimensions are brought into balance, life becomes whole, and this union brings feelings of comfort and security. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1250:Angie helps me loosen up a little bit here and there, and I keep her from going to jail and possibly getting herself killed. We balance each other out,” I reasoned. ~ C J Anaya,
1251:Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care. ~ Howard Baker,
1252:Design is the organization of materials and processes in the most productive way, in a harmonious balance of all elements necessary for a certain function. ~ Laszlo Moholy Nagy,
1253:I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death. ~ William Butler Yeats,
1254:I don't think balance is something you get from someone else; it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress. ~ Rachel Weisz,
1255:If red was the color of magic in balance—of harmony between power and humanity—then black was the color of magic without balance, without order, without restraint. ~ V E Schwab,
1256:I think on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing. ~ Willem Dafoe,
1257:I usually balance school by doing online classes and regular classes - that has helped me a lot, and I'm able to get my schoolwork done while I'm traveling too. ~ Jordyn Wieber,
1258:Just as we should never balance the budget on the backs of the poor, so it is an economic delusion to think you can balance it only on the wallets of the rich. ~ George Osborne,
1259:Not being aware of all you have to do is much like having a credit card for which you don't know the balance or the limit - it's a lot easier to be irresponsible. ~ David Allen,
1260:She never knew from one moment to the next how he was going to behave toward her and therefore she constantly had to adjust her balance. It was exhausting. ~ Elizabeth Chadwick,
1261:Spiritual balance is tai chi. It is the center of things. It is the place where yin and yang meet. In the chakras, it is considered the heart chalkra, anahata. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1262:The balance between good and evil, and the choices we make between them, are probably the single most important aspects shaping our personalities and humanity. ~ Marilyn Manson,
1263:The universal quest to find balance and harmony between men and women, beings who are at once so alike and so different, lies at the heart of all Amazon tales. ~ Adrienne Mayor,
1264:The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation. ~ Joe Biden,
1265:This was like walking the line between dream and sleep. The night-sharp balance of being asleep enough to dream and awake enough to remember what he wanted. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1266:To her it was like being alone in the ocean, holding a kite string in one hand and an anchor chain in the other and finding the balance so she wouldn't sink. ~ Kate Evangelista,
1267:We are all either wheels or connectors. Whichever we are we must find truth and balance, which is a bicycle. Trust and balance are also essential to true love. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
1268:We have made mistakes! We were too late. If we had presented our national interests more clearly from the beginning, the world would still be in balance today. ~ Vladimir Putin,
1269:We needn't be saddened with the impossible weight of managing the entire biosphere, but we must meet the challenge of living in balance with the sacred elements. ~ David Suzuki,
1270:You are not creating a new you; you are releasing a hidden you. The process is one of self discovery. The hidden you that wants to emerge is in perfect balance. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1271:Effective foreign policy has always involved the use of both sticks and carrots, and finding the right balance between the two is more art than science. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
1272:Eliminate the overwhelming cost of phantom wars and fools' errands, and humankind might begin to balance its books. After all, its only debts are to itself. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1273:Everything in the world was in precarious balance, pure risk, and those who didn’t agree to take the risk wasted away in a corner, without getting to know life. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1275:I don't think you have to wait for knowledge and balance to come before you seek power because you need a certain amount of power to gain knowledge and balance. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1276:It’s not about destiny,” I said, “but I do think there’s balance in the world, and sometimes forces we don’t understand intervene to tip the scales the right way. ~ Ransom Riggs,
1277:I've watched those shows my whole life - being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life. ~ Edie Falco,
1278:Physics has found no straight lines. Instead, the physical universe consists of only waves undulating back and forth allowing for corrections and balance. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
1279:Real teams are much more likely to flourish if leaders aim their sights on performance results that balance the needs of customers, employees, and shareholders. ~ Jon Katzenbach,
1280:Reciprocity helps us balance the need for self-determination and creative individuality with mutual hope, and therefore what might be described as "solidarity". ~ David Blunkett,
1281:The vast majority of Muslim residents of the United Kingdom voted to stay in the EU. And the balance of the British population voted to leave the European Union. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1282:Balance The Stress Factor The Beauty of Mental Space Emotional Intelligence Take A Breath Negative Emotions Time and Priorities Boundaries A Culture of Wellness ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1283:Because deliberate practice requires working where challenges exceed skill, and flow is most commonly experienced when challenge and skill are in balance. And, ~ Angela Duckworth,
1284:But in his experience it was only a matter of time before the normal balance of the universe restored itself and started doing the usual terrible things to him. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1285:Framing the issue of work-life balance - as if the two were dramatically opposed - practically ensures work will lose out. Who would ever choose work over life? ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
1286:Genius has infused itself into nature. It indicates itself by a small excess of good, a small balance in brute facts always favorable to the side of reason. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1287:I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. - W. B. YEATS ~ Al lvarez,
1288:If a man lose his balance, and immerse himself in any trades or pleasures for their own sake, he may be a good wheel or pin, but he is not a cultivated man. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1289:I just like that balance of the real and the fantastical because as a reader and consumer of stories and fantasy, I always want to feel like I can find that world. ~ Ransom Riggs,
1290:In the economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven by the balance of benefits and costs. Laziness is built deep into our nature. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1291:I try to be self-analytical, both to outline the mistakes I made in my life and try to explain why I did, and the things that on balance I did pretty well on. ~ William J Clinton,
1292:I was always trying to find the balance between trying my best and being an incredible parent. I literally realized that it was chaos - but it was happy chaos. ~ Soleil Moon Frye,
1293:Jeff didn’t believe in work-life balance,” says Kim Rachmeler. “He believed in work-life harmony. I guess the idea is you might be able to do everything all at once. ~ Brad Stone,
1294:No doubt some people, probably guys, will be thrown off balance by your forthrightness. Who cares. Eat their leftovers. If they carry on judging you, eat them, too. ~ Ruby Tandoh,
1295:PETER: “The pitch was, ‘Listen, wouldn’t you want entrepreneurs around the world to be working on new technologies so that this is off your balance sheet?’” TF: ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1296:The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government. ~ Amy Goodman,
1297:The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1298:The universe, they say, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty, and bloody-mindedness. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1299:We must introduce a new balance in the relationship between the individual and the government--a balance that favors greater individual freedom and self-reliance. ~ Gerald R Ford,
1300:When I reflect upon my blessings during my very nice lifetime, I am inspired to make sure that I spend the balance of the days of my existence in a productive way. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1301:Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 5: Reason in Science (1906), Ch. 8: "Prerational Morality".,
1302:"Balance" as a verb doesn't mean "stillness," but the constant act of making minor corrections from one side to another to bring one towards a center of stability. ~ Brenda Strong,
1303:forecast key events, but it’s unlikely to be the same people consistently. The sum of this discussion suggests that, on balance, forecasts are of very little value. ~ Howard Marks,
1304:If people do not revere the Law of Nature It will adversely affect them. If they accept It with knowledge and reverence, It will accommodate them with balance and harmony. ~ Laozi,
1305:I think that's what you and I have in common, Donatella Versace, that careful balance. It makes me proud to be an Italian. In the end, I am proud to do what I do. ~ Riccardo Tisci,
1306:It's important to balance the drudgery with inspiration. It's a nightmare if you are just existing in the present project - you don't feel a sense of your own growth. ~ Peter Wolf,
1307:I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don't know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I'll have a longer shelf life. ~ Robert Carlyle,
1308:Just understand that physical balance and mental balance are similar. The goal is to maintain both at all times and always be prepared to adjust to your surroundings. ~ A C Cobble,
1309:Let your sexuality move in whichever way it does. Do nothing to guide it or control it. What brings it into balance is you being in your heart in the midst of it. ~ John de Ruiter,
1310:Sometimes you're not like the person you'd want to hang out with. Would I really want to hang out with me full time? No, you've gotta find people who balance you out. ~ Emma Stone,
1311:The balance between good and evil, and the choices we make between them, are probably the single most important aspects of shaping our personalities and humanity. ~ Marilyn Manson,
1312:We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now we can control our future instead of letting the future control us. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1313:Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity; it is a state of being, a profound emotional balance struck by a subtle understanding of how the mind functions. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1314:​Courage is a virtue appreciated in a male but considered a defect in our gender. Bold women are a threat to a world that is badly out of balance, in favor of men. ~ Isabel Allende,
1315:He taught me to believe in myself. He showed me how to balance my faith and my sexuality, and he made me okay again. I know it sounds dramatic, but he saved my life. ~ Nora Sakavic,
1316:I clap my hands together. (Where do I get the strength, the burst of energy?) To chase away the ghosts. Dispel my fears. Arrange the dream. Maintain a kind of balance ~ Anne H bert,
1317:Irony limits, finitizes, and circumscribes and thereby yields truth, actuality, content; it disciplines and punishes and thereby yields balance and consistency. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1318:It's a new phenomenon in America that states can now sue the national government and become a kind of check and balance on the excesses of the federal government. ~ Alan Dershowitz,
1319:I've tried many other styles of yoga, but nothing has ever given me the same centeredness, energy, and internal balance that I feel when practicing Ashtanga Yoga. ~ David F Swensen,
1320:Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. ~ Amy Bloom,
1321:My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city. ~ Clive Anderson,
1322:Ninjo and giri must be balanced. They are a circle, the yin and the yang. If one is too strong, the balance is broken. You must strive to maintain the balance. ~ Robert N Charrette,
1323:She wanted them to be on an even playing field. Or were they supposed to balance out each other’s shortcomings? She didn’t even know the answer to that either. Gabe ~ Lisa Phillips,
1324:The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with. ~ Giacomo Casanova,
1325:There is a balance. Soccer coach Tony Adams expresses it well. Play for the name on the front of the jersey, he says, and they’ll remember the name on the back. When ~ Ryan Holiday,
1326:There is no answer to any of these questions. It's a matter of time and timing, of seas and seasons, of breathing in and breathing out. It's a matter of balance. ~ Peter McWilliams,
1327:There was a sting in this arithmetic: in knowing that in the divine calculus of heaven, one man could balance the equation for countless women. (Regarding polygamy) ~ Tara Westover,
1328:These companies manage to balance the need for profits with the overarching vision of providing great results for customers and an inspiring mission for employees. ~ Fred Reichheld,
1329:Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance beween spirit and humility. ~ Gary Snyder,
1330:We all fuck up when it comes to our women and you will too. The key is to make her love you more than you piss her off,” Jason added. “It’s a very delicate balance. ~ R L Mathewson,
1331:We wanted to define her, to wrap her up as we did each other, but we could not seem to get past "weird" and "strange" and "goofy". Her ways knocked us off balance. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
1332:We wanted to define her, to wrap her up as we did each other, but we could not seem to get past "weird" and "strange" and "goofy." Her ways knocked us off balance. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
1333:We wanted to define her, to wrap her up as we did each other, but we could not seem to get past 'weird' and 'strange' and 'goofy'. her ways knocked us off balance. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
1334:What you have in Iraq is not just a society coming apart like Yugoslavia or Congo. What is at stake is not just Iraq's stability but the balance of power in the region. ~ Vali Nasr,
1335:Wisdom and Love must balance mutually. Wisdom without Love it's a destructive element. Love without Wisdom can leads us to error: love is law, but conscious love. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
1336:With him everything is a test, affection is measured, that given weighed against that which has been received, and the balance, more often than not, disappointing him. ~ S J Watson,
1337:Action is basically a reaction against loss of balance - a flailing of the arms to to regain one's balance. To dispose a soul to action, we must upset its equilibrium. ~ Eric Hoffer,
1338:If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. Everything else about their checkbook balance and radio songs and messy hair went out the window. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1339:If you're using live bass versus orchestral bass, you've got to make sure that you're not stepping on the toes of the other elements, so you've got to balance it out. ~ Serj Tankian,
1340:I think that sometimes I've been a little too nice. I think you have to have a balance. When you're too nice people take you for granted, they take you for a fool I think. ~ Godfrey,
1341:It's just as important to let go and let somebody do what they're best at and other times, I'm very determined to get exactly what I know we need. It's that balance. ~ Glenda Bailey,
1342:It's not equality that counts, it's reprocity that counts. Love is not like a balance sheet. There's no such thing as double-entry accounting when it comes to love. ~ Debra Ollivier,
1343:It was a Republican, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who first protected the Arctic Refuge to balance the oil development at Prudhoe Bay with responsible conservation. ~ Robert Dold,
1344:Long-married couples balance their checkbooks as a substitute for love-making, or they refuse each other love by protesting one another's financial error or excess. ~ Diana Trilling,
1345:must be done; whatever the cost, whatever the danger. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force, and all will be given over to the dark side.” Though ~ Alan Dean Foster,
1346:Reality is cruel. All of the naivete is going to be removed. Reality is always changing, and it is always unpredictable. All of the balance is going to be destroyed. ~ Hideki Yukawa,
1347:That's the fine balance of a fiction be able to give your characters enough freedom to surprise you and yet still maintain some kind of artistic control. ~ Alan Lightman,
1348:The government needs the help of industry. But the reality is companies will balance that against their own commercial interest in a very competitive market. ~ Michael Clarke Duncan,
1349:The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. ~ Herbert Read,
1350:There is always going to be pain. There is always going to be pleasure. But what is not always going to be there is balance, happiness. That is a personal decision. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1351:When we invest in the things that matter most to us, that are within God's unique design for each of us, I believe we will achieve a sense of balance in our lives. ~ Candace Cameron,
1352:While fund performance is unpredictable, the impact of fees is not, .. A 1- percent annual fee will reduce an ending account balance by 17 percent after 20 years. ~ Arthur Levitt Jr,
1353:Balance is to choose happiness, to feel that the purpose of life is to love, not necessarily to be loved, to be happy, to be conscious, to be aware, to be fulfilled. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1354:Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others. ~ Warren G Bennis,
1355:He sat on the wide windowsill, spine against the frame. He was aware of feeling both inside and outside. He let himself enjoy the balance of it. It cleared his head. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1356:If your unconscious attitude seems exaggerated, it usually means that the unconscious is compensating for an equally off-balance, exaggerated position in the ego. ~ Robert A. Johnson,
1357:It is in Zen practice that you gain power, balance and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1358:I try to preserve whatever balance society has between public and personal life. I never try to eat on the subway. I never try to listen to loud music on the subway. ~ Alex Karpovsky,
1359:It’s not about destiny,” I said, “but I do think there’s balance in the world, and sometimes forces we don’t understand intervene to tip the scales the right way. Miss ~ Ransom Riggs,
1360:Schedule in rest in any pursuit. There’s always another peak, but look back and admire the view for a moment. You have to actually practice that - it’s a balance. ~ Christy Haubegger,
1361:a state of balance—a clear understanding of why we feel the way we do, conscious of our impulses so that we can think without being secretly compelled by our emotions. ~ Robert Greene,
1362:By shifting the balance away from the individual we open the door for the individual. Because we make it obvious that anyone can do it given the right circumstance. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
1363:Don't do it! Stay away from your potential. You'll mess it up, it's potential, leave it. Anyway, it's like your bank balance - you always have a lot less than you think. ~ Dylan Moran,
1364:Each person can achieve balance by cutting a few things out and seeing how it goes. If you cut something out, and it goes well, and your life is better, you keep doing it. ~ Kim Stolz,
1365:every particle being connected with every other; you can't fart without changing the balance in the universe. It makes living a funny joke with nobody around to laugh. ~ Philip K Dick,
1366:Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1367:If an actor commits properly to a role, they do a bit mad during a shoot. If they're going to do that, they should balance themselves by doing a role as a yoga teacher. ~ Ben Wheatley,
1368:I know that all cops are not sterling characters. But you have to have someone to root for. I balance it with rotten cops who will take a bribe, who will beat somebody up. ~ Ed McBain,
1369:It's like a puzzle, putting together your individual accent and what you grew up with or what you heard. It must be insane to be a dialect coach, to balance all that out. ~ Emma Stone,
1370:...or perhaps about acknowledging that life is a delicate balance of great forces, and that good would lose its potency if there was no evil left to fight in the world. ~ Anne Fortier,
1371:The power chakra is the navel center. The center of balance is the heart chakra; it's the center of our being. The third eye is the center of wisdom, the Agni chakra. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1372:There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1373:The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in the current account of its balance of payments, trade account and other current accounts, current account items. ~ Robert C Solomon,
1374:The universe requires balance. Nothing, nothing, can exist without it. There is no life, no light, without death, without darkness. There is no memory without emptiness. ~ Allie Burke,
1375:We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. ~ Pope Francis,
1376:A life that most people will never even know about can be yours in this study, but only if you approach it with equanimity, poise, grace, balance, and professionalism. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1377:If you're worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of agonizing over balance, get excited and create change. ~ Chris Guillebeau,
1378:I have a hard time finding the balance between not beating myself up when it doesn’t happen as fast as I’d like it to, and not wasting time while I wait for it to happen. ~ Mel Robbins,
1379:I have carried my Jamaican Flag with pride around the world to share my culture and experience with others because I seek Balance which is what I believe life is all about. ~ Sean Paul,
1380:I just want to live my life the best way I can and enjoy the moment that I have off the court because you need to find a good balance. I think this is very important. ~ Grigor Dimitrov,
1381:Liberty is precious. But so is life. It should not be so difficult for men and women of good will and good heart and sound mind to find the right balance between the two. ~ Jon Meacham,
1382:Men who have never had to fight love a weapon. They love to hold it in their hands, feel its balance and speculate on the damage they might do, were they called to do it. ~ M D Lachlan,
1383:No one but another painter could know the delicacy required to balance the complexities, to keep reality at bay in order to remain in the innermost center of his work. ~ Susan Vreeland,
1384:The universe requires balance. Nothing, nothing, can exist without it. There is no life, no light, without death, without darkness. There is no memory… without emptiness. ~ Allie Burke,
1385:Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't progressed enough and those about to go too far. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
1386:We can compare the gut of a person with inflammatory bowel disease to a dying coral reef or a fallow field: a battered ecosystem where the balance of organisms has gone awry. ~ Ed Yong,
1387:We [must] hold the just balance and set ourselves as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1388:A man might think he can stare into the abyss without falling in but sometimes the abyss stares back. Sometimes the abyss exerts a strange effect on your sense of balance. ~ Philip Kerr,
1389:Fit” in not one or two but ten domains: stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy, and respiratory endurance. Fit like a fireman ~ Anonymous,
1390:I’d always known the power balance between us was weighted in Anna’s favor. She had more to sacrifice by being involved with me. I had everything to gain by being with her. ~ Bonnie Dee,
1391:If anybody knows me, knows that I'm a workhorse, not just on the floor, but psychologically. I meditate a lot, I like to get massages, do yoga. I like to keep a balance. ~ Kevin Garnett,
1392:I think it will help people have a better work-life balance, that's really important - that's the centre ground for me, it's the issues people care about in their lives. ~ David Cameron,
1393:No one should be surprised that in the balance between national security and civil liberties, President [Donald] Trump, like candidate Trump wants to be more aggressive. ~ Mark Halperin,
1394:The gut-check message is do we have the right balance in our culture? Or are we in a position where hero worship and winning at all costs has subordinated our core values? ~ Mark Emmert,
1395:The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1396:To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate. ~ David Frum,
1397:trying to prioritize activities before you even know how they relate to your sense of personal mission and how they fit into the balance of your life is not effective. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1398:And Juniper had understood, somehow, that in Tom she'd found the person who could balance her, and that more than anything, to fall in love was to be caught, to be saved... ~ Kate Morton,
1399:As it acts in the world, the Tao is like the bending of a bow. The top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up. It adjusts excess and deficiency so that there is perfect balance. ~ Laozi,
1400:But at sixteen the conscience rarely gnaws So much, as when we call our old debts in At sixty years, and draw the accounts of evil, And find a deuced balance with the devil. ~ Lord Byron,
1401:But Bridge understood that life didn’t balance anymore. Life was a too-tall stack of books that had started to lean to one side, and each new day was another book on top. ~ Rebecca Stead,
1402:Discretion can be abused, and rulebooks are important safeguards against that. But the balance has shifted too far in the direction of an obsessive reverence for rules. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1403:I never go back and listen to the recorded document. The thrill comes when the balance can be attained. Everyone in the room can have a shared, communal rock experience. ~ Thurston Moore,
1404:Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself. ~ Kathy Ireland,
1405:One cannot live any longer on refrigerators, on politics, on balance-sheets and cross-word puzzles. One cannot live any longer without poetry, colour and love. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1406:Real frontier-busting math explores new worlds . . . . If you can communicate that experience, somewhere between math and uncertainty, life experience provides the balance. ~ John Madden,
1407:Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy. ~ Marilu Henner,
1408:She did the best with what she had, and that's all any of us can do. We're handed the balance of our blood and the shape of our lives and told to do something with them. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1409:The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium. ~ Carl Jung,
1410:The human retains his intelligence?” he muttered. “Who then is the master? Which of you has dominance?” “Neither of us,” I said. Nathaniel concurred. “It is an equal balance. ~ Anonymous,
1411:The nature of life prior to enlightenment was necessarily and irreparably a morass of injustice—the rule was as solidly inflexible as Tlschp's Law of the Balance of Entropy. ~ John Ringo, have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it’s all a question of balance. ~ Rohinton Mistry,
1413:Certain things do not effect me anymore, which is not always good. There is always commotion, but I notice that hardly anything affects me or puts me out of balance. ~ Ruud van Nistelrooy,
1414:I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry. ~ Helen Reddy,
1415:kneel Your Grace," he said curtly, "Unless you presume to tell a man of God that he may also fuck himself?"
Rhian nearly lost her balance, coming off the last dais step. ~ Karen Miller,
1416:The unfortunate part is there`s not enough balance in the legislative chambers, and particularly the senate that has to do that confirmation for there to be enough pushback. ~ Al Sharpton,
1417:Use power carefully. Don't be afraid to have it. Learn balance and wisdom in addition to the unlocking of the kundalini, if you wish to have a happy and enlightened life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1418:Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant - I don't know if that's the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health. ~ Sally Schneider,
1419:We become our own enemy when we are thrown out of balance by anger, hatred, grief, or any other intense emotion. We are for the time being obsessed by something alien. ~ Swami Paramananda,
1420:You're going to see new processes that utilize waste as the source of energy, so there's no petroleum consumed in the process - that makes the energy balance uniformly positive. ~ Al Gore,
1421:You will find a balance. Whence comes the answer to sadness few can predict, but it does come, in time, and you will learn to appreciate pleasure for the gift that it is. ~ Steven Erikson,
1422:All of my own impulses to balance and move seemed to conflict with those of the guards, and I was jerked and jostled down the portico, just as graceful as a sick cat. ~ Megan Whalen Turner,
1423:Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties. ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio,
1424:Citizen is one of those books that reminds me that black life is often like walking a balance beam: It requires strategy and concentration for stability is so fleeting. ~ Glory Edim,
1425:Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word. Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
1426:My biggest project right now is trying to be a really great mom and learning how to balance family and career. I'm just trying to spend as much time with my family as I can. ~ Idina Menzel,
1427:[Reanu Reeves] is a very imaginative actor. He can have this wonderful balance of humor and fear. He's got these skills to be entertaining but also quite terrifying. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn,
1428:Sometimes our balance has to be upset and our course reset in order to help us navigate to our final destination. This is my final destination and where I was meant to be. ~ Ella Dominguez,
1429:The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ~ Euripides,
1430:The mind requires rest for clarity and integration, and when silence is maintained for regular interludes, the benefits help to sharpen your mind and balance your life. ~ Barbara Marciniak,
1431:Today what we too often see is called “false balance,” because it presents both sides as if they have equal weight of the evidence, when that is objectively not true. ~ Shawn Lawrence Otto,
1432:We must remember balance and moderation. Patience can be spiritually enriching and virtuous… but when taken in excess, it turns to procrastination, the poison of inaction. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1433:All rising to great place is by a winding stair; and if there be factions, it is good to side a man's self whilst he is in the rising, and to balance himself when he is placed. ~ John Locke,
1434:America is one of the biggest businesses in the world, and the people who run it can't balance their budget. We need business people in there and lobbyists out of there. ~ John Paul DeJoria,
1435:I feel like I'm at a level in my business where I've established myself as a professional. And the one thing I haven't managed to do is find a way to achieve a better balance. ~ Megyn Kelly,
1436:In the uneven balance of life, I'd experienced love and loss. The loss challenged me to be strong, but it was the love that supported me when I was weak. I was a survivor. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
1437:Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor also brought balance to our highest court; most recently, as been repeated many times, when she cautioned about how war doesn't give a blank check. ~ Joe Biden,
1438:Last summer was probably the biggest disappointment of my career, but now I have something bad with which to balance the good. I will no longer take anything for granted. ~ Brian O Driscoll,
1439:One of the most important popular concepts that we do have to ditch is the idea that there is some natural balance that mankind is intruding upon as a result of our growth. ~ Leigh Phillips,
1440:She felt as if there were a glass ball in her chest- something delicate and beautiful that might shatter if she said the wrong word, if she disturbed the balance in any way. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1441:So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity ~ Charlie Hunnam,
1442:the balance of power between the sexes had been destabilized, and relations between mothers and their children transformed from a natural and accepted one to a mere option. ~ Peter Hitchens,
1443:The balance of the frame - the way an actor is relating to the space in the frame - is the most important factor in helping the audience feel what the character is thinking. ~ Roger Deakins,
1444:The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful ~ Karolina Kurkova,
1445:To set high goals, to have almost unattainable aspirations, to imbue people with the belief that they can be achieved—these are as important as the balance sheet, perhaps more ~ John Brooks,
1446:You could have knocked me down with a feather,' said Lady Abbott, quite untruly. The feather had not been grown by bird that could have disturbed her balance for an instant. ~ P G Wodehouse,
1447:You take yourself out of the moment and knock yourself off balance when you judge and think about what you are doing, rather than experiencing and enjoying what you are doing. ~ Tara Stiles,
1448:A key competence in making the most of your opportunities is the ability to keep your balance, reflect, and find ways to reinvigorate yourself so that you can move forward. ~ Robert S Kaplan,
1449:Australia seems to strike a balance between big and small. It's big enough to have that diversity, but not so big that it disintegrates into something that is not connected. ~ Michael Bierut,
1450:edge of the bag, and then she felt herself losing her balance and was forced to shift her weight back. "By Amman," she said under her breath. Papa would have scolded her if he'd ~ M R Forbes,
1451:...he and Cease were "united by karmic connections so essential to our mutual inner balance that the endless differences of our minds are a constant amusement to us both ~ David James Duncan,
1452:I, for one, believe that revenue has to increase. I think every American would pay more if they thought spending was going to be cut and the budget brought to balance. ~ Douglas R Oberhelman,
1453:If there is tragic limitation in life there is also possibility. What we call maturity is the ability to see the two in some kind of balance into which we can fit creatively. ~ Ernest Becker,
1454:It is not simply a transient happiness that you experience in meditation that creates balance; it is a transformative light. Inner light is the most powerful thing there is. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1455:It's one of the things that makes it enjoyable to keep playing; you have to approach each set differently and make some balance between what you want to do and what seems right. ~ Ira Kaplan,
1456:Justice, though due to the accused, is due the accuser also. The concept of fairness cannot be strained till it is narrowed to a filament. We are to keep our balance true. ~ Benjamin Cardozo,
1457:Lok was running as fast as he could. His head was down and he carried his thorn bush horizontally for balance and smacked the drifts of vivid buds aside with his free hand. ~ William Golding,
1458:No combination of supplements has the right balance of bioavailable minerals and collagen-derived growth factors to fortify your body as effectively as meat on the bone. ~ Catherine Shanahan,
1459:One of the first things these men developed was the concept of “balance.” They argued that the science was “not settled” and that the details were still open to debate. ~ Shawn Lawrence Otto,
1460:There's no doubt you balance me, Maren. I have fun when I'm with you and you make me laugh. You give that to me. That makes you very special and what you offer me very precious. ~ Maya Banks,
1461:the time when any couple has found its balance, and passion has quieted from its early scream, but gratitude is still abundant; what no one realizes are the golden years. ~ Andrew Sean Greer,
1462:the true implementers are intimately involved in the design process; their broad experience provides the balance for a designer’s limited implementation examples. (In ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr,
1463:Ultimately I'm making movies because of the producers and I don't want to disappoint my producer. It's always a tough balance to figure out how far I listen to them though. ~ Ryuhei Kitamura,
1464:What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance. ~ Barbara Jordan,
1465:When we suffer, it’s always for somebody’s saving—that issue is always hanging in the balance. It’s not all about me; it’s all about Jesus becoming known in this broken world. ~ Louie Giglio,
1466:Balance, Martel. You do not understand the need for balance. Power must be balanced with the understanding of its impact on mere mortals. Belief is more powerful than power. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
1467:But, on balance, we seized the marketplace. We've got a great infrastructure. And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some external factors and some internal factors. ~ Jim Cantalupo,
1468:Each way of being is more valued in the presence of the other. This balance between making camp and following the seasons is both very ancient and very new. We all need both. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1469:I joked at our National Convention that our party was nominating a candidate for president who was charismatic, larger than life, memorable, so they wanted to balance the ticket. ~ Mike Pence,
1470:Inside movement there is one moment in which the elements are in balance. Photography must seize the importance of this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson,
1471:I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed. ~ John Romero,
1472:My sons are precious to me and I have tried incredibly hard to strike the right balance between work and home life while being acutely aware that I haven't always got it right. ~ Hayley Mills,
1473:Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society And it's one we rarely address because it's so universal. But as I get older, I see that peace is a product of balance. ~ Ani DiFranco,
1474:She remembered all too well how time had dragged without him, how she had shuffled about feeling waylaid, out of balance. How she could ever cope with his permanent absence? ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1475:She remembered all too well how time had dragged without him, how she had shuffled about feeling waylaid, out of balance. How shr could ever cope with his permanent absence? ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1476:Some men restrict themselves at home, but strut with swelling port before the public; such discordance is a fault, and it indicates a wavering mind which cannot yet keep its balance. ~ Seneca,
1477:Sometimes in our relationship to another human being the proper balance of friendship is restored when we put a few grains of impropriety onto our own side of the scale. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1478:The notion that every item of exchange must be accounted for and that 'the books must balance' preceded by centuries Robert von Mayer's doctrine of the conservation of energy. ~ Lewis Mumford,
1479:There's a certain amount of tyranny in all of us to some extent, and in some people it's much more developed than in others. It's a different balance which makes us all different. ~ Paula Fox,
1480:You think there’s such a thing as too much happiness?” he asked. “Because right now, I feel like I can’t contain it and the universe is going to step in to restore the balance. ~ Leylah Attar,
1481:You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don't balance the budget, we don't pay them. ~ Daniel Keys Moran,
1482:According to new research emerging from many quarters that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually ~ Bill McKibben,
1483:I guess I was seeking some balance in the wildlife of the city as Rachel Carson sought it in nature. In unbalanced times, balance is as difficult to come by as Parsifal's Grail. ~ Studs Terkel,
1484:I know no one’s perfect, but Dimitri’s perfect for me. We balance one another. And we’ve been through a lot. It feels so good to be at peace, taking care of each other day-to-day. ~ Kim Holden,
1485:Sports are fundamental for growing in a healthy way: they represent fair competition, strength, and exercise, which enhance the body's healthy balance and strengthen the mind. ~ Giorgio Armani,
1486:The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else. ~ Lascelles Abercrombie,
1487:The life you live in front of an audience is like an altered state - it's not totally real. I'm always, even in the course of one day, trying to find ways to balance both sides. ~ Miranda July,
1488:The War has little enough to its credit, but it did break the tradition that venereal disease or sexual brutality in a husband was amply compensated by an elegant bank-balance. ~ Vera Brittain,
1489:We could go to monasteries. I could show you people who are very wise and they have great willpower, but they're not happy. They lack balance. They take it all too seriously. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1490:When I had those small children, I didn't have to go out and meet people. I can create my own mood at home with my children," she said. "It creates balance for me somehow. ~ Marcello Di Cintio,
1491:When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask 'em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time. ~ Rachel Perry,
1492:You can live a wonderful life, you can love God with all your heart, and you can love your husband or wife very passionately and have a balance in your life. I live by balance. ~ Yolanda Adams,
1493:You said your mom is the goddess of balance," I reminded him. "The minor gods deserve better, Ethan, but total destruction isn't balance. Kronos doesn't build. He only destroys. ~ Rick Riordan,
1494:Comedy, sometimes if you think about it too much then it becomes a bit boring. If you start thinking about striking the right balance sometimes it takes the spontaneity out of it. ~ Mark Critch,
1495:DYNAMIC HOMEOSTASIS Dynamic homeostasis means that whenever a part of the system is out of balance, the rest of the members of the system will try to bring it back into balance. ~ John Bradshaw,
1496:In the eternal balance between individual rights and community obligations, Washington believed that there were times that the national interest trumped individual self-interest. ~ John P Avlon,
1497:It's a balance between getting the right string gauge that's thick enough where it sound good, and not rubber bands - but not too thick where your hands start to get real tired. ~ John Petrucci,
1498:Marry a man who loves you more than you love him. Because I have done both now, and when it is the other way around, there is no spell in the world that can even out the balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1499:Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1500:The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like Im in the middle of a battlefield. ~ Amanda Palmer,

