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1955-12-28 - Aspiration in different parts of the being - Enthusiasm and gratitude - Aspiration is in all beings - Unlimited power of good, evil has a limit - Progress in the parts of the being - Significance of a dream
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enthusiasm ::: great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause. :::

enthusiasm ::: n. --> Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some divine impulse.
A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.
Enkindled and kindling fervor of soul; strong excitement of feeling on behalf of a cause or a subject; ardent and imaginative zeal or interest; as, he engaged in his profession with

enthusiasm ::: n. --> Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some divine impulse.
A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.
Enkindled and kindling fervor of soul; strong excitement of feeling on behalf of a cause or a subject; ardent and imaginative zeal or interest; as, he engaged in his profession with

enthusiasm ::: great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause. :::

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   10 The Mother
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   1 Benjamin Disraeli
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1:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
2:Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with your might. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
3:How should you practice these instructions? Be like a hungry yak, browsing on one tuft of grass with its eyes already fixed on the next. Practice with joy and enthusiasm, and never fall into laziness or apathy. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
4: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 ,
5:When the vital joins in the love for the Divine, it brings into it heroism, enthusiasm, intensity, absoluteness, exclusiveness, the spirit of self-sacrifice, the total and passionate self-giving of all the nature. It is the vital passion for the Divine that creates the spiritual heroes, conquerors or martyrs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
6:The priestess of Artemis took hold of her almost with the violence of a lover, and whisked her away into a languid ecstasy of reverie. She communicated her own enthusiasm to the girl, and kept her mind occupied with dreams, faery-fervid, of uncharted seas of glory on which her galleon might sail, undiscovered countries of spice and sweetness, Eldorado and Utopia and the City of God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
7:Enthusiasm and StraightforwardnessJoyous enthusiasm: the best way of facing life.*True enthusiasm is full of a peaceful endurance.*Our courage and endurance must be as great as our hope andour hope has no limits. 2 August 1954*A steady hope helps much on the way. 15 August 1954*Our hopes are never too great for manifestation.We cannot conceive of any thing that cannot be. 22 August 1954** *Straightforwardness shows itself as it is, without compromising. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
8:For throughout its life, without knowing it or with some presentiment of it, it was Thou whom it was seeking; in all its passions, all its enthusiasms, all its hopes and disillusionments, all its sufferings and all its joys, it was Thou whom it ardently wanted. And now that it has found Thee, now that it possesses Thee in a supreme Peace and Felicity, it wonders that it should have needed so many sensations, emotions, experiences to discover Thee. But all this, which was a struggle, a turmoil, a perpetual effort, has become through the sovereign grace of Thy conscious Presence, a priceless fortune which the being rejoices to offer as its gift to Thee. The purifying flame of Thy illumination has turned it into jewels of price laid down as a living holocaust on the altar of my heart. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 322,
9:I am the sort of man who has changed completely under the effect of suffering, even though this transformation may simply be the intensification of elements already there. Thus amplified, they gave an entirely new perspective on life. I believe frenetically and fanatically, in the virtues of suffering and of anxiety, and I believe in them especially since, though I've suffered greatly and despaired much, I nevertheless acquired through them a sense of my own destiny, a sort of weird enthusiasm for my mission. On the heights of the most terrifying despair, I experience the joy of having a destiny, of living a life of successive deaths and transfigurations, of turning every moment into a cross-road. And I am proud that my life begins with death, unlike the majority of people, who end with death. I feel as if my death were in the past, and the future looks to me like a sort of personal illumination. ~ Emil Cioran,
10:The poet-seer sees differently, thinks in another way, voices himself in quite another manner than the philosopher or the prophet. The prophet announces the Truth as the Word, the Law or the command of the Eternal, he is the giver of the message; the poet shows us Truth in its power of beauty, in its symbol or image, or reveals it to us in the workings of Nature or in the workings of life, and when he has done that, his whole work is done; he need not be its explicit spokesman or its official messenger. The philosopher's business is to discriminate Truth and put its parts and aspects into intellectual relation with each other; the poet's is to seize and embody aspects of Truth in their living relations, or rather - for that is too philosophical a language - to see her features and, excited by the vision, create in the beauty of her image. No doubt, the prophet may have in him a poet who breaks out often into speech and surrounds with the vivid atmosphere of life the directness of his message; he may follow up his injunction "Take no thought for the morrow," by a revealing image of the beauty of the truth he enounces, in the life of Nature, in the figure of the lily, or link it to human life by apologue and parable. The philosopher may bring in the aid of colour and image to give some relief and hue to his dry light of reason and water his arid path of abstractions with some healing dew of poetry. But these are ornaments and not the substance of his work; and if the philosopher makes his thought substance of poetry, he ceases to be a philosophic thinker and becomes a poet-seer of Truth. Thus the more rigid metaphysicians are perhaps right in denying to Nietzsche the name of philosopher; for Nietzsche does not think, but always sees, turbidly or clearly, rightly or distortedly, but with the eye of the seer rather than with the brain of the thinker. On the other hand we may get great poetry which is full of a prophetic enthusiasm of utterance or is largely or even wholly philosophic in its matter; but this prophetic poetry gives us no direct message, only a mass of sublime inspirations of thought and image, and this philosophic poetry is poetry and lives as poetry only in so far as it departs from the method, the expression, the way of seeing proper to the philosophic mind. It must be vision pouring itself into thought-images and not thought trying to observe truth and distinguish its province and bounds and fences. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry ,
11:The ExaminersThe integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive. Three groups of examiners set us these tests. They appear to have nothing to do with one another, and their methods are so different, sometimes even so apparently contradictory, that it seems as if they could not possibly be leading towards the same goal. Nevertheless, they complement one another, work towards the same end, and are all indispensable to the completeness of the result. The three types of examination are: those set by the forces of Nature, those set by spiritual and divine forces, and those set by hostile forces. These last are the most deceptive in their appearance and to avoid being caught unawares and unprepared requires a state of constant watchfulness, sincerity and humility. The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention. Endurance and plasticity, cheerfulness and fearlessness are the qualities specially needed for the examinations of physical nature. Aspiration, trust, idealism, enthusiasm and generous self-giving, for spiritual examinations. Vigilance, sincerity and humility for the examinations from hostile forces. And do not imagine that there are on the one hand people who undergo the examinations and on the other people who set them. Depending on the circumstances and the moment we are all both examiners and examinees, and it may even happen that one is at the same time both examiner and examinee. And the benefit one derives from this depends, both in quality and in quantity, on the intensity of one's aspiration and the awakening of one's consciousness. To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
12:root of the falsification and withdrawl of divine love ::: At every moment they are moved to take egoistic advantage of the psychic and spiritual influences and can be detected using the power, joy or light these bring into us for a lower life-motive. Afterwards too, even when the seeker has opened to the Divine Love transcendental, universal or immanent, yet if he tries to pour it into life, he meets the power of obscuration and perversion of these lower Nature-forces. Always they draw away towards pitfalls, pour into that higher intensity their diminishing elements, seek to capture the descending Power for themselves and their interests and degrade it into an aggrandised mental, vital or physical instrumentation for desire and ego. Instead of a Divine Love creator of a new heaven and a new earth of Truth and Light, they would hold it here prisoner as a tremendous sanction and glorifying force of sublimation to gild the mud of the old earth and colour with its rose and sapphire the old turbid unreal skies of sentimentalising vital imagination and mental idealised chimera. If that falsification is permitted, the higher Light and Power and Bliss withdraw, there is a fall back to a lower status; or else the realisation remains tied to an insecure half-way and mixture or is covered and even submerged by an inferior exaltation that is not the true Ananda. It is for this reason that Divine Love which is at the heart of all creation and the most powerful of all redeeming and creative forces has yet been the least frontally present in earthly life, the least successfully redemptive, the least creative. Human nature has been unable to bear it in its purity for the very reason that it is the most powerful, pure, rare and intense of all the divine energies; what little could be seized has been corrupted at once into a vital pietistic ardour, a defenceless religious or ethical sentimentalism, a sensuous or even sensual erotic mysticism of the roseate coloured mind or passionately turbid life-impulse and with these simulations compensated its inability to house the Mystic Flame that could rebuild the world with its tongues of sacrifice. It is only the inmost psychic being unveiled and emerging in its full power that can lead the pilgrim sacrifice unscathed through these ambushes and pitfalls; at each moment it catches, exposes, repels the mind's and the life's falsehoods, seizes hold on the truth of the Divine Love and Ananda and separates it from the excitement of the mind's ardours and the blind enthusiasms of the misleading life-force. But all things that are true at their core in mind and life and the physical being it extricates and takes with it in the journey till they stand on the heights, new in spirit and sublime in figure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2,
13:EvilHasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful....?Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.*What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
14:The true Mantra must come from within OR it must be given by a GuruNobody can give you the true mantra. It's not something that is given; it's something that wells up from within. It must spring from within all of a sudden, spontaneously, like a profound, intense need of your being - then it has power, because it's not something that comes from outside, it's your very own cry.I saw, in my case, that my mantra has the power of immortality; whatever happens, if it is uttered, it's the Supreme that has the upper hand, it's no longer the lower law. And the words are irrelevant, they may not have any meaning - to someone else, my mantra is meaningless, but to me it's full, packed with meaning. And effective, because it's my cry, the intense aspiration of my whole being.A mantra given by a guru is only the power to realize the experience of the discoverer of the mantra. The power is automatically there, because the sound contains the experience. I saw that once in Paris, at a time when I knew nothing of India, absolutely nothing, only the usual nonsense. I didn't even know what a mantra was. I had gone to a lecture given by some fellow who was supposed to have practiced "yoga" for a year in the Himalayas and recounted his experience (none too interesting, either). All at once, in the course of his lecture, he uttered the sound OM. And I saw the entire room suddenly fill with light, a golden, vibrating light.... I was probably the only one to notice it. I said to myself, "Well!" Then I didn't give it any more thought, I forgot about the story. But as it happened, the experience recurred in two or three different countries, with different people, and every time there was the sound OM, I would suddenly see the place fill with that same light. So I understood. That sound contains the vibration of thousands and thousands of years of spiritual aspiration - there is in it the entire aspiration of men towards the Supreme. And the power is automatically there, because the experience is there.It's the same with my mantra. When I wanted to translate the end of my mantra, "Glory to You, O Lord," into Sanskrit, I asked for Nolini's help. He brought his Sanskrit translation, and when he read it to me, I immediately saw that the power was there - not because Nolini put his power into it (!), God knows he had no intention of "giving" me a mantra! But the power was there because my experience was there. We made a few adjustments and modifications, and that's the japa I do now - I do it all the time, while sleeping, while walking, while eating, while working, all the time.[[Mother later clarified: "'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't MY mantra, it's something I ADDED to it - my mantra is something else altogether, that's not it. When I say that my mantra has the power of immortality, I mean the other, the one I don't speak of! I have never given the words.... You see, at the end of my walk, a kind of enthusiasm rises, and with that enthusiasm, the 'Glory to You' came to me, but it's part of the prayer I had written in Prayers and Meditations: 'Glory to You, O Lord, all-triumphant Supreme' etc. (it's a long prayer). It came back suddenly, and as it came back spontaneously, I kept it. Moreover, when Sri Aurobindo read this prayer in Prayers and Meditations, he told me it was very strong. So I added this phrase as a kind of tail to my japa. But 'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't my spontaneous mantra - it came spontaneously, but it was something written very long ago. The two things are different."And that's how a mantra has life: when it wells up all the time, spontaneously, like the cry of your being - there is no need of effort or concentration: it's your natural cry. Then it has full power, it is alive. It must well up from within.... No guru can give you that. ~ The Mother, Agenda May 11 1963,
15:What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us? You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it. You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen. It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience. Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"... How can we reach that state? Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest. And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine. At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration. But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there. That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference. Is this the end of self-progress? There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
16:Sri Aurobindo writes here: "...Few and brief in their visits are the Bright Ones who are willing or permitted to succour." Why?(1 "The Way", Cent. Vol. 17, p. 40.)One must go and ask them! But there is a conclusion, the last sentences give a very clear explanation. It is said: "Nay, then, is immortality a plaything to be given lightly to a child, or the divine life a prize without effort or the crown for a weakling?" This comes back to the question why the adverse forces have the right to interfere, to harass you. But this is precisely the test necessary for your sincerity. If the way were very easy, everybody would start on the way, and if one could reach the goal without any obstacle and without any effort, everybody would reach the goal, and when one has come to the end, the situation would be the same as when one started, there would be no change. That is, the new world would be exactly what the old has been. It is truly not worth the trouble! Evidently a process of elimination is necessary so that only what is capable of manifesting the new life remains. This is the reason and there is no other, this is the best of reasons. And, you see, it is a tempering, it is the ordeal of fire, only that which can stand it remains absolutely pure; when everything has burnt down, there remains only the little ingot of pure gold. And it is like that. What puts things out very much in all this is the religious idea of fault, sin, redemption. But there is no arbitrary decision! On the contrary, for each one it is the best and most favourable conditions which are given. We were saying the other day that it is only his friends whom God treats with severity; you thought it was a joke, but it is true. It is only to those who are full of hope, who will pass through this purifying flame, that the conditions for attaining the maximum result are given. And the human mind is made in such a way that you may test this; when something extremely unpleasant happens to you, you may tell yourself, "Well, this proves I am worth the trouble of being given this difficulty, this proves there is something in me which can resist the difficulty", and you will notice that instead of tormenting yourself, you rejoice - you will be so happy and so strong that even the most unpleasant things will seem to you quite charming! This is a very easy experiment to make. Whatever the circumstance, if your mind is accustomed to look at it as something favourable, it will no longer be unpleasant for you. This is quite well known; as long as the mind refuses to accept a thing, struggles against it, tries to obstruct it, there are torments, difficulties, storms, inner struggles and all suffering. But the minute the mind says, "Good, this is what has to come, it is thus that it must happen", whatever happens, you are content. There are people who have acquired such control of their mind over their body that they feel nothing; I told you this the other day about certain mystics: if they think the suffering inflicted upon them is going to help them cross the stages in a moment and give them a sort of stepping stone to attain the Realisation, the goal they have put before them, union with the Divine, they no longer feel the suffering at all. Their body is as it were galvanised by the mental conception. This has happened very often, it is a very common experience among those who truly have enthusiasm. And after all, if one must for some reason or other leave one's body and take a new one, is it not better to make of one's death something magnificent, joyful, enthusiastic, than to make it a disgusting defeat? Those who cling on, who try by every possible means to delay the end even by a minute or two, who give you an example of frightful anguish, show that they are not conscious of their soul.... After all, it is perhaps a means, isn't it? One can change this accident into a means; if one is conscious one can make a beautiful thing of it, a very beautiful thing, as of everything. And note, those who do not fear it, who are not anxious, who can die without any sordidness are those who never think about it, who are not haunted all the time by this "horror" facing them which they must escape and which they try to push as far away from them as they can. These, when the occasion comes, can lift their head, smile and say, "Here I am." It is they who have the will to make the best possible use of their life, it is they who say, "I shall remain here as long as it is necessary, to the last second, and I shall not lose one moment to realise my goal"; these, when the necessity comes, put up the best show. Why? - It is very simple, because they live in their ideal, the truth of their ideal; because that is the real thing for them, the very reason of their being, and in all things they can see this ideal, this reason of existence, and never do they come down into the sordidness of material life.So, the conclusion:One must never wish for death.One must never will to die.One must never be afraid to die.And in all circumstances one must will to exceed oneself. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-4,
17:Mother, how to change one's consciousness? Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently. For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above. There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day. Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances. Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be. These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total. Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed. One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch. First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation. Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
18: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 ,
19: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 ,

