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stats, classes, magick, skills, bosses, monsters, mechanics, items/equipment, world/places

  Game Analysis, Game Dev, Game Concepts

--- WHY:
  the new mission statement

  so the goal is to create an fun, challenging (hooking) RPG that will make a strong profit and achieve a positive response such that it will go on to be expanded beyond its currently limited scope, ideally this process can continue indefinitely until it lives as open world RPG VR.

  checkout MTG, TOME(items, bosses), WOW(spells, bosses), D&D (spells and classes), ("vg") for all my favorite shit. also add tactics in there?



  wisdom ::: increases xp in some way, resist magic, resist evil, resist corruption, protection illusion, improve white magic potency, + MP, + WP
  willpower ::: increases gain in some way, extends magic duration, + WP, extand range of some spells, psychic resistance?, psychic potency, sorcery potency?, MP?
  intelligence ::: increases xp gain in some way, learning, hacking, tinkering, robotics, some form of resistance, MP?
  strength ::: damage/power, heavy weapons requirements. resistance of some sort
  vitality ::: resistance of some sort, HP
  dexterity ::: evasion, speed, crits, accuracy
  others ::: HP, MP, Time Bar?, perception/awareness?, >and 1 hidden stat (agro?), speed?, status effects, equipment effects, temperature?, fire elemental > void elemental.. slow > frozen.


  white wizard - white / holy / light magic/miracles - priest
  rogue / assassin / ninja / archer?(speed, tricks, disrupt/disable, criticals)
  knight / samurai / guard:defensive, protective, thick. strong.
  psychic / mindcraft
  time / space (gravity)
  dark / necrotic / blood / corruption
  elemental (air, water, fire, earth/material)
  barbarism / savagery
  Cartographer, Engineer(based on any skill(each skill is a skill tree?))
  others? like a standard thing everyone would borrow from?


  SPACE/TIME ::: phase(att/def), gravity, haste, interrupt(counter)(dirtyy as a gambit!), revert(slows time around you to speed yourself up), blink, teleport
  AIR ::: increase speed, air cutter, levitation, double jump, fly, summon air familiar
  ARCANE ::: arcane blast, arcane beam, arcane turret, arcane forms, summon arcane spirit
  FIRE ::: flame wave, summon fire vortex, fly(obsenely hard to do)
  ALTERATION ::: increase stat(ego projection), alter property(for weapons or w/e), make permanent(must have HEAVY costs esp for persons), something that lets you add tails or wings or arms?
  EARTH ::: summon earth giant(based on environment?), can cast lightly other elements? high elemental resistances?, shape earth-yay!
  WHITE ::: protection, warding, light, revive, dispel, light-beam, exorcise, boosting? bless? summon avatar, identify?, true sight
  PSYCHIC ::: sense consciousness, mind blast, psychic protection, dominate(linked with dark?)
- mind blast: go as deep as you can and destroy as much as possible. full hit is "you destroyed its sense of self, it has no idea what is going on."
- psychokinetic crush and strangle: attempt to crush and strangle the target with telekinetic force. full hit is "the enemy could not resist your crushing force and has been repeatedly folded in on itself, in a quick but truly grueling death. there isnt much left.". Lesser hits could be physical crippling and paralysis.
- dominate: unmericisely dominate the mind of the target, effectively turning it into a hijacked npc that will mindlessly follow orders. full hit is "you have dominated the target, your victim has been helplessly enslaved against their will." Repeated use opens dark magic tree?
  NECROMANCY/DARK ::: paralyzed aura, drain stat, drain health/mana, drain life, corrupt, drain time, poison cloud, compell, raise dead, summon demon/spirit, possess/dominate, - 6 people sacrificing their lives and many others to summon a horrid evil, which immediately requires food.


  concentration(reduces magic time costs, increases learning speed), meditation(increase MP/WP rate), alchemy, kata,
- cartography
  diablo 2 sorceress has 10 skills per tree, ie 30 skills for sorceress.
  there is something i need to do with my class set up because elemental for example would take 40 and holy only 10.
  stat requirements for particular skills. like mindcontrol or most high magic probably requires ridiculous willpower. but is it better to add requirements in the skill allocation itself or in other mechanic, such that without high willpower, one wont have enough MP to cast the spell in the first place. also adding requirements is extra work.
  a cooldown system?

  Spells(is this not under skills):
  chainlightning? or recurring lightning?
  check MTG for inspiration
  mirror image?
  self-destruct? see mels fire mage build
  paladin auras?
  healers, trainers, builders, explorers, warriors, farmers, shopkeepers


  check TOME for boss ideas.
  fast bosses run away but no drops if they run.
  name, class, stat / skill distro, equipment + gambits
  Light Stalker of sorts
  hell demon of sorts
  Temporal Horror of sorts
  Ice drake?
  dream monster of sorts
  goblin king?
  metal golem?
  fire/void elemental?
  dark or psychic master assassin
  giant fucking snake, giant eyeball creature
  cultists that sacrifice themselves to summon a giant fucking monster?
  alchemist of sorts?(super temp and perma buff)


  blind-jumpers ::: blind (senses ideally through smell and noise), climbs, fast (and scary af), jump, dig, hunt, call?
  tunnel tentacles:
  eye-wall-tenticle monsters ::: (eyes that appear in any object with shadow tentacles with stealth checks), drain (plants, animals(leeches from animals for strength, leaving their corpses.. shit)), slow, poison, immobile, traps? (they need to be rare then, else..)
  spawn gate:
  zombies, hookers:
  hijacking/possessing spirits and corrupting spirits:
  dark time mages ::: opens spawn gates (time tears), instability grants him power (or rather temporal horrors do?)
  necromancers ::: necromancy, blood magic, absorbtion spells, curses
  sight based creatures ::: eye stalker
  flying creatures ::: floating eye, planet-sized floating eye, insects?, birds?
  lesser demons ::: enslave minds(has minions of any npc class?)


  holy/black ::: the cursed,
  rogue/psychic ::: psyblade,
  dark/rogue ::: shadow?,
  white/knight ::: paladin?,
  death knight?
  monk? druid? (polymorph) warrior?
  physical counter for rogue
  counter as from MTG blue.
  monkey fighter? martial artist?



  GAMBITS / technical points ::: requires practicing the thing enough times until you can do it automatically? or by points or spell? by simple coding?
  FUNNESS ::: difficult but rewarding, so much to explore, freedom / lack of
  COMBAT MECHANICS ::: shooting the foot, combos (interupt with attack while backstepping or autoshoot w autoretreat w autododge)
  LOTS OF PREP AND CUSTOMIZATION ::: with the ideal of people spending time outside of game contemplating methods (walking thinking of d2)
  LIVING ENVIRONMENT ::: growing mushrooms, npcs rebuilding walls / going to work, animals living
  POTENTIAL MECHS ::: insanity
  UNSORTED ::: all stat increases are fractional from one?, permadeath, horror game, light radius, GM/God, Dieties, Universe / World / Nature, npcs including good/neutral/evil and animals, AI, timer, zero to hero progression

  this section was added for the question of...
  making the victories worth while? not just like
  funness? because the PC's start at level 100, how to integrate some form of progression which is the backbone of RPG enjoyment? the grinding has been taking out which is a miracle.
  smart bosses go for healer?


  head, amulet, chest, rings, gloves, pants, boots.
  items are currently off.
  bosses often carry an item which is dropped on kill? which is a fun concept but a lot of work.
  armory / shop
  tarnhelm. +1 all skills HEHE
  diablo 2 is the king of items I think. what are my favorite items from the game?
  disgaea had some lessons on this perhaps, as did D1


  The Academy, The Library, The Curriculum, The Temple, The Path, The Aim, Gods, God, The Player, The Character Sheet, Classes, Home, My Room, My Desk, My Workshop, The Quest, The World Map, The Order, The Palace?, The Bank?, The Town Center, The City, The Call, The Marketplace, The Clubhouse*, The Underground, The Forum?, The Lab?, The Playground, The Void?, The Courthouse?, The Residence, The Abyss, The Darkness, The Light, The Agency?, The World, The Heavens, Heaven, The Infinite? Tower, The Infinite? Dungeon
  heaven > world, world > heaven; + heaven ::: where the gods design and build the universe. help players ?!
  city of darkness > the abyss/night > heaven ::: make city of darkness twisted and fucking scary. "welcome to heavens shadow"
  space? > temple of time
  minotaurs lair > labyrinth > mountain > mountain-top / air shrine > mountain-valley > the white tower + city in the air
  forest? > graveyard > crypt > hidden > blood altar?
  the eastern desert > the black tower > between worlds < white tower
  main town ::: (on top of mountain? (ie safer from evil?) in a cave? dwarf fortress style?) or located where the light can still reach
  main town > badtown > assassins guild > undertown? (maybe not in main town)
  + guilds, the castle, market, academy, library, temple, arena
  + outside of town?
  + dark underground town (less dark then the CoD)(beings is essentially slaves of a lesser demon?) (demons can manifest easiest in darkness?)
  + mages guild, alchemy guild, shrines, city of pyramids,
  + dungeonsSTORY:

- CLASSES (Specific): -

    holy, regen,

    fire, ice, lightning, arcane?
    arcane: magic missle, explosions? see TOME
    see morrowind for things like alteration
    warlock? chaos?
    taming? polymorph
  traps, poison, explosions? where do explosions go? in wow, dps monk is fast? plate armor / heal / protect thief, stealth, pickpocketing, ambush, backstabbing dual wielding, fast. bleed, disable. silence.

    primary stats required: willpower, intelligence
    secondary stats?: vitality? wisdom? str? dex?
    life steal - blood, necrotic?
    stat drain - necrotic
    summon undead
    summon dead
    corpse magic?
    bone magic? -dmg. trap, defense


    name? skills? stats? equipment? class? trouble? difficulty?(ultimates, puzzle) solution?
    Class ::: primary: dark/necro/blood/corruption secondary?: psychic?
    trouble/difficulty ::: raise undead, temp stat drain. life steal.
    ultimates ::: corpse explosion, raise dead, absorb being  
    solution? :::
--- TODO:
  todo list located under 't:Game Dev'

  Todo (update?):
  do research into other games. figuring out their mechanics. check out TOME for stats. ADOM.
  d2 for items
  check out wow for spells and bosses.
  link and synthesize with other videogames pages("vg")?
  organize the vidya page? find some inspiration in there?
  write as a means to find inspiration?
  class descriptions, spell descriptions etc. mtg metatext
  check unsorted, questions
  play like 10 different mmos?


  100 bosses will take about 2-3 weeks? at 5-7 bosses per day? but for the prototype for kickstarter we dont need anywhere near as many bosses. more important would be like 15 solid engaging Fights.

  staying within a practicable scope.
  staying inspired. to this point its probably best to design all the dopest shit first.

  life, npcs, buildings, artifacts, players, AI, nature
  entrance to inside temple of time

  how many equipment slots should there be?
  kickstarter chance %? estimated return range?
  is this current design viable?
  making the victories worth while? making the game hooking.
  how long do I expect it will take to roughly design the game? how long to design a fight?
  how can heroes blah blah blah?
  what do you think about for drewRPG: the idea of being able to steal a bosses item once he is weakened then equip it in the match? on that note would be changing around inventory while in a match?

  group casting
  polymorph spell

  demo for kickstarter?
  shrines in ultima, as a means perhaps of classing, or shifting from peasant to hero to avatar or something.
  design one solid engaging Fight.
  create company name
  respond to drews proposal
  create a proposal for dad? or update him / discuss with him?
  figure out scope?
  make a todo list?
  what should i work on next?
past projects ::: GAME.cpp, GAME.gml, j-rl (pa2.rkt)
see also ::: Game Dev, oldOWRPG.txt, Game Analysis, game dev challenge, MVF, Game Concepts Analysis, the Story, PC, the World, Sylvie and Bruno Foreward
subject class:Game Dev
alt names ::: Open-World Role Playing Game Roguelike Virtual Reality School Savitri, game-dev-main, game dev, GAME, GAME DEV, racket game engine
main ::: why
parts ::: game engine, map editor, spells, monster+npc builder, spell builder,
intent ::: make it easier/more fun/efficient/rewarding to make a game

see also ::: Game_Analysis, Game_Concepts_Analysis, game_dev_challenge, Game_Dev, games, MVF, oldOWRPG.txt, Sylvie_and_Bruno_Foreward, the_Story, the_World

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Game Engine
Game Ideas
Game Music
game systems
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game test3
Game World
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list of 100 most important games
List of 50 most important games
List of video games considered the best
new game dev challenge
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the Divine Game
The Epic of Gilgamesh
the Game (quotes)
The Game (the Worlds)
the Game (the Worlds)
The Oresteia Agamemnon
xbox game pass



Gamerin—in ceremonial magical rites, an angel

Game theory (or the theory, of games) - The theory that studies rational decision making in situations in which one must anticipate the reactions of one's competitors to the moves that one makes.

Gameway ceremonials: Magic hunting rites of the Navajo Indians.

gamecock ::: n. --> The male game fowl.

gamed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Game

game fowl ::: --> A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.

gameful ::: a. --> Full of game or games.

gamekeeper ::: n. --> One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.

gameless ::: a. --> Destitute of game.

gamely ::: adv. --> In a plucky manner; spiritedly.

game ::: n. --> Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
To play at any sport or diversion.
To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.

gameness ::: n. --> Endurance; pluck.

games "games" "The time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted." -- {Bertrand Russell}. Here are some games-related pages on the {Web}: {Imperial Nomic (}, {Thoth's games and recreations page (}, {Games Domain (}, {Zarf's List of Games on the Web (}, {Dave's list of pointers to games resources (}, {Collaborative Fiction (}. See also {3DO}, {ADL}, {ADVENT}, {ADVSYS}, {alpha/beta pruning}, {Amiga}, {CHIP-8}, {Core Wars}, {DROOL}, {empire}, {I see no X here.}, {Infocom}, {Inglish}, {initgame}, {life}, {minimax}, {moria}, {mudhead}, {multi-user Dimension}, {nethack}, {ogg}, {plugh}, {rogue}, {SPACEWAR}, {virtual reality}, {wizard mode}, {wumpus}, {xyzzy}, {ZIL}, {zorkmid}. See also {game theory}. (1996-03-03)

games ::: (games) The time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted. -- Bertrand Russell.Here are some games-related pages on the Web: , , , .See also 3DO, ADL, ADVENT, ADVSYS, alpha/beta pruning, Amiga, CHIP-8, Core Wars, DROOL, empire, I see no X here., Infocom, Inglish, initgame, life, minimax, moria, mudhead, multi-user Dimension, nethack, ogg, plugh, rogue, SPACEWAR, virtual reality, wizard mode, wumpus, xyzzy, ZIL, zorkmid.See also game theory. (1996-03-03)

gamesome ::: a. --> Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry.

gamester ::: n. --> A merry, frolicsome person.
A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.
A prostitute; a strumpet.

game theory: In The mathematical study of mathematical objects called games which consists of a set of players, a set of actions available to players during specified stages of the game and specified method for determining the payoffs for the players.

game theory ::: The study of mathematical models of strategic interaction between rational decision-makers.[182]

game tree "games" A {tree} representing contingencies in a game. Each {node} in a game tree represents a possible position (e.g., possible configuration of pieces on a chessboard) in the game, and each branching ("edge" in graph terms) represents a possible move. (1998-11-14)

game tree ::: (games) A tree representing contingencies in a game. Each node in a game tree represents a possible position (e.g., possible configuration of pieces on a chessboard) in the game, and each branching (edge in graph terms) represents a possible move. (1998-11-14)


3DO "company, games, standard" A set of specifications created and owned by the 3DO company, which is a partnership of seven different companies. These specs are the blueprint for making a 3DO Interactive Multiplayer and are licensed to hardware and software producers. A 3DO system has an {ARM60} 32-bit {RISC} {CPU} and a graphics engine based around two custom designed graphics and animation processors. It has 2 Megabytes of {DRAM}, 1 Megabyte of {VRAM}, and a double speed {CD-ROM} drive for main storage. The {Panasonic} 3DO system can run 3DO Interactive software, play audio CDs (including support for CD+G), view {Photo-CDs}, and will eventually be able to play {Video CDs} with a special add-on {MPEG}1 {full-motion video} cartridge. Up to 8 {controllers} can be {daisy-chain}ed on the system at once. A keyboard, mouse, light gun, and other peripherals may also some day be hooked into the system, although they are not currently available (December 1993). The 3DO can display {full-motion video}, fully {texture map}ped 3d landscapes, all in 24-bit colour. {Sanyo} and {AT&T} will also release 3DO systems. Sanyo's in mid 1994 and AT&T in late 1994. There will be a 3DO add-on cartridge based on the {PowerPC} to enable the 3DO to compete with {Sony}'s {Playstation} console and {Sega}'s {Saturn} console, both of which have a higher specification than the original 3DO. The add-on is commonly known as the M2 or Bulldog. It should hit the shops by Christmas 1995 and will (allegedly) do a million flat shaded polygons per second. {3DO Home (}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {}. (1994-12-13)

A3D "hardware" (Aureal 3-Dimensional?) A technology developed by {Aureal} that delivers sound with a three-dimensional effect through two speakers. Many modern {sound cards} and PC games now support this feature. A3D differs from the various forms of {surround sound} in that it only requires two speakers, while surround sound typically requires four or five. It is sometimes less convincing than surround sound but is supposedly better in {interactive} environments. For example, PC games in which sounds often move from one speaker to another favour A3D, while pre-recorded video favours surround sound. {(}. (1999-01-26)

AberMUD "games" The first popular {open source} {MUD}. The first version of AberMUD, named after Aberystwyth, UK, was written in {B} by Alan Cox, Richard Acott, Jim Finnis, and Leon Thrane, at University of Wales, Aberystwyth for an old {Honeywell} {mainframe} and opened in 1987. The gameplay was heavily influenced by {MUD1}, written by Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle, which Alan Cox had played at the University of Essex. In late 1988, Alan Cox ported AberMUD to {C} so it could run under {UNIX} on Southampton University's Maths machines. This version was named AberMUD2. Various other versions followed. (2008-11-24)

Acorn Computers Ltd. "company" A UK computer manufacturer, part of the {Acorn Computer Group} plc. Acorn was founded on 1978-12-05, on a kitchen table in a back room. Their first creation was an electronic slot machine. After the {Acorn System 1}, 2 and 3, Acorn launched the first commercial {microcomputer} - the {ATOM} in March 1980. In April 1981, Acorn won a contract from the {BBC} to provide the {PROTON}. In January 1982 Acorn launched the {BBC Microcomputer} System. At one time, 70% of microcomputers bought for UK schools were BBC Micros. The Acorn Computer Group went public on the Unlisted Securities Market in September 1983. In April 1984 Acorn won the Queen's Award for Technology for the BBC Micro and in September 1985 {Olivetti} took a controlling interest in Acorn. The {Master} 128 Series computers were launched in January 1986 and the BBC {Domesday} System in November 1986. In 1983 Acorn began to design the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM), the first low-cost, high volume {RISC} processor chip (later renamed the {Advanced RISC Machine}). In June 1987 they launched the {Archimedes} range - the first 32-bit {RISC} based {microcomputers} - which sold for under UKP 1000. In February 1989 the R140 was launched. This was the first {Unix} {workstation} under UKP 4000. In May 1989 the A3000 (the new {BBC Microcomputer}) was launched. In 1990 Acorn formed {Advanced RISC Machines} Ltd. (ARM) in partnership with {Apple Computer, Inc.} and {VLSI} to develop the ARM processor. Acorn has continued to develop {RISC} based products. With 1992 revenues of 48.2 million pounds, Acorn Computers was the premier supplier of {Information Technology} products to UK education and had been the leading provider of 32-bit RISC based {personal computers} since 1987. Acorn finally folded in the late 1990s. Their operating system, {RISC OS} was further developed by a consortium of suppliers. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:comp.sys.acorn}, {news:comp.sys.acorn.announce}, {}, {news:comp.binaries.acorn}, {news:comp.sources.acorn}, {news:comp.sys.acorn.advocacy}, {}. {Acorn's FTP server (}. {HENSA software archive (}. {Richard Birkby's Acorn page (}. {RiscMan's Acorn page (}. {Acorn On The Net (}. {"The Jungle" by Simon Truss (}. [Recent history?] (2000-09-26)

ADL 1. "games" {Adventure Definition Language}. 2. "language" {Ada} Development Language. R.A. Lees, 1989. 3. "programming" {API} Definition Language. A project for Automatic Interface Test Generation. (1995-11-17)

Advanced RISC Machine "processor" (ARM, Originally {Acorn} RISC Machine). A series of low-cost, power-efficient 32-bit {RISC} {microprocessors} for embedded control, computing, {digital signal processing}, {games}, consumer {multimedia} and portable applications. It was the first commercial RISC microprocessor (or was the {MIPS R2000}?) and was licensed for production by {Asahi Kasei Microsystems}, {Cirrus Logic}, {GEC Plessey Semiconductors}, {Samsung}, {Sharp}, {Texas Instruments} and {VLSI Technology}. The ARM has a small and highly {orthogonal instruction set}, as do most RISC processors. Every instruction includes a four-bit code which specifies a condition (of the {processor status register}) which must be satisfied for the instruction to be executed. Unconditional execution is specified with a condition "true". Instructions are split into load and store which access memory and arithmetic and logic instructions which work on {registers} (two source and one destination). The ARM has 27 registers of which 16 are accessible in any particular processor mode. R15 combines the {program counter} and processor status byte, the other registers are general purpose except that R14 holds the {return address} after a {subroutine} call and R13 is conventionally used as a {stack pointer}. There are four processor modes: user, {interrupt} (with a private copy of R13 and R14), fast interrupt (private copies of R8 to R14) and {supervisor} (private copies of R13 and R14). The {ALU} includes a 32-bit {barrel-shifter} allowing, e.g., a single-{cycle} shift and add. The first ARM processor, the ARM1 was a prototype which was never released. The ARM2 was originally called the Acorn RISC Machine. It was designed by {Acorn Computers Ltd.} and used in the original {Archimedes}, their successor to the {BBC Micro} and {BBC Master} series which were based on the eight-bit {6502} {microprocessor}. It was clocked at 8 MHz giving an average performance of 4 - 4.7 {MIPS}. Development of the ARM family was then continued by a new company, {Advanced RISC Machines Ltd.} The {ARM3} added a {fully-associative} on-chip {cache} and some support for {multiprocessing}. This was followed by the {ARM600} chip which was an {ARM6} processor {core} with a 4-kilobyte 64-way {set-associative} {cache}, an {MMU} based on the MEMC2 chip, a {write buffer} (8 words?) and a {coprocessor} interface. The {ARM7} processor core uses half the power of the {ARM6} and takes around half the {die} size. In a full processor design ({ARM700} chip) it should provide 50% to 100% more performance. In July 1994 {VLSI Technology, Inc.} released the {ARM710} processor chip. {Thumb} is an implementation with reduced code size requirements, intended for {embedded} applications. An {ARM800} chip is also planned. {AT&T}, {IBM}, {Panasonic}, {Apple Coputer}, {Matsushita} and {Sanyo} either rely on, or manufacture, ARM 32-bit processor chips. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.sys.arm}. (1997-08-05)

ADVENT "games" /ad'vent/ The prototypical computer {adventure} game, first implemented by Will Crowther for a {CDC} computer (probably the {CDC 6600}?) as an attempt at computer-refereed fantasy gaming. ADVENT was ported to the {PDP-10}, and expanded to the 350-point {Classic} puzzle-oriented version, by Don Woods of the {Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory} (SAIL). The game is now better known as Adventure, but the {TOPS-10} {operating system} permitted only six-letter filenames. All the versions since are based on the SAIL port. David Long of the {University of Chicago} Graduate School of Business Computing Facility (which had two of the four {DEC20s} on campus in the late 1970s and early 1980s) was responsible for expanding the cave in a number of ways, and pushing the point count up to 500, then 501 points. Most of his work was in the data files, but he made some changes to the {parser} as well. This game defined the terse, dryly humorous style now expected in text adventure games, and popularised several tag lines that have become fixtures of hacker-speak: "A huge green fierce snake bars the way!" "I see no X here" (for some noun X). "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." "You are in a little maze of twisty passages, all different." The "magic words" {xyzzy} and {plugh} also derive from this game. Crowther, by the way, participated in the exploration of the Mammoth & Flint Ridge cave system; it actually *has* a "Colossal Cave" and a "Bedquilt" as in the game, and the "Y2" that also turns up is cavers' jargon for a map reference to a secondary entrance. See also {vadding}. [Was the original written in Fortran?] [{Jargon File}] (1996-04-01)

Adventure Definition Language "language, games" (ADL) An {adventure} game language {interpreter} designed by Ross Cunniff "" and Tim Brengle in 1987. ADL is semi-{object-oriented} with {Lisp}-like {syntax} and is a superset of {DDL}. It is available for {Unix}, {MS-DOS}, {Amiga} and {Acorn} {Archimedes}. {(}, {(}. (1995-03-20)

ADVSYS "language, games" An {adventure} game language designed by David Betz in 1986. ADVSYS is {object-oriented} and {Lisp}-like. {(}. (1995-03-20)

adware "software" Any kind of {software} that displays advertisements while it is running. The display of adverts is sometimes incidental to the software's main purpose (e.g. a game). In the case of a piece of {malware}, the adverts may be its only purpose, possibly hidden behind a pretence of providing some desired function like a security scanner. The adware's distributors may get paid for every machine infected. The adverts may vary in obtrusiveness from occasional or out-of-the-way images, audio or video to blocking access to the desired function while the advert is presented. {Nagware} is a special case of adware where the advert is for a license for, or upgrade to, the program itself. (2018-12-13)

aftercast ::: n. --> A throw of dice after the game in ended; hence, anything done too late.

aftergame ::: n. --> A second game; hence, a subsequent scheme or expedient.

a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. The game has been around for at least 2000 years and probably longer. It is known to have been played in Greece about the time of the Roman Conquest.

agonistics ::: n. --> The science of athletic combats, or contests in public games.

agonist ::: n. --> One who contends for the prize in public games.

agon ::: n. --> A contest for a prize at the public games.

agonothete ::: n. --> An officer who presided over the great public games in Greece.

alakabhava ::: a combination of the Aniruddha and Balarama aspects of the fourfold isvara (see BalaramaAniruddha) enjoying the world-game (lila) in a mood of divine childlikeness (balabhava).Aniruddha bh bhava

allfours ::: --> A game at cards, called "High, Low, Jack, and the Game."

alpha/beta pruning "games, algorithm" An optimisation of the {minimax} {algorithm} for choosing the next move in a two-player game. The position after each move is assigned a value. The larger this value, the better the position is for me. Thus, I will choose moves with maximum value and you will choose moves with minimum value (for me). If it is my move and I have already found one move M with value alpha then I am only interested in other moves with value greater than alpha. I now consider another of my possible moves, M', to which you could reply with a move with value beta. I know that you would only make a different reply if it had a value less than beta. If beta is already less than alpha then M' is definitely worth less than M so I can reject it without considering any other replies you might make. The same reasoning applies when considering my replies to your reply. An alpha cutoff is when your reply gives a lower value than the current maximum (alpha) and a beta cutoff is when my reply to your reply gives a higher value than the current minimum value of your reply (beta). In short, if you've found one possible move, you need not consider another move which your opponent can force to be worse than the first one. (1997-05-05)

amateur packet radio "communications" (PR) The use of {packet radio} by amateurs to communicate between computers. PR is a complete amateur radio computer network with "digipeaters" (relays), mailboxes (BBS) and other special nodes. In Germany, it is on HF, say, 2m (300 and 1200 BPS), 70cm (1200 to 9600 BPS), 23cm (normally 9600 BPS and up, currently most links between digipeaters) and higher frequencies. There is a KW (short wave) Packet Radio at 300 BPS, too. Satellites with OSCAR (Orbiting Sattelite Carring Amateur Radio) transponders (mostly attached to commercial satellites by the AMateur SATellite (AMSAT) group) carry Packet Radio mailboxes or {digipeaters}. There are both on-line and off-line services on the packet radio network: You can send {electronic mail}, read bulletins, chat, transfer files, connect to on-line DX-Clusters (DX=far distance) to catch notes typed in by other HAMs about the hottest international KW connections currently coming up (so you can pile up). PR uses {AX.25} (an {X.25} derivative) as its {transport layer} and sometimes even {TCP/IP} is transmitted over AX.25. AX.25 is like X.25 but the adressing uses HAM "calls" like "DG8MGV". There are special "wormholes" all over the world which "tunnel" amateur radio traffic through the {Internet} to forward mail. Sometimes mails travels over satelites. Normally amateur satellites have strange orbits, however the mail forwarding or mailbox satellites have very predictable orbits. Some wormholes allow HAMs to bridge from Internet to {AMPR-NET}, e.g. or, but only if you are registered HAM. Because amateur radio is not for profit, it must not be interconnected to the {Internet} but it may be connected through the Internet. All people on the (completely free) amateur radio net must be licensed radio amateurs and must have a "call" which is unique all over the world. There is a special {domain} AMPR.ORG (44.*.*.*) for amateur radio reserved in the IP space. This domain is split between countries, which can further subdivide it. For example 44.130.*.* is Germany, 44.130.58.* is Augsburg (in Bavaria), and is (you may verify this with {nslookup}). Mail transport is only one aspect of packet radio. You can talk interactively (as in {chat}), read files, or play silly games built in the Packet Radio software. Usually you can use the autorouter to let the digipeater network find a path to the station you want. However there are many (sometimes software incompatible) digipeaters out there, which the router cannot use. Paths over 1000 km are unlikely to be useable for {real-time} communication and long paths can introduce significant delay times (answer latency). Other uses of amateur radio for computer communication include {RTTY} ({baudot}), {AMTOR}, {PACTOR}, and {CLOVER}. {A huge hamradio archive (}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {}. (2001-05-12)

Amiga "computer" A range of home computers first released by {Commodore Business Machines} in early 1985 (though they did not design the original - see below). Amigas were popular for {games}, {video processing}, and {multimedia}. One notable feature is a hardware {blitter} for speeding up graphics operations on whole areas of the screen. The Amiga was originally called the Lorraine, and was developed by a company named "Amiga" or "Amiga, Inc.", funded by some doctors to produce a killer game machine. After the US game machine market collapsed, the Amiga company sold some {joysticks} but no Lorraines or any other computer. They eventually floundered and looked for a buyer. Commodore at that time bought the (mostly complete) Amiga machine, infused some money, and pushed it through the final stages of development in a hurry. Commodore released it sometime[?] in 1985. Most components within the machine were known by nicknames. The {coprocessor} commonly called the "Copper" is in fact the "{Video} Timing Coprocessor" and is split between two chips: the instruction fetch and execute units are in the "Agnus" chip, and the {pixel} timing circuits are in the "Denise" chip (A for address, D for data). "Agnus" and "Denise" were responsible for effects timed to the {real-time} position of the video scan, such as midscreen {palette} changes, {sprite multiplying}, and {resolution} changes. Different versions (in order) were: "Agnus" (could only address 512K of {video RAM}), "Fat Agnus" (in a {PLCC} package, could access 1MB of video RAM), "Super Agnus" (slightly upgraded "Fat Agnus"). "Agnus" and "Fat Agnus" came in {PAL} and {NTSC} versions, "Super Agnus" came in one version, jumper selectable for PAL or NTSC. "Agnus" was replaced by "Alice" in the A4000 and A1200, which allowed for more {DMA} channels and higher bus {bandwidth}. "Denise" outputs binary video data (3*4 bits) to the "Vidiot". The "Vidiot" is a hybrid that combines and amplifies the 12-bit video data from "Denise" into {RGB} to the {monitor}. Other chips were "Amber" (a "flicker fixer", used in the A3000 and Commodore display enhancer for the A2000), "Gary" ({I/O}, addressing, G for {glue logic}), "Buster" (the {bus controller}, which replaced "Gary" in the A2000), "Buster II" (for handling the Zorro II/III cards in the A3000, which meant that "Gary" was back again), "Ramsey" (The {RAM} controller), "DMAC" (The DMA controller chip for the WD33C93 {SCSI adaptor} used in the A3000 and on the A2091/A2092 SCSI adaptor card for the A2000; and to control the {CD-ROM} in the {CDTV}), and "Paula" ({Peripheral}, Audio, {UART}, {interrupt} Lines, and {bus Arbiter}). There were several Amiga chipsets: the "Old Chipset" (OCS), the "Enhanced Chipset" (ECS), and {AGA}. OCS included "Paula", "Gary", "Denise", and "Agnus". ECS had the same "Paula", "Gary", "Agnus" (could address 2MB of Chip RAM), "Super Denise" (upgraded to support "Agnus" so that a few new {screen modes} were available). With the introduction of the {Amiga A600} "Gary" was replaced with "Gayle" (though the chipset was still called ECS). "Gayle" provided a number of improvments but the main one was support for the A600's {PCMCIA} port. The AGA chipset had "Agnus" with twice the speed and a 24-bit palette, maximum displayable: 8 bits (256 colours), although the famous "{HAM}" (Hold And Modify) trick allows pictures of 256,000 colours to be displayed. AGA's "Paula" and "Gayle" were unchanged but AGA "Denise" supported AGA "Agnus"'s new screen modes. Unfortunately, even AGA "Paula" did not support High Density {floppy disk drives}. (The Amiga 4000, though, did support high density drives.) In order to use a high density disk drive Amiga HD floppy drives spin at half the rotational speed thus halving the data rate to "Paula". Commodore Business Machines went bankrupt on 1994-04-29, the German company {Escom AG} bought the rights to the Amiga on 1995-04-21 and the Commodore Amiga became the Escom Amiga. In April 1996 Escom were reported to be making the {Amiga} range again but they too fell on hard times and {Gateway 2000} (now called Gateway) bought the Amiga brand on 1997-05-15. Gateway licensed the Amiga operating system to a German hardware company called {Phase 5} on 1998-03-09. The following day, Phase 5 announced the introduction of a four-processor {PowerPC} based Amiga {clone} called the "{pre\box}". Since then, it has been announced that the new operating system will be a version of {QNX}. On 1998-06-25, a company called {Access Innovations Ltd} announced {plans (} to build a new Amiga chip set, the {AA+}, based partly on the AGA chips but with new fully 32-bit functional core and 16-bit AGA {hardware register emulation} for {backward compatibility}. The new core promised improved memory access and video display DMA. By the end of 2000, Amiga development was under the control of a [new?] company called {Amiga, Inc.}. As well as continuing development of AmigaOS (version 3.9 released in December 2000), their "Digital Environment" is a {virtual machine} for multiple {platforms} conforming to the {ZICO} specification. As of 2000, it ran on {MIPS}, {ARM}, {PPC}, and {x86} processors. {(}. {Amiga Web Directory (}. {amiCrawler (}. Newsgroups: {news:comp.binaries.amiga}, {news:comp.sources.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.advocacy}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.announce}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.applications}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.datacomm}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.emulations}, {}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.hardware}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.introduction}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.marketplace}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.misc}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.multimedia}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.programmer}, {}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.telecomm}, {news:comp.Unix.amiga}. See {aminet}, {Amoeba}, {bomb}, {exec}, {gronk}, {guru meditation}, {Intuition}, {sidecar}, {slap on the side}, {Vulcan nerve pinch}. (2003-07-05)

ante ::: n. --> Each player&

apollinarian ::: a. --> In honor of Apollo; as, the Apollinarian games. ::: n. --> A follower of Apollinaris, Bishop of Laodicea in the fourth century, who denied the proper humanity of Christ.

arayan.a ::: Narayan.a seen in relation to the cosmic game or lila as an aspect of the "divine Anandamaya personality" at play in the world.

artificial intelligence "artificial intelligence" (AI) The subfield of computer science concerned with the concepts and methods of {symbolic inference} by computer and symbolic {knowledge representation} for use in making inferences. AI can be seen as an attempt to model aspects of human thought on computers. It is also sometimes defined as trying to solve by computer any problem that a human can solve faster. The term was coined by Stanford Professor {John McCarthy}, a leading AI researcher. Examples of AI problems are {computer vision} (building a system that can understand images as well as a human) and {natural language processing} (building a system that can understand and speak a human language as well as a human). These may appear to be modular, but all attempts so far (1993) to solve them have foundered on the amount of context information and "intelligence" they seem to require. The term is often used as a selling point, e.g. to describe programming that drives the behaviour of computer characters in a game. This is often no more intelligent than "Kill any humans you see; keep walking; avoid solid objects; duck if a human with a gun can see you". See also {AI-complete}, {neats vs. scruffies}, {neural network}, {genetic programming}, {fuzzy computing}, {artificial life}. {ACM SIGART (}. {U Cal Davis (}. {CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository (}. (2002-01-19)

A rule-maker in a strange stumbling game.

asiarch ::: n. --> One of the chiefs or pontiffs of the Roman province of Asia, who had the superintendence of the public games and religious rites.

aspic ::: n. --> The venomous asp.
A piece of ordnance carrying a 12 pound shot.
A European species of lavender (Lavandula spica), which produces a volatile oil. See Spike.
A savory meat jelly containing portions of fowl, game, fish, hard boiled eggs, etc.

Atari "company, computer" A maker of arcade games, home video game systems, and home computers, especially during the 1970s and 1980s. Atari are best known for their range of 16- and 32-bit {microcomputers}, notable for having a built-in {MIDI} interface. As of February 1994 the range included the Atari 520ST, 1040ST, Mega ST, STe, STacy, Mega STe, TT, and Falcon. There are also emulators that run on the Apple {Macintosh} and {IBM PC}/XT/AT. Atari ceased to be a separate company in 1996 when merged with {JTS}. In 1998, JTS sold the Atari assets to Hasbro. In 2001, {Infogrames} North America operations officially changed their name to Atari. {(}. {Usenet newsgroups}: {}, {}, {}, {}, {news:comp.sys.atari.advocacy}, {news:comp.sys.atari.programmer}. {Michigan U (}, {UK (}, {Germany (} [], {Netherlands (} [], {UK (}. (2008-07-23)

Atari ST "computer" A {personal computer} released by {Atari} in 1985. The "ST" stands for "Sixteen/Thirty-two", from the {Motorola 68000}'s 16-bit {external bus} and 32-bit processor. The original 520ST model had an external {floppy drive} and power supply whereas the 1040ST had them built-in. The 520 and later 520STFM came with 512 KB of {RAM}, the 1040 had 1 MB. Several upgraded models followed, up to the 1993 {Motorola 68030} based {Falcon}. The ST was the first home computer with built-in {MIDI ports} and plenty of MIDI software. A wide range of other software from office to games was also available. (2006-10-30)

a ::: the world as a rapturous game of the anandamaya isvara / purus.a.

athlete ::: n. --> One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome.
Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion.
One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate.

athletic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.
Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts.

athleticism ::: n. --> The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.

athletics ::: n. --> The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.

AVATARA ::: One in whom the Divine Consciousness has descended into human birth for a great world-work; the Incarnation; Spirit descending into man; Descent into form; the revelation of the Godhead in humanity; the Divine who has descended into the human consciousness; coming down of the Divine below the line which divides the divine from the human world or status.
An Avatar, roughly speaking, is one who is conscious of the presence and power of the Divine born in him or descended into him governing from within his will and life action; he feels identified inwardly with this divine power and presence.
He is a realiser, an establisher - not of outward things only, though he does realise something in the outward also, but of something essential and radical needed for the terrestrial evolution which is the evolution of the embodied spirit through successive stages towards the Divine.
There are two sides of the phenomenon of avatarhood, the Divine Consciousness and the instrumental personality in Nature under the conditions of Nature which it uses according to the rules of the game.
The Avatar takes upon himself the nature of humanity in his instrumental parts, though the consciousness acting behind is divine.

avoid ::: a. --> To empty.
To emit or throw out; to void; as, to avoid excretions.
To quit or evacuate; to withdraw from.
To make void; to annul or vacate; to refute.
To keep away from; to keep clear of; to endeavor no to meet; to shun; to abstain from; as, to avoid the company of gamesters.
To get rid of.
To defeat or evade; to invalidate. Thus, in a replication,

baccarat ::: n. --> A French game of cards, played by a banker and punters.

backgammon ::: n. --> A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables. ::: v. i. --> In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the

backsword ::: n. --> A sword with one sharp edge.
In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick.

badminton ::: n. --> A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.

bagatelle ::: n. --> A trifle; a thing of no importance.
A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.

bag ::: n. --> A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.
A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.
A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men&

ball ::: n. --> Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a

band ::: v. t. --> A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
That which serves as the means of union or connection

bandy ::: n. --> A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball. ::: v. t.

barde ::: n. --> A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse&

barleybreak ::: n. --> An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal.

baseball ::: n. --> A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
The ball used in this game.

basset ::: n. --> A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.
The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop. ::: a. --> Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata.

batting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bat ::: n. --> The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.
Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc.; as, cotton batting.

battue ::: v. t. --> The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game.
The game itself.
The wanton slaughter of game.

beagle ::: n. --> A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix.
Fig.: A spy or detective; a constable.

beast ::: n. --> Any living creature; an animal; -- including man, insects, etc.
Any four-footed animal, that may be used for labor, food, or sport; as, a beast of burden.
As opposed to man: Any irrational animal.
Fig.: A coarse, brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.
A game at cards similar to loo.
A penalty at beast, omber, etc. Hence: To be beasted, to be

beater ::: n. --> One who, or that which, beats.
A person who beats up game for the hunters.

bezique ::: n. --> A game at cards in which various combinations of cards in the hand, when declared, score points.

bias ::: n. --> A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.
A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.

billiard ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the game of billiards.

billiards ::: n. --> A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.

bird ::: n. --> Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
Fig.: A girl; a maiden. ::: v. i.

bisque ::: n. --> Unglazed white porcelain.
A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.
A white soup made of crayfish.

bivalve ::: n. --> A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthened by prominences called teeth. The shell is closed by the contraction of two transverse muscles attached to the inner surface, as in the clam, -- or by one, as in the oyster. See Mollusca.
A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.

bloodhound ::: n. --> A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.

blowpoint ::: n. --> A child&

board ::: a sheet of wood, cardboard, paper, or other material on which some games are played.

bonce ::: n. --> A boy&

bond ::: n. --> That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.
A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
Moral or political duty or obligation.
A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his

boston ::: n. --> A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.

bower ::: v. & n. --> One who bows or bends.
An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. ::: n. --> One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.

bowler ::: n. --> One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.

bowling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Bowl ::: n. --> The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.

bowls ::: n. pl. --> See Bowl, a ball, a game.

brace ::: n. --> That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
The state of being braced or tight; tension.
A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as

buckshot ::: n. --> A coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game.

bug "programming" An unwanted and unintended property of a {program} or piece of {hardware}, especially one that causes it to malfunction. Antonym of {feature}. E.g. "There's a bug in the editor: it writes things out backward." The identification and removal of bugs in a program is called "{debugging}". Admiral {Grace Hopper} (an early computing pioneer better known for inventing {COBOL}) liked to tell a story in which a technician solved a {glitch} in the {Harvard Mark II machine} by pulling an actual insect out from between the contacts of one of its relays, and she subsequently promulgated {bug} in its hackish sense as a joke about the incident (though, as she was careful to admit, she was not there when it happened). For many years the logbook associated with the incident and the actual bug in question (a moth) sat in a display case at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). The entire story, with a picture of the logbook and the moth taped into it, is recorded in the "Annals of the History of Computing", Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1981), pp. 285--286. The text of the log entry (from September 9, 1947), reads "1545 Relay

bunko ::: n. --> A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a sham lottery.

bye ::: n. --> A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication.
A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye.
A dwelling.
In certain games, a station or place of an individual player.

caber ::: n. --> A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.

camping ::: p. pr. & vb n. --> of Camp ::: n. --> Lodging in a camp.
A game of football.

capot ::: n. --> A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points. ::: v. t. --> To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.

CAPTCHA "security" A type of test used to determine whether a request to a {website} comes from a human or a computer program, typically by asking the user to perform some kind of {image recognition} task such as reading distorted text. The term was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper (all of {Carnegie Mellon University}) and John Langford (of {IBM}) as a contrived acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart". CAPTCHA aims to prevent software tools from performing actions which might degrade the service, such as registering user accounts or automating the playing of a game. (2009-01-02)

card ::: n. --> A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the

carrow ::: n. --> A strolling gamester.

casino ::: n. --> A small country house.
A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.
A game at cards. See Cassino.

cassino ::: n. --> A game at cards, played by two or more persons, usually for twenty-one points.

castle ::: n. --> A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress.
Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant&

catstick ::: n. --> A stick or club employed in the game of ball called cat or tipcat.

cellular automaton "algorithm, parallel" (CA, plural "- automata") A regular spatial lattice of "cells", each of which can have any one of a finite number of states. The state of all cells in the lattice are updated simultaneously and the state of the entire lattice advances in discrete time steps. The state of each cell in the lattice is updated according to a local rule which may depend on the state of the cell and its neighbors at the previous time step. Each cell in a cellular automaton could be considered to be a {finite state machine} which takes its neighbours' states as input and outputs its own state. The best known example is J.H. Conway's game of {Life}. {FAQ (}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:comp.theory.cell-automata}, {news:comp.theory.self-org-sys}. (1995-03-03)

cent ::: n. --> A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.
A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.

challenge ::: n. --> An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.
The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.
A claim or demand.
The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.

channel "chat" (Or "chat room", "room", depending on the system in question) The basic unit of group discussion in {chat} systems like {IRC}. Once one joins a channel, everything one types is read by others on that channel. Channels can either be named with numbers or with strings that begin with a "

chappion ::: n. --> One who engages in any contest; esp. one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another&

charade ::: a game in which each syllable of a word, and then the whole word, is acted and the audience has to guess the word.

chase ::: v. t. --> To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; -- often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away.
To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.

checkers ::: v. --> A game, called also daughts, played on a checkerboard by two persons, each having twelve men (counters or checkers) which are moved diagonally. The game is ended when either of the players has lost all his men, or can not move them.

checker ::: v. t. --> One who checks.
A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
A pattern in checks; a single check.
Checkerwork. ::: n. --> To mark with small squares like a checkerboard, as by

checkmate ::: n. --> The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, -- which ends the game.
A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow. ::: v. t. --> To check (an adversary&

chessboard ::: n. --> The board used in the game of chess, having eight rows of alternate light and dark squares, eight in each row. See Checkerboard.

chess "games" A two-player {game} with {perfect information}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {}. See also {Internet Chess Server}. (1995-03-25)

chessman ::: n. --> A piece used in the game of chess.

chess ::: n. --> A game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two castles or rooks, and eight pawns.
A species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for

chess-play ::: the game of chess; a board game for two players, each beginning with 16 pieces of six kinds that are moved according to individual rules, with the objective of checkmating the opposing king. chess-player.

CHIP-8 "language, games" A low-level {interpretive language} (really a high-level {machine code}) developed at {RCA} in the late 1970s for {video games} on computers using {RCA}'s {CDP1802} processor. It could also be used on the {DREAM 6800}. {Amiga interpreter (}. (2002-04-09)

chip ::: v. t. --> To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
To bet, as with chips in the game of poker. ::: v. i.

circus ::: n. --> A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.

clash ::: n. 1. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision. 2. An encounter between hostile forces; a battle or skirmish. 3. A conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable ideas. v. 4. To engage in a physical conflict or contest, as in a game or a battle (often followed by with). 5. To come into conflict; be in opposition. clashes, clashed, clashing.

closh ::: n. --> A disease in the feet of cattle; laminitis.
The game of ninepins.

clumps ::: n. --> A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; -- so called because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups, the "clump" which guesses the word winning the game.

cobnut ::: n. --> A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.
A game played by children with nuts.

cockal ::: n. --> A game played with sheep&

cockfighting ::: n. --> The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight. ::: a. --> Addicted to cockfighting.

cockfight ::: n. --> A match or contest of gamecocks.

cockmaster ::: n. --> One who breeds gamecocks.

cockshy ::: n. --> A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in "shying" or throwing cudgels at live cocks.
An object at which stones are flung.

codille ::: n. --> A term at omber, signifying that the game is won.

commerce ::: n. --> The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
Sexual intercourse.
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

Compact Disc interactive "storage" (CD-i) An embedded application of {CD-ROM} allowing the user limited interaction with films, games and educational applications via a special {controller}. (1994-11-02)

console 1. "hardware, operating system, history" The {operator}'s station of a {mainframe} as opposed to an ordinary user's {terminal}. In times past, the console was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under {Unix} and other modern {time-sharing} {operating systems}, such privileges are guarded by {passwords} instead, and the console is just the {tty} the system was booted from. On Unix the device is called /dev/console. On a {microcomputer} {Unix} box, the console is the main screen and keyboard. Other, character-only, terminals may be connected to {serial ports}. Typically only the console can do real {graphics} or run {X}. See also {CTY}. 2. "games" A self-contained {microcomputer} optimised for gaming, with powerful graphical output designed to be displayed on a television; equipped with one or more {joystick} controllers for input and an {optical drive} to load software. Later generations also feature {Internet} connection via {wireless} or wired {Ethernet} for downloading games and multiplayer networked play. Typically such devices have no keyboard so text must be input using the controller to operate an on-screen keyboard, e.g. to enter player names. The most successful recent examples are the {Sony Playstation} and {Microsoft Xbox} families. [{Jargon File}] (2014-07-01)

Conway's Game of Life "simulation" The first popular {cellular automata} based {artificial life} simulation. Life was invented by British mathematician {John Horton Conway} in 1970 and was first introduced publicly in "Scientific American" later that year. Conway first devised what he called "The Game of Life" and "ran" it using plates placed on floor tiles in his house. Because of he ran out of floor space and kept stepping on the plates, he later moved to doing it on paper or on a checkerboard and then moved to running Life as a computer program on a {PDP-7}. That first implementation of Life as a computer program was written by M. J. T. Guy and {S. R. Bourne} (the author of {Unix}'s {Bourne shell}). Life uses a rectangular grid of binary (live or dead) cells each of which is updated at each step according to the previous state of its eight neighbours as follows: a live cell with less than two, or more than three, live neighbours dies. A dead cell with exactly three neighbours becomes alive. Other cells do not change. While the rules are fairly simple, the patterns that can arise are of a complexity resembling that of organic systems -- hence the name "Life". Many hackers pass through a stage of fascination with Life, and hackers at various places contributed heavily to the mathematical analysis of this game (most notably {Bill Gosper} at {MIT}, who even implemented Life in {TECO}!; see {Gosperism}). When a hacker mentions "life", he is more likely to mean this game than the magazine, the breakfast cereal, the 1950s-era board game or the human state of existence. {On-line implementation (}. ["Scientific American" 223, October 1970, p120-123, 224; February 1971 p121-117, Martin Gardner]. ["The Garden in The Machine: the Emerging Science of Artificial Life", Claus Emmeche, 1994]. ["Winning Ways, For Your Mathematical Plays", Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy, 1982]. ["The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge", William Poundstone, 1985]. [{Jargon File}] (1997-09-07)

Conway's Life {Conway's Game of Life}

copyright "legal" The exclusive rights of the owner of the copyright on a work to make and distribute copies, prepare derivative works, and perform and display the work in public (these last two mainly apply to plays, films, dances and the like, but could also apply to software). A work, including a piece of software, is under copyright by default in most coutries, whether of not it displays a copyright notice. However, a copyright notice may make it easier to assert ownership. The copyright owner is the person or company whose name appears in the copyright notice on the box, or the disk or the screen or wherever. Most countries have agreed to uphold each others' copyrights. A copyright notice has three parts. The first can be either the {copyright symbol} (a letter C in a circle), the word "Copyright" or the abbreviation "Copr". Only the first of these is recognised internationally and the common {ASCII} rendering "(C)" is not valid anywhere. This is followed by the name of the copyright holder and the year of publication. The year should be the year of _first_ publication, it is not necessary as some believe to update this every year to the current year. Copyright protection in most countries extends for 50 years after the author's death. Originally, most of the computer industry assumed that only the program's underlying instructions were protected under copyright law but, beginning in the early 1980s, a series of lawsuits involving the video screens of game programs extended protections to the appearance of programs. Use of copyright to restrict redistribution is immoral, unethical and illegitimate. It is a result of brainwashing by monopolists and corporate interests and it violates everyone's rights. Such use of copyrights and patents hamper technological progress by making a naturally abundant resource scarce. Many, from communists to right wing libertarians, are trying to abolish intellectual property myths. See also {public domain}, {copyleft}, {software law}. {Universal Copyright Convention (}. {US Copyright Office (}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {}. [Is this definition correct in the UK? In the US? Anywhere?] (2014-01-08)

Core War "games" (Or more recently, "Core Wars") A game played between {assembly code} programs running in the {core} of a simulated machine (and vicariously by their authors). The objective is to kill your opponents' programs by overwriting them. The programs are written using an {instruction set} called "{Redcode}" and run on a {virtual machine} called "{MARS}" (Memory Array Redcode Simulator). Core War was devised by Victor Vyssotsky, Robert Morris Sr., and {Dennis Ritchie} in the early 1960s (their original game was called "{Darwin}" and ran on a {PDP-1} at {Bell Labs}). It was first described in the "Core War Guidelines" of March, 1984 by D. G. Jones and A. K. Dewdney of the Department of Computer Science at The University of Western Ontario (Canada). Dewdney wrote several "Computer Recreations" articles in "Scientific American" which discussed Core War, starting with the May 1984 article. Those articles are contained in the two anthologies cited below. A.K. Dewdney's articles are still the most readable introduction to Core War, even though the {Redcode} dialect described in there is no longer current. The International Core War Society (ICWS) creates and maintains Core War standards and the runs Core War tournaments. There have been six annual tournaments and two standards (ICWS'86 and ICWS'88). ["The Armchair Universe: An Exploration of Computer Worlds", A. K. Dewdney, W. H. Freeman, New York, 1988, ISBN 0-7167-1939-8, LCCN QA76.6 .D517 1988] ["The Magic Machine: A Handbook of Computer Sorcery", A. K. Dewdney, W. H. Freeman, New York, 1990, ISBN 0-7167-2125-2 (Hardcover), 0-7167-2144-9 (Paperback), LCCN QA76.6 .D5173 1990]. (1998-10-30)

correi ::: n. --> A hollow in the side of a hill, where game usually lies.

cotyloid ::: a. --> Shaped like a cup; as, the cotyloid cavity, which receives the head of the thigh bone.
Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the cotyloid ligament, or notch.

counters ::: anything used in keeping account, as a disk of metal or wood, used in some games, as checkers, for marking a player"s position or for keeping score.

coursing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Course ::: n. --> The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent.

cover-point ::: n. --> The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."

covey ::: n. --> A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges.
A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls.
A pantry. ::: v. i.

crambo ::: a. --> A game in which one person gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme.
A word rhyming with another word.

craps ::: n. --> A gambling game with dice.

cribbage ::: v. t. --> A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.

cricket ::: n. --> An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
A low stool.
A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof,

crisscross ::: n. --> A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is unable to write.
A child&

croquet ::: n. --> An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.
The act of croqueting. ::: v. t. --> In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent&

cross-purpose ::: n. --> A counter or opposing purpose; hence, that which is inconsistent or contradictory.
A conversational game, in which questions and answers are made so as to involve ludicrous combinations of ideas.

crucial ::: a. --> Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision.
Severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test.

curler ::: n. --> One who, or that which, curls.
A player at the game called curling.

curling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Curl ::: n. --> The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats.
A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron

dam ::: n. --> A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.
A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

dart ::: n. 1. A small, slender missile that is pointed at one end and usually feathered at the other and is propelled by hand, as in the game of darts, or by a blowgun when used as a weapon. 2. Something similar in function to such a missile, as the stinging member of an insect. *v. 2. To thrust or move suddenly or rapidly.* darts.

DDL 1. ["A Digital System Design Language (DDL)", J.R. Duley, IEEE Trans on Computers c-17(9), pp. 850-861, Sep 1968]. 2. "language, games" An {adventure} language developed by M. Urban, C. Kostanick et al of the {UCLA} Computer Club. DDL was the forerunner of {ADL}. 3. {Data Definition Language}. 4. {Document Description Language}. 5. {Dynamic Data Exchange}. (Originally "Linking"). (1997-06-05)

decennial ::: a. --> Consisting of ten years; happening every ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games. ::: n. --> A tenth year or tenth anniversary.

deckle /dek'l/ (From "dec-" and "{nibble}"; the original spelling seems to have been "decle") Two {nickles}; 10 {bits}. Reported among developers for {Mattel}'s {GI 1600} (the {Intellivision} games processor), a chip with 16-bit wide {RAM} but 10-bit wide {ROM}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-23)

Deep Blue "computer" A super computer developed by researchers at {IBM} to explore the use of {parallel processing} to solve complex computing problems. It is known as the first computer to beat the current chess World Grand Master. Deep Blue started it's life as a PhD project at {Carnegie Mellon University} by PhD students Feng-hsiung Hsu and Murray Campbell. Chiptest, as it was known then, consisted of a custom designed chip hosted in a {Sun} 3/160 computer. The project moved over to IBM in 1989 when Hsu and Campbell joined IBM. {Deep Thought}, as it was known by then, played for the first time against Garry Kasparov in the same year. The game of two matches was easily won by Kasparov. The next match against Kasparov took place in February 1996. By then the machine was again renamed, at that time it was known as Deep Blue. It was also heavily re-engineered: it was by then running on a 32-node {RS/6000} cluster, each containing 8 custom designed chips. Alas, Kasparov won again. The breakthrough finally happened in February 1997: with both the algorithm and the raw speed significantly improved, Deep Blue beat Kasparov 3.5:2.5. {HOME (}. (1997-06-16)

demigod "person" A hacker with years of experience, a national reputation, and a major role in the development of at least one design, tool, or game used by or known to more than half of the hacker community. To qualify as a genuine demigod, the person must recognisably identify with the hacker community and have helped shape it. Major demigods include {Ken Thompson} and {Dennis Ritchie} (co-inventors of {Unix} and {C}) and {Richard Stallman} (inventor of {Emacs}). In their hearts of hearts, most hackers dream of someday becoming demigods themselves, and more than one major software project has been driven to completion by the author's veiled hopes of apotheosis. See also {net.god}, {true-hacker}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-10-27)

demo mode ({Sun}) 1. The state of being {heads down} in order to finish code in time for a {demo}, usually due yesterday. 2. "games" (Or "attract mode") A mode in which video games sit by themselves running through a portion of the game. Some serious {apps} have a demo mode they use as a screen saver, or may go through a demo mode on startup (for example, the {Microsoft Windows} opening screen - which lets you impress your neighbors without actually having to put up with {Microsloth Windows}). [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-22)

desmoid ::: a. --> Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.

desmology ::: n. --> The science which treats of the ligaments.

deuce ::: n. --> Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.
A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.
The devil; a demon.

dibstone ::: n. --> A pebble used in a child&

dib ::: v. i. --> To dip. ::: n. --> One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.
A child&

dice ::: n. --> Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n. ::: v. i. --> To play games with dice.
To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.

dicer ::: n. --> A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.

DirectX "programming, hardware" A {Microsoft} programming interface {standard}, first included with {Windows 95}. DirectX gives (games) programmers a standard way to gain direct access to enhanced hardware features under Windows 95 instead of going via the Windows 95 {GDI}. Some DirectX code runs faster than the equivalent under {MS DOS}. DirectX promises performance improvements for graphics, sound, video, 3D, and network capabilites of games, but only where both hardware and software support DirectX. DirectX 2 introduced the Direct3D interface. Version 5 was current at 1998-02-01. Version 8.1 is included in {Windows XP}. {(}. (2001-12-31)

djerrid ::: n. --> A blunt javelin used in military games in Moslem countries.
A game played with it.

doddart ::: n. --> A game much like hockey, played in an open field; also, the, bent stick for playing the game.

dogwash /dog'wosh/ (A quip in the "urgency" field of a very optional software change request, ca. 1982. It was something like "Urgency: Wash your dog first") A project of minimal priority, undertaken as an escape from more serious work. Many games and much {freeware} get written this way, including {this dictionary}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-08)

DOOM "games" A simulated 3D moster-hunting action game for {IBM PCs}, created and published by {id Software}. The original press release was dated January 1993. A cut-down shareware version v1.0 was released on 10 December 1993 and again with some bug-fixes, as v1.4 in June 1994. DOOM is similar to Wolfenstein 3d (id Software, Apogee) but has better {texture mapping}; walls can be at any angle, of any thickness and have windows; lighting can fade into the distance or come from point sources; floors and ceilings can be of any height; many surfaces are animated; up to four players can play over a network or two by serial link; it has a high {frame rate} (comparable to TV on a {486}/33); DOOM isn't just a collection of connected closed rooms like Wolfenstein but sounds can travel anywhere and alert monsters of your approach. The shareware version is available from these sites: {Cactus (}, {Manitoba (}, {UK (}, {South Africa (}, {UWP ftp (}, {UWP http (}, {Finland (}, {Washington (}. A {FAQ} by Hank Leukart: {UWP (}, {Washington (}. {FAQ on WWW (}. {Other links (}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}. Mailing List: "" ("sub DOOML" in the message body, no subject). Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server. (1994-12-14)

Dragon Book "publication" The classic text "Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools", by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, and Jeffrey D. Ullman (Addison-Wesley 1986; ISBN 0-201-10088-6). So called because of the cover design featuring a dragon labelled "complexity of compiler design" and a knight bearing the lance "LALR parser generator" among his other trappings. This one is more specifically known as the "Red Dragon Book" (1986); an earlier edition, sans Sethi and titled "Principles Of Compiler Design" (Alfred V. Aho and Jeffrey D. Ullman; Addison-Wesley, 1977; ISBN 0-201-00022-9), was the "Green Dragon Book" (1977). (Also "New Dragon Book", "Old Dragon Book".) The horsed knight and the Green Dragon were warily eying each other at a distance; now the knight is typing (wearing gauntlets!) at a terminal showing a video-game representation of the Red Dragon's head while the rest of the beast extends back in normal space. See also {book titles}. (1996-12-03)

draughtsman ::: n. --> One who draws pleadings or other writings.
One who draws plans and sketches of machinery, structures, and places; also, more generally, one who makes drawings of any kind.
A "man" or piece used in the game of draughts.
One who drinks drams; a tippler.

draughts ::: n. pl. --> A mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c).
A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers.

drawgloves ::: n. pl. --> An old game, played by holding up the fingers.

DROOL "games" Dave's Recycled Object-Oriented Language. Language for writing adventure games. An updated implementation of AdvSys. {multiple inheritance}, garbage collection. ["Dave's Recycled OO Language", David Betz, Dr. Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp.74-78].

dropper ::: n. --> One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
A dropping tube.
A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.

dryfoot ::: n. --> The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced.

dust-point ::: n. --> An old rural game.

