The tendency to take what I lay down for one and apply it without discrimination to another is responsible for much misunderstanding. A general statement, too, true in itself, cannot be applied to everyone alike or applied now and immediately without consideration of condition or circumstance or person or time. ~ Sri Aurobindo
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
In fact, it is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Do not take my words for a teaching. Always they are a force in action, uttered with a definite purpose, and they lose their true power when separated from that purpose. ~ The Mother
--- ISNESS to see is to be ::: To see God is to be God. He alone is. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Maharshis Gospel
God is ::: 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
--- NAMES (God, the Divine, 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)
--- DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS (GOD IS X) near ::: However softly we speak, God is near enough to hear us. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila
the Answer ::: God is the answer to every question. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
refuge and strength ::: God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Anonymous
the perfection ::: God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. ~ The Mother Words Of The Mother - II
all-powerful ::: When everything goes wrong, one must know how to remember that God is all-powerful. ~ The Mother Words Of The Mother - II
torturer ::: 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
Love ::: 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
wise and perfect friend ::: 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
as Child ::: The child-god is at play, he seeks himself ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book 05: The Book of Love, Satyavan
--- FORMS, PERSONALITIES the Divine Personalities ::: But behind all these and in them he has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, a Guide and All-Knower, a Master of Force, A Giver of Bliss, Friend, Helper, Father, Mother Playmate in the world-game, an absolute Master of his being, his souls Beloved and Lover. All relations known to human personality are there in the souls contact with the Divine; but they rise towards superhuman levels and compel him towards a divine nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga
--- VERBS Concentration ::: Concentration on the Divine is the only truly valid thing. To do what the Divine wants us to do is the only thing valid.
Always remember::: Whatever you do, always remember the Divine. 5 May 1954
Find and serve ::: Life has a purpose. This purpose is to find and to serve the Divine. The Divine is not far, He is in ourselves, deep inside and above the feelings and the thoughts. With the Divine is peace and certitude and even the solution of all difficulties. Hand over your problems to the Divine and He will pull you out of all difficulties.
Find ::: Only one thing is important, it is to find the Divine. For each one and for the whole world anything becomes useful if it helps to find the Divine.
Find2 ::: To find the Divine is indeed the first reason for seeking the spiritual Truth and the spiritual life; it is the one thing indispensable and all the rest is nothing without it. The Divine once found, to manifest Him,-that is, first of all to transform one's own limited consciousness into the Divine Consciousness, to live in the infinite Peace, Light, Love, Strength, Bliss, to become that in one's essential nature and, as a consequence, to be its vessel, channel, instrument in one's active nature. To bring into activity the principle of oneness on the material plane or to work for humanity is a mental mistranslation of the Truth-these things cannot be the first or true object of spiritual seeking. We must find the Self, the Divine, then only can we know what is the work the Self or the Divine demands from us. Until then our life and action can only be a help or means towards finding the Divine and it ought not to have any other purpose.
Love ::: To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God. ~ John of the Cross
is Love ::: He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John 4:8,
who Loves finds God everywhere ::: One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere.
To know, be and posses ::: To know, be and possess the Divine is the one thing needful and it includes or leads up to all the rest; towards the sole good we have to drive and this attained, all the rest that the divine Will chooses for us, all the necessary form and manifestation, will be added.
Need ::: ... 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
Mystery ::: 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
What the Divine wants ::: To be and to become more and more what the Divine wants us to be should be our greatest preoccupation.
Live in the Divine Presence ::: Yes, to live in the consciousness of the Divine Presence is the only thing that matters. 2 June 1934
Turn towards the Divine ::: Turn towards the Divine, all your sufferings will disappear.
--- ADJECTIVES everything / nothing ::: God creates everything out of nothing. And everything which God is to use, he first reduces to nothing ~ Soren Kierkegaard
--- QUESTIONS is God? ::: 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. All is God? ::: Brahman is in all things, all things are in Brahman, all things are Brahman' is the triple formula of the comprehensive Supermind, a single truth of self-manifestation in three aspects which it holds together and inseparably in its self-view as the fundamental knowledge from which it proceeds to the play of the cosmos.