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1:Sabrina’s enthusiasm ~ Elizabeth Lennox
2:His enthusiasm was adorable. ~ John Green
3:Enthusiasm moves the world. ~ Arthur Balfour
4:I'm guided by my enthusiasm. ~ Jonathan Demme
5:Enthusiasm is caught, not taught. ~ Mark Twain
6:Enthusiasm isn’t really my thing. ~ Susan Juby
7:I just have an enthusiasm for life. ~ Lou Holtz
8:My strength is my enthusiasm. ~ Placido Domingo
9:Enthusiasm is the fever of reason. ~ Victor Hugo
10:Mere enthusiasm is the all in all. ~ William Blake
11:What I do best is share my enthusiasm. ~ Bill Gates
12:Ashok is composed largely of enthusiasm. ~ Tim Pratt
13:Enthusiasm is a divine possession. ~ Margaret Sanger
14:Everything good proceeds from enthusiasm. ~ Brian Eno
15:Enthusiasm and the ego cannot coexist. ~ Eckhart Tolle
16:Enthusiasm is something so positive. ~ Carine Roitfeld
17:Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber. ~ Elbert Hubbard
18:Nothing is won without enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
19:the word enthusiasm is “the God within. ~ Wayne W Dyer
20:Enthusiasm is contagious. Start an epidemic. ~ Don Ward
21:Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
22:I shall die tepid, without enthusiasm. ~ Samuel Beckett
23:pointless enthusiasm for useless knowledge. ~ Anonymous
24:There is nothing greater than enthusiasm. ~ Henry Moore
25:Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm. ~ Arnold J Toynbee
26:Enthusiasm is a form of social courage. ~ Gretchen Rubin
27:You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. ~ Henry Ford
28:Depression Is Anger Without Enthusiasm. A ~ Mario Acevedo
29:Enthusiasm is common,Endurance is rare ~ Angela Duckworth
30:I don't have a problem with enthusiasm. ~ Jason Scott Lee
31:We bond over our shared lukewarm enthusiasm. ~ Mira T Lee
32:Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
33:Enthusiasm is the engine of success. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
34:Love is a skill, not just an enthusiasm. ~ Alain de Botton
35:There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm ~ Edgar Allan Poe
36:Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. ~ Angela Duckworth
37:Enthusiasm is like having two right hands. ~ Elbert Hubbard
38:Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. ~ Bryant McGill
39:Nothing great comes without enthusiasm. ~ Benjamin Franklin
40:Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm. ~ John Muir
41:The purpose of Art is to create enthusiasm. ~ Pablo Picasso
42:The real secret of success is enthusiasm. ~ Walter Chrysler
43:Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Archbold
44:Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity. ~ Henry David Thoreau
45:love is a skill rather than an enthusiasm. ~ Alain de Botton
46:Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. ~ Blaise Pascal
47:Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm. ~ Bryant H McGill is a skill, not just an enthusiasm. ~ Alain de Botton
49:Amateurs believe their enthusiasm will suffice. ~ Mason Cooley
50:Cash can buy, but it takes enthusiasm to sell. ~ Dale Carnegie
51:Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ Steven Wright
52:Enthusiasm is the steam that drives the engine. ~ Napoleon Hill
53:Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting. ~ Bela Lugosi
54:Feely’s enthusiasms stopped where her skin ended. ~ Alan Bradley
55:Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
56:solipsism of adolescence with its wild enthusiasms, ~ P J O Rourke
57:You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm! ~ Colette
58:You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~ Colette
59:Enthusiasm is the first step, Artfulness comes later. ~ Scott Lynch
60:I guess my enthusiasm kind of rubs off on people. ~ Margaret Murray
61:Put life into living, and do it with enthusiasm! ~ Vinnie Tortorich
62:Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. ~ Tennessee Williams
63:Results come in proportion to enthusiasm applied. ~ David J Schwartz
64:The currency in the developer community is enthusiasm. ~ Erik Naggum
65:Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. ~ Jim Harbaugh
66:Enthusiasm and misplaced belief can take you a long way. ~ John Otway
67:Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm. ~ Luc de Clapiers
68:Nothing great ever happened without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
M-Memories ~ Deepak Chopra
70:What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
71:Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment. ~ William Howard Taft
72:Enthusiasm is the intoxication of earnestness. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
73:Enthusiasm is the most beautiful word on earth. ~ Christian Morgenstern
74:Good work requires enthusiasm, ethics, and excellence. ~ Daniel Goleman
75:I promote my value to others with passion and enthusiasm. ~ T Harv Eker
76:Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship. ~ George Sand
77:I think enthusiasm counts for a lot in dancing and in life. ~ Susan Juby
78:Religion is among the most powerful causes of enthusiasm. ~ Edmund Burke
79:The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. ~ John C Maxwell
80:The self is too small an object for perpetual enthusiasm. ~ Huston Smith
81:All you had were pigs and enthusiasm. It’s not your fault. ~ T Kingfisher
82:Enthusiasm is contagious and so is the lack of it. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher
83:Follow your enthusiasm. It's something I've always believed ~ Jim Henson
84:I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. ~ Edward Victor Appleton
85:I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing. ~ Jerome Lawrence
86:I was overcome with an attack of pathological enthusiasm. ~ Robert Lowell
87:Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
88:Enthusiasm is intensified enjoyment of what you are doing. ~ Eckhart Tolle
89:Enthusiasm is the force that leads us to the final victory. ~ Paulo Coelho
90:Everything I've done I've done with enthusiasm and passion. ~ Kevin Keegan
91:Hope but not enthusiasm is the proper state for the writer. ~ James Salter
92:Revolutions usually start with enthusiasm and end in tears. ~ George Soros
93:Without enthusiasm nothing great can be effected in art. ~ Robert Schumann
94:Alas! How enthusiasm decreases, as our experience increases! ~ Louise Colet
95:Enthusiasm cannot be a continuous state. It comes in waves. ~ Eckhart Tolle
96:From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
97:I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to hate myself anymore. ~ Allie Brosh
98:I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me. ~ D H Lawrence
99:Never stop challenging yourself! Never loose enthusiasm! ~ Haider Ackermann
100:pragmatist that I am, I always meet necessity with enthusiasm. ~ Jane Fonda
101:The fellow who isn't fired with enthusiasm is apt to be fired. ~ B C Forbes
102:Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set afire ~ George Matthew Adams
103:Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. ~ Henry Ford
104:I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me. ~ H P Lovecraft
105:None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~ Henry David Thoreau
106:Nothing good or great can be done in the absence of enthusiasm. ~ Tom Peters
107:He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. ~ E Lockhart
109:enthusiasm delights me, makes me laugh. “Yes, it’s an antebellum ~ Maris Black
110:Enthusiasm is not contrary to reason; it is reason - on fire. ~ Peter Marshall
111:Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. ~ Henry Ford
112:If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~ Bruce Barton
113:It's enthusiasm, not apathy, that makes the world go 'round. ~ Tony Alessandra
114:Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. ~ Robert Schumann
115:A man who lacks enthusiasm never develops it in another. But ~ David J Schwartz
116:Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
117:The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's. ~ Jane Austen
118:I have always tried to live my life with enthusiasm and pleasure. ~ Joan Collins
119:I like American black soul music, that was my first big enthusiasm. ~ Bill Nighy
120:In Hollywood, between enthusiasm and money lies the Sahara Desert. ~ Rex Pickett
121:I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. ~ Anatole France
122:Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm! ~ Pope Francis
123:The years wrinkle our skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles our soul. ~ Socrates
124:I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. ~ Anatole France
125:My mate, your enthusiasm will leave me so spent I will be bedridden. ~ Ruby Dixon
126:There is nothing more contagious on this planet than enthusiasm. ~ Carlos Santana
127:As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
128:Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver. ~ Woody Allen
129:If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~ Unknown
130:Never lose your childish enthusiasm and things will come your way. ~ Frances Mayes
132:Curtis, where was that enthusiasm in the match? You might have won. ~ Dolph Ziggler
133:It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
134:one should only do that which truly fills our hearts with enthusiasm ~ Paulo Coelho
135:Success is going from failure to failure with great enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
136:Whatever you choose, do it fully-with passion and childlike enthusiasm. ~ Mehmet Oz
137:What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff. ~ Ted Allen
138:Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride. ~ Jon Gordon
139:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
140:The essential in this time of moral poverty is to create enthusiasm. ~ Pablo Picasso
141:Youth and enthusiasm can be fatiguing to those who have lost both. ~ Dorothy Whipple
142:You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
143:Her lack of enthusiasm for life was finally catching up to her. ~ Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
144:Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ~ Dale Carnegie
145:There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world. ~ Willie Nelson
146:When enthusiasm runs in the front door, worry runs out the back door. ~ Napoleon Hill
147:Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone. ~ E W Howe
148:Courage, enthusiasm, awareness -- if only one can keep these to the end. ~ Ruth Draper
149:Critics in New York are made by their dislikes, not by their enthusiasms. ~ Irwin Shaw
150:Enthusiasm is like a fire that needs an occasional poke with a stick. ~ Janice Thompson
151:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
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152:He has no enthusiasm whatever for his subject. Ego, yes. Enthusiasm, no. ~ J D Salinger
153:He will need to learn that love is a skill rather than an enthusiasm. ~ Alain de Botton
154:Loneliness is not intolerable when enthusiasm for a quest fills the mind. ~ David Grann
155:The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm. ~ Malcolm Forbes
156:There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. ~ Washington Irving
157:Enthusiasm is very catching, especially when it is very eloquent. ~ Mary Russell Mitford
158:He was laughing that silent and hard laugh reserved for true enthusiasm. ~ Carrie Fisher
159:How can one not feel enthusiasm for the man who never said anything vague? ~ Paul Val ry
160:If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~ Vince Lombardi
161:Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~ Adam Smith
162:The pursuit of dreams creates passion, energy, enthusiasm, and vitality. ~ Matthew Kelly
163:Years may wrinkle your skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles your soul. ~ Joyce Meyer
164:You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm. ~ Zig Ziglar
165:Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
166:Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation. ~ Khalil Gibran
167:If we want to make friends, let’s greet people with animation and enthusiasm. ~ Anonymous
