classes ::: root, God, meta, concept, map, Being, person, place, thing, remember, main, Deity, noun, adjective, select,
children ::: 2.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind (summary), God (is), God (quotes), God (quotes old), God (verbs), is God? (quotes)
branches ::: be God, God, Goddess, God Exists, Godheads, God is, God of, Gods, is God, is God?, know God, love God, of God, remember God, remembering God, See God, serve God, the Gods, to God, why God?

Instances, Classes, See Also, Object in Names
Definitions, . Quotes . - . Chapters .


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--- NOTES
  2020-06-24 - Okay.. so this note existed before, but was mostly quotes, so much mostly quotes that it is now nearly completely empty when the quotes got their own page "God (quotes)". and so its sad. But in a way it makes sense because a first major relation is through the wisdom of others, as it is the most inconceivable thing.



--- NAMES
  Brahman, the Mother the Absolute, the Supreme, Shakti, the Self, the Supreme Reality, the All, the Transcendent, the One in all aspects, the Supermind, Satchitananda,

--- FOOTER
SECTIONS FROM GQ ::: Names, Definitions, Powers, Forms, Relations, Verbs, Adjectives, Questions, Notes
see also ::: God (relations), God (powers), God (forms), God (names), God (quotes)
see also ::: is God?, is God? (quotes)
see also ::: Supermind, Satchitananda, the Mother the Light, powers, the Gods, the Universe, the Overmind, the Goddess, the Psychic Being
see also ::: Deity, Spirit



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It_is_by_God's_Grace_that_you_think_of_God!
Mahakali
Mahalakshmi
Mahasaraswati
Maheshwari
Mahi
Many_are_the_names_of_God_and_infinite_are_the_forms_through_which_He_may_be_approached._In_whatever_name_and_form_you_worship_Him,_through_them_you_will_realise_Him.
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the_Supreme_Being
the_Supreme_object
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the_Transcendent
the_Universe
the_Unknowable
The_Yoga_of_Divine_Love
Think_of_the_Divine_alone_and_the_Divine_will_be_with_you.
To_see_God_is_to_be_God._He_alone_is.
Unknown
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Whatever_you_do,_always_remember_the_Divine.
why_God?
Yoga

--- PRIMARY CLASS


Being
book
collection
concept
contemplation
Deity
God
Involution
main
map
Masao_Abe
mental
meta
names
person
place
quotes
quotes
relations
remember
select
string
thing
things

--- SEE ALSO


Deity
God_(forms)
God_(names)
God_(powers)
God_(quotes)
God_(relations)
is_God?
is_God?_(quotes)
powers
Satchitananda
Spirit
Supermind
the_Goddess
the_Gods
the_Mother__the_Light
the_Overmind
the_Psychic_Being
the_Universe

--- SIMILAR TITLES [32]


02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life
02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life
02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods
02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind
02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind
1.01 - Soul and God
1.02.1 - The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action
1.02.2.1 - Brahman Oneness of God and the World
1.032 - Our Concept of God
1.03 - The Gods, Superior Beings and Adverse Forces
1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD
1.075 - Self-Control, Study and Devotion to God
1.13 - Under the Auspices of the Gods
1.14 - The Sand Waste and the Rain of Fire. The Violent against God. Capaneus. The Statue of Time, and the Four Infernal Rivers.
1.19 - GOD IS NOT MOCKED
1-2-3 of God
1.28 - Need to Define .God., .Self., etc.
1.30 - Do you Believe in God?
1.3.4.02 - The Hour of God
1.3.5.03 - The Involved and Evolving Godhead
1.36 - Quo Stet Olympus Where the Gods, Angels, etc. Live
1.68 - The God-Letters
1.76 - The Gods - How and Why they Overlap
1967-05-24.2 - Defining God
2.02 - Meeting With the Goddess
2.08 - God in Power of Becoming
2.08 - The God of Love is his own proof
2.09 - SEVEN REASONS WHY A SCIENTIST BELIEVES IN GOD
2.1.01 - God The One Reality
2.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind (summary)
2.14 - The Unpacking of God
2.17 - The Progress to Knowledge - God, Man and Nature
3.01 - Fear of God
3.03 - The Godward Emotions
3.1.20 - God
5.01 - On the Mysteries of the Ascent towards God
5.1.02 - The Gods
6.1.04 - A Gods Labour
7.2.06 - Rose of God
7.5.30 - The Godhead
7.5.31 - The Stone Goddess
7.6.12 - The Mother of God
All are seeing God always. But they do not know it.
aspects of God
attributes of God
Beauty of God
be God
body of God
Book 1 - The Council of the Gods
breath or God
BS 1 - Introduction to the Idea of God
CHAPTER 25 - Describes the great gain which comes to a soul when it practises vocal prayer perfectly. Shows how God may raise it thence to things supernatural.
CHAPTER 41 - Speaks of the fear of God and of how we must keep ourselves
City of God
City of God - BOOK I
Conversations With God An Uncommon Dialogue
depths of God
essence of God
experience of God
experiment of God
Face of God
faith in God
For it is in God alone...
God
God and CHRISTIANITY
God and LINGUISTICS
God and MATHEMATICS
God and OCCULT
God and PHILOSOPHY
God and PHYSICS
God and POETRY
God and Programming
God and PSYCHOLOGY
God and SAGES
God and SRI AUROBINDO
God and THE MOTHER
God and UNSORTED
Goddess
God Emptiness and the True Self
God Exists
Godheads
God is
God (is)
God is the answer to every question.
God of
God (quotes)
God (quotes old)
Gods
Gods process of creating the Universe
God (verbs)
Grace of God
How to see God? To see Him is to be consumed by Him.
idea of God
image of God
is God
is God?
is God? (quotes)
is Sri Aurobindo God?
I. THE ATTRACTIVE POWER OF GOD
It is by God's Grace that you think of God!
know God
knowledge of God
Lecture 000 - Is God?
Lecture 001 - On God
Levels of relation to God
love God
Love of God
manifestation of God
Many are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.
Mind of God
name of God
Names of God
of God
One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere.
Power of God
presence of God
questions about God
realisation of God
remember God
remembering God
See God
serve God
sight of God
Songs of God
soul of God
the Book of God
the God object
the God of Computation
the Gods
think of God
thoughts of God
to God
To see God is to be God. He alone is.
Tower of God
vision of God
Voice of God
Waiting for Godot
why God?
will of God
Wisdom of God
Word of God
work of God
select ::: Being, God, injunctions, media, place, powers, subjects,
favorite ::: cwsa, everyday, grade, mcw, memcards (table), project, project 0001, Savitri, the Temple of Sages, three js, whiteboard,
temp ::: consecration, experiments, knowledge, meditation, psychometrics, remember, responsibility, temp, the Bad, the God object, the Good, the most important, the Ring, the source of inspirations, the Stack, the Tarot, the Word, top priority, whiteboard,

--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


god ::: a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. gods, gods’, God’s, Gods, God-bliss, God-born, god-chant, God-child, god-children, God-ecstasy, God-face, God-frame, God-Force, God-given, god-haunts, God-instinct’s, God-joy, God-Light, god-kind, God-knowledge, God-language, God-light, god-mind, god-phase, God-spark, god-speech, God-state, god-touch, God-vision’s, god-wings, child-god, dream-god’s, half-god, Sun-god’s. :::

god ::: Sri Aurobindo: “. . . the Absolute, the Spirit, the Self spaceless and timeless, the Self manifest in the cosmos and Lord of Nature, — all this is what we mean by God, . . . .” *The Life Divine

gods ::: Sri Aurobindo: “The Gods are Brahman representing Itself in cosmic Personalities expressive of the one Godhead who, in their impersonal action, appear as the various play of the principles of Nature.” *The Upanishads :::

goddess ::: a female god or deity. Goddess, goddess’, goddesses, Goddesses, Earth-Goddess, wind-goddess. :::

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

godless ::: without God; without regard to God; without acknowledging God. :::

godlike ::: 1. Resembling or of the nature of a god or God; divine. 2. Appropriate to or befitting a god. :::

godlings ::: minor gods; inferior deities, those imagined as possessing little power, esp. those whose influence or authority is entirely local. :::

godward ::: toward God. Godward. :::

godchild ::: n. --> One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See Godfather.

goddaughter ::: n. --> A female for whom one becomes sponsor at baptism.

goddess ::: n. --> A female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex.
A woman of superior charms or excellence.

gode ::: a. & n. --> Good.

godelich ::: a. --> Goodly.

goden ly ::: adv. --> In golden terms or a golden manner; splendidly; delightfully.

gode-year ::: n. --> The venereal disease; -- often used as a mild oath.

godfather ::: n. --> A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction. ::: v. t. --> To act as godfather to; to take under one&

god-fearing ::: a. --> Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; religious.

god ::: a. & n. --> Good. ::: n. --> A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the

godhead ::: n. --> Godship; deity; divinity; divine nature or essence; godhood.
The Deity; God; the Supreme Being.
A god or goddess; a divinity.

godhood ::: n. --> Divine nature or essence; deity; godhead.

godild ::: --> A corruption of God yield, i. e., God reward or bless.

godless ::: a. --> Having, or acknowledging, no God; without reverence for God; impious; wicked.

godlike ::: a. --> Resembling or befitting a god or God; divine; hence, preeminently good; as, godlike virtue.

godlily ::: adv. --> Righteously.

godliness ::: n. --> Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly; piety.

godling ::: n. --> A diminutive god.

godly ::: n. --> Pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God&

godlyhead ::: n. --> Goodness.

godmother ::: n. --> A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See Godfather

godown ::: n. --> A warehouse.

godroon ::: n. --> An ornament produced by notching or carving a rounded molding.

godsend ::: n. --> Something sent by God; an unexpected acquisiton or piece of good fortune.

godship ::: n. --> The rank or character of a god; deity; divinity; a god or goddess.

godsib ::: n. --> A gossip.

godson ::: n. --> A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather.

godspeed ::: n. --> Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, "God speed you."

godward ::: adv. --> Toward God.

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.

God ::: the Absolute, the Spirit, the Self spaceless and timeless, the Self manifest in the Cosmos and Lord of Nature. God is the All and that which transcends the All.

Godhead ::: the one supreme divine Being.

Gods ::: Personalities and Powers of the dynamic Divine.

goda id revato madah ::: the intoxication of thy ecstasy gives indeed the Light. [RV 1.4.2]

GOD AND AfAN. ::: Man becomes God, and all human acti- vity reaches its highest and noblest v%hen it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind into touch with spirit.