--- UNSORTED (TITLED) Only the Divine ::: Only the Divine will matter, the Divine alone will be the one need of the whole being 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. God alone ::: 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. the triple way ::: The triple way takes for its chosen instruments the three main powers of the mental soul-life of the human being. Knowledge selects the reason and the mental vision and it makes them by purification, concentration and a certain discipline of a Goddirected seeking its means for the greatest knowledge and the greatest vision of all, God-knowledge and God-vision. Its aim is to see, know and be the Divine. Works, action selects for its instrument the will of the doer of works; it makes life an offering of sacrifice to the Godhead and by purification, concentration and a certain discipline of subjection to the divine Will a means for contact and increasing unity of the soul of man with the divine Master of the universe. Devotion selects the emotional and aesthetic powers of the soul and by turning them all Godward in a perfect purity, intensity, infinite passion of seeking makes them a means of God-possession in one or many relations of unity with the Divine Being. All aim in their own way at a union or unity of the human soul with the supreme Spirit. Guru Yoga ::: There are three main parts to the actual practice of Guru Yoga: first there is the visualization, next the fervent prayer to the guru, and lastly the receiving of the four empowerments. method of 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. Voice ::: Even for the ordinary people, my voice sends a thrill; it awakens a hope, a love and a feeling that all is not lost. For others, it brings out the splendours that lie hidden within, and for yet others, the key to solve the mysteries of the world. manifests ::: The Divine manifests upon earth whenever and wherever it is possible. The Undivine ::: ... The undivine, therefore, is all that is unwilling to accept the light and force of the Mother That is why I am always telling you to keep yourself in contact with the Mother and with her Light and Force, because it is only so that you can come out of this confusion and obscurity and receive the Truth that comes from above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother
Sections like "POWERS" has nothing, but the section description at the top of page lists some of the powers. so that area can be mined.
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The house of God is here and I knew it not.
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, Book 03: The Book of the Divine Mother
To consider something divine, one must be in a state to recognize it. To be able to see it.
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
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THE DIVINE AND ITS ASPECTS
"For those who are afraid of a word: This is what we mean by 'Divine': all the knowledge we have to acquire, all the power we have to obtain, all the love we have to become, all the perfection we have to achieve, all the harmonious and progressive poise we have to manifest in light and joy, all the new and unknown splendours that have to be realised."
The Divine alone is the support that never fails.
"Alone the Divine can give us a perfect safety."
"The Divine's voice is heard as a melodious chant in the stillness of the night."
The only thing you have to do is to remain quiet, undisturbed, solely turned towards the Divine, the rest is in His hands.
"Turn towards the Divine, all your sufferings will disappear.
"Let the Divine Presence be always with you."
"It is the Divine Presence that gives value to life. This Presence is the source of all peace, all joy, all security. Find this Presence in yourself and all your difficulties will disappear."
"The Divine's Presence gives us peace in strength, serenity in action and an unchanging happiness in the midst of all circumstances."
"The Divine is the sure friend who never fails, the Power, the Support, the Guide. The Divine is the Light which scatters darkness, the conqueror who assures the victory.
[...]The Divine is Anandamaya and one can seek him for the Ananda he gives; but he has also in him many other things and one may seek him for any of them, for peace, for liberation, for knowledge, for power, for anything else of which one may feel the pull or impulse.
[...]For these are aspects of the Divine Nature, powers of it, states of his being, - but the Divine Himself is something absolute, someone self-existent, not limited by his aspects, - wonderful and ineffable, not existing by them, but they exist because of Him. It follows that if he attracts by his aspects, all the more he can attract by his very absolute selfness which is sweeter, mightier, profounder than any aspect. His peace, rapture, light, freedom, beauty are marvellous and ineffable, because he is himself magically, mysteriously, transcendently marvellous and ineffable. He can then be sought after for his wonderful and ineffable self and not only for the sake of one aspect of another of his. The only thing needed for that is, first, to arrive at a point when the psychic being feels this pull of the Divine in himself and, secondly, to arrive at the point when the mind, vital and each thing else begins to feel too that that was what it was wanting and the surface hunt after Ananda or what else was only an excuse for drawing the nature towards that supreme magnet. ...'
--- SECTIONS (_Aim, Warnings, Isness, Names, Definitions, Powers, Forms, Relations, Verbs, Adjectives, Questions, Missing_) names ::: God, the Divine, 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, the Existent, the Consciousness-Force, the Ananda, He, She powers / attributes / traits / qualities ::: the Divine Grace, the Divine Peace, the Truth, the Light, the Divine Knowledge, Love, Compassion, Presence, Will, Help, Force, Ananda, the Delight, Beauty, Perfection, the Overmind, the place where beauty comes from. forms / manifestations / emanations / aspects ::: Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, the Mother Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi (Harmony), Malakali (Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection), the Individual or Immanent, the Cosmic and the Transcendent, the Personal and the Impersonal relations ::: Master, Lover, the Beloved, my Beloved, Father, Mother, Friend, Bringer of Light, Guide and All-Knower, Teacher, Helper, Playmate, Enemy, the Self verbs ::: concentration on, always remember, find and serve, find, become conscious of, know, be and possess, be and become, think of the Divine alone, ++ acknowledging God missing / other / sections / topics to add ::: God as nature, requirements,
see also ::: God (relations), God (powers), God (forms), God (names), see also ::: Supermind, Satchitananda, the Mother the Light, powers, the Gods, the Universe, the Overmind, the Goddess, the Psychic Being
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The noun god has 4 senses (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (90) God, Supreme Being ::: (the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions) 2. (26) deity, divinity, god, immortal ::: (any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force) 3. god ::: (a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men") 4. idol, graven image, god ::: (a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god")
--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun god_