DV cartridge "games" (Digital Video?) A plug-in circuit cartridge required by some games consoles in order to play {MPEG} video material. (1994-11-02)

ecarte ::: n. --> A game at cards, played usually by two persons, in which the players may discard any or all of the cards dealt and receive others from the pack.

empire "games" Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both {Unix} and {VMS}; the latter is even available as {MS-DOS} {freeware}. All are notoriously addictive. [{Jargon File}] (1995-08-06)

equestrian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to horses or horsemen, or to horsemanship; as, equestrian feats, or games.
Being or riding on horseback; mounted; as, an equestrian statue.
Belonging to, or composed of, the ancient Roman equities or knights; as, the equestrian order. ::: n.

euchre ::: n. --> A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See Bower. ::: v. t.

extracapsular ::: a. --> Situated outside of a capsule, esp. outside the capsular ligament of a joint.

faction ::: n. --> One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.
A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.
Tumult; discord; dissension.

falconer ::: n. --> A person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.

falcon ::: n. --> One of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.
Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game.
An ancient form of cannon.

falconry ::: n. --> The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.

faradise /far'*-di:z/ [US Geological Survey] To start any hyper-addictive process or trend, or to continue adding current to such a trend. Telling one user about a new octo-tetris game you compiled would be a faradising act - in two weeks you might find your entire department playing the faradic game.

faro ::: n. --> A gambling game at cardds, in whiich all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.

feep /feep/ 1. The soft electronic "bell" sound of a display terminal (except for a VT-52); a beep (in fact, the microcomputer world seems to prefer {beep}). 2. To cause the display to make a feep sound. ASR-33s (the original TTYs) do not feep; they have mechanical bells that ring. Alternate forms: {beep}, "bleep", or just about anything suitably onomatopoeic. (Jeff MacNelly, in his comic strip "Shoe", uses the word "eep" for sounds made by computer terminals and video games; this is perhaps the closest written approximation yet.) The term "breedle" was sometimes heard at SAIL, where the terminal bleepers are not particularly soft (they sound more like the musical equivalent of a raspberry or Bronx cheer; for a close approximation, imagine the sound of a Star Trek communicator's beep lasting for five seconds). The "feeper" on a VT-52 has been compared to the sound of a '52 Chevy stripping its gears. See also {ding}. [{Jargon File}]

fencepost error 1. (Rarely "lamp-post error") A problem with the discrete equivalent of a {boundary condition}, often exhibited in programs by iterative loops. From the following problem: "If you build a fence 100 feet long with posts 10 feet apart, how many posts do you need?" (Either 9 or 11 is a better answer than the obvious 10). For example, suppose you have a long list or array of items, and want to process items m through n; how many items are there? The obvious answer is n - m, but that is off by one; the right answer is n - m + 1. The "obvious" formula exhibits a fencepost error. See also {zeroth} and note that not all {off-by-one errors} are fencepost errors. The game of Musical Chairs involves a catastrophic off-by-one error where N people try to sit in N - 1 chairs, but it's not a fencepost error. Fencepost errors come from counting things rather than the spaces between them, or vice versa, or by neglecting to consider whether one should count one or both ends of a row. 2. (Rare) An error induced by unexpected regularities in input values, which can (for instance) completely thwart a theoretically efficient {binary tree} or {hash coding} implementation. The error here involves the difference between expected and worst case behaviours of an {algorithm}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-01)

fish ::: n. --> A counter, used in various games.
A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
The flesh of fish, used as food.

fives ::: n. pl. --> A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game. ::: n. --> A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.

flapdragon ::: n. --> A game in which the players catch raisins out burning brandy, and swallow them blazing.
The thing thus caught and eaten. ::: v. t. --> To swallow whole, as a flapdragon; to devour.

floral ::: a. --> Pertaining to Flora, or to flowers; made of flowers; as, floral games, wreaths.
Containing, or belonging to, a flower; as, a floral bud; a floral leaf; floral characters.

foiling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Foil ::: n. --> A foil.
The track of game (as deer) in the grass.

football ::: n. --> An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.
The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals.

foregame ::: n. --> A first game; first plan.

forester ::: n. --> One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
An inhabitant of a forest.
A forest tree.
A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.

forest ::: n. --> An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

forfeit ::: n. --> Injury; wrong; mischief.
A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.
Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.

fourhanded ::: a. --> Having four hands; quadrumanous.
Requiring four "hands" or players; as, a fourhanded game at cards.

fowl ::: n. --> Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus). ::: v. i. --> To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by

Fraps "application, video" A {Windows} application that can be used with games using {DirectX} or {OpenGL} to display the current screen redraw rate in frames per second (FPS). Fraps can also measure the frame rate between any two points and can capture stills, audio and video to disk. {Fraps Home (}. (2006-07-12)

full-motion video "video" (FMV) Any kind of {video} that is theoretically capable of changing the entire content on the screen fast enough that the transitions are not obvious to the human eye, i.e. about 24 times a second or more. In practise most {video encoding} relies on the fact that in most video there is relatively little change from one {frame} to the next. This allows for {compression} of the video data. The term is used, chiefly in {computer games}, in contrast to techniques such as the use of {sprites} that move against a more-or-less fixed background. (2011-01-04)

fumette ::: n. --> The stench or high flavor of game or other meat when kept long.

funicular ::: a. --> Consisting of a small cord or fiber.
Dependent on the tension of a cord.
Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular ligament.

futz "jargon" ("futzing around") To waste time on activity that is often experimental and may or may not be productive. Not normally used for game playing. (2008-11-27)

fweep ({WPI}) One step below a {gweep}, a person who uses the system solely to play games and use {electronic mail}. Compare {dweeb}, {twink}, {terminal junkie}, {tourist}, {weenie}. (1995-01-31)

gablock ::: n. --> A false spur or gaff, fitted on the heel of a gamecock.

gadwall ::: n. --> A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.

gaffle ::: n. --> An artificial spur or gaff for gamecocks.
A lever to bend crossbows.

gambit ::: n. --> A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.

gamble ::: v. i. --> To play or game for money or other stake. ::: v. t. --> To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.

gamecock ::: n. --> The male game fowl.

gamed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Game

game fowl ::: --> A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.

gameful ::: a. --> Full of game or games.

gamekeeper ::: n. --> One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.

gameless ::: a. --> Destitute of game.

gamely ::: adv. --> In a plucky manner; spiritedly.

game ::: n. --> Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
To play at any sport or diversion.
To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.

gameness ::: n. --> Endurance; pluck.

games "games" "The time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted." -- {Bertrand Russell}. Here are some games-related pages on the {Web}: {Imperial Nomic (}, {Thoth's games and recreations page (}, {Games Domain (}, {Zarf's List of Games on the Web (}, {Dave's list of pointers to games resources (}, {Collaborative Fiction (}. See also {3DO}, {ADL}, {ADVENT}, {ADVSYS}, {alpha/beta pruning}, {Amiga}, {CHIP-8}, {Core Wars}, {DROOL}, {empire}, {I see no X here.}, {Infocom}, {Inglish}, {initgame}, {life}, {minimax}, {moria}, {mudhead}, {multi-user Dimension}, {nethack}, {ogg}, {plugh}, {rogue}, {SPACEWAR}, {virtual reality}, {wizard mode}, {wumpus}, {xyzzy}, {ZIL}, {zorkmid}. See also {game theory}. (1996-03-03)

gamesome ::: a. --> Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry.

gamester ::: n. --> A merry, frolicsome person.
A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.
A prostitute; a strumpet.

game tree "games" A {tree} representing contingencies in a game. Each {node} in a game tree represents a possible position (e.g., possible configuration of pieces on a chessboard) in the game, and each branching ("edge" in graph terms) represents a possible move. (1998-11-14)

gaming ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Game ::: n. --> The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.

gamy ::: a. --> Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored.
Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.

gastrophrenic ::: a. --> Pertaining to the stomach and diaphragm; as, the gastrophrenic ligament.

gastrosplenic ::: n. --> Pertaining to the stomach and spleen; as, the gastrosplenic ligament.

GE Information Services "networking, company" One of the leading on-line services, started on 1st October 1985, providing subscribers with hundreds of special interest areas, computer hardware and software support, award-winning multi-player games, the most software files in the industry (over 200 000), worldwide news, sports updates, business news, investment strategies, and {Internet} {electronic mail} and fax (GE Mail). Interactive conversations (Chat Lines) and {bulletin boards} (Round Tables) with associated software archives are also provided. GEnie databases (through the ARTIST gateway) allow users to search the full text of thousands of publications, including Dun & Bradstreet Company Profiles; a GEnie NewsStand with more than 900 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters; a Reference Center with information ranging from Agriculture to World History; the latest in medical information from MEDLINE; and patent and trademark registrations. {(}. {Shopping 2000 (}. Telephone: +1 (800) 638 9636. TDD: +1 (800) 238 9172. E-mail: "". [Connection with: GE Information Services, Inc., a division of General Electric Company, Headquarters: Rockville, Maryland, USA?] (1995-04-13)

gelatine ::: n. --> Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically (Physiol. Chem.), a nitrogeneous colloid, not existing as such in the animal body, but formed by the hydrating action of boiling water on the collagen of various kinds of connective tissue (as tendons, bones, ligaments, etc.). Its distinguishing character is that of dissolving in hot water, and forming a jelly on cooling. It is an important ingredient of calf&

genetic programming "programming" (GP) A programming technique which extends the {genetic algorithm} to the domain of whole computer programs. In GP, populations of programs are genetically bred to solve problems. Genetic programming can solve problems of system identification, classification, control, robotics, optimisation, game playing, and {pattern recognition}. Starting with a primordial ooze of hundreds or thousands of randomly created programs composed of functions and terminals appropriate to the problem, the population is progressively evolved over a series of generations by applying the operations of Darwinian fitness proportionate reproduction and crossover (sexual recombination). (1995-03-31)

gibbier ::: n. --> Wild fowl; game.

gin ::: a snare or trap for game.

gleek ::: n. --> A jest or scoff; a trick or deception.
An enticing look or glance.
A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons.
Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything. ::: v. i.

goal ::: n. --> The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal

godwit ::: n. --> One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidae. The European black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. haemastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Called also godwin.

goff ::: n. --> A silly clown.
A game. See Golf.

Go "games, application" A thinking game with an oriental origin estimated to be around 4000 years old. Nowadays, the game is played by millions of people in (most notably) China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In the Western world the game is practised by a yearly increasing number of players. On the {Internet} Go players meet, play and talk 24 hours/day on the {Internet Go Server} (IGS). {(}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {}. (1995-03-17)

golf ::: n. --> A game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole with the fewest strokes is the winner.

gout ::: n. --> A drop; a clot or coagulation.
A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc.

graphics "graphics" Any kind of visible output including {text}, {images}, {movies}, {line art} and {digital photographs}; stored in {bitmap} or {vector graphic} form. Most modern computers can display non-{text} data and most use a {graphical user interface} (GUI) for virtually all interaction with the user. Special {hardware}, typically some kind of {graphics adaptor}, is required to allow the computer to display graphics (as opposed to, say, printing text on a {teletype}) but since GUIs became ubiquitous this has become the default form of visual output. The most demanding applications for computer graphics are those where the computer actually generates moving images in {real time}, especially in {video games}. There are many kinds of {software} devoted to manipulating graphical data, including image editing (e.g. {Photoshop}), {drawing} (e.g. {Illustrator}), user interface toolkits (e.g. {X Window System}), {CAD}, {CGI}. (2009-06-24)

grayling ::: a. --> A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.
An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region.

grick /grik/ ({WPI}, first used by Tim Haven to describe "grick trigonometry", a shortcut method of determing attack angles in grid-based games like Star Trek) Any integral increment of measurement. E.g. "Please turn the stereo up a few gricks". (1995-01-31)

gunning ::: n. --> The act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun.

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

gymnastical ::: a. --> Pertaining to athletic exercises intended for health, defense, or diversion; -- said of games or exercises, as running, leaping, wrestling, throwing the discus, the javelin, etc.; also, pertaining to disciplinary exercises for the intellect; athletic; as, gymnastic exercises, contests, etc.

hack "jargon" 1. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well. 2. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. 3. To bear emotionally or physically. "I can't hack this heat!" 4. To work on something (typically a program). In an immediate sense: "What are you doing?" "I'm hacking TECO." In a general (time-extended) sense: "What do you do around here?" "I hack TECO." More generally, "I hack "foo"" is roughly equivalent to ""foo" is my major interest (or project)". "I hack solid-state physics." See {Hacking X for Y}. 5. To pull a prank on. See {hacker}. 6. To interact with a computer in a playful and exploratory rather than goal-directed way. "Whatcha up to?" "Oh, just hacking." 7. Short for {hacker}. 8. See {nethack}. 9. (MIT) To explore the basements, roof ledges, and steam tunnels of a large, institutional building, to the dismay of Physical Plant workers and (since this is usually performed at educational institutions) the Campus Police. This activity has been found to be eerily similar to playing adventure games such as {Dungeons and Dragons} and {Zork}. See also {vadding}. See also {neat hack}, {real hack}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-08-26)

hazarder ::: n. --> A player at the game of hazard; a gamester.
One who hazards or ventures.

hazard ::: n. --> A game of chance played with dice.
The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player&

hellanodic ::: n. --> A judge or umpire in games or combats.

hello, sailor! "jargon" Occasional West Coast equivalent of {hello, world}; seems to have originated at SAIL, later associated with the game {Zork} (which also included "hello, aviator" and "hello, implementor"). Originally from the traditional hooker's greeting to a swabbie fresh off the boat, of course. [{Jargon File}] (2007-10-30)

hell ::: v. t. --> The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.
The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.
A place where outcast persons or things are gathered
A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.
A gambling house.

hepatorenal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the liver and kidneys; as, the hepatorenal ligament.

hide-and-seek ::: a children"s game in which one player tries to find and catch others who are hiding.

hing ({IRC}) Fortuitous typo for "hint", now in wide intentional use among players of {initgame}. Compare {newsfroup}, {filk}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-07)

hockey ::: n. --> A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals.
The stick used by the players.

hoodman ::: n. --> The person blindfolded in the game called hoodman-blind.

hopper ::: n. --> One who, or that which, hops.
A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.
See Grasshopper, 2.
A game. See Hopscotch.

hopscotch ::: n. --> A child&

hound ::: n. --> A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc.
A despicable person.
A houndfish.
Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.

hunter ::: n. --> One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.
A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.
A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter.

hunting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Hunt ::: n. --> The pursuit of game or of wild animals.

Hunt the Wumpus "games, history" (Or "Wumpus") /wuhm'p*s/ A famous fantasy computer game, created by {Gregory Yob} in about 1973. Hunt the Wumpus appeared in Creative Computing, Vol 1, No 5, Sep - Oct 1975, where Yob says he had come up with the game two years previously, after seeing the grid-based games Hurkle, Snark and Mugwump at {People's Computing Company} (PCC). He later delivered Wumpus to PCC who published it in their newsletter. ESR says he saw a version including termites running on the {Dartmouth Time-Sharing System} in 1972-3. Magnus Olsson, in his 1992-07-07 {USENET} article "", posted the {BASIC} {source code} of what he believed was pretty much the version that was published in 1973 in David Ahl's "101 Basic Computer Games", by {Digital Equipment Corporation}. The wumpus lived somewhere in a cave with the topology of an dodecahedron's edge/vertex graph (later versions supported other topologies, including an icosahedron and M"obius strip). The player started somewhere at random in the cave with five "crooked arrows"; these could be shot through up to three connected rooms, and would kill the wumpus on a hit (later versions introduced the wounded wumpus, which got very angry). Unfortunately for players, the movement necessary to map the maze was made hazardous not merely by the wumpus (which would eat you if you stepped on him) but also by bottomless pits and colonies of super bats that would pick you up and drop you at a random location (later versions added "anaerobic termites" that ate arrows, bat migrations and earthquakes that randomly changed pit locations). This game appears to have been the first to use a non-random graph-structured map (as opposed to a rectangular grid like the even older Star Trek games). In this respect, as in the dungeon-like setting and its terse, amusing messages, it prefigured {ADVENT} and {Zork} and was directly ancestral to both (Zork acknowledged this heritage by including a super-bat colony). There have been many {ports} including one distributed with {SunOS}, a {freeware} one for the {Macintosh} and a {C} emulation by {ESR}. [Does "101 Basic Computer Games" give any history?] (2004-10-04)

hunt ::: v. t. --> To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.

hurling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Hurl ::: n. --> The act of throwing with force.
A kind of game at ball, formerly played.

hypogeum ::: n. --> The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.

IBM 1620 "computer" A computer built by {IBM} and released in late 1959. The 1620 cost from around $85,000(?) up to hundreds of thousands of dollars(?) according to the configuration. It was billed as a "small scientific computer" to distinguish it from the business-oriented {IBM 1401}. It was regarded as inexpensive, and many schools started out with one. It was either developed for the US Navy to teach computing, or as a replacement for the very successful {IBM 650} which did quite well in the low end scientific market. Rumour has it that the Navy called this computer the CADET - Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try. The {ALU} used lookup tables to add, subtract and multiply but it could do address increments and the like without the tables. You could change the number base by adjusting the tables, which were input during the boot sequence from {Hollerith} cards. The divide instruction required additional hardware, as did {floating point} operations. The basic machine had 20,000 decimal digits of {ferrite core memory} arranged as a 100 by 100 array of 12-bit locations, each holding two digits. Each digit was stored as four numeric bits, one flag bit and one parity bit. The numeric bits stored a decimal digit (values above nine were illegal). Memory was logically divided into fields. On the high-order digit of a field the flag bit indicated the end of the field. On the low-order digit it indicated a negative number. A flag bit on the low order of the address indicated {indirect addressing} if you had that option installed. A few "illegal" bit combinations were used to store things like record marks and "numeric blanks". On a {subroutine} call it stored the {return address} in the five digits just before the entry point to the routine, so you had to build your own {stack} to do {recursion}. The enclosure was grey, and the core was about four or five inches across. The core memory was kept cool inside a temperature-controlled box. The machine took a few minutes to warm up after power on before you could use it. If it got too hot there was a thermal cut-out switch that would shut it down. Memory could be expanded up to 100,000 digits in a second cabinet. The cheapest package used {paper tape} for I/O. You could also get {punched cards} and later models could be hooked up to a 1311 {disk drive} (a two-{megabyte} {washing machine}), a 1627 {plotter}, and a 1443 {line printer}. Because the 1620 was popular with colleges, IBM ran a clearing house of software for a nominal cost such as {Snobol}, {COBOL}, chess games, etc. The model II, released about three years later, could add and subtract without tables. The {clock period} decreased from 20 to 10 microseconds, instruction fetch sped up by a few cycles and it added {index registers} of some sort. Some of the model I's options were standard on the model II, like {indirect addressing} and the {console} {teletype} changed from a model C to a {Selectric}. Later still, IBM marketed the {IBM 1710}. A favorite use was to tune a FM radio to pick up the "interference" from the lights on the console. With the right delay loops you could generate musical notes. Hackers wrote {interpreters} that played music from notation like "C44". {IBM 1620 console (img:/pub/misc/IBM1620-console.jpg)} 1620 consoles were used as props to represent {Colossus} in the film "The Forbin Project", though most of the machines had been scrapped by the time the film was made. {A fully configured 1620 (}. {IBM 1620 at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA (/pub/misc/IBM1620-Tuck1960s.jpg)} (Thanks Victor E. McGee, pictured). ["Basic Programming Concepts and the IBM 1620 Computer", Leeson and Dimitry, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962]. (2018-09-11)

id Software "games" Creators and publishers of the {DOOM} game for {IBM PCs}. E-mail: "". Telephone: +1 800-ID-GAMES (Orders only).

iliofemoral ::: a. --> Pertaining to the ilium and femur; as, iliofemoral ligaments.

in-and-in ::: n. --> An old game played with four dice. In signified a doublet, or two dice alike; in-and-in, either two doubles, or the four dice alike.

Inglish "games" An English-like language used for {Adventure} games like "The Hobbit". Inglish could distinguish between "take the rope and axe" and "take the money and run". (1995-06-27)

inguinal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the inguen or groin; as, an inguinal canal or ligament; inguinal hernia.

initgame "games" /in-it'gaym/ [IRC] An {IRC} version of the venerable trivia game "20 questions", in which one user changes his {nick} to the initials of a famous person or other named entity, and the others on the channel ask yes or no questions, with the one to guess the person getting to be "it" next. As a courtesy, the one picking the initials starts by providing a 4-letter hint of the form sex, nationality, life-status, reality-status. For example, MAAR means "Male, American, Alive, Real" (as opposed to "fictional"). Initgame can be surprisingly addictive. See also {hing}. [{Jargon File}]

interarticular ::: a. --> Situated between joints or articulations; as, interarticular cartilages and ligaments.

intercarpal ::: a. --> Between the carpal bone; as, intercarpal articulations, ligaments.

intercollegiate ::: a. --> Existing or carried on between colleges or universities; as, intercollegiate relations, rivalry, games, etc.

intercolumnar ::: a. --> Between columns or pillars; as, the intercolumnar fibers of Poupart&

interhyal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a segment sometimes present at the proximal end of the hyoidean arch. ::: n. --> An interhyal ligament or cartilage.

International Core War Society "games, standard, body" (ICWS) The official standards body for {Core War}. (1996-02-16)

Internet Chess Server "networking, games" An interactive meeting-place on the {Internet} where people can play {chess} against each other. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:alt.chess.ics}. [Server address?] (1995-03-25)

Internet Go Server "games, networking" (IGS) A place for {Go} players to meet and play via the {Internet}. {IGS Home (}. (1995-03-17)

interosseous ::: a. --> Situated between bones; as, an interosseous ligament.

intersesamoid ::: a. --> Between sesamoid bones; as, intersesamoid ligaments.

IrDA Control "standard" (IrDA-C, formerly IrBUS) {Infrared} standard from {IrDA}. IrDA Control is a low speed communication standard that allows cordless peripherals such as keyboards, mice, {game pads}, and {joysticks} to interact with intelligent host devices. Host devices include {PCs}, home appliances, game machines, and television and web {set-top boxes}. IrDA Control supports data rates of 75 Kbps at up to 8 metres, and is designed to integrate with devices that use {USB} {HID}. Parts and products featuring IrDA Control are expected in 1998. See also {IrDA Data}, {AIR}. (1999-10-14)

ischiocapsular ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the ischium and the capsule of the hip joint; as, the ischiocapsular ligament.

I see no X here. "games" Hackers (and the interactive computer games they write) traditionally favour this slightly marked usage over other possible equivalents such as "There's no X here!" or "X is missing." or "Where's the X?". This goes back to the original PDP-10 {ADVENT}, which would respond in this wise if you asked it to do something involving an object not present at your location in the game. [{Jargon File}]

isvara (lilamaya ishwara) ::: the Lord of the cosmic lila, "the mighty Lord of Nature, who . . . enjoys with his universal delight this play of her figures of his own being"; the isvara as "our Playmate in the great world-game who has disguised himself throughout as friend and enemy, helper and opponent and, in all relations and in all workings that affect us, has led our steps towards our perfection and our release". lil lilamaya amaya isvaradarsana isvaradarsana (lilamaya ishwaradarshan; lilamaya ishwara

jackal ::: n. --> Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.
One who does mean work for another&

jackstone ::: n. --> One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.
A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck.

jackstraw ::: n. --> An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.
One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child&

javelin ::: n. --> A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by thew hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game. ::: v. t. --> To pierce with a javelin.

Jenga Code "humour, programming" A style of programming which results in the whole thing collapsing when you touch a single block of code. Named after the game where players try to remove wooden blocks from a tower without it falling down. Also known as Crispy Noodle Code. [{Dodgy Coder (}]. [Why crispy noodle?] (2013-12-25)

Jhumur: “The spirit that has taken birth sometimes does not reach the goal. There is a kind of a witness consciousness that puts a cross against it and you go back to the beginning all over again. It’s like the game snakes and ladders that we used to play as children. You have to go back to the first square and start all over again. You almost reach the goal and then you fall back and have to start all over again.”

John von Neumann "person" /jon von noy'mahn/ Born 1903-12-28, died 1957-02-08. A Hungarian-born mathematician who did pioneering work in quantum physics, game theory, and {computer science}. He contributed to the USA's Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bomb. von Neumann was invited to Princeton University in 1930, and was a mathematics professor at the {Institute for Advanced Studies} from its formation in 1933 until his death. From 1936 to 1938 {Alan Turing} was a visitor at the Institute and completed a Ph.D. dissertation under von Neumann's supervision. This visit occurred shortly after Turing's publication of his 1934 paper "On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem" which involved the concepts of logical design and the universal machine. von Neumann must have known of Turing's ideas but it is not clear whether he applied them to the design of the IAS Machine ten years later. While serving on the BRL Scientific Advisory Committee, von Neumann joined the developers of {ENIAC} and made some critical contributions. In 1947, while working on the design for the successor machine, {EDVAC}, von Neumann realized that ENIAC's lack of a centralized control unit could be overcome to obtain a rudimentary stored program computer. He also proposed the {fetch-execute cycle}. His ideas led to what is now often called the {von Neumann architecture}. {(}. {(}. {(}. (2004-01-14)

joystick "hardware, games" A device consisting of a hand held stick that pivots about one end and transmits its angle in two dimensions to a computer. Joysticks are often used to control games, and usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be read by the computer. Most I/O interface cards for {IBM PCs} have a joystick (game control) port. (1995-03-08)

kautuka-krid.a ::: amusing game.

kayles ::: n. pl. --> A game; ninepins.

keno ::: n. --> A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.

kriegsspiel ::: n. --> A game of war, played for practice, on maps.

lacrosse ::: n. --> A game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a "crosse". The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field.

LambdaMOO "games" The most frequently used {server} {software} for running a {MOO} and also the nerve-center (of sorts) of the MOO community. {(}. {Telnet (telnet://}. (1999-05-25)

langteraloo ::: n. --> An old game at cards. See Loo (a).

lansquenet ::: n. --> A German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th and 16th centuries; a soldier of fortune; -- a term used in France and Western Europe.
A game at cards, vulgarly called lambskinnet.

legal Loosely used to mean "in accordance with all the relevant rules", especially in connection with some set of constraints defined by software. "The older =+ alternate for += is no longer legal syntax in ANSI C." "This parser processes each line of legal input the moment it sees the trailing linefeed." Hackers often model their work as a sort of game played with the environment in which the objective is to maneuver through the thicket of "natural laws" to achieve a desired objective. Their use of "legal" is flavoured as much by this game-playing sense as by the more conventional one having to do with courts and lawyers. Compare {language lawyer}, {legalese}. [{Jargon File}]

life 1. "simulation" {Conway's Game of Life}. 2. "jargon" The opposite of {Usenet}/the {Internet}/{video games}/whatever the speaker considers a waste of time. As in "{Get a life!}" 3. "language" Logic of Inheritance, Functions and Equations (LIFE) An {object-oriented}, {functional}, {constraint}-based language by Hassan Ait-Kacy "" et al of {MCC}, Austin TX, 1987. LIFE integrates ideas from {LOGIN} and {LeFun}. See also {Wild_LIFE}. ["Is There a Meaning to LIFE?", H. Ait-Kacy et al, Intl Conf on Logic Prog, 1991]. (2015-05-04)

ligamental ::: a. --> Alt. of Ligamentous

ligament ::: n. --> Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond.
A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.
A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.

ligamentous ::: a. --> Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane.

ligaments ::: fig. A unifying or connecting tie or bond.

lilamaya ::: playful; enjoying the cosmic game; pertaining to the lila; lilamaya (sagun.a brahman) perceived as pouring out the delight of existence .... (ananda) into the play of the world; ("the Lilamaya") short for lilamaya isvara or lilamaya purus.a, the Lord or Soul of bliss who "can play with the manifestation without being imbued with the Ignorance".

lila ::: play, game; the cosmic play.

lila ::: play, game; the world as a game of the Lord or isvara, "a play of lila the divine Being with the conditions of cosmic existence in this world of an inferior Nature"; life (especially in the objective world or field of karma, as distinguished from yoga) "experienced as a play of the divine Delight".

lodge ::: n. --> A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian&

loggat ::: n. --> A small log or piece of wood.
An old game in England, played by throwing pieces of wood at a stake set in the ground.

logomachy ::: n. --> Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a war of words.
A game of word making.

loo ::: n. --> An old game played with five, or three, cards dealt to each player from a full pack. When five cards are used the highest card is the knave of clubs or (if so agreed upon) the knave of trumps; -- formerly called lanterloo.
A modification of the game of "all fours" in which the players replenish their hands after each round by drawing each a card from the pack.

lotto ::: n. --> A game of chance, played with cards, on which are inscribed numbers, and any contrivance (as a wheel containing numbered balls) for determining a set of numbers by chance. The player holding a card having on it the set of numbers drawn from the wheel takes the stakes after a certain percentage of them has been deducted for the dealer. A variety of lotto is called keno.

LP MUD "games" A kind of player-programmable multi-user adventure game. [More details?] See {MUD}.

luckless ::: a. --> Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.

lurcher ::: n. --> One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher.
One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers.
A glutton; a gormandizer.

macco ::: n. --> A gambling game in vogue in the eighteenth century.

Mac Playmate "games" An early (~1985) example of a pornographic computer game. Mac Playmate runs on the {Macintosh} and involves trying to stimulate a simulated woman to orgasm by applying various implements to her erogenous zones. (2002-03-08)

maidmarian ::: n. --> The lady of the May games; one of the characters in a morris dance; a May queen. Afterward, a grotesque character personated in sports and buffoonery by a man in woman&

main ::: n. --> A hand or match at dice.
A stake played for at dice.
The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
A match at cockfighting.
A main-hamper. ::: v.

make-game ::: n. --> An object of ridicule; a butt.

mall ::: n. --> A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
A heavy blow.
An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.
A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.
Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables

manovery ::: n. --> A contrivance or maneuvering to catch game illegally.

marker ::: n. --> One who or that which marks.
One who keeps account of a game played, as of billiards.
A counter used in card playing and other games.
The soldier who forms the pilot of a wheeling column, or marks the direction of an alignment.
An attachment to a sewing machine for marking a line on the fabric by creasing it.

Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG, MMO) Any game that allows dozens, hundreds or even thousands of players to interact with a game via the {Internet}. Typically the game runs on a central {server farm} and players access it via a {personal computer}, {game console} or mobile phone. The most popular genre is the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), of which {World of Warcraft} is probably the most popular example. Note that an MMOG is not necessarily a _massive_ game (though often they are based in large, complex worlds), their distinguishing characteristic is the number of players. (2012-05-30)

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game {Massively Multiplayer Online Game}

matador ::: n. --> The killer; the man appointed to kill the bull in bullfights.
In the game of quadrille or omber, the three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first, the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce of a black trump or the seven of a red one.

matrimony ::: n. --> The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock.
A kind of game at cards played by several persons.

maw ::: n. --> A gull.
A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt.
Appetite; inclination.
An old game at cards.

megalesian ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or in honor of, Cybele; as, the Megalesian games at Rome.

megalo- ::: --> Combining forms signifying: (a) Great, extended, powerful; as, megascope, megacosm.
A million times, a million of; as, megameter, a million meters; megafarad, a million farads; megohm, a million ohms.
See Meg-.

megameter ::: n. --> An instrument for determining longitude by observation of the stars.
A micrometer.
Alt. of Megametre

megametre ::: n. --> In the metric system, one million meters, or one thousand kilometers.

minimax "games" An {algorithm} for choosing the next move in a two player game. A player moves so as to maximise the minimum value of his opponent's possible following moves. If it is my turn to move, I give a value to each legal move I might make. If the result of a move is an immediate win for me I give it positive infinity and, if it is an immediate win for you, negative infinity. The value to me of any other move is the minimum of the values resulting from each of your possible replies. The above algorithm will give every move a value of positive or negative infinity since the value of every move will be the value of some final winning or losing move. This can be extended if we can supply a {heuristic} {evaluation function} which gives values to non-final game states without considering all possible following complete sequences. We can then limit the minimax algorithm to look only a certain number of moves ahead. This number is called the "look-ahead" or "ply". See also {alpha/beta pruning}. [Is "maximin" used? Is it significantly different?] (2000-12-07)

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miss ::: n. --> A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.
The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.

mistigri ::: n. --> A variety of the game of poker in which the joker is used, and called mistigris or mistigri.

monte ::: n. --> A favorite gambling game among Spaniards, played with dice or cards.

moor ::: n. --> One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion.
An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
A game preserve consisting of moorland.

mora ::: n. --> A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.
A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.

morris ::: n. --> A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets.
A dance formerly common in England, often performed in pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers, grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictious characters.
An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board

mort ::: n. --> A great quantity or number.
A woman; a female.
A salmon in its third year.
Death; esp., the death of game in the chase.
A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game.
The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.

move ::: v. t. --> To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.

mum-chance ::: n. --> A game of hazard played with cards in silence.
A silent, stupid person. ::: a. --> Silent and idle.

murnival ::: n. --> In the game of gleek, four cards of the same value, as four aces or four kings; hence, four of anything.

nemean ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Nemea, in Argolis, where the ancient Greeks celebrated games, and Hercules killed a lion.

nineholes ::: n. pl. --> A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled.

ninepins ::: n. pl. --> A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.

noddy ::: n. --> A simpleton; a fool.
Any tern of the genus Anous, as A. stolidus.
The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
An old game at cards.
A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for

nomad ::: n. --> One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game. ::: a. --> Roving; nomadic. html{color:

novum ::: n. --> A game at dice, properly called novem quinque (L., nine five), the two principal throws being nine and five.

olympiad ::: n. --> A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Cor/bus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.

olympionic ::: n. --> An ode in honor of a victor in the Olympic games.

ombre ::: n. --> A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons.
A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.

“On the surface of life all appears to be a game of Chance. There is no certainty about any movement; ups and downs, vicissitudes, cataclysms, actions, passions and thoughts crowd in medley and it is impossible to anticipate or regulate them with any definiteness. But a deeper scrutiny reveals a pattern behind all the apparent workings of Chance. What looks like Chance is itself a part of the process; it is called Chance because the particular operation does not take place within the framework of the laws erected by the limited empirical mind; there is really no Chance in the working out of the divine Intention that is this Universe.” Readings in Savitri Vol. III.

open-air ::: a. --> Taking place in the open air; outdoor; as, an open-air game or meeting.

oppressive ::: a. --> Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.
Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; as, oppressive grief or woe.

outplay ::: v. t. --> To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than; as, to be outplayed in tennis or ball.

pall-mall ::: n. --> A game formerly common in England, in which a wooden ball was driven with a mallet through an elevated hoop or ring of iron. The name was also given to the mallet used, to the place where the game was played, and to the street, in London, still called Pall Mall.

pallone ::: n. --> An Italian game, played with a large leather ball.

parchesi ::: n. --> A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India.
See Pachisi.

park ::: n. --> A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king&

partridge ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidae, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird.
Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera.
The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus).

paxwax ::: n. --> The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal spines of the cervical vertebrae, and helps to support the head. Called also paxywaxy and packwax.

peekaboo ::: n. --> A child&

pentathlon ::: n. --> A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.

pergamenous ::: a. --> Alt. of Pergamentaceous

pergamentaceous ::: a. --> Like parchment.

philopena ::: n. --> A present or gift which is made as a forfeit in a social game that is played in various ways; also, the game itself.

pinocle ::: n. --> A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs.
See Penuchle.

piquet ::: n. --> See Picket.
A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.

player ::: n. --> One who plays, or amuses himself; one without serious aims; an idler; a trifler.
One who plays any game.
A dramatic actor.
One who plays on an instrument of music.
A gamester; a gambler.

playgame ::: n. --> Play of children.

play ::: n. --> To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.
To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.
To act; to behave; to practice deception.

plover ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds.
Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the American upland, plover (Bartramia longicauda); and other species of sandpipers.

poacher ::: n. --> One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law.
The American widgeon.

poach ::: v. & n. --> To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder. ::: v. i. --> To steal or pocket game, or to carry it away privately,

pointer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, points.
The hand of a timepiece.
One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen.
The two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the line between which points nearly in the direction of the north star.
Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold.

poker ::: n. --> One who pokes.
That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
A poking-stick.
The poachard.
A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States.
Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to

polo ::: n. --> A game of ball of Eastern origin, resembling hockey, with the players on horseback.
A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.

pool ::: n. --> A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon.
A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a

preservation ::: n. --> The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation.

primero ::: n. --> A game at cards, now unknown.

problem-game ::: a challenging game in which a problem is to be solved.

props ::: n. pl. --> A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead of dice.

purgament ::: n. --> That which is excreted; excretion.
A cathartic; a purgative.

pursuit ::: v. t. --> The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.

pushpin ::: n. --> A child&

pussy ::: n. --> A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.
A catkin of the pussy willow.
The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat. ::: a. --> See Pursy.

put ::: n. --> A pit.
A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.
The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.
A certain game at cards.
A privilege which one party buys of another to "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date.

putting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Put ::: n. --> The throwing of a heavy stone, shot, etc., with the hand raised or extended from the shoulder; -- originally, a Scottish game.

pyramid ::: n. --> A solid body standing on a triangular, square, or polygonal base, and terminating in a point at the top; especially, a structure or edifice of this shape.
A solid figure contained by a plane rectilineal figure as base and several triangles which have a common vertex and whose bases are sides of the base.
The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.

quadrennial ::: a. --> Comprising four years; as, a quadrennial period.
Occurring once in four years, or at the end of every four years; as, quadrennial games.

quadrille ::: n. --> A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.
The appropriate music for a quadrille.
A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.

quarry ::: n. --> Same as 1st Quarrel.
A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
A heap of game killed.
The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a

quatorze ::: n. --> The four aces, kings, queens, knaves, or tens, in the game of piquet; -- so called because quatorze counts as fourteen points.

quest ::: n. --> The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.
Request; desire; solicitation.
Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.
Inquest; jury of inquest.
To search for; to examine.

quinquennalia ::: n. pl. --> Public games celebrated every five years.

quinze ::: n. --> A game at cards in which the object is to make fifteen points.

quoit ::: n. --> A flattened ring-shaped piece of iron, to be pitched at a fixed object in play; hence, any heavy flat missile used for the same purpose, as a stone, piece of iron, etc.
A game played with quoits.
The discus of the ancients. See Discus.
A cromlech. ::: v. i.

racket ::: n. --> A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games.
A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.
A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.

raffle ::: v. --> A kind of lottery, in which several persons pay, in shares, the value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor.
A game of dice in which he who threw three alike won all the stakes. ::: v. i.

ranger ::: n. --> One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for plunder; a roving robber.
That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
A dog that beats the ground in search of game.
One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on foot.
The keeper of a public park or forest; formerly, a sworn officer of a forest, appointed by the king&

recheat ::: n. --> A strain given on the horn to call back the hounds when they have lost track of the game. ::: v. i. --> To blow the recheat.

redhead ::: n. --> A person having red hair.
An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck. See Illust. under Poachard.
The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.
A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine.

retinaculum ::: n. --> A connecting band; a fraenum; as, the retinacula of the ileocaecal and ileocolic valves.
One of the annular ligaments which hold the tendons close to the bones at the larger joints, as at the wrist and ankle.
One of the retractor muscles of the proboscis of certain worms.
A small gland or process to which bodies are attached; as, the glandular retinacula to which the pollinia of orchids are

retriever ::: n. --> One who retrieves.
A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded.

reversis ::: n. --> A certain game at cards.

ringtoss ::: n. --> A game in which the object is to toss a ring so that it will catch upon an upright stick.

rink ::: n. --> The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling.
An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.

rolly-pooly ::: n. --> A game in which a ball, rolling into a certain place, wins.

roulette ::: n. --> A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to order to produce rows of dots.
A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.

rounder ::: n. --> One who rounds; one who comes about frequently or regularly.
A tool for making an edge or surface round.
An English game somewhat resembling baseball; also, another English game resembling the game of fives, but played with a football.

ruff ::: n. --> A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.
The act of trumping, especially when one has no card of the suit led.
A muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children.
Something formed with plaits or flutings, like the collar of this name.
An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.

sacrosciatic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.

salmis ::: n. --> A ragout of partly roasted game stewed with sauce, wine, bread, and condiments suited to provoke appetite.

sandpiper ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidae.
A small lamprey eel; the pride.

scent ::: v. t. --> To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume. ::: v. i. --> To have a smell.
To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

scleroskeleton ::: n. --> That part of the skeleton which is developed in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses.

scout ::: n. --> A swift sailing boat.
A projecting rock.
A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy.
A college student&

setter ::: n. --> One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.
One who hunts victims for sharpers.

setting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Set ::: n. --> The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does;

seven-up ::: n. --> The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.

sharper ::: n. --> A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.

shinney ::: n. --> The game of hockey; -- so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin.

shinty ::: n. --> A Scotch game resembling hockey; also, the club used in the game.

shooting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Shoot ::: n. --> The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light.
A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.

shotgun ::: n. --> A light, smooth-bored gun, often double-barreled, especially designed for firing small shot at short range, and killing small game.

shovelboard ::: n. --> A board on which a game is played, by pushing or driving pieces of metal or money to reach certain marks; also, the game itself. Called also shuffleboard, shoveboard, shovegroat, shovelpenny.
A game played on board ship in which the aim is to shove or drive with a cue wooden disks into divisions chalked on the deck; -- called also shuffleboard.

singlestick ::: n. --> In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword.
The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings blood from his adversary&

singleton ::: n. --> In certain games at cards, as whist, a single card of any suit held at the deal by a player; as, to lead a singleton.

skittle ::: a. --> Pertaining to the game of skittles.

skittles ::: v. t. --> An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

skunk ::: n. --> Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense. ::: v. t. --> In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as

slatterpouch ::: n. --> A dance or game played by boys, requiring active exercise.

sledge ::: n. --> A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.
A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution.
A sleigh.
A game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all fours.

slidegroat ::: n. --> The game of shovelboard.

. s.n.a (anandamaya lilamaya Krishna) ::: Kr.s.n.a as the anandamaya and the lilamaya, taking divine delight in the cosmic game. anandamaya lil anandamaya lilamaya amaya saguna

snipe ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
A fool; a blockhead.

solitaire ::: n. --> A person who lives in solitude; a recluse; a hermit.
A single diamond in a setting; also, sometimes, a precious stone of any kind set alone.
A game which one person can play alone; -- applied to many games of cards, etc.; also, to a game played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping," as in draughts.

spilikin ::: n. --> One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural (spilikins

spilikins ::: pl. --> of Spilikin ), a game played with such pieces; pushpin.

spoilfive ::: n. --> A certain game at cards in which, if no player wins three of the five tricks possible on any deal, the game is said to be spoiled.

sport ::: n. --> That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
Play; idle jingle.
Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which

sprain ::: v. t. --> To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one&

springer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game.
A young plant.
The impost, or point at which an arch rests upon its support, and from which it seems to spring.
The bottom stone of an arch, which lies on the impost. The skew back is one form of springer.
The rib of a groined vault, as being the solid abutment

Sri Aurobindo: "What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

stake ::: something that is wagered in a game, race, or contest. stakes.

stalking-horse ::: n. --> A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.
Fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense.

starter ::: n. --> One who, or that which, starts; as, a starter on a journey; the starter of a race.
A dog that rouses game.

starters ::: participants who start in a game or race.

still-hunt ::: n. --> A hunting for game in a quiet and cautious manner, or under cover; stalking; hence, colloquially, the pursuit of any object quietly and cautiously.

stoolball ::: n. --> A kind of game with balls, formerly common in England, esp. with young women.

tableman ::: n. --> A man at draughts; a piece used in playing games at tables. See Table, n., 10.

talbot ::: n. --> A sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game.

tarot ::: n. --> A game of cards; -- called also taroc.

taw ::: n. --> Tow.
A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles.
A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles. ::: v. t. --> To push; to tug; to tow.
To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to

tenpins ::: n. --> A game resembling ninepins, but played with ten pins. See Ninepins.

tetter-totter ::: n. --> A certain game of children; seesaw; -- called also titter-totter, and titter-cum-totter.

"The universe is certainly or has been up to now in appearance a rough and wasteful game with the dice of chance loaded in favour of the Powers of darkness, the Lords of obscurity, falsehood, death and suffering. But we have to take it as it is and find out — if we reject the way out of the old sages — the way to conquer. Spiritual experience shows that there is behind it all a wide terrain of equality, peace, calm, freedom, and it is only by getting into it that we can have the eye that sees and hope to gain the power that conquers.” Letters on Yoga

“The universe is certainly or has been up to now in appearance a rough and wasteful game with the dice of chance loaded in favour of the Powers of darkness, the Lords of obscurity, falsehood, death and suffering. But we have to take it as it is and find out—if we reject the way out of the old sages—the way to conquer. Spiritual experience shows that there is behind it all a wide terrain of equality, peace, calm, freedom, and it is only by getting into it that we can have the eye that sees and hope to gain the power that conquers.” Letters on Yoga

"The world is a great game of hide and seek in which the real hides behind the apparent, spirit behind matter.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“The world is a great game of hide and seek in which the real hides behind the apparent, spirit behind matter.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

This may be generalized by arbitrarily taking n different truth-values, t1, t2, . . . , tm, f1, f2, . . . , fn-m, of which the first m are called designated values -- and then setting up truth tables (in terms of these n truth-values) for a set of connectives, which usually includes connectives notationally the game as the fundamental connectives of the classical calculus, and may also include others. A formula constructed out of these connectives and variables is then called a tautology if it has a designated value for each possible assignment of truth-values to the variables, and the theorems of the n-valued propositional calculus are to coincide with the tautologies.

three-handed ::: a. --> Said of games or contests where three persons play against each other, or two against one; as, a three-handed game of cards.

tig ::: n. --> A game among children. See Tag.
A capacious, flat-bottomed drinking cup, generally with four handles, formerly used for passing around the table at convivial entertainment.

tinchel ::: n. --> A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass.

tipcat ::: n. --> A game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends, called a cat, is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, so as to fly into the air.

topknot ::: n. --> A crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an orgamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women.
A small Europen flounder (Rhoumbus punctatus). The name is also applied to allied species.

tough ::: superl. --> Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough.
Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews.
Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.
Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.

tournament ::: n. --> A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle.
Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament.

tracker ::: n. --> One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.
In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.

trapball ::: n. --> An old game of ball played with a trap. See 4th Trap, 4.

trap ::: n. 1. A contrivance used for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly. 2. Any device, stratagem, trick, or the like for catching a person unawares. v. 3. To catch in a trap; ensnare.

trapstick ::: n. --> A stick used in playing the game of trapball; hence, fig., a slender leg.

trash ::: n. --> That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse.
Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.
A worthless person.
A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game. ::: v. t.

tray-trip ::: n. --> An old game played with dice.

tredille ::: n. --> A game at cards for three.

tricktrack ::: n. --> An old game resembling backgammon.

trieterics ::: n. pl. --> Festival games celebrated once in three years.

trigon ::: n. --> A figure having three angles; a triangle.
A division consisting of three signs.
Trine, an aspect of two planets distant 120 degrees from each other.
A kind of triangular lyre or harp.
A kind of game at ball played by three persons standing at the angular points of a triangle.

triumph ::: n. --> A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
A state of joy or exultation for success.
Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
A trump card; also, an old game at cards.

troco ::: n. --> An old English game; -- called also lawn billiards.

trollmydames ::: n. --> The game of nineholes.

trout ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to Salmo, Salvelinus, and allied genera of the family Salmonidae. They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their flesh. All the species breed in fresh water, but after spawning many of them descend to the sea if they have an opportunity.
Any one of several species of marine fishes more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits, but not belonging to the same family, especially the California rock trouts, the common

trump ::: n. --> A wind instrument of music; a trumpet, or sound of a trumpet; -- used chiefly in Scripture and poetry.
A winning card; one of a particular suit (usually determined by chance for each deal) any card of which takes any card of the other suits.
An old game with cards, nearly the same as whist; -- called also ruff.
A good fellow; an excellent person.

umpire ::: n. --> A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed.
A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement. ::: v. t.

unlucky ::: a. --> Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game.
Bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious.
Mischievous; as, an unlucky wag.

unthread ::: v. t. --> To draw or take out a thread from; as, to unthread a needle.
To deprive of ligaments; to loose the ligaments of.
To make one&

uptails all ::: --> An old game at cards.
Revelers; roysterers.
Revelry; confusion; frolic.

venison ::: n. --> Beasts of the chase.
Formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively.

verbarium ::: n. --> A game in word making. See Logomachy, 2.

vie ::: v. i. --> To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.
To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition. ::: v. t. --> To stake; to wager.

vingt et un ::: --> A game at cards, played by two or more persons. The fortune of each player depends upon obtaining from the dealer such cards that the sum of their pips, or spots, is twenty-one, or a number near to it.

vol-au-vent ::: n. --> A light puff paste, with a raised border, filled, after baking, usually with a ragout of fowl, game, or fish.

"What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga*

“What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

whisk ::: n. --> A game at cards; whist.
The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.
A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of broom corn.
A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc.
A kind of cape, forming part of a woman&

whist ::: interj. --> Be silent; be still; hush; silence. ::: n. --> A certain game at cards; -- so called because it requires silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these are

woodcock ::: n. --> Any one of several species of long-billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera Scolopax and Philohela. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game birds.
Fig.: A simpleton.

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1:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ Kabir,
2:Life is a child moving counters in a game. ~ Heraclitus,
3:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus,
4:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax,
5:I have suggested that behind almost all myth lies the mono-plot of the game of hide-and-seek. ~ Alan Watts,
6:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
7:I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
8:Understanding how to surmount pain, doubt, and failure is an important aspect of the game of winning at life.
   ~ Chin-Ning Chu,
9:The game of doubting itself presupposes certainty…. A doubt that doubtEd everything would not be a doubt. ~ Wittgenstein, On Certainty,
10:The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 479),
11:Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
12:Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
   ~ Voltaire,
13:Holy men are like onlookers at a game of chess. They see things in their true light and can judge better than the people of the world. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
14:But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Checker-board of Nights and Days; Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. ~ Omar Khayyam,
15:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,
Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
16:What is God after all?
   An eternal child
   playing an eternal game
   in an eternal garden.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, Thoughts And Glimpses,
17:Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game. ~ Gary Gygax,
18:The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
19:There work was play and play the only work,
The tasks of heaven a game of godlike might: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
20:It is for ananda that the world exists; for joy that the Self puts Himself into the great and serious game of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, The Awakening Soul of India,
21:Indian culture did not deface nor impoverish the richness of the grand game of human life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - V,
22:That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil: in this the Vedanta and Heraclitus are my predecessors. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Quoted in Johannes Klein, Die Dichtung Nietzsches (Munich, 1936), p. 225,
23:Fate covered with an unseen necessity
The game of chance of an omnipotent Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul's Release,
24:It not seldom happens that in the purposeless rovings and wanderings of the imagination we hunt down such game as can be put to use by our purposeful philosophy in its well-ordered household. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
25:After all, for the greatest as for the smallest of us our strength is not our own but given to us for the game that has to be played, the work that we have to do. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Sleep,
26:There is only one sin and it is: weakness. When I was a boy, I read Milton's Paradise Lost. The only good man I had any respect for was Satan. The only saint is that person who never weakens, faces everything, and determines die game. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
27:Work without ideals is a false gospel.
The world is a great game of hide and seek in which the real hides behind the apparent, spirit behind matter. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, The Stress of the Hidden Spirit,
28:And if it is a play of the All-Existence, then we may well consent to play out our part in it with grace and courage, well take delight in the game along with our divine Playmate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
29:God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag has kissed you and said, You're it. I mean you're really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is someday going to happen. ~ Hafez,
30:There is a truth to know, a work to do;
Her play is real; a Mystery he fulfils:
There is a plan in the Mother's deep world-whim,
A purpose in her vast and random game. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
31:God is, or He is not. But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity of this infinite distance where heads or tails will turn up. What will you wager? ~ Blaise Pascal,
32:Whatever you do, see, or hear, think that to be God. It is all play, a game with Him. Know life to be a game, in which Mother Herself is the Player and you are Her playmate. The world will be quite different when you know that Mother is playing with you. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
33:Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don't seem to understand. You'll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it's not because it's too hard. It's because it's--boring ~ Seymour Papert,
34:In the narrow nether centre's petty parts
Its childish game of daily dwarf desires
Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,
A romp of little gods with life in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
35:It's a great huge game of chess that's being played--all over the world--if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I wish I was one of them! I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might join--though of course I should like to be a Queen, best. ~ Lewis Carroll,
36:All seems in vain, yet endless is the game.
Impassive turns the ever-circling Wheel,
Life has no issue, death brings no release. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06,
37:There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agents or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things. ~ Gary Gygax,
38:A king of greatness and a slave of love,
Host of the stars and guest in Nature's inn,
A high spectator spirit throned above,
A pawn of passion in the game divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Lila,
39:The illusionist sub-class sprang from my reading. So many spellworkers in fable and fiction used only the illusory, not "real magic" that had actual substance and effect, that I thought it would be fun to include such an option in the game. ~ Gary Gygax, ENWorld, Q&A with Gary Gygax part 1, 2002,
40:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game,
41:The final result is a system where programmers, artists, animators, and designers are productively programming directly in an S-expression Scheme-like language. Dan closed his talk by wowing the audience with the trailer for the game, which has now been released and is garnering extremely positive reviews. ~,
42:All exists here, no doubt, for the delight of existence, all is a game or Lila; but a game too carries within itself an object to be accomplished and without the fulfillment of that object would have no completeness of significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, "Sri Aurobindo's Lila - The Nature of Divine Play According to Integral Advaita"
43:In a staggering display of power, the caster causes all portals within 1 mile to blast open in a violent burst. [...] Moreover, normal fasteners and stoppers are loosened or dislodged, such that wine corks fizz open, lids fall off dinner pots, shoelaces unlace, snaps loosen, belts unbuckle, and so on. ~ Joseph Goodman, Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game,
44:Your character grows as the game continues. Each monster defeated, each adventure completed, and each treasure recovered not only adds to your continuing story, but also earns your character new abilities. This increase in power is reflected by your character's level; as you continue to play, your character gains more experience, rising in level and mastering new and more powerful abilities.
   ~ Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook.,
45:Lila (pronounced Leela) is the play of creation. To awakened consciousness, the entire universe. With all its joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, appears as a divine game, sport, or drama. It is a play in which the one Consciousness performs all the roles. Alluding to this lila of the Divine Mother the physical universe is a "mansion of mirth." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, in Selections from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (2005), p. 130
46:God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. ~ Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,
47:I am and I am not
I'm drenched in the flood which has yet to come
I'm tied up in the prison that has yet to exist
Not having played the game of chess I'm already the checkmate
Not having tasted a single cup of your wine I'm already drunk
Not having entered the battlefield I'm already wounded and slain
I no longer know the difference between image and reality
Like the shadow I am and I am not ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
48:The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power, lost the group cooperative aspect, bastardized the class-based system, and resembles a comic-book superheroes game more than a fantasy RPG where a player can play any alignment desired, not just lawful good. ~ Gary Gygax, GameSpy interview, Pt. 2 (16 August 2004),
49:the Divine Personalities :::
   But behind all these and in them he has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, a Guide and All-Knower, a Master of Force, A Giver of Bliss, Friend, Helper, Father, Mother, Playmate in the world-game, an absolute Master of his being, his souls Beloved and Lover. All relations known to human personality are there in the souls contact with the Divine; but they rise towards superhuman levels and compel him towards a divine nature.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
50:To merely gaze upon the images of alchemy, is to in a sense, enter into a kind of psychoanalytical process because what alchemy was, and I should stress this or the rap makes no sense at all alchemy was not the vulgar pursuit of the transmutation of lesser metals into gold or silver. That was the charlatan's game played in every market in Europe for centuries among the simple people. Alchemy is the body of symbols and of literature that accreted around the effort to extract a universal medicine out of Nature for the transformation of societies and human beings. ~ Terence McKenna,
51:There in the Heart, where the couple finally unite, the entire game is undone, the nightmare of evolution, and you are exactly where you were prior to the beginning of the whole show. With a sudden shock of the entirely obvious, you recognize your own Original Face, the face you had prior to the Big Bang, the face of utter Emptiness that smiles as all creation and sings as the entire Kosmos - and it is all undone in that primal glance, and all that is left is the smile, and the reflection of the moon on a quiet pond, late on a crystal clear night. ~ Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything, p. 43,
52:John von Neumann (/vɒn ˈnɔɪmən/; Hungarian: Neumann Janos Lajos, pronounced [ˈnɒjmɒn ˈjaːnoʃ ˈlɒjoʃ]; December 28, 1903 - February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath. He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and quantum statistical mechanics), economics (game theory), computing (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics.
   ~ Wikipedia,
53:... and you, Marcus, you have given me many things; now I shall give you this good advice. Be many people. Give up the game of being always Marcus Cocoza. You have worried too much about Marcus Cocoza, so that you have been really his slave and prisoner. You have not done anything without first considering how it would affect Marcus Cocoza's happiness and prestige. You were always much afraid that Marcus might do a stupid thing, or be bored. What would it really have mattered? All over the world people are doing stupid things ... I should like you to be easy, your little heart to be light again. You must from now, be more than one, many people, as many as you can think of ...''
   ~ Karen Blixen, The Dreamers from Seven Gothic Tales (1934),
54:so you distill these stories great authors distill stories and we have soties that are very very very old they are usually religious stories they could be fairy tales because some people ahve traced fairy tales back 10 000 years ... a story that has been told for 10000 years is a funny kind of story its like people have remembered it and obviously modified it, like a game of telephone that has gone on for generations and all that is left is what people remember and maybe they remember whats important, because you tend to remember what's important and its not necessarily the case that you know what the hell it means ... and you dont genereally know what a book that you read means not if its profound it means more than you can understand because otherwise why read it? ~ Jordan Peterson, Maps of Meaning 2017 - 1,
55:For the last three weeks I've been working on a open world game in Inform 7. The initial seed for my idea came when I was playing Rune Factory 3 a game for my DS. And I thought, Hey look if I can run a farm here why can't I somehow implement this in a interactive fiction. So I sat myself down and began to type away furiously at my keyboard. And the more I sat the more complicated my farming implementation got, requiring water and fertilizer, levels of sunlight ect

And then, finally, I finished it. And my mind began to wander. Why just stop there why not keep going. And soon I was adding mining, weather and a form of crafting items. Now if I get this done, and don't fall into the trap of to create everything, of which I am slowly making the maddening descent, I could have a open world IF game ready within a few months. Maybe more than a few. ~ KGentle,,
56:Central to shamanism is the perception of an otherworld or series of otherworlds. This type of astral or aetheric dimension containing various powers entities and forces allows real effects to be created in this world. The shaman's soul journeys through this dimension while in ecstatic or drug-induced state of trance. The journey may be undertaken for divinatory knowledge, to cure sickness, to deliver a blow to enemies, or to find game animals. Prospective shamans are usually selected from those with a nervous disposition. They may either be assigned to shamanic instruction or are driven to it by a power present in the shamanic culture. Initiation invokes a journey into the otherworld, a meeting with spirits and a death-rebirth experience. In the deathrebirth experience, the candidate has a vision of his body being dismembered, often by fantastic beings or animal spirits, and then reassembled from the wreckage. The new body invariably contains an extra part often described as an additional bone or an inclusion of magical quartz stones or sometimes an animal spirit. This experience graphically symbolizes the location of the aetheric force field within the body or the addition of various extra powers to it.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
57:Philosophy, as defined by Fichte, is the "science of sciences." Its aim was to solve the problems of the world. In the past, when all exact sciences were in their infancy, philosophy had to be purely speculative, with little or no regard to realities. But if we regard philosophy as a Mother science, divided into many branches, we find that those branches have grown so large and various, that the Mother science looks like a hen with her little ducklings paddling in a pond, far beyond her reach; she is unable to follow her growing hatchlings. In the meantime, the progress of life and science goes on, irrespective of the cackling of metaphysics. Philosophy does not fulfill her initial aim to bring the results of experimental and exact sciences together and to solve world problems. Through endless, scientific specialization scientific branches multiply, and for want of coordination the great world-problems suffer. This failure of philosophy to fulfill her boasted mission of scientific coordination is responsible for the chaos in the world of general thought. The world has no collective or organized higher ideals and aims, nor even fixed general purposes. Life is an accidental game of private or collective ambitions and greeds. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
58:So what is Rifts? It is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game set hundreds of years into the future which combines big robots, magic, psionics, and bruising combat on an incredible scale. It is a roleplaying game in which Glitter Boys piloting big mecha suits, chemically enhanced Juicers, psionic Cyber-Knights, ley-commanding Ley Walkers, Techno-Wizards, Dragons, psionic Mind Melters, and more combat the 'Dead Boy' soldiers in their deaths head armour, Spider-Skull Walkers, and Sky Cycles of the evil Coalition States as well as supernatural monsters, D-Bees (Dimensional beings), and the instectoid Xiticix from other dimensions. It is a future in which a golden age was destroyed by nuclear conflagration as billions died, their Potential Psychic Energy-or P.P.E.-was unleashed as surges into the Earth's many, long forgotten ley lines, coming together at nexus points and causing rifts in time and space to be ripped open. As the planet buckled under the psychic onslaught, millions more died and fed more energy into the now pulsing ley lines, causing a feedback loop which would grow and grow. The oceans were driven from their beds to wash over the lands, Atlantis rose again after millennia, alien beings flooded through the rifts, and magic returned to the planet. " ~ Unknown,
59:He is the friend, the adviser, helper, saviour in trouble and distress, the defender from enemies, the hero who fights our battles for us or under whose shield we fight, the charioteer, the pilot of our ways. And here we come at once to a closer intimacy; he is the comrade and eternal companion, the playmate of the game of living. But still there is so far a certain division, however pleasant, and friendship is too much limited by the appearance of beneficence. The lover can wound, abandon, be wroth with us, seem to betray, yet our love endures and even grows by these oppositions; they increase the joy of reunion and the joy of possession; through them the lover remains the friend, and all that he does, we find in the end, has been done by the lover and helper of our being for our souls perfection as well as for his joy in us. These contradictions lead to a greater intimacy. He is the father and mother too of our being, its source and protector and its indulgent cherisher and giver of our desires. He is the child born to our desire whom we cherish and rear. All these things the lover takes up; his love in its intimacy and oneness keeps in it the paternal and maternal care and lends itself to our demands upon it. All is unified in that deepest many-sided relation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Love,
60:Yet this was only a foretaste of the intense experiences to come. The first glimpse of the Divine Mother made him the more eager for Her uninterrupted vision. He wanted to see Her both in meditation and with eyes open. But the Mother began to play a teasing game of hide-and-seek with him, intensifying both his joy and his suffering. Weeping bitterly during the moments of separation from Her, he would pass into a trance and then find Her standing before him, smiling, talking, consoling, bidding him be of good cheer, and instructing him. During this period of spiritual practice he had many uncommon experiences. When he sat to meditate, he would hear strange clicking sounds in the joints of his legs, as if someone were locking them up, one after the other, to keep him motionless; and at the conclusion of his meditation he would again hear the same sounds, this time unlocking them and leaving him free to move about. He would see flashes like a swarm of fire-flies floating before his eyes, or a sea of deep mist around him, with luminous waves of molten silver. Again, from a sea of translucent mist he would behold the Mother rising, first Her feet, then Her waist, body, face, and head, finally Her whole person; he would feel Her breath and hear Her voice. Worshipping in the temple, sometimes he would become exalted, sometimes he would remain motionless as stone, sometimes he would almost collapse from excessive emotion. Many of his actions, contrary to all tradition, seemed sacrilegious to the people. He would take a flower and touch it to his own head, body, and feet, and then offer it to the Goddess. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel,
61:But now thou askest me how thou mayest destroy this naked knowing and feeling of thine own being. For peradventure thou thinkest that if it were destroyed, all other hindrances were destroyed ; and if thou thinkest thus, thou thinkest right truly. But to this I answer thee and I say, that without a full special grace full freely given by God, and also a full according ableness on thy part to receive this grace, this naked knowing and feeling of thy being may in nowise be destroyed. And this ableness is nought else but a strong and a deep ghostly sorrow. ... All men have matter of sorrow; but most specially he feeleth matter of sorrow that knoweth and feeleth that he is. All other sorrows in comparison to this be but as it were game to earnest. For he may make sorrow earnestly that knoweth and feeleth not only what he is, but that he is. And whoso felt never this sorrow, let him make sorrow; for he hath never yet felt perfect sorrow. This sorrow, when it is had, cleanseth the soul, not only of sin, but also of pain that it hath deserved for sin ; and also it maketh a soul able to receive that joy, the which reave th from a man all knowing and feeling of his being. This sorrow, if it be truly conceived, is full of holy desire; and else a man might never in this life abide it or bear it. For were it not that a soul were somewhat fed with a manner of comfort by his right working, he should not be able to bear that pain that he hath by the knowing and feeling of his being. For as oft as he would have a true knowing and a feeling of his God in purity of spirit (as it may be here), and then feeleth that he may not for he findeth evermore his knowing and his feeling as it were occupied and filled with a foul stinking lump of himself, the which must always be hated and despised and forsaken, if he shall be God's perfect disciple, taught by Himself in the mount of perfection so oft he goeth nigh mad for sorrow. . . . This sorrow and this desire must every soul have and feel in itself (either in this manner or in another), as God vouchsafed! to teach his ghostly disciples according to his good will and their according ableness in body and in soul, in degree and disposition, ere the time be that they may perfectly be oned unto God in perfect charity such as may be had here, if God vouchsafed!.
   ~ Anonymous, The Cloud Of Unknowing,
62:reading :::
   Self-Help Reading List:
   James Allen As a Man Thinketh (1904)
   Marcus Aurelius Meditations (2nd Century)
   The Bhagavad-Gita
   The Bible
   Robert Bly Iron John (1990)
   Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy (6thC)
   Alain de Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
   William Bridges Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes (1980)
   David Brooks The Road to Character (2015)
   Brené Brown Daring Greatly (2012)
   David D Burns The New Mood Therapy (1980)
   Joseph Campbell (with Bill Moyers) The Power of Myth (1988)
   Richard Carlson Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (1997)
   Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
   Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994)
   Clayton Christensen How Will You Measure Your Life? (2012)
   Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988)
   Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
   Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1991)
   The Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler The Art of Happiness (1999)
   The Dhammapada (Buddha's teachings)
   Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit (2011)
   Wayne Dyer Real Magic (1992)
   Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance (1841)
   Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run With The Wolves (1996)
   Viktor Frankl Man's Search For Meaning (1959)
   Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (1790)
   Shakti Gawain Creative Visualization (1982)
   Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence (1995)
   John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (1992)
   Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life (1984)
   James Hillman The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996)
   Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway (1987)
   Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle (1998)
   Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014)
   Ellen Langer Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989)
   Lao-Tzu Tao-te Ching (The Way of Power)
   Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)
   Abraham Maslow Motivation and Personality (1954)
   Thomas Moore Care of the Soul (1992)
   Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)
   Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
   M Scott Peck The Road Less Traveled (1990)
   Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within (1991)
   Florence Scovell-Shinn The Game of Life and How To Play It (1923)
   Martin Seligman Learned Optimism (1991)
   Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859)
   Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Phenomenon of Man (1955)
   Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854)
   Marianne Williamson A Return To Love (1993)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Self-Help,
63:Who could have thought that this tanned young man with gentle, dreamy eyes, long wavy hair parted in the middle and falling to the neck, clad in a common coarse Ahmedabad dhoti, a close-fitting Indian jacket, and old-fashioned slippers with upturned toes, and whose face was slightly marked with smallpox, was no other than Mister Aurobindo Ghose, living treasure of French, Latin and Greek?" Actually, Sri Aurobindo was not yet through with books; the Western momentum was still there; he devoured books ordered from Bombay and Calcutta by the case. "Aurobindo would sit at his desk," his Bengali teacher continues, "and read by the light of an oil lamp till one in the morning, oblivious of the intolerable mosquito bites. I would see him seated there in the same posture for hours on end, his eyes fixed on his book, like a yogi lost in the contemplation of the Divine, unaware of all that went on around him. Even if the house had caught fire, it would not have broken this concentration." He read English, Russian, German, and French novels, but also, in ever larger numbers, the sacred books of India, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, although he had never been in a temple except as an observer. "Once, having returned from the College," one of his friends recalls, "Sri Aurobindo sat down, picked up a book at random and started to read, while Z and some friends began a noisy game of chess. After half an hour, he put the book down and took a cup of tea. We had already seen him do this many times and were waiting eagerly for a chance to verify whether he read the books from cover to cover or only scanned a few pages here and there. Soon the test began. Z opened the book, read a line aloud and asked Sri Aurobindo to recite what followed. Sri Aurobindo concentrated for a moment, and then repeated the entire page without a single mistake. If he could read a hundred pages in half an hour, no wonder he could go through a case of books in such an incredibly short time." But Sri Aurobindo did not stop at the translations of the sacred texts; he began to study Sanskrit, which, typically, he learned by himself. When a subject was known to be difficult or impossible, he would refuse to take anyone's word for it, whether he were a grammarian, pandit, or clergyman, and would insist upon trying it himself. The method seemed to have some merit, for not only did he learn Sanskrit, but a few years later he discovered the lost meaning of the Veda. ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure of Consciousness,
64:Sri Aurobindo tells us that surrender is the first and absolute condition for doing the yoga. Therefore it is not merely one of the required qualities, it is the very first indispensable attitude for commencing the yoga.