168:We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm. ~ Bill Gates
169:When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver. ~ Bill Nighy
170:My feeling was that I simply didn't have the enthusiasm to do reinvention. ~ Roger Daltrey
171:Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
172:Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
173:Excessive caution can sometimes lead one as far astray as rash enthusiasm. ~ Donald Griffin
174:If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr
175:Loneliness is not intolerable when enthusiasm for a quest fills the mind,” he ~ David Grann
176:Someone to whom jokes are never told soon contracts enthusiasm deficiency. ~ Hanif Kureishi
177:Defeat is for those who, despite their fears, live with enthusiasm and faith. ~ Paulo Coelho
178:Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it. ~ Thomas Eakins
179:For all practical purposes, Feely's enthusiasms stopped where her skin ended. ~ Alan Bradley
180:If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr
181:In fact, self-assured enthusiasm is an impressively useful indicator of success. ~ Amy Cuddy
182:Enthusiasm is one of the key ingredients for a lifetime of successful living ~ Robin S Sharma
183:Humor, however broad and genial, takes a narrower view than enthusiasm. ~ Henry David Thoreau
184:If we want to make friends, let's greet people with animation and enthusiasm. ~ Dale Carnegie
185:If we want to make friends, let’s greet people with animation and enthusiasm. ~ Dale Carnegie
186:Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
187:One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others. ~ Stefan Zweig
188:Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, enthusiasm is the true part of genius. ~ Isaac D Israeli
189:Success is going from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm ~ Winston S Churchill
190:The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
191:True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it. ~ Charlotte Bront
192:when I was told either to lower my sights or to rein in my enthusiasms ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
193:Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget. ~ Lou Diamond Phillips
194:Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
195:Her enthusiasm, her optimism, her hope? They were all so far from where he was. ~ Jessica Park
196:Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston S Churchill
197:True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it. ~ Charlotte Bronte
198:We shared an explosive enthusiasm that we blasted out of our bodies with alcohol. ~ Ariel Levy
199:When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel. ~ Deena Kastor
200:A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm. ~ Mason Jennings
201:Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come for miles to watch you burn ~ Jo Ann Butler
202:I don't know what I'm doing, but my incompetence has never stopped my enthusiasm. ~ Woody Allen
203:By looking on the bright side, we'll activate enthusiasm and turn on the go system. ~ Adam Grant
204:Enthusiasm is the nature of life. Become one whose enthusiasm never dies. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
205:I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything. ~ John D Rockefeller
206:Mere enthusiasm is the all in all... / Passion and expression are beauty itself. ~ William Blake
207:What a man knows only through feeling can be explained only through enthusiasm. ~ Joseph Joubert
208:But the future is uncertain, and he can't get up enough enthusiasm even to masurbate. ~ M R Carey
209:Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach. ~ Moby
210:God has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. ~ John Piper
211:I live on a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Nikolai ~ Leigh Bardugo
212:Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
213:But the future is uncertain, and he can’t get up enough enthusiasm even to masturbate. ~ M R Carey
214:Don't fake enthusiasms. Say what you think, not what you think you ought to think. ~ Darcy O Brien
215:Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman. ~ Conrad Hilton
216:His enthusiasm was adorable. I couldn’t resist leaning over to kiss him on the cheek. ~ John Green
217:It's that enthusiasm, that passion for what you're doing, that is most important. ~ Charles Kuralt
218:Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius. ~ Isaac D Israeli
219:The best benefit we derive from history is the enthusiasm it excites. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
220:I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. ~ George Sand
221:science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~ Patricia S Churchland
222:She ate life with unapologetic enthusiasm and took as many helpings as she wanted. ~ Kristin Hannah
223:Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
224:Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. ~ Paulo Coelho
225:in modern times nationalism is the most copious and durable source of mass enthusiasm, ~ Eric Hoffer
226:I rarely acquire any enthusiasm for the opposite sex outside of being drunk. ~ Claire Louise Bennett
227:Keep up your enthusiasm! There is nothing more contagious than exuberant enthusiasm. ~ Harry Houdini
228:The enthusiasm you have for a new idea is not an accurate indicator of its true worth. ~ Jason Fried
229:Without enthusiasm then what we have surrounded ourselves with becomes worthless. ~ Stephen Richards
230:Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms -- you’ll be able to use them better when you’re older. ~ Seneca
231:Not a visible enthusiasm but a hidden one, an excitement burning with a cold flame. ~ Patrick S skind
232:Not a visible enthusiasm but a hidden one, an excitement burning with a cold flame. ~ Patrick Suskind
233:Speeches made to the people are essential to the arousing of enthusiasm for a war. ~ Benito Mussolini
234:The hatred of truth is a vice [...] From it comes pride and an enthusiasm for disorder. ~ Dean Koontz
235:And as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Robin S Sharma
236:Enthusiasm is the height of man; it is the passing from the human to the divine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
237:My enthusiasms...constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. ~ Emile M Cioran
238:She bounces off with all the enthusiasm of someone rushing toward cake, not corpses. ~ Victoria Schwab
239:Success comes from continuing to strive, fail and learn without losing enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
240:Excitement, like enthusiasm, sometimes renders us unconscious to the things of earth. ~ Alexandre Dumas
241:Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm ~ Winston Churchill
242:There is a melancholy which accompanies all enthusiasm. ~ Anthony Ashley Cooper 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
243:Truth is never to be expected from authors whose understanding is warped with enthusiasm. ~ John Dryden
244:Do not lose your enthusiasm. In its Greek etymology, the word enthusiasm means, "God in us." ~ Ken Burns
245:Enthusiasm is the power that transfers the mental blueprint into the physical dimension. ~ Eckhart Tolle
246:Exaggerated passion combined with enthusiasm has the ingredients to make a prolific artist. ~ Don Watson
247:Flying is the only active profession I could ever continue with enthusiasm after the War. ~ Wilfred Owen
248:Optimism generates hope...hope releases dreams...dreams set goals...enthusiasm follows ~ Martin Seligman
249:Phlegmatic natures can be inspired to enthusiasm only by being made into fanatics. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
250:Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Carmine Gallo
251:Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
252:2Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. ~ Max Lucado
253:Anything where there's great enthusiasm, and a place to come share what you think is cool. ~ Keanu Reeves
254:Daring enthusiasm And abiding cheerfulness Can accomplish everything on earth Without fail. ~ Sri Chinmoy
255:To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. ~ Tryon Edwards
256:You had to hand it to the devil: long odds never dampened his enthusiasm one bit. David ~ Scott Nicholson
257:Youth culture adopts Armani and adapts it in its own way, as befits youthful enthusiasm. ~ Giorgio Armani
258:It's always harder to maintain raw enthusiasm or joy than to go into a really dark place. ~ Carey Mulligan
259:I would rather have one man with enthusiasm working with me than ten who are complacent. ~ Thomas A Edison
260:Let a man once see himself as others see him, and all enthusiasm vanishes from his heart. ~ Elbert Hubbard
261:Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.-Adam Smith ~ Massimo Pigliucci
262:the world had gone too far in its enthusiasm for moderation and the thing had to be stopped ~ Rebecca West
263:Enthusiasm is of the greatest value, so long as we are not carried away by it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
264:Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind. ~ Bryant McGill
265:Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
266:No one can do the same job, requiring the same tasks, with perpetual interest and enthusiasm. ~ David Niven
267:Being Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm was the best thing to happen to Larry David in life. ~ Larry David
268:Develop an enthusiasm for life, create a need for more life, and you will receive more life. ~ Maxwell Maltz
269:Experience and enthusiasm are two fine business attributes seldom found in one individual. ~ William Feather
270:It is a tragedy, perhaps, that human beings can get so much energy and enthusiasm from hate. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
271:The most valuable commodity in business today, if people would only recognize it, is enthusiasm ~ Rona Jaffe
272:We must see to it that enthusiasm for the future does not give rise to contempt for the past. ~ Pope Paul VI
273:All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene ~ William Ellery Channing
274:Enthusiasm comes from the Greek word entheos, which means ‘inspired’ or ‘filled with the divine. ~ Jon Gordon
275:Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius. ~ Isaac D Israeli
276:Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind. ~ Bryant H McGill
277:Look at World War II, at Hitler's cruelty. The more cruelty, the more enthusiasm for revolution. ~ Mao Zedong
278:No one creates a great life without reconnecting to the enthusiasm experienced in childhood. ~ Steve Chandler
279:Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill ~ Penny Reid
280:There was not ... universal enthusiasm at the prospect of treating Humans as Significant beings. ~ Ann Leckie
281:To succeed in any field, Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle and our enthusiasm-hearts Must dance. ~ Sri Chinmoy
282:If you enjoy what you do, don't be afraid of expressing your enthusiasm. Enjoyment is infectious. ~ Alan Sugar
283:Say goodbye to the energy vampires in your life (the negative souls who steal your enthusiasm). ~ Robin Sharma
284:"Aphrodite," she said. "Venus?" Hazel asked in amazement. "Mom," Piper said, with no enthusiasm. ~ Rick Riordan
285:Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm ~ Sun Tzu
286:Enthusiasm comes from the Greek word entheos, which means, "inspired" or "filled with the divine." ~ Jon Gordon
287:Enthusiasm — real grassroots enthusiasm — trumps money, trumps endorsements, trumps everything. ~ Eric Garcetti
288:It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr
289:With Star Wars fans, there's so much enthusiasm, and it's a completely different generation now. ~ Peter Mayhew
290:A convert's enthusiasm for his new religion is greater than that of a person who is born in it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
291:A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. ~ Mary Kay Ash
292:Aziraphale felt an icy pit opening under his enthusiasm, and tried to pretend it wasn't happening. ~ Neil Gaiman
293:Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. ~ Murray Gell Mann
294:Turn your fears into excitement.
Your anxieties into enthusiasm.
Your passion into energy. ~ Sanober Khan
295:Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles. ~ Og Mandino
296:Any music can be healing if it inspires, relaxes, encourages or creates enthusiasm for life in you. ~ David Simon
297:At times I fake my enthusiasm. At others, I fear I am incapable of communicating the depth of it. ~ Maggie Nelson
298:He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever. ~ E Lockhart
299:It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild. ~ Alan Autry
300:It takes courage to stay young, to make your enthusiasms work for you. Don't let anyone drag you down. ~ Ken Adam
301:One nice thing that I have discovered about Los Angeles is the enthusiasm with which people dress. ~ Ellie Kemper
302:The things that are worthwhile are usually accomplished by someone with enthusiasm and drive... ~ Agatha Christie
303:If you ask me, most people have children just as their own enthusiasm about life begins to wane. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
304:Success in life is the ability to move from one mistake to another without loosing enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
305:Whenever you are engaged in something and there is an outpouring of energy, you are in enthusiasm. ~ Eckhart Tolle
306:And enthusiasm should not be quashed,’ Daniel told me, returning the kiss with compound interest. ~ Kerry Greenwood
307:Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
308:Daring enthusiasm
And abiding cheerfulness
Can accomplish everything on earth
Without fail. ~ Sri Chinmoy
309:I love the Broadway audiences, who relish live drama and don't hesitate to display their enthusiasm. ~ Ian Mckellen
310:I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
311:Improvement of one's economic position is helped more by cool persistence than by hot enthusiasm. ~ William Feather
312:The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you. ~ Pope Francis
313:Aphrodite," she said.
"Venus?" Hazel asked in amazement.
"Mom," Piper said, with no enthusiasm. ~ Rick Riordan
314:Glory to that Homer of painting, to that father of warmth and enthusiasm... he really paints men. ~ Eugene Delacroix
315:If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
316:Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
317:Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
318:In the end it all comes down to enthusiasm. Your creativity is basically your expression of God-force. ~ Stuart Wilde
319:I suggested back in 1980 to do a chronological live album, but there wasn't that much enthusiasm for it. ~ Jimmy Page
320:I have no idea what I am doing but incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm. ~ Woody Allen
321:I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory. ~ Nancy Pelosi
322:I've never seen the kind of enthusiasm at the grassroots that I see campaigning with or for Donald Trump. ~ Mike Pence
323:To succeed in any field,
Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle
And our enthusiasm-hearts
Must dance. ~ Sri Chinmoy
324:Enthusiasm, excitement, and determination won't get you anywhere if you don't know where you are going. ~ Crystal Paine
325:I love talking to all the kids, and have enjoyed the enthusiasm and response from their teachers as well. ~ Scott Cohen
326:It has been said that people never do evil with more enthusiasm than when they do it in the name of God. ~ Tony Campolo
327:Success is often nothing more than moving from one failure to another with undiminished enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
328:The enthusiasm for [Donald] Trump had gone up. The net result was it made people more supportive of him. ~ Mara Liasson
329:The main purpose of a significance test is to inhibit the natural enthusiasm of the investigator. ~ Frederick Mosteller
330:To have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation - this to to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
331:Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. ~ Gordon Parks
332:Ignorance and fear create the gods, enthusiasm and deceit adorn them, and human weakness worships them. ~ Graham McNeill
333:I'm not really looking for theater work. But if somebody approaches me with enthusiasm, I might respond. ~ David Hockney
334:I was already sort of mixing my science physics enthusiasm with entertainment and directing and puppetry. ~ Brian Henson
335:Progress can be slow and gradual. Continue putting in effort with patience, enthusiasm and faith. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
336:He gathered enthusiasm when he thought of the goal, and not the means by which he had accomplished it. ~ Harry Turtledove
337:I am a man of vehement disposition, with violent enthusiasms, and extreme immoderation in all my passions. ~ Oliver Sacks
338:Maintain your rage and enthusiasm for the campaign for the election now to be held and until polling day. ~ Gough Whitlam
339:Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
340:You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. ~ Henry Ford
341:Gratitude for the many blessings that recovery has brought even further heightens our enthusiasm for living. ~ Karen Casey
342:I fairly sizzle with zeal, energy, and enthusiasm; eager to do that which ought to be done by me today. ~ Charles Fillmore
344:If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
345:Life that only a few hours before had glowed with enthusiasm and exultation, suddenly paled and sickened. ~ Fritz Kreisler
346:Only someone authentic, with a deep love of art, will radiate the enthusiasm needed to keep them engaged ~ Lisa Desrochers
347:Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. —WINSTON CHURCHILL ~ Alan W Hirshfeld
348:Tiny personality changes here and there inspire growth in us constantly. Inspiration leads to enthusiasm. ~ Steve Chandler
349:Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. ~ Tom Peters
350:Bernadette and her enthusiasm were like a hippo and water: get between them and you’ll be trampled to death. ~ Maria Semple
351:Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act
enthusiastic until you make it a habit. ~ Gordon Parks
352:I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm. ~ Robert Englund
353:Success,” as Winston Churchill once said, “is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. ~ Amanda Ripley
354:There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
355:Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
356:Go into something because you really like it, and then do it with a drive and enthusiasm so that it isn't work. ~ John Kluge
357:I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy. ~ Patricia Ireland
358:Scapegrace went to roll his eyes, but lost his enthusiasm halfway through and ended up looking at the ceiling. ~ Derek Landy
359:The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm. ~ Joyce Cary
360:Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test. ~ Herb Elliott
361:Winston Churchill’s great remark that “success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Jonathan Sacks
362:You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is. ~ Stephen Covey
363:Go at life every day with passion and enthusiasm... and when challenges arrive, simply do not give up. ~ G Richard Wagoner Jr
364:Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him. ~ Steven Pressfield
365:She, on the other hand, had blatantly exhibited the Sagittarius traits of excessive enthusiasm and bluntness. Mr. ~ Nina Lane
366:There is a sort of human paste that when it comes near the fire of enthusiasm is only baked into harder shape. ~ George Eliot
367:Wil ate without enthusiasm. His bacon tasted like nothing. Like a dead animal, fried. His eggs, aborted chickens. ~ Max Barry
368:As Winston Churchill once said, “The trick is to go from one failure65 to another, with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Warren Berger
369:Doggedness depends on emotional traits - enthusiasm and persistence in the face of setbacks - above all else. ~ Daniel Goleman
370:Enthusiasm does not always speak for those who arouse it, but always for those who experience it. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
371:Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence. ~ Napoleon Hill
372:Even in my stand-up, there's a lot more positivity and enthusiasm rather than negative, I-hate-everything vibes. ~ Aziz Ansari
373:If we venture beyond the pale of Scripture, we to all the illusions of imagination and enthusiasm. ~ John Newton
374:My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression. ~ Sally Kirkland
375:My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife. ~ Steve Irwin
376:No farmer-sportsman group is stronger than the ties of mutual confidence and enthusiasm which bind its members. ~ Aldo Leopold
377:The enthusiasm, the swell of sweet courage he heard in her voice, filled him with Seattle-grunge levels of despair. ~ Joe Hill
378:Enthusiasm is contagious - so is a lack of it. Joyless Christians are a greater assault on the gospel than atheism. ~ Mark Hart
379:Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with your might.
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
380:How can we harness the enthusiasm and curiosity in our new hires to make sure that existing SREs benefit from it? ~ Betsy Beyer
381:Persuasive communication involves enthusiasm, animation, audience participation, authenticity and spontaneity. ~ John C Maxwell
382:The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm. ~ Aldous Huxley
383:Enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is generally welcome in any group of people. ~ Napoleon Hill
384:Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
385:I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse ... I am painting big sunflowers. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
386:I suppose that if one is ever to have boundless enthusiasm and endless energy one has them at seventeen, eighteen. ~ Norah Lofts
387:Sustained enthusiasm brings into existence a wave of creative energy, and all you have to do is 'ride the wave'. ~ Eckhart Tolle
388:When someone compliments me on my physique, positive attitude, or enthusiasm, I walk on air the rest of the day. ~ Robert Cheeke
389:You can make yourself enthusiastic by affirming enthusiasm and by thinking, talking, acting enthusiastic. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
390:Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing. In South America they throw flowers to you. In Greece Greeks throw themselves. ~ Melina Mercouri
391:Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~ Dale Carnegie
392:Winston Churchill said, "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
393:As a kid, you await holidays with a wide-eyed, passionate, almost maniacal enthusiasm. Heavy breathing is involved. ~ Gina Barreca
394:Enthusiasm Rules his inner world. Determination Rules his outer world. Therefore Happiness has become His real name. ~ Sri Chinmoy
395:I' enthusiasm for 'ethnic cleansing' will wane if only sticks and rocks are available for the warring parties. ~ Bill Hicks
396:In your life, did you know enthusiasm?' If the answer is yes you enter the sky. If no, you fall to burn in the pit. ~ Ray Bradbury
397:I've dated attractive people and I don't find a correlation between amorous enthusiasm and beauty and public figure status. ~ Moby
398:No one slaughters a coreligionist with quite as much enthusiasm as a Christian, my dear. Look at their history. ~ Elizabeth Peters
399:She would tell him that his enthusiasm for life had given her the courage to do as much as she had with her life, ~ Barbara Demick
400:The strongest predictors of who got the money were these traits: confidence, comfort level, and passionate enthusiasm. ~ Amy Cuddy
401:To become a fan of something, to open and change, is a move of deliberate optimism, curiosity, and enthusiasm. ~ Carrie Brownstein
402:Too much empty enthusiasm can even be demotivating, if not supported by the right skills and a lot of elbow grease. ~ Derek Murphy
403:We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more. ~ Chris Martin