IN CHAPTERS [300/636]

  274 Integral Yoga
   60 Poetry
   56 Occultism
   23 Christianity
   21 Yoga
   20 Psychology
   20 Fiction
   12 Philosophy
   11 Science
   5 Theosophy
   5 Integral Theory
   5 Education
   4 Islam
   4 Hinduism
   3 Mythology
   3 Mysticism
   3 Kabbalah
   3 Baha i Faith
   2 Cybernetics
   1 Thelema
   1 Sufism
   1 Philsophy
   1 Alchemy

  185 Sri Aurobindo
  147 The Mother
   74 Satprem
   48 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   35 Aleister Crowley
   16 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   16 H P Lovecraft
   16 Carl Jung
   13 William Wordsworth
   11 Walt Whitman
   11 A B Purani
   9 Sri Ramakrishna
   8 Rudolf Steiner
   6 Swami Vivekananda
   6 Robert Browning
   5 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   5 Plato
   5 Nirodbaran
   5 James George Frazer
   5 Aldous Huxley
   4 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   4 Muhammad
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 Anonymous
   3 William Butler Yeats
   3 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   3 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   3 Joseph Campbell
   3 John Keats
   3 Franz Bardon
   3 Baha u llah
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Norbert Wiener
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Alice Bailey

   29 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   26 The Life Divine
   19 Liber ABA
   16 Lovecraft - Poems
   15 Magick Without Tears
   15 Letters On Yoga IV
   14 Savitri
   14 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   13 Wordsworth - Poems
   13 Letters On Yoga II
   12 Agenda Vol 08
   11 Whitman - Poems
   11 Record of Yoga
   11 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   10 The Human Cycle
   10 Questions And Answers 1953
   10 Essays On The Gita
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   9 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   9 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   9 Agenda Vol 06
   9 Agenda Vol 04
   8 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   8 Questions And Answers 1956
   8 Questions And Answers 1955
   8 Questions And Answers 1954
   8 Agenda Vol 02
   7 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   7 Letters On Yoga I
   7 Agenda Vol 11
   6 Words Of Long Ago
   6 The Future of Man
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   6 Browning - Poems
   5 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   5 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   5 The Perennial Philosophy
   5 The Golden Bough
   5 Some Answers From The Mother
   5 On Education
   5 Let Me Explain
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   5 Collected Poems
   5 Agenda Vol 09
   5 Agenda Vol 05
   4 Vedic and Philological Studies
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The Phenomenon of Man
   4 The Bible
   4 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   4 Shelley - Poems
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 Quran
   4 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Amrita Gita
   4 Agenda Vol 07
   4 5.1.01 - Ilion
   3 Yeats - Poems
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 Keats - Poems
   3 Initiation Into Hermetics
   3 General Principles of Kabbalah
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 City of God
   3 Aion
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   3 Agenda Vol 03
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 Liber Null
   2 Cybernetics
   2 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   2 Agenda Vol 10
   2 Agenda Vol 01
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The secularisation of man's vital functions in modem ages has not been a success. It has made him more egocentric and blatantly hedonistic. From an occult point of view he has in this way subjected himself to the influences of dark and undesirable world-forces, has made an opening, to use an Indian symbolism, for Kali (the Spirit of the Iron Age) to enter into him. The sex-force is an extremely potent agent, but it is extremely fluid and elusive and uncontrollable. It was for this reason that the ancients always sought to give it a proper mould, a right continent, a fixed and definite channel; the moderns, on the other hand, allow it to run free and play with it recklessly. The result has been, in the life of those born under such circumstances, a growing lack of poise and Balance and a corresponding incidence of neuras thenia, hysteria and all abnormal pathological conditions.
   Chhandyogya, II, III.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
     Line 7 Balances line 5. It will be notice that the
    phraseology of these two lines is so conceived that the
  in their injunction, "Fry your seeds". Act so as to Balance your past Karma,
  and create no new, so that, as it were, the books are Balanced. WHile you have
  either a credit or a debit, you are still in account with the universe.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This is good, my little smile; Balance of the being is based upon
  regular work.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  because it does not have a sound Balance of health. The best
  cure is plenty of open-air exercise and abundant food.
  finds Balance and joy.
  I am always with you to help and support you.

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Keep always your Balance and a calm serenity; it is only thus
  that one can attain the true Union.

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To the brute Balance of the world's exchange.

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Balance of the world's design grew clear,
  Its symmetry of self-arranged effects

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The three or four major orders I speak of in reference to conscious artistry are exampled characteristically in the history of the evolution of Greek poetry. It must be remembered, however, at the very outset that the Greeks as a race were nothing if not rational and intellectual. It was an element of strong self-consciousness that they brought into human culture that was their special gift. Leaving out of account Homer who was, as I said, a primitive, their classical age began with Aeschylus who was the first and the most spontaneous and intuitive of the Great Three. Sophocles, who comes next, is more Balanced and self-controlled and pregnant with a reasoned thought-content clothed in polished phrasing. We feel here that the artist knew what he was about and was exercising a conscious control over his instruments and materials, unlike his predecessor who seemed to be completely carried away by the onrush of the poetic enthousiasmos. Sophocles, in spite of his artistic perfection or perhaps because of it, appears to be just a little, one remove, away from the purity of the central inspiration there is a veil, although a thin transparent veil, yet a veil between which intervenes. With the third of the Brotherhood, Euripides, we slide lower downwe arrive at a predominantly mental transcription of an experience or inner conception; but something of the major breath continues, an aura, a rhythm that maintains the inner contact and thus saves the poetry. In a subsequent age, in Theocritus, for example, poetry became truly very much 'sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought', so much of virtuosity and precocity entered into it; in other words, the poet then was an excessively self-conscious artist. That seems to be the general trend of all literature.
   But should there be an inherent incompatibility between spontaneous creation and self-consciousness? As we have seen, a harmony and fusion can and do happen of the superconscious and the normally conscious in the Yogi. Likewise, an artist also can be wakeful and transparent enough so that he is conscious on both the levels simultaneouslyabove, he is conscious of the source and origin of his inspiration, and on the level plain he is conscious of the working of the instrument, how the vehicle transcribes and embodies what comes from elsewhere. The poet's consciousness becomes then divalent as it werethere is a sense of absolute passivity in respect of the receiving apparatus and coupled and immisced with it there is also the sense of dynamism, of conscious agency as in his secret being he is the master of his apparatus and one with the Inspirerin other words, the poet is both a seer (kavih) and a creator or doer (poits).

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Have woven her Balanced web of miracles
  And the weird technique of her tremendous art.

01.08 - A Theory of Yoga, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The recent science of Psycho-analysis has brought to light certain hidden springs and undercurrents of the mind; it has familiarised us with a mode of viewing the entire psychical life of man which will be fruitful for our present enquiry. Mind, it has been found, is a house divided, against itself, that is to say it is an arena where different and divergent forces continually battle against one another. There must be, however, at the same time, some sort of a resolution of these forces, some equation that holds them in Balance, otherwise the mind the human being itselfwould cease to exist as an entity. What is the mechanism of this Balance of power in the human mind? In order to ascertain that we must first of all know the fundamental nature of the struggle and also the character of the more elemental forces that are engaged in it.
   There are some primary desires that seek satisfaction in man. They are the vital urges of life, the most prominent among them being the instinct of self-preservation and that of self-reproduction or the desire to preserve one's body by defensive as well as by offensive means and the desire to multiply oneself by mating. These are the two biological necessities that are inevitable to man's existence as a physical being. They give the minimum conditions required to be fulfilled by man in order that he may live and hence they are the strongest and the most fundamental elements that enter into his structure and composition.

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The conception of original sin is a cardinal factor in Christian discipline. The conception, of sinfulness is the very motive-power that drives the aspirant. "Seek tensely," it is said, "sorrow and sigh deep, mourn still, and stoop low till thine eye water for anguish and for pain." Remorse and grief are necessary attendants; the way of the cross is naturally the calvary strewn with pain and sorrow. It is the very opposite of what is termed the "sunlit path" in spiritual ascension. Christian mystics have made a glorious spectacle of the process of "dying to the world." Evidently, all do not go the whole length. There are less gloomy and happier temperaments, like the present one, for example, who show an unusual Balance, a sturdy common sense even in the midst of their darkest nights, who have chalked out as much of the sunlit path as is possible in this line. Thus this old-world mystic says: it is true one must see and admit one's sinfulness, the grosser and apparent and more violent ones as well as all the subtle varieties of it that are in you or rise up in you or come from the Enemy. They pursue you till the very end of your journey. Still you need not feel overwhelmed or completely desperate. Once you recognise the sin in you, even the bare fact of recognition means for you half the victory. The mystic says, "It is no sin as thou feelest them." The day Jesus gave himself away on the Cross, since that very day you are free, potentially free from the bondage of sin. Once you give your adherence to Him, the Enemies are rendered powerless. "They tease the soul, but they harm not the soul". Or again, as the mystic graphically phrases it: "This soul is not borne in this image of sin as a sick man, though he feel it; but he beareth it." The best way of dealing with one's enemies is not to struggle and "strive with them." The aspirant, the lover of Jesus, must remember: "He is through grace reformed to the likeness of God ('in the privy substance of his soul within') though he neither feel it nor see it."
   If you are told you are still full of sins and you are not worthy to follow the path, that you must go and work out your sins first, here is your answer: "Go shrive thee better: trow not this saying, for it is false, for thou art shriven. Trust securely that thou art on the way, and thee needeth no ransacking of shrift for that that is passed, hold forth thy way and think on Jerusalem." That is to say, do not be too busy with the difficulties of the moment, but look ahead, as far as possible, fix your attention upon the goal, the intermediate steps will become easy. Jerusalem is another name of the Love of Jesus or the Bliss in Heaven. Grow in this love, your sins will fade away of themselves. "Though thou be thrust in an house with thy body, nevertheless in thine heart, where the stead of love is, thou shouldst be able to have part of that love... " What exquisite utterance, what a deep truth!

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  an enlightened body, Balanced and free from all vital desire and
  mental preconception, is capable of knowing what it needs in

01.10 - Principle and Personality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We are quite familiar with this cry so rampant in our democratic ageprinciples and no personalities! And although we admit the justice of it, yet we cannot ignore the trenchant one-sidedness which it involves. It is perhaps only a reaction, a swing to the opposite extreme of a mentality given too much to personalities, as the case generally has been in the past. It may be necessary, as a corrective, but it belongs only to a temporary stage. Since, however, we are after a universal ideal, we must also have an integral method. We shall have to curb many of our susceptibilities, diminish many of our apprehensions and soberly strike a Balance between opposite extremes.
   We do not speak like politicians or banias; but the very truth of the matter demands such a policy or line of action. It is very well to talk of principles and principles alone, but what are principles unless they take life and form in a particular individual? They are airy nothings, notions in the brain of logicians and metaphysicians, fit subjects for discussion in the academy, but they are devoid of that vital urge which makes them creative agencies. We have long lines of philosophers, especially European, who most scrupulously avoided all touch of personalities, whose utmost care was to keep principles pure and unsullied; and the upshot was that those principles remained principles only, barren and infructuous, some thing like, in the strong and puissant phrase of BaudelaireLa froide majest de la femme strile. And on the contrary, we have had other peoples, much addicted to personalitiesespecially in Asiawho did not care so much for abstract principles as for concrete embodiments; and what has been the result here? None can say that they did not produce anything or produced only still-born things. They produced living creaturesephemeral, some might say, but creatures that lived and moved and had their days.

01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   If it is said that this is an ideal for the few only, not for the mass, our answer to that is the answer of the GitaYad yad acharati sreshthah. Let the few then practise and achieve the ideal: the mass will have to follow as far as it is possible and necessary. It is the very character of the evolutionary system of Nature, as expressed in the principle of symbiosis, that any considerable change in one place (in one species) is accompanied by a corresponding change in the same direction in other contiguous places (in other associated species) in order that the poise and Balance of the system may be maintained.
   It is precisely strong nuclei that are needed (even, perhaps, one strong nucleus is sufficient) where the single and integrated spiritual consciousness is an accomplished and established fact: that acts inevitably as a solvent drawing in and assimilating or transforming and re-creating as much, of the surroundings as its own degree and nature of achievement inevitably demand.

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of action, they simply harass the body, destroy its Balance and
  upset its health.
  But in all things and in all cases, one has to keep a Balance.

0 1960-09-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But to each his destiny, to each his work, to each his realization, and to want to change someones destiny or someones realization is very wrong. For it simply throws him off Balance thats all it does.
   But for us who want an integral realization, are all these mantras and this daily japa really a help, or do they also shut us in?

0 1960-12-31, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   As I approached the house, but still from some distance, I suddenly saw some men busy at work. Then instantly instantly this road which was so vast, sunlit and smoothso smooth to the feet oh, it became the top level of a scaffolding. And what is more, this scaffolding was not very well made, and the closer I came the more complicated it gotthere were planks jutting out, beams off Balance. In short, you had to watch every single step to keep from breaking your neck. I began getting annoyed. Moreover, my packages were heavy. They were heavy and they so saddled my arms that I was unable to hold onto anything and had constantly to do a balancing act. Then I began thinking, My God, how complicated this world is! And just at that moment, I saw a young person coming along, like a young girl dressed in European clothes, with a hat on her head all black! This young person had white skin, but her clothes were black, and she wore black shoes on her small white feet. She was dressed all in blackblack, all in black. Like complete unconsciousness. She also came carrying packages (many more than me), and she came hopping along the whole length of the scaffolding, putting her feet just anywhere! My God, I said to myself, shes going to break her neck!But not at all! She was totally unconscious; she wasnt even aware that it was dangerous or complicateda total unconsciousness. But her unconsciousness is what allowed her to go on like that! I watched it all. Well, sometimes its good to be unconscious! Then she disappeared; she had only come to give me a demonstration (she neither saw me nor looked at me). And looking down at the workers, I saw that everything was getting more and more complicated, more and more, more and more and there wasnt even any ladder by which to get down. In other words, it was getting unbearable. Then something in me rebelled: Ah, no! Ive had enough of all thisits too stupid!
   And IMMEDIATELY, I found myself down below, relieved of my packages. And everything was perfectly simple. (I had even brought the packages along without realizing it.) All, all was in order, very neat, very luminous, very simplesimply because I had said, Ah, no! Ive had enough of this business! Why all these stupid complications!5

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Look, its Enthusiasm, see how beautiful it is! It must be put in water right away, otherwise. It needs vital force and water is vital force. Its lovely! What fantasy! And this one is the Consciousness one with the Divine Consciousness,1 but supramentalizedbeginning to be supramentalized. And here is a very pretty Promise of Realization2, and heres Balance3 and the Peace of Faithfulness.4
   There you are, mon petit.

0 1961-03-14, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then, from time to time, everything seems to be on the edge of a precipice; the body doesnt fall simply because it keeps its Balance but without this higher state of perfect faith, one would surely fall!
   All together, as a whole, its something so peculiar!1

0 1961-03-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   My bodys consciousness has changed that much I know. Not totally, of course, but enough to feel that theres no separation, that vibrations are unpartitioned there are no partitions! And I felt this very strongly with X: that when we were face to face in meditation there was no longer any difference between us, that this Vibration I was feelingthis Vibration of a strong and very solid, very Balanced peacewas the same for him as for me. I didnt feel that I was here and he was there. I had only to shut my eyes and there was no difference between us. (This doesnt happen just with him: I feel it with everyone; but I am aware of how it is with others, I can sense why they dont feel it.) But I was under the impression that he, at least, would have felt it I must have been mistaken! This incident came to tell me I was mistaken.
   Still, it surprises me. Because sitting in that room, one has the feeling (I say one, its probably I dont know what it is), I thought he had the same feeling I did: oh, it could last an eternity! Its like that: tranquil, tranquil, peaceful, Balanced, strong. On other occasions there was a kind of movement: it came, went, came, went; but this time (Mother stretches forth her arms as if time had stopped) and I am like that (not the I here, the I above), I see it like that. Then just as the clock is about to strike, when the half-hour is finished, something comes and tells my body, Now! A tiny shock, and two or three seconds later the clock strikes. I always feel beforehand, Now its over. Otherwise there would be no reason for it to endits so peaceful! And not something diluted, as it were, but strong, compact. Compact. Then that tiny shock and the body comes to attention: Ah, Im going to have to move! And always after about two seconds, the clock strikes. I open my eyes, look at X and wait. Three or four seconds later, or after a minute or two, he opens his eyes, bows to me and gets up. Then I get up. Its always the same. So I dont know why. I dont understand what goes on in his consciousness. I no longer understand.
   Im not so sure about what he said to N.

0 1961-04-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This has made it very clear to me why certain things can illuminate some people (I have clearly seen it) and drive others utterly madcompletely destroy their Balance. You might say to me, Then its because they had to go mad! Yes, evidently.
   But even if its put in absolute terms, the relationships remain exactly the same.6 You see, the initial impulse is to say, Whats the use of doing anything? But look here, the very fact that you might want to do something is part of the general determinism! Because we always keep something back and wont admit it into the total scheme of things, otherwise. There is no way to get out of it thats just the way it is.
   You know, mon petit, you really must have your feet on the ground, be very solid, firmly Balanced, and not get carried away!
   But you seem to be saying that the ideas which govern or underlie our progress are more or less false moral ideas; so what should underlie our progress? What would make us say: this is good or not good, useful or not useful for progress?

0 1961-04-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Here, this is Grace.5 Here, Balance6 (how lovely!). Here, Light without Obscurity.7 And this is purity: an Integral Conversion8 (in the cup of this flower, Mother has placed two other flowers: Service9 and Sri Aurobindos Compassion10), an integral conversion, with Sri Aurobindo, with his compassionhis compassion which gives us the opportunity to serve him.
   Oh, mon petit, we need to say something a bit intelligent, dont you think? Im counting on you.

0 1961-05-19, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I could not remain in that state long enough (it would have to go on for HOURS), I could not, due to all these constant interruptions. And then, when the body is pulled brusquely out of it, it seems to lose its Balanceit has a few difficult moments.
   I understand people who choose to leave! But thats not what is wanted of me! I should have enough flexibility so that the two can exist together (gesture expressing the interlocking or the fusion of the two worlds).

0 1961-07-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Everything depends upon the Balance (not the equilibrium, the proportion) between the amount of resistance in physical substance, and the Power.
   But are these merely material resistances or are they rather hostile forces?

0 1961-12-16, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last year there was a conflict between Krishna on one side (he came, I saw him), and some kind of spirit coming from Shiva; Krishna was playing, and the two of them were constantly quarreling! One wanted it to be like this, with roseate colorations, and the other wanted it all in blues and silvers. And then suddenly, as I was playing (in fact, it was the last time I played and it had started off entirely with Krishna and was going quite well) but suddenly something came like the blow of a fist (gesture of a blow to the arm), wham! I completely lost my Balancereally I almost.
   But then here I am, watching it all, enjoying myself immensely! Its very interesting.