GOD AND NATURE. ::: God is the reverse side of Nature,


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1:God is Love. ~ John,
2:God is Light. ~ John,
3:God ever geometrizes. ~ Plato,
4:Student, tell me, what is God? ~ Kabir,
5:To forget God is a waste of Time. ~ ,
6:What is, is God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
7:No man hath seen God at any time. ~ John,
8:God is greater than God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
9:He was a wise man who invented God. ~ Plato,
10:Nature is the art of God. ~ Dante Alighieri,
11:God is all and all is God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
12:We are, because God is. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg,
13:Everything is overflowing with Gods. ~ Proclus,
14:Called or not, God is always there. ~ Carl Jung,
15:What is God? Everything. ~ Pindar, Fragment 140d ,
16:Love God, and do what you like. ~ Saint Augustine,
17:What we give to the poor, we lend to God. ~ Homer,
18:The essence of life is in remembering God. ~ Kabir,
19:Gods mill grinds slow, but sure. ~ George Herbert,
20:God bears with the wicked but not forever. ~ Cervantes,
21:The soul bound is man; free, it is God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
22:You must only trust God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 43,
23:Every infinity... is made finite to God. ~ Saint Augustine,
24:I gave in, and admitted that God was God. ~ C S Lewis,
25:Man suffers through lack of faith in God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
26:Truly the sage is not other than God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
27:Whenever God lays His glance, Life starts clapping! ~ Hafiz,
28:God is at home. We are in the far country. ~ Meister Eckhart,
29:Not an atom moves except by God's will. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
30:The ego is a veil between humans and God. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
31:You see this and that. Why not see God? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
32:Joy is the sheer evidence of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
33:Becoming is the mode of activity of the uncreated God. ~ Hermes,
34:We come to God by love and not by navigation. ~ Saint Augustine,
35:We speak, but it is God who teaches. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
36:I will define him simply as someone set on becoming a god rather than a man. ~ Epictetus,
37:The wise call by the name 'self-surrender' the offering of oneself to God through devotion. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
38:Accept the world as God's theater; be thou the mask of the Actor and let Him act through thee; and take God within for thy only critic and audience. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
39:However much one may have studied books, it is all futile unless one has love and devotion for God, unless one has the desire to realize Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
40:Faith is the union of God and the soul. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
41:Invoked or not invoked, God will be present. ~ Carl Jung, Epitaph ,
42:A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism. ~ Dion Fortune,
43:Carnal lust rules where there is no love of God. ~ Saint Augustine,
44:God is a dark night to man in this life. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
45:Suffering is the way for Realization of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
46:The universe is a machine for the making of Gods. ~ Henri Bergson,
47:Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. ~ Albert Einstein,
48:Give the mind to studies and the heart to God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
49:How I long to see among dawn flowers, the face of God. ~ Matsuo Basho,
50:The essence of God, if at all God has an essence, is Beauty. ~ Hermes,
51:Anyone who truly loves God travels securely. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
52:Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts. ~ Plotinus,
53:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
54:God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ~ Saint Augustine,
55:All loves should be simply stepping stones to the love of God. ~ Plato,
56:Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves. ~ Saint Augustine,
57:You want to see God in all, but not in yourself? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
58:Without God, man cannot, and without man, God will not. ~ Saint Augustine,
59:Abidance in God is the only true posture. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 234,
60:God is the answer to every question. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
61:You must overcome death by finding God in it. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
62:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
63:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
64:Clean hands are better than full ones in the sight of God. ~ Publilius Syrus,
65:Cultivate love and devotion for God and so pass your days. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
66:If God did not exist, it would be necessary for us to invent Him. ~ Voltaire,
67:If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans. ~ Yiddish Proverb,
68:Nature is the living, visible garment of God. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
69:The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
70:It's better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out. ~ Ram Dass,
71:The image of God throws a shadow that is just as great as itself. ~ Carl Jung,
72:To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd. ~ Voltaire,
73:I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details. ~ Albert Einstein,
74:Even if God did not exist it would continue to be sacred ~ Charles Baudelaire,
75:He laid experience at the Godhead's feet; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
76:Whoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Aristotle,
77:All the gods and goddesses are only varied aspects of the One. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
78:God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Anonymous,
79:Know that, by nature, every creature seeks to become like God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
80:The thought of God is Divine Favor! He is by nature Grace. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
81:Whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal. ~ Saint John Bosco,
82:Whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
83:And God said, Love your Enemy so I Obeyed Him and Loved Myself. ~ Khalil Gibran,
84:Are you a god? ... No. But who would not wish such a thing. - Harbard ~ Vikings,
85:For he who leaps into the void owes no explanation to those who watch. ~ Godard,
86:Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
87:God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. ~ Voltaire,
88:In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
89:Tell me what occupies your mind and I will tell you who your God is. ~ Paul Washer,
90:I don't believe in empirical science. I only believe in a priori truth. ~ Kurt Godel,
91:In truth there is no difference between the word of God and the world. ~ Baha-ulalh,
92:Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalms 16:1,
93:to have faith is precisely to lose one's mind so as to win God. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
94:For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. ~ I Corinthians II,
95:Knowledge belongs to the very essence of God, if at all God has an essence. ~ Hermes,
96:There is no difference between God, Guru and Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 198,
97:The world is not impermanent if one lives there after knowing God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
98:Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die. ~ Sappho,
99:How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires? ~ Ibn Arabi,
100:However softly we speak, God is near enough to hear us. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
101:The knowledge of God is received in divine silence. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
102:Weep for God, and the tears will wash away the dirt from your mind. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
103:Who is whose Guru? God alone is the guide and Guru of the universe. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
104:A Godhead stands behind the brute machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
105:All can be done if the god-touch is there ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
106:Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. ~ Alan Watts,
107:The godhead greater by a human fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
108:All are seeing God always. But they do not know it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
109:Giving one self up to God, means constantly remembering the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
110:I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. ~ Vincent van Gogh,
111:Little science takes you away from God but more of it takes you to Him. ~ Louis Pasteur,
112:God is a being than which nothing greater can be conceived. ~ Saint Anselm of Canterbury,
113:Only a little the god-light can stay: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
114:Sorrow makes one think of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Conscious Immortality Ch 15,
115:the uniting of man and God, the two sides of the transformation. Effort and Grace. ~ ,
116:Charm is the seal of the gods upon woman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
117:God is our name for the last generalization to which we can arrive. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
118:The FOOL Has Said In His Heart:There is No God!" ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalm 14:1,
119:God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. ~ Edwin Louis Cole,
120:God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
121:It is by God's grace that you think of God! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 2020-08-29,
122:Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ~ C S Lewis,
123:God is inexhaustibly attainable in the totality of our action. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
124:He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ~ Anonymous, The Bible John 4:8,
125:I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
126:The standard of success is whether you've pleased God. ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
127:To see God is to be God. He alone is. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Maharshis Gospel ,
128:You must certainly think of God if you want to see God all round you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
129:A goddess of black veils and dark prophesies, a goddess of night sighs. ~ Velimir Khlebnikov,
130:See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
131:Settle yourself in solitude, and you will come upon God in yourself. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
132:The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. ~ Socrates,
133:The gods make use of our forgotten deeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
134:Whoever wants God intensely, finds Him. Go and verify it in your own life. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
135:If even then we make mistakes, yet God makes none. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
136:Our error crucifies Reality ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
137:While God waits for his temple to be built of love, Men bring stones. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
138:I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. ~ Oscar Wilde,
139:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
140:I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days and God came to me. ~ Kabir,
141:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
142:A hundred years of education is nothing compared with one moment spent with God! ~ Shams Tabrizi,
143:It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little. ~ Diogenes,
144:At the heart of our universe, each soul exists for God, in our Lord. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
145:Beauty of our dim soul is amorous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Our godhead calls us,
146:God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
147:God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man. ~ Ibn Arabi,
148:Let's ask God to help us to self-control for one who lacks it, lacks his grace. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
149:Our plans may fail, God’s purpose cannot. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
150:We speak to God when we pray; we listen to Him when we read the Scriptures. ~ Saint Ambrose,
151:A god come down and greater by the fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
152:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
153:Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
154:If any man hopes to do a deed without God's knowledge, he errs. ~ Pindar, Olympian Odes I,
155:We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. ~ Carl Jung,
156:God is fond of His devotees. He runs after the devotee as the cow after the calf. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
157:I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything. ~ Venerable Bede,
158:Man’s mind is the dupe of his animal self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God’s Labour,
159:One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
160:Ecclesiastes shows that man without God is in total ignorance and inevitable misery. ~ Blaise Pascal,
161:Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. ~ Blaise Pascal,
162:He is the wisest who seeks God. He is the most successful who has found God. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
163:The child of the Void shall be reborn in God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
164:To remain free from thoughts is the best offering one can make to God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
165:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
166:In fact, it is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
167:It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
168:That Godhead's seed might flower in mindless Space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
169:And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. ~ Shakespeare,
170:Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
171:All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God. ~ Voltaire,
172:Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth ,
173:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
174:His little hour is spent in little things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
175:Let your standpoint become that of wisdom then the world will be found to be God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
176:Many are God’s forms by which he grows in man; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
177:Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
178:All is in God's hands; whatever He makes us do, that we shall do. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 3 Satprem,
179:A thinking puppet is the mind of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
180:Hopes that soon fade to drab realities ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
181:If a devotee prays to God with real longing, God cannot help revealing Himself to him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
182:If you want people to believe in God, let people see what God can make you like. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
183:In my heart’s chamber lives the unworshipped God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.56 - Omnipresence,
184:Make the abysm a road for Heaven's descent, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
185:Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity. ~ Saadi,
186:Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
187:What are men? Mortal gods. ~ Heraclitus,
188:To God all things are beautiful and good and just. ~ Heraclitus,
189:The gods are immortal men, and men are mortal gods. ~ Heraclitus,
190:The oneness of all wisdom may be found, or not, under the name of God. ~ Heraclitusa,
191:As Meander says, "For our mind is God;" and as Heraclitus, "Man's genius is a deity." ~ Plutarch,
192:Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one ~ Heraclitus,
193:The most beautiful ape is ugly when compared to a human. The wisest human will seem like an ape when compared to a god with respect to wisdom, beauty, and everything else. ~ Heraclitus,
194:God who preceded all existence is a refuge. ~ Maimonides,
195:If it pleases the gods, so be it. ~ Epictetus,
196:God has entrusted me with myself. ~ Epictetus,
197:Think of God more often than thou breathest. ~ Epictetus,
198:Is it not the same distance to God everywhere? ~ Epictetus,
199:You bear God within you, poor wretch, and know it not. ~ Epictetus,
200:He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God. ~ Epictetus,
201:The present moment is a powerful goddess. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
202:The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man. ~ G K Chesterton, In Defense of Sanity ,
203:Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him. ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
204:I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. ~ Mother Teresa,
205:Masked the high gods act; the doer is hid by his working. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
206:Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
207:One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
208:God is at once impersonal and personal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.04 - The Secret of Secrets,
209:God’s long nights are justified by dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
210:He who has God has everything; he who has everything but God has nothing. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
211:If one surrenders to God, there will be no cause for anxiety. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Conscious Immortality ,
212:In that God who illumines the reason, desiring liberation I seek my refuge. ~ Swetaswatara Upanishad VI.18,
213:Man was moulded from the original brute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
214:Our souls deputed selves of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
215:This world is God fulfilled in outwardness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
216:So I keep 7 o'clock in the bank and gain interest in the hour of God ~ Saul Williams, Penny for a Thought ,
217:To our gaze God’s light is a darkness, His plan is a chaos. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
218:From a veiled God-joy the worlds were made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
219:One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three- shame, hatred, and fear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
220:Our minds are starters in the race to God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
221:Here to fulfil himself was God’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
222:In the bosom of Time God without beginning becomes what He has never been in all eternity. ~ Angelus Silesius,
223:Love is a seeking for mutual possession. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
224:The Bliss whose rapture dreamed the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
225:Delight, God’s sweetest sign and Beauty’s twin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
226:Heavy is godhead to bear with its mighty sun-burden of lustre. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
227:Man, human, follows in God’s human steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
228:All things shall change in God's transfiguring hour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
229:A serpent Power twinned the insensible Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
230:God is love and beauty as well as purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Religion as the Law of Life,
231:Man out of Nature wakes to God’s complexities, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
232:When we set our course for God, He will always be there to direct our path ~ Anonymous, The Bible Prov. 16:9,
233:All truth and understanding is a result of a divine light which is God Himself. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
234:God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
235:God still keepsNear to a paler world the hour ere dawn ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Chitrangada,
236:Open God’s door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
237:Our lives are God’s messengers beneath the stars. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
238:Our souls are moved by powers behind the wall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
239:Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
240:What is God? God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
241:What thou seest, man, That too become thou must- God, if thou seest God, Dust, if thou seest Dust. ~ Anonymous,
242:And crying for a direction in the void ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
243:Hard are God’s terms and few can meet them of men who are mortal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
244:His knowledge dwells in the house of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
245:Is here and in the pleasant house He choseTo harbour God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
246:Whatever good work you begin to do, beg of God with most earnest prayer to perfect it. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia,
247:Art’s brilliant gleam is a pastime for his eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
248:Each of our good thoughts tears the veil behind which appears the pure, the infinite, God, our self. ~ Vivekananda,
249:Even in the worm is a god and it writhes for a form and an outlet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
250:In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~ Anonymous, The Bible John 1:1,
251:Mire is the man who hears not the gods when they cry to his bosom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
252:Powers of his godhead we live; the Creator dwells in the creature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
253:This too must now be overpassed and left ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
254:Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions [direct experiences of God]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
255:A secret Will compels us to endure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
256:A thrill that smites the nerves is music’s spell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
257:God does not require an intermediary.Mind your business and all will be well. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 594,
258:God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
259:Love is the hoop of the godsHearts to combine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
260:The evening sky,God’s canopy of blue sheltering our lives ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 12.01 - The Return to Earth,
261:The gods cannot, if they would, give themselves unasked. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
262:The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
263:The sunlight was a great god’s golden smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
264:To see everything in God and to see God in everything normally takes a lifetime of practice. ~ Thomas Keating,
265:Two are the angels of God whom men worship, strength and enjoyment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
266:And yet she cannot choose but labours on; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
267:Faith fights for God, while Knowledge is waiting for fulfilment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin In Either Case,
268:How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
269:It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
270:Know thyself, and thou shalt know all the mysteries of the gods and the universe. ~ the Temple of Apollo at Delphi,
271:Men die that man may live and God be born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
272:One should constantly repeat the name of God. The name of God is highly effective in the Kaliyuga. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
273:The body of God,The link of the finite with the Infinite, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
274:The supreme faith is that which sees God in all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.12 - The Way and the Bhakta,
275:Always a nameless goal beckons beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
276:As Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin knew, the future of humankind is God-consciousness. ~ Ken Wilber, Up From Eden ,
277:A timeless mystery works out in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
278:In silence seek God’s meaning in thy depths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
279:Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. ~ Hippocrates, Regimen Letters On Yoga IV,
280:Space is a stillness of God building his earthly abode. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry Trance of Waiting,
281:The knot of the Ignorance is egoism. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
282:The world is not cut off from Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
283:Everyone is going toward God. They will all realize Him if they have sincerity and longing of heart. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
284:He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and to God only. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
285:Love the signOf one outblaze of godhead that two share. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Life Heavens,
286:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
287:nothing is truly vain the One has made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
288:Only a slow advance the earth can bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
289:Tied up the spirit to golden posts of bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
290:To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. ~ Aleister Crowley,
291:He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and -- to God only. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.02,
292:Nature’s vision climbs beyond her acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
293:The painful secret of gods and kings is that men are free... You know it and they do not. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, The Flies ,
294:Through glorious things and base the wheel of GodFor ever runs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
295:Her signs still covered more than they revealed; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
296:My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself. ~ C S Lewis,
297:Now I am light, now I fly, now I see myself beneath me, now a god dances through me. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, ‘On Reading & Writing’ ,
298:One has sometimes to deny God in order to find him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Spiritual Aim and Life,
299:There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
300:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
301:To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God. ~ John of the Cross,
302:A devotee concentrates on God; a seeker seeks the Self. The practice is equally difficult for both. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
303:God is the one stable and eternal Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
304:She throws a glittering robe on Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
305:The profession of love to God which is insufficient to restrain from disobedience to God is a lie. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
306:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom’s occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
307:God creates everything out of nothing. And everything which God is to use, he first reduces to nothing ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
308:Gods suppressed become devils, and often it is these devils whom we first encounter when we turn inward. ~ Joseph Campbell,
309:In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
310:In Nature’s endless lines is lost the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
311:Our death is made a passage to new worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
312:There is a meaning in each play of Chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
313:All Nature is a display and a play of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 5.7.1.07 - Involution and Evolution,
314:A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams in Programming 1982,
315:God is a hard master and will not be served by halves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Wheat and the Chaff,
316:The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
317:When everything goes wrong, one must know how to remember that God is all-powerful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
318:All the gods in a mortal body dwelt, bore a single name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A Strong Son of Lightning,
319:A wide God-knowledge poured down from above, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
320:Even grief has joy hidden beneath its roots. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
321:The abodeOf rapturous Love,The bright epiphany whom we name God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
322:The gods use instruments,Not ask their consent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Short Stories - I Act Five,
323:Thought for a godlike birthBroadens the mould of our mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Evolution - II,
324:All you need to do is to trust God. Following the path of devotion, one should leave everything to God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
325:Death is a passage, not the goal of our walk: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
326:Does God ever become angry with us? If yes, when? When you believe He is angry. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
327:Ever she circled towards some far-off Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
328:Having once seen God, man can have no farther object in life than to reach and possess Him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad ,
329:Perfection cannot come without self-knowledge and God-knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Above the Gunas,
330:The heart is the meeting place of God and the Soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Soul and India’s Mission,
331:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
332:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
333:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
334:We live self-exiled from our heavenlier home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
335:We renounce ourselves in order to find ourselves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
336:Adventurers, we have colonised Matter’s night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
337:All ran like hopes that hunt a lurking chance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
338:God is identical with His attributes, so that it may be said that He is the knowledge, the knower, and the known. ~ Maimonides,
339:The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, -- God, Light, Freedom, Immortality ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
340:When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
341:Without heroism man cannot grow into the Godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Ultimate of Life,
342:All I want to tell you is this. Follow both; perform your duties in the world and also cultivate love of God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
343:Brahman is one, not numerically, but in essence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
344:God does not remain petrified and dead; the very stones cry out and raise themselves to Spirit. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
345:All things are in Nature and all things are in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
346:Even now great thoughts are here that walk alone: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
347:He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
348:I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it. ~ Voltaire,
349:I know by myself how incomprehensible God is, seeing I cannot comprehend the parts of my own being. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
350:The Self is God. `I AM' is God. If God be apart from the Self, He must be a Selfless God, which is absurd. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
351:In the shadow of death may we not look back to the past, but seek in utter darkness the dawn of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
352:Life here is God, the materials of Life here are God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad,
353:The growth of the god in man is man’s proper business. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
354:But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Philippians 4:19,
355:God in man is the whole revelation and the whole of religion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
356:O God! Can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream? ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
357:Remember God so much that you are forgotten. Let the caller and the called disappear; be lost in the Call. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
358:Even the body shall remember God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
359:God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and accomplish the work. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
360:That man to me seems equal to the gods,the man who sits opposite youand close by listensto your sweet voice ~ Sappho,
361:You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
362:All things are in nature and all things are in God, but for practical purposes we will differentiate between them. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
363:God found in Nature, Nature fulfilled in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
364:God seems willing to act as the most sublime psychologist, psychotherapist, or even psychiatrist if we are willing. ~ Thomas Keating,
365:If you knew what the Gods have in store for you, you would run naked and dance on the beach. ~ Vikings, The Seer to Rollo Vikings,
366:Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
367:Nature is God’s power of various self-becoming, ātma-vibhūti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Theory of the Vibhuti,
368:My God is love and sweetly suffers all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
369:454. In those whom God loves, have delight; on those whom He pretends not to love, take pity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
370:Here and not elsewhere the highest Godhead has to be found. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
371:If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. ~ Saint Charles Borromeo,
372:If you are keen on realising God, repeat His name with firm faith, and try to discriminate the Real from the unreal. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
373:In every being and object God dwells concealed and discoverable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.08 - God in Power of Becoming,
374:Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God. God alone is sufficient. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
375:Let your one delight and refreshment be to pass from one service to the community to another, with God ever in mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
376:Brahman self-extended in Space and Time is the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
377:God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
378:It was to amuse himself God made the world.For He was dull alone! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
379:Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God ~ Anonymous, The Bible Matthew 4:4,
380:Praise cannot make me any betteR Blame cannot make me any worse. I am what I am before my conscience and God. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
381:Rare is the cup fit for love’s nectar wine,As rare the vessel that can hold God’s birth; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
382:Rules us, who in the Brahmin and the dogCan, if He will, show equal godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Baji Prabhou,
383:She made earth her home, for whom heaven was too small. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
384:Banish all thought from thee and be God’s void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
385:If the unripe mind does not feel his Grace, it does not mean that God's Grace is absent. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Marharshi's Gospel ,
386:It is not possible really to possess what is not-self to us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
387:Obey thy nature and fulfil thy fate: Accept the difficulty and godlike toil ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
388:The God of Force, the God of Love are one;Not least He loves whom most He smites. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 4.2.04 - Epiphany,
389:Alone of gods Death loves not gifts: he visitsThe pure heart as the stained. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
390:It lived upon the margin of the Idea Protected by Ignorance as in a shell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
391:Of what use are the godsIf they crown not our just desires on earth? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
392:The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. ~ E O Wilson,
393:The Self is known to everyone but not clearly. You always exist. The Be-ing is the Self. ‘I am’ is the name of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
394:We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
395:Why was I born, O God, if not to find Thee? Why do I die, O God, if not to come to Thee? ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sayings of Hazrat Khan ,
396:God having entirely become Nature, Nature seeks to become progressively God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - Man in the Universe,
397:God is not knowledge, but the cause of Knowledge; He is not mind, but the cause of mind; He is not Light, but the cause of Light. ~ Hermes,
398:God overrules all mutinous accidents, brings them under His laws of fate, and makes them all serviceable to His purpose. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
399:I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. ~ Isaac Newton,
400:Mental prayer is nothing else but being on terms of friendship with God, frequently conversing in secret with Him. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
401:The miraculous Inconscient,A subtle wizard skilled, was at its task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
402:To fix the mind on God is very difficult, in the beginning, unless one practices meditation in solitude. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
403:We must not only see God and embrace Him, but become that Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.02 - The Status of Knowledge,
404:What do people mean when they say, 'I am not afraid of God because I know He is good'? Have they never even been to a dentist? ~ C S Lewis,
405:It is the Absolute who is all these relativities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
406:Love is a passion and it seeks for two things, eternity and intensity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
407:Perfect love is inconsistent with the admission of the motive of fear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
408:The strength of every particular individual is the strength of God and not his own. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
409:The whole Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements "I am that I am" and "Be still and know that I am God." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
410:252. I have failed, thou sayest. Say rather that God is circling about towards His object. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
411:An opulent beauty of passionate differenceThe recurring beat that moments God in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
412:...Big Bang which was really the roaring laughter of God voluntarily getting lost for the millionth time. ~ Ken Wilber, Up From Eden p. 328,
413:From light lips and casual thoughtsThe gods speak best as if by chance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
414:God is Beauty and Delight hidden in the variation of his masks and forms. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Suprarational Beauty,
415:It is the Self who has become all these becomings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
416:The man who prays, the prayer, and the God to whom he prays all have reality only as manifestations of the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
417:For where I found Truth, there found I my God, the Truth itself; which since I learnt, I have not forgotten. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
418:In a small corner of infinity,Our lives are inlets of an ocean’s force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
419:Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning. ~ King Solomon,
420:'I' is the name of God. It is the first and greatest of all mantras. Even OM is second to it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day 28-6-46,
421:Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel,
422:The cause of the distress of a living entity is forgetfulness of his relationship with God. ~ Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita As It Is PURPORT,
423:The great rule of life is to have no schemes but one unalterable purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
424:The impossible is the hint of what shall be,Mortal the door to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Our godhead calls us,
425:Through the shocks of difficulty and deathMan shall attain his godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra) Prologue,
426:Division ceased to be, for God was there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
427:God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
428:The darkness was the Omnipotent’s abode,Hood of omniscience, a blind mask of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Inconscient,
429:The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
430:The love of God, unutterable and perfect, flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object. ~ Dante Alighieri,
431:The nice thing about citing god as an authority is that you can prove anything you set out to prove. ~ Robert Heinlein, from If This Goes On. ,
432:All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
433:But like a shining answer from the gods Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
434:For the key is hid and by the Inconscient kept; The secret God beneath the threshold dwells. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
435:God prepares, but He does not hasten the ripening of the fruit before its season. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Doctrine of Sacrifice,
436:In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
437:The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God”. Stillness is the sole requisite for the realisation of the Self as God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
438:The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to him, the more he thinks of me too. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
439:Eternity drew close disguised as LoveAnd laid its hand upon the body of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
440:I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. ~ Susan B Anthony,
441:Our thoughts;Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
442:The mysterious and unchanging changeOf the persistent movement we call Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
443:True nature of the gods is that of magical images shaped out of the astral plane by mankind's thought and influenced by the mind ~ Dion Fortune,
444:Climbing from Nature’s deep surrendered heartIt blooms for ever at the feet of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
445:Live as though only God and yourself were in this world, so that your heart may not be detained by anything human. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
446:Love and serve men, but beware lest thou desire their approbation. Obey rather God within thee. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human Bhakti,
447:The white passion of God-ecstasyThat laughs in the blaze of the boundless heart of Love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
448:Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalms 46:10,
449:Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
450:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
451:It is only when God Himself by His grace draws the mind inwards that complete surrender can be acheived. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day 27-6-46,
452:Verily, the weight of half of disbelief in the world is carried by religious people who made God detestable to His servants. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
453:As if in a rock-temple’s solitude hid,God’s refuge from an ignorant worshipping world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
454:God to the soul that sees is the path and God is the goal of his journey. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
455:Love of the world, the mask, must change into the love of God, the Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
456:Not alone the mind in its troubleGod beholds, but the spirit behind that has joy of the torture. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
457:To see all things as oneself and to see all things in God and God in all things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.12 - The Way of Equality,
458:But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight. ~ John Milton,
459:God’s valet moves away these living dollsTo quite another room and better play. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
460:If you meditate on your ideal, you will acquire its nature. If you think of God day and night, you will acquire the nature of God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
461:It is God-realisation and God-expression which is the object of our Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Nature of the Supermind,
462:Science is a light within a limited room, not the sun which illumines the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
463:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break A dead resistance in the mortals heart, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
464:The high gods look on man and watch and chooseToday’s impossibles for the future’s base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
465:Where life and being are a sacramentOffered to the Reality beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
466:Your trust in God is sufficient to save you from rebirths. Cast all burden on Him. Have faith and that will save you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 2020-08-30,
467:A slowly changing order binds our will. This is our doom until our souls are free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
468:A Witness dwells within our secrecies,The incarnate Godhead in the body of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.29 - The Universal Incarnation,
469:Chit is an action of Being, not of the Void. What it sees, that becomes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
470:Even oneness is a representation and exists in relation to multiplicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
471:In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
472:Knowledge ends not in these surface powersThat live upon a ledge in the Ignorance ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
473:My love is not a hunger of the heart, My love is not a craving of the flesh; It came to me from God, to God returns. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Divine Plan ,
474:One attains God through japa. By repeating the name of God secretly and in solitude one receives divine grace. Then comes His vision. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
475:The chain of Karma only binds the movement of Nature and not the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
476:The reason meant for nearness to the godsAnd uplift to heavenly scale by the touch of mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
477:At present I am light, now I fly, now I see myself below me, now a god dances through me. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra trans. Kaufmann,
478:Force and Love united and both illumined by Knowledge fulfil God in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda 2 - Other Hymns to Agni,
479:Forewilled by the gods, Alexander,All things happen on earth and yet we must strive who are mortals, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
480:God being Supreme Wisdom uses everything for His supreme purposes and out of evil cometh good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
481:Our whole being ought to demand God and not only our illumined eye of knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.02 - The Status of Knowledge,
482:The Divine is ultimately self-revealed in both man and Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
483: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,
484:To will what God wills - that is the supreme secret. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
485:At last the soul turns to eternal things, In every shrine it cries for the clasp of God ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
486:Below him lay like gleaming jewelled thoughtsRapt dreaming cities of Gandharva kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
487:Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
488:How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self? Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
489:Into inertia revolution sinks,In a new dress the old resumes its role; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
490:Not by Reason was creation madeAnd not by Reason can the Truth be seen ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
491:Since all things are God, in all things thou seest just so much of God as thy capacity affordeth thee. ~ Aleister Crowley, The Vision and the Voice ,
492:Time and Space that are the conceptual movement and extension of the Godhead in us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.08 - God in Power of Becoming,
493:We are always in the presence of God, yet it seems to me that those who pray are in His presence in a very different sense. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
494:At last the soul turns to eternal things,In every shrine it cries for the clasp of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
495:Delight of the heart in God is the whole constituent and essence of true Bhakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.07 - The Supreme Word of the Gita,
496:God exists in Himself and not by virtue of the cosmos or of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
497:God in thy victory, God in thy defeat, God in thy very death & torture, - God who will not be defeated & who cannot die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad ,
498:God transcends world and is not bound by any law of Nature. He uses laws, laws do not use Him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad The Isha Upanishad,
499:Immortal pleasure cleansed him in its wavesAnd turned his strength into undying power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
500:Purposeful movements in unthinking formsBetrayed the heavings of an imprisoned Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
501:The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,A power of silence in the depths of God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
502:Earth’s winged chimaeras are Truth’s steeds in Heaven,The impossible God’s sign of things to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
503:God is pouring out his wrath upon the nations that acknowledge him not, upon the kingdoms that call not upon his name. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalm 78:3-4,
504:He met a silver-grey expanseWhere Day and Night had wedded and were one: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
505:If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
506:In our body’s cells there sits a hidden PowerThat sees the unseen and plans eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
507:Love God and do whatever you please: for the soul trained in love to God will do nothing to offend the One who is Beloved. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
508:Nothing in God’s workings in this world is done by an abrupt action without procedure or basis. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita Deva and Asura,
509:You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides God from you. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
510:But I have loved too the body of my God.I have pursued him in his earthly form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
511:Complete surrender does require that you have no desire of your own. You must be satisfied with whatever God gives you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, By As You Are ,
512:Desire is the badge of subjection with its attendant discord and suffering. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
513:Our reason cannot sound life’s mighty seaAnd only counts its waves and scans its foam; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
514:What is God? God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. 8 November 1969 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man" [17],
515:Aspiring to godhead from insensible clayHe travels slow-footed towards the eternal day. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Man the Thinking Animal,
516:Difficult is union with God when the self is not under governance; but when the self is well-subjected, there are means to come by it. ~ Bhagavad Gita XI. 38,
517:God bestows more consideration on the purity of the intention with which our actions are performed than on the actions themselves. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
518:He must enter the eternity of NightAnd know God’s darkness as he knows his Sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
519:I shall hear the silver swing of heaven’s gatesWhen God comes out to meet the soul of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
520:Many-visaged is the cosmic Soul;A touch can alter the fixed front of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
521:Our dwarf will and cold pragmatic senseAdmit not the celestial visitants: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
522:Renunciation of all in desire is the condition of the free enjoyment of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
523:The favours of the Gods are too awful to be coveted. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest To His Sister,
524:The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you. ~ Werner Heisenberg,
525:The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. ~ Nikola Tesla,
526:the world is real but ourselves too small,Insufficient for the mightiness of our stage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
527:This now he willed to discover and exile, The element in him betraying God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
528:Thoughts too great and deep to find a voice,Thoughts whose desire new-makes the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
529:Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And the loneliness of God is His strength. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
530:God will bring people and events into our lives, and whatever we may think about them, they are designed for the evolution of His life in us. ~ Thomas Keating,
531:I am one with God in my being and yet I can have relations with Him in my experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.03 - The Eternal and the Individual,
532:If you seek God with your whole heart, then you may be assured that Grace of God is also seeking you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Conscious Immortality Ch 7,
533:Out of our thoughts we must leap up to sight, Breathe her divine illimitable air, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
534:Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature. ~ Hafiz,
535:The Son of God is also the Son of Man and both elements are necessary to the complete Christhood. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
536:Worship lifts the worshipper’s bowed strength Close to the god’s pride and bliss his soul adores: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Glory and Fall of Life,
537:A single law simplessed the cosmic theme,Compressing Nature into a formula. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
538:But first the spirit’s ascent we must achieveOut of the chasm from which our nature rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
539:In their own fields they follow the wheel of lawAnd cherish the safety of a settled type. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
540:O Death, thou too art God and yet not He,But only his own black shadow on his path ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
541:Our human state cradles the future god,Our mortal frailty an immortal force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
542:Out of the ineffable hush it hears them comeTrembling with the beauty of a wordless speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
543:The creative operation of God does not simply mold us like soft clay. It is a Fire that animates all it touches...that gives life. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
544:The dire delight that could shatter mortal flesh,The rapture that the gods sustain he bore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
545:The high gods watch in their silence,Mute they endure for a while that the doom may be swifter and greater. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
546:The prayer of faith is the only kind that is real prayer, and it is trust in God with full acknowledgment of God's power and love. ~ Archibald Thomas Robertson,
547:Where there is Isness, there God is. Creation is the giving of isness from God. And that is why God becomes where any creature expresses God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
548:Individual perfection and liberation are not the whole sense of God’s intention in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.03 - The Threefold Life,
549:Love is a honey and poison in the breastDrunk by it as the nectar of the gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
550:Mind unwitting serves a higher Power;It is a channel, not the source of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
551:Our life’s repose is in the Infinite;It cannot end, its end is Life supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
552:Our life’s repose is in the Infinite;It cannot end, its end is Life supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
553:That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
554:The Mother of all godheads and all strengthsWho, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
555:The world is only a partial manifestation of the Godhead, it is not itself that Divinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Theory of the Vibhuti,
556:Unless the soul is pure, it cannot have genuine love of God and single-minded devotion to the ideal. The mind wanders away to various objects. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
557:521. If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human Bhakti,
558:Any spiritual endeavour which enables to raise the human consciousness to cosmic consciousness, to unite the individual with God, is Yoga. ~ Swami Avdheshanand,
559:God manifests Himself in the individual partially, but He stands behind the progress of the world wholly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
560:Hasteners to action, violators of GodAre these great spirits who have too much love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
561:Man is all Imagination. God is Man and exists in us and we in Him... The Eternal Body of Man is the Imagination, that is, God, Himself ~ William Blake, Laocoon ,
562:Thou must die to thyself to reach God’s height:I, Death, am the gate of immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
563:A blind god is not destiny’s architect;A conscious power has drawn the plan of life, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
564:And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence ~ Bertrand Russell,
565:His small successes are failures of the soul,His little pleasures punctuate frequent griefs: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
566:Imps with wry limbs and carved beast visages,Sprite-prompters goblin-wizened or faery-small, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
567:It is in a total knowledge that all knowing becomes one and indivisible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
568:The bliss which sleeps in things and tries to wake,Breaks out in him in a small joy of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
569:The God-lover is the universal lover and he embraces the All-blissful and All-beautiful. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.06 - The Delight of the Divine,
570:The growing of the love of God must carry with it in him an expansion of the knowledge of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Mystery of Love,
571:The love of God is an infinite and absolute feeling which does not admit of any rational limitation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Reason and Religion,
572:The sot drinks, and is drunken: the coward drinks not, and shivers: the wise man, brave and free, drinks, and gives glory to the Most High God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
573:The vision of God brings infallibly the adoration and passionate seeking of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
574:A light of liberating knowledge shoneAcross the gulfs of silence in their eyes; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
575:A million faces wears her knowledge hereAnd every face is turbaned with a doubt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
576:Came Reason, the squat godhead artisan,To her narrow house upon a ridge in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
577:Novel values furbished ancient themesTo cheat the mind with the idea of change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
578: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,
579:All things hang here between God’s yes and no,Two Powers real but to each other untrue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
580:All things yield to a man and Zeus is himself his accompliceWhen like a god he wills without remorse or longing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
581:Despise no one, try to see God in all and the Self in all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest To Motilal Roy,
582:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage, For through small joys and griefs thou movst towards God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
583:Always ascends the zigzag of the godsAnd upward points the spirit’s climbing Fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
584:Count not life nor death, defeat nor triumph, Pyrrhus.Only thy soul regard and the gods in thy joy or thy labour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
585:He who sees God in all, will serve freely God in all with the service of love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Conditions for the Coming of a Spiritual Age,
586:Passions that crumble to ashes while they blazeKindled the common earth with their brief flame. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
587:The mighty daemon lies unshaped within,To evoke, to give it form is Nature’s task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
588:The wisdom and love of God in turning our evil into His good does not absolve us of our moral responsibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
589:To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
590:Her pragmatism of the transcendent TruthFills silence with the voices of the gods, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
591:Purify thyself and thou shalt see God. Transform thy body into a temple, cast from thee evil thoughts and contemplate God with the eye of thy conscious soul. ~ Vemana,
592:The Absolute is not a void or negation. It is all that is here in Time and beyond Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
593:The Gods prodigiously sometimes reverseThe common rule of Nature and compelMatter with soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
594:The world is not a courtroomThere is no judge no jury no plaintiff.This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God. ~ Saadi,
595:To approach God by love is to prepare oneself for the greatest possible spiritual fulfilment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
596:We may find when all the rest has failedHid in ourselves the key of perfect change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
597:Across the threshold's sleep she entered inAnd found herself amid great figures of gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Book of Yoga,
598:Dream not that happinessCan spring from wicked roots. God overrulesAnd Right denied is mighty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act II,
599:Each is a greatness growing towards the heightsOr from his inner centre oceans out; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
600:God as beauty, Srikrishna in Brindavan, Shyamasundara, is not only Beauty, He is also Love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The National Value of Art,
601:God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
602:God is the ever active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
603:Gods who know not griefAnd look impassive on a suffering world,Calm they gaze down on the little human scene ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
604:In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God. ~ Orson Welles,
605:Or there repose and action are the sameIn the deep breast of God’s supreme delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
606:The Great spiritual geniuses, whether it was Moses, Buddha, Plato, Socrates, Jesus, or Emerson... have taught man to look within himself to find God. ~ Ernest Holmes,
607:44. If God draw me towards Heaven, then, even if His other hand strive to keep me in Hell, yet must I struggle upward. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
608:Absolute her judgments seem but none is sure;Time cancels all her verdicts in appeal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
609:A sole thing the GodsDemand from all men living, sacrifice:Nor without this shall any crown be grasped. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
610:Change represents the constant shifting of apparent relations in an eternal Immutability. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
611:Earth cannot long resist the man whom Heaven has chosen;Gods with him walk; his chariot is led; his arm is assisted. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
612:On earth by the will of this Arch-IntelligenceA bodiless energy put on Matter’s robe; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
613:Our lives are useful only in proportion as they help others by example or action or tend to fulfil God in man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
614:Our lives are useful only in proportion as they help others by example or action or tend to fulfil God in man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Opinion and Comments,
615:Ethics must eventually perceive that the law of good which it seeks is the law of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.25 - The Higher and the Lower Knowledge,
616:God is a great & cruel Torturer because He loves. You do not understand this, because you have not seen & played with Krishna. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
617:He saw the labour of a godhead’s birth.A secret knowledge masked as Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
618:In all who have risen to a greater Life,A voice of unborn things whispers to the ear, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
619:Life and treasure and fame to cast on the wings of a moment,Fiercer joy than this the gods have not given to mortals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
620:World-existence is the ecstatic dance of Shiva which multiplies the body of the God numberlessly to the view. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.09 - The Pure Existent,
621:By Power, not Light, the great Gods rule the world;Power is the arm of God, the seal of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
622:Each object in the universe is really the whole universe in a different frontal appearance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
623:It is finished, the dread mysterious sacrifice,Offered by God’s martyred body for the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
624:Magic of percept joined with concept’s artAnd lent to each object an interpreting name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
625:Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own ~ Anonymous, The Bible 1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV,
626:The Energy acts, the stable is its seal:On Shiva’s breast is stayed the enormous dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
627:This is the one thing needful, the chanting of God's name. All else is unreal. Love and devotion alone are real, and other things are of no consequence. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
628:To eternal light and knowledge meant to rise,Up from man’s bare beginning is our climb; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
629:Egoistic desire is not a law for the soul that seeks liberation or aspires to its own original god-nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.08 - The Supreme Will,
630:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,For through small joys and griefs thou mov’st towards God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
631:Nothing is known while aught remains concealed;The Truth is known only when all is seen. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
632:Out of all masquerade of phenomenon and becoming the Real Being must eventually deliver itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
633:Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,Yet sitst above,Master of all who work and rule and know,Servant of Love! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems God,
634:A battle is joined between the true and false,A pilgrimage sets out to the divine Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
635:A Wisdom knows and guides the mysteried world;A Truth-gaze shapes its beings and events; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
636:Closeness of the human soul to the Divine is the object, and fear sets always a barrier and a distance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
637:Fear of the gods arose from man’s ignorance of God and his ignorance of the laws that govern the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
638:In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will. ~ Edith Stein,
639:It made of Space a marvel house of God,It poured through Time its works of ageless might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
640:Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ~ Anonymous, The Bible St John 3-3,
641:These wide divine extremes, these inverse powersAre the right and left side of the body of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
642:A charm and greatness locked in every hourAwakes the joy which sleeps in all things made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
643:All Nature is full of the secret Godhead and in labour to reveal him in her. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.10 - The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
644:At hazard he read by arrow-leaps of ThoughtThat hit the mark by guess or luminous chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
645:For then alone do we know God truly, when we believe that He is far above all that man can possibly think of God. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra Gentiles I,
646:God, before He comes to the heart, sends servants to make it ready for His coming. And who are those servants? Purity, chastity, humility, loving-kindness. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
647:God cannot be taken by violence. It is only through love and harmony that you can reach God. Be in peace - my blessings are with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
648:God meets us in many ways of his being and in all tempts us to him even while he seems to elude us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.06 - The Delight of the Divine,
649:In the communion of two meeting mindsThought looked at thought and had no need of speech; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
650:In the communion of two meeting mindsThought looked at thought and had no need of speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
651:Our being must move eternally through Time;Death helps us not, vain is the hope to cease; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
652:Some word that could incarnate highest TruthLeaped out from a chance tension of the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
653:The deities have screened their dreadful power:God hides his thought and, even, he seems to err. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
654:Their anger rushed galloping in brute attack,A charge of trampling hooves on shaken soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
655:What I really wanted was to fall in love with God. It's amazing what obstacles there are within us, or at least in me, that seem to slow this process. ~ Thomas Keating,
656:Whoever has once felt the glory of God within him can never again believe that the intellect is supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
657:God works all his miracles by an evolution of secret possibilities which have been long prepared. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Infrarational Age of the Cycle,
658:It is more important that we should remember God than that we should breathe: indeed, if one may say so, we should do nothing else besides. ~ Saint Gregory of Nazianzus,
659:Thought-worldsA thousand roads leaped into EternityOr singing ran to meet God’s veilless face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
660:43. If God assigns to me my place in Hell, I do not know why I should aspire to Heaven. He knows best what is for my welfare. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
661:For man, below the god, above the brute,Is given the calm reason as his guide;He is not driven by an unthinking will ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
662:Half-poised on equal wings of thought and doubtToiled ceaselessly twixt being’s hidden ends. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
663:Myth suckled knowledge with her lustrous milk;The infant passed from dim to radiant breasts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
664:Bestow upon me, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
665:O queen, thy thought is a light of the Ignorance,Its brilliant curtain hides from thee God’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
666:This observe, thy task in thy destiny noble or fallen;Time and result are the gods’; with these things be not thou troubled. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
667:When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed Him. The son of your own God. And only after He was dead did you worship Him and start killing those who would not. ~ Tecumseh,
668:World-force outlasts world-disillusion’s shock:Dumb, she is still the Word, inert the Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
669:God has set apart India as the eternal fountain-head of holy spirituality, and He will never suffer that fountain to run dry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Swaraj,
670:Have faith and complete trust in the ways of God. relentless prayers offered with a pure and devoted heart have the power to make the impossible possible. ~ Swami Avdheshanand,
671:I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings. ~ Albert Einstein,
672:In Christian theology, kenosis (Greek: κένωσις, kénōsis, lit. emptiness) is the self-emptying of ones own will and becoming entirely receptive to Gods divine will. ~ Wikipedia,
673:It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. ~ Voltaire,
674:Non-ViolenceDeem nothing vain: through many veilsThis Spirit gleams.The dreams of God are truths and He prevails. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
675:The Godhead is all that is universe and all that is in the universe and all that is more than the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.05 - The Divine Truth and Way,
676:To control the mind the best and easiest method is to repeat constantly God's Name. Concentration is attained by fixing the attention on the sound of the Name. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
677:But thought nor word can seize eternal Truth:The whole world lives in a lonely ray of her sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
678:For nothing is known while aught remains concealed; The Truth is known only when all is seen. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
679:God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
680:Individual things are nothing but modifications of the attributes of God, or modes by which the attributes of God are expressed in a fixed and definite manner. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
681:Our souls can climb into the shining planes,The breadths from which they came can be our home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
682:The Beyond is not an annullation, but a transfiguration of all that we are here in our world of forms. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
683:The secret of our apparent bondage is the Spirit's play by which It consents to forget God-consciousness in the absorption of Nature's movement. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad ,
684:A deep solidarity joins its contrary powers;God’s summits look back on the mute Abyss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
685:All philosophies as divergent view-points looking at different sides of a single Reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
686:Hear its cry when God’s moment changing our fate comes visoredSilently into our lives and the spirit too knows, for it watches. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
687:He saw a lone immense high-curved world-pileErect like a mountain-chariot of the GodsMotionless under an inscrutable sky. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
688:It is in God alone, by the possession of the Divine only that all the discords of life can be resolved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.18 - The Soul and Its Liberation,
689:The snake is there and the worm in the heart of the rose.A word, a moment’s act can slay the god; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
690:But if thou wilt not wait for Time and God, Do then thy work and force thy will on Fate ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
691:Death, the dire god, inflicted on her eyesThe immortal calm of his tremendous gaze: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
692:God is cruel and not cruel. He is all being and not being at the same time. Hence He is all contradictions. Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
693:Incessant in the arms of ecstasyRepeating its sweet involuntary noteA sob of rapture flowed along the hours. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
694:Not as the ways of other mortals are theirs who are guided,They whose eyes are the gods and they walk by a light that is secret. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
695:Through Nature’s contraries we draw near God;Out of the darkness we still grow to light.Death is our road to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
696:Veiled by the ray no mortal eye can bear,The Spirit's bare and absolute potenciesBurn in the solitude of the thoughts of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
697:I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
698:In our defeated hearts God’s strength survivesAnd victory’s star still lights our desperate road; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
699:There is always a reason to live. The Gods will set you on the proper path. There is a deeper purpose to the path you have been set upon, one that has yet to reveal itself. ~ Sura,
700:Thought-mindWhere Knowledge is the leader of the actAnd Matter is of thinking substance made, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
701:A mass phenomenon of visible shapesSupported by the silence of the VoidAppeared in the eternal Consciousness ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
702:A tireless benevolence, clear-seeing and comprehensive, free from all personal reaction, is the best way to love God and serve Him upon earth. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
703:Even though it be true that the conception of God is absolute help, it is also the only help which is absolutely capable of revealing to man his own helplessness. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
704:Only of one thingMan can be sure, the will in his heart and his strength in his purpose:This too is Fate and this too the gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
705:He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ~ Anonymous, The Bible Micah 6:8,
706:How dare you talk of helping the world? God alone can do that. First you must be made free from all sense of self; then the Divine Mother will give you a task to do. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
707:More there is concealed in God’s BeyondThat shall one day reveal its hidden face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
708:Of rapturous Love,The bright epiphany whom we name God,Towards whom we droveIn spite of weakness, evil, grief and pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
709:On the safe landTo linger is to lose what God has planned    For man’s wide soul,Who set eternal godhead for its goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.08 - To the Sea,
710:The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalm 18:2,
711:Always keep your mind spotless. Don't allow impure thoughts to enter it. If you find such desires tormenting you, pray to God and chant His name. He will protect you. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
712:Life in my limbs shall grow deathless, flesh with the God-glory tingle,Lustre of Paradise, light of the earth-ways marry and mingle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
713:Once in the vigil of a deathless gazeThese grades had marked her giant downward plunge,The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
714:Our I is not that spiritual being which can look on the Divine Existence and say, “That am I”. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
715:The Magician looks on the wicked as invalids whom one must pity and cure; the world, with its errors and vices, is to him God's hospital, and he wishes to serve in it. ~ Eliphas Levi,
716:The ultimate knowledge is that which perceives and accepts God in the universe as well as beyond the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature,
717:For as the old adage says, God slumbers in nature, begins to awaken in the human being, and is fully awake in the enlightened individual. ~ Frank Visser, Ken Wilber Thought as Passion ,
718:For integral self-possession we must be one not only with the Self, with God, but with all existences. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.10 - The Realisation of the Cosmic Self,
719:Humanity is not the highest godhead; God is more than humanity; but in humanity too we have to find and to serve him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga Materialism,
720:Oneness constitutes and upholds the multiplicity, multiplicity does not constitute and uphold the oneness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
721:Bhakti is to keep the mind on God by chanting His name and glories ... Bhakti, love of God, is the essence of all spiritual discipline. Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Ramakrishna ,
722:The incarnate dual Power shall open God’s door,Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
723:The incarnate dual Power shall open God’s door,Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
724:I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
725:Immortality for imperfect man,A god who hurts himself at every step,Would be a cycle of eternal pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
726:The soul that lives in God is more perfect than the soul that lives only in outward mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture - III,
727:The swoon of glad identityWhere spirit and flesh in inner ecstasy joinAnnulling the quarrel between self and shape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
728:At first was only an etheric Space:Its huge vibrations circled round and roundHousing some unconceived initiative: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
729:Felt its honey of felicityFlow through his veins like the rivers of Paradise,Made body a nectar-cup of the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
730:God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. ~ Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard ,
731:How to see God? To see Him is to be consumed by Him.How to see the Self? As the Self is one without a second, it is impossible to see it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Reality in Forty Verses ,
732:Man insists continually on making God in his own image instead of seeking to make himself more and more in the image of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 3.1.15 - Rebirth,
733:The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love. ~ Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart ,
734:The history of the cycles of man is a progress towards the unveiling of the Godhead in the soul and life of humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Theory of the Vibhuti,
735:We must be on our guard against giving interpretations which are hazardous or opposed to science, and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
736:A strange pell-mell of magic artisans,Was seen moulding the plastic clay of life,An elfin brood, an elemental kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
737:None has been able to hold all the gods in his bosom unstaggered,All have grown drunken with force and have gone down to Hell and to Ate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
738:The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the divine into the human and a self-immergence of man in the Divinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
739:Liberty is a goddess who is exacting in her demands on her votaries, but, if they are faithful, she never disappoints them of their reward. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin The Elections,
740:There is nothing which is beyond the reach of the God-lover or denied to him; for he is the favorite of the Divine Lover and the self of the Beloved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
741:Agents of darkness imitating light,Spirits obscure and moving things obscure,Unwillingly they serve a mightier Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
742:All things here secretly are right; all’s wrongIn God’s appearances. World, thou art wisely ledIn a divine confusion. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
743:An ocean of electric EnergyFormlessly formed its strange wave-particlesConstructing by their dance this solid scheme, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
744:God's DesireLo, how all shakes when the gods tread too near!All moves, is in peril, anguished, torn, upheaved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
745:If we want to have conversations with God (of course within us), is it possible? If yes, on what condition? God does not indulge in conversation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
746:Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference. ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,
747:Not on the tramp of the multitudes, not on the cry of the legionsFounds the strong man his strength but the god that he carries within him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
748:These sages breathed for God’s delight in things.Assisting the slow entries of the gods,Sowing in young minds immortal thoughts they lived, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.04 - The Quest,
749:Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. ~ Bertrand Russell, Fact and Fiction ,
750:Desire to see God, be fearful of losing Him, and find joy in everything that can lead to Him. If you act in this way, you will always live in great peace. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
751:Gods change not their strength, but are of oldAnd as of old, and man, though less than these,May yet proceed to greater, self-evolved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Urvasie,
752:Have faith in Guru, in his teachings, and in the surety that you can get free. Think day and night that this universe is zero, only God is. Have intense desire to get free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
753:He sees in all things strangely fashioned hereThe unwelcome jest of a deceiving Force,A parable of Maya and her might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
754:I smite the Titan who bestrides the worldAnd slay the ogre in his blood-stained den.I am Durga, goddess of the proud and strong ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
755:Only religion in this bankruptcyPresents its dubious riches to our heartsOr signs unprovisioned cheques on the Beyond: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
756:410. Others boast of their love for God. My boast is that I did not love God; it was He who loved me and sought me out and forced me to belong to Him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
757:A mighty victory or a mighty fall,A throne in heaven or a pit in hell,The dual Energy they have justified ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
758:His spirit by spiritual ego sink,Or his soul dream shut in sainthood’s brilliant cellWhere only a bright shadow of God can come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
759:If we shed tears for God, does He ever shed a tear for us? Surely He has deep compassion for you, but His eyes are not of the kind that shed tears. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
760:I have never heard of a Yogin who got the peace of God and turned away from it as something poor, neutral and pallid, rushing back to cakes and ale. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art ,
761:The new God laughs at imitation and discipleship. He needs no imitators and no pupils. He forces men through himself. The God is his own follower in man. He imitates himself” ~ Carl Jung, Red Book ,
762:Trivial amusements stimulate and wasteThe energy given to him to grow and be.His little hour is spent in little things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
763:A little gift comes from the Immensitudes,But measureless to life its gain of joy;All the untold Beyond is mirrored there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
764:Man, by experience of passion purged,His myriad faculty perfecting, widensHis nature as it rises till it growsWith God conterminous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Urvasie,
765:None but God is loved in the existent things. It is He who is manifest within every beloved to the eye of every lover ~ and there is nothing in the existent realm that is not a lover ~ Ibn Arabi,
766:Time's worksThe giant’s and the Titan’s furious marchClimbs to usurp the kingdom of the godsOr skirts the demon magnitudes of Hell; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
767:All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
768:Ananke’s engines organising Chance,Channels perverse of a stupendous Will,Tools of the Unknown who use us as their tools, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
769:His failure is not failure whom God leads; ... It knows its steps, its way is inevitable, And how shall the end be vain when God is guide? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
770:O Sun-Word, thou shalt raise the earth-soul to LightAnd bring down God into the lives of men; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
771:The active Brahman fulfils Itself in the world by works and man also is in the body for self-fulfilment by action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: The Inhabiting Godhead Life and Action,
772:The crown of conscious Immortality,The godhead promised to our struggling soulsWhen first man’s heart dared death and suffered life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
773:The troglodytes of the subconscious Mind,Ill-trained slow stammering interpretersOnly of their small task’s routine aware ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
774:The universe is there as a truth in God even though the individual soul may have shut its eyes to it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.06 - The Synthesis of the Disciplines of Knowledge,
775:Too hard the gods are with man’s fragile race;In their large heavens they dwell exempt from FateAnd they forget the wounded feet of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
776:A puritan God made pleasure a poisonous fruit,Or red drug in the market-place of Death,And sin the child of Nature’s ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
777:If one cannot believe in God it does not matter. I suppose he believes in himself, in his own existence. Let him find out the source from which he came. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day 22-3-46,
778:Man at his highest is a half-god who has risen up out of the animal Nature and is splendidly abnormal in it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Necessity of the Spiritual Transformation,
779:Mind’s voices mimicked inspiration’s stress,Its ictus of infallibility,Its speed and lightning heaven-leap of the Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
780:Renunciation of ego, acceptance of God in life is the Yoga I teach,—no other renunciation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest To Motilal Roy,
781:We rarely think of the air we breathe, yet it is in us and around us all the time. In similar fashion, the presence of God penetrates us, is all around us, is always embracing us. ~ Thomas Keating,
782:Why was not man created good from the beginning? It is not God who made man wicked. It is man who makes himself wicked by separating himself from God. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
783:42. They say that the Gospels are forgeries and Krishna a creation of the poets. Thank God then for the forgeries and bow down before the creators. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
784:A lonely soul passions for the Alone,The heart that loved man thrills to the love of God,A body is his chamber and his shrine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
785:Drowned in the Absolute, found in the Godhead,Swan of the supreme and spaceless ether wandering winged through the universe,Spirit immortal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems the Ascent,
786:Even God himself obeys the Laws he made:The Law abides and never can it change,The Person is a bubble on Time’s sea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
787:In the beginning God said, the four-dimensional divergence of an antisymmetric, second rank tensor equals zero, and there was light, and it was good. And on the seventh day he rested. ~ Michio Kaku,
788:Knowledge leads to unity, but ignorance to diversity. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
789:Life now became a sure approach to God,Existence a divine experimentAnd cosmos the soul’s opportunity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
790:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to breakA dead resistance in the mortal’s heart,His slow inertia as of living stone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
791:Wisdom leads to Unity, but Ignorance to Separation. So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realized Within, that is True Knowledge. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
792:All here is dreamed or doubtfully exists,But who the dreamer is and whence he looksIs still unknown or only a shadowy guess. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
793:A stripped imperative of conceptual phraseArchitectonic and inevitableTranslated the unthinkable into thought: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
794:He who would bring the heavens hereMust descend himself into clayAnd the burden of earthly nature bearAnd tread the dolorous way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God’s Labour,
795:Our precarious mortal thoughtThat looks from soil to sky and sky to soilBut knows not the below nor the beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
796:All alters in a world that is the same.Man most must change who is a soul of Time;His gods too change and live in larger light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act V,
797:Expansion and contraction’s mystic actCreated touch and friction in the void,Into abstract emptiness brought clash and clasp: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
798:Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
799:Only when Eternity takes Time by the hand,Only when infinity weds the finite’s thought,Can man be free from himself and live with God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
800:The spirit rises mightier by defeat;Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.Its splendid failures sum to victory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
801:The spirit rises mightier by defeat;Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.Its splendid failures sum to victory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
802:The Truth of truths men fear and deny,The Light of lights they refuse;To ignorant gods they lift their cryOr a demon altar choose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God’s Labour,
803:All birth entails a constant death or dissolution of that which becomes, in order that it may change into a new becoming. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
804:It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God's mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
805:My soul unhorizoned widens to measureless sight,    My body is God’s happy living tool,        My spirit a vast sun of deathless light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Divinization of Matter: Lurianic Kabbalah, Physics, and the Supramental Transformation,
806:Since God has made earth, earth must make in her God;What hides within her breast she must reveal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
807:These revolutions, demon or drunken god,Convulsing the wounded body of mankindOnly to paint in new colours an old face; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
808:A touch supreme surprised his hurrying heart,The clasp was remembered of the Wonderful,And hints leaped down of white beatitudes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
809:Light flung the photon’s swift revealing sparkAnd showed, in the minuteness of its flashImaged, this cosmos of apparent things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
810:The gods are the guardians and increasers of the Truth, the powers of the Immortal, the sons of the infinite Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India Indian Spirituality and Life - II,
811:Vain the soul’s hope if changeless Law is all:Ever to the new and the unknown press onThe speeding aeons justifying God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
812:A gift of priceless value from Time’s godsLost or mislaid in an uncaring world,Life is a marvel missed, an art gone wry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
813:And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Romans 12:2,
814:A screened Necessity drives even the gods.Over human lives it strides to unseen ends;Our tragic failures are its stepping-stones. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act IV,
815:The highest and widest seeing is the wisest; for then all knowledge is unified in its one comprehensive meaning. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
816:There Ego was lord upon his peacock seatAnd Falsehood sat by him, his mate and queen:The world turned to them as Heaven to Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
817:There every thought and feeling is an act,And every act a symbol and a sign,And every symbol hides a living power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
818:These static objects in the cosmic danceThat are but Energy’s self-repeating whorlsProlonged by the spirit of the brooding Void, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
819:Those who wish to attain God and progress in religious devotion, should particularly guard themselves against the snares of lust and wealth. Otherwise they can never attain perfection. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
820:But many-visaged is the cosmic Soul;A touch can alter the fixed front of Fate.A sudden turn can come, a road appear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
821:Ever since consciousness was born on earth,Life is the same in insect, ape and man,Its stuff unchanged, its way the common route. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
822:God is very merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for spiritual realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
823:He who Is grows manifest in the yearsAnd the slow Godhead shut within the cellClimbs from the plasm to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
824:If something great awakes, too frail his pitchTo reveal its zenith tension of delight,His thought to eternise its ephemeral soar, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
825:There beat a throb of living interchange:Being felt being even when afarAnd consciousness replied to consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
826:Half-heard lowings drew the listening ear,As if the Sun-god’s brilliant kine were thereHidden in mist and passing towards the sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
827:Haughtily humble in his own conceitBelieves himself a spawn of Matter’s mudAnd takes his own creations for his cause. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
828:Heaven-fire laughed in the corners of her eyes;Her body a mass of courage and heavenly strength,She menaced the triumph of the nether gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
829:The cosmos is no accident in Time;There is a meaning in each play of Chance,There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
830:These pale glimmer-realmsWhere dawn-sheen gambolled with the native duskAnd helped the Day to grow and Night to fail, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
831:A circuit ending where it first beganIs dubbed the forward and eternal marchOf progress on perfection’s unknown road. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
832:An errant ray from the immortal MindAccepted the earth’s blindness and becameOur human thought, servant of Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
833:I was fascinated by quotations and lists. And then I noticed that other people were fascinated by quotations and lists: people as different as Borges and Walter Benjamin, Novalis and Godard. ~ Susan Sontag,
834:Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. ~ Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love (1973).,
835:Our ignorance is Wisdom’s chrysalis,Our error weds new knowledge on its way,Its darkness is a blackened knot of light; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
836:The slow process of a material mindWhich serves the body it should rule and useAnd needs to lean upon an erring sense. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
837:Whatever the brain may plan, the heart knows first and whoever can go beyond the brain to the heart, will hear the voice of the Eternal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Glory of God in Man,
838:373. Shall I accept death or shall I turn and wrestle with him and conquer? That shall be as God in me chooses. For whether I live or die, I am always. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
839:In gleaming clarities of amethyst airThe chainless and omnipotent Spirit of MindBrooded on the blue lotus of the Idea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
840:The unseizable forces of the cosmic whirlBear in their bacchant limbs the fixityOf an original foresight that is Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
841:Under a blue veil of eternityThe splendours of ideal Mind were seenOutstretched across the boundaries of things known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
842:A great thing would be done if all these God-visions could embrace and cast themselves into each other; but intellectual dogma and cult egoism stand in the way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
843:At last there wakes in us a witness SoulThat looks at truths unseen and scans the Unknown;Then all assumes a new and marvellous face: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
844:Climb not to Godhead by the Titan’s road.Against the Law he pits his single will,Across its way he throws his pride of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
845:Everything good or true that the angels inspire in us is God's, so God is constantly talking to us. He talks very differently, though, to one person than to another. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg, Secrets of Heaven ,
846:fools! whose prideAbsurd the gods permit a little spaceTo please their souls with laughter, then replaceIn the loud limbo of futilities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Lines on Ireland,
847:Imagination called her shining squadsThat venture into undiscovered scenesWhere all the marvels lurk none yet has known: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
848:In this whirl and sprawl through infinite vacancyThe Spirit became Matter and lay in the whirl,A body sleeping without sense or soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
849:Our souls accept what our blind thoughts refuse.Earth’s winged chimaeras are Truth’s steeds in Heaven,The impossible God’s sign of things to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
850:The divine Self in things is the sustaining Spirit of the present, the withdrawing Spirit of the past, the creative Spirit of the future. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.08 - God in Power of Becoming,
851:The staple or dry straw of Reason’s tilth,Its heaped fodder of innumerable facts,Plebeian fare on which today we thrive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
852:The will of self-giving forces away by its power the veil between God and man; it annuls every error and annihilates every obstacle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works,
853:Across the cosmic field through narrow lanesAsking a scanty dole from Fortune’s handsAnd garbed in beggar’s robes there walks the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
854:An Energy of perpetual transience makesThe journey from which no return is sure,The pilgrimage of Nature to the Unknown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
855:Creation and destruction waltzed inarmedOn the bosom of a torn and quaking earth;All reeled into a world of Kali’s dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
856:Do you meditate? Do you know what one feels in meditation? The mind becomes like a continuous flow of oil — it thinks of one object only, and that is God. It does not think of anything else. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
857:God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;For man shall not know the coming till its hourAnd belief shall be not till the work is done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
858:The All-containing was contained in form,Oneness was carved into units measurable,The limitless built into a cosmic sum: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
859:The collectivity is a mass, a field of formation; the individual is the diviner of truth, the form-maker, the creator. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
860:The zest for life, which is the source of all passion and all insight, even divine, does not come to us from ourselves.... It is God who has to give us the impulse of wanting him. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
861:Voices that came from unseen waiting worldsUttered the syllables of the UnmanifestTo clothe the body of the mystic Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
862:You are facing God and God is facing you. Your divinity will make you feel that two Gods are facing each other and conversing. But eventually you will merge into the God that you are now facing. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
863:The godhead of the reason, the intellectual Logos, is only a partial representative and substitute for the greater supramental Logos. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Nature of the Supermind,
864:Yes, there are happy ways near to God’s sun;But few are they who tread the sunlit path;Only the pure in soul can walk in light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
865:Yet is it a conscious power that moves in us,A seed-idea is parent of our actsAnd destiny the unrecognised child of Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
866:If the chamber’s door is even a little ajar,What then can hinder God from stealing inOr who forbid his kiss on the sleeping soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
867:I have laboured and suffered in Matter’s nightTo bring the fire to man;But the hate of hell and human spiteAre my meed since the world began. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems A God’s Labour,
868:Our body’s subtle self is throned withinIn its viewless palace of veridical dreamsThat are bright shadows of the thoughts of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
869:The Son of God born as the Son of manHas drunk the bitter cup, owned Godhead’s debt,The debt the Eternal owes to the fallen kind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
870:They say the anarchy of love disturbsGods even: shaken are the marble natures,The deathless hearts are melted to the pangAnd rapture. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
871:Thus is it even with the seer and sage;For still the human limits the divine:Out of our thoughts we must leap up to sight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
872:1FOR GOD alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation. 2He alone is my rock and my salvation, My defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalm 62,
873:A sumptuous chamber of the spirit’s sleepAt first she made, a deep interior room,Where he slumbers as if a forgotten guest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