If you are not decided to make a total surrender, you cannot begin. But to make your surrender total, all the other qualities are necessary: sincerity, faith, devotion and aspiration.

And I add another one : endurance. Because if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged, without giving up under the pretext that it is too difficult, if you are not able to receive blows and continue all the same, to "pocket" them, as it is said,—you receive blows because of your defects : you put them into your pocket and continue to march on without faltering; if you cannot do that with endurance, you will not go very far; at the first turning, when you lose sight of the little habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

The most material form of endurance is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if needed, you will arrive nowhere.

People come to me in despair : "But I thought it had been done, and I have to begin again !" And if they are told, "But it is nothing, you have to begin probably a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times", they lose all courage.

You take one step forward and you believe you are solid, but there will be always something that will bring about the same difficulty a little farther ahead.

You believe you have solved the problem, but will have to solve it again, it will present itself with just a little difference in its appearance, but it will be the same problem.

Thus there are people who have a fine experience and they exclaim, "Now, it is done !" Then things settle down, begin to fade, go behind a veil, and all on a sudden, something quite unexpected, a thing absolutely commonplace, that appears to be of no interest at all, comes before them and closes up the road. Then you lament: "Of what use is this progress that I have made, if I am to begin again !

Why is it so? I made an effort, I succeeded, I arrived at something and now it is as if I had done nothing. It is hopeless". This is because there is still the "I" and this "I" has no endurance.

If you have endurance, you say : "All right, I will begin again and again as long as necessary, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a million times, if necessary, but I will go to the end and nothing can stop me on the way".

That is very necessary.

Now, to sum up, we will put at the head of our list surrender. That is to say, we accept the fact that one must, in order to do the integral yoga, take the resolution of surrendering oneself wholly to the Divine. There is no other way, it is the way. ~ The Mother,
65:But there's a reason. There's a reason. There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never gonna get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don't want: They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. Thats against their interests. Thats right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you, sooner or later, 'cause they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people -- white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on -- good honest hard-working people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you at all -- at all -- at all. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That's what the owners count on; the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth: it's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin,
66:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,


1:Life is a game, play it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
2:Results, are the name of the game. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
3:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
4:Life is a child moving counters in a game. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
5:The score never interested me, only the game. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
6:Most game music is based on loops effectively. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
7:It's never just a game when you're winning. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
8:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
9:Two people can play at that game. Cheers! ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
10:Play a new game, not the older game but faster. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
11:The man who has no problems is out of the game. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
12:Those who play a safe game die very safely. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
13:We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
14:Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
15:Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
16:Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
17:Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
18:In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
19:I seldom was ever off my seat on the bench during the game. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
20:My part of the game is that I must live the best I can. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
21:Self-realization is the last game on earth worth playing. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
22:The game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
23:Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
24:It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
25:Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
26:Football is and always will be a game of blocking and hitting ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
27:The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
28:They say that life's a game, & then they take the board away. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
29:You can game the social media in the short run, but not for long. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
30:Playing the game is far more satisfying than reading the rules. ~ bernard-haisch, @wisdomtrove
31:The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
32:I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
33:Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
34:The best game plan in the world never blocked or tackled anybody. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
35:Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
36:Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
37:Sometimes the only way you can win is to stay out of the game. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
38:Winning is beginning. And just by beginning, your game is half won. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
39:I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
40:Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
41:The only game I like to play is "Old Maid", providing she's not too old ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
42:To get Game-Changing results, start focusing on Game-Changing thoughts. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
43:Of course, you play the game of life because you got to be incarnated. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
44:[Football is] a game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
45:I don't think I was a fine game coach I think I was a good practice coach. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
46:Men like a ref decision because they just want to get back to the game. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
47:You know the old joke, I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
48:In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in! ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
49:war is a man's game ... the killing machine has a gender and it is male. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
50:Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
51:How has retirement affected my golf game? A lot more people beat me now. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
52:War is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes of the game. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
53:Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
54:The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
55:If you're in a card game and you can't figure out who the patsy is, you're it. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
56:My golf game is getting real good. Last week, I got through the windmill. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
57:The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
58:I would rather get out of the game than stay in the game to change the game. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
59:Please don't ask me what the score is. I'm not even sure what the game is. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
60:Without sin, the universe is a Solemn Game: and there is no good game without rules. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
61:Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
62:If the game is designed for you to lose, don't play that game. Play a different one. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
63:Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
64:Lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game. Kingship belongs to the child. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
65:Time is a child playing a game of draughts; the kingship is in the hands of a child. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
66:Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
67:Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
68:A life not lived for others is not a life, a game not played for others is not a game. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
69:The scalable, profitable strategy is to change the game, not to become the most average. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
70:What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
71:If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
72:Life is a cosmic game of hide and seek in which we lose ourselves to find ourselves.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
73:We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
74:I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
75:What this game's really about is using each day as a platform to express your greatness. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
76:You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game, and you can win when you're outscored. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
77:We [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
78:You control the terms of the conflict. Make them play your game. Don't try to play theirs. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
79:Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
80:I have suggested that behind almost all myth lies the mono-plot of the game of hide-and-seek. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
81:Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
82:Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
83:When Ginsburg is at the top of his game you might as well put down your toys and listen. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
84:On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
85:The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
86:Little changes cost you. Big changes benefit you by changing the game, but only if you go first. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
87:Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
88:Playing the game is a form of winning the game. In those competitions, we win by being resilient. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
89:True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak; it is born of strength and understanding. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
90:We could all use a little coaching. When you're playing the game, it's hard to think of everything. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
91:When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
92:Each moment provides a challenge to you to become conscious. The game is to be waiting, and aware. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
93:Show me a man with a great golf game, and I’ll show you a man who has been neglecting something. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
94:The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
95:She was a mischief, and that was a satisfaction; no longer was she a huntress of corralled game ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
96:If Wall Street paid a tax on every game they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
97:I am not born to sit still and do nothing. If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
98:I think the game is to bear the unbearable with a giggle. With your heart breaking. And then do what you do. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
99:Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
100:Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
101:You could have told me earlier.ù úYou seemed so serious about the game. I didn't want to bother you. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
102:The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
103:Arguing is a game that two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
104:Those who approach life like a child playing a game, moving and pushing pieces, possess the power of kings. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
105:We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
106:Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
107:Free enterprise is a rough and competitive game. It is a hell of a lot better than a government monopoly. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
108:To play this game (football) you must have fire in you, and there is nothing that strokes fire like hate. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
109:I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
110:In this game that we're playing, we can't win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that's all. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
111:The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You dont have to swing at everything you can wait for your pitch. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
112:Fortune, delighting in her cruel task, and playing her wanton game untiringly, is ever shifting her uncertain favours. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
113:How do you beat Bobby Fischer? You play him at any game but chess. I try to stay in games where I have an edge. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
114:Never complain about the officiating. It does no good. During the game I don't want to be fighting two opponents. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
115:Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateurs drunks, the bores. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
116:An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
117:Anthroposophy is not a game, nor just a theory; it is a task that must be faced for the sake of human evolution. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
118:Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
119:I believe in eight of the ten commandments. I believe in going to church every Sunday... unless there's a game on. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
120:If you insist on being determined by the past that's your game, but the fact of the matter is it all starts right now. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
121:I want to see you game, boys, I want to see you brave and manly, and I also want to see you gentle and tender. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
122:The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
123:What matters is how I use what I know, every minute of every day; how I use it to remember, in the midst of the game. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
124:The peak of being a fan is a hotdog and a beer and a seat at the game. There's nothing above that. Nothing above it. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
125:Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
126:At many a moment on many a day, I am convinced that pro football must be a game for madmen, and I must be one of them. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
127:To take charge of destiny means to play a very convoluted chess game on multiple levels of consciousness and existence. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
128:We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
129:Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
130:You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
131:Basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
132:It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
133:It is a fine game to play - the game of politics - and it is well worth waiting for a good hand before really plunging. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
134:One day I would be a better hand at the game. One day I would learn how to laugh. Pablo was waiting for me, and Mozart too. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
135:Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
136:Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
137:Beautiful soup! Who cares for fish, game or any other dish? Who would not give all else for two pennyworth of beautiful soup? ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
138:More and more, as it becomes necessary to preserve the game, let us hope that the camera will largely supplant the rifle. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
139:I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people ... to me, that's what the emerging game is all about. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
140:Innovation at Apple has always been a team game. It has always been a case where you have a number of small groups working together. ~ jony-ive, @wisdomtrove
141:Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
142:Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
143:Everyone has to play. The game goes on forever – or until you win. You win by finding death before it finds you. The prize – is life. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
144:How to be at peace now? By making peace with the present moment. The present moment is the field on which the game of life happens. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
145:First team meeting as Packers coach in 1959. "Game of My Life: 25 Stories of Packers Football". Book by Chuck Carlson, p. 149, 2004. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
146:The game is not set. There are so many layers that it is being perceived on. As your own consciousness becomes more refined, the game changes. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
147:You don’t fight the mind. In fact, you don’t even try to change it. You just make a game out of relaxing in the face of its melodrama. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
148:That she won the game startled me cold. The way she won, the pattern of her thought on the chessboard, charmed me warm again and then some. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
149:But the enemy has the move, and he is about to open his full game. And pawns are as likely to see as much of it as any. Sharpen your blade! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
150:but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
151:That is what every successful person loves: the game. The chance for self-expression. The chance to prove his or her worth, to excel, to win. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
152:I develop artificially intelligent technologies, along with educational and game software and let the business people take it where they will. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
153:We are now in the 21st century: all books, including the Koran, should be fair game for flushing down the toilet without fear of violent reprisal. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
154:ABOYNE (vb.) To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
155:In a game like football, where you have very little time to decide what you are going to do, you have to react almost instinctively, naturally. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
156:If you cheat yourself in practice, you'll cheat yourself in a game; and if you cheat in a game, you'll cheat yourself for the rest of your life. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
157:If you have the character to hang in there when its tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
158:No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and go for it. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
159:It can be a fascinating game, noticing how any person with vitality and vigor will have a little splash of red in a costume, in a room, or in a garden. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
160:We don't pray to win. We pray to play the best we can, and to keep us free from injury. And the prayer we say after the game is one of thanksgiving. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
161:If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
162:Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
163:We win our games in practice. We learn and follow the fundamentals of our game better than anyone in the league. All of our games are won in practice. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
164:Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
165:Is rule of thumb in writing game: if story requires many long descriptions of smells so vile that will give reader nausea, is not likely to find publisher. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
166:There was one planet off in the seventh dimension that got used as a ball in a game of intergalactic bar billiards. Got potted straight into a black hole. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
167:Marriage is like a game of chess except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
168:They kill people here who stand up for their rights The system's just too damned corrupt It's always the same, the name of the game Is who do you know higher up ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
169:When you've got the momentum in a football game... that is a time to keep going and get it into the end zone, ... We want to score for America's families. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
170:There is something else to be said about this immediate, spontaneous way of working, and that is this: in such moments, one is playing at the game of creation. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
171:This game the Persian Magi did invent, The force of Eastern wisdom to express: From thence to busy Europeans sent, And styled by modern Lombards pensive chess. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
172:Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
173:As in a game ov cards, so in the game ov life, we must play what is dealt tew us, and the glory consists, not so mutch in winning, as in playing a poor hand well. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
174:Battledore and shuttlecock's a wery good game, vhen you an't the shuttlecock and two lawyers the battledores, in which case it gets too exciting to be pleasant. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
175:If I take my whole, passionate, spiritual and physical love to the woman who in return loves me, that is how I serve God. And my hymn and my game of joy is my work. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
176:A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You're welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
177:By looking into physical causes our minds are opened and enlarged; and in this pursuit, whether we take or whether we lose the game, the chase is certainly of service. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
178:The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers when there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gunwale under. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
179:The notion of art as the dearly purchased outcome of an immense spiritual risk, one whose cost goes up with the entry and participation of each new player in the game. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
180:and he began to understand what a wild game we play in life; he began to understand that a thing once done cannot be undone nor changed by saying "I am sorry! ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
181:I make plenty of mistakes and I'll make plenty more mistakes, too. That's part of the game. You've just got to make sure that the right things overcome the wrong ones. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
182:Cricket is a game full or forlorn hopes and sudden dramatic changes of fortune and its rules are so ill-defined that their interpretation is partly an ethical business. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
183:The settler and pioneer have at bottom had justice on their side; this great continent could not have been kept as nothing but a game preserve for squalid savages. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
184:Among mathematicians, even in those days, the reputation of being a good Glass Bead Game player meant a great deal; it was equivalent to being a very good mathematician. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
185:Does that mean we should give up? Probably. But there are two issues worth considering. The first is - is it really true that drugs destroy the integrity of the game? ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
186:If we must play the theological game, let us never forget that it is a game. Religion, it seems to me, can survive only as a consciously accepted system of make-believe. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
187:You are the Universe playing a cosmic game of hide and seek. It has intentionally lost itself to find itself through you. When you understand this, you have found freedom. ~ aimee-davies, @wisdomtrove
188:I recently talked to an eighteen-year-old - a huge FIFA fan - and realized that he spends more time playing the FIFA video game than he does watching actual FIFA games. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
189:But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Checker-board of Nights and Days; Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
190:Romance was a game, like bridge, in which you said things instead of playing cards. Like bridge you had to pretend you were playing for money or playing for some stakes. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
191:The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
192:You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
193:My mind begins to seem like a video game: I can either play it intelligently, learning more in each round, or I can be killed in the same spot by the same monster, again and again. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
194:War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops, and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or not he is fitted for the trade. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
195:Do what you can on this plane to relieve suffering by constantly working on yourself to be an instrument for the cessation of suffering. To me, that's what the emerging game is all about. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
196:I spend twelve hours a week - a little over 10% of my waking hours - playing the game. Now I am trying to figure out how to get by on less sleep in order to fit in a few more hands. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
197:At that time two opposing concepts of the Game called forth commentary and discussion. The foremost players distinguished two principal types of Game, the formal and the psychological. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
198:If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
199:When we really want to go for something better, we shall smash the old. Until then, any sort of proposal, or making proposals, is no more than a tiresome game for self-important people. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
200:Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don't have enough of it, you're out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you're really missing something. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
201:It feels good when it helps to get a good seat for a football game. But it never helped me make a good film or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter. It doesn ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
202:There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
203:I like to see Quentin (Roosevelt) practicing baseball. It gives me hope that one of my boys will not take after his father in this respect, and will prove able to play the national game. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
204:If you're an investor, you're looking on what the asset is going to do, if  you're a speculator, you're commonly focusing on what the price of the  object is going to do, and that's not our game. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
205:There's no way you can look into the game of life and determine whether or not you'll get that big break tomorrow or whether  it will take another week, month, year or even longer. But it will come! ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
206:Once she remembered trying to box her own ears for having cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself, for this curious child was very fond of pretending to be two people. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
207:I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
208:Do what you need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. Success and convenience do not go together. You have what it takes to be successful, so you have to step up your game and make room for it. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
209:The most disgusting cad in the world is the man who on the grounds of decorum and morality avoids the game of love. He is one who puts his own ease and security above the most laudable of philanthropies. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
210:To bring deserving things down by setting undeserving things up is one of its perverted delights; and there is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
211:I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
212:The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
213:I win not because of my own efforts or my own goodness, but rather through the grace, love, and mercy of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He died so that I might win this game of life and live with Him forever. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
214:Literature was not promulgated by a pale and emasculated critical priesthood singing their litanies in empty churches, nor is it a game for the cloistered elect, the tinhorn mendicants of low calorie despair. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
215:Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the underside. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
216:Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
217:You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
218:Cruncher... always spoke of the year of our Lord as Anna Dominoes: apparently under the impression that the Christian era dated from the invention of a popular game, by a lady who had bestowed her name upon it. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
219:Golf is the ultimate avoidance activity for the dysfunctional dad. A game so nonsensically difficult, so pointless, so irrationally time consuming, the word golf itself can only stand for ‘Get Out, Leave Family.’ ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
220:Self is not liberated. It was never bound. What gets liberated are the demons as well as gods of your mind. Set them free. You are sick of playing with the game. Be willing to not play the game. This takes huge resolve. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
221:Horror movies often work better when we have a stake in the game. The more we care about the characters, the more human they are to us, the more appealing they are to us and the more effective the horror tends to be. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
222:It's the greatest game I ever saw. You can't lose. Everybody buys to sell and nobody buys to keep. What's worrying me is who is going to be the last owner. It's just like an auction; the only one stuck is the last one. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
223:Since the most important responsibility of a coach in regard to the actual playing of the game is to teach his players properly and effectively to execute the various fundamentals of the game, he is first of all a teacher. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
224:The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
225:Tennis is a young man's game. Until you're 25, you can play singles. From 25 to 35, you should play doubles. I won't tell you exactly how old I am, but when I played, there were 28 men on the court - just on my side of the net. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
226:Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you're around awhile, you leave certain things to the young. Don't try to act like you're young. You could really hurt yourself. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
227:S. President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a big game hunter, family man, civic servant and a host of other things. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
228:Nowadays the field naturalist-who is usually at all points superior to the mere closet naturalist-follows a profession as full of hazard and interest as that of the explorer or of the big-game hunter in the remote wilderness. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
229:I was watching the Superbowl with my 92 year old grandfather. The team scored a touchdown. They showed the instant replay. He thought they scored another one. I was gonna tell him, but I figured the game HE was watching was better. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
230:The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle - a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
231:It boils down to this: we should have done with humbug, and let war be war, and not a game ... If there were none of this magnanimity business in warfare, we should never go to war, except for something worth facing certain death for. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
232:You are a player in the rigorous game of living. You can’t blame the game if you don’t believe the rules or bother to remember them.The first rule is: every player dies; none knows when it’s coming; the youngest and best often go first. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
233:She is a cat with a burning tail, an ant under a microscope, a fly about to lose its wings to the curious plucking fingers of a third-grader on a rainy day, a game for bored children with no bodies and the whole universe at their feet. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
234:That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way is winning. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
235:As the haves and have-nots split further and further apart, destabilization ultimately leads to revolution, not evolution. If we're playing the evolution vs. revolution game, we are closer to revolution than we are to evolution in my concept. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
236:There is only one sin and it is: weakness. When I was a boy, I read Milton's Paradise Lost. The only good man I had any respect for was Satan. The only saint is that person who never weakens, faces everything, and determines die game. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
237:Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
238:Becoming part of it, you have something to do about it. All the alumni, some may not catch all your games except the Michigan game. You're playing for them, too, for everyone who's graduated here, everyone who's going to come here in the future. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
239:Every day the word &
240:As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
241:When you love, whatever you do is because you want to do it. It becomes a pleasure, it's like a game, and you have fun with it. When you love, you don't expect something to happen; whatever happens is okay, and hardly anything disappoints you. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
242:God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag has kissed you and said, You’re it. I mean you’re really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is someday going to happen. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
243:I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
244:Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they are going to succeed. Winners say, "I want to do this and I CAN do this", not "I would like to do this, but I don't think I can." ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
245:After all, most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I'd say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you're walking or shaving or playing a game, or whatever, or even talking to someone you're not vitally interested in. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
246:War is not courtesy but the most horrible thing in life; and we ought to understand that, and not play at war. We ought to accept this terrible necessity sternly and seriously. It all lies in that: get rid of falsehood and let war be war and not a game. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
247:One of the things that I noticed in war was how difficult it was for our soldiers, at first, to realize that there are no rules to war. Our men were raised in sports, where a referee runs a football game, or an umpire a baseball game, and so forth. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
248:So now I intend to play the game of life, being receptive to whatever comes to me, good and bad, sun and shadow forever alternating, and, in this way, also accepting my own nature with its positive and negative sides. Thus everything becomes more alive to me. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
249:God is, or He is not." But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity of this infinite distance where heads or tails will turn up. What will you wager? ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
250:The fools standpoint is that all social institutions are games. He sees the whole world as game playing. That's why, when people take their games seriously and take on stern and pious expressions, the fool gets the giggles because he knows that it is all a game. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
251:The goal of life is not to win. It is to play the game with love. The rules of the game are: have a strong desire to win, believe that you are worthy of winning, have faith that you will win, and, as long as you are alive, never believe that the game is over. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
252:I bought a company in the mid-90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I've made lots of dumb decisions. That's part of the game. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
253:I stand for the square deal. I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game, but that I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and of reward for equally good service. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
254:Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. Ambrose Bierce ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
255:I walked into my son's room the other day, and he's got four screens going at the same time. He's watching a movie on one screen, playing a game on another, downloading something on this one, texting on that one, people say "He's got ADD." Fuck that, he's multitasking. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
256:Her violence frightened me. She always claimed that I was the jealous one, and I was often jealous, but when I saw things working against me I simply became disgusted and withdrew. Lydia was different. She reacted. She was the Head Cheerleader at the Game of Violence. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
257:I constantly caution our teams: &
258:To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
259:Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
260:It's a great huge game of chess that's being played&
261:I will see one thing today as if for the first time. Today I give myself permission to apply new feelings of appreciation to a flower, a curtain fluttering in the breeze, a child's game, a tree gracing the roadside - anything I have taken for granted which calls out to be seen anew.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
262:Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards&
263:I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
264:College football is a game which would be much more interesting if the faculty played instead of the students, and even more interesting if the trustees played. There would be a great increase in broken arms, legs, and necks, and simultaneously an appreciable diminution in the loss to humanity. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
265:The dog, who had sounded so ferocious in the winter distances, was a female German Shepherd. She was shivering. Her tail was between her legs. She had been borrowed that morning from a farmer. She had never been to war before. She had no idea what game was being played. Her name was Princess. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
266:Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
267:The world doesn’t need more people playing small. It’s time to stop hiding out and start stepping out. It’s time to stop needing and start leading. It’s time to start sharing your gifts instead of hoarding them or pretending they don’t exist. It’s time you started playing the game of life in a “big” way. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
268:Who can tell truth from falsehood any more? I say it, and you feel it in your hearts: no man or woman on this big small earth. How should our sages miss the mark of life, and our most skillful players lose the game? your hearts will tell you, as my heart has told me: because all know, and no one understands. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
269:You did not tell me what you are doing athletically just now but I do hope that if your arm comes along next spring you can get it in good shape to try out for the pitching spot on the varsity. However, if you don't make it then I suggest you take up golf which after all is the best game of all of them. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
270:The Infinite alone exists and is Real; the finite is passing and false. The Original Whim in the Beyond caused the apparent descent of the Infinite into the realm of the seeming finite. This is the Divine Mystery and Divine Game in which Infinite Consciousness for ever plays on all levels of finite consciousness. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
271:The American economy is going to do fine. But it won't do fine every year and every week and every month. I mean, if you don't believe that, forget about buying stocks anyway... It's a positive-sum game, long term. And the only way an investor can get killed is by high fees or by trying to outsmart the market. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
272:I can’t say that there are ‚Äúthings‚Äù that make me come alive. There are thoughts that make me come alive. Those are thoughts that take me beyond myself; that remind me that there’s a bigger game going on on this planet than simply my own existence; that love works miracles, and how much we need them now. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
273:The playing field of life is not level, and for you to compete in the game of life, you need an equalizer of some kind. In the old West, the equalizer was the six-shooter. It enabled a little guy to chop a bigger man down to size. Desire is also an equalizer&
274:Yoga is the rule book for playing the game of Life, but in this game no one needs to lose. It is tough, and you need to train hard. It requires the willingness to think for yourself, to observe and correct, and to surmount occasional setbacks. It demands honesty, sustained application, and above all love in your heart. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
275:If you know your archetypes - and not just yours, if you know how to perceive the world in archetypes, through archetypes - everything changes. Everything. Because you have two things: you can see through one eye which is impersonal, and through the other, which is personal. That's the way the game is written down here. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
276:We invest far off places with a certain romance... Long summers, mild winters, rich harvests, plentiful game; none of them lasts for ever. Your own life, or your bands, or even your species - might be owed to a restless few, drawn by a craving they can hardly articulate or understand, to undiscovered lands, and new worlds. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
277:The action of the child inventing a new game with his playmates; Einstein formulating a theory of relativity; the housewife devising a new sauce for the meat, a young author writing his first novel; all of these are in terms of definition, Creative, and there is no attempt to set them in some order of more or less Creative. ~ carl-rogers, @wisdomtrove
278:Yet again, the more you strive for some kind of perfection or mastery—in morals, in art or in spirituality—the more you see that you are playing a rarified and lofty form of the old ego-game, and that your attainment of any height is apparent to yourself and to others only by contrast with someone else's depth or failure. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
279:I've been in football all my life, gentlemen, and I don't know whether I'm particularly qualified to be a part of anything else, except I consider it a great game, a game of many assets, by the way, and I think a symbol of what this country's best attributes are: courage and stamina and a coordinated efficiency or teamwork. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
280:If you know your archetypes - and not just yours, if you know how to perceive the world in archetypes, through archetypes - everything changes. Everything. Because you have two things: you can see through one eye which is impersonal, and through the other, which is personal. That's the way the game is written down here. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
281:Part of making good decisions in business is recognizing the poor decisions you've made and why they were poor. I've made lots of mistakes. I'm going to make more. It's the name of the game. You don't want to expect perfection in yourself. You want to strive to do your best. It's too demanding to expect perfection in yourself. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
282:We all know the tragedy of the dustbowls, the cruel unforgivable erosions of the soil, the depletion of fish or game, and the shrinking of the noble forests. And we know that such catastrophes shrivel the spirit of the people... The wilderness is pushed back, man is everywhere. Solitude, so vital to the individual man, is almost nowhere. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
283:Never did I want to call the first time-out during a game. Never. I wanted UCLA to come out and run our opponents so hard that they would be forced to call the first time-out just to catch their breath. At that first time-out the opponents would know, and we would know that they knew, who was in better condition. This has a psychological impact. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
284:You haven't changed. You may say: &
285:The rules of the game of life are quite simple. Always tell the truth. Never live in fear of anything or anyone. Be conscious of what you are thinking so you can always think positively. Do everything that you do for the love of doing it. If you devote yourself, your time and your energy to following these rules, have no doubt - you cannot lose! ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
286:I just don't see anything available that gives any reasonable hope of delivering such a good year and I have no desire to grope around, hoping to &
287:Life is better lived than conceptualized. This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I’ve come to understand that life is best to be lived — not to be conceptualized. If you have to think, you still do not understand. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
288:Heaped on the floor were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, bartrels of oysters, re-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
289:Life is better lived than conceptualized. — This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I’ve come to understand that life is best to be lived — not to be conceptualized. If you have to think, you still do not understand. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
290:What were the odds that she'd turn away at the same instant the ball came flying her way? And that she'd be holding a soda in a crowd at a volleyball game she didn't even want to watch, in a place she didn't want to be? In a million years, the same thing should probably never happen again. With odds like that, she should have bought a lottery ticket. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
291:The idea of the industrial fishing affects everyone. Those factory ships play this game of hit and run with the international fishing limits, and somebody said it's like hunting squirrels with a bulldozer. They pull everything in and they are only looking for certain types of fish and everything else dies and they just throw it back. It's like chumming. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
292:Our problem isn't that the universe isn't on our side; the problem is that too many of us numb these days, not awake to the game, or to the power of the universe that flows through our psychic veins. Some of us need to stop whining. It's not like we're the first generation who faced serious challenges. But others rose to the occasion, and we need to too. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
293:Parents, what are your children learning from your worship? Do they see the same excitement as when you go to a basketball game? Do they see you prepare for worship as you do for a vacation? Do they see you hungry to arrive, seeking the face of the Father? Or do they see you content to leave the way you came?... ..They are watching. Believe me. They are watching. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
294:Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning followed by a period of working. Very soon this traditional model will become utterly obsolete, and the only way for humans to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives, and to reinvent themselves repeatedly. Many if not most humans may be unable to do so. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
295:A good player who loses at chess is genuinely convinced hat he has lost because of a mistake, and he looks for this mistake in the beginning of his game, but forgets that there were also mistakes at ever step in the course of the game, that none of his moves was perfect. The mistake he pays attention to is conspicuous only because his opponent took advantage of it. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
296:My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
297:The mellow autumn came, and with it came The promised party, to enjoy its sweets. The corn is cut, the manor full of game; The pointer ranges, and the sportsman beats In russet jacket;&
298:and in that recurring dream, I found myself trapped in some sort of gigantic game of which I was unfamiliar with the rules; lost in a labyrinthine town of dark and damp, criss-crossing streets, ambiguous characters of uncertain authority having no idea of why I was there nor what I had to do, and where the first sign of the beginning of understanding was the wish to die. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
299:To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance, and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance of others, by expressing in the world of forms- truth, love, purity and beauty - this is the sole game which has any intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments can, in themselves, have no lasting importance. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
300:Dance and game are frivolous, unimportant down here; for "down here" is not their natural place. Here, they are a moment's rest from the life we were placed here to live. But in this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
301:Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing; nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery? Phooey! You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say Phooey, too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
302:The problem with commodities is that you are betting on what someone else would pay for them in six months. The commodity itself isn't going to do anything for you... .it is an entirely different game to buy a lump of something and hope that somebody else pays you more for that lump two years from now than it is to buy something that you expect to produce income for you over time. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
303:The commission of the investment sins listed above is not limited to &
304:As a young man just beginning to publish some short fiction in the t&a magazines, I was fairly optimistic about my chances of getting published; I knew that I had some game, as the basketball players say these days, and I also felt that time was on my side; sooner or later the best-selling writers of the sixties and seventies would either die or go senile, making room for newcomers like me. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
305:All it has experienced, tasted, suffered: The course of years, generations of animals, Oppression, recovery, friendship of sun and - Wind Will pour forth each day in the song Of its rustling foliage, in the friendly Gesture of its gently swaying crown, In the delicate sweet scent of resinous Sap moistening the sleep-glued buds, And the eternal game of lights and Shadows it plays with itself, content. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
306:The first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb, when it comes, find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts - not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
307:The essence of spirituality does not consist in a specialised or narrow interest in some imagined part of life, but in a certain enlightened attitude to all the various situations which obtain in life. It covers and includes the whole of life. All the material things of this world can be made subservient to the divine game, and when they are thus subordained they become auxiliary to the self-affirmation of the spirit. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
308:Not only do I have a great love for the game of golf - no matter how badly I play it - but I have also the belief that through every kind of meeting, through every kind of activity to which we can bring together more often and more intimately peoples of our several countries, by that measure we will do something to solve the difficulties and the tensions that this poor old world seems nowadays to so much endure. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
309:My peak? Would I even have one? I hardly had had anything you could call a life. A few ripples, some rises and falls. But that's it. Almost nothing. Nothing born of nothing. I'd loved and been loved, but I had nothing to show. It was a singularly plain, featureless landscape. I felt like I was in a video game. A surrogate Pacman, crunching blindly through a labyrinth of dotted lines. The only certainty was my death. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
310:... the woman who grows up with the idea that she is simply to be an amiable animal, to be caressed and coaxed, is invariably a bitterly disappointed woman. A game of chess will cure such a conceit forever. The woman that knows the most, thinks the most, feels the most, is the most. Intellectual affection is the only lasting love. Love that has a game of chess in it can checkmate any man and solve the problem of life. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
311:And as for me, thogh that I can but lyte, On bakes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yeve I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon, That fro my bokes maketh me to goon, But hit be seldom, on the holyday; Save, certeynly, when that the month of May Is comen, and that I here the foules singe, And that the floures ginnen for to springe, Farwel my book and my devocion. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
312:Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life - purpose - is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
313:You have seen that the universe is at root a magical illusion and a fabulous game, and that there is no separate "you" to get something out of it, as if life were a bank to be robbed. The only real "you" is the one that comes and goes, manifests and withdraws itself eternally in and as every conscious being. For "you" is the universe looking at itself from billions of points of view, points that come and go so that the vision is forever new. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
314:I am often asked if I believe in God and I reply ‘I don’t believe in anything but God’. It’s all God. We are all God. There is only God. God is not some distant figure somewhere in the sky. God is my own deepest nature and yours too. We are God playing a game of hide and seek. Pretending to be separate individuals and then awakening to our deeper nature, so that we realize something extraordinary. Essentially there is one of us. How exquisite! ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
315:God created man and He created the world for him to live in and I reckon He created the kind of world He would have wanted to live in if He had been a man&
316:For sure, they don't teach you this in history class, but in colonial times, the person who got left in the stocks overnight was nothing less than fair game for everybody to nail. Men or women, anybody bent over had no way of knowing who was doing the ram job, and this was the real reason you never wanted to end up here unless you had a family member or a friend who'd stand with you the whole time. To protect you. To watch your ass, for real. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
317:Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
318:I was naturally a loner, content just to live with a woman, eat with her, sleep with her, walk down the street with her. I didn't want conversation, or to go anywhere except the racetrack or the boxing matches. I didn't understand t.v. I felt foolish paying money to go into a movie theatre and sit with other people to share their emotions. Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateur drunks, the bores. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
319:While the game of deadlocks and bottle-necks goes on, another more serious game is also being played. It is governed by two axioms. One is that there can be no peace without a general surrender of sovereignty: the other is that no country capable of defending its sovereignty ever surrenders it. If one keeps these axioms in mind one can generally see the relevant facts in international affairs through the smoke-screen with which the newspapers surround them. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
320:Politics, under a democracy, reduces itself to a mere struggle for office by flatterers of the proletariat; even when a superior man prevails at that disgusting game he must prevail at the cost of his self-respect. Not many superior men make the attempt. The average great captain of the rabble, when he is not simply a weeper over irremediable wrongs, is a hypocrite so far gone that he is unconscious of his own hypocrisy.. a slimy fellow, offensive to the nose. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
321:Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck. Darwi Odrade - Chapterhouse: Dune ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
322:The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden-that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
323:What we see as death, empty space, or nothingness is only the trough between the crests of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of the illusion that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future, and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it. Yet just as there is no time but the present, and no one except the all-and-everything, there is never anything to be gained - though the zest of the game is to pretend that there is. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
324:The time I like listening to music most on headphones is, I have a game I play with my brother, he's a musician as well.And he sends me MIDI files of keyboard pieces. So, these are pieces where I just get a MIDI file; I don't know what instrument he was playing them on; I know nothing about his section of the sound of the piece, and then when I'm sitting on trains I do a lot of train travel I turn them into pieces of music. And I love to do that; it's my favorite hobby. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
325:Then, at the end of every hand, Miss Bolo would inquire with a dismal countenance and reproachful sigh, why Mr. Pickwick had not returned that diamond, or led the club, or roughed the spade, or finessed the heart, or led through the honour, or brought out the ace, or played up to the king, or some such thing; and in reply to all these grave charges, Mr. Pickwick would be wholly unable to plead any justification whatever, having by this time forgotten all about the game. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
326:I think if somebody is doing something that is useful to the rest of society, I think that's a good thing. It doesn't have to change the world. You know. If you're doing something that has high value to people, um, and frankly, even if it's something like um, just a little game um, or you know, some improvement in photo sharing. If it has a small amount of good for a large number of people, that's, I think that's fine. Stuff doesn't need to be changing the world just to be good. ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
327:Borrowing money on what's called &
328:One of my constant reminders was, "End practice on a happy note." I wanted the boys to want to come out to practice, and I wanted them to get a certain amount of pleasure out of basketball. It's a game. It should be fun. So I always tried to counterbalance any criticism in practice with a bit of praise. I wanted my players to feel that the worst punishment I could give them was to deny them the privilege of practicing. If they did not want to practice, I did not want them there. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
329:The physicist is like someone who's watching people playing chess and, after watching a few games, he may have worked out what the moves in the game are. But understanding the rules is just a trivial preliminary on the long route from being a novice to being a grand master. So even if we understand all the laws of physics, then exploring their consequences in the everyday world where complex structures can exist is a far more daunting task, and that's an inexhaustible one I'm sure. ~ martin-rees, @wisdomtrove
330:I think of going back to the sports field again, and let's take a baseball game. Well, you have cracked out a grounder and you put in your last ounce of energy and you just happen to make first base. But you don't stop there. First base is the beginning. Now you call on all your alertness, your skill, your energy - and you count on your teammates, you count on the people that are working with you. And the purpose of that getting on first base was to get you around to count a run. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
331:Bridge-players tell me that there must be some money on the game &
332:The whole game is undone, this nightmare of evolution, and you are exactly where you were prior to the beginning of the whole show. With a sudden shock of the utterly obvious, you recognize your own Original Face, the face you had prior to the Big Bang, the face of utter Emptiness that smiles as all creation and sings as the entire Kosmos—and it is all undone in that primal glance, and all that is left is the smile, and the reflection of the moon on a quiet pond, late on a crystal clear night. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
333:I bought my first stock in 1942, in the summer of '42. I was 11 years old. And so 75 years have gone by. And I have never known what the market's going to do the next day. And that's not my game. My game is to decide whether I'm in the right economy, which America's definitely been ever since that time. The Dow has gone from 100 to 21,000 during that time. And no matter what the headlines say, or terrible things are happening - we were losing the war in the Pacific when I first bought stocks. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
334:Literature was not promulgated by a pale and emasculated critical priesthood singing their litanies in empty churches - nor is it a game for the cloistered elect, the tinhorn mendicants of low calorie despair. Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed. The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive. From the beginning, their functions, their duties, their responsibilities have been decreed by our species. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
335:Basketball is an intricate, high-speed game filled with split-second, spontaneous decisions. But that spontaneity is possible only when everyone first engages in hours of highly repetitive and structured practice&
336:Substances like LSD, which give away a secret about the nature of the social game - the human game and what underlies it - are potentially dangerous, of course, like any good thing is. Electricity is dangerous, fire is dangerous, cars are dangerous, planes are dangerous, but not so dangerous as driving on the freeway. The only way to handle danger is to face it. If you start getting frightened of it, then you make it worse. Because you project onto it all kinds of bogeys and threats which don't exist in it at all. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
337:I simply state that I'm a product of a versatile mind in a restless generation-with every reason to throw my mind and pen in with the radicals. Even if, deep in my heart, I thought we were all blind atoms in a world as limited as a stroke of a pendulum, I and my sort would struggle against tradition; try, at least, to displace old cants with new ones. I've thought I was right about life at various times, but faith is difficult. One thing I know. If living isn't seeking for the grail it may be a damned amusing game. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
338:Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of some mysterious idea of beauty or God; it is not, as the aesthetical physiologists say, a game in which man lets off his excess of stored-up energy; it is not the expression of man's emotions by external signs; it is not the production of pleasing objects; and, above all, it is not pleasure; but it is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
339:I simply state that I'm a product of a versatile mind in a restless generation - with every reason to throw my mind and pen in with the radicals. Even if, deep in my heart, I thought we were all blind atoms in a world as limited as a stroke of a pendulum, I and my sort would struggle against tradition; try, at least, to displace old cants with new ones. I've thought I was right about life at various times, but faith is difficult. One thing I know. If living isn't seeking for the grail it may be a damned amusing game. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
340:A game master or teacher who was primarily concerned with being close enough to the innermost meaning would be a very bad teacher. To be candid, I myself, for example, have never in my life said a word to my pupils about the meaning of music; if there is one it does not need my explanations. On the other hand I have always made a great point of having my pupils count their eighths and sixteenths nicely. Whatever you become, teacher, scholar, or musician, have respect for the meaning but do not imagine that it can be taught. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
341:If you have ever seen a dragon in a pinch, you will realize that this was only poetical exaggeration applied to any hobbit, even to Old Took's great-granduncle Bullroarer, who was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfibul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf was invented at the same moment. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
342:I am out of step with present conditions. When the game is no longer played your way, it is only human to say the new approach is all wrong, bound to lead to trouble, and so on. On one point, however, I am clear. I will not abandon a previous approach whose logic I understand ( although I find it difficult to apply ) even though it may mean foregoing large, and apparently easy, profits to embrace an approach which I don't fully understand, have not practiced successfully, and which possibly could lead to substantial permanent loss of capital. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
343:War is like a game of chess ... but with this little difference, that in chess you may think over each move as long as you please and are not limited for time, and with this difference too, that a knight is always stronger than a pawn, and two pawns are always stronger than one, while in war a battalion is sometimes stronger than a division and sometimes weaker than a company. The relative strength of bodies of troops can never be known to anyone... . Success never depends, and never will depend, on position, or equipment, or even on numbers, and least of all on position. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
344:If a night-moth were to concentrate its will on flying to a star or some equally unattainable object, it wouldn't succeed. Only, it wouldn't even try in the first place. A moth confines its search to what has sense and value for it, what it needs, what is indispensable to its life... if I imagined that I wanted under all circumstances to get to the North Pole, then to achieve it I would have to desire it strongly enough that my whole being was ruled by it. But if I were to decide to will that the pastor should stop wearing his glasses, it would be useless. That would be making a game of it. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
345:Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:I’m game if you are. ~ Ian Rankin,
2:All reality is a game. ~ Iain Banks,
3:No game is an island. ~ Katie Salen,
4:Poetry is a mug's game. ~ T S Eliot,
5:We both played the game ~ Emma Hart,
6:she likes a rigged game. ~ Ken Kesey,
7:The game is afoot. ~ Janet Evanovich,
8:The game is up ~ William Shakespeare,
9:It's the old shell game. ~ Dan Rather,
10:Every game is critical. ~ Dabo Swinney,
11:I grew up on the game. ~ Philip Rivers,
12:I'm a video game buff. ~ Shawn Ashmore,
13:And the game begins anew. ~ Neil Gaiman,
14:Diplomacy was a long game. ~ H W Brands,
15:The game is afoot. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
16:The game's afoot! ~ William Shakespeare,
17:Life is a game, play it. ~ Mother Teresa,
18:Life is a zero sum game. ~ George Carlin,
19:The game women play is men. ~ Adam Smith,
20:Treat your life like a game. ~ Ray Dalio,
21:Exploration is a dirty game. ~ Tahir Shah,
22:It’s all just a game. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
23:Soccer is a magical game. ~ David Beckham,
24:To me, comedy is a game. ~ Demetri Martin,
25:Golf is the one game I know ~ Bobby Jones,
26:How deep is your game? ~ Walter Dean Myers,
27:I’m game if you’re game. ~ Elizabeth Reyes,
28:Relax. It’s only a game. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
29:She knows you love the game. ~ Jaci Burton,
30:You play to win the game. ~ Herman Edwards,
31:effective game plan.” “Hell, ~ David Bishop,
32:Empathy is a losing game, ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
33:played any sort of game. Ten. ~ Mary Balogh,
34:The nature of the game is pain. ~ LL Cool J,
35:To win the game was to leave ~ Neil Strauss,
36:90% of the game is half mental. ~ Yogi Berra,
37:Power is a dangerous game ~ Victoria Aveyard,
38:Risk is part of the game. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
39:The game taught me the game. ~ Edwin Lefevre,
40:We’re going to play a game… ~ Krista Ritchie,
41:Baseball is a game of inches. ~ Branch Rickey,
42:Chess is a game of bad moves. ~ Andrew Soltis,
43:Like it or not, life is a game. ~ Phil Knight,
44:Results, are the name of the game. ~ Jim Rohn,
45:The Cinderella Game Kelly Link ~ Ellen Datlow,
46:The Spy Game #115, ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
47:Zeroth law: You must play the game ~ C P Snow,
48:Espionage is not a cricket game ~ John le Carr,
49:Politics is a game of friends. ~ Jean Chretien,
50:Remember, it’s only a game… ~ Stephanie Garber,
51:Don't play his game. Play yours. ~ Rachel Caine,
52:Doorbells are like a magic game, ~ Rachel Field,
53:Fiction novels, that's my game. ~ David Benioff,
54:Love should never be a game. ~ Sherry D Ficklin,
55:there. Politics is a bartering game. ~ J D Robb,
56:To win the game was to leave it. ~ Neil Strauss,
57:Baseball is a game of the soul. ~ Pedro Martinez,
58:Baseball is our national game. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
59:I love the game of baseball. ~ Nomar Garciaparra,
60:I'm pretty much game for anything. ~ Leslie Mann,
61:Obsession is a young man’s game. ~ Michael Caine,
62:The game is never lost till won. ~ George Crabbe,
63:The game is not over until it is. ~ Dwight Yorke,
64:The game’s not over till it’s over. ~ Marian Tee,
65:There are no good men in this game, ~ V E Schwab,
66:There are no good men in this game. ~ V E Schwab,
67:Basketball's a game of mistakes. ~ Gregg Popovich,
68:Divorce is a game played by lawyers. ~ Cary Grant,
69:I am The Game and I am that damn good! ~ Triple H,
70:In life's brief game to be a winner ~ Vikram Seth,
71:The game cannot be won, only played. ~ Will Smith,
72:We're all in this game together. ~ William Styron,
73:All my works are games, serious game. ~ M C Escher,
74:Baseball is also a game of balance. ~ Stephen King,
75:He who leaves the game wins it. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
76:I know I'm good. I know I got game. ~ Michael Vick,
77:I know the game, it's old and lame: ~ Kool Moe Dee,
78:I think life is a big game we play. ~ Eric Cantona,
79:What lies at the border of the game? ~ Katie Salen,
80:You don’t win by running one game. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
81:A pool game mixes ritual with geometry. ~ Mary Karr,
82:Every game in the NFL is important. ~ Roger Goodell,
83:Game of Thrones is great. Love it. ~ Jesse Metcalfe,
84:It shatters the game, exposing the players ~ Poppet,
85:It's just, it's fun to stay in the game. ~ Stan Lee,
86:Man proposes, but God blocks the game. ~ Mark Twain,
87:Not a game, not a game... practice. ~ Allen Iverson,
88:The hunter does not seek dead game. ~ Frank Herbert,
89:The kid looks good in his first game. ~ Gordie Howe,
90:War is the statesman’s game, ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
91:You're a trivial part in a trivia game. ~ Aceyalone,
92:You're my game changer, you know that? ~ J Sterling,
93:A relationship is a game of chess. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
94:Don't hate the player, hate the game. ~ Jeff Jarrett,
95:Excellence is the name of the game. ~ Judith Jamison,
96:I play my enemies like a game of chess ~ Lauryn Hill,
97:My work is a game, a very serious game. ~ M C Escher,
98:The game's not worth the candle ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
99:The guys that make game winners are ~ John Calipari,
100:The NBA is becoming a global game. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
101:Weight loss is a game I know how to win. ~ Kris Kidd,
103:Don't hate the player; change the game ~ Steve Harvey,
104:Don't hate the player, hate the game. ~ Joseph Stalin,
105:Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. ~ Kabir,
106:Get a grip, Oreo, and be true to the game. ~ Ice Cube,
107:I have never played a game in my life. ~ Kevin Spacey,
108:Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. ~ Michael Jordan,
109:Nowadays, the game is all bugged out, ~ Daniel Dumile,
110:Poetry is a game of loser-take-all. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
111:That was a great game of golf, fellers. ~ Bing Crosby,
112:There are no good men in this game. ~ Victoria Schwab,
113:Tried to put shame in my game to make a name, ~ Rakim,
114:We just have to go after our game plan. ~ Eli Manning,
115:Without game, men prey on each other. ~ Perry Farrell,
116:A game is a series of interesting choices. ~ Sid Meier,
117:Did we step into some lame video game or what? ~ CLAMP,
118:Fans, don't fail to miss tomorrow's game. ~ Dizzy Dean,
119:In this game you only lose when you fight back ~ Drake,
120:I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done. ~ John Mayer,
121:Play every game as if it's your last one ~ Guy Lafleur,
122:Politics are a very unsatisfactory game. ~ Henry Adams,
123:Sacrilege is acceptable only as a game. ~ Julien Torma,
124:Scars signal skin in the game. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
125:Somehow the rap game remind me of the crack game ~ Nas,
126:Stay in the game until the end of time. ~ Tupac Shakur,
127:The hardest game to win is a won game ~ Emanuel Lasker,
128:A man's idee in a card game is war ~ Finley Peter Dunne,
129:But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays ~ Omar Khayyam,
130:Case closed, game over, zip up your fly. ~ Stephen King,
131:Don’t play the occasion, play the game. ~ Alex Ferguson,
132:even that could not help his game. ~ Mary Higgins Clark,
133:Feelings can't be a part of this game. ~ Simone Elkeles,
134:Girlfriends, indeed: the anti-video game. ~ Tom Bissell,
135:He no playa the game, he no maka the rules. ~ Earl Butz,
136:If you speak the truth, you spoil the game. ~ Mike Caro,
137:It's a beautiful day for a night game. ~ Frankie Frisch,
138:Life is a child moving counters in a game. ~ Heraclitus,
139:Play the game without mercy, play to win ~ Wilbur Smith,
140:The only game. The game of thrones. ~ George R R Martin,
141:The real excitement is playing the game. ~ Donald Trump,
142:The serve really is the key to my game. ~ Stefan Edberg,
143:This Game is not over, it is just beginning. ~ Triple H,
144:This is a game that you don't want to be in! ~ Triple H,
145:Alternative history is a parlor game. ~ Richard A Clarke,
146:Any game that you step on, you can get beat. ~ Ray Lewis,
147:Any game you play, you got to lose sometime. ~ Roy Acuff,
148:Conversation is a game of circles. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
149:Incongruous shiny new video-game parlor. ~ Jean Thompson,
150:Ninety percent of this game is half mental. ~ Yogi Berra,
151:Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. “Did you ~ Ellery Adams,
152:Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
153:There is nothing so serious as a game. ~ Maureen Johnson,
154:The score never interested me, only the game. ~ Mae West,
155:Yeah, that was my best scoreless game ever. ~ Chris Bosh,
156:Don't just buy a new video game. Make one. ~ Barack Obama,
157:I get stronger as the game goes on. ~ LaDainian Tomlinson,
158:I know my game. I know what I like to do. ~ Manu Ginobili,
159:I need to stay calm and just pitch my game. ~ CC Sabathia,
160:I really think everything is fair game. ~ Sarah Silverman,
161:Marriage is not a game for the young. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
162:No one man is superior to the game. ~ A Bartlett Giamatti,
163:The loser, when a game of dice is done, ~ Dante Alighieri,
164:There are unimportant pieces in any game. ~ Graham Greene,
165:To win you've got to stay in the game. ~ Claude M Bristol,
166:Writing fiction for money is a mug's game. ~ Stephen King,
167:Yet reason frowns in war's unequal game, ~ Samuel Johnson,
168:And one game, as we know, can cost you a lot. ~ Tony Dungy,
169:Any game becomes boring when it lacks thrills. ~ SebastiAn,
170:But eventually it is a game of cricket. ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
171:Dan Fouts fumbled the game away for Chargers. ~ Bob Griese,
172:Don't just buy a new video game, make one. ~ Barack Obama,
173:Evil really needs to step up its game. ~ Lesley Livingston,
174:Game, set, match. Ever, and always, my equal. ~ A G Howard,
175:If you give up, the game is already over. ~ Takehiko Inoue,
176:I'm there to block your next move. This is a game ~ Poppet,
177:It is far more than a game, this cricket. ~ Neville Cardus,
178:Less effort in this game makes more results. ~ John Kessel,
179:Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~ Eva Gabor,
180:Love is a game-yes? I think it is a drowning. ~ Amy Lowell,
181:Most game music is based on loops effectively. ~ Brian Eno,
182:Play the game, never let the game play you. ~ Tupac Shakur,
183:The ball is an essential part of the game. ~ Johan Cruijff,
184:The integrity of the game is everything. ~ Peter Ueberroth,
185:This is not a game of Who The Fuck Are You. ~ Eddie Izzard,
186:Yeah. Rough game, though. You get banged up? ~ Jaci Burton,
187:A Friendly Game of Hide-and-Seek (with Bonus ~ Rick Riordan,
188:Chess is the only game greater than its players. ~ Tim Rice,
189:Damaging the enemy financially is fair game. ~ Alex Pacheco,
190:Do not hate the player, nor the game...rule it! ~ T F Hodge,
191:Don't let a single game break your heart. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
192:Energy innovation is not a nationalistic game. ~ Bill Gates,
193:I believe the middle class game is dead. ~ Cliff Bleszinski,
194:I don't like the glamour. I just like the game. ~ Ben Hogan,
195:If you can't beat the odds, change the game ~ Leigh Bardugo,
196:It's never just a game when you're winning. ~ George Carlin,
197:I’ve never tricked you. This isn’t a game. ~ Helena Hunting,
198:Softball isn't just a game it's away of life. ~ Kevin Kelly,
199:The best way to win a game is not to lose it. ~ Erk Russell,
200:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus,
201:Your game is only as good as your practice. ~ Ken Blanchard,
202:aching to get back in the game. Was he? Aching ~ Tom Robbins,
203:After all, is football a game or a religion? ~ Howard Cosell,
204:Concept is what makes actors raise their game. ~ Joe Dempsie,
205:Drake was finishing his game of bowls; ~ Winston S Churchill,
206:Football is a game where you can't feel lonely. ~ Pat Conroy,
207:Friendships are forgotten when the game begins. ~ Alvin Dark,
208:I been in the game for 10 years making rap tunes... ~ Dr Dre,
209:If you can't win the game, you have to cheat. ~ Mackenzi Lee,
210:I love 'Game of Thrones.' That's my favorite. ~ Robin Thicke,
211:Interesting little game we play with each other. ~ Guy Clark,
212:Life for me outweighs the game of basketball. ~ Derek Fisher,
213:Life is a game, kid! It all depends on how you play! ~ Mario,
214:Life is one game where people don't play fair. ~ Mary Monroe,
215:Love is a game in which one always cheats. ~ Honor de Balzac,
216:Play a new game, not the older game but faster. ~ Seth Godin,
217:Project X now, but it started as a Hunger Game. ~ Joe Budden,
218:Right now, my favorite game is Resident Evil 2. ~ Shane West,
219:Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus,
220:True in the game, as long as blood is blue in my veins ~ Nas,
221:Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. ~ Willie Mays,
222:Eminem is like the godfather of the hip-hop game. ~ Tony Yayo,
223:If my golf game was a prize fight, they'd stop it. ~ Bob Hope,
224:If you're ready to make the mad dash I'm game. ~ Paula McLain,
225:I play the game for the game's own sake, ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
226:I play the game for the game’s own sake, ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
227:It'll be game over, but we won first." -Rufus- ~ Adam Silvera,
228:its time for the which one is Hikaru-kun game! ~ Bisco Hatori,
229:Love is a game in which one always cheats. ~ Honore de Balzac,
230:Luck is sometimes merciful. The Game never is. ~ Claire North,
231:Making plans is a game. Life chooses for you. ~ Anita Diament,
232:order to play that game one more time. The ~ Sebastian Junger,
233:Paul Lambert has learned Fabian Delph the game. ~ Paul Merson,
234:Right after the game, say as little as possible. ~ Tom Landry,
235:Since the beginning, I always loved the game. ~ Mario Lemieux,
236:War is the only game in which both sides lose. ~ Walter Scott,
237:We were outplayed in every facet of the game ~ Michael Clarke,
238:You can't have a conscience in the pimp game. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
239:Chess is not a game, but a disease. ~ Henry Campbell Bannerman,
240:Daikatana will be the greatest game of all time. ~ John Romero,
241:darkened like a stage set. The senet game began ~ Rick Riordan,
242:I absolutely love playing the game 'Risk. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
243:I'd rather be running the game than playing it. ~ Steven Brust,
244:If you play to win as I do, the game never ends. ~ Stan Mikita,
245:It's a great game - the pursuit of happiness. ~ Eugene O Neill,
246:Life is a game we are all bound to lose. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
247:of, Catherine Crier’s book, A Deadly Game. Scott ~ Keith Ablow,
248:Reality is broken. Game designers can fix it. ~ Jane McGonigal,
249:Sometimes to win, you have to change the game. ~ J B Bernstein,
250:The game of chicken…suddenly involved a cock. ~ Melanie Harlow,
251:The game-playing market today is pretty sizable. ~ John Romero,
252:Theology, it turns out, is Satan's favorite game. ~ Mike Mason,
253:There is but one game and that game is baseball. ~ John McGraw,
254:They game the system while citizens pay the price. ~ Anonymous,
255:When you can't beat the odds, change the game. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
256:When you watch the game, be a student of the game. ~ Don Meyer,
257:You cannot win the game if you don’t play the game ~ Anonymous,
258:Bridge is a game for the undivided intellect. ~ Shirley Jackson,
259:Game on. May the best book whore win." - Scarlett ~ Erin Noelle,
260:If you are losing at a game, change the game. ~ Gregory Benford,
261:If you create the game, then you create the rules. ~ India Arie,
262:I make impact plays. I make game-changing plays. ~ LeBron James,
263:I play every game like it's going to be my last. ~ Johnny Damon,
264:I think he's the best quarterback in this game. ~ Andre Johnson,
265:It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two! ~ Ernie Banks,
266:It's all a game, with new rules every season. ~ Stefano Gabbana,
267:It was a game, and life was the playing field. ~ Gloria Steinem,
268:It was crooked. But it was the only game in town. ~ Neil Gaiman,
269:It wasn't a game," Cash whispered. "Not to me. ~ Kody Keplinger,
270:I've never lost a game I just ran out of time. ~ Michael Jordan,
272:Life is a game in which happiness is the goal. ~ Frederick Lenz,
273:Life is the game that must be played ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson,
274:My whole life has been a bit like a Nintendo game. ~ Robin Gibb,
275:One should just be able to play a perfect game. ~ Roger Federer,
276:She remembered who she was and the game changed. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
277:The best way for me to lead is through my game. ~ Sidney Crosby,
278:They invented the All-Star game for Willie Mays. ~ Ted Williams,
279:Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few. ~ George Berkeley,
280:War: that mad game the world so loves to play. ~ Jonathan Swift,
281:When love turned into a game, people got hurt, ~ Steven Erikson,
282:You try to take it game-to-game and keep working. ~ Chase Utley,
283:Andy Johnson was literally banjoed out of the game ~ Roy Hodgson,
284:Brook Lopez had a better game than Deron Williams ~ Bill Simmons,
285:Don’t just play the game – change it for good. ~ Richard Branson,
286:Feel is the most overlooked aspect of game creation; ~ Anonymous,
287:I didn't like the way the game was being played. ~ Mario Lemieux,
288:I don't care how small the game. I want to win. ~ Brian McKnight,
289:I'm passionate about the game of football. ~ LaDainian Tomlinson,
290:I only dunked maybe twice a game on average. ~ Dominique Wilkins,
291:It's time for which one of us is Hikaru-kun game! ~ Bisco Hatori,
292:I want to be one of the best players in the game. ~ Kevin Durant,
293:Life's a game made for everyone, and love is the prize. ~ Avicii,
294:"Nature must not win the game, but she cannot lose." ~ Carl Jung,
295:Sometimes the name is funnier than the game itself. ~ Andy Cohen,
296:Sometimes you have to lose a piece to win a game. ~ Rick Riordan,
297:Space—First coin-op arcade game—port of Spacewar! ~ Ernest Cline,
298:Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
299:Surely the game is hardly worth the candle. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
300:The game is in a neutral country for both teams. ~ David Beckham,
301:The man who has no problems is out of the game. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
302:Those who play a safe game die very safely. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
303:Too bad. Game over. Insert new fucking quarter. ~ Nenia Campbell,
304:was too far, and I need to stop watching Game of ~ Tarryn Fisher,
305:You don't get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game. ~ Eminem,
306:You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game. ~ Eminem,
307:A star can win any game; a team can win every game. ~ Jack Ramsay,
308:Cersei in Game of Thrones is quite solid and stiff. ~ Lena Headey,
309:Deception is mostly a game we play with ourselves. ~ Terry Brooks,
310:Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course ~ Bobby Jones,
311:I don't think I can play the game and sell myself. ~ Terry Bozzio,
312:I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. ~ Urban Meyer,
313:Itching to play a video game inside a video game? ~ Reki Kawahara,
314:It's easy to hate the game when your losing. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
315:It's only a game if there is an absence of meaning. ~ Rachel Cohn,
316:Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you. ~ Babe Ruth,
317:Marriages may come and go, but the game must go on. ~ Felix Unger,
318:My strong game was ping pong. Relentless... steady. ~ Marv Albert,
319:Politics, in a sense, has always been a con game. ~ Joe McGinniss,
320:The best player of a game is the watcher — ask him. ~ Idries Shah,
321:the creatures within the game were really alive. ~ Mark Cheverton,
322:The Sixth Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman, ~ Donalyn Miller,
323:This wild swan of a world is no hunter's game. ~ Robinson Jeffers,
324:watching could be better fun than joining in the game. ~ Samarpan,
325:You can't win a game if you don't score any points. ~ John Madden,
326:Art is a game. Too bad for him who makes a duty of it. ~ Max Jacob,
327:Baseball is a game-I just go out there and enjoy it. ~ CC Sabathia,
328:Better to mock the game than to play and lose. ~ George R R Martin,
329:Chess is a game which reflects most honor on human wit. ~ Voltaire,
330:Fashion, ah yes. A fool's game, if I am not mistaken. ~ K F Breene,
331:happiness, American style, is a zero-sum game, ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
332:I can get you tickets to the Giants game next week. ~ Pamela Aares,
333:I know it's crooked. But it's the only game in town. ~ Neil Gaiman,
334:I know it’s crooked. But it’s the only game in town. ~ Neil Gaiman,
335:I know it's crooked, but it's the only game in town. ~ Neil Gaiman,
336:I'll never forget the catch he made to save the game. ~ Don Larsen,
337:I think everything is fair game to a certain extent. ~ Gary Gulman,
338:My goal is to be at the top of my game every night. ~ Jason Spezza,
339:Never bet your money on another man's game. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder,
340:Rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen. ~ Winston Churchill,
341:Sometimes the only way to win is not to play the game. ~ Anonymous,
342:So Rainstorm was pretty much a video game protagonist. ~ Anonymous,
343:The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate. ~ Ben Crenshaw,
344:The game of football is one of strategy and tactics. ~ Woody Hayes,
345:The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball. ~ Babe Ruth,
346:There are six-million shots in the game of pool. ~ Albert Einstein,
347:This maybe a game, but it isn't meant to be played ~ Reki Kawahara,
348:We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi,
349:You're at the top of your game if you do comedy. ~ Hector Elizondo,
350:Ah, the meek. Playing the long game. Sneaky bastards. ~ Denise Mina,
351:Baseball is a dull game only for those with dull minds. ~ Red Smith,
352:Chasing your past is a lousy, rotten game, isn’t it? ~ Paula McLain,
353:Codes are a puzzle. A game, just like any other game. ~ Alan Turing,
354:Differentiation is a zero-sum, advertising-based game. ~ Seth Godin,
355:Don't beat them at their own game. Beat them at yours. ~ Jeff Goins,
356:Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration. ~ Mike Greenberg,
357:I don't think we can win every game. Just the next one. ~ Lou Holtz,
358:I go game to game, at-bat to at-bat. That's my way. ~ Lance Berkman,
359:I love hitting-that's my favorite part of the game. ~ Adrian Beltre,
360:In golf, humiliations are the essence of the game. ~ Alistair Cooke,
361:In my experience, Detective, it's all middle game. ~ Michael Chabon,
362:I think I'm unique to the game 'cause of my versatility. ~ Ice Cube,
363:I think my putting could be better, my short game. ~ Deron Williams,
364:Its a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it. ~ Ken Griffey Jr,
365:It was a great game if you don't care who won. I cared. ~ Lou Holtz,
366:Keep your brow game on point and always pack a lip gloss. ~ Tinashe,
367:Las Vegas is a SimCity game gone horribly wrong. ~ Douglas Coupland,
368:Make up your mind, Greer. This time it’s not a game. ~ Meghan March,
369:My game is like a cross between karaoke and rap: crap. ~ Nick Faldo,
370:Power is a game. This cannot be repeated too often! ~ Robert Greene,
371:The game was over before I knew we were playing. ~ Jessica Gadziala,
372:Today's game is always different from yesterday's game. ~ Red Smith,
373:To know the rules of the game, you have to be educated. ~ LL Cool J,
374:We only get to play this game one time, one life. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
375:We were either gonna win the game or win the fight. ~ Anthony Mason,
376:You can only get good at Chess if you love the game ~ Bobby Fischer,
377:Any Challenge was a game, and any game a pleasure. ~ Madeline Miller,
378:a street gang called ANG. Stands for ‘Ain’t No Game. ~ Samuel Hawley,
379:Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
380:Choose your ground well. War is a game of geography. ~ James Maxwell,
381:Game of Thrones. I'm all about it. I watch Arrow. ~ Steven R McQueen,
382:German game developer Wooga is a master of metrics. ~ Alistair Croll,
383:He must play the game of survival until the very end. ~ Iris Murdoch,
384:I feel like I lost a game I didn’t know I was playing. ~ Jesmyn Ward,
385:If you couldn’t beat the odds, you changed the game. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
386:I'm just going to play whatever game is in front of me. ~ Tim Duncan,
387:It's nice to have a game that sells a million copies. ~ John Carmack,
388:I've discovered a new video game called owning my home. ~ Dan Harmon,
389:Just because I had a good game doesn't change who I am, ~ Jeremy Lin,
390:Level 7 Selling Our Souls for a Video Game, Part One ~ Scott Douglas,
391:Life is but a play of chance in the game of choice. ~ Twinkle Khanna,
392:Life seemed even more of a guessing game than usual. ~ Julian Barnes,
393:Most innovative little board game since Chess. ~ Michael A Stackpole,
394:My favorite birthday game is Pin the Cleanup on the guests. ~ Maxine,
395:Our politicians, they all seemed like game show hosts to me. ~ Sting,
396:promoted hunting—and eating game—more assiduously ~ Douglas Brinkley,
397:Seeing Messi play is like watching a video game. ~ Victoria Azarenka,
398:Surely the game is hardly worth the candle. Why ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
399:When you are nice to people, they bring their A-game. ~ Jerusha Hess,
400:A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~ Humphrey Bogart,
401:But shouldn't we also quit marketing murder as a game? ~ Barack Obama,
402:God He knows we need men more and more in the Game. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
403:He who controlleth the backboard, controlleth the game. ~ Adolph Rupp,
404:I don't think tennis is a glamour game, not at all. ~ Mahesh Bhupathi,
405:If you love the game, nobody can take that from you. ~ Michael Jordan,
406:I have fun every day. The game is supposed to be fun. ~ Manny Ramirez,
407:I'm game for anything with you, Daemon Black. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
408:I’m game for anything with you, Daemon Black. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
409:It's easier for me to let the game just come to me. ~ Carmelo Anthony,
410:I've modeled my game after Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. ~ Chris Bosh,
411:I want you to come watch my game, not the uniforms. ~ Brittney Griner,
412:Life is a game, where either you lose or you learn. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
413:Life's a game-and I happen to know how to play. ~ Alexandra Adornetto,
414:Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor. ~ Emily Murphy,
415:My life is not a game that I play to entertain you. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
416:Once you're in the game, you forget about everything. ~ Manu Ginobili,
417:Taking in a baseball game on TV is also a big treat. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
418:That was our parents’ game; it was too hard for children. ~ Tim Guest,
419:The game of baseball is a clean, straight game. ~ William Howard Taft,
420:The oars game me power but also taught me humility. ~ Barry S Strauss,
421:We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
422:When baseball is no longer fun, it's no longer a game. ~ Joe DiMaggio,
423:With the game on the line. I want the ball in my hands. ~ Eli Manning,
424:Women can always be caught; that's the first rule of the game. ~ Ovid,
425:You can't give up in any game, even if you are losing. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
426:Be yourself. Play within yourself. Play your own game. ~ Harvey Penick,
427:Come, Watson, come!" he cried. The game is afoot. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
428:Death is a zero sum game for which there is no cure. ~ S Jay Olshansky,
429:Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose! ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
430:For him, mastery of the game world is a source of joy. ~ Sherry Turkle,
431:if you want to win at life, you have to play the game ~ Winter Renshaw,
432:I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game. ~ Jean Nouvel,
433:I'm not building a game. I'm building a new country. ~ Philip Rosedale,
434:Injuries obviously change the way you approach the game. ~ Brett Favre,
435:I think the pop industry is still a young man's game. ~ Paul McCartney,
436:I want to be the best player to ever play this game. ~ Adrian Peterson,
437:Maybe I was holding all the aces, but what was the game? ~ Joan Didion,
438:Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. ~ Winston Churchill,
439:The metallic silver coating found on fast-food game cards. ~ Rich Hall,
440:Umm - it was - you know - umm - a good game. You know. ~ Patrick Ewing,
441:You can't change your game based on where you're playing. ~ Troy Glaus,
442:After all, game shows are not like working in a coal mine. ~ Drew Carey,
443:Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk. ~ Bill Gates,
444:Competition for status is a zero sum game ~ Richard Layard Baron Layard,
445:Don't let fear play with you; love is the game changer. ~ Bryant McGill,
446:Every chess game is like taking a five-hour final exam. ~ Bobby Fischer,
447:Every game, you will have a decided schematic advantage. ~ Charlie Weis,
448:Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots. ~ Ben Hogan,
449:Having your own character in a video game is pretty cool. ~ Josie Maran,
450:I dedicated myself to the game and never disrespected it. ~ Jason Terry,
451:I don't try to be anything. I just want to play my game. ~ Jaromir Jagr,
452:If you're not in the game, you can't hit a home run. ~ David Hasselhoff,
453:I met the game changer … I fell for the game changer. ~ Kate Canterbary,
454:I'm not concerned with noise because I'm playing the long game. ~ Jay Z,
455:In a game of chess, someone has to take the black pieces. ~ Eve Forward,
456:I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. ~ Michael Jordan,
457:I think the world is crumbling when I have a bad game. ~ Tyson Chandler,
458:It wouldn't be a Dragon Age game without ugly mage hats. ~ David Gaider,
459:My personal life was fair game. And that's what hurt me. ~ Marla Maples,
460:Some of us just have to work harder to stay in the game. ~ Sanaa Lathan,
461:Syndicate is technically the first game I worked on. ~ Richard K Morgan,
462:That’s where Ian and I fell in love—a Little League game. ~ Deb Caletti,
463:The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. ~ Bill Maher,
464:The Bible looks like it started out as a game of mad libs. ~ Bill Maher,
465:The game is won or lost on hundreds of small details. ~ William Zinsser,
466:Then die. We must all do that. But die, as they say, game. ~ Gore Vidal,
467:The only way to win against evil is not to play the game. ~ Terri Garey,
468:The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money. ~ Ernie Banks,
469:The Socratic manner is not a game at which two can play. ~ Max Beerbohm,
470:We came out to get Game 1 but we also want to get Game 2 ~ Marcus Camby,
471:When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. ~ George R R Martin,
472:Yeah I got game like Stuart Scott...fresh out the ESPN shop ~ Lil Wayne,
473:A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game. ~ Charles Lamb,
474:Active management is little more than a gigantic con game. ~ Ronald Ross,
475:A game you play with your own worst enemy-yourself. ~ Finley Peter Dunne,
476:at the Door VIII. A Hand at Cards IX. The Game Made X. ~ Charles Dickens,
477:Chess is eminently and emphatically the philospher's game. ~ Paul Morphy,
478:FACT The Native Americans invented the game lacrosse. ~ Lynne Reid Banks,
479:Get up. Go to work. Play the game. Get showered. Go home. ~ Paul Scholes,
480:How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts. ~ Jackie Robinson,
481:I don't get upset with anyone after being hit in a game. ~ Evgeni Malkin,
482:If you have seen one Alekhine game you've seen them all. ~ Bobby Fischer,
483:I got skin on the game. I want to serve my country. ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle,
484:Individuals play the game, but teams win championships. ~ John C Maxwell,
485:Life in Beverly Hills is a game, and I make the rules. ~ Lisa Vanderpump,
486:Life is like a tennis game. You can't win without serving. ~ Arthur Ashe,
487:My game is me. I didn't try to pattern my game after nobody. ~ Ray Lewis,
488:No more free steps to heaven.