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Afterwards, I looked into it a bit. Whats wrong with you, anyway? I said. If you dont have the strength to bear experiences you wont be able to do the work! My body answered me very clearly that I was overworking it; and Sri Aurobindos will was clearly behind it, saying, Its overwork. You cant keep on seeing people and talking for hours on end and then going into these kinds of experiences. You cant do both, you have to choose, or at least strike a better Balance. Well, I certainly wasnt going to stop my experiences, so I took advantage of this little incident to get some rest. It was nothing, really! The doctors were saying, Take care, the heart isnt working properly, and all that. They wanted to start drugging me! All I need is peace and quiet, not drugs. So I took a restand since I had to have an excuse, I said I wasnt well and needed rest.
   But following that, and because of the overwork, an old thing I thought I had cured has come back. It was originally brought on by overwork when I was going to the Playground and resting only two hours out of twenty-four, which wasnt enougha sort of ulcer formed between my nose and throat. Its an old complaint, dating from the removal of adenoids in my childhood; the operation left a kind of small cavity, which was nothing in itself, except that occasionally it would give me a cold. But as a result of overwork it came back in the form of an ulcer, and gave me artificial colds; it was so sour and corrosive, a terrible irritation in the throat and nose. It got much worse when I was giving classes at the Playground, and once I showed it to the doctor. Why, you have an ulcer! he said. A big fuss. He offered to treat me. No thanks! I said. Dont worry, it will pass. And I began my own yogic treatment. It was over in a week and for three years there was no further sign of it. Recently (the last two or three months) I had felt it trying to come back, for exactly the same reason of overwork. And with that little adventure the other day, it did come backit gave me one of those stupid colds: sneezing, coughing. Its not quite over yet. But its nothing, it just gives me an excuse (laughing) to tell people I am still not quite well!

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There has been a kind of perception of a variety of bodily activities, a whole series of them, having to do exclusively (or so it seems) with the maintenance of the body. Some are on the borderlinesleep, for instance: one portion of it is necessary for good maintenance of the body, and another portion puts it in contact with other parts and activities of the being; but one portion of sleep is exclusively for maintaining the bodys Balance. Then there is food, keeping clean, a whole range of things. And according to Sri Aurobindo, spiritual life shouldnt suppress those things; whatever is indispensable for the bodys well-being must be kept up. For ordinary people, all other bodily activities are used for personal pleasure and benefit. The spiritual man, on the other hand, has given his body to serve the Divine, so that the Divine may use it for His work and perhaps, as Sri Aurobindo said, for His joyalthough given the present state of Matter and the body, that seems to me unlikely or at best very intermittent and partial, because this body is much more a field of misery than a field of joy. (None of this is based on speculation, but on personal experience I am relating my personal experience.) But with work, its different: when the body is at work, its in full swing. Thats its joy, its needto exist only to serve Him. To exist only to serve. And of course, to reduce maintenance to a bare minimum while trying to find a way for the Divine to participate in the very restricted, limited and meager possibilities of joy this maintenance may give. To associate the Divine with all those movements and things, like keeping clean, sleeping (although sleep is different, its already a lot more interesting); but especially with personal hygiene, eating and other absolutely indispensable things, the attempt is to associate them with the Divine Presence so that they may be as much an expression of divine joy as possible. (This is realized to a certain extent.)
   Now where does japa fit into all this?

0 1962-08-28, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And at each step, its as though you had to take great care that nothing gets thrown off Balance. The new combinations of vibrations, especially, are difficult for the body it must be very, very quiet, well under control, very peaceful, or else it panics. Because its used to vibrations whose effects follow a regular pattern, so if the pattern changes theres a kind of frightened jolt. That must be avoided, the body has to be very gently kept under control.
   What the mind thinks, what it expects to see, looks so childish in comparison, like yes, like theatrics, really. Its the difference between some grand extravaganza and the very modest life of each minute. Exactly that.
   As for those who want to go quickly, if they try going quickly in this realm, theyll be thrown off Balance.
   You cant go quickly.

0 1963-01-02, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I feel the work is going fairly fast inside, there are some interesting things (what shall I say?) like promises. But the [bodys] sensitivity and the possibility of im Balance have heightened, in the sense that a mere trifle, which in other circumstances would have been totally unimportant and would have just gone by smoothly, throws the body off Balance the body has grown terribly sensitive. For example, a wrong reaction in someone, a tension or some reaction of a quite ordinary order, causes a sudden weariness in my body, as if it were exhausted. Then I have to collect myself and plunge back into the Source so that
   These are difficult days.

0 1963-03-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So the body thought, Oh, I havent got beyond that. If I have to do the right thing in the right way and right on the dot to keep my Balance You understand, a sense of insecurity! And very strong, very strong. Of course, there is something like reason (not quite ordinary reason), something like reason that says, When you automatically and always do exactly what should be done, it will vanish. (Mother laughs) Thank you very much! But as it cannot be a mental decision, then how? You see, you can learn only through experience, and since everything is in perpetual motion, the experience of the past cannot help for the future: its a matter of every minute. So how can you know? It means well know that we are free from error only when we are all the time, all the time in perfect harmony! But then there will be no point in knowing it, it will be done! Thats the situation. If the body is transformed and lives naturally in the divine rhythm, why would I need to know it! (Laughing) It will be immaterial to me, because it will BE. We want to know things when they arent yet.
   The body is like a child who needs encouragement, you know, Come on now, dont get in a state, things are fine, youre making progress, you need not worry. Oh, ridiculous!

0 1963-05-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Just before leaving, Satprem rests his forehead on Mothers feet. The previous time, when Satprem had made the same gesture, Mother, who was standing then, had lost her Balance and almost fallen.)
   You saw last time how I lost my Balance. When you touched my foot, there came down a not a column, it was a tornado! Of a light so white, so white! Not transparentsparkling white, white like milk. But such a powerful mass! It came so violently that I lost my Balance. Thats all, I only lost my Balance. And it remained there, it was thereyou saw how I stood a moment without raising my head, it was because I was looking at it. It was it was MUCH MORE SOLID THAN MATTER. Something very peculiar, it was solid! More solid, MORE MATERIAL THAN MATTER. And a power, a weight, a densityextraordinary! Like a great column, and everything became pure white. Absolutely white. Nothing but white, everywhere. It stayed on a few seconds. And the power of it threw me off Balance.
   I was in no condition to tell you all this at the time!

0 1963-06-12, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was a rather acute sensation that when the world, the earth, goes from one state to another, there is a sort of transition; it is always like a ridge between two mountains (gesture of a precarious Balance), and there is a very perilous moment when the slightest thing can cause a catastrophewhich means a lot of things would have to be built anew. The same phenomenon exists too on a very small scale, for individuals, in the sense that when they go from one state of consciousnessa collection of states which constitutes their individualityto a higher state, or when they introduce into their state an element that will yield a higher synthesis, there is always a dangerous period when a catastrophe is possible. And the sensation I had last night was that the earth is now going through one such period of transition, and there isthere was or there isa possibility of catastrophe.
   So if one can keep ones Balance (its almost a question of Balance) and not fall on this side or that, if one can keep ones Balance and get through that moment, then there could be a whole period of normal development which would be very harmonious.
   (long silence)
   One must be very careful to keep ones Balance.

0 1963-06-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother returns to the previous conversation, in which she spoke of perilous periods of transition for the earth and for individuals, when everything hangs in a precarious Balance.)
   It keeps happening fairly often.
   This morning again, for a stretch of several hours (it started at the end of the night, between 3 and 4 oclock, and went on till 6:30 or 7 in the morning), there was a sensation of hanging in Balance on a kind of ridge (gesture): you must be very careful, keep very quietnot immobile but quiet.
   It must be (on a much lower level) at such moments that you fall ill; when people fall ill, it must be (on their scale, of course, probably a very, very small scale), it must be due to that (gesture of precarious Balance): they must be going from one moment to another, from one Balance to another, and if they are not careful, they topple over. Then its IN the illness that they find a new harmony(laughing) either here or in another world!

0 1963-07-24, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Good. Thats the one thing neededimportant, very important: to keep the body in good health, in a sort of Balance. We must keep our Balance. Very important. The rest doesnt matter!
   (Mother laughs and so does Satprem)

0 1963-07-31, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But then, as I had worked hard for the elimination, the battle was quite formidablewhen it exceeds a certain measure, the heart has trouble, and then I need to rest. Thats how it happened. But it was so clear, so obvious! And the entire process was SEEN from the beginning, every single step of it, its a marvel! A marvel of consciousness, of measure, of dosage, to allow the purification and transformation to take place without disrupting the Balance, so that dissolution does not occur. Its based on the capacity to endure and withstand (naturally, if the body were unable to endure, that work couldnt be done).
   And now the body KNOWS (in the beginning it didnt, it thought it was attacks from the outside, adverse forces; and it can always be explained like that, it was true in a certain way, but it wasnt the true truth, the deepest truth), now the body KNOWS where it all comes from, and its so marvelous! A marvel of wisdom. It puts everything in its place, it makes you REALIZE that all that play of the adverse forces is a way of seeing things (a necessary way at a given time, maybeby necessary, I mean practical), but its still an illusion; illnesses are a necessary way of seeing things to enable you to resist properly, to fight properly, but its still an illusion. And now, the BODY itself knows all thisas long as it was only the mind that knew it, it was a remote notion in the realm of ideas, but now the body itself knows it. And it is full not only of goodwill but also of an infinite gratitudeit always wonders (thats its first movement), Do I have the capacity? And it always gets the same answer, It isnt YOUR capacity. Will I have the strength?It isnt YOUR strength. Even that sense of infirmity disappears in the joy of infinite gratitude the thing is done with such goodness, such insight, such thoughtfulness, such care to maintain, as far as possible, a progressive Balance.
   It came with a certitude, an OBVIOUSNESS: this is the process of transformation.

0 1963-08-10, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its true that the doctor himself said ([laughing], the doctor1 symbolizes Doubt with a capital D) that if you teach your body to bear pain, it grows more and more enduring and doesnt get disrupted so fast thats a concrete result. People who know how not to be thoroughly upset as soon as they have a pain here or there, who are able to bear quietly and keep their Balance, it seems that in their case the bodys capacity to bear disorder without breaking down increases. Thats very important. You remember, in a previous Agenda I asked myself the question from a purely practical and physical point of view, and it does seem to be true. Inwardly, I have been told many a timetold and shown with all sorts of little experiences that the body can bear far more than people think, provided they dont add fear or anxiety to the pain; if you can get rid of that mental factor, the body, left to itself, without either fear or fright or anxiety for what will happenwithout anguishcan bear a great deal.
   The second step is that once the body has decided to bear pain (it really takes the decision to do so), instantly the acuteness, the acute sensation in the pain vanishes. I am speaking on an absolutely material level.
   The last experience (which Ive had these last few days), in which apparently there was a hitch (it wasnt really one) was a sort of demonstration. I told you what it was, you remember: its like a purge of all the vibrations that are false vibrations, that arent the pure and simple response to the supreme Influence (all that in the cells still responds to the vibrations of falsehood, either from habit or from the people around or the food takenfifty thousand things). Then, with an aspiration or a decision, almost a prayer for purification coming from the body, something happens which, naturally, upsets the Balance; the im Balance in turn brings about a general discomfort. The form discomfort takes is habitually the same: first, pains and all kinds of sensations I need not describe; if that state goes on developing, if it is allowed to assume its full proportions, it results in the past it resulted in a faint. But this time, I followed the process for about two hours from the moment I got up: the struggle between the new Balance, the new Influence that was getting established, and the resistance of all the existing elements forced to go away. That created a sort of conflict. The consciousness remained very clear the consciousness of the BODY remained very clear, very quiet, perfectly trusting. So for two hours I was able to follow the process (while going on with all my usual activities, without changing anything), until I felt, or rather was told sufficiently clearly that the Lord wanted my body to be completely immobile for a while so that He might complete His work. But I am not all alone: there are other people here to help me and watch over everything (but I dont say or explain anything to them, those are things I dont talk about I dont say what goes on, I dont say anything), so I sat there wondering, Is it really and truly indispensable? (Mother laughs) Then I felt the Lord exert a little more pressure, which heightened the intensity of the conflict, so that I had all the signs of fainting I understood (!) I stood up, let my body moan a little to make it plain it didnt feel too well (!) and I stretched out. Then I was immobile, and in that immobility, I saw the work that was being donea work that cannot be done if you go on moving about. I saw the work. It took nearly half an hour; in half an hour it was over. Which means there is really there is a fact I cannot doubt, even if all the surrounding thoughts and forces contradict it: I cannot doubt that the consciousness is increasing more and more the consciousness in the body. It is growing more and more precise, luminous, exactQUIETvery peaceful. Yet very conscious of a TREMENDOUS battle against millennial habits. Do you follow?
   When it was over, I saw that even physically, bodily, there is a strength: the result is an increased strength. A very clearly increased strength.

0 1963-10-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When Sri Aurobindo was here, there was a boy who was quite uncontrollable: he had fits of anger which he couldnt control (not that it occurred to him to control them!). He was an engineer and a very intelligent boy (but that makes no difference), and once, while Sri Aurobindo was in my room, this boy came up the stairs and had me called. I went out to see him. Then he flew into a great rage, began shouting and in his rage tried to rush at me. Well, I simply put my two hands on his shoulders, without an effort, like tha the went tumbling down the stairs. Quite simply, I stopped him from coming near by touching his shoulders. But that was clearly Kali. Sri Aurobindo came and I told him what had happened. (The boy had got back to his feet and was climbing the stairs again; when he saw Sri Aurobindo, he scampered off! He never did it again, of course.) But that was clearly Kali: when Kali wants to, she can be very strong, but that still belongs to the realm of terrestrial things. She is very strong: I simply stopped the boy from coming near, I put my hands on his shoulders, he lost his Balance and fell all the way down the stairs, he rolled right down the stairs. So I thought it was Sri Aurobindo who had made Kali intervene (he had heard that demented boy shout, you see).
   Its not the same thing. Long ago, when Sri Aurobindo was here, Kali used to come from time to time but it still belongs to this world, its not the same thing [as the supramental Power].

0 1964-03-25, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But one must hold out, because it has consequences: it brings a sensation of Power, a Power which very few people can feel or experience without their Balance being more or less upset, because they dont have an adequate basis of peacea vast and very, very, VERY quiet peace. Everywhere, even here at the School, children are in a state of effervescence (I was informed that the best-behaved and generally most regular children had become like that). I said, There is only ONE answer, one single answer: you must be still, still, and even more still, and increasingly still. And do not try to find a solution with your head because it cannot find any. You must only be stillstill, still, immutably still. Calm and peace, calm and peace. It is the ONLY answer.
   I am not saying its the cure, but its the only answer: to endure in calm and peace, endure in calm and peace.

0 1964-04-08, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, it finds it rather painful, in the sense that it never has the feeling of a quiet force, of a complete Balance. And then all this suffering, all this, why?
   Thats just what I was looking at now [during the meditation].

0 1964-08-11, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You cant imagine how, as you go forward and as all that Consciousness, in fact, grows more and more alive, true and constant, how at first you feel you are a rotten bundle of insincerity, hypocrisy, lack of faith, doubt, stupidity. Because as (how can I explain?) as the Balance changes between the parts of the being and as the luminous part increases, the rest grows more and more inadequate and intolerable. Then you are really utterly disgusted (there was a time when it used to hurt me, long agonot so long ago, but anyway long enough, a few years ago), and more and more there is the movement (a very spontaneous and simple movement, very complete): I cant do anything about it. Its impossible, I cant, its such a colossal work that its impossibleLord, do it for me. And when you do this with the simplicity of a child (gesture of offering), really like this, you know, really convinced that you cannot do it, Its not possible, Ill never be able to do itdo it for me, its wonderful! Oh, He does it, mon petit, youre dumbfounded afterwards: How come! There are lots of things that prrt! vanish and never come back againfinished. After a time, you wonder, How can that be?! It was there. Just like that, prrt! in a second.
   But as long as there is personal effort, its oof! its like the man who rolls his barrel uphill, and down it rolls again every minute.

0 1964-09-16, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was Buddhas wisdom when he said, The middle path: not too much on this side, not too much on that side, dont fall on this side, dont fall on that sidea bit of everything, and a Balanced but PURE path.
   Purity and sincerity are the same thing.

0 1964-12-23, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I am sending it to you with all my love so that it may be the sign of the arrival of perfect Balance and total health.

0 1965-01-09, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And for that, we must do just what we are obliged to do to keep our Balance: total inertia wouldnt help, but an effort of action is bad. So dont worry too much, and above all dont see people.

0 1965-04-17, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The transition between the two appears really possible only through the entry the conscious and willed entryof a supramentalized consciousness into a body that we could call an improved physical body, in other words, the human physical body as it is now, but improved: the improvement produced, for instance, by a TRUE physical training, not in its present exaggerated form but in its true sense. Its something I have seen fairly clearly: in an evolution (physical training is developing very fast nowadays, its not even half a century since it started), in evolution, that physical training will bring an improvement, that is, a suppleness, a Balance, an endurance, and a harmony; these are the four qualitiessuppleness (plasticity), Balance between the various parts of the being, endurance, and harmony of the body that will make it a more supple instrument for the supramentalized consciousness.
   So the transition: a conscious and willed utilization by a supramentalized consciousness of a body prepared in that way. This body must be brought to the peak of its development and of the utilization of the cells in order to be yes, consciously impregnated with the supreme forces (which is being done here [in Mother] at the moment), and this to the utmost of its capacities. And if the consciousness that inhabits that body, that animates that body, has the required qualities in sufficient amount, it should normally be able to utilize that body to the utmost of its capacity of transformation, with the result that the waste caused by the death of decomposing cells should be reduced to a minimumto what extent? Thats precisely what still belongs to the unknown.
   The conditions for the almost indefinite prolongation of the life of the body are known, or almost known (they are more than sensed they are known), and they are learned through the work that must be done to counteract the EXTREME FRAGILITY of the physical Balance of the body undergoing the transformation. Its a study every minute, as it were, almost every second. This is the extremely difficult part. It is difficult because of all the reasons I have already explained, because of the intrusion of forces that are in a state of im Balance and have to be, as they come along, brought back to the new state of Balance.1 Thats where you find the sign of the unknown.
   Voil. Its there.

0 1965-04-21, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats not what I meant by improved. Whether the body is young or old doesnt make any difference, because the advantages are Balanced by drawbacks. I have also looked at the problemit doesnt make any difference.
   Switching to a new body may become a necessity, thats all, but its secondary.

0 1965-05-08, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, it was the exact description of the bodys present state, yet it constantly feels fragile, in a precarious Balance. And then, with all its aspiration, it said, But WHY? Why? See, the experience is all therewhy isnt it expressed?
   As always (laughing), I had the feeling that the Lord was laughing and saying to me, But since such is your will, it will be that way! Meaning simply: its you who CHOSE to be like that.

0 1965-07-10, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are three states, we could say: the state of Harmony that is the one we reach towards all the time, and sometimes we catch it for a few seconds, then everything works out as if by miracle; then the usual state of Disorder, in which we are constantly on the verge of something unpleasant, in a precarious Balance; and when the disorder grows more visible, there is what they call an illness, but it isnt real. You see, we think the body is in good health, that its Balanced, and that something is introduced from outside, which causes you to fall ill, but its not like that! We are ALWAYS off Balance, the body is always off Balance (more or less), and it is something else, above, a Will or a Consciousness, that holds it up and makes it work. So if we can call on that Will that Will for Harmony and if we can have the Flame within, that Flame of aspiration, and make contact, we emerge from so-called illness, which is unreal, an unreal and false sensation and just one way of being of the general Disorder, and we enter into Harmony, and then everything is fine. Last night I experienced this again, and thats why I can assert with certainty: all sensations are false.
   But when there are obvious external signs, bleeding, for instance [hemoptysis]?

0 1965-09-18, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The world situation is critical today. Indias fate too is hanging in the Balance. There was a time when India was absolutely secure, there was no danger whatever of her being a victim to Asuric aggression. But things have changed. People and forces in India have acted in such a way as to invite Asuric influences upon her; these have worked insidiously and undermined the security that was there.
   May 25, 1941

0 1965-09-25, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yesterday or the day before, I dont know (I think it was two days ago), it hurt all over and it was a constant effortan effort to maintain an acceptable Balance; and then, at one point, I lay down and the body said, Oh, (laughing) wont it end? Will it always be like this? Then it suddenly had the perception, Oh, what a coward I am! It was ashamed of itself. And it felt (Mother presses her hands against her face), like this, inside here, everywhere, the presence of the Lordeverywhere like this, a Presence! A Presence of luminous power, but a luminous power that can be destructive, you understand! (Mother laughs) It can melt you completelyWell, arent you content, do you want something other than this?! Oh!
   It doesnt ask for anything.

0 1965-11-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When things are put mentally, all those who have tried to explain things mentally have made an opposition, and so people imagine that one is the very opposite of the other [the True Thing and its distortion]; in that case it would be so easy to discern. But thats not at all how it is! I am now studying the way in which Matter, the body, can be in constant harmony with the divine Presence. And its so interesting: its not at all an opposition, its a tiny little microscopic distortion. For instance, there is this frequent experience (and generally people dont know why it is sonow I know): on some days or at certain times all the gestures you make are harmonious, all the things you touch seem to respond harmoniously to the will that touches them, everything works out (I am talking about the very small things of lifeof everyday life), each thing seems to be in its place or to find its place naturally: if you fold a paper, it folds itself as though spontaneously, as it should; if you look for something, you seem to spontaneously find the thing you need; you never knock against anything, never upset anythingeverything seems harmonious. And then, without any appreciable difference in the overall state of consciousness, at other times, its the exact opposite: if you want to fold a paper, you fold it the wrong way; if you want to touch some object, you drop iteverything seems disharmonized or off Balance or bad-willed. You are yourself more or less in the same state. But now, with the present keen and fine observation, I see that in one case, there is a sort of inner silence in the cells, a PROFOUND quietude, which doesnt prevent movement, even rapid movement, but the movement seems to be founded on an eternal vibration; and in the other case, there is that inner precipitation (gesture of tremor), that inner vibration, that inner restlessness, that haste to go from one moment to the next, that constant hurry (why? Theres no knowing why), always, always hurrying and scurrying; and everything you do is wrong. And in the other case, with that inner serenity and peace, everything is done harmoniously, and MUCH FASTER in material time: there is no time lost.
   And thats why its so difficult to know how one should be. Because in thought you can be in the same constant state, even in aspiration you can be in the same constant state, in the general goodwill, even in surrender to the Divine, it all can be the same thing, in the same stateits in here (Mother touches her body), and this makes the whole difference. I can very well conceive that there may be people in whom this opposition persists in the mind and the vital, but there its so obvious. But I am talking of something absolutely material. Some people say and think, How come? I have such goodwill, such a desire to do the right thing, and then nothing works, everything jarswhy? I am so good (!) and yet things dont respond. Or those who say, Oh, I have made my surrender, I have such goodwill, I have an aspiration, I want nothing but the Truth and the Good, and yet I am ill all the timewhy am I ill? And naturally, one small step more, and you begin to doubt the Justice that rules the world, and so on. Then you fall into a hole. But thats not it, thats not what I mean. Its much simpler and much more difficult at the same time, because it isnt blatant, it isnt evident, its not an opposition from which you can choose, its truly, totally and integrally leaving the entire responsibility to the Lord.

0 1965-11-27, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It came after a vision of plants and the spontaneous beauty of plants (which is something so wonderful!), then of the animal with such a harmonious life (when men dont interfere), and all that was quite in its own place. Then true humanity seen as such, that is to say, the summit of what a Balanced mind can produce in beauty, in harmony, in charm, in elegance in life, in taste for lifetaste to live in beautywhile eliminating, naturally, all that is ugly and low and vulgar. That was a lovely humanity. Humanity at its highest, but lovely. And perfectly satisfied as such, because it lives harmoniously. And it may also be like a promise of what almost the totality of humanity will become under the influence of the new creation: as I saw it, it was what the supramental consciousness can do with humanity. There was even a comparison with what humanity has done with animal kind (something extremely mixed, of course, but there have been improvements, betterments, more complete utilizations). Animality under the mental influence has become something else, which naturally has been mixed because the mind is incomplete; similarly there are examples of a harmonious humanity among the well- Balanced people, and it appeared to be what humanity could become under the supramental influence.
   Only, its very far ahead; we shouldnt expect it to come about immediatelyits very far ahead.
   But I clearly see that when the work is done as I am made to do it, it becomes that way very spontaneously. For instance, one of the very concrete things, which shows the problem clearly: humanity has the sex impulse quite naturally, spontaneously and, I may say, legitimately. This impulse will naturally and spontaneously disappear along with animality (a lot of other things will disappear, such as for instance the need to eat, perhaps also the need to sleep the way we do), but the most conscious impulse in a higher humanity, and which has remained as a source of bliss is a big word, but of joy, of delight, is certainly the sexual activity, which will have absolutely no more reason to exist in the functions of nature when the need to create in that way no longer exists. Therefore the capacity to come into contact with the joy in life will go up one rung or will orient itself differently. But what the spiritual aspirants of old had attempted on principlesexual negationis an absurd thing, because it must exist only in those who have gone beyond that stage and no longer have any animality in them. And it must fall off naturally, effortlessly, without struggle, just like that. Making it a focus of conflict, struggle and effort is ridiculous. To be sure, my experience with the Ashram has absolutely proved that to me, because I have seen all the stages and that all the ideas and prohibitions are absolutely useless, that its only when the consciousness stops being human that it falls off quite naturally. There is a transition there that may be somewhat difficult because transitional beings are always in a precarious Balance, but inside oneself there is a sort of flame or need thanks to which the transition isnt painfulits not a painful effort, its something that can be done with a smile. But to want to impose that on those who arent ready for that transition is absurd. I have been much reproached for encouraging certain people to marry; there are lots of these children to whom I say, Get married, get married! I am told, What! You encourage them?its common sense.
   Its common sense. They are human, but let them not pretend they arent.