874:A thinking mind had come to lift life’s moods,The keen-edged tool of a Nature mixed and vague,An intelligence half-witness, half-machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
875:Easy the heavens were to build for God.Earth was his difficult matter, earth the gloryGave of the problem and the race and strife. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
876:It may be the final truth that there is nothing but God, but for the purposes of life we have to recognise that there is a dualism in the underlying unity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
877:Man and cosmos exist by virtue of God and not in themselves except in so far as their being is one with the being of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
878:To catch the boundless in a net of birth,To cast the spirit into physical form,To lend speech and thought to the Ineffable; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
879:21. God had opened my eyes; for I saw the nobility of the vulgar, the attractiveness of the repellent, the perfection of the maimed and the beauty of the hideous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
880:In packets she ties up the Indivisible;Finding her hands too small to hold vast TruthShe breaks up knowledge into alien parts ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
881:The whole world is one. The knower in the stone and the knower in myself are one; I am He. It is God in me, God in the stone. The knowledge in me and the knowledge in the stone are one; I am that. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
882:This sole is real in apparent things,Even upon earth the spirit is life’s key,But her solid outsides nowhere bear its trace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
883:Already God is near, the Truth is close:Because the dark atheist body knows him not,Must the sage deny the Light, the seer his soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
884:Although defeated, life must struggle on;Always she sees a crown she cannot grasp;Her eyes are fixed beyond her fallen state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
885:Fear belongs to the lower nature, to the lower self, and in approaching the higher Self must be put aside before we can enter into its presence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.03 - The Godward Emotions,
886:If human will could be made one with God’s,If human thought could echo the thoughts of God,Man might be all-knowing and omnipotent; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
887:Love with my love, think with my thoughts; the restLeave to much older wiser men whose schemingsHave made God’s world an office and a mart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act II,
888:Our life’s uncertain way winds circling on,Our mind’s unquiet search asks always light,Till they have learned their secret in their source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
889:Reason and taste, two powers of the intelligence, are rightly the supreme gods of the prose stylist, while to the poet they are only minor deities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry The Essence of Poetry,
890:All forms are tokens of some veiled ideaWhose covert purpose lurks from mind’s pursuit,Yet is a womb of sovereign consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
891:All forms are tokens of some veiled ideaWhose covert purpose lurks from mind’s pursuit,Yet is a womb of sovereign consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
892: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 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
893:God sports in the world as man. He incarnates Himself as man -- as in the case of Krishna, Rama, and Chaitanya. One needs spiritual practice in order to know God and recognize Divine Incarnations. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
894:He who has found his identity with GodPays with the body’s death his soul’s vast light.His knowledge immortal triumphs by his death. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
895:Indifference, pain and joy, a triple disguise,Attire of the rapturous Dancer in the ways,Withhold from thee the body of God’s bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
896:In his fragile tenement he grows Nature’s lord.In him Matter wakes from its long obscure trance,In him earth feels the Godhead drawing near. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
897:Man is a dynamo for the cosmic work;Nature does most in him, God the high rest:Only his soul’s acceptance is his own. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
898:Our souls, upon the wheel of GodFor ever turning, they arrive and go,Married and sundered in the magic roundOf the great Dancer of the boundless dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
899:The gods wrest our careful policiesTo their own ends until we stand appalledRemembering what we meant to do and seeingWhat has been done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act IV,
900:The seed of Godhead sleeps in mortal hearts,The flower of Godhead grows on the world-tree:All shall discover God in self and things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
901:Great figures of godsConscious in stone and living without breath,Watching with fixed regard the soul of man,Executive figures of the cosmic self ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
902:He who learns must suffer. Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forgetfalls drop by drop upon the heartuntil, in our own despair, against our will,comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus,
903:Man is there to affirm himself in the universe, that is his first business, but also to evolve and finally to exceed himself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
904:The little Mind is tied to little things:Its sense is but the spirit’s outward touch,Half-waked in a world of dark Inconscience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
905:A bullock yoked in the cart of proven fact,She drags huge knowledge-bales through Matter’s dustTo reach utility’s immense bazaar. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
906:A hunchback rider of the red Wild-Ass,A rash Intelligence leaped down lion-manedFrom the great mystic Flame that rings the worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
907:Her eternal Lover is her action’s cause;For him she leaped forth from the unseen VastsTo move here in a stark unconscious world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
908:He who seeks God with a longing heart can see Him, talk to Him as I am talking to you. Believe my words when I say that God can be seen. But ah! To whom am I saying these words? Who will believe me? ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
909:Infallibly by Truth’s directing gazeAll creatures here their secret self disclose,Forced to become what in themselves they hide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
910:Mystic, ineffable is the spirit’s truth,Unspoken, caught only by the spirit’s eye.When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
911:See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
912:Temple-groundMan, shun the impulses dire that spring armed from thy nature’s abysms!Dread the dusk rose of the gods, flee the honey that tempts from its petals! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
913:All here in the mental is a growing light, consciousness and life; all there in the supramental is an infinite life, light and consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena and Other Upanishads The Supramental Godhead,
914:And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. ~ Anonymous, The Bible 1 Peter 5:10,
915:In a veiled Nature’s hallowed secreciesIt burns for ever on the altar Mind,Its priests the souls of dedicated gods,Humanity its house of sacrifice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
916:There is nothing which is beyond the reach of the God-lover or denied to him; for he is the favourite of the divine Lover and the self of the Beloved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Mystery of Love,
917:Do not judge God's world from your own. Trim your own hedge as you wish and plant your flowers in the patterns you can understand, but do not judge the garden of nature from your little window box. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
918:Even in the worm is a god and it writhes for a form and an outlet.Workings immortal obscurely struggling, hints of a godheadLabour to form in this clay a divinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
919:The life that wins its aim asks greater aims,The life that fails and dies must live again;Till it has found itself it cannot cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
920:There was a separateness of soul from soul:An inner wall of silence could be built,An armour of conscious might protect and shield; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
921:Whether for Heaven or Hell they must wage war:Warriors of Good, they serve a shining causeOr are Evil’s soldiers in the pay of Sin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
922:... with the heart concentrated by yoga, viewing all things with equal regard, beholds himself in all beings and all beings in himself. In whatever way he leads his life, that one lives in God. ~ Bhagavad Gita, 29.php">.php">29 2020-08-31,
923:261. Perceive always and act in the light of thy increasing perceptions, but not those of the reasoning brain only. God speaks to the heart when the brain cannot understand him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
924:302. The mediaeval ascetics hated women and thought they were created by God for the temptation of monks. One may be allowed to think more nobly both of God and of woman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
925:Let the little troubled life-god withinCast his veils from the still soul,His tiger-stripes of virtue and sin,His clamour and glamour and thole and dole ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Musa Spiritus,
926:Remember always that you too are Brahman and the divine Shakti is working in you; reach out always to the realisation of God's omnipotence and his delight in the Lila. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
927:To music that can immortalise the mindAnd make the heart wide as infinityListened, and captured the inaudibleCadences that awake the occult ear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
928:Always remember God. Each and every event, everywhere, is by His Will alone and is for our own good. Each thing in our lives is always only Blessing, even though it may not appear so, at the time. ~ Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar,
929:He watched in the alchemist radiance of her sunsThe crimson outburst of one secular flowerOn the tree-of-sacrifice of spiritual love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
930:Man becomes God, and all human activity reaches its highest and noblest when it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind into touch with spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings The National Value of Art,
931:Undoubtedly sin has to be abandoned if one is to get anywhere near the Godhead; but so too has virtue to be overpassed if we are to enter into the Divine Being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.01 - The Two Natures,
932:Wise are the gods in their silence,Wise when they speak; but their speech is other than ours and their wisdomHard for a mortal mind to hold and not madden or wander. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
933:All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ Anonymous, The Bible 2 Timothy 3:16-17,
934:He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands. Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia,
935:Many are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa ,
936:The natural man has to evolve himself into the divine Man; the sons of Death have to know themselves as the children of Immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
937:This world is a vast unbroken totality,A deep solidarity joins its contrary powers;God’s summits look back on the mute Abyss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
938:Wherefore let us consider how it behoveth us to be in the sight of God and the angels, and so let us take our part in the psalmody that mind and voice accord together. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict ,
939:Do you know my attitude? Books, scriptures, and things like that only point out the way to reach God. After finding the way, what more need is there of books and scriptures? Then comes the time for action. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
940:Some reject life because it is tainted with grief and pain, but to the God-lover grief and pain become means of meeting with him, imprints of his pressure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Mystery of Love,
941:God the bountiful and prodigal creator, God the helpful, strong and benignant preserver is also God the devourer and destroyer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita 2.10 - The Vision of the World-Spirit - Time the Destroyer,
942:The godhead in us is our spirit moving towards its own concealed perfection, must be a supreme spiritual law and truth of our nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom,
943:There is nothing that is impossible to her who is the conscious Power and universal Goddess all-creative from eternity and armed with the Spirit’s omnipotence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Faith and Shakti,
944:Do you know when people really become spiritual? It is when they become the slaves of God and are branded with His sign, which is the sign of the Cross, in token that they have given Him their freedom. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
945:Hewn, quartered on the scaffold as he falls,His crucified voice proclaims, ‘I, I am God;’‘Yes, all is God,’ peals back Heaven’s deathless call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
946:I believe that a triangle, if it could speak, would say that God is eminently triangular, and a circle that the divine nature is eminently circular; and thus would every one ascribe his own attributes to God. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
947:I fear not for the angry frown of Heaven,I flinch not from the red assault of Hell;I crush the opposition of the gods,Tread down a million goblin obstacles. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
948:The Great Work is the uniting of opposites. It may mean the uniting of the soul with God, of the microcosm with the macrocosm, of the female with the male, of the ego with the non-ego. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears ,
949:A sight withdrawn in the concentrated heartCould pierce behind the screen of Time’s resultsAnd the rigid cast and shape of visible things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
950:He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus, Agamemnon l. 177,
951:The animal is satisfied with a modicum of necessity; the gods are content with their splendours. But man cannot rest permanently until he reaches some highest good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - Man in the Universe,
952:In the sealed hermetic heart, the happy core,Unmoved behind this outer shape of deathThe eternal Entity prepares withinIts matter of divine felicity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
953:The pressure of understanding and will in the mind and the Godward emotional urge in the heart are the two first agents of Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III The Danger of the Ego and the Need of Purification,
954:Wast thou not made in the shape of a woman? Sweetness and beautyMove like a song of the gods in thy limbs and to love is thy dutyGraved in thy heart as on tablets of fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
955:A mutual debt binds man to the Supreme:His nature we must put on as he put ours;We are sons of God and must be even as he:His human portion, we must grow divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
956:A Nature that denied the eternal TruthIn the vain braggart freedom of its thoughtHoped to abolish God and reign alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
957:I am the Man of Sorrows, I am heWho is nailed on the wide cross of the universe;To enjoy my agony God built the earth,My passion he has made his drama’s theme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
958:Heaven and Earth are only a talisman which conceals the Deity; without It they are but a vain name. Know then that the visible world and the invisible are God Himself. There is only He and all that is, is He. ~ Farid-ud-din-attar,
959:If men were not and all were brilliant gods,The mediating stair would then be lostBy which the spirit awake in Matter winds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
960:There are two beings in my single self.A Godhead watches Nature from behindAt play in front with a brilliant surface elf,A time-born creature with a human mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Dual Being,
961:A calmness neared as of the approach of God,A light of musing trance lit soil and skyAnd an identity and ecstasyFilled meditation’s solitary heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
962:A thunder rolling mid the hills of God,Tireless, severe is their tremendous Voice:Exceeding us, to exceed ourselves they callAnd bid us rise incessantly above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal,
963:Is it not true that even most of the seekers after God cannot call it down? And yet they can receive it if someone, a guru or avatar, has once called it down within him. Is it so? Yes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
964:The magnetic needle always points to the north, and hence it is that sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
965:'Is,' 'is,' 'is'-the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything 'is'; I only know how it seems to me at this moment. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Nature's God ,
966:It imitates the Godhead it denies,Puts on his figure and assumes his face.A Manichean creator and destroyer,This can abolish man, annul his world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
967:Truths they could find and hold but not the one Truth:The Highest was to them unknowable.By knowing too much they missed the whole to be known: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
968:Walled from ours are other hearts:For if life’s barriers twixt our souls were broken,Men would be free and one, earth paradiseAnd the gods live neglected. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
969:Ambassadress twixt eternity and change,The omniscient Goddess leaned across the breadthsThat wrap the fated journeyings of the starsAnd saw the spaces ready for her feet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
970:God must be born on earth and be as manThat man being human may grow even as God.He who would save the world must be one with the world ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
971:God split himself into a myriad parts that he might have friends. This may not be true, but it sounds good, and is no sillier than any other theology. ~ Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love (1973).,
972:Still have we parts that grow towards the light,Yet are there luminous tracts and heavens serene And Eldorados of splendor and ecstacy And temples to the godhead none can see ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
973:This is the practical and active form of that obligation of a Master of the Temple in which it said:: 'I will interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with my soul.' ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Magick,
974:A specialist of logic’s hard machineImposed its rigid artifice on the soul;An aide of the inventor intellect,It cut Truth into manageable bits ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
975:Godheads live who care not for the worldAnd share not in the toil of Nature’s powers:Absorbed in their self-ecstasy they dwell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
976:He must stride on conquering all,Threatening and clamouring, brutal, invincible,Until he meets upon his storm-swept roadA greater devil—or thunderstroke of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Dwarf Napoleon,
977:The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire. Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
978:A certain pride, a certain awe, withheld him from offering to God even one prayer at night, though he knew it was in God's power to take away his life while he slept and hurl his soul hellward ere he could beg for mercy. ~ James Joyce,
979:An ear of mind withdrawn from the outward’s rhymesDiscovered the seed-sounds of the eternal Word,The rhythm and music heard that built the worlds, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
980:Creation is not a making of something out of nothing or of one thing out of another, but a self-projection of Brahman into the conditions of Space and Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad: Brahman Oneness of God and the World,
981:In the navel lotus’ broad imperial rangeIts proud ambitions and its master lustsWere tamed into instruments of a great calm swayTo do a work of God on earthly soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
982:It was the hour before the Gods awake. Across the path of the divine Event The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone In her unlit temple of eternity, Lay stretched immobile upon Silence marge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01,
983:There Matter is soul’s result and not its cause.In a contrary balance to earth’s truth of thingsThe gross weighs less, the subtle counts for more; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
984:Yet is the opposite truth also wholly true that if thou canst see all God in a little pale unsightly and scentless flower, not God entirely; he who knows Krishna only, knows not even Krishna. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
985:All is not here a blinded Nature’s task:A Word, a Wisdom watches us from on high,A Witness sanctioning her will and works,An Eye unseen in the unseeing vast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
986:God is immaterial, and for this reason transcends every conception. Since He is invisible He can have no form. But from what we observe in His work we may conclude that He is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. ~ Beethoven,
987:He, who is a devotee of God, must have an understanding, that cannot be shaken under any conditions. He must be like the anvil in a blacksmith's shop. It is constantly being struck by the hammer; still it is unshaken. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
988:Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
989:The great Gods use the pain of human heartsAs a sharp axe to hew their cosmic road:They squander lavishly men’s blood and tearsFor a moment’s purpose in their fateful work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
990:To live in the presence of God on a continuous basis can become a kind of fourth dimension to our three-dimensional world, forming an invisible but real background to everything that we do or that happens in our lives. ~ Thomas Keating,
991:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within:It is a shining warrior in the mind,An eagle of dreams in the divining heart,An armour in the fight, a bow of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
992:Impenetrable, a mystery reconditeIs the vast plan of which we are a part;Its harmonies are discords to our viewBecause we know not the great theme they serve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
993:In God’s supreme withdrawn and timeless hushA seeing Self and potent Energy met;The Silence knew itself and thought took form:Self-made from the dual power creation rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
994:In the narrow nether centre’s petty partsIts childish game of daily dwarf desiresWas changed into a sweet and boisterous play,A romp of little gods with life in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
995:Only if God assumes the human mindAnd puts on mortal ignorance for his cloakAnd makes himself the Dwarf with triple stride,Can he help man to grow into the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
996:A bare impersonal hush is now my mind,A world of sight clear and inimitable,A volume of silence by a Godhead signed,A greatness pure of thought, virgin of will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Word of the Silence,
997:"I must attain God in this very life; yea, in three days I must find Him; nay, with a single utterance of His name I will draw Him to me" - with such violent Love the devotee can attract the Lord and realize Him quickly. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
998:One on another we prey and one by another are mighty.This is the world and we have not made it; if it is evil,Blame first the gods; but for us, we must live by its laws or we perish. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
999:The harp of God falls mute, its call to blissDiscouraged fails mid earth’s unhappy sounds;The strings of the siren Ecstasy cry not hereOr soon are silenced in the human heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.01 - The Word of Fate,
1000:This huge world unintelligibly turnsIn the shadow of a mused Inconscience;It hides a key to inner meanings missed,It locks in our hearts a voice we cannot hear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1001:God can be realized through all paths, it is like your coming to Dakshineswar by carriage, by boat, by steamer, or on foot. You have chosen the way according to your convenience and taste; but the destination is the same. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1002:Obstructing the gods’ open ways he makesHis own estate of the earth’s air and light;A monopolist of the world-energy,He dominates the life of common men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1003:There are muffled throbs of laughter’s undertones,The murmur of an occult happiness,An exultation in the depths of sleep,A heart of bliss within a world of pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1004:Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1005:In this investiture of fleshly lifeA soul that is a spark of God survivesAnd sometimes it breaks through the sordid screenAnd kindles a fire that makes us half-divine ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1006:Psychotherapy is what God has been secretly doing for centuries by other names; that is, he searches through our personal history and heals what needs to be healed - the wounds of childhood or our own self-inflicted wounds. ~ Thomas Keating,
1007:The other day I was down by the Hudson River, and I see two nuns in full habit rollerblading down the street holding hands. And I'm like, 'Oh, my God, I get it. The world is surreal and beautiful. And everything is fine'. ~ Regina Spektor,
1008:A love that bore the cross of pain with joyEudaemonised the sorrow of the world,Made happy the weight of long unending Time,The secret caught of God’s felicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1009:I saw my soul a traveller through Time;From life to life the cosmic ways it trod,Obscure in the depths and on the heights sublime,Evolving from the worm into the god. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Miracle of Birth,
1010:One, universal, ensphering creation,Wheeling no more with inconscient Nature,Feel thyself God-born, know thyself deathless.Timeless return to thy immortal existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Soul in the Ignorance,
1011:Only if God assumes the human mindAnd puts on mortal ignorance for his cloakAnd makes himself the Dwarf with triple stride,Can he help man to grow into the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1012:The crude beginnings of the lifeless earth,The mindless stirrings of the plant and treePrepared our thought; thought for a godlike birthBroadens the mould of our mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Evolution - II,
1013:You are incarnations of God, all of you. You are incarnations of the Almighty, Omnipresent, Divine Principle. You may laugh at me now, but the time will come when you will understand. You must. Nobody will be left behind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1014:A border sovereign is the occult Force.A threshold guardian of the earth-scene’s Beyond,She has canalised the outbreaks of the Gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1015:A man can reach God if he follows one path rightly. Then he can learn about all the other paths. A devotee can know everything when God's grace descends on him. If you but realize Him, you will be able to know all about Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1016:Busy the gods are always, Thrasymachus son of Aretes,Weaving Fate on their looms, and yesterday, now and tomorrowAre but the stands they have made with Space and Time for their timber, ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1017:Life-GodLife’s visage hides life’s real self from sight;Life’s secret sense is written within, above.The thought that gives it sense lives far beyond; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1018:One cannot completely get rid of the six passions: lust, anger, greed, and the like. Therefore one should direct them to God. If you must have desire and greed, then you should desire love of God and be greedy to attain Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1019:When we receive with an entire and perfect resignation the afflictions which God sends us they become for us favors and benefits; because conformity to the will of God is a gain far superior to all temporal advantages. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1020:He who leads the life of a householder should devote fifteen parts of his mind to God; otherwise he will face ruin and fall into the clutches of Death. He should perform the duties of the world with only one part of his mind. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1021:Now from his cycle sleepless and vast round the dance of the earth-globeGold Hyperion rose in the wake of the dawn like the eyeballFlaming of God revealed by his uplifted luminous eyelid. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1022:The growth of the individual is the indispensable means for the inner growth as distinguished from the outer force and expansion of the collective being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Progress to Knowledge - God,
1023:77 - Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius. It is dangerous for an army to be led by veterans; for on the other side God may place Napoleon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
1024:A huge inertness is the world’s defence,Even in change is treasured changelessness;Into inertia revolution sinks,In a new dress the old resumes its role; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1025:I have wrapped the wide world in my wider selfAnd Time and Space my spirit’s seeing are.I am the god and demon, ghost and elf,I am the wind’s speed and the blazing star. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1026:Overtaken by the spirit’s sudden spell,Smitten by a divine passion’s alchemy,Pain’s self compelled transformed to potent joyCuring the antithesis twixt heaven and hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1027:wizard diagrams of the occult LawSealed some precise unreadable harmony,Or used hue and figure to reconstituteThe herald blazon of Time’s secret things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1028:I become what I see in myself. All that thought suggests to me, I can do; all that thought reveals in me, I can become. This should be man's unshakable faith in himself, because God dwells in him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
1029:If a person feels intoxicated with God’s love, there is no father, no mother, and no wife for him. He may have so much love for the Lord that he may appear to be mad! Such a person has no duties. He is freed from all his debts. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1030:His earth, dowered with celestial competence,Harboured a power that needed now no moreTo cross the closed customs-line of mind and fleshAnd smuggle godhead into humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1031:His earth, dowered with celestial competence,Harboured a power that needed now no moreTo cross the closed customs-line of mind and fleshAnd smuggle godhead into humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1032:Love men, love God. Fear not to love, O King,Fear not to enjoy;For Death’s a passage, grief a fancied thingFools to annoy.From self escape and find in love aloneA higher joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 3.1.23 - The Rishi,
1033:To live in the presence of God on a continuous basis can become a kind of fourth dimension to our three-dimensional world, forming an invisible but real background to everything that we do or that happens in our lives. ~ Thomas Keating, On Prayer ,
1034:On heights unreached by mind’s most daring soar,Upon a dangerous edge of failing TimeThe soul draws back into its deathless Self;Man’s knowledge becomes God’s supernal Ray. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1035:... the more one needs God the more perfect he is. To need God is nothing to be ashamed of but is perfection itself. It is the saddest thing in the world if a human being goes through life without discovering that he needs God! ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1036:The widest synthesis of perfection possible to thought is the sole effort entirely worthy of those whose dedicated vision perceives that God dwells concealed in humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems,
1037:8. Here proclaim which is he, O Fire, what demon-sorcerer, who is the doer of this deed? To him do violence with thy blaze, O youthful god, subject him to the eye of thy divine vision. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire 2 - Other Hymns,
1038:A mounting endless possibilityClimbs high upon a topless ladder of dreamFor ever in the Being’s conscious trance.All on that ladder mounts to an unseen end. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1039:An Infant nursed on Nature’s covert breast,An Infant playing in the magic woods,Fluting to rapture by the spirit’s streams,Awaits the hour when we shall turn to his call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1040:A pure Thought-Mind surveyed the cosmic act.Archangel of a white transcending realm,It saw the world from solitary heightsLuminous in a remote and empty air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1041:Herds of the SunThus streamed down from the realm of early LightEthereal thinkings into Matter’s world;Its gold-horned herds trooped into earth’s cave-heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1042:In that fair subtle realm behind our ownThe form is all, and physical gods are kings.The inspiring Light plays in fine boundaries;A faultless beauty comes by Nature’s grace; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1043:A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1044:I know, O God, the day shall dawn at lastWhen man shall rise from playing with the mudAnd taking in his hands the sun and starsRemould appearance, law and process old. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.02 - The Meditations of Mandavya,
1045:Its glimmerings lighted with the abstract wordA half-visible ground and travelling yard by yardIt mapped a system of the Self and God.I could not live the truth it spoke and thought. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri,
1046:One day the Face must burn out through the mask. Our ignorance is Wisdom's chrysalis, Our error weds new knowledge on its way, Its darkness is a blackened knot of light; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1047:...a man should say to his soul every morning, "God has given thee twenty-four treasures; take heed lest thou lose anyone of them, for thou wilt not be able to endure the regret that will follow such loss. ~ Imam al-Ghazali, The Alchemy of Happiness ,
1048:An inconclusive play is Reason’s toil.Each strong idea can use her as its tool;Accepting every brief she pleads her case.Open to every thought, she cannot know. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1049:A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. ~ Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,
1050:Plant, animal, man, god, the Eternal is there containing and repressing himself as it were in order to make a certain statement of his being. Each is the whole Eternal concealed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.03 - The Eternal and the Individual,
1051:You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1052:Feet (Mother's)A giant drop of the Bliss unknowableOverwhelmed his limbs and round his soul becameA fiery ocean of felicity;He foundered drowned in sweet and burning vasts: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1053:If Mind is all, renounce the hope of bliss;If Mind is all, renounce the hope of Truth.For Mind can never touch the body of TruthAnd Mind can never see the soul of God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1054:Intelligence is the first divine emanation. ... Creation is a fall, a progressivedegeneration of the divine. In the intelligence, the absolute unity of God splits up into intelligence proper . . . and theintelligible world. ~ Plotnius,
1055:I've never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith - it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe. ~ Robert Heinlein, Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land (1961).Quotes About Religion & Theology,
1056:When the presence of God emerges from our inmost being into our faculties, whether we walk down the street or drink a cup of soup, divine life is pouring into the world. ~ Thomas Keating, Open Mind Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel,
1057:For the spirit is eternal and unmadeAnd not by thinking was its greatness born,And not by thinking can its knowledge come.It knows itself and in itself it lives, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1058:He would stamp his single figure on the world,Obsess the world’s rumours with his single name.His moments centre the vast universe.He sees his little self as very God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1059:The dire delight that could shatter mortal flesh,The rapture that the gods sustain he bore.Immortal pleasure cleansed him in its wavesAnd turned his strength into undying power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1060:A pigmy Thought needing to live in boundsFor ever stooped to hammer fact and form.Absorbed and cabined in external sight,It takes its stand on Nature’s solid base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1061:All will surely realize God. All will be liberated. It may be that some get their meal in the morning, some at noon, and some in the evening; but none will go without food. All, without any exception, will certainly know their real Self. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1062:How shall they prosper who haste after auguries, oracles, whispers,Dreams that walk in the night and voices obscure of the silence?Touches are these from the gods that bewilder the brain to its ruin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1063:The beasts are mortal, but they do not know or fully understand that fact; the gods are immortal, and they know it - but poor man, up from beasts and not yet a god, was that unhappy mixture: he was mortal, and he knew it. ~ Ken Wilber, Up From Eden p. x.,
1064:Dead is the past; the void has possessed it; its drama is ended,Finished its music. The future is dim and remote from our knowledge;Silent it lies on the knees of the gods in their luminous stillness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1065:He saw the Perfect in their starry homesWearing the glory of a deathless form,Lain in the arms of the Eternal’s peace,Rapt in the heart-beats of God-ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1066:Into thought’s narrow limits she has come;Her greatness she has suffered to be pressedInto the little cabin of the Idea,The closed room of a lonely thinker’s grasp: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1067:Blessed be you, universal matter, immeasurable time, boundless ether, triple abyss of stars and atoms and generations: you who by overflowing and dissolving our narrow standards or measurement reveal to us the dimensions of God. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1068:Pride is not for our clay; the earth, not heaven was our motherAnd we are even as the ant in our toil and the beast in our dying;Only who cling to the hands of the gods can rise up from the earth-mire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1069:The superman shall wake in mortal manAnd manifest the hidden demigodOr grow into the God-Light and God-ForceRevealing the secret deity in the cave. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1070:A hidden Bliss is at the root of things.A mute Delight regards Time’s countless works:To house God’s joy in things Space gave wide room,To house God’s joy in self our souls were born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1071:God has entrusted me with myself. No man is free who is not master of himself. A man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going. ~ Epictetus,
1072:In its vast ambit of ideal SpaceWhere beauty and mightiness walk hand in hand,The Spirit’s truths take form as living GodsAnd each can build a world in its own right. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1073:I am not of the mild and later gods,But of that elder world; LemuriaAnd old Atlantis raised me crimson altars,And my huge nostrils keep that scent of bloodFor which they quiver. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra) Prologue,
1074:Not only is there hope for godheads pure;The violent and darkened deitiesLeaped down from the one breast in rage to findWhat the white gods had missed: they too are safe; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1075:Something they forge there sitting unknown in the silence eternal,Whether of evil or good it is they who shall choose who are mastersCalm, unopposed; they are gods and they work out their iron caprices. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1076:Thought transcends the circles of mortal mind,It is greater than its earthly instrument:The godhead crammed into mind’s narrow spaceEscapes on every side into some vast ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1077:9. Gods three thousand and three hundred and thirty and nine waited upon the Fire. They anointed him with streams of the clarity, they spread for him the seat of sacrifice, and seated him within as priest of the call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire ,
1078:A Chance that chose a strange arithmeticBut could not bind with it the forms it made,A multitude that could not guard its sumWhich less than zero grew and more than one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1079:Armies of revolution crossed the time-field,The clouds’ unending march besieged the world,Tempests’ pronunciamentos claimed the skyAnd thunder drums announced the embattled gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1080:God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness because if we fully knew what was happening, and what Mystery, transformation, God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
1081:And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history-money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery-the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. ~ C S Lewis,
1082:Gregory the Great (sixth century), summarizing the Christian contemplative tradition, expressed it as "resting in God." This was the classical meaning of Contemplative Prayer in the Christian tradition for the first sixteen centuries. ~ Thomas Keating, On Prayer ,
1083:But for the god in their breasts unsatisfied, but for his spurringsSoon would the hero turn beast and the sage reel back to the savage;Man from his difficult heights would recoil and be mud in the earth-mud. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1084:The Truth-light in the cavern heartThat burns unwitnessed in the altar cryptBehind the still velamen’s secrecyCompanioning the Godhead of the shrine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1085:It is finished, the dread mysterious sacrifice,Offered by God’s martyred body for the world;Gethsemane and Calvary are his lot,He carries the cross on which man’s soul is nailed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1086:Leave to the gods their godhead and, mortal, turn to thy labour;Take what thou canst from the hour that is thine and be fearless in spirit;This is the greatness of man and the joy of his stay in the sunlight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1087:Man’s house of life holds not the gods alone:There are occult Shadows, there are tenebrous Powers,Inhabitants of life’s ominous nether rooms,A shadowy world’s stupendous denizens. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1088:No one can attain to truth by himself. Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1089:We are bidden to 'put on Christ', to become like God. That is, whether we like it or not, God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want. Once more, we are embarrassed by the intolerable compliment, by too much love, not too little. ~ C S Lewis,
1090:The nether snake who writhesSweet-poisoned, perilous in the rich grass,Lust with the jewel love upon his hood,Who by his own crown must be charmed, seized, changeInto a warm great god. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1091:When the hour of the Divine draws nearThe Mighty Mother shall take birth in TimeAnd God be born into the human clayIn forms made ready by your human lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1092:All doubts disappear when one sees God. It is one thing to hear of God, but quite a different thing to see Him. A man cannot have one hundred per cent conviction through mere hearing. But if he beholds God face to face, then he is wholly convinced. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1093:A man thinks of God, no doubt, but he has no faith in Him. Again and again he forgets God and becomes attached to the world. It is like giving the elephant a bath; afterwards he covers his body with mud and dirt again. 'The mind is a mad elephant.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1094:Mother-EarthIs it not betterTo live in the great air God made for us,A peasant in the open glory of earth,Feeling it, yet not knowing it, like himTo drink the cool life-giving brook ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - II Act I,
1095:The kings of evil and the kings of good,Appellants at the reason’s judgment seat,Proclaimed the gospel of their opposites,And all believed themselves spokesmen of God: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1096:This world was not built with random bricks of Chance,A blind god is not destiny’s architect;A conscious power has drawn the plan of life,There is a meaning in each curve and line. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1097:Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but puts such an interpretation upon them as does not tend to build up this twofold love of God and our neighbor, does not yet understand them as he ought. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1098:358. Men hunt after petty successes and trivial masteries from which they fall back into exhaustion and weakness; meanwhile all the infinite force of God in the universe waits vainly to place itself at their disposal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1099:The gods have inventedOnly one way for a man through the world, O my slavegirl Briseis,Valiant to be and noble and truthful and just to the humble,Only one way for a woman, to love and serve and be faithful. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1100:In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn towards God. ~ Imam al-Ghazali,
1101:The study of truth requires a considerable effort - which is why few are willing to undertake it out of love of knowledge - despite the fact that God has implanted a natural appetite for such knowledge in the minds of men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles ,
1102:This too must now be overpassed and left,As all must be until the Highest is gainedIn whom the world and self grow true and one:Till That is reached our journeying cannot cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1103:It is not that Christ is superior to Allah, not that Allah is everything and Brahma is nothing, but it is the same one whom you call either Brahma or Allah, or Almighty, or by a hundred other names. The names are different but God is one and the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1104:One should not use the name of God artificially and superficially without feeling.To use the name of God one must call upon Him and surrender to Him unreservedly.After such surrender the name of God is constantly with the man. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 426,
1105:The world’s senseless beauty mirrors God’s delight.That rapture’s smile is secret everywhere;It flows in the wind’s breath, in the tree’s sap,Its hued magnificence blooms in leaves and flowers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1106:A soul shall wake in the Inconscient’s house;The mind shall be God-vision’s tabernacle,The body intuition’s instrument,And life a channel for God’s visible power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1107:Lion-ForcesIn a mist of secrecy wrapping the world-sceneThe little deities of Time’s nether actWho work remote from Heaven’s controlling eye,Plotted, unknown to the creatures whom they move. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1108:A lustre of some rapturous Infinite,It held in the splendour of its golden laughRegions of the heart’s happiness set free,Intoxicated with the wine of God,Immersed in light, perpetually divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1109:On meditation’s mounting edge of tranceGreat stairs of thought climbed up to unborn heightsWhere Time’s last ridges touch eternity’s skiesAnd Nature speaks to the spirit’s absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1110:Out and alas! earth’s greatest are earth and they fail in the testing,Conquered by sorrow and doubt, fate’s hammerers, fires of her furnace.God in their souls they renounce and submit to their clay and its promptings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1111: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,
1112:To heal the evils and mistakes of SpaceAnd change the tragedy of the ignorant worldInto a Divine Comedy of joyAnd the laughter and the rapture of God’s bliss.The Mother of God is mother of our souls ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.6.12 - The Mother of God,
1113:God is one the paths to reach him (religions) are many - just as different rivers, originating in different mountains, traverse different paths, flowing straight or crooked, and at last join the ocean. He is the one Lord of all, the one Soul of all souls. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1114:Transient, we made not ourselves, but at birth from the first we were fashionedValiant or fearful and as was our birth by the gods and their thinkingsFormed, so already enacted and fixed by their wills are our fortunes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1115:You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Ramakrishna ,
1116:Heed these Words, You who Wish to Probe the Depths of Nature: If You Do Not Find Within Yourself that Which You Seek, Neither will You Find it Outside. In You is Hidden the Treasure of Treasures. Know Thyself and You Will Know the Universe and the Gods. ~ The Oracle of Delphi,
1117:Our will labours permitted by thy willAnd without thee an empty roar of storm,A senseless whirlwind is the Titan’s forceAnd without thee a snare the strength of gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1118:Those who were with Krishna were in all appearance men like other men. They spoke and acted with each other as men with men and were not thought of by those around them as gods. Krishna himself was known by most as a man-only a few worshipped him as the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1119:To live, to love are signs of infinite things,Love is a glory from eternity’s spheres.Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mightsThat steal his name and shape and ecstasy,He is still the godhead by which all can change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
1120:Soul, my soul Soul, my soul, yet ascend crossing the marge of life: Mount out far above Time, reach to the golden end ... Live there lost in God space, rapturous, vacant, mute, Sun-bright, timeless, immense, single and absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,
1121:The miraculous Nihil, origin of our soulsAnd source and sum of the vast world’s events,The womb and grave of thought, a cipher of God,A zero circle of being’s totality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1122:When all thy work in human time is doneThe mind of earth shall be a home of light,The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven,The body of earth a tabernacle of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1123:"As the hart panteth after the fountains of water, so my soul panteth after Thee, O God! when shall I come and appear before the face of God? My tears have been my bread day and night, while they say to me daily: Where is thy God?" ~ Anonymous, The Bible Psalm xli,
1124:God cannot cease from leaning towards Nature, nor man from aspiring towards the Godhead. It is the eternal relation of the finite to the infinite. When they seem to turn from each other, it is to recoil for a more intimate meeting. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga ,
1125:Above us dwells a superconscient GodHidden in the mystery of his own light:Around us is a vast of ignoranceLit by the uncertain ray of human mind,Below us sleeps the Inconscient dark and mute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1126:Only a god can save us. The only possibility available to us is that by thinking and poeticizing we prepare a readiness for the appearance of a god, or for the absence of a god in [our] decline, insofar as in view of the absent god we are in a state of decline ~ Martin Heidegger,
1127:There Good, a faithless gardener of God,Watered with virtue the world’s upas-treeAnd, careful of the outward word and act,Engrafted his hypocrite blooms on native ill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The World of Falsehood,
1128:Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and inward man be at one. May I reckon the wise to be the wealthy, and may I have such a quantity of gold as none but the temperate can carry. ~ Plato, Phaedrus sec. 279,
1129:There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
1130:To share the suffering of the world I came,I draw my children’s pangs into my breast.I am the nurse of the dolour beneath the stars;I am the soul of all who wailing writheUnder the ruthless harrow of the Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1131:If it be true that Spirit is involved in Matter and apparent Nature is secret God, then the manifestation of the divine in himself and the realisation of God within and without are the highest and most legitimate aim possible to man upon earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.01,
1132:Who can point out the way of the gods and the path of their travel,Who shall impose on them bounds and an orbit? The winds have their treading,–They can be followed and seized, not the gods when they move towards their purpose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1133:Perhaps the heart of God for ever singsAnd worlds come throbbing out from every note;Perhaps His soul sits ever calm and stillAnd listens to the music rapturously,Himself adoring, by Himself adored. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.02 - The Meditations of Mandavya,
1134:Traveller on plateau and on musing ridge,As one who sees in the World-Magician’s glassA miracled imagery of soul-scapes fleeHe traversed scenes of an immortal joyAnd gazed into abysms of beauty and bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1135:She knew herself the Beloved of the Supreme:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1136:Only were safe who kept God in their hearts: Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk, The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout, Casting a javelin regard in front, Heroes and soldiers of the army of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
1137:The shining Edens of the vital godsReceived him in their deathless harmonies.All things were perfect there that flower in Time;Beauty was there creation’s native mould,Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1138:Imperishable, a tongue of sacrifice,It flamed unquenched upon the central hearthWhere burns for the high houselord and his mateThe homestead’s sentinel and witness fireFrom which the altars of the gods are lit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1139:Pray to God with a longing heart. He will surely listen to your prayer if it is sincere. Perhaps He will direct you to holy men with whom you can keep company; and that will help you on your spiritual path. Perhaps someone will tell you, 'Do this and you will attain God.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1140:Then as now men walked in the round which the gods have decreed themEagerly turning their eyes to the lure and the tool and the labour.Chained is their gaze to the span in front, to the gulfs they are blindedMeant for their steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1141:Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia,
1142:We sin our pleasant sins and then refrainAnd think that God’s deceived. He waits His timeAnd when we walk the clean and polished roadHe trips us with the mire our shoes yet keep,The pleasant mud we walked before. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories - I Act V,
1143:Contradicted by the human law,A faith in things that are not and must beLives comrade of this world’s delight and pain,The child of the secret soul’s forbidden desireBorn of its amour with eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1144:Yes, there are happy ways near to God's sun; But few are they who tread the sunlit path; Only the pure in soul can walk in light. An exit is shown, a road of hard escape From the sorrow and the darkness and the chain; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1145:SLEIGHT OF MIND IN DEMONOLOGY A surprise addition. "Liber Boomerang"A god ignored is a demon born.Think you to hypertrophy some selves at the expense of others?That which is denied gains power, and seeks strange and unexpected forms of manifestation. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Kaos ,
1146:The supermind shall claim the world for LightAnd thrill with love of God the enamoured heartAnd place Light’s crown on Nature’s lifted headAnd found Light’s reign on her unshaking base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1147:In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace. ~ Michio Kaku,
1148:Knowledge comes not to us as a guestCalled into our chamber from the outer world;A friend and inmate of our secret self,It hid behind our minds and fell asleepAnd slowly wakes beneath the blows of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1149:Greater it seems to my mind to be king over men than their slayer,Nobler to build and to govern than what the ages have labouredPutting their godhead forth to create or the high gods have fashioned,That to destroy in our wrath of a moment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1150:Such were a dream of some sage at night when he muses in fancy,Imaging freely a flawless world where none were afflicted,No man inferior, all could sublimely equal and brothersLive in a peace divine like the gods in their luminous regions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1151:"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. ~ Anon, The Bible 1 Peter 3:3-4,
1152:If this were not a stade through which we passOn our road from Matter to eternal Self,To the Light that made the worlds, the Cause of things,Well might interpret our mind’s limited viewExistence as an accident in Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1153:2. O knower of all things born, high-kindled, iron-tusked, touch with thy ray the demon-sorcerers; do violence to them with thy tongue of flame, the gods who kill,28 the eaters of flesh, putting them off from us shut them into thy mouth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire 2 - Other Hymns,
1154:47. When I was asleep in the Ignorance, I came to a place of meditation full of holy men and I found their company wearisome and the place a prison; when I awoke, God took me to a prison and turned it into a place of meditation and His trysting-ground. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
1155:God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna [Gupta,
1156:Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good would elude you - indeed, the knowledge of reality would elude you. Be in yourself a matter for all forms of belief, for God is too vast and tremendous to be restricted to one belief rather than another. ~ Ibn Arabi,
1157:God:::Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,Yet sitst above,Master of all who work and rule and know,Servant of Love!Thou who disdainest not the worm to beNor even the clod,Therefore we know by that humilityThat thou art God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,
1158:The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
1159:The knowledge of mortals is bound unto blindness.Either only they walk mid the coloured dreams of the sensesTreading the greenness of earth and deeming the touch of things real,Or if they see, by the curse of the gods their sight into falsehood ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1160:All over earth men wept and bled and laboured, world-wideSowing Fate with their deeds and had other fruit than they hoped for,Out of desires and their passionate griefs and fleeting enjoymentsWeaving a tapestry fit for the gods to admire, who in ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1161:But for the god in their breasts unsatisfied, but for his spurringsSoon would the hero turn beast and the sage reel back to the savage;Man from his difficult heights would recoil and be mud in the earth-mud.This by pain we prevent; we compel his ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1162:The Spirit’s white neutrality becameA playground of miracles, a rendezvousFor the secret powers of a mystic Timelessness:It made of Space a marvel house of God,It poured through Time its works of ageless might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1163:The word, the form, the charm, the glory and grace Are missioned sparks from a stupendous Fire; A sample from the laboratory of God Of which he holds the patent upon earth, Comes to him wrapped in golden coverings ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1164:A Mother-wisdom works in Nature’s breastTo pour delight on the heart of toil and wantAnd press perfection on life’s stumbling powers,Impose heaven-sentience on the obscure abyssAnd make dumb Matter conscious of its God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1165:Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say "no." I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible. ~ Aleister Crowley,
1166:Earth that was wakened by pain to life and by hunger to thinkingLeft to her joys rests inert and content with her gains and her station.But for the unbearable whips of the gods back soon to her matterShe would go glad and the goal would be missed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1167:Evil is worked, not justice, when into the mould of our thinkingsGod we would force and enchain to the throb of our hearts the immortals,—Justice and Virtue, her sister,—for where is justice mid creaturesPerfectly? Even the gods are betrayed by o ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1168:This is the burden of man that he acts from his heart and his passions,Stung by the goads of the gods he hews at the ties that are dearest.Lust was the guide they sent us, wrath was a whip for his coursers,Madness they made the heart’s comrade, r ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1169:This is the greatness of gods that they know and can put back the knowledge;Doing the work they have chosen they turn not for fruit nor for failure,Griefless they walk to their goal and strain not their eyes towards the ending.Light that they hav ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1170:As St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) taught, whatever we say about God is more unlike God than saying nothing. If we do say something, it can only be a pointer toward the Mystery that can never be articulated in words. All that words can do is point in the direction of the Mystery. ~ Thomas Keating, On Prayer ,
1171:Children of Immortality, gods who are joyous for ever,Rapture is ours and eternity measures our lives by his aeons.For we desireless toil who have joy in the fall as the triumph,Knowledge eternal possessing we work for an end that is destinedL ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1172:For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
1173:He who a god for his kindred,Lives for the rest without bowels of pity or fellowship, lone-souled,Scorning the world that he rules, who untamed by the weight of an empireHolds allies as subjects, subjects as slaves and drives to the battleCare ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1174:In earth’s rhythm of shadow and sunlightStorm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness,Zeus who with secret compulsion orders the ways of our nature;Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortalBuilds our str ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1175:Surely the gods protect, yet is Death too always mighty.Most in his shadowy envy he strikes at the brave and the lovely,Grudging works to abridge their days and to widow the sunlight.Most, disappointed, he rages against the beloved of Heaven;S ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1176:Though the people hear us not, yet are we bound to our nation:Over the people the gods are; over a man is his country;This is the deity first adored by the hearths of the noble.For by our nation’s will we are ruled in the home and the battleAn ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1177:1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world.2By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God ~ Anonymous, The Bible John 4:1,
1178:Above them all she stands supporting all,The sole omnipotent Goddess ever-veiledOf whom the world is the inscrutable mask;The ages are the footfalls of her tread,Their happenings the figure of her thoughts,And all creation is her endless ac ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.14 - The World-Soul,
1179:The universe was not now this senseless whirlBorne round inert on an immense machine;It cast away its grandiose lifeless front,A mechanism no more or work of Chance,But a living movement of the body of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1180:368. The Vedanta is God's lamp to lead thee out of this night of bondage and egoism; but when the light of Veda has dawned in thy soul, then even that divine lamp thou needest not, for now thou canst walk freely and surely in a high and eternal sunlight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1181:This was the play of the bright gods of Thought.Attracting into time the timeless Light,Imprisoning eternity in the hours,This they have planned, to snare the feet of TruthIn an aureate net of concept and of phrase ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1182:Thus said Ramakrishna and thus said Vivekananda. Yes, but let me know also the truths which the Avatar cast not forth into speech and the prophet has omitted from his teachings. There will always be more in God than the thought of man has ever conceived or the tongue of man has ever uttered. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1183:68-The sense of sin was necessary in order that man might become disgusted with his own imperfections. It was God's corrective for egoism. But man's egoism meets God's device by being very dully alive to its own sins and very keenly alive to the sins of others. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
1184:In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. ~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta,
1185:The master of existence lurks in us And plays at hide-and-seek with his own Force; In Nature's instrument loiters secret God. The immanent lives in man as his house; He has made the universe his pastime's field, A vast gymnasium of his works of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
1186:328. There is nothing small in God's eyes; let there be nothing small in thine. He bestows as much labour of divine energy on the formation of a shell as on the building of an empire. For thyself it is greater to be a good shoemaker than a luxurious and incompetent king. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1187:And if we can thus be free in the spirit, we shall find out all the wonder of God's workings; we shall find that in inwardly renouncing everything we have lost nothing. 'By all this abandoned thou shalt come to enjoy the All.' ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Integral Knowledge,
1188:fruits of the sacrifice ::: The soul knows that it does not give itself to God in vain; claiming nothing, it yet receives the infinite riches of the divine Power and Presence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Divine Works,
1189:Obeying the Eternal’s deep commandThey have built in the material front of thingsThis wide world-kindergarten of young soulsWhere the infant spirit learns through mind and senseTo read the letters of the cosmic script ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1190:An absolute supernatural darkness fallsOn man sometimes when he draws near to God:An hour arrives when fail all Nature’s means;Forced out from the protecting IgnoranceAnd flung back on his naked primal need,He at length must cast from him his surface ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
1191:Existence found its truth on Oneness’ breastAnd each became the self and space of all.The great world-rhythms were heart-beats of one Soul,To feel was a flame-discovery of God,All mind was a single harp of many strings, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1192:In the natal mistAcross the dangerous haze, the pregnant stir,He through the astral chaos shore a wayMid the grey faces of its demon gods,Questioned by whispers of its flickering ghosts,Besieged by sorceries of its fluent force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1193:In the work of Transformation, who is the slowest to do his part, man or God? I replied, - Man finds that God is too slow to answer his prayers. God finds that man is too slow to receive His influence. But for the Truth-Consciousness all is going on as it ought to go. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
1194:Wherever love and light and largeness lack,These crooked fashioners take up their task.To all half-conscious worlds they extend their reign.Here too these godlings drive our human hearts,Our nature’s twilight is their lurking-place: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1195:A highest Godward tension liberates the mind through an absolute seeing of knowledge, liberates the heart through an absolute love and delight, liberates the whole existence through an absolute concentration of will towards a greater existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita The Theory of the Vibhuti,
1196:Stolen by the robbers of the Deep,The golden shekels of the Eternal lie,Hoarded from touch and view and thought’s desire,Locked in blind antres of the ignorant flood,Lest men should find them and be even as Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1197:The mighty wardens of the ascending stairWho intercede with the all-creating Word,There waited for the pilgrim heaven-bound soul;Holding the thousand keys of the BeyondThey proffered their knowledge to the climbing mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1198:the priest and the mage, the man of piety, the just man, the man of wisdom, the saint, the prophet, the Rishi, the Yogi, the seer, the spiritual sage and the mystic ... the saint, the devotee, the spiritual sage, the seer, the prophet, the servant of God, the soldier of the spirit ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1199:The power of Love supramentalised can take hold of all living relations without hestitation or danger and turn them Godwards delivered from their crude, mixed and petty human settings and sublimated into the happy material of a divine life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2,
1200:The world is not prepared yet to understand the philosophy of Occult Sciences - let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, whether 'Spirits' of the dead or Elementals; and that there are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on earth. ~ H P Blavatsky,
1201:The world is not prepared yet to understand the philosophy of Occult Sciences - let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, whether 'Spirits' of the dead or Elementals; and that there are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on earth. ~ H P Blavatsky,
1202:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap,—The Master and the Mother of all livesWatching the worlds their twin reg ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1203:A single thinker in an aimless world Awaiting some tremendous dawn of God, He saw the purpose in the works of Time. Even in that aimlessness a work was done Pregnant with magic will and change divine. The first writhings of the cosmic serpent Force ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1204:God's TreadOnce we have chosen to be as the gods, we must follow that motion.Knowledge must grow in us, might like a Titan’s, bliss like an ocean,Calmness and purity born of the spirit’s gaze on the Real,Rapture of his oneness embracing the soul in a clasp ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
1205:How soon is spentThis treasure wasted by the gods on man,This happy closeness as of soul to soul,This honey of the body’s companionship,This heightened joy, this ecstasy in the veins,This strange illumination of the sense! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1206:It is the way of complete God-realisation, a complete Self-realisation, a complete fulfillment of our being and consciousness, a complete transformation of our nature - and this implies a complete perfection of life here and not only a return to an eternal perfection elsewhere ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1207:Time in its cycles waited for man. Though his kingdom is ended,Here in a speck mid the suns and his life is a throb in the aeons,Yet, O you Titans and Gods, O Rudras, O strong Aditeians,Man is the centre and knot; he is first, though the last in ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.2.01 - The Descent of Ahana,
1208:Suffering is the food of our strength and torture the bliss of our entrails.We are pitiless, mighty and glad, the gods fear our laughter inhuman.Our hearts are heroic and hard; we wear the belt of Orion:Our will has the edge of the thunderbolt, o ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Children of Wotan,
1209:We are the javelins of Destiny, we are the children of Wotan,We are the human Titans, the supermen dreamed by the sage.A cross of the beast and demoniac with the godhead of power and will,We were born in humanity’s sunset, to the Night is our pil ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems The Children of Wotan,
1210:247. Men in the world have two lights, duty and principle; but he who has passed over to God, has done with both and replaced them by God's will. If men abuse thee for this, care not, O divine instrument, but go on thy way like the wind or the sun fostering and destroying. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1211:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within:It is a shining warrior in the mind,An eagle of dreams in the divining heart,An armour in the fight, a bow of God.Then larger dawns arrive and Wisdom’s pompsCross through the being’s dim half-li ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death,
1212:If God is Love, He is, by definition, something more than mere kindness. And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt. He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense. ~ C S Lewis,
1213:8. O Fire, they have set thee here the Messenger, the Immortal in generation after generation, the Carrier of offerings, protector of man and the Godhead of his prayer. Gods alike and mortals sit with obeisance before the all-pervading Master of the peoples, the ever-wakeful Fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire ,
1214:I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country ... how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one? ~ Bill Hicks,
1215:The gods who watch the earth with sleepless eyesAnd guide its giant stumblings through the void,Have given to man the burden of his mind;In his unwilling heart they have lit their firesAnd sown in it incurable unrest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1216:Then kindling the gold tongue of sacrifice,Calling the powers of a bright hemisphere,We shall shed the discredit of our mortal state,Make the abysm a road for Heaven’s descent,Acquaint our depths with the supernal RayAnd cleave the darkness ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1217:Troglodytes of the subconscious Mind,Ill-trained slow stammering interpretersOnly of their small task’s routine awareAnd busy with the record in our cells,Concealed in the subliminal secreciesMid an obscure occult machinery,Capture the m ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1218:Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds: prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure,suffering, and pleasure. They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds. ~ Nichiren,
1219:God is our wise and perfect friend, because he knows when to smite and when to fondle; when to slay us no less then when to save and to succour... There must be faith in the love and wisdom of God,... working out all for our good even when it is apparently veiled in evil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, 1984 Ashram Diary July 3 and Augst 22,
1220:God said to David, "Be not too intimate with men; for two kinds of persons are excluded from My presence: those who are earnest in seeking reward and slack when they obtain it, and those who prefer their own thoughts to the remembrance of Me. The sign of My displeasure is that I leave such to themselves. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
1221:I walk by the chill wave through the dull slimeAnd still that weary journeying knows no end;Lost is the lustrous godhead beyond Time,There comes no voice of the celestial Friend.And yet I know my footprints’ track shall beA pathway towards I ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.5.21 - The Pilgrim of the Night,
1222:But not the utter vision and delight.A veil is kept, something is still held back,Lest, captives of the beauty and the joy,Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire.In that fair subtle realm behind our ownThe form is all, and physical gods are kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1223:Nothing is more difficult to conquer in all the world than intellectual pride. If battleships could be lined with it instead of armour, no shell could ever pierce it. This is easy to understand, for if a man thinks he knows it all, there is nothing left for him to know, not even what God might tell him. ~ Venerable Fulton Sheen,
1224:'O strong forerunner, I have heard thy cry. One shall descend and break the iron Law, Change Nature's doom by the lone spirit's power. A limitless Mind that can contain the world, A sweet and violent heart of ardent calms Moved by the passions of the gods shall come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.04 - The Vision and the Boon,
1225:Who is worthy of the name of Man and of Roman who does not want to be tested and does not look for a dangerous task? For the strong man inaction is torture. There is only one sight able to command the attention even of a god, and it is that of a strong man battling with bad luck, especially if he has himself challenged it. ~ Seneca,
1226:A DEVOTEE: "Sir, how can one see God?"MASTER: "Can you ever see God if you do not direct your whole mind toward Him? The Bhagavata speaks about Sukadeva. When he walked about he looked like a soldier with fixed bayonet. His gaze did not wander; it had only one goal and that was God. This is the meaning of yoga. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1227:A man develops a subtle power as a result of the strict observance of celibacy for twelve years. Then he can understand and grasp very subtle things which otherwise elude his intellect. Through that understanding the aspirant can have direct vision of God. That pure understanding alone enables him to realize Truth. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1228:God said unto Jesus, "O Jesus! When I see in My servants' hearts pure love for Myself unmixed with any selfish desire concerning this world or the next, I act as guardian over that love." Again, when people asked Jesus "What is the highest work of all?" he answered, "To love God and to be resigned to His will. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
1229:In the prone obscure beginnings of the raceThe human grew in the bowed apelike man.He stood erect, a godlike form and force,And a soul’s thoughts looked out from earth-born eyes;Man stood erect, he wore the thinker’s brow:He looked at heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1230:362. Limit not sacrifice to the giving up of earthly goods or the denial of some desires and yearnings, but let every thought and every work and every enjoyment be an offering to God within thee. Let thy steps walk in thy Lord, let thy sleep and waking be a sacrifice to Krishna. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 3.1.10 - Karma,
1231:God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent - it says so right here on the label. If you have a mind capable of believing all three of these attributes simultaneously, I have a wonderful bargain for you. No checks, please. Cash and in small bills. ~ Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love (1973).,
1232:Insignificant architects of low-built livesAnd engineers of interest and desire,Out of crude earthiness and muddy thrillsAnd coarse reactions of material nerveThey build our huddled structures of self-willAnd the ill-lighted mansions of our thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1233:The incarnate dual Power shall open God's door, Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. The superman shall wake in mortal man And manifest the hidden demigod Or grow into the God-Light and God-Force Revealing the secret deity in the cave. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1234:In attempting to construct such (artificially intelligent) machines we should not be irreverently usurping His (God's) power of creating souls, any more than we are in the procreation of children,' Turing had advised. 'Rather we are, in either case, instruments of His will providing mansions for the souls that He creates. ~ Alan Turing,
1235:Imposing schemes of knowledge on the VastThey clamped to syllogisms of finite thoughtThe free logic of an infinite Consciousness,Grammared the hidden rhythms of Nature’s dance,Critiqued the plot of the drama of the worlds,Made figure and nu ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1236:One of two things must be done. Either surrender because you admit your inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause of misery by going to the source and merging into the Self. Either way you will be free from misery. God never forsakes one who has surrendered. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Surpassing Love and Grace ,
1237:The life you lead conceals the light you are.Immortal Powers sweep flaming past your doors;Far-off upon your tops the god-chant soundsWhile to exceed yourselves thought's trumpets call,Heard by a few, but fewer dare aspire,The nympholepts of the ecstasy and the blaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.03 - The Call to the Quest,
1238:If you meditate on mind training, and your personality becomes stiff with pride and arrogance, it is as though you have reduced a god to a demon - dharma has become non-dharma.The more you meditate on mind training, the more supple your personality should become.Act as the lowest servant to everyone. ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye,
1239:In the world of my knowledge and my ignoranceWhere God is unseen and only is heard a NameAnd knowledge is trapped in the boundaries of mindAnd life is hauled in the drag-net of desireAnd Matter hides the soul from its own sight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Eternal Day,
1240:Give me yourself, O my God, give yourself back to me. Lo, I love you, but if my love is too mean, let me love more passionately. I cannot gauge my love, nor know how far it fails, how much more love I need for my life to set its course straight into your arms, never swerving until hidden in the covert of your face. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1241:All here can change if the Magician choose. If human will could be made one with God's, If human thought could echo the thoughts of God, Man might be all-knowing and omnipotent; But now he walks in Nature's doubtful ray. Yet can the mind of man receive God's light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1242:In those days the world teemed, the people multiplied, the world bellowed like a wild bull, and the great god was aroused by the clamor. Enlil heard the clamor and he said to the gods in council, "The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel." So the gods agreed to exterminate mankind. ~ Anonymous,
1243:For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? ~ Anonymous, The Bible Hewbews,
1244:So many Siddhas and Buddhas, so many Yogic masters. So many goddesses of various kinds. So many demi-gods and demons, so many silent sages. So many oceans of jewels. So many ways of life, so many languages. So many dynasties of rulers. So many intuitive people, so many selfless servants. O Nanak, His limit has no limit! ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
1245:The sorrow by which Nature’s hunger is fed,The oestrus which creates with fire of pain,The fate that punishes virtue with defeat,The tragedy that destroys long happiness,The weeping of Love, the quarrel of the Gods,Ceased in a truth which l ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
1246:All was gold and gold and gold, a torrent of golden light pouring down in an uninterrupted flow and bringing with it the consciousness that the path of the gods is a sunlit path in which difficulties lose all reality. Such is the path open before us if we choose to take it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
1247:Bhagavan: God is of course necessary, for most people. They can go on with one, till they find out that they and God are not different.The Swami continued, "In actual practice, sadhakas, even sincere ones, sometimes become dejected and lose faith in God. How to restore their faith? What should we do for them?" ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day ,
1248:"Praise be to God; whose compassion is all-embracing and Whose mercy is universal; Who rewards His servants for their remembrance [dhikr] [of Him] with His remembrance [of them] - verily God (Exalted is He!) has said, 'Remember Me, and I will remember you' - Opening lines from Kitab al-Adhkar wa'l Da'awat of the Ihya ulum ad-Din" ~ Imam al-Ghazali,
1249:If you meditate on mind training, and your personality becomes stiff with pride and arrogance, it is as though you have reduced a god to a demon - dharma has become non-dharma. The more you meditate on mind training and dharma, the more supple your personality should become. Act as the lowest servant to everyone. ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye,
1250:With writing as an ability to catch and manipulate names, the scribe was able to imprison the object and manipulate its very nature. The catching of names was considered a magical act in ancient societies so the ability to write was reserved for the clergy under the direct influence of gods of wisdom and magic such as Thoth. ~ Mage, Order of Hermes ,
1251:And so now, today, one cannot think of the greats-Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, Marx, Fichte, Freud, Nietzsche, Einstein, Schopenhauer, Leibniz, Schelling-the whole Germanic sphere-without thinking, at some point, of Auschwitz and Treblinka, Sobibor and Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Chelmno. My God, they have names, as if they were human. ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste ,
1252:The TranscendentThis is what is termed the Adya Shakti; she is the Supreme Consciousness and Power above the universe and it is by her that all the Gods are manifested, and even the supramental Ishwara comes into manifestation through her - the supramental Purushottama of whom the Gods are Powers and Personalities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga ,
1253:He tore desire up from its bleeding rootsAnd offered to the gods the vacant place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
1254:There is more spirituality in reason's denial of God than there is in myth's affirmation of God, precisely because there is more depth... even an "atheist" acting from rational-universal compassion is more spiritual than a fundamentalist acting to convert the universe in the name of a mythic-membership god. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality p. 250,
1255:Almost certainly God is not in time. His life does not consist of moments one following another...Ten-thirty-- and every other moment from the beginning of the world--is always Present for Him. If you like to put it this way, He has all eternity in which to listen to the split second of prayer put up by a pilot as his plane crashes in flames. ~ C S Lewis,
1256:The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain, or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - which is to demean oneself. ~ Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values ,
1257:Nor does he achieve his destiny as the individual Man for the sake of the individual soul alone,—a lonely salvation is not his complete ideal,—but for the world also or rather for God in the world, for God in all as well as above all and not for God solely and separately in one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle The Ideal Law of Social Development,
1258:O Death, if thou couldst touch the Truth supremeThou wouldst grow suddenly wise and cease to be.If our souls could see and love and clasp God's Truth,Its infinite radiance would seize our hearts,Our being in God's image be remadeAnd earthly life become the life divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1259:I have a thousand brilliant lies For the question: How are you? I have a thousand brilliant lies For the question: What is God? If you think that the Truth can be known From words, If you think that the Sun and the Ocean Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth, O someone should start laughing! Someone should start wildly Laughing Now! ~ Hafiz,
1260:This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart. ~ Bill Hicks,
1261:Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Ephesians 6:11-12,
1262:What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1263:The occult priest should be capable of instructing anyone in the procedures of emotional engineering. The main methods are the gnostic ones of casting oneself into a frenzied ecstacy, stilling the mind to a point of absolute quiescence, and evoking the laughter of the gods by combining laughter with the contemplation of paradox. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
1264:The great and secret message of the experiential mystics the world over is that, with the eye of contemplation, Spirit can be seen. With the eye of contemplation, the great Within radiantly unfolds. And in all cases, the eye with which you see God is the same eye with which God sees you: the eye of contemplation. ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul p. 174,
1265:We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities. ~ Abraham Maslow,
1266:To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called? ~ Aleister Crowley,
1267:Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Works ,
1268:Our purpose in Yoga is to exile the limited outward-looking ego and enthrone God in its place as the ruling Inhabitant of the nature. And this means, first, to disinherit desire and no longer accept the enjoyment of desire as the ruling human motive. The ... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Divine Works,
1269:When the imagination is not controlled and the attention not steadied on the feeling of the wish fulfilled, then no amount of prayer or piety or invocation will produce the desired effect. When you can call up at will whatsoever image you please, when the forms of your imagination are as vivid to you as the forms of nature, you are master of your fate. ~ Neville Goddard,
1270:WILL, KNOWLEDGE and love are the three divine powers in human nature and the life of man, and they point to the three paths by which the human soul rises to the divine. The integrality of them, the union of man with God in all the three, must therefore, as we have seen, be the foundation of an integral Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 3.01 - Love and the Triple Path,
1271:Heaven's GatesHeaven mocks us with the brilliance of its gifts,For Death is a cupbearer of the wineOf too brief joy held up to mortal lipsFor a passionate moment by the careless gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1272:There are gods of the Overmind who are the great creators of the earth - until now. There are the gods of the Vedas who are mentioned in everything that has come down from the Rishis. And there are the gods of the Supermind, those who are going to manifest on earth, although of course they exist from all eternity on their own plane. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
1273:Who am I?' is not a mantra. It means that you must find out where in you the 'I-thought' arises, which is the source of all other thoughts. But if you find that vichara marga (path of enquiry) is too hard for you, you go on repeating 'I-I' and that will lead you to the same goal. There is no harm in using 'I' as a mantra. It is the first name of God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Gems ,
1274:Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. ~ Pope Leo XIII, Leonine Prayers Prayer to Saint Michael,
1275:An absolute supernatural darkness falls On man sometimes when he draws near to God: An hour arrives when fail all Nature's means; Forced out from the protecting Ignorance And flung back on his naked primal need, He at length must cast from him his surface soul And be the ungarbed entity within: That hour had fallen now on Savitri. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
1276:Every man has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of strength and perfection in however small a sphere, which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it, use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings ,
1277:468 - I may question God, my guide and teacher, and ask Him, 'Am I right or hast Thou in thy love and wisdom suffered my mind to deceive me?' Doubt thy mind, if thou wilt, but doubt not that God leads thee. Life is given to us to find the Divine and unite with Him. The mind tries to persuade us that it is not so. Shall we believe this liar? ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
1278:God has made different religions to suit different aspirants, times, and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God himself. Indeed, one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with whole-hearted devotion...One may eat a cake with icing either straight or sidewise. It will taste sweet either way. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
1279:three first approaches of Karma Yoga ::: Equality, renunciation of all desire for the fruit of our works, action done as a sacrifice to the supreme Lord of our nature and of all nature, - these are the three first Godward approaches in the Gita's way of Karmayoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Divine Works,
1280:I know how Gods begin, Roger. We start as Dreams. Then we walk out of Dreams into the Land. We are worshiped and loved, and take power to ourselves.And then, one day, there's no one left to worship us.And in the end, each little God and Goddess takes its last journey back into Dreams... and what comes after, not even WE know.I'm going to dance now, I'm afraid. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1281:541 - Canst thou see God in thy torturer and slayer even in thy moment of death or thy hours of torture? Canst thou see Him in that which thou art slaying, see and love even while thou slayest? Thou hast thy hand on the supreme knowledge. How shall he attain to Krishna who has never worshipped Kali? All is the Divine and the Divine alone exists. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
1282:God made Himself totally a man but a man to the point of infamy, a man to the point of reprobation and the abyss. To save us, He could have chosen *any* of the destinies which make up the complex web of history; He could have been Alexander or Pythagoras or Rurik or Jesus; He chose the vilest destiny of all: He was Judas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
1283:God & the World is my subject, ... the conditions in which the kingdom of heaven on earth can be converted from a dream into a possibility, - by the willed evolution in man of his higher nature, by a steady self-purification and a development in the light of this divine knowledge towards the fulfilment of his own supra-material, supra-intellectual nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad ,
1284:Let us not believe that it is enough to read without unction, to speculate without devotion, to investigate without wonder, to observe without joy, to act without godly zeal, to know without love, to understand without humility, to strive without divine grace, or to reflect as a mirror without divinely inspired wisdom. ~ Saint Bonaventure, The Journey of the Mind into God / Feast Day July 15th ,
1285:In ergodic literature, nontrivial effort is required to allow the reader to traverse the text. If ergodic literature is to make sense as a concept, there must also be nonergodic literature, where the effort to traverse the text is trivial, with no extranoematic responsibilities placed on the reader except (for example) eye movement and the periodic or arbitrary turning of pages ~ Espen J Aarseth,
1286:When we love a person, we love all that belongs to him; we extend to the children the affection we feel for the parent. Now every Soul is a daughter of the [Godhead]. How can this world be separated from the spiritual world? Those who despise what is so nearly akin to the spiritual world, prove that they know nothing of the spiritual world, except in name. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality ,
1287:The crisis we are experiencing is unique in history. It is a world which must burst out of a crucible in which so many different energies are working. Let us thank God that He makes us live among the present problems... it is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre. All men have the imperative duty to remember that they have a mission to fulfill, that of doing the impossible. ~ Pope Pius XII,
1288:As comes a goddess to a mortal's breastAnd fills his days with her celestial clasp,She stooped to make her home in transient shapes;In Matter's womb she cast the Immortal's fire,In the unfeeling Vast woke thought and hope,Smote with her charm and beauty flesh and nerveAnd forced delight on earth's insensible frame. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life,
1289:Before prayer, endeavour to realise Whose Presence you are approaching and to Whom you are about to speak, keeping in mind Whom you are addressing. If our lives were a thousand times as long as they are we should never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before Whom the very Angels tremble, Who can do all He wills, and with Whom to wish is to accomplish. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1290:The priestess of Artemis took hold of her almost with the violence of a lover, and whisked her away into a languid ecstasy of reverie. She communicated her own enthusiasm to the girl, and kept her mind occupied with dreams, faery-fervid, of uncharted seas of glory on which her galleon might sail, undiscovered countries of spice and sweetness, Eldorado and Utopia and the City of God. ~ Aleister Crowley,
1291:...6-But the one who receives instruction in the word must share in all good things with his instructor.7-Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return. 8The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.... ~ Anonymous, The Bible Galatians 6:7,
1292:The whole year will be fortunate for you, not if you are drunk on the new-moon [New Year' Day], but if both on the new-moon [Jan 1st], and each day, you do those things approved by God. For days come wicked and good, not from their own nature; for a day differs nothing from another day, but from our zeal and sluggishness. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, A Homily for the New Year / Karl Gebhardt Spilled Spirits,
1293:But Indra does not turn back from the quest like Agni and Vayu; he pursues his way through the highest ether of the pure mentality and there he approaches the Woman, the manyshining, Uma Haimavati; from her he learns that this Daemon is the Brahman by whom alone the gods of mind and life and body conquer and affirm themselves, and in whom alone they are great. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Kena And Other Upanishads 83,
1294:The essence of my work is; God, or the absolute Spirit, exists-and can be proven-and there is a ladder that reaches to that summit, a ladder that you can be shown how to climb, a ladder that leads from time to eternity, and from death to immortality. And all philosophy and psychology swings into a remarkable synthesis around that ladder. ~ Ken Wilber, The Great Chain of Being 1987 (unpublished manuscript),
1295:410 - Devotion is not utterly fulfilled till it becomes action and knowledge. If thou pursuest after God and canst overtake Him, let Him not go till thou hast His reality.If thou hast hold of His reality, insist on having also His totality. The first will give thee divine knowledge, the second will give thee divine works and a free and perfect joy in the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1296:As one becomes proficient in the work of the Order and one's insight and understanding develops, it will become apparent that all of these methods may be tied together and unified to become a magical engine by means of which the Mountain of Initiation may be scaled and the Kingdom of Heaven reached, so that man aspires to God and God aspires to man. ~ Israel Regardie, The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic ,
1297:Even if you fail to do it during your lifetime, you must think of god at least at the time of death, since one becomes what he thinks of at the time of death. But unless all your life you have been thinking of God, unless you have accustomed yourself to dhyana of 'Godalways during life, it would not at all be possible for you think of God at the time of death. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day 9-3-46,
1298:God sees the inner spirit stripped of flesh, skin, and all debris. For his own mind only touches the spirit that he has allowed to flow from himself into our bodies. And if you can act the same way, you will rid yourself of all suffering. For surely if you are not preoccupied with the body that encloses you, you will not trouble yourself about clothes, houses, fame, and other showy trappings. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1299:The striking discoveries of contemporary science are continually telling us new things about how material creation came to be and how it continues to evolve. Although we do not have all the answers, we are clearly going in a direction that transcends the cosmology in which the great world religions came into existence. Our vision, understanding, and our attitudes about God inevitably must change. ~ Thomas Keating,
1300:for God all things are good and right and just, but for man some things are right and others are not. When you are a man, you are in the field of time and decisions. One of the problems of life is to live with the realization of both terms, to say, "I know the center, and I know that good and evil are simply temporal aberrations and that, in God's view, there is no difference." ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth ,
1301:My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear atentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ... ~ Anonymous, The Bible Proverbs 2:1-22,
1302:D.: Is God personal?B.: Yes, He is always the first person, the I, ever standing before you. Because you give precedence to worldly things, God appears to have receded to the background. If you give up all else and seek Him alone, He will remain as the I, the Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Arthur Osborne _Alan_Jacobs,
1303:Krishna is the immanent Divine, the Divine Presence in everyone and in all things. 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. 6 April 1960 ~ The Mother,
1304:The gods we worship write their names on our faces, be sure of that. And a man will worship something have no doubt about that, either. He may think that his tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of his heart, but it will out. That which dominates will determine his life and character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1305:Dana, charity. There is no higher virtue than charity. The lowest man is he whose hand draws in, in receiving; and he is the highest man whose hand goes out in giving. The hand was made to give always. Give the last bit of bread you have even if you are starving. You will be free in a moment if you starve yourself to death by giving to another. Immediately you will be perfect, you will become God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1306:Without you, without your onslaughts, without your uprootings of us, we should remain all our lives inert, stagnant, puerile, ignorant both of ourselves and of God. You who batter us and then dress our wounds, you who resist us and yield to us, you who wreck and build, you who shackle and liberate, the sap of our souls, the hand of God, the flesh of Christ: it is you, matter, that I bless. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1307:Her self was nothing, God alone was all, Yet God she knew not but only knew he was. A sacred darkness brooded now within, The world was a deep darkness great and nude. This void held more than all the teeming worlds, This blank felt more than all that Time has borne, This dark knew dumbly, immensely the Unknown. But all was formless, voiceless, infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
1308:God is, but man's conceptions of God are reflections in his own mentality, sometimes of the Divine, sometimes of other Beings and powers and they are what his mentality can make of the suggestions that come to him, generally very partial and imperfect so long as they are still mental, so long as he has not arrived at a higher and truer, a spiritual or mystic knowledge.. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I ,
1309:The soul of man is the spark of God. Though this spark is limited on the earth, still God is all-powerful; and by teaching the prayer 'Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven', the Master has given a key to every soul who repeats this prayer; a key to open that door behind which is the secret of that almighty power and perfect wisdom which raises the soul above all limitations. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1310:To put it all very plainly, evolution can continue. It has already brought forth humans from amoebas- why on earth should we think that after that prodigious feat lasting billions of years, evolution just petered out and wound down? And if the ratio "amoeba to human" is repeated, the result could only be God. The mystics simply show us the stages of higher evolution leading to that Summit. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project ,
1311:secondly, what the nature of God is. Whatever that nature is discovered to be, the man who would please and obey Him must strive with all his might to be made like unto him. If the Divine is faithful, he also must be faithful; if free, he also must be free; if beneficent, he also must be beneficent; if magnanimous, he also must be magnanimous. Thus as an imitator of God must he follow Him in every deed and word. ~ Epictetus,
1312:The animal is satisfied with a modicum of necessity; the gods are content with their splendours. But man cannot rest permanently until he reaches some highest good. He is the greatest of living beings because he is the most discontented, because he feels most the pressure of limitations. He alone, perhaps, is capable of being seized by the divine frenzy for a remote ideal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - Man in the Universe,
1313:UB 1:4.1. The infinity of the perfection of God is such that it eternally constitutes him mystery. And the greatest of all the unfathomable mysteries of God is the phenomenon of the divine indwelling of mortal minds. The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries. ~ The Urantia Papers,
1314:You should not imagine that your reason can evolve to the extent of understanding God. Rather, if God is to shine divinely within you, your natural light cannot assist this process but must become a pure nothingness, going out of itself. Only then can God enter with his light, bringing back with him all that you have renounced and a thousand times more, including a new form which contains all things in itself. ~ Meister Eckhart,
1315:I insist that in private life men should not admit their passions to be an end, indulging them and so degrading themselves to the level of the other animals, or suppressing them and creating neuroses. I insist that every thought, word and deed should be consciously devoted to the service of the Great Work. 'Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God' ~ Aleister Crowleys, Confessions of Aleister Crowley ,
1316:It is impossible to lay down precise rules by which a man may attain to the knowledge and conversation of His Holy Guardian Angel; for that is the particular secret of each one of us; a secret not to be told or even divined by any other, whatever his grade. It is the Holy of Holies, whereof each man is his own High Priest, and none knoweth the Name of his brother's God, or the Rite that invokes Him. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
1317:Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the universe who is ever victorious and accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and accomplish the work. What is to be done will be done at the proper time. Don't worry. Abide in the heart and surrender your acts to the Divine. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1318:Brahman: the Reality; the Eternal; the Absolute; the Spirit; the Supreme Being; the One besides whom there is nothing else existent; in relation to the universe [cf. atman] the Supreme is brahman, the one Reality which is not only the spiritual, material and conscious substance of all the ideas and forces and forms of the universe, but their origin, support and possessor, the cosmic and supracosmic Spirit. God. ~ Sri Aurobindo?,