- It's No Game ~ David Bowie,
489:Not sayin' I'm the richest man alive, but I'm in the game. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
490:Soccer is a man's game, not an outing for mamby-pambies. ~ Jack Charlton,
491:The international game has changed for bidding cities. ~ Peter Ueberroth,
492:The Seahawks defense has to go balls deep to win this game. ~ Jon Gruden,
493:True to the GAME (Giving, Affirming, Manifesting, Evolving). ~ T F Hodge,
494:We think our PS3 game is better than their Xbox game. ~ John Riccitiello,
495:A faithless fan can make a team lose a game they have won. ~ Paulo Coelho,
496:Agile, athletic, sleek-all these things describe my game! ~ Lance Berkman,
497:As the game gets bigger, it get bigger for the players. ~ Michael Strahan,
498:Devil, you've got me all in a whirl. I'm wise to your game. ~ Neil Sedaka,
499:Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. ~ Ernie Davis,
500:For the Indians, cricket is not a game, it’s a religion. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
501:Hey, this was rugby, not that daft game with the round ball. ~ J L Merrow,
502:I am greedy, and most importantly, game for what's next. ~ Shirley Manson,
503:I feel it's just some sort of game if it's just abstract. ~ Jeffrey Smart,
504:I know how the game is played, and I'm always working on it. ~ Chris Bosh,
505:In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. ~ Isaac Asimov,
506:It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game. ~ Neil Young,
507:I want to be the guy who catches the game-winning touchdown. ~ Hines Ward,
508:Life is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right. ~ Taylor Swift,
509:Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations. ~ Warren Buffett,
510:The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves. ~ Ty Cobb,
511:The next level. As though dating were a computer game. ~ Janette Rallison,
512:To be a great game, one of the teams has to score first. ~ Mark Lawrenson,
513:You can always depend on an Englishman to play the game ~ Agatha Christie,
514:You have to reinvent to stay fresh, to stay in the game ~ Madonna Ciccone,
515:A bit of exercise lifts the spirit. (The Angel's Game) ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
516:A college football game is a superb analogy for religion. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
517:A game played with serious problems. That's what art is. ~ Kurt Schwitters,
518:All schools will end up using game metrics in the future. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
519:Come out, little Katherine, he’d say. Let’s play a game. ~ Victoria Schwab,
520:Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. ~ Mario Lemieux,
521:I'm a professional; I feel I'm one of the best in the game. ~ Chris Webber,
522:I’m giving you my A-game . . . I just hope you can handle it. ~ K Bromberg,
523:I'm kind of a huge movie buff and a video game nerd person. ~ Jared Gilman,
524:It isn't about winning a game, it about fixing what's broken. ~ Bob Harper,
525:Make a game out of practice, you're still a child at heart ~ Harvey Penick,
526:My part of the game is that I must live the best I can. ~ Charles Bukowski,
527:Not satisfied to just learn the ropes, he analyzed the game, ~ Vicki Robin,
528:Self-realization is the last game on earth worth playing. ~ Frederick Lenz,
529:The game of life has one rule: if you play, you lose. ~ Swami Chetanananda,
530:The investment game is getting more and more competitive. ~ Charlie Munger,
531:The most important thing in a game like that is to win it. ~ Alex Ferguson,
532:The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. ~ Thomas Huxley,
533:Walter Payton is still the best back ever to play the game. ~ Corey Dillon,
534:You've got to love the game and the game will love you back. ~ Jason Terry,
535:You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it. ~ Kate Moss,
536:Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
537:a political game to unseat a rival, but anyway this blyad, ~ Jason Matthews,
538:D and D: a role-playing game played only by very cool guys. ~ Frank Portman,
539:Football at it's best is a game of beauty and intelligence. ~ Ron Greenwood,
540:... If you want to win at life, you have to play the game. ~ Winter Renshaw,
541:I'm LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game. ~ Barack Obama,
542:I'm standing on my Monopoly board that means I'm on top of my game ~ Eminem,
543:It was high school. Evil is kind of the name of the game. ~ Jennifer Weiner,
544:Kevin was a shell game in which all three cups were empty. ~ Lionel Shriver,
545:Life was a game. It was fun when you were an active player. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
546:Politics is a game, and games attract children, Meredith. ~ Michael Anderle,
547:She blew more smoke toward me, a lazy game of cancer catch. ~ Gillian Flynn,
548:talk with people playing the game at a higher level than you, ~ Peter Voogd,
549:The game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement. ~ Sigmund Freud,
550:The good thing about this game? There's always tomorrow. ~ Andrew McCutchen,
551:The NBA is tough. Everybody plays hard and every game is vital. ~ Pau Gasol,
552:There are too many players in this game,” said Ram Odin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
553:This life is all a fucking mind game. Realize that. Own it! ~ David Goggins,
554:To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game. ~ Enos Slaughter,
555:To me acting originally became an extension of game playing. ~ Hugo Weaving,
556:We have a drinking game in Australia, it's called drinking. ~ Jim Jefferies,
557:A growing nation is the greatest ponzi game ever contrived. ~ Paul Samuelson,
558:Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once. ~ Stephen King,
559:Don't ever get involved in politics, Theo. It's a dirty game. ~ John Grisham,
560:For me, there was never an end game for becoming a director. ~ Adam Shankman,
561:Getting paid for being laid, guess that's the name of the game. ~ Elton John,
562:I'd like for y'all to meet the love of my life, her name's the game. ~ Drake,
563:If I don't win the match I at least want to improve my game. ~ Rosamund Pike,
564:If we get the right people in the right job we've won the game. ~ Jack Welch,
565:I love being bossed by you, but every game has its rules. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
566:I'm gonna be real - there's no female rappers in the game. ~ SpaceGhostPurrp,
567:I want to play every game of my career in an Astros uniform. ~ Lance Berkman,
568:Life is a game in which the player must appear ridiculous. ~ Julian Fellowes,
569:Rules? You don't even know what game we're playing, mister. ~ Peter Milligan,
570:Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining. ~ Ice Cube,
571:The game has never seen a better catcher than YADIER MOLINA. ~ Tony La Russa,
572:This is no game of thrones, but real endings and real blood. ~ Conn Iggulden,
573:War is the game played by old men with the lives of the young ~ Wilbur Smith,
574:You can't lose a game in which you're not even competing. ~ Robert Kocharian,
575:You play to win the game...Hello. You play to win the game. ~ Herman Edwards,
576:A bystander often sees more of the game than those that play ~ Horace Walpole,
577:After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. ~ Chinese Proverb,
578:Any game becomes important when you know and love the players. ~ W P Kinsella,
579:Be the music of your soul. Don't be a pawn in someone else's game. ~ Amit Ray,
580:Cricket is not illegal, for it is a manly game. ~ Anne Queen of Great Britain,
581:[Donald Trump] is a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers. ~ Mike Pence,
582:Football is a game of inches and inches make the champion ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
583:Hey, Audrey, shut the fuck up. We’re trying to watch the game. ~ Jillian Dodd,
584:I guess it takes one to know one, and two can play that game. ~ Siobhan Davis,
585:I just want to improve game to game and try to get better. ~ Colin Kaepernick,
586:I mean maybe I was holding all the aces, but what was the game? ~ Joan Didion,
587:I'm leaving the game of hockey with nothing but great memories... ~ Joe Sakic,
588:I never bought the commercial thing, at any stage of the game. ~ Van Morrison,
589:I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar. ~ Bob Lemon,
590:In the game of football, you can never be too sure of anything. ~ Jason Babin,
591:I think Neuer changed the game of goalkeeping in the World Cup. ~ Oliver Kahn,
592:It is not just a simple game, it is a weapon of the revolution. ~ Che Guevara,
593:It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. ~ Sara Shepard,
594:I used to be a video game freak, but I've kind of like eased back. ~ Ludacris,
595:Mine was the game where the player cannot lose and may win. ~ Charlotte Bront,
596:Most people play a fair game of golf - if you watch them. ~ Joey Lauren Adams,
597:my two least-favorite words appeared on the screen: GAME OVER. ~ Ernest Cline,
598:never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game ~ Anonymous,
599:Never make a speech at a country dance or a football game. ~ Lyndon B Johnson,
600:People came to the All-Star Game to see the dunk contest. ~ Dominique Wilkins,
601:Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time ~ John Wooden,
602:Religion is like baseball,” said Steve. “Great game, bad owners. ~ Jim Bouton,
603:Sometimes fate just plays a strange game of Scrabble with you. ~ Pawan Mishra,
604:The best game designers create feel at different levels of skill. ~ Anonymous,
605:The game played a song and Mr. D progressed to level 254. “Ha! ~ Rick Riordan,
606:The game will be over. And everyone I love will have lost. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
607:Then it occurs to me that I can beat Ethan at his own game. ~ Chelsea Camaron,
608:The novel is a game or joke shared between author and reader. ~ Annie Dillard,
609:The secret to winning any game lies in not trying too hard. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
610:You may have taken the planet, but you will lose this game! ~ Stephenie Meyer,
611:You never know when it is your last game or your last tournament. ~ Pau Gasol,
612:A game is like a mirror that allows you to look at yourself. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
613:A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life. ~ John Wooden,
614:Because what was a basketball game if not a showcase of boys? ~ Michelle Obama,
615:Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated. ~ Karl Kraus,
616:Don't do anything in practice that you wouldn't do in the game. ~ George Halas,
617:Football is and always will be a game of blocking and hitting ~ Vince Lombardi,
618:Game design cannot be learned from a book. It requires experience. ~ Anonymous,
619:Game, set, match equals tennis. Set, match, run equals arson. ~ Demetri Martin,
620:Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it. ~ Dan Quayle,
621:Hillary Clinton talks a good game. But she doesn't do anything. ~ Donald Trump,
622:History is a hammock for swinging and a game for playing. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
623:I know I can’t make that throw. I’m taking myself out of the game. ~ Tim Green,
624:In Detroit, we all talked the race game. It is a way of life. ~ Charlie LeDuff,
625:I was the worst game show host that ever lived, and I knew it. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
626:Life is a game like any other; we just don't take it as seriously. ~ Babe Ruth,
627:My game is a lot about footwork. If I move well, I play well. ~ Roger Federer,
628:play fair, Haller.” “It’s not a fair game. Did she tell you ~ Michael Connelly,
629:Rummy is played by more people in more ways than any other game. ~ John Scarne,
630:The first game of the year is always an in-season adjustment game. ~ Tony Romo,
631:There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse. ~ Bob Cousy,
632:They say that life's a game, & then they take the board away. ~ Alan Moore,
633:This 20th win means more to me than the perfect game in 1968. ~ Catfish Hunter,
634:Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin. ~ Willem Dafoe,
635:we want to introduce game mechanics one by one alongside the story ~ Anonymous,
636:We were good at this game: We could make it go on for days. ~ Emily M Danforth,
637:You can game the social media in the short run, but not for long. ~ Seth Godin,
638:You don't win a game by hitting the ball out of the court. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
639:You don't win a game by hitting the ball out of the court. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
640:You feel your game's raised by working with the best people. ~ Richard E Grant,
641:You know my father's favorite game? Come here and pull my finger. ~ Bill Cosby,
642:Any game looks straight if everyone is being cheated at once. ~ Richard Bachman,
643:As long as life has the level of being a game, you can play it. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
644:Don't ever think of playing the game of draft with God ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
645:God has given me a lot of ability to play the game of baseball. ~ Lance Berkman,
646:I don't think any one person will ever be bigger than the game. ~ Wayne Gretzky,
647:If you go to the ball game, you don't need to read the game story. ~ Jim Lehrer,
648:I’m all for a game, Bell, but I gotta know what I’m playing for. ~ River Savage,
649:I'm not playing for the All-Star Game, I'm playing to win games. ~ Michael Redd,
650:I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me. ~ Satchel Paige,
651:I. This is not a game.

II. Here and now, you are alive ~ Terry Pratchett,
652:I've brought excitement back to the game. I make the game fun. ~ Chad Ochocinco,
653:I want people to come to the game to see what I will do next. ~ Adrian Peterson,
654:Mark Brunell usually likes to soak his balls before a rainy game. ~ John Madden,
655:Maybe life is a board game, but I never get to roll the dice. ~ Tim Wynne Jones,
656:She is not a game to me.” “And that is exactly why you will lose. ~ Lauren Kate,
657:Sometimes you wonder, do referees understand the game of football? ~ Roy Keane,
658:The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody. ~ Ram Dass,
659:Weaknesses of character are normally shown in a game of chess. ~ Garry Kasparov,
660:we are pawns in a game whose forces we largely fail to comprehend. ~ Dan Ariely,
661:We'll not give up even if we're 12 points behind with one game left. ~ Joe Hart,
662:We've got nothing to lose, and there's no point losing this game ~ Bobby Robson,
663:What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last! ~ Michael Jordan,
664:Why don't we play a game of riddles?"
Gupta beamed. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
665:You, too, may strike it rich who dares to play the Westing game. ~ Ellen Raskin,
666:Again, it’s not that I think it’s a bad game, I’m just disappointed. ~ Anonymous,
667:Don't kill the game with your 'funk', elevate it with your humility. ~ T F Hodge,
668:For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice. ~ Don Hutson,
669:Golf isn't a game, it's a choice that one makes with one's life. ~ Charles Rosin,
670:If you play against your own side you’ll lose the whole game. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
671:I'm not a video game guy. I would rather throw around a football. ~ Jeremy Piven,
672:In 1989, SimCity introduced an entirely new brand of game play. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
673:It matters not how you play the game, So long as you never lose. ~ Prescott Bush,
674:I've always wanted to get involved with designing a video game. ~ Jimmie Johnson,
675:I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game. ~ Bob Feller,
676:Just because something's a game, doesn't mean it isn't serious. ~ Daniel Abraham,
677:Maybe now they would play my game, all these shysters and whores. ~ Stephen King,
678:Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. ~ Hilary Duff,
679:Nicklaus at the 86 Masters. At his age, with his game at the time. ~ Adam Jacobs,
680:No one ever says, 'It's only a game' when their team is winning. ~ George Carlin,
681:Playing the game is far more satisfying than reading the rules. ~ Bernard Haisch,
682:skill is the price of admission—and they trust in the game designer. ~ Anonymous,
683:The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. ~ Bob Dylan,
684:The video game story-development process is incredibly broken. ~ Austin Grossman,
685:When results aren't good the manager gets the sack, that's the game. ~ Roy Keane,
686:Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game? ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
687:A man is up against a hard game when he must die to beat it. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
688:As I write, Kim Beazley has the numbers and the game looks over. ~ Margo Kingston,
689:Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world. ~ Babe Ruth,
690:Because hubris is not only a sin, it's a fun game to play at parties ~ Mira Grant,
691:Football is a simple game. It's just very hard to play it simple. ~ Johan Cruijff,
692:Free will isn’t always about choice; often weakness plays the game ~ Jeyn Roberts,
693:Good sportsmanship goes beyond the game; it starts with respect. ~ Tommy Hilfiger,
694:If you don't see anything wrong with your game, you need to wake up. ~ Chris Bosh,
695:I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
696:I'm conscious about what I wear, whether it's a game or an event. ~ Iman Shumpert,
697:I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. ~ Walt Whitman,
698:I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly. ~ Steven Wright,
699:I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly. ~ Steven Wright,
700:It is very important to lead the field and innovate in game design. ~ John Romero,
701:Life is a game that wants to be learned and played with skill. ~ Frederick Dodson,
702:Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
703:My heart is not a game piece, to be played and discarded at will. ~ Marissa Meyer,
704:Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game ... ~ Anonymous,
705:The game has basically not changed since I ended my career. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
706:"The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody." ~ Ram Dass,
707:This game's stupid," said Lief. "Who the heck is Zelda, anyway? ~ Neal Shusterman,
708:Welcome to life as the lowest pawn in a deadly game.’ – Kizira ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
709:You can't break the rules until you know how to play the game. ~ Rickie Lee Jones,
710:You know you are going to go through your ups and downs in this game. ~ Tony Romo,
711:Acting isn't a game of "pretend." It's an exercise in being real. ~ Sidney Poitier,
712:After a bad opening, there is hope for the middle game. After a bad ~ Edmar Mednis,
713:Find friends and not lovers; you will win the game of life. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
714:Folks, this is perfect weather for today's game. Not a breath of air. ~ Curt Gowdy,
715:Game of Thrones' is just incredible, what they pull off every week. ~ Rian Johnson,
716:Housekeeping, the art of the infinite, is no game for amateurs. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
717:I felt that we couldn't win the game. It was absolutely shocking. ~ Martin O Neill,
718:It's a game. That's why we call it 'the news.' It's just a game. ~ Stephen Colbert,
719:It's the kind of game that makes you go home and beat your wife. ~ Charles Barkley,
720:I wouldn't be surprised if this game went all the way to the finish. ~ Ian St John,
721:I would rather go to Baghdad than go to a professional basketball game. ~ Don Imus,
722:Life is a game that you win when you solve the puzzle of yourself. ~ Bryant McGill,
723:Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts. Game on bitches. -A ~ Sara Shepard,
724:No gaming outside of the venue without a sanctioned game master. ~ Leah Rae Miller,
725:Or, maybe what really mattered was that game of Crazy 8s. ~ Gina Marinello Sweeney,
726:Subsidies are a shell game, not a net addition to national wealth. ~ Thomas Sowell,
727:That’s no excuse! And you’re ruining my game, Jorgenson!” “Jackson. ~ Rick Riordan,
728:The best game plan in the world never blocked or tackled anybody. ~ Vince Lombardi,
729:The classes were valuable, but the real education was the game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
730:There are a few players who don't like to think about the game. ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
731:They played a game of dare - who could get closest to the flames? ~ sne Seierstad,
732:This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win. ~ Ben Hogan,
733:This rap game is just WWF; everybody wants points off somebody else. ~ Young Jeezy,
734:Transformation is not an all-or-nothing game, it’s a work in progress. ~ Anonymous,
735:Why do you play a game? I play a game to see how good we can be. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
736:You play the game to the end. That’s how it works; play to the end. ~ Stephen King,
737:You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile. ~ Christopher Reeve,
738:Because of the booking I will miss the Holland game - if selected. ~ Paul Gascoigne,
739:Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them. ~ Vince Lombardi,
740:Game on, or off? Should we be worried about our tech-addicted toddlers? ~ Anonymous,
741:He's up there. But (Marat) Safin, on his game, is as hard to beat. ~ Lleyton Hewitt,
742:How do I fuck beautiful girls?” Unfortunately, game isn’t a miracle drug. ~ Roosh V,
743:If I have the TV on, it's either a Mets game or 'SportsCenter.' ~ Eddie Kaye Thomas,
744:If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one. ~ Colin Kaepernick,
745:...if I was going to play this game and love it, it had to love me back. ~ Amy Lane,
746:I think it's almost definite that the game is a draw theoretically. ~ Bobby Fischer,
747:It's the end game that people dread and that's what I'm scared of ~ Terry Pratchett,
748:Just when I thought I understood Lucas, he went and changed the game. ~ Aileen Erin,
749:Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it. ~ Mother Teresa,
750:Master the rules of the game until you can play it better they can. ~ Michael Scott,
751:No back in the history of football was ever worth two fumbles a game. ~ Woody Hayes,
752:No matter what the name, we're all the same pieces in one big chess game. ~ Chuck D,
753:Simplify the game as much as possible. When you add, you must subtract. ~ Don Meyer,
754:The first game was against Wake Forrest - I'll never forget that game. ~ Bo Jackson,
755:The rules of the game are never changed till after the game is over. ~ Coomi Kapoor,
756:The table quite literally groaned under its weight of roasted game, ~ David Eddings,
757:The thing I love about the NBA game is that it's a playmaker's league. ~ Lamar Odom,
758:The way I played the game, the way I live my life, is very emotional. ~ Brett Favre,
759:Understand the game properly before you gear up to break the rules ~ Anamika Mishra,
760:When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
761:Do you realize that you can't play the game of life with sweaty palms? ~ Phil McGraw,
762:Fine," I say. "Dare accepted."

Game on, Skater Girl. Game on. ~ Katie McGarry,
763:Get off, you look ugly (to a blood splattered player during a game) ~ Peter Marshall,
764:I didn't realize how much I loved the game until I couldn't play it. ~ Mark Teixeira,
765:I'm a video game fan. I played them before I became an actress. ~ Michelle Rodriguez,
766:I never played a round when I didn't learn something new about the game. ~ Ben Hogan,
767:In the game of love, the losers are more celebrated than the winners. ~ Mason Cooley,
768:It is the glorious uncertainty of golf that makes it the game it is. ~ P G Wodehouse,
769:It was our third game in five days. It seemed to have an impact on us. ~ David Blatt,
770:I've been playing the game so long that my handicap is in Roman numerals. ~ Bob Hope,
771:I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
772:I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me. ~ Michael Jordan,
773:Life feels like a game of Snakes and Ladders, but without any ladders. ~ David Moody,
774:Looking at what 'foreplay' is, 'sexual intercourse' is a game. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
775:Mum was in the lounge in her unicorn onesie watching Game of Thrones. ~ Alice Oseman,
776:My poetry is a game. My life is a game. But I am not a game. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
777:Nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searching for fortune and fame. ~ Tupac Shakur,
778:Part of me wonders if this is a suicide mission disguised as a game. ~ Veronica Roth,
779:Regardless, whether I was born to play the game or not, I refused. ~ Andersen Prunty,
780:The key to acting with integrity is to simply stop playing the game. ~ Stephen Covey,
781:The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades. ~ Demetri Martin,
782:We play because we love the game, we love each other, and we love to win. ~ Mia Hamm,
783:We were very nervous at the start, we didn't play our game at all. ~ Claudio Ranieri,
784:What I've been doing in practice will carry over into the game. ~ Randall Cunningham,
785:With pro-gaming that's one of the toughest parts - living game to game. ~ Jeremy Lin,
786:With the physical mindset I play the game with, I expect to get hurt. ~ Steve McNair,
787:Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game ~ Neal Stephenson,
788:Basketball is a game. Baseball is a religion. Baseball is American. ~ Jerry Reinsdorf,
789:Bookstore game is nothing but a combination of coffee shop and retail game. ~ Roosh V,
790:Each life is a game of chess that went to hell on the seventh move(...) ~ Martin Amis,
791:For a game it is too serious, for seriousness too much of a game. ~ Moses Mendelssohn,
792:Golf is a game in which you yell "for," shoot six, and write down five. ~ Paul Harvey,
793:If I can drop two touchdowns a game and win, I'll take it every time. ~ Tony Gonzalez,
794:If you wanna compete, youve got to get into the original content game. ~ Kevin Spacey,
795:If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game. ~ Mel Robbins,
796:I know the rules of the game, you hit it once, then break away clean. ~ Ray Parker Jr,
797:I never was much of a game player, but I loved to be on the computer. ~ Cory Arcangel,
798:In God we trust, the game is all us. Til the sky calls or its flames on us. ~ Pusha T,
799:It felt a littlel less like a game. A trick. A trap. <\STRIKE> ~ David Levithan,
800:. . . It’s not a game until both sides know they’re playing . . . ~ Loreth Anne White,
801:Let’s play who can be a better killer. My sword and I love this game. ~ Ilona Andrews,
802:Listen, I am in the fighting game, I don't care about anything else. ~ Conor McGregor,
803:Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
804:News is not a game show. You don't win a car if you happen to be right. ~ John Oliver,
805:No more game playing. It's time we call this fight what it is: a war. ~ Katie McGarry,
806:Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. ~ Sarah Palin,
807:The game is never over; there's no finish line this side of heat death. ~ Peter Watts,
808:the numbers game was referred to by the white racketeers as “nigger pool. ~ Malcolm X,
809:The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead; never let up. ~ Rod Laver,
810:Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game. ~ Al Davis,
811:When I first got into the rap game, I had an early dream of unifying rappers. ~ Ice T,
812:Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929. ~ Mikhail Botvinnik,
813:Your life is not a simulation; it's the real game. Play wisely. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
814:Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field. ~ Juliana Hatfield,
815:Every practice, every film session, every game will help our chemistry. ~ LeBron James,
816:Football is about making mistakes. Who makes the most, loses the game. ~ Johan Cruijff,
817:Game calls cant be just, Oh, by the way, as part of a larger discussion. ~ Marv Albert,
818:Good luck, Parzival," he said. "And thanks. Thanks for playing my game. ~ Ernest Cline,
819:Here is a new game,” said Scrooge. “One half hour, Spirit, only one! ~ Charles Dickens,
820:I don't gamble, if you will concede that poker is a game of skill. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
821:I don't worry about my opponent or their game, I worry about my game. ~ Conor McGregor,
822:If there's no game, isn't winning a pretty meaningless concept? ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
823:If there’s no game, isn't winning a pretty meaningless concept? ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
824:If you can capture the element of surprise, you're way ahead of the game. ~ Jay Maisel,
825:I'm a semi-literate farmer and hired killer. I ain't in the power game. ~ John Marston,
826:I think a lot of the media love the game and hate the people who play it. ~ Lamar Odom,
827:life was more like a game of Snakes and Ladders than a straight line. ~ Gardner Dozois,
828:My impact on the game was going out there and making things happen. ~ Rickey Henderson,
829:Now I shall go far and far into the North,
playing the Great Game ~ Rudyard Kipling,
830:Obamacare is a marketplace in the same way the Knockout Game is a game. ~ Ilana Mercer,
831:Playing a game is the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles. ~ Anonymous,
832:The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost. ~ Murray Kempton,
833:The game of life is worth playing, but the struggle is the prize. ~ William Ralph Inge,
834:The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses. ~ Paul Westphal,
835:The only differentiator in the game is your passion and your hustle. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
836:The only gambling tip which amounts to anything is to keep out of the game. ~ E W Howe,
837:The only game I like to play is "Old Maid", providing she's not too old ~ Groucho Marx,
838:To get Game-Changing results, start focusing on Game-Changing thoughts. ~ Robin Sharma,
839:Yes, it was crooked," said Wednesday, "but it was the only game in town. ~ Neil Gaiman,
840:You better...buckle uh down and then tighten up to stop this passing game ~ Phil Simms,
841:A game is a problem-solving activity, approached with a playful attitude ~ Jesse Schell,
842:As with any game, like most any kids, I was happiest when I was ahead. ~ Michelle Obama,
843:At the end of the day, life was not a game of chess. Life was fucking Jenga. ~ L J Shen,
844:Basketball is a full court game, so every drill must be done full court. ~ Bobby Knight,
845:Everybody was at the top of their game at that point, in the early '70s. ~ Alice Cooper,
846:Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins. ~ Johan Cruijff,
847:Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important. ~ Georges St Pierre,
848:Hemingway doesn’t hide, and he writes at the pace of a Ping-Pong game. ~ Katherine Reay,
849:High school games would just as big a deal to me as any major league game. ~ Jim Bouton,
850:His one indulgence was attending the occasional Chelsea Blues game ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
851:I am very fit and by playing sweeper I can control the speed of the game. ~ Ruud Gullit,
852:If youre going to play the game properly, youd better know every rule. ~ Barbara Jordan,
853:I had some ballet training but didn't like it. It was like a game to me. ~ Fred Astaire,
854:I'm hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host. ~ Maury Povich,
855:I take everything I learned from the streets and put it in my NBA game. ~ Allen Iverson,
856:It's not just enough to change the players. We've gotta change the game. ~ Barack Obama,
857:I was sometimes as guilty of playing the figure-me-out game as Amy was. ~ Gillian Flynn,
858:Life was not a matter of safety— it must be hazarded to win the game. ~ Agatha Christie,
859:Never played a video game. Actually, I try to keep them out of my house. ~ Jeremy Irons,
860:Of course, you play the game of life because you got to be incarnated. ~ Jack Kornfield,
861:PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
862:See I'm humble but I live fame, for more deals on the table than a Bridge game. ~ Drake,
863:Spend too long watching the long game and the short game will kill you. ~ Mark Lawrence,
864:Tennis is a funny game; unbelievable highs and the lows are just as low. ~ John McEnroe,
865:The aesthetic sensation of control is the starting experience of game feel. ~ Anonymous,
866:The best game to play, is the game you don´t realize you are playing. ~ John Katzenbach,
867:The great thing about this game is that the bad days are wonderful. ~ William J Clinton,
868:The main aim is to up my game at every possible turn without compromise. ~ Nicky Romero,
869:The power to kill is the only power that matters."
-Enders game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
870:They’ve transformed the weather into some sort of celestial crap game. ~ Lawrence Block,
871:Watching a ball game is one of the sweetest pleasures in the world. ~ Silvia Tennenbaum,
872:We cheerleaders are peppy and happy and get front row seats to the game! ~ Bob Casey Jr,
873:You don’t have to be at every volleyball game. We can’t guilt ourselves. ~ Ursula Burns,
874:You have to be outside the establishment—a foreigner new to the game ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
875:Does one eat peanuts at a ball game?' 'It ain't hardly legal if you don't. ~ Edna Ferber,
876:Every game is huge and every game will count when it's all said and done. ~ Dabo Swinney,
877:Everyone has his reasons." Octave (Jean Renoir) in "The Rules of the Game. ~ Jean Renoir,
878:Everything that happens in Las Vegas is a zero-sum game. If the house wins a ~ Anonymous,
879:[Football is] a game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity. ~ Vince Lombardi,
880:I believe that anything in this world is fair game for a creative exercise. ~ Peter Berg,
881:I can kick your head off, but I can't, like, play a stupid little video game. ~ Kelly Hu,
882:If you keep playing without any time-outs, your game starts to slip. Of ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
883:I had been tricked once by that Cheat called love, but the Game was over. ~ Daniel Defoe,
884:I'm really looking forward to seeing the next game in the Wasteland series! ~ Ray Muzyka,
885:I never really lost a game in my career, sometimes I just ran out of time. ~ Bobby Layne,
886:I think as a young person, you're kind of game for whatever sometimes. ~ Andrew Rannells,
887:I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
888:It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s how you play the game. ~ Margaret Peterson Haddix,
889:I was no longer in the game to meet women; I was in the game to lead men. ~ Neil Strauss,
890:I work on my game daily. Because I'm never satisfied, never going to be. ~ Tracy McGrady,
891:Killing a man should be more different than killing a game. It was not. ~ Veronica Rossi,
892:Let’s play a little game I like to call Cole’s in Charge and Ali’s Not. ~ Gena Showalter,
893:Literature is ... a game, but it's a game one can put one's life into. ~ Julio Cortazar,
894:Love is a word that some entertain. If you find it you have won the game. ~ Stevie Nicks,
895:Marriage is the only game where the trapped animal has to buy the license. ~ Dan Poynter,
896:Mendeleyev was said to have modelled the table on the card game solitaire. ~ Bill Bryson,
897:Men like a ref decision because they just want to get back to the game. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
898:My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it. ~ Nomar Garciaparra,
899:Not everyone is at the top of his or her game all the time - you can't be. ~ Ron Padgett,
900:Omaha is a game that was invented by a sadist and is played by masochists. ~ Shane Smith,
901:Ten minutes after you lose that last game, you start working on next season. ~ Don Meyer,
902:The Folklore process is like playing a centuries-long game of "telephone. ~ Dana M Baird,
903:The game was played hard in those days, Mr.King, with plenty of fuck-you. ~ Stephen King,
904:There are fixed rules in chess, and no one knows how the game will end. ~ Garry Kasparov,
905:There’s an immense difference between losing a game and throwing it away. ~ Vish Dhamija,
906:The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself. ~ Robert Baden Powell,
907:This is most definitely not a game anymore. This woman ..., she owns me. ~ Stylo Fantome,
908:War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. ~ William Cowper,
909:We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass. ~ Brian Clough,
910:When I work a game as an analyst, all I do is look at the game like a coach. ~ Lou Holtz,
911:And what did my mother think the Babysitters Club was, I wondered. A game? ~ Ann M Martin,
912:Economy is not baseball, where the game is always played by the same rules. ~ Nate Silver,
913:Fans who lack the faith can make a team lose a game it is already winning. ~ Paulo Coelho,
914:Hand at Cards IX. The Game Made X. The Substance of the Shadow XI. Dusk ~ Charles Dickens,
915:I come from divorce. I'm only doing marriage once. It's not a game for me. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
916:I didn't own a cell phone for a long time. I was late in the game on that. ~ Vince Vaughn,
917:I do not hope that this will be the one, for hoping is a foolish game. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
918:I don't want to stop acting, but acting in some ways is a young man's game. ~ Kevin Bacon,
919:If one day I go to a game and I don't feel I can win, maybe I don't go. ~ Brendan Rodgers,
920:I have to be on top of my game if I'm going to kill things for you, right? ~ Julie Kagawa,
921:I know your game, you know. You get nasty when you're backed into a corner. ~ Lauren Dane,
922:I'm also a video game addict, so I'm always looking to support my addiction. ~ Lucas Till,
923:I'm always looking over my shoulder, needing to stay ahead of the game. ~ Millard Drexler,
924:I'm like everyone else: I want to play every game, but it's not possible. ~ Frank Lampard,
925:I'm not planning a kickstarter game. And I'm not really a game designer. ~ Charles Stross,
926:I never realized it was all a game,
until I started winning. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
927:In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime. ~ Andy Andrews,
928:It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game - play by play. ~ Bart Starr,
929:Keep your place and silent be, Game can hear and game can see. —Mark Beaufoy ~ M C Beaton,
930:Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules. ~ J D Salinger,
931:Of all Mother’s punishments, I hated the gas chamber game the most. Towards ~ Dave Pelzer,
932:Some of you could be worshipping God but you're playing with a video game. ~ Francis Chan,
933:The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game. ~ Mickey Mantle,
934:The game is changing' .. :The game is the same, the stakes are rising. ~ Peter F Hamilton,
935:The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power. ~ Elizabeth Warren,
936:The game is worthwhile in so far as we don't know what will be the end. ~ Michel Foucault,
937:The man was looking for a game changer, a way of summoning something new. ~ Taran Matharu,
938:The music game is more than just my love for singing, its a sport for me. ~ Keshia Chante,
939:To love the game itself is a fine thing; it is loving the art you live by. ~ Walter Tevis,
940:war is a man's game ... the killing machine has a gender and it is male. ~ Virginia Woolf,
941:Well, I think just a desire to come back and be a part of the game again. ~ Mario Lemieux,
942:Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
943:You are not worried about scoring; you are worried about winning the game. ~ Michael Redd,
944:You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. ~ Bobby Knight,
945:You don't show up on game day and expect to be great. Greatness happens ~ Michael Jordan,
946:You have to be more disciplined every day to get better and learn the game. ~ Yasiel Puig,
947:As with any game, once you’re in the game of life, you should play to win. ~ Deepak Chopra,
948:Being patient, feeling comfortable, taking my walks-that's part of my game. ~ Jason Giambi,
949:Golf has always been a game where you have to control both ends of the club. ~ Matt Kuchar,
950:Hot Potato is a very different game when the people playing are starving. ~ Demetri Martin,
951:I can't control if people like me; I can't control if people like my game. ~ Kevin Garnett,
952:I can't give up. It's a rap thang. And I ain't goin back to the crack game. ~ Tupac Shakur,
953:I had been tricked once by that Cheat called love, but the Game was over... ~ Daniel Defoe,
954:I had no chance of controlling a ball game until I first controlled myself. ~ Carl Hubbell,
955:I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it's over. ~ Don Drysdale,
956:In love the artless catch the game,
And they scarce miss who never aim. ~ Matthew Green,
957:I've never seen a game like this. Every game this year has been like this. ~ Jerry Coleman,
958:Mathematics is not just a "numbers game", it is a way of thinking. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
959:Mathematics is not just a “numbers game,” it is a way of thinking. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
960:One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time. ~ Jasmine Guy,
961:The game got these old handprints on it, but Imma be the one to pour cement on it. ~ Drake,
962:The game has gone rather scrappy as both sides realise they could win this ~ Kevin Keegan,
963:The game of basketball is not played with throwing punches, throwing elbows. ~ Mo Williams,
964:The little boy inside of all us men always loves something video game related. ~ Dane Cook,
965:When players first pick up a game, they suck. Players know this and accept it— ~ Anonymous,
966:When you can't cheat the game, you'd best find a means to cheat the players. ~ Scott Lynch,
967:And no matter what game they play
We got something they can never take away ~ Bob Marley,
968:~ Anonymous The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades. ~ Anonymous,
969:Both love and hate are mirror versions of the same game—and you have to win. ~ Sally Thorne,
970:For a sample application, see the Lunar Lander game, in the SDK samples folder: ~ Anonymous,
971:For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind. ~ Harry Vardon,
972:He hit the post, and after the game people will say, well, he hit the post. ~ Jimmy Greaves,
973:I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game. ~ Dennis Eckersley,
974:I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game. ~ Rickey Henderson,
975:I enjoy inventing things out of fun. After all, life is a game, not a career. ~ Brion Gysin,
976:I try to play my game and that's being emotional because I'm that kind of guy. ~ Dan Marino,
977:Keep a demon busy, I thought. Right. Maybe he fancies a game of Tiddlywinks. ~ Rick Riordan,
978:Life is droll. It has no common sense. It is the game of a mountebank. ~ William John Locke,
979:Playing a game is the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles. ~ Jane McGonigal,
980:Rewriting is the essence of writing well - where the game is won or lost. ~ William Zinsser,
981:The day they put me in net I had a good game. I've stayed there ever since. ~ Terry Sawchuk,
982:There are women who fly their falcons at any game, little birds and all. ~ George MacDonald,
983:War is the only game in which it doesn't pay to have the home-court advantage. ~ Dick Motta,
984:We have to be careful not to let our game not be the game we know it should be. ~ Paul Ince,
985:A helluva athlete, the best ever to play his position in the history of the game. ~ Al Davis,
986:A man must consider what a blindman's-buff is this game of conformity. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
987:Available on all video game systems: Playstation 475, Ybox, and Wii 3 4000. ~ Shawn Michaels,
988:Baseball's still a game. I don't want it to be work. I want it to be a game. ~ Don Mattingly,
989:But that was the beauty of this particular game. The moment you lost, you won. ~ Paul Auster,
990:Driving a Porsche in London is like bringing a Ming vase to a football game. ~ Douglas Adams,
991:Fighting giants was one thing. Bacchus making into a game was something else. ~ Rick Riordan,
992:Go, and peace go with thee. Only, another time do not meddle with my game. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
993:He was one of those, like Stuart, who looked on war as God's greatest game. ~ Michael Shaara,
994:How be caught up in a game and have no idea of the rules. ~ Caroline Stevermer,
995:I cared more about knowing you than I did about winning another stupid game. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
996:I'll play your fucking game. But I don't have to play by your rules. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
997:In order for this team to win the game, the quarterback has to throw the ball. ~ John Madden,
998:I try to be my own player. I really haven't modeled my game after anybody. ~ Jacoby Ellsbury,
999:It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
-John wooden ~ John Wooden,
1000:I've had this sneaking feeling throughout the game that it's there to be won. ~ Ron Atkinson,
1001:I've learned a lot about my game every time I play golf in a men's event. ~ Annika Sorenstam,
1002:Love is a game
of tic-tac-toe,
constantly waiting
for the next x or o. ~ Lang Leav,
1003:Love is a game
of tic-tac-toe,
constantly waiting,
for the next x or o. ~ Lang Leav,
1004:My insides feel like they are crumbling like a towering JENGA game. I lose. ~ Steph Campbell,
1005:My lady, you are the only one who can play the traitor’s game, and win. ~ Jennifer A Nielsen,
1006:Silas grins. "I don't know myself well, but I can tell I have a lot of game. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
1007:The discussion of derivatives in the political world has become a zero sum game. ~ Jim Himes,
1008:The military played polo. Polo, really, started as a game to train for war. ~ Nacho Figueras,
1009:This is not some silly game...This is life and death Angels and demons. ~ Melissa de la Cruz,
1010:This isn't a game I want to win, Charlie. If anything, I'd say we both lost ~ Colleen Hoover,
1011:War is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes of the game. ~ Thomas Paine,
1012:We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. ~ Richard Bach,
1013:we cannot tolerate them, we add stress to our lives by fighting a losing game. ~ David Richo,
1014:When a game cannot be won, change the game. I read that in the book of Kirk. ~ Mark Lawrence,
1015:You shouldn't be playing the game if you don't think that the win will happen. ~ Kris Bryant,
1016:Action and blood now get the game. Disdain treads on the peaceful name. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott,
1017:Baseball is the greatest game in the world and deserves the best you can give it. ~ Babe Ruth,
1018:Because I cared more about knowing you than I did about winning another game. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
1019:Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game. ~ Bob Dylan,
1020:Defensive and offensive lineman control the game and true sports fans know that. ~ Dante Hall,
1021:Door VIII. A Hand at Cards IX. The Game Made X. The Substance of the Shadow ~ Charles Dickens,
1022:Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. ~ Tom Landry,
1023:He (Shoeless Joe Jackson) was the finest natural hitter in the history of the game. ~ Ty Cobb,
1024:Hunting is not a sport, moya roza. The prey doesn’t even know they’re in the game ~ Ker Dukey,
1025:I feel like every running back should have their own little stamp on the game. ~ Arian Foster,
1026:If people were like me, there would be no mob, because I don't play that game. ~ Donald Trump,
1027:If you don't educate yourself, this is an area of your life that it is a game. ~ Tony Robbins,
1028:I like to stay home and watch television. The Game Show channel, mostly. ~ Harry Dean Stanton,
1029:In this world, you’re either playing the game or you’re a pawn on the board. ~ Courtney Milan,
1030:It is often the easiest move that completes the game. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
1031:It's some of our guys' first game on the road, and it really can jolt your body. ~ Mark Richt,
1032:Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1033:Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old. ~ Michael Caine,
1034:Remy you're my king." I hug him hard. "There's no chess game for me without you. ~ Katy Evans,
1035:The best way to win at a game of chance is to remove chance from the equation. ~ Daniel Silva,
1036:the game is not to defeat the opponent, but to challenge his own abilities. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1037:The good news for Nigeria is that they're two-nil down very early in the game. ~ Kevin Keegan,
1038:The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi,
1039:those losses were the result of wild game, such as elk herds eating haystacks meant ~ C J Box,
1040:Touring is a young man's game, but after 30 years of it, I want to stay home. ~ Barry Manilow,
1041:We're going to start the game at nil-nil and go out and try to get some goals. ~ Bryan Robson,
1042:Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow's game. ~ Roberto Clemente,
1043:As long as we're honest and not mean, it's all fair game no matter what you say. ~ Mark Critch,
1044:Baseball is one of the most beautiful games. It is. It is a very Zen-like game. ~ Jim Jarmusch,
1045:baseball should be played for the love of the game and not the almighty dollar. I ~ Lori Wilde,
1046:Bill Clinton, Mr. Bob Dole, You too old to understand tha way tha game is told. ~ Tupac Shakur,
1047:But few sabacc players had learned the game from Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. ~ Claudia Gray,
1048:Cricket more than any other game is inclined towards sentimentalism and cant. ~ Neville Cardus,
1049:Every fucking piece of me. Game over baby. She’s my motherfucking checkered flag. ~ K Bromberg,
1050:Experience has taught that politics is a game played by conmen and hypocrites. ~ Michela Wrong,
1051:How has retirement affected my golf game? A lot more people beat me now. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
1052:I'd rather have a search engine or a compiler on a deserted island than a game. ~ John Carmack,
1053:I'd rather just stay quiet and play the game. Winning is hard enough as it is. ~ Tony Gonzalez,
1054:I'd rather lose a game trying to win it, than lose it trying not to get beat ~ Brendan Rodgers,
1055:I felt like I’d just been picked last for the world’s biggest game of kickball. ~ Ernest Cline,
1056:If you don't start out aiming for the big game, you almost never can get there. ~ Reid Hoffman,
1057:If you've had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
1058:I learned a long time ago, Ellie, that ‘if only’ is a very dangerous game indeed. ~ Jojo Moyes,
1059:It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's a game of find the eye. ~ Unknown,
1060:It was hard to know how to play the game when the rules kept changing. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
1061:I was a huge fantasy geek growing up. I was the dungeon master in my D&D game. ~ David Benioff,
1062:Loving was playing a Bayesian game now, one modeled on imperfect information. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
1063:My golf game is getting real good. Last week, I got through the windmill. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
1064:Responsibility is the admission that you have a role in this game called life. ~ Asa Don Brown,
1065:She must not be tempted by truthfulness, she must play the game out to the end. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1066:The board is clearing. The old game is almost played, and the pieces broken. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1067:The Deep Flight Challenger technology is a game-changer for ocean exploration. ~ Graham Hawkes,
1068:The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience. ~ Gary Gygax,
1069:The game has to be real. You have to mean it. The game is a measure of you. ~ Michael E Gerber,
1070:There’s a reason I’ve been the top bitch in the game for more than twenty-five years. ~ RuPaul,
1071:the universe, according to quantum mechanics, participates in a game of chance. ~ Brian Greene,
1072:The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever. ~ Alan Watts,
1073:think I was inspired by a commercial for an old board game called Stay Alive. ~ John Darnielle,
1074:This would have been a great game to watch if we didn't have any money on it. ~ Norm MacDonald,
1075:Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the want great ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1076:Words would ruin things. They brought logic and reality into the game. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1077:You have to be careful of people who like to talk a big game but can't back it up. ~ Ray Lewis,
1078:You might be a redneck if... your high school basketball game got rained out. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1079:After each game, I want to be able to say: I gave it all I could, I gave it my best. ~ Mia Hamm,
1080:At the highest level in the NFL, the pass game is as complex as you can imagine. ~ Pete Carroll,
1081:Boys play with death as though it were a game, cutting their teeth on daggers. ~ Sheri S Tepper,
1082:Did you lose the game? Losing’s the same as winning; you know that, don’t you?” The ~ Ira Levin,
1083:Even one minute without playing the blame game is progress in the art of living. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1084:Football coaches meet midfield after a game, but they don't always hug ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
1085:Football's football, if that weren't the case it wouldn't be the game that it is ~ Garth Crooks,
1086:God says, Turn the other cheek. So there's no way I could play in a man's game. ~ Dwight Howard,
1087:I am 10 times smarter than everyone else in this game. Beyond a shadow of a doubt. ~ Brett Hull,
1088:I do think coaches need to get away from the game more, though. It's good for them. ~ Lou Holtz,
1089:If you're in a card game and you can't figure out who the patsy is, you're it. ~ Warren Buffett,
1090:I just try to focus on the basketball game and not get caught up in all the media. ~ Lamar Odom,
1091:Is the game plan you are currently running the most direct path to your destiny? ~ Josh Linkner,
1092:I thought of love as a game. It is not a game. It is more serious than death. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1093:It’s only fun to fail if the game is fair—and you had every chance of success. ~ Jane McGonigal,
1094:Logic is a game, came the memory of his father’s voice. Let’s see how you play ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1095:Most look at earnings and earnings potential, well I can't get into that game. ~ Walter Schloss,
1096:Please don't ask me what the score is. I'm not even sure what the game is. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant,
1097:Snowball just leads elves on, elves and Santas. He is playing a dangerous game. ~ David Sedaris,
1098:Sometimes you don't feel the hits from the game until you're at home on the couch. ~ Eddie Lacy,
1099:The game goes round and round, to the rattle of dice and the shuffle of play money. ~ Ken Kesey,
1100:The name of the game in warfare is to learn faster and act faster than the enemy. ~ Mark Bowden,
1101:There was nothing wrong with the performance, apart from throwing away the game. ~ Glenn Hoddle,
1102:The type of game I play, I'm going to pick injuries and suspensions, unfortunately. ~ Roy Keane,
1103:This is a game for pawns. We are not pawns. Therefore, this is not our game to play ~ Ker Dukey,
1104:Where neither love nor hatred is in the game, a woman's game is mediocre. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1105:You don’t want to start A Game of Thrones when you might catch fire all of a sudden. ~ Joe Hill,
1106:You have to lose yourself in the team and you have to lose yourself in the game ~ John Calipari,
1107:at the end of the game the team with the most points on the board is going to win. ~ John Madden,
1108:Because my game is tight and I think I’m the shit,” you’re not going to get that girl. ~ Roosh V,
1109:Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality. ~ Pierre Corneille,
1110:Don't be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something. ~ Dan Heisman,
1111:God’s power can bring down any giant, but we have to be willing to get in the game. ~ Tony Evans,
1112:Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few. ~ Harvey Penick,
1113:Half-Life is the finest implementation of a game on rails anybody has ever done ~ Warren Spector,
1114:Has anybody noticed that we haven’t won a game since we ate that chicken á la king? ~ Jim Bouton,
1115:I don't live for glamor and I don't care for fame, I'm in it for the love of the game ~ Jay Sean,
1116:If you can't get an intro to a VC, hang up your cleats now. You're done, GAME OVER ~ Mark Suster,
1117:If you don't have a way to speak to ordinary Americans, you're not in the game. ~ Gar Alperovitz,
1118:I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose. ~ Woody Hayes,
1119:I'm very, very confident in my ability to see the game - even before it's played. ~ LeBron James,
1120:In Wyoming, the people owned the game animals, and they took their ownership to heart. ~ C J Box,
1121:I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little chess game. ~ Roger Ebert,
1122:I think it's our obligation to play, Honor. It's just a game, so can I kiss you? ~ Robin Bielman,
1123:Life is a game that is only played once, and I lost. There is no second chance. ~ Sabahattin Ali,
1124:life is ultimately just a series of choices—a game … with no instructions included. ~ Kim Holden,
1125:she’d been too immersed in the game to even know she was playing it. It ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen,
1126:Sometimes the coaches tell me to be selfish, but my game won't let me be selfish. ~ LeBron James,
1127:The game will tell you what to do on the floor, and that's what I try to do. ~ Russell Westbrook,
1128:The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air. ~ J K Rowling,
1129:We call Chess the game of Kings, because through chess, we learn how to rule kings ~ Rick Yancey,
1130:We want to get to a point where Twitter highlights lead to purchase of a live game ~ Adam Silver,
1131:We want to win it all. The only reason we play this game is to win championships. ~ LeBron James,
1132:With eight minutes left, the game could be won in the next five or ten minutes. ~ Jimmy Armfield,
1133:Without sin, the universe is a Solemn Game: and there is no good game without rules. ~ C S Lewis,
1134:A baseball game is twice as much fun if you're seeing it on the company's time. ~ William Feather,
1135:A stander-by may sometimes, perhaps, see more of the game than he that plays it. ~ Jonathan Swift,
1136:C'mon. We can turn it into a fun game - What's Scarier, The Basement Or The Attic? ~ Darcy Coates,
1137:Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. ~ Salman Rushdie,
1138:Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it. ~ Robin Williams,
1139:I developed my very first game after reading "Riddle Master" by Patricia McKillip. ~ Klaus Teuber,
1140:If my uniform doesn't get dirty, I haven't done anything in the baseball game. ~ Rickey Henderson,
1141:If the game is designed for you to lose, don't play that game. Play a different one. ~ Seth Godin,
1142:I have always had fun playing the game of baseball because I loved it so much. ~ Rickey Henderson,
1143:It's a game box. They were invented so teenagers wouldn't have to talk to grownups. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1144:Jamie turned to Shaya. “Ever played that game, ‘hit Granny with the polo mallet? ~ Suzanne Wright,
1145:Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end. ~ John Updike,
1146:Lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game. Kingship belongs to the child. ~ Heraclitus,
1147:love is not cruel/ we are cruel/ love is not a game/ we have made a game/ out of love ~ Rupi Kaur,
1148:Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1149:Playing the game, and unfortunately, playing the gangster game is very profitable. ~ Quincy Jones,
1150:The 3-point shot has created a situation in the game akin to 'Lotto' fever. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
1151:The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air.. ~ J K Rowling,
1152:The placing of the centre pawns determines the "topography" of a game of chess. ~ Alexander Kotov,
1153:Time is a child playing a game of draughts; the kingship is in the hands of a child. ~ Heraclitus,
1154:You’ve got to stay in the game. Your luck’s bound to change. Be a shame to miss it, ~ Nevada Barr,
1155:And on and on the parenting game goes; it’s hard to win while pretending not to play. ~ Kim Brooks,
1156:As snap-backs became more popular, I started to search and expand my hat game. ~ Theophilus London,
1157:A third child would be like sliding down a snake in a game of Snakes and Ladders. ~ Liane Moriarty,
1158:Base-ball is our game: the American game: I connect it with our national character. ~ Walt Whitman,
1159:Basketball is a pretty simple game. What wins is consistency and competitiveness. ~ Gregg Popovich,
1160:Golf is a game that needlessly prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens. ~ Bob Hope,
1161:Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. ~ A A Milne,
1162:Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it. ~ Bobby Jones,
1163:I can't say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am. ~ Stephen Curry,
1164:I enjoy playing the game. It's hard for me to just watch it, even while broadcasting. ~ Lynn Swann,
1165:If he wanted to play a game with my character, then I was prepared to answer in turn. ~ Kiera Cass,
1166:If music were the food of love, she was game for a sonata and chips at any time. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1167:I know there's a lot of pressure, but I'm just going to go out and play my game. ~ Carmelo Anthony,
1168:I was a big Michael Jordan fan growing up. I don't feel my game resembles his though. ~ Jeremy Lin,
1169:[John Foster Dulles] invented Brinkmanship, the most popular game since Monopoly. ~ Richard Armour,
1170:My dad talked a good game. [I'm as a] child got only the World Series on the radio. ~ W P Kinsella,
1171:Quickly, Watson, the game’s afoot,” I said, but Deborah was not in a literary mood. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1172:Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose. ~ T Harv Eker,
1173:Ten minutes? That's the women. It's not for the men; not for the real game, mate. ~ Lleyton Hewitt,
1174:The game is like family... it won't let you go, no matter how long you've been away. ~ Jeff Lemire,
1175:The match was over before it began. When the game is fixed, how do you avoid losing? ~ Rick Yancey,
1176:There were times, however, when a man had to make a strategic retreat to win the game. ~ Laura Lee,
1177:When I retire I'm gonna bet on Wolves drawing every game. I'll be a multi-millionaire! ~ Paul Ince,
1178:You become a champion as a team. I understand that. I know the history of the game. ~ LeBron James,
1179:You can't think about basketball or you ruin your game. It is an instinctive game. ~ Dolph Schayes,
1180:Capture of the adverse King is the ultimate but not the first object of the game ~ Wilhelm Steinitz,
1181:Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1182:Even if my father wasn't speaking to me, he would never, ever miss a baseball game. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
1183:Few players have cast a spell across the game like Yao Ming, before or since. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
1184:First is the worst, second is the same, last is the best in any old game. ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
1185:Game over. I’m done. She’s it. The one. Now I have to make her fall in love with me. ~ Meghan March,
1186:Hey there, little mermaid. You don’t want to start that game with me. I win every time. ~ C L Stone,
1187:I believe you win games by what you do from your first practice until your first game ~ Jack Ramsay,
1188:I get the celebrity game now - you can go from being hot to fighting to be seen. ~ Katharine McPhee,
1189:I haven't seen anyone rely on the ground game this much since the battle of Verdun. ~ Dennis Miller,
1190:I know how the Academy Awards works: It's a card game, and I'm in the toss-up category. ~ Tom Hanks,
1191:I suppose philosophy is historically not a woman's game, though that is changing. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
1192:I think dancing is a man's game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman. ~ Gene Kelly,
1193:I've been punched by a vampire, an Indian girl, and a panda... I should be a video game. ~ Adam Rex,
1194:I want to win the game. I dont worry about taking over the game unless I have to. ~ Carmelo Anthony,
1195:Playing the game means treating your dogs like gentlemen, and your gentlemen like dogs. ~ Ted Tally,
1196:Play the Reverse gossip game. See how many nice things you can say behind someones back. ~ Bob Burg,
1197:Sex is a game, a weapon, a toy, a joy, a trance, an enlightenment, a loss, a hope. ~ Sallie Tisdale,
1198:That’s not a six pack, that’s a friggin’ brewery, and this girl’s game for a piss up! ~ Tillie Cole,
1199:The best game to play, he thought, is the game you don’t realize you are playing. ~ John Katzenbach,
1200:The blame game is already a lost game, so don't attempt dressing up to play it! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1201:The Bowling Green game was a big-time environment. We wanna see that for all the games. ~ Nate Oats,
1202:The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. ~ Kathleen Long,
1203:The game of life looks cheerful when one carries a treasure safe in his heart. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1204:The gods throw the dice and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1205:The long game was ended, the Snitch has been caught, it was time to leave the air.... ~ J K Rowling,
1206:The search for predictive and explanatory general rules—that’s the crux of our game. ~ Steven Vogel,
1207:The sign of a great Master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly ~ Irving Chernev,
1208:The stars handle it very graciously. They let you know. They know how to play the game. ~ Mary Hart,
1209:To get paid to play a game I love was enough for me, no matter what the rules were. ~ Dolph Schayes,
1210:We're Americans. We celebrate success. We just don't want the game to be rigged. ~ Elizabeth Warren,
1211:When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch. ~ Ty Cobb,
1212:You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball. ~ LeBron James,
1213:You will look into my eyes and you will know I am The Game and that I am that damn good! ~ Triple H,
1214:A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. —Earl Wilson ~ Jill Shalvis,
1215:Every game ever invented by mankind, is a way of making things hard for the fun of it! ~ John Ciardi,
1216:How in the face of an end game there was virtually no limit to what did not matter. ~ Lionel Shriver,
1217:If you know you don't have a win, then there's no use for you being in the game. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
1218:If you're going to play the game [politics] properly, you'd better know every rule. ~ Barbara Jordan,
1219:I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil. ~ Penn Jillette,
1220:Ma sex game is stupid, my head is the dumbest, I promise, I should be hooked on phonics. ~ Lil Wayne,
1221:Never mishandle hope or self-confidence - those are elements of life, not just a game. ~ John Kessel,
1222:Nos are just as valuable as yeses in the game of life. In fact, they're essential. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
1223:Purposefully owning less begins to take us out of the unwinnable game of comparison. ~ Joshua Becker,
1224:Reggie Smith of the Dodgers and Gary Matthews of the homers hit Braves in that game. ~ Jerry Coleman,
1225:Shelf-life for a regular video game usually is about three to five years, and that's it. ~ Don Bluth,
1226:She says knowing how to succeed means knowing how the world works and playing the game. ~ Jen Larsen,
1227:The most beautiful sight in football is too watch Manchester United chase a game. ~ Teddy Sheringham,
1228:This,’ said Lymond, ‘is by no means a game I will play, or consider playing. Move. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1229:When you aren’t committed to the outcome of the game, there is no way you can win. ~ Kristen Britain,
1230:You don't realize how easy this game is until you get up in that broadcasting booth. ~ Mickey Mantle,
1231:A cloud hangs over baseball. It's a cloud called drugs and it's permeated our game. ~ Peter Ueberroth,
1232:A kind of losing loadum is their game,
Where the worst writer has the greatest fame. ~ John Wilmot,
1233:Always double-knot your sneakers. One of my teammates once lost a shoe during a game! ~ Heather Mitts,
1234:And just as the game was about to close, he scored a goal to close the game! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1235:baseball is a game played by the dexterous, but only understood by the Poindexterous.”9 ~ Simon Singh,
1236:baseball is the only game where all you need to do is take a ball in the face and you win. ~ Bob Goff,
1237:Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory. ~ Max Euwe,
1238:Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
~ Pierre Corneille,
1239:For one brief moment victory was within our grasp!"
"And then the game started! ~ Charles M Schulz,
1240:I don't need to be involved with a game watched by millions of people to be fulfilled. ~ Eric Cantona,
1241:If you lose a game, everyone asks why this player didn't play. If we win, nobody asks. ~ Jurgen Klopp,
1242:I like playing against guys because of their athleticism and understanding of the game. ~ Lisa Leslie,
1243:I really want to play interesting roles, but you want to work, so it's a balancing game. ~ Lily James,
1244:It's not always the best team that wins the game it's the team that plays better. ~ Georges St Pierre,
1245:It was as if she thought life was a game, and she had to psych everyone out so she’d win. ~ R L Stine,
1246:I use game theory to help myself understand conflict situations and opportunities. ~ Thomas Schelling,
1247:My mom lived by herself with two kids. Sacrifice was the name of the game at our house. ~ Victor Cruz,
1248:My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible. ~ Dave Barry,
1249:Ninety percent of my game is mental. It's my concentration that has gotten me this far. ~ Chris Evert,
1250:No matter what happens, I want you to know that I dearly wish you could end this game. ~ Kresley Cole,
1251:People say it is part of the game. You win some, you lose some. But not for me. ~ Ruud van Nistelrooy,
1252:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax,
1253:The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game. ~ Samuel Eto o,
1254:What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1255:When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration. ~ Helen Wills,
1256:When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn. ~ Tom Landry,
1257:All the intervening layers slipped away, and I lost myself in the game within the game. ~ Ernest Cline,
1258:A lot of your daily grind is going to be one large game of Distraction Whack-a-Mole. ~ Monica Leonelle,
1259:Because you don't spend so many decades in someone's house without knowing their game. ~ Daniel Nayeri,
1260:Be here at six o'clock tomorrow morning," Wymack said. "We've got a game to win Friday. ~ Nora Sakavic,
1261:Creative freedom is an imperative for me, but it doesn't really exist in a Hollywood game. ~ Mira Nair,
1262:Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game. ~ Michael Jordan,
1263:For him, the game is not to defeat the opponent, but to challenge his own abilities. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1264:I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love. ~ Mickey Mantle,
1265:I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
1266:I hate striking out, doesn't matter what time of the game. I just don't like striking out. ~ Joe Mauer,
1267:I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail. ~ Michael Jordan,
1268:I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn't have any cellulite then. ~ Scarlett Johansson,
1269:In terms of game theory, the opposite of a failed tactic is not necessarily success. ~ Robert Ferrigno,
1270:I promise you, I will have something on the Internet that is game-changing. I can't lose. ~ Kevin Hart,
1271:I suck at this game worse than anything has sucked in the history of suckage. Either ~ Elisabeth Staab,
1272:Life isn't fair, so you have to play the best game you can with the cards you're dealt. ~ Marta Acosta,
1273:Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust. ~ Greg Kinnear,
1274:Pawn or queen, they’re just pieces to be yanked around by whoever is playing the game. ~ Bella Forrest,
1275:Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game. ~ Gary Gygax,
1276:She'll never really let me go. She likes the game too much."
"Then stop playing it. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1277:So . . . gods are real?” Aric nodded. “That’s how the game came about. They grew bored. ~ Kresley Cole,
1278:The name of the game is efficiency; we have to play that game with our toys and our brains. ~ Tim Reid,
1279:The point is, if you treat reality like a game, it's going to show in your decisions. ~ Karl Schroeder,
1280:Waltes is still played, which is a bowl and dice game that's traditional for this area. ~ Richard Dyer,
1281:We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies. ~ Vince Lombardi,
1282:We were playing a difficult and intense game with unwritten rules. One we could both lose. ~ C D Reiss,
1283:Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? The Lion or the Mouse? Poppy or the Snake? ~ Toni Morrison,
1284:With a 1–2 count, he had to try. The game—and maybe Sam Palomaki’s future—was on the line. ~ Tim Green,
1285:Work would be terribly boring if one did not play the game all out, passionately. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1286:Your family is depending on you. No better reason to bring all your game all the time. ~ Grant Cardone,
1287:A guy’s definition of baseball: you don’t have to buy the other team dinner to get game. ~ Jill Shalvis,
1288:At its loftiest, a library's goal is to keep as many minds as possible in the game ... ~ Josh Hanagarne,
1289:Did I…did I look like the kind of person to be avoided in a game of bus seat selection? ~ Gail Honeyman,
1290:Don't you know by now? Living is the best game of revenge you can play against your enemies ~ J C Cliff,
1291:game design learning comes from observing the effects of small, isolated changes to a game. ~ Anonymous,
1292:He is such a great player that he has the capabilities to let no one affect his game. ~ Steve McClaren,
1293:If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. ~ Warren Buffett,
1294:If you don't smell nice before the game, it's going to be pretty bad during and after. ~ DeAndre Jordan,
1295:If you're willing to put two thoughts into a picture then you're already ahead of the game. ~ Sean Penn,
1296:I learned that people are much more game to mock their own personas than you would think. ~ Lena Dunham,
1297:I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules. ~ Leo Durocher,
1298:I'm kind of hooked to the game of art and literature; my heroes are artists and writers. ~ Jim Morrison,
1299:I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux,
1300:I'm such a video game fan that being able to do voices in video games is just fantastic. ~ Will Friedle,
1301:In elective politics, it's up or out. You go up the ladder, or you get out of the game. ~ Edward Brooke,
1302:In this divine game of hide-and-seek
stop pretending
there is any place to hide. ~ Ivan M Granger,
1303:I think the preseason helps a lot, just to feel a little bit about the speed of the game. ~ Andrew Luck,
1304:It's ridiculous to think that you get to play a game you love for a job you get paid for. ~ Brady Quinn,
1305:It’s the game of seeing all but reacting to nothing. Until necessity forces the issue. ~ Steven Erikson,
1306:So, you played a game in which you had to know more than someone with questionable OCD? ~ R L Mathewson,
1307:Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands. ~ Novak Djokovic,
1308:The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the stuff is any good. ~ P G Wodehouse,
1309:The game has some of the feel of trading, just as jousting has some of the feel of war. ~ Michael Lewis,
1310:The game overall has gotten so much better, stronger, more physical parts to the game. ~ Martina Hingis,
1311:The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them. ~ Andr Gide,
1312:The name of the game is not market share, it's how fast we (Sony) can grow the industry. ~ Ken Kutaragi,
1313:The pressure I put on myself is the only pressure I'm feeling once I get into the game. ~ Aaron Rodgers,
1314:...there's no rule book or game plan when it comes to the grim realities of our lives. ~ Simone Elkeles,
1315:This had become a game of ours. We were serious kids made more so by the times. ~ Karen Thompson Walker,
1316:This isn't a game for me. I love you, Ivy, and one day you're going to believe me. ~ Elizabeth Chandler,
1317:What this game's really about is using each day as a platform to express your greatness. ~ Robin Sharma,
1318:Against defenders, often the best tactic is to sheathe your weapon and refuse the game. ~ Steven Erikson,
1319:Although I'm predominantly known for game-shows, I do prefer to be known as a performer. ~ Bruce Forsyth,
1320:Architecture is the learned game; correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light ~ Le Corbusier,
1321:Clearly the West Indies are going to play their normal game, which is what they normally do ~ Tony Greig,
1322:For me, personally, I really get a kick out of game shows. I like the play-along factor. ~ Doug Davidson,
1323:Game creation keeps on expanding, just like the Universe. That is why I keep making games ~ Hideo Kojima,
1324:Golf is an arrogant, elitist game that takes up entirely too much space in this country. ~ George Carlin,
1325:I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting. This is my day job. ~ Terrence Howard,
1326:If the game is designed for you to lose, don’t play that game. Play a different one. Hiring ~ Seth Godin,
1327:If you can't win the game, if you can't solve the puzzle, then you're just a loser.- Near ~ Tsugumi Ohba,
1328:If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. ~ Bob Hope,
1329:I go into every game thinking I'm going to be the hero. I have to, or I wouldn't enjoy it. ~ Derek Jeter,
1330:I just wanted to give my players some technical advice. I told them the game had started. ~ Ron Atkinson,
1331:I'll be there for you, as long as it works for me. I play a game, its called insincerity. ~ Trent Reznor,
1332:In the past five chapters, we’ve been examining ways to raise your game. Exponential ~ Peter H Diamandis,
1333:I play in New York, man. Criticism is part of the game. You take criticism as a challenge. ~ Derek Jeter,
1334:Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians. ~ Johan Cruijff,
1335:I think blocking a shot at a crucial point of the game is the most incredible feeling. ~ Jermaine O Neal,
1336:It is no wonder he wins every game. He has never done a thing in his life exept play games ~ Henry James,
1337:It's all a game. And if you don't want to play, maybe you shouldn't come to Hollywood. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1338:Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person. ~ Abdul Kalam,
1339:Like it or not, life is a game. Whoever denies that truth, whoever simply refuses to play, ~ Phil Knight,
1340:My dad introduced me to the game, gave me a stick. Since then I've had a passion for it. ~ Sidney Crosby,
1341:No matter who our opponents are, or who we are playing against, we want to win the game. ~ David Beckham,
1342:One more game," somebody behind her said, and somebody else said, "But who's going to be It? ~ L J Smith,
1343:Play the game for more than you can afford to lose . . . only then will you learn the game. ~ Zig Ziglar,
1344:Real samadhi is off the game board, friends. It is not something you are even aware of. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1345:She’d made it a game. Hide-and-seek, Rambo style. The most epic game of hide-and-seek ever. ~ Maya Banks,
1346:The aunties can make Game of Thrones look like Dora the Explorer, but that’s not the point. ~ Tanya Huff,
1347:The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing. ~ Billie Jean King,
1348:The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them. ~ Andre Gide,
1349:The point isn't to win the game. The point is to play a beautiful game. (paraphrased) ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1350:This was a hard, unforgiving world. The only way to survive was to beat it at its own game. ~ Zoe Archer,
1351:We [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe. ~ Richard Bach,
1352:Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business. ~ Marvin Hagler,
1353:When players refer to being immersed in the game, part of what they’re experiencing is flow. ~ Anonymous,
1354:When we raise our game aesthetically, we elevate it morally and spiritually as well. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1355:Baseball would be a better game if more third basemen got hit in the mouth by line drivers. ~ Dan Jenkins,
1356:Betrayal was the name of the game—to get what he'd have, to use every weapon in his arsenal ~ Anne Stuart,
1357:Even in the game there lurks a lack of freedom; even in a game is a trap for the players. ~ Milan Kundera,
1358:Fair Game Theory: If you are dumb enough to be drained by people then you are fair game. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1359:His game is baccarat. Far as anyone knows he plays clean. He’s just good at it. Spends ~ Michael Connelly,
1360:If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else. ~ George Carlin,
1361:I'm probably better than I ever was in my career, as far as the mental aspect of the game. ~ Michael Vick,
1362:In the whole range of human activities, war most closely resembles a game of cards. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
1363:it can’t be a great cosmic game of chess, it has to be just very complicated Solitaire. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1364:It's a dangerous game to write a song for a person you don't know. It feels disingenuous. ~ Andy Biersack,
1365:i want to interrupt a game of magic the gathering by busting through a wall on a motorcycle ~ Megan Boyle,
1366:Let’s play a fun game,” I said. “It’s called ‘don’t bait the man who’s going to help us. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1367:love is not cruel
we are cruel
love is not a game
we have made a game
out of love ~ Rupi Kaur,
1368:Only he, who penetrates into the depth of the game, can express his personality in it. ~ Vladimir Kramnik,
1369:Play out the game, act well your part, and if the gods have blundered, we will not. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1370:So she stood naked in front of the young man and at this moment stopped playing the game. ~ Milan Kundera,
1371:strategy perforce becomes a zero-sum game where one company’s gain is another company’s loss ~ W Chan Kim,
1372:The game of life is the game of everlasting learning. At least it is if you want to win. ~ Charlie Munger,
1373:The political spin in Washington is revolting, just revolting. Its a callous political game. ~ Rob Bishop,
1374:There is a huge set of consequences that start stacking up as you approach the end-game. And ~ Ray Muzyka,
1375:There were times, however, when a man had to make a strategic retreat to win the game. ~ Laura Lee Guhrke,
1376:trade a short-term, incremental gain for a potential longer-term, game-changing upside? ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1377:War is a dumb game thought out by men when they become too old to play cowboys and crooks. ~ Irma Joubert,
1378:When you're working with really good actors, it raises your own game and you get better. ~ Richard Dormer,
1379:You can turn a giant into a mouse just by getting him fatigued. That was my whole game plan. ~ Kurt Angle,
1380:A game is played from a position, but a position or its corresponding attitude is not a game. ~ Eric Berne,
1381:Anyone who says that softball is a boring game to watch isn't looking at the right things. ~ Yvonne Zipter,
1382:Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. ~ Le Corbusier,
1383:Be nat wrooth, my lord, though that I pleye. Ful ofte in game a sooth I have herd seye! ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1384:Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet you can't win. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1385:Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1386:Faith had no idea if he meant liquor, sex or a game of twister but she was up for all three. ~ Amy Andrews,
1387:Fuck golf anyway. Stupid goddamn game, chasing a ball around a perfectly good cow pasture. ~ John Sandford,
1388:Game theory says that the true source of uncertainty lies in the intentions of others. ~ Peter L Bernstein,
1389:How often the rich like to play at being poor. A rather nasty game, I've always thought. ~ Lillian Hellman,
1390:If my whole game depends on whether you can guess the ending or not, I'm done, forget it. ~ Frank Spotnitz,
1391:If the Earth gets hit by an asteroid, it's game over. It's control-alt-delete for civilization. ~ Bill Nye,
1392:I have suggested that behind almost all myth lies the mono-plot of the game of hide-and-seek. ~ Alan Watts,
1393:I love the game and I wanted to continue playing. It came to a time that I had to stop. ~ Rickey Henderson,
1394:I never once approached greatness, but toward the end of my career, I was always in the game. ~ Pat Conroy,
1395:Information was like an aphrodisiac to Finn. Uncovering people's secrets an amusing game. ~ Jennifer Estep,
1396:I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five. ~ Charles Barkley,
1397:I won’t play you because even when I win, I lose. It’s never been just a game between us. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1398:KING & MAXWELL SERIES Split Second Hour Game Simple Genius First Family The Sixth Man ~ David Baldacci,
1399:Looks like it’s game time,” Shame said. “Beautiful day for some ass kicking, don’t you think? ~ Devon Monk,
1400:Now that I am no longer President, I find I can no longer win every game of golf I play. ~ George H W Bush,
1401:Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs. ~ Sachin Tendulkar,
1402:Relationships, the ones that last anyway, are really an extended game of Let's Make A Deal . ~ Claire Cook,
1403:Someone once described the pitching of a no-hit game as like catching lighting in a bottle. ~ W P Kinsella,
1404:Some [soccer] players suffer four or five fatal injuries per game. That's how tough they are. ~ Dave Barry,
1405:Stan said he used to keep Hardy late, make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
1406:...The game taught me the game. And it didn't spare the rod while teaching." <(^^,)> ~ Edwin Lef vre,
1407:The longer the game went on, you got the feeling that neither side really wanted to lose. ~ Mark Lawrenson,
1408:They say I'm the Hottest MC in the Game. If you label me that, I will live up to it. Trust me. ~ Lil Wayne,
1409:This was a game to him, and that was fine. He just wasn’t the only one playing anymore. ~ Penelope Douglas,
1410:You create your own game in your mind based on your beliefs, intents, perception and rules. ~ Mark Douglas,
1411:You really wanna up your game when you're around Donald Trump and do your best for him. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
1412:A man must believe in himself and his judgment if he expects to make a living at this game. ~ Edwin Lef vre,
1413:At a very basic level, I think television exists for game shows, and I think it always will. ~ Andy Richter,
1414:Baseball is the most intellectual game because most of the action goes on in your head. ~ Henry A Kissinger,
1415:Don’t forget I could make you play a literal game of ‘stop hitting yourself,’” Aegis said. ~ Terry Bolryder,
1416:Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers. ~ Lester Piggott,
1417:Even talking about serious issues - it's hard to fit in anything around calling a baseball game. ~ Joe Buck,
1418:Game of Thrones' is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO. ~ Peter Dinklage,
1419:Golf has too much walking to be a good game, and just enough game to spoil a good walk. ~ Harry Leon Wilson,
1420:I grab his forearm. I love a good, strong forearm on a man and his forearm game is on point. ~ Karina Halle,
1421:I had this urge to play the game of football because so many people said I couldn't do it. ~ Russell Wilson,
1422:I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment... a job. ~ Bernard Hinault,
1423:I read the three Hunger Games books in a week and because I liked them so much I wrote Just a Game. ~ Birdy,
1424:It had to be her heart, too, or I lose. Sex and feelings. Shame and regret. That was the game. ~ Lyla Payne,
1425:It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life. ~ Mickey Mantle,
1426:I've cheated, or someone on my team has cheated, in almost every single game I've been in. ~ Rogers Hornsby,
1427:I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me. ~ Coco J Ginger,
1428:I was better at both ends, defensively and offensively, It was more of a well-rounded game. ~ Sidney Crosby,
1429:Just another game he played in a world where heroes were legends and honor was a myth. ~ Michael J Sullivan,
1430:Ky can play this game . . . He knows exactly how to play, and that's why he loses every time. ~ Ally Condie,
1431:Love is not cruel
we are cruel
love is not a game
we have made a game
out of love. ~ Rupi Kaur,
1432:My favorite part (of the game) is knowing that they're comfortable, knowing that, no matter ~ Jorge Posada,
1433:Passion is a young man's game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. ~ Bob Dylan,
1434:Richard was a riddle with no answer, and I was tired of playing a game I couldn't win. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1435:Seek above all for a game worth playing- such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. ~ Robert S de Ropp,
1436:Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way. ~ Alvin Dark,
1437:That was an important rule of any game: always make it easy for people to give you money. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1438:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1439:The game lasts twenty seconds, tops. You don't want to come all that way and miss the game. ~ Karen Russell,
1440:There are two sides to any war-game, Your Highness, and the other side is trying to win, too. ~ David Weber,
1441:There was a time when all I cared about was the next game, the next party, the next tee time. ~ Brett Favre,
1442:We always talk about being a spark and swinging the momentum of the game and that swung it. ~ Barry Alvarez,
1443:When Ginsburg is at the top of his game you might as well put down your toys and listen. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1444:You know, I think more people should watch women's basketball. It'd do so much for the game. ~ Kevin Durant,
1445:You see. He thinks of conversations like a chess game, and I don’t mean that in a good way. ~ Max Gladstone,
1446:Are you forgetting that losing a game is an error or a lesson, but losing one's time is a sin? ~ Elie Wiesel,
1447:As you understand the game of football, you understand that it is about wins and losses. ~ Tyrone Willingham,
1448:At least she had a clear picture of what the Lying Game was now: Girl Scouts for psychopaths. ~ Sara Shepard,
1449:Basketball Rule #5
you stop
your game
you've already
lost. ~ Kwame Alexander,
1450:Because life is a game and we’re all just trading cards. We play the right hand to get ahead. ~ Karina Halle,
1451:But no one can truly know how the game will play before the stones are laid upon the board ~ Mercedes Lackey,
1452:Deception is a developed art of civilization and the most potent weapon in the game of power ~ Robert Greene,
1453:Either you play the game or let the game play you and be that broke sucka talkin bout I stayed true ~ J Cole,
1454:Even now I can say I'd love to finish my career here, and then stay in the game after that. ~ Steven Gerrard,
1455:Find the game where you can win, and then commit your life to playing it; and play to win. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
1456:Find your grit and put in the work to elevate your game. Champions train. Chumps complain. ~ Kwame Alexander,
1457:Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1458:He said if I was good enough to throw a perfect game, I’d be good enough to date his daughter. ~ Julie Cross,
1459:He was playing a game he did not believe he could win, for stakes he could not bear to lose. ~ Ricardo Pinto,
1460:I don't think it's a matter of, do you win the game or not, it's how gracefully do you play it. ~ Ted Danson,
1461:If you can keep your son off the pipe and your daughter off the pole, you're ahead of the game. ~ Chris Rock,
1462:If you don't win, it's not a great tragedy - the worst that happens is that you lose a game. ~ Bobby Fischer,
1463:(it’s hard to make the strategic decisions required of the game if you get easily upset or angry). ~ Roosh V,
1464:It’s the whole cat and mouse game between the readers and writers that makes the web work. ~ Tim Berners Lee,
1465:I’ve seen you shoot down more guys in a night than a Camper in a Black Ops video game session. ~ Nicole Reed,
1466:I will participate in the game. It is a wonderful, wonderful opera – except that it hurts. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1467:Jack Nicklaus is playing an entirely different game, and one which I'm not even familiar with. ~ Bobby Jones,