0 1966-05-22, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its because all the vital force is used to keep the bodys Balance in the phase of transformation. Thats what I have called the change of government, its the phase of transformation. And during that change, well, all the vital force is there just to keep your Balance so you dont topple over. Because its difficult.
   One must remain very calm and do what is indispensable, nothing more.
   In ordinary life, when one doesnt know, with people who dont know, there is a tremendous wastage of vital forces, for no reason. Well, we no longer have the right to do that because all that vital force is there, as I said, concentrated to keep the bodys Balance.
   Its a very, very widespread state in all those who not who do the yoga, but for whom the yoga is done. And its done (how can I put it?) almost without their knowledgeall that puts them in a fit state to do it is, first, aspiration, and then, trust. Those are the two things: the faith, the trust that the divine Consciousness is at work, and then the aspiration for transformation. Thats all thats needed. And the work is done. But that work implies, in fact, not a loss of equilibrium but a change of equilibrium. A change of Balance. And in order to go from one equilibrium to the other, well, one must stay very calm.
   But the difficulty you are referring to is something I have every minute.
   People who dont know (there are many of them, almost all of them dont know) feel they are ill. But its not an illness: its a change of Balance, which takes on all kinds of forms depending on each ones character and nature. So when you dont pay attention and there is a loss of Balance, something happens which results in what doctors call an illness, but if I had the time to have fun and ask them questions, they would be forced to tell me that each case is differenteach case: there arent two identical cases. They say, Yes, it looks like this or it looks like that or it looks like this. And its nothing but the transition from the old millennial equilibrium to a new equilibrium which isnt yet established, and in the transition between the two, well one must be careful, thats all. And cling very, very firmly to the higher Harmony.

0 1966-05-28, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I dont feel tired, but Ive had for a long time and increasingly (the last few days it has become very acute) the impression of walking forward, moving on (gesture in a precarious Balance), and that the slightest false step would hurl me into the chasm. I seem to be on a ridge between two chasms.
   And thats something going on in the bodys cells. Theres nothing moral to it, nothing even to do with sensation.

0 1966-10-22, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But judging by the lettersall the mailthere is a kind of occult activity spreading over the earth in a very strange way. In Korea, there is a man who declares himself to be the New Avatar. There are scores and scores of them, everywhere. With the result that from a material point of view, people appear to have rather lost their Balance. You feel as if the whole earth has gone half crazy. And with their new inventions, it can result in odd phenomena.
   But since the beginning of this century and up till now, the change that has taken place on the earthin the realms of thought, activities, products, inventionsis fantastic! Its so fantastic that things dating from the beginning of the century appear antiquated, as if they were almost two hundred years old. Its strange.

0 1966-10-29, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Not last night but the night before, I spent a long time, almost two hours of our time here, with Sri Aurobindo. I have told you he has something that translates as an abode (its magnificent, magnificent!) in the subtle physical. Its always immense, so clear, well-defined, yet fully open. And I get a sense of (Mother takes a deep breath) phew! open, luminousalways, in every case. He is there maybe not quite as he was here (but it makes no difference to me because the change has been very progressive: I have followed Sri Aurobindo almost from day to day, step by step), and he is perhaps rather taller, with perhaps a form that has greater perfection, I dont know, but to me, his expression (Mother smiles with her eyes closed) his expression is inexpressible. I spent a very, very long time with him. In those huge rooms (they are limitless, you know, you feel you could go indefinitely from one room to another, from one place to another), he was directing It was in a part of the place with a certain number of rooms (four, five or six, I dont know), large rooms where he was directing a pottery, just imagine! But it wasnt like here. There were objects made of clay. There wasnt any process of firing, painting or any like that (it wasnt like here), but there were shapes which looked like pottery shapes, and they had a power (Mother gestures downward) to manifest. And then, there was everything: animals, plants, people, things, everything, with all possible colors. I went from one to another, looking, explaining. I had spent a long time with him, and I knew exactly why and how it was done, and afterwards I went and studied the work and observed. Then the rooms were arranged, the things were put in their place: that was as if to show the result. And things charming in their simplicity, yet they contained an extraordinary power of manifestation! But they had a deep meaning. I took an object made of a very dark reddish brown earth, and it was badly put together, that is, the shape wasnt right and I showed it to the pottery foreman (there was a pottery foreman in each room, looking after the work). I showed it to him, and told him (it was fairly big at the bottom, with a small piece at the top [Mother draws a sort of vase with a neck], anyway it wasnt well done), I explained it to him, saying, You understand, its not properly Balanced. And while I was holding it in my fingersit broke. Then he said to me, Oh, I am going to mend it. I answered, If you like, but its not as it should be. Of course, we say it with our words, but there, it had a very precise MEANING. Then, there were kinds of big openings between one room and another (they werent rooms, they were huge halls), and one went on to the place where they made fish! But the fish werent fish (!), they had another meaning. And there were fish this big, made of clay, colored and gleaming, magnificent: one was blue-green, another yellowish white, but pretty, so pretty! And they were kept on the floor as if it were water: the fish were kept on the floor, right in the way. So I thought, Thats not very convenient! (Mother laughs) And said like this, it all looks like childishness, but there it had a very deep meaning, very deep.
   It was very interesting.

0 1967-01-18, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If a certain Balance is kept, that state (of prolonged trance) may be dispensed with, but then the same work which would have been done in a few weeks or a few months (I dont know) will extend over yearsyears and years. So its a question of patiencepatience isnt lacking. But its not only a question of patience; its a question of proportion: there must be a certain Balance between the two, between the pressure from outside of the external work (not external, the collective work), and the pressure on the body for its transformation. If wisdom is still there, that is, if the instrument is constantly and infallibly capable of doing exactly what is expected of it (to put it into words: the supreme Lords precise will), then the trance would not be necessary. It would only be if there is a resistance in the execution (out of ignorance).
   Thats how I perceive it.
   There are billions of elements in the body, so its a mixture of receptivity and non-receptivity. Its still mixed. And that mixture is why the appearance2 remains what it is. Well then, to make everything receptive in every element is a work, you understand, a formidable work. If it had to be done in detail, it would be impossible, but through the pressure of the Force it can be done. So then, the trance would be made necessary precisely so that its done quickly (relatively quickly). This work is BEING DONE (I am conscious of it), you understand (laughing), only it may stretch over hundreds of years! Thats what Sri Aurobindo said: a state of consciousness has to be established in which the collective life of the cells can be preserved for as long as desired; that means the Lords Will must be sufficiently active to keep the Balance between all those elements for as long as necessary for all of them to change. And always, it has always been said that the most external form would be the last to change; that the whole internal, organic functioning would be changed before the external form, the appearance (its only an appearance, of course); that the appearance would be the last to change.
   It seems to me to be the legacy of primordial habits the habits of Matter. This Matter, of course, comes from total unconsciousness, and throughout the ages and all the ways of being, it returns to total consciousness it goes from one extreme to the other; well, its these habits of static immobility that give this need for trance. It shouldnt be necessary. Only (how can I explain?), logically, as things are, it depends on the Balance between the bodys capacity of receptivity and its external activity: its obviously far more receptive when it is immobile, because its energies are occupied with the transformation.
   There is also another thing which could change the course of events: its that the vital is becoming more and more receptive and collaborative. This whole vital zone, which was the zone of revolt and deliberate opposition to the divine transformation, is becoming more and more collaborative, and with its collaboration (because this vital zone is the zone of movement, action, energy put to use), with its conscious collaboration, the methods of transformation may become different (its something I have been studying these last few days). It may change the methods. But thats a whole world to be learned.

0 1967-04-12, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The natural equilibrium which makes things Balance each other, harmonize and organize spontaneously into a coherent whole with a conscious existence, was shatteredshattered to the benefit of the faculty of sensation. And naturally, that faculty of sensation was terribly multiplied (or aggravated, one could say) and even imposed itself brutally. And I saw that something had upset the equilibrium. Something that had the power to upset the equilibrium of the beingto insist on one point to the detriment of all others.
   Once I had seen that, a sort of tranquillity came into me and it was over.

0 1967-04-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In the last part, what he calls the cellular level is indeed the descriptionONE descriptionof cellular phenomena and activities on their level of consciousness, and also on the level of consciousness of the infinitesimal. He speaks of great currents and cellular transformations and all that; its quite correct, only.1 Its what is going on at present, but its just the consciousness reduced to the dimension of the infinitesimal. And its a reproduction of what takes place in the other dimensions. But, for example, after all this discipline of the cells that there has been for several years now, his description strikes me as the same thing SEEN THROUGH AN ILLUSION. And the illusion is caused by that very im Balance: the illusion of an absolute reality, while its a quite relative reality. You understand, its the difference between seeing something with a sense of relativity, with a whole immensity of other things, and seeing it all alone as an exclusive and unique reality. Its the sense of the harmony and Balance of the Whole that is gone. And so, it becomes dreadful: as he says, some people may find it frightening. And thats precisely because that equilibrium is missing. Its the same thing in a smaller version in an individual: that vision of the whole which gives the proportion of every event, the importance of every event and every thing, changes completely when you have the sense of the Whole, and what appears frightening or catastrophic or marvellous becomes again just a part of the Whole. Its the sense of equilibrium that is gone. When I read the end, it gave me one more confirmation of my experience.
   It may be necessary, in certain cases, to disrupt that equilibrium so as to come into contact with something new, but thats always dangerous. And the way of consecration and surrender to the supreme Power is infinitely superiorits slightly more difficult. Its more difficult than swallowing a drug, but infinitely superior.

0 1967-04-22, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo always said that the most important, but also the most difficult thing, is to know how to keep ones Balance IN INTENSITY. To have the intensity of aspiration, the intensity of effort, the intensity of the march forward, while at the same time keeping ones Balance the Balance of perfect peace. Thats the ideal condition. But its difficult.

0 1967-05-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In any case I dont know I dont know anything and dont want to know anything, I dont know. I wouldnt be surprised if nothing happened, but Because for me, it has ALREADY happened. I told you, it came on the 24th, I had all kinds of experiences (you too told me!), but never this one: the material personality, the bodyabsolutely dissolved. There only existed the Supreme Consciousness. And that, I must say, has remained. It has remained in the sense that I can no longer eat, I can hardly rest anymore, I see literally hundreds of people and things and papers and This poor body could say, Phew!but not at all. And if the tension in others at any given time happens to cause a slight loss of Balance, the body spontaneously says like this: Oh, but You, You are there and its all over. Its all over immediately. So this is something.
   We will see.

0 1967-05-06, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And a constant insistence on Harmony, Harmony, Harmony. An harmonious Balance: an harmonious Balance of nations, an harmonious Balance of people, an harmonious Balance of inner faculties, an harmonious Balance like that.
   And then, resistances are clearly expressed as a disharmony.

0 1967-06-07, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (After a long silence) We are just like this (gesture hanging in Balance between two chasms).
   Yesterday, I would have answered very firmly. Let me tell you what happened. We had here an American, a very nice boy who, before he came here, was a paratroop instructor in Israels army. I dont think he is an Israeli, I think hes American; I am sure his nationality is American, I saw his passport. But he was a paratroop instructor in Israels army. When those two started quarrelling, he wrote me a letter in which he explained it, and also paid great compliments to the Israeli nation, saying they had achieved a really remarkable sense of brotherhood and cooperation. That was his impression of the country. And he said that if war broke out, he would like to go back there to help them as much as he could. So as soon as they started bombing each other, he decided to go. He left yesterday evening. And I saw him in the afternoon, before he left.
   Of course, they will start arguing: BUT at that time, things were like that; at that time they were like this; and in the past this was ours; in the past Endless arguments. So there should be a higher vision, which is a Balanced and just and deep vision of things, that can say, This is how it is. Otherwise there would be an indefinite source of arguments.
   For the moment, in any case, all diplomatic relations are based on falsehood and the crudest falsehood at that: its recognized as a necessity and the only way out. Thats how they consider it. So thats what must be abolished to begin with.

0 1967-06-30, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But now I remember what it was this morning: it was about physical health and Balance; because it was like an answer to a sort of call (or prayer or aspiration, anyway, as you like) that I had yesterday evening, and in the night it was as if I was being shown the mechanism to restore harmony in the bodys functioning.
   And I made a special concentration for you, which continued this morning. Now I remember.
   But it came back just now, like a demonstration. What could we call it? A sort of mode of being in the cells and their relationships with each other, under (how can I put it?) the government of the supreme Consciousness. And the difference in the functioning. The way to establish the inner Balance.
   It cant be explained.

0 1967-08-16, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And indeed it gave a sense of the golden supramental light, but it was such a peace! A solid peace, you know, not the negation of disorder and activity, no: solid, a solid peace. I didnt want to stop: they sounded the gong, but I stayed on for two or three minutes. When I did stop, it withdrew. And it made such a difference for the body the body itselfsuch a difference that when the experience went away I felt a great uneasiness and it took me half a minute to find my Balance again.
   It came and then withdrew. It came for the meditation, then withdrew. For more than half an hour: thirty-five minutes.

0 1967-10-11, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother goes and sits at her table, then laughs at the improbable accumulation of objects on itprecariously Balanced packets, stocks of envelopes, paper, pens.)
   Here everything is arranged: if you have the slightest unconscious gesture, it means disaster! There are little beings that have been assigned to keeping watch, and thats the funniest of all: if you have an unconscious movement like that, they snatch the thing you are holding from you and send it flying far away! It has happened to me countless times. In my case, of course, I just laugh, I know whats going on: they take the thing and poff! send it flying through the air as if you had made a violent gesture. It happens constantly. This table has been PURPOSELY arranged for thatit wasnt me who arranged it: I was MADE to arrange it. And thats how it is: if you make an unconscious gesture, something tumbles downnaturally! (Mother points to the piles of envelopes)

0 1967-11-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, not a day passes without the observation that, not a dose, but a tiny little drop, an infinitesimal drop of That can cure you in a minute (it can, it CURES you, its not that it can), that you are constantly in precarious Balance and the slightest faltering means disorder and the end, while just a drop of That and it becomes light and progress. The two extremes. The two extremes side by side.
   Its something one observes at least several times a day.

0 1967-12-30, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Laughing) All this hangs together in a marvellous Balance!
   (Satprem reads out the note)
   For example, those who produce food, a factory such as Aurofood (naturally, when we will be fifty thousand, it will be difficult to meet the needs, but for the moment well only be a few thousand at the most), well, a factory always produces far too much. So it will sell outside and receive money. And Aurofood, for instance, wants to have a special relationship with workers, not at all the old system something that would be an improvement on the Communist system, a more Balanced organization than Sovietism or Communism, that is, which doesnt lean too much either toward one side or the other.
   The idea of Aurofood is good, and they are trying to make propaganda among industrialists.

0 1968-03-27, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For me, it [what Mother felt in Satprem] was expressed through a sort of very strong, very luminous Balance, and oh, with an extraordinary peace.
   You understand, something which has established itself (gesture of a solid square). I could express it with the word realization.

0 1968-05-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And he didnt have this immense Balance (vast gesture above) thanks to which none of that has any effect. Hes still open.
   But he didnt even listen to the elementary advice he was given. He was told, Speak only to the Pope and to no one else. And he spoke right and left. He spoke to Cardinal Tisserant, to this Monsignor R., so

0 1968-08-28, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And that was in response to what the body had said, two or three days earlier perhaps, which I told you at the beginning: that it was quite ready to be dissolved (the surrender is perfect) and was quite ready to go on living in any circumstances, but not in this condition. Not in this state of decomposition. To that there was no response for two days, till that Penetration took place. That is to say, the very next day I was a little better, I could start I couldnt even remain standing! I had no sense of Balance, I had to be held up. I had lost the sense of Balance, I couldnt take one step. That was when I protested. And the very next day, it started coming back.
   Then came the 23rd, when I saw A., and I realized that when he was here, the BODY was wide awakeyou understand, it wasnt the mind or the vital: they were gone! I dont know if you can realize what it means!

0 1968-09-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Three or four days ago, after lunch (I rest before going to take my bath, I lie down here), I fell asleep (I sleep very little: I go into an inner consciousness, but I dont sleep). I fell asleep. I woke up, then got up and started towards the bathroom I felt as I did before: I was walking by myself, I had my Balance. And spontaneously, without thought. But then it was taken away (gesture as if someone came to take that strength away from Mother). So I suspected that during my sleep, a part of the vital being (laughing) had come back, and naturally I was beginning to live again! So it was taken away.
   And the body is being given an education: its being taught how to will the true way of being and willing. And over the entire material creation (gesture covering and enveloping the earth), there is a tissuewhich we might call catastrophica tissue of bad will. That is to say, a sort of web, yes, a defeatist webdefeatist, catastrophicwhere you botch what you wanted to do, where there are all possible accidents, all possible bad wills. Like a web. And the body is being taught to get out of it.2

0 1968-10-09, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is, at the same time, the fact of an all-powerfulness without limits, and of a powerlessness without limits. And all that here, at the same place (Mother closes her two hands together, one on top of the other) And by temperament I am sensible enough not to talk, because if I were to say all that I see, all that goes on and all thats there they would say, Thats it, shes gone, shes lost her Balance; with her mind shes lost her head! (Mother laughs) So I take a very serious look and say to myself, Lets see, lets take one of their so very important problemsproblems of life and death to themlets see, lets look at it straight in the face, lets be a little serious. (Mother laughs) And its all right, the Balance is still there!
   So then, tell V. that as for his black bear, I saw it as a brown man, with a brown overcoat and a hat (you know, those pointed caps) which formed the ears!

0 1969-04-05, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When I canceled my ticket for Pondicherry, I felt a spell of giddiness as when one receives a sharp blow to the head and ones Balance seems lost. I was summoned to the Vatican and told to remain at the entire disposal of the Holy Father, who entrusts me with a grave and difficult question concerning the president of the Italian Episcopal Conference: I am asked to solve that problem. The Pope is counting on my skill, and so on. I was questioned about the reasons for my remarks of February 24 (on March 24, I did not open my mouth), for there had just been a bombshell: two young Latin American bishops (from Peru and Chile) had left the Church-the first such cases in history, of course after the well-known and unique case of Talleyr and (for other reasons). They were my fellow students at the Rome University. They are leaving the Church because of a religious crisis. Yet they had everything the Church could give: honors, money; one was made a bishop at the age of thirty-three, the other two years ago. My remarks of February 24 were therefore prophetic. The reason for their running away? I have just said it.
   I do not feel inclined to go on giving you the detailed chronology of these facts.

0 1969-12-27, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And then, as I said, for all the most ordinary activities of life, there is the demonstration that if the presence is tolerated (certainly in order to make you understand what it is), it can actually throw you off Balance from the standpoint of health, and that the only remedy is the disappearance of the egoand along with it, the disappearance of the whole discomfort. For the things we regard as the most indifferent, the most Its for everything, just everything, all the time, all the time, night and day.
   But then, added to that is the complication of all the spots of incomprehension and discontent, which express themselves (gesture as of a truckload being dumped on Mother), as though they were unbridled and were coming out into the open. So all that pours down at the same time so that the experience may be total in every field.

0 1970-02-07, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The sort of artificial harmony the body lives in is due almost entirely to the unconsciousness it lives in, and as soon as a little consciousness comes in, it throws everything off Balance; if too much comes in, the body cant bear it anymore. I see that now. So, on a tremendous scale? I remember, I had two or three nights (Mother shakes her head inexpressibly).

0 1970-03-18, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No external measure can enable us to react against the harm caused by mental faith in the necessity of drugs. It is only by emerging from the minds prison and consciously soaring into the light of the spirit that, through a conscious union with the Divine, we will be able to let Him give us back the Balance and health which we have lost.
   Supramental transformation is the only true remedy.

0 1970-03-25, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, there is this fact that existence itself needs to depend on something material, which naturally brings back every time an old recurring difficulty. That question of food All that is under observation at the moment (a very minute observation, which I might almost call scientific), and, well, the cells are conscious of the divine Force and of the power that Force gives, but they are also conscious that in order to last as they are, even in a state of transformation, they still need this complement of something coming from outsidewith that, every time you swallow a new difficulty. All that I said on the [change of] functioning is increasingly proven, but there is this thing [food] that remains, and that means stomach and blood and all the rest With that, can we conceive (I dont know), can we conceive something that works in this way yet without deteriorating? Something capable of constant progression? (One can last only if the progression is constant.) Is this capable of progress? For the moment, its like this (gesture hanging in Balance).
   All that was automatic has almost disappearedwhich has caused a great reduction from the standpoint of capacities; its replaced by a consciousness with a certain power, which didnt exist previously: thats an improvement. But all things considered, well, if I take the ordinary stand, I can no longer do what I used to do when I was twenty, quite obviously. Perhaps I know a hundred thousand times more than I knew, but This body, the body itself knows: it feels, its capable of knowing all that it didnt know then. But from a purely material standpoint (Mother shakes her head, pointing to her bodys incapacity). Could it come back? I dont know. Theres a question mark there. I dont know. And it could last only if the capacities came back; as Sri Aurobindo very wisely put it, who would want to go on in a body that keeps losing all its capacities?3 You know, sight isnt clear anymore, you dont hear clearly anymore, cant speak clearly anymorev anyway you cant walk freely, you can no longer carry a weightall kinds of things.

0 1970-04-15, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Russia and America have reached, they say, the Balance of terror.
   Its frightening.

0 1970-07-04, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Human life and mind are neither in tune with Nature like the animals nor with Spiritit is disturbed, incoherent, conflicting with itself, without harmony and Balance. We can then regard it as diseased, if not itself a disease.
   Letters on Yoga, 22.499

0 1970-09-12, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I cant walk alone, you know I could, but theres the possibility of losing Balance, so they dont want to let metheyre quite right. But
   And then this (Mother touches her throat and chest), breathing is short, bad, not free.

0 1970-10-07, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The earth? I dont know. But in humanity, yes, some elements are touched. There are unexpected responses. And then (laughing, but that shouldnt be said), theres a sharp increase in the people regarded as mad; and they are certainly those who have received the first waves. I have seen one or two regarded by others as madthey were touched, but the amount of transformation isnt sufficient for them to keep their Balance.
   Thats better left unsaid!

0 1971-08-25, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its like being on the brink or point or hanging in Balancea tremendous Power (theres a tremendous power, I have some examples), and at the same time, an incredible helplessness.
   I prefer not to speak because because thats not it. What one says is (Mother nods her head).

0 1971-09-18, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a sort of promise of an overwhelming Power, and at the same time signs of such weaknessnot weakness: disorganization. Disorganization, and at the same time the sense of an overwhelming Power. So the two are like this (gesture of being in a precarious Balance). Its a disorganization in the sense that if I dont pay attention, I cant eat, for instance. I have to pay attention, I have to be concentrated all the time, concentrated in order to do things. Sometimes, not a word in my head, nothing; sometimes I see and know what is happening everywhere.
   Its like this (same gesture as on a ridge).

0 1971-12-04, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The world situation is critical today. Indias fate too is hanging in the Balance. There was a time when India was a absolutely secure, there was no danger whatever of her being victim to Asuric aggression. But things have changed. People and forces in India have acted in such a way as to invite Asuric influences upon her: these have worked insidiously and undermined the security that was there.
   If India is in danger, Pondicherry cannot be expected to remain outside the danger zone. It will share the fate of the rest of the country. The protection I can give is not unconditional. It is idle to hope that in spite of anything and everything, the protection will be there over all. My protection is there if conditions are fulfilled. It goes without saying that any sympathy or support for the Nazis (or for any ally of theirs) automatically cuts across the circle of protection. Apart from this obvious and external factor, there are more fundamental psychological conditions which demand fulfillment. The Divine can give protection only to those who are whole-heartedly faithful to the Divine, who live truly in the spirit of sadhana and keep their consciousness and preoccupation fixed upon the Divine and the service of the Divine. Desire, for example, insistence on ones likes and conveniences, all movements of hypocrisy and insincerity and falsehood, are great obstacles standing in the way of the Divines protection. If you seek to impose your will upon the Divine, it is as if you were calling for a bomb to fall upon you. I do not say that things are bound to happen in this way; but they are very likely to happen, if people do not become conscious and strictly vigilant and act in the true spirit of a spiritual seeker. If the psychological atmosphere remains the same as that of the outside world, there can be no wall of security against the dark Forces that are working out in it the ordeal of danger, suffering and destruction entering here.

0 1972-02-09, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The body is no longer quite on this side, you see, and not yet on the other, so it lives in a kind of precarious Balance, and the slightest thing upsets it I cant swallow anymore or even brea the anymore. The feeling of a life which is about to depend on different conditions than the usual ones. But those other conditions arent there yet, nor is the body familiar with them, and so the transition from one state to the other is a perpetual source of problems. When I am very quietvery quieteverything is fine, but if theres the slightest effort, everything goes awry.
   (Mother gasps for breath)

02.01 - The World War, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The fate of India too is being decided in this world-crisison the plains of Flanders, on the steppes of Ukraine, on the farthest expanses of the Pacific. The freedom of India will become inevitable and even imminent in proportion as she becomes cognizant of the underlying character and significance of the present struggle, deliberately takes the side of the evolutionary force, works for the gods, in proportion as she grows to be an instrument of the Divine Power. The instrument that the Divine chooses is often, to all appearances, faulty and defective, but since it has this higher and mightier support, it will surely outgrow all its drawbacks and lapses, it will surmount all dangers and obstacles and become unconquerable. Thisis what the spiritual seeker means by saying that the Divine Grace can make the lame leap across the mountain. India's destiny today hangs in the Balance; it lies in the choice of her path.
   A great opportunity is offered to India's soul, a mighty auspicious moment is come, if she can choose. If she chooses rightly, then can she arrive at the perfect fulfilment of her agelong endeavour, her life mission. India has preserved and fostered through the immemorial spiritual living of her saints and seers and sages the invaluable treasure, the vitalising, the immortalising power of spirituality, so that it can be placed at the service of terrestrial life for the deliverance of mankind, for the transfiguration of the human type. It is this for which India lives; by losing this India loses all her reason of existenceraison d'tre the earth and humanity too lose all significance. Today we are in the midst of an incomparable ordeal. If we know how to take the final and crucial step, we come out of it triumphant, a new soul and a new body, and we make the path straight for the Lord. We have to recognise clearly and unequivocally that victory on' one side will mean that the path of the Divineof progress and evolution and fulfilmentwill remain open, become wider and smoother and safer; but if the victory is on the other side, the path will be closed perhaps for ever, at least for many ages and even then the travail will have to be undergone again under the most difficult conditions and circumstances. Not with a political shortsightedness, not out of -the considerations of convenience or diplomacy, of narrow parochial interests, but with the steady vision of the soul that encompasses the supreme welfare of humanity, we have to make our choice, we have to go over to the right side and oppose the wrong one with all the integrity of our life and being. The Allies, as they have been justly called, are really our allies, our friends and comrades, in spite of their thousand faults and defects; they have stood on the side of the Truth whose manifestation and triumph is our goal. Even though they did not know perhaps in, the beginning what they stood for, even though perhaps as yet they do not comprehend the full sense and solemnity of the issues, still they have chosen a side which is ours, and we have to stand by them whole-heartedly in an all-round comradeship if we want to be saved from a great perdition.