1319:"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
1320:Our total reality and total existence are beautiful and meaningful . . . . We should judge reality by the little which we truly know of it. Since that part which conceptually we know fully turns out to be so beautiful, the real world of which we know so little should also be beautiful. Life may be miserable for seventy years and happy for a million years: the short period of misery may even be necessary for the whole. ~ Kurt Godel,
1321:...the conception of a Truth-consciousness supramental and divine, the invocation of the gods as powers of the Truth to raise man out of the falsehoods of the mortal mind, the attainment in and by this Truth of an immortal state of perfect good and felicity and the inner sacrifice and offering of what one has and is by the mortal to the Immortal as the means of the divine consummation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda Agenda Vol 8,
1322:MASTER: "I want you to remember this. You may impart thousands of instructions to people, but they will not bear fruit except in proper time. On going to bed, a child said to his mother, 'Mother, please wake me up when I feel the call of nature.' The mother said: 'Don't worry about it, my child. That call will wake you up itself.' (All laugh.) One feels yearning for God at the proper time. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
1323:Are you looking for me?I am in the next seat.My shoulder is againstyour own neckYou won't find me in the mosqueor the sadhus temple.You wont find me in holy booksor behind the lips of priests.Nor in eating nothing but vegetablesYou will find me in the tiniest house of time.Kabir says : Student, tell me, what is God?He is the breath inside the breath.... ~ Kabir,
1324:[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by 'powers' that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses. ~ Carl Jung,
1325:A DEVOTEE:"Sir, is there no help, then, for such a worldly person?"MASTER:"Certainly there is. From time to time he should live in the company of holy men, and from time to time go into solitude and meditate on God. Furthermore, he should practice discrimination and pray to God, 'Give me faith and devotion.' Once a person has faith he has achieved everything. There is nothing greater than faith. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospels of Ramakrishna ,
1326:Agni is the power of conscious Being, called by us will, effective behind the workings of mind and body. Agni is the strong God within (maryah, the strong, the masculine) who puts out his strength against all assailing powers, who forbids inertia, who repels every failing of heart and force, who spurns out all lack of manhood. Agni actualises what otherwise remain as an ineffectual thought or aspiration. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda ,
1327:MASTER (to Atul): "What is worrying you? Is it that you haven't that grit, that intense restlessness for God?"ATUL: "How can we keep our minds on God?"MASTER: "Abhyasayoga, the yoga of practice. You should practise calling on God every day. It is not possible to succeed in one day; through daily prayer you will come to long for God."How can you feel that restlessness if you are immersed in worldliness day and night?" ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1328:I pray to the unknown gods that some man-even a single man, tens of centuries ago-has perused and read that book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel ,
1329:As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It's sad. We use words like "awesome" and "wonderful" like they're candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word "amazing" to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy's. What's going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted "amazing" on a fucking sandwich. ~ Louis C K,
1330:279 - O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph. - Sri Aurobindo.For one who is totally consecrated to the Divine, there can be neither shame nor suffering, for the Divine is always with him and the Divine Presence changes all things into glory. 9 January 1970 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
1331:If thou shalt perfectly observe these rules, all the following Symbols and an infinitude of others will be granted unto thee by thy Holy Guardian Angel; thou thus living for the Honour and Glory of the True and only God, for thine own good, and that of thy neighbour. Let the Fear of God be ever before the eyes and the heart of him who shall possess this Divine Wisdom and Sacred Magic. ~ MacGregor Mathers, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage ,
1332:Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn't see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will.At least the ancient Greeks were being honest. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1333:There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded, Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, Where millions of Brahmâs are reading the Vedas, Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, Where millions of Indras dwell in the sky, Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, Where millions of Saraswatis, Goddess of Music, play on the vina— There is my Lord self-revealed: and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir,
1334: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,
1335:In a splendid extravagance of the waste of GodDropped carelessly in creation's spendthrift work,Left in the chantiers of the bottomless worldAnd stolen by the robbers of the Deep,The golden shekels of the Eternal lie,Hoarded from touch and view and thought's desire,Locked in blind antres of the ignorant flood,Lest men should find them and be even as Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1336:15-Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."16-When Jacob woke up, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was unaware of it."17-And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven!"... ~ Anonymous, The Bible Genesis 28:16,
1337:As it gradually dawns on people, one by one, that the transformation of God is not just an interesting idea but is a living reality, it may begin to function as a new myth. Whoever recognizes this myth as his own personal reality will put his life in the service of this process. Such an individual offers himself as a vessel for the [continuing] incarnation of deity and thereby promotes the on-going transformation of God by giving Him human manifestation. ~ Edward Edinger,
1338:Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision's limited range.For do not imagine that light is created by the Suns. The Suns are only physical concentrations of Light, but the splendour they concentrate for us is self-born and everywhere.God is everywhere and wherever God is, there is Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1339:Bjorn: I'm sorry to hear of Helga's death. We knew each other a long time. Since I was a boy. Floki: I too am dead, Bjorn. A part of me died with my daughter, Angrboda, a second part with Ragnar, and the last part of what was Floki died with my sweet, sad Helga. What I am now is nothing. And all this nothing I give to the gods to do with as they please. And I shall be an empty ship with no rudder set upon their endless sea. And where they take me, I shall go. ~ Vikings,
1340:If you ask me what you are to do in order to be perfect, I say, first--Do not lie in bed beyond the due time of rising; give your first thoughts to God; make a good visit to the Blessed Sacrament; say the Angelus devoutly; eat and drink to God's glory; say the Rosary well; be recollected; keep out bad thoughts; make your evening meditation well; examine yourself daily; go to bed in good time, and you are already perfect. ~ Blessed Cardinal Newman, Meditations and Devotions ,
1341:All knowledge is ultimately the knowledge of God, through himself, through Nature, through her works. Mankind has first to seek this knowledge through the external life; for until its mentality is sufficiently developed, spiritual knowledge is not really possible, and in proportion as it is developed, the possibilities of spiritual knowledge become richer and fuller. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Integral Knowledge,
1342:In India the mother is the center of the family and our highest ideal. She is to us the representative of God, as God is the mother of the universe. It was a female sage who first found the unity of God, and laid down this doctrine in one of the first hy mns of the Vedas. Our God is both personal and absolute, the absolute is male, the personal, female. And thus it comes that we now say: 'The first manifestation of God is the hand that rocks the cradle'. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1343:St. Teresa of Avila wrote: 'All difficulties in prayer can be traced to one cause: praying as if God were absent.' This is the conviction that we bring with us from early childhood and apply to everyday life and to our lives in general. It gets stronger as we grow up, unless we are touched by the Gospel and begin the spiritual journey. This journey is a process of dismantling the monumental illusion that God is distant or absent. ~ Thomas Keating, Fruits & Gifts of the Spirit ,
1344:One of the things that struck me as near miraculous about music, especially in a rather nihilistic and atheistic society, is that it really does fill the void which was left by the death of God. And it's because you cannot rationally critique music. It speaks to you, it speaks of meaning, and no matter what you say about it, no matter how cynical you are, you cannot put a crowbar underneath that and toss it aside. ~ Jordan Peterson, Drinking from the firehose with Howard Bloom ,
1345:Further Reading:Nightside of Eden - Kenneth GrantShamanic Voices - Joan HalifaxThe Great Mother - NeumannFear & Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. ThompsonCities of the Red Night - William S. BurroughsThe Book of Pleasure - Austin Osman SpareThundersqueak - Angerford & LeaThe Masks of God - Joseph CampbellAn Introduction to Psychology - Hilgard, Atkinson & AtkinsonLiber Null - Pete Carroll ~ Phil Hine, Aspects of Evocation ,
1346:He tore desire up from its bleeding roots And offered to the gods the vacant place. Thus could he bear the touch immaculate. A last and mightiest transformation came. His soul was all in front like a great sea Flooding the mind and body with its waves; His being, spread to embrace the universe, United the within and the without To make of life a cosmic harmony, An empire of the immanent Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1347:In Bahaí belief, the Holy Spirit is the conduit through which the wisdom of God becomes directly associated with his messenger, and it has been described variously in different religions such as the burning bush to Moses, the sacred fire to Zoroaster, the dove to Jesus, the angel Gabriel to Muhammad, and the Maid of Heaven to Bahaullah.[14] The Bahaí view rejects the idea that the Holy Spirit is a partner to God in the Godhead, but rather is the pure essence of Gods attributes ~ ,
1348:Humans are great experimenters, constantly exploring, searching, and struggling to gain power over themselves, over nature, even over the gods. Through this entire struggle and self-torture, we have also made ourselves "sick," and it is no wonder that we find the ascetic ideal springing up everywhere. Though it may seem to deny life, the ascetic ideal is supremely life affirming, as it says "yes" to life in the face of hardship and sickness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals ,
1349:The means of realisation is to be found in an integral Yoga, a union in all the parts of our being with the Divine and a consequent transmutation of all their now jarring elements into the harmony of a higher divine consciousness and existence; this yoga implies not only the realisation of God but the entire conseceration and change of the inner and outer life till it is fit to manifest a divine consciousness and become part of the divine work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
1350:It sullies with its mire heaven's messengers:Its thorns of fallen nature are the defenceIt turns against the saviour hands of Grace;It meets the sons of God with death and pain.A glory of lightnings traversing the earth-scene,Their sun-thoughts fading, darkened by ignorant minds,Their work betrayed, their good to evil turned,The cross their payment for the crown they gave,Only they leave behind a splendid Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri A Symbol Dawn,
1351:5'If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6'But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7'Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8'Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. ~ Anonymous, The Bible James 1,
1352:Far be it from us to doubt that all number is known to Him 'Whose understanding is infinite' (Ps. 147:5). The infinity of number, though there be no numbering of infinite numbers, is yet not incomprehensible by Him Whose understanding is infinite. And thus, if everything which is comprehended is defined or made finite by the comprehension of him who knows it, then all infinity is in some ineffable way made finite to God, for it is comprehensible by His knowledge. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1353:To seek the greatest good is to live well, and to live well is nothing other than to love God with the whole heart, the whole soul, and the whole mind: It is therefore obvious that this love must be kept whole and uncorrupt, that is temperance; it should not be overcome with difficulties, that is fortitude, it must not be subservient to anything else, that is justice; it must discriminate among things so as not to be deceived by falsity or fraud, that is prudence. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1354:Threefold are those supreme births of this divine force that is in the world, they are true, they are desirable; he moves there wide-overt within the Infinite and shines pure, luminous and fulfilling. . . . That which is immortal in mortals and possessed of the truth, is a god and established inwardly as an energy working out in our divine powers. . . . Become high-uplifted, O Strength, pierce all veils, manifest in us the things of the Godhead. Vamadeva - Rig Veda.2 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1355:One does not say to God, Show your love for me first, shower on me the experience of yourself, satisfy my demand, then I will see whether I can love you so long as you deserve it. It is surely the seeker who must seek and love first, follow the quest, become impassioned for the Sought-then only does the veil move aside and the Light be seen and the Face manifest that alone can satisfy the soul after its long sojourn in the desert ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II Sadhana through Love and Devotion,
1356:377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then seize & expel them or thou diest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1357:The Master came back to the drawing-room and said: "The worldly minded practise devotions, japa, and austerity only by fits and starts. But those who know nothing else but God repeat His name with every breath. Some always repeat mentally, 'Om Rāma'.Even the followers of the path of knowledge repeat, 'Soham', 'I am He'. There are others whose tongues are always moving, repeating the name of God. One should remember and think of God constantly." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishana ,
1358:After the doctors and nurses had left, I whispered an awestruck question: "Good God, Manton, but what was it? Those scars - was it like that?" And I was too dazed to exult when he whispered back a thing I had half expected "No - it wasn't that way at all. It was everywhere - a gelatin - a slime yet it had shapes, a thousand shapes of horror beyond all memory. There were eyes - and a blemish. It was the pit - the maelstrom - the ultimate abomination. Carter, it was the unnamable! ~ H P Lovecraft, The Unnamable ,
1359:Across a luminous dream of spirit-space She builds creation like a rainbow bridge Between the original Silence and the Void. A net is made of the mobile universe; She weaves a snare for the conscious Infinite. A knowledge is with her that conceals its steps And seems a mute omnipotent Ignorance. A might is with her that makes wonders true; The incredible is her stuff of common fact. Her purposes, her workings riddles prove; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1360:Some people are so afraid of losing their individuality. Wouldn't it be better for the pig to lose his pig-individuality if he can become God? Yes. But the poor pig does not think so at the time. Which state is my individuality? When I was a baby sprawling on the floor trying to swallow my thumb? Was that the individuality I should be sorry to lose? Fifty years hence I shall look upon this present state and laugh, just as I now look upon the baby state. Which of these individualities shall I keep? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1361:The most preposterous notion that H. Sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all of history. ~ Robert Heinlein, Notebooks Of Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love (1973).,
1362:Help yourself during this troubled period by reading holy books. This reading provides excellent food for the soul and conduces to great progress along the path of perfection. By no means is it inferior to what we obtain through prayer and holy meditation. In prayer and meditation it is ourselves who speak to the Lord, while in holy reading it is God who speaks to us. Before beginning to read, raise your mind to the Lord and implore Him to guide your mind Himself, to speak to your heart and move your will. ~ Saint Padre Pio,
1363:When a jar is broken, the space that was inside Merges into the space outside. In the same way, my mind has merged in God; To me, there appears no duality.Truly, there's no jar, no space within; There's no body and no soul encased. Please understand; everything is Brahman. There's no subject, no object, no separate parts.Everywhere, always, and in everything, Know this: the Self alone exists. Everything, both the Void and the manifested world, Is nothing but my Self; of this I am certain. ~ The Song of the Avadhut,
1364:Who is the object of homage? You, whose face is very white, lovely and beautiful, glowing with light like an array of a hundred full autumn moons, all together, without the dust from earth and water, You are adorned with completely open, immeasurable twofold knowledge like the hosts of a thousand stars, The brilliant light of your clear wisdom manifesting the four correct analytical knowledges shines forth, Noble Lady Tara, Goddess Vajra Sarasvati, I pay homage to you. ~ Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Smile Of Sun And Moon ,
1365:I was in Nashville, Tennesee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest fuckin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, godammit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm . . . I dunno . . . I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a fuckin' waffle waitress. ~ Bill Hicks,
1366:All was found there the Unique has dreamed and made Tinging with ceaseless rapture and surprise And an opulent beauty of passionate difference The recurring beat that moments God in Time. Only was missing the sole timeless Word That carries eternity in its lonely sound, The Idea self-luminous key to all ideas, The integer of the Spirit's perfect sum That equates the unequal All to the equal One, The single sign interpreting every sign, The absolute index to the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
1367:The true occultist wants nothing but wisdom. When Solomon raised his hands to his God, Jehovah spoke from the heavens asking him what he would have, and he answered, "God give me the gift of wisdom." Jehovah asked him if there were not other things he desired, but Solomon answered, "No, only wisdom." And God told Solomon that because he had asked only for wisdom that all the other things should be added unto him and that from this day to the end of the world there would never be another king so rich, so great, or so blest. ~ Manly P Hall,
1368:Here first she crawled out from her cabin of mudWhere she had lain inconscient, rigid, mute:Its narrowness and torpor held her still,A darkness clung to her uneffaced by Light.There neared no touch redeeming from above:The upward look was alien to her sight,Forgotten the fearless godhead of her walk;Renounced was the glory and felicity,The adventure in the dangerous fields of Time:Hardly she availed, wallowing, to bear and live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1369:To live, to love are signs of infinite things, Love is a glory from eternity's spheres. Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mights That steal his name and shape and ecstasy, He is still the Godhead by which all can change. A mystery wakes in our inconscient stuff, A bliss is born that can remake our life. Love dwells in us like an unopened flower Awaiting a rapid moment of the soul, Or he roams in his charmed sleep mid thoughts and things; The child-god is at play, he seeks himself ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 05.02 - Satyavan,
1370:God must be seen and loved in the ignorant, the humble, the weak, the vile, the outcaste. In the Vibhuti himself it is not, except as a symbol, the outward individual that is to be thus recognised and set high, but the one Godhead who displays himself in the poweR But this does not abrogate the fact that there is an ascending scale in manifestation and that Nature mounts upward in her degrees of self-expression from her groping, dark or suppressed symbols to the first visible expressions of the Godhead. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita ,
1371:The life of God is above the past, the present, and the future; it is measured by the single instant of immobile eternity... [However] forgetfulness of God leaves us in this banal and horizontal view of things on the line of time which passes; the contemplation of God is like a vertical view of things which pass, and of their bond with God who does not pass. To be immersed in time, is to forget the value of time, that is to say, its relation to eternity. ~ Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, The Three Ages of the Interior Life: Prelude of Eternal Life ,
1372:Don't appeal to mercy to God the Father up in the sky, little man, because he's not at home and never was at home, and couldn't care less. What you do with yourself, whether you are happy or unhappy-- live or die-- is strictly your business and the universe doesn't care. In fact you may be the universe and the only cause of all your troubles. But, at best, the most you can hope for is comradeship with comrades no more divine (or just as divine) as you are. So quit sniveling and face up to it-- 'Thou art God!' ~ Robert Heinlein, Oct. 21 1960.,
1373:God is the one goal of all our passions and emotions. If you want to be angry, be angry with Him. Chide your Beloved, chide your Friend. Whom else can you safely chide? Mortal man will not patiently put up with your anger; there will be a reaction. If you are angry with me I am sure quickly to react, because I cannot patiently put up with your anger. Say unto the Beloved, "Why do You not come to me; why do You leave me thus alone?" Where is there any enjoyment but in Him? What enjoyment can there be in little clods of earth? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1374:In the stillness of the night, the Goddess whispers. In the brightness of the day, dear God roars. Life pulses, mind imagines, emotions wave, thoughts wander. What are all these but the endless movements of One Taste, forever at play with its own gestures, whispering quietly to all who would listen: is this not yourself? When the thunder roars, do you not hear your Self? When the lightning cracks, do you not see your Self? When clouds float quietly across the sky, is this not your own limitless Being, waving back at you? ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste page 279,
1375:SLEIGHT OF MIND IN INVOCATIONInvocation is a three stage process. Firstly the magician consciously identifies with what is traditionally called a god-form, secondly he enters gnosis and thirdly the magicians subconsciousness manifests the powers of the god-form. A successful invocation means nothing less than full "possession" by the god-form. With practice the first stage of conscious identification can be abbreviated greatly to the point where it may only be necessary to concentrate momentarily on a well used god-form. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Kaos ,
1376:But you must remember one thing. One cannot see God sporting as man unless one has had the vision of Him. Do you know the sign of one who has God-vision? Such a man acquires the nature of a child. Why a child? Because God is like a child. So he who sees God becomes like a child.God-vision is necessary. Now the question is, how can one get it? Intense renunciation is the means. A man should have such intense yearning for God that he can say, 'O Father of the universe, am I outside Your universe? Won't You be kind to me, You wretch? ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1377:Tell me, enigmatical man, whom do you love best, your father,Your mother, your sister, or your brother?I have neither father, nor mother, nor sister, nor brother.Your friends?Now you use a word whose meaning I have never known.Your country?I do not know in what latitude it lies.Beauty?I could indeed love her, Goddess and Immortal.Gold?I hate it as you hate God.Then, what do you love, extraordinary stranger?I love the clouds the clouds that pass up thereUp there the wonderful clouds! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
1378:The Mantra in other words is a direct and most heightened, an intensest and most divinely burdened rhythmic word which embodies an intuitive and revelatory inspiration and ensouls the mind with the sight and the presence of the very self, the inmost reality of things and with its truth and with the divine soul-forms of it, the Godheads which are born from the living Truth. Or, let us say, it is a supreme rhythmic language which seizes hold upon all that is finite and brings into each the light and voice of its own infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry ,
1379:... Krishna, the great Lord of Yoga,revealed to Arjuna his majestic,transcendent, limitless form.With innumerable mouths and eyes,faces too marvelous to stare at,dazzling ornaments, innumerableweapons uplifted, flaming-crowned with fire, wrappedin pure light, with celestial fragrance,he stood forth as the infiniteGod, composed of all wonders.If a thousand suns were to riseand stand in the noon sky, blazing,such brilliance would be like the fiercebrilliance of that mighty Self. ~ Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa,
1380:This Magical Will is the wand in your hand by which the Great Work is accomplished, by which the Daughter is not merely set upon the throne of the Mother, but assumed into the Highest.<God is called the Father, the Pure Soul is called the Mother, the Holy Guardian Angel is called the Son, and the Natural Soul is called the Daughter. The Son purifies the Daughter by wedding her; she thus becomes the Mother, the uniting of whom with the Father absorbs all into the Crown. ~ Aleister Crowley, Book 4 ,
1381:As in a mystic and dynamic dance A priestess of immaculate ecstasies Inspired and ruled from Truth's revealing vault Moves in some prophet cavern of the gods A heart of silence in the hands of joy Inhabited with rich creative beats A body like a parable of dawn That seemed a niche for veiled divinity Or golden temple-door to things beyond. Immortal rhythms swayed in her time-born steps; Her look, her smile awoke celestial sense Even in earth-stuff, and their intense delight Poured a supernal beauty on men's lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.02 - The Issue,
1382:"Savitri", the poem, the word of Sri Aurobindo is the cosmic Answer to the cosmic Question. And Savitri, the person, the Godhead, the Divine Woman is the Divine's response to the human aspiration.The world is a great question mark. It is a riddle, eternal and ever-recurring. Man has faced the riddle and sought to arrive at a solution since he was given a mind to seek and interrogate.What is this universe? From where has it come? Whither is it going? What is the purpose of it all? Why is man here? What is the object of his existence? ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, Savitri ,
1383:The supramental Yoga is at once an ascent towards God and a descent of Godhead into the embodied nature. The ascent can only be achieved by a one-centered all-gathering upward aspiration of the soul and mind and life and body; the descent can only come by a call of the whole being towards the infinite and the eternal Divine. If this call and this aspiration are there, or if by any means they can be born and grow constantly and seize all the nature, then and then only a supramental uplifting and transformation becomes possible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1384:The library smells like old books - a thousand leather doorways into other worlds. I hear silence, like the mind of God. I feel a presence in the empty chair beside me. The librarian watches me suspiciously. But the library is a sacred place, and I sit with the patron saint of readers. Pulsing goddess light moves through me for one moment like a glimpse of eternity instantly forgotten. She is gone. I smell mold, I hear the clock ticking, I see an empty chair. Ask me now and I'll say this is just a place where you can't play music or eat. She's gone. The library sucks. ~ Laura Whitcomb,
1385:Invocation NIGHT after night within the grove The night wind spares the sacred fire -­ The breath made visible of love, Of worship and desire. I set the tripod at thy shrine; The silver bowl, the amber flame, And in the dark where no stars shine I speak thy name. By the high name I call on thee Which only I, thy priestess, know. I tread thy dance in ecstasy, Sweet steps and slow. O God, the hour has come. Appear! I have performed the appointed rite -­ The dance, the fire; I long to hear Wings in the night. ~ Alice Duer Miller,
1386:God is, is the first seed of Yoga. It is Tat Sat of the Vedanta. I am, is the second seed. It is So'ham of the Upanishads. God is infinite self-existence, self-conscious force of existence, self-diffused or self-concentrated delight of existence; I too am that infinite self-existence, self-consciousness, self-force, self-delight; this is the double third seed. It is Sachchidananda of the worldwide transcendental conclusion of all human thinking. Self-knowledge is the foundation of the complete Yoga. Affirm in yourselves self-knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
1387:"The thing is somehow to unite the mind with God. You must not forget Him, not even once. Your thought of Him should be like the flow of oil, without any interruption. If you worship with love even a brick or stone as God, then through His grace you can see Him."Remember what I have just said to you. One should perform such worship as the Śiva Puja. Once the mind has become mature, one doesn't have to continue formal worship for long. The mind then always remains united with God; meditation and contemplation become a constant habit of mind." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Gospel of Ramakrishna ,
1388:And in a recent unique example, in the life of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, we see a colossal spiritual capacity first driving straight to the divine realisation, taking, as it were, the kingdom of heaven by violence, and then seizing upon one Yogic method after another and extracting the substance out of it with an incredible rapidity, always to return to the heart of the whole matter, the realisation and possession of God by the power of love, by the extension of inborn spirituality into various experience and by the spontaneous play of an intuitive knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1389:823. Should you think of God only at the time of meditation and remain forgetful of Him at all other times? Have you not noticed how during Durga Puja a lamp is kept constantly burning near the image? It should never be allowed to go out. If ever it is extinguished, the house-holder meets with some mishap. Similarly, after installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering Him ever burning. While engaged in the affairs of the world, you should constantly turn your gaze inwards and see whether the lamp is burning or not. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna ,
1390:Your love renders you impatient and disturbed.With such sincerity you have placed your head at her feet that you are oblivious to the world.When in the eyes of your beloved riches don't count, gold and dust are as one to you.You say that she dwells in your eyes - if they be closed, she is in your mind.If she demands your life, you place it in her hand; if she places a sword upon your head, you hold it forward.When earthly love produces such confusion and demands such obedience, don't you wonder if travelers of the road of God remain engulfed in the Ocean of Reality? ~ Saadi,
1391:The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence. The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme and far above all she creates. But something of her ways can be seen and felt through her embodiments and the more seizable because more defined and limited temperament and action of the goddess forms in whom she consents to be manifest to her creatures. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
1392:What art Thou then, my God? what, but the Lord God? For who is Lord but the Lord? or who is God save our God? Most highest, most good, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful, yet most just; most hidden, yet most present; most beautiful, yet most strong; stable, yet incomprehensible; unchangeable, yet all-changing; never new, never old; all-renewing, and bringing age upon the proud, and they know it not; ever working, ever at rest; still gathering, yet nothing lacking; supporting, filling, and overspreading; creating, nourishing, and maturing; seeking, yet having all things. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1393:Essentially, Yoga is a generic name for the processes and the result of processes by which we transcend or shred off our present modes of being and rise to a new, a higher, a wider mode of consciousness which is not that of the ordinary animal and intellectual man. Yoga is the exchange of an egoistic for a universal or cosmic consciousness lifted towards or informed by the supra-cosmic, transcendent Unnameable who is the source and support of all things. Yoga is the passage of the human thinking animal towards the God-consciousness from which he has descended. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga ,
1394:Flatland accepts no interior domain whatsoever, and reintroducing Spirit is the least of our worries. 'Thus our task is not specifically to reintroduce spirituality and somehow attempt to show that modern science is becoming compatible with God. That approach, which is taken by most of the integrative attempts, does not go nearly deep enough in diagnosing the disease, and thus, in my opinion, never really addresses the crucial issues. 'Rather, it is the rehabilitation of the interior in general that opens the possibility of reconciling science and religion.' ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul p. 142.,
1395:We ought not to have or let ourselves be satisfied with any thought of God. When the thought goes, our God goes with it. No, what we want is a real (subsistent) God who far transcends the thoughts of men and creatures. This God does not disappear unless we turn our back on him of our own accord. He who has God thus, in reality, has gotten God divinely; to him God is apparent in all things. Everything smacks to him of God; everywhere God's image stares him in the face. God is gleaming in him all the time. In him there is riddance and return; the vision of his God is ever present to his mind. ~ Meister Eckhart,
1396:Imaginary Bondage ::: Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live has not been projected onto you but by you, your fear comes to an end. Without this realization you identify yourself with externals, like the body, the mind, society, nation, humanity, even God or the Absolute. But these are all escapes from fear. It is only when you fully accept your responsibility for the little world in which you live and watch the process of its creation, preservation, and destruction, that you may be free from your imaginary bondage. ~ Nisargadatta, I Am That Talks with Sri Nisargadatta,
1397:When one sees them thinking all the time about themselves, referring everything to themselves, governed simply by their own little person, placing themselves in the centre of the universe and trying to organise the whole universe including God around themselves, as though that were the most important thing in the universe. If one could only see oneself objectively, you know, as one sees oneself in a mirror, observe oneself living, it is so grotesque! (Laughing) That's enough for you to... One suddenly feels that he is becoming - oh, so absolutely ridiculous! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
1398:Arjuna and Krishna, this human and this divine, stand together not as seers in the peaceful hermitage of meditation, but as fighter and holder of the reins in the midst of the hurtling shafts, in the chariot of battle. The Teacher of the Gita is therefore not only the God in man who unveils himself in the word of knowledge, but the God in man who moves our whole world of action, by and for whom all our humanity exists and struggles and labours, towards whom all human life travels and progresses. He is the secret Master of works and sacrifice and the Friend of the human peoples. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita ,
1399:Only, all is directed to the one aim, directed towards God, filled with the idea of the divine, infinite, universal existence so that the outward-going, sensuous, pragmatical preoccupation of the lower knowledge with phenomena and forms is replaced by the one divine preoccupation. After attainment the same character remains. The Yogin continues to know and see God in the finite and be a channel of God-consciousness and God-action in the world; therefore the knowledge of the world and the enlarging and uplifting of all that appertains to life comes within his scope. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 517,
1400:Krishna represents both the universal Godhead and the immanent Godhead, he whom one can meet within one's being and in all that constitutes the manifested world. And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected - what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 33,
1401:The Japanese have a proverb: "The gods only laugh when men pray to them for wealth." The boon bestowed on the worshiper is always scaled to his stature and to the nature of his dominant desire: the boon is simply a symbol of life energy stepped down to the requirements of a certain specific case. The irony, of course, lies in the fact that, whereas the hero who has won the favor of the god may beg for the boon of perfect illumination, what he generally seeks are longer years to live, weapons with which to slay his neighbor, or the health of his child. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces The Ultimate Boon,
1402:Vainly the sands of Time have been strewn with the ruins of empires,Signs that the gods had left, but in vain. For they look for a nation,One that can conquer itself having conquered the world, but they find none. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.05 - Renunciation,
1403:The black magician is one who learns to manipulate these forces for selfish and destructive purposes, his own aggrandizement of the fulfillment of desire, while the white magician prays that he may learn to manipulate them as God would have them manipulated - for the salvation of the divine creation. The powers are in the hands of those capable of invoking them; it makes no difference whether for good or ill. For this reason, the schools of white magic conceal these powers from man until, through growth, purification, and unfoldment, he gains the proper incentive for using them. ~ Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics ,
1404:In Plato's Symposium, the priestess Diotima teaches Socrates that love is not a deity, but rather a 'great daemon' (202d). She goes on to explain that 'everything daemonic is between divine and mortal' (202d-e), and she describes daemons as 'interpreting and transporting human things to the gods and divine things to men; entreaties and sacrifices from below, and ordinances and requitals from above...' (202e). In Plato's Apology of Socrates, Socrates claimed to have a daimonion (literally, a 'divine something')[16] that frequently warned him-in the form of a 'voice'-against mistakes but never told him what to do. ~ Wikipedia, Daemon ,
1405:The end of this story can only be related in metaphors since it takes place in the kingdom of heaven, where there is no time. Perhaps it would be correct to say that Aurelian spoke with God and that He was so little interested in religious differences that He took him for John of Pannonia. This, however, would imply a confusion in the divine mind. It is more correct to say that in Paradise, Aurelian learned that, for the unfathomable divinity, he and John of Pannonia (the orthodox believer and the heretic, the abhorrer and the abhorred, the accuser and the accused) formed one single person. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths The Theologians,
1406:But you must remember that nothing can be achieved except in its proper time. Some persons must pass through many experiences and perform many worldly duties before they can turn their attention to God; so they have to wait a long time. If an abscess is lanced before it is soft, the result is not good; the surgeon makes the opening when it is soft and has come to a head. Once a child said to its mother: 'Mother, I am going to sleep now. Please wake me up when I feel the call of nature.' 'My child,' said the mother, 'when it is time for that, you will wake up yourself. I shan't have to wake you.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
1407:Magic never in its wildest dreams thought that it would be trumped by mythic. And the mythic gods and goddesses never imagined that reason could and would destroy them. And here we sit, in our rational worldview, all smug and confident that nothing higher will sweep out of the heavens and completely explode our solid perceptions, undoing our very foundations. And yet surely, the transrational lies in wait. It is just around the corner, this new dawn. Every stage transcends and includes, and thus inescapably, unavoidably it seems, the sun will rise on a world tomorrow that in many ways transcends reason. ~ Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything ,
1408:Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiselling your statue, until there shall shine out on you from it the godlike splendour of virtue, until you shall see the perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine. ~ Plotinus, The Enneads ,
1409:13. The Magic Flight:If the hero in his triumph wins the blessing of the goddess or the god and is then explicitly commissioned to return to the world with some elixir for the restoration of society, the final stage of his adventure is supported by all the powers of his supernatural patron. On the other hand, if the trophy has been attained against the opposition of its guardian, or if the hero's wish to return to the world has been resented by the gods or demons, then the last stage of the mythological round becomes a lively, often comical, pursuit. This flight may be complicated by marvels of magical obstruction and evasion. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1410: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,
1411:Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayst be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Then I will also confess unto thee that thine own hand can save thee. ~ Anonymous, The Bible Job,
1412:For it is in God alone, by the possession of the Divine only that all the discords of life can be resolved, and therefore the raising of men towards the Divine is in the end the one effective way of helping mankind. All the other activities and realisations of our self-experience have their use and power, but in the end these crowded sidetracks or these lonely paths must circle round to converge into the wideness of the integral way by which the liberated soul transcends all, embraces all and becomes the promise and the power of the fulfilment of all in their manifested being of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.18 - The Soul and Its Liberation,
1413:When a person meditates on these matters and recognizes all the creations, the angels, the spheres, man, and the like, and appreciates the wisdom of the Holy One, blessed be He, in all these creations, he will add to his love for God. His soul will thirst and his flesh will long with love for God, blessed be He. He will stand in awe and fear from his humble, lowly, and base [nature] when he compares himself to one of the great and holy bodies, how much more so when comparing himself to the pure forms which are separate from matter and do not share any connection with it. He will see himself as a vessel full of embarrassment and shame, empty and lacking. ~ Maimonides,
1414:Although there is a difference of procedure between a Shaman of the Tungas and a Catholic prelate of Europe or between a coarse and sensual Vogul and a Puritan Independent of Connecticut, there is no difference in the principle of their creeds; for they all belong to the same category of people whose religion consists not in becoming better, but in believing in and carrying out certain arbitrary regulations. Only those who believe that the worship of God consists in aspiring to a better life differ from the first because they recognize quite another and certainly a loftier principle uniting all men of good faith in an invisible temple which alone can be the universal temple. ~ Immanuel Kant,
1415:To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
1416:But while it is difficult for man to believe in something unseen within himself, it is easy for him to believe in something which he can image as extraneous to himself. The spiritual progress of most human beings demands an extraneous support, an object of faith outside us. It needs an external image of God; or it needs a human representative, - Incarnation, Prophet or Guru; or it demands both and receives them. For according to the need of the human soul the Divine manifests himself as deity, as human divine or in simple humanity - using that thick disguise, which so successfully conceals the Godhead, for a means of transmission of his guidance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1417:And as I ran along the shore, crushing sleeping flowers with heedless feet and maddened ever by the fear of unknown things and the lure of the dead faces, I saw that the garden had no end under that moon; for where by day the walls were, there stretched now only new vistas of trees and paths, flowers and shrubs, stone idols and pagodas, and bendings of the yellow-litten stream past grassy banks and under grotesque bridges of marble. And the lips of the dead lotos-faces whispered sadly, and bade me follow, nor did I cease my steps till the stream became a river, and joined amidst marshes of swaying reeds and beaches of gleaming sand the shore of a vast and nameless sea. Upon ~ H P Lovecraft,
1418:Now as always-humility and terror. Fear that the working of my pen cannot capture the grinding of my brain. It is so easy to understand why the ancients prayed for the help of a Muse. And the Muse came and stood beside them, and we, heaven help us, do not believe in Muses. We have nothing to fall back on but our craftsmanship and it, as modern literature attests, is inadequate. May I be honest; may I be decent; may I be unaffected by the technique of hucksters. If invocation is required, let this be my invocation-may I be strong and yet gentle, tender and yet wise, wise and yet tolerant. May I for a little while, only for a little while, see with the inflamed eyes of a God. ~ John Steinbeck,
1419:The Silver Call There is a godhead of unrealised things To which Time's splendid gains are hoarded dross; A cry seems near, a rustle of silver wings Calling to heavenly joy by earthly loss. All eye has seen and all the ear has heard Is a pale illusion by some greater voice And mightier vision; no sweet sound or word, No passion of hues that make the heart rejoice Can equal those diviner ecstasies. A Mind beyond our mind has sole the ken Of those yet unimagined harmonies, The fate and privilege of unborn men. As rain-thrashed mire the marvel of the rose, Earth waits that distant marvel to disclose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 594,
1420:Where spring, the lord of seasons reigneth, there the unstruck music sounds of itself,There the streams of light flow in all directions, few are the men who can cross to that shore!There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded,Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, where millions of Brahmas are reading the Vedas,Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, where millions of Indras dwell in the sky,Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, where millions of Saraswatis, goddess of music play the vina,There is my Lord self-revealed, and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir, II.57 Translated by Rabindranath Tagore[26],
1421:2. What should be the object or ideas for meditation? Whatever is most consonant with your nature and highest aspirations. But if you ask me for an absolute answer, then I must say that Brahman is always the best object for meditation or contemplation and the idea on which the mind should fix is that of God in all, all in God and all as God. It does not matter essentially whether it is the Impersonal or the Personal God, or subjectively, the One Self. But this is the idea I have found the best, because it is the highest and embraces all other truths, whether truths of this world or of the other worlds or beyond all phenomenal existence, - 'All this is the Brahman.' ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes ,
1422:If the magician wishes to put himself into or out of any emotional state, then he should be provided with the techniques to accomplish this. The process requires no justification - that he wills it is sufficient. One cannot escape emotional experience in a human incarnation, and it is preferable to adopt a master rather than a slave relationship to it. The occult priest should be capable of instructing anyone in the procedures of emotional engineering. The main methods are the gnostic ones of casting oneself into a frenzied ecstacy, stilling the mind to a point of absolute quiescence, and evoking the laughter of the gods by combining laughter with the contemplation of paradox. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
1423:Alas! I find no customers who want anything better than kalai pulse. No one wants to give up 'woman and gold'. Man, deluded by the beauty of woman and the power of money, forgets God. But to one who has seen the beauty of God, even the position of Brahma, the Creator, seems insignificant.A man said to Ravana, 'You have been going to Sita in different disguises; why don't you go to her in the form of Rama?' 'But', Ravana replied, 'when I meditate on Rama in my heart, the most beautiful women - celestial maidens like Rambha and Tilottama - appear no better than ashes of the funeral pyre. Then even the position of Brahma appears trivial to me, not to speak of the beauty of another man's wife.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1424:Cosmic Consciousness ::: I have wrapped the wide world in my wider selfAnd Time and Space my spirit's seeing are.I am the god and demon, ghost and elf,I am the wind's speed and the blazing star.All Nature is the nursling of my care,I am its struggle and the eternal rest;The world's joy thrilling runs through me, I bearThe sorrow of millions in my lonely breast.I have learned a close identity with all,Yet am by nothing bound that I become;Carrying in me the universe's callI mount to my imperishable home.I pass beyond Time and life on measureless wings,Yet still am one with born and unborn things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,
1425:But we now come to speak of the holy and sacred Pentacles and Sigils. Now these pentacles, are as it were certain holy signes preserving us from evil chances and events, and helping and assisting us to binde, exterminate, and drive away evil spirits, and alluring the good spirits, and reconciling them unto us. And these pentacles do consist either of Characters of the good spirits of the superiour order, or of sacred pictures of holy letters or revelations, with apt and fit versicles, which are composed either of Geometrical figures and holy names of God, according to the course and maner of many of them; or they are compounded of all of them, or very many of them mixt. ~ Agrippa, A Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy ,
1426:Lila is by no means the last word. Passing through all these states, I said to the Divine Mother: 'Mother, in these states there is separation. Give me a state where there is no separation.' Then I remained for some time absorbed in the Indivisible Satchidananda. I removed the pictures of the gods and goddesses from my room. I began to perceive God in all beings. Formal worship dropped away. You see that bel-tree. I used to go there to pluck its leaves. One day, as I plucked a leaf, a bit of the bark came off. I round the tree full of Consciousness. I felt grieved because I had hurt the tree. One day I tried to pluck some durva grass, but I found I couldn't do it very well. Then I forced myself to pluck it. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1427:The Kingdom is most powerful where we least expect to find it. God does not take away our problems and trials but rather joins us in them. Such is the profound meaning of the incarnation: God becoming a human being. The Kingdom will manifest itself, not because of our efforts to keep trying, even when all effort seems hopeless, but because God loves us so much that God won't be able to stand seeing us struggle and always failing. God will do the impossible. He will give us a new attitude toward suffering. Such is the heart of the Christian ascesis, or self-discipline, and the mystery of transformation. It is the meaning of the Gospel as Therese perceived it. ~ Thomas Keating, St. Therese of Lisieux: A Transformation in Christ ,
1428:The realm of the gods is a forgotten dimension of the world we know. And the exploration of that dimension, either willingly or unwillingly, is the whole sense of the deed of the hero. The values and distinctions that in normal life seem important disappear with the terrifying assimilation of the self into what formerly was only otherness. As in the stories of the cannibal ogresses, the fearfulness of this loss of personal individuation can be the whole burden of the transcendental experience for unqualified souls. But the hero-soul goes boldly in-and discovers the hags converted into goddesses and the dragons into the watchdogs of the gods. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces 3.04 - The Crossing of the Return Threshold,
1429:Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned, that the worlds greatest resource is love, and maybe even that God is a woman. With or without a belief in God, all kisses are metaphors decipherable by allocations of time, circumstance, and understanding ~ Saul Williams,
1430:The other day I told you the meaning of bhakti. It is to adore God with body, mind, and words. 'With body' means to serve and worship God with one's hands, go to holy places with one's feet, hear the chanting of the name and glories of God with one's ears, and behold the divine image with one's eyes. 'With mind' means to contemplate and meditate on God constantly and to remember and think of His lila. 'With words' means to sing hymns to Him and chant His name and glories.Devotion as described by Narada is suited to the Kaliyuga. It means to chant constantly the name and glories of God. Let those who have no leisure worship God at least morning and evening by whole-heartedly chanting His name and clapping their hands. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1431:Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. ~ C S Lewis,
1432:Thus slowly I lift man's soul nearer the Light. But human mind clings to its ignorance And to its littleness the human heart And to its right to grief the earthly life. Only when Eternity takes Time by the hand, Only when infinity weds the finite's thought, Can man be free from himself and live with God. I bring meanwhile the gods upon the earth; I bring back hope to the despairing heart; I give peace to the humble and the great, And shed my grace on the foolish and the wise. I shall save earth, if earth consents to be saved. Then Love shall at last unwounded tread earth's soil; Man's mind shall admit the sovereignty of Truth And body bear the immense descent of God." ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
1433:Although our fallen minds forget to climb, Although our human stuff resists or breaks, She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay; Failure cannot repress, defeat o'erthrow; Time cannot weary her nor the Void subdue, The ages have not made her passion less; No victory she admits of Death or Fate. Always she drives the soul to new attempt; Always her magical infinitude Forces to aspire the inert brute elements; As one who has all infinity to waste, She scatters the seed of the Eternal's strength On a half-animate and crumbling mould, Plants heaven's delight in the heart's passionate mire, Pours godhead's seekings into a bare beast frame, Hides immortality in a mask of death. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri ,
1434:It is the power given by wisdom and knowledge that makes the occultist superior to his fellow man, his superiority being proportionate to his superior intelligence. In every walk of life, the uninitiated will be confronted with mysteries. To the average person, the working of a gasoline engine is just as mysterious as calculus would be to a kindergarten child, but intimate relationship and study result in that familiarity which gives ease in handling and intelligence in directing. It has been well said that no man is a stranger to his own valet. The philosopher is a servant of God, and by perfect serving, soon becomes capable of thoroughly understanding the desires and dictates of his divine Master. ~ Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics ,
1435:If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for . . . To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ Thomas Merton,
1436:18. Of the devotees, who is the greatest?He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one's self up to God means remaining constantly in the Self without giving room for the rise of any thoughts other than that of the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done and how, and what should not be done and how not? We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease? ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Who am I ,
1437:Invitation:::With wind and the weather beating round meUp to the hill and the moorland I go.Who will come with me? Who will climb with me?Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow?Not in the petty circle of citiesCramped by your doors and your walls I dwell;Over me God is blue in the welkin,Against me the wind and the storm rebel.I sport with solitude here in my regions,Of misadventure have made me a friend.Who would live largely? Who would live freely?Here to the wind-swept uplands ascend.I am the Lord of tempest and mountain,I am the Spirit of freedom and pride.Stark must he be and a kinsman to dangerWho shares my kingdom and walks at my side. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems ,
1438:Q:How shall I realise God?M.: God is an unknown entity. Moreover He is external. Whereas, the Self is always with you and it is you. Why do you leave out what is intimate and go in for what is external?D.: What is this Self again?M.: The Self is known to everyone but not clearly. You always exist. The Be-ing is the Self. 'I am' is the name of God. Of all the definitions of God, none is indeed so well put as the Biblical statement "I AM THAT I AM" in EXODUS (Chap. 3). There are other statements, such as Brahmaivaham, Aham Brahmasmi and Soham. But none is so direct as the name JEHOVAH = I AM. The Absolute Being is what is - It is the Self. It is God. Knowing the Self, God is known. In fact God is none other than the Self. ~ Sri Ramama Maharshi, Collected Works ,
1439:The principle of Bhakti Yoga is to utilise all the normal relations of human life into which emotion enters and apply them no longer to transient worldly relations, but to the joy of the All-Loving, the All-Beautiful and the All-Blissful. Worship and meditation aroused only for the preparation and increase of intensity of the divine relationship. And this Yoga is catholic in its use of all emotional relations, so that even enmity and opposition to God, considered as an intense, impatient and perverse form of Love, is conceived as a possible means of realisation and salvation. This path, too, as ordinarily practised, leads away from world-existence to an absorption, of another kind than the Monists, in the Transcendent and Supra-cosmic. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
1440:The Pentagram [Dedicated to George Raffalovich] In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial birth, Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man was the Lord of the Earth. He made him an hollow skin from the heart of an holy tree, He compassed the earth therien, and Man was the Lord of the Sea. He controlled the vigour of steam, he harnessed the lightning for hire; He drove the celestial team, and man was the Lord of the Fire. Deep-mouthed from their thrones deep-seated, the choirs of the æeons declare The last of the demons defeated, for Man is the Lord of the Air. Arise, O Man, in thy strength! the kingdom is thine to inherit, Till the high gods witness at lenght that Man is the Lord of his spirit. ~ Aleister Crowley,
1441:We see then that there are three terms of the one existence, transcendent, universal and individual, and that each of these always contains secretly or overtly the two others. The Transcendent possesses itself always and controls the other two as the basis of its own temporal possibilities; that is the Divine, the eternal all-possessing God-consciousness, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, which informs, embraces, governs all existences. The human being is here on earth the highest power of the third term, the individual, for he alone can work out at its critical turning-point that movement of self-manifestation which appears to us as the involution and evolution of the divine consciousness between the two terms of the Ignorance and the Knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1442:Hearing has consequences. When I truly hear a person and the meanings that are important to him at that moment, hearing not simply his words, but him, and when I let him know that I have heard his own private personal meanings, many things happen. There is first of all a grateful look. He feels released. He wants to tell me more about his world. He surges forth in a new sense of freedom. He becomes more open to the process of change. I have often noticed that the more deeply I hear the meanings of the person, the more there is that happens. Almost always, when a person realize he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me. ~ Carl Rogers,
1443:203. God and Nature are like a boy and girl at play and in love. They hide and run from each other when glimpsed so that they may be sought after and chased and captured.Man is God hiding himself from Nature so that he may possess her by struggle, insistence, violence and surprise. God is universal and transcendent Man hiding himself from his own individuality in the human being.The animal is Man disguised in a hairy skin and upon four legs; the worm is Man writhing and crawling towards the evolution of his Manhood. Even crude forms of Matter are Man in his inchoate body. All things are Man, the Purusha.For what do we mean by Man? An uncreated and indestructible soul that has housed itself in a mind and body made of its own elements. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
1444:The Gita replies with its third great secret of the divine life. All action must be done in a more and more Godward and finally a God-possessed consciousness; our works must be a sacrifice to the Divine and in the end a surrender of all our being, mind, will, heart, sense, life and body to the One must make God-love and God-service our only motive. This transformation of the motive force and very character of works is indeed its master idea; it is the foundation of its unique synthesis of works, love and knowledge. In the end not desire, but the consciously felt will of the Eternal remains as the sole driver of our action and the sole originator of its initiative. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Divine Works,
1445:Our life's uncertain way winds circling on,Our mind's unquiet search asks always light,Till they have learned their secret in their source,In the light of the Timeless and its spaceless home,In the joy of the Eternal sole and one.But now the Light supreme is far away:Our conscious life obeys the Inconscient's laws;To ignorant purposes and blind desiresOur hearts are moved by an ambiguous force;Even our mind's conquests wear a battered crown.A slowly changing order binds our will.This is our doom until our souls are free.A mighty Hand then rolls mind's firmaments back,Infinity takes up the finite's actsAnd Nature steps into the eternal Light.Then only ends this dream of nether life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life,
1446:At her will the inscrutable Supermind leans downTo guide her force that feels but cannot know,Its breath of power controls her restless seasAnd life obeys the governing Idea.At her will, led by a luminous ImmanenceThe hazardous experimenting MindPushes its way through obscure possiblesMid chance formations of an unknowing world.Our human ignorance moves towards the TruthThat Nescience may become omniscient,Transmuted instincts shape to divine thoughts,Thoughts house infallible immortal sightAnd Nature climb towards God's identity.The Master of the worlds self-made her slaveIs the executor of her fantasies:She has canalised the seas of omnipotence;She has limited by her laws the Illimitable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life,
1447:We cannot perceive Chaos directly, for it simultaneously contains the opposite to anything we might think it is. We can, however, occasionally glimpse and make use of partially formed matter which has only probablistic and indeterministic existence. This stuff we can call the aethers. 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ If it makes us feel any better we can call this Chaos, the Tao, or God, and imagine it to be benevolent and human-hearted. There are two schools of thought in magic. One considers the formative agent of the universe to be random and chaotic, and the other considers that it is a force of spiritual consciousness. As they have only themselves on which to base their speculations, they are basically saying that their own natures are either random and chaotic or spiritually conscious. ~ Peter J Carroll, Miscellaneous Excerpts Part 2 ,
1448:Q: I always had the impression that Lucifer and Satan was one and the same, you know, that Lucifer fell and became Satan. Would you clarify that for me?A: There is a difference between Lucifer and Satan. The word satan comes from the word Shatan in Hebrew which means 'adversary'. Lucifer is Latin for "the bearer of light," and is the cosmic force that carries the fire. That fire is Kundalini, but when that fire becomes trapped in the ego, that fire is polarized negatively and becomes Satan, the adversary or the opposite of God. As long as that fire is trapped in desire, in ego, it is Satan, it is the devil. It is not outside of us. It is our mind. But when that force is liberated, it is the bearer of light. It is the greatest angel in the hierarchy of our own Consciousness. So it is our best friend. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
1449:Only, in all he sees God, sees the supreme reality, and his motive of work is to help mankind towards the knowledge of God and the possession of the supreme reality. He sees God through the data of science, God through the conclusions of philosophy, God through the forms of Beauty and the forms of Good, God in all the activities of life, God in the past of the world and its effects, in the present and its tendencies, in the future and its great progression. Into any or all of these he can bring his illumined vision and his liberated power of the spirit. The lower knowledge has been the step from which he has risen to the higher; the higher illumines for him the lower and makes it part of itself, even if only its lower fringe and most external radiation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.25 - The Higher and the Lower Knowledge,
1450:To know that you are God is another way of saying that you feel completely with this universe. You feel profoundly rooted in it and connected with it. You feel, in other words, that the whole energy, which expresses itself in the galaxies, is intimate. It is not something to which you are a stranger, but it is that with which you, whatever it is, are intimately bound up. That in your seeing, your hearing, your talking, your thinking, your moving, you express that which it is that moves the sun and other stars. And if you don't know that, if you don't feel that, well naturally you feel alien, you feel a stranger in the world. And if you feel a stranger you feel hostile, and therefore you start to bulldoze things about, to beat it up and to try to make the world submit to your will, and you become a real troublemaker. ~ Alan Watts.,
1451:Because children have abounding vitality,because they are in spirit fierce and free,therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.They always say, "Do it again";and the grown-up person does it againuntil he is nearly dead.For grown-up people are not strong enoughto exult in monotony.But perhaps God is strong enoughto exult in monotony.It is possible that God says every morning,"Do it again"to the sun; and every evening,"Do it again" to the moon.It may not be automatic necessitythat makes all daisies alike;it may be that God makes every daisy separately,but has never got tired of making them.It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy;for we have sinned and grown old,and our Father is younger than we." ~ G K Chesterton, Orthodoxy ,
1452:The Gods, who in their highest secret entity are powers of this Supermind, born of it, seated in it as in their proper home, are in their knowledge 'truth-conscious' and in their action possessed of the 'seer-will'. Their conscious-force turned towards works and creation is possessed and guided by a perfect and direct knowledge of the thing to be done and its essence and its law, - a knowledge which determines a wholly effective will-power that does not deviate or falter in its process or in its result, but expresses and fulfils spontaneously and inevitably in the act that which has been seen in the vision. Light is here one with Force, the vibrations of knowledge with the rhythm of the will and both are one, perfectly and without seeking, groping or effort, with the assured result. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Supermind as Creator 132,
1453:11. The Ultimate Boon:The gods and goddesses then are to be understood as embodiments and custodians of the elixir of Imperishable Being but not themselves the Ultimate in its primary state. What the hero seeks through his intercourse with them is therefore not finally themselves, but their grace, i.e., the power of their sustaining substance. This miraculous energy-substance and this alone is the Imperishable; the names and forms of the deities who everywhere embody, dispense, and represent it come and go. This is the miraculous energy of the thunderbolts of Zeus, Yahweh, and the Supreme Buddha, the fertility of the rain of Viracocha, the virtue announced by the bell rung in the Mass at the consecration, and the light of the ultimate illumination of the saint and sage. Its guardians dare release it only to the duly proven. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1454:So it is that when Dante had taken the last step in his spiritual adventure, and came before the ultimate symbolic vision of the Triune God in the Celestial Rose, he had still one more illumination to experience, even beyond the forms of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. "Bernard," he writes, "made a sign to me, and smiled, that I should look upward; but I was already, of myself, such as he wished; for my sight, becoming pure, was entering more and more, through the radiance of the lofty Light which in Itself is true. Thenceforward my vision was greater than our speech, which yields to such a sight, and the memory yields to such excess. [167] [167] "Paradiso," XXXIII, 49-57 (translation by Norton, op. cit., Vol. Ill, pp. 253-254, by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers). ~ Joseph Cambpell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces The Ultimate Boon,
1455:God doesn't easily appear in the heart of a man who feels himself to be his own master. But God can be seen the moment His grace descends. He is the Sun of Knowledge. One single ray of His has illumined the world with the light of knowledge. That is how we are able to see one another and acquire varied knowledge. One can see God only if He turns His light toward His own face.The police sergeant goes his rounds in the dark of night with a lantern in his hand. No one sees his face; but with the help of that light the sergeant sees everybody's face, and others, too, can see one another. If you want to see the sergeant, however, you must pray to him: 'Sir, please turn the light on your own face. Let me see you.' In the same way one must pray to God: 'O Lord, be gracious and turn the light of knowledge on Thyself, that I may see Thy face.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1456:Bhagavan: There are only two ways to conquer destiny or to be independent of it. One is to inquire whose this destiny is and discover that only the ego is bound by it and not the Self and that the ego is non-existent. The other way is to kill the ego by completely surrendering to the Lord, realizing one's helplessness and saying all the time: "Not I, but Thou, oh Lord," giving up all sense of "I" and "mine" and leaving it to the Lord to do what He likes with you. Surrender can never be regarded as complete so long as the devotee wants this or that from the Lord. True surrender is the love of God for the sake of love and nothing else, not even for the sake of salvation. In other words, complete effacement of the ego is necessary to conquer destiny, whether you achieve this effacement through Self-inquiry or through bhakti-marga. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day 28-6-46,
1457:Here where one knows not even the step in frontAnd Truth has her throne on the shadowy back of doubt,On this anguished and precarious field of toilOutspread beneath some large indifferent gaze,Impartial witness of our joy and bale,Our prostrate soil bore the awakening ray.Here too the vision and prophetic gleamLit into miracles common meaningless shapes;Then the divine afflatus, spent, withdrew,Unwanted, fading from the mortal's range.A sacred yearning lingered in its trace,The worship of a Presence and a PowerToo perfect to be held by death-bound hearts,The prescience of a marvellous birth to come.Only a little the god-light can stay:Spiritual beauty illumining human sightLines with its passion and mystery Matter's maskAnd squanders eternity on a beat of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.01 - The Symbol Dawn,
1458:Medieval alchemy prepared the way for the greatest intervention in the divine world that man has ever attempted: alchemy was the dawn of the scientific age, when the daemon of the scientific spirit compelled the forces of nature to serve man to an extent that had never been known before. It was from the spirit of alchemy that Goethe wrought the figure of the "superman" Faust, and this superman led Nietzsche's Zarathustra to declare that God was dead and to proclaim the will to give birth to the superman, to "create a god for yourself out of your seven devils." Here we find the true roots, the preparatory processes deep in the psyche, which unleashed the forces at work in the world today. Science and technology have indeed conquered the world, but whether the psyche has gained anything is another matter. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942) CW 13,
1459:The universe and the individual are necessary to each other in their ascent. Always indeed they exist for each other and profit by each other. Universe is a diffusion of the divine All in infinite Space and Time, the individual its concentration within limits of Space and Time. Universe seeks in infinite extension the divine totality it feels itself to be but cannot entirely realise; for in extension existence drives at a pluralistic sum of itself which can neither be the primal nor the final unit, but only a recurring decimal without end or beginning. Therefore it creates in itself a self-conscious concentration of the All through which it can aspire. In the conscious individual Prakriti turns back to perceive Purusha, World seeks after Self; God having entirely become Nature, Nature seeks to become progressively God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.06 - Man in the Universe,
1460:The Yoga that we seek must also be an integral action of Nature, and the whole difference between the Yogin and the natural man will be this, that the Yogin seeks to substitute in himself for the integral action of the lower Nature working in and by ego and division the integral action of the higher Nature working in and by God and unity. If indeed our aim be only an escape from the world to God, synthesis is unnecessary and a waste of time; for then our sole practical aim must be to find out one path out of the thousand that lead to God, one shortest possible of shortcuts, and not to linger exploring different paths that end in the same goal. But if our aim be a transformation of our integral being into the terms of God-existence, it is then that a synthesis becomes necessary. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Conditions of the Synthesis,
1461:Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each eye of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering like stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring. ~ Francis H Cook,
1462:potential limitation of Yogic methods ::: But as in physical knowledge the multiplication of scientific processes has its disadvantages, as it tends, for instance, to develop a victorious artificiality which overwhelms our natural human life under a load of machinery and to purchase certain forms of freedom and mastery at the price of an increased servitude, so the preoccupation with Yogic processes and their exceptional results may have its disadvantages and losses. The Yogin tends to draw away from the common existence and lose his hold upon it; he tends to purchase wealth of spirit by an impoverishment of his human activities, the inner freedom by and outer death. If he gains God, he loses life, or if he turns his efforts outward to conquer life, he is in danger of losing God... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis,
1463:In the Mysteries the seven Logi, or Creative Lords, are shown as streams of force issuing from the mouth of the Eternal One. This signifies the spectrum being extracted from the white light of the Supreme Deity. The seven Creators, or Fabricators, of the inferior spheres were called by the Jews the Elohim. By the Egyptians they were referred to as the Builders (sometimes as the Governors) and are depicted with great knives in their hands with which they carved the universe from its primordial substance. Worship of the planets is based upon their acceptation as the cosmic embodiments of the seven creative attributes of God. The Lords of the planets were described as dwelling within the body of the sun, for the true nature of the sun, being analogous to the white light, contains the seeds of all the tone and color potencies which it manifests. ~ Manly P Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages ,
1464:On the exoteric side if necessary the mind should be trained by the study of any well-developed science, such as chemistry, or mathematics. The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. {85} But even the beginner may attempt this practice with advantage. Either a fact fits in or it does not; if it does not, harmony is broken; and as the Universal harmony cannot be broken, the discord must be in the mind of the student, thus showing that he is not in tune with that Universal choir. Let him then puzzle out first the great facts, then the little; until one summer, when he is bald and lethargic after lunch, he understands and appreciates the existence of flies! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
1465:A disciple asked his teacher, 'Sir, please tell me how I can see God.' Come with me,' said the guru, 'and I shall show you.' He took the disciple to a lake, and both of them got into the water. Suddenly the teacher pressed the disciple's head under the water. After a few moments he released him and the disciple raised his head and stood up. The guru asked him, 'How did you feel?' The disciple said, 'Oh! I thought I should die; I was panting for breath.' The teacher said, 'When you feel like that for God, then you will know you haven't long to wait for His vision.'Let me tell you something. What will you gain by floating on the surface? Dive a little under the water. The gems lie deep under the water; so what is the good of throwing your arms and legs about on the surface? A real gem is heavy. It doesn't float; it sinks to the bottom. To get the real gem you must dive deep. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1466:This third and unknown, this tertium quid, he names God; and by the word he means somewhat or someone who is the Supreme, the Divine, the Cause, the All, one of these things or all of them at once, the perfection or the totality of all that here is partial or imperfect, the absolute of all these myriad relativities, the Unknown by learning of whom the real secret of the known can become to him more and more intelligible. Man has tried to deny all these categories, - he has tried to deny his own real existence, he has tried to deny the real existence of the cosmos, he has tried to deny the real existence of God. But behind all these denials we see the same constant necessity of his attempt at knowledge; for he feels the need of arriving at a unity of these three terms, even if it can only be done by suppressing two of them or merging them in the other that is left. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1467:10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle 1.02,
1468:Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability- and that it may take a very long time. And so I think it is with you; your ideas mature gradually-let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don't try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make of you tomorrow. Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1469:Sri Ramakrishna has described the incident: "The Divine Mother revealed to me in the Kāli temple that it was She who had become everything. She showed me that everything was full of Consciousness. The image was Consciousness, the Altar was Consciousness, the water-vessels were Consciousness, the door-sill was Consciousness, the marble floor was Consciousness - all was Consciousness. I found everything inside the room soaked, as it were, in Bliss - the Bliss of God. I saw a wicked man in front of the Kāli temple; but in him also I saw the power of the Divine Mother vibrating. That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this was the Divine Mother - even the cat. The manager of the temple garden wrote to Mathur Bābu saying that I was feeding the cat with the offering intended for the Divine Mother. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
1470:And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.* 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the Pure Mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow School conceals the Mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes along. The Black School is that of pure Scepticism. We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears? 43?,
1471:But if in passing from one domain to another we renounce what has already been given us from eagerness for our new attainment, if in reaching the mental life we cast away or belittle the physical life which is our basis, or if we reject the mental and physical in our attraction to the spiritual, we do not fulfil God integrally, nor satisfy the conditions of His selfmanifestation. We do not become perfect, but only shift the field of our imperfection or atmost attain a limited altitude. However high we may climb, even though it be to the Non-Being itself, we climb ill if we forget our base. Not to abandon the lower to itself, but to transfigure it in the light of the higher to which we have attained, is true divinity of nature. Brahman is integral and unifies many states of consciousness at a time; we also, manifesting the nature of Brahman, should become integral and all-embracing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
1472:In medieval times, the learned man, the teacher was a servant of God wholly, and of God only. His freedom was sanctioned by an authority more than human...The academy was regarded almost as a part of the natural and unalterable order of things. ... They were Guardians of the Word, fulfilling a sacred function and so secure in their right. Far from repressing free discussion, this "framework of certain key assumptions of Christian doctrine" encouraged disputation of a heat and intensity almost unknown in universities nowadays. ...They were free from external interference and free from a stifling internal conformity because the whole purpose of the universities was the search after an enduring truth, besides which worldly aggrandizement was as nothing. They were free because they agreed on this one thing if, on nothing else, fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Russell Kirk, Academic Freedom: An Essay in Definition ,
1473:Talk 183.A gentleman from Bombay said: "I asked Mother in Sri Aurobindo Ashram the following question: 'I keep my mind blank without thoughts arising so that God might show Himself in His true Being. But I do not perceive anything."The reply was to this effect: 'The attitude is right. The Power will come down from above. It is a direct experience'."So he asked what further he should do.M.: Be what you are. There is nothing to come down or become manifest. All that is needful is to lose the ego, That what is, is always there. Even now you are That. You are not apart from it. The blank is seen by you. You are there to see the blank. What do you wait for? The thought "I have not seen," the expectation to see and the desire of getting something, are all the working of the ego. You have fallen into the snares of the ego. The ego says all these and not you. Be yourself and nothing more! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1474:At first cautiously, later indifferently, at last desperately, I wandered up the stairs and along the pavement of the inextricable palace. (Afterwards I learned that the width and height of the steps were not constant, a fact which made me understand the singular fatigue they produced). 'This palace is a fabrication of the gods,' I thought at the beginning. I explored the uninhabited interiors and corrected myself: ' The gods who built it have died.' I noted its peculiarities and said: 'The gods who built it were mad.' I said it, I know, with an incomprehensible reprobation which was almost remorse, with more intellectual horror than palpable fear... ...'This City' (I thought) 'is so horrible that its mere existence and perdurance, though in the midst of a secret desert, contaminates the past and the future and in some way even jeopardizes the stars. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
1475:The method we have to pursue, then, is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the Sadhaka of the sadhana as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Conditions of the Synthesis,
1476:A silence, an entry into a wide or even immense or infinite emptiness is part of the inner spiritual experience; of this silence and void the physical mind has a certain fear, the small superficially active thinking or vital mind a shrinking from it or dislike, - for it confuses the silence with mental and vital incapacity and the void with cessation or non-existence: but this silence is the silence of the spirit which is the condition of a greater knowledge, power and bliss, and this emptiness is the emptying of the cup of our natural being, a liberation of it from its turbid contents so that it may be filled with the wine of God; it is the passage not into non-existence but to a greater existence. Even when the being turns towards cessation, it is a cessation not in non-existence but into some vast ineffable of spiritual being or the plunge into the incommunicable superconscience of the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 2.28 - The Divine Life,
1477:The way the dog trots out the front doorevery morningwithout a hat or an umbrella,without any moneyor the keys to her doghousenever fails to fill the saucer of my heartwith milky admiration.Who provides a finer exampleof a life without encumbrance-Thoreau in his curtainless hutwith a single plate, a single spoon?Gandhi with his staff and his holy diapers?Off she goes into the material worldwith nothing but her brown coatand her modest blue collar,following only her wet nose,the twin portals of her steady breathing,followed only by the plume of her tail.If only she did not shove the cat asideevery morningand eat all his foodwhat a model of self-containment shewould be,what a paragon of earthly detachment.If only she were not so eagerfor a rub behind the ears,so acrobatic in her welcomes,if only I were not her god. ~ Billy Collins, Dharma ,
1478:DISCIPLE: It is said that the psychic is a spark of the Divine.SRI AUROBINDO: Yes.DISCIPLE: Then it seems that the function of the psychic being is the same as that of Vedic Agni, who is the leader of the journey?SRI AUROBINDO: Yes. Agni is the God of the Psychic and, among the other things it does, it leads the upward journey.DISCIPLE: How does the psychic carry the personalities formed in this life into another life?SRI AUROBINDO: After death, it gathers its elements and carries them onward to another birth. But it is not the same personality that is born. People easily misunderstand these things, specially when they are put in terms of the mind. The past personality is taken only as the basis but a new personality is put forward. If it was the same personality, then it would act exactly in the same manner and there would be no meaning in that. ~ Sri Aurobindo, EVENING TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO RECORDED BY A B PURANI (page no 665-666),
1479:Part 3 - Return12. Refusal of the Return:When the hero-quest has been accomplished, through penetration to the source, or through the grace of some male or female, human or animal, personification, the adventurer still must return with his life-transmuting trophy. The full round, the norm of the monomyth, requires that the hero shall now begin the labor of bringing the runes of wisdom, the Golden Fleece, or his sleeping princess, back into the kingdom of humanity, where the boon may redound to the renewing of the community, the nation, the planet or the ten thousand worlds. But the responsibility has been frequently refused. Even Gautama Buddha, after his triumph, doubted whether the message of realization could be communicated, and saints are reported to have died while in the supernal ecstasy. Numerous indeed are the heroes fabled to have taken up residence forever in the blessed isle of the unaging Goddess of Immortal Being. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1480:Turn your thoughts now, and lift up your thoughts to a devout and joyous contemplation on sage Vyasa and Vasishtha, on Narda and Valmiki. Contemplate on the glorious Lord Buddha, Jesus the Christ, prophet Mohammed, the noble Zoroaster (Zarathushtra), Lord Mahavira, the holy Guru Nanak. Think of the great saints and sages of all ages, like Yajnavalkya, Dattatreya, Sulabha and Gargi, Anasooya and Sabari, Lord Gauranga, Mirabai, Saint Theresa and Francis of Assisi. Remember St. Augustine, Jallaludin Rumi, Kabir, Tukaram, Ramdas, Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Vivekananda and Rama Tirtha. Adore in thy heart the sacred memory of Mahatma Gandhi, sage Ramana Maharishi, Aurobindo Ghosh, Gurudev Sivananda and Swami Ramdas. They verily are the inspirers of humanity towards a life of purity, goodness and godliness. Their lives, their lofty examples, their great teachings constitute the real wealth and greatest treasure of mankind today. ~ Sri Chidananda, Advices On Spiritual Living ,
1481:burden and advantage to an Integral Yoga; ::: ...The hope of an integral transformation forbids us to take a short cut or to make ourselves light for the race by throwing away our impedimenta. For we have set out to conquer all ourselves and the world for God; ... Our compensation is that even if the path is that even if the path is more rugged, the effort more complex and baffling arduous, yet after a certain point we gain an immense advantage. For once our minds are reasonably fixed in the central vision and our wills are on the whole converted to the single pursuit, Life becomes our helper. Intent, vigilant, integrally conscious, we can take every detail of its forms and every incident of its movements as food for the sacrificial Fire within us. Victorious in the struggle, we can compel Earth herself to be an aid towards our perfection and can enrich our realisation with the booty torn from the Powers that oppose us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 74,
1482:Now, on the other hand, there is an entirely different type of angel; and here we must be especially careful to remember that we include gods and devils, for there are such beings who are not by any means dependent on one particular element for their existence. They are microcosms in exactly the same sense as men and women are. They are individuals who have picked up the elements of their composition as possibility and convenience dictates, exactly as we do ourselves... I believe that the Holy Guardian Angel is a Being of this order. He is something more than a man, possibly a being who has already passed through the stage of humanity, and his peculiarly intimate relationship with his client is that of friendship, of community, of brotherhood, or Fatherhood. He is not, let me say with emphasis, a mere abstraction from yourself; and that is why I have insisted rather heavily that the term 'Higher Self' implies a damnable heresy and a dangerous delusion. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears ,
1483:Jnanaprakasha:: Jnana includes both the Para and the Apara Vidya, the knowledge of Brahman in Himself and the knowledge of the world; but the Yogin, reversing the order of the worldly mind, seeks to know Brahman first and through Brahman the world. Scientific knowledge, worldly information & instruction are to him secondary objects, not as it is with the ordinary scholar & scientist, his primary aim. Nevertheless these too we must take into our scope and give room to God's full joy in the world. The methods of the Yogin are also different for he tends more and more to the use of direct vision and the faculties of the vijnana and less and less to intellectual means. The ordinary man studies the object from outside and infers its inner nature from the results of his external study. The Yogin seeks to get inside his object, know it from within & use external study only as a means of confirming his view of the outward action resulting from an already known inner nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Record Of Yoga - I ,
1484:Even on Earth, the first steps in this direction had been taken. There were millions of men, doomed in earlier ages, who now lived active and happy lives thanks to artificial limbs, kidneys, lungs, and hearts. To this process there could be only one conclusion - however far off it might be.And eventually even the brain might go. As the seat of consciousness, It was not essential; the development of electronic intelligence had proved that. The conflict between mind and machine might be resolved at last in the eternal truce of complete symbiosis.But was even this the end? A few mystically inclined biologists went still further. They speculated, taking their cues from the beliefs of many religions, that mind would eventually free itself from matter. The robot body, like the flesh-and-blood one, would be no more than a stepping-stone to something which, long ago, men bad called "spirit."And if there was anything beyond that, its name could only be God. ~ Arthur C Clarke, Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
1486:At every stage of technique since Daedalus or Hero of Alexandria, the ability of the artificer to produce a working simulacrum of a living organism has always intrigued people. This desire to produce and to study automata has always been expressed in terms of the living technique of the age. In the days of magic, we have the bizarre and sinister concept of Golem, that figure of clay into which the Rabbi of Prague breathed life with the blasphemy of the Ineffable Name of God. In the time of Newton, the automaton becomes the clockwork music box, with the little effigies pirouetting stiffly on top. In the nineteenth century, the automaton is a glorified heat engine, burning some combustible fuel instead of the glycogen of the human muscles. Finally, the present automaton opens doors by means of photocells, or points guns to the place at which a radar beam picks up an airplane, or computes the solution of a differential equation. ~ Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and the machine 1961,
1487:Gaya, the Rishi, prays to Agni, Lord of Tapas, the representative in Nature of the Divine Power that builds the worlds & works in them towards our soul's fulfilment in and beyond heaven - Agni, as játavedas, the self-existent luminosity of knowledge in this Cosmic Force - for Force is only Chitshakti, working power of the Divine Consciousness & therefore Cosmic Force is always self-luminous, all-knowing force. Agni Jatavedas then is the ray of divine knowledge in this embodied state of existence; - he is Adhrigu - the Light in our embodied being. For this reason all action offered by us to Agni as a work of divine tapas becomes in its nature a self-luminous activity guiding itself whether consciously in our minds or super-consciously, guháhitam, to the divine goal. All Tapas is self-effective and God-effective. As Adhrigu, the divine Light in our embodied being, Agni is to bring to us an illumination of knowledge in our mentality which is ojistha, most full of ojas, superabundant ... ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire ,
1488:A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows 'to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally' To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null Liber LUX,
1489:7. The Meeting with the Goddess:The ultimate adventure, when all the barriers and ogres have been overcome, is commonly represented as a mystical marriage of the triumphant hero-soul with the Queen Goddess of the World. This is the crisis at the nadir, the zenith, or at the uttermost edge of the earth, at the central point of the cosmos, in the tabernacle of the temple, or within the darkness of the deepest chamber of the heart. The meeting with the goddess (who is incarnate in every woman) is the final test of the talent of the hero to win the boon of love (charity: amor fati), which is life itself enjoyed as the encasement of eternity. And when the adventurer, in this context, is not a youth but a maid, she is the one who, by her qualities, her beauty, or her yearning, is fit to become the consort of an immortal. Then the heavenly husband descends to her and conducts her to his bed-whether she will or not. And if she has shunned him, the scales fall from her eyes; if she has sought him, her desire finds its peace. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1490:''He is a great spirit,151 Socrates. All spirits are intermediate between god and mortal''.''What is the function of a spirit?'' I asked.''Interpreting and conveying all that passes between gods and humans: from humans, petitions and sacrificial offerings, and from gods, instructions and the favours they return. Spirits, being intermediary, fill the space between the other two, so that all are bound together into one entity. It is by means of spirits that all divination can take place, the whole craft of seers and priests, with their sacrifices, rites and spells, and all prophecy and magic. Deity and humanity are completely separate, but through the mediation of spirits all converse and communication from gods to humans, waking and sleeping, is made possible. The man who is wise in these matters is a man of the spirit,152 whereas the man who is wise in a skill153 or a manual craft,154 which is a different sort of expertise, is materialistic.155 These spirits are many and of many kinds, and one of them is Love''. ~ Plato, Symposium 202e,
1491:There is only one thing painful in the beginning to a raw or turbid part of the surface nature; it is the indispensable discipline demanded, the denial necessary for the merging of the incomplete ego. But for that there can be a speedy and enormous compensation in the discovery of a real greater or ultimate completeness in others, in all things, in the cosmic oneness, in the freedom of the transcendent Self and Spirit, in the rapture of the touch of the Divine. Our sacrifice is not a giving without any return or any fruitful acceptance from the other side; it is an interchange between the embodied soul and conscious Nature in us and the eternal Spirit. For even though no return is demanded, yet there is the knowledge deep within us that a marvellous return is inevitable. The soul knows that it does not give itself to God in vain; claiming nothing, it yet receives the infinite riches of the divine Power and Presence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Yoga of Divine Works,
1492:But in whatever way it comes, there must be a decision of the mind and the will and, as its result, a complete and effective self-consecration. The acceptance of a new spiritual idea-force and upward orientation in the being, an illumination, a turning or conversion seized on by the will and the heart's aspiration, -this is the momentous act which contains as in a seed all the results that the Yoga has to give. The mere idea or intellectual seeking of something higher beyond, however strongly grasped by the mind's interest, is ineffective unless it is seized on by the heart as the one thing desirable and by the will as the one thing to be done. For truth of the Spirit has not to be merely thought but to be lived, and to live it demands a unified single-mindedness of the being; so great a change as is contemplated by the Yoga is not to be effected by a divided will or by a small portion of the energy or by a hesitating mind. He who seeks the Divine must consecrate himself to God and to God only. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.02 - Self-Consecration,
1493:Sails across the sea of life in the twinkling of an eye.' One attains the vision of God if Mahamaya steps aside from the door. Mahamaya's grace is necessary: hence the worship of Sakti. You see, God is near us, but it is not possible to know Him because Mahamaya stands between. Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita were walking along. Rama walked ahead, Sita in the middle, and Lakshmana last. Lakshmana was only two and a half cubits away from Rama, but he couldn't see Rama because Sita - Mahamaya - was in the way."While worshipping God, one should assume a definite attitude. I have three attitudes: the attitude of a child, the attitude or a maidservant, and the attitude of a friend. For a long time I regarded myself as a maidservant and a woman companion of God; at that time I used to wear skirts and ornaments, like a woman. The attitude of a child is very good."The attitude of a 'hero' is not good. Some people cherish it. They regard themselves as Purusha and woman as Prakriti; they want to propitiate woman through intercourse with her. But this method often causes disaster. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1494:[invocation] Let us describe the magical method of identification. The symbolic form of the god is first studied with as much care as an artist would bestow upon his model, so that a perfectly clear and unshakeable mental picture of the god is presented to the mind. Similarly, the attributes of the god are enshrined in speech, and such speeches are committed perfectly to memory. The invocation will then begin with a prayer to the god, commemorating his physical attributes, always with profound understanding of their real meaning. In the second part of the invocation, the voice of the god is heard, and His characteristic utterance is recited. In the third portion of the invocation the Magician asserts the identity of himself with the god. In the fourth portion the god is again invoked, but as if by Himself, as if it were the utterance of the will of the god that He should manifest in the Magician. At the conclusion of this, the original object of the invocation is stated. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
1495:From the twilight of day till the twilight of evening, a leopard, in the last years of the thirteenth century, would see some wooden planks, some vertical iron bars, men and women who changed, a wall and perhaps a stone gutter filled with dry leaves. He did not know, could not know, that he longed for love and cruelty and the hot pleasure of tearing things to pieces and the wind carrying the scent of a deer, but something suffocated and rebelled within him and God spoke to him in a dream: ""You live and will die in this prison so that a man I know of may see you a certain number of times and not forget you and place your figure and symbol in a poem which has its precise place in the scheme of the universe. You suffer captivity, but you will have given a word to the poem. God, in the dream, illumined the animal's brutishness and the animal understood these reasons and accepted his destiny, but, when he awoke, there was in him only an obscure resignation, a valorous ignorance, for the machinery of the world is much too complex for the simplicity of a beast. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1496:The earth too, one with the surrounding mass of darkness and inconscience is asleep and insentient. She has to wake up and start on her journey moving forward, unveiling her secret mysteries towards the supreme revelation, the Divine incarnation in matter. The Gods are awake, in order to awaken the earth. A first ray is sent down and it touches as it were the sleeping Mother. The Divine Ray is just like a finger of a child touching her mother trying, as it were, to persuade her to open her eyes and look at her child. The first ray, however, comes not as a caress to the inert being of darkness, it is a sharp prick, even a hard blow. Such is the first impact of light upon dead matter; and the light is thrown back, as an unwelcome intruder, into what it came from; and the darkness grovels in its old groove. The second stage comes when the impact is not felt as a pain or something totally foreign and strange; its touch is felt as something soothing, something that heals an eternal sore. But this too was not suffered long and the light has to go back again. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, On Savitri ,
1497:O King, thy fate is a transaction doneAt every hour between Nature and thy soulWith God for its foreseeing arbiter.Fate is a balance drawn in Destiny's book.Man can accept his fate, he can refuse.Even if the One maintains the unseen decreeHe writes thy refusal in thy credit page:For doom is not a close, a mystic seal.Arisen from the tragic crash of life,Arisen from the body's torture and death,The spirit rises mightier by defeat;Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.Its splendid failures sum to victory.O man, the events that meet thee on thy road,Though they smite thy body and soul with joy and grief,Are not thy fate, - they touch thee awhile and pass;Even death can cut not short thy spirit's walk:Thy goal, the road thou choosest are thy fate.On the altar throwing thy thoughts, thy heart, thy works,Thy fate is a long sacrifice to the godsTill they have opened to thee thy secret selfAnd made thee one with the indwelling God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 06:02 The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1498:To know, possess and be the divine being in an animal and egoistic consciousness, to convert our twilit or obscure physical men- tality into the plenary supramental illumination, to build peace and a self-existent bliss where there is only a stress of transitory satisfactions besieged by physical pain and emotional suffering, to establish an infinite freedom in a world which presents itself as a group of mechanical necessities, to discover and realise the immortal life in a body subjected to death and constant mutation, - this is offered to us as the manifestation of God in Matter and the goal of Nature in her terrestrial evolution. To the ordinary material intellect which takes its present organisation of consciousness for the limit of its possibilities, the direct contradiction of the unrealised ideals with the realised fact is a final argument against their validity. But if we take a more deliberate view of the world's workings, that direct opposition appears rather as part of Nature's profoundest method and the seal of her completest sanction. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine 1.01,
1499:Abrahadabra is a word that first publicly appeared in The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema . Its author, Aleister Crowley, described it as the Word of the Aeon, which signifieth The Great Work accomplished. This is in reference to his belief that the writing of Liber Legis (another name for The Book of the Law) heralded a new Aeon for mankind that was ruled by the godRa-Hoor-Khuit (a form of Horus). Abrahadabra is, therefore, the magical formula of this new age. It is not to be confused with the Word of the Law of the Aeon, which is Thelema, meaning Will. ... Abrahadabra is also referred to as the Word of Double Power. More specifically, it represents the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm represented by the pentagram and the hexagram, the rose and the cross, the circle and the square, the 5 and the 6 (etc.), as also called the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of ones Holy Guardian Angel. In Commentaries (1996), Crowley says that the word is a symbol of the establishment of the pillar or phallus of the Macrocosm...in the void of the Microcosm. ~ Wikipedia,
1500:If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others.There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine Supermind Mind and the Overmind Maya,