What was the octopus's favorite game at the beach BBQ?

Tidal Pool Twister ~ Heather Wolf,
1469:One of the inspirations for my becoming a writer was the baseball board game Strat-O-Matic. ~ Buzz Bissinger,
1470:On the stone that remains carved next to his name, his epitaph plain, only a pawn in their game. ~ Bob Dylan,
1471:People need to look at baseball like it has been sent from the heavens, and respect the game. ~ Johnny Damon,
1472:Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates changing in game conditions ~ Jack Ramsay,
1473:Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. ~ Winston Churchill,
1474:Poetry is the one thing that isn't contaminated, the one thing that isn't part of the game. ~ Roberto Bolano,
1475:So we see, to play successfully the game of life, we must train the imaging faculty. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1476:SPENCER: Hide and seek was my favorite game with Melissa. You want to know why? I always won. ~ Sara Shepard,
1477:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1478:The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy. ~ Peter Lynch,
1479:The pictures placed for ornament and use, The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
1480:There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all. ~ Lou Gehrig,
1481:To win this, he’d play her game until, eventually, hopefully, they played on the same side. ~ Pepper Winters,
1482:You can equate acting to a tennis game: When you're playing one of the best, you get better. ~ Albert Brooks,
1483:You watch the game, you don't see Busquets. You watch Busquets, you see the whole game. ~ Vicente del Bosque,
1484:Anybody who can belive six impossible things before breakfast wins hands down in this game. ~ Agatha Christie,
1485:Because I was in Atlanta, people didn't realize I'm one of the real forefathers in the game. ~ Jermaine Dupri,
1486:But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already named her ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1487:Develop a reputation as a person who, rather than talking a good game, actually plays a good game. ~ Bob Burg,
1488:Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon...a place for lonesome hearts. ~ T F Hodge,
1489:Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game. ~ Queen Elizabeth II,
1490:(Golf courses around the world are struggling to revamp the game to make it seem speedy and cool— ~ Anonymous,
1491:His world had been upended since the moment he’d met Evie… But this was a whole other ball game. ~ Katie Reus,
1492:I don't understand some people, using biblical terms to criticize me when this is just a game. ~ Johnny Damon,
1493:I feel like if I'm not going to change the game or do something innovative, then I'm not motivated. ~ DJ Quik,
1494:If you'd rather go to the football game than read a comic, that's fine. I'd rather do both. ~ S Robson Walton,
1495:I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same. ~ Wilt Chamberlain,
1496:I'm a video game fan, and I always thought it would be cool to be able to control a character. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
1497:I thought basketball was a game for women. My mother played basketball, and so did my sister. ~ Dirk Nowitzki,
1498:It's a crazy feeling when people know who you are and respect your game. It's much appreciated. ~ Victor Cruz,
1499:It's only a game if there is an absence of meaning. And we've already gone too far for that. ~ David Levithan,
1500:Lachlan: "why are you crying, pretty girl?"

Logan: " Dude, you're always stealing my game ~ Jay McLean,

IN CHAPTERS [300/484]

  149 Integral Yoga
  136 Poetry
   42 Occultism
   27 Philosophy
   21 Fiction
   20 Christianity
   16 Psychology
   16 Mysticism
   15 Yoga
   13 Philsophy
   8 Mythology
   4 Sufism
   4 Education
   3 Science
   3 Cybernetics
   2 Islam
   1 Thelema
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Alchemy

   86 The Mother
   69 Sri Aurobindo
   40 Satprem
   33 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   22 William Wordsworth
   18 James George Frazer
   17 Aleister Crowley
   14 Sri Ramakrishna
   14 Robert Browning
   13 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   11 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   11 H P Lovecraft
   11 Carl Jung
   10 Rabindranath Tagore
   10 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   9 Walt Whitman
   9 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   7 Jorge Luis Borges
   6 Ovid
   5 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   5 Nirodbaran
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Friedrich Nietzsche
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Plato
   4 Lucretius
   4 A B Purani
   3 Plotinus
   3 Norbert Wiener
   3 Kabir
   3 John Keats
   3 Henry David Thoreau
   3 Hafiz
   3 Friedrich Schiller
   2 Saint John of the Cross
   2 Muhammad
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Franz Bardon
   2 Al-Ghazali
   2 Aldous Huxley

   22 Wordsworth - Poems
   18 The Golden Bough
   17 Savitri
   14 Browning - Poems
   13 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   13 Emerson - Poems
   11 Lovecraft - Poems
   10 Tagore - Poems
   10 Shelley - Poems
   10 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   10 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   10 Magick Without Tears
   9 City of God
   8 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   7 Whitman - Poems
   6 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   6 Questions And Answers 1955
   6 Metamorphoses
   6 Labyrinths
   6 Faust
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   6 Collected Poems
   5 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   5 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Liber ABA
   5 Letters On Yoga IV
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   5 Agenda Vol 07
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   4 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   4 Talks
   4 Questions And Answers 1956
   4 On Education
   4 Of The Nature Of Things
   4 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   4 Agenda Vol 10
   4 Agenda Vol 01
   3 Walden
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Life Divine
   3 The Future of Man
   3 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Schiller - Poems
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 On the Way to Supermanhood
   3 Keats - Poems
   3 Goethe - Poems
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Cybernetics
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Perennial Philosophy
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 The Alchemy of Happiness
   2 Songs of Kabir
   2 Song of Myself
   2 Quran
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 Prayers And Meditations
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Letters On Yoga II
   2 Letters On Yoga I
   2 Hafiz - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Aion
   2 Agenda Vol 03
   2 Agenda Vol 02
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   something to be played forever as the one great Game of the world; a who-knows-what that left this sprig of a pensive man in the middle of a clearing; a little 'something' that beats, beats, that keeps on breathing beneath every skin that has ever been put on it - like our deepest breath, our lightest air, our air of nothing - and it keeps on going, it keeps on going. We must catch the light little breath, the little pulsation of nothing. Then suddenly, on the threshold of our clearing of concrete, our head starts spinning incurably, our eyes blink into something else, and all is different, and all seems surcharged with meaning and with life, as though we had never lived until that very minute.
  Then we have caught the tail of the Great Possible, we are upon the wayless way, radically in the new, and we flow with the little lizard, the pelican, the big man, we flow everywhere in a world that has lost its old separating skin and its little baggage of habits. We begin seeing otherwise, feeling otherwise. We have opened the gate into an inconceivable clearing. Just a light little vibration that carries you away. Then we begin to understand how it CAN CHANGE, what the mechanism is - a light little mechanism and so miraculous that it looks like nothing. We begin feeling the wonder of a pure little cell, and that a sparkling of joy would be enough to turn the world inside out. We were living in a little thinking fishbowl, we were dying in an old, bottled habit. And then suddenly, all is different. The Earth is free! Who wants freedom?

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Yet this was only a foretaste of the intense experiences to come. The first glimpse of the Divine Mother made him the more eager for Her uninterrupted vision. He wanted to see Her both in meditation and with eyes open. But the Mother began to play a teasing Game of hide-and-seek with him, intensifying both his joy and his suffering. Weeping bitterly during the moments of separation from Her, he would pass into a trance and then find Her standing before him, smiling, talking, consoling, bidding him be of good cheer, and instructing him. During this period of spiritual practice he had many uncommon experiences. When he sat to meditate, he would hear strange clicking sounds in the joints of his legs, as if someone were locking them up, one after the other, to keep him motionless; and at the conclusion of his meditation he would again hear the same sounds, this time unlocking them and leaving him free to move about. He would see flashes like a swarm of fire-flies floating before his eyes, or a sea of deep mist around him, with luminous waves of molten silver. Again, from a sea of translucent mist he would behold the Mother rising, first Her feet, then Her waist, body, face, and head, finally Her whole person; he would feel Her breath and hear Her voice. Worshipping in the temple, sometimes he would become exalted, sometimes he would remain motionless as stone, sometimes he would almost collapse from excessive emotion. Many of his actions, contrary to all tradition, seemed sacrilegious to the people. He would take a flower and touch it to his own head, body, and feet, and then offer it to the Goddess. Or, like a drunkard, he would reel to the throne of the Mother, touch Her chin by way of showing his affection for Her, and sing, talk, joke, laugh, and dance. Or he would take a morsel of food from the plate and hold it to Her mouth, begging Her to eat it, and would not be satisfied till he was convinced that She had really eaten. After the Mother had been put to sleep at night, from his own room he would hear Her ascending to the upper storey of the temple with the light steps of a happy girl, Her anklets jingling. Then he would discover Her standing with flowing hair. Her black form silhouetted against the sky of the night, looking at the Ganges or at the distant lights of Calcutta.
   Naturally the temple officials took him for an insane person. His worldly well-wishers brought him to skilled physicians; but no-medicine could cure his malady. Many a time he doubted his sanity himself. For he had been sailing across an uncharted sea, with no earthly guide to direct him. His only haven of security was the Divine Mother Herself. To Her he would pray: "I do not know what these things are. I am ignorant of mantras and the scriptures. Teach me, Mother, how to realize Thee. Who else can help me? Art Thou not my only refuge and guide?" And the sustaining presence of the Mother never failed him in his distress or doubt. Even those who criticized his conduct were greatly impressed with his purity, guilelessness, truthfulness, integrity, and holiness. They felt an uplifting influence in his presence.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    how he was able to win at the Game of guessing odd or
    even. (See Poe's tale of "The Purloined Letter".)
    some things satiate, others refresh. Any Game in which
    perfection is easily attained soon ceases to amuse,
    ping-pong and diabolo. Those Games in which per-
    fection is impossible never cease to attract.
    Of that most "high" and that most holy Game,
    The Game goes on; it y have been too rough for
     Buddha, but it's (if anything) too dull for me.

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is very difficult to choose Games which are useful and beneficial
  for a child. It asks for much consideration and reflection, and all

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To win or lose the godlike Game for man,
  Was her soul's issue thrown with Destiny's dice.

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The smile of love that sanctions the long Game,
  The calm indulgence and maternal breasts
  The Game of chance of an omnipotent Will.
  A glory and a rapture and a charm,

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A playmate in the mighty Mother s Game,
  One came upon the dubious whirling globe
  Till then he is a plaything in her Game;
  Her seeming regent, yet her fancy's toy,
  His chosen partner in a titan Game,
  Her will he has made the master of his fate,
  A purpose in her vast and random Game.
  This ever she meant since the first dawn of life,

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The process of conversion of the doubting mind, of the dry intellectual reason as propounded and perhaps practised by Pascal is also a characteristic mark of his nature and genius. It is explained in his famous letter on "bet" or " Game of chance" (Le Pari). Here is how he puts the issue to the doubting mind (I am giving the substance, not his words): let us say then that in the world we are playing a Game of chance. How do the chances stand? What are the gains and losses if God does not exist? What 'are the gains and losses if God does exist? If God exists, by accepting and reaching him what do we gain? All that man cares forhappiness, felicity. And what do we lose? We lose the world of misery. If, on the other 'hand, God does not exist, by believing him to exist, we lose nothing, we are not more miserable than what we are. If, however, God exists and we do not believe him, we gain this world of misery but we lose all that is worth having. Thus Pascal concludes that even from the standpoint of mere gain and loss, belief in God is more advantageous than unbelief. This is how he applied to metaphysics the mathematics of probability.
   One is not sure if such reasoning is convincing to the intellect; but perhaps it is a necessary stage in conversion. At least we can conclude that Pascal had to pass through such a stage; and it indicates the difficulty his brain had to undergo, the tension or even the torture he made it pass through. It is true, from Reason Pascal went over to Faith, even while giving Reason its due. Still it seems the two were not perfectly synthetised or fused in him. There was a gap between that was not thoroughly bridged. Pascal did not possess the higher, intuitive, luminous mind that mediates successfully between the physical discursive ratiocinative brain-mind and the vision of faith: it is because deep in his consciousness there lay this chasm. Indeed,Pascal's abyss (l' abme de Pascal) is a well-known legend. Pascal, it appears, used to have very often the vision of an abyss about to open before him and he shuddered at the prospect of falling into it. It seems to us to be an experience of the Infinity the Infinity to which he was so much attracted and of which he wrote so beautifully (L'infiniment grand et l'infiniment petit)but into which he could not evidently jump overboard unreservedly. This produced a dichotomy, a lack of integration of personality, Jung would say. Pascal's brain was cold, firm, almost rigid; his heart was volcanic, the faith he had was a fire: it lacked something of the pure light and burned with a lurid glare.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  in the students, whether in Games, athletics or gymnastics. Even our own enthusiasm dwindles when we see
  their lack of interest in everything.

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Sports are all the Games, competitions, tournaments, etc. that
  are based on competition and lead to placings and prizes.

0 1955-06-09, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother, it is an impossible, absurd, unlivable life. I feel as though I have no hand in this cruel little Game. Oh Mother, why doesnt your grace trust that deep part in me which knows so well that you are the Truth? Deliver me from these evil forces since, profoundly, it is you and you alone I want. Give me the aspiration and strength I do not have. If you do not do this Yoga for me, I feel I shall never have the strength to go on.
   There is something that must be SHATTERED: can it not be done once and for all without lingering on indefinitely? Mother, I am your child.

0 1955-09-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother suddenly everything seems to have crystallizedall the little revolts, the little tensions, the ill will and petty vital demandsforming a single block of open, determined resistance. I have become conscious that from the beginning of my sadhana, the mind has led the Gamewith the psychic behind and has held me in leash, helped muzzle all contrary movements, but at no time, or only rarely, has the vital submitted or opened to the higher influence. The rare times when the vital participated, I felt a great progress. But now, I find myself in front of this solid mass that says No and is not at all convinced of what the mind has been imposing upon it for almost two years now.
   Mother, I am sufficiently awakened not to rebel against your Light and to understand that the vital is but one part of my being, but I have come to the conclusion that the only way of convincing this vital is not to force or stifle it, but to let it go through its own experience so it may understand by itself that it cannot be satisfied in this way. I feel the need to leave the Ashram for a while to see how I can get along away from here and to realize, no doubt, that one can really brea the only here.

0 1960-10-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The day before yesterday, I spent the whole night looking on. I had read the passage by Sri Aurobindo in The Synthesis on supramental time (wherein past, present and future coexist in a global consciousness). While youre in it, its marvelous! You understand things perfectly. But when youre not in it Above all, theres this problem of how to keep the force of ones aspiration, the power of progress, this power which seems so inevitableso inevitable if existence (lets simply take terrestrial existence) is to mean anything and its presence to be justified. (This ascending movement towards a progressive better that will be eternally better)How is this to be kept when you have the total vision this vision in which everything coexists. At that moment, the other becomes something like a Game, an amusement, if you will. (Not everyone finds it amusing!) And when you contain all that, why allow yourself the pleasure of succession? Is this pleasure of succession, of seeing things one after the other, equal to this intensity of the will for progress? Words are foolish!
   The effort to see and to understand this gripped me all night. And when I woke up this morning, I thanked the Lord; I said to Him, Obviously, if You were to keep me totally in that consciousness, I could no longer I could no longer do my work! How could I do my work? For I can only say something to people when I feel it or see it, when I see that its what must be said, but if I am simultaneously in a consciousness in which Im aware of everything that has led to that situation, everything that is going to happen, everything Im going to say, everything the others going to feel then how could I do it!

0 1960-12-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It goes back and forth between the two all the timea kind of curve like an electric arc between them; it goes up, it goes down, it falls and then climbs back up. In a flash comes the clear vision that the universal realization will be achieved along with the perfection of the material, TERRESTRIAL world. (I say terrestrial, for the earth is still something unique; the rest of the universe is differentso this blown up speck of dust becomes of capital importance!) Then, at another moment, eternity for which all the universes are simply the expression of a second, and in which all this is a sort ofnot even an interesting Game, but rather a breathing in and out, in and out And at such a moment, all the importance we give to material things seems so fantastically idiotic! And it goes in and out In this state, everything is obvious and indisputable. And in the other state, everything is obvious and indisputable. But between the two there is EVERY combination and every possibility.

0 1961-07-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I quite understand. But when one speaks of the Lila, the divine play, it implies that He in some way remains in the background and doesnt really get into the act, as they say that Hes no really part of the Game, but simply watches.
   Yes, yes He is! He is totally involved in it. He Himself is the Play.
   It must be remembered that there are all these gradations of consciousness: when we speak of God and his Play we are speaking of God in his transcendent state, beyond everything, beyond all the degrees of matter; when we speak of the Play we are speaking of God in his material state. So we say that God transcendent is watching and playingin Himself, by Himself, with Himselfhis material Game.
   But all languageall language!is a language of Ignorance. All means of expression, all that is said and all the ways of saying it, are bound to partake of that ignorance. And thats why its so difficult to express something concretely true; to do so would require extremely lengthy explanations, themselves, of course, fully erroneous. Sri Aurobindos sentences are sometimes very long for precisely this reasonhe is trying to get away from this ignorant language.

0 1961-08-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was another reason. My father was wonderfully healthy and strongwell-balanced. He wasnt very tall, but stocky. He did all his studies in Austria (at that time French was widely spoken in Austria, but he knew German, he knew English, Italian, Turkish), and there he had learned to ride horses in an extraordinary manner: he was so strong that he could bring a horse to the ground simply by pressing his knees. He could break anything at all with a blow of his fist, even one of those big silver five-franc pieces they had in those daysone blow and it was broken in two. Curiously enough, he looked Russian. I dont know why. They used to call him Barine. What an equilibriuman extraordinary physical poise! And not only did this man know all those languages, but I never saw such a brain for arithmetic. Never. He made a Game of calculationsnot the slightest effortcalculations with hundreds of digits! And on top of it, he loved birds. He had a room to himself in our apartment (because my mother could never much tolerate him), he had his separate room, and in it he kept a big cage full of canaries! During the day he would close the windows and let all the canaries loose.
   And could he tell stories! I think he read every novel available, all the stories he could findextraordinary adventure stories, for he loved adventures. When we were kids he used to let us come into his room very early in the morning and, while still sitting in bed, tell us stories from the books he had read but he told them as if they were his own, as if hed had extraordinary adventures with outlaws, with wild animals. Every story he picked up he told as his own. We enjoyed it tremendously!

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   69Sin and virtue are a Game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. The sense of virtue helps us to cherish our sins in secret.

0 1962-07-25, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That is my first memoryat five years old. Its impact was more on the ethical side than the intellectual; and yet it took an intellectual form too, since. You see, apparently I was a child like any other, except that I was hard to handle. Hard in the sense that I had no interest in food, no interest in ordinary Games, no liking for going to my friends houses for snacks, because eating cake wasnt the least bit interesting! And it was impossible to punish me because I really couldnt have cared less: being deprived of dessert was rather a relief for me! And then I flatly refused to learn reading, I refused to learn. And even bathing me was very hard, because I was put in the care of an English governess, and that meant cold bathsmy brother took it in stride, but I just howled! Later it was found to be bad for me (the doctor said so), but that was much later. So you get the picture.
   But whenever there was unpleasantness with my relatives, with playmates or friends, I would feel all the nastiness or bad willall sorts of pretty ugly things that came (I was rather sensitive, for I instinctively nurtured an ideal of beauty and harmony, which all the circumstances of life kept denying) so whenever I felt sad, I was most careful not to say anything to my mother or father, because my father didnt give a hoot and my mother would scold me that was always the first thing she did. And so I would go to my room and sit down in my little armchair, and there I could concentrate and try to understand in my own way. And I remember that after quite a few probably fruitless attempts I wound up telling myself (I always used to talk to myself; I dont know why or how, but I would talk to myself just as I talked to others): Look here, you feel sad because so-and-so said something really disgusting to you but why does that make you cry? Why are you so sad? Hes the one who was bad, so he should be crying. You didnt do anything bad to him. Did you tell him nasty things? Did you fight with her, or with him? No, you didnt do anything, did you; well then, you neednt feel sad. You should only be sad if youve done something bad, but. So that settled it: I would never cry. With just a slight inward movement, or something that said, Youve done no wrong, there was no sadness.
   Is it different for men? I dont know. Sri Aurobindos case was quite special, and apart from him I dont see any convincing example. But generally speaking, what is most developed in a man, along with the mind, is the physical consciousness; the vital is very impulsive, practically ungoverned. Thats my experience of the hundreds and hundreds of men I have met. Theres normally a physical strength built up through Games and exercises, and side by side a more or less advanced, but primarily mental development, very mental. The vital is terribly impulsive and barely organized, except in artists, and even there. I lived among artists for ten years and found this ground to be mostly fallow. I mingled with all the great artists of the time, I was like a kid sister to them (it was at the turn of the century, with the Universal Exposition in 1900; and these were the leading artists of the epoch); so I was by far the youngest, much younger than any of themthey were all thirty, thirty-five, forty years old, while I was nineteen or twenty. Well I was much more advanced in their own fieldnot in what I was producing (I was a perfectly ordinary artist), but from the viewpoint of consciousness: observations, experiences, studies.
   I am not sure, but it seems to me that the problem of consciousness ought to come first.

0 1963-03-06, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We might say that the sense of miracle can only belong to a finite world, a finite consciousness, a finite conception. It is the abrupt, unexpected entryor appearance or intervention or penetrationof something that did not exist in this physical world. So it follows that any manifestation of a will or consciousness belonging to a realm more infinite and eternal than the earth is necessarily a miracle on the earth. But if you go beyond the finite world or the understanding proper to the finite world, then miracle does not exist. The Lord can play at miracles if He enjoys it, but theres no such thing as a miracleHe plays all possible Games.
   You can begin to understand Him only when you FEEL it that way, that He plays all possible Gamesand possible not according to human conception but according to His own conception!
   Then there is no room for the miracle, except for a pretend miracle.

0 1963-06-26a, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I wanted to know why you were asked to do that work and what you could draw from it. So I sat down to write your yantram, and it became very living, I could see it in front of me I kept seeing it all the while. But then, I thought, the VERY FACT of writing must have an effect. Then I started writing the letter OM carefully. Well, when I came to the fourth, the fifth, it became excellentexcellent, as though it were creating a vibration. Thats the power it has, an external power. But then it was very amusing (the body is like a childreally a child), suddenly it said, Oh, what a lovely Game! To be sitting like this and writing, oh, how amusing! If I had the time, it would be great fun to write and write, lots and lots and lots of times. I saw that in the bodyin the bodys cells. Then I understood.
   Basically, these are almost methods for children (children from the spiritual viewpoint), young soulschild-souls. They are methods for child-souls.

0 1963-06-29, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It left me a bit pensive in the sense that I dont find it quite admissible that some persons [the false Mother] play that kind of Gamethough I know it does happen, I know there are such persons.
   But I think it has helped to cleanse the atmosphere a little.

0 1963-07-06, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, I have lived many years, and we know those things to exist, but I didnt attach any importance to them because to me they seemed powerless. Indeed, they have never affected me (a few Tantrics did do some magic and succeeded in making me ill, but that had quite another character; this boys story is in the lowest, most material vital domain, you see), and only lately did I notice those little Games. They didnt affect me in the leastit was like images shown on a cinema screen, unsightly images, and I just thought, Whats the point? Still, I did my cleanup, out of habit. But then, when I heard that story, I thought, Well, I must be teaching a good lesson or two to all those people who do dirty magic!
   In other words, one domain after another, one difficulty after another, one kind of obstacle after another (obstacles that are either subconscious or in the most material consciousness or the lower vital), it all comes for an ACTION. An action which is very sustained and varied; even when some other thing (some other difficulty or problem) is in the foreground, predominant in the consciousness, everything is there [in the surrounding atmosphere], and all the time there is that Light (Mother makes a gesture of cleaning in the atmosphere) which has always been with meof which I became totally conscious with Madame Thon, who told me what it wasa Light I have always kept with me, a white Light, absolutely pure, so dazzlingly white that eyes cannot look at it, a Light which is

0 1963-10-16, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, what I do is this: the thing comes, its taken up, presented (gesture to the Heights) as though it were mine: But look, see how I am (but its the Ithe great I), its presented to the Lord, very humbly, with the sense and feeling of complete helplessness I simply say, Here, change it. The feeling that only He can do it, that everything that people have tried everywhere appears childisheverything appears to be childish. The most sublime intelligence seems to me childish. All the attempts that are made to enlighten, organize, educate mankind, to awaken it to a higher consciousness, to give it mastery over Nature and its forces, all of itall of it, which for a human vision is sometimes utterly sublime, seems absolutely like children playing and having fun in a nursery. And children who love dangerous Games, who believe TERRIBLY in what they do (as do children, naturally). I have never met more serious and stern a justice than the justice children have in their Games. They really take life seriously. Well, thats exactly the impression it makes on me: the impression of a mankind in infancy which takes what it does with ferocious seriousness. And which will never get out of itit will never get out of it, it lacks the little something (which may be really nothing at all), a very little something thanks to which ah, everything becomes clear and organizedall that comes from mankind always BORDERS on Truth.
   So the only thing I can do is this (gesture of presenting): Look, Lord, see how ignorant and powerless we are, how utterly stupid we areits up to You to change it. How do you change it? You cant even imagine the change, you cant even do that. So all my time (same gesture)not from time to time: constantly, day and night, without letup, day and night without letup. If for an interval of one or two minutes this isnt done, there is something that catches up: Oh, all that time wasted! And if I take a close look at what happened, then I see; I see that for these few minutes, I was blissful in the Lord, letting myself live blissfully in the Lord; so I no longer presented things to Himit happens two or three times a day. A relaxation, you know, you let yourself flow blissfully in the Lord. And its so natural and spontaneous that I dont even notice it; I notice it when I resume my attitude (same gesture to the Heights) of transferring everything to the Lord every minute.
   Listen, the night before, in the middle of the night, someone came to me (someone who was dark blue, which means a mental formation) with a plan of action, and told me, Its all arranged: on such and such a day and at such and such a time (it was meant for next year), you will have this work to do, you will have to come downstairs, and here is how everything will be arranged for you to come downthis, that, that. And I played the Game very well, I answered, Oh, no! That wont do, you have to arrange it this way and that way. Then when it was all over, something suddenly made me go within (gesture of return inward), I looked at the whole thing, saw the person, saw the plan, saw everything (I was in the midst of an action), and said, Yes, all this is very well, but you see, the snag is that I am not going downstairs! And at one stroke, frrt! goneit was a construction, as if there were an entire organization, even a governmental one (!), to make me come downstairs. And when I woke up (that is, in the morning when I came out of my activity of the night), I thought, Could it be what showed itself (it was a mental formationfrom whom, from where? I didnt bother about that), could it be what showed itself to X and made him declare with the authority of a clairvoyant: Mother will come downstairs next year? I found it very amusing.
   Things are increasingly AS THEY ARE: exact, without complications. I have noticed that with people, even the most sincere and straightforward, there is always a kind of coating, an emotive coating (even with the coldest and driest), something that belongs to the vital; an emotive coating that makes things fuzzy, uncertain and allows a Game that gives them a feeling of all sorts of mysterious forces at playthings are very clear, very simple, very, oh, very simple, and that coating brings along a sort of confusion. Its not sentiment, not emotion either, its something something that LOVES uncertainty, the unknown, the unexpectednot positively chance (its not so strong), but which loves to live in that, in in fact, in Ignorance! Which loves not to know whats going to happen. Even the simplest things, the most obvious, have all that coating over them.
   Look, for instance, how many people, even the most serious, love to have their fortune told: reading the hand, reading the handwriting (I am pestered with people who ask me things like that), but anyway, even regardless of any spiritual idea, that sort of interest people find in being told, See, your life line will last up to here. People love it! They love it, they love to remain in their uncertainty. They love their ignorance. They love that unknown the unknown full of mysteries. They love the prophet who comes and tell them, This is what you will do. This is what is going to happen to you. It seems so childish! Its the same as the taste for theater, its the same thing (not the playwright, but the spectator who watches the play without knowing how it will end), or again the taste for novels the taste for the unknown. But then thats very close to the taste for the marvelous.

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then in the north (thats where there is the most space, naturally), in the direction of Madras: the cultural zone. There, an auditorium (the auditorium I have dreamed of doing for a long time: plans had already been made), an auditorium with a concert hall and grand organ, the best you find now (it seems they make wonderful things). I want a grand organ. There will also be a theater stage with wings (a revolving stage and so on, the very best you can find). So, here, a magnificent auditorium. There will be a library, there will be a museum, exhibition rooms (not in the auditorium: in addition to it), there will be a cinema studio, a cinema school; there will be a gliding club: already we almost have the governments authorization and promiseanyway its already at a very advanced stage. Then, towards Madras, where there is plenty of space, a stadium. And a stadium that we want to be the most modern and the most perfect possible, with the idea (an idea Ive had for a long time) that twelve years (the Olympic Games take place every four years), twelve years after 1968 (in 1968, the Olympiad will be held in Mexico), twelve years after, we would have the Olympic Games in India, here. So we need space.
   In between these sections, there are intermediary zones, four intermediary zones: one for public services (the post, etc.), a zone for transportation (railway station and, if possible, an airfield), a zone for food supplies (that one would be towards the Lake and would include dairies, poultry farms, orchards, cultivation, would spread to incorporate the Lake estate3: what they wanted to do separately will be done as a part of Auroville); then a fourth zone (Ive said public services, transportation, food supplies), and the fourth zone: shops. We dont need many shops, but a few are necessary to get what we dont produce. These zones are like quarters, you see.

0 1965-07-10, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Havent you tried this? You must get hold of the contact with the bodys cells and tell them its not necessary that blood should come out(laughing) its not part of the Game! You can make fun of them a little: You dont need to do that! Believe me, its so ludicrous that the only way to deal with it is to laugh at it.
   Yes, we shouldnt take any notice.
   Only, the Flame must be there the Flame within, the flame of aspiration and the flame of faith; and then the something that truly wants it to stop. You understand, whether things are this way or that, there is no need for me to present them to my thought and for my thought to accept them; because thats a very dangerous Game: when you seek equanimity, you say to yourself, Well, if this and that happens, what will my reaction be? And you go on with the little Game, till you say, Its all the same to me. It is a very dangerous Game. Its still a way of circling around the goal instead of heading straight for it.
   There is only one thing: a sort of flamea sort of flame that burns all this falsehood.

0 1965-12-22, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its as if I were lending myself to a certain Game, but it tires me more than anything. As if I were far away. So I am wondering if its good or bad (!)
   I think all the experiences that are sent to us are sent because they are necessary. I am convinced of this. And fortunately, my body too is convinced of this, because If I looked at it from the ordinary point of view its rather wretched.

0 1966-03-26, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It may be good to remind you that we are here for a special work, a work not done anywhere else: we want to come into contact with the supreme consciousness, the universal consciousness, we want to receive it and manifest it. For that, we need a very solid base, and our base is our physical being, our body. We therefore need to prepare a solid, healthy, enduring body, skillful, agile and strong, so it may be ready for anything. There is no better way to prepare the body than physical exercises: sports, athletics, gymnastics and all other Games are the best means to develop and streng then the body.
   Therefore I invite you to participate in the competitions beginning today wholeheartedly, with all your energy and will.

0 1966-05-18, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If, for instance, you have a sensation or thought that someone is nasty or ridiculous or doesnt love you, anyway, opinions of that sort, it generally surfaces in dreams; but there [with drugs], you arent asleep, yet you have the dream! They come and play the Game of what you thought of them: what you thought of them comes upon you in their form. So its an indication: for those who see smiling, pleasant, beautiful things, it means that the inner, vital condition is good enough, but with those who see terrifying or malicious things, or things like that, it means the vital isnt pretty.
   Yes, but isnt there an objective vital in which those visions have nothing to do with your own subconscient?

0 1966-05-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The only reality is the Supreme. And all this is a Game He plays with Himself. I find this much more comforting than the other way around.
   And to begin with, this is the only certitude that it can become something marvelous, otherwise
   That, too, depends on the stand one takes. A complete identification with the play as play, as a self-existent and independent thing, is probably necessary, first in order to play the Game as one should play it. But at one point one does in fact reach that detachment, such a complete disgust for the whole falsehood of existence that it becomes intolerable unless one sees it as the inner play of the Lord in Himself, for Himself.
   And then, one feels that absolute and perfect freedom thanks to which the most marvelous possibilities become realizable, all the most sublime things that can be imagined are realizable.

0 1966-07-30, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its a dangerous Game!
   Yes Only what must happen can happen, of course. Its for me to hold out, thats all!

0 1966-08-31, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The mind dramatizes, and thats why it cannot understand. Of course, it has been useful to refine Matter, to make it more supple, to prepare thingsto make Life more supple and refine Matter. But it has a taste for drama, and thats why it doesnt understand. Violent emotions, complications are its Game, its amusement. Probably because it needed them. But one must really leave that aside when the time comes, when one is ready for the experience.

0 1967-09-16, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So, it is wiser not to say anything, to leave it at thatnot to argue or reply. If she comes (I dont think she will dare) just be polite, thats all. To reply is to play her Game (thats what she wants). If you like, I will keep your letter and hers with me like that, because for me it makes a centre of action.
   Before she came to see me, I didnt know she was a fervent Catholic, I hadnt thought about it, but the first time she came to see me, I simply thought (I saw), My dear girl, you lack the humility indispensable for making progress. Thats all. Then everything has been unveiled little by little, and yesterday the picture was complete because it takes some cheek to say, We are destined to bring about the rapprochement of the Catholic Church and the Ashram.

0 1968-12-11, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All those constructionsreligions, philosophies all those constructionsare a need of the mind to play the Game. It wants to play the Game well. While the body is so simple, so simple, so obvious! So obvious, so simple: Why, it wonders, Why, why have they been seeking all kinds of complications when its so simple? The very fact of saying, The Divine is deep within you (it remembers its own experience, you understand) is so complicated, while its so simple!
   It cant explain, cant express, there are no words, but it has a sort of conscious perception of (Mother makes a slight twisting gesture with the tips of her fingers) what distorts and veils. And thats what has become reality for all human consciousnesses.

0 1969-03-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was asked for a message for the opening (I was about to say, the opening of the Olympic Games!), the opening of the season of Games. I wrote this (Mother shows a note). I thought it was an opportunity to tell them something:
   (Mother reads her text by lamp light, with great difficulty)

0 1969-05-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Two nights ago, I spent more than three hours with Sri Aurobindo, and I showed him all that was going to descend for Auroville. It was rather interesting. There were Games, there was art, there was even cooking! But all that was very symbolic. I explained it to him as if on a table, in front of a large landscape; I explained the principle on whose basis physical exercises and Games were going to be organized. It was very clear, very precise, I even did a demonstration, as if showing him on a very small scale: a representation on a very small scale of what was going to be done. I moved people, things (gesture as if on a chessboard). But it was very interesting, and he was interested: he gave kinds of broad laws of organization (I dont know how to explain).
   There was art and it was lovely, it was fine. And how to make houses pleasant and beautiful, with what principle of construction. And cooking too, it was very amusing! There were the different manners of presenting a dish; take a fish, for instance, with the different ways of preparing it, and everyone came with his own invention. It went on for more than three hours (three hours of the night, thats huge). I woke up at 4 oclock with that (4 oclock, and I had gone back to bed at I oclock: I to 4 is three hours I can still calculate!). Very interesting.
   No It was just there, it didnt seem foreign to the earth. It was a harmony A conscious harmony behind things: a conscious harmony behind physical exercises and Games; a conscious harmony behind decoration and art; a conscious harmony behind food
   I mean that all this looks poles apart from what is now on earth.

0 1969-08-23, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, but those who organize that and are supposed to know the existence of a depth, do they believe that through such a Game they can reach a depth?
   I dont think they believe so. I think they consider they have reached the height of mental development.

0 1969-08-30, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal Game in an eternal garden."
   Thoughts and Glimpses, 16.381

0 1971-12-11, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This body, this obscure beast of burden we inhabit, is the experimental field of Sri Aurobindos yogawhich is a yoga of the whole earth, for one can easily understand that if a single being among our millions of sufferings succeeds in negotiating the evolutionary leap, the mutation of the next age, the face of the earth will be radically altered. Then all the so-called powers of which we boast today will seem like childish Games before the radiance of this almighty embodied spirit. Sri Aurobindo tells us that it is possiblenot only possible but that it will be done. It is being done. And perhaps everything depends not so much on a sublime effort of humanity to transcend its limitations for that means still using our own human strength to free ourselves from human strengthas on a call, a conscious cry of the earth to this new being which the earth already carries within itself. All is already there, within our hearts, the supreme Source which is the supreme Poweronly we must call it into our forest of cement, we must understand the meaning of man, the meaning of ourselves. The amplified cry of the earth, of its millions of men and women who cannot bear it anymore, who no longer accept their prison, must open a crack to let the new vibration in. Then all the apparently ineluctable laws that bind us in their hereditary and scientific groove will crumble before the Joy of the sun-eyed children.12 Expect nothing from death, says Mother, life is your salvation. It is in life that you must transform yourself. It is on earth that you progress and on earth that you realize. It is in the body that you win the Victory.13
   Nor let worldly prudence whisper too closely in thy ear, says Sri Aurobindo, for it is the hour of the unexpected.14

0 1972-04-05, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Mothers immediate entourage was then composed of: Pranab, her bodyguard, a former boxer, a violent and arrogant man whose flagrant flaws were the reverse side of a Love he never accepted, because it would have meant surrendering himself. A for-mi-dable pride, Mother once told me.1 He trusted nothing except his biceps and was frustrated in his dreams of superman without any tangible physiological realization. In his own way, he was perfectly devoted, as a sportsman who knows he has lost the Game he had hoped to win but sportingly plays on till the end. He treated Mother like a brute and talked to her like a brute, but he served her brutishly, sparing no pains, although with a growing impatience. He served Mother for more than twenty-five years. Pranab had an instinctive aversion toward me, as he had toward Pavitra (whom he badly mistreated), and in general toward anything that exceeded his primitive intellectPranab could only love what he was able to dominate. He was also openly xenophobic: the sahibs, as he would say, forgetting, or maybe not, that Mother, too, was a foreigner. There were never any exchanges between Pranab and myself, we lived in completely different worlds and the work of one did not infringe upon that of the other. He only showed his annoyance and contempt for me when, entering Mothers room ponderously, he would find her in contemplation, holding my handsperhaps he was eager for a Love that eluded him. I never spoke a word to him. He never said anything to me.
   The second person in Mothers entourage was her physician, Dr. Sanyal. A completely devoted, clear and uncalculating man but with a total lack of faith, except in his medicine and medical methods. He lived for some twenty years with Mother with no understanding of what she was doing, sowing her bodyconsciousness with his doubts and medical impossibilities. Mother has referred to him on several occasions in this Agenda.

0 1972-09-06, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The world seems to be engulfed in a sort of violent chaos. Theyre fighting at the Olympic Games! An athlete was killed by bullets.2 Thats how it is.
   Yes, they killed an Israeli.

0 1973-04-14, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have pored over Mothers every word for so many years, I have LIVED them all with a pounding heartor a broken heart. What actually happened? And why? I can never accept the idea that she left because the attempt failedwe may as well say that evolution has failed, or that she quit the Game, or that it was too difficultnothing was too difficult for her, she fought like a lioness. To sayas they all said that the body failed because it was too old, or due to one thing or another, demonstrates that they never felt or even grazed that Power: That can revive a dead man and all the dead without its making any difference. So what happened? There was one moment when Mother lost the contact with her body, or rather, when THAT lost the contact with Mothers body. Did she not say (on March 10), If I lost the contact but thats impossible! Another day in 1971 (on December 4), she had said, Only a violent death could stop the transformation, otherwise it will go on and on and on.
   Therefore, there can be only two solutions to the mystery I was about to say murder mystery, but can one call it by any other name? What other term could better elucidate the enigma? Assuredly, Mother had that horrid entourage, but it was in no way exceptional, neither in good nor in bad: the people around her exactly represented the average humanity and the ordinary physical consciousness, for which what she was doing was just questionable dreams and hallucinations. They all believed her old, senile or even insane, and on the brink of death but could the beliefs of human pygmies get the better of that Consciousness? Of that Power? Of that Will? Could the attempt fail because of our belief or disbelief?

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All was a Game of meeting kinglinesses.
  For worship lifts the worshipper's bowed strength
  The tasks of heaven a Game of godlike might:
  A celestial bacchanal for ever pure,

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Creator of this Game of ray and shade
  In this sweet and bitter paradoxical life,
  Planned so to start her slow aeonic Game.
  A Game of hide-and-seek in twilit rooms,
  A play of love and hate and fear and hope

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In an inconsequent and devious Game.
  Battle and murder are his tribal Game.
  A Game, a work ambiguously divine.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All seems in vain, yet endless is the Game.
  Impassive turns the ever-circling Wheel,

02.08 - Jules Supervielle, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   At this dangerous Game.
   You will have to be cut

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As if the cosmos were a nursery Game,
  Mind, life the playthings of a Titan's babe.
  A rule-maker in a strange stumbling Game.