02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The next steps, farther down or away, arrive when the drive towards differentiation and multiplication gathers momentum becomes accentuated, and separation and isolation increase in degree and emphasis. The lines of individuation fall more and more apart from each other, tending to form closed circles, each confining more and more exclusively to itself, stressing its own particular and special value and function, in contradistinction to or even against other lines. Thus the descent or fall from the Supermind leads, in the first instance, to the creation or appearance of the Overmind. It is the level of consciousness where the perfect Balance of the One and the Many is disturbed and the emphasis begins to be laid on the many. The source of incompatibility between the two just starts here as if Many is notOne and One is not Many. It is the beginning of Ignorance, Avidya, Maya. Still in the higher hemisphere of the Overmind, the sense of unity is yet maintained, although there is no longer the sense of absolute identity of the two; they are experienced as complementaries, both form a harmony, a harmony as of different and distinct but conjoint notes. The Many has come forward, yet the unity is also there supporting it-the unity is an immanent godhead, controlling the patent reality of the Many. It is in the lower hemisphere of the Overmind that unity is thrown into the background half-submerged, flickering, and the principle of multiplicity comes forward with all insistence. Division and rivalry are the characteristic marks of its organisation. Yet the unity does not disappear altogether, only it remains very much inactive, like a sleeping partner. It is not directly perceived and envisaged, not immediately felt but is evoked as reminiscence. The Supermind, then, is the first crystallisation of the Infinite into individual centres, in the Overmind these centres at the outset become more exclusively individualised and then jealously self-centred.
   The next step of Descent is the Mind where the original unity and identity and harmony are disrupted to a yet greater degree, almost completely. The self-delimitation of consciousness which is proper to the Supermind and even to the Overmind, at least in its higher domainsgives way to self-limitation, to intolerant egoism and solipsism. The consciousness withdraws from its high and wide sweep, narrows down to introvert orbits. The sense of unity in the mind is, at most, a thing of idealism and imagination; it is an abstract notion, a supposition and a deduction. Here we enter into the very arcana of Maya, the rightful possession of Ignorance. The individualities here have become totally isolated and independent and mutually conflicting lines of movement. Hence the natural incapacity of mind, as it is said, to comprehend more than one object simultaneously. The Super mind and, less absolutely, the Overmind have a global and integral outlook: they can take in each one in its purview all at once the total assemblage of things, they differentiate but do not divide the Supermind not at all, the Overmind not categorically. The Mind has not this synthetic view, it proceeds analytically. It observes its object by division, taking the parts piecemeal, dismantling them, separating them, and attending to each one at a time. And when it observes it fixes itself on one point, withdrawing its attention from all the rest. If it bas to arrive at a synthesis, it can only do so by collating, aggregating and summing. Mental consciousness is thus narrowly one pointed: and in narrowing itself, being farther away from the source it becomes obscurer, more and more outward gazing (parci khni) and superficial. The One Absolute in its downward march towards multiplicity, fragmentation and partiality loses also gradually its subtlety, its suppleness, its refinement, becomes more and more obtuse, crude, rigid and dense.
   The next stage of devolution is the Mind proper. There or perhaps even before, on the lower reaches of the Overmind, the gods have become all quite separate, self-centred, each bounded in his own particular sphere and horizon. The overmind gods the true godsare creators in a world of Balanced or harmoniously held difference; they are powers that fashion each a special fulfilment, enhancing one another at the same time (parasparam bhvayantah). Between the Overmind and the Mind there is a class of lesser godsthey have been called formateurs; they do not create in the strict sense of the term, they give form to what the anterior gods have created and projected. These form-makers that consolidate the encasement, fix definitely the image, have most probably been envisaged in the Indian dhynamrtis. But in the Mind the gods become still more fixed and rigid, stereotyped; the mental gods inspire exclusive systems, extreme and abstract generalisations, theories and principles and formulae that, even when they seek to force and englobe all in their cast-iron mould, can hardly understand or tolerate each other.
   Mind is the birth-place of absolute division and exclusivismit is the own home of egoism. Egoism is that ignorant modea twist or knot of consciousness which cuts up the universal unity into disparate and antagonistic units: it creates isolated, mutually exclusive whorls in the harmonious rhythm and vast commonalty of the one consciousness or conscious existence. The Sankhya speaks of the principle of ego coming or appearing after the principle of vastness (mahat). The Vast is the region above the Mind, where the unitary consciousness is still intact; with the appearance of the Mind has also appeared an intolerant self-engrossed individualism that culminates, as its extreme and violent expression, in the asuraAsura, the mentalised vital being.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In a contrary Balance to earth's truth of things
  The gross weighs less, the subtle counts for more;

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Ever she watched with her Balance and a sword,
    Lest any sacrilegious word expose
    Thus was a Balance kept, the world could live.
    A zealot fervour pushed their ruthless cults,

02.12 - The Ideals of Human Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A different type of wider grouping is also being experimented upon nowadays, a federal grouping of national units. The nation is taken in this system as the stable indivisible fundamental unit, and what is attempted is a free association of independent nations that choose to be linked together because of identity of interests or mutual sympathy in respect of ideal and culture. The British Empire is a remarkable experiment on this line: it is extremely interesting to see how an old-world Empire is really being liquidated (in spite of a Churchill) and transformed into a commonwealth of free and equal nations. America too has been attempting a Pan-American federation. And in continental Europe, a Western and an Eastern Block of nations seem to be developing, not on ideal lines perhaps at present because of their being based upon the old faulty principle of Balance of power hiding behind it a dangerously egoistic and exclusive national consciousness; but that may change when it is seen and experienced that the procedure does not pay, and a more natural and healthier approach may be adopted.
   Now out of this complex of forces and ideals, what seems to stand out clearly is this: (i) the family unit remains for practical purposes,whatever breaking or modification affects its outward forms, the thing seems to be a permanent feature of life organization; (ii) the nation too has attained a firm stability and inviolability; it refuses to be broken or dissolved and in any larger aggregate that is formed this one has to be integrated intact as a living unit. The other types of aggregates seem to be more in the nature of experiments and temporary necessities; when they have served their purpose they fade and disappear or are thrown into the background and persist as vestigial remains. It seems to us that the clan, the tribe, the race are such formations. Regionalism, Imperialism (political, economic or religious) are also not stable aggregates.

03.02 - The Philosopher as an Artist and Philosophy as an Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the face of established opinion and tradition (and in the wake of the prophetic poet) I propose to demonstrate that Philosophy has as much claim to be called an art, as any other orthodox art, painting or sculpture or music or architecture. I do not refer to the element of philosophyperhaps the very large element of philosophy that is imbedded and ingrained in every Art; I speak of Philosophy by itself as a distinct type of au thentic art. I mean that Philosophy is composed or created in the same way as any other art and the philosopher is moved and driven by the inspiration and impulsion of a genuine artist. Now, what is Art? Please do not be perturbed by the question. I am not trying to enter into the philosophy the metaphysicsof it, but only into the science the physicsof it. Whatever else it may be, the sine qua non, the minimum requisite of art is that it must be a thing of beauty, that is to say, it must possess a beautiful form. Even the Vedic Rishi says that the poet by his poetic power created a heavenly formkavi kavitva divi rpam asajat. As a matter of fact, a supreme beauty of form has often marked the very apex of artistic creation. Now, what does the Philosopher do? The sculptor hews beautiful forms out of marble, the poet fashions beautiful forms out of words, the musician shapes beautiful forms out of sounds. And the philosopher? The philosopher, I submit, builds beautiful forms out of thoughts and concepts. Thoughts and concepts are the raw materials out of which the artist philosopher creates mosaics and patterns and designs architectonic edifices. For what else are philosophic systems? A system means, above all, a form of beauty, symmetrical and harmonious, a unified whole, rounded and polished and firmly holding together. Even as in Art, truth, bare sheer truth is not the object of philosophical inquiry either. Has it not been considered sufficient for a truth to be philosophically true, if it is consistent, if it does not involve self-contradiction? The equation runs: Truth=Self-consistency; Error=Self-contradiction. To discover the absolute truth is not the philosopher's taskit is an ambitious enterprise as futile and as much of a my as the pursuit of absolute space, absolute time or absolute motion in Science. Philosophy has nothing more to doand nothing lessthan to evolve or build up a system, in other words, a self-consistent whole (of concepts, in this case). Art also does exactly the same thing. Self-contradiction means at bottom, want of harmony, Balance, symmetry, unity, and self-consistency means the contrary of these things the two terms used by philosophy are only the logical formulation of an essentially aesthetic value.
   Take, for example, the philosophical system of Kant or of Hegel or of our own Shankara. What a beautiful edifice of thought each one has reared! How cogent and compact, organised and poised and finely modelled! Shankara's reminds me of a tower, strong and slender, mounting straight and tapering into a vanishing point among the clouds; it has the characteristic linear movement of Indian melody. On the otherhand, the march of the Kantian Critiques or of the Hegelian Dialectic has a broader base and involves a composite strain, a balancing of contraries, a blending of diverse notes: thereis something here of the amplitude and comprehensiveness of harmonic architecture (without perhaps a corresponding degree of altitude).

03.05 - The Spiritual Genius of India, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The average European has a strong basis of the earth-nature in him; he is heavily enclosed in his physical sheath and firmly placed upon the material world. Therefore he keeps a very stable terrestrial equilibrium and is not easily ousted from his earthly footing; his is not a nature easily upset from its poise, or disturbed by the currents and forces that play about him. But the Indian, both physically and psychically, has a more delicate frame and his footing upon earth is less secure. The Balance in his consciousness between the different forcesespecially between those of this world and the otheris delicately held; and the adjustment that obtains at a given moment is liable to be disturbed by the least change, either in the inner consciousness, or in the outer conditions.
   In other words, when we speak of the spirituality of the Indian people, it is to the disposition of their psychic elements that we refer, to the tone and temper of the soul they possess and to a constant nearness of latent spiritual possibilities, that may at any time materialise, and the consequent possibilities of a spiritual impulse, that may at any time awaken.

03.08 - The Standpoint of Indian Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A Greek Apollo or Venus or a Madonna of Raphael is a human form idealized to perfection,moulded to meet the criterion of beauty which the physical eye demands. The purely sthetic appeal of such forms consists in the Balance and symmetry, the proportion and adjustment, a certain roundedness and uniformity and regularity, which the physical eye especially finds beautiful. This beauty is akin to the beauty of diction in poetry.
   Apart from the beauty of the mere form, there is behind it and informing it what may be called the beauty of character, the beauty revealed in the expression of psychological movement. It corresponds to the beauty of rhythm in poetry. Considered sthetically, the beauty of character, in so far as it is found in what we have called formal art, is a corollary,an ornamental and secondary theme whose function is to heighten the effect of the beauty of form, or create the atmosphere and environment necessary for its display.

03.13 - Dynamic Fatalism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In a higher sense, from a transcendental standpoint, however, this too is only an appearance. In reality man neither helps nor hinders Prakriti. For in that sphere the two are not separate entities. What is viewed as the helping hand of man is really Nature helping herself: man is the conscious movement of Nature. In that transcendent status the past and the future are rolled together in the eternal present and all exist there as an accomplished fact: there is nothing there to be worked out and achieved. But lower down there is a play of forces, of conflicting possibilities and the resultant is a Balance of these divergent lines. When one identifies oneself with the higher static consciousness one finds nothing to be done, all is realised the eternal play of the eternal child in the eternal garden.2 But when one lives in the Kurukshetra of forces, one cannot throwaway one's Gandiva and say, I will not fight.
   Sri Aurobindo: The Mother

04.01 - The March of Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   If we look at Europe once again and cast a glance at its origins, we find at the source the Grco-Roman culture. It was pre-eminently a culture based upon the powers of mind and reason: it included a strong and Balanced body (both body natural and body politic) under the aegis of mens sana (a sound mind). The light that was Greece was at its zenith a power of the higher mind and intelligence, intuitively dynamic in one the earlierphase through Plato, Pythagoras, Heraclitus and the mystic philosophers, and discursively and scientifically rational through the Aristotelian tradition. The practical and robust Roman did not indulge in the loftier and subtler activities of the higher or intuitive mind; his was applied intelligence and its characteristic turn found expression in law and order and governance. Virgil was a representative poet of the race; finely sensitive and yet very self-consciousearth-bound and mind-boundas a creative artist: a clear and careful intelligence with an idealistic imagination that is yet sober and fancy-free is the very hall mark of his poetic genius. In the post-Roman age this bias for mental consciousness or the play of reason and intellectual understanding moved towards the superficial and more formal faculties of the brain ending in what is called scholasticism: it meant stagnation and decadence. It is out of this slough that the Renaissance raised the mind of Europe and bathed it with a new light. That movement gave to the mind a wider scope, an alert curiosity, a keener understanding; it is, as I have said, the beginning of that modern mentality which is known as the scientific outlook, that is to say, study of facts and induction from given data, observation and experience and experiment instead of the other scholastic standpoint which goes by a priori theorising and abstraction and deduction and dogmatism.
   We may follow a little more closely the march of the centuries in their undulating movement. The creative intelligence of the Renaissance too belonged to a region of the higher mind, a kind of inspirational mind. It had not the altitude or even the depth of the Greek mind nor its subtler resonances: but it regained and re-established and carried to a new degree the spirit of inquiry and curiosity, an appreciation of human motives and preoccupations, a rational understanding of man and the mechanism of the world. The original intuitive fiat, the imaginative brilliance, the spirit of adventure (in the mental as well as the physical world) that inspired the epoch gradually dwindled: it gave place to an age of consolidation, organisation, stabilisation the classical age. The seventeenth century Europe marked another peak of Europe's civilisation. That is the Augustan Age to which we have referred. The following century marked a further decline of the Intuition and higher imagination and we come to the eighteenth century terre terre rationalism. Great figures still adorned that agestalwarts that either stuck to the prevailing norm and gave it a kind of stagnant nobility or already leaned towards the new light that was dawning once more. Pope and Johnson, Montesquieu and Voltaire are its high-lights. The nineteenth century brought in another crest wave with a special gift to mankind; apparently it was a reaction to the rigid classicism and dry rationalism of the preceding age, but it came burdened with a more positive mission. Its magic name was Romanticism. Man opened his heart, his higher feeling and nobler emotional surge, his subtler sensibility and a general sweep of his vital being to the truths and realities of his own nature and of the cosmic nature. Not the clear white and transparent almost glaring light of reason and logic, of the brain mind, but the rosy or rainbow tint of the emotive and aspiring personality that seeks in and through the cosmic panorama and dreams of

04.03 - Consciousness as Energy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now this superconsciousness is the true origin of creation, although the apparent and objective creation starts with and is based upon Unconsciousness. All norms and archetypes belong to the superconsciousness; for the sake of material creation they are thrown down or cast as seed into the Unconscious and in this process they undergo a change, a deformation and aberration. All the major themes of dream myths and prehistoric legends which the psychologists claim to have found imbedded in man's subconscient consciousness are in fact echoes and mirages of great spiritualsuperconscientrealities reflected here below. The theme of the Hero of the Dual Mother (Dark and Fair), of Creation and Sacrifice, these are, according to Jung, dramatisations of some fundamental movements and urges in the dark subconscient nature. Jung, however, throws a luminous suggestion in characterising the nature of this vast complex. The general sense, Jung says; is that of a movement forward, of a difficult journey, of a pull backward and downward, of yawning abysses that call, of a light that beckons. It is an effort, a travail of what lies imbedded and suppressed to come out into the open, into the normal consciousness and thus release an unhealthy tension, restore a Balance in the individual's system. Modern psychology lays great stress upon the integration of personality. Most of the ills that human nature suffers from, they say, are due to this division or schism in it, a suppressed subconsciousness and an expressed consciousness seeking to express a negation of that subconsciousness. Modern psychology teaches that one should dive into the nether regions and face squarely whatever elements are there, help these to follow their natural bent to come up and see the light of the day. Only thus there can be established a unitary movement, an even consistency and an equilibrium throughout the entire consciousness and being.
   So far so good. But two things are to be taken note of. First of all, the resolution of the normal conflict in man's consciousness, the integration of his personality, is not wholly practicable within the scope of the present nature and the field of the actual forces at play. That can give only a shadow of the true resolution and integration. A conscious envisaging of the conflicting forces, a calm survey of the submerged or side-tracked libidos in their true nature, a voluntary acceptance, of these dark elements as a part of normal human nature, does not automatically make for their sublimation and purification or transformation. The thing is possible only through another force and on another level, by the intervention and interfusion precisely of the superconsciousness. And here comes the second point to note. For it is this superconsciousness towards which all the strife and struggle of the under-consciousness are turned and directed. The yearning and urge in the subconsciousness to move forward, to escape outside into the light does not refer merely to the march towards normal awareness and consciousness: it has a deeper direction and a higher aimit seeks that of which it is an aberration and a deformation, the very origin and source, the height from which it fell.

04.09 - Values Higher and Lower, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Balance is upset exactly when we say that the higher depends on the lower or that it comes after. Not only so, the statement is likely to involve an error, a mistaken view. If one has to make a distinction between higher and lower, inner and outer, it will be nearer the truth and fact to say that the lower depends on the higher, it is the inner reality that upholds and inspires the outer form: without this inner cohesive deity all the external frame would fall to pieces. It is not the contingencies of time and circumstances, of day-to-day existence that determine the nature and form of power of the soul and spirit. It is the pressure of the Inner Being, antarym, that brings about the pattern and organisation of the outer life. At the summit of being, at the absolute point of consciousness the two are identical, absolutely one and the same. In the lower ranges as manifestation and variation begin the two maintain their union and harmony and mutuality so long as the consciousness retains its purity and the being is not invaded by Ignorance. Ignorance means the gradual predominance of the outer and the lower, till it reaches its last point in Inconscience where Matter is the only reality and everything is made to stand and depend on the grossest reality.
   Even then, even from that nadir, let us consider things a little more closely. We have still consciousness left in us as human beings. Now, because 'man has a body and because he has to live and move in physical surroundings and circumstances, therefore body and physical conditions must necessarily come to his consciousness first in importancethis is not a valid argument nor a statement of fact. For man has and is something else besides: and this something else, in other words, the spiritual being, is quite a free and independent entity and can act as it wills ignoring and ignorant of the body and its circumstances. Whether one is poor or rich, successful or frustrated, happy or unhappy, one can always listen and follow the call of the Spirit.

05.03 - The Body Natural, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The body, precisely because of its negative natureits dumb inertia, as it is calledprecisely because it has no axe of its own to grind, that is to say, as it has no fancies and impulsions, plans and schemes upon which it can pride itself, precisely because of this childlike innocence, it has a wonderful plasticity and a calm stability, when it is not troubled by the mind or vital. Indeed, the divine qualities that are secreted in the body, which the body seeks to conserve and express are a stable harmony, a Balance and equilibrium, capable of supporting the whole weight of all the levels of consciousness from the highest peak to the lowest abysses even as physically it bears the weight of the entire depth of the atmosphere so lightly as it were, without feeling the burden in the least.

05.04 - Of Beauty and Ananda, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Beauty is not merely Balance, symmetry, measure, a regular disposition of features. A form, an embodiment, need not be pretty to be beautiful.
   Mere formal beauty is a power, but a surface power; there is a deeper unity of rhythm in the embodiment that is beautiful by its transparent soul-expression.

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One remarkable thing in the material world that has always attracted and captivated man's attention, since almost the very dawn of his consciousness, is the existence of a pattern, of an artistic layout in the composition and movement of material things. When the Vedic Rishi sings out: "These countless stars that appear glistening night after night, where do they vanish during the day?" he is awed by the inviolable rhythm of the Universe, which other sages in other climes sang as the music of the spheres. The presence of Design in Nature has been in the eyes of Believers an incontrovertible proof of the existence of a Designer. What we want to say is not that a watch (if we regard the universe as a watch) presupposes the existence of a watch-maker: we say the pattern itself is the expression of an idea, it involves a conception not imposed or projected from outside but inherent in itself. The Greek view of the artist's mode of operation is very illuminating in this connection. The artist, according to this view, when he carves out a statue for example, does not impose upon the stone a figure that he has only in his mind, but that the stone itself contains the figure, the artist has the vision to see it, his chisel follows the lines he sees imbedded in the stone. It is why we say that the geometry in the structure of a crystal or an atom or an astronomical system, the Balance and harmony, the symmetry and polarity that govern the composition of objects and their relations, the blend of colour schemes, the marshalling of lines and the building of volumes, in a word, the artistic make-up, perfect in detail and in the ensemble that characterise all nature's body and limbs and finally the mathematical laws that embrace and picture as it were Nature's movements, all point to the existence of a truth, a reality whose characteristic marks are or are very much like those of consciousness and Idea-Force. We fight shy of the wordconsciousness for it brings in a whole association of anthropomorphism and pathetic fallacy. But in our anxiety to avoid a ditch let us not fall over a precipice. If it is blindness to see nothing but the spirit, it is not vision to see nothing but Matter.
   A hypothesis, however revolutionary or unorthodox it may seem for the moment, has to be tested by its effective application, in its successful working out. All scientific discoveries in the beginning appear as inconveniences that upset the known and accepted order. Copernicus, Newton, Galileo, Kepler, Maxwell or Einstein in our day enunciated principles that were not obvious sense-given axioms. These are at the outset more or less postulates that have to be judged by their applicability.

05.18 - Man to be Surpassed, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Erich Kahler (a Czech now become an American citizen) in his book Man the Measureseeks to strike a Balance, but as the title indicates, evidently leans more to the second, the reactionary, than to the original ideal. He posits that man's humanity is to be preserved and fostered, that is to say, his true humanity, that which distinguishes him from mere animality. The Greek ideal, according to Kahler, was an advance upon the animal man; it brought in the ideal of the rational man. And yet the Greek ideal, in spite of its acceptance of the whole manmens sana in corpore sanoembracing as it did his physical, ethical and sthetic development, laid on the whole a greater emphasis upon reason, upon ration-alising, that is, ordering life according to a rational pattern. And then the Greek ideal was more for the individual; it was for the culture and growth of the individuality in man. Society was considered as composed of such individualised units. The degree of personal choice, of individual liberty, of free understanding that a Greek citizen enjoyed marked the evolution secured by man out of the primitive society. Still the integral man is not the rationalistic man, even as he is not the mere biological man: and he is not predominantly individualistic either.
   Yes, man's true humanity, says Kahler, almost echoing Nietzcshe, consists precisely in his capacity to surpass himself. The animal is wholly engrossed in its natural nature and activities; but man is capable of standing back, can separate from his biological self, observe, control and direct. For him "existence" truly means (as the Existentialist declares today) ex+sistere or ex+stare, to stay or stand outside. That is the surpassing enjoyed by him and demanded of himgoing beyond one's natural or normal self. But there is a danger here. For there can be a too much surpassing, a going away altogether, as religion or spirituality usually enjoins. Christianity, for example, which is in many senses a movement contrary to the Greek spirit, taught a transcendence that was for luring or driving the human soul away from the world and men towards an extra-terrestrial summum bonum.

06.01 - The End of a Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   For here is the sense of the crisis. The mantra given for the new age is that man shall be transcended and in the process, man, as he is, shall go. Man shall go, but something of the vehicle that the present cycle has prepared will remain. For, that precisely has been the function of the passing civilisation, especially in its later stages, viz, to build up a terrestrial temple for the Lord. The aberration and deformation, rampant today, mean only an excess of stress upon this aspect, upon the external presentation which was ignored or not sufficiently considered in the earlier and higher curves of the present civilisation. The spiritual values have gone down, because the material values came to be regarded as valueless and this upset the economy or Balance in Nature. It is true that we have gone far, too far in our revanche. And the problem that faces us today is this: whether mankind will be able to change sufficiently and grow into the higher being that shall inhabit the earth as its crown in the coming cycle or, being unable, will go totally, disappear altogether or be relegated to the backwater of earthly life, somewhat like the aboriginal tribes of today.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This cosmic Nature's Balance is not ours
  Nor the mystic measure of her need and use.

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He has given his life and light to Balance here
  The dark account of mortal ignorance.
  Fate is a Balance drawn in Destiny's book.
  Man can accept his fate, he can refuse.

06.12 - The Expanding Body-Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the present case, the phenomenon happened automatically without any premeditation on the part of the persons concerned; because the sympathy between the two was so strong, other considerations did not weigh in the Balance against it. Needless to say, if one wishes to obtain conscious mastery of this occult power, one will have to go through a long and arduous discipline. But, if difficult, the thing is not impossible. In the matter of physical feats, for example, a particular development may seem for the moment beyond your reach; but with practice and perseverance, stubborn will and wise guidance, you can not only arrive at your immediate end but do much more. The story of many who have broken Olympic records is revealing in this respect. In the same way, one can master the subtle forces, if one goes about the thing earnestly and in the right way. It is more difficultmuch more perhaps but the way is there provided the will is there.

06.16 - A Page of Occult History, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Into the heart of this Darkness and Falsehood and Pain and Death, a seed was sown, a grain that is to be the epitome and symbol of material creation and in and through which the Divine will claim back all the elements gone astray, the prodigal ones who will return to recognise and fulfil the Divine. That was Earth. And the earth, in her turn, in her labour towards the Divine Fulfilment, out of her bosom, threw up a being who would again symbolise and epitomise the earth and material creation. That is Man. For, man came with the soul in him, the Psychic Being, the Divine Flame, the spark of consciousness in the midst of universal unconsciousness, a miniature of the original Divine Light-Truth-Love-Life. In the meantime, to help the evolution, to join hands with the aspiring soul in the human being, there was created, on the defection of the First Lords the Asuric Quaternitya second hierarchy of luminous beingsDevas, gods. (Some-thing of this inner history of the world is reflected in the Greek legend of struggle between the Titans and the Olympians.) These gods, however, being a latter creation, perhaps because they were young and inexperienced, could not cope immediately with their strong Elders. It is why we see in the mythological legends the gods very often worsted at the hands of the Asuras: Indra hiding under the sea, Zeus threatened often with defeat and disaster. It is only an intervention from the Supreme (the Greeks called it Fate) that saved them in the end and restored the Balance.
   However, the Asuras came to think better of the game and consented to use their freedom on the side of the Divine, for the fulfilment of the Divine; that is to say, they agreed to conversion. Thus they took birth as or in human beings, so that they may be in contact with the human soulPsychewhich is the only door or passage to the Divine in this material world. But the matter was not easy; the process was not straight. For, even agreeing to be converted, even basking in the sunshine of the human psyche, these incorrigible Elders could not forget or wholly give up their old habit and nature. They now wanted to work for the Divine Fulfilment in order to magnify themselves thereby; they consented to serve the Divine in order to make the Divine serve them, utilise the Divine End for their own purposes. They wished to see the new creation after their own heart's desire.