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1:Isness is God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
2:Life is a disease. ~ Gail Godwin,
3:My God. This man. ~ Harper Sloan,
4:The gods my protectors. ~ Horace,
5:Even the Gods love jokes. ~ Plato,
6:Even the gods love jokes. ~ Plato,
7:Everyone's God is One. ~ Sai Baba,
8:God and Nature are one. ~ Spinoza,
9:God I love rainbows. ~ John Green,
10:God is dead ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
11:God, keep forever the ~ Anonymous,
12:God put thorns around the ~ Rumi,
13:Insulate yourself... ~ Seth Godin,
14:Let go, and let God. ~ Nikki Sixx,
15:Man thinks, God directs. ~ Alcuin,
16:My God is rock'n'roll. ~ Lou Reed,
17:naked goddess with ~ Rick Riordan,
18:O Lord my God, ~ Saint Augustine,
19:Success is man's god. ~ Aeschylus,
20:The god is the beautiful. ~ Plato,
21:The gods are leaving. ~ Jos Rizal,
22:the right to be a god ~ S D Perry,
23:Thou art God. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
24:Time is a kindly God. ~ Sophocles,
25:Time to talk to God. ~ Tim LaHaye,
26:Trust in God. ~ Wilford Woodruff,
27:Woman is the light of God. ~ Rumi,
28:Average Is for Losers ~ Seth Godin,
29:God does not read. ~ Emil M Cioran,
30:God Has a reason ~ Khaled Hosseini,
31:God has died ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
32:God is a verb ~ William Paul Young,
33:God is dead. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
34:God is in the details! ~ Anonymous,
35:God tells me that  ~ Sri Chinmoy,
36:I am God, la de dah. ~ Anne Sexton,
37:Light is the shadow of god ~ Plato,
38:Lots of ways to reach God, ~ Rumi,
39:Man plans, God laughs, ~ Greg Iles,
40:Man, the mask of God, ~ Ken Wilber,
41:None but God is wise. ~ Pythagoras,
42:Remember who God is. ~ Renee Swope,
43:We are sons of God ~ Sri Aurobindo,
44:God alone can finish. ~ John Ruskin,
45:God didn’t fail, ~ Tiffany L Warren,
46:God is faithful. ~ Jefferson Bethke,
47:God is in the details. ~ Kevin Kwan,
48:God is in the truth. ~ Carol Tavris,
49:God knows, it ain’t ~ Josephine Cox,
50:God said, “Let the land ~ Anonymous,
51:God Save me from boys ~ Chloe Neill,
52:Gods have many faces. ~ Subhash Kak,
53:God was bored by him. ~ Victor Hugo,
54:I am a bird of God's garden ~ Rumi,
55:Ideas that spread win. ~ Seth Godin,
56:Initiative = Happiness ~ Seth Godin,
57:Learn to wait on God. ~ Joyce Meyer,
58:Pain is God's megaphone ~ C S Lewis,
59:Thank God in an atheist. ~ Mal Peet,
60:The God of Thunder has ~ Lois Lowry,
61:The Gods have meant ~ Ruth St Denis,
62:Toodle-oo, demigods! ~ Rick Riordan,
63:Act, and God will act. ~ Joan of Arc,
64:Andrew or courage. ~ Neville Goddard,
65:Beauty is a gift of God. ~ Aristotle,
66:Either a beast or a god. ~ Aristotle,
67:God can be seen    ~ Sri Chinmoy,
68:God-Given Faith ~ Smith Wigglesworth,
69:God himself favors the brave. ~ Ovid,
70:GOD, HIS OWN INTERPRETER ~ Anonymous,
71:God is all and all is God. ~ Eckhart,
72:God is a verb ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
73:God is man idealized. ~ Amiri Baraka,
74:Good gods, this ~ Elisabeth Naughton,
75:Good marketers measure. ~ Seth Godin,
76:Leave the rest to the gods. ~ Horace,
77:Man plans, God laughs. ~ Erik Larson,
78:Only god can judge me ~ Tupac Shakur,
79:Poetry is God's work. ~ Katy Lederer,
80:Raziel. Secret of God. ~ Evan Currie,
81:The gods have their own laws. ~ Ovid,
82:...the Gods too love a joke. ~ Plato,
83:The God-War is coming. ~ John Gwynne,
84:The God Who Wasn’t There ~ Anonymous,
85:Think big. Start small. ~ Seth Godin,
86:This day relenting God ~ Ronald Ross,
87:We are our own gods. ~ Zeena Schreck,
88:A god among men indeed. ~ C J Redwine,
89:and so it goes with God ~ Yann Martel,
90:Beauty is the gift of God ~ Aristotle,
91:god bless the world ~ James Lee Burke,
92:God has no religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
93:God, I'm glad I'm not me. ~ Bob Dylan,
94:God is found by those, ~ Bulleh Shah,
95:God is love” (I John 4:8) ~ Anonymous,
96:God loveth the clean. ~ Francis Bacon,
97:God made me an Indian. ~ Sitting Bull,
98:God suffers with you! ~ James Carroll,
99:Godzilla was coming... ~ Julie Kagawa,
100:How could God burn God? ~ Julie Berry,
101:i crave goddamn difficult ~ Rupi Kaur,
102:I'm-A-God-Look-At-Me. ~ Alex Ferguson,
103:In the beginning, God ... ~ Anonymous,
104:Make it easy to believe. ~ Seth Godin,
105:man plans god laughs ~ Craig Ferguson,
106:Man plans. God laughs. ~ Harlan Coben,
107:Man proposes, God disposes. ~ Plautus,
108:NIETZSCHE IS DEAD—GOD. ~ Sean Carroll,
109:Oh God, baby...love me. ~ Julie James,
110:Oh God, get over it. ~ Antonin Scalia,
111:Oh. My. Godz. Could you? ~ Joan Holub,
112:Only God can judge me. ~ Tupac Shakur,
113:Only the Gods are real. ~ Neil Gaiman,
114:Stupid, all-knowing god. ~ Laura Kaye,
115:The gods have their own rules. ~ Ovid,
116:The great god Pan is dead. ~ Plutarch,
117:The job is not the work. ~ Seth Godin,
118:Well, God hates a coward, ~ Sara King,
119:What Hath God Wrought. ~ Samuel Morse,
120:Your gods made no sound ~ David Tibet,
121:Your not God, Steldor. ~ Cayla Kluver,
122:Acquaint thyself with God. ~ A W Tozer,
123:All men have need of the gods. ~ Homer,
124:and so it goes with God. ~ Yann Martel,
125:But I can please God ~ Craig Groeschel,
126:But what if there are no gods? ~ Plato,
127:Dan Rose’s Sex God Method. ~ Anonymous,
128:Every edit is a lie. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
129:God [1] 21:3 Or tabernacle ~ Anonymous,
130:God hates a coward... ~ Ambrose Bierce,
131:God, I feel so stupid. ~ Richelle Mead,
132:God in heaven has dominion ~ Euripides,
133:God is not a Christian. ~ Desmond Tutu,
134:God is not a diversion. ~ Desmond Tutu,
135:God pity a one-dream man. ~ Carl Sagan,
136:God Sees the Good in You ~ Joyce Meyer,
137:God shall be all in all. ~ John Milton,
138:God's hand never slips. ~ Billy Graham,
139:Gods have bloody hands. ~ Janet Morris,
140:God speaks through me. ~ George W Bush,
141:God's timing is like Jazz. ~ Anonymous,
142:God waited me out. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
143:I do like to sing to God! ~ Jenny Lind,
144:I'm the goddamn Batman. ~ Frank Miller,
145:I raise my pelvis to God ~ Anne Sexton,
146:joy is evidence of God. ~ Steven James,
147:My God...it can think. ~ Laurie R King,
148:Nature is a bitch goddess. ~ Greg Bear,
149:Necessity is God's veil. ~ Simone Weil,
150:No gods, no masters. ~ Margaret Sanger,
151:...Nothing puzzles God ~ Chinua Achebe,
152:Nothing scares me but God. ~ Lil Wayne,
153:Oh God, it's her, run! ~ Simon R Green,
154:Oh gods, stairs. ~ Megan Whalen Turner,
155:Oh my god, I am a banana. ~ John Green,
156:Only God is awesome. ~ Shane Claiborne,
157:Patience is God's nature. ~ Tertullian,
158:Pleasure is a false god. ~ Mark Manson,
159:Student, tell me, what is God? ~ Kabir,
160:This god, this one word: I. ~ Ayn Rand,
161:What is, is God. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
162:Who was Jesus? God saves. ~ Max Lucado,
163:You must begin with God. ~ Rick Warren,
164:Your feelings are your god. ~ Chanakya,
165:A day to God is a thousand years, ~ RZA,
166:Adore God, abhor sin. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
167:All music comes from God. ~ Johnny Cash,
168:All the sea-gods are dead. ~ Allen Tate,
169:All truth is God's truth. ~ John Calvin,
170:Bidden or not, God is here. ~ Ami McKay,
171:cleverness is a disease. ~ Rumer Godden,
172:Doubt is how you find God ~ Mitch Albom,
173:Faith is a gift of God. ~ Blaise Pascal,
174:fear no man but only God ~ Tupac Shakur,
175:For God’s sake, Maeve! ~ Danelle Harmon,
176:God always has patience. ~ Pope Francis,
177:Goddamn alien tourists. ~ Pittacus Lore,
178:God didn't miss any of us. ~ Al McGuire,
179:God don't like complaints. ~ Rick Danko,
180:God is enough for them. ~ Blaise Pascal,
181:God, I want to die in you. ~ Katy Evans,
182:God knows there's a heaven. ~ Bob Dylan,
183:God, living is enormous! ~ Susan Sontag,
184:God of our fathers, ~ Pope John Paul II,
185:God save me from myself. ~ Billy Wilder,
186:God save us from religion. ~ David Icke,
187:Grace is a God who stoops. ~ Max Lucado,
188:gray hair is gods graffiti ~ Bill Cosby,
189:heights th' immortal Gods, Jove ~ Homer,
190:I am the scourge of God ~ Peter Ackroyd,
191:I spit upon your God! ~ William Golding,
192:I THINK I JUST MET GOD I ~ Bob Odenkirk,
193:It's in the god's hands. ~ Janet Morris,
194:Lets go eat a God damn snack ~ Rex Ryan,
195:Lose your soul in God's Love... ~ Rumi,
196:Man plans, God laughs. ~ Nelson DeMille,
197:may the gods be with you ~ Rick Riordan,
198:Misfortune was my god. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
199:Old gods do new jobs. ~ Terry Pratchett,
200:Photography is truth. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
201:Serve man Serve god ~ Swami Vivekananda,
202:Sleep is God. Go worship. ~ Jim Butcher,
203:Some kneel and lie to God. ~ Elton John,
204:Thank God for baseball. ~ Mickey Mantle,
205:Thank God for Darwin, eh? ~ Bill Bailey,
206:Thank God for the theater. ~ Raul Julia,
207:Thank God for wisecracks. ~ Jim Butcher,
208:Thank God I'm an atheist. ~ Luis Bunuel,
209:Thank God I'm an atheist! ~ Luis Bu uel,
210:The devil is God's ape! ~ Martin Luther,
211:This nation under God ~ Abraham Lincoln,
212:What gods do you pray to? ~ Gerry Lopez,
213:When half-gods go ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
214:You can never out-give God. ~ Anonymous,
215:Adversity makes men remember God. ~ Livy,
216:All God's Chillun got Rhythm. ~ Gus Kahn,
217:All things are full of gods. ~ Aristotle,
218:As man acts, God reacts. ~ Baal Shem Tov,
219:A true god damn you all! ~ R A Salvatore,
220:Christ died for the ungodly. ~ Anonymous,
221:Cold beer is bottled God. ~ Dylan Thomas,
222:Feeling is the secret. ~ Neville Goddard,
223:God alone is sufficient.8 ~ Gerald G May,
224:God has work for you to do. ~ Max Lucado,
225:God helps the brave ~ Friedrich Schiller,
226:God himself helps those who dare. ~ Ovid,
227:God is thy law, thou mine. ~ John Milton,
228:God is within you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
229:God's first Smile was born ~ Sri Chinmoy,
230:God's time never stops. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
231:God's word is a God sword. ~ Lisa Bevere,
232:God turned to speak to me ~ Robert Frost,
233:God uses whoever he wants. ~ Dyan Cannon,
234:God was a lazy programmer. ~ Slavoj i ek,
235:he was called God's friend.  ~ Anonymous,
236:Humanity connected is God. ~ Jim Gilliam,
237:God steals my soul. ~ Harley King,
238:I was a teenage godmother. ~ Theresa May,
239:Let God have His own cat. ~ Stephen King,
240:Let God have his own cat! ~ Stephen King,
241:Man plans and God laughs, ~ Harlan Coben,
242:My god is transgendered. ~ Krista Bremer,
243:Next to God, thy parents. ~ William Penn,
244:No god is that spiteful. ~ Chris Dietzel,
245:No man hath seen God at any time. ~ John,
246:Oh my God, cheese burn! ~ Susan Bischoff,
247:One should seek God among men. ~ Novalis,
248:Only God can judge me now ~ Tupac Shakur,
249:People make crummy gods. ~ Matt Chandler,
250:Playing safe is very risky. ~ Seth Godin,
251:Power is not happiness. ~ William Godwin,
252:Praise God for good nurses. ~ John Green,
253:Pray, and let God worry. ~ Martin Luther,
254:Soon is not as good as now. ~ Seth Godin,
255:Thank God for the journey. ~ James Brown,
256:Thank God I'm not a Jungian. ~ Carl Jung,
257:Thank God you're poor, Mom. ~ Mario Puzo,
258:The act of God injures no one. ~ Juvenal,
259:The God knows when to smile. ~ Euripides,
260:To love God all-powerless. ~ Simone Weil,
261:Truly a wife is God’s gift. ~ Anya Seton,
262:Unhappiness was my god. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
263:We are all God's children. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
264:We are gods with anuses. ~ Ernest Becker,
265:We're all God's children. ~ Dolly Parton,
266:What are men? Mortal gods. ~ Heraclitus,
267:Where's the goddamn giant? ~ Jason Aaron,
268:Write like you talk. Often. ~ Seth Godin,
269:You can't lose. Go, go, go! ~ Seth Godin,
270:Your hair is an act of God. ~ Sarah Kane,
271:All is One (Nature, God) ~ Baruch Spinoza,
272:But being busy for God and ~ Sheila Walsh,
273:Children are a gift from God. ~ Anonymous,
274:Everyone is lonely. Connect. ~ Seth Godin,
275:Evil is maybe lying to God. ~ Anne Sexton,
276:God bless Dunkin' Donuts. ~ Lauren Oliver,
277:God created woman to tame man. ~ Voltaire,
278:God deceiveth thee not. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
279:God does not play dice. ~ Albert Einstein,
280:God does not play dice. ~ Stephen Hawking,
281:God does not play favorites. ~ Max Lucado,
282:God enters through the wound. ~ Carl Jung,
283:God is in the details. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
284:God is the creator of all things. ~ Kelis,
285:God is the same everywhere. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
286:God kills, and so shall we... ~ Anne Rice,
287:God knows, but He's waiting ~ Leo Tolstoy,
288:God laughs at men's plans. ~ Larry Gatlin,
289:Godliness is not perfection. ~ Beth Moore,
290:God must have had a reason ~ Ben Sherwood,
291:God never forgets a promise. ~ Max Anders,
292:God rested, we take over! ~ Dennis Prager,
293:God save me from idealists. ~ Jim Butcher,
294:God uses prepared people. ~ Robert Thieme,
295:God wears white flannels. ~ James Cameron,
296:Good God. Men everywhere. ~ Richelle Mead,
297:Good marketers tell a story. ~ Seth Godin,
298:Gray hair is God's graffiti. ~ Bill Cosby,
299:I don't think it was God. ~ Michael Grant,
300:I have the body of a GOD ~ Gautama Buddha,
301:I love you. God, I love you. ~ Maya Banks,
302:in an Apparently Godless Era. ~ Tony Judt,
303:I never read Karl Marx. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
304:I say God is the ultimate. ~ Donald Trump,
305:It's war that makes generals ~ Seth Godin,
306:I was always a God guy. ~ Stephen Baldwin,
307:Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, ~ Yann Martel,
308:Lil Wayne is a music god!!!! ~ Jamie Foxx,
309:love, happiness and God. ~ Krista Ritchie,
310:love is the every only god ~ E E Cummings,
311:love is the every only god ~ e e cummings,
312:Mad as a dog. Mad as a god. ~ Holly Black,
313:May God never abandon me. ~ Blaise Pascal,
314:My God. What's happened? ~ Princess Diana,
315:Oh my God I am so cool. ~ Charlize Theron,
316:Only God, no other kings! ~ John Ashcroft,
317:Sachin is cricket's God. ~ Barry Richards,
318:Sorry, mom. Sorry, God. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
319:Souls are God's jewels. ~ Thomas Traherne,
320:The God of Abundance. Psalm ~ Joel Osteen,
321:The proud man is forsaken of God. ~ Plato,
322:There are no gods, only men. ~ David Vann,
323:There is no one lonelier than God! ~ Osho,
324:There must be real gods ~ Hilda Doolittle,
325:To God's own heart be true. ~ Dottie West,
326:Unselfishness is God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
327:We're godless people. ~ Abigail Tarttelin,
328:Whom the gods love dies young. ~ Menander,
329:world won’t shed a tear. ~ Robert Goddard,
330:3. Here’s a gift, I love you. ~ Seth Godin,
331:A GOD BUYS US CHEESEBURGERS ~ Rick Riordan,
332:And God got bored again. ~ Masaji Ishikawa,
333:Beaches are God's poetry. ~ Steve Maraboli,
334:Elvis Presley? He's God. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
335:Even God cannot change the past. ~ Agathon,
336:Explore daily the will of God. ~ Carl Jung,
337:Fine. It was Goddamn Cat, then. ~ J R Ward,
338:For God’s sake, don’t hug me. ~ Maya Banks,
339:God: a gaseous vertebrate. ~ Aldous Huxley,
340:God allowed no mistakes. ~ Henning Mankell,
341:God bless us, every one! ~ Charles Dickens,
342:God gave me my money. ~ John D Rockefeller,
343:God is greater than God. ~ Meister Eckhart,
344:God is just a statistics. ~ Marilyn Manson,
345:God is the perfect poet. ~ Robert Browning,
346:God is truth and light his shadow. ~ Plato,
347:God save us from religion. ~ David Eddings,
348:God's favour is happiness. ~ Matthew Henry,
349:God smiles when I trust him. ~ Rick Warren,
350:God’s timing is perfect. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
351:God wants you to go further. ~ Joel Osteen,
352:God was a ruthless bitch. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
353:God was so very far away. ~ Carolyn Miller,
354:God will give me justice ~ Alexandre Dumas,
355:God will honor our faith. ~ Dwight L Moody,
356:God without Christ is no God. ~ John Piper,
357:I know God is my vindicator. ~ Joel Osteen,
358:I thank God for Closed Doors ~ Tyler Perry,
359:I, too, saw God through mud ~ Wilfred Owen,
360:Jesus was lost in his love for God. ~ Rumi,
361:Just pray and God gone make a way ~ Webbie,
362:Lay me on an anvil, O God. ~ Carl Sandburg,
363:Listen! God is talking back! ~ Mike Dooley,
364:Love God, Love People, Do Stuff ~ Bob Goff,
365:Love is stronger than God. ~ Robert Repino,
366:Nature is the art of God ~ Dante Alighieri,
367:No god craves weaklings. ~ Daniel Woodrell,
368:Oculus Dei, the eyes of God. ~ Rick Yancey,
369:Oh my God...I'm a megahoe. ~ Lynda LeeAnne,
370:One with God is a majority. ~ Billy Graham,
371:Only a god can save us. ~ Martin Heidegger,
372:orr we find a typo in a book. ~ Seth Godin,
373:People plan, God laughs, ~ Nicholas Sparks,
374:People plan, God laughs. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
375:Please God, I'm begging you ~ Sarah Dessen,
376:Put thou thy trust in God; ~ Martin Luther,
377:Sleep in peace, God is awake ~ Victor Hugo,
378:Sometimes God takes his time: ~ Max Lucado,
379:Thank God for dog lovers. ~ David Baldacci,
380:the God of More Than Enough. ~ Joel Osteen,
381:The Gods rank work above virtues. ~ Hesiod,
382:There go the goddamn brownies! ~ Joe Dante,
383:There is nothing but God. ~ Frederick Lenz,
384:The word of God is my vow. ~ Pittacus Lore,
385:To love life is to love God. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
386:We have to let God be in control ~ E N Joy,
387:Whatsoever is, is in God. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
388:When you touch me, good God. ~ James Brown,
389:Who does a goddess pray to? ~ Sarah Diemer,
390:Who God possesseth ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
391:whom the god loves dies young ~ Lord Byron,
392:Almighty God! enough! enough! ~ Jules Verne,
393:And who was my godly parent? ~ Rick Riordan,
394:Ask the gods nothing excessive. ~ Aeschylus,
395:Beauty is God's handwriting. ~ Jandy Nelson,
396:Be still and know that I am God ~ Anonymous,
397: Danmarks Gode Aand
~ Christian Winther,
398:Dare to be vulnerable with me. ~ Pam Godwin,
399:Don’t make gods into demons. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
400:Everyone is not your customer. ~ Seth Godin,
401:Evil tries to hide, like God. ~ John Draper,
402:Fear God and work hard. ~ David Livingstone,
403:Fear is the mother of all gods. ~ Lucretius,
404:Gift of the Real Estate Gods. ~ Gary Keller,
405:God dances with the outcast. ~ Steven James,
406:God defend the right. ~ William Shakespeare,
407:God Gives Birth To gods! ~ Chris Oyakhilome,
408:God has never disappointed me. ~ Brenda Lee,
409:God helps him who strives hard. ~ Euripides,
410:God, I just love baseball. ~ Robert Redford,
411:God, I like your hands on me. ~ Jaci Burton,
412:God, I love a man who reads ~ Tiffany Reisz,
413:God is the sum of all that is ~ Mike Dooley,
414:God, I've missed you so much ~ Eloisa James,
415:God says when. I execute. ~ Khalid Muhammad,
416:God sent me to piss the world off! ~ Eminem,
417:God shows up with surprises. ~ Pope Francis,
418:God uses us to impact others. ~ Johnny Hunt,
419:God warns before he wounds. ~ Matthew Henry,
420:God will give me justice. ~ Marcus Luttrell,
421:He and God were on a break. ~ Susan Sleeman,
422:He was a wise man who invented God. ~ Plato,
423:He whom the Gods love dies young. ~ Plautus,
424:how God does what He does. ~ DeVon Franklin,
425:I am a smiling depressive. ~ Trisha Goddard,
426:Invited or not, God is present. ~ Carl Jung,
427:I praise the God of grace; ~ Horatius Bonar,
428:I spanked a virgin. Oh God. ~ Sierra Simone,
429:it is God without mankind ~ Honor de Balzac,
430:It's a god-eat-god world. ~ Terry Pratchett,
431:I want God, not my idea of God. ~ C S Lewis,
432:Karma is God's girlfriend. ~ Allan Williams,
433:look at what God has done for us. ~ E N Joy,
434:Love God with all your mind. ~ J P Moreland,
435:My God is better than your God ~ Boy George,
436:Nature is the art of God. ~ Dante Alighieri,
437:Now let me burn out for God. ~ Henry Martyn,
438:Oh God, I heart him so much. ~ Robin Benway,
439:SAWYER: God has other plans. ~ Bijou Hunter,
440:She misses believing in God. ~ Lauren Groff,
441:Sleep in Peace, God is awake. ~ Victor Hugo,
442:Thank God for a few free waves. ~ Miki Dora,
443:the God of woman is autonomy ~ Alice Walker,
444:The great unseen reality is God ~ A W Tozer,
445:The mills of God grind slowly. ~ Lord Acton,
446:The problem's name is God. ~ Salman Rushdie,
447:There is no one God won’t use. ~ Max Lucado,
448:The will of God prevails. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
449:To justify God's ways to man. ~ A E Housman,
450:What the Gods want happens soon ~ Petronius,
451:When God commands, do it! ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
452:Ye gods and little fishes. ~ Grace Burrowes,
453:You are a God Act like one! ~ Timothy Leary,
454:All good ideas are terrible... ~ Seth Godin,
455:And, oh, my God, it's over. ~ John Steinbeck,
456:A prayer is a chat with thy God. ~ Toba Beta,
457:Article I. There Is Only One God ~ Anonymous,
458:Artillery is the god of war. ~ Joseph Stalin,
459:Being God would be the ultimate. ~ Macy Gray,
460:Be still and know that I am God! ~ Anonymous,
461:Be still and know that I am God. ~ Anonymous,
462:Claim it; it will respond. ~ Neville Goddard,
463:Competence is no longer scarce. ~ Seth Godin,
464:"Explore daily the will of God." ~ Carl Jung,
465:Fear first made gods in the world. ~ Statius,
466:GOD BURNED ALIVE ONLY DEVILS NOW. ~ Joe Hill,
467:God cannot save them from fools. ~ John Muir,
468:God didn't make junk. ~ Terry Cole Whittaker,
469:God does not fail at what He does. ~ E N Joy,
470:God don't give out certain. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
471:God dwells within me. As me. ~ Julia Roberts,
472:God grant us patience! ~ William Shakespeare,
473:God, I fucking race you, Ryles, ~ K Bromberg,
474:God, I loved Daemon. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
475:God is a thing that thinks. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
476:God is creativity, not a Creator. ~ Rajneesh,
477:God is God, and I'm not. ~ Stephen Mansfield,
478:God is like a shitty girlfriend. ~ Louis C K,
479:God is love. Yes or no? No. ~ Samuel Beckett,
480:God is not a dead equation! ~ Muhammad Iqbal,
481:God is the mirror of man. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
482:God knows what He’s doing, ~ Jeannette Walls,
483:God loves only one philosophy, ~ Sri Chinmoy,
484:God makes a way out of no way. ~ Anne Lamott,
485:God once declared He was true ~ Robert Frost,
486:God said it, that settles it. ~ Peter Kreeft,
487:God’s arms. You light up the ~ Carolyn Brown,
488:God takes attendance every day. ~ Glenn Beck,
489:God Wants You to Be Encouraged ~ Joyce Meyer,
490:God will not waste your pain. ~ Kyle Idleman,
491:God would never hang out here. ~ Nicola Yoon,
492:Have faith in God. Stay focused. ~ DJ Khaled,
493:Heaven means to be one with God. ~ Confucius,
494:He laughed at that. ‘You’re ~ Robert Goddard,
495:Here were decent godless people; ~ T S Eliot,
496:He whom the gods love dies young. ~ Menander,
497:Hidden nature is secret God. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
498:History is still happening ~ Godfried Bomans,
499:I am a god. I don't do fair. ~ Ilona Andrews,
500:I believed in God my whole life. ~ Andy Dick,