02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Assigned his settled moves in Nature's Game,
  Zigzagged at the gesture of a chess-player Will
  Or we only see a tripping Game of Chance
  Or a labour in chains forced by bound Nature's law,
  Truth smiled upon the gracious golden Game.
  Out of her hushed eternal spaces leaned

02.13 - On Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In ancient times too there were conscious attempts to build and remould human society. The Rishis were not merely spiritual seers, but creators of the social order also. They saw by their vision the inner truths of things, they found principles and laws, right principles and correct laws which establish peace and stability, on the one hand, no doubt, but on the other hand serve also as the frame for the growth and fulfilment of the individual being. The king with his executive body was there to see that the laws were observed and honoured. The later law-givers (the makers of codes, smritis) had not the direct and large vision of the Rishis, but they tried their best to maintain the laws as they understood them, elaborate them, change or modify wherever possible or needed under given circumstances. In ancient Europe too, it was Plato who envisaged the ideal Republic, a government of philosophers the wise who are not actively engaged in the turmoil of life, but stand aloof and detached and can see more of the Game and accordingly legislate all the better. In modern times also the rise of a Feuhrer or a Dictator seems to have been a psychological necessity: the mass consciousness is in sore need of a guide, and as the right guide is not easily available, the way of the false prophet is smooth and wide open. As a protection and antidote against such a calamity, we tried here and there to found and organise a government of all talents.
   But again, who are the talents and where are they? For a modern society produces at best clever politicians, but very few great souls if at all, who can inspire, guide and create. Not a system or organization, but such centres of forces, with creative vision and power, it is that that mankind sorely needs at this hour. System and organization come after, they can only be the embodiment of a creative vision.

03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Game of Games was played to its breaking-point,
  Where through self-finding by divine self-loss
  The bright adventure of God's Game of chance.
  In her ingenious ardour of caprice,

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Drawn endlessly an inconclusive Game.
  In an ill-fitting and voluminous robe

03.07 - Some Thoughts on the Unthinkable, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   God is, if he is at all to be compared to a king, more like a constitutional sovereign. He does not act as he chooses and pleases. There is a system, a plan, a procedure of governance; there are principles and laws and rules, and he abides by them. There are even agents and intermediaries, officers and servantsinstruments through whom he works out his purpose. He is the supreme dharmarja, the lord and guardian of the Law. Not that he is pound by his constitution, in the sense that he is a slave to it and cannot alter it, even when he finds it necessary to do so, but that once the rules of the Game have been laid, he agrees to follow them so long as he plays the particular Game.
   The Divine does not announce his presence or advent by miracles, by sudden catastrophes and upheavals. The power, the knowledge or the love that belongs to him is just like the air that surrounds us, whose silent and tranquil, yet constant pressure energises the heart of living things, whose very translucency is the stuff out of which is fashioned Earth's richly variegated life.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The daring wager of the cosmic Game.
  For since upon this blind and whirling globe

04.43 - To the Heights-XLIII, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The child sees the mother at Game and laughs-all disappear:
   The beaming smile of the adored one alone is there!

05.01 - At the Origin of Ignorance, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And yet the result is strange and revolutionary. The Game once begun develops its own scheme and pattern and modality. For that crucial step in the movement of freedom, that definite moving away, the assertion of complete independence and isolation immediately brought about a reversal of realities, a complete negation of the original attri butes. Thus Light became obscurity or Inconscience, Life became death, Delight became pain and suffering, Power became incapacity, Knowledge became Ignorance, and Truth became falsehood. In other words, Spirit became forthright Matter.
   What seemed, however, to be nothing more than an accident is pregnant nevertheless with a profound meaning and significance. Indeed God has not created the world in jest. Spirit became Matter, that is to say, an apparent negation of the Spirit, to demonstrate that the negation is a way of affirmation, a more integral way of affirmation of the Spirit. Matter has been brought out to express another poise of the spirit, spirit concretised and embodied.

05.10 - Children and Child Mentality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Children are often found to be very cruel to animals. Why is it so? Their treatment of birds especially is notorious. To seek out nests and pull them down, to capture nestlings and put them to all kinds of torture, to pick up eggs and dash them to pieces are for children most interesting Games. They seem to take particular delight in varying and enhancing as much as possible the torture they can inflict. One reason that can be adduced for the callousness of a child's sensibility is his self-centredness: he is wholly himself, isolated from others, has not yet learnt the social needs and virtues. All he does and feels is for himself, for his own pleasure and free self-assertion. His growing individuality, in order to grow, cuts itself aloof from others and loses the sense of others having the same value as itself. Being self-regarding, to that extent he ceases to be other-regarding. Fellow-feeling is a sentiment that grows later on, as the result of shocks in mutual interchange. Real sympathy is a movement of mature consciousness.
   The inquisitiveness that so strongly possesses a child is also the drive of an awakening and growing consciousness. He indulges in breaking, tearing, ripping because of this curiosity, this keen edge of a developing and experimenting consciousness. It seems to be hard and unfeeling, even an aberration, precisely because of the egocentric nature of the child consciousness yet unfamiliar with values normal to age and experience.
   The child, we can take, comes into the world with a more or less clean slate to record the reactions of life. In the early period he is still nearer his psychic being which is not yet thrown back or covered over by the impacts and impressions of the world. The first conscious contacts with the world are not generally happy for the child. He meets things all around that go against the grain of his still sensitive psychic consciousness. The first quarrel he witnesses between his parents, the first rough behaviour or movement of an elder that shakes his attention, the first lie that he hears uttered by his teacher, act almost as shellshocks to his nerves. And as he grows, lessons like these are showered upon him from all sides and no wonder if his consciousness very soon gets warped and twisted, he too begins his own Game in the line he observes and experiences. Only, not being guided or controlled by reason and experience, he overdoes the thing, and because of his age, what in an adult is a matter of course, trivial and insignificant, looms large and ominous in his case. The surroundings in which a child lives and grows form the atmosphere which he breathes in at every moment and if there is poison in it, he inhales and imbibes the poison which becomes part of his substance and nature. A pure environment is needed for a pure life impulse to shape an develop itself.

05.12 - The Soul and its Journey, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We may try to illustrate by examples, although it is a rather dangerous Game and may tend to put into a too rigid and' mathematical formula something that is living and variable. Still it will serve to give a clearer picture of the matter. Napoleon, evidently was a child of Mahakali; and Caesar seems to have been fashioned largely by the principle of Maheshwari; while Christ or Chaitanya are clearly emanations in the line of Mahalakshmi. Constructive geniuses, on the other hand, like the great statesman Colbert, for example, or Louis XIV, Ie grand monarque, himself belong to a family (or gotra, as we say in India) that originated from Mahasaraswati. Poets and artists again, although generally they belong to the clan of Mahalakshmi, can be regrouped according to the principle that predominates in each, the godhead that presides over the inspiration in each. The large breath in Homer and Valmiki, the high and noble style of their movement, the dignity and vastness that compose their consciousness affiliate them naturally to the Maheshwari line. A Dante, on the other hand, or a Byron has something in his matter and manner that make us think of the stamp of Mahakali. Virgil or Petrarch, Shelley or our Tagore seem to be emanations of Beauty, Harmony, LoveMahalakshmi. And the perfect artisanship of Mahasaraswati has found its especial embodiment in Horace and Racine and our Kalidasa. Michael Angelo in his fury of inspirations seems to have been impelled by Mahakali, while Mahalakshmi sheds her genial favour upon Raphael and Titian; and the meticulous care and the detailed surety in a Tintoretto makes us think of Mahasaraswati's grace. Mahasaraswati too seems to have especially favoured Leonardo da Vinci, although a brooding presence of Maheshwari also seems to be intermixed there.
   For it must be remembered that the human soul after all is not a simple and unilateral being, it is a little cosmos in itself. The soul is not merely a point or a single ray of light come down straight from its divine archetype or from the Divine himself, it is also a developing fire that increases and enriches itself through the multiple experiences of an evolutionary progressionit not only grows in height but extends in wideness also. Even though it may originally emanate from one principle and Personality, it takes in for its development and fulfilment influences and elements from the others also. Indeed, we know that the Four primal personalities of the Divine are not separate and distinct as they may appear to the human mind which cannot understand distinction without disparity. The Vedic gods themselves are so linked together, so interpenetrate one another that finally it is asserted that there is only one existence, only it is given many names. All the divine personalities are aspects of the Divine blended and fused together. Even so the human soul, being a replica of the Divine, cannot but be a complex of many personalities and often it may be difficult and even harmful to find and fix upon a dominant personality. The full flowering of the human soul, its perfect divinisation demands the realisation of a many-aspected personality, the very richness of the Divine within it.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To these rooms of the see-saw Game of death with life.
  Across an intangible border of soul-space

06.16 - A Page of Occult History, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   However, the Asuras came to think better of the Game and consented to use their freedom on the side of the Divine, for the fulfilment of the Divine; that is to say, they agreed to conversion. Thus they took birth as or in human beings, so that they may be in contact with the human soulPsychewhich is the only door or passage to the Divine in this material world. But the matter was not easy; the process was not straight. For, even agreeing to be converted, even basking in the sunshine of the human psyche, these incorrigible Elders could not forget or wholly give up their old habit and nature. They now wanted to work for the Divine Fulfilment in order to magnify themselves thereby; they consented to serve the Divine in order to make the Divine serve them, utilise the Divine End for their own purposes. They wished to see the new creation after their own heart's desire.
   That is how things have become difficult upon earth and are delaying the ultimate consummation which, however, is sure to come about when the wheel of Time or Fate has turned full circle.

06.36 - The Mother on Herself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And yet there is a compulsion. It is the secret pressure of one's own nature that drives it forward through all vicissitudes back again to its original source. When it is said that the Divine Grace can and should do all, it means nothing more and nothing less than that: the Divine Grace only accelerates the process of return and recognition. But on the side of the journeying element, the soul, there must be awakened a conscious collaboration, an initial consent and a constantly renewed adhesion. It is this that brings out, at least helps to establish outside on the physical level, the force that is already and has always been at work within and on the subtler and higher levels. That is the pattern of the play, the system of conditions under which the Game is carried out. The Grace works and incarnates in and through a body of willing and conscious collaborators; these become themselves part and parcel of the Force that works.
   The truth I bring will manifest itself and will be embodied upon earth; for, it is the earth's and world's inevitable destiny. The question of time is not relevant. In one respect the truth which I say will be made manifest is already fully manifest, is already realised and established: there is no question of time there. It is in a consciousness timeless or eternally present. There is a process, a play of translation between that timeless poise and the poise in time that we know here below. The measure of that hiatus is very relative, relative to the consciousness that measures, long or short according to the yardstick each one brings. But that is not the essence of the problem: the essence is that the truth is there active, in the process of materialisation, only one should have the eye to see it and the soul to greet it.

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The passion of the Game lighted her eyes:
  A smile on her lips welcomed earth's bliss and grief,
  Its childish Game of daily dwarf desires
  Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  These were but counters in mind's symbol Game,
  A gramophone's discs, a reproduction's film,
  It watched the figure of the cosmic Game,
  But the thought and inner life in forms seemed dead,

07.19 - Bad Thought-Formation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When you find out the cause, then what you have to do is to chase it away, as if it were a fly. The flies are sometimes very troublesome, the more you drive them away the more they come and take it as an amusing Game. But if you are serious and have the will, you succeed in driving them out. In the same manner when an evil formation seeks to possess or touch you, push it away immediately, push it away again and again till it disappears.
   Why should there be a bad will at all, you ask?

08.05 - Will and Desire, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What one may try, in respect of a child, is to turn the direction of his desires, let him desire better things, better because more true and also more difficult to obtain. For example, when you see a child full of desires, put into him a desire of higher quality, that is to say, instead of desiring purely material objects which can give only a temporary satisfaction, one could awaken in him the desire to know, to learn, to become great and so on. That would indeed be a very good beginning. As these things are more difficult to secure, it will serve to develop, to streng then his will. Even if the difficulty is of a physical kind, if, for example, you give the child a doll to prepare, a Chinese puzzle to solve or a Game of Patience, the effort helps in the development of concentration, perseverance, a certain clarity of ideas etc. You can in this way divert the child's will from wrong pursuits to right ones. True, it needs constant attendance and application on your part, but that seems to be the surest way. It is not easy, but it is the most effective.
   To say "no" does not cure, but to say "yes" does not cure either. I knew some persons who allowed their children to do as they pleased. There was one child who tried to eat anything he could get hold of. Naturally he fell sick and got disgusted in the end and cured of the habit. Still the method means risk. For example, a child one day got hold of a match-box and as he was not prevented, burnt himself in playing with it, although thereafter he did not touch a match-box any more. The method may be even catastrophic. For there are children who are dare-devils most children are soand when a desire possesses them they are stopped by nothing in the world. Some are fond of walking along the edge of walls or on house tops; some have an impulse to jump into water directly they see it. Even there are some who love to take the risk of crossing a road when a car is passing. If such children are allowed to go their way, the experiment may prove fatal sometimes. There are people who do allow their children to have this liberty arid take the risk. For they say prevention is not a cure. Children who are denied anything do not usually believe that what is denied is bad, they consider that a thing is called bad simply when one wishes to deny it. So would it not be better, it is argued, to concede the liberty? The theory is that individual liberty must be respected at all costs. Past experiences should not be placed before beings that are come newly into the world; they must get their own experiences, make their own experiments free from any burden of the past. Once I remonstrated with someone that a child should be forewarned about a possible accident, I was told in answer it was none of my business. And when I persisted in saying that the child might get killed, the answer was, "What if? Each one must follow his destiny. It is neither the duty nor the right of anybody to meddle in the affairs of others. If one goes on doing stupid things One will suffer the consequences oneself and most likely stop doing them of one's own accordwhich is hundredfold better than being forced by others to stop." But naturally there are cases when one stops indeed, but not in the way expected or wished for.

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

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We have till now, then, four elements. The fifth one I wish to add is Endurance. For, if you are not capable of facing your difficulties without getting disheartened, without abandoning your effort because it is too difficult, and if you are not able to bear blows, pocket them and go on never minding for the blows come because of your faults and mistakesyou cannot go very far: at the first turning where you lose sight of your petty habitual life, you despair and give up the Game.
   Endurance in its physical expression is perseverance. That is to say, you must be prepared to do a thousand times, if necessary, the same thing over and over again. You take a step forward, you think you are firmly placed; but there will always crop up something or other which brings back the old difficulty. You think you have solved the problem, you will have to solve it again: it will come in a slightly different form, but it is the same problem. You must be ready to face the problem, go through the same difficulties a million times. That is how you are sure to arrive at the goal.

100.00 - Synergy, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  something in support of the quick-profit, man-invented Game of selfishly
  manipulative Game-playing and rule-inventing for the playing of his only-
  ignorantly-preoccupying value systems.174.00 The greatest and most enduring discoveries and inventions of humans on

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Horrified by this sight Harimohon looked at the boy and exclaimed, Why, Keshta! I used to think this man the happiest of all! The boy replied, Just there lies my power. Tell me now which of the two is mightierthis Tinkari Sheel or Sri Krishna, the master of Vaikuntha? Look, Harimohon, I too have the police, sentinels, government, law, justice, I too can play the Game of being a king; do you like this Game? No, my child, answered Harimohon, it is a very cruel Game. Why, do you like it? The boy laughed and declared, I like all sorts of Games; I like to whip as well as to be whipped. Then he continued. You see, Harimohon, people like you look at the outward appearance of things and have not yet cultivated the subtle power of looking inside. Therefore you grumble that you are miserable and Tinkari is happy. This man has no material want; still, compared to you, how much more this millionaire is suffering! Can you guess why? Happiness is a state of mind, misery also is a state of mind. Both are only mind-created. He Who possesses nothing, whose only possessions are difficulties, even he, if he wills, can be greatly happy. But just as you cannot find happiness after spending your days in dry piety, and as you are always dwelling upon your miseries so too this man who spends his days in sins which give him no real pleasure is now thinking only of his miseries. All this is the fleeting happiness of virtue and the fleeting misery of vice, or the fleeting misery of virtue and the fleeting happiness of vice. There is no joy in this conflict. The image of the abode of bliss is with me: he who comes to me, falls in love with me, wants me, lays his demands on me, torments mehe alone can succeed in getting my image of bliss. Harimohon went on eagerly listening to these words of Sri Krishna. The boy continued, And look here, Harimohon, dry piety has lost its charm for you, but in spite of that you cannot give it up, habit4 binds you to it; you cannot even conquer this petty vanity of being pious. This old man, on the other hand, gets no joy from his sins, yet he too cannot abandon them because he is habituated to them, and is suffering hells own agonies in this life. These are the bonds of virtue and vice; fixed and rigid notions, born of ignorance, are the ropes of these bonds. But the sufferings of that old man are indeed a happy sign. They will do him good and soon liberate him.
  So far Harimohon had been listening silently to Sri Krishnas words. Now he spoke out, Keshta, your words are undoubtedly sweet, but I dont trust them. Happiness and misery may be states of mind, but outer circumstances are their cause. Tell me, when the mind is restless because of starvation, can anyone be happy? Or when the body is suffering from a disease or enduring pain, can any one think of you? Come, Harimohon, that too I shall show you, replied the boy.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Is a partner in the deep disastrous Game:
  But not for ever endures this danger Game:
  Beyond the earth, but meant for delivered earth,

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Assured of the Game's vanity lost or won,
  Crushed by its load of ignorance and doubt
  The wager wonderful, the Game divine.
  What liberty has the soul which feels not free

1.005 - The Table, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  1. O you who believe! Fulfill your commitments. Livestock animals are permitted for you, except those specified to you; but not wild Game while you are in pilgrim sanctity. God decrees whatever He wills.
  2. O you who believe! Do not violate God’s sacraments, nor the Sacred Month, nor the offerings, nor the garlanded, nor those heading for the Sacred House seeking blessings from their Lord and approval. When you have left the pilgrim sanctity, you may hunt. And let not the hatred of people who barred you from the Sacred Mosque incite you to aggression. And cooperate with one another in virtuous conduct and conscience, and do not cooperate with one another in sin and hostility. And fear God. God is severe in punishment.
  94. O you who believe! God will test you with something of the Game your hands and spears obtain, that God may know who fears Him at heart. Whoever commits aggression after that will have a painful punishment.
  95. O you who believe! do not kill Game while you are in pilgrim sanctity. Whoever of you kills any intentionally, its penalty shall be a domestic animal comparable to what he killed, as determined by two honest persons among you—an offering delivered to the Kaabah. Or he may atone by feeding the needy, or its equivalent in fasting, so that he may taste the consequences of his conduct. God forgives what is past. But whoever repeats, God will take revenge on him. God is Almighty, Avenger.
  96. Permitted for you is the catch of sea, and its food—as sustenance for you and for travelers. But forbidden for you is the Game of land while you are in pilgrim sanctity. And fear God, to Whom you will be gathered.
  97. God has appointed the Kaabah, the Sacred House, a sanctuary for the people, and the Sacred Month, and the offerings, and the garlanded. That you may know that God knows everything in the heavens and the earth, and that God is Cognizant of all things.

1.006 - Livestock, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  32. The life of this world is nothing but Game and distraction, but the Home of the Hereafter is better for those who are righteous. Do you not understand?
  33. We know that what they say grieves you. It is not you they reject, but it is God's revelations that the wicked deny.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  777 is practically unpurchaseable: copies fetch 10 or so. Nearly all important correspondences are in Magick Table I. The other 2 books are being sent at once. "Working out Games with numbers." I am sorry you should see no more than this. When you are better equipped, you will see that the Qabalah is the best (and almost the only) means by which an intelligence can identify himself. And Gematria methods serve to discover spiritual truths. Numbers are the network of the structure of the Universe, and their relations the form of expression of our Understanding of it.*[G1] In Greek and Hebrew there is no other way of writing numbers; our 1, 2, 3 etc. comes from the Phoenicians through the Arabs. You need no more of Greek and Hebrew than these values, some sacred words knowledge grows by use and books of reference.
  One cannot set a pupil definite tasks beyond the groundwork I am giving you, and we should find this correspondence taking clear shape of its own accord. You have really more than you can do already. And I can only tell you what the right tasks out of hundreds are by your own reactions to your own study and practice.

1.00b - Introduction, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Many of the readers will know, of course, that the word tarot does not mean a Game of cards, serving mantical purposes, but a symbolic book of initiation which contains the greatest secrets in a symbolic form. The first tablet of this book introduces the magician representing him as the master of the elements and offering the key to the first Arcanum, the secret of the ineffable name of Tetragrammaton*, the quabbalistic
  Yod-He-Vau-He. Here we will, therefore, find the gate to the magicians initiation.

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  the rules that made up the Christian Game.
  When I was twelve or so my mother enrolled me in confirmation classes, which served as introduction
  engaging in arguments, regardless of topic. I regarded them as a sort of Game (not that this is in any way
  unique). Suddenly, however, I couldnt talk more accurately, I couldnt stand listening to myself talk. I

1.00 - Preliminary Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  In analysing the nature of this work of controlling the mind, the student will appreciate without trouble the fact that two things are involved the person seeing and the thing seen the person knowing and the thing known; and he will come to regard this as the necessary condition of all consciousness. We are too accustomed to assume to be facts things about which we have no real right even to guess. We assume, for example, that the unconscious is the torpid; and yet nothing is more certain than that bodily organs which are functioning well do so in silence. The best sleep is dreamless. Even in the case of Games of skill our very best strokes are followed by the thought, I dont know how I did it; and we cannot repeat those strokes at will.
  The moment we begin to think consciously about a stroke we get nervous and are lost.

1.01 - An Accomplished Westerner, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Europe was at the peak of its glory; the Game seemed to be played in the West. This is how it appeared to Dr. Krishnadhan Ghose, Sri Aurobindo's father, who had studied medicine in England, and had returned to India completely anglicized. He did not want his three sons, of whom Sri Aurobindo was the youngest, to be in the least contaminated by the "steamy and retrograde" mysticism in which his country seemed to be running to ruin. He did not even want them to know anything of the traditions and languages of India. Sri Aurobindo was therefore provided not only with an English first name, Akroyd,
  but also with an English governess, Miss Pagett, and then sent off at the age of five to an Irish convent school in Darjeeling among the sons of British administrators. Two years later, the three Ghose boys would leave for England. Sri Aurobindo was seven. Not until the age of twenty would he learn his mother tongue, Bengali. He would never see his father again, who died just before his return to India, and barely his mother, who was ill and did not recognize him on his return. Hence, this is a child who grew up outside every influence of family, country, and tradition a free spirit. The first lesson Sri Aurobindo gives us is perhaps, precisely, a lesson of freedom.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  for soul is a life-giving daemon who plays his elfin Game above
  and below human existence, for which reason in the realm of

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  For Python slain, he Pythian Games decred.
  Where noble youths for mastership shou'd strive,

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the Games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields. What old people say you cannot do you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. Old people did not know enough once, perchance, to fetch fresh fuel to keep the fire a-going; new people put a little dry wood under a pot, and are whirled round the globe with the speed of birds, in a way to kill old people, as the phrase is. Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
  Irishmen or other operatives actually to lay the foundations, while the students that are to be are said to be fitting themselves for it; and for these oversights successive generations have to pay. I think that it would be _better than this_, for the students, or those who desire to be benefited by it, even to lay the foundation themselves. The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful. But, says one, you do not mean that the students should go to work with their hands instead of their heads? I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not _play_ life, or _study_ it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive Game, but earnestly _live_ it from beginning to end. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would exercise their minds as much as mathematics. If I wished a boy to know something about the arts and sciences, for instance, I would not pursue the common course, which is merely to send him into the neighborhood of some professor, where any thing is professed and practised but the art of life;to survey the world through a telescope or a microscope, and never with his natural eye; to study chemistry, and not learn how his bread is made, or mechanics, and not learn how it is earned; to discover new satellites to Neptune, and not detect the motes in his eyes, or to what vagabond he is a satellite himself; or to be devoured by the monsters that swarm all around him, while contemplating the monsters in a drop of vinegar.
  Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month,the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this,or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the mean while, and had received a Rodgers penknife from his father? Which would be most likely to cut his fingers?... To my astonishment I was informed on leaving college that I had studied navigation!why, if I had taken one turn down the harbor I should have known more about it. Even the _poor_ student studies and is taught only _political_ economy, while that economy of living which is synonymous with philosophy is not even sincerely professed in our colleges. The consequence is, that while he is reading Adam Smith, Ricardo, and Say, he runs his father in debt irretrievably.

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred Games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness
  of this deed too great for us? Must not we ourselves become gods simply to seem worthy of it?
  the Game without fighting over the rules of the Game. This makes for peace, stability, and potential
  prosperity a good Game. The good, however, is the enemy of the better; a more compelling Game might
  always exist. Myth portrays what is known, and performs a function that if limited to that, might be

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  O, inquirer after divine mysteries! do you ask how it is known that the happiness of man consists in the knowledge of God, and that his enjoyment consists in the love of God ? We observe in reply, that every man's happiness is found in the place where he obtains enjoyment and tranquility. Thus sensual enjoyment is found in eating and drinking and the like. The enjoyment of anger is derived from taking revenge and from violence. The enjoyment of the eye consists in the view of correct images and agreeable objects. The enjoyment of the ear is secured in listening to harmonious voices. In the same way the enjoyment of the heart depends upon its being employed in that for which it was created, in learning to know every thing in its reality and truth. Hence, every man glories in what he knows, even if the thing is but of little importance. He [35] who knows how to play chess, boasts over him who does not know: and if he is looking on while a Game of chess is played, it is of no use to tell him not to speak, for as soon as he sees an improper move, he has not patience to restrain himself from showing his skill, and glorying in his knowledge, by pointing it out....
  Now that it is clear that the happiness of the heart consists in the knowledge and love of God, we may say that the heart that does not feel the necessity of the knowledge of God, and a longing for the love of God, but rather craves after and seeks the world, resembles a sick person who has no appetite for food, but even prefers such things as earth and clay to meat, regarding them as necessary, not-withstanding they have no nourishing qualities. If no remedy can be found, speedily, to recover his appetite for food, and if he continue indulging in perverse notions of what is necessary, his malady will grow in strength; until if he continue in this state, he will perish and lose the joys this world can give. In the same manner the heart which does not feel a necessity for the knowledge and love of God, and where the love of other objects reigns, is a heart that is sick and ready to perish, unless a remedy be applied, unless its affections be turned away from other things, and the love of God become predominant. Future bliss will be lost and eternal misery will be its portion. Our refuge is in God!

1.01 - ON THE THREE METAMORPHOSES, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  still become a child? The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a Game, a self-propelled
  wheel, a first movement, a sacred "Yes." For the Game
  of creation, my brothers, a sacred "Yes" is needed: the

1.01 - The Castle, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  When our supper ended in a muteness which the sounds of chewing and the smacking of lips gulping wine did not make more pleasant, we remained seated, looking one another in the face, with the torment of not being able to exchange the many experiences each of us had to communicate. At that point, on the table which had just been cleared, the man who seemed the lord of the castle set a pack of playing cards. They were tarot cards, larger than the kind we use for ordinary Games or that gypsies employ for predicting the future, but it was possible to discern more or less the same figures that are painted in the enamels of the most precious miniatures. Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages were all young people magnificently dressed, as if for a princely feast; the twenty-two Major Arcana seemed the tapestries of a court theater; and cups, coins, swords, clubs shone like heraldic devices adorned with scrolls and arabesques.
  We began to spread out the cards on the table, face up, and to give them their proper value in Games, or their true meaning in the reading of fortunes. And yet none of us seemed to wish to begin playing, and still less to question the future, since we were as if drained of all future, suspended in a journey that had not ended nor was to end. There was something else we saw in those tarots, something that no longer allowed us to take our eyes from the gilded pieces of that mosaic.
  One of the guests drew the scattered cards to himself, leaving a large part of the table clear; but he did not gather them into a pack nor did he shuffle them; he took one card and placed it in front of himself. We all noticed the resemblance between his face and the face on the card, and we thought we understood that, with the card, he wanted to say "I" and that he was preparing to tell his story.

1.01 - The Three Metamorphoses, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  24:Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a Game, a self-rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea.
  25:Aye, for the Game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world's outcast.
  26:Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.--

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Quick! lest our Game escape us in the press:
  The hand that wields the broom on Saturdays

1.02 - Groups and Statistical Mechanics, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  such a world in the croquet Game in Alice in Wonderland; where
  the mallets are flamingos; the balls, hedgehogs, which quietly
  The essence of an effective rule for a Game or a useful law
  of physics is that it be statable in advance, and that it apply to

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  actions within the Game, but accept the rules without question. We move in a linear direction from present
  to future.
  whole Game comes to a halt, perhaps permanently. Nothing gets accomplished then. We must therefore
  perform certain actions by necessity if we are to survive. This does not mean, however, that our
  our stories (just like the procedural elements of the emergent Games of interacting children become explicit
  rules later in development). The generation and constant refinement of these stories, told and retold over
  then codification) of childrens Games.180 It is the organization of such Games and their elaboration,
  through repeated communication that constitutes the basis for the construction of culture itself.
  The tired stranger who looked pretty damn annoyed said, I dont know what Game you are playing,
  mister. You have a rock. I have a jewel. The little gnome you described sold it to me and he said it was

1.02 - The Eternal Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  conscious of the Great Cosmic Game and the inner dimensions in which our little surface lives are just points, periodically flowering and soon re-engulfed, came to neglect the material world inertia,
  indifference to progress, and resignation often wore the face of wisdom; a spiritual ransom also (this one far more serious), because in that immensity too great for our present little consciousness, the destiny of the earth, our earth, became lost somewhere in the deep confines of the galaxy, or nowhere, reabsorbed in Brahman, whence perhaps it had never emerged after all, except in our dreams

1.02 - THE NATURE OF THE GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The extract which follows next is of great historical significance, since it was mainly through the Mystical Theology and the Divine Names of the fifth-century author who wrote under the name of Dionysius the Areopagite that mediaeval Christendom established contact with Neoplatonism and thus, at several removes, with the metaphysical thought and discipline of India. In the ninth century Scotus Erigena translated the two books into Latin and from that time forth their influence upon the philosophical speculations and the religious life of the West was wide, deep and beneficent. It was to the authority of the Areopagite that the Christian exponents of the Perennial Philosophy appealed, whenever they were menaced (and they were always being menaced) by those whose primary interest was in ritual, legalism and ecclesiastical organization. And because Dionysius was mistakenly identified with St. Pauls first Athenian convert, his authority was regarded as all but apostolic; therefore, according to the rules of the Catholic Game, the appeal to it could not lightly be dismissed, even by those to whom the books meant less than nothing. In spite of their maddening eccentricity, the men and women who followed the Dionysian path had to be tolerated. And once left free to produce the fruits of the spirit, a number of them arrived at such a conspicuous degree of sanctity that it became impossible even for the heads of the Spanish Inquisition to condemn the tree from which such fruits had sprung.
  The simple, absolute and immutable mysteries of divine Truth are hidden in the super-luminous darkness of that silence which revealeth in secret. For this darkness, though of deepest obscurity, is yet radiantly clear; and, though beyond touch and sight, it more than fills our unseeing minds with splendours of transcendent beauty. We long exceedingly to dwell in this translucent darkness and, through not seeing and not knowing, to see Him who is beyond both vision and knowledgeby the very fact of neither seeing Him nor knowing Him. For this is truly to see and to know and, through the abandonment of all things, to praise Him who is beyond and above all things. For this is not unlike the art of those who carve a life-like image from stone; removing from around it all that impedes clear vision of the latent form, revealing its hidden beauty solely by taking away. For it is, as I believe, more fitting to praise Him by taking away than by ascription; for we ascribe attri butes to Him, when we start from universals and come down through the intermediate to the particulars. But here we take away all things from Him going up from particulars to universals, that we may know openly the unknowable, which is hidden in and under all things that may be known. And we behold that darkness beyond being, concealed under all natural light.

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  On the eve of the Darshan, the Mother washed Sri Aurobindo's hair with our help. It was such an elaborate and complicated affair that had it been left in our hands, it would have ended in confusion, particularly because it had to be done in the bedroom. Hot and cold water, basins, soap, powder, etc., etc., had to be kept ready. What a ceremony really, this washing was! No wonder ladies go in for bob or shingle. Formerly, Sri Aurobindo, it seems, used to wash his long hair every night, but I am sure he did without all this paraphernalia. His secluded life had, of course, simplified the whole complex process. Later on when a bathroom adjoining his living room was built, washing lost its formidable character. Sri Aurobindo bore all this torture as a part of the Game, I suppose.
  The Darshan day at last! In the morning, the Mother arrived in his room with a flower, probably a red lotus, knelt before the Lord, placed the lotus on his bed and bowed down to receive his blessings and his sweet smile. This was the second time I saw her doing pranam to him. The first time was on her birthday, February 21. It was a revelation to me, for I did not expect her to bow down in the Indian way. On every Darshan day since then I enjoyed the sight. On other days she used to take his hand and lightly kiss it. With her customary drive, she chalked out the Darshan programme, the time for Sri Aurobindo's lunch and of her coming for the Darshan. We had to be ready and keep the Master ready too. From the early morning time began to move fast, the Mother was seen rushing about, she had so many things to attend to! Everything finished, clad in a lovely sari, a crown adorning her shapely head, looking like a veritable Goddess, she entered Sri Aurobindo's room with brisk steps, earlier than the appointed time, as was her wont. She gave a quick glance at us. We were all attention. The entire group was present, it being the first Darshan after the accident. She was pleased to find us ready. Sri Aurobindo was dressed in an immaculate white dhoti, its border daintily creased, as is the custom in Bengal; a silk chaddar across his chest and his long shining hair flowing down a picture that reminded us of Shiva and Shakti going out to give darshan to their bhaktas; Sri Aurobindo was in front and the Mother behind. They sat together as on other Darshan days, she on his right, a glorious view, and the ceremony began.

10.33 - On Discipline, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Mother speaks of three lines of this higher law. First of all, the individual law which at its lowest and its most common form is the law of selfishness. It is the most elementary and superficial degree of consciousness when the being is confined to its own little person, confined mostly to its hungers and desires, to its sense of possession and appropriation. The human being starts with- this addiction to selfishness but he moves towards a gradual enlargement and rearrangement of this sense of personal value and importance. Therefore he is given a family, a nation, a grouping more or less large in which he can find other selves to meet and learn to live with harmoniously. A collective life whether in a nation or in the family or in any other group formation demands a control over the selfish impulses and egoistic urges. That is the discipline, that is to say, the necessity of submitting the law of one's ego-self to the law of collective selves, needed for the realisation of a collective ideal. When you playa Game you have to obey the rule of the Game and you have to dovetail your movements into the movements of your comrades, you cannot move as you please but must integrate your gestures with those of others. Even so as a member of a particular family or as a citizen of a particular country you have to rearrange your personal habits and movements in accordance with a more general and wider plan of living. The extent of this obedience depends upon the ideal that a particular collectivity pursues and the value of the obedience depends on the ideal thus pursued. And the largest collectivity is of course the human race, the humanity as a whole. The submission of the personal law to the law of humanity in general is also a discipline demanded of man but there too the value of the submission depends upon the exact nature of the humanity to which one is asked to submit. For as I have said, there are degrees of consciousness and levels of being mounting higher and higher in an increasing value in respect of width and intensity and essential character. For along with the widening of the consciousness there must be a heightening of it, a horizontal movement of the being must be supported or accentuated by a vertical movement. Even the widest consciousness, a consciousness one with the universe, as wide as creation itself, can still have a core of ego-sense left behind, however attenuated it may be; the ego-sense can be abolished only by a transcendence even of the universal consciousness and rise into the supra-conscious. And this brings us to the other line of discipline, the supreme discipline which means obedience not merely, not even to the cosmic law but to the transcendent Divine Law. Here the individual is absolutely, utterly, free from his little self, the minor self-law, he is totally merged in the Divine, his being and living becomes the Divine's own law of existence.
   Discipline then is the obedience of a learner to an ever-expanding and ever-ascending law of consciousness and being, until the law of the supreme status is realised which is the law of divine living: it is the utter submission or total obedience to the Divine Himself, when one is identified with the Divine in being and nature, where Law and Person are one and the same.

10.36 - Cling to Truth, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Life Divine is the life of Truth. It is based on Truth, it is Truth, body and substanceTruth absolute, pure and simple. But it may be asked as we are actually in the ignorant and half-ignorant consciousness, in a world of almost total falsehood, is it not necessary, is it not inescapable for us to accept the falsehood for the moment, in order to be able to work in the world and succeed? We have to live in an environment and move in it; if we try to go against it openly, how can we do it practically? As individuals we are infinitesimal particles and the mass of the whole will bear us down each one of us and crush us out of existence. Truth is all right, but the approach to it needs to be cautious and careful. If falsehood is clever we too have to be clever. In a Game where success is the aim, diplomacy and strategy are not outlawed. You have to accept certain terms of your enemy in order that certain terms of yours might be accepted. You can move to success in this mixed world only through a process of give and take. An absolute saintly attitude is not a thing of practical politics. That is why, to keep their truth unsullied, the ancients abandoned this field of practical politics, retired to the forest or into the cosy laps of the hills.
   Beware, this is the voice of the adversary trying to tempt you by confusing your mind. The path is straight and narrow, it is not wide and comfortable and strewn with roses. To find the Truth, to live the Truth we must begin by finding it in its purity and living it. As is the start, so is the end. Our steadfastness, our faithfulness must be unalloyed, our sincerity of utmost purity. It is Truth alone that leads to Truth, a compromise or semblance leads only to the untruth. Your diplomacy or duplicity may bring you the coveted result or it may not; but surely it will put a layer of soot upon your soul, push you back one step more into your inconscience. And if you continue you may become the biggest success in the eyes of the world, but your soul will be nowhere, leaving behind perhaps only a hopeless sob in a wilderness. Has not the Mother said, "Even if there is a particle of falsehood in your expression In your word or in your acthow can you hope to express the Supreme Truth?" Remember also the words of Sri Aurobindo: "Do not imagine that truth and falsehood, light and darkness, surrender and selfishness can be allowed to dwell together in a house consecrated to the Divine. The transformation must be integral, and integral therefore the rejection of all that withstands it."1

1.03 - A Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  They are attached to playing Games.
  Hearing this, the afuent man was startled
  Still attached to their Games,
  They kept right on playing.
  These children were attached to playing their Games.
  But by causing them to escape from the disaster,

1.03 - BOOK THE THIRD, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Well stor'd with Game, and mark'd with trails of blood;
  Here did the huntsmen, 'till the heat of day,
  And call'd their lord Actaeon to the Game.
  He shook his head in answer to the name;

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  But now thou askest me how thou mayest destroy this naked knowing and feeling of thine own being. For per-adventure thou thinkest that if it were destroyed, all other hindrances were destroyed; and if thou thinkest thus, thou thinkest right truly. But to this I answer thee and I say, that without a full special grace full freely given by God, and also a full according ableness on thy part to receive this grace, this naked knowing and feeling of thy being may in nowise be destroyed. And this ableness is nought else but a strong and a deep ghostly sorrow. All men have matter of sorrow; but most specially he feeleth matter of sorrow that knoweth and feeleth that he is. All other sorrows in comparison to this be but as it were Game to earnest. For he may make sorrow earnestly that knoweth and feeleth not only what he is, but that he is. And whoso felt never this sorrow, let him make sorrow; for he hath never yet felt perfect sorrow. This sorrow, when it is had, cleanseth the soul, not only of sin, but also of pain that it hath deserved for sin; and also it maketh a soul able to receive that joy, the which reaveth from a man all knowing and feeling of his being.
  This sorrow, if it be truly conceived, is full of holy desire; and else a man might never in this life abide it or bear it. For were it not that a soul were somewhat fed with a manner of comfort by his right working, he should not be able to bear that pain that he hath by the knowing and feeling of his being. For as oft as he would have a true knowing and a feeling of his God in purity of spirit (as it may be here), and then feeleth that he may not for he findeth evermore his knowing and his feeling as it were occupied and filled with a foul stinking lump of himself, the which must always be hated and despised and forsaken, if he shall be Gods perfect disciple, taught by Himself in the mount of perfctionso oft he goeth nigh mad for sorrow.

1.03 - Questions and Answers, #Book of Certitude, #unset, #Zen
  Other means, such as bows and arrows, guns, and similar equipment employed in hunting, are also included. If, however, traps or snares are used, and the Game dieth before it can be reached, it is unlawful for consumption.
  25. QUESTION: Concerning the pilgrimage.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  caught." After that the net is sure to catch Game. A pantomime of
  the same sort has been acted within the living memory in our
  insert it in the gun; for by so doing you practically eat the Game
  that is to be hit by the bullet, which therefore cannot possibly
  hunter may not spin while her husb and is eating, or the Game will
  turn and wind like the spindle, and the hunter will be unable to hit
  not loiter at the door, for were he to do so, the Game would in like
  manner stop in front of the hunter's snares and then turn back,
  of the world for the purpose of running down the Game. Thus a German
  huntsman will stick a nail taken from a coffin into the fresh spoor
  a handful of sand taken from the footprints of the Game, believing
  that this will bring the animal down. Thompson Indians used to lay
  hours. Ewe hunters of West Africa stab the footprints of Game with a
  sharp-pointed stick in order to maim the quarry and allow them to

1.03 - The End of the Intellect, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  would see him seated there in the same posture for hours on end, his eyes fixed on his book, like a yogi lost in the contemplation of the Divine, unaware of all that went on around him. Even if the house had caught fire, it would not have broken this concentration." He read English, Russian, German, and French novels, but also, in ever larger numbers, the sacred books of India, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, although he had never been in a temple except as an observer. "Once, having returned from the College," one of his friends recalls, "Sri Aurobindo sat down, picked up a book at random and started to read, while Z and some friends began a noisy Game of chess. After half an hour, he put the book down and took a cup of tea.
  We had already seen him do this many times and were waiting eagerly for a chance to verify whether he read the books from cover to cover or only scanned a few pages here and there. Soon the test began. Z

1.03 - The Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Let us reduce all our knowledge of man and the universe to symbols which can be portrayed in pictures suitable for use as an ordinary Game. In such a manner, the accumulated wisdom of the ages will be preserved in an unorthodox way, passing unnoticed by the herd as being the Philosophy

1.03 - The Syzygy - Anima and Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  as it is to ensure that the Empedoclean Game of the hate and
  love of the elements shall continue for all eternity. Nature is

1.03 - The Tale of the Alchemist Who Sold His Soul, #The Castle of Crossed Destinies, #Italo Calvino, #Fiction
  Now there was still The Wheel of Fortune to interpret, one of the most complicated images in the whole tarot Game. It could mean simply that fortune had turned in Faust's direction, but this explanation seemed too obvious for the alchemist's narrative style, always elliptical and allusive. On the other hand, it was legitimate to suppose that our doctor, having got possession of the diabolical secret, conceived a monstrous plan: to change into gold all that was changeable. The wheel of the Tenth Arcanum would then literally mean the toiling gears of the Great Gold Mill, the gigantic mechanism which would raise up the Metropolis of Precious Metal; and the human forms of various ages seen pushing the wheel or rotating with it were there to indicate the crowds of men who eagerly lent a hand to the project and dedicated the years of their lives to turning those wheels day and night. This interpretation failed to take into account all the details of the miniature (for example, the animalesque ears and tails that adorned some of the revolving human figures), but it was a basis for interpreting the following cards of cups and coins as the Kingdom of Abundance in which the City of Gold's inhabitants wallowed. (The rows of yellow circles perhaps evoked the gleaming domes of golden skyscrapers that flanked the streets of the Metropolis.)
  But when would the established price be collected by the Cloven Contracting Party? The story's two final cards were already on the table, placed there by the first narrator: the Two of Swords and Temperance. At the gates of the City of Gold armed guards blocked the way to anyone who wished to enter, to prevent access to the Cloven-hooved Collector, no matter in what guise he might turn up. And even if a simple maiden, like the one in the last card, were to approach, the guards made her halt.

1.04 - ADVICE TO HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (smiling): "Ah! I see you have found it out. Let me tell you one thing. One should follow various paths. One should practise each creed for a time. In a Game of satrancha a piece can't reach the centre square until it completes the circle; but once in the square it can't be overtaken by any other piece."
  M: "That is true, sir."

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  In some regards, a paradigm is like a Game. Play is optional, but, once undertaken, must be governed by
  (socially-verified) rules. These rules cannot be questioned, while the Game is on (or, if they are, that is a
  different Game. Children arguing about how to play football are not playing football. They are engaging,
  instead, in a form of philosophy). Paradigmatic thinking allows for comprehension of an infinity of facts,
  Dont play Games with me, young man, responded the matron. Its turtles all the way down.393
  Douglas Hofstadter presented a similar idea, in a fictional discussion between Achilles, the Greek hero, and
  revolutionary changes the models. The normal scientist accepts the (current) Game as valid, so to speak, and
  tries to extend its relevant domain. The revolutionary scientist, who alters the rules of the Game themselves,
  is playing a different Game (with different and dangerous rules, from a within-the- Game perspective). Kuhn
  increased adaptive flexibility: alterations in abstract thought can proceed as if as if a Game, without
  immediate practical consequences, positive or negative.404 The disadvantage of this adaptive flexibility is
  presumptions of the Game to call the rules into question; to dissolve impetus for action and to disinhibit
  existential anxiety. A Game is fun until the rules appear childish. Then the fun disappears. This might be
  progress, in time. Until a new Game appears, however, it is merely troublesome. The process of abstract
  (semantic) inquiry is capable of undermining moral adaptation at each level semantic, episodic and
  transformation). Such limitation which is the inability to play Games with the rules of the Games means
  dangerous restriction of behavioral and representational flexibility, and increased susceptibility to the

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Now we come to a different field of activity altogether, one whose place in Yoga will be strongly challenged, especially when the Mother herself used it as a means of sadhana: her playing tennis. I won't discuss the issue, for the quotation cited above gives the answer. Before she started playing tennis the Mother joined our young group in playing table-tennis. When a young boy asked her if he could install a table in his house for the Game, the Mother replied, "Why not at Nanteuil?[4] then I can come and play too." He was much surprised and delighted at the divine proposal! She must have found it a good light exercise as well as an admirable means of contact with the young set which was gradually increasing; it was perhaps also her yogic means of action upon them. After a year or so the Mother decided to have a tennis court. She might have felt that she needed some more brisk exercise in the open air. She often talked of her project to Sri Aurobindo. One day we heard that the entire wasteland along the north-eastern seaside was taken on a long lease from the Government and a part of it would be made into tennis courts and the rest into a playground. One cannot imagine now what this place was like before. It was one of the filthiest spots of Pondicherry, full of thistles and wild undergrowth, an open place for committing nuisance as well as a pasture for pigs! The stink and the loathsome sight made the place a Stygian sore and a black spot on the colonial Government. The Mother changed this savage wasteland into a heavenly playground, almost a supramental transformation of Matter. The sea-front was clothed in a vision of beauty and delight. If for nothing else, for this transformation at least, Pondicherry should be eternally grateful to the Mother. But who remembers the past? Gratitude is a rare human virtue. I was particularly very happy, first, because I was fond of tennis; secondly, I fancied that Yoga would be now made easy. Who could ever think of tennis in Yoga! But woe to me, how it completely upset my balance!
  All this, however, is by the way. My point was to demonstrate the Mother's method of working. As soon as the plot was acquired, she went about the work in her usual one-pointed manner. And what a job it was! To build a long rampart against the surges of the sea was itself a gigantic enterprise for a private institution like our Ashram without any income of its own. But I shall confine myself to the construction of the tennis courts only. She did not count the expense; men and money were freely employed, for the courts had to be made ready within a minimum period of time. We have observed that when the Mother feels the need for a work to be done, she goes ahead, confident that the required resources will come. In the present case, there was also the question of the right worker to see the project through. The Mother said to Sri Aurobindo, "I know there is one man who can do it." It was Monoranjan Ganguli, a sadhak. I saw him at this work and was really amazed at his wonderful devotion to the Mother, his determination to fulfil the trust she had placed in him. He supervised the operation with unfailing love and duty and cool temper, making the tennis ground his home and passing many sleepless nights sitting on a stool. When I asked him why he should be in such a hurry, he replied, "Mother wants it so. I must finish it within the appointed time." "Is it possible? Only a few days are left!" I voiced my doubt. "Oh, I must!" and he did. A singular feat indeed, and again the Mother's right choice.
  She played very well for her age, and her claim that she had become a champion in her youth was amply borne out by her steady, sharp forehand strokes which were above all a marvel of precision. Naturally she could not run a great deal, but her agility was remarkable. In her vision tennis is the best Game spiritually and physically. She used it not only for her physical fitness, but as in everything else, as a medium for her spiritual action on the players. It was this inner movement that interested her as much as the outer one. For, playing with the Divine meant an aspiration, opening, right attitude, reception of her force through the Game, as through other means like physical and mental activity. Here, of course, the manner is more direct and more joyful. In other words, it was used more as a means of sadhana. When someone had some inner difficulties, she would invite him for a Game with her and the effect was almost miraculous. On the other hand, she would suddenly stop calling for many days or altogether, a person with whom she had played almost regularly. These are nothing but vagaries, one would be inclined to observe. But they were not; the person involved often knew very well the inner reason. Someone asked the Mother in another context which involved certain hardships, if she put people to test. She replied, "Never! people have already enough difficulties, why should we add more? But there are inner tests." Too subtle, swift and mysterious are her ways to be grasped by our human mind; so I will refrain from going into the matter. On our birthdays she used to invite us specially to play a set with her. The joy that she imparted to us by this means can be compared to the joy that we had in our talks with Sri Aurobindo, different in kind, of course.
  I shall relate an interesting account of the Mother's diplomacy in this field of tennis. There used to be friendly tournaments under the Mother's supervision. Once my partner and I had reached the finals and were to face a younger pair who were known to be the Mother's favourites. Gods, goddesses especially, have their chosen ones, if the Puranas are to be believed, and they always win. Of course we are to assume that there are larger purposes which we cannot guess, behind the seeming partialities. The Mother broached the topic of the Game to Sri Aurobindo and asked me naively how we were going to fare, what would be our tactics, etc., etc. I would not be caught so easily. Then she employed a familiar strategy, "You know they are a very good pair; you have no chance against them." Thus she went on battering me. Sri Aurobindo listened to it with an amused smile. When, finishing my duty, I was going for the Game, I asked Champaklal to plead to Sri Aurobindo on our behalf. The play started, there was quite a crowd. The Mother was watching with keen interest. The upshot was that we lost sadly and badly. Curiously enough, we missed even simple shots. On my return in the evening, I told Champaklal of our ignoble defeat. Later on, Sri Aurobindo himself enquired and learning from Champaklal about the result, he enjoyed the joke and laughed aloud. I did not know what gave him so much amusement. Failure of his own force? Did he give force at all? Success of the Mother's favourites? The Mother, however, in her turn, gave a long report of the Game. She said, "Oh, they became so nervous! I tried all the while to make them steady, but of no use. They missed even simple shots!" I made no outer comment but was inwardly muttering, "What chance could we have if you had already decided our doom as Krishna that of the Kauravas?" Doom is the word, in a deeper sense too, for as I have hinted, I became inordinately attached to tennis and neglected even my duty. It was like an old love that had revived with all its insensate passion and I had to receive persistent psychological beating from the Mother before I could get rid of this folly. Sri Aurobindo once wrote to me, "Never! [forsake you] But beat a lot." The beating came mostly from the Mother.
  Let me illustrate. I shall restrict myself to the field of tennis. After Sri Aurobindo's passing I thought of giving up tennis for good. The Mother said, "Why? You will play with me." Every day I went to the tennis ground and she called me for a Game. This led to the revival of my old passion which had been arrested due to Sri Aurobindo's illness. I was not satisfied with merely playing a few Games with the Mother. Besides, as I had no regular duty to bind me, I began to indulge in it with abandon. Suddenly the Mother stopped playing with me and for many days at a stretch, I was mystified. Every day I waited, hoping to be called; she would call many others, but ignore me. The contrast was too flagrant. I felt rather humiliated. Curiously enough, whenever I had stopped playing at other times, she gave me a chance. The apparent connection between the two made me suspect that she wanted me to give up playing with others except with herself. As to how she knew which day I had played or abstained from playing, that was no riddle to anyone who knew her well. But I could not give up the Game so easily. Also, I thought, "Why should I give it up? What's wrong with it? It is a good pleasant exercise!" Moreover, I wanted to be quite sure of my suspicion and continued playing till I found that there was a clear connection. She called me only when I had not played with others. This "cutting" became so painful to me and palpable to others that I thought of not going to the courts while she played, but some force dragged me there, not exactly in expectation of a Game but so as not to give in to my sense of pride and prestige. I observed that she took note of my presence and I was one of the referees during her play. I also thought, "If she had some accident while playing (an accident did happen later) and I was not there? What account should I give to Sri Aurobindo in my inner communion with him? I must swallow my amour-propre."
  During the sports season, she went to the sports ground after her tennis. Instead of following her, I stayed to enjoy a Game. But when I had followed her, she took note of my presence by a fugitive glance for no apparent reason. This happened so often that even a dull person would not fail to perceive the meaning. Thus the battle raged on: sense of humiliation, struggle to keep the right attitude, doggedness to stick to my self-will and a host of other psychological complexes. At last the relentless silent pressure won and I gave up tennis. This is our human nature. When it is evident that the Divine wants to do something for my good, I refuse either out of attachment, self-justification or sheer disobedience. Change of nature is such an uphill job. It is not for nothing that the Guru said in 1936, that changing the nature of 150 inmates of the Ashram was a job! The interesting point was that the Mother never voiced her wish in words. Her way is usually subtle. She has said that unless she could control a movement by a silent gesture or look, she had not gained a complete mastery. Neither did I ask her what should have been my attitude towards the play. If I did, she would probably have answered. When she said, "You will play with me", I could not grasp the inner meaning that I should play with her alone. This is one of the methods she employs to open us to higher perceptions than those of reason.
  Now, I shall give some instances of my medical contact with her. We have noticed that she possessed medical knowledge far above an average doctor's. In fact, during my medical practice in the Ashram, it was she who guided me at every step. I was doing the double duty of attending to the patients as well as the Divine. I could not spare much time for the patients, A heavy work was imposed upon me, of course at my own suggestion, that a medical history of all the Ashram people should be recorded and preserved for reference, and it should be incumbent on the new candidates for taking up Yoga to appear for and pass a medical examination. I was to read these reports every day when the Mother attended on Sri Aurobindo. Both of them would ask questions and give suggestions. It became more a test for the doctor than for the patients. Any negligence, mistake or slip in my case-taking was at once detected, but never was I reprimanded for any short-coming. If to some of her questions I remained silent, the Mother would comment, "Oh, he doesn't know. If he knew, he would at once speak out." A humorous instance comes to mind. Once I prescribed a mixture to our bumptious Mridu, Sri Aurobindo's luchi-maker, but forgot to write precise directions on the label. She caught hold of this slip, came in a flurry to the Mother and burst out, "Mother, Nirodbabu is a poem, he is no doctor. He has given me medicine without any directions." The Mother appearing grave, the bottle in her hand, came and reported the joke to Sri Aurobindo. He listened in silence. If it had happened during the correspondence period, I am sure he would have had fun at my cost.
  The Mother now began to identify herself more and more with this new generation. In the evening when Sri Aurobindo was enjoying his solitude, the Mother, after her tennis, busied herself in the Playground meeting the children, watching their Games and exercises, taking classes, etc. and through all these means, establishing an intimate contact with them. The exercises were done in cumbersome pyjamas which consequently checked free movement. One evening when I went to visit the Playground, I found the gate closed. The gate-keeper told me that the Mother did not want anyone except the group-members to enter the Playground. When it was thrown open we found, to our surprise, that the girls were doing exercises in shorts! How did this revolutionary change come about? Here, in brief, is the story from one who played an active part in it. One day, one of the girls, doing her exercises in pyjamas in the Playground, fell down and got hurt owing to the impractical dress. When the Mother was told about it, she listened quietly. After a couple of days, she called Bratati, one of the sadhikas of her intimate circle (she had such small intimate groups of young boys, girls and adults) and said, "I have solved the problem of the uniform. The girls will put on white shorts, a white shirt and a kitty-cap on the head for their hair. Prepare them and try them on yourself. Pyjamas are unwieldy. When you are ready, let me know about it." When everything was ready, she informed the Mother and a day was fixed for the rehearsal in strict privacy. The Mother was pleased with the design. Calling the girls together she gave a short impressive talk on the new experiment and the necessity for trying it. They at once fell in with the proposal and adopted the new uniform. But what was the reaction to this drastic step? Some, particularly old people, were shocked to see their daughters scantily dressed and doing exercises jointly with boys; a few conservative guardians were planning to take their wards away from such a modernised Ashram. I, personally, admired, on the one hand, the revolutionary step taken by the Mother far in advance of the time in Eastern countries, in anticipation of the modern movement in dress; on the other hand, my cautious mind, or as Sri Aurobindo would say, my coward-mind, could not but feel the risk involved in this forward venture. At the same time I knew that the Mother's very nature is to face danger, if necessary. And whenever we had tried to argue with her that we were doing things which were not done outside, she replied sharply, "Why should we follow the others? They have no ideas, we have ideas. I have come to break down old conventions and superstitions." Besides, whatever measures she adopts are not done for the sake of novelty or from mental reasons. "Mother is guided by her intuition," Sri Aurobindo reminded us very often. Also, I believe, she prepares the ground in the occult planes and manipulates the forces to her advantage before she takes any hazardous step. That is why we hear her say, "Wait, wait!" for the opportune moment, I suppose. We can realise now the wisdom of her vision in taking that revolutionary step. Further, I think it was one of the most effective means to eliminate sex-consciousness between the male and the female. We are in this respect much better than before now that shorts have become almost our normal dress.
  To cut short the story, thanks to her long and sustained labour, these two institutions have gained today their well-deserved recognition abroad; particularly the physical culture. On the occasion of the April Darshan in 1949, the members of this organisation called J.S.A.S.A.[^7] were given the privilege of a march past in their group uniforms before the Master and the Mother. Sri Aurobindo seemed to have been much impressed by the smartness of the young boys' group.
  We have seen her coming drenched in perspiration from her Game of tennis and taking French translation classes soon after, or going to the sports ground to watch our tournaments, herself taking down the names and scores of each participant, her spiritual force acting simultaneously, protecting, sustaining and inspiring all, her very Presence electrifying the atmosphere with a divine energy and quietude. She would hold one end of the tape at the terminus in the running competitions. She had even gone out to watch our team playing friendly matches with outside clubs. Twice she witnessed the Calcutta Mohan Bagan football team's display and was so impressed by it that she changed her opinion of the Game. She had considered it a rough, vital play where one was bound to get some injury; in fact, that was what happened with our young players. But the spectacular display by the Calcutta team playing such a clean Game made her remark, "I didn't know that football could be played in such a clean manner!" All the players came for the Mother's blessings and presented to her the new football they had won. Then returning from all these functions to the Playground, she continued her daily round of interviews, watching the marching, taking classes or distributing sweets to all the Ashramites, till about 9.00 p.m.! This was her programme throughout the year; one activity or another filled up every moment and, mind you, this continued till her 80th year!
  Where did she get all this energy from? Her body was frail, food and sleep were medically quite inadequate to copewith her super-abundant vitality. "Do you think I live on these frugal meals alone? One can draw any amount of energy from universal Nature," she once said. Here we are face to face with the Divine Energy, the Shakti incarnate. Like Sri Aurobindo with regard to his massive correspondence, she could say, "If for nothing else, at least for my interminable activity, I should be called an Avatar!"

1.04 - THE STUDY (The Compact), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  A Game whose winnings no man ever knew,
  A maid that, even from my breast,

1.05 - AUERBACHS CELLAR, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Don't try that Game a second time upon us!

1.05 - Computing Machines and the Nervous System, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  repetitive process like the end of a chess Game in which there is
  a continuing cycle of perpetual check. This occurs in the case of

1.05 - Mental Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from Games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more.
  For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know.

1.05 - On the Love of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  In the first place, every one of man's faculties has its appropriate function which it delights to fulfil. This holds good of them all, from the lowest bodily appetite to the highest form of intellectual apprehension. But even a comparatively low form of mental exertion affords greater pleasure than the satisfaction of bodily appetites. Thus, if a man happens to be absorbed in a Game of chess, he will not come to his meal, though repeatedly summoned. And the higher the subject-matter of our knowledge, the greater is our delight in it; for instance, we would take more pleasure in knowing the secrets of a king than the secrets of a vizier. Seeing, then, that God is the highest possible object of knowledge, the knowledge of Him must afford more delight than any other. He who knows God, even in this world, dwells, as it were, in a paradise, "the breadth of which is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth,"[1] a, paradise the fruits of which no envy can.
  [1. Koran.]

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  That is to say: the liar chooses his own Game, sets his own rules, and then cheats. This cheating is failure to
  grow, to mature; is rejection of the process of consciousness itself.
  at the Game of comrades. There really is such a Game. It is a very simple Game. Just play up to him a
  couple of times or so, use some of his own pet words and phrases. He will like it. For he has grown
  Abstract thinking in general, and abstract moral thinking in particular, is play: the Game, what if?
   Games are played by first establishing, then identifying, then altering, basic presuppositions. Before any
   Game can be played, the rules have to be established; before the Game can be altered, the rules have to be
  made manifest. A Game (at least in its final stages) is played by constructing an image of the world in
  imagination, in accordance with certain presuppositions which are the rules (the environment) of the
   Game and then by acting in that imaginary world. This Game construction, playing and modifying is a
  form of practice, for real-world activity. As Games increase in complexity, in fact, it becomes increasingly
  difficult to distinguish them from real-world activity.
  The Game itself, at its first stages, is played at the procedural level; the rules remain implicit. Once a
  representation of the Game has been established, then the Game can be shared; later, the rules themselves
  can be altered. Piaget discusses the formulation of the rules of childrens Games:
  From the point of view of the practice or application of rules four successive stages can be
  one Game, ideas about the rules in general are still rather vague. In other words, children of 7-8, who
  belong to the same class at school and are therefore constantly playing with each other, give, when they
  rules. Not only is every detail of procedure in the Game fixed, but the actual code of rules to be observed
  is known to the whole society. There is remarkable concordance in the information given by children of
  10-12 belonging to the same class at school, when they are questioned on the rules of the Game and their
  possible variations....
  questioned. This act of higher-order conceptualization means emergence of ability to play Games, with the
  rules of Games and belief in the justifiability of such activity (this rebuff to traditional order). This more
  abstract ability allows for answer to the meta-problem of morality, posed (much) earlier: not how to
  inevitable consequence of the structure of the list of laws. He plays a deadly serious Game with the
  temporal representatives of then-traditional order, represented in the New Testament in the form of
  a Game cannot be played without rules and the rules say what cannot be done, as much as what can.
  Perhaps the world is not possible, as a world, without its borders without its rules. Maybe existence
  Should the world exist? Are the preconditions of experience so terrible that the whole Game should be
  called off? (and there is never any shortage of people working diligently towards this end).
  that it played a role in a Game by observing that it had more of the nature of a chessman in chess [Wittgenstein, L.
  (1968). pp. 46e-47e]. The meaning of a piece is its role in the Game [Wittgenstein, L. (1968). p. 150e] he noted,
  furthermore, that the Game has not only rules, but a point. [Wittgenstein, L. (1968). p. 150e].
  Wittgenstein was driving at a general principle: an object is defined even perceived (categorized as a unity,

1.05 - The Magical Control of the Weather, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  lower in the Arctic sky, the Esquimaux of Iglulik play the Game of
  cat's cradle in order to catch him in the meshes of the string and
  moving northward in the spring, they play the Game of cup-and-ball
  to hasten his return. When an Australian blackfellow wishes to stay

1.05 - THE MASTER AND KESHAB, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "That is Her will. She wants to continue playing with Her created beings. In a Game of hide-and-seek the running about soon stops if in the beginning all the players touch the 'granny'. If all touch her, then how can the Game go on? That displeases her.
  Her pleasure is in continuing the Game. Therefore the poet said: Out of a hundred thousand kites, at best but one or two break free;
  And Thou dost laugh and clap Thy hands, O Mother, watching them!
  MASTFR (with a laugh): "Of course you can! Why should you renounce everything? You are all right as you are, following the middle path-like molasses partly solid and partly liquid. Do you know the Game of nax? Having scored the maximum number of points, I am out of the Game. I can't enjoy it. But you are very clever. Some of you have scored ten points, some six, and some five. You have scored just the right number; so you are not out of the Game like me. The Game can go on. Why, that's fine! (All laugh.) "I tell you the truth: there is nothing wrong in your being in the world. But you must direct your mind toward God; otherwise you will not succeed.
  Do your duty with one hand and with the other hold to God. After the duty is over, you will hold to God with both hands.