06.20 - Mind, Origin of Separative Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The world is one, indissolubly and solidly one: no part can be separated from any other. Any action anywhere affects the whole and nothing can be moved even by a hair's breadth without changing the entire Balance. Each element literally lives, moves and has its being in every other and the totality is a rigidly unified mass.
   If it is so, then there arises a difficulty, a dilemma. For the world to progress at all, under the circumstances, it must progress as a whole, en masse; it cannot progress piecemeal. The totality must advance in order that each element may progress and each element must advance so that the totality may progress. Perhaps this is what is happening actually in the world: but the result, if nothing else, has been rather slow. It will take not only millenniums but aeons for humanity to make any progress worth the name.

07.01 - The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But greater spirits this Balance can reverse
  And make the soul the artist of its fate.

07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The reason's Balanced reign, kept order and peace.
  Her will lived closed in adamant walls of law,

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Yet through it all I have kept my Balanced thought;
  I have studied my being, I have examined the world,

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Reset the Balance and measures of the world.
  Each shape showed its occult design, unveiled

07.27 - Equality of the Body, Equality of the Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Equality of the external being means good health, a solid body, controlled nerveswhen you are not shaken by the least shock, when you are calm, quiet, poised, Balanced. In that condition you can receive into you a great force in yourself from above (or, from the environing energy around you) and yet not get upset. If one of you at any time had received some such force, he must have known by experience that without a perfectly sound physical health, one could not contain or hold it. You cannot remain still, you are restless, you move about, talk, cry, weep, jump or dance, just to throw out the energy you are unable to hold. You scatter about what it is not possible for you to gather and assimilate. In order to be able to gather and assimilate the force, the body and the nerves must be quiet and strong.
   Equality of the soul is different; it is psychological, not physical. It is the power to bear the impact of things, good or bad, without being grieved or elated, discouraged or enthused, without any upsetting or disturbance. Whatever happens you remain serene and at peace. But both the equalities are necessary. There are many equalities, in fact. Apart from the equality of the vital and the equality of the body, there is also the equality of the mind proper. That is to say, all ideas from all quarters may come into your head, even the most contradictory: yet you remain quiet, untroubled, and even unconcerned. You are a witness, you see them, sort them, arrange them, put each idea in its proper place, appreciate the value of each, determine the relation of each to the other, and to the whole, but you are not swayed by any particular one.

07.45 - Specialisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But it is a very natural and spontaneous movement in man to change from one work to another in order to maintain a kind of Balance. Change also means rest. We have often heard of great artists or scholars seeking for rest and having great need for it. They find it by changing their activity. For example, Ingres was a painter; painting was his normal and major occupation. But whenever he found time he took up his violin. Curiously, it was his violin which interested him more than his painting. He was not very good at music, but he took great pleasure in it. He was sufficiently good at painting, but it interested him less. But the real thing is that he needed a stable poise or Balance. Concentration upon a single thing is very necessary, I have said, if one aims at a definite and special result; but one can follow a different line that is more subtle, more comprehensive and complete. Naturally, there is a physical limit somewhere to your comprehensiveness; for on the physical plane you are confined in respect of time and space; and also it is true that great things are difficult to achieve unless there is a special concentration. But if you want to lead a higher and deeper life, you can comm and capacities which are much greater than those available to the methods of restriction and limitation belonging to the normal consciousness. There is a considerable advantage in getting rid of one's limits, if not from the point of view of actual accomplishment, at least from the point of view of spiritual realisation.

08.08 - The Mind s Bazaar, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In fact, if you wish to be truly intelligent, you must learn a bit of mental gymnastics, even as you have to do physical gymnastics if you wish to have a strong powerful body. People who have never done mental gymnastics have a small elementary brain; all their life they think like children. Mental exercise means that you must know how to do it and do it seriously. First of all, it means that you must not have fixed convictions, namely, that this idea is right and that one is wrong, this formulation is correct, the other one is inexact or that this religion is true, the other is false and so on. If you go on in that train you become very soon stupid, a blockhead. What you have to do, say, in the matter of religion, is to take up all the religions one by one and see how all have expressed the same human aspiration for the Absolute of some kind. You can compare and contrast, understand, weigh and Balance, the game will be extremely interesting. Now, when you have mastered all the ideas, seized all the modes of expression, you can try to go beyond, look at them and smile at the eternal wranglings mankind indulges in. You are then master of your mind and no longer subject to what seems to be the commonest habit of mankindgetting into a fury simply because someone else does not happen to think like you.

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We come to the next term. I spoke to you once of courage; I said courage means the taste for adventure, the supreme adventure. This taste for the supreme adventure is Aspirationaspiration that seizes you wholly and throws you without calculation or reserve, without the possibility of withdrawal, into the great adventure of the discovery of the Divine, the great adventure of meeting the Divine and the still greater adventure of realising the Divine. It means plunging into an unknown venture without looking backward, without asking even for a moment what is going to happen for if you ask where you are going to fall, you never start, you remain fixed where you are, both your feet firmly rooted on the spot, fearing lest you lose your Balance. That is why I call the thing courage. But truly it is aspiration. The two go together. True aspiration is something full of courage.
   We have till now, then, four elements. The fifth one I wish to add is Endurance. For, if you are not capable of facing your difficulties without getting disheartened, without abandoning your effort because it is too difficult, and if you are not able to bear blows, pocket them and go on never minding for the blows come because of your faults and mistakesyou cannot go very far: at the first turning where you lose sight of your petty habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

08.22 - Regarding the Body, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The fatigue of the body comes from an inner disharmony. There may be many other apparent reasons, but all amount to that fundamental circumstance viz. a want of Balance among the different parts of the being. That may occur on a day when, for example, you had a lot of energy and you spent too much. But such is usually not the case with children. They spend and go on spending till they are not able to do any more. A child is very active till the last moment when it drops dead asleep. A minute before it was moving about, running, shouting, all on a sudden it falls down into deep sleep. And that is how they grow and gain strength. So the trouble does not lie in spending. Spending is easily repaired by necessary rest. Fatigue and lethargy come from a different source.
   People think they have only to continue to do what they do everyday, perform the same work, with the same state of consciousness regularly and everything will be all right. But things do not happen that way. All on a sudden in the midst of the regular movement, you do not know why or how, a part of your beingsome feeling, or thoughtmakes a progress, discovers a new thing, receives a light or a higher impulsion. That part shoots ahead, as it were, and goes forward: the other parts remain behind. That brings about a disharmony and it is quite sufficient to cause fatigue, even much fatigue. Truly, however, this is not fatigue, but a desire to keep quiet, to concentrate, to remain within oneself and build a new harmony between the disparate parts. And such a state or period is quite necessary which is a period of assimilation of what one has learnt, of harmonisation of all the limbs.

08.25 - Meat-Eating, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You must begin from within. I have said a hundred times, you must begin from above. You must purify first the higher regions and then purify the lower ones. I do not mean by this that you should give yourself up to all the licences that degrade the body. I do not mean that at all. I am not advising you not to control your desires. What I mean is this: do not try to be an angel in the body before you are already something of the kind in your mind and in your vital. For that will bring about a dislocation, a lack of Balance. And I have always said that to maintain the Balance, all the parts must progress together. In trying to bring light into one part you must not leave another part in darkness. You must not leave any obscure corner anywhere.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Above was the unseen Balance of his fate.

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Existence Balanced twixt two mighty arms
  Confronts the mind with unsolved abysms of Thought.

1.005 - The Table, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  77. Say, “O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion beyond the truth; and do not follow the opinions of people who went astray before, and misled many, and themselves strayed off the Balanced way.”
  78. Cursed were those who disbelieved from among the Children of Israel by the tongue of David and Jesus son of Mary. That is because they rebelled and used to transgress.

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The etheric body may therefore be described as negative or receptive in respect to the rays of the sun, and as [98] positive and expulsive in respect to the dense physical body. The second function that of assimilationis strictly Balanced or internal. As stated earlier, the pranic emanations of the sun are absorbed by the etheric body, via certain centres which are found principally in the upper part of the body, from whence they are directed downwards to the centre which is called the etheric spleen, as it is the counterpart in etheric matter of that organ. The main centre for the reception of prana at present is a centre between the shoulder blades. Another has been allowed to become partially dormant in man through the abuses of so-called civilisation, and is situated slightly above the solar plexus. In the coming rootrace, and increasingly in this, the necessity for the exposure of these two centres to the rays of the sun, will be appreciated, with a corresponding improvement in physical vitality and adaptability. These three centres,
  1. Between the shoulder blades,
  In touching upon similar conditions in the planet, both these types of trouble will be found. More cannot be said, but in the wise study of solar radiation upon the surface of the planet in connection with its rotary action, some of the group rules of health may be comprehended and followed. The spirit of the planet (or the planetary entity) likewise has his cycles, and in the absorption of [108] planetary prana, and in its correct distribution, lies the secret of fertility and equable vegetation. Much of this is hidden in the fabled story of the war between fire and water, which has its basis in the reaction of the fire latent in matter, to the fire emanating outside of matter, and playing upon it. In the interval that has to elapse while the two are in process of blending, come those periods where, through karmic inheritance, reception is unstable and distribution inequable. As the point of race equilibrium is reached, so planetary equilibrium will likewise be attained, and in planetary attainment will come the equilibrium that must mutually take place between the solar planets. When they attain a mutual Balance and interaction then the system is stabilised and perfection reached. The even distribution of prana will parallel this balancing in the man, in the race, in the planet and in the system. This is but another way of saying that uniform vibration will be achieved.
  b. Microcosmic organic disorders. These are basically two in number:
  These three are experienced in just the above sequence and presuppose a period of slow activity, succeeded by one of extreme movement. This middle period produces incidentally (as the true note and rate is sought) cycles of chaos, of experiment, of experience and of comprehension. Following on these two degrees of motion (which are characteristic of the atom, Man, of the Heavenly Man [130] or group, and of the Logos or the Totality) comes a period of rhythm and of stabilisation wherein the point of Balance is achieved. By the force of balancing the pairs of opposites, and thus producing equilibrium, pralaya is the inevitable sequence.
  c. By the severing of the physical from the subtler body on the inner planes, through the shattering of the web. This has a threefold effect:

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  3. Rhythm, or the attainment of the point of perfect Balance and of equilibrium. This point of perfect Balance then produces certain specific effects which might be enumerated and pondered upon, even if to our finite minds they may seem paradoxical and contradictory.
  The limitation lies with us and with the use of words, and not in any real inaccuracy. These effects are:
  When the point of rhythm or Balance is reached in a solar system, in a plane, in a ray, in a causal body, and in the physical body, then the occupier of the form is loosed from prison; he can withdraw to his originating source, and is liberated from the sheath which has hitherto acted as a prison; and he can escape from an environment which he has utilised for the gaining of experience and as a battle ground between the pairs of opposites. The sheath or form of whatever kind then automatically disintegrates.
  As regards taste and smell, we might call them minor senses, for they are closely allied to the important sense of touch. They are practically subsidiary to that sense. This second sense, and its connection with this second solar system, should be carefully pondered over. It is predominantly the sense most closely connected with the second Logos. This conveys a hint of much value if duly considered. It is of value to study the extensions of physical plane touch on other planes and to see whither we are led. It is the faculty which enables us to arrive [197] at the essence by due recognition of the veiling sheath. It enables the Thinker who fully utilises it to put himself en rapport with the essence of all selves at all stages, and thereby to aid in the due evolution of the sheath and actively to serve. A Lord of Compassion is one who (by means of touch) feels with, fully comprehends, and realises the manner in which to heal and correct the inadequacies of the not-self and thus actively to serve the plan of evolution. We should study likewise in this connection the value of touch as demonstrated by the healers of the race (those on the Bodhisattva line) [lxxxv]83 and the effect of the Law of Attraction and Repulsion as thus manipulated by them. Students of etymology will have noted that the origin of the word touch is somewhat obscure, but probably means to 'draw with quick motion.' Herein lies the whole secret of this objective solar system, and herein will be demonstrated the quickening of vibration by means of touch. Inertia, mobility, rhythm, are the qualities manifested by the not-self. Rhythm, Balance, and stable vibration are achieved by means of this very faculty of touch or feeling. Let me illustrate briefly so as to make the problem somewhat clearer. What results in meditation? By dint of strenuous effort and due attention to rules laid down, the aspirant succeeds in touching matter of a quality rarer than is his usual custom. He contacts his causal body, in time he contacts the matter of the buddhic plane. By means of this touch his own vibration is temporarily and briefly quickened. Fundamentally we are brought back to the subject that we deal with in this treatise. The latent fire of matter attracts to itself that fire, latent in other forms. They touch, and recognition and awareness ensues. The fire of manas burns continuously and is fed by that which is attracted and repulsed. When the two [198] blend, the stimulation is greatly increased and the ability to touch intensified. The Law of Attraction persists in its work until another fire is attracted and touched, and the threefold merging is completed. Forget not in this connection the mystery of the Rod of Initiation. [lxxxvi]84 Later when we consider the subject of the centres and Initiation it must be remembered that we are definitely studying one aspect of this mysterious faculty of touch, the faculty of the second Logos, wielding the law of Attraction.
  Let us now finish what may be imparted on the remaining three sensessight, taste, smell and then briefly sum up their relationship to the centres, and their mutual action and interaction. That will then leave two more points to be dealt with in this first division of the Treatise on Cosmic Fire, and a summing up. We shall then be in a position to take up that portion of the treatise that deals with the fire of manas and with the development of the manasaputras, [lxxxvii]85 both in their totality and likewise individually. This topic is of the most imperative importance as it deals entirely with man, the Ego, the thinker, and shows the cosmic blending of the fires of matter and of mind, and their utilisation by the indwelling Flame.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Say: O leaders of religion! Weigh not the Book of God with such standards and sciences as are current amongst you, for the Book itself is the unerring Balance established amongst men. In this most perfect Balance whatsoever the peoples and kindreds of the earth possess must be weighed, while the measure of its weight should be tested according to its own standard, did ye but know it.
  Ye have been forbidden in the Book of God to engage in contention and conflict, to strike another, or to commit similar acts whereby hearts and souls may be saddened. A fine of nineteen mithqals of gold had formerly been prescribed by Him Who is the Lord of all mankind for anyone who was the cause of sadness to another; in this Dispensation, however, He hath absolved you thereof and exhorteth you to show forth righteousness and piety. Such is the commandment which He hath enjoined upon you in this resplendent Tablet. Wish not for others what ye wish not for yourselves; fear God, and be not of the prideful. Ye are all created out of water, and unto dust shall ye return. Reflect upon the end that awaiteth you, and walk not in the ways of the oppressor. Give ear unto the verses of God which He Who is the sacred Lote-Tree reciteth unto you. They are assuredly the infallible Balance, established by God, the Lord of this world and the next. Through them the soul of man is caused to wing its flight towards the Dayspring of Revelation, and the heart of every true believer is suffused with light. Such are the laws which God hath enjoined upon you, such His commandments prescribed unto you in His Holy Tablet; obey them with joy and gladness, for this is best for you, did ye but know.
  Say: This is the infallible Balance which the Hand of God is holding, in which all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth are weighed, and their fate determined, if ye be of them that believe and recognize this truth. Say: This is the Most Great Testimony, by which the validity of every proof throughout the ages hath been established, would that ye might be assured thereof. Say: Through it the poor have been enriched, the learned enlightened, and the seekers enabled to ascend unto the presence of God. Beware lest ye make it a cause of dissension amongst you. Be ye as firmly settled as the immovable mountain in the Cause of your Lord, the Mighty, the Loving.

1.00 - Preliminary Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Again it may be pointed out that the contemplative life is generally opposed to the active life, and it must require an extremely careful Balance to prevent the one absorbing the other.
  As it will be seen later, the vision of God, or Union with God, or Samadhi, or whatever we may agree to call it, has many kinds and many degrees, although there is an impassible abyss between the least of them and the greatest of all the phenomena of normal consciousness.

10.10 - Education is Organisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   As for the mental faculties so for the faculties of the vital. The normal vital being in man is in a greater and perhaps more dangerous chaos. The impulsions, emotions, upsurges that belong to this domain have not so much to be developed or increased as to be purified, made conscious, yoked together in a common drive towards a harmonious dynamic realisation in life and life's achievements. And lastly the organisation in the physical body. The limbs of the body have not even growth, they do not move together in a Balanced and rhythmic way. Some are unhealthy, some do not work, some others are overworked. These too have to be co-ordinated, each set in its place and made to function in unison with others. That is physical education and that too means perfect organisation.
   We have said that organisation means working for a common end and common purpose. That comes from an opening into a deeper and higher level of being. We name it the soul.

1.01 - An Accomplished Westerner, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  replete. He even had a way of jesting with a straight face, which never left him: Sense of humour? It is the salt of existence. Without it the world would have got utterly out of Balance it is un Balanced enough already and rushed to a blaze long ago. 9 For there is also Sri Aurobindo the humorist, and that Sri Aurobindo is perhaps more important than the philosopher whom Western universities speak of so solemnly. Philosophy, for Sri Aurobindo, was only a way of reaching those who could not understand anything without explanations; it was only a language, just as poetry was another, clearer and truer language. But the essence of his being was humor, not the sarcastic humor of the so-called spiritual man, but a kind of joy that cannot help dancing wherever is passes. Now and then, in a flash that leaves us somewhat mystified, we sense behind the most tragic, the most distressing human situations an almost facetious laughter, as if a child were playing a tragedy and suddenly made a face at himself because it is his nature to laugh, and ultimately because nothing in the world and no one can affect that place inside ourselves where we are ever a king.
  Indeed, perhaps this is the true meaning of Sri Aurobindo's humor: a refusal to see things tragically, and, even more so, a sense of inalienable royalty.

1.01 - A NOTE ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  exaggeration of a force that has always contributed to the Balance
  of human thinking. But I believe we must look for something more.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  disturbed psychic Balance. Brother Klaus came to terms with
  his experience on the basis of dogma, then firm as a rock; and
  the Balanced co-operation of moral opposites is a natural truth
  which has been recognized just as naturally by the East. The

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
   which subtracted from the sum of the outgoes leaves a Balance of
  $25.21 on the one side,this being very nearly the means with which I started, and the measure of expenses to be incurred, and on the other, beside the leisure and independence and health thus secured, a comfortable house for me as long as I choose to occupy it.

1.01 - Newtonian and Bergsonian Time, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  into carbon dioxide, water, and urea. It is the metabolic Balance
  which is the center of attention; and if the low working tempera-

1.01 - Prayer, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  It is not given to all of us to be harmonious in the building up of our characters in this life: yet we know that that character is of the noblest type in which all these three knowledge and love and Yoga are harmoniously fused. Three things are necessary for a bird to fly the two wings and the tail as a rudder for steering. Jnana (Knowledge) is the one wing, Bhakti (Love) is the other, and Yoga is the tail that keeps up the Balance. For those who cannot pursue all these three forms of worship together in harmony and take up, therefore, Bhakti alone as their way, it is necessary always to remember that forms and ceremonials, though absolutely necessary for the progressive soul, have no other value than taking us on to that state in which we feel the most intense love to God.
  There is a little difference in opinion between the teachers of knowledge and those of love, though both admit the power of Bhakti. The Jnanis hold Bhakti to be an instrument of liberation, the Bhaktas look upon it both as the instrument and the thing to be attained. To my mind this is a distinction without much difference. In fact, Bhakti, when used as an instrument, really means a lower form of worship, and the higher form becomes inseparable from the lower form of realisation at a later stage. Each seems to lay a great stress upon his own peculiar method of worship, forgetting that with perfect love true knowledge is bound to come even unsought, and that from perfect knowledge true love is inseparable.

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  be Balanced by complementary or compensatory contents deriving from the
  unconscious. The unconscious has a special significance in this case as a

1.01 - The First Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  This human body is the greatest body in the universe, and a human being the greatest being. Man is higher than all animals, than all angels; none is greater than man. Even the Devas (gods) will have to come down again and attain to salvation through a human body. Man alone attains to perfection, not even the Devas. According to the Jews and Mohammedans, God created man after creating the angels and everything else, and after creating man He asked the angels to come and salute him, and all did so except Iblis; so God cursed him and he became Satan. Behind this allegory is the great truth that this human birth is the greatest birth we can have. The lower creation, the animal, is dull, and manufactured mostly out of Tamas. Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the angels, or Devas, attain to direct freedom without human birth. In human society, in the same way, too much wealth or too much poverty is a great impediment to the higher development of the soul. It is from the middle classes that the great ones of the world come. Here the forces are very equally adjusted and Balanced.
  Returning to our subject, we come next to Pranayarna, controlling the breathing. What has that to do with concentrating the powers of the mind? Breath is like the fly-wheel of this machine, the body. In a big engine you find the fly-wheel first moving, and that motion is conveyed to finer and finer machinery until the most delicate and finest mechanism in the machine is in motion. The breath is that fly-wheel, supplying and regulating the motive power to everything in this body.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural Balance of
  the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done
  forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and Balanced life a new harmony will
  manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal

1.01 - What is Magick?, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    (Illustration: Human consciousness depends on the properties of protoplasm, the existence of which depends on innumerable physical conditions peculiar to this planet; and this planet is determined by the mechanical Balance of the whole universe of matter. We may then say that our consciousness is causally connected with the remotest galaxies; yet we do not know even how it arises from or with the molecular changes in the brain.)
    11. Science enables us to take advantage of the continuity of Nature by the empirical application of certain principles whose interplay involves different orders of idea, connected with each other in a way beyond our present comprehension.
    (Illustration: The least gesture causes a change in a man's own body and in the air around him: it disturbs the Balance of the entire universe and its effects continue eternally throughout all space. Every thought, however swiftly suppressed, has its effect on the mind. It stands as one of the causes of every subsequent thought, and tends to influence every subsequent action. A golfer may lose a few yards on his drive, a few more with his second and third, he may lie on the green six bare inches too far from the hole; but the net result of these trifling mishaps is the difference of a whole stroke, and so probably between having and losing the hole.)
    26. Every man has a right, the right of self-preservation, to ful- fill himself to the utmost.[AC6] - The Lord, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  energy, is the Balance of the divine rhythm in man.

1.02.9 - Conclusion and Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Zen
  existence beyond, it at once rights the Balance by reversing the
  order in the parallel formula "By dissolution having crossed

1.02 - Karma Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  11. Have equal vision and Balanced mind in pleasure and pain, gain and loss, success and failure.
  12. Develop nicely adaptability. Serve always with Atma-Bhava and Narayana-Bhava.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  her knowledge to construct a hypothetical state of affairs, where the motivational Balance of ongoing events
  is optimized: where there is sufficient satisfaction, minimal punishment, tolerable threat, and abundant
  hope, all Balanced together properly over the short and longer terms. This optimal state of affairs might be
  conceptualized as a pattern of career advancement, with a long-term state in mind, signifying perfection, as
  means active Balance of competing subjectively-grounded motivational demands within the context of the
  social environment; means internalization of socially-regulated behavioral expression of subjective desire.

1.02 - Prana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  The gigantic will-powers of the world, the world-movers, can bring their Prana into a high state of vibration, and it is so great and powerful that it catches others in a moment, and thousands are drawn towards them, and half the world think as they do. Great prophets of the world had the most wonderful control of the Prana, which gave them tremendous will-power; they had brought their Prana to the highest state of motion, and this is what gave them power to sway the world. All manifestations of power arise from this control. Men may not know the secret, but this is the one explanation. Sometimes in your own body the supply of Prana gravitates more or less to one part; the Balance is disturbed, and when the Balance of Prana is disturbed, what we call disease is produced. To take away the superfluous Prana, or to supply the Prana that is wanting, will be curing the disease. That again is Pranayama to learn when there is more or less Prana in one part of the body than there should be. The feelings will become so subtle that the mind will feel that there is less Prana in the toe or the finger than there should be, and will possess the power to supply it. These are among the various functions of Pranayama. They have to be learned slowly and gradually, and as you see, the whole scope of Raja-Yoga is really to teach the control and direction in different planes of the Prana. When a man has concentrated his energies, he masters the Prana that is in his body. When a man is meditating, he is also concentrating the Prana.
  In an ocean there are huge waves, like mountains, then smaller waves, and still smaller, down to little bubbles, but back of all these is the infinite ocean. The bubble is connected with the infinite ocean at one end, and the huge wave at the other end. So, one may be a gigantic man, and another a little bubble, but each is connected with that infinite ocean of energy, which is the common birthright of every animal that exists. Wherever there is life, the storehouse of infinite energy is behind it. Starting as some fungus, some very minute, microscopic bubble, and all the time drawing from that infinite store-house of energy, a form is changed slowly and steadily until in course of time it becomes a plant, then an animal, then man, ultimately God. This is attained through millions of aeons, but what is time? An increase of speed, an increase of struggle, is able to bridge the gulf of time. That which naturally takes a long time to accomplish can be shortened by the intensity of the action, says the Yogi. A man may go on slowly drawing in this energy from the infinite mass that exists in the universe, and, perhaps, he will require a hundred thousand years to become a Deva, and then, perhaps, five hundred thousand years to become still higher, and, perhaps, five millions of years to become perfect. Given rapid growth, the time will be lessened. Why is it not possible, with sufficient effort, to reach this very perfection in six months or six years? There is no limit. Reason shows that. If an engine, with a certain amount of coal, runs two miles an hour, it will run the distance in less time with a greater supply of coal. Similarly, why shall not the soul, by intensifying its action, attain perfection in this very life? All beings will at last attain to that goal, we know. But who cares to wait all these millions of aeons? Why not reach it immediately, in this body even, in this human form? Why shall I not get that infinite knowledge, infinite power, now?