404:I dedicate the love, enthusiasm, welcome and respect given to me to the feet of 125 crore children of Mother India. ~ Narendra Modi
405:In our enthusiasm to dominate nature and to produce more material good - goods - we have transformed means into ends. ~ Erich Fromm
406:In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
407:As Winston Churchill said, "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
408:Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~ Dale Carnegie
409:Great happiness, and mingled therefor with bitter sorrow. It is not by enthusiasm but by tactics that we defeat a foe. ~ Georg Ebers
410:I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things. ~ Brian Baumgartner
411:If unconditional love and genuine enthusiasm are present, praise isn't necessary. If they're absent, praise won't help. ~ Alfie Kohn
412:That youthful enthusiasm for the Resistance was killed off quick in new recruits, if they were not killed off first. ~ Dean F Wilson
413:and my editor, Tom Dupree, for his patience, enthusiasm, and shared good taste for loving Mystery Science Theater 3000. ~ Dan Simmons
414:As Winston Churchill so aptly explained, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Jen Sincero
415:Never forget that all the enthusiasm you need is in your mind. Let it out - let it live - let it motivate you. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
416:The innocence, enthusiasms, joys, and voracities of youth can be recalled but perhaps never fully regained, he thought. ~ Dean Koontz
417:think I have sort of an odd aversion, almost like a chemical sensitivity, when it comes to other people’s enthusiasm. ~ Wendy McClure
418:What's amazing about doing movies, compared to television, there's an ending you can see. There's an enthusiasm to it. ~ Jim Gaffigan
419:When a person applies enthusiasm to his job, the job will itself become alive with exciting new possibilities. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
420:When we're infused with either enthusiasm or awe or fondness ... it changes what we see. It changes what we remember. ~ Robert Legato
421:don't even leap to actions and decisions before you've found that sense of natural calm, well-being, or enthusiasm. ~ Frederick Dodson
422:if we cannot learn to look at life with the innocence and the enthusiasm of childhood–it makes no sense to go on living ~ Paulo Coelho
423:The choice of a topic which will bear analysis and support enthusiasm, is essential to the enjoyment of conversation. ~ Agnes Repplier
424:They all employed lots of skinny, bored teenagers who stocked shelves with the enthusiasm of a eunuch at an orgy. There ~ Harlan Coben
425:You see the crowds. I mean, you don't see enthusiasm like that at a Hillary [Clinton] rally. People are falling asleep. ~ Donald Trump
426:But then anyone who's worth anything reads just what he likes, as the mood takes him, and with extravagant enthusiasm. ~ Virginia Woolf
427:In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm. ... In the real world, all rests on perseverance. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
428:There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm. ~ Deepak Chopra
429:Try to improve. Don't expect too much, but don't feel discouraged either; keep up your enthusiasm; you will make progress. ~ Dalai Lama
430:What a lot of fun you could have if you made unimportant things seem important and went about them with enthusiasm. ~ Carol Ryrie Brink
431:A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through. ~ Alex Kapranos
432:everything which causes us to lose our enthusiasm and self respect, is harmful; even if it means power, money or success. ~ Paulo Coelho
433:The gap between enthusiasm and indifference is filled with failures. The great man is he that does not lose his child's heart. ~ Mencius
434:The happiest people are those who have learned to mix play with their work and to bind the two together with enthusiasm. ~ Napoleon Hill
435:There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism ~ Alexander Hamilton
436:The rest of the rebels were recruited from the ranks of the young and excitable and had rather more enthusiasm than skill. ~ John Scalzi
437:Young people can be annoying, let's face it. But they can also be really refreshing to be around and full of enthusiasm. ~ John C Reilly
438:At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important. ~ M C Escher
439:Can you dance?
Of course, I said, even though I can’t really. I think enthusiasm counts for a lot in dancing and in life. ~ Susan Juby
440:Fill the day with enthusiasm. Give the day all you've got and it will give you all it's got, which will be plenty. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
441:Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you. ~ Michael Beckwith
442:There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. ~ Alexander Hamilton
443:The worst crimes are committed out of enthusiasm, a morbid state responsible for almost all public and private disasters. ~ Emil M Cioran
444:Colonel Vivian had convinced himself that Ivor Montagu's enthusiasm for Ping-Pong was a cover for something more sinister. ~ Ben Macintyre
445:I still enjoy the company of most dogs more than that of most people, because dogs are capable of uncomplicated enthusiasm. ~ John Gierach
446:No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty ~ James Anthony Froude
447:Stay true to your brand and true to your voice and audiences will respond to that authenticity with enthusiasm and passion. ~ Kevin Spacey
448:The four great motives for writing prose are sheer egoism, esthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. ~ George Orwell
449:The Government's enthusiasm for 24 hour drinking puzzles me... We want people to be responsible, yet we urge them to drink. ~ Frank Dobson
450:You have to live spherically - in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm - and things will come your way. ~ Federico Fellini
451:Your enthusiasm becomes their enthusiasm; your lukewarm presentation becomes their lukewarm interest in what you're offering. ~ Bill Walsh
452:enthusiasm for Communism in theory was characteristically present in inverse proportion to direct experience of it in practice. ~ Anonymous
453:Every page should explode, either because of its staggering absurdity, the enthusiasm of its principles, or its typography. ~ Tristan Tzara
454:false enthusiasm does not come easily to six-year-olds … although, sad to say, it’s a skill most of us learn fairly rapidly. ~ Stephen King
455:Indeed, most of their letters mixed romantic effusions with scientific enthusiasms, often with an emphasis on the latter. ~ Walter Isaacson
456:It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth. ~ Arthur Balfour
457:One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. ~ Ella Maillart
458:Poetry is enthusiasm with wings of fire; it is the angel of high thoughts, that inspires us with the power of sacrifice. ~ Giuseppe Mazzini
459:The man’s oral skills were off the chart. Such attention to detail. And the enthusiasm—the man was starving and I was his meal. ~ Anonymous
460:Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
461:However, you could have conveyed your enthusiasm for this idea with the use of only one exclamation point. Three is overkill. ~ Jessica Park
462:I had a lot of enthusiasms that were very contradictory, I was never very doctrinaire in the type of design I wanted to do. ~ Michael Bierut
463:Earn by your efficiency and enthusiasm, The right to play higher and higher roles ,That is the meaning and purpose of life. ~ Sathya Sai Baba
464:Enthusiasm for conservation can be fashioned into a nasty weapon for those who dislike business on general principles. ~ William F Buckley Jr
465:Enthusiasm is the key not only to the achievement of great things but to the accomplishment of any thing that is worthwhile. ~ Samuel Goldwyn
466:The thing that I really look for in people is enthusiasm and excitement and, not to sound really sappy, that fire in their eyes. ~ Rachel Zoe
467:Trying to get pregnant is one of my very favorite things to do. We’ll have to practice frequently, and with great enthusiasm. ~ Thea Harrison
468:Do not try to pull people to your path! All you have to do is to travel on your own path with great enthusiasm and faith! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
469:Focus on the core problem your business solves & put out lots of content & enthusiasm, & ideas about how to solve that problem. ~ Laura Fitton
470:I can't afford to slow down, but I suppose it really depends. As long as there's enough enthusiasm, then one wants to continue. ~ Sean Connery
471:It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself. ~ Walter Annenberg
472:Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. ~ Pope John Paul II
473:We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. ~ John Muir
474:While enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster ~ Benjamin Graham
475:Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. ~ Ambrose Bierce
476:Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed. Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress. ~ B C Forbes
477:I feel that my main responsibility as a teacher isn’t to convey facts, but to rekindle that lost enthusiasm for asking questions. ~ Max Tegmark
478:If you don't love what you're doing with unbridled passion and enthusiasm, you're not going to succeed when you hit obstacles. ~ Howard Schultz
479:O lovely Sisters! is it true That they are all inspired by you, And write by inward magic charm'd, And high enthusiasm warm'd? ~ Joanna Baillie
480:One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity. ~ Ivan Turgenev
481:The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm. ~ Teju Cole
482:The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm ~ Leonard Bernstein
483:while enthusiasm may be necessary for great accomplishments elsewhere, on Wall Street it almost invariably leads to disaster. ~ Benjamin Graham
484:I was under no illusions as to my physical attractiveness. It was not such that it would inspire propriety-overwhelming enthusiasm. ~ Ann Leckie
485:Many (Christians) have zeal without knowledge, enthusiasm without enlightenment. In more modern jargon, they are keen but clueless. ~ John Stott
486:The original Greek word for enthusiasm meant "to be filled with God." When we are "filled with God" we tend to lead on purpose. ~ Richard Leider
487:Enthusiasm, n. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience. ~ Ambrose Bierce
488:In every painting a whole is mysteriously enclosed, a whole life of tortures, doubts, of hours of enthusiasm and inspiration. ~ Wassily Kandinsky
489:The roof leaked and the toilet flushed with the kind of diminished enthusiasm that often precedes serious septic difficulties. She ~ David Rhodes
490:Americans’ enthusiasm for apocalyptic fantasy probably owes more to movies like The Exorcist and The Omen than to the Bible itself. ~ Susan Jacoby
491:Every reformation must have its victims. You can’t expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over the prodigal’s return. ~ Saki
492:Productivity is effectively stewarding my gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God. ~ Tim Challies
493:She smiled and feigned enthusiasm, although she cared little for the game. Sometimes that's what you did for the people you loved. ~ Julie Klassen
494:She waded through the letter like a guilty pleasure, torn between annoyance and enchantment with Miss Aster's obvious enthusiasm. ~ Scott Wilbanks
495:Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. GORDON PARKS, PHOTOGRAPHER ~ Mike Robbins
496:I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. ~ Steve Irwin
497:I hope you weren't looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret. ~ Leigh Bardugo
498:I hope you weren’t looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret. ~ Leigh Bardugo
499:Productivity is effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God ~ Tim Challies
500:Bix looked at Alleyn with all the enthusiasm of a smart Labrador offered the chance of a long walk and a good many rabbits
Pg 172 ~ Stella Duffy