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  These two long extracts are enoughto show clearly Sri Aurobindo's vision of the play of forces, how they try through the use of human instruments to fulfil their purpose and also what Sri Aurobindo's part was in this mysterious play. I shall now give some extracts from our talks to demonstrate Sri Aurobindo's close watch on the trend of the War, his comments on the military movements of the contending parties, sometimes his anticipation of their strategic moves and the consequences that would ensue, or his own suggestions about the courses that could be followed. And all this came enlivened with a sense of quiet humour that made the grimness of the War itself appear light, even an enjoyable Game of forces.
  On 29.12.40 Savarkar gave a speech in which he said that the British could not be defeated. Sri Aurobindo commented: "Nonsense. They were saved by Divine Intervention. They would have been smashed if Hitler had invaded England at the right time after the fall of France."
  We heard of the Japanese bombing of Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam, we also heard that Japanese warships had come to the Indian Ocean at Trincomali and the next information that reached us almost immediately was that they had exploded and sunk before they had time to invade India! In the North-East the I.N.A.[5] with the Japanese army at its back was triumphantly marching into Assam. The Indian army seemed to be in a panicky retreat, and the British Government, counting its imperial glory to be almost at an end, was preparing to leave India. The then Governor of Bengal seemed to have said at a cabinet meeting, "This time the Game is up." When the words were reported to Sri Aurobindo he remarked, "Now the wheel will turn." For the Allies the situation at that moment was desperate everywhere, in Africa, in India, in Europe.
  At this jubilant moment of the enemy, India's destiny intervened. A heavy downpour from heaven inundated the dense Assam jungles for days together, so that, bogged in the flood and mud, the invading army with its liberation force had to liberate itself from the wrath of Nature and beat an ignominious retreat. Yet rain during that season had never been heard of before.
  The other causes then could be considered no more than contributory, even if indispensable factors. Out of all these, I may make some comment on the claims of the I. N. A. Whatever significance there may be in its claims, the role it played was fraught with most dangerous consequences. I wonder how our countrymen had no apprehension of them. It was a fatal Game the I.N.A. played, thinking that the Japanese, after the conquest of India, would peacefully leave the country letting the I.N.A. enjoy the fruit of its victory, or that India would be able to fight and drive them out. Sri Aurobindo pointing out what would have been our condition, had Japan entered India, said, "Japan's imperialism being young and based on industrial and military power and moving westward, was a greater menace to India than the British imperialism which was old, which the country had learnt to deal with and which was on the way to elimination."
  Our Ashram came in for a good deal of suffering and inconvenience in the wake of the War: the wrath and abuse of our countrymen, the resentment of a number of our own inmates for our support of the War and the loss of some other valiant sons in the great holocaust. It had to open its doors to the children of all disciples who were in the danger zone, so we were all of a sudden changed into a large community without sufficient means to maintain ourselves. And due to the general embargoes and restrictions imposed by the Government the most necessary food supply was either cut off or reduced to a minimum. Last of all, and the greatest irony of fate, the Ashram in spite of all our help was suspected of being a nest of spies or enemy agents. Police search was apprehended and even the question of disbanding the Ashram was in the air. Perhaps the British Government had never entirely believed that Sri Aurobindo, once the most dangerous enemy of the British Empire, could really become their ally. Was he not still engaged in secret revolutionary activities, his war-contribution serving just as a smoke-screen? Unfortunately, in the Ashram itself there were some who wished for Hitler's victory, not for love of Hitler but because of their hatred of British domination. Sri Aurobindo conveyed through us a stern message to them: "If these people want that the Ashram should be dissolved, they can come and tell me and I will dissolve it instead of the police doing it.... Hitlerism is the greatest menace that the world has ever met."

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The seeker will no longer be fooled by the dubious Game going on in his surface vital, but for a long time he will keep the habit of responding to the thousands of small biological and emotional vibrations circling around him. The transition takes time, much as the transition from the world-mongering mind to mental silence did, and it is often accompanied by spells of intense fatigue, because our organism loses the habit of renewing its energy at the common superficial source (which soon appears crude and heavy once we have tasted the other type of energy), yet it still lacks the capacity to remain constantly connected to the true source, hence some "gaps." But here again the seeker is helped by the descending Force, which powerfully contri butes to establish a new rhythm in him. He even notices, with ever-renewed astonishment, that if he takes but one small step forward, the Help from above will take ten toward him as if he were expected. It would be quite wrong to believe that the work is only negative, however; naturally the vital likes to think that it is making huge efforts to struggle against itself, which is its skillful way of protecting itself on all fronts, but in practice the seeker does not follow an austere or negative rule; he follows a positive need within his being, because he is truly growing out of yesterday's norms and yesterday's pleasures, which now feel to him like a baby's diet. He is no longer content with all that; he has better things to do, better things to live. This is why it is so difficult to explain the path to one who has never tried it, for he will see only his own current perspective or,
  rather, the loss of his perspective. Yet if we only knew how each loss of perspective is a step forward, how greatly life changes when we pass from the stage of closed truths to that of open truths a truth like life itself, too great to be confined within limited perspectives, because it embraces them all and sees the usefulness of each thing at each stage of an infinite development; a truth great enough to deny itself and move endlessly to a higher truth.

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  And hopeless to recover her lost Game,
  She sets both bride and palace in a flame.
  It never fails to strike the Game, and then
  Comes bloody back into your hand again.
  The Game shoots from him, and he chops the air.
  To cast my jav'lin then I took my stand;

1.07 - Savitri, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  All seems in vain, yet endless is the Game.
  Impassive turns the ever-circling wheel,

1.08a - The Ladder, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Tender sky and intoxicating kisses of air. My gods, my lovers, my friends. By day it was enough to be with them, their playmate, the glad confederate, their privileged listener to secrets never quite revealed, to wisdom never wholly understood ; one with them, strong young hands in theirs, strong young feet racing beside, the same joy in the heart and ardour in the blood, the same unutterable love of life ! But at night in the cool scented darkness, before the land became bewitched beneath the blue moon of the Fens, a restlessness came out of the air and invaded the senses, that neither talking nor walking, nor reading nor laughter would appease. As though the pipes of Pan rang still, thin, and sweet and with a music more alluring, for all its minor key, than any heard in sunlight. As though the Games and delights of day with the invisible companions were not enough, but at night led further on to territories yet unknown, where mortal sense could not follow. . . . Not forbidden territories, but secret, lost, and hid from the coarser human understanding. 8 Come, come! Follow, follow ! . . .' An inexpressible peace went back with me after that idle wandering, for the spirit of the water had paced the sands beside me, in silent rhythm of feet and heart, a spirit that had entered mine and brought unutter- able joy and fullness and grave content, and went with me up the sandy path and the crooked stairs, and to the vast kingdoms of sleep, . . ."
  The methods adopted by the Qabalah extend to the world a new science, providing an enormous field of investigation for all who care to undertake it. The man of science will discover unclassified phenomena to record and analyse.

1.08 - Information, Language, and Society, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  minded theory. The market is a Game, which has indeed received
  a simulacrum in the family Game of Monopoly. It is thus strictly
  subject to the general theory of Games, developed by von Neu-
  mann and Morgenstern. This theory is based on the assumption
  possible expectation of reward. It is thus the market Game as
  played between perfectly intelligent, perfectly ruthless opera-
  of thoroughly clever and unprincipled persons playing a Game
  together. Where the knaves assemble, there will always be fools;
  ultimate interest, after the fashion of von Neumann's Gamesters,
  the fool operates in a manner which, by and large, is as predict-
  in the Game of power and money, which we have already seen
  to be one of the chief anti-­homeostatic elements in the commu-
  an optimum Game in the sense of von Neumann. Not even the
  best human brain approximates to this. At the other end, it is
  chess in the sense of following the rules of the Game, irrespective
  of the merit of the play. This is essentially no more difficult than

1.08 - THE MASTERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT DAKSHINESWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Now Nareschandra rues this Game of smiles and tears, and thinks it better
  Never to have played at all.

1.08 - THE QUEEN'S CROQUET GROUND, #Alice in Wonderland, #Lewis Carroll, #Fiction
  "Get to your places!" shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other. However, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the Game began.
  Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows. The croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingos and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.
  Alice thought she might as well go back and see how the Game was going on. So she went off in search of her hedgehog. The hedgehog was engaged in a fight with another hedgehog, which seemed to Alice an excellent opportunity for croqueting one of them with the other; the only difficulty was that her flamingo was gone across to the other side of the garden, where Alice could see it trying, in a helpless sort of way, to fly up into a tree. She caught the flamingo and tucked it away under her arm, that it might not escape again.
  Just then Alice ran across the Duchess (who was now out of prison). She tucked her arm affectionately into Alice's and they walked off together.
  "The Game's going on rather better now," Alice said, by way of keeping up the conversation a little.
  "'Tis so," said the Duchess; "and the moral of that is--'Oh, 'tis love,
  "Let's go on with the Game," the Queen said to Alice; and Alice was too much frightened to say a word, but slowly followed her back to the croquet-ground.
  All the time they were playing, the Queen never left off quarreling with the other players and shouting, "Off with his head!" or "Off with her head!" By the end of half an hour or so, all the players, except the

1.09 - BOOK THE NINTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  (For love's sweet Game must be by couples play'd).
  Yet why shou'd youth, and charms like mine, despair?
  And joins two sexes to preserve the Game:
  Wou'd I were nothing, or not what I am!

1.09 - PROMENADE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  He saw, at once, where the Game was hidden,
  And viewed it with a favor stealthy.

1.10 - BOOK THE TENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  O'er hanging cliffs swift he pursues the Game;
  Each hour his pleasure, each augments his flame.

1.10 - Relics of Tree Worship in Modern Europe, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the king's Game, at which a king and queen march about under a
  canopy, the queen wearing a garland, and the youngest girl carrying

1.10 - The Magical Garment, #The Practice of Magical Evocation, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  This is to be treated in the same manner as the cap or magusband. The magical Gament is a long robe made of silk, buttoned from the neck to the toes. The sleeves of the robe end at the wrists. The robe looks like the vestment of a clergyman and symbolizes the absolute purity of all ideas, and the purity of the magician's soul. It is also the symbol of protection. Just as a common garment protects a man's physical body from outside influences, rain, cold etc. so the magical garment of the magician shelters him from outside influences which may attact his body through its astral or mental matrix. As already mentioned several times, silk is the best insulating material against any astral or mental influences. A robe made of silk is therefore an excellent means of in61 sulation and may also be successfully used for other operations not directly connected with ritual magic; for instance, protection of the astral or physical body when projecting the mental or astral body so that no being can take possession of the magician's astral or physical body without his approval. A magic robe may also be successfully used for similar operations for which the insulation of the mental, astral and physical body is necessary. It is, however, up to the magician which possible variations he wants to make use of. Under no circumstances may the magician use a garment for ritual magic or evocations which has been used for common purposes such as, for example, training, or current magical operations. A special robe must be taken for this special kind of magic, and its colour must suit the purpose. Here I should point out that for common mental and astral operations or experiments, the insulating garment may be put on top of any other clothes; for evocations and ritual magic; however, the magical garment is to be worn over the naked body. The magician may, however, in cold weather, put on a shirt or pants made of pure silk und put the robe over them, but the pants or shirt must be of the same colour as the robe. The magician may use house-shoes of the same colour as the robe. The soles of the shoes can be made of leather or rubber.
  The colour of the robe corresponds to the work, idea and purpose the magician wishes to carry out. He may choose one of the three universal colours: white, violet or black. Violet is equivalent to the Akasha-colour and may be used for nearly all magical operations. White is chosen for the robe only, when dealing with high and good beings. Black is the appropriate colour for negative powers and beings. The magician is able to carry out almost all ritual operations with these colours. If he can afford the expense, he can have three robes made, one of each colour. A wealthy magician may choose, for his robes, colours analogous to the individual spheres of the planets he works with. Thus he will take for:

1.11 - A STREET, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Is that a devilish lying Game?

1.11 - Higher Laws, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  They mistake who assert that the Yankee has few amusements, because he has not so many public holidays, and men and boys do not play so many Games as they do in England, for here the more primitive but solitary amusements of hunting fishing and the like have not yet given place to the former. Almost every New England boy among my contemporaries shouldered a fowling piece between the ages of ten and fourteen; and his hunting and fishing grounds were not limited, like the preserves of an English nobleman, but were more boundless even than those of a savage. No wonder, then, that he did not oftener stay to play on the common. But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of Game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane Society.
  Moreover, when at the pond, I wished sometimes to add fish to my fare for variety. I have actually fished from the same kind of necessity that the first fishers did. Whatever humanity I might conjure up against it was all factitious, and concerned my philosophy more than my feelings. I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods. Not that I am less humane than others, but I did not perceive that my feelings were much affected. I did not pity the fishes nor the worms. This was habit. As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds. But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this. It requires so much closer attention to the habits of the birds, that, if for that reason only, I have been willing to omit the gun. Yet notwithstanding the objection on the score of humanity, I am compelled to doubt if equally valuable sports are ever substituted for these; and when some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt,
  I have answered, yes,remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education,_make_ them hunters, though sportsmen only at first, if possible, mighty hunters at last, so that they shall not find Game large enough for them in this or any vegetable wilderness,hunters as well as fishers of men. Thus far I am of the opinion of Chaucers nun, who
     yave not of the text a pulled hen

1.11 - Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  then why the mask? If it is only an illusion, then why this cruel Game?
  Perhaps it is a blessing after all that the Lord did not make the world according to our idea of perfection, because we have so many ideas about what is "perfect," about what God should be, and especially about what He should not be, that there would be nothing left in our world after we had whittled away everything that protrudes, except for one big Zero that would not tolerate even the impurity of our own existence or perhaps a military camp. Virtue, the Mother observed,

1.11 - The Broken Rocks. Pope Anastasius. General Description of the Inferno and its Divisions., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    Who Games, and dissipates his property,
    And weepeth there, where he should jocund be.

1.11 - The Change of Power, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  This subconscious resistance is very difficult to describe. It has a thousand faces, as many as there are individuals, and for each the color is different, the syndrome, so to say, is different. Each one of us has his particular drama, with its staging, preferred situations, puppetry of Grand Guignol. But it is one and the same puppet show under all colors, one and the same story behind all the words and the same resistance everywhere. It is the resistance, the point that says no. It does not reveal itself immediately; it is elusive, cunning. In fact, we really believe it loves drama. It is its raison d'tre and the salt of its life, and, if it no longer had any drama to grind out, it would make up some it is the dramatist of all excellence. It is perhaps even the great dramatist of all this chaotic and painful life that we see. But each of us harbors his little man of the big man of sorrow,27 as Sri Aurobindo used to call him. The drama of the world will stop when we begin to put a stop to our own little drama. But the clever puppet slips between our fingers. Driven off the mental stage where it ran its explanatory and questioning machinery it is a tireless questioner; it asks questions for the pleasure of asking, and if all its questions were answered, it would come up with more, for it is also a great doubter ousted from the mind, it sinks down one degree further to play its number on the vital stage. There it is on more solid ground. (The further it descends, the stronger it becomes, and all the way down at the bottom, it is the very image of strength, the knot par excellence, the irreducible point, the absolute NO.) We are all more or less familiar with its tricks on the vital stage: its great Game of passion and desire, sympathy and antipathy, hate and love but in fact they are the two faces of the same food, and it savors evil as much as good, suffering as much as joy; it is just a way of swallowing in one direction or another. Even charity and philanthropy serves its purpose. It grows fatter either way. The more virtuous it is, the harder it is. Idealism and patriotism, sacred or less sacred causes are its clever victuals. It has mastered the art of dressing itself in superb motives; it can be found at the parties of charity volunteers and Peace conferences but of course Peace never comes, for if by some miracle Peace ever came, or the eradication of all poverty on earth, what would it do for a living? Driven off that stage, it sinks one degree lower and disappears into the dungeons of the subconscious. Not for long. There it begins to become clear, so to say, and show its real face. It has grown very small, very hard, a sort of grinning caricature: the grisly Elf, as Sri Aurobindo calls it.
  Man] harbours within him a grisly Elf

1.11 - The Kalki Avatar, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  Nature and it uses it according to the rules of the Game
  though also sometimes to change the rules of the Game. 2
  An Avatar, roughly speaking, is one who is conscious
  for the Game and so long as those conditions remain un-
  changed things are not done ... 6 As the Mother said: The
  tions have been established for the Game. He also spoke
  about the rules of the Game, the world-arrangement
  and the arrangement of the omnipotent Divine in Nature.

1.11 - The Three Purushas, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The personality of the Supreme Soul is universal, not individual. Whatever is in all creatures, character, idea, imagination, experience, sensation, motion, is contained by Him as an object of spiritual enjoyment without limiting or determining Him. He is all things at once. Such a universality is necessary to support and supply individual existence, but it cannot be the determining limit of individual existence. Something has to be reserved, something put forward, and this partial manifestation is the individual. It is verily an eternal part of Me that in the world of individual existence becomes the Jiva or individual. The Jiva or individual is kara purua, and between him and the Supreme stands the akara purua, the bird on the summit of the tree, joyous in his own bliss, undisturbed by the play of Nature, impartially watching it, receiving its images on his calm immovable existence without being for a moment bound or affected, eternally self-gathered, eternally free. This akara purua is our real self, our divine unity with God, our inalienable freedom from that which is transient and changing. If it did not exist, there would be no escape from the bondage of life and death, joy and grief, sin and virtue; we should be prisoners in a cage without a door, beating our wings against the bars in vain for an exit; life and death, joy and grief, sin and virtue would be eternal, ineffugable realities, not temporary rules determining the great Game of life, and we should be unwilling actors, not free playmates of God able to suspend and renew the Game when we will. It is by realising our oneness with the akara purua that we get freedom from ignorance, freedom from the cords of desire, freedom from the imperative law of works. On the other hand if the akara purua were all, as the Sankhya philosophy contends, there would be no basis for different experience, no varying personality, every individual existence would be precisely like every other individual existence, the development and experience of one soul in Nature an exact replica of the development and experience of another soul. It is the kara purua who is all creatures, and the variety of experience, character and development is effected by a particular part of the universal swabhava or nature of conscious existence in phenomena being attached to a particular individual or Jiva. This is what is meant by saying that it is a part of God which becomes the Jiva. This swabhava, once determined, does not change; but it manifests various parts of itself, at various times, under various circumstances, in various forms of action and various bodies suited to the action or development it has to enjoy. It is for this reason that the Purusha in Nature is called kara, fluid, shifting, although it is not in reality fluid or shifting, but constant, eternal and immutable, santana. It is the variety of its enjoyment in Time, Space and Causality that makes it kara. The enjoyment of the akara purua is self-existent, beyond Time, Space and Causality, aware of but undisturbed by the continual multitudinous flux and reflux of Prakriti. The enjoyment of Purushottama is both in Prakriti and beyond it, it embraces and is the reality of all experience and enjoyment.
  Development is determined by the kara purua, but not conducted by him. It is Prakriti, the Universal Energy, that conducts development under the law of cause and effect, and is the true agent. The soul is not the agent, but the lord who enjoys the results of the action of his agent, Prakriti or Nature; only by his attachment to Prakriti he forgets himself and identifies himself with her so as to have the illusion of agency and, by thus forgetting himself, ceases to be lord of himself, becomes subject to Causality, imprisoned in Time and Space, bound by the work which he sanctions. He himself, being a part of God, is made in His image, of one nature with Him. Therefore what God is, he also is, only with limitation, subject to Time, Space and Causality, because he has, of his own will, accepted that bondage. He is the witness, and if he ceased to watch, the drama would stop. He is the source of sanction, and what he declares null and void, drops away from the development. He is the enjoyer, and if he became indifferent, that individual development would be arrested. He is the upholder, and if he ceased to sustain the dhra, the vehicle, it would fall and cease. He is the lord, and it is for his pleasure that Nature acts. He is the spirit, and matter is only his vehicle, his robe, his means of self-expression. But all his sanctions, refusals, behests act not at once, not there and then, not by imperative absolute compulsion, but subject to lapse of time, change of place, working of cause to effect. The lapse may be brief or long, a moment or centuries; the change small or great, here or in another world; the working direct or indirect, with the rapid concentration of processes which men call a miracle or with the careful and laboured evolution in which every step is visibly ordered and deliberate; but so long as the Jiva is bound, his lordship is limited and constitutional, not despotic and absolute. His sanction and signature are necessary, but it is the Lords spiritual and temporal of his mind and body, the Commons in his external environment who do the work of the State, execute, administer, legislate.

1.12 - Brute Neighbors, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  While he was thinking one thing in his brain, I was endeavoring to divine his thought in mine. It was a pretty Game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon. Suddenly your adversarys checker disappears beneath the board, and the problem is to place yours nearest to where his will appear again. Sometimes he would come up unexpectedly on the opposite side of me, having apparently passed directly under the boat. So long-winded was he and so unweariable, that when he had swum farthest he would immediately plunge again, nevertheless; and then no wit could divine where in the deep pond, beneath the smooth surface, he might be speeding his way like a fish, for he had time and ability to visit the bottom of the pond in its deepest part. It is said that loons have been caught in the New York lakes eighty feet beneath the surface, with hooks set for trout,though
  Walden is deeper than that. How surprised must the fishes be to see this ungainly visitor from another sphere speeding his way amid their schools! Yet he appeared to know his course as surely under water as on the surface, and swam much faster there. Once or twice I saw a ripple where he approached the surface, just put his head out to reconnoitre, and instantly dived again. I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me. But why, after displaying so much cunning, did he invariably betray himself the moment he came up by that loud laugh? Did not his white breast enough betray him? He was indeed a silly loon, I thought. I could commonly hear the splash of the water when he came up, and so also detected him. But after an hour he seemed as fresh as ever, dived as willingly and swam yet farther than at first. It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath. His usual note was this demoniac laughter, yet somewhat like that of a water-fowl; but occasionally, when he had balked me most successfully and come up a long way off, he uttered a long-drawn unearthly howl, probably more like that of a wolf than any bird; as when a beast puts his muzzle to the ground and deliberately howls. This was his looning,perhaps the wildest sound that is ever heard here, making the woods ring far and wide. I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources. Though the sky was by this time overcast, the pond was so smooth that I could see where he broke the surface when I did not hear him. His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him. At length, having come up fifty rods off, he uttered one of those prolonged howls, as if calling on the god of loons to aid him, and immediately there came a wind from the east and rippled the surface, and filled the whole air with misty rain, and I was impressed as if it were the prayer of the loon answered, and his god was angry with me; and so I left him disappearing far away on the tumultuous surface.

1.12 - The Sacred Marriage, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  and vowed rich offerings to them if they would drive the Game across
  his path. And cattle also seem to have enjoyed the protection of

1.12 - The Sociology of Superman, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  It is therefore probable that for a long time this City under construction will be a place where negative possibilities will be exacerbated as much as the positive ones, under the relentless pressure of the beacon of Truth. And falsehood is skilled at holding on to insignificant details, resistance at sticking to everyday trifles, which become the very sign of refusal. Falsehood knows how to make great sacrifices. It can follow a discipline, extol an ideal, collect merit badges and Brownie points, but it betrays itself in the insignificant that is its last refuge. It is really in matter that the Game is played out. This City of the Future is a battlefield, a difficult adventure. What is decided over there with machine guns, guerrilla warfare and glorious deeds is decided here with sordid details and an invisible warfare against falsehood. But a single victory won over petty human egoism is more pregnant with consequences for the earth than the rearranging of all the frontiers of Asia, for this frontier and this egoism are the original barbed wire that divides the world.
  For that matter, the apprentice superman could begin his battle very early, not just in himself but in his children, and not just from their birth but right from their conception.

1.12 - The Superconscient, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Practically, the one essential thing is to open oneself to these higher planes; once there, each person will receive according to his or her capacity and needs or particular aspiration. All the quarrels between materialists and religious men, between philosophers and poets and painters and musicians, are the childish Games of an incipient humanity in which each one wants to fit everyone else into his own mold. When one reaches the luminous Truth, one sees that It can contain all without conflict, and that everyone is Its child: the mystic receives the joy of his beloved One, the poet receives poetic joy, the mathematician mathematical joy, and the painter receives colored revelations all spiritual joys.
  However "clear austerity" remains a powerful protection, for unfortunately not everyone has the capacity to rise to the high regions where the forces are pure; it is far easier to open oneself at the vital level, which is the world of the great Force of Life and desires and passions (well known to mediums and occultists), where the lower forces can readily take on divine appearances with dazzling colors, or frightening forms. If the seeker is pure, he will see through the hoax either way, and his little psychic light will dissolve all the threats and all the gaudy mirages of the vital melodrama. But how can one ever be sure of one's own purity? Therefore, not to pursue personal forms but only a higher and higher truth, and letting It manifest under any form It chooses, will help us avoid error and superstition.

1.13 - BOOK THE THIRTEENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  The latent robber, and prevent his Game:
  Nor cou'd he hold his tott'ring head upright

1.13 - Conclusion - He is here, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Along with his mysterious self-immolation another question which is also somewhat mysterious puzzles us: Why did he choose the "natural way" to leave his body when he could have easily left it in the yogic way, as Yogis usually do? The answer that I have found is that Sri Aurobindo's life has respected the rules and laws of Nature, what he has called the conditions of the Game. But even these conditions are adapted to a new direction of which Nature, though not pursuing it, is secretly capable. Thus Nature is put to a supernatural use. Whenever any directly miraculous or special intervention has been made either in his own case or in the case of others, then too it is not by utter flouting of those rules and laws, a freakish and ultimately inconsequential movement. A process is still followed. Sri Aurobindo sums up the several sides of the Divine's action thus: "The Divine also acts according to the conditions of the Game. He may change them, but he has to change them first, not proceed, while maintaining the conditions, to act by a series of miracles." In following this course of Nature, he probably wanted to have the concrete experience of Death which would help him in the conquest of the Power of Death for the world from across the barrier. Also this natural way created conditions of crisis which would bring about an urgent and extraordinary response from the spiritual Force so that side by side with the progression towards death there would be the precipitation of the Supramental Light. A sign of what was being done may be seen from the Mother's statement: "As soon as Sri Aurobindo withdrew from his body, what he had called the Mind of Light got realised in me." We can understand also how after death and as a result of it, the Supramental Light suffused his body for several days.
  The shock and desolation, however, that we felt can be more imagined than described. Though we could see the Master only four times a year, his Presence was vibrant in the very air we breathed, in our sleep, in every moment of our life; particularly after the accident, even physically he seemed to have come nearer. So the sudden absence was felt like a yawning abyss ready to engulf our very existence. I wonder what would have happened to the vast life qf the Ashram, if the Mother was not there to envelop all of us, the whole earth, in the embrace of her infinite love and compassion. Yet, have we any measure of knowing what she must have felt, though she is the Divine? Just as he "worked, struggled, suffered", so did she suffer and bear. We witnessed it in the early period of the accident; but the command was upon her from the Lord to carry on his work. And the immense vacuum that was created could be filled by her alone. From these verses in Savitri in a different context we get such an indication:

1.13 - THE HUMAN REBOUND OF EVOLUTION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  we still see in children, may be likened to a Game. In those first
  manifestations of the power of reflective arrangement, everything
  of becoming adult, what once looked like a Game is suddenly
  found to be deadly earnest. On the one hand the "sorcerer's ap-

1.13 - The Kings of Rome and Alba, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  magistrates presiding at the Games in the Circus, wore the costume
  of Jupiter, which was borrowed for the occasion from his great

1.14 - INSTRUCTION TO VAISHNAVS AND BRHMOS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "If you break a jackfruit after rubbing your hands with oil, then its sticky milk will not smear your hands. While playing the Game of hide-and-seek, you are safe if you but once touch the 'granny'. Be turned into gold by touching the philosopher's stone. After that you may remain buried underground a thousand years; when you are taken out you will still be gold.
  "The mind is like milk. If you keep the mind in the world, which is like water, then the milk and water will get mixed. That is why people keep milk in a quiet place and let it set into curd, and then churn butter from it. Likewise, through spiritual discipline practised in solitude, churn the butter of knowledge and devotion from the milk of the mind. Then that butter can easily be kept in the water of the world. It will not get mixed with the world. The mind will float detached on the water of the world."

1.14 - The Stress of the Hidden Spirit, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  HE WORLD is a great Game of hide and seek in which the real hides behind the apparent, spirit behind matter. The apparent masquerades as real, the real is seen dimly as if it were an unsubstantial shadow. The grandeur of the visible universe and its laws enslaves men's imaginations. "This is a mighty machine," we cry, "but it moves of its own force and needs neither guide nor maker; for its motion is eternal." Blinded by a half truth we fail to see that, instead of a machine without a maker, there is really only an existence and no machine. The
  Hindus have many images by which they seek to convey their knowledge of the relation between God and the world, but the idea of the machine does not figure largely among them. It is a spider and his web, a fire with many sparks, a pool of salt water in which every particle is penetrated by the salt. The world is a waking dream, an embodied vision, a mass of knowledge arranged in corporeal appearances expressing so many ideas which are each only a part of one unchanging truth. Everything becomes, nothing is made. Everything is put out from latency, nothing is brought into existence. Only that which was, can be, not that which was not. And that which is, cannot perish; it can only lose itself. All is eternal in the eternal spirit.

1.14 - The Structure and Dynamics of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  366 This schema is no idle parlour Game, because the texts make
  it abundantly clear that the Gnostics were quite familiar with

1.14 - The Succesion to the Kingdom in Ancient Latium, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  tradition the earliest Games at Olympia were held by Endymion, who
  set his sons to run a race for the kingdom. His tomb was said to be

1.15 - The Transformed Being, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The seeker of the integral truth is therefore like a battler of death, but that was in fact what he had been doing all along, ever since he stopped a minute on that boulevard to pierce that dark rush of the machine with his cry. He has struggled against the falsehood of unconsciousness in his mind, in his heart, in his life and every gesture, and in his subconscious; and now falsehood shows its real face: It was death that paraded about the boulevards of the mind, in the recesses of the heart and the caves of the gray elf, death that secretly invited the corrosive thoughts, the dark slippages of desire, the grip of the ego. Behind that unrelenting quest of thirst and possession, behind the thousand questions of the mind, the thousand craving gestures, there were as if two mortal arms yearning to interlock forever and press against a heart, quiet at last, the great satiety of a nothing without desire, without a breath, without the least tension of pain anywhere. The gray elf has assumed its face of stone; the mental ego has laid the last brick of its impregnable fortress. Our brilliant masteries are the masteries of death; one day, they let the cat out of the bag, when the imprisonment is complete: the dead man inside comes to superimpose himself on the dead man outside, exactly, as we have built him gesture by gesture. One does not go to the other side; one always has been on the side of death. But for the battler of Truth, the Game becomes clear. Ten times, a hundred times a day he catches himself going to the side of death; he crosses the line again and again, tilts imperceptibly into falsehood with minute nothings in which death takes refuge, goes back and forth between life and death in his body's arteries. He learns the technique of the passage. He sorts out the mortal mixture.
  I left the surface gods of mind

1.16 - THE ESSENCE OF THE DEMOCRATIC IDEA, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  been left "out of the Game"?
  Fraternity: as between man and man, in the sense of an or-

1.16 - The Suprarational Ultimate of Life, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The first mark of the suprarational, when it intervenes to take up any portion of our being, is the growth of absolute ideals; and since life is Being and Force and the divine state of being is unity and the Divine in force is God as Power taking possession, the absolute vital ideals must be of that nature. Nowhere are they wanting. If we take the domestic and social life of man, we find hints of them there in several forms; but we need only note, however imperfect and dim the present shapes, the strivings of love at its own self-finding, its reachings towards its absolute the absolute love of man and woman, the absolute maternal or paternal, filial or fraternal love, the love of friends, the love of comrades, love of country, love of humanity. These ideals of which the poets have sung so persistently, are not a mere glamour and illusion, however the egoisms and discords of our instinctive, infrarational way of living may seem to contradict them. Always crossed by imperfection or opposite vital movements, they are still divine possibilities and can be made a first means of our growth into a spiritual unity of being with being. Certain religious disciplines have understood this truth, have taken up these relations boldly and applied them to our souls communion with God; and by a converse process they can, lifted out of their present social and physical formulas, become for us, not the poor earthly things they are now, but deep and beautiful and wonderful movements of God in man fulfilling himself in life. All the economic development of life itself takes on at its end the appearance of an attempt to get rid of the animal squalor and bareness which is what obligatory poverty really means, and to give to man the divine ease and leisure of the gods. It is pursued in a wrong way, no doubt, and with many ugly circumstances, but still the ideal is darkly there. Politics itself, that apparent Game of strife and deceit and charlatanism, can be a large field of absolute idealisms. What of patriotism,never mind the often ugly instincts from which it starts and which it still obstinately preserves,but in its aspects of worship, self-giving, discipline, self-sacrifice? The great political ideals of man, monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, apart from the selfishnesses they serve and the rational and practical justifications with which they arm themselves, have had for their soul an ideal, some half-seen truth of the absolute and have carried with them a worship, a loyalty, a loss of self in the idea which have made men ready to suffer and die for them. War and strife themselves have been schools of heroism; they have preserved the heroic in man, they have created the katriys tyaktajvit of the Sanskrit epic phrase, the men of power and courage who have abandoned their bodily life for a cause; for without heroism man cannot grow into the Godhead; courage, energy and strength are among the very first principles of the divine nature in action. All this great vital, political, economic life of man with its two powers of competition and cooperation is stumbling blindly forward towards some realisation of power and unity,in two divine directions, therefore. For the Divine in life is Power possessed of self-mastery, but also of mastery of His world, and man and mankind too move towards conquest of their world, their environment. And again the Divine in fulfilment here is and must be oneness, and the ideal of human unity however dim and far off is coming slowly into sight. The competitive nation-units are feeling, at times, however feebly as yet, the call to cast themselves into a greater unified cooperative life of the human race.
  No doubt all is still moving, however touched by dim lights from above, on a lower half rational half infrarational level, clumsily, coarsely, in ignorance of itself and as yet with little nobility of motive. All is being worked out very crudely by the confused clash of life-forces and the guidance of ideas that are half-lights of the intellect, and the means proposed are too mechanical and the aims too material; they miss the truth that the outer life-result can only endure if it is founded on inner realities. But so life in the past has moved always and must at first move. For life organises itself at first round the ego-motive and the instinct of ego-expansion is the earliest means by which men have come into contact with each other; the struggle for possession has been the first crude means towards union, the aggressive assertion of the smaller self the first step towards a growth into the larger self. All has been therefore a half-ordered confusion of the struggle for life corrected by the need and instinct of association, a struggle of individuals, clans, tribes, parties, nations, ideas, civilisations, cultures, ideals, religions, each affirming itself, each compelled into contact, association, strife with the others. For while Nature imposes the ego as a veil behind which she labours out the individual manifestation of the spirit, she also puts a compulsion on it to grow in being until it can at last expand or merge into a larger self in which it meets, harmonises with itself, comprehends in its own consciousness, becomes one with the rest of existence. To assist in this growth Life-Nature throws up in itself ego-enlarging, ego-exceeding, even ego-destroying instincts and movements which combat and correct the smaller self-affirming instincts and movements,she enforces on her human instrument impulses of love, sympathy, self-denial, self-effacement, self-sacrifice, altruism, the drive towards universality in mind and heart and life, glimmerings of an obscure unanimism that has not yet found thoroughly its own true light and motive-power. Because of this obscurity these powers, unable to affirm their own absolute, to take the lead or dominate, obliged to compromise with the demands of the ego, even to become themselves a form of egoism, are impotent also to bring harmony and transformation to life. Instead of peace they seem to bring rather a sword; for they increase the number and tension of conflict of the unreconciled forces, ideas, impulses of which the individual human consciousness and the life of the collectivity are the arena. The ideal and practical reason of man labours to find amidst all this the right law of life and action; it strives by a rule of moderation and accommodation, by selection and rejection or by the dominance of some chosen ideas or powers to reduce things to harmony, to do consciously what Nature through natural selection and instinct has achieved in her animal kinds, an automatically ordered and settled form and norm of their existence. But the order, the structure arrived at by the reason is always partial, precarious and temporary. It is disturbed by a pull from below and a pull from above. For these powers that life throws up to help towards the growth into a larger self, a wider being, are already reflections of something that is beyond reason, seeds of the spiritual, the absolute. There is the pressure on human life of an Infinite which will not allow it to rest too long in any formulation,not at least until it has delivered out of itself that which shall be its own self-exceeding and self-fulfilment.

1.17 - DOES MANKIND MOVE BIOLOGICALLY UPON ITSELF?, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  though all this were no more than a Game of academic speculation
  inviting no intellectual commitment, to be taken up or dropped at
  a hand in the Game ourselves. If it is true, as I suggest, that salvation
  lies in the direction of an Earth organically in-folded upon itself, it is

1.19 - NIGHT, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  In this Game let our Lord God be!
  What's done's already done, alas!

1.20 - Tabooed Persons, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  failure, owing to the anger of the Game thus slighted. Dried fish
  formed her diet, and cold water, absorbed through a drinking tube,
  kangaroo selected from the Game captured. It is cut open and the
  spleen and liver rubbed over the back of the man. He then walks
  lightly over with twigs, grass, and leaves, and then drive the Game
  into them. While they are engaged in digging the pits, they have to
  observe a number of taboos. They may not spit, or the Game would
  turn back in disgust from the pits. They may not laugh, or the sides
  would cause the Game to escape after it had been snared. But when he
  was about to snare martens, the period of continence was cut down to
  that is, when the Game is killed and the fish caught, must be wholly
  superfluous, absurd, and inexplicable. But as I shall now show,

1.20 - Talismans - The Lamen - The Pantacle, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  An analogy, not too silly, for these three; the Chess-player, the Openings, and the Game itself.
  But you will object why be silly at all? Why not say simply that the Lamen, stating as it does the Character and Powers of he wearer, is a dynamic portrait of the individual, while the Pantacle, his Universe, is a static portrait of him? And that, you pursue flattering, is why you preferred to call the Weapon of Earth (in the Tarot) the Disk, emphasizing its continual whirling movement rather than the Pantacle of Coin, as is more usual. Once again, exquisite child of our Father the Archer of Light and of seaborn Aphrodite, your well-known acumen has "nicked the ninety and nine and one over" as Browning says when he (he too!) alludes to the Tarot.

1.20 - The Fourth Bolgia Soothsayers. Amphiaraus, Tiresias, Aruns, Manto, Eryphylus, Michael Scott, Guido Bonatti, and Asdente. Virgil reproaches Dante's Pity., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Of magical illusions knew the Game.
  Behold Guido Bonatti, behold Asdente,

1.21 - Tabooed Things, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  hunters poured out the blood of the Game they had killed and covered
  it up with dust. They would not taste the blood, believing that the

1.22 - ADVICE TO AN ACTOR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "This world is the ll of God. It is like a Game. In this Game there are joy and sorrow, virtue and vice, knowledge and ignorance, good and evil. The Game cannot continue if sin and suffering are altogether eliminated from the creation.
  "In the Game of hide-and-seek one must touch the 'granny' in order to be free. But the 'granny' is never pleased if she is touched at the very outset. It is God's wish that the play should continue for some time. Then-
  Out of a hundred thousand kites, at best but one or two break free;
  MASTER: "Everyone I talk to says, 'Yes, sir, my wife is good.' Nobody says that his wife is bad. (All laugh.) Those who constantly live with 'woman and gold' are so infatuated with it that they don't see things properly. Chess-players oftentimes cannot see the right move for their pieces on the board. But those who watch the Game from a distance can understand the moves more accurately.
  "Woman is the embodiment of my. In the course of his hymn to Rma, Nrada said: 'O Rma, all men are parts of Thee. All women are parts of Sita, the personification of Thy my. Please deign to grant that I may have pure love for Thy Lotus Feet and that I may not be deluded by Thy world bewitching my. I do not want any other favour than that.' "

1.22 - How to Learn the Practice of Astrology, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  By the time you have got good at this Game and a most amusing Game it is you may call yourself a very competent astrologer.
  Sometimes, even now, you may assign the figure of the Archbishop of York to Jabez Balfour or Catherine de Medici; or mix up Moody and Sankey with Brown and Kennedy; don't be discouraged; perhaps there may be something to be said for you after all!

1.240 - Talks 2, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Supreme Good, may itself be an unreality. It is one thing to say that the unchangeable reality expressing itself in the changing universe without forfeiting its nature is a mystery, and another to dismiss the whole changing universe as a mere mirage. If we have to play the Game of life we cannot do so with the conviction that the play is a show and all the prizes in it are mere blanks. No philosophy can consistently hold such a theory and be at rest with itself. The greatest condemnation of such a theory is that we are obliged to occupy ourselves with objects the existence and value of which we are continually denying in theory. It only shows that there is something else which includes and transcends the world but it does not imply the world is a dream.
  M.: As was already said, the purpose of the whole philosophy is to indicate the underlying Reality whether of the jagrat, svapna and sushupti states, or the individual souls, the world and God.

1.24 - (Epic Poetry continued.) Further points of agreement with Tragedy., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities. The tragic plot must not be composed of irrational parts. Everything irrational should, if possible, be excluded; or, at all events, it should lie outside the action of the play (as, in the Oedipus, the hero's ignorance as to the manner of Laius' death); not within the drama,--as in the Electra, the messenger's account of the Pythian Games; or, as in the Mysians, the man who has come from Tegea to Mysia and is still speechless. The plea that otherwise the plot would have been ruined, is ridiculous; such a plot should not in the first instance be constructed. But once the irrational has been introduced and an air of likelihood imparted to it, we must accept it in spite of the absurdity. Take even the irrational incidents in the Odyssey, where Odysseus is left upon the shore of Ithaca. How intolerable even these might have been would be apparent if an inferior poet were to treat the subject. As it is, the absurdity is veiled by the poetic charm with which the poet invests it.
  The diction should be elaborated in the pauses of the action, where there is no expression of character or thought. For, conversely, character and thought are merely obscured by a diction that is over brilliant.

1.25 - Temporary Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  in all kinds of Games and amusements. For the first seven days the
  mock sultan remains in the college; then he goes about a mile out of

1.28 - Need to Define God, Self, etc., #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  I know I'm a disheartening kind of bloke, and it does seem so unfriendly to jump down a fellow's throat every minute or so when she tries to put it ever so nicely, and it is so easy isn't it? to play the Game of Sanctimonious Grandiloquence, and surely what was said was perfectly harmless, and . . . .
  No, N.O., no: not harmless at all. My whole object is it train you to silence every kind of hypothetical speculation, and formulae both resonant and satisfying. I want you to

1.28 - The Killing of the Tree-Spirit, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  their mining tools as if they had taken a noble head of Game. A very
  similar Shrovetide custom is still observed near Schluckenau in
  corn-fields because Death sits in the corn; and, in a Game played by
  Saxon children in Transylvania at the maize harvest, Death is
  get the worst of it, then summer has won the Game and fine weather
  may be expected to prevail through the winter.
  day with processions, Games, and dances. In the Murom district
  Kostroma was represented by a straw figure dressed in woman's
  wailing, after which Games and dances were begun, "calling to mind
  the funeral Games celebrated in old times by the pagan Slavonians."
  In Little Russia the figure of Yarilo was laid in a coffin and

1.300 - 1.400 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Supreme Good, may itself be an unreality. It is one thing to say that the unchangeable reality expressing itself in the changing universe without forfeiting its nature is a mystery, and another to dismiss the whole changing universe as a mere mirage. If we have to play the Game of life we cannot do so with the conviction that the play is a show and all the prizes in it are mere blanks. No philosophy can consistently hold such a theory and be at rest with itself. The greatest condemnation of such a theory is that we are obliged to occupy ourselves with objects the existence and value of which we are continually denying in theory. It only shows that there is something else which includes and transcends the world but it does not imply the world is a dream."
  M.: As was already said, the purpose of the whole philosophy is to indicate the underlying Reality whether of the jagrat, svapna and sushupti states, or the individual souls, the world and God.

1.3.05 - Silence, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  - when it does not do it rather by taking a hasty look and saying "So it is" or "So it is not". But you can't get the inner or upper mind unless the old mental activity becomes a little quiet. A quiet mind does not involve itself in its thoughts or get run away with by them; it stands back, detaches itself, lets them pass, without identifying itself, without making them its own. It becomes the witness mind watching the thoughts when necessary, but able to turn away from them and receive from within and from above. Silence is good, but absolute silence is not indispensable, at least at this stage. I do not know that to wrestle with the mind to make it quiet is of much use; usually the mind gets the better of that Game. It is this standing back, detaching oneself, getting the power to listen to something else other than the thoughts of the external mind that is the easier way. At the same time one can look up, as it were, imaging to oneself the Force as there just above and calling it down or quietly expecting its help. That is how most people do it till the mind falls gradually quiet or silent of itself or else silence begins

1.34 - The Tao 1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
   assuming that his "True Will" is of that variety. Basil King Lamus asserts this in The Diary of A Drug Fiend when he says: "If I were a dog, I should bark; if I were an owl, I should hoot." It is rather like the pattern in the Game of dominoes; you put the card that matches. No other consideration comes into it at all.
  It is the extreme simplicity of this idea which baffles people's minds, and the universal quality of impatience which makes everybody fidget, and so injure the delicacy of the "fine adjustment" which is the essence of the work.
  In every sport worth the name one may observe similar facts. Consider the delicacy required for big breaks at billiards; the problem is always to secure favourable readjustment with a minimum of disturbance. Of course, there are positions which demand drastic treatment; but that is the best evidence that the balls have got into the worst possible mess from your point of view. But it was an exquisitely delicate "safety shot" that got them like that. True, there are Games in which brute force is the way to victory; but such Games never make progress in themselves. The "tug-of-war" or "tossing the caber" are exactly as they were fifty or five hundred years ago. Contrast the advance in "positional" chess!
  Oh yes, this is all old stuff! Of course it is; but it remains a useful sort of basis for meditation when you are seeking to understand one aspect of the Way of he Tao.

1.39 - Prophecy, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  What a Game!
  So naturally you need a Book of the Rules, and a list of the classes of offensive people, whether prostitutes, policemen, or verminous persons. (I quote from the Regulations for secular Pubs!) who think the easiest of all possible refuges from their Fear (see other letters!) is reliance upon the mouldy mumblings of moth-eater mountebanks.

1.4.02 - The Divine Force, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   may be solved and not evaded or turned into a sham fight or unreal Game without significance. Therefore there is a sadhana to be done, there is a resistance to be overcome, a choice made between the higher and the lower state. The Divine Power does the work, gives a protection and a guidance; but it is not here to use an absolute force - except when that is sanctioned by the
  Divine Wisdom and in the light of that Wisdom justifiable. Then the decisive Power acts of itself and does what it has to do.

1.46 - The Corn-Mother in Many Lands, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  we have not meat enough! let not all the Game depart, that we may
  have something for the winter!" In autumn, when the birds were

1.47 - Lityerses, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  making their Games, as they always did, _to the spirit of
  harvest._'" Here, as Miss Burne remarks, "'arnack, we haven!' is

1.49 - Thelemic Morality, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  I need hardly say that these cases may be multiplied indefinitely; nothing is easier, and few Games more amusing, than to devise dilemmas calculated to stump the Master, or to catch him bending.
  In fact, the "Schoolmen" wasted several centuries on this agreeable pastime; and they enjoyed the additional pleasure of torturing and burning anybody who happened not to be quite up-to-date with his views on Utrum Virgo Maria in congressu cum Spiritu Sancto semen emiserit, or some equally critical tickler.

1.51 - Homeopathic Magic of a Flesh Diet, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  philosophy. They imagined that the Game which they pursued would be
  influenced sympathetically by the food in the body of the hunter, so

1.53 - The Propitation of Wild Animals By Hunters, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  multiply the Game which the hunters pursue and kill. Acting on this
  belief every hunter carefully removes and preserves the bladders of
  explain the custom observed by other savages of bringing Game in
  certain cases into their huts, not by the door, but by the window,
  With some savages a special reason for respecting the bones of Game,
  and generally of the animals which they eat, is a belief that, if
  of Game. Many of the Minnetaree Indians "believe that the bones of
  those bisons which they have slain and divested of flesh rise again
  But after all the resurrection of dead Game may have its
  inconveniences, and accordingly some hunters take steps to prevent

1.54 - Types of Animal Sacrament, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  adopt to secure a plentiful supply of Game appear to be primarily
  based, not on conciliation, but on sympathetic magic, a principle to
  that before hunters think of worshipping the Game as a means of
  ensuring an abundant supply of it, they seek to attain the same end

1.56 - The Public Expulsion of Evils, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  beating for Game, singing a wild chant, and shouting vociferously,
  till they feel assured that the evil spirit must have fled. Then

1.58 - Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  divine functions as a god who should supply the hunter with Game.
  Similarly the object of beating the human scapegoat on the genital

1.60 - Between Heaven and Earth, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  women in their courses they would catch no Game. For a like reason
  the Carrier Indians will not suffer a menstruous woman to cross the

1.60 - Knack, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  All this should be perfectly obvious; the same sort of thing applies to every kind of Game which you know. There is a particular knack for instance in putting. It is not that your calculations are wrong, it is not that your stance is wrong, it is not that your grip is wrong, it is that for some reason or other you fail to co-ordinate all these various factors in the problem; and sooner or later the moment comes when it appears to you quite natural to succeed in getting out of the body, or in opening the eyes on the astral plane, or in getting hold of the particular form of elemental energy which has until that moment escaped you.
  I have mentioned the question of astral journeys because that is one which in your experience, as indeed it has been in mine, is the one that most frequently occurs.
  I do not know why it is that people should get so easily discouraged as they do. I can only suggest that it is because they are touching so sensitive a spot in their spiritual and magical organisation that it upsets them; they feel as if they were completely hopeless in a much more serious way than if it was a matter of learning some trick in some such Game as chess or billiards.
  Of course, the worst of it is that failure in these early stages is liable to destroy their confidence in the teacher, and I think it would be a very wise plan on your part to warn them about that.

1.67 - Faith, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Not the genuine McCoy, determining action, but well, rather like scoring points in an intellectual Game.
  Now then (air connu) what is Faith? There are two kinds; and they are almost exact opposites. (N.B. The word is allied to Bide: there's some idea of endurance (or perhaps repose) in it. Cf Peter!?!?!?) Then the third kind, which is moral, not intellectual; as in "good faith," bona fide, yours faithfully; and this is probably the hallmarked sense, for it implies just that endurance which goes with bide, and is not dependent in any way upon reason or conviction. This then I may dismiss as impertinent to the question in your letter, and stick to the other two.

1.72 - Education, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  P.P.P.P.S. There is a Game, an improvement on the "Spelling Bee" I have anti-christened it "Fore and aft" so as to be natty and naval which is in my opinion one of the three or four best indoor Games for two ever invented. Here are the rules, in brief: any disputed points? Apply to me.
  1. A "Word" consists of four or more letters.
  7. This Game calls not only for an extensive vocabulary but for courage; foresight, judgment, resource, subtlety and even low cunning. It can be played by more than two players, but the more there are, the more the element of chance comes in; and this is hateful to really fine players and diminishes the excitement. The rapier-play of two experts, when a word changes from one line of formation to another, and then again, perhaps even a third time, is as exhilarating as a baseball- Game or a bull-fight.
  And what the Tartarus-Tophet-Jehanna has all this to do with Education, and the Great Work? This, child! H. G. Wells and others have pointed out with serene justice that a gap in your vocabulary implies a gap in your mind; you lack the corresponding idea. Too true, "Erbert! But I threap that a pakeha with such xerotes as his will chowter with an arsis of ischonophony, beyond aught that any fub, even in Vigonia and dwale mammodis with a cascade from a Dewan tauty, a kiss-me-quick, a chou over her merkin and a parka over her chudder could do to save him, and have an emprosthotonos, when he reads this. Sruti!
  I put this in for you because an American officer,[147] very dear to me, flited from the Front for a few days to ask me a few questions oh, "very much above your exalted grade" my dear and I thought it might be useful to him to learn this Game, needing, as it does, such very meagre apparatus, to wile away some of the long hours between attacks. He picked it up quickly enough; but, after a bit when I suggested that he should pass it on to his comrades-in-arms, he jeered at me openly!
  Their vocabulary to mine, he said, holds just about the same proportion as mine does to yours; I hypothesized modestly, "about five per cent." (After all, I am forty-five years his senior.) He roared at me. "Not one in a hundred," he said, "know so much as the names of nine-tenths of the subjects that I discuss habitually and fluently. They gasp, they gape, they grunt, the gibber; it is almost always black bewilderment.*[AC52] And some of them are college graduates which I'm not."

18.01 - Padavali, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   but I could never seize the sense of the Game.
   Oh, the experts speak in praise of the nectar

18.04 - Modern Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   the whole Game would turn right about:
   In the blue hibiscus bush of adolescence Io,

1914 04 23p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I look at all this changing world as a Game unfolding itself, and I take part in this Game with the same energy and conviction with which I would if I believed it real and important. All this is very new. But what is certain is that never before were my mind and heart in so complete a repose. What will come out of that, I do not know. But I trust in Thee, O Lord; Thou knowest the best way of using and developing Thy instrument.

1916 12 30p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I feel, I see my soul living deep within my being, and my soul sees Thee, recognises Thee and loves Thee in all things, in everything that is; it is fully conscious of this, and as the outer being is surrendered to it, it too is conscious; the mind knows and never forgets; the purified vital being no longer has any attractions and repulsions, and more and more does it taste of the joy of Thy Presence in all things and always. But the heart seems to have fallen asleep in a slumber of exhaustion, and the soul no longer finds sufficient activity within it to respond fully to its impulsion. Why? Was it so poor that the struggle could thus wear it out, or so deeply wounded that it has become quite stiff? And yet it would like to answer the inner call; it wants this with a faith and ardour which have never wavered; but it is like an old man smiling benevolently at the Games of youth but unable to take part in them. And yet it is full of joy and confidence, it overflows with gratitude for all the treasures of affection which Nature has so generously lavished upon it; it would like, in exchange for these precious gifts, to pour out in inexhaustible streams the golden wine of tenderness which restores and fortifies, enlivens and consoles, the true wine of life for human beings. It would like to and tries but how poor is what it does beside what it dreams of doing, how mediocre what it is able to do beside what it hopes, for it hopes always. It knows that Thy call is never heard in vain, and it has no doubt it can one day realise the splendours of which Thou hast given it a glimpse.
   Who will open these closed flood-gates?

1950-12-25 - Christmas - festival of Light - Energy and mental growth - Meditation and concentration - The Mother of Dreams - Playing a game well, and energy, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  object:1950-12-25 - Christmas - festival of Light - Energy and mental growth - Meditation and concentration - The Mother of Dreams - Playing a Game well, and energy
  This is perfectly true. To enter into contact with terrestrial energy, one must establish a certain harmony within oneself. If you know the Game well, if you know how to make the moves and if you take an enthusiastic interest, if you have a sort of ambition (quite childish perhaps), a desire to win, then as you go on succeeding you feel a kind of inner joy, not perhaps very profound, but creating the harmony necessary for the interchange of energy. On the other hand, those who do not know how to accept defeat, who get angry and bad-tempered when things do not go according to their wish, lose their energy more and more.
  Also, if you slip into depression, you cut every source of energyfrom above, from below, from everywhere. That is the best way of falling into inertia. You must absolutely refuse to be depressed.

1951-01-15 - Sincerity - inner discernment - inner light. Evil and imbalance. Consciousness and instruments., #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If in your mind you go over the various movements and reactions of the day like one repeating indefinitely the same thing, you will not progress. If this reviewing is to make you progress, you must find something within you in whose light you yourself can be your own judge, something which represents for you the best part of yourself, which has some light, some goodwill and which precisely is in love with progress. Place that before you and, first of all, pass across it as at a cinema all that you have done, all that you have felt, your impulses, your thoughts, etc.; then try to coordinate them, that is, find out why this has followed that. And look at the luminous screen that is before you: certain things pass across it well, without throwing a shadow; others, on the contrary, throw a little shadow; others yet cast a shadow altogether black and disagreeable. You must do this very sincerely, as though you were playing a Game: under such circumstances I did such and such a thing, feeling like this and thinking in this way; I have before me my ideal of knowledge and self-mastery, well, was this act in keeping with my ideal or not? If it was, it would not leave any shadow on the screen, which would remain transparent, and one would not have to worry about it. If it is not in conformity, it casts a shadow. Why has it left this shadow? What was there in this act that was contrary to the will to self-knowledge and self-mastery? Most often you will find that it corresponds to unconsciousness then you file it among unconscious things and resolve that next time you will try to be conscious before doing anything. But in other cases you will see that it was a nasty little egoism, quite black, which had come to distort your action or your thought. Then you place this egoism before your light and ask yourself: Why has it the right to make me act like that, think like that? And instead of accepting any odd explanation you must search and you will find in a corner of your being something which thinks and says, Ah, no, I shall accept everything but that. You will see that it is a petty vanity, a movement of self-love, an egoistic feeling hidden somewhere, a hundred things. Then you take a good look at these things in the light of your ideal: Is cherishing this movement in conformity with my seeking and the realisation of my ideal or not? I put this little dark corner in front of the light until the light enters into it and it disappears. Then the comedy is over. But the comedy of your whole day is not finished yet, you know, for there are many things which have to pass thus before the light. But if you continue this Game for truly it is a Game, if you do this sincerely I assure you that in six months you will not recognise yourself, you will say to yourself, What? I was like that! It is impossible!
  You may be five years old or twenty, fifty or sixty and yet transform yourself in this way by putting everything before this inner light. You will see that the elements which do not conform with your ideal are not generally elements which you have to throw wholly out of yourself (there are very few of this kind); they are simply things not in their place. If you organise everythingyour feelings, your thoughts, your impulses, etc,around the psychic centre which is the inner light, you will see that all inner disorder will change into a luminous order.
  Take Games. There too you find days when everything goes well; you have done nothing special previously, but even so you succeed in everything; but if you have practised well beforehand, the result is still more magnificent. If, for example, you find yourself facing someone who has trained himself slowly, seriously, with patience and endurance, and who all of a sudden has a strong aspiration, well, this one will beat you in spite of your aspiration unless your aspiration is very much superior to that of your adversary. If you have opposite you someone who knows only the technique of the Game but has no conscious aspiration, while you are in a fully conscious state, evidently it is you who will defeat him because the quality of consciousness is superior to the quality of technique. But one cannot replace the other. The one which is superior is more important, granted, but you must also have nerves which respond quickly, spontaneous movements; you must know all the secrets of the Game to be able to play perfectly. You must have both the things. What is higher is the consciousness which enables you to make the right movement at the right moment but it is not exclusive. When you seek perfection, you must not neglect the one under the pretext that you have the other.
  Should one play in order to win?
  When you have a three or four-year old consciousness, this is an altogether necessary stimulant. But you may have a four-year old consciousness even at the age of fifty, may you not? No, when you have a ripe consciousness you must not play in order to win. You must play for the sake of playing and to learn how to play and to progress in Games and in order that your play may become the expression of your inner consciousness at its highestis this which is important. For example, people who like to play well do not go and choose bad players to play with, simply for the pleasure of winning they choose those who are the best players and play with them. I remember having learned to play tennis when I was eight, it was a passion; but I never wished to play with my little comrades because I learned nothing (usually I used to defeat them), I always went to the best players. At times they looked surprised, but in the end they played with me I never won but I learned much.

1951-01-25 - Needs and desires. Collaboration of the vital, mind an accomplice. Progress and sincerity - recognising faults. Organising the body - illness - new harmony - physical beauty., #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If I lay stress here upon defects and difficulties, it is not to discourage you from making an effort but to tell you that you must do things with the necessary courage and precisely not be disheartened because you are not successful at once; but if the aspiration is there in you, if the will is there in you, it is absolutely certain that sooner or later you will succeed. And I am saying this for people who live in very ordinary circumstances, less favourable perhaps than yours, but who can, even so, learn to know themselves and conquer themselves, master themselves, control themselves. Therefore, if the conditions are favourable you have a much greater chance of succeeding. One thing is always necessary, not to give up the Game for it is a great Game and the result is worth the trouble of playing it through.
  Lastly, we must, by means of a rational and clear-seeing physical education, make our body strong and supple so that it may become in the material world a fit instrument for the truth-force which wills to manifest through us.

1951-03-03 - Hostile forces - difficulties - Individuality and form - creation, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This is an altogether subjective way of speaking. To act, you have to make some classifications and it is just for this that the mind is useful: it organises, it puts each thing in its place, it plays the Game; and it is this activity which creates the rules of the Game and by obeying these rules it can win the Game. But true knowledge comes from elsewhere.
   Mental faith is not sufficient; it must be completed and enforced by a vital and even a physical faith, a faith of the body. If you can create in yourself an integral force of this kind in all your being, then nothing can resist it; but you must fix the faith in the very cells of the body. There is, for instance, now abroad the beginning of a knowledge among the scientists that death is not a necessity. But the whole of humanity believes firmly in death. If this belief could be cast out first from the conscious mind, then from the vital nature and the subconscious physical layers, death would no longer be inevitable.

1951-03-12 - Mental forms - learning difficult subjects - Mental fortress - thought - Training the mind - Helping the vital being after death - ceremonies - Human stupidities, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is quite interesting, for the more mental activity one has, the more does one indulge in this little Game. And there are ideas to which one clings! One hangs on to them as though all life depended upon it! I have known people who had fixed upon one central idea in their formation and said, All the rest may go to pieces, I dont care, but this idea will stand: this is the truth. And when they come to yoga, amusingly enough it is this idea which is constantly battered, all the time! All events, all circumstances come and strike at it until it begins to totter, and then one fine day they say in despair, Ah, my idea has gone.
   Someone has said rather poetically, One must know how to lose all to win all. And it is true, especially for the mind, for if you do not know how to lose everything, you can gain nothing.

1951-04-02 - Causes of accidents - Little entities, helpful or mischievous- incidents, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If one answers deeply Outwardly there are many causes, but there is a deeper cause which is always there. I said the other day that if the nervous envelope is intact, accidents can be avoided, and even if there is an accident it wont have any consequences. As soon as there is a scratch or a defect in the nervous envelope of the being and according to the nature of this scratch, if one may say so, its place, its character, there will be an accident which will correspond to the diminution of resistance in the envelope. I believe almost everybody is psychologically aware of one thing: that accidents occur when one has a sort of uncomfortable feeling, when one is not fully conscious and self-possessed, when one feels uneasy. In any case, generally, people have a feeling that they are not fully themselves, not fully aware of what they are doing. If one were fully conscious, the consciousness wide awake, accidents would not occur; one would make just the right gesture, the necessary movement to avoid the accident. Hence, in an almost absolute way, it is a flagging of consciousness. Or quite possibly it may be that the consciousness is fixed in a higher domain; for example, not to speak of spiritual things, a man who is busy solving a mental problem and is very concentrated upon his mental problem, becomes inattentive to physical things, and if he happens to be in a street or in a crowd, his attention fixed upon his problem, he will not make the movement necessary to avoid the accident, and the accident will occur. It is the same for sports, for Games; you can observe this easily, there is always a flagging of the consciousness when accidents occur, or a lack of attention, a little absent-mindedness; suddenly one thinks of something else, the attention is drawn elsewhereone is not fully conscious of what one is doing and the accident happens.
   As I was telling you at the beginning, if for some reason or other for example, lack of sleep, lack of rest or an absorbing preoccupation or all sorts of things which tire you, that is to say, when you are not above themif the vital envelope is a little damaged, it does not function perfectly and any current of force whatever which passes through is enough to produce an accident. In the final analysis, the accident comes always from that, it is what one may call inattentiveness or a slackening of consciousness. There are days when one feels quite not exactly uneasy, but as though one were trying to catch something which escapes, one cant hold together, one is as though half-diluted; these are the days of accidents. You must be attentive. Naturally, this is not to tell you to shut yourself up in your room and not to stir out when you feel like that! This is not what I mean. Rather I mean that you must watch all the more attentively, be all the more on your guard, not allow, precisely, this inattentiveness, this slackening of consciousness to come in.