1.02 - SADHANA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  out of Balance, creates a disturbance in the China, and this
  which these three materials are held in perfect Balance. Then
  the Balance is disturbed, these different materials begin to
  mingle in various fashions, and the result is this universe. In

1.02 - The 7 Habits An Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Habit 7 is the habit of renewal -- a regular, Balanced renewal of the four basic dimensions of life. It circles and embodies all the other habits. It is the habit of continuous improvement that creates the upward spiral of growth that lifts you to new levels of understanding and living each of the habits as you come around to them on a progressively higher plane.
  The diagram on the next page is a visual representation of the sequence and the interdependence of the Seven Habits, and will be used throughout this book as we explore both the sequential relationship between the habits and also their synergy -- how, in relating to each other, they create bold new forms of each other that add even more to their value. Each concept or habit will be highlighted as it is introduced.
  They are also habits of effectiveness because they are based on a paradigm of effectiveness that is in harmony with a natural law, a principle I call the "P/PC Balance," which many people break themselves against. This principle can be easily understood by remembering Aesop's fable of the Goose and the
  Golden Egg TM.
  Effectiveness lies in the Balance -- what I call the P/PC Balance TM. P stands for production of desired results, the golden eggs. PC stands for production capability, the ability or asset that produces the golden eggs.
  Three Kinds of Assets
  In our quest for short-term returns, or results, we often ruin a prized physical asset -- a car, a computer, a washer or dryer, even our body or our environment. Keeping P and PC in Balance makes a tremendous difference in the effective use of physical assets.
  It also powerfully impacts the effective use of financial assets. How often do people confuse principal with interest? Have you ever invaded principal to increase your standard of living, to get more golden eggs? The decreasing principal has decreasing power to produce interest or income. And the dwindling capital becomes smaller and smaller until it no longer supplies even our basic needs.
  In the human area, the P/PC Balance is equally fundamental, but even more important, because people control physical and financial assets.
  When two people in a marriage are more concerned about getting the golden eggs, the benefits, than they are in preserving the relationship that makes them possible, they often become insensitive and inconsiderate, neglecting the little kindnesses and courtesies so important to a deep relationship. They begin to use control levers to manipulate each other, to focus on their own needs, to justify their own position and look for evidence to show the wrongness of the other person. The love, the richness, the softness, and spontaneity begin to deteriorate. The goose gets sicker day by day.
  If you have P and PC in Balance, she cleans the room cheerfully, without being reminded, because she is committed and has the discipline to stay with the commitment. She is a valuable asset, a goose that can produce golden eggs.
  But if your paradigm is focused on Production, on getting the room clean, you might find yourself nagging her to do it. You might even escalate your efforts to threatening or yelling, and in your desire to get the golden egg, you undermine the health and welfare of the goose.
  When people fail to respect the P/PC Balance in their use of physical assets in organizations, they decrease organizational effectiveness and often leave others with dying geese.
  For example, a person in charge of a physical asset, such as a machine, may be eager to make a good impression on his superiors. Perhaps the company is in a rapid growth stage and promotions are coming fast. So he produces at optimum levels -- no downtime, no maintenance. He runs the machine day and night. The production is phenomenal, costs are down, and profits skyrocket.
  The P/PC Balance is particularly important as it applies to the human assets of an organization -- the customers and the employees.
  I know of a restaurant that served a fantastic clam chowder and was packed with customers every day at lunchtime. Then the business was sold, and the new owner focused on golden eggs -- he decided to water down the chowder. For about a month, with costs down and revenues constant, profits zoomed. But little by little, the customers began to disappear. Trust was gone, and business dwindled to almost nothing. The new owner tried desperately to reclaim it, but he had neglected the customers, violated their trust, and lost the asset of customer loyalty. There was no more goose to produce the golden egg.
  Effectiveness lies in the Balance. Excessive focus on P results in ruined health, worn-out machines, depleted bank accounts, and broken relationships. Too much focus on PC is like a person who runs for three or four hours a day, bragging about the extra 10 years of life it creates, unaware he's spending
   them running. Or a person endlessly going to school, never producing, living on other people's golden eggs -- the eternal student syndrome.
  To maintain the P/PC Balance, the Balance between the golden egg (Production) and the health and welfare of the goose (Production Capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness. It Balances short term with long term. It Balances going for the grade and paying the price to get an education. It Balances the desire to have a room clean and the building of a relationship in which the child is internally committed to do it -- cheerfully, willingly, without external supervision.
  It's a principle you can see validated in your own life when you burn the candle at both ends to get more golden eggs and wind up sick or exhausted, unable to produce any at all; or when you get a good night's sleep and wake up ready to produce throughout the day.
  The P/PC Balance is the very essence of effectiveness. It's validated in every arena of life. We can work with it or against it, but it's there. It's a lighthouse. It's the definition and paradigm of effectiveness upon which the Seven Habits in this book are based.
  How to Use This Book
  If you had known, for example, that you would be teaching the material on the P/PC Balance principle to someone else within 48 hours, would it have made a difference in your reading experience?
  Try it now as you read the final section in this chapter. Read as though you are going to teach it to your spouse, your child, a business associate, or a friend today or tomorrow, while it is still fresh, and notice the difference in your mental and emotional process.
  First, your growth with be evolutionary, but the net effect will be revolutionary. Would you not agree that the P/PC Balance principle alone, if fully lived, would transform most individuals and organizations?
  The net effect of opening the "gate of change" to the first three habits -- the habits of Private Victory

1.02 - The Child as growing being and the childs experience of encountering the teacher., #The Essentials of Education, #unset, #Zen
  We can hold a Balance between the two by what happens in the soul when we allow the will to pass gently into the childs own activity and by toning down the intellect so that feelings are cultivated in a way that doesnt suppress the breathing, but culti- vates feelings that turn toward imagery and express the buoyant capacity I described. When this is done, the childs development is supported between the change of teeth and puberty.34
  Thus, from week to week, month to month, year to year, a true knowledge of human nature will help us read the develop- ing child like a book that tells us what needs to be done in our teaching. The curriculum needs to reproduce what we read in the evolutionary process of the human being. Specific ways that we can do this will be addressed in coming lectures.

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  It was not an unreasonable fear that the slightest inattention in walking on his part might upset his Balance and cause a fall. He had to walk with his head bent, looking at the ground, and had to be very careful, particularly at turnings, by checking his speed. We were posted at these turnings to prevent any possibility of a mishap. His steps were now not like those of Zeus on Mount Olympus! They had naturally lost that resounding force we were accustomed to hear, when he used to pace up and down above, during our meditation in the hall below. He told us that it was during those walks that he used to bring down the highest Force. As the walking progressed with of his former strength, we expected a return to his God-like steps.
  The days were getting hotter and he used to perspire profusely. There was no ceiling fan. We started fanning him as he walked, but what were two small hand-fans the wing-wafts of tiny birds in the sultry heat of the closed room? Sri Aurobindo did not seem to be concerned at all, though we were. Purani hit upon a brilliant idea. He came up with a huge palm leaf fan festooned with a red cloth border, as used for the temple Deities. The Mother smiled approvingly. Stationed near the door, he began fanning with all the vigour of his bare muscular arms and a miniature storm would sweep by. We enjoyed the grand sight. It was so becoming to his giant's nature! He handled it very well. Once for some days he could not come up, and the fan lay idle, like the mythical bow in the cave. With much trepidation I took it up, a pigmy to the giant, but seeing no question on the Mother's face, I set to work. The performance was not bad. I felt rather proud, but alas, pride had its quick fall! By same faux pas, or should I say fausse main, one day I struck Sri Aurobindo's back with the fan, as he was just turning my corner! He immediately looked around with an indulgent smile, and the Mother smiled graciously to lift me up from the crushing shame. But fortunately for the Guru and the disciple, it was not repeated. Afterwards both Champaklal and Mulshankar used the fan with a greater skill.

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  Yet it must not be thought that much progress can be made if the senses are blunted to the world. First look at the things as keenly and as intently as you possibly can; then only let the feeling which expands to life, and the thought which arises in the soul, take possession of you. The point is that the attention should be directed with perfect inner Balance upon both phenomena. If the necessary tranquility be attained and you surrender yourself to the feeling which expands to life in the soul, then, in due time, the following experience
   p. 39
  It is not surprising that all this appears to many as illusion. "What is the use of such visions," they ask, "and such hallucinations?" And many will thus fall away and abandon the path. But this is precisely the important point: not to confuse spiritual reality with imagination at this difficult stage of human evolution, and furthermore, to have the courage to press onward and not become timorous and faint-hearted. On the other hand, however, the necessity must be emphasized of maintaining unimpaired and of perpetually cultivating that healthy sound sense which distinguishes truth from illusion. Fully conscious self-control must never be lost during all these exercises, and they must be accompanied by the same sane, sound thinking which is applied to the details of every-day life. To lapse into reveries would be fatal. The intellectual clarity, not to say the sobriety of thought, must never for a moment be dulled. The greatest mistake would be made if the student's mental Balance
   p. 64

1.02 - Twenty-two Letters, #Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice, #Anonymous, #Various
  There are twenty-two letters, stamina. Three of them, however, are the first elements, fundamentals or mothers, seven double and twelve simple consonants. The three fundamental letters have as their basis the Balance. In one scale 17 is the merit and in the other criminality, which are placed in equilibrium by the tongue. The three fundamental letters signify, as is mute like the water and hissing like the fire, there is among them, a breath of air which reconciles them.

1.038 - Impediments in Concentration and Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Otherwise, if these experiences are followed by distractions of any kind, moods which are depressing in nature, or if they are capable of exciting the activities of the senses in any manner whatsoever, or if there is any kind of doubt, suspicion, or sorrow in the mind in spite of these experiences, one can safely say that these are not experiences of Reality and are only illusions. But if it is really an experience of Reality, there will be a feeling of strength from within, a power which can make one indefatigable, physically as well as psychologically, and there will be a great sensation of inclusiveness in one's comprehensive vision of things, so that one cannot be irritated, roused to anger or put out of Balance of mind easily by any circumstance in life. These are the characteristics of the perception of Reality. If all of these are absent, if we find the same human nature in its crude distractions persisting, notwithstanding all these visions, tactile sensations, etc., then they can be brushed aside as not spiritual.
  Then Patanjali goes on to tell us that there can be another obstacle alabdhabhumikatva, which means to say the incapacity to fix the point of attention. However much we may try, we will not know where to concentrate the mind. There will be either experimentation with various ideas and ideals for the purpose of concentration, not knowing which is good and which is better, or there will be a total inability to fix the mind at all. Due to continued exertion of the mind for a protracted period in the practice of meditation, it may become so tired that it may refuse to act further, just as we sometimes see horses becoming exhausted by pulling carts. Perhaps from not having been fed for some days and from working in the hot sun, they refuse to move further in spite of their being whipped any number of times. They may even topple the cart, or they may move backwards, so that the driver does not know what they will do. It is possible that the mind can also resort to these devices when it is exhausted due to the fatigue of practice.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  these constituent elements of reality is Balanced, and stable, in contrast to an ideology and far less
  likely to produce an outburst of social psychopathology. But the forces that make up the world as a forum
  dependent for its proper genesis upon the manifestation of maternal solicitude: upon love, Balanced
  promotion of individual ability, and protection from harm. Tender touch and care seduces the infant to life,

1.03 - Self-Surrender in Works - The Way of The Gita, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But still each must follow his nature, and there are always difficulties that have to be accepted for some time if we are to pursue our natural path of Yoga. Yoga is after all primarily a change of the inner consciousness and nature, and if the Balance of our parts is such that this must be done first with an initial exclusiveness and the rest left for later handling, we must accept the apparent imperfection of the process. Yet would the ideal working of an integral Yoga be a movement, even from the beginning, integral in its process and whole and many-sided in its progress. In any case our present preoccupation is with a Yoga, integral in its aim and complete movement, but starting from works and proceeding by works although at each step more and more moved by a vivifying divine love and more and more illumined by a helping divine knowledge.
  * *
  The mind rides on a swirl of natural forces, Balances on a poise between several possibilities, inclines to one side or another, settles and has the sense of choosing: but it does not see, it is not even dimly aware of the Force behind that has determined its choice. It cannot see it, because that Force is something total and to our eyes indeterminate. At most mind can only distinguish with an approach to clarity and precision some out of the complex variety of particular determinations by which this Force works out her incalculable purposes. Partial itself, the mind rides on a part of the machine, unaware of nine-tenths of its motor agencies in Time and environment, unaware of its past preparation and future drift; but because it rides, it thinks that it is directing the machine. In a sense it counts: for that clear inclination of the mind which we call our will, that firm settling of the inclination which presents itself to us as a deliberate choice, is one of Nature's most powerful determinants; but it is never independent and sole. Behind this petty instrumental action of the human will there is something vast and powerful and eternal that oversees the trend of the inclination and presses on the turn of the will. There is a total Truth in Nature greater than our individual choice. And in this total Truth, or even beyond and behind it, there is something that determines all results; its presence and secret knowledge keep up steadily in the process of Nature a dynamic, almost automatic perception of the right relations, the varying or persistent necessities, the inevitable steps of the movement. There is a secret divine Will, eternal and infinite, omniscient and omnipotent, that expresses itself in the universality and in each particular of all these apparently temporal and finite inconscient or half-conscient things. This is the Power or Presence meant by the Gita when it speaks of the Lord within the heart of all existences who turns all creatures as if mounted on a machine by the illusion of Nature.
  This divine Will is not an alien Power or Presence; it is intimate to us and we ourselves are part of it: for it is our own highest Self that possesses and supports it. Only, it is not our conscious mental will; it rejects often enough what our conscious will accepts and accepts what our conscious will rejects.
  For these are in human and earthly experience relative modes, none giving its single and absolute fruit; all are intermixed with each other and there is not the pure action of any one of them anywhere. It is their confused and inconstant interaction that determines the experiences of the egoistic human consciousness swinging in Nature's uncertain Balance.
  The sign of the immersion of the embodied soul in Prakriti is the limitation of consciousness to the ego. The vivid stamp of this limited consciousness can be seen in a constant inequality of the mind and heart and a confused conflict and disharmony in their varied reactions to the touches of experience. The human reactions sway perpetually between the dualities created by the soul's subjection to Nature and by its often intense but narrow struggle for mastery and enjoyment, a struggle for the most part ineffective. The soul circles in an unending round of Nature's alluring and distressing opposites, success and failure, good fortune and ill fortune, good and evil, sin and virtue, joy and grief, pain and pleasure. It is only when, awaking from its immersion in Prakriti, it perceives its oneness with the One and its oneness with all existences that it can become free from these things and found its right relation to this executive world-Nature.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  affairs in the hands of the ablest man: it shifted the Balance of
  power from the many to the one: it substituted a monarchy for a

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  The Middle Way view is the Balance that is needed. It negates all fantasized ways of existence, including independent existence, but afrms that all
  persons and phenomena do exist on a conventional level. That is, although
  Non-clinging and generosity are the antidotes to miserliness. With nonclinging we dont conceive of material possessions as a reliable source of happiness or as the meaning of success. More Balanced within ourselves, we
  discover contentment, a rare commodity in our materialistic society. Contentment allows us to cultivate the love that wishes others to have happiness

1.03 - THE EARTH IN ITS EARLY STAGES, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  charged with latent powers, as it Balances in the chasms of the

1.03 - The three first elements, #Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice, #Anonymous, #Various
  The three first elements, are typified by a Balance, in one scale the merit and in the other the criminality, which are placed in equilibrium by the tongue. These three mothers, are a great, wonderful and unknown mystery, and are sealed by six 26 rings, or elementary circles, namely: air, water and fire emanated from them, which gave birth to progenitors, and these progenitors gave birth again to some offspring.
  The three mothers in the world are: air, water and fire. Heaven was created from fire or ether; the earth (comprising sea and land) from the elementary water; and the atmospheric air from the elementary air, or spirit, which establishes the Balance among them.

1.03 - The Two Negations 2 - The Refusal of the Ascetic, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  17:It is this revolt of Spirit against Matter that for two thousand years, since Buddhism disturbed the Balance of the old Aryan world, has dominated increasingly the Indian mind. Not that the sense of the cosmic illusion is the whole of Indian thought; there are other philosophical statements, other religious aspirations. Nor has some attempt at an adjustment between the two terms been wanting even from the most extreme philosophies. But all have lived in the shadow of the great Refusal and the final end of life for all is the garb of the ascetic. The general conception of existence has been permeated with the Buddhistic theory of the chain of Karma and with the consequent antinomy of bondage and liberation, bondage by birth, liberation by cessation from birth. Therefore all voices are joined in one great consensus that not in this world of the dualities can there be our kingdom of heaven, but beyond, whether in the joys of the eternal Vrindavan4 or the high beatitude of Brahmaloka,5 beyond all manifestations in some ineffable Nirvana6 or where all separate experience is lost in the featureless unity of the indefinable Existence. And through many centuries a great army of shining witnesses, saints and teachers, names sacred to Indian memory and dominant in Indian imagination, have borne always the same witness and swelled always the same lofty and distant appeal, - renunciation the sole path of knowledge, acceptation of physical life the act of the ignorant, cessation from birth the right use of human birth, the call of the Spirit, the recoil from Matter.
  18:For an age out of sympathy with the ascetic spirit - and throughout all the rest of the world the hour of the Anchorite may seem to have passed or to be passing - it is easy to attribute this great trend to the failing of vital energy in an ancient race tired out by its burden, its once vast share in the common advance, exhausted by its many-sided contri bution to the sum of human effort and human knowledge. But we have seen that it corresponds to a truth of existence, a state of conscious realisation which stands at the very summit of our possibility. In practice also the ascetic spirit is an indispensable element in human perfection and even its separate affirmation cannot be avoided so long as the race has not at the other end liberated its intellect and its vital habits from subjection to an always insistent animalism.

1.042 - Consultation, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  17. It is God who revealed the Book with the truth, and the Balance. And what will make you realize that perhaps the Hour is near?
  18. Those who do not believe in it seek to hasten it; but those who believe are apprehensive of it, and they know it to be the truth. Absolutely, those who question the Hour are in distant error.

1.04 - Descent into Future Hell, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
   of the depths. But also speak of sick delusion when the spirit of this time does not leave a man and forces him to see only the surface, to deny the spirit of the depths and to take himself for the spirit of the times. The spirit of this time is ungodly, the spirit of the depths is ungodly, Balance is godly.
  Because I was caught up in the spirit of this time, precisely what happened to me on this night had to happen to me, namely that the spirit of the depths erupted with force, and swept away the spirit of this time with a powerful wave. But the spirit of the depths had gained this power, because I had spoken to my soul during 25 nights in the desert and I had given her all my love and submission.
  Whoever does the one and does without the other you may call sick since he is out of Balance.
  But who can withstand fear when the divine intoxication and madness comes to him? Love, soul, and God are beautiful and terrible. The ancients brought over some of the beauty of God into this world, and this world became so beautiful that it appeared to the spirit of the time to be fulfillment, and better than the bosom of the Godhead. The frightfulness and cruelty of the world lay under wraps and in the depths of our hearts. If the spirit of the depths seizes you, you will feel the cruelty and cry out in torment. The spirit of the depths is pregnant with ice, fire, and death. You are right to fear the spirit of the depths, as he is full of horror.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  That cause which throws the constitution out of Balance and occasions the complete absence of the exhalation, is called the Angel of death, who is also a creature of God. Most persons merely know his name....
  The second kind of spirit, which is called both human spirit and heart, is not a body, and is not susceptible of division. It is the seat of the knowledge of God. In the same manner, God himself is one, is not susceptible of separation into parts and the place of his knowledge is one....
  The human spirit belongs to the superior world and is of an angelic substance. It has come into this world a stranger, and has descended from its original state to this temporary home, to receive its destiny from divine direction, and for the purpose of acquiring the knowledge of God. In accordance with this, God declares in his holy word, "We said to them - leave paradise all of you just as you are : a book destined for your guidance will come to you from me: fear shall never befall those who will follow it, and they shall not be afflicted."3 And that which God says in another place, points to the different degrees of worlds: "I create man of clay: and when I shall have formed man of clay and shall have breathed my spirit in him, prostrate yourselves before him in adoration."4First of all in his saying "from clay" he points to a material body. The phrase "I shall have formed" indicates the animal spirit. The phrase "shall have breathed my spirit [78] in him," means that I have given to the body of man a well Balanced constitution with power and motion. I have made it capable of receiving the law, and to be a home for the knowledge of God.
  In the same manner as the equilibrium of the inferior spirit is to be preserved by the science of medicine, the equilibrium of the human spirit is to be preserved by virtue, self-denial and holy zeal, that it may not be destitute of the love of God and perish.
  If one of these men should, however, reply: "Indeed I do not" know for a certainty, but why should I on account of an uncertainty, pass my precious life in devotional austerities, and forbid myself the delights and pleasures of the world ?" We observe in return. According to your principles, the probabilities are Balanced as to whether the events spoken of as belonging to the future world will or will not happen. It follows then as a most rational conclusion, that you ought to act in the same way you would do, if you wished to preserve yourself from a great risk and danger. For, if these events should take place, you may thereby be saved from intense torment and obtain eternal felicity; whereas, if they should not occur, you will have suffered no injury from your precautions. We [101] have, besides, the inspired word which declares that all these things will take place; and all the prophets (upon whom be peace!) and all the saints and teachers of religion (upon whom may God have mercy !) have testified to the truth of them.
  Do you not see that if you were desirous to partake of food and were just stretching forth your hand to take it, and some one should say, "Beware, and do not eat of that food, for it is deadly poison," or "a serpent has vomited upon it," that although there was a doubt in your mind whether what he said was true or false, still you would believe him and refrain from eating the food ? You would say to yourself: "If I do not eat it, I have nothing to suffer but to remain hungry for a while longer, but if I eat it, I may kill myself. It is prudent, therefore, for me to refrain from it."

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  becomes in this manner order, as such, Balanced perfectly with potential becomes existence without
  suffering, in Eden or Paradise, in the walled garden of delight ( Eden, signifies in Hebrew delight, a
  The conditions of existence that is, the Balance obtained by the forces of order, chaos and consciousness
  not infrequently appear as intolerable, in and of themselves (in the state of anxiety and pain characterized

1.04 - The Conditions of Esoteric Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   as to discover what those around him need, and what is good for them. In this way he will develop within himself what is known in spiritual science as the "spiritual Balance." An open heart for the needs of the outer world lies on one of the scales, and inner fortitude and unfaltering endurance on the other.
  5. This brings us to the fifth condition: steadfastness in carrying out a resolution. Nothing should induce the student to deviate from a resolution he may have taken, save only the perception that he was in error. Every resolution is a force, and if this force does not produce an immediate effect at the point to which it was applied, it works nevertheless on in its own way. Success is only decisive when an action arises from desire. But all actions arising from desire are worthless in relation to the higher worlds. There, love for an action is alone the decisive factor. In this love, every impulse that impels the student to action should fulfill itself. Undismayed by failure, he will never grow weary of endeavoring repeatedly to translate some resolution into action. And in this way he reaches the stage of not waiting to see the outward effect of his actions, but of contenting

1.04 - The Core of the Teaching, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Lord of Love into whose being the heart of devotion enters, and the Gita preserves a perfectly equal Balance, emphasising now knowledge, now works, now devotion, but for the purposes of the immediate trend of the thought, not with any absolute separate preference of one over the others. He in whom all three meet and become one, He is the Supreme Being, the Purushottama.
  But at the present day, since in fact the modern mind began to recognise and deal at all with the Gita, the tendency is to subordinate its elements of knowledge and devotion, to take advantage of its continual insistence on action and to find in it a scripture of the Karmayoga, a Light leading us on the path of action, a Gospel of Works. Undoubtedly, the Gita is a Gospel of Works, but of works which culminate in knowledge, that is, in spiritual realisation and quietude, and of works motived by devotion, that is, a conscious surrender of one's whole self first into the hands and then into the being of the Supreme, and not at all of works as they are understood by the modern mind, not at all an action dictated by egoistic and altruistic, by personal,

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  There was a period when the Mother was in a state of almost continuous trance. It was a very trying phase, indeed. She would enter Sri Aurobindo's room with a somnolent walk and go back swaying from side to side leaving us in fear and wonder about the delicate balancing. Sri Aurobindo would watch her intently till she was out of sight, but it was a matter of surprise how she maintained her precarious Balance. Sometimes in the midst of doing his hair, her hand would stop moving at any stage; either the comb remained still, or the ribbon tied to his plaits got loose. While serving meals too, the spoon would stand still or the knife would not cut and Sri Aurobindo had to, by fictitious coughs or sounds, draw her out. Fifteen minutes' work thus took double the time and then she would hasten in order to make up for it. Such trance moods were more particularly manifest at night during the collective meditation below, and in that condition she would come to Sri Aurobindo's room with a heap of letters, reports, account-books, etc., to read, sign or answer during Sri Aurobindo's walking time. But her pious intention would come to nothing, for no sooner did she begin than the trance overtook her. Sri Aurobindo took a few extra rounds and sat in his chair watching the Mother while she with the book open, pen in hand, had travelled into another world from whose bourne it was perhaps difficult to return. He would watch her with an indulgent smile and try all devices to bring her down to earth. We would stand by, favoured spectators of the delectable scene. When at last the Mother did wake up, Sri Aurobindo would say with a smile, "We haven't made much progress!" She would then take a firm resolve, and finish all work in a dash or go back if the trance was too heavy. Once Sri Aurobindo saw that she was writing on the book with her fountain pen unopened. He kept on watching. Suddenly she realised her mistake and Sri Aurobindo broke into a gracious smile. During the time of meditation too, her condition was most extraordinary. Someone coming for pranam would remain standing before her trance-mood for fifteen to thirty minutes, another had her hand on his bowed head for a pretty long time; all was unpredictable. There was an exceptional circumstance when Sri Aurobindo intervened in the Mother's work. On her way from Sri Aurobindo's room to the collective meditation below, she went for a while to her room to take some rest, as it was probably too early to go down. But once she sat down, time and space vanished and she was deep in trance, while below the crowd was waiting till it was about 1 a.m. Sri Aurobindo, on being informed, sent word that all should disperse and go home. The Mother, on waking up, prepared herself to go to the meditation when she was told what had happened.
  After the meditation, the last lap of her service to Sri Aurobindo was to be done. Here too when the trance was upon her we were kept waiting till the early hours of the morning. Purani whose duty started at 2 a.m. often found us awake and relished our anomalous situation!
  Now we come to a different field of activity altogether, one whose place in Yoga will be strongly challenged, especially when the Mother herself used it as a means of sadhana: her playing tennis. I won't discuss the issue, for the quotation cited above gives the answer. Before she started playing tennis the Mother joined our young group in playing table-tennis. When a young boy asked her if he could install a table in his house for the game, the Mother replied, "Why not at Nanteuil?[4] then I can come and play too." He was much surprised and delighted at the divine proposal! She must have found it a good light exercise as well as an admirable means of contact with the young set which was gradually increasing; it was perhaps also her yogic means of action upon them. After a year or so the Mother decided to have a tennis court. She might have felt that she needed some more brisk exercise in the open air. She often talked of her project to Sri Aurobindo. One day we heard that the entire wasteland along the north-eastern seaside was taken on a long lease from the Government and a part of it would be made into tennis courts and the rest into a playground. One cannot imagine now what this place was like before. It was one of the filthiest spots of Pondicherry, full of thistles and wild undergrowth, an open place for committing nuisance as well as a pasture for pigs! The stink and the loathsome sight made the place a Stygian sore and a black spot on the colonial Government. The Mother changed this savage wasteland into a heavenly playground, almost a supramental transformation of Matter. The sea-front was clothed in a vision of beauty and delight. If for nothing else, for this transformation at least, Pondicherry should be eternally grateful to the Mother. But who remembers the past? Gratitude is a rare human virtue. I was particularly very happy, first, because I was fond of tennis; secondly, I fancied that Yoga would be now made easy. Who could ever think of tennis in Yoga! But woe to me, how it completely upset my Balance!
  All this, however, is by the way. My point was to demonstrate the Mother's method of working. As soon as the plot was acquired, she went about the work in her usual one-pointed manner. And what a job it was! To build a long rampart against the surges of the sea was itself a gigantic enterprise for a private institution like our Ashram without any income of its own. But I shall confine myself to the construction of the tennis courts only. She did not count the expense; men and money were freely employed, for the courts had to be made ready within a minimum period of time. We have observed that when the Mother feels the need for a work to be done, she goes ahead, confident that the required resources will come. In the present case, there was also the question of the right worker to see the project through. The Mother said to Sri Aurobindo, "I know there is one man who can do it." It was Monoranjan Ganguli, a sadhak. I saw him at this work and was really amazed at his wonderful devotion to the Mother, his determination to fulfil the trust she had placed in him. He supervised the operation with unfailing love and duty and cool temper, making the tennis ground his home and passing many sleepless nights sitting on a stool. When I asked him why he should be in such a hurry, he replied, "Mother wants it so. I must finish it within the appointed time." "Is it possible? Only a few days are left!" I voiced my doubt. "Oh, I must!" and he did. A singular feat indeed, and again the Mother's right choice.