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


  135 Integral Yoga
   25 Occultism
   18 Philosophy
   14 Fiction
   10 Poetry
   8 Psychology
   7 Yoga
   6 Christianity
   3 Education
   2 Theosophy
   1 Sufism
   1 Hinduism
   1 Alchemy

   75 The Mother
   49 Sri Aurobindo
   34 Satprem
   25 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   15 Aleister Crowley
   9 H P Lovecraft
   6 Swami Krishnananda
   6 Plotinus
   6 Plato
   6 Carl Jung
   6 A B Purani
   5 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   4 Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Jordan Peterson

   11 Magick Without Tears
   9 Record of Yoga
   9 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   7 Questions And Answers 1954
   7 Liber ABA
   6 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   6 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   6 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   6 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Shelley - Poems
   5 Questions And Answers 1956
   5 On Education
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Letters On Yoga II
   5 Agenda Vol 02
   4 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   4 The Life Divine
   4 The Human Cycle
   4 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Questions And Answers 1953
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   4 Agenda Vol 05
   4 Agenda Vol 01
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   3 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Theosophy
   2 Savitri
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 Agenda Vol 12
   2 Agenda Vol 03

00.04_-_The_Beautiful_in_the_Upanishads, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The form of a thing can be beautiful; but the formless too has its beauty. Indeed, the beauty of the formless, that is to say, the very sum and substance, the ultimate essence, the soul of beauty that is what suffuses, with in-gathered colour and Enthusiasm, the realisation and poetic creation of the Upanishadic seer. All the forms that are scattered abroad in their myriad manifest beauty hold within themselves a secret Beauty and are reflected or projected out of it. This veiled Name of Beauty can be compared to nothing on the phenomenal hemisphere of Nature; it has no adequate image or representation below:
   it cannot be defined or figured in the terms of the phenomenal consciousness. In speaking of it, however, the Upanishads invariably and repeatedly refer to two attri butes that characterise its fundamental nature. These two aspects have made such an impression upon the consciousness of the Upanishadic seer that his Enthusiasm almost wholly plays about them and is centred on them. When he contemplates or communes with the Supreme Object, these seem to him to be the mark of its au thenticity, the seal of its high status and the reason of all the charm and magic it possesses. The first aspect or attri bute is that of light the brilliance, the solar effulgenceravituly-arpa the bright, clear, shadow less Light of lightsvirajam ubhram jyotim jyoti The second aspect is that of delight, the bliss, the immortality inherent in that wide effulgencenandarpam amtam yad vibhti.

01.02_-_Sri_Aurobindo_-_Ahana_and_Other_Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We have been speaking of philosophy and the philosophic manner. But what are the exact implications of the words, let us ask again. They mean nothing more and nothing lessthan the force of thought and the mass of thought content. After all, that seems to be almost the whole difference between the past and the present human consciousness in so far at least as it has found expression in poetry. That element, we wish to point out, is precisely what the old-world poets lacked or did not care to possess or express or stress. A poet meant above all, if not all in all, emotion, passion, sensuousness, sensibility, nervous Enthusiasm and imagination and fancy: remember the classic definition given by Shakespeare of the poet

01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But the evolutionary urge, as I have said, has always been to bring down or instil more and more light and self-consciousness into the depths of the heart too: and the first result has been an intellectualisation, a rationalisation of the consciousness, a movement of scientific observation and criticism which very naturally leads to a desiccation of the poetic Enthusiasm and fervour. But a period of transcendence is in gestation. All efforts of modern poets and craftsmen, even those that seem apparently queer, bizarre and futile, are at bottom a travail for this transcendence, including those that seem contradictory to it.

01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, there are one or two points, notes for the guidance of the aspirant, which I would like to mention here for their striking appositeness and simple "soothfastness." First of all with regard to the restless Enthusiasm and eagerness of a novice, here is the advice given: "The fervour is so mickle in outward showing, is not only for mickleness of love that they have; but it is for littleness and weakness of their souls, that they may not bear a little touching of God.. afterward when love hath boiled out all the uncleanliness, then is the love clear and standeth still, and then is both the body and the soul mickle more in peace, and yet hath the self soul mickle more love than it had before, though it shew less outward." And again: "without any fervour outward shewed, and the less it thinketh that it loveth or seeth God, the nearer it nigheth" ('it' naturally refers to the soul). The statement is beautifully self-luminous, no explanation is required. Another hurdle that an aspirant has to face often in the passage through the Dark Night is that you are left all alone, that you are deserted by your God, that the Grace no longer favours you. Here is however the truth of the matter; "when I fall down to my frailty, then Grace withdraweth: for my falling is cause there-of, and not his fleeing." In fact, the Grace never withdraws, it is we who withdraw and think otherwise. One more difficulty that troubles the beginner especially is with regard to the false light. The being of darkness comes in the form of the angel of light, imitates the tone of the still small voice; how to recognise, how to distinguish the two? The false light, the "feigned sun" is always found "atwixt two black rainy clouds" : they are "highing" of oneself and "lowing" of others. When you feel flattered and elated, beware it is the siren voice tempting you. The true light brings you soothing peace and meekness: the other light brings always a trail of darknessf you are soothfast and sincere you will discover it if not near you, somewhere at a distance lurking.

02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And we grow vessels of creative might.
  The Enthusiasm of a divine surprise
  Pervades our life, a mystic stir is felt,

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It has kinship with the demon and the god.
  A strange Enthusiasm has moved its heart;
  It hungers for heights, it passions for the supreme.

03.04_-_The_Other_Aspect_of_European_Culture, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Is it meant that "Mediaeval obscurantism" was Europe's supreme ideal and that the cry should be: "Back to the Dark Age, into the gloom of Mystic superstitions and Churchian dogmas?" Now, one cannot deny that there was much of obscurantism and darkness in that period of Europe's evolution. And the revolt launched against it by the heralds of the Modern Age was inevitable and justified to some extent; but to say that unadulterated superstition was what constituted the very substance of Middle Age Culture and that the whole thing was more or less a nightmare, is only to land into another sort of superstition and obscurantism. The best when corrupt does become the worst. The truth of the matter is that in its decline the Middle Age clung to and elaborated only the formal aspect of its culture, leaving aside its inner realisation, its living inspiration. The Renaissance was a movement of reaction and correction against the lifeless formalism, the dry scholasticism of a decadent Middle Age; it sought to infuse a new vitality, by giving a new outlook and intuition to Europe's moribund soul. But, in fact, it has gone a little too far in its career of correction. In its violent Enthusiasm to pull down the worn-out edifice of the past and to build anew for the future, it has almost gone to the length of digging up the solid foundation and erasing the fundamental ground-plan upon which Europe's real life and culture reposed and can still safely repose.

03.09_-_Art_and_Katharsis, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The uplifting power of Art is inherent in its nature, for Art itself is the outcome of an uplifted nature. Art is the expression of a heightened consciousness. The ordinary consciousness in which man lives and moves is narrow, limited, obscure, faltering, unhappyit is the abode of all that is evil and ugly; it is inartistic. The poetic zeal, Enthusiasm or frenzy, when it seizes the consciousness, at once lifts it high into a state that is characterised by wideness and depth and a new and fresh exhilarating intensity of perception and experience. We seem to arrive at the very fountain-head, where things take birth and are full of an unspoilt life and power and beauty and light and harmony. A line burdened with the whole tragedy of earthly existence such as Shakespeare's:

04.04_-_A_Global_Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is the view, an old-world view, of eternal recurrence. That is to say, creation is ever the same; it goes through a cycle of changes, but the cycles repeat ad infinitum. There is no progress, no forward movement towards a more and more perfection. Indeed, the cycle of creation is a closed circle. The idea of progress was very much in vogue at one time. It was born under the auspices of Romantic Idealism; it was fostered and streng thened by youthful, Science in the first Enthusiasm of her early discoveries, especially that of the fact of biological evolution. There has, however, been a setback since, when it was found that the original picture of evolution the emergence and growth of species in the course of a few thousand years is far from being true, that evolution means not thousands but millions of years. And when archaeologists discovered that men could build hygienic cities, run democratic states, discuss and argue acutely on recondite problems of life and philosophy, women knew the use of ornaments and jewels of consummate beauty and craftsmanship in epochs when they were expected to be no more than wild denizens of the cave or the forest, the belief in human progress, at least along a steady straight line, was very much shaken.

06.07_-_Total_Transformation_Demands_Total_Rejection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The reason is very simple. The experience or realisation is not a total one, that is to say, it belongs to a part only of the nature and is not shared by other parts. The sadhak is not of one piece: the whole of his nature is not worked to the same pitch and amplitude, it is not equally responsive everywhere. Thus, when the psychic brings forward an experience and the inner consciousness is full of the light and energy and joy and faith, even then, in the background or by the side, if you are vigilant and observe carefully, you will see that the mind, the external mind, has its reservations or continues to move in its accustomed way. It looks askance at the experience, criticises or doubts; or it tries to understand or explain in its own terms, seize it within its frame of comprehension. Or else, the vital rises up and tries to get hold of the experience and utilise it for its own purposes; it is enjoyed as a tasty food, made to serve the vital's ambition or vanity, some lower ignorant egoistic urge. Or again, the physical, the body consciousness may not at all participate in the experience; it may remain indifferent, listless, lethargic with no impulse or Enthusiasm to carry out in practice the experience of the inner consciousness. Any of these drags or cross-currents is sufficient to maim and diminish and even wipe out the experience: and usually all the three are finally there to combine and reinforce each other's effects to do the mischief.
   Indeed, the experience of joy in the very process of suffering is a common experience with the saint and the martyr. We know of innumerable instances where the fierce torture of the flesh was drowned, overwhelmed in the ecstasy of the inner aspiration; the vital Enthusiasm drawn from the inner flame suffuses, courses through the nerves and tissues with such energy and impetus that it effectively blocks out the invading reaction of pain. It is a discipline that has its value even for the sadhak of the sunlit path.


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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) ::: 8.0/10 -- Passed | 2h 32min | Drama, War | 24 August 1930 (USA) -- A German youth eagerly enters World War I, but his enthusiasm wanes as he gets a firsthand view of the horror. Director: Lewis Milestone Writers: Erich Maria Remarque (by), Maxwell Anderson (adaptation) | 3 more credits Stars:
Curb Your Enthusiasm ::: TV-MA | 28min | Comedy | TV Series (2000 ) Season 11 Premiere 2021 -- The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers. Creator:
Curb Your Enthusiasm ::: TV-MA | 28min | Comedy | TV Series (2000 ) -- The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers. Creator: Larry David
Curious George (2006) ::: 6.5/10 -- G | 1h 27min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 February 2006 (USA) -- The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him. Director: Matthew O'Callaghan Writers: Ken Kaufman (screenplay), Ken Kaufman (story) | 3 more credits Stars:
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999) ::: 8.4/10 -- TV-MA | 59min | Comedy | TV Movie 17 October 1999 -- Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO. Director:
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999) ::: 8.4/10 -- TV-MA | 59min | Comedy | TV Movie 17 October 1999 -- Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO. Director: Robert B. Weide Writers: Larry David (creator), Larry David Stars:
Long Shot (2017) ::: 7.4/10 -- TV-14 | 40min | Documentary, Crime, Sport | TV Movie 29 September 2017 -- When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Director: Jacob LaMendola Stars:
Safety Last! (1923) ::: 8.1/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 14min | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 1 April 1923 (USA) -- A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures. Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Neymeyer), Sam Taylor Writers: Hal Roach (story), Sam Taylor (story) | 2 more credits Stars:
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