1951-04-05 - Illusion and interest in action - The action of the divine Grace and the ego - Concentration, aspiration, will, inner silence - Value of a story or a language - Truth - diversity in the world, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But first you must will it, I believe that is quite important! There is no one method to follow. I read this and at the same time ask myself how many people would be satisfied to hear this. All the materialism and positivism in the world have been constructed just because people do not want the Divine Grace to come in at all. If they are cured they want to say, It is I who cured myself; if they make a progress, they want to think, It is I who have progressed; if they organise something, they want to proclaim, It is I who am organising. And many, many of those who try to do otherwise, if they look within themselves, would see how seldom spontaneously, sincerely (not as when one says something because one knows it should be said, or as one thinks something because it is the fashion to think like that but spontaneously, sincerely, with all their heart) they know that it is not they who have done the thing, but the divine force. When they have made a progress, when they have changed something in themselves, when they have learnt something, then when is it that spontaneously, without an effort of will, without thinking, without needing to tell oneself, One ought to think like this, spontaneously one knows that without the divine force nothing would have been done? Look into yourself, it is a very interesting thing, very interesting, how many times a day you think (without even telling yourself), I have done this, I have been able to do that, I succeeded in this, I failed in that, and when you have made a good effort, when you have obtained a result, you need a little moment for thought, or more, to tell yourself, If the divine force had not helped me, probably I would not have been able to do it. The spontaneous thing is, Oh! I have succeeded, isnt that true? There is indeed a part of the mind which has been educated, which has learnt, has reflected, understood, which is well-disposed and truly feels that in reality it is like that, but this is only one part of the mind, and it is not always active, sometimes it must be called up, asked its advice, What is then the best attitude to have?, What should I think? I believe all who have taken up yoga, if they are sincere, if they reflect for a moment, tell themselves, I was not aware of it, but if I have succeeded, it was probably because the divine forces were there to help me, otherwise I would not have been able to succeed. This is well understood. But there comes a moment when one knows that one would not have been able to lift a finger if these forces had not been there. That comes later. But to begin with, how many times, if one thinks, if one quite simply observes oneself, does one catch oneself saying, It is I! And, then, one congratulates oneself sometimes, one says, After all I can do something, I am capable! I am going further: how many people would be capable of doing anything at all if simply deprived of the pleasure of being able to tell themselves, I have done this, I have realised that, I have made a progress, how well I played this Game? How many people would be able to sincerely do something if this pleasure were taken away? I have known individuals whose mind was much more developed than the rest of the being, they had understood very well (almost too well); they sat down to meditate and all their energy was gone, all vitality evaporated into a kind of peace, not unpleasant, but very still. There is no more need to do anything, no longer any need to move, one dreams. Under a tree, arms crossed, one leaves the Divine to do everything for oneself, including feeding you if you need it. This is perhaps very well, but this shows that the instrument is not ready; it is not really at the service of the Divine, it is at the service of the ego, and when the ego is taken away, it does nothing any longer. Therefore, so long as one lives in the ego this illusion is necessary to make you act; it is necessary to keep up action until one is completely transformed or, in any case, till the true consciousness is established.
   I have said this and I repeat it (Mother takes up her book):

1951-04-07 - Origin of Evil - Misery- its cause, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A garden where one plays an eternal Game with the Divine.
   This sounds very fine, it is very goodGod is a child playing, Sri Aurobindo has said.1 It seems this has shocked many people. When we translated this into French and sent it to Europe, there were people who were shocked and said, Well, He plays at our expense!
   "What is God, after all? An eternal child playing an eternal Game in an eternal garden."
   Thoughts and Glimpses, Cent. Vol. 16, p. 381

1951-04-26 - Irrevocable transformation - The divine Shakti - glad submission - Rejection, integral - Consecration - total self-forgetfulness - work, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of course, there are other roads. One may simply not try to perfect oneself. One may try to forget oneself in an ever more absorbing work, that is, do what one does as a consecration to the Divine, altogether disinterestedly, but with a plenitude, a self-giving, a total self-forgetfulness: no longer thinking about oneself but about what one is doing. You know this, I have already told you this: if you want to do something well, whatever it may be, any kind of work, the least thing, play a Game, write a book, do painting or music or run a race, anything at all, if you want to do it well, you must become what you are doing and not remain a small person looking at himself doing it; for if one looks at oneself acting, one is one is still in complicity with the ego. If, in oneself, one succeeds in becoming what one does, it is a great progress. In the least little details, one must learn this. Take a very amusing instance: you want to fill a bottle from another bottle; you concentrate (you may try it as a discipline, as a gymnastic); well, as long as you are the bottle to be filled, the bottle from which one pours, and the movement of pouring, as long as you are only this, all goes well. But if unfortunately you think at a given moment: Ah! It is getting on well, I am managing well, the next minute it spills over! It is the same for everything, for everything. That is why work is a good means of discipline, for if you want to do the work properly, you must become the work instead of being someone who works, otherwise you will never do it well. If you remain someone who works and, besides, if your thoughts go vagabonding, then you may be sure that if you are handling fragile things they will break, if you are cooking, you will burn something, or if you are playing a Game, you will miss all the balls! It is here, in this, that work is a great discipline. For if truly you want to do it well, this is the only way of doing it.
   Take someone who is writing a book, for instance. If he looks at himself writing the book, you cant imagine how dull the book will become; it smells immediately of the small human personality which is there and it loses all its value. When a painter paints a picture, if he observes himself painting the picture, the picture will never be good, it will always be a kind of projection of the painters personality; it will be without life, without force, without beauty. But if, all of a sudden, he becomes the thing he wants to express, if he becomes the brushes, the painting, the canvas, the subject, the image, the colours, the value, the whole thing, and is entirely inside it and lives it, he will make something magnificent.

1951-04-28 - Personal effort - tamas, laziness - Static and dynamic power - Stupidity - psychic and intelligence - Philosophies- different languages - Theories of Creation - Surrender of ones being and ones work, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Well, there is a static power. How to explain it to you? Look, there is the same difference between static power and dynamic power as between a Game of defence and a Game of attack; you understand? It is the same thing. Static power is something which can withstand everything, nothing can act upon it, nothing can touch it, nothing can shake itit is immobile, but it is invincible. Dynamic power is something in action, which at times goes forth and may at times receive blows. That is to say, if you want your dynamic power to be always victorious, it must be supported by a considerable static power, an unshakable base.
   I know what you want to say that a human being becomes aware of power only when it is dynamic; a human being doesnt consider it a power except when it acts; if it doesnt act he does not even notice it, he does not realise the tremendous force which is behind this inactionat times, even frequently, a force more formidable than the power which acts. But you may try it out in yourself, you will see, it is much more difficult to remain calm, immobile, unshakable before something very un-pleasantwhe ther it be words or acts levelled against youinfinitely more difficult than to answer with the same violence. Suppose someone insults you; if in the face of these insults, you can remain immobile (not only outwardly, I mean integrally), without being shaken or touched in any way: you are there like a force against which one can do nothing and you do not reply, you do not make a gesture, you do not say a word, all the insults thrown at you leave you absolutely untouched, within and without; you can keep your heart-beats absolutely quiet, you can keep the thoughts in your head quite immobile and calm without their being in the least disturbed, that is, your head does not answer immediately by similar vibrations and your nerves dont feel clenched with the need to return a few blows to relieve themselves; if you can be like that, you have a static power, and it is infinitely more powerful than if you had that kind of force which makes you answer insult by insult, blow by blow and agitation by agitation.
   Yes, he is veiled by the consciousness of material Nature. There is the consciousness in its origin which does not veil the Divine but expresses him. There is the consciousness in its outer form which veils him. Some say this is willed, that it is to allow the Game to be played; that the Divine hides himself behind material Nature to compel all conscious beings to find Him. That is an opinion people say many things.
   One of the great difficulties for most philosophies is that they have never recognised or studied the different planes of existence, the different regions of the being. They have the Supreme and then the Creation and then thats all, nothing between the two. This makes explanations very difficult. All explanations, in the last analysis, are simply languages there are languages which make understanding easier and others which make it more difficult. And some of these theories make the understanding of things very difficultwhile if you recognize and study and become aware of the different intermediary states between the most material Nature and the Supreme Origin, if you recognise and become conscious of all the intermediary regions, of all the inner states of being and all the outer regions, that can explain many problems. We have already studied this in connection with determinisms. If you say that the determinism is absolute and remain there, you understand nothing; it is quite obvious that all the events of life give you the lie; or else the problem is so complicated that you cant get hold of it. But if you understand that there are a large number of determinisms acting upon each other, interpenetrating, changing the action of one determinism by the action of another, then the problem becomes comprehensible. It is the same thing for explaining the action of the Divine in the universe. If you take a central creative Force or a central creative Consciousness or a central immobile Witness, and then the universe, only that, nothing between the two, you cannot understand. There are people who have used this in such a naive way! They have made a Creator God and then his creatures. So all the problems come up. He has made the world, with what? Some tell you it is from the dust, but what is it, this dust? What was it doing before it was used to make a world? Or from nothing! A universe was created out of nothing that is foolish! It is very awkward for a logical mind. And over and above all that, you are told that He did this consciously, deliberately, and when he had finished he exclaimed, Look, it is very good. Then, those who are in the universe reply, We dont find it so good. It is perhaps very good for you but not for us. These are naive conceptions. They are simply ignorant and naive conceptions which make the problem of the universe absolutely incomprehensible. And all these explanations are inadmissible for a mind which is ever so slightly awakened. That is why you are told, Dont try to understand, you will never understand. But that is mental laziness, it is the minds bad will. You see, one feels within oneself that, because one has this kind of power of thought-activity, this aspiration to find a light, a solution, it must correspond to something, otherwiseo therwise, truly (I think I have written this somewhere), if the universe were reduced to that simple notion, well, it would be the most sinister of farces and I should very well understand those who have declared, Run away, get out of it as fast as possible. Unfortunately, I dont see how they would be able to get out of it, for there is nothing elsehow can you get out of something which alone exists? So, one enters a vicious circle, one turns round and round and this leads quite naturally to mental despair. But when one has the keythere are one or two keys, but there is one which opens all the doors when one has the key, one follows ones road and little by little understands the Thing.

1953-06-17, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Now, have you understood the difference between idea and thought? It is clear. The idea is translated into all kinds of thoughts. They may be the most contradictory thoughts and the whole thing is to organise them in a coherent way. I think I have told you many times that contradictory thoughts may be found in union if one rises high enough, climbs towards the idea. One could perhaps play at this little Game, it would be very interesting. We have a thesis, we are going to find an antithesis, and then we shall find the synthesis.
   Who will propose the thesis? Ah! I am going to propose this immediately: Man is mortal. The antithesis is: Man is immortal. Now find the place where the two agree: the synthesis.

1953-07-08, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Now, if you have a little knowledge and consciousness, you can become aware of the reason, and then, when one realises the reason, there is only one thing to do, just this (gesture), as one brushes off a fly. Flies are very troublesome and come back again and again; and evil formations take care! have the same habit as flies. You brush flies away, they return, you brush them away again, again they return. They think it is a Game. Have you never noticed, flies take this as a Game? truly, even as they are sent away, they return. Only, if at a particular moment you become angry, you get into a temper and do this (gesture), even if you do not touch it, the fly will not come back. It feels it. Try, you will see.
   But a bad thought is a bad deed. There are people who do not know it, but truly a bad thought is a bad deed and if one thinks and wishes harm to someone, well, one is responsible for the misfortunes that come upon him just as much as though one had acted. But the unfortunate thing is that this is not recognised and that never does one intervene in the bad thoughts of people. There are even people who take great pleasure in inciting the bad thoughts of others. I have known such people (unfortunately far too many), when they have something unpleasant to say to somebody, they never miss the opportunity of telling him: You know, somebody said that about you, and also: You know, that other person said this about you. And thus they create as much harm as they think of. And this they do at times simply through stupidity, most often through vanity, in order to show off that they know something. But at bottom, in the consciousness, there is what is called mischief-making something that enjoys creating disorder, misunderstandings, disputes among people, unpleasant situations, and feels at ease amidst these. There are many people with a very sharp tongue. It is called in French une langue de vipre, a viperish tongue. This is their great amusement. And they do much, much, much harm. But even without speaking, if one has a strong thought and thinks ill of people, one does a bad deed.

1954-03-24 - Dreams and the condition of the stomach - Tobacco and alcohol - Nervousness - The centres and the Kundalini - Control of the senses, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is much in fashion. Now in the schools certain disciplines are invented to develop childrens power of observation, the quickness of decision, of choice, the capacity to reckon with the eyes, appreciation, all that. All kinds of Games are made for children now, to teach them all that. The sense of hearing can also be developed, the sense of smell, the sense of sightall these can be methodically developed. If, instead of merely living in ones sensationsthis is pleasant or unpleasant, this is pleasing or displeasing and all kinds of things which are perfectly uselessone succeeds in calculating, measuring, comparing, noting, studying in detail all the vibrations. You see, human beings live like blind men, constantly, absolutely unconscious, and they plunge into sensations and reactions, all the impulses, and so it is pleasant, it is unpleasant, it is pleasing, it is displeasing, all that. What is all that, then? Whats the see in it?None at all. One ought to be able to appreciate, calculate, judge, compare, note, know exactly and scientifically the full value of the vibrations, the relations between things, study everything, everything for instance, study all sensations in connection with the reactions they produce, follow the movement from the sensation to the brain, and then follow the movement of response from the brain to the sensations. And in this way one succeeds in controlling ones will, ones sensations completely, to such an extent that if there is something one does not want to feel, it is enough, with ones will, to cut it off: one feels it no longer. There are many disciplines of this kind. Some of them keep you busy for a lifetime, and if they are well followed, you dont waste a moment and are altogether interested. You no longer have time for impulses, this takes away all impulses. When you become scientific in these studies, you are no longer like a cork: one wave sending you here, another sending you there! There is a passing movement of Nature. Nature, oh how she plays with men! Good heave, when you see how it is, oh! Truly it is enough to make you revolt. I dont understand how they do not revolt. She sends round a wave of desire, and they are all like sheep running after their desires; she sends round a wave of violence, they are once again like other sheep living in violence, and so on, for everything. Angershe just does poof, and everybody gets into a rage. She has but to make a gesturea gesture of her caprice and the human mobs follow. Or else it passes from one to another, just like that; they dont know why. They are asked, Why?Well, suddenly I felt angry. Suddenly I was seized by desire. Oh! It is shameful.
  Good night.

1954-07-28 - Money - Ego and individuality - The shadow, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  First of all, one must will it. And then one must aspire with great perseverance, and each time the ego shows itself, one must give it a little rap on the nose (Mother taps her nose) until it has received so many raps that it is tired of them and gives up the Game.
  But usually, instead of rapping it on the nose, one justifies its presence. Almost constantly, when it shows itself, one says, After all, it is right. And mostly one doesnt even know that it is the ego, one thinks it is oneself. But the first condition is to find it essential not to have the ego any longer. One must really understand that one doesnt want it. It is not so easy. It is not so easy! For one can very well turn words over in the head and say, I dont want the ego any more, I no longer want to be separated from the Divine. All this goes on inside, like that. But it remain just there, it hasnt much effect on your life. The next moment you do something purely egoistic, you see, and find it quite natural. It doesnt even shock you.

1954-08-04 - Servant and worker - Justification of weakness - Play of the Divine - Why are you here in the Ashram?, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Why? Thats a way of speaking! You feel that it is not an amusing Game? There are many who dont (laughter), who find that the play is not amusing. But still, its a way of speaking One speaks ofwithout thinking that it is joyfulone speaks of the play of forces; it is the movement, the interaction. All activities are the play of forces. So one can take it in that see. But, you see, it means that the divine Force, the divine Consciousness, has exteriorised itself to create the universe and all the play of forces in the universe. Thats what it means, nothing else. I dont mean necessarily playing in the Playground! It can mean many other things!
  (Turning to the other children to induce them to ask questions) Nothing? You dont have anything either?

1954-11-24 - Aspiration mixed with desire - Willing and desiring - Children and desires - Supermind and the higher ranges of mind - Stages in the supramental manifestation, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In fact, perhaps one should begin by shifting the movement to things which it is better to have from the true point of view, and which it is more difficult to obtain. If one could turn this impulsion of desire towards a... For example, when a child is full of desires, if one could give him a desire of a higher kind-instead of its being a desire for purely material objects, you understand, an altogether transitory satisfaction-if one could awaken in him the desire to know, the desire to learn, the desire to become a remarkable person... in this way, begin with that. As these things are difficult to do, so, gradually, he will develop his will for these things. Or even, from the material point of view, the desire to do something difficult, as for example, construct a toy which is difficult to make-or give him a Game of patience which requires a great deal of perseverance.
  If one can orient them-it requires much discernment, much patience, but it can be done-and if one can orient them towards something like this, to succeed in very difficult Games or to work out something which requires much care and attention, and can push them in some line like this so that it exercises a persevering will in them, then this can have results: turn their attention away from certain things and towards others. This needs constant care and it seems to be a way that's most-I can't say the easiest, for it is certainly not easy-but the most effective way. To say "No" does not cure and to say "Yes" does not cure either; and sometimes it becomes extremely difficult also, naturally.
  I knew people, for example, whose children wanted to eat everything they saw. They were allowed to do it. So they fell very ill. After that, they felt disgusted. But this is a little risky, isn't it? There are children who fidget with everything. Now, one day, you see, one child got hold of a box of matches. Then, instead of telling him, "Don't touch it", they let him do it: he burnt himself. He never touched them again.

1955-04-06 - Freuds psychoanalysis, the subliminal being - The psychic and the subliminal - True psychology - Changing the lower nature - Faith in different parts of the being - Psychic contact established in all in the Ashram, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Ah! Let us see. We could play a little Game like this:
  Which part of the being in everyone has a more total faith in the divine Grace?

1955-05-04 - Drawing on the universal vital forces - The inner physical - Receptivity to different kinds of forces - Progress and receptivity, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Some people discover that with certain movements, certain gestures, certain activities, they enter into contact more closely. I knew people who gesticulated while walking this truly gave them the impression that they were in contactcertain gestures they made while walking But children do this spontaneously: when they give themselves completely in their Games, running, playing, jumping, shouting; when they spend all their energies like that, they give themselves entirely, and in the joy of playing and moving and running they put themselves in contact with this universal vital force; they dont know it, but they spend their vital force in a contact with the universal vital force and that is why they can run without really feeling very tired, except after a very long time. That is, they spend so much that if they were not in contact with the universal force, they would be absolutely exhausted, immediately. And that is why, besides, they grow up; it is also because they receive more than they spend; they know how to receive more than they spend. And this does not correspond to any knowledge. It is a natural, spontaneous movement. It is the movement a movement of joy in what they are doingof joyful expenditure. One can do many things with that.
  I knew young people who had always lived in citiesin a city and in those little rooms one has in the big cities in which everyone is huddled. Now, they had come to spend their holidays in the countryside, in the south of France, and there the sun is hot, naturally not as here but all the same it is very hot (when we compare the sun of the Mediterranean coasts with that of Paris, for example, it truly makes a difference), and so, when they walked around the countryside the first few days they really began to get a terrible headache and to feel absolutely uneasy because of the sun; but they suddenly thought: Why, if we make friends with the sun it wont harm us any more! And they began to make a kind of inner effort of friendship and trust in the sun, and when they were out in the sun, instead of trying to bend double and tell themselves, Oh! How hot it is, how it burns!, they said, Oh, how full of force and joy and love the sun is! etc., they opened themselves like this (gesture), and not only did they not suffer any longer but they felt so strong afterwards that they went round telling everyone who said It is hottelling them Do as we do, you will see how good it is. And they could remain for hours in the full sun, bare-headed and without feeling any discomfort. It is the same principle.

1955-08-03 - Nothing is impossible in principle - Psychic contact and psychic influence - Occult powers, adverse influences; magic - Magic, occultism and Yogic powers -Hypnotism and its effects, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I dont know whether they suffer after their death or lose their consciousness, but in any case, obviously they are not in any state of peace or happiness, thats absolutely certain. For it is a kind of absolute rule from the spiritual point of view: it is by an inner discipline and by consecration to the Divine that the powers come to you. But if with your aspiration, your discipline and consecration, an ambition is mixed up, that is, an intention to obtain powers, then if they come to you it is almost like a curse. Usually they dont come to you, but something vital which tries to imitate them comes to you with adverse influences which put you entirely under the domination of beings who give you powers simply with the intention of making use of you, using you to do all the work they have the intention of doing, and to create all the disorder they want to create. And when they find that you have served them enough and are no longer good for anything, they just destroy you. They may not be able to destroy you physically because they dont always have the power to do it, but they destroy you mentally, vitally and in your consciousness, and after that you are good for nothing, even before dying. And after death, as you are entirely under their influence, the first thing they do is to swallow you up, because this is their way of making use of peopleto swallow them. So it cannot be a very pleasant experience. It is a very, very, very dangerous Game.
  But everywhere, in all the teachings, in all the disciplines, in all ages, the same thing has been repeated: that one must never intermingle ambition and personal interest with the sadhana, otherwise he is inviting trouble. So it is not only a particular case, it is all the instances of this kind which have fatal consequences.

1955-10-05 - Science and Ignorance - Knowledge, science and the Buddha - Knowing by identification - Discipline in science and in Buddhism - Progress in the mental field and beyond it, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is quite obvious that from the purely mental point of view, of the physical mind, well, we have come a long way since the Stone Age. It is said that we havent made much progress because theres something else which has not been much developed; just because we were much too occupied in playing with a new instrument; yes, it is so interesting to have a new Game here! People played with it, they tried all the ways of using it. From the practical point of view their Games were above all applications of this, yes! Even the atomic bomb is yet a way of playing; it is a little macabre but still it is a Game. It is not with a clear, definite vision, a plan, an organisation to make the whole thing advance towards the goal, the true goal. It is not that. It was absolutely it is still like children in a recreation courtyard: they invent, they search, play, find out, they jostle one another, fight, make up, quarrel, discover, destroy, construct. But there is a plan behind; there was a plan; there is still a plan; there is more and more of a plan. And perhaps all this that is playing on the surface, despite all, is leading to something which will come forth one day; perhaps if we speak of it now and think so much about it, it is perhaps at a given moment surely it must come about, eh! It may take place slowly, by stages, but still there is a moment when it begins to take place. So it is perhaps that we have reached this moment.
  However, we must not anticipate, we shall speak about it next time.

1955-12-07 - Emotional impulse of self-giving - A young dancer in France - The heart has wings, not the head - Only joy can conquer the Adversary, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Many things go on in the head. I have told you this already several times, the head is like a public square. Anything at all can enter there, come, cross over, go out, and create a lot of disorder. And people who are in the habit of playing with ideas are the ones most hampered from going farther. It is a Game thats pretty, attractive; it gives you the impression that you are not altogether ordinary, at the level of ordinary life, but it cuts the wings.
  Its not the head which has wings: its the heart. Its this yes, this inevitable need. Nothing else counts. Thats everything. Only that.

1956-01-25 - The divine way of life - Divine, Overmind, Supermind - Material body for discovery of the Divine - Five psychological perfections, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And the third: there are people who have what may be called a warped and excessive modesty or humility and who tell themselves, Surely the Divine has thrown me out, I am good for nothing, He can do nothing with me, the only thing for me is to give up the Game, for He finds me unworthy of Him!
  So, unless one adds to faith a total and complete trust in the Divine Grace, there will be difficulties. So both are necessary.
  But for this surrender to be total, all these qualities are necessary. And I add one more for so far we have only four I add endurance. For, if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged and without giving up, because it is too difficult; and if you are incapable well, of receiving blows and yet continuing, of pocketing them, as they saywhen you receive blows as a result of your defects, of putting them in your pocket and continuing to go forward without flaggingyou dont go very far; at the first turning where you lose sight of your little habitual life, you fall into despair and give up the Game.
  The most how shall I put it? the most material form of this is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if need be You know, people come to me in despair, But I thought it was done and now I must begin again! And if they are told, But thats nothing, you will probably have to begin again a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times; you take one step forward and think you are secure, but there will always be something to bring back the same difficulty a little farther on. You think you have solved the problem, you must solve it yet once again; it will turn up again looking just a little different, but it will be the same problem, and if you are not determined that: Even if it comes back a million times, I shall do it a million times, but I shall go through with it, well, you wont be able to do the yoga. This is absolutely indispensable.

1956-06-06 - Sign or indication from books of revelation - Spiritualised mind - Stages of sadhana - Reversal of consciousness - Organisation around central Presence - Boredom, most common human malady, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Once or twice, as a Game, you took one of your books or Sri Aurobindos and opened a page at random, and read out a sentence. Can these sentences give one a sign or an indication? What should we do to get a true answer?
  Everybody can do it. It is done in this way: you concentrate. Now, it depends on what you want. If you have an inner problem and want the solution, you concentrate on this problem; if you want to know the condition you are in, which you are not aware ofif you want to get some light on the state you are in, you just come forward with simplicity and ask for the light. Or else, quite simply, if you are curious to know what the invisible knowledge has to tell you, you remain silent and still for a moment and then open the book. I always used to recommend taking a paper-knife, because it is thinner; while you are concentrated you insert it in the book and with the tip indicate something. Then, if you know how to concentrate, that is to say, if you really do it with an aspiration to have an answer, it always comes.

1956-06-13 - Effects of the Supramental action - Education and the Supermind - Right to remain ignorant - Concentration of mind - Reason, not supreme capacity - Physical education and studies - inner discipline - True usefulness of teachers, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Mother, some say that our general inadequacy in studies comes from the fact that too much stress is laid on Games, physical education. Is this true?
  Who said that? People who dont like physical education? Stiff old teachers who cant do exercises any longer? These?I am not asking for names!

1956-12-12 - paradoxes - Nothing impossible - unfolding universe, the Eternal - Attention, concentration, effort - growth capacity almost unlimited - Why things are not the same - will and willings - Suggestions, formations - vital world, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If that were the end of the problem, one could yet come out of the mess; but there is a complication. This terrestrial world, this human world is constantly invaded by the forces of the neighbouring world, that is, of the vital world, the subtler region beyond the fourfold earth-atmosphere;1 and this vital world which is not under the influence of the psychic forces or the psychic consciousness is essentially a world of ill-will, of disorder, disequilibrium, indeed of all the most anti-divine things one could imagine. This vital world is constantly penetrating the physical world, and being much more subtle than the physical, it is very often quite imperceptible except to a few rare individuals. There are entities, beings, wills, various kinds of individualities in that world, who have all kinds of intentions and make use of every opportunity either to amuse themselves if they are small beings or to do harm and create disorder if they are beings with a greater capacity. And the latter have a very considerable power of penetration and suggestion, and wherever there is the least opening, the least affinity, they rush in, for it is a Game which delights them.
  Besides, they are very thirsty or hungry for certain human vital vibrations which for them are a rare dish they love to feed upon; and so their Game lies in exciting pernicious movements in man so that man may emanate these forces and they be able to feed on them just as they please. All movements of anger, violence, passion, desire, all these things which make you abruptly throw off certain energies from yourself, project them from yourself, are exactly what these entities of the vital world like best, for, as I said, they enjoy them like a sumptuous dish. Now, their tactics are simple: they send you a little suggestion, a little impulse, a small vibration which enters deep into you and through contagion or sympathy awakens in you the vibration necessary to make you throw off the force they want to absorb.
  There it is a little easier to recognise the influence, for, if you are the least bit attentive, you become aware of something that has suddenly awakened within you. For example, those who are in the habit of losing their temper, if they have attempted ever so little to control their anger, they will find something coming from outside or rising from below which actually takes hold of their consciousness and arouses anger in them. I dont mean that everybody is capable of this discernment; I am speaking of those who have tried to understand their being and control it. These adverse suggestions are easier to distinguish than, for instance, your response to the will or desire of a being who is of the same nature as yourself, another human being, who consequently acts on you without this giving you a clear impression of something coming from outside: the vibrations are too alike, too similar in their nature, and you have to be much more attentive and have a much sharper discernment to realise that these movements which seem to come out from you are not really yours but come from outside. But with the adverse forces, if you are in the least sincere and observe yourself attentively, you become aware that it is something in the being which is responding to an influence, an impulse, a suggestion, even something at times very concrete, which enters and produces similar vibrations in the being.

1957-01-02 - Can one go out of time and space? - Not a crucified but a glorified body - Individual effort and the new force, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal Game in an eternal garden.
    Thoughts and Glimpses, SABCL, Vol. 16, pp. 380-81
  And so, you see, the first movement of vital self-conceit when it is told, You dont exist in yourself, naturally it says, All right, I wont do anything any more! I am not the one who works, so I wont work any longer and Very good, the Divine can do everything, it is his business, I wont stir any more. If the credit does not go to meit comes to that I wont do anything any more. Well! But indeed theres no word for such things. This is something I constantly hear, it is simply a way of venting ones offended self-conceit, thats all. But the true reaction, the pure reaction is an enthusiastic impulse of collaboration, to play the Game with all the energy, the will-power at the disposal of ones consciousness, in the state one is in, with the feeling of being supported, carried by something infinitely greater than oneself, which makes no mistakes, something which protects you and at the same time gives you all the necessary strength and uses you as the best instrument. And one feels that, and one feels one is working in security, that one can no longer make any mistakes, that what one does is done with the utmost result andin delight. That is the true movement; to feel that ones will is intensified to the utmost because it is no longer a tiny little microscopic person in infinity but an infinite universal Power which makes you act: the Force of Truth. This is the only true reaction.
  The other onemiserable. Ah! I am not the one who is doing things, ah! it is not my will being expressed, ah! it is not my power that is working so I lie down flat, stretch myself out in inert passivity and I wont move. Very well, then, one tells the Divine, do whatever you like, I dont exist any longer. That is poor indeed! There.

1957-01-09 - God is essentially Delight - God and Nature play at hide-and-seek - Why, and when, are you grave?, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  (A young disciple) Mother, does Nature know it is a Game? God knows it is a Game, but does Nature know it?
  I think Nature knows it too, it is only man who does not know!
  Perhaps, when one knows it is a Game and plays it for fun, it is amusing. But when one doesnt know it is a Game, it is not amusing. You see, it is only when one is on the other side, on the divine side, that one can see it like that; that is, as long as we are in the ignorance, well, inevitably we suffer from what should amuse and please us. Fundamentally, it comes to this: when one does something deliberately, knowing what one is doing, it is very interesting and may even be very amusing. But when it is something you dont do deliberately and dont understand, when it is something imposed on you and endured, it is not pleasant. So the solution, the one which is always given: you must learn, know, do it deliberately. But to tell you my true feeling, I think it would be much better to change the Game. When one is in that state, one can smile, understand and even be amused, but when one sees, when one is conscious of all those who, far from knowing that they are playing, take the Game very seriously and find it rather unpleasant, well I dont know, one would prefer it to change. That is a purely personal opinion.
  I know very well: the moment one crosses over to the other side instead of being underneath and enduring, when one is above and not only observes but acts oneself, it is so total a reversal that it is difficult to recall the state one was in when carrying all the weight of this inconscience, this ignorance on ones back, when one was enduring things without knowing why or how or where one was going or why it was like that. One forgets all that. And then one can say: it is an eternal Game in an eternal garden. But for it to be an amusing Game, everybody should be able to play the Game knowing the rules of the Game; as long as one does not know the rules of the Game, it is not pleasant. So the solution you are given is: But learn the rules of the Game! That is not within everybodys reach.
  I have the impression, a very powerful impression, that a practical joker came and spoilt the Game and made it into something dramatic, and this practical joker is obviously the cause of the division and the ignorance which is the result of this division, and of the suffering which is the result of ignorance. Indeed, in spite of all the spiritual traditions, it is difficult to conceive that this state of division, ignorance and suffering was foreseen at the beginning of creation. In spite of everything, one doesnt like to think that it could have been foreseen. Indeed, I refuse to believe it. I call it an accidenta rather terrible accident, but still, you see, it is especially terrible to the human consciousness; for the universal consciousness, it may only be quite a reparable accident. And after all, when it has been set right, we shall even be able to recall it and say, Ah! it has given us something we wouldnt have had otherwise. But we must first wait for it to be put right.
  Anyway, I dont know if there are people who say that it was foreseen and willed, but I tell you it was neither foreseen nor willed, and this is precisely why when it happened, quite unexpectedly, immediately something else sprang forth from the Source, which probably would not have manifested if this accident had not taken place. If Delight had remained Delight, conceived as Delight, and everything had come about in Delight and Union instead of in division, there would never have been any need for the divine Consciousness to plunge into the inconscience as Love. So, when one sees this from very far and from high above, one says, After all, something has perhaps been gained from it. But one must see it from a great distance and a great height to be able to say that. Or rather, when it is left far behind, when one has gone beyond this state, entered into Union and Delight, when division and inconscience and suffering have disappeared, then one may very wisely say, Ah, yes, we have gained an experience we would never have had otherwise. But the experience must be behind, we must not be right in the midst of it. For, even for someone whothis is something I knoweven for someone who has come out of this state, who lives in the consciousness of Oneness, for whom ignorance is something external, no longer something intimate and painful, even for that person it is impossible to look on the suffering of all those who have not come out of it with a smile of indifference. That seems impossible to me. Therefore, it is really necessary that things in the world should change and the acute state of sickness should disappear, so that we can say, Ah! yes, we have benefited by it. It is true that something has been gained, but it is a very costly gain.
  So, your question? (To the child who asked about the Game of hide-and-seek) Was this what you wanted to know?
  Actually what you were asking was: Why this image?

1957-01-23 - How should we understand pure delight? - The drop of honey - Action of the Divine Will in the world, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The Game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending.
    Delight is the secret. Learn of pure delight and thou shalt learn of God.

1957-02-06 - Death, need of progress - Changing Natures methods, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But even of the best Games one tires. There comes a time when one needs to change them and one could dream of a Game in which it would no longer be necessary to destroy in order to progress, where the zeal for progress would be enough to find new means, new expressions, where the lan would be ardent enough to overcome inertia, lassitude, lack of understanding, fatigue, indifference.
  Why does this body, as soon as some progress has been made, feel the need to sit down? It is tired. It says, Oh! you must wait. I must be given time to rest. This is what leads it to death. If it felt within itself that ardour to do always better, become more transparent, more beautiful, more luminous, eternally young, one could escape from this macabre joke of Nature.
  For her this is of no importance. She sees the whole, she sees the totality; she sees that nothing is lost, that it is only recombining quantities, numberless minute elements, without any importance, which are put back into a pot and mixed well and something new comes out of it. But that Game is not amusing for everybody. And if in ones consciousness one could be as vast as she, more powerful than she, why shouldnt one do the same thing in a better way?
  This is the problem which confronts us now. With the addition, the new help of this Force which has descended, which is manifesting, working, why shouldnt one take in hand this tremendous Game and make it more beautiful, more harmonious, more true?
  It only needs brains powerful enough to receive this Force and formulate the possible course of action. There must be conscious beings powerful enough to convince Nature that there are other methods than hers. This looks like madness, but all new things have always seemed like madness before they became realities.

1957-04-10 - Sports and yoga - Organising ones life, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    Another invaluable result of these activities [sports, etc.] is the growth of what has been called the sporting spirit. That includes good humour and tolerance and consideration for all, a right attitude and friendliness to competitors and rivals, self-control and scrupulous observance of the laws of the Game, fair play and avoidance of the use of foul means, an equal acceptance of victory or defeat without bad humour, resentment or ill-will towards successful competitors, loyal acceptance of the decisions of the appointed judge, umpire or referee. These qualities have their value for life in general and not only for sport, but the help that sport can give to their development is direct and invaluable. If they could be made more common not only in the life of the individual but in the national life and in the international where at the present day the opposite tendencies have become too rampant, existence in this troubled world of ours would be smoother and might open to a greater chance of concord and amity of which it stands very much in need. even a highest and completest education of the mind is not enough without the education of the body. The nation which possesses [these qualities] in the highest degree is likely to be the strongest for victory, success and greatness, but also for the contri bution it can make towards the bringing about of unity and a more harmonious world order towards which we look as our hope for humanitys future.
    The Supramental Manifestation, SABCL, Vol. 16, pp. 2-41
  With children it is above all ignorance and bad example which cause the harm. So it would be good if, before they begin their Games, all the group-leaders, the captains, call together all those they are in charge of and tell them, explain to them exactly what Sri Aurobindo says here, with detailed explanations like those we have given in the two little books The Code of Sportsmanship and The Ideal Child [or What a Child Should Always Remember]. These things must be repeated often to the children. And then, you must warn them against bad company, bad friends, as I told you in another class.
  And above all, set them the right example. Be yourself what you would like them to be. Give them the example of disinterestedness, patience, self-control, constant good humour, the overcoming of ones little personal dislikes, a sort of constant goodwill, an understanding of others difficulties; and that equality of temper which makes children free from fear, for what makes children deceitful and untruthful, and even cunning, is the fear of being punished. If they feel secure, they will hide nothing and you will then be able to help them to be loyal and honest. Of all things the most important is good example. Sri Aurobindo speaks of that, of the invariable good humour one must have in all circumstances, this self-forgetfulness: not to throw ones own little troubles on others; when one is tired or uncomfortable, not to become unpleasant, impatient. This asks for quite some perfection, a self-control which is a great step on the path of realisation. If one fulfilled the conditions needed to be a true leader, even if only a leader of a small group of children, well, one would already be far advanced in the discipline needed for the accomplishment of the yoga.
  Mother, one of the problems that arises in physical activities is that in order to be perfect at one Game or one particular activity, one needs to concentrate only on that Game or activity.
  That is quite wrong. In the very first issue of the Bulletin I explained this in full detail.2 It is altogether wrong. Indeed someone who has acquired control over himself and developed the power of concentration can apply this power of concentration to things that are apparently extremely different, even sometimes opposite, and he ought to be able to do them without one thing interfering with the other.
  A true organisation gives a place to each thing to the extent that it is required. You all know very well that with ten to fifteen minutes of well-coordinated exercises, you can give your body all the necessary training. This you have been taught here and it has been proved to you. For the balance of the body this is enough. Naturally there are all sorts of other qualities given by Games, but you dont play for more than an hour each day at the most, as far as I know, and that is not much time spent in the day.
  It is an excuse! Organise your life and you will see that you have room for everything even for being a good student.

1957-05-08 - Vital excitement, reason, instinct, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Mother, usually we see that many of us take an interest in the Games and activities in which there is some excitement, but few take interest in serious activities, serious exercises. Why is that?
  Because in the vast majority of cases, what gives interest is vital satisfaction. For you to be interested in training exercises which dont have the stimulus of Games, the reason must govern the being. In ordinary men reason is the summit of human consciousness, and this is the part of the being which must govern the rest, for it is orderly and reasonable, that is, it does things with a feeling for order, for goodness, usefulness, and in accordance with a plan, a specific plan, recognised and used by each one, whereas the vital part of the being likes excitement, the unexpected, adventureall that makes Games attractiveabove all, competition, the effort to win, victory over the opponent, all these things; it is the vital impulse, and the vital in man being the seat of enthusiasm, ardour, normal energy, when the attraction of the unexpected, of struggle and victory is not there, it goes to sleep, unless it is in the habit of obeying, regularly and spontaneously, the will of the reason. And this is even one of the first things for which all physical training is useful: the fact that it cannot be done really well unless the body is in the habit of obeying the reason rather than the vital impulse. For instance, the whole development of bodily perfection, of physical culture with dumb-bells and the exercises which have nothing particularly exciting and demand a discipline, habits which must be regular, reasonable, which give no scope to passion, desire, impulseone must order ones life according to a very strict and very regular disciplinewell, in order to do them really well one must be in the habit of governing ones life by the reason.
  This is not very common. Usually, unless one has taken good care to make it otherwise, the impulses the impulses of desireall the enthusiasms and passions with all their reactions are the masters of human life. One must already be something of a sage to be able to undergo a rigorous discipline of the body and obtain from it the ordered, regular effort which can perfect it. There is no longer any room there for all the fancies of desire. You see, as soon as one gives way to excesses, to immoderation of any kind and a disorderly life, it becomes quite impossible to control ones body and develop it normally, not to mention that, naturally, one spoils ones health and as a result the most important part of the ideal of a perfect body disappears; for with bad health, impaired health, one is not much good for anything. And it is certainly the satisfaction of desires and impulses of the vital or the unreasonable demands of certain ambitions which make the body suffer and fall ill.

1958-01-01 - The collaboration of material Nature - Miracles visible to a deep vision of things - Explanation of New Year Message, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The evening I told you about these things, I identified myself totally with Nature, I joined in her Game. And this movement of identification provoked a response, a sort of new intimacy between Nature and myself, a long movement of a growing closeness which culminated in an experience which came on the eighth of November.
  Suddenly Nature understood. She understood that this new Consciousness which has just been born does not seek to reject her but wants to embrace her entirely, she understood that this new spirituality does not turn away from life, does not recoil in fear before the formidable amplitude of her movement, but wants on the contrary to integrate all its facets. She understood that the supramental consciousness is here not to diminish but to complete her.

1958-01-08 - Sri Aurobindos method of exposition - The mind as a public place - Mental control - Sri Aurobindos subtle hand, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Why do they come? Perhaps you meet them on your way as one meets a passer-by in a public square. Most often it is that; you are on a road where ideas are moving about and it so happens that you meet this particular one and it passes through your head. Obviously, those who are in the habit of meditating, of concentrating, and for whom intellectual problems have a very concrete and tangible reality, by concentrating their minds they attract associated ideas, and a company of ideas is formed which they organise so as to solve a problem or clarify the question they are considering. But for this, one must have the habit of mental concentration and precisely that philosophical mind I was speaking about, for which ideas are living entities with their own life, which are organised on the mental chess-board like pawns in a Game of chess: one takes them, moves them, places them, organises them, one makes a coherent whole out of these ideas, which are individual, independent entities with affinities among themselves, and which organise themselves according to inner laws. But for this, one must also have the habit of meditation, reflection, analysis, deduction, mental organisation. Otherwise, if one is just like that, if one lives life as it comes, then it is exactly like a public square: there are roads and on the roads people pass by, and then you find yourself at cross-roads and it all passes through your head sometimes even ideas without any connection between them, so much so that if you were to write down what passes through your head, it would make a string of admirable nonsense!
  We once said that we could usefully try out a little Game: to ask somebody suddenly, What are you thinking about? Well, it is not often that he can answer you clearly, Ah! I was just thinking of that particular thing. If he says that, you may infer that he is a thoughtful person. Otherwise, the usual spontaneous reply is, Oh! I dont know.
  You see, all those who have done ordered and organised physical exercises, have the knowledge, for instance, of the various muscles which must be moved to obtain a particular movement, and the best way to move them and how to obtain the maximum result with the minimum loss of energy. Well, it is the same thing with thought. When you train yourself methodically, there comes a time when you can follow a train of reasoning quite objectively, as you would project a picture on a screenyou can follow the logical deduction of one idea from another, and the normal, logical, organised movement, with the minimum loss of time, from a proposition to its conclusion. Once you have acquired the habit of doing that, just as you have the habit of methodically moving the muscles which must be moved to obtain a certain result, your thought becomes clear. Otherwise, movements of thought, intellectual movements, are vague, imprecise, elusive; all of a sudden something rises up, one doesnt know why, and something else comes to contradict it, one doesnt know why either. And if one tries to organise this clearly in order to become aware of the exact relation between ideas, the first few times one does it, one gets a fine headache! And one has the feeling of trying to find ones way in a very dark virgin forest.

1958-02-05 - The great voyage of the Supreme - Freedom and determinism, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    The metaphysical objection [to a teleological cosmos] is more serious; for it seems self-evident that the Absolute can have no purpose in manifestation except the delight of manifestation itself: an evolutionary movement in Matter as part of the manifestation must fall within this universal statement; it can be there only for the delight of the unfolding, the progressive execution, the objectless seried self-revelation. A universal totality may also be considered as something complete in itself; as a totality, it has nothing to gain or to add to its fullness of being. But here the material world is not an integral totality, it is part of a whole, a grade in a gradation; it may admit in it, therefore, not only the presence of undeveloped immaterial principles or powers belonging to the whole that are involved within its Matter, but also a descent into it of the same powers from the higher gradations of the system to deliver their kindred movements here from the strictness of a material limitation. A manifestation of the greater powers of Existence till the whole being itself is manifest in the material world in the terms of a higher, a spiritual creation, may be considered as the teleology of the evolution. This teleology does not bring in any factor that does not belong to the totality; it proposes only the realisation of the totality in the part. There can be no objection to the admission of a teleological factor in a part movement of the universal totality, if the purpose,not a purpose in the human sense, but the urge of an intrinsic Truth-necessity conscious in the will of the indwelling Spirit,is the perfect manifestation there of all the possibilities inherent in the total movement. All exists here, no doubt, for the delight of existence, all is a Game or Lila; but a Game too carries within itself an object to be accomplished and without the fulfilment of that object would have no completeness of significance. A drama without denouement may be an artistic possibility,existing only for the pleasure of watching the characters and the pleasure in problems posed without a solution or with a forever suspended dubious balance of solution; the drama of the earth evolution might conceivably be of that character, but an intended or inherently predetermined denouement is also and more convincingly possible. Ananda is the secret principle of all being and the support of all activity of being: but Ananda does not exclude a delight in the working out of a Truth inherent in being, immanent in the Force or Will of being, upheld in the hidden self-awareness of its Consciousness-Force which is the dynamic and executive agent of all its activities and the knower of their significance.
    The Life Divine, SABCL, Vol. 19, pp. 834-35

1958-07-09 - Faith and personal effort, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the human mind there is a morbid and deplorable habit of doubt, argument, scepticism. This is where human effort must be put in: the refusal to admit them, the refusal to listen to them and still more the refusal to follow them. No Game is more dangerous than playing mentally with doubt and scepticism. They are not only enemies, they are terrible pitfalls, and once one falls into them, it becomes tremendously difficult to pull oneself out.
  Some people think it is a very great mental elegance to play with ideas, to discuss them, to contradict their faith; they think that this gives them a very superior attitude, that in this way they are above superstitions and ignorance; but if you listen to suggestions of doubt and scepticism, then you fall into the grossest ignorance and stray away from the right path. You enter into confusion, error, a maze of contradictions. You are not always sure you will be able to get out of it. You go so far away from the inner truth that you lose sight of it and sometimes lose too all possible contact with your soul.

1960 04 06, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Krishna is the immanent Divine, the Divine Presence in everyone and in all things. He is also, sovereignly, the aspect of Delight and Love of the Supreme; he is the smiling tenderness and the playful gaiety; he is at once the player, the play and all his playmates. And as both the Game and its results are wholly known, conceived, willed, organised and played consciously in their entirety, there can be room for nothing but the delight of the play. Thus to see Krishna means to find the inner Godhead, to play with Krishna means to be identified with the inner Godhead and to share in his consciousness. When you achieve this state, you enter immediately into the bliss of the divine play; and the more complete the identification, the more perfect the state.
   But if some corner of the consciousness keeps the ordinary perception, the ordinary understanding, the ordinary sensation, then you see the suffering of others, you find the play that causes so much suffering very cruel and you conclude that the God who takes pleasure in such a play must be a terrible Torturer; but on the other hand, when you have had the experience of identification with the Divine, you cannot forget the immense, the wonderful love which he puts into his play, and you understand that it is the limitation of our vision that makes us judge in this way, and that far from being a voluntary Torturer, he is the great beneficent love that guides the world and men, by the quickest routes, in their progressive march towards perfection, a perfection which, moreover, is always relative and is always being surpassed.

1960 05 11, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In the Game of hide and seek, one person hides and the other seeks. So God hides from the atheist who says, God? I do not see him, I do not know where he is; therefore he does not exist. But the atheist does not know that God is also in him; and therefore it is God who is denying his own existence. Isnt that a Game? And yet a day will come when he will be brought face to face with himself and will be obliged to recognise that he exists.
   The believer thinks himself very superior to the atheist, but all that he has been able to seize of God is His shadow and he clings to this shadow imagining that it is God himself. For if he truly knew God, he would know that God is all things and in everything; then he would cease to think himself superior to anybody.

1961 05 22?, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Does God ever really fail? Is God ever really weak? Or is it simply a Game?1
   It is not like that! That is precisely the distortion in the Western attitude as opposed to the attitude of the Gita. It is extremely difficult for the Western mind to understand in a living and concrete manner that everything is the Divine.
   We speak of God, but we should remember that there are all these gradations of consciousness; and when we speak of God and His Play, we mean God in His transcendent state, beyond all the levels of matter, and when we speak of the Play we speak of God in his material state. So we say: Transcendent God is watching and playingin Himself, by Himself, with HimselfHis material Game.
   But all language is a language of ignorance. Our entire way of expressing ourselves, everything we say and the way in which we say it, is necessarily ignorance. And that is why it is so difficult to express something which is concretely true; this would require explanations which would themselves be full of falsehood, of course, or else extremely long. This is why Sri Aurobindos sentences are sometimes very long, precisely because he strives to escape from this ignorant language.

1962 01 12, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   69Sin and virtue are a Game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. The sense of virtue helps us to cherish our sins in secret.
   These Aphorisms clearly express the futility of our ideas of sin and virtue. You had also said, following your experience of 3 February 1958,1 I saw that what helps people to become supramental or prevents them from doing so, is very different from what our usual moral notions imagine. You said besides, What is very clear is that our appraisal of what is divine or undivine is not correct. At that time I had the impression that the relation between this world and the other completely changed the standpoint from which things should be evaluated or appraised. This standpoint had nothing mental about it and it gave a strange inner feeling that many things we consider to be good or bad are not really so. It was very clear that everything depended on the capacity of things, on their ability to express the supramental world or to be in relation with it.

1963 01 14, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But everything that persists, that tries to cling and endure, all these prohibitions and this habit of cutting life in twointo small things and big things, the sacred and the profane. What! say the people who profess to follow a spiritual life, how can you make such little things, such insignificant things the object of spiritual experience? And yet this is an experience that becomes more and more concrete and real, even materially; its not that there are some things where the Lord is and some things where He is not. The Lord is always there. He takes nothing seriously, everything amuses Him and He plays with you, if you know how to play. You do not know how to play, people do not know how to play. But how well He knows how to play! How well He plays! With everything, with the smallest things: you have some things to put on the table? Dont feel that you have to think and arrange, no, lets play: lets put this one here and that one there, and this one like that. And then another time its different again. What a good Game and such fun!
   So, it is agreed, we shall try to learn how to laugh with the Lord.

1963 03 06, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One could say that the sense of miracle belongs only to a finite world, a finite consciousness, a finite conception. It is the sudden entry the intrusion, the intervention, the penetrationwithout preparation, of something which did not exist in this physical world. So obviously, any manifestation of a will or a consciousness which belongs to a domain that is more infinite and more eternal than earth, is necessarily a miracle on earth. But if you leave the finite world, the understanding of the finite world, miracles do not exist. The Lord can play at miracles if it so amuses Him, but there are no miraclesHe plays every possible Game.
   You can begin to understand Him only when you feel in this way, that He plays every possible Game, and possible does not mean possible according to the human conception, but possible according to His own conception!
   And there, there is no room for miraclesexcept that it looks like a miracle.

1965 12 26?, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When one is in this eternal Consciousness, to have a body or not to have a body, does not make much difference; but when one is what is called dead, does the perception of the material world remain clear and precise or does it become as vague and imprecise as the consciousness of the other worlds can be when one is on this side, in this world? Sri Aurobindo speaks of a Game of hide-and-seek. But the Game of hide-and-seek is interesting if one state of being does not preclude the consciousness of the other states of being.
   Yesterday or the day before, throughout the day, from morning till night, something was saying, I am I am or I have the consciousness of the dead on earth. I am translating it into words, but it was as if I was being told, This is what the consciousness of a dead person is like, relative to the earth and physical things I am a dead person living on earth. According to the position of the consciousness for the consciousness is always changing its positionaccording to the position of the consciousness, it was, This is how dead people are, relative to the earth; then, I am absolutely like a dead person relative to the earth; then, I am living as a dead person lives in the consciousness of the earth; then, I am exactly like a dead person living on earth and so on. I went on behaving, speaking, acting as usual. But it has been like this for a long time. For a long time, for more than two years, I have been seeing the world like this (upward gesture from one level to another) and now I see it like this (downward gesture). I do not know how to explain this because there is nothing mentalised about it, and non-mentalised sensations have something hazy about them which is hard to define. But the words and the thought were a certain distance away (gesture around the head), like something that watches and evaluates, that is to say, which says what it sees something that is all around. And today, two or three times, it was extremely strong I mean that this state dominated the whole consciousnessa kind of impression or sensation or perception but it is none of these: I am a dead person living on earth.

1970 03 10, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   381It is well not to be too loosely playful in ones Games or too grimly serious in ones life and works. We seek in both a playful freedom and a serious order.
   Excess in any direction is a violence; and only in peace, poise and harmony can the truth be discovered and lived. - On - On - Poet, #Crowley - Poems, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  A foolish Game of play,
  Our garden of Allah

1.ami - To the Saqi (from Baal-i-Jibreel), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu Look! What wonders the spring has wrought! The river bank is a paradise! Rose-embowered glades, Blossoming jasmine and hyacinth, And violets, the envy of the skies!. Rainbow colours transformed Into a chorus of rapturous sounds, And the harmony of flowers The hillside is carnation-red; In the languid haze, the air Seems drunk with the beauty of life! The brook, on the heights of the hill, Dances to its own music. The world is dizzy in a pageant of colour! My rosy-cheeked Cup-bearer! The voice of spring is the voice of life! But the spring lasts not for ever; So bring me the cup that tears all veils -- The wine that brightens life -- The wine that intoxicates the world -- The wine in which flows The music of everlasting life, The wine that reveals eternity's secret. Unveil the secrets, O Saqi. Look! The world has changed apace! New are the songs, and new is the music; The West's magic has dissolved; The West's magicians are bewildered; Old politics has lost its Game; The world is tired of kings; Gone are the days of the rich; Gone is the jugglery of old; Awake is China's sleeping giant; The Himalayas' torrents are unleashed; Sinai is riven; Moses awaits the light divine. The Muslim says that God is One But his heart is Still a heathen: Culture, sufism, rites and rthetoric, All adore non- Arab idols; The truth was lost in trifles, And the nation was lost in conventions. The speaker's rhetoric is enchanting, But is devoid of passion; It is clothed in logic neat, But lost in a maze of words; The sufi, unique in the love of truth, Unique in the love of God, Was lost in un-Islamic thought; Was lost in the hierarchic quest; The fire of love is extinguished, And a Muslim is a heap of ashes, O Saqi! Give me the old wine again! Let the potent cup go round! Let me soar on the wings of love; Make my dust bright-pinioned; Make wisdom free; And make the young guide the old; Thou it is that nourishest. this nation; Thou it is that canst sustain it; Urge them to move, to stir; Give them Ali's heart; give them Siddiq's passion; Let the same old love pierce their hearts; Awaken in them a burning zeal; Let the stars throw down their spears, And let the earth's dwellers tremble Give the young a passion that consumes; Give them my vision, my love of God; Free my boat from the whirlpool's grip, And make it move forward-, Reveal to me the secrets of life, For thou knowest them all; The treasures of a fakir like me Are suffused, unsleeping eyes, And secret yearnings of the heart-, My anguished sighs at night, My solitude in the world of men, My hopes and my fears, My quest untiring, My nature an arena of thought A mirror of the world. My heart a battlefield of life, With armies of suspicion, And bastions of certitude; With these treasures I am More rich than the richest of all. Let the young join my throng, And let them find an anchor of hope. The sea of life has its ebb and flow-, In every atom's heart is the pulse of life; It manifests itself in the body, As a flame conceals a wave of smoke; Contact with the earth was harsh for it, But it liked the labour; It is in motion, and not in motion; Tired of the elements' shackles; A unity, imprisoned by plurality; But always unique, unequalled. It has made this dome of myriad glass; It has carved this pantheon. It does not repeat its craft For thou art not me, and I am not thou; It has created the world of men, And remains in solitude, Its brightness is seen in the stars, And in the lustre of pearls-, To it belong the wildernesses, The flowers and the thorns; Mountains sometimes are shaken by its might; It captures angels and nymphs; It makes the eagle pounce on a prey, And leave a blood-stained body. Every atom throbs with life; Rest is an illusion; Life's journey pauses not, For every moment is a new glory; Life, thou thinkest, is a mystery; Life is a delight in eternal flight; Life has seen many ups and downs; It loves a journey, not a goal. Movement is life's being; Movement is truth, pause is a mirage. Life's enjoyment is in perils, In facing ups and downs; In the world beyond Life stalked for death, But the impulse to procreate Peopled the world of man and beast. Flowers blossomed and dropped From this tree of life. Fools think life is ephemeral; Life renews itself for ever -- Moving fast as a flash, Moving to eternity in a breath; Time, a chain of days and nights, Is the ebb and flow of breath. This flow of breath is like a sword, Selfhood is its sharpness; Selfhood is the secret of life; It is the world's awakening, Selfhood is solitary, absorbed, An ocean enclosed in a drop; It shines in light and in darkness, Existent in, but away from, thee and me. The dawn of life behind it, eternity before, It has no frontiers before, no frontiers behind. Afloat on the river of time, Bearing the buffets of the waves, Changing the course of its quest, Shifting its glance from time to time; For it a hill is a grain of sand, Mountains are shattered by its blows; A journey is its beginning and end, And this is the secret of its being. It is the moon's beam, the spark in the flint, Colourless itself, though infused with colours, No concern has it with the calculus of space, With linear time's limits, with the finitude of life. It manifested itself in man's essence of dust, After an eternity of a strife to be born. It is in thy heart that Selfhood has an abode, As heaven has its abode in the cornea of thy eye. To one who guards his Selfhood, The living that demeans it, is poison; He accepts only a living, That keeps his self- esteem; Keep away from royal pomp, Keep thy Selfhood free; Thou shouldst bow in prayer, Not bow to a human being. This myriad-coloured world, Under the sentence of death, This world of sight and sound, I Where life means eating and drinking, Is Selfhood's initial stage; It is not thy abode, O traveller! This dust-bowl is not the source of thy fire; The world is for thee, not thou for the world. Demolish this illusion of' time and space; Selfhood is the Tiger of God, the world is its prey; The earth is its prey, the heavens are its prey; Other worlds there are, still awaiting birth, The earth-born are not the centre of all life; They all await thy assault, Thy cataclysmic thought and deed; Days and nights revolve, To reveal thy Selfhood to thee; Thou art the architect of the world. Words fail to convey the truth; Truth is the mirror, words its shade; Though the breath is a burning flame, The flame has limited bounds. 'If now I soar any farther, The vision will sear my wings.' < - What a carefree game He plays!, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction - What a carefree Game He plays!
  author class:Bulleh Shah
   English version by J.R. Puri and T.R. Shangari Original Language Punjabi He said, "Let there be," and it happened. He made the latent turn into the manifest, Out of the formless He created the form. What a wondrous Game He played! What a carefree Game He plays! When He disclosed the hidden secret, He lifted the veil from over His face. Why does He now hide from me? The Real permeates everyone. What a carefree Game He plays! He said, "We have honored mankind; None has been created like you; You are the crown of all creation." What a proclamation with the beat of drum! What a carefree Game He plays! He himself indulges in these carefree acts; He himself feels frightened of himself; He has taken abode in every house; And the people keep wandering in delusion. What a carefree Game He plays! He himself aroused longing to become mad in love. He himself became Laila to steal Majnun's heart. Himself He wept, himself consoled himself. 0, what a Game of love He plays! What a carefree Game He plays! Himself the lover, He himself is the Beloved. Here logic and reason have no part to play. Bullah rejoices in his union with the Beloved. Why does He create separation now? What a carefree Game He plays! [bk1sm.gif] -- from Bulleh Shah: The Love-Intoxicated Iconoclast (Mystics of the East series), by J. R. Puri / Tilaka Raja Puri <
1f.lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   land. They hunted Game and raised meat herdsslaughtering with sharp
   weapons whose odd marks on certain fossil bones our expedition had

1f.lovecraft - Facts concerning the Late, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   his Gamekeeper, a person said to be of gypsy extraction, but before his
   son was born joined the navy as a common sailor, completing the general

1f.lovecraft - Ibid, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   in a Game of chess or poker to a newcomer named Hans Zimmerman; being
   used by him as a beer-stein until one day, under the spell of its

1f.lovecraft - Medusas Coil, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   an artists model before adopting this more lucrative magical Game.
   Someone said she had lived for a time in the West IndiesMartinique, I

1f.lovecraft - Pickmans Model, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   Now if youre Game, Ill take you there tonight. I think youd enjoy
   the pictures, for as I said, Ive let myself go a bit there. Its no

1f.lovecraft - The Curse of Yig, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   redskins at their own Game when it comes to fanciful inventions. But I
   cant forget what I saw with my own eyes at the insane asylum in

1f.lovecraft - The Ghost-Eater, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   wont be much. Ive a Game leg, so youll have to do most of the
   waiting on yourself. If youre hungry youll find plenty in the

1f.lovecraft - The Last Test, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   viewed it, all in the Game; and he wished no harm to the father of the
   girl he meant to marry and of the budding young scientist whose admirer

1f.lovecraft - The Loved Dead, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   because I had no interest in the rough, childish Games they played, or
   any stamina to participate in them, had I so desired.

1f.lovecraft - The Mound, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   life was organised in ceremonial patterns; with Games, intoxication,
   torture of slaves, day-dreaming, gastronomic and emotional orgies,

1f.lovecraft - The Shunned House, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   might appear no one could tell. But we deemed the Game worth the
   hazard, and embarked on it alone and unhesitatingly; conscious that the

1.fs - Nadowessian Death-Lament, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  Where with Game the wood;
  Where the fish, with joy unstilled,

1.fs - The Battle, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  For the wild grim dice of the iron Game.
  The looks are bent on the shaking ground,

1.fs - The Ideal And The Actual Life, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
   And the world, breathless, eyes the glorious Game
  Then dare and strivethe prize can but belong

1.hs - The Only One, #Hafiz - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  From mans perspective in this intricate Game of love,
  It is so easy to become confused and think you are the doer.

1.hs - The Pearl on the Ocean Floor, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Rober Bly Original Language Persian/Farsi We have turned the face of our dawn studies toward the drunkard's road. The harvest of our prayers we've turned toward the granary of the ecstatic soul. The fire toward which we have turned our face is so intense It would set fire to the straw harvest of a hundred reasonable men. The Sultan of Pre-Eternity gave us the casket of love's grief as a gift; Therefore we have turned our sorrow toward this dilapidated traveller's cabin that we call "the world." From now on I will leave no doors in my heart open for love of beautiful creatures; I have turned and set the seal of divine lips on the door of this house. It's time to turn away from make-believe under our robes patched so many times. The foundation for our work is an intelligence that sees through all these Games. We have turned our face to the pearl lying on the ocean floor. So why then should we worry if this wobbly old boat keeps going or not? We turn to the intellectuals and call them parasites of reason; Thank God they are like true lovers faithless and without heart. The Sufis have settled for a fantasy, and Hafez is no different. How far out of reach our goals, and how weak our wills are! [2402.jpg] -- from The Soul is Here for its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures, Edited by Robert Bly <
1.hs - True Love, #Hafiz - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  But none has leapt forth to renew the Game-
  What has befallen the horsemen fleet?

1.iai - Those travelling to Him, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Victor Danner Original Language Arabic Those travelling to Him are guided by the light of turning their faces toward Him. Those who have arrived have the light of face-to-face encounter. The former belong to lights, but the lights belong to the latter because they belong to Allah, and are His alone. "Say: 'Allah' then leave them plunging in their Games." [2166.jpg] -- from Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations, Translated by Victor Danner / Translated by Wheeler M. Thackston <
1.jk - Otho The Great - Act III, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Speed to the Game.
  Otho. Well, Ludolph, what say you?

1.jk - Robin Hood, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Gone, the song of Gamelyn;
  Gone, the tough-belted outlaw

1.jk - The Cap And Bells; Or, The Jealousies - A Faery Tale .. Unfinished, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Surprises me! -- they too at these high Games!
  Am I an Emperor? Do I wear a crown?
  She wish'd a Game at whist -- made three revokes --
  Turn'd from myself, her partner, in a huff;
  "She cry'd for chess -- I play'd a Game with her --
  Castled her king with such a vixen look,

1.jlb - Chess, #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  Within the Game itself the forms give off
  Their magic rules: Homeric castle, knight
  Like the Game of love, this Game goes on forever.
  Faint-hearted king, sly bishop, ruthless queen,

1.jr - God is what is nearer to you than your neck-vein,, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by E. H. Whinfield Original Language Persian/Farsi & Turkish God is "what is nearer to you than your neck-vein," You have cast the arrow of speculation afar off. O you, who have made ready your bow and arrows, The Game is close to you, and you shoot too far off. The further a man shoots, the further off he is, And the more removed from the treasure he seeks. The philosopher kills himself with thinking, Tell him that his back is turned to that treasure; Tell him that the more he runs to and fro, The further he is removed from his heart's desire. The Almighty says, "Make efforts in our ways," Not "Make efforts away from us," O restless one. [1502.jpg] -- from The Mathnawi: Rumi, Translated by E. H. Whinfield <
1.jwvg - Answers In A Game Of Questions, #Goethe - Poems, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  object:1.jwvg - Answers In A Game Of Questions
  author class:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1.jwvg - Playing At Priests, #Goethe - Poems, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  A Game at priests resolved to play.
  Their aprons all our sisters lent
  The best was wanting to the Game;
  We knew that a sonorous ring

1.jwvg - The Mountain Village, #Goethe - Poems, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  God's self at such a Game must lose!

1.kbr - Tentacles of Time, #Songs of Kabir, #Kabir, #Sufism
  It's a Big Game of Time ||
  The Un-Named Naam Lives Without Any End

1.kbr - The Light of the Sun, #Songs of Kabir, #Kabir, #Sufism
  There the Game of pleasure and pain does not cease.
  Kabr says: "If you merge your life in the Ocean of Life, you will find your life in the Supreme Land of Bliss."

1.kbr - The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright, #unse