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



50

   91 Occultism
   60 Yoga
   43 Philosophy
   27 Integral Yoga
   14 Kabbalah
   14 Christianity
   10 Hinduism
   6 Buddhism
   1 Integral Theory


  128 Sri Aurobindo
   85 Aleister Crowley
   34 Swami Vivekananda
   29 Aldous Huxley
   21 Swami Krishnananda
   21 Sri Ramakrishna
   20 Saint Teresa of Avila
   17 Satprem
   13 The Mother
   12 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   12 Carl Jung
   10 Friedrich Nietzsche
   9 Jorge Luis Borges
   7 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   6 Bokar Rinpoche
   5 Thubten Chodron
   5 Patanjali
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jean Gebser


   64 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   56 Magick Without Tears
   48 The Life Divine
   48 Savitri
   44 Collected Poems
   42 Liber ABA
   30 Essays On The Gita
   29 The Perennial Philosophy
   28 Essays Divine And Human
   24 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   21 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   20 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   19 The Way of Perfection
   19 Bhakti-Yoga
   17 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   15 The Divine Comedy
   14 The Secret Of The Veda
   13 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   13 Letters On Yoga I
   13 Isha Upanishad
   13 General Principles of Kabbalah
   12 Aion
   11 Words Of Long Ago
   11 The Mothers Agenda
   11 Talks
   11 Kena and Other Upanishads
   11 Dark Night of the Soul
   10 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   10 Raja-Yoga
   9 Words Of The Mother II
   9 Twilight of the Idols
   9 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   8 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   8 The Bible
   8 Letters On Yoga II
   8 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   7 Poetics
   6 Words Of The Mother III
   6 Walden
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Red Book Liber Novus
   6 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   6 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   5 Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice
   5 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   5 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   5 Amrita Gita
   4 Agenda Vol 1
   3 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
   3 The Problems of Philosophy
   3 The Integral Yoga
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Liber Null
   3 Letters On Yoga III
   3 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 The Blue Cliff Records
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 On Education
   2 God Exists
   2 Book of Certitude
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E


00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri, #Sweet Mother - Harmonies of Light, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the Gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga.
  

0.01_-_Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  The whole time - or for seven years, in any event - we fought with our conception of God and the
  'spiritual life': it was all so comfortable, for we had a supreme 'symbol' of it right there. She let us do as we pleased, She even opened up all kinds of little heavens in us, along with a few hells, since they go together. She even opened the door in us to a certain 'liberation,' which in the end was as soporific as eternity - but there was nowhere to get out: it WAS eternity. We were trapped on all sides. There was nothing left but these 4m2 of skin, the last refuge, that which we wanted to flee by way of above or below, by way of Guiana or the Himalayas. She was waiting for us just there, at the end of our spiritual or not so spiritual pirouettes. Matter was her concern. It took us seven years to understand that She was beginning there, 'where the other yogas leave off,' as Sri Aurobindo had already said twenty-five years earlier. It was necessary to have covered all the paths of the Spirit and all those of Matter, or in any case a large number geographically, before discovering, or even simply understanding, that 'something else' was really Something Else. It was not an improved
  --
  
  She was uprooting a new Matter, free, free from the habit of inexorably being a man who repeats himself ad infinitum with a few improvements in the way of organ transplants or monetary exchanges. In fact, She was there to discover what would happen after materialism and after spiritualism, these prodigal twin brothers. Because Materialism is dying in the West for the same reason that Spiritualism is dying in the East: it is the hour of the new species. Man needs to awaken, not only from his demons but also from his Gods. A new Matter, yes, like a new Spirit, yes, because we still know neither one nor the other. It is the hour when Science, like Spirituality, at the end of their roads, must discover what Matter TRULY is, for it is really there that a Spirit as yet unknown to us is to be found. It is a time when all the 'isms' of the old species are dying: 'The age of
  Capitalism and business is drawing to its close. But the age of Communism too will pass ... 'It is the hour of a pure little cell THAT WILL HAVE TERRESTRIAL REPERCUSSIONS, infinitely more radical than all our political and scientific or spiritualistic panaceas.

0.01_-_Life_and_Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Yogin tends to draw away from the common existence and lose his hold upon it; he tends to purchase wealth of spirit by an impoverishment of his human activities, the inner freedom by an outer death. If he gains God, he loses life, or if he turns his efforts outward to conquer life, he is in danger of losing
  God. Therefore we see in India that a sharp incompatibility has been created between life in the world and spiritual growth and perfection, and although the tradition and ideal of a victorious harmony between the inner attraction and the outer demand remains, it is little or else very imperfectly exemplified. In fact, when a man turns his vision and energy inward and enters on the path of Yoga, he is popularly supposed to be lost inevitably to the great stream of our collective existence and the secular effort of humanity. So strongly has the idea prevailed, so much has it been emphasised by prevalent philosophies and religions that to escape from life is now commonly considered as not only the necessary condition, but the general object of Yoga. No synthesis of Yoga can be satisfying which does not, in its aim, reunite God and Nature in a liberated and perfected human life or, in its method, not only permit but favour the harmony of our inner and outer activities and experiences in the divine consummation of both. For man is precisely that term and symbol of a higher Existence descended into the material world in which it is possible for the lower to transfigure itself and put on the nature of the higher and the higher to reveal itself in the forms of the lower. To avoid the life which is given him for the realisation of that possibility, can never be either the indispensable condition or the whole and ultimate object of his supreme endeavour or of his most powerful means of self-fulfilment. It can only be a temporary necessity under certain conditions or a specialised extreme effort imposed on the individual so as to prepare a greater general possibility for the race. The true and full object and utility of Yoga can only be accomplished when the conscious
  Yoga in man becomes, like the subconscious Yoga in Nature, outwardly conterminous with life itself and we can once more, looking out both on the path and the achievement, say in a more perfect and luminous sense: "All life is Yoga."

0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  But in order that we may be wisely guided in our effort, we must know, first, the general principle and purpose underlying this separative impulse and, next, the particular utilities upon which the method of each school of Yoga is founded. For the general principle we must interrogate the universal workings of Nature herself, recognising in her no merely specious and illusive activity of a distorting Maya, but the cosmic energy and working of God Himself in His universal being formulating and inspired by a vast, an infinite and yet a minutely selective
  Wisdom, prajna prasr.ta puran. of the Upanishad, Wisdom that went forth from the Eternal since the beginning. For the particular utilities we must cast a penetrative eye on the different methods of Yoga and distinguish among the mass of their details the governing idea which they serve and the radical force which gives birth and energy to their processes of effectuation.
  --
  That which Nature has evolved for us and has firmly founded is the bodily life. She has effected a certain combination and harmony of the two inferior but most fundamentally necessary elements of our action and progress upon earth, -
  Matter, which, however the too ethereally spiritual may despise it, is our foundation and the first condition of all our energies and realisations, and the Life-Energy which is our means of existence in a material body and the basis there even of our mental and spiritual activities. She has successfully achieved a certain stability of her constant material movement which is at once sufficiently steady and durable and sufficiently pliable and mutable to provide a fit dwelling-place and instrument for the progressively manifesting God in humanity. This is what is meant by the fable in the Aitareya Upanishad which tells us that the Gods rejected the animal forms successively offered to them by the Divine Self and only when man was produced, cried out, "This indeed is perfectly made," and consented to enter in. She has effected also a working compromise between the inertia of matter and the active Life that lives in and feeds on it, by which not only is vital existence sustained, but the fullest developments of mentality are rendered possible. This equilibrium constitutes the basic status of Nature in man and is termed in the language of Yoga his gross body composed
  
  --
   of the material or food sheath and the nervous system or vital vehicle.1
  If, then, this inferior equilibrium is the basis and first means of the higher movements which the universal Power contemplates and if it constitutes the vehicle in which the Divine here seeks to reveal Itself, if the Indian saying is true that the body is the instrument provided for the fulfilment of the right law of our nature, then any final recoil from the physical life must be a turning away from the completeness of the divine Wisdom and a renunciation of its aim in earthly manifestation. Such a refusal may be, owing to some secret law of their development, the right attitude for certain individuals, but never the aim intended for mankind. It can be, therefore, no integral Yoga which ignores the body or makes its annulment or its rejection indispensable to a perfect spirituality. Rather, the perfecting of the body also should be the last triumph of the Spirit and to make the bodily life also divine must be God's final seal upon His work in the universe. The obstacle which the physical presents to the spiritual is no argument for the rejection of the physical; for in the unseen providence of things our greatest difficulties are our best opportunities. A supreme difficulty is Nature's indication to us of a supreme conquest to be won and an ultimate problem to be solved; it is not a warning of an inextricable snare to be shunned or of an enemy too strong for us from whom we must flee.
  
  --
  
  The ultimate knowledge is that which perceives and accepts God in the universe as well as beyond the universe; the integral Yoga is that which, having found the Transcendent, can return upon the universe and possess it, retaining the power freely to descend
  

0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  21
   beatitude. But he can, as he progresses, combine these three forms, resolve their discords into a harmonious rhythm and so create in himself the whole Godhead, the perfect Man.
  
  --
  
  We have to recognise once more that the individual exists not in himself alone but in the collectivity and that individual perfection and liberation are not the whole sense of God's intention in the world. The free use of our liberty includes also the liberation of others and of mankind; the perfect utility of our perfection is, having realised in ourselves the divine symbol, to reproduce, multiply and ultimately universalise it in others.
  

0.04_-_1951-1954, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  ***
  Only when men shall depend exclusively upon the Divine and upon nothing else will the incarnate God no longer need to die for them.4
  
  --
  
  To deny or affirm God's existence is equally true, but each is only partially true. It is by rising above both affirmation and negation that one may draw nearer the truth.
  
  --
  ***
  Whenever a God has donned a body, it was always with the intention of transforming the earth and creating a new world. Yet until now, he always had to give up his body without being able to complete his work; and it has always been said that the earth was not ready, that mankind did not fulfill the conditions necessary for the work to be accomplished.
  
  --
  
  But it is the very imperfection of the incarnate God that makes the perfection of those about him indispensable. If the God incarnate realized the perfection needed for the progress to be made, this progress would not be conditioned by the state of the surrounding matter. However, interdependence is doubtlessly absolute in this world of utmost objectification, and a certain degree of perfection in the general manifestation is indispensable before a higher degree of perfection can be realized in the divine, incarnate being. It is the need for a certain perfection in the environment that drives human beings to progress; it is the insufficiency of this progress, whatever it may be, that impels the divine being to intensify his effort for progress in his own body. Thus both movements for progress are simultaneous and complementary.
  
  --
  
  He said, 'Read the Gita knowing that Krishna is the symbol of the immanent God, the God within.'
  That was all. 'Read it with THAT knowledge - with the knowledge that Krishna represents the immanent God, the God within you.' Well, within a month, the whole thing was done!
  So some of you people have been here since the time you were toddlers - everything has been explained to you, the whole thing has been served to you on a silver platter (not only with words, but through psychic aid and in every possible way), you have been put on the path of this inner discovery ... and then you just go on drifting along: 'When it comes, it will come.' - If you even spare it that much thought!
  --
  
  Yes, certainly ... had there been any receptivity when She came down and had She been able to manifest with the power with which She came ... But I can tell you one thing: even before Her coming, when, with Sri Aurobindo, I had begun going down (for the Yoga) from the mental plane to the vital plane, when we brought our yoga down from the mental plane into the vital plane, in less than a month (I was forty years old at the time - I didn't seem very old, I looked less than forty, but I was forty anyway), after no more than a month of this yoga, I looked exactly like an 18 year old! And someone who knew me and had stayed with me in Japan 13 came here, and when he saw me, he could scarcely believe his eyes! He said, 'But my God, is it you?' I said, 'Of course!'
  Only when we went down from the vital plane into the physical plane, all this went away - because on the physical plane, the work is much harder and we had so much to do, so many things to change.