1.04 - The Future of Man, #Let Me Explain, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  We see a world that is Balanced upon instability, because
  it is in constant motion: and a world whose dynamic consis-

1.04 - The Gods of the Veda, #Vedic and Philological Studies, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We do not find that the Rishi Mahachamasya succeeded in getting his fourth vyahriti accepted by the great body of Vedantic thinkers. With a little reflection we can see the reason why. The vijnana or mahat is superior to reasoning. It sees and knows, hears and knows, remembers & knows by the ideal principles of drishti, sruti and smriti; it does not reason and know.Or withdrawing into the Mahan Atma, it is what it exercises itself upon and therefore knowsas it were, by conscious identity; for that is the nature of the Mahan Atma to be everything separately and collectively & know it as an object of his Knowledge and yet as himself. Always vijnana knows things in the whole & therefore in the part, in the mass & therefore in the particular. But when ideal knowledge, vijnana, looks out on the phenomenal world in its separate details, it then acquires an ambiguous nature. So long as it is not assailed by mind, it is still the pure buddhi and free from liability to errors. The pure buddhi may assign its reasons, but it knows first & reasons afterwards,to explain, not to justify. Assailed by mind, the ideal buddhi ceases to be pure, ceases to be ideal, becomes sensational, emotional, is obliged to found itself on data, ends not in knowledge but in opinion and is obliged to hold doubt with one hand even while it tries to grasp certainty by the other. For it is the nature of mind to be shackled & frightened by its data. It looks at things as entirely outside itself, separate from itself and it approaches them one by one, groups them & thus arrives at knowledge by synthesis; or if [it] looks at things in the mass, it has to appreciate them vaguely and then take its parts and qualities one by one, arriving at knowledge by a process of analysis. But it cannot be sure that the knowledge it acquires, is pure truth; it can never be safe against mixture of truth & error, against one-sided knowledge which leads to serious misconception, against its own sensations, passions, prejudices and false associations. Such truth as it gets can only be correct even so far as it goes, if all the essential data have been collected and scrupulously weighed without any false weights or any unconscious or semi-conscious interference with the Balance. A difficult undertaking! So we can form reliable conclusions, and then too always with some reserve of doubt,about the past & the present.Of the future the mind can know nothing except in eternally fixed movements, for it has no data. We try to read the future from the past & present and make the most colossal blunders. The practical man of action who follows there his will, his intuition & his instinct, is far more likely to be correct than the scientific reasoner. Moreover, the mind has to rely for its data on the outer senses or on its own inner sensations & perceptions & it can never be sure that these are informing it correctly or are, even, in their nature anything but lying instruments. Therefore we say we know the objective world on the strength of a perpetual hypothesis. The subjective world we know only as in a dream, sure only of our own inner movements & the little we can learn from them about others, but there too sure only of this objective world & end always in conflict of transitory opinions, a doubt, a perhaps. Yet sure knowledge, indubitable Truth, the Vedic thinkers have held, is not only possible to mankind, but is the goal of our journey. Satyam eva jayate nanritam satyena pantha vitato devayanah yenakramantyrishayo hyaptakama yatra tat satyasya paramam nidhanam. Truth conquers and not falsehood, by truth the path has been extended which the gods follow, by which sages attaining all their desire arrive where is that Supreme Abode of Truth. The very eagerness of man for Truth, his untameable yearning towards an infinite reality, an infinite extension of knowledge, the fact that he has the conception of a fixed & firm truth, nay the very fact that error is possible & persistent, mare indications that pure Truth exists.We follow no chimaera as a supreme good, nor do the Powers of Darkness fight against a mere shadow. The ideal Truth is constantly coming down to us, constantly seeking to deliver us from our slavery to our senses and the magic circle of our limited data. It speaks to our hearts & creates the phenomenon of Faith, but the heart has its lawless & self-regarding emotions & disfigures the message. It speaks to the Imagination, our great intellectual instrument which liberates us from the immediate fact and opens the mind to infinite possibility; but the imagination has her pleasant fictions & her headlong creative impulse and exaggerates the truth & distorts & misplaces circumstances. It speaks to the intellect itself, bids it criticise its instruments by vichara and creates the critical reason, bids it approach the truth directly by a wide passionless & luminous use of the pure judgment, and creates shuddha buddhi or Kants pure reason; bids it divine truth & learn to hold the true divination & reject the counterfeit, and creates the intuitive reason & its guardian, intuitive discrimination or viveka. But the intellect is impatient of error, eager for immediate results and hurries to apply what it receives before it has waited & seen & understood. Therefore error maintains & even extends her reign. At last come the logician & modern rationalist thinker; disgusted with the exaggeration of these movements, seeing their errors, unable to see their indispensable utility, he sets about sweeping them away as intellectual rubbish, gets rid of faith, gets rid of flexibility of mind, gets rid of sympathy, pure reason & intuition, puts critical reason into an ill lightened dungeon & thinks now, delivered from these false issues, to compass truth by laborious observation & a rigid logic. To live on these dry & insufficient husks is the last fate of impure vijnanam or buddhi confined in the data of the mind & sensesuntil man wronged in his nature, cabined in his possibilities revolts & either prefers a luminous error or resumes his broadening & upward march.
  It was this aspect of impure mahas, vijnanam working not in its own home, swe dame but in the house of a stranger, as a servant of an inferior faculty, reason as we call it, which led the Rishi Mahachamasya to include mahas among the vyahritis. But vijnana itself is an integral part of the supreme movement, it is divine thought in divine being,therefore not a vyahriti. The Veda uses to express this pure Truth &ideal knowledge another word, equivalent in meaning to mahat,the word brihat and couples with it two other significant expressions, satyam & ritam. This trinity of satyam ritam brihatSacchidananda objectivisedis the Mahan Atma. Satyam is Truth, the principle of infinite & divine Being, Sat objectivised to Knowledge as the Truth of things self-manifested; Ritam is Law, the motion of things thought out, the principle of divine self-aware energy, Chit-shakti objectivised to knowledge as the Truth of things selfarranged; Brihat is full content & fullness, satisfaction, Nature, the principle of divine Bliss objectivised to knowledge as the Truth of things contented with its own manifestation in law of being & law of action. For, as the Vedanta tells us, there is no lasting satisfaction in the little, in the unillumined or half-illumined things of mind & sense, satisfaction there is only in the large, the self-true & self-existent. Nalpe sukham asti bhumaiva sukham. Bhuma, brihat, mahat, that is God. It is Ananda therefore that insists on largeness & constitutes the mahat or brihat. Ananda is the soul of Nature, its essentiality, creative power & peace. The harmony of creative power & peace, pravritti & nivritti, jana & shama, is the divine state which we feelas Wordsworth felt itwhen we go back to the brihat, the wide & infinite which, containing & contented with its works, says of it Sukritam, What I have made, is good. Whoever enters this kingdom of Mahat, this Maho Arnas or great sea of ideal knowledge, comes into possession of his true being, true knowledge, true bliss. He attains the ideal powers of drishti, sruti, smritisees truth face to face, hears her unerring voice or knows her by immediate recognising memoryjust as we say of a friend This is he and need no reasoning of observation, comparison, induction or deduction to tell us who he is or to explain our knowledge to ourselvesthough we may, already knowing the truth, use a self-evident reasoning masterfully in order to convince others. The characteristic of ideal knowledge is first that it is direct in its approach, secondly, that it is self-evident in its revelation, swayamprakasha, thirdly, that it is unerring fact of being, sat, satyam in its substance. Moreover, it is always perfectly satisfied & divinely pleasurable; it is atmarati & atmastha, confines itself to itself & does not reach out beyond itself to grasp at error or grope within itself to stumble over ignorance. It is, too, perfectly effective whether for knowledge, speech or action, satyakarma, satyapratijna, satyavadi. The man who rising beyond the state of the manu, manishi or thinker which men are now, becomes the kavi or direct seer, containing what he sees,he who draws the manomaya purusha up into the vijnanamaya,is in all things true. Truth is his characteristic, his law of being, the stamp that God has put upon him. But even for the manishi ideal Truth has its bounties. For from thence come the intuitions of the poet, the thinker, the artist, scientist, man of action, merchant, craftsman, labourer each in his sphere, the seed of the great thoughts, discoveries, faiths that help the world and save our human works & destinies from decay & dissolution. But in utilising these messages from our higher selves for the world, in giving them a form or a practical tendency, we use our intellects, feelings or imaginations and alter to their moulds or colour with their pigments the Truth. That alloy seems to be needed to make this gold from the mines above run current among men. This then is Maho Arnas.The psychological conceptions of our remote forefa thers concerning it have so long been alien to our thought & experience that they may be a little difficult to follow & more difficult to accept mentally. But we must understand & grasp them in their fullness if we have any desire to know the meaning of the Veda. For they are the very centre & keystone of Vedic psychology. Maho Arnas, the Great Ocean, is the stream of our being which at once divides & connects the human in us from the divine, & to cross over from the human to the divine, from this small & divided finite to that one, great & infinite, from this death to that immortality, leaving Diti for Aditi, alpam for bhuma, martyam for amritam is the great preoccupation & final aim of Veda & Vedanta.
  Indra and Varuna are called to give victory, because both of them are samrat. The words samrat & swarat have in Veda an ascertained philosophical sense.One is swarat when, having self-mastery & self-knowledge, & being king over his whole system, physical, vital, mental & spiritual, free in his being, [one] is able to guide entirely the harmonious action of that being. Swarajya is spiritual Freedom. One is Samrat when one is master of the laws of being, ritam, rituh, vratani, and can therefore control all forces & creatures. Samrajya is divine Rule resembling the power of God over his world. Varuna especially is Samrat, master of the Law which he follows, governor of the heavens & all they contain, Raja Varuna, Varuna the King as he is often styled by Sunahshepa and other Rishis. He too, like Indra & Agni & the Visvadevas, is an upholder & supporter of mens actions, dharta charshaninam. Finally in the fifth sloka a distinction is drawn between Indra and Varuna of great importance for our purpose. The Rishi wishes, by their protection, to rise to the height of the inner Energies (yuvaku shachinam) and have the full vigour of right thoughts (yuvaku sumatinam) because they give then that fullness of inner plenty (vajadavnam) which is the first condition of enduring calm & perfection & then he says, Indrah sahasradavnam, Varunah shansyanam kratur bhavati ukthyah. Indra is the master-strength, desirable indeed, (ukthya, an object of prayer, of longing and aspiration) of one class of those boons (vara, varyani) for which the Rishis praise him, Varuna is the master-strength, equally desirable, of another class of these Vedic blessings. Those which Indra brings, give force, sahasram, the forceful being that is strong to endure & strong to overcome; those that attend the grace of Varuna are of a loftier & more ample description, they are shansya. The word shansa is frequently used; it is one of the fixed terms of Veda. Shall we translate it praise, the sense most suitable to the ritual explanation, the sense which the finally dominant ritualistic school gave to so many of the fixed terms of Veda? In that case Varuna must be urushansa, because he is widely praised, Agni narashansa because he is strongly praised or praised by men,ought not a wicked or cruel man to be nrishansa because he is praised by men?the Rishis call repeatedly on the gods to protect their praise, & Varuna here must be master of things that are praiseworthy. But these renderings can only be accepted, if we consent to the theory of the Rishis as semi-savage poets, feeble of brain, vague in speech, pointless in their style, using language for barbaric ornament rather than to express ideas. Here for instance there is a very powerful indicated contrast, indicated by the grammatical structure, the order & the rhythm, by the singular kratur bhavati, by the separation of Indra & Varuna who have hitherto been coupled, by the assignment of each governing nominative to its governed genitive and a careful Balanced order of words, first giving the master Indra then his province sahasradavnam, exactly balancing them in the second half of the first line the master Varuna & then his province shansyanam, and the contrast thus pointed, in the closing pada of the Gayatri all the words that in their application are common at once to all these four separated & contrasted words in the first line. Here is no careless writer, but a style careful, full of economy, reserve, point, force, and the thought must surely correspond. But what is the contrast forced on us with such a marshalling of the stylists resources? That Indras boons are force-giving, Varunas praiseworthy, excellent, auspicious, what you will? There is not only a pointless contrast, but no contrast at all. No, shansa & shansya must be important, definite, pregnant Vedic terms expressing some prominent idea of the Vedic system. I shall show elsewhere that shansa is in its essential meaning self-expression, the bringing out of our sat or being that which is latent in it and manifesting it in our nature, in speech, in our general impulse & action. It has the connotation of self-expression, aspiration, temperament, expression of our ideas in speech; then divulgation, publication, praiseor in another direction, cursing. Varuna is urushansa because he is the master of wide self-expression, wide aspirations, a wide, calm & spacious temperament, Agni narashansa because he is master of strong self-expression, strong aspirations, a prevailing, forceful & masterful temperament;nrishansa had originally the same sense, but was afterwards diverted to express the fault to which such a temper is prone,tyranny, wrath & cruelty; the Rishis call to the gods to protect their shansa, that which by their yoga & yajna they have been able to bring out in themselves of being, faculty, power, joy,their self-expression. Similarly, shansya here means all that belongs to self-expression, all that is wide, noble, ample in the growth of a soul. It will follow from this rendering that Indra is a god of force, Varuna rather a god of being and as it appears from other epithets, of being when it is calm, noble, wide, self-knowing, self-mastering, moving freely in harmony with the Law of things because it is aware of that Law and accepts it. In that acceptance is his mighty strength; therefore is he even more than the gods of force the king, the giver of internal & external victory, rule, empire, samrajya to his votaries. This is Varuna.
  We see the results & the conditions of the action ofVaruna in the four remaining verses. By their protection we have safety from attack, sanema, safety for our shansa, our rayah, our radhas, by the force of Indra, by the protecting greatness of Varuna against which passion & disturbance cast themselves in vain, only to be destroyed. This safety & this settled ananda or delight, we use for deep meditation, ni dhimahi, we go deep into ourselves and the object we have in view in our meditation is prarechanam, the Greek katharsis, the cleansing of the system mental, bodily, vital, of all that is impure, defective, disturbing, inharmonious. Syad uta prarechanam! In this work of purification we are sure to be obstructed by the powers that oppose all healthful change; but Indra & Varuna are to give us victory, jigyushas kritam. The final result of the successful purification is described in the eighth sloka. The powers of the understanding, its various faculties & movements, dhiyah, delivered from self-will & rebellion, become obedient to Indra & Varuna; obedient to Varuna, they move according to the truth & law, the ritam; obedient to Indra they fulfil with that passivity in activity, which we seek by Yoga, all the works to which mental force can apply itself when it is in harmony with Varuna & the ritam. The result is sharma, peace. Nothing is more remarkable in the Veda than the exactness with which hymn after hymn describes with a marvellous simplicity & lucidity the physical & psychological processes through which Indian Yoga proceeds. The process, the progression, the successive movements of the soul here described are exactly what the Yogin experiences today so many thousands of years after the Veda was revealed. No wonder, it is regarded as eternal truth, not the expression of any particular mind, not paurusheya but impersonal, divine & revealed.

1.04 - The Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Ibis wherein the practitioner Balances himself on one leg.
  The rituals, moreover, address Thoth as " O thou of the
  The Ruler of the Balances

1.04 - The Sacrifice the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In this Duality too there is possible a separative experience. At one pole of it the seeker may be conscious only of the Master of Existence putting forth on him His energies of knowledge, power and bliss to liberate and divinise; the Shakti may appear to him only an impersonal Force expressive of these things or an attribute of the Ishwara. At the other pole he may encounter the World-Mother, creatrix of the universe, putting forth the Gods and the worlds and all things and existences out of her spirit-substance. Or even if he sees both aspects, it may be with an unequal separating vision, subordinating one to the other, regarding the Shakti only as a means for approaching the Ishwara. There results a one-sided tendency or a lack of Balance, a power of effectuation not perfectly supported or a light of revelation not perfectly dynamic. It is when a complete union of the two sides of the Duality is effected and rules his consciousness that he begins to open to a fuller power that will draw him altogether out of the confused clash of Ideas and Forces here into a higher Truth and enable the descent of that Truth to illumine and deliver and act sovereignly upon this world of Ignorance. He has begun to lay his hand on the integral secret which in its fullness can be grasped only when he overpasses the double term that reigns here of Knowledge inextricably intertwined with an original Ignorance and crosses the border where spiritual mind disappears into supramental Gnosis. It is through this third and most dynamic dual aspect of the One that the seeker begins with the most integral completeness to enter into the deepest secret of the being of the Lord of the Sacrifice.
  For it is behind the mystery of the presence of personality in an apparently impersonal universeas in that of consciousness manifesting out of the Inconscient, life out of the inanimate, soul out of brute Matter that is hidden the solution of the riddle of existence. Here again is another dynamic Duality more pervading than appears at first view and deeply necessary to the play of the slowly self-revealing Power. It is possible for the seeker in his spiritual experience, standing at one pole of the Duality, to follow Mind in seeing a fundamental Impersonality everywhere. The evolving soul in the material world begins from a vast impersonal Inconscience in which our inner sight yet perceives the presence of a veiled infinite Spirit; it proceeds with the emergence of a precarious consciousness and personality that even at their fullest have the look of an episode, but an episode that repeats itself in a constant series; it arises through experience of life out of mind into an infinite, impersonal and absolute Superconscience in which personality, mind-consciousness, life-consciousness seem all to disappear by a liberating annihilation, Nirvana. At a lower pitch he still experiences this fundamental impersonality as an immense liberating force everywhere. It releases his knowledge from the narrowness of personal mind, his will from the clutch of personal desire, his heart from the bondage of petty mutable emotions, his life from its petty personal groove, his soul from ego, and it allows them to embrace calm, equality, wideness, universality, infinity. A Yoga of works would seem to require Personality as its mainstay, almost its source, but here too the impersonal is found to be the most direct liberating force; it is through a wide egoless impersonality that one can become a free worker and a divine creator. It is not surprising that the overwhelming power of this experience from the impersonal pole of the Duality should have moved the sages to declare this to be the one way and an impersonal Superconscience to be the sole truth of the Eternal.

1.04 - The Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  which is essential for the maintenance of a Balanced state. It is
  not a question, as one might think, of relaxing morality itself

1.055 - The Compassionate, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  7. And the sky, He raised; and He set up the Balance.
  8. So do not transgress in the Balance.
  9. But maintain the weights with justice, and do not violate the Balance.
  10. And the earth; He set up for the creatures.

1.057 - Iron, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  25. We sent Our messengers with the clear proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that humanity may uphold justice. And We sent down iron, in which is violent force, and benefits for humanity. That God may know who supports Him and His messengers invisibly. God is Strong and Powerful.
  26. We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood and the Scripture. Some of them are guided, but many of them are sinners.

1.05 - Bhakti Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  28. A realised Bhakta is free from lust, egoism, mine-ness, hatred, jealousy, greed. He is full of humility, compassion and kindness. He sees God in all beings, in all objects. He has equal vision and a Balanced mind.
  29. Draupadi was an Arta-Bhaktini; Nachiketas was Jijnasu-Bhakta; Dhruva was an Arthar thee-Bhakta; Suka Deva was a Jnani-Bhakta; Prahlada was an absolutely Nishkama Bhakta.

1.05 - CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Lead us not into temptation must be the guiding principle of all social organization, and the temptations to be guarded against and, so far as possible, eliminated by means of appropriate economic and political arrangements are temptations against charity, that is to say, against the disinterested love of God, Nature and man. First, the dissemination and general acceptance of any form of the Perennial Philosophy will do something to preserve men and women from the temptation to idolatrous worship of things in timechurch-worship, state-worship, revolutionary future-worship, humanistic self-worship, all of them essentially and necessarily opposed to charity. Next come decentralization, widespread private ownership of land and the means of production on a small scale, discouragement of monopoly by state or corporation, division of economic and political power (the only guarantee, as Lord Acton was never tired of insisting, of civil liberty under law). These social rearrangements would do much to prevent ambitious individuals, organizations and governments from being led into the temptation of behaving tyrannously; while co-operatives, democratically controlled professional organizations and town meetings would deliver the masses of the people from the temptation of making their decentralized individualism too rugged. But of course none of these intrinsically desirable reforms can possibly be carried out, so long as it is thought right and natural that sovereign states should prepare to make war on one another. For modern war cannot be waged except by countries with an over-developed capital goods industry; countries in which economic power is wielded either by the state or by a few monopolistic corporations which it is easy to tax and, if necessary, temporarily to nationalize; countries where the labouring masses, being without property, are rootless, easily transferable from one place to another, highly regimented by factory discipline. Any decentralized society of free, uncoerced small owners, with a properly Balanced economy must, in a war-making world such as ours, be at the mercy of one whose production is highly mechanized and centralized, whose people are without property and therefore easily coercible, and whose economy is lop-sided. This is why the one desire of industrially undeveloped countries like Mexico and China is to become like Germany, or England, or the United States. So long as the organized lovelessness of war and preparation for war remains, there can be no mitigation, on any large, nation-wide or world-wide scale, of the organized lovelessness of our economic and political relationships. War and preparation for war are standing temptations to make the present bad, God-eclipsing arrangements of society progressively worse as technology becomes progressively more efficient.

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  ment to restore the Balance. This inevitable opposition led very
  early to the doctrine of the two sons of God, of whom the elder
  unerring logic, Balanced Christ against an Antichrist. For how
  can you speak of "high" if there is no "low," or "right" if there

1.05 - Pratyahara and Dharana, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Those who want to be Yogis, and practice hard, must take care of their diet at first. But for those who want only a little practice for everyday business sort of life, let them not eat too much; otherwise they may eat whatever they please. For those who want to make rapid progress, and to practice hard, a strict diet is absolutely necessary. They will find it advantageous to live only on milk and cereals for some months. As the organisation becomes finer and finer, it will be found in the beginning that the least irregularity throws one out of Balance. One bit of food more or less will disturb the whole system, until one gets perfect control, and then one will be able to eat whatever one likes.
  When one begins to concentrate, the dropping of a pin will seem like a thunderbolt going through the brain. As the organs get finer, the perceptions get finer. These are the stages through which we have to pass, and all those who persevere will succeed. Give up all argumentation and other distractions. Is there anything in dry intellectual jargon? It only throws the mind off its Balance and disturbs it. Things of subtler planes have to be realised. Will talking do that? So give up all vain talk. Read only those books which have been written by persons who have had realisation.
  Be like the pearl oyster. There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svti is in the ascendant, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl. The oysters know this, so they come to the surface when that star shines, and wait to catch the precious raindrop. When a drop falls into them, quickly the oysters close their shells and dive down to the bottom of the sea, there to patiently develop the drop into the pearl. We should be like that. First hear, then understand, and then, leaving all distractions, shut your minds to outside influences, and devote yourselves to developing the truth within you. There is the danger of frittering away your energies by taking up an idea only for its novelty, and then giving it up for another that is newer. Take one thing up and do it, and see the end of it, and before you have seen the end, do not give it up. He who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light. Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything. They may titillate their nerves for a moment, but there it will end. They will be slaves in the hands of nature, and will never get beyond the senses.

1.05 - Ritam, #Vedic and Philological Studies, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The second verse neither confirms as yet nor contradicts this initial suggestion. These three great gods, it says, are to the mortal as a multitude of arms which bring to him his desires & fill him with an abundant fullness and protect him from any who may will to do him hurt, rishah; fed with that fullness he grows until he is sarvah, complete in every part of his being(that is to say, if we admit the sense of a spiritual protection and a spiritual activity,