0.04_-_The_Systems_of_Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  In practice three conceptions are necessary before there can be any possibility of Yoga; there must be, as it were, three consenting parties to the effort, - God, Nature and the human soul or, in more abstract language, the Transcendental, the Universal
  
  --
  It is this truth which makes necessary to every philosophy of Yoga the conception of the Ishwara, Lord, supreme Soul or supreme Self, towards whom the effort is directed and who gives the illuminating touch and the strength to attain. Equally true is the complementary idea so often enforced by the Yoga of devotion that as the Transcendent is necessary to the individual and sought after by him, so also the individual is necessary in a sense to the Transcendent and sought after by It. If the
  Bhakta seeks and yearns after Bhagavan, Bhagavan also seeks and yearns after the Bhakta.1 There can be no Yoga of knowledge without a human seeker of the knowledge, the supreme subject of knowledge and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of knowledge; no Yoga of devotion without the human God-lover, the supreme object of love and delight and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of spiritual, emotional and aesthetic enjoyment; no Yoga of works without the human worker, the supreme Will, Master of all works and sacrifices, and the divine use by the individual of the universal faculties of power and action. However Monistic may be our intellectual conception of the highest truth of things, in practice we are compelled to accept this omnipresent Trinity.
  
  --
  1
  Bhakta, the devotee or lover of God; Bhagavan, God, the Lord of Love and Delight.
  
  --
  Love and Bliss and utilises normally the conception of the supreme Lord in His personality as the divine Lover and enjoyer of the universe. The world is then realised as a play of the
  Lord, with our human life as its final stage, pursued through the different phases of self-concealment and self-revelation. The principle of Bhakti Yoga is to utilise all the normal relations of human life into which emotion enters and apply them no longer to transient worldly relations, but to the joy of the All-Loving, the All-Beautiful and the All-Blissful. Worship and meditation are used only for the preparation and increase of intensity of the divine relationship. And this Yoga is catholic in its use of all emotional relations, so that even enmity and opposition to God, considered as an intense, impatient and perverse form of Love, is conceived as a possible means of realisation and salvation.
  

0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  An undiscriminating combination in block would not be a synthesis, but a confusion. Nor would a successive practice of each of them in turn be easy in the short span of our human life and with our limited energies, to say nothing of the waste of labour implied in so cumbrous a process. Sometimes, indeed,
  Hathayoga and Rajayoga are thus successively practised. And in a recent unique example, in the life of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, we see a colossal spiritual capacity first driving straight to the divine realisation, taking, as it were, the kingdom of heaven by violence, and then seizing upon one Yogic method after another and extracting the substance out of it with an incredible rapidity, always to return to the heart of the whole matter, the realisation and possession of God by the power of love, by the extension of inborn spirituality into various experience and by the spontaneous play of an intuitive knowledge. Such an example cannot be generalised. Its object also was special and temporal, to exemplify in the great and decisive experience of a master-soul the truth, now most necessary to humanity, towards which a world long divided into jarring sects and schools is with difficulty labouring, that all sects are forms and fragments of a single integral truth and all disciplines labour in their different ways towards one supreme experience. To know, be and possess
  
  --
  We see, then, what from the psychological point of view,
  - and Yoga is nothing but practical psychology, - is the conception of Nature from which we have to start. It is the selffulfilment of the Purusha through his Energy. But the movement of Nature is twofold, higher and lower, or, as we may choose to term it, divine and undivine. The distinction exists indeed for practical purposes only; for there is nothing that is not divine, and in a larger view it is as meaningless, verbally, as the distinction between natural and supernatural, for all things that are are natural. All things are in Nature and all things are in God.
  
  --
  Prakriti and turn them towards the Divine. But the normal action of Nature in us is an integral movement in which the full complexity of all our elements is affected by and affects all our environments. The whole of life is the Yoga of Nature. The
  Yoga that we seek must also be an integral action of Nature, and the whole difference between the Yogin and the natural man will be this, that the Yogin seeks to substitute in himself for the integral action of the lower Nature working in and by ego and division the integral action of the higher Nature working in and by God and unity. If indeed our aim be only an escape from the world to God, synthesis is unnecessary and a waste of time; for then our sole practical aim must be to find out one path out of the thousand that lead to God, one shortest possible of short cuts, and not to linger exploring different paths that end in the same goal. But if our aim be a transformation of our integral being into the terms of God-existence, it is then that a synthesis becomes necessary.
  
  The method we have to pursue, then, is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform our entire being into His. Thus in a sense
  God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sadhaka of the sadhana1 as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the
  Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces
  --
  
  Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some element or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the Gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.
  
  Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in
  Nature, in the other it becomes swift and self-conscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.
  
  --
  
  The widest synthesis of perfection possible to thought is the sole effort entirely worthy of those whose dedicated vision perceives that God dwells concealed in humanity.
  

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Leave the Ashram? - But the rest of the world is just as absurd. It is man who is absurd, and God
  - if he exists - is a pure disgrace. Mother, I am SCANDALIZED, and I feel within me the rebellion and despair of all men who surely have not deserved all this.
  --
  
  As Sri Aurobindo says, people see God as a magnified man: he is the Demiurge, Jehovah - what
  I call the 'Lord of Falsehood.'

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  And the second night, or purification, pertains to those who are already
  proficient, occurring at the time when God desires to bring them to the state
  of union with God. And this latter night is a more obscure and dark and
  terrible purgation, as we shall say afterwards.2
  --
  already taught us how we are to deny and purify ourselves with the ordinary help of
  grace, in order to prepare our senses and faculties for union with God through love.
  He now proceeds to explain, with an arresting freshness, how these same senses
  and faculties are purged and purified by God with a view to the same endthat of
  union. The combined description of the two nights completes the presentation of
  --
  comprising the whole of the mystical life and ending only with the Divine embraces
  of the soul transformed in God through love.
  The stanzas expounded by the Saint are taken from the same poem in the two
  --
  that by himself, and with the ordinary aid of grace, man cannot attain to that
  degree of purgation which is essential to his transformation in God. He needs
  Divine aid more abundantly. 'However greatly the soul itself labours,' writes the
  Saint, 'it cannot actively purify itself so as to be in the least degree prepared for the
  Divine union of perfection of love, if God takes not its hand and purges it not in that
  dark fire.'3
  --
  
  The Passive Nights, in which it is God Who accomplishes the purgation, are
  based upon this incapacity. Souls 'begin to enter' this dark night
  when God draws them forth from the state of beginnerswhich is the
  state of those that meditate on the spiritual roadand begins to set them in
  --
  the state of the perfect, which is that of the Divine union of the soul with
  God. 4
  Before explaining the nature and effects of this Passive Night, the Saint touches, in
  --
  
  peaceful and loving attentiveness toward God.'8 Before long it will experience
  enkindlings of love (Chapter xi), which will serve to purify its sins and imperfections
  and draw it gradually nearer to God; we have here, as it were, so many stages of the
  ascent of the Mount on whose summit the soul attains to transforming union.
  --
  midst of these dark confines, feels itself to be keenly and sharply wounded in strong
  Divine love, and to have a certain realization and foretaste of God.'11 No less
  wonderful are the effects of the powerful Divine illumination which from time to

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  You told me one day that I could be 'useful' to you. Then, by chance, I came across this passage from Sri Aurobindo the other day: 'Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse.'
  Could you tell me, as a favor, what this particular thing is in me which may be useful to you and serve you? If I could only know what my real work is in this world ... All the conflicting impulses in me stem from my being like an unemployed force, like a being whose place has not yet been determined.
  --
  
  Now, you know that Sri Aurobindo and I are always one and the same consciousness, one and the same person. Only, when this unique force or presence is felt in your individual consciousness, it assumes different forms or appearances depending upon your temperament, your aspirations, your needs, the particular cast of your nature. Your individual consciousness is like a filter, a pointer, as it were; it makes a choice and settles upon one possibility in the infinity of divine possibilities. In truth, the Divine gives to each one exactly what he expects from Him. If you believe the Divine to be distant and cruel, He will be distant and cruel, because it may be necessary for your supreme wellbeing to feel the wrath of God. He will be Kali 43 for the worshippers of Kali, and bliss for the bhakta.44 He will be the All-Knowledge of seekers after Knowledge, the Transcendent Impersonal of the illusionist. He will be an atheist for the atheist, and the love of the lover. He will be fraternal and near, an ever faithful friend, ever helpful, to those who feel him as the inner guide of each movement, at each minute. And if you believe that He can erase everything, He will erase all your faults, all your errors, tirelessly, and at each moment you will feel his infinite Grace. In truth, the
  Divine is what you expect of Him in your deep aspiration.
  
  And once you enter into this consciousness where all things are seen with a single look, the infinite multitude of the Divine's relationships with men, you realize how wonderful everything is, in every detail. You can also look at the history of mankind and see how much the Divine has evolved depending upon what men have understood, desired, hoped for or dreamed; how he was materialistic with the materialist, and how each day he grows, draws nearer, becomes more luminous, as the human consciousness widens. Everyone is free to choose. The perfection of this endless variety of relationships between man and God throughout the history of the world is an unutterable wonder. Yet all this together is but a second in the total manifestation of the Divine.
  
  --
  
  Humility, a perfect humility, is the condition for all realization. The mind is so cocksure. It thinks it knows everything, understands everything. And if ever it acts through idealism to serve a cause that appears noble to it, it becomes even more arrogant more intransigent, and it is almost impossible to make it see that there might. be something still higher beyond its noble conceptions and its great altruistic or other ideals. Humility is the only remedy. I am not speaking of humility as conceived by certain religions, with this God that belittles his creatures and only likes to see them down on their knees. When I was a child, this kind of humility revolted me, and I refused to believe in a God that wants to belittle his creatures. I don't mean that kind of humility, but rather the recognition that one does not know, that one knows nothing, and that there may be something beyond what presently appears to us as the truest, the most noble or disinterested. True humility consists in constantly referring oneself to the Lord, in placing all before Him. When I receive a blow (and there are quite a few of them in my sadhana), my immediate, spontaneous reaction, like a spring, is to throw myself before Him and to say, 'Thou, Lord.' Without this humility, I would never have been able to realize anything. And I say 'I' only to make myself understood, but in fact
  'I' means the Lord through this body, his instrument. When you begin living THIS kind of humility, it means you are drawing nearer to the realization. It is the condition, the starting point.

0.07_-_DARK_NIGHT_OF_THE_SOUL, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  DARK NIGHT
  Exposition of the stanzas describing the method followed by the soul in its journey upon the spiritual road to the attainment of the perfect union of love with God, to the extent that is possible in this life. Likewise are described the properties belonging to the soul that has attained to the said perfection, according as they are contained in the same stanzas.
  
  PROLOGUE
  IN this book are first set down all the stanzas which are to be expounded; afterwards, each of the stanzas is expounded separately, being set down before its exposition; and then each line is expounded separately and in turn, the line itself also being set down before the exposition. In the first two stanzas are expounded the effects of the two spiritual purgations: of the sensual part of man and of the spiritual part. In the other six are expounded various and wondrous effects of the spiritual illumination and union of love with God.
  
  --
  
  Begins the exposition of the stanzas which treat of the way and manner which the soul follows upon the road of the union of love with God. Before we enter upon the exposition of these stanzas, it is well to understand here that the soul that utters them is now in the state of perfection, which is the union of love with God, having already passed through severe trials and straits, by means of spiritual exercise in the narrow way of eternal life whereof Our Saviour speaks in the Gospel, along which way the soul ordinarily passes in order to reach this high and happy union with God. Since this road (as the Lord Himself says likewise) is so strait, and since there are so few that enter by it,19 the soul considers it a great happiness and good chance to have passed along it to the said perfection of love, as it sings in this first stanza, calling this strait road with full propriety 'dark night,' as will be explained hereafter in the lines of the said stanza. The soul, then, rejoicing at having passed along this narrow road whence so many blessings have come to it, speaks after this manner.
  
  --
  EXPOSITION
  IN this first stanza the soul relates the way and manner which it followed in going forth, as to its affection, from itself and from all things, and in dying to them all and to itself, by means of true mortification, in order to attain to living the sweet and delectable life of love with God; and it says that this going forth from itself and from all things was a 'dark night,' by which, as will be explained hereafter, is here understood purgative contemplation, which causes passively in the soul the negation of itself and of all things referred to above.
  2. And this going forth it says here that it was able to accomplish in the strength and ardour which love for its Spouse gave to it for that purpose in the dark contemplation aforementioned. Herein it extols the great happiness which it found in journeying to God through this night with such signal success that none of the three enemies, which are world, devil and flesh (who are they that ever impede this road), could hinder it; inasmuch as the aforementioned night of purgative20 contemplation lulled to sleep and mortified, in the house of its sensuality, all the passions and desires with respect to their mischievous desires and motions. The line, then, says:
  On a dark night

01.01_-_The_One_Thing_Needful, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The realisation of the Divine is the one thing needful and the rest is desirable only in so far as it helps or leads towards that or when it is realised, extends and manifests the realisation. Manifestation and organisation of the whole life for the divine work, - first, the sadhana personal and collective necessary for the realisation and a common life of God-realised men, secondly, for help to the world to move towards that, and to live in the Light - is the whole meaning and purpose of my Yoga. But the realisation is the first need and it is that round which all the rest moves, for apart from it all the rest would have no meaning.
  
  --
  
  Yoga is directed towards God, not towards man. If a divine supramental consciousness and power can be brought down and established in the material world, that obviously would mean an immense change for the earth including humanity and its life. But the effect on humanity would only be one result of the change; it cannot be the object of the sadhana. The object of the sadhana can only be to live in the divine consciousness and to manifest it in life.
  

01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  TTS_LOC:"/home/j/Documents/Code/Python/TTS/MP3S"
  It was the hour before the Gods awake.
  Across the path of the divine Event
  --
  And old experience laboured out once more.
  All can be done if the God-touch is there.
  A hope stole in that hardly dared to be
  --
  Persuaded the inert black quietude
  And beauty and wonder disturbed the fields of God.
  A wandering hand of pale enchanted light
  --
  The darkness failed and slipped like a falling cloak
  From the reclining body of a God.
  Then through the pallid rift that seemed at first
  --
  And buried its seed of grandeur in the hours.
  An instant's visitor the Godhead shone.
  On life's thin border awhile the Vision stood
  --
  Ambassadress twixt eternity and change,
  The omniscient Goddess leaned across the breadths
  That wrap the fated journeyings of the stars
  --
  The prescience of a marvellous birth to come.
  Only a little the God-light can stay:
  Spiritual beauty illumining human sight
  --
  She looked no more on our mortality.
  The excess of beauty natural to God-kind
  Could not uphold its claim on time-born eyes;
  --
  Time's message of brief light was not for her.
  In her there was the anguish of the Gods
  Imprisoned in our transient human mould,
  --
  It turns against the saviour hands of Grace;
  It meets the sons of God with death and pain.
  A glory of lightnings traversing the earth-scene,
  --
  Hiding herself even from those she loved,
  The Godhead greater by a human fate.
  A dark foreknowledge separated her
  --
  Leaving her slain behind she travels on:
  Man only marks and God's all-seeing eyes.
  Even in this moment of her soul's despair,
  --
  Like giant figures wrestling in the night:
  The Godheads from the dim Inconscient born
  Awoke to struggle and the pang divine,
  --
  Inheriting the long agony of the globe,
  A stone-still figure of high and Godlike Pain
  Stared into Space with fixed regardless eyes

01.02_-_The_Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    An absolute supernatural darkness falls
    On man sometimes when he draws near to God:
    An hour arrives when fail all Nature's means;
  --
    Make a rased ground and shape anew her fate.
    A colloquy of the original Gods
    Meeting upon the borders of the unknown,
  --
    Strike out from Time the soul's long compound debt
    And the heavy servitudes of the Karmic Gods,
    The slow revenge of unforgiving Law
  --
    There was no witness of terrestrial eyes;
    The Gods above and Nature sole below
    Were the spectators of that mighty strife.
  --
    And the solemn weight of the slowly-passing months
    Had left in her deep room for thought and God.
    There was her drama's radiant prologue lived.
  --
    Never a rarer creature bore his shaft,
    That burning test of the Godhead in our parts,
    A lightning from the heights on our abyss.
  --
    Inspired and ruled from Truth's revealing vault
    Moves in some prophet cavern of the Gods,
    A heart of silence in the hands of joy
  --
    The whole world could take refuge in her single heart.
    The great unsatisfied Godhead here could dwell:
    Vacant of the dwarf self's imprisoned air,
  --
    An ocean of untrembling virgin fire;
    The strength, the silence of the Gods were hers.
    In her he found a vastness like his own,
  --
    Although she leaned to bear the human load,
    Her walk kept still the measures of the Gods.
    Earth's breath had failed to stain that brilliant glass:
  --
    A glowing orbit was her early term,
    Years like gold raiment of the Gods that pass;
    Her youth sat throned in calm felicity.
  --
    Death, fall and sorrow as the spirit's goads,
    The dubious Godhead with his torch of pain
    Lit up the chasm of the unfinished world
  --
    Or hew the ways of Immortality,
    To win or lose the Godlike game for man,
    Was her soul's issue thrown with Destiny's dice.
  --
    A conscious frame was here, a self-born Force.
    In this enigma of the dusk of God,
    This slow and strange uneasy compromise
  --
    And the dual tables and the Karmic norm
    Restrain the Titan in us and the God:
    Pain with its lash, joy with its silver bribe
  --
    Obedient to the statutes fixed of old,
    Admitting without appeal the nether Gods.
    In her the superhuman cast its seed.
  --
    Compound with earth, struck from the starry list,
    Or quench with black despair the God-given light.
    Accustomed to the eternal and the true,
  --
    His soul steps back and sees the Light supreme.
    A Godhead stands behind the brute machine.
    This truth broke in in a triumph of fire;
    A victory was won for God in man,
    The deity revealed its hidden face.

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Affiliated to cosmic Space and Time
  And paying here God's debt to earth and man
  A greater sonship was his divine right.
  --
  An ocean impulse lifted every breath;
  Each action left the footprints of a God,
  Each moment was a beat of puissant wings.
  --
  An incognito of the Imperishable.
  A spirit that is a flame of God abides,
  A fiery portion of the Wonderful,
  --
  He regards the icon growing by his gaze
  And in the worm foresees the coming God.
  At last the traveller in the paths of Time
  --
  A static Oneness and dynamic Power
  Descend in him, the integral Godhead's seals;
  His soul and body take that splendid stamp.
  --
  Through which his Glory shines for whom we were made
  And we break into the infinity of God.
  Across our nature's border line we escape
  --
  Refining half-hewn blocks of natural strength
  It built his soul into a statued God.
  The Craftsman of the magic stuff of self
  --
  Lain in the arms of the Eternal's peace,
  Rapt in the heart-beats of God-ecstasy.
  He lived in the mystic space where thought is born
  --
  And fed on the white milk of the Eternal's strengths
  Till it grows into the likeness of a God.
  In the Witness's occult rooms with mind-built walls
  --
  Proclaimed the gospel of their opposites,
  And all believed themselves spokesmen of God:
  The Gods of light and titans of the dark
  Battled for his soul as for a costly prize.
  --
  Whose single window's clipped outlook on things
  Sees only a little arc of God's vast sky.
  The boundless with the boundless there consorts;
  --
  A pause in the joy and anguish of the search
  Restored the stress of Nature to God's calm.
  A vast unanimity ended life's debate.
  --
  The tragedy that destroys long happiness,
  The weeping of Love, the quarrel of the Gods,
  Ceased in a truth which lives in its own light.
  --
  Till at last the frustrate universe sank undone.
  Even his Godlike strength to rise must fall:
  His greater consciousness withdrew behind;
  --
  And look down on the magic and the play
  Where the God-child lies on the lap of Night and Dawn
  And the Everlasting puts on Time's disguise.
  --
  And fashion the world-shape in him anew,
  God found in Nature, Nature fulfilled in God.
  Already in him was seen that task of Power:
  --
  Experience was a tale of blaze and fire,
  Air rippled round the argosies of the Gods,
  Strange riches sailed to him from the Unseen;
  --
  To check the claimants crowding through mind's gates
  Covered by the forged signatures of the Gods,
  Detect the magic bride in her disguise
  --
  Poured into his heart as into an empty cup,
  A repetition of God's first delight
  Creating in a young and virgin Time.
  --
  The inspired body of the mystic Truth.
  A recorder of the inquiry of the Gods,
  Spokesman of the silent seeings of the Supreme,
  --
  There looked out from the shadow of the Unknown
  The bodiless Namelessness that saw God born
  And tries to gain from the mortal's mind and soul
  --
  Hardly for a moment glimpsed viewless to Mind,
  As if a torch held by a power of God,
  The radiant world of the everlasting Truth
  --
  And the creative eye of Eternity.
  The inspiring Goddess entered a mortal's breast,
  Made there her study of divining thought
  --
  And rescue of the lost herds of the Sun.
  In a splendid extravagance of the waste of God
  Dropped carelessly in creation's spendthrift work,
  --
  Locked in blind antres of the ignorant flood,
  Lest men should find them and be even as Gods.
  A vision lightened on the viewless heights,
  --
  A mechanism no more or work of Chance,
  But a living movement of the body of God.
  A spirit hid in forces and in forms
  --
  In the struggle and upheaval of the world
  He saw the labour of a Godhead's birth.
  A secret knowledge masked as Ignorance;
  --
  Of a blind Power on human littleness,
  Life now became a sure approach to God,
  Existence a divine experiment
  --
  His mind and body's first spiritual change.
  A wide God-knowledge poured down from above,
  A new world-knowledge broadened from within:
  --
  Apart he lived in his mind's solitude,
  A demiGod shaping the lives of men:
  One soul's ambition lifted up the race;

01.03_-_Yoga_and_the_Ordinary_Life, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I must say in view of something you seem to have said to your father that it is not the object of the one to be a great man or the object of the other to be a great Yogin. The ideal of human life is to establish over the whole being the control of a clear, strong and rational mind and a right and rational will, to master the emotional, vital and physical being, create a harmony of the whole and develop the capacities whatever they are and fulfil them in life. In the terms of Hindu thought, it is to enthrone the rule of the purified and sattwic buddhi, follow the dharma, fulfilling one's own svadharma and doing the work proper to one's capacities, and satisfy kama and artha under the control of the buddhi and the dharma. The object of the divine life, on the other hand, is to realise one's highest self or to realise
  God and to put the whole being into harmony with the truth of the highest self or the law of the divine nature, to find one's own divine capacities great or small and fulfil them in life as a sacrifice to the highest or as a true instrument of the divine
  Sakti.
  --
  
  The religious life is a movement of the same ignorant human consciousness, turning or trying to turn away from the earth towards the Divine but as yet without knowledge and led by the dogmatic tenets and rules of some sect or creed which claims to have found the way out of the bonds of the earth-consciousness into some beatific Beyond. The religious life may be the first approach to the spiritual, but very often it is only a turning about in a round of rites, ceremonies and practices or set ideas and forms without any issue. The spiritual life, on the contrary, proceeds directly by a change of consciousness, a change from the ordinary consciousness, ignorant and separated from its true self and from God, to a greater consciousness in which one finds one's true being and comes first into direct and living contact and then into union with the Divine. For the spiritual seeker this change of consciousness is the one thing he seeks and nothing else matters.
  

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And Eldorados of splendour and ecstasy
  And temples to the Godhead none can see.
  A shapeless memory lingers in us still
  --
  Losing the punctilio of its separate birth,
  It leaves us one with Nature and with God.
  In moments when the inner lamps are lit
  --
  A Voice calls from the chambers of the soul;
  We meet the ecstasy of the Godhead's touch
  In golden privacies of immortal fire.
  --
  The secret grandiose meaning of our lives.
  A treasure of honey in the combs of God,
  A Splendour burning in a tenebrous cloak,
  It is our glory of the flame of God,
  Our golden fountain of the world's delight,
  --
  Or for what reason is the suffering here,
  God's sanction to the paradox of life
  And the riddle of the Immortal's birth in Time.
  --
  In the coiled blackness of her nescient course
  The Earth-Goddess toils across the sands of Time.
  A Being is in her whom she hopes to know,
  --
  The pure perfection her marred nature needs,
  A breath of Godhead on her stone and mire.
  A faith she craves that can survive defeat,
  --
  Outstretching arms to the unconscious Void,
  Passionate she prays to invisible forms of Gods
  Soliciting from dumb Fate and toiling Time
  --
  Heaven's privilege she claims as her own right.
  Just is her claim the all-witnessing Gods approve,
  Clear in a greater light than reason owns:
  --
  Earth's winged chimaeras are Truth's steeds in Heaven,
  The impossible God's sign of things to be.
  But few can look beyond the present state
  --
  And, impassive to earth's din and startled cry,
  Return to the silence of the hills of God;
  As lightning leaps, as thunder sweeps, they pass
  --
  The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,
  A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss
  And earth grow unexpectedly divine.
  --
  A few shall see what none yet understands;
  God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;
  For man shall not know the coming till its hour
  --
  The Spirit's bare and absolute potencies
  Burn in the solitude of the thoughts of God.
  A rapture and a radiance and a hush,
  --
  Else might their strength be marred and could not save.
  Alive to the truth that dwells in God's extremes,
  Awake to a motion of all-seeing Force,
  --
  The crown of conscious Immortality,
  The Godhead promised to our struggling souls
  When first man's heart dared death and suffered life.
  --
  After we have served this great divided world
  God's bliss and oneness are our inborn right.
  A date is fixed in the calendar of the Unknown,
  --
  Here meanwhile at the Spirit's opposite pole
  In the mystery of the deeps that God has built
  For his abode below the Thinker's sight,
  --
  A dark-robed labourer in the cosmic scheme
  Carrying clay images of unborn Gods,
  Executrix of the inevitable Idea
  --
  Only a darkened little we can feel.
  He too wears a diminished Godhead here;
  He has forsaken his omnipotence,
  --
  He grows through her in all his being's powers;
  He reads by her God's hidden aim in things.
  Or, a courtier in her countless retinue,
  --
  He sees within the face of deity,
  The Godhead breaks out through the human mould:
  Her highest heights she unmasks and is his mate.
  --
  And plays at hide-and-seek with his own Force;
  In Nature's instrument loiters secret God.
  The Immanent lives in man as in his house;
  --
  The Maker shall recast us and impose
  A plan of Godhead on the mortal's mould
  Lifting our finite minds to his infinite,
  --
  His nature we must put on as he put ours;
  We are sons of God and must be even as he:
  His human portion, we must grow divine.
  Our life is a paradox with God for key.
  \t:But meanwhile all is a shadow cast by a dream
  --
  For the key is hid and by the Inconscient kept;
  The secret God beneath the threshold dwells.
  In a body obscuring the immortal Spirit
  --
  In his world-adventure's crude initial start
  Behold him ignorant of his Godhead's force,
  Timid initiate of its vast design.
  --
  He goes or, armed with her fiat, to discover
  A new mind and body in the city of God
  And enshrine the Immortal in his glory's house
  --
  Till the nescient dusk is lifted from man's soul
  And the morns of God have overtaken his night.
  As long as Nature lasts, he too is there,
  --
  And laid on the spirit the burden of the flesh,
  That Godhead's seed might flower in mindless Space.
  \tEnd of Book I - Canto IV

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And the poverty of Nature's earthly sight.
    All that the Gods have learned is there self-known.
    There in a hidden chamber closed and mute
  --
    Only her warlock-wisecraft could enforce,
    Its law of the opposition of the Gods,
    Its list of inseparable contraries.
  --
    By a miraculous birth in plasm and gas
    The mystery of God's covenant with the Night.
    Once more was heard in the still cosmic Mind
  --
    And its imitation of Earth-Nature's art,
    Its earthly dialect to God-language change,
    In living symbols study Reality
  --
    The Ideal must be Nature's common truth,
    The body illumined with the indwelling God,
    The heart and mind feel one with all that is,
  --
    He is a smallness trying to be great,
    An animal with some instincts of a God,
    His life a story too common to be told,
  --
    One-pointed to the immaculate Delight,
    Questing for God as for a splendid prey,
    He mounted burning like a cone of fire.
    To a few is given that Godlike rare release.
    One among many thousands never touched,
  --
    The ineffable Wideness knows him for its own.
    A lone forerunner of the Godward earth,
    Among the symbols of yet unshaped things
  --
    Drew him out of his seeking loneliness
    Into the magnitudes of God's embrace.
    As when a timeless Eye annuls the hours
  --
    Was taken from him like a forgotten load:
    A fire that seemed the body of a God
    Consumed the limiting figures of the past
  --
    Unwound the triple cord of mind and freed
    The heavenly wideness of a Godhead's gaze.
    As through a dress the wearer's shape is seen,
  --
    The python coils of the restricting Law
    Could not restrain the swift arisen God:
    Abolished were the scripts of destiny.
  --
    Lifted above our needy limited scope,
    The occult privilege of demiGods
    And the sure power-pattern of her cryptic signs,
  --
    Invoke the bacchic rapture, the Fury's goad,
    In our body arouse the demon or the God,
    Call in the Omniscient and Omnipotent,
  --
    Even in this rigid realm, Mind can be king:
    The logic of its demiGod Idea
    In the leap of a transitional moment brings
  --
    And the universe the slave of mortal will.
    A mediatrix with veiled and nameless Gods
    Whose alien will touches our human life,
  --
    A threshold guardian of the earth-scene's Beyond,
    She has canalised the outbreaks of the Gods
    And cut through vistas of intuitive sight
  --
    A million figures passed and were seen no more.
    This was a forefront of God's thousandfold house,
    Beginnings of the half-screened Invisible.
  --
    Gazing out of some everlasting Now,
    Its shadows gleaming with the birth of Gods,
    Its bodies signalling the Bodiless,
  --
    Peopled with voices and with visages
    Aspired in a crescendo of the Gods
    From Matter's abysses to the Spirit's peaks.

02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  European metaphysical thought - even in those thinkers who try to prove or explain the existence and nature of God or of the Absolute - does not in its method and result go beyond the intellect. But the intellect is incapable of knowing the supreme
  Truth; it can only range about seeking for Truth and catching fragmentary representations of it, not the thing itself, and trying to piece them together. Mind cannot arrive at Truth; it can only make some constructed figure that tries to represent it or a combination of figures. At the end of European thought, therefore, there must always be Agnosticism, declared or implicit. Intellect, if it goes sincerely to its own end, has to return and give this report: "I cannot know; there is or at least it seems to me that there may be or even must be Something beyond, some ultimate

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And an opulent beauty of passionate difference
    The recurring beat that moments God in Time.
    Only was missing the sole timeless Word
  --
      He saw a lone immense high-curved world-pile
    Erect like a mountain-chariot of the Gods
    Motionless under an inscrutable sky.
  --
    The living symbol of these conscious planes,
    Its influences and Godheads of the unseen,
    Its unthought logic of Reality's acts
  --
    These grades had marked her giant downward plunge,
    The wide and prone leap of a Godhead's fall.
    Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.
  --
      A graph shall be of many meeting worlds,
      A cube and union-crystal of the Gods;
    A Mind shall think behind Nature's mindless mask,
  --
    Into its forms the Child is ever born
    Who lives for ever in the vasts of God.
    A slow reversal's movement then took place:
  --
    Of its dense rings were formed these million stars;
    Upon earth's new-born soil God's tread was heard.
    Across the thick smoke of earth's ignorance

02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It shields our ceiling of terrestrial mind
  From deathless suns and the streaming of God's rain,
  Yet canalises a strange irised glow,
  --
  It lends beauty to the terror of the gulfs
  And fascinating eyes to perilous Gods,
  Invests with grace the demon and the snake.
  --
  Out of its fall our denser Matter came.
  Thus taken was God's plunge into the Night.
  This fallen world became a nurse of souls
  --
  This is the destiny bequeathed to her,
  As if a slain God left a golden trust
  To a blind force and an imprisoned soul.
  An immortal Godhead's perishable parts
  She must reconstitute from fragments lost,
  --
  And given to man as his stupendous work
  A labour to the Gods impossible.
  A life living hardly in a field of death
  --
  It brings to us the inevitable word,
  The Godlike act, the thoughts that never die.
  A ripple of light and glory wraps the brain,
  --
  The Imperishable burn through Matter's screen
  Making this mortal body Godhead's robe.
  The Spirit's greatness is our timeless source
  --
  Plastic and passive to the all-shaping Fire,
  Answers the flaming Godhead's casual touch:
  Immune from our inertia of response
  --
  In that fair subtle realm behind our own
  The form is all, and physical Gods are kings.
  The inspiring Light plays in fine boundaries;
  --
  Admiring marvellous forms so near to ours
  Yet perfect like the playthings of a God,
  Deathless in the aspect of mortality.

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Other than the heavens beheld by mortal eyes,
  As on a fretted ceiling of the Gods,
  An archipelago of laughter and fire,
  --
  An everlasting refuge of dream-light,
  A nebula of the splendours of the Gods
  Made from the musings of eternity.
  --
  Illumined continents of violet peace,
  Oceans and rivers of the mirth of God
  And griefless countries under purple suns.
  --
  Thoughts house infallible immortal sight
  And Nature climb towards God's identity.
  The Master of the worlds self-made her slave
  --
  Hidden in the cape of our mortality.
  The worlds, the forms her Goddess fancy makes
  Have lost their origin on unseen heights:
  --
  Sleep imitated awhile extinction's peace.
  The light of God she has parted from his dark
  To test the savour of bare opposites.
  --
  And still her doors are barred to things supreme.
  These worlds could feel God's breath visiting their tops;
  Some glimmer of the Transcendent's hem was there.
  --
  To the deathless people of the shores of Light.
  Creation leaped straight from the hands of God;
  Marvel and rapture wandered in the ways.
  --
  Indulgence with a tender purity came
  And nursed the God on her maternal breast:
  There none was weak, so falsehood could not live;
  --
  In sun-bright kingdoms moved with regal gait:
  Assemblies, crowded senates of the Gods,
  Life's puissances reigned on seats of marble will,
  --
  For worship lifts the worshipper's bowed strength
  Close to the God's pride and bliss his soul adores:
  The ruler there is one with all he rules;
  --
  His victor Light rode on her deathless Force;
  A centaur's mighty gallop bore the God.
  Life throned with mind, a double majesty.
  --
  And passion there could wait for its desire
  Until it heard the near approach of God.
  Worlds were there of a childlike mirth and joy;
  --
  There work was play and play the only work,
  The tasks of heaven a game of Godlike might:
  A celestial bacchanal for ever pure,
  --
  A race and laughter of immortal strengths,
  The nude God-children in their play-fields ran
  Smiting the winds with splendour and with speed;
  --
  Investitured with the fresh heart's bright ray,
  An early God-instinct's child inheritors,
  Tenants of the perpetuity of Time
  --
  No guide she needed but her luminous heart:
  No fall debased the Godhead of her steps,
  No alien Night had come to blind her eyes.
  --
  Magician builder of unnumbered forms
  Exploring the measures of the rhythms of God,
  At will she wove her wizard wonder-dance,
  A Dionysian Goddess of delight,
  A Bacchant of creative ecstasy.
  --
  Identified with sea and sky and stone
  Her young Gods yearned for the release of souls
  Asleep in objects, vague, inanimate.
  --
  Heavy was the uncommunicated load
  Of Godhead in a world that had no needs;
  For none was there to feel or to receive.
  --
  Hoping to fill a fair new world with joy.
  As comes a Goddess to a mortal's breast
  And fills his days with her celestial clasp,
  --
  Abolished was her subtle mighty spirit
  And slain her boon of child-God happiness,
  And all her glory into littleness turned

02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In him Matter wakes from its long obscure trance,
  In him earth feels the Godhead drawing near.
  An eyeless Power that sees no more its aim,
  --
  In her obscure cathedral of delight
  To dim dwarf Gods she offers secret rites.
  But vain unending is the sacrifice,
  --
  Ascending slowly with unconscious steps,
  A foundling of the Gods she wanders here
  Like a child-soul left near the gates of Hell
  --
  For so only could he know the obscure cause
  Of all that holds us back and baffles God
  In the jail-delivery of the imprisoned soul.
  --
  The upward look was alien to her sight,
  Forgotten the fearless Godhead of her walk;
  Renounced was the glory and felicity,
  --
  A single thinker in an aimless world
  Awaiting some tremendous dawn of God,
  He saw the purpose in the works of Time.
  --
  A camouflage of the Inconscient's need
  To release the glory of God in Nature's mud.
  His sight, spiritual in embodying orbs,
  --
  In her obscurest members burns that fire.
  A touch of God's rapture in creation's acts,
  A lost remembrance of felicity
  Lurks still in the dumb roots of death and birth,
  The world's senseless beauty mirrors God's delight.
  That rapture's smile is secret everywhere;
  --
  This was the first cry of the awaking world.
  It clings around us still and clamps the God.
  Even when reason is born and soul takes form,
  --
  Bliss changed to sorrow, knowledge made ignorant,
  God's force turned into a child's helplessness
  Can bring down heaven by their sacrifice.
  --
  Watched the weak birth of a tremendous Force,
  Pursued the riddle of Godhead's tentative pace,
  Heard the faint rhythms of a great unborn Muse.
  --
  Mocking or thrilled by their torn victims' pangs;
  Admiring themselves as titans and as Gods
  Proudly they sang their high and glorious deeds
  --
  And rise to his higher destiny at last,
  Look up to God and round at the universe,
  And learn by failure and progress by fall
  --
  Behind all moved seeking for vessels to hold
  A first raw vintage of the grapes of God,
  On earth's mud a spilth of the supernal Bliss,
  --
  Obscure inhabitant of the world's blind core,
  An unborn Godhead's will, a mute Desire.
  A third creation now revealed its face.
  --
  Indoctrinated by the erring sense,
  It took appearance for the face of God,
  For casual lights the marching of the suns,

02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life
  class:chapter
  --
  Ignorant and dangerous wills but armed with power,
  Half-animal, half-God their mood, their shape.
  Out of the greyness of a dim background
  --
  To all half-conscious worlds they extend their reign.
  Here too these Godlings drive our human hearts,
  Our nature's twilight is their lurking-place:
  --
  In this revolving chamber without walls
  In which God sits impassive everywhere
  As if unknown to himself and by us unseen
  --
  Using the unthought inevitable Idea,
  It did the works of God's intelligence
  Or wrought the will of some supreme Unknown.
  --
  Infant self-feeling grew and birth was born.
  A Godhead woke but lay with dreaming limbs;
  Her house refused to open its sealed doors.
  Insentient to our eyes that only see
  The form, the act and not the imprisoned God,
  Life hid in her pulse occult of growth and power
  --
  Which yet outlast their brief creator's breath.
  He dreams sometimes of the revels of the Gods
  And sees the Dionysian gesture pass, -
  --
  He has shut away from him into inmost self,
  Fenced off the greatnesses of hidden God.
  His being was formed to play a trivial part
  --
  Then all assumes a new and marvellous face:
  The world quivers with a God-light at its core,
  In Time's deep heart high purposes move and live,
  --
  This broad, confused, yet rigid scheme becomes
  A magnificent imbroglio of the Gods,
  A game, a work ambiguously divine.
  --
  Our lives a deeper mystery than we have dreamed;
  Our minds are starters in the race to God,
  Our souls deputed selves of the Supreme.
  --
  An urge of miniature divinity.
  A mystic passion from the wells of God
  Flows through the guarded spaces of the soul;
  --
  In this investiture of fleshly life
  A soul that is a spark of God survives
  And sometimes it breaks through the sordid screen
  --
  Our strength derives from an omnipotent Force,
  And since from a veiled God-joy the worlds were made
  And since eternal Beauty asks for form
  --
  Divested of this mortal travesty,
  Like a clay troll kneaded into a God
  New-made in the image of the eternal Guest,
  --
  And seized with marvel in the adoring heart
  To the enthroned Child-Godhead kneel aware,
  Trembling with beauty and delight and love.
  --
  Our hearts we must inform with heavenly strength,
  Surprise the animal with the occult God.
  Then kindling the gold tongue of sacrifice,
  --
  He through the astral chaos shore a way
  Mid the grey faces of its demon Gods,
  Questioned by whispers of its flickering ghosts,

02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life
  class:chapter
  --
  It feels a saviour touch, a ray divine:
  Beauty and good and truth its Godheads are.
  It is near to heavenlier heavens than earth's eyes see,
  A direr darkness than man's life can bear:
  It has kinship with the demon and the God.
  A strange enthusiasm has moved its heart;
  --
  She triumphs in her glory and her might:
  Opposed, oppressed she bears God's urge to be born:
  The spirit survives upon non-being's ground,
  --
  To toil though in darkness, to create though with pangs;
  She carries crucified God upon her breast.
  In chill insentient depths where joy is none,
  --
  As the enginery of her magic craft,
  She fashions Godlike marvels out of mud;
  In the plasm she sets her dumb immortal urge,
  --
  As if unaware of the eternal tie,
  Her will is to shut God into her works
  And keep him as her cherished prisoner
  --
  It caught the Idea and built from it a world;
  It made an Image there and called it God.
  Yet something true and inward harboured there.
  --
  None is a spirit indifferent and inert;
  They choose their side, they see the God they adore.
  A battle is joined between the true and false,
  --
  And shape their lives into her breathing form,
  Till in her sun-gold Godhead they too share.
  Or to the truth of Darkness they subscribe;
  --
  Wherever Knowledge is Ignorance's twin.
  All powers of Life towards their Godhead tend
  In the wideness and the daring of that air,
  --
  A red-tiaraed Falsehood they revere,
  Worship the shadow of a crooked God,
  Admit the black Idea that twists the brain
  --
  Always he met a veiled and seeking Force,
  An exiled Goddess building mimic heavens,
  A Sphinx whose eyes look up to a hidden Sun.
  --
  In her illumined script, her fanciful
  Translation of God's pure original text,
  He thinks to read the Scripture Wonderful,
  --
  For nothing is truly vain the One has made:
  In our defeated hearts God's strength survives
  And victory's star still lights our desperate road;
  --
  Earth's transient yearnings cry from her lips and fade.
  Alone the God-given hymn escapes her art
  That came with her from her spiritual home
  --
  But the mind has forgotten or the heart mistakes:
  In Nature's endless lines is lost the God.
  In knowledge to sum up omniscience,
  --
  To create her Creator here was her heart's conceit,
  To invade the cosmic scene with utter God.
  Toiling to transform the still far Absolute
  --
  Her pragmatism of the transcendent Truth
  Fills silence with the voices of the Gods,
  But in the cry the single Voice is lost.
  For Nature's vision climbs beyond her acts.
  A life of Gods in heaven she sees above,
  A demiGod emerging from an ape
  Is all she can in our mortal element.
  Here the half-God, the half-titan are her peak:
  This greater life wavers twixt earth and sky.
  --
  In her kingdom of immortal ecstasy
  Half-way between God's silence and the Abyss.
  This knowledge in our hidden parts we keep;
  --
  As one who has lost the kingdom of his soul,
  We look back to some God-phase of our birth
  Other than this imperfect creature here
  --
  Or there repose and action are the same
  In the deep breast of God's supreme delight.
  In a high state where ignorance is no more,
  Each movement is a wave of peace and bliss,
  Repose God's motionless creative force,
  Action a ripple in the Infinite
  --
  The imbroglio into a joyful miracle.
  Then God could be visible here, here take a shape;
  Disclosed would be the spirit's identity;
  --
  Extinction is denied, its sole escape.
  An error of the Gods has made the world.
  Or indifferent the Eternal watches Time.

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Afflicting knowledge with the hue of doubt
    It captured the oracles of the occult Gods,
    Effaced the signposts of Life's pilgrimage,
  --
    Even Light and Love by that cloaked danger's spell
    Turned from the brilliant nature of the Gods
    To fallen angels and misleading suns,
  --
    Beauty from ugliness and evil drank
    Feeling themselves guests at a banquet of the Gods
    And tasted corruption like a high-spiced food.
  --
    All beauty ended in an aging face;
    All power was dubbed a tyranny cursed by God
    And Truth a fiction needed by the mind:
  --
    Of armed disquieting bodied Influences.
    A march of Goddess figures dark and nude
    Alarmed the air with grandiose unease;
  --
    And flung them into each other's arms to strive,
    Put a sardonic rictus on God's face.
    Aloof, its influence entered everywhere
  --
    Amazing the elect with holy lore
    He spoke as with the very voice of God.
    The air was full of treachery and ruse;
  --
    And Falsehood sat by him, his mate and queen:
    The world turned to them as Heaven to Truth and God.
    Injustice justified by firm decrees
  --
    In their sweet secrecy of pleasant sins
    Nature they obeyed and not a moralist God.
    Inconscient traders in bundles of contraries,
  --
    Forfeiting the spirit's lonely chance in Time
    And no news of him reach the waiting Gods,
    Marked "missing" in the register of souls,
  --
    The position of a dead remembered star.
    Only were safe who kept God in their hearts:
    Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
  --
    Yet to the cloaked the uncloaked is naked worst.
    There God and Truth and the supernal Light
    Had never been or else had power no more.
  --
    The shadow depths of her strange miracle.
    A strong and fallen Goddess without hope,
    Obscured, deformed by some dire Gorgon spell,
  --
    In a mud goblet poured the bacchic wine,
    To a satyr gave the thyrsus of a God.
    Impure, sadistic, with grimacing mouths,
  --
    This was for them their being's flaming core.
    A mighty energy, a monster God,
    Hard to the strong, implacable to the weak,
  --
    And lower than the lowest reptile's crawl.
    The reason meant for nearness to the Gods
    And uplift to heavenly scale by the touch of mind
  --
    And braggart dogmas shouted in the night
    Kept for the fallen soul once deemed a God
    The pride of its abysmal absolute.
  --
    And the dread conviction of a vanquished soul
    Immortal still but with its Godhead lost,
    Self lost and God and touch of happier worlds.
    But he endured, stilled the vain terror, bore
  --
    Immutable, undying and unborn,
    Mighty and mute the Godhead in him woke
    And faced the pain and danger of the world.

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the vain braggart freedom of its thought
  Hoped to abolish God and reign alone.
  There was no sovereign Guest, no witness Light;
  --
  Bliss into black coma fallen, insensible,
  Coiled back to itself and God's eternal joy
  Through a false poignant figure of grief and pain
  --
  Reading by opposite signs the eternal script,
  A sorceress reversing life's God-frame.
  In darkling aisles with evil eyes for lamps
  --
  Pain mimicked the celestial ecstasy.
  There Good, a faithless gardener of God,
  Watered with virtue the world's upas-tree
  --
  All high things served their nether opposite:
  The forms of Gods sustained a demon cult;
  Heaven's face became a mask and snare of Hell.
  --
  Her pallid beam smote the unfathomed Night
  In which God hid himself from his own view.
  In all things she sought their slumbering mystic truth,
  --
  The Spirit's bliss was changed to cosmic pain.
  Assuring God's self-cowled neutrality
  A mighty opposition conquered Space.
  --
  Behind the still velamen's secrecy
  Companioning the Godhead of the shrine.
  Thus was the dire antagonist Energy born
  --
  The tortuous line of her deceiving mind
  The Gods see not and man is impotent;
  Oppressing the God-spark within the soul
  She forces back to the beast the human fall.
  --
  Once a companion of the sacred Fire,
  The mortal perishes to God and Light,
  An Adversary governs heart and brain,
  --
  A silence falls upon the spirit's heights,
  From the veiled sanctuary the God retires,
  Empty and cold is the chamber of the Bride;
  --
  His wisdom's oracles are made our bonds;
  The doors of God they have locked with keys of creed
  And shut out by the Law his tireless Grace.
  --
  And intercept the caravans of Light;
  Wherever the Gods act, they intervene.
  A yoke is laid upon the world's dim heart;
  --
  The world's shrines they have occupied, usurped its thrones.
  In scorn of the dwindling chances of the Gods
  They claim creation as their conquered fief
  --
  Under the dangerous arches of their power;
  For even the radiant children of the Gods
  To darken their privilege is and dreadful right.
  --
  How great we are, how merciful art Thou."
  Thus thought they to reach God's impassive throne
  And Him command whom all their acts opposed,
  --
  A dateless sovereignty of terror and gloom:
  This took the figure of a darkened God
  Revered by the racked wretchedness he had made,
  --
  Into being's gap scooped out as empty Space
  In which she had filled the place of absent God,
  There poured a wide intimate and blissful Dawn;
  --
  And sorrow could live no more in Nature's breast:
  Division ceased to be, for God was there.
  The soul lit the conscious body with its ray,

02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods
  class:chapter
  --
  Regions of the heart's happiness set free,
  Intoxicated with the wine of God,
  Immersed in light, perpetually divine.
  A favourite and intimate of the Gods
  Obeying the divine command to joy,
  --
  Of the life-impulses' red magnificent race,
  It lived in a jewel-rhythm of the laughter of God
  And lay on the breast of universal love.
  --
  Their peaks climbed towards a greatness beyond life.
  The shining Edens of the vital Gods
  Received him in their deathless harmonies.
  --
  Desire climbed up, a swift omnipotent flame,
  And Pleasure had the stature of the Gods;
  Dream walked along the highways of the stars;
  --
  To cross the closed customs-line of mind and flesh
  And smuggle Godhead into humanity.
  It shrank no more from the supreme demand
  --
  A fit companion of the timeless Kings,
  Equalled with the Godheads of the living Suns,
  He mixed in the radiant pastimes of the Unborn,
  --
  And listened to his voice that steals the heart
  And draws it to the breast of God's desire,
  And felt its honey of felicity
  --
  The dire delight that could shatter mortal flesh,
  The rapture that the Gods sustain he bore.
  Immortal pleasure cleansed him in its waves

02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind
  class:chapter
  --
  Always a nameless goal beckons beyond,
  Always ascends the zigzag of the Gods
  And upward points the spirit's climbing Fire.
  --
  Its endless time-made world outfacing Time,
  A little output of God's vast delight.
  The moments stretched towards the eternal Now,
  --
  An insect crawl preludes our glorious flight;
  Our human state cradles the future God,
  Our mortal frailty an immortal force.
  --
  Displaced the spirit's finer view of things:
  A polished engine did the work of a God.
  None the true body found, its soul seemed dead:
  --
  It looked above and saw the dazzling peaks,
  It looked within and woke the sleeping God.
  Imagination called her shining squads
  --
  Mind sought amid deep mists of Nescience;
  It looked within itself but saw not God.
  A material interim diplomacy
  --
  A sacred legacy from the great dead past
  Or the one road that God has made for life,
  A firm shape of Nature never to be changed,
  --
  Yet the haphazard seemed the inevitable,
  Came Reason, the squat Godhead artisan,
  To her narrow house upon a ridge in Time.
  --
  The ages' faith becomes an idle tale,
  God passes out of the awakened thought,
  An old discarded dream needed no more:
  --
  If Life's dire heart arose not in revolt,
  If God within could find no greater plan.
  But many-visaged is the cosmic Soul;
  --
  She yearns towards a higher light than hers;
  Hid by her cults and creeds she has glimpsed God's face:
  She knows she has but found a form, a robe,
  --
  In an investiture of intuitive light
  That is a sanction from the eyes of God;
  Announcers of a distant Truth they flame
  --
  It saw afar the unreached Immortal's home
  And heard afar the voices of the Gods.
  Iconoclast and shatterer of Time's forts,

02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind
  class:chapter
  --
  It is greater than its earthly instrument:
  The Godhead crammed into mind's narrow space
  Escapes on every side into some vast
  --
  Its force that strides invincibly through Time,
  Its mights that bridge the gulf twixt man and God,
  Its lights that combat Ignorance and Death.
  --
  Where beauty and mightiness walk hand in hand,
  The Spirit's truths take form as living Gods
  And each can build a world in its own right.
  --
  The future brings its face of miracle near,
  Its Godhead looks at us with present eyes;
  Acts deemed impossible grow natural;
  --
  It dreams of happier states and nobler powers,
  The natural privilege of unfallen Gods,
  Recalling still its old lost sovereignty.
  --
  Wandering, a brilliant shadow of itself,
  This quick uncertain leader of blind Gods,
  This tender of small lamps, this minister serf
  --
  Form luminous leaps from the all-shaping beam
  And Will is a conscious chariot of the Gods,
  And Life, a splendour stream of musing Force,
  --
  The flame-bright hierarchs of the divine Truth,
  Interpreters between man's mind and God's,
  They bring the immortal fire to mortal men.
  --
  Or icons figuring a mystic Truth,
  But, nearer, Gods and living Presences.
  A march of friezes marked the lowest steps;
  --
  And, wakened to the wonder of his role,
  Man grown an image undefaced of God
  And objects the fine coin of Beauty's reign;
  --
  The Masters of things actual, lords of the hours,
  Playmates of youthful Nature and child God,
  Creators of Matter by hid stress of Mind
  --
  And guide the fantasy of brute events,
  Stood there, a race of young keen-visioned Gods,
  King-children born on Wisdom's early plane,
  --
  Stooped from their gyres to obey the beck of Thought:
  Each mysteried God forced to revealing form,
  Assigned his settled moves in Nature's game,
  --
  In the wide sequence of Necessity's steps
  Predicted, every act and thought of God,
  Its values weighed by the accountant Mind,
  --
  The secret power in the inconscient depths,
  Compelling the blinded Godhead to emerge,
  Determining Necessity's nude dance
  --
  For He who Is grows manifest in the years
  And the slow Godhead shut within the cell
  Climbs from the plasm to immortality.
  --
  An absolutism of dumb unthinking Power.
  Audacious in their sense of God-born strength
  These dared to grasp with their thought Truth's absolute;
  By an abstract purity of Godless sight,
  By a percept nude, intolerant of forms,
  --
  And took its vast silence for the Ineffable.
  This was the play of the bright Gods of Thought.
  Attracting into time the timeless Light,
  --
  The same for ever and for ever one,
  His worshipped changeless Goddess through all time.
  Or else, a faithful consort of his mind
  --
  A witness to his high triumphant star,
  Her Godhead servitor to a crowned Idea,
  He shall dominate by her a prostrate world;
  --
  Or as a lover clasps his one beloved,
  Godhead of his life's worship and desire,
  Icon of his heart's sole idolatry,
  --
  Out of her hushed eternal spaces leaned
  The great and boundless Goddess feigned to yield
  The sunlit sweetness of her secrecies.

02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Upholding with his flame the immortal hope,
  As if a radiant God had given his soul
  That he might feel the tread of pilgrim feet
  --
  Climbing from Nature's deep surrendered heart
  It blooms for ever at the feet of God,
  Fed by life's sacrificial mysteries.
  --
  Flowers goldening our earth of red desire.
  All the high Gods who hid their visages
  From the soiled passionate ritual of our hopes,
  --
  There is the secrecy of the House of Flame,
  The blaze of Godlike thought and golden bliss,
  The rapt idealism of heavenly sense;
  There are the wonderful voices, the sun-laugh,
  A gurgling eddy in rivers of God's joy,
  And the mysteried vineyards of the gold moon-wine,
  --
  It burns for ever on the altar Mind,
  Its priests the souls of dedicated Gods,
  Humanity its house of sacrifice.
  --
  They point above themselves with index peaks
  Through a pale-sapphire ether of God-mind
  Towards some gold Infinite's apocalypse.
  A thunder rolling mid the hills of God,
  Tireless, severe is their tremendous Voice:
  --
  Impoverished not by earth-mind's indigence,
  They keep God's natural breath of mightiness,
  His bare spontaneous swift intensities;

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Silence, the mystic birthplace of the soul.
  In God's supreme withdrawn and timeless hush
  A seeing Self and potent Energy met;
  --
  Ideas soon mummified, ghosts of old truths,
  God's spontaneities tied with formal strings
  And packed into drawers of reason's trim bureau,
  --
  A veil that hung between the soul and Light,
  An idol, not the living body of God.
  Even the still spirit that looks upon its works
  --
  The Bliss that is creation's splendid grain
  Or the white passion of God-ecstasy
  That laughs in the blaze of the boundless heart of Love.

02.14_-_The_World-Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It fled into the bosom of the unknown,
  A well, a tunnel of the depths of God.
  It plunged as if a mystic groove of hope
  --
  Its power was to reveal divinity.
  Infinite, coeval with the mind of God,
  It bore within itself a seed, a flame,
  --
  All grew to all kindred and self and near;
  The intimacy of God was everywhere,
  No veil was felt, no brute barrier inert,
  --
  And the unanimity of seeing minds
  In myriad forms luminous with the one God.
  Life was not there, but an impassioned force,
  --
  And needed not the splendour of a robe.
  All objects were like bodies of the Gods,
  A spirit symbol environing a soul,
  --
  And learns by experience what the spirit knew,
  Till it can see its truth alive and God.
  Once more they must face the problem-game of birth,
  --
  And after long reconstituting sleep
  Resume their place in the process of the Gods
  Until their work in cosmic Time is done.
  --
  Alone between tremendous Presences,
  Under the watching eyes of nameless Gods,
  His soul passed on, a single conscious power,
  --
  Above them all she stands supporting all,
  The sole omnipotent Goddess ever-veiled
  Of whom the world is the inscrutable mask;

02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A thousand roads leaped into Eternity
  Or singing ran to meet God's veilless face.
  The Known released him from its limiting chain;
  --
  Answering to joy with joy, to love with love,
  All there were moving mansions of God-bliss;
  Eternal and unique they lived the One.
  There forces are great outbursts of God's truth
  And objects are its pure spiritual shapes;
  --
  It thrilled with the mighty marchings of World-Force,
  Its acts were the comrades of God's infinite peace.
  An adjunct glory and a symbol self,
  --
  Forms of a larger subtler make drew near;
  The Gods conversed with him behind Life's veil.
  Neighbour his being grew to Nature's crests.
  --
  His finite parts approached their absolutes,
  His actions framed the movements of the Gods,
  His will took up the reins of cosmic Force.

03.01_-_The_Pursuit_of_the_Unknowable, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The order of the immemorial planes,
  The Godlike fullness of the instruments
  Were turned to props for an impermanent scene.
  --
  Of the huge riddle of created things
  Appeared the far-seen Godhead of the whole,
  His feet firm-based on Life's stupendous wings,
  --
  Before its ending into Nothing's deeps.
  The spirit that dies not and the Godhead's self
  Seemed myths projected from the Unknowable;

03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But nothing is finished and the world goes on
  Because only half God's cosmic work is done.
  Only the everlasting No has neared
  --
  And who has seen the body of the King?
  The mystery of God's birth and acts remains
  Leaving unbroken the last chapter's seal,
  --
  Infinity takes back the forms it gave,
  And through God's darkness or his naked light
  His million rays return into the Sun.
  There is a zero sign of the Supreme;
  Nature left nude and still uncovers God.
  But in her grandiose nothingness all is there:
  --
  A high and blank negation is not all,
  A huge extinction is not God's last word,
  Life's ultimate sense, the close of being's course,
  --
  It can make the world a vessel of Spirit's force,
  It can fashion in the clay God's perfect shape.
  To free the self is but one radiant pace;
  Here to fulfil himself was God's desire.
  Even while he stood on being's naked edge
  --
  Made happy the weight of long unending Time,
  The secret caught of God's felicity.
  Affirming in life a hidden ecstasy
  --
  It justified the labour of the suns.
  For one was there supreme behind the God.
  A Mother Might brooded upon the world;
  --
  Of all that here is made and then destroyed,
  The Mother of all Godheads and all strengths
  Who, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme.
  --
  The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,
  A power of silence in the depths of God;
  She is the Force, the inevitable Word,
  --
  Below, the wonder of the embrace divine.
  This known as in a thunder-flash of God,
  The rapture of things eternal filled his limbs;

03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This now he willed to discover and exile,
  The element in him betraying God.
  All Nature's recondite spaces were stripped bare,
  --
  He tore desire up from its bleeding roots
  And offered to the Gods the vacant place.
  Thus could he bear the touch immaculate.
  --
  There was no cleavage between soul and soul,
  There was no barrier between world and God.
  Overpowered were form and memory's limiting line;
  --
  Man's heart that had obscured the Inviolable
  Assumed the mighty beating of a God's;
  His seeking mind ceased in the Truth that knows;
  --
  And Thought potent no more sank large and pale
  Like a tired God into mysterious seas.
  The robes of mortal thinking were cast down
  --
  As one who sets his sail towards mysteried shores
  Driven through huge oceans by the breath of God,
  The fathomless below, the unknown around,
  --
  The peril of mind's gamble, throwing our lives
  As stake in a wager of indifferent Gods
  And the shifting lights and shadows of the idea
  --
  A stillness of cessation reigned, the wide
  Immortal hush before the Gods are born;
  A universal Force awaited, mute,
  --
  The great world-rhythms were heart-beats of one Soul,
  To feel was a flame-discovery of God,
  All mind was a single harp of many strings,
  --
  None was apart, none lived for himself alone,
  Each lived for God in him and God in all,
  Each soleness inexpressibly held the whole.
  --
  Bliss was the pure undying truth of things.
  All Nature was a conscious front of God:
  A wisdom worked in all, self-moved, self-sure,
  --
  He saw a hierarchy of lucent planes
  Enfeoffed to this highest kingdom of God-state.
  Attuning to one Truth their own right rule
  --
  For the secret powers of a mystic Timelessness:
  It made of Space a marvel house of God,
  It poured through Time its works of ageless might,
  --
  The wonder and beauty of its Love and Force.
  The eternal Goddess moved in her cosmic house
  Sporting with God as a Mother with her child:
  To him the universe was her bosom of love,
  --
  It peopled thought and mind and happy sense
  Filled with bright aspects of the might of God
  And living persons of the one Supreme,
  --
  327
  The bright adventure of God's game of chance.
  In her ingenious ardour of caprice,
  --
  An ardent hunt of soul looking for soul,
  A seeking and a finding as of Gods.
  There Matter is the Spirit's firm density,
  --
  Whose yearning throb and adoration's cry
  Drew God's approaches close, sweet, wonderful.
  Its solidity was a mass of heavenly make;
  --
  Half-way between his free and fallen selves,
  Interceding twixt God's day and the mortal's night,
  Accepting worship as its single law,

03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Towards Heaven, two tranquil eyes of boundless thought
  Looked into man's and saw the God to come.
  A Shape was seen on threshold Mind, a Voice
  --
  Obey thy nature and fulfil thy fate:
  Accept the difficulty and Godlike toil,
  
  --
  A nomad of the far mysterious Light,
  In the wide ways a little spark of God.
  Against his spirit all is in dire league,
  A Titan influence stops his Godward gaze.
  Around him hungers the unpitying Void,
  --
  336
  A link between the demiGod and the beast,
  He knows not his own greatness nor his aim;
  --
  And tied to Matter with a thousand bonds,
  He lifts himself to be a conscious God.
  Even when a glory of wisdom crowns his brow,
  --
  Because the human instrument has failed,
  The Godhead frustrate sleeps within its seed,
  A spirit entangled in the forms it made.
  His failure is not failure whom God leads;
  Through all the slow mysterious march goes on:
  --
  It knows its steps, its way is inevitable,
  And how shall the end be vain when God is guide?
  However man's mind may tire or fail his flesh,
  --
  He paves his road to Immortality.
  The high Gods look on man and watch and choose
  Today's impossibles for the future's base.
  --
  Foreshadowed in her dumb and fiery depths,
  A Godhead drawn from her transmuted limbs,
  An alchemy of Heaven on Nature's base.
  --
  Obey thy spirit's wide omnipotent urge.
  A witness to God's parley with the Night,
  It leaned compassionate from immortal calm
  --
  Joining the cycles with its austere curve
  Measured for man by the initiate Gods.
  My light shall be in thee, my strength thy force.
  --
  To its omnipotence leave thy work's result.
  All things shall change in God's transfiguring hour."
  August and sweet sank hushed that mighty Voice.
  --
  We who are vessels of a deathless Force
  And builders of the Godhead of the race?
  Or if it is thy work I do below
  --
  Where is the thunder of thy victory's wings?
  Only we hear the feet of passing Gods.
  
  --
  The executor of the divine attempt
  Equipped to wear the earthly body of God,
  Communicant and prophet and lover and king.
  --
  This strange irrational product of the mire,
  This compromise between the beast and God,
  Is not the crown of thy miraculous world.
  --
  And swept with ecstasy from invisible founts,
  A God come down and greater by the fall.
  A Power arose out of my slumber's cell.
  --
  And wrestlers with destiny in her lists of will,
  The labourers in the quarries of the Gods,
  The messengers of the Incommunicable,
  --
  Faces that wore the Immortal's glory still,
  Voices that communed still with the thoughts of God,
  Bodies made beautiful by the spirit's light,
  --
  Inheritor of the toil of human time,
  He shall take on him the burden of the Gods;
  All heavenly light shall visit the earth's thoughts,
  --
  Pressed vainly on one golden bar of Time,
  As if Time dare not open its heart to God.
  O radiant fountain of the world's delight
  --
  All heaven's beauty crowd in earthly limbs!
  Omnipotence, girdle with the power of God
  Movements and moments of a mortal will,
  --
  A sweet and violent heart of ardent calms
  Moved by the passions of the Gods shall come.
  All mights and greatnesses shall join in her;
  --
  The streams of Heaven shall murmur in her laugh,
  Her lips shall be the honeycombs of God,
  Her limbs his golden jars of ecstasy,
  --
  A chariot of the marvels of the heavens
  Broad-based to bear the Gods on fiery wheels,
  Flaming he swept through the spiritual gates.
  --
  Accomplishing the fate of transient things,
  A God in the figure of the arisen beast,
  He raised his brow of conquest to the heavens

04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Tempests' pronunciamentos claimed the sky
  And thunder drums announced the embattled Gods.
  A traveller from unquiet neighbouring seas,
  --
  Earth was the comrade of a happy sun.
  A calmness neared as of the approach of God,
  A light of musing trance lit soil and sky
  --
  He made joy a willing prisoner in her breast.
  His grasp was a young God's upon earth's limbs:
  Changed by the passion of his divine outbreak
  --
  A soft celestial urge surprised the blood
  Rich with the instinct of God's sensuous joys;
  Revealed in beauty, a cadence was abroad
  --
  Immortal movements touched the fleeting hours.
  A Godlike packed intensity of sense
  Made it a passionate pleasure even to breathe;
  --
  Muttered in fragrance mid the honey-buds.
  The sunlight was a great God's golden smile.
  All Nature was at beauty's festival.
  --
  
     In this high signal moment of the Gods
  Answering earth's yearning and her cry for bliss,
  --
  A mediating ray had touched the earth
  Bridging the gulf between man's mind and God's;
  Its brightness linked our transience to the Unknown.
  --
  Impose heaven-sentience on the obscure abyss
  And make dumb Matter conscious of its God.
  Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
  --
  Plants heaven's delight in the heart's passionate mire,
  Pours Godhead's seekings into a bare beast frame,
  Hides immortality in a mask of death.
  --
  Feelings that only eternity could share,
  Thoughts natural and native to the Gods.
  As needing nothing but its own rapt flight
  --
  Its boughs aspire in hushed felicity.
  An occult Godhead of this beauty is cause,
  The spirit and intimate guest of all this charm,
  --
  Even when she bent to meet earth's intimacies
  Her spirit kept the stature of the Gods;
  It stooped but was not lost in Matter's reign.
  --
  Fed with spiritual sustenance of dreams
  The ideal Goddess in her house of gold.
  Aware of forms to which our eyes are closed,
  --
  A body instinct with hidden divinity
  Prepared an image of the coming God;
  And when the slow rhyme of the expanding years
  --
  Her solitary greatness was not less.
  Nearer the Godhead to the surface pressed,
  A sun replacing childhood's nebula
  --
  Within her like a stream in Paradise.
  Many high Gods dwelt in one beautiful home;
  Yet was her nature's orb a perfect whole,

04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A brooding world of reverie and trance,
  Filled with the mightiest works of God and man,
  Where Nature seemed a dream of the Divine
  --
  Over her watched millennial influences
  And the deep Godheads of a grandiose past
  Looked on her and saw the future's Godheads come
  As if this magnet drew their powers unseen.
  Earth's brooding wisdom spoke to her still breast;
  Mounting from mind's last peaks to mate with Gods,
  Making earth's brilliant thoughts a springing-board
  --
  For the release of the imprisoned spirit
  Into communion with its comrade Gods.
  Or it helped to beat out new expressive forms
  --
  The passion of her moments and her moods
  Lifting the human word nearer to the God's.
  Man's eyes could look into the inner realms;
  --
  Not yet the vast direct immediate touch,
  Nor yet the art and wisdom of the Gods.
  
  --
  Out of division's dense inconscient cleft,
  And make them one with God and world and her.
  Only a few responded to her call:
  Still fewer felt the screened divinity
  And strove to mate its Godhead with their own,
  Approaching with some kinship to her heights.
  --
  Admiring and amazed they saw her stride
  Attempting with a Godlike rush and leap
  Heights for their human stature too remote
  --
  To be near her drew a high communion's force.
  So men worship a God too great to know,
  Too high, too vast to wear a limiting shape;
  --
  Their lives replied to hers, moved at her words:
  They felt a Godhead and obeyed a call,
  Answered to her lead and did her work in the world;
  --
  That a diviner Force might enter life,
  A breath of Godhead greaten human time.
  Although she leaned down to their littleness
  --
  The comrade of her soul, her other self
  Who was made with her, like God and Nature, one.
  Some near approached, were touched, caught fire, then failed,
  --
  A distance severed her from those most close.
  Puissant, apart her soul as the Gods live.
  
  --
  She schooled her heavenly strain to bear its touch,
  Content in her little garden of the Gods
  As blooms a flower in an unvisited place.
  --
  The self-protecting genius in our clay
  Divined the Goddess in the woman's shape
  

04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And Truth embodied in an ignorant world
  And Godhead divinising mortal forms.
  A word that leaped from some far sky of thought,
  --
  Your actions can be swift revealing steps,
  Your life a changeful mould for growing Gods.
  A Seer, a strong Creator, is within,
  --
  Can fill those orbs with an immortal's sight.
  Yet shall the Godhead grow within your hearts,
  You shall awake into the spirit's air
  --
  Immortal Powers sweep flaming past your doors;
  Far-off upon your tops the God-chant sounds
  While to exceed yourselves thought's trumpets call,
  --
  Her force and will exceed her form and fate.
  A Goddess in a net of transience caught,
  Self-bound in the pastures of death she dreams of life,
  --
  His tale half told, falters the secret Bard;
  The Gods are still too few in mortal forms."
  The Voice withdrew into its hidden skies.
  But like a shining answer from the Gods
  Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.
  --
  This wonder of the divine Artist's make
  Carved like a nectar-cup for thirsty Gods,
  This breathing Scripture of the Eternal's joy,
  --
  On the soil of the evolving universe,
  A Godhead sculptured on a wall of thought,
  Mirrored in the flowing hours and dimly shrined
  --
  And limbs like fine-linked poems made of gold
  Stanzaed to glimmering curves by artist Gods,
  Depart where love and destiny call your charm.
  --
  Ascend from Nature to divinity's heights;
  Face the high Gods, crowned with felicity,
  Then meet a greater God, thy self beyond Time."
  This word was seed of all the thing to be:
  --
  He walks in naked heavens of joy and calm,
  Sees the God-face and hears transcendent speech:
  An equal greatness in her life was sown.

04.04_-_The_Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And in the eager body of their speed
  The dim-masked hooded Godheads rode who move
  Assigned to man immutably from his birth,
  --
  Small fanes where one calm Image watched man's life
  And temples hewn as if by exiled Gods
  To imitate their lost eternity.
  --
  Like lions gambolling in sky and sun
  Received half-consciously their Godlike stamp:
  Formed in the type of the high thoughts they sang
  --
  In wide equality's impartial joy,
  These sages breathed for God's delight in things.
  Assisting the slow entries of the Gods,
  Sowing in young minds immortal thoughts they lived,
  --
  And followed the fateful orbit of her life
  Like a desire that questions silent Gods
  Then passes starlike to some bright Beyond.

05.02_-_Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As if a weapon of the living Light,
  Erect and lofty like a spear of God
  His figure led the splendour of the morn.
  --
  
  His look was a wide daybreak of the Gods,
  His head was a youthful Rishi's touched with light,
  --
  One with the single Spirit inhabiting all,
  He laid experience at the Godhead's feet;
  His mind was open to her infinite mind,
  --
  The immortal wrestler in its mortal house,
  Its pride, power, passion of a striving God,
  It saw this image of veiled deity,
  --
  Missing the call of Heaven, losing life's aim,
  But the God touched in time her conscious soul.
  
  --
  Swept through the turmoil of her bosom's space
  Invaded by a swarm of golden Gods:
  Arising to a hymn of wonder's priests
  --
  As at the touch of a new infinite,
  To worship a Godhead greater than their own.
  
  --
  That steal his name and shape and ecstasy,
  He is still the Godhead by which all can change.
  
  --
  Or he roams in his charmed sleep mid thoughts and things;
  The child-God is at play, he seeks himself
  In many hearts and minds and living forms:
  --
  Reads heavenly truths into earth's semblances,
  Desires the image for the Godhead's sake,
  Divines the immortalities of form
  --
  Through vision looks at the invisible,
  In earth's alphabet finds a Godlike sense;
  But the mind only thinks, "Behold the one
  --
  Rare is the cup fit for love's nectar wine,
  As rare the vessel that can hold God's birth;
  A soul made ready through a thousand years

05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  O sunlight moulded like a golden maid?
  I know that mighty Gods are friends of earth.
  
  --
  My vision saw unblinded by her forms;
  The Godhead looked at me from familiar scenes.
  
  --
  That from some wonder-couch beyond our air
  Risen in a wide morning of the Gods
  Thou drov'st thy horses from the Thunderer's worlds.
  --
  Enormous, whispering, many-formed around
  High forest Gods have taken in their arms
  The human hour, a guest of their centuried pomps.
  --
  A living night enclosed the strong man's paths,
  Heaven's brilliant Gods recalled their careless gifts,
  Took from blank eyes their glad and helping ray
  And led the uncertain Goddess from his side.
  
  --
  I met the frankness of the primal earth,
  I enjoyed the intimacy of infant God.
  
  --
  My spirit satisfied within me knew
  Godlike our birthright, luxuried our life
  Whose close belongings are the earth and skies.
  --
  
  An early child-God took my hand that held,
  Moved, guided by the seeking of his touch,
  --
  Lived on the tablets of my inner sight;
  Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God.
  
  --
  I felt a covert touch, I heard a call,
  But could not clasp the body of my God
  Or hold between my hands the World-Mother s feet.
  --
  I conversed with Nature, mused with the changeless stars,
  God's watch-fires burning in the ignorant Night,
  And saw upon her mighty visage fall
  --
  
  The child of the Void shall be reborn in God,
  My Matter shall evade the Inconscient's trance.
  --
  All that the lightning-flash of love reveals
  In one great hour of the unveiling Gods.
  
  --
  A half-visible ground and travelling yard by yard
  It mapped a system of the Self and God.
  
  --
  407
  My other selves I lost and the body of God,
  The link of the finite with the Infinite,
  --
  A cry of spheres comes with thee and a song
  Of flaming Gods. I draw a wealthier breath
  And in a fierier march of moments move.
  --
  409
  As if inclined before some gracious God
  Who has out of his mist of greatness shone
  --
  
  As when a soul is merging into God
  To live in Him for ever and know His joy,

06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  That lay beneath him like a glowing bowl
  Tilted upon a table of the Gods,
  Turning as if moved round by an unseen hand
  --
  His inner gaze the movements of the soul,
  He saw the eternal labour of the Gods,
  And looked upon the life of beasts and men.
  --
  He sang of the glory and marvel still to be born,
  Of Godhead throwing off at last its veil,
  Of bodies made divine and life made bliss,
  --
  While in his measured chant the heavenly seer
  Spoke of the toils of men and what the Gods
  Strive for on earth, and joy that throbs behind
  --
  Out of her Matter's stupor, her mind's dreams,
  She woke, she looked upon God's unveiled face.
  
  --
  Discharging the proud mission of her heart,
  One carrying the sanction of the Gods
  To her love and its luminous eternity,
  --
  Thy limbs have shared the sports which none has seen,
  And in God-haunts thy human footsteps strayed,
  Thy mortal bosom quivered with God-speech
  And thy soul answered to a Word unknown.
  
  What feet of Gods, what ravishing flutes of heaven
  Have thrilled high melodies round, from near and far
  --
  Of coral flowers and buds of glowing dreams,
  Or fleest like a wind-Goddess through leaves,
  Or roamst, O ruby-eyed and snow-winged dove,
  --
  
  For such is thy spirit, a sister of the Gods,
  Thy earthly body lovely to the eyes
  --
  Which thou hast thrown before thy heavenly mind
  I might see the steps of a young Godlike life
  Happily beginning luminous-eyed on earth;
  --
  Of the city of lapis lazuli and pearl
  Proud deeds step forth, a rank and march of Gods.
  
  --
  Behold this image cast by light and love,
  A stanza of the ardour of the Gods
  Perfectly rhymed, a pillared ripple of gold!
  --
  Her chosen in the envious hands of Fate:
  The harp of God falls mute, its call to bliss
  Discouraged fails mid earth's unhappy sounds;
  --
  Or must fire always test the great of soul?
  Along the dreadful causeway of the Gods,
  Armoured with love and faith and sacred joy,
  --
  And Paradise made visible in her eyes?
  What sudden God has met, what face supreme?"
  To whom the king, "The red asoca watched
  --
  Our destiny is written in double terms:
  Through Nature's contraries we draw nearer God;
  Out of the darkness we still grow to light.
  --
  The dire ordeal that foreknowledge brings;
  Demand not now the Godhead in our acts.
  
  --
  
  Too hard the Gods are with man's fragile race;
  In their large heavens they dwell exempt from Fate
  --
  An irony in life's indulgent smile,
  And trembles at the laughter of the Gods.
  
  --
  
  She has leaped an arrow from the bow of God."
  His words were theirs who live unforced to grieve
  --
  
  Aspiring to the nature of the Gods,
  A mind proof-armoured mailed in mighty thoughts,
  --
  The stony-eyed injustice she accused
  Of the marble Godhead of inflexible Law,
  Nor sought the strength extreme adversity brings
  --
  Old cruelties come back unrecognised,
  The Gods make use of our forgotten deeds.
  
  --
  And fallen from his ethereal element
  Love darkens to the spirit of nether Gods.
  
  --
  
  We are not as the Gods who know not grief
  And look impassive on a suffering world,
  --
  
  The great Gods use the pain of human hearts
  As a sharp axe to hew their cosmic road:
  --
  His strength is like a tower built to reach heaven,
  A Godhead quarried from the stones of life.
  
  --
  As if earth could not keep too long from heaven
  A treasure thus unique loaned by the Gods,
  A being so rare, of so divine a make!
  --
  Of too brief joy held up to mortal lips
  For a passionate moment by the careless Gods.
  
  --
  The word I have spoken can never be erased,
  It is written in the record book of God.
  
  --
  Once the dice fall thrown by the hand of Fate
  In an eternal moment of the Gods.
  
  --
  
  But for our souls, upon the wheel of God
  For ever turning, they arrive and go,
  --
  To whom his own fierce will is the one law
  In a world where Truth is not, nor Light nor God?
  
  433
  Only the Gods can speak what now thou speakst.
  
  Thou who art human, think not like a God.
  
  For man, below the God, above the brute,
  Is given the calm reason as his guide;
  --
  The giant's and the Titan's furious march
  Climbs to usurp the kingdom of the Gods
  Or skirts the demon magnitudes of Hell;
  --
  Of work and thought and measured grave delight
  As steps to climb to God's far secret heights.
  
  --
  My fate is what my spirit's strength can bear;
  My strength is not the Titan's; it is God's.
  
  --
  In sunlight and a dream of emerald ways
  I shall walk with him like Gods in Paradise.
  
  --
  I have looked at him from my immortal Self,
  I have seen God smile at me in Satyavan;
  I have seen the Eternal in a human face."

06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The direr mystery of grief and pain?
  Is it thy God who made this cruel law?
  Or some disastrous Power has marred his work
  --
  The frank simplicity of the animal's acts;
  It turned the straight path hewn by the body's Gods,
  Followed the zigzag of the uncertain course
  --
  In the bazaar of a blind destiny,
  A gift of priceless value from Time's Gods
  Lost or mislaid in an uncaring world,
  --
  A crop of miseries obstinately is sown
  By his own hand in the furrows of the Gods,
  The vast increasing tragic harvest reaped
  --
  Ever recurs but brings no high result
  To this wanderer through the aeon-rings of God
  That shut his life in their vast longevity.
  --
  As if characters of an unwritten tongue
  Had left in its breadth the inscriptions of the Gods.
  
  --
  O queen, thy thought is a light of the Ignorance,
  Its brilliant curtain hides from thee God's face.
  It illumes a world born from the Inconscience
  --
  
  Thence rose the need of a dark intruding God,
  The world's dread teacher, the creator, pain.
  --
  
  Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break
  A dead resistance in the mortal's heart,
  --
  The centuries end, the ages vainly pass
  And yet the Godhead in her is not born.
  
  --
  
  This earth is full of the anguish of the Gods;
  Ever they travail driven by Time's goad,
  --
  
  Men die that man may live and God be born.
  
  --
  
  Although the shaping God's tremendous touch
  Is torture unbearable to mortal nerves,
  --
  
  The Son of God born as the Son of man
  Has drunk the bitter cup, owned Godhead's debt,
  The debt the Eternal owes to the fallen kind
  --
  The Creator bears the law of pain and death;
  A retribution smites the incarnate God.
  
  --
  It is finished, the dread mysterious sacrifice,
  Offered by God's martyred body for the world;
  Gethsemane and Calvary are his lot,
  --
  
  He who has found his identity with God
  Pays with the body's death his soul's vast light.
  --
  Hewn, quartered on the scaffold as he falls,
  His crucified voice proclaims, 'I, I am God;'
  'Yes, all is God,' peals back Heaven's deathless call.
  
  The seed of Godhead sleeps in mortal hearts,
  The flower of Godhead grows on the world-tree:
  All shall discover God in self and things.
  
  But when God's messenger comes to help the world
  And lead the soul of earth to higher things,
  --
  Appearing and perishing on the roads of Time
  Creates God's moment by eternity's beats.
  
  --
  In the human depths, in the hidden heart of Time
  That claims the right to change and mar God's work.
  
  --
  
  This all must conquer who would bring down God's peace.
  
  --
  
  Yes, there are happy ways near to God's sun;
  But few are they who tread the sunlit path;
  --
  Escape cannot uplift the abandoned race
  Or bring to it victory and the reign of God.
  
  --
  He turns not to high voices in the night;
  He asks no aid from the inferior Gods;
  His eyes are fixed on his immutable aim.
  --
  That veil themselves even from their own regard:
  He has seen God's slumber shape these magic worlds.
  
  He has watched the dumb God fashioning Matter's frame,
  Dreaming the dreams of its unknowing sleep,
  --
  Else never can Truth conquer Matter's sleep
  And all earth look into the eyes of God.
  
  --
  He must enter the eternity of Night
  And know God's darkness as he knows his Sun.
  
  --
  Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
  For through small joys and griefs thou mov'st towards God.
  
  Haste not towards Godhead on a dangerous road,
  Open not thy doorways to a nameless Power,
  Climb not to Godhead by the Titan's road.
  
  --
  He comes not to the high World-maker's seat,
  He waits not for the outstretched hand of God
  To raise him out of his mortality.
  --
  
  Obstructing the Gods' open ways he makes
  His own estate of the earth's air and light;
  --
  He matches himself against the Eternal's calm
  And feels in himself the greatness of a God:
  Power is his image of celestial self.
  --
  
  He sees his little self as very God.
  
  --
  Take not that stride, O growing soul of man;
  Cast not thy self into that night of God.
  
  --
  And while thou shutst it in, the seal is pain:
  Bliss is the Godhead's crown, eternal, free,
  Unburdened by life's blind mystery of pain:
  Pain is the signature of the Ignorance
  Attesting the secret God denied by life:
  Until life finds him pain can never end.
  --
  
  Because thy strength is a part and not God's whole,
  Because afflicted by the little self
  --
  Attire of the rapturous Dancer in the ways,
  Withhold from thee the body of God's bliss.
  
  Thy spirit's strength shall make thee one with God,
  Thy agony shall change to ecstasy,
  --
  A void supernal whose immense excess
  Imitating God and everlasting Time
  Offered a ground for Nature's adverse birth
  --
  Indicator of cosmic consequence
  And the itinerary of the Gods,
  A cyclic movement in eternal Time.
  --
  Along whose banks your footsteps stray or run
  In casual hours or moments of the Gods,
  Yet your least stumblings are foreseen above.
  --
  
  If human will could be made one with God's,
  If human thought could echo the thoughts of God,
  Man might be all-knowing and omnipotent;
  --
  
  Yet can the mind of man receive God's light,
  
  457
  The force of man can be driven by God's force,
  Then is he a miracle doing miracles.
  --
  At every hour between Nature and thy soul
  With God for its foreseeing arbiter.
  
  --
  The spirit rises mightier by defeat;
  Its Godlike wings grow wider with each fall.
  
  --
  On the altar throwing thy thoughts, thy heart, thy works,
  Thy fate is a long sacrifice to the Gods
  Till they have opened to thee thy secret self
  And made thee one with the indwelling God.
  
  --
  Led by its nomad vanguard's signal fires,
  Marches the army of the waylost God.
  
  --
  Till climbing the mute summit of the world
  He stands upon the splendour-peaks of God.
  
  --
  For out of danger and pain heaven-bliss shall come,
  Time's unforeseen event, God's secret plan.
  
  --
  459
  A blind God is not destiny's architect;
  A conscious power has drawn the plan of life,
  --
  Across the fathomless moments of a heart
  That knows its single will and God's as one:
  It can embrace its hostile destiny;
  --
  Her lonely strength facing the universe,
  Affronting fate, asks not man's help nor God's:
  Sometimes one life is charged with earth's destiny,
  --
  
  A God-given might of being is their force,
  A ray from self's solitude of light the guide;
  The soul that can live alone with itself meets God;
  Its lonely universe is their rendezvous.
  --
  In her soul's climbing beyond mortal time
  When she stands sole with Death or sole with God
  Apart upon a silent desperate brink,
  --
  No human aid can reach her in that hour,
  No armoured God stand shining at her side.
  
  --
  Thy love and longing are not arbiters there;
  Leave the world's fate and her to God's sole guard.
  
  --
  And the heart fails and only are death and night,
  God-given her strength can battle against doom
  Even on a brink where Death alone seems close

07.01_-_The_Joy_of_Union;_the_Ordeal_of_the_Foreknowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Adoring wisdom and beauty like a young God's,
  She saw him loved by heaven as by herself,
  --
  An absolutism of sweet imperious will,
  A tranquillity and a violence of the Gods
  Indomitable and immutable.
  --
  An altar of the summer's splendour and fire,
  A sky-topped flower-hung palace of the Gods
  And all its scenes a smile on rapture's lips
  --
  His absence was a dream of memory,
  His presence was the empire of a God.
  
  --
  Cloistering her love to live with secret grief
  She dwelt like a dumb priest with hidden Gods
  Unappeased by the wordless offering of her days,
  --
  Although life-born, an infant of the hours,
  Immortal it walked unslayable as the Gods:
  Her spirit stretched measureless in strength divine,

07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And rigid golden statue of motionless trance,
  A stone of God lit by an amethyst soul.
  
  --
  A rock of safety and an anchor of sleep?
  Is there a God whom any cry can move?
  He sits in peace and leaves the mortal's strength
  --
  Forgetting man and life and time and its hours,
  Forgetting eternity's call, forgetting God."
  The Voice replied: "Is this enough, O spirit?
  --
  A listener to the voices of the years,
  A follower of the footprints of the Gods,
  To pass and leave unchanged the old dusty laws?
  --
  Find out thy soul, recover thy hid self,
  In silence seek God's meaning in thy depths,
  Then mortal nature change to the divine.
  
  Open God's door, enter into his trance.
  
  --
  
  Conquer thy heart's throbs, let thy heart beat in God:
  Thy nature shall be the engine of his works,
  --
  
  It felt a Godhead in its fragile house;
  It saw blue heavens, dreamed immortality.
  --
  Into the body's many-storeyed rooms
  Endless crowd down the dream-God's messages.
  
  --
  To subtle worlds takes his ethereal course,
  Visits the Gods on Life's miraculous peaks,
  Communicates with Heaven, tampers with Hell.
  --
  He lives on the sweet honey of solitude:
  A nameless God in an unapproachable fane,
  In the secret adytum of his inmost soul
  --
  
  Man in the world's life works out the dreams of God.
  
  --
  479
  But all is there, even God's opposites;
  He is a little front of Nature's works,
  --
  
  Man's house of life holds not the Gods alone:
  There are occult Shadows, there are tenebrous Powers,
  --
  The stark gloom's grisly dire inhabitants
  Mounting into God's light all light perturb.
  
  --
  Invade with blood-lust and the will to slay
  And fill with horror and carnage God's fair world.
  
  --
  
  An opposite potency contradicting God,
  A momentary Evil's almightiness
  --
  
  It imitates the Godhead it denies,
  Puts on his figure and assumes his face.
  --
  
  The unborn Gods hide in his house of Life.
  
  --
  Obscure to the interpreting reason's guess,
  Lines of the secret purpose of the Gods.
  
  --
  
  Above us dwells a superconscient God
  Hidden in the mystery of his own light:
  --
  Our summits in the superconscient's blaze
  Are glorious with the very face of God:
  There is our aspect of eternity,
  There is the figure of the God we are,
  His young unaging look on deathless things,
  --
  That wait their hour to step into life's front:
  We feel an aid from deep indwelling Gods;
  One speaks within, Light comes to us from above.
  --
  
  It seeks for Good and Beauty and for God;
  We see beyond self's walls our limitless self,
  --
  In its viewless palace of veridical dreams
  That are bright shadows of the thoughts of God.
  
  --
  
  He stood erect, a Godlike form and force,
  And a soul's thoughts looked out from earth-born eyes;
  --
  He saw his being's unrealised vastnesses,
  He aspired and housed the nascent demiGod.
  
  --
  He reaches his fount of immortality,
  He calls the Godhead into his mortal life.
  
  --
  Into her as into its own human part:
  Amid the cosmic workings of the Gods
  It marked her the centre of a wide-drawn scheme,
  Dreamed in the passion of her far-seeing spirit
  To mould humanity into God's own shape
  And lead this great blind struggling world to light
  --
  Obstructing with their transient view her sight,
  Her sight that must break through and liberate the God
  Imprisoned in the visionless mortal man.

07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Only if God assumes the human mind
  And puts on mortal ignorance for his cloak
  And makes himself the Dwarf with triple stride,
  Can he help man to grow into the God.
  
  --
  
  Man, human, follows in God's human steps.
  
  --
  Or when the soul sleeps hidden void of power,
  But now the vital Godhead wakes within
  And lifts the life with the Supernal's touch.
  --
  It cried to her listening spirit as it ran,
  Demanding God's submission to chainless Force.
  
  --
  And the honey-sweet poison-wine of lust and death,
  But dreamed a vintage of glory of life's Gods,
  And felt as celestial rapture's golden sting.
  --
  That saw heaven blue in the grey air of Night:
  The impulses Godward soared on passion's wings.
  
  --
  Its ictus of infallibility,
  Its speed and lightning heaven-leap of the Gods.
  
  --
  Its puissance dangerous and absolute
  Could mingle poison with the wine of God.
  
  --
  Its foam and cry a drunken giant's din,
  Tossing a mane of Darkness into God's sky,
  It ebbed receding into a distant roar.
  --
  Adventure's lyrist, danger's amateur,
  Or into her chamber call some flaming God,
  Or leave the world's bounds and where no limits are
  --
  Or a strategy of some High Command within
  To conquer the secret treasures of the Gods
  Or win for a masked king some glorious world,
  --
  Even meditation mused on a narrow seat;
  And worship turned to an exclusive God,
  To the Universal in a chapel prayed
  --
  
  Here is the truth, God's harmony is here.
  
  --
  All here, docketed and tied, the mind can know,
  All schemed by law that God permits to life.
  
  --
  
  A splendid shadow of the name of God,
  A formless lustre from the Ideal's realm,
  --
  Dreams that are hints of unborn Reality,
  Strange Goddesses with deep-pooled magical eyes,
  Strong wind-haired Gods carrying the harps of hope,
  Great moon-hued visions gliding through gold air,
  --
  Yearning to the spiritual light they bore,
  Longed once to hasten like them to save God's world;
  But she reined back the high passion in her heart;
  --
  Outstretching her hands to stay the throng she cried:
  "O happy company of luminous Gods,
  Reveal, who know, the road that I must tread, -
  --
  
  We are the messengers, the occult Gods
  Who help men's drab and heavy ignorant lives
  --
  
  O human copy and disguise of God
  Who seekst the deity thou keepest